A Thretening Letter

Indianapolis Journal, Volume 50, Number 107,Indianapolis,
Marion County, 17 April 1900

A Thretening Letter
 

A THREATENING LETTER LEFT UNDER THE DOOR OF WILLIAM A. DAVIDSON'S HOUSE. People of Oaklandon Order Him Out of the Community -- Davidson In Jail -- William A. Davidson, who lives near Oaklandon. became a prisoner at the county jail at 5 o'clock yesterday evening, to serve a sentence of one day and a fine of $1 imposed on him in the Criminal Court last Saturday by Judge Alford. Davidson was convicted of the charge of assault and battery. The original charge against him was criminal assault, the prosecuting witness being an eight-year-old girl living in his neighborhood. When Davidson was sentenced his attorney, Thomas Hanna, asked that he be allowed to go to his home and arrange some affairs that needed his attention. He was under bond and the court allowed him to go, with the understanding that he was to return yesterday. Davidson went home Saturday evening and returned yesterday, prepared to go to Jail. He brought with him a letter which he found Sunday morning in his kitchen, it having been thrust under the door some time during the night. The letter was as follows: "Oaklandon Marion Co Ind April 14" Dear Mr Davidson if you do not leave this comunlty with in the next 4S hours we will take you out and whip you like they do down in Ripley county so you must go and we will let you know what we mean and we mean bissness (.Signed) CITYSONS OF OAKLANDON"

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