September 28, 1898
This week the court is engaged in the trial of criminal matters. The case of State vs. Wiley Bragg et als., on charge of murdering Mr. Ferguson in 1887, is fixed for trial on Thursday. This is the only case before the court that is of general interest.
The following matters were disposed of Monday and Tuesday:
Geo. Spillers, Jr., was acquitted of charge of carrying concealed weapons.
Henry Whitehead was convicted of charge of petty larceny.
Fonza Ward was convicted of the charge (1) wounding less than mayhem (2) assault and battery.
In case of State vs. Ben Fitzpatrick et. al., the defendants were convicted of cruelty to domestic animals and fined $2.50 and costs.
Geo. F. Lowery, E. Bragg and Gordon Fike all pleaded guilty to charge of carrying concealed weapons. Not yet sentenced.Will Ellis, Add Pardue and Wm. Williamson each pleaded guilty to same charge and were fined $5 and costs each and sent to jail for two days.
Columbus Callaway pleaded guilty to charge of petty larceny.
Bamma Jones and Lena Gordon pleaded guilty to charge of assault and battery. The farmer was fined $5 and costs; the latter $10 and costs.