Dearborn County Common Pleas Court Proceedings – Feb 1869

Proceedings of the February 1869 Term of Dearborn County, Indiana Common Pleas Court appeared in:

Aurora Peoples Advocate – 4 Feb 1869 – Page 3, Column 2

Scott Carter, Judge. The docket is encumbered with a large number of cases, few of which are of much interest to the public.

State of Indiana vs. Blythe Buffington for netting fish in Tanner’s creek. Fine of $10 and costs.

State vs. Ludwig Snyder for netting fish in Tanner’s creek. Fine of $5 and costs.

State vs. Wm. Chisman—Assault and battery. Fine $5 and costs.

State vs. Jacob Roadsmasher, violating game law. Fine of $2 and costs.

State vs. Waller, pulling melons off of vines. Fine of one cent and costs.

Louis F. Schoroeder vs. Wm. H. Terrill. Suit to recover bounty from defendant, as agent of a club formed to avoid draft. Judgment for defendant.

The trial of the Walter Hayes will case has been postponed until the first Tuesday in April.

Aurora Peoples Advocate – 18 Feb 1869 – Page 3, Column 1

Court Report.

State vs. James Thompson. Recognizance forfeited.

State vs. Benjamin Taylor. Betting on election. Indictment quashed for informality.

Job M. Hayes vs. Abiah Hayes and Isaac Hayes. Suit upon contract, for weighing corn over scales of defendants. Judgment for defendants.

Job M. Hayes vs. Joseph H. Hayes and Abiah Hayes. Action upon contract to pay certain debts. Judgment for plaintiff for $121 and costs.

Wm. M. Arnold vs. White Water Valley Railroad Co. Appeal. Action for injury of stock. Judgment for plaintiff for $40 and costs.

Mason & Beckman vs. Western Union Telegraph Company. Action for damage in failing to transmit dispatch. The Telegraph Co. claim that the printed notice on their blank dispatches which they use that they are not liable for mistakes or delays, is in bar of any damage; to this the plaintiff demurs. The demurrer is sustained.