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The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, February 2, 1906
In  the  Justice  Shops.
(From Wednesday's Daily.)
          Jesse Hildebrand, who created a sensation a week ago at Bengal by drawing a revolver which he attempted to fire at  J. O. Fisher, and later by slashing Fisher with a knife, pleaded guilty in  Justice Keith's  court today through his father  James Hildebrand, and paid three fines of $10 each on charges of carrying concealed weapons, drawing deadly weapons and assault and battery.  The revolver which he drew was found to have been useless, and the knife with which the cutting was done was taken charge of by Justice Keith.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 11, 1879
Page 3   col 1
          The people of Shelbyville had the opportunity of hearing a strange lecture from a very strange man on Tuesday and Wednesday nights of this week.  One  C. D. Hildebrand,  a noted outlaw and ex-convict, entertained the crowd with his experience as a law-breaker and occupant of prisons in various parts of the country.  Hildebrand claims to be reformed now and seems desirous of warning all persons against the commission of crime, and also pictures the workings of the prison managements that have come under his observation.  Several years ago he was sent to the penitentiary on charge of planning to rob the National Bank of this city., and served out a term for that offense.  The trial took place at Terre Haute, we believe, and the strangest part about it was that Hildebrand caused his own arrest by detailing the scheme of robberty to the official in advance its execution, for the purpose of getting money to prevent it and secure the arrest of the men engaged in the plot.  Altogether, Hildebrand is an odd character.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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