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Schwartz, W. B. - 1899-07-06W B. Schwartz Gets $50,000

W. B. Schwartz, until a few years ago a well known attorney of this city, but now president of the Visible Typewriter company, of Indianapolis, has sold his patent and franchise to the typewriter trust, of New York, for the sum of $50,000 in cash. Mr. Schwartz has also been retained by the trust company as chief mechanical expert, at a handsome salary. He may have to go the New York city to reside, in order to properly discharge his duties in connection with the typewriter enterprise.

The machine which has proven to be such a winner was invented and the patent taken out while Mr. Schwartz was a resident of this city. He has many friends here who will be pleased to learn of his success. – Miner.

“W. B. Schwartz Gets $50,000,” Clay County Enterprise (Brazil, Indiana), 13 July 1899, p. 1, col. 5; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 7 March 2014).

World’s Fair

Schwartz, W. B. - 1893-06-01

Attorney W. B. Schwartz left this morning for Milwaukee on business. He will visit the World’s Fair before returning home.

“From Monday’s Daily,” Clay County Enterprise (Brazil, Indiana), 1 June 1893, p. 1, col. 1; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 21 February 2014).

A Bad Fight

Schwartz, W. B. - 1892-10-27 Full storyA BAD FIGHT

Prominent Men Engage in an Altercation.

Yesterday afternoon and evening seem to be set apart for general altercations among a few of our prominent citizens. At about 4 o’clock Attorney W. B. Schwartz engaged in a quarrel with W. W. Moore, of the firm of Moore and Ferguson, over some accounts which ended in a hand-to-hand combat. Friends interrupted and prevented serious damage. Mr. Schwartz, late in the evening, came in contact with attorney Albert Payne, and a quarrel was precipitated at once, which resulted in a fight. Schwartz was promptly knocked down, but during the melee he whipped out a knife and cut Mr. Payne about the head and face, also stabbing him in the back, but the latter wound is of no consequence, as his heavy clothing prevented the blade from entering the body. We are informed that friends were holding Mr. Payne when the cutting was done. The gash in the face is more serious, reaching from the forehead to the lower extremity of the nose, and while not considered dangerous, will leave an ugly scar for life.

Later, the reporter from several reliable sources gleaned the following statement covering the above trouble: Mr. Moore had intrusted the collection of a judgement with Mr. Schwartz, but as he failed to conduct the matter in what Mr. Moore deemed a professional way, Moore turned the collection over to Mr. Payne, who attended to the business satisfactory. Schwartz rebuked Mr. Moore for taking the business out of his hands. From this the trouble between Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Moore ensued. But this seemingly didn’t settle Mr. Schwartz’s wrath, he tackled Payne on the subject later in the evening. Notwithstanding he [Payne] insisted on Mr. Schwartz to go away and leave him alone, he continued arguing the matter. Finally forbearance ceased to be a virtue, and Mr. Payne cast his antoginist aside, whereupon Schwartz flashed a knife in a menacing manner. Payne hit him a light blow. Being in so close proximity that it was impossible to strike a hard lick. Almost at the same instant Schwartz struck Mr. Payne above the left eye with a knife sinking the blade to the skull bone, whereupon Payne knocked Schwartz down, and in some way was thrown on top of him by friends who interfered. While in this position Payne received two more bad cuts, one on the top of the head and the other on the side of the nose. After being pulled off of Schartz Mr. Payne’s coat was cut almost in schreads in the back by his opponent. Mr. Payne immediately swore out a warrant charging Schartz with assault and battery with intent to kill, who was bound over to the court in the sum of $500. County Auditor M. R. Yocum, signed his bond. We understand the case will be thoroughly tested in the courts.


“A Bad Fight,” Clay County Enterprise (Brazil, Indiana), 27 October 1892, p. 1, col. 3-4; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 16 February 2014).

Democratic Jamboree

Schwartz, W. B. - 1892-03-31DEMOCRATIC JAMBOREE

A Typical Democratic Mass Meeting Held Here on Saturday Evening


He Withdraws from the Race Amid Considerable Consternation

The Democrats had a mass convention at Music Hall Saturday evening. It was a grand affair – a hot convention indeed. The hall was full of old time Democrats, who made the occasion a lively one. Obstreperous speeches were all the go, and the usual amount of “booz” was there to aid them in the struggle. When the convention was at its height, “You are a liar,” “So are you,” and such like expressions, rang out in clear voices on the contaminated air that surrounded the typical Democratic gathering. Those who were present and did not have a finger in the pie declared it to be a fine specimen of the old time school.

J. L. Wilson was chosen chairman and J. W. Jarvis secretary, but it is evident the secretary failed to catch the important points, as they were so rapidly promulgated.

Senator George A. Byrd wasn’t in it. This fact was vividly demonstrated from the outset, as a solid delegation of those opposed to him were chosen to the congressional convention. Who they want as their leader it is a difficult matter to conjecture, and the air is full of rumors that the end is not yet; that a cyclone of dissatisfaction pervades the Democratic ranks in this county that will culminate in a disastrous “split-up” in the Democratic circles, as Mr. Byrd’s friends stand solid for his support, thought they are in the minority. The action of the convention is causing considerable dissension, and hoary headed, full-fledged Democrats, who have heretofore been looked to as leaders, vow they will not swerve from their all honored candidate for love or money.

The following delegates were selected to the various conventions:

State – O. T. Stark, George Dickson, M. R. Yocom.

Congressional – Moses Rodenbarger, Wm. Lynch, Robert Neal.

Senatorial – J. L. Wilson, M. R. Yocom, Wm. Zeller.

Judicial – Geo. Jones, Paul Wimsey, Martin Schultz, Elmer Miller, G. K. Dickson, D. W. Bridges.

Joint Representative – John A. Morgan, Daniel Beard, Concord Caylor, P. C. Stevenson, George Rowe, Rev. J. W. Jarvis.

County – A. Haggart, J. Hoffa, J. C. Koehler, Wm. McDonald, Jack Bray, W. B. Schwartz, Jesse Slough, J. L. Sullivan, Lewis Brehmer, John Stunkard, Henry Boucher, A. D. Smith, J. A. Newton, Geo. Englehart, Paul Wimsey, J. A. Turner, John Jones, Wesley Reed, F. M. Wright, Mike Murphy, Neal Carr, Wesley Thomas, James Foster.

“Democratic Jamboree,” Clay County Enterprise (Brazil, Indiana), 31 March 1892, p. 1, col. 1; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 8 February 2014).

Painful news

Schwartz, W. B. - 1891-01-07

The friends of Mrs. W. B. Schwartz will be pained to learn that since her coming home she has suffered a relapse in health to such an extent that her return to Indianapolis is thought advisable. – [Democrat.

“Mrs. W. B. Schwartz,” Clay County Enterprise (Brazil, Indiana), 7 January 1891, p. 1, col. 1; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 2 February 2014).

The same clip was also published the following day in The Democrat:

Schwartz, W. B. - 1891-01-08

“Personal Paragraphs,” The Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 8 January 1891, p. 1, col. 6; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 2 February 2014).


Schwartz, W. B. - 1890-06-11

Dr. H. A. Schwartz, of Somerdale, Ohio, brother of W. B. Schwartz, has located in this city for the practice of his profession. See his card in another place.

“Dr. H. A. Schwartz…,” Clay County Enterprise (Brazil, Indiana), 11 June 1890, p. 1, col. 1; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 30 January 2014).

Schwartz, H. A. - 1890-08-27




Office in Englehart Bros’. Drug Store, East Main At. Can be consulted in English or German at all hours.

“Advertisement”, Clay County Enterprise (Brazil, Indiana), 27 August 1890, p. 5, col. 6; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 30 January 2014).

A meeting of citizens

Schwartz, W. B. - 1890-05-28A meeting of citizens was held at the Mayor’s office last Wednesday to make preparations for the celebration of the 4th of July. The various necessary committees were appointed, as follows: Soliciting, – Jos. Sowar, Jack Wehrle, John Vanes; grounds, Fred Nance and Mack Nees; program, J. L. Wilson, E. M. Dickson, J. W. Stewart, S. Siegek, W. D. McCullough; stands, Geo. Schultz, Chas. Jones, T. W. Jobe, J. S. Salladay; music, F. W. Schromyer; invitation and speakers, W. B. Schwartz, R. H. Crouch, T. N. James. There will be another meeting held to-night at the Mayor’s office, at which the above committees and the public generally, are urgently requested to be present.

“A meeting of citizens…,” Clay County Enterprise (Brazil, Indiana), p. 1, col. 2; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 28 January 2014).

More politics

Schwartz, W. B. - 1890-02-05THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS

The Senator Gets There With Both Feet

No Demand for Untitled Workers

The Democratic county central committee met at the court house in this city Saturday afternoon for the purpose of organization by the election of new officers and to transact other matters preliminary to the inauguration of the campaign.

The townships were all represented by their respective committeemen and other Democrats of greater or less local prominence. For chairman there were five candidates, Senator Geo. A. Byrd, J. M. Hoskins, the former chairman, W. B. Schwartz, P. B. Triplett and Geo. R. Schultz. For some reason Mr. Hoskins was not in demand for chairman this year, and when the ballot was counted it was found that he had received no votes, while Mr. Schwartz received four and Mr. Byrd all the rest, which gave him the place by all the majority necessary. Mr. P. B. Triplett was selected for secretary. No treasurer was elected.

The committee decided upon a delegate convention to be held in Brazil on the 19th of April. This will make the campaign nearly seven months long. The purpose of this early convention is alleged to be to keep down heat in the party, to forestall the development of too many candidates, and, above all, to give ample time for the hot elements to cool off. From present indications it is expected that the mass of the party will be pretty well heated up, and like a lake of hot lava, it will take it a long time to cool off, especially in the summer time. It is designed to have the April winds to fan the hot brow of Democrary for a few days after convention, before going into the summer solstice.

As things now stand politics is all in the Democratic party. The contest for the nominations is hot, and like a hot box, will continue to grow hotter as the end of the journey is approached.

“The Democratic Caucus,” Clay County Enterprise (Brazil, Indiana), p. 4, col. 3; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 26 January 2014).

Schwartz & Ewing

Schwartz, W. B. - 1885-06-03

W. B. SCHWARTZ…………………………J. E. R. EWING



Collections promptly attend to. Represent several Reliable Insurance Cos.

Office over Hauck & Son’s Grocery Store,