News: Neillsville, Wis. - Judge O’Neill’s Quick Work (2 Jan 1902)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: O’Neill, Chancey, Rumstick, Hunt


----Source: The Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 2, 1902


Judge O’Neill’s Quick Work (January - 1902)


In a response to an application by the prisoners accused of the attempted robbery of the Merrillan depot, for the privilege of entering a plea of guilty, Judge O’Neill came down on the noon train today for the purpose of giving them a hearing. They gave their names as John Chancey, William Rumstick and Charles Hunt. The hearing was given, the plea of guilty entered, and the prisoners were sentenced to seven years in the state prison.


The sheriff expects to start for Waupun with them tonight, on the 11:32 train, in which case they will commence serving time tomorrow morning. A quick, smooth job, surely.  There were not complaints about the size of the sentence, except it may be by the convicts. - Black River Falls Banner



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