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Hereford Reporter (Newspaper) - April 13, 1901, Hereford, Texas Hereford reporter attend the improvement society meeting next l l Esi vol. I. No. 8 Hereford deaf Smith county Texas april 13, Itoi $1.50 per year sentenced to two years stringfellow Hume hardware co. In the Penitentiary. Wholesale and retail dealers in such was the verdict of the jury in the Bain and Mitchell wagons barbed third trial of the wire hardware water supplies Briscoe county murder Case. Implements and windmills. Stores at the town full of lawyers witnesses and visitors regular april term of District court several on the civil docket disposed of. Actg Amarillo Canyon City and Hereford tex.?s. On monday Hon. H. H. Wallace judge of the District court arrived in town and immediately that court went into session. The following grand jurors were Emp annexed a. J. Lipscomb Foreman w. D. Keliehor w. B. Phillips Geo. L. Muse c. R. Moreman j. R. Armstrong d. R. Gass j. M. Mcgloth Lin t. M. Palmer r. J. Kibbe s. S. Evants and a. Ragsdale. Noah Taylor and Jas. Carter were appointed bailiffs. After giving instructions to the grand jury As to their duties the judge retired them and the tiresome task of obtaining a jury to try the Thornton murder Case brought Here from Briscoe county was begun. The jury As finally chosen composed of the following named gentlemen w. T. Ross w. R. Evants c. L. Bounds t. R. Reagan w. S. Higgins c. T. Splawn j. E. Ferguson t. A. Fox j. W. Bradly w. H. Clary r. R. Harris and c. E. Wheeler. Jack Harwell was appointed to act in sheriff j. T. Inmond a place on account of the latter a illness. The counsels for the state were District attorney Ira Webster of Claude g. F. Thomas of Bowie d. B. Hill of Clarendon and Browning amp Madden of Amarillo. Messes. Kinder amp Wilson of Canyon Plemons amp Veale of Amarillo j. N. Stalbird and w. F. Kelly of Silverton defended the prisoner. This Case was tried twice before a once at Claude and once at Tulia a and resulted in a Hung jury in both instances. The arguments before the jury by the different counsels followed and at 5 45 of clock on thursday the i judge made an impartial charge to the jury and the jury retired. At 2 45 p. In. Friday the jury j filed out into the court room and Foreman Ferguson announced that they had agreed upon a verdict which was that the defendant was guilty of manslaughter and fixed the penalty at two years in the Penitentiary. For reasons stated elsewhere we refrain from commenting further on the Case or the verdict. There was one other Case on the criminal docket that of the state is. W s. Dean. The Case was dismissed on motion of the state for reasons filed. In the civil docket the following cases were disposed of the Case of the state of Texas is. W. P. Wright it a1., was discontinued. In the Case of t a Western Mon land c is. Mike re i and b. G. Duncan judgment was rendered by default. The Case of c. V. Walker is. Deaf Smith c county was continued. The Case of c. T. Splawn is. W. M. Zumwalt was compromised by the defendant paying $250 for the land in litigation. Judgment was rendered for the plaintiff in the Case of r. H. Gough is. J. L. Moreman it. A1. An explanation. The reason Why the reporter is late this week and does not contain the proceedings of the murder trial. The reporter had the Type All set and was ready to print a full account of the Thornton murder trial the testimony of each witness the speeches in Brief of attorneys Webster Wilson Madden veal Jack Harwell proprietor the amp Here Orch Saloon spec wines whiskey a j o w a r 5 for 30 Days we win ii a Nisi and Hane screen door Cash bargains h. W Reque u u4. By he pfc juror in serving 01 the state fondant in the Case be held at Canyon. A this latter Case Panion to the Case Tri of course we feel comply with or. A and we hone that of forbear with us in it fill eight pages wit o i o

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