The  Indiana State  Journal
May 3, 1899
Page 1
          SHELBYVILLE, Ind., April 26.---Matthew Raber, a farmer of Washington township, came to town yesterday to pay his taxes.  He drank several glasses of beer, was over come with some drug and for a while was totally paralyzed.  A physician said it was cocaine poisoning.  While in that condition he was robbed of about $30 and his collar bone broken.  He was found by the side of the road and taken home.  A few nights ago two young men named Reno and Amos, of Boggstown, were drugged with cocaine in a saloon here and robbed.  Prosecuting Attorney Blair is investigating these cases and an effort will be made to capture the poisoner.
Contributed anonymously.

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