|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/8/1901 and 2/1/1901.
J.T. Waldo left Sunday for Clarksburg to attend the trial of his brother,
who stands indicted in the Harrison county circuit court for murder.
The circumstances surrounding the case are such that it is believed the
trial will not amount to much, and that his brother will be acquitted.
Waldo was on the police force at Clarksburg, when a fight was started on
the street, and the people reported to him that a man had killed a boy,
and he started to arrest him. He made his escape, and attempted to
swim the river some distance from where the disturbance occurred, when
a boy on the opposite side hearing the hue and cry, shot and killed him.
At the time, Waldo was a mile or more away, and knew nothing of it until
after it was all over. It then developed that the man had not seriously
hurt the boy, having only slapped him over. Owing to a factional
trouble in the police force, Waldo was indicted for the murder of the man,
and his enemies are fighting the case hard against him. The trial
will come up at the term of their court which convenes the 8th, and we
would be glad to learn of his acquittal and complete vindication.
R.G. Linn and several other prominent attorneys represent Mr. Waldo.
J.T. Waldo returned Tuesday from Clarksburg, where he had gone to assist
in his brother Art's defense, on a charge of murder. We are glad
to announce that the verdict of "not guilty" was returned by the jury in