Monday, January 25, 2016
Enforcing the Law in the Early Days – 1915 Tales From Old Timers #7 –
One of the toughest men of his time was Hennessey, a bully feared by all, and afraid of no man. When arrested for stealing a watch, he was arraigned before Justice of the Peace O’Rourke. He was ordered by the court to lay aside his weapons. He refused so the Judge gave instructions to the Chief Morrison to disarm the prisoner or he would have to adjourn court. Hennessy, the prisoner said, “Very well, court is adjourned” and calmly walked out of the courtroom. In spite of the lawless element that always invades a new territory, women were perfectly safe. The toughest character would show respect and chivalry for members of the opposite sex.