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JONES, Sylvester - murdered - trial where?

Source: Indianapolis Star Fri 21 July 1905 p 5

Lafayette, July 20 – Fountain and Tippecanoe counties are at war over the question of jurisdiction in the case of George Hurst, a creole, who is charged with murdering Sylvester Jones, a negro on a Wabash passenger train on the night of June 24.  The stabbing occurred in Fountain county but Jones did in this city. This afternoon Deputy Sheriff Twiddy and Prosecutor Ratliff of Fountain came to this city and conferred with Edgar G. Randolph, attorney for Hurst. The Fountain County authorities ask that Hurst be tried here and Attorney Randolph concurs in their view.  Prosecutor Flanagan of this city however declared that he would not allow the expenses of the trial to be unloaded on this county since the crime was committed in Fountain County and should be tried there. Tonight the matter is far from settlement and is probable to be prolonged
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