"Jury In Murder Case Still Out" (1908)
Report from the April 25, 1908 edition of the Oregonian with details regarding the case against six men charged with the murder of lumberyard worker Harnam Singh. According to the report, state prosecutor Dan J.
"Begin Hindu Murder Trial" (1908)
Short report from the April 23, 1908 edition of the Oregonian on the "Hindu murder trial," in which six white men were charged with murder of Harnam Singh in Boring, Oregon.
"Guilty of Murder Charge"
An article from the January 23, 1908 edition of Oregonian, describing the verdict of the Sikh murder case. William Dickenson, John Dickenson, J.M. Dickenson, Walter Sinclair, John Riley, Earl Ransier, Vernon Hawes entered a plea of guilty for the murder charge. The article describes the man killed as Bigswan Singh (instead of Harnam Singh, as the other articles reported).
Conviction Notice for Ashar Singh
Conviction notice for Ashar Singh (spelled "Asher" here), indicating his sentence for "an assault with the intent to commit the crime against nature." His sentence was to be served for the term of "not less than one nor more than 14 years."
Diagram of Ashar Singh
Diagram of Ashar Singh from the Idaho State Penitentiary indicating the location of various scars and birthmarks on the body of Singh.
"Hindoo Pleads Guilty to Crime"
Newspaper article from an undated source describes the sentence for Ashar Singh (misspelled here as "Ashur"), who was charged with "attempting an unnatural crime upon the person of a boy at Burley." The article indicates that the attempted crime had caused an "uprising by Burley last Sunday when the Hindoo population was ordered to leave town."
Notification of pardon hearing for Ashar Singh
Statement from the Secretary of Idaho State Board of Pardons George R. Barker to Idaho State Penitentiary Warden John W. Snook dated July 10, 1916. Barker writes, "This is to notify you that at a meeting of the State Board of Pardons held July 6, 1916, the application of ASHAR SINGH was considered and definite sentence was fixed at one year."
Mugshot of Ashar Singh
Mugshot of Ashar Singh, who was arrested for "assault with intent to commit crime against nature." The printed matter on the back of the photo indicates that Singh was sentenced for 14 years, and was transferred from Cassia County to Idaho State Penitentiary on October 5, 1915.
Ashar Singh Agent Designation Waiver
Dated October 7, 1915, this waiver form appoints John Snook, the warden of the Idaho State Penitentiary, to the position of agent for Ashar Singh.
Ashar Singh FBI Record
FBI Record for Ashar Singh dated June 5, 1935. The file indicates three arrests: October 15, 1915 for "assault with intent to commit crime against nature"; July 15, 1934 for "reckless driving"; and May 27, 1935 for "drunk driving."