T. B. Douthitt May 31, 1923
JUNE TERM OPENS MONDAY Circuit Court Docket Contains 21 Criminal, 63 Law, 23 Divorce and 17 Equity Cases—27 Appeals, Appeals, Motions, Etc. When circuit court convenes next Monday for the regular June term it will face a comparatively light docket, but Circuit Clerk Shepherd says lie experts many more filings before the term begins and there- fore the business of the court will be heavier than the docket indicates. The first day of court will be de- voted to the hearing of appeals, mo- tions, etc., of which there are 27 docketed. If these are all disposed of on the first clay, which is doubt- ful, the court will be ready to take up the criminal docket on the suc- ceeding day. There are 21 criminal , cases for trial, six of these being for violation of the liquor laws. Of the more serious crimes dock- eted, two are for rape and two for forgery. One defendant, Dick Weba ber, is charged with felony and-with carrying concealed weapons. The ( felony charge holds the greater number of defendants, ) There are 63 lav cases of more or less importance, the docket in this ' respect being much lighter than usual, according to the circuit clerk, These cases are for the most part suits on account, damage cases, re- plevin, etc. Two cases are docketed 1 which have grown out of the con- demnation of land for roads. These are cases in which the commission appears plaintiff; the defendants are Oliver P. Myers, et al and Alton Harris, et al. . . There are 40 divorce and equity cases, 23 of thees being for divorce. This is not considered high as at ' nave the S° lden cord of matrimony severed and the tie that binds their » earts Amoved. Perhaps one of the most interesting interesting cases is that of Neville Dickson, who is charged with felony. He was cashier of the bank at stark City wflg arrested at St . Joseph after that bank had faile(J> ' | The following J UTOVS and alternates been gelected to serve during term . Benton township — Charles Linkj" C. W- Hopper. , rj er wick A.- R. A(lamSi J. Haray, Lee Granger; C. A. Gish, H. R. Durham. Dayton—Clyde Jent; D. W. Tuder. ~TTiVe Mile—John Cummins; C. C. McNatt, East Franklin—Wm. F. Goostree, Allison Kelly; J. B. Evert, Tom Stansberry. West Franklin—Henry Robertson, mmet Laytoh, Canady; J. M.-j \5 ran by—Jim Dale, W. H. Yost; Sam Varner, George Kenney. I Marion—M. E. Floyd, Roy Pierce, I v si <r»- _l.l__ T< T3 TlmitViif-fc J. C. Peebles, T. B. Douthitt. '• Neosho—H. M. Ritchey, W. G. Camfield; Rev. S. F. Stevens, Henry , Seneca— Jim Freeman, W. H. Mul- lens; p a t Riley, Earl Tobien. Shoal Creek— Oscar Johnson, JaKe Warren; P. A. Mosier, Jim Thur- man . Van Buren — Grover Lawrence, John Merrill Jr.; Earl Broadaway, E. E. Bass. West Benton, Clem Manz; Fred J. Hill.