Court Items

The Gazette
August 27, 1902

Court will probably be in session until Friday of this week. Following business has been transacted since our last report.

In suit Geo. A. Heard vs. C. H. Murphy, sheriff, et. al., judgement for defendant rejecting plaintiff’s demand and for 10 per cent damages as attorney’s fees.

In the two suits of T. M. Jenks vs. Bryan & Thompson, plaintiff won one and defendants won the other. Both parties had to pay costs amounting to several times the sum in dispute.

Cal Holiday was convicted of burglary.

Hal Moore and William Allen were acquitted of charge of murder of a negro named Millsaps.

Dunk Austin was convicted of manslaughter for killing John E. Thomas in 1898.

Nolle prosiqui was entered in case against Levi Cobb, charged with larceny.

Tom Dawson was convicted of horse stealing.

Gus Davis was acquitted of charge of shooting with intent to kill.

In case of Arthur L. Smith, charged with trespass, the indictment was quashed.

Phelix Ward was convicted of charge of assault and battery and was fined $5 and cost.

John Gandy pleaded guilty to charge of attempt at rape and was sentenced to the penitentiary for five years.

Wesley Platt et al. pleaded guilty to charge of disturbing peace at private house and were each fined $7.50 and costs.

Verdict of not guilty was rendered in case of State vs. Hancock, charged with shooting with intent to kill.



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