Monroe County Appeal, Paris, Monroe County, Missouri, 5 Jan
The grand jury adjourned Saturday, after finding a total of seventy-eight
indictments. Of this number two were for forgery, five for gambling,
one for alleged fraud in a real estate deal, and all the rest for
illegal sale of liquors, distributed as follows:
Florida – Ford Poage, 5; James Ritchie, 5.
Monroe City – Sprinkle & Hayes,
10; W. B. Spalding, 5.
Stoutsville – Ed Ellis and Hugh Henderson,
6; Rolla Armstrong, 3; J. E. Wood,
Santa Fe – James Bates, 5; Wm. Wilkerson,
Granville – Frank Clay, 4.
Clapper – Towney Finnegan, 3.
Madison – John Forrest, 8; Abe Curtright,
Indian Creek – Mr. Williams, 1.
Paris – O. P. Vaughn, 1; J. W. English,
4; R. Porter, 2.
J. E. Wood, a Stoutsville druggist, plead guilty to his indictment
and to the charge of selling without merchant’s license, paying
a total of $175.
Ford Poage, who maintained a joint in the rear of his blacksmith
shop at Florida, plead guilty and was fined $200. Being without
funds, he was sent to jail to lay it out. His wife and eight children
are said to be in straightened circumstances.
All the others gave bond and the cases against them were continued
until the next court. One of the indictments against R. Porter of
Paris was for a bottle of whisky ordered in a sudden and severe
illness in a prominent Paris family.
The indictments for gambling were against Monroe City youths. Chas.
Young, one of the number, plead guilty and was
Wilson Sanders took preliminary steps for
an appeal to the supreme court in his suit for slander against John
Mrs. Ella Foreman’s suit for divorce and
$20,000 was continued until next term. (See page 4 of this issue
of the Quarterly for further information.)
Howard Carroll was sentenced to 30 days in
jail for cutting another Paris darkey.
Hugh Mudd lost out in his suit against the M.
K. & T. for $300 damages. He owned a fancy team of drivers. They
took fright at a train and ran away. Mudd alleged that their qualities
as safe drivers were injured to the extent of $300.