J.W. GEORGE JURY DISAGREES
The case of the State vs. J. W. (Wally) George, for assault, was terminated Wednesday when the jury, after deliberating twenty hours, failed to agree. Judge Murray of the county court dismissed the jurors and the case will again come to trial.
The complaining witness was Mrs. George Bissel, who attempted to take an engine from Wildwood park one Sunday last summer, which is owned by her son, but which her husband had installed to run the player piano. Mr. George appeared while Mrs. Bissell was in the act of lugging the engine away and stopped her, ordering her from the park. Mrs. Bissel swore that George struck her and knocked her down, resulting in bodily harm. The defendant had witnesses to prove that he had merely taken her by the arm and lead her from the park. George declares that he only did this after she threatened to split his head open with a hatchet.
Ward County Independent, 1/15/1914