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Eb Mitchell Surrenders
He is Given a Habeas Corpus Trial and Granted Bail

Last Monday, Eb Mitchell, indicted for the killing of Charlie Green in the unfortunate difficulty which occurred at Celeste on July 2, 1895, surrendered to Constable Pruitt last Monday, and was brought to Greenville for the purpose of having a preliminary trial and securing bail. It was believed that he would be granted bail and a number of his friends came along to make the bond. Quiet a number of Celeste and Kingston people were here, representing the friends of both Mitchell and Green, but everyone was for peace, and in favor of the matter being attended to as the law directs. Mitchell had a habeas corpus hearing before Judge Terhune in the afternoon, which continued Tuesday morning, at the conclusion of which the defendant was granted bail in the sum of $10,000. The bond was promptly made and the defendant released. It is hoped and believed by the friends of both factions that no further trouble will come up between them, and that the law alone will be permitted to deal with the matter.

(July 18, 1895, The Greenville Messenger)

Note: More about Eb Mitchell on February 5, 1896 (jury?), but the paper was missing.

Submitted by Sarah Swindell

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