Contributed by Gigimo
Description: PROTINE and His "Gun." Other East St. Louis, Ill. News.Date: February 27 1884
Newspaper published in: St. Louis, MO
C. WILMINGTON, yardmaster of the St. Louis and Cairo Narrow Gauge at East St. Louis, appeared before the Grand Jury this afternoon for the purpose of having Sam PROTINE indicted. WILMINGTON claims that PROTINE accuses him of ruining his business as a saloon-keepe4r and has contracted a habit of going gunning for him. Yesterday afternoon PROTINE waiting for WILMINGTON in the Narrow Gauge yards and tried to bring him to a stand-still by firing several shots at him.
James WHITE pleaded guilty to a charge of adultery in the Circuit Court this morning, and was sent to jail for ten days. WHITE was arrested on the charge six months since, and has been in jail since.
Circuit Court adjourned at noon today till tomorrow morning.
Elizabeth GRIFFIN, a colored woman, residing in East St. Louis, was convicted of bigamy and sent to the penitentiary for one year.
The case against George REINHARDT for participating in a riot was called this morning but continued till next term of court.
Ted RAWLEY and John WOODS, indicted for stealing merchandise from freight cars in East St. Louis, had their cases continued until next term of court.
Albert LANE, one of the gang of freight-car robbers tried yesterday, was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary.
Wm. HARDING and Christian NEFF, coal operators indicted for not having scales at their mines, were each fined $10 and costs.
The case against Mary VOGEL, for receiving stolen property was nolle prossed. The cases against Michael and Mary CUNNINGHAM on the same charge were continued till the next term of court.
John MOORE, John MAHONEY and Daniel HALEY, indicted for stealing $300 from a Texas stock raiser, had their cases continued on account of absence of important witnesses.
John DOWD of East St. Louis will be called upon to pay $600. Michael KINEALY, indicted for burglary, and having DOWD as a bondsman, failing to appear when his case was called.
Knights of Pythias Lodge No. 97 will hold a meeting at their hall tonight.
Henry VOGLE, who pleased guilty to receiving stolen property a few days since, has not been sentenced yet, but it is stated on reliable authority he will receive five years in the penitentiary.