New York, USA
10 May 1864
THE INDIAN DOCTOR IN COURT.--The case of the Indian Doctor, Francis Tumblety, or as the Court spelled it, Tumbletoe, was called on before Justice Perry yesterday afternoon. The Doctor appeared in his usual resplendency, his mustache having a slight upward curl of defiance. He was accompanied by his cane and friend Parmenter. The "yaller dorg" was still missing. Fenton Scully, the asthmatic complainant, being placed in the stand, swore that the Doctor promised to cure him complete for $20; that he paid $14 on account and received a liberal supply of medicine. He took the medicine home and applied it internally, but got worse instead of better; he then came to Brooklyn to see the Doctor again, and told him that the medicine made him worse; that the Doctor refused to have anything at all to say to him, and finally kicked him several times in the ribs and knocked him down stairs. Per contra the Doctor produced two witnesses, who magnanimously swore that the Doctor never touched Scully, that the latter was disorderly in his behavior, drove several patients out of the office, and that the Doctor, after politely requesting him to leave, took him by the arm and led him out. The balance of the evidence being in favor of defendant, the Justice dismissed the case.