Court Items

The Gazette
October 4, 1899

All of last week the court was engaged in the consideration of criminal matters, with the following results:

Ben Rugg, Dick Carstarphen and Jesse Roberts were convicted of larceny, and each sentenced to two months on the public works of Union Parish.

Verdict of not guilty was rendered in case of State vs. Ellis Aulds et al., charged with horse stealing

T. J. Pearson having been convicted of incest was sentenced to the penitentiary for fifteen years.

W. A. Jackson and F. E. Mayo were convicted in two cases each on charge of selling liquor without license.

Judgment of forfeiture of bond was rendered against Vard Pardue and his sureties for $100.

John Rodgers was convicted of assault with intent to rape, and was sentenced to the penitentiary for fourteen years.

Newt Cole was acquitted of charge of disturbing peace at private house.

James Williams pleaded guilty to charge of carrying concealed weapons, and was sentenced to jail for 10 days and fined $5 and costs.

John Smith was convicted of carrying a pistol and the Judge gave him ten days in jail and fined him $2.50 and costs. Ellis Aulds was convicted of same charge in two cases.

Bill Johnson was acquitted of charge of carrying concealed weapon.

Albert Hicks, Louis Hodges, Ezzie Honeycutt and Ed. Murphy were convicted of assault and battery, and fined $(not readable but one number) and costs.

Elmore Womack pleaded guilty to charge of disturbing a peaceable assembly, and was fined 2.50 and costs and imprisoned for two days.

Levi Powell was convicted of charge of disturbing peace at public place.

V. S. & P. Railroad Co. vs. Frank Dean. Judgement for plaintiff.

W. L. Morris & Co. vs. W. F. Antley. Judgment for plaintiffs for $162.

Mrs. Classie C. Frazier vs. John Wiley Frazier. Judgment of divorce for plaintiff.

Judgement for plaintiff was rendered in suit of Mary E. Dumas vs. J. O. Dumas.

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