Joseph Kirker report

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Joseph Kirker report - to conviction two a by any are 400 of tbe to...
to conviction two a by any are 400 of tbe to town, it and before who On Wakatomaka. i last Tuesday our little villtgt was filled to overflowing with a of people from Jackson and VirginiH townships. On inquiry as to what ail mean' Court was we mere in session informed that before Esquti? Clark to investigate a case of and battery that took place last at a Literary S iciety which was held at the Complon school house :* King's can this or Jackson township, between James Donald ardjoteph Kirker. Shortly after the affray Kirker swore out warrant before a Justice in Jackson township and had McDonald arrested. He appeared and plead guilty to charge and paid a fine. No rcore heard from the case until list when McDonald appeared be'ore Enquire Clark and filed a complai$ against Kirker, and a warrant w* issued for Kirker and Constable was sent out a'ter him, but did succeed in arresting him, as Kirker gave him the slip. On Tuesday, however, he appeared, and as the parties were present and 'Squire on the benrh, legal proceedings commenced. After the examination of witnesses, the cotnsel for the defendant made a motion for non-suit a dismissal, ou the ground that it not been proven that the school where the cflsns? had been was 10 Coshcctou county, and also that the pUintitT had himself pleaded guilty to the same charge and fine, and therefore the court had juiisdiction, and the case should dismissed. The motion was overruled by lh« court and the defendant rd to give bond for his appearance before a higher court. The ruling court on these two points was a surprise to the entire assembly, there being about seventy people present. Mr. Kirker then offered Mr. Compton as surely, who was upon his filing an affidavit as to amount ol this world'* goods he possessed. The defendant was then discharged by the court. The bond was forgotten by the court and not signed by the defendant, and whole thing resulted in nothing than the finding out what Mr. ton was worth. The question now who will pay the costs ?

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  1. The Coshocton Tribune,
  2. 13 Jul 1888, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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