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Article from The Observer newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Mon., Nov. 22, 1909, Whole Number 6283, first page:
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Article from The Observer newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Mon., Nov. 22, 1909, Whole Number 6283, first page:
"[all caps] Farmer and State Police Have Battle [all caps] - Well Known Resident of Amwell Township Puts Up Hot Fight When Two Officers Attempt to Hale [sic] Him Before Justice of the Peace - [all caps] Shotgun and Hunter Origin of Trouble [all caps] - 
"Further developments are expected as the result of a battle royal which followed the arrest of Robert Wolf, a well known resident of Amwell township, by the state police. It is said that both the officers and Mr. Wolf were considerably used up in the affray.
"It seems the trouble had its origin several weeks ago when it is alleged Wolf with a shotgun in hand chased Brice Pitcock who was hunting on the Gardner farm. Pitcock, after being compelled to leave the promising game preserve, swore out a warrant before Justice of the Peace J. A. Seaman charging Wolf with surety of the peace.
"It is stated that the warrant was served on Wolf, who said he would be on hand for a hearing. He failed to appear, however, and on Friday the warrant was placed in the hands of Officers Bell and Barr, of the state police [sic no caps], who went to the farm occupied by Robert Wolf and his brother Jacob, to serve the paper.
"The officers claim Wolf, armed with a husking peg and a corn cutter met them at the gate, and instead of going to the justice's office peaceably [no comma] prepared to give battle. The struggle which followed was short but gory.
"The officers finally succeeded in handcuffing Wolf and had dragged him about one-fourth of a mile along the road when his brother Jacob appeared on the scene and persuaded them to release their prisoner on condition that the brother go at once to the justice office and place a *** felt for a hearing on he [sic] surety of the peace charge.
"The hearing was held before Justice Seaman Saturday evening and Wolf, whose interests were looked after by Attorney Samuel Amapoker [?], was bound over for the next term of court. He furnished the necessary bail."

 

 

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