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In Years Past

March 11, 2014
The Post-Journal

In 1914, the defense of Albert Edward Beardsley that he shot Poormaster Putnam in defense of his home, was proving an exceedingly slim reed to lean upon. It had not impressed the court as Beardsley would like to have the court impressed, it had not impressed the spectators as some anticipated and, in view of the proceedings this forenoon, it was not likely to impress the jury. After Sheriff Anderson had been dismissed from the stand, Deputy Sheriff Colegrove was examined for the prosecution by District Attorney Stearns and cross examined by Robert H. Jackson, of counsel for the defense. This was Mr. Jackson's first active appearance in the case.



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