Business & Professional Notices from 1888

Newton, N.Y. [sic], Feb. 3 — The case of Robert Westbrook, charged with the murder of Dennis J. Morris, was given to the jury at 4 o’clock today. Mr. Kallisch summed up for the defendant in an argument of three hours to his client’s innocence, and Capt. Van Blarcom, in a speech of two hours, insisted on a verdict of murder in the first degree. Judge Magie reviewed the evidence at great length, the charge being thought unfavorable to the prisoner. Several exceptions were taken by the defense. After five hours the jury rendered a verdict of not guilty. Westbrook rose, threw up his hat, and, with a shout “I am free,” fell weeping on the neck of his sobbing wife. (New York Times, February 4, 1888)

Andrew Briner has purchased of J. Likens his entire interest in the blacksmith shop, and henceforth will own and run the business on his own hook. His many friends wish him success. It is reported that Mr. Likens will go to Eastern Oregon immediately. (Salem Statesman Journal, March 28, 1888)

Mr. Walling delivered a wagon load of Blue Pearmain apples to Coffin Bros. Wednesday. They were from the Walling ranch, near Boise, and were the finest lot of apples The Tribune has ever seen. (Caldwell Tribune, October 13, 1888)

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