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The Blossburg Advertiser November 24, 1899, Vol.15, No. 51

...Wednesday evening, Sheriff Johnson arrested Mrs. Thomas Williams, charging her with assaulting one Drysdale. Near her house three boys were drumming on a boiler. Drysdale was on his way from work, and when passing the boys he thought they were drumming at him, and raised his dinner pail as if to strike them. Mrs. Jones, from her door told the boys not to be afraid, and came out in the yard and tossed a drum stick to one of the boys. That was the assault. She was held for a hearing in the sum of $100, thou her friends wanted her to be placed in their care until the hearing, but the sheriff refused. Mrs. Jones is a very beautiful young woman, with a wealth of golden hair, and is noted for her amiable ways, and no one thinks her capable of assaulting anybody....

The Blossburg Advertiser December 1, 1899, Vol.15, No. 52

....Smart was indicted. Ryan was not, the prosecutor, John Baluta had the cost to pay. No one appeared against Mrs. Thomas Williams for "assaulting one Drysdale," to his great distress and bodily harm.  Smart's bail was fixed at $1,000. Jackson was indicted. No one appeared against Mrs. Sparling. Deputy Lloyd is the only man who's name appears on the Prothonotor's record, and Gov. Stone has appointed none. The mayor again distinguished himself in the presence of the sheriff. He will be arrested to-day.

ONE Drysdale is a pretty open ended charge to make , which one Tom , Dick or Harry ?

A little coal town called Arnot, Pennslyvania 

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