Junction City

29 May 1895

Junction City is a new town and for a while had the airs of the wild and wooly west, her good citizens are determined to make docile people of the Wild Bill class, if heavy fines will do the work. The offenders are pulled before the mayors and Justice of the peace who put fines that are entirely out of proportion to the low price of cotton.

Last week the courts were busy in assessing fines. Two gentlemen were yanked up for carrying concealed weapons and now are poorer to the amount of $75, while a colored gent who sought to interrupt religious services was persuaded by the justice to part with $24 silver dollars. These Arkansas Justices have a fashion of the kind that we admire and a fellow who regards the law as a weak web will either have to be a George Gould or change his mind.

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