Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Court House News - June 18, 1896

News from the Crittenden County Court Meeting, dated June 18, 1896. During the last days for filing suits in the circuit court the following were filled.

  • Laura Champion vs. the Town of Marion. The plaintiff alleges that on account of a defective sidewalk she fell and received many bruises, strains, and very great bodily injury and was made sick, sore and lame. She therefore prays for judgement against the town for $10,000.
  • D. J. Martin has filed suit asking to be divorced from his wife M. B. Martin. The petition says they were married in 1867, and alleges that the defendant was of unsound mind when the marriage took place, shortly awards she grew ill and became permanently insane, and that in 1881 she was sent tot he asylum where she remained until recently, when the authorities permitted her to return to the county, although she is still deranged. The petition alleges that she was not capable of making a marriage contract.
  • J. N. Woods, executor of T.J. Cameron, sues the town of Marion for $63.15, the petition says the claim is for goods and merchandise furnished the town in 1887, '88 and'89.
  • G. W. Belt sues J. W. Sliger on a promissory note of $225.
  • H. B. Williams sues the O.V.R. R. for $125., value of a horse run over and killed by the train.
  • County Attorney Moore attended Judge Yeat's court at Dycusburg last Saturday and reports a big run of business. G. W. Wring was fined fifteen dollars for boisterous conduct and put under a $200 bond to answer the charge of malicious cutting at circuit court.
  • Smith Hamby, the fifteen year-old son of Francis Hamby, was before Judge Moore on Monday to answer the charge of random shooting on the public highway Sunday night. He was fined fifty dollars, and in default of payment was sent to jail.

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