District Court

The Gazette
September 18, 1901

The September sitting of court was called to order at 10 o’clock Monday morning. There is a large criminal docket, which will occupy the court through Friday, but most of the offenses charged are of a minor character. The jury was discharged Tuesday.

Action has been taken in the following matters:

Gus Thornton pleaded guilty to riding horse without permission.

Luther J. Wade was convicted of charge of carrying concealed weapons, and was fined $15 and costs.

Geo. Takewell pleaded guilty to same offense and was fined $20 and costs.

Sam Reppond and C. H. Turner pleaded guilty to charge of putting dynamite in creek to kill fish, and were fined $15 and costs. Other defendants discharged.

Jim Foster pleaded guilty to charge of obtaining goods under false pretenses.

Will Jackson was convicted of charge of selling liquor to minor and was fined $25 and costs. Clifton was acquitted of this charge.

Will Spears pleaded guilty to charge of assault and battery, and was fined $5 and costs.

Susie Bolton was acquitted of charge of striking with a dangerous weapon with intent to kill.

Walter Miller, Wilkins Miller and Floyd Ham pleaded guilty to charge of injuring and defacing school house, and were fined $7.50 each and costs.

In case of State vs. Wade Cox, charged with disturbing peace, Wade and Doss Cox pleaded guilty, and the case as to the other defendants was dismissed.

Rufe Butler was acquitted of charge of stealing a cow.

Dave Washington was acquitted of charge of stealing some money.

 

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