The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, February 20, 1906
Page 1
Big Four Brakeman Arrested
at Indianapolis Last Night.
          Last night  Deputy Warren Haehl, of this city, wet to Indianapolis and arrested  Julius Burgess, a freight brakeman on the Big Four.  The arrest was made in pursuance of paternity proceedings instituted by  Miss Mabel Schaefer, who lives between London and Brookfield.
          The child was born three or four days ago. -- Yesterday, as the freight on which Burgess "brakes" was passing through this city, it is said that some of our officers tried to get him.  They were unsuccessful, owing to the efforts of the conductor in charge of the train.  At Fairland an attempt of constables also failed.  Haehl got the man at Indianapolis last night as the latter was preparing to leave the State, probably for Oklahoma.
          Burgess is well known in Moral township.  His mother, who is a widow, resides near London, and is a highly respected lady.  Young Burgess  was arraigned in  Squire Keith's court today, and was released on $500 bond.  The preliminary hearing will take place on March 1st at 10 o'clock.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
December 31, 1891
Page 3
          The case of the State of Indiana ex rel. Elizabeth Shafer  against  Chas. Higgins,  a paternity suit, was dismissed on Tuesday.  It is understood that the defendant paid to the plaintiff the sum of $30, the costs in the case and attorneys fees.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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