Court Items

The Gazette
September 3, 1902

In suit of James Bearden vs. P. W. Bearden et al.; injunction sustained decreeing plaintiff to be the owner of two horses in contest.

Susan A. Jones vs. Jordan Jones; judgment of divorce for plaintiff.

Cal Holiday was sentenced to the penitentiary for two years for larceny.

Dunk Austin was sentenced to the penitentiary for six months for manslaughter.

Milton Larkin was acquitted of charge of violating labor contract.

Tome Dawson was sentenced to the penitentiary for two years for horse stealing.

Walter Bennett was convicted of maiming domestic animal, and the other defendants were acquitted.

Laurence Powell pleaded guilty of charge of carrying concealed weapons and was fined $10 and costs.

The suit brought against L. L. Lowery to enforce the payment of $4000 liquor  license levied by the police jury of Union Parish was decided Friday by Judge Dawkins in favor of Lowery. The point upon which Judge Dawkins decided the suit in favor of the defendant was that the police jury had failed to publish a budget of the  probable expenses of the parish prior to levying the license, thus rendering the license ordinance defective. Judgment was rendered against Lowery for the State license — $50. Under this decision Lowery is protected in all sales of liquor made in Junction City since July 1st, unless the police jury takes action in the matter. Therefore, all the prosecutions pending against him must fall.



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