July 12, 1907

Harris Again Helf for Trial on
Father-in-Law's Complaint.

Nealy Harris, a young farmer from near Independence, was bound over to the criminal court by Justice Shoemaker yesterday on a charge of forgery. One week ago Justice Shoemaker held him to the criminal court on the same charge. The sum of the first note alleged to have been forged was $500 and the second $450. In each note Harris' name was first signed, then the names of R. A. Harris, his father, M. E. Harris, his mother, and of W. S. Adams, his father-in-law. Adamis is the prosecuting witness. Harris' wife, who is his daughter, has been staying at Adams' house during the year that Harris has been in jail. It was on Harris' protest that he wanted trial without delay that the case was taken into the justice court. Adams, the father-in-law, says he did go on two notes for Harris, but both were for smaller sums, and to pay rental for the farm Harris lived on. The two notes for $500 and $450 he says were forged. The last one bears the date of April 17, 1906, and was for six months. It was long past due when Adams first heard of it, he says, through the banker who had cashed the note when made.

At the trial on the first charge a week ago, Harris attacked his father-in-law, striking him with his fists as soon as he was outside the court room and away from the watchful eye of Justice Shoemaker.