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Rutters Brothers Found Hiding

Herald of Jan. 21, 1897

It was reported that the notorious Rutter brothers, who terrorized the law oficers at Ligonier, Westmoreland county a few days ago, found a hiding place on Tussey mountain in Catherine township near the home of a married sister. They were nine brothers, none under six feet in height, ranging in age from 15 to 35 years, and all apparently without fear.

A jury in Blair County court convicted R. Bruce Hutchinson, a well known merchant from Kipple, of hiring four men to set fire to his business rival, Pheasant and Wagner. The men testified that Hutchinson offered them $...


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