|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilms of
the Calhoun Chronicle dated 10/16/1894 and 10/23/1894.
Harry Wright, alias Harry Sillman came to this county about two
ago and had not been here more than a week until he was married to one
Martha Webb, who lives about a mile from town. On last Sunday a
arrived from Tyler county and gave the information that he was married
to his sister. Warrants were issued for his arrest and if
will pay the penalty for his much marrying in the penitentiary.
is said to be his fourth wife and is another instance of foolish girls
taking up with strangers and marrying them before they know anything
them. Will this be a warning to other girls? No.
the people pity this one? Not a little bit. Will they go
just the same? Yes, certainly.
LATER - He has been caught.
Sellman was jerked to justice in short order. He came to
county less than six weeks ago and soon won the heart and hand of one
Webb. As reported in our last issue he was arrested and lodged
jail on Sunday the 14, indicted on the 15, plead guilty and was
to one year in the penitentiary on 16, and at this time is looking
the great iron bars at the Moundsville Pen.