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VOLUME XLIII •GRAND JURY MAKES REPORT TO RAY CLICK GIVEN LIFE IMPRIS-j UDGE McLEAN AND ADJOURNED ONMENT IN MURDER CASE HEREJ j i Following is t~h7r7port of the last| On last Saturday evening, shortly j rand Jury as made to Judge J. H. lifter the jury ret.red in the Ray Click | McLean before adjourning on last, case, ,t returned a verdict of gmlty as; Wednesday: State of Texas, County of Llano found in the grand jury indictment and assessed the punishment at life McLean, i f - the State penitentiary. With counsel, th,e defendant ap- the Honorable J. TL Judge of Said Court: We the Grand Jury duly organized; peared before the Court Monday and empanelled at the November asked for a new trial. This was de- of the District Court of Llano j nled and notice of appeal was given County, Texas, at the conclusion of, In the case. , sitting, and In submitting our re-j Perhaps no case was ever tried in for discharge from further de- j Llano that created more interest thanj liberations do respectfully present! this one, as the court room was ah-, following report: | solutely packed every day while the We have returned into this court) trial was in progress. Bills of Indictment, 9 of the grade j Ray Click was indicted by the last felony and 4 of the grade of Mis- grand jury for kiling Chas. Walker, .demeanor. Having done this, in artdl- In this town on the morning of Sep-j „' to having referred several mat-j teraber 11, 1930, and his defense was of a petty nature to the attention the unwritten law. the County Attorney, wo. believe The State nought to prove that the that we have attended to all matters defendant had no cause for kiling presented for our consideration at Charles Walker and asked for the 1 term. There are existing in Llano county death penalty. Tile, examination of witnesses was this time, we believe, conditions concluded Friday. Much time was de-| in AS justify a comment from this [voted to the testimony of the defend-, body at this time. There are, in con-, ant and his wife, who attempted to! nection with said conditions, several show a justification for the kiling at j •suggestions which we desire to make, lna t time. and which we here now tako the opportunity of expressing as follows: Saturday was given over to the ar-j giiment of the case when the State j age 1. We believe that the office of the County Sheriff is ance as to deserve the support of the citizenship, and fur- J of Sim S aba, while the defendant was; was ther. we realize that there are many represented by A. O. Mueller of this j t the office of waa represented by District Attorney j of such import-j p. u. Hammond, County Attorney. o whole-hearted j Lawrence L. P.ruhl and J. H. Baker, nshin. and fur- n f San Saba. while the defendant was'•,.,„„ -duties Incumbent upon that officer in liia efforts to enforce the law, and gather evidence to follow up offenders, and to assist the prosecuting officers in presenting their cases to juries; therefore, we suggest to the Commissioners' Court that they pro- place and Alfred P. C. Petsch of Fred- ericksburg. Mr. Hammond concluded y ..f.,. 1 the argument, about five oclock Sat- urday afternoon and about seven the verdict had been rendered and the^ jury discharged, thus ending a case of county wide interest, made even more vide In some way for the reimburse-, H0 through th c large number of rela-|! t , ment of the sheriff for monies spent] Ilvc8 ,,f t he parties connected with' by him in making official trips for (thls fata i tragedy. the purpose ot having liquor analyzed, aa well as the costs of the analysis itself. 2. We recommend to the Commissioners' Court that more adequate heating facilities be installed in the •County Jail, that new locks be placed therein where needed, and that DEATH OF B. L. DALTON to •offort be made by tho expenditure of four O 'ci oc k after a brief illness which a reasonable amount of money for the - - • — » — purpose of providing for the reasonable comfort of Inmates thereof IV L. Dalton, for a long number of . years a business man in this town.| but who for the past eight years has j been living in Austin, died in that city on last Sunday afternoon about 3. To our very able and diligent began Thursday. Acute indigestion was the cause of his death. Funeral services were held Jt thc Cooks Undertaking Parlors Tuesday' Sheriff, and to the other officers of j morning at 10: If,, being conducted by Llano County, we recommend that all j the pastor of tho First Methodist) persons arrested for violations of the'church, of which he was a member, j law of whatsoever nature, and all j Following this service, the remains persons placed in jail, be reported w ,,re accompanied by relatives and to the County Attorney immediately, ' and that a full Investigation be held following such arrest, and before release, In order that charges may be liled as soon after the offense is com- friends to Taylor where interment was made and Masonic services held. Mr. IHilton was fifty years of age at the time of his death and Is surv LT(» ill i ivedibert lilt 1 I lint! Ul HIM Ut:ai u t***" •««'**»*'*"'»*•"•- » ii,« nm.ns« ^ c-u,,.- hv his wife and one daughter lie ?!^e".Tpr r «tlcable Wo furt^r ^ train v"«,nl" and camo to this pieie UB IB i/>« - I ... ...,_._ ... , ... Texas most of his life recommend that all persons who vio-, st . lle w hen a boy, having resided in late the law should be charged there with, whether they are able to pay a line or will be forced to take the pauper's oath and serve said fine in The deceased was well and favor-' known here and th,> news of his our Pbly known here and tn< a news or ins: de-ith was a great shock to many friends I Tl »> wife and daughter have thc'to of service as. The wife and daughter have •C.rand Jurors, we have come to rec-j sinpere sympathy of Llano's citizen-, ogntze the importance of this body Bnip ln their hour O f deepest sorrow. having either the District or County! Attorney's assistance, both in the| Mr anu Mrg H . H. Burch of Austin ,„„„ „, .,«„-««..—»; -»"— —' -"-• * .MIS. u. v. .uuiia ( the matter of committing the same, ,; U p Sta O f Mr. and to writing. Wo recognize the duties I way ^ rH u u rch was formerly Miss of the District Attorney require him y iohl j eru i ga n. to be in the court room a great por- tion of the time, and that his time is presH our appreciation to the officers I fairly well occupied in the matter ofj t) f Ln i s County, including the District prosecuting Indictments returned by Attorney, the County Attorney, the this body. Wo furt'aer feel Unit, i" « Sheriff, for their valuable assistance '•'^vt^&^^^^S^T^*' 1 ' 1 * '**' { ~v*'«' i '* - *>*Jt'«*W-.«^'-*^vi'"i»-^^'lv^«.7J^ 'there irno^sr - o7£ic!rfoi-''Tn^^^ of the County Attorney to the extent ,;. Having fully considered all mat-| •wherein he can afford to devote his tf ,,. H submitted to us to the host of entire time and attention to the as- our ability and judgment, and having j sisting of this body in its performance! no further matters demanding our at-1 t of duty, without suffering a loss 0- tellti()11 a , ,|,,H time, wo respectfully j nancially to himself. We are thor- 1 re(|iie^t this Honornblo Court to dis- oughly familiar with the fact that charge us at this time. there are many duties incumbent upon the County Attorney, the in-rtorni- aiu-e of which, no remuneration is provided by law. Consequently, after due consideration, vecommen'l to the < Court that Hie County A'tonw be pi!Id the sum nl' .r'l.t'" Per d;-y for <:iu h and every day during the s- : :-iou of tnr we I'ecl th.-'l ibrii the l'i rf'il'liKi I)' e ill' • -, !v lei:; be MI i.u-1 r,;'.y ,. e\|.et!iteil, at a con- In i he fount v. ,, al ihi.s lil;ie to ex- Most respectfully submitted, f A. H. Dalchau, Foreman, j O. F. narnelt, J. F. Reagor, I-'. F. Heal, ('!. I!. Thomas, Jury, !

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  1. The Llano News,
  2. 04 Dec 1930, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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