Washington Ogelsby vs. Tom Pearson in court

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Washington Ogelsby vs. Tom Pearson in court - A HOT TIME IN JUSTICE COURT Colored Lawyers...
A HOT TIME IN JUSTICE COURT Colored Lawyers Have a Lively Row Over Seven Dol-' Dol-' Dol-' ' lars. This morning Tom Pearson and IVV. J. Ogleis'by, the only colored attorneys in Avameda County, had a verbal set-to set-to set-to in Justice Quinn's Court. "I rwant to is how up the vlllany of this man Oglesiby,' said Pearson. In a we.ll modulated voice. "He has tried to defraud defraud this woman out of XI." The woman in question, Cornelia 'Hall, sat nodding ac-ouiesence ac-ouiesence ac-ouiesence to Pearson's remarks. "Yes, ezii; yes sah. He did that Mr. Judge," fthe exclaimed. i "Will you please refrain from 'talking," Shouted Judge Quinn. "That yar (man lies," screamed Oglesby, ftatriy Jumping iwich rage. "Shut up!" cried 'the Judge through the poise, -"or -"or I'll have to clear t'he courtroom." courtroom." When the tup roar had subsided somewhat somewhat Pearson stepped up to where Oglesby Oglesby iwaa witting and remarked, "Out of raapact ifor tibia Court, Mr. Oglesiby. I re-fi'ain re-fi'ain re-fi'ain ifrom chastising you, 'but if 1 had you down on tihe sidewalk ." The rest was deft for Oglessby to fill In. "You would not, sah, and your Honor I insist that it'hia is spile work On tn-i tn-i tn-i pant of .that colored man. He is. a miserable miserable man, sa'h, a miserable man.'' Ogleeiby itihen insijsted upon wringing the Judge's hand to ehow that there was no ill-feeling. ill-feeling. ill-feeling. The cause of all the trouble was a suit brought by Cornelia Hiall against Ogles-by Ogles-by Ogles-by to secure $7, which she alleges siie 'paid to ihim over a year ago lor the filing of a ult ihe Wd not file. There being so much bitter feeling In tihe count-room count-room count-room the Judge decided to take the matiter under advisement and render Judgment tomorrow morning. If the truth was known the Judee was somewhat alarmed over the possible result result of hUa Judgment either way in the question. Ait several times during- during- Xhf trial he euspecited the possibility of razors being introduced In the case.

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 10 Mar 1902, Mon,
  3. Page 7

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