Jefferson County
Illinois


Court Records
1899

 
CIRCUIT COURT February 1899

The attorneys of W. H. Clopton, convicted by a jury of unlawfully using $20 of money he found last summer on the Air Line track , argued a motion for a new trial this morning, which motion was overruled and the defendant was sentenced to the Chester penitentiary.

In the case of Marteeny vs. Wirt, for damages for defamation of character, the jury last night rendered a verdict for the defendant. A motion for a new trial was argued and overruled.

The case against the Mt. Vernon Coal Co. was set for trial March 22.

In the case of Atterbury & Farthing vs. F. E. McClane, judgment for $115 was entered against defendant by agreement.

Divorces granted in the cases of Victoria Haag vs. Ora D. Haag; W. D. Ryan vs. Emma Ryan; Laura M. Webber vs. Benjamin Webber.

Addtional divorces granted this afternoon were as follows: Viola A. from B. F. Hamilton; and Elizabeth E. from James A. Smith.

In the case of Laura C. Utley vs. Henry M. Utley the decree was refused and the case dismissed without predudice because the complaintant had not resided in the state the statutory length of time. The parenthetical entries made by the good-looking and susceptible clerk of the court, upon his docket show that had the case been submitted to him the decree would have been granted with alimony.

In the case of Johnson and Roedel, executors, asking for the appointment of a receiver in the estate of S. T. Strattan, deceased, Charles Poole was appointed and this afternoon filed his bond in the sum of $10,000, Dr. A. C. Johnson and R. L. Strattan as surities.

February 24, 1899 Mt. Vernon Register News
submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Oct 18, 1997 


CIRCUIT COURT October 1899

The following proceedings were had in Circuit Court since yesterday's report:

CRIMINAL

People vs. Henry Shelton, alias Johnson, forgery; continued

People vs. Jackson B. Breeze, assualt to murder; off with leave to reinstate

People vs. Charles Shelton, burglary and larceny; continued for service

People vs. Felix Kelly, perjury; nolle pros. entered, defendant charged

People vs. Eugene and Clarence Hargett, John and Chas. E. Hill and Wm. Gammon, burglary and larceny; continued
by agreement

People vs. B. F. Manson, appeal from J.P.; dismissed

People vs. James P. Castor, assault to murder; continued by agreement

People vs. Clifford Jordan, larceny; continued by agreement

People vs. Jesse Wood, burglary and larceny; continued by the people

People vs. Roscoe Scott, concealed weapons; plea of guilty

People vs. John Taylor, larceny; continued

People vs. John Taylor, larceny; same order

People vs. Win Mann, assualt to murder; continued

People vs. Wm. Montgomery, larceny; certified to county court

People vs. Wm. Allen, assault with deadly weapon; cerified to Co. court

People vs. Oliver Roney, defacing school house; certified to Co. court

People vs. Elmer Crosnoe, child abandonment; nollified, and defendant discharged

People vs. Elmer Crosnoe, wife abandonment; nollified, def't discharged

People vs. Thos. Bodine, larceny; certified to Co. court

People vs. Floyd Noland and Edward Cline, burglary and larceny; Cline plead guilty to petty larceny; fined $5 and sentenced to county jail for one day.

People vs. Sidney Brown, disturbing a worshiping assembly; plea of guilty and fine of $20 imposed.

People vs. Jas. E. Crosnoe and George Newton, burglary and larceny; continued by people

People vs. same, same charge and same order

People vs. Sidney Brown, disturbing a worshiping congregation, nollied and def't discharged.

People vs. Win Mann, assault to murder; continued

People vs. Scott Schwar?zlander, burglary and larceny; continued

People vs. Geo. Carter, assault with deadly weapon; certified to Co. court

People vs. Louis Stattler, defacing gravestones; continued for service

People vs. Grover Oliver, wife abandonment; certified to county court

People vs. Otis Glazebrooks et al, disturbing a worshiping assembly; nollied as to Glazebrooks

People vs. Caroline Thurs, assault with a deadly weapon; nollied and defendant discharged

People vs. Samuel and Jennie Kirk, burglary and larceny; continued

People vs. Henry Badgett, wife abadonment; off with leave to reinstate

People vs. Same, child abandonment; same order

People vs. Chas. and Wm. Eller, burglary and larceny; continued

People vs. Boyd Thomas, concealed weapons; certified to county court

People vs. David Belcher, same; same order

People vs. Henry Hanna, gaming; same order

People vs. Chas. Book, racing on highway; plea of guilty, $10 fine

People vs. Wm. Wiggington, discharging employe because of connection with labor organization; continued
by agreement

People vs. John Quinn, obtaining money under false pretenses; continued

COMMON LAW

Plano Mfg. Co. vs. Greer & Wells, debt; continued

J. L. Hamilton vs. J. M. Catron, assumpsit; continued by agreement

Sam'l B. Bogan vs. W. T. Badget, debt; judgement default against debt for $96.10

CHANCERY

Crouch vs. Crouch, partition; master ordered to convey

S.W. Jones vs. S.W. Piper; report of deed approved and cause ordered off docket

Kirby Smith vs. Sarah Mitchell, partition; master ordered to convey

Geo. W. Beaa vs. O.P. Norris, partition; master ordered to convey

B.P. Davis vs. J.R. Davis, partition; same order

Mary A. Shriner vs. Louis E. Macky, et al foreclosure; decree for $1,573.86

Jasper Isom vs. Wm. and Geo. Jackson, specifif performance; settled off docket

H.E. Haney vs. R.L. Wright, bill to quit title; dismissed

Royal L. & B. Co. vs. Dan'l. M. Hefly, foreclosure; decree and judgment for $665.95

Mary Casey vs. Armilda Holland, to quit title; report of deed and off docket

October 24, 1899 Mt. Vernon Register News

The following were had in Circuit Court since yesterday's report:

CRIMINAL

People vs. Eugene and Clarena Harget, Jno. and Chas. E. Hi?l and Wm. Gammon, burglary and larceny;
nollied and off docket

People vs. Wm. Dulaney, petition for certiorari; continued

People vs. J.H. Roberts, assault to murder, plea of not guilty, issue joined; trial by jury

People vs. Mary Singleton and Richard Singleton, appeal from J.P. Suit dismissed and defendant moves for
order on clerk to refund $4

COMMON LAW

W.R. Carroll vs. Southern Illinois Telephone Co., ejectment; motion to quash ammended, return of summons; motion
overruled, demurr to declaration sustained and continued

E.W. Hall vs. same; same order

O.T. Kimmel, Tructee vs. W.B. Hallowell, appeal from J.P.; continued by agreement

W.D. McClure vs. Mt. Vernon Coal Co., case, judgment by consent in favor of plaintiff for $400 and costs

CHANCERY

Ollie Taylor vs. Nancy Farmer, partition; settled, costs paid and off docket

John C. Templeton vs. Violetta Templeton, divorce; complainant dismisses bill at his cost

F.E. Patton et al vs. Ladora Patton et al, partion and assignment of dower; due service shown; A.D. Webb appointed
guardian ad. ??? for minors and files answer; replication to same. Adult defendants default; proof heard; decree for
partion and dower as prayed. Geo. W. Ryans, Chas. R. Poole and G. B. Hawkins appointed commissioners.

Royal L. & B. Co. vs. L.A. Stevens et al foreclosure; defendants default; decree for $345.37; ordered sold in 30 days if not paid.

October 25, 1899 Mt. Vernon Register News

CRIMINAL

People vs. Leo McLaughlin, forgery; deft. pleads guilty, being but 13 years old is sentenced to reformatory at Pontiac

COMMON

Leroy Jenkins vs. Adolph Pickett, case; plaintiff examined under oath and attachment ordered in and for defendant
for $200, surety to be approved by court.

S.C. Bascom vs. Hamilton & Thompson, appeal; trial by jury. Verdict finding right of property in Piff.

John Boswell vs. Clifton Quinn, appeal; trial by jury; verdict not guilty; ownership of property in defendant

People vs. Clarissa A. Collins alias Pearl Stephenson, alias Flossie Mackam, alias Gertie Stephenson, larceny; nollied

People vs. Same, burglary and larceny; deft. pleads guilty. Being only 15 years old is sentenced to home for
female offenders at Geneva, Ill.

People vs. Chas. Glasco & Boyd Kelley, larceny; bail $300 each. Kelley enters into recognizance for appearance
with N. Kelley and Ed. N. Johnson as sureties.

People vs. Hardy Hughey, Arthur Pickett, Wid Brown, larceny; Hughey defaults, recognizance of $100. H.A. Roberts surets, si fa to issue etc.; ordered certified to County court

CHANCERY

Francis M. Knowles vs. Marrissa Wilbanks et al, bill to surrender trust; final report approved and off docket

Seymour Andrews vs. John R. Cunningham, foreclosure; masters report of sale approved showing deficit of $100;
judgment against Cunningham for same and continued

Frank Buettner, Admr. vs. Christopher C. McBrian, foreclosure; report of sales approved and continued.

C. L. Featherling vs. P.M. and Ollie L. Bledsoe, injunction set for 3rd Tuesday, 8 a.m.

Jno. W. Parks vs. Arilla Parks, divorce; decree of divorce as prayed

Elmer Crosno vs Ina Crosno, divorce; decree of divorce as prayed

Mary J. Beard vs. Russell Beard, divorce; decree as prayed

Mary A. Smith vs. Marion J. Smith; same order

October 28, 1899 Mt. Vernon Register News

Today seems to have been "Continuance Day" in the circuit court and the following proceedings were had.

LAW

Sweeten & Allen vs. Sam'l. Kirk et al, appeal, voluntary nonsuit taken by plaintiff

Lydia Curtis vs. Isaac D. McCormick et al, assumpsit; leave given to withdraw note from files by leaving copy, and
off docket

CHANCERY

Allen W. Beard et al., vs. John W. Cockrum, partiton; report showing, $18.25 in Master's hands; and continued

B. Suppiger vs. J.A. Crowley et al., foreclosure; continued for final report

Wm. T. Scott et al., exparte partition; continued

E.M. Peavler,et al., vs. Nancy Peavler et al., partition; continued

Rush Cockrum vs. Melissa Pollier et al., partition; continued

Globe B. & L Co. vs. Wm. Richardson, forclosure; continued

Sylvester Wiswell vs.Henry Allington, et al.,partiton; continued for report

Jas. R. Driver vs Jas. P. Thorton, foreclosure; off docket

Albert Watson vs. Thos. Hilman et al., foreclosure; off docket

Joel F. Watson vs. Ella Wilkey, foreclosure; continued for deed.

Peoples B&L Assn. vs. T. Frank Moore, foreclosure; continued for report

J.L. Hamilton vs H.P. Price, forclosure; continued for deed

Mary E. Carpenter vs. Thomas Carpenter, partion; continued for report

Chas. P. Skaggs vs. Marten Bolheimer, strict foreclosure; continued

Oscar McGee vs. Daniel M. Kelley, forclosure; continued for report

Jas. R. Driver vs. Chas. L. Breeze, partition; continued by agreement

Sallie E. Morrison vs. Wm. S. Dodds, foreclosure; continued for report

Martha E. Burger vs. Harry O. Burger, partition; continued for report

E.M. Peavler vs. Mary J. Fitzgerrell, partition; continued for report

W.D. Chambliss vs. Margaret E Chamblis, foreclosure; continued for report

Sam'l Book vs. Justine Vert, foreclosure; continued for deed

Walker Johnson & Co. vs. Mary L. Casey, bill to enforce lien; continued

E.C. Pearce vs. Lena Keller et al., foreclosure; continued for deed

W.A. Eubanks, assignee, vs. G.G. Washington, foreclosure, continued

G.E. Grinnell vs. Carroline Zenteur, foreclosure; continued

Ruth G. Kenney vs. Chas. W. Pavey, partion; continued for report

Wm. A. Eubanks vs. Benj. c. Strattan et al, foreclosure; continued for report

Same vs. Calvin Allen, foreclosure; continued for report

Same vs. Julius Wilson, foreclosure; same order

Same vs. J.M. Pearson, foreclosure; same order

L.L. Emmerson vs. Martha R. McGuire, foreclosure; continued

Daniel F. Rice vs. Henry Wlecke, et al., foreclosure; continued

Washington Quinn vs. Homer Quinn, bill to set aside deed and for relief; continued on account of sickness of Jno. F. Quinn

Sophia Correll vs. Joseph Correll, partition; continued for report

Wm. A. Eubanks vs. James Webber, foreclosure; continued

Mt. Vernon Car Mfg. Co. use G.W. Evans vs. L.N. Beal, bill to set aside deed; continued

Azella Hubbard, exparte partition; continued

W.S. Fly, guardian, etc., vs. Irena B. Williams et al foreclosure; continued for report

Columbian Loan Ass'n. vs Clarence Lant et al., foreclosure; continued

Mary Peterman vs. A.S. Dickerson, foreclosure; continued

Margaret E. White vs. Henry E. White, divorce; suit dismissed at cost of complainant

Geo. Phillips vs. Wilford Scrivner, foreclosure; continued

D.M. Osborne & Co. vs. F. Cruzen et al., foreclosure; continued

Henry Peroo vs. Stanishaw Peroo, foreclosure; continued

Timothy Gruaz vs. Thos. B. Prowell, foreclosure; continued for report

Chas. L. Featherling vs. Margaret J. Yeager et al., foreclosure; continued for service

Fredoria H. Stewart vs. Felix Kelly, foreclosure; continued for report

A.E. Swift vs. B.W. Mitchell et al., foreclosure; continued for report

John Brunner vs Melvina Brunner, divorce; continued for service

Louisa C. Peterson vs. Wm. J. Moore, foreclosure; continued for report

Wm. J. Young vs. Lottie J. Young, divorce; dismissed at cost of plaintiff

OCTOBER 31, 1899 Mt. Vernon Register News 


CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS Nov. 1899

CHANCERY

Ida Bayn vs. Henry Bayn, divorce; continued by agreement

Grace Falwell vs. Wyatt Falwell, divorce; continued for service

Lillie L. Payne vs. Horatio S. Payne, bill for seperate maintanence; trail by court. By agreement of counsel it is or-
dered that defendant pay to complainant $250, and pay his own costs and fees of complainant's witnesses. Other costs of complainants not to be taxed. Said $250 to be in full satisfaction of seperate maintanence; and in default
of defendant, paying same to be in contempt of court.

Elmer L. Poston vs. Palita L. Poston, divorce; continued for service.

Wm. Knapp vs. Elizabeth Knapp, divorce; same order

Court adjourned till 8 o'clock tomorrow morning. The Grand Jury will probably make its final report tomorrow after-
noon and be discharged.

November 1, 1899 Mt. Vernon Register News

CHANCERY

W.T. Brown vs. Ebenezer McMeen, partition; commissioner makes report making partition $85 allowed J.L. Pollock and Albert Watson, solicitors

Elizabeth Vaughn vs. August Vaughn, divorce; defendant makes default

Henry W. Brant, Receiver, etc, vs. Wm. T. Estes, foreclosure; defendant makes default. Decree of foreclosure for
$555.06 and $37.50 solicitor's fee.

CRIMINAL

People vs. Ed Brown, larceny; trial by jury. Demurrer to evidence sustained. Defendant charged

People vs. Hardy Hughey, carrying concealed weapons; certified to county court

People vs. Chas. Glasco, same; same order

People vs. Stephen Gunner, abandonment of childre; same order

November 2, 1899 Mt. Vernon Register News

Before adjournment to court in course yesterday the following proceedings were had in circuit court.

CHANCERY

Safety Homestead and Loan Assoc. vs. George E. Tucker et al., foreclosure; continued

Same vs. Wm. B. Milburn et al., foreclosure; continued

Same vs. W.F. Hunter, same; continued

Alice Morgan vs. John Morgan, divorce; continued

Margaret T. Brown vs. Kate Greer, partition etc.; set for 3rd day Dec. term

Henry B. Kempp vs. Candace Kempp, divorce; decree of divorce as prayed

Victoria Lisenby vs. Wm. H. Lisenby, divorce, etc.; continued

Blooming P. Davis vs. James R. Davis et al., partition; report of conveyance approved and continued

Chas. L. Featherling et al. vs. P.M. Bledsoe et al., injunction; set for 2nd day Dec. term

Jno. G. Holland et al vs. Jno. J. Marvin et al., foreclosure; continued for service

C.W. Dooley, trustee etc. vs. Jesse M. Catron, foreclosure; Kirby Smith appointed receiver

John Tucker vs. Eliza Martin, partition continued for service

November 4, 1899 Mt. Vernon Register News
 
 


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