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Complaint of Carrie Rapson

Schwartz, W. B. - 1894-11-29

Constable Harry Naugle to-day took into custody James Holden, on complaint of Carrie Rapson, who charges him with being the father of her child. The cause was filed in Justice James’ court by W. B. Schwartz, complainant’s attorney. The defendant has been absent since last winter and thereby evaded service up to today.

“Local News of the Week,” The Brazil Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 29 November 1894, p. 1, col. 3-4; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 3 March 2014).

Regardless of Party

Schwartz, W. B. - 1894-10-11REGARDLESS OF PARTY

The Attorneys Commend Hon. S. M. McGregor as a Judge

It has been currently rumored during the present campaign, that Judge McGregor in the discharge of his official duties upon the bench, has shown partiality and favoritism to certain attorneys practicing in his courts; that said rumors have been circulated by certain parties for the purpose of influencing votes to oppose his re-election; that they are false and without any foundation whatever. We take pleasure in publishing the following statement voluntarily furnished by the members of the bar of Clay and Putnam counties, who have signed the same without regard to party affiliation, as an act of simple justice to Judge McGregor, whose conduct upon the bench has been characterized at all times and upon all occasions by absolute fairness and impartiality to all litigants and their attorneys. He has no pets or favorites at the bar to whom he show special favors. All such charges are false, as is shown by the following statements, over the signatures of the attorneys practicing in the two counties composing the judicial circuit in which Judge McGregor holds the courts:

“We, the undersigned attorneys of Clay and Putnam counties, hereby gladly bear willing testimony to the uniform and unfailing kindness and courtesy of Hon. S. M. McGregor, Judge of our courts, to everyone connected with or having business therein; and especially do we commend and honor him for his fairness and impartiality toward all attorneys at the bar, in the conduct and management of their business in said courts. We do not believe anyone can truthfully make a charge or entertain a just cause of complaint against him contrary to the above statements.

This October 8th, 1894.

S. W. Curtis, W. B. Schwartz, Albert Payne, J. M. Rawley, Homer H. Harris, Thomas W. Hutchison, Will P. Blair, Robert Fisher, Frank A. Horner, Peter T. Luther, Geo. A. Byrd, A. W. Knight, Geo. A. Knight, e. S. Holliday, Charles E. Matson, Stokley Campbell, Jas. A. McNutt, Geo. W. Wiltse, Jno. T. Gardner, S. B. Riley, John Hutchinson, Jr., Jacob Herr, D. E. Williamson, John P. Allee, Smith c. Matson, C. C. Matson, P. O. Colliver, J. H. James, Smiley & Neff, Henry H. Mathias, Tarvin C. Grooms, Silas A. Hays, W. S. Scott, Jno. W. Lane, G. C. Moore, Jonathan Birch.

“Regardless of Party,” The Brazil Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 11 October 1894, p. 1, col. 4; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 1 March 2014.

Democratic Day

These two articles were a little too long to transcribe but W. B. Schwartz’s political career was short-lived.

Schwartz, W. B. - 1894-04-19

“Democratic Day,” Brazil Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 19 April 1894, p. 1, col. 3-5; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 28 February 2014).

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“Democratic County Convention,” Clay County Enterprise (Brazil, Indiana), 19 April 1894, p. 4, col. 3-5; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 28 February 2014).

Running For Office

Schwartz, W. B. - 1894-04-05Readers of the DEMOCRAT will notice that W. B. Schwartz has announced as a candidate for the State Legislature. His candidacy needs no comment, as every person is fully informed of his true and tried Democracy, while his fitness to discharge the duties of a legislator is unquestioned. His untiring fidelity to his party will surely give him in return due consideration. He is an active campaigner and will give strength to the ticket if nominated.

“Readers of the Democrat…,” Brazil Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 5 April 1894, p. 4, col. 1; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 27 February 2014).

Accompanied by…

Schwartz, W. B. - 1894-03-29Mrs. Rosina Wolfe, accompanied by her mother and brother, Mrs. C. Yegerlehner and son Charles, came up from Clay City this morning. The party were on their way to Indianapolis, where Mrs. Wolfe will be placed in the hospital for the insane. They were met here by Sheriff Ringo and W. B. Schwartz, who is a brother of Mrs. Yegerlehner, who accompanied them.

“Local News of the Week,” The Brazil Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 29 March 1894, p. 1, col. 5; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 26 February 2014).

Photograph courtesy of Eric Graham

Rosina (Yegerlehner) Wolfe
Photograph courtesy of Eric Graham

Horner Re-Elected

Schwartz, W. B. - 1894-02-15 #2HORNER RE-ELECTED CHAIRMAN

Democratic County Convention to Be Held April 14th at Brazil

The members of the County Democratic Central committee, as chosen at the various township primaries on Saturday last, met at the Court house this afternoon pursuant to the call of Chairman Horner, to reorganize the committee for the coming campaign and transact other business pertaining to the same.

At 1:30 o’clock Horner called the house to order, stating the object of the meeting. On call the townships all responded.

W. B. Schwartz named F. A. Horner for re-election, seconded by P. T. Luther. Horner’s election was made unanimous by acclamation.

Horner was called and responded by saying that he appreciated his re-election as an honor, would do his whole duty in the position and had no doubt of success.

O. T. Stark was chosen secretary and George R. Shultz treasurer.

Committee retired to Sheriff’s office to fix time and place for nominating the county ticket. April 14th and August 4th were named as the time, there being 28 ½ votes for the former date and 13 ½ for the latter. On the manner of making the nominations there were thirty-two votes for delegate convention and six for primary election.

The committee chose the 24th day of March as the time for holding the township conventions for selecting delegates to the County nominating convention, the representation to be one delegate for every one hundred votes cast for Governor Matthews and one for every fraction of thirteen and over.

As to the place, George Stearley named Bowling Green, W. B. Schwartz named Brazil and R. W. Moss named Centre Point. The vote stood 24 for Brazil, 10 for Bowling Green and 6 for Centre Point.

The following resolutions were adopted by the Democratic County committee last Saturday:

Resolved, that we endorse the Wilson tariff bill as passed by the House of Representatives and we ask its speedy passage by the Senate without material modifications; we are decidedly opposed to the elimination of the income tax feature.

Resolved, That our secretary forward copies of this resolution to our Senators.

Resolved, That we regard the recent decision of our Supreme court, affirming the constitutionality of the fee and salary law as a victory for good government and a triumph of Democratic legislation; and since many county officers, speaking through an organization, have refused to accept such decision a final and have expressed their purpose “to fix” the ensuing Legislature by controlling the various nominating conventions in their interests, we accept this gage of battle in behalf of the taxpayers of our county and will support no man for legislative office who is not in full sympathy with the law, and who will not pledge himself, if elected, to sustain it with his vote; we congratulate the people of Clay county that our officers have accepted the law in good faith and are not concerned in the present effort to defeat the same.

Resolved, That we renew our ancient confession of faith that the Democratic party in unalterably pledged to the doctrine of equal and exact justice to all and special privileges to none; that we believe with Jefferson that no religious test nor specific place of birth are necessary qualifications for office, but that honesty, education and fidelity to the constitution are the requisites which should inspire ambition to office; therefore,

Resolved, That as the Democratic party of Indiana established our magnificent system of public schools, we still proclaim it our purpose to support and maintain them from any and all encroachments and pledge ourselves to oppose any and all attempts at a division or conversion of the funds in favor of any private or sectarian schools or purposes, and as Democrats we are now as ever opposed to any and all oathbound and secret political organizations having for a purpose the prescription of men from official honors on account of nationality or religion.

Resolved, That these resolutions be given the press for publication.

“Horner Re-Elected Chairman,” The Brazil Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 15 February 1894, p. 1, col. 4-5; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 25 February 2014).

The Democrats of the City

Schwartz, W. B. - 1894-02-15The Democrats of the city of Brazil held a meeting Saturday evening last for the re-organization of the city committee. George R. Shultz was made chairman and W. B. Schwartz secretary. Committeemen selected are the following: First ward – Nick Powers for the east and C. J. McCullough for the west precinct; Second ward – John Hoffa for the east and Charles W. Weaver for the west precinct; third ward – Henry Boucher for the north and Moses Graham for the south precinct. It was decided to hold a mass convention at the Court house on Saturday, the 10th day of March, to nominate a city ticket. Joseph Cook, First ward; Will T. Moss, Second ward, and John Schofield, Third ward, were constituted committee on resolutions.

“The Democrats of the city…,” The Brazil Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 15 February 1894, p. 4, col. 1; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 24 February 2014).

Township Primaries

Schwartz, W. B. - 1894-02-08TOWNSHIP PRIMARIES.

Members of the Democratic County Central Committee Chosen for the Different Precincts.

The Democrats of the several townships met in primary convention Saturday last and selected representatives from the various precincts to compose the County Central committee to be re-organized Saturday next as follows:

Brazil township – Precinct No. 1, J. C. Koehler; No. 2, W. B. Schwartz; No. 3, P. T. Luther; no. 4, John Stunkard; No. 5, Moses Graham; No. 6, Paul Wimsey; No. 7, C. J. McCullough; No 8, Nick Powers.

the committee chose C. J. McCullough, chairman, and Nick Powers, secretary. The meeting was ably and enthusiastically addressed by P. T. Luther.

“Township Primaries,” The Brazil Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 8 February 1894, p. 2, col. 2; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 23 February 2014).

Circuit Court Doings

Schwartz, W. B. - 1893-11-09Circuit Court Doings

The jury in the damage case of Bridgewaters vs. Eureka Coal company failed to agree on a verdict.

The attachment proceedings brought by Schwartz in behalf of Eastern creditors against J. M. Hoskins were dismissed.

Nick Powers was granted a divorce from his wife.

In the partition suit of Reynolds vs. Stephens, Claude Campbell was appointed commissioner to sell the real estate.

The Moody-Myers case, from Clay city, was decided in favor of Myers.

“Circuit Court Doings,” The Brazil Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 9 November 1893, p. 1, col. 4; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 22 February 2014).

Coal Land Leased

Schwartz, W. B. - 1893-03-23Large Tract of Coal Land Leased

W. B. Schwartz has taken for J. H. Zeller a lease on A. H. Wright’s 320-acre tract of land six miles southeast of the city, which is believed to be fine coal land and will be thoroughly tested.

“Large Tract of Coal Land Leased,” The Brazil Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 23 March 1893, p. 1, col. 3; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 20 February 2014).