Switzerland Circuit Court.
On Monday, May 29th, the Circuit Court convened at the Court House in this place, and Judge Berkshire being detained at Vernon in the trial of a murder case, and having forwarded an appointment to Judge Carter of the Common Pleas Court, he opened the Court, and presided during the day, Monday. Judge Berkshire appeared on Tuesday morning and took the bench, presiding ever since. Judge Emmerson of the 7th Judicial District came on Tuesday morning and opened a special term set for the trial of the Bradley murder case, and the Longworth-Fisher case. The latter is still pending before him.
The members of the bar of this county were all present. There were from abroad, Hon. Alex. C. Downey, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; Judge C. E. Walker, H. W. Harrington, C. A. Korbly, and Walter Roberts of Madison; S. H. Stewart and S. R. Downey of Rising Sun.
The Docket for the term is made up of 32 criminal cases, and 112 civil cases, making in all 144 cases.
The following cases have been disposed of:
State vs. Harvey Myers—Arson; 2 cases. Change of venue granted, and case sent to Ohio county.
State vs. Orin Lemmons—Malicious Trespass. Plead guilty and fined $10.
State vs. John J. Roberts and Ira Peelman—Selling liquor to intoxicated person. Acquitted.
State vs. Philip Bettens—For desecrating Sabbath. Acquitted.
State vs. Anthony Vanbriggle—Malicious trespass. Acquitted.
State vs. Noah Carter—Desecrating the Sabbath. Plead guilty and fined.
State vs. George Cooper—Disturbing lawful assembly. Convicted and fined.
State vs. Jordan Wainscott—Obstructing highway. Acquitted.
State vs. Moses Osborn—Provoking an assault and battery. Acquitted.
State vs. William Smith—Grand Larceny. Plea of guilty and sentenced to State’s Prison for two years.
State vs. Cincinnattus Bradley—Murder. Change of venue granted, and sent to Ripley county.
State vs. John Gurley—Assault and battery. Plea of guilty and fined.
State vs. John Gurley—Carrying concealed weapons. Plea of guilty and fined.
North Western Christian University vs. John B. Gordon—On contract. Judgment for $160.00.
Sarah Hess vs. B. C. Mead—To remove Executor. Dismissed.
State ex rel Harriet Clemens vs. George McMakin—Bastardy. Dismissed.
Bank vs. S. P. Cooper—On bill of exchanged. Dismissed.
John Gill, jr., vs. Larkin Johnston—Replevin. Judgment for plaintiff.
Wm. G. Krutz et al vs. E. W. Martin—Foreclosure. Dismissed.
Susan Humphrey vs. Hiram L. Peabody—Breach of marriage contract. Dismissed.
W. H. Adkinson vs. W. A. Voris et al—On note. Default and Judgment.
Daniel Konkle vs. Isaac M. Froman et al—On note. Dismissed.
Joseph Patterson vs. W. Cooper et al—Foreclosure. Default and judgment.
J. H. Cravens vs. W. G. Smock—Note. Default and judgment.
George Tardy, sr. vs. E. W. Shuff—Foreclosure. Default and judgment.
Samuel Fisk, jr. vs. Samuel Fisk, sr.—On note. Default and judgment.
George Hastie vs. Omer Wiley et al—On note. Dismissed.
Dewitt C. Mead vs. Jane Mead—Divorce. Dismissed.
C. H. Humphrey vs. Samuel Fisk—On note. Default and judgment.
C. H. Humphrey et al vs. Samuel Fisk—On note. Default and judgment.
Michael Eckert vs. G. E. Daubenheyer—On note. Default and judgment.
Basil N. McHenry vs. W. H. Dunning—On account. Judgment by agreement.
The case of the State vs. Perry Woods for assault and battery is now on trial.
Switzerland Circuit Court.
E. G. Whitney vs. Sam’l Pleasants, Adm’r of Ira Lindley’s Estate; on Bill of Exchange—dismissed.
Temperance Vanhouten Adm’r, &c., vs. J. W. Scranton et al; on Executor’s bond—judgment for plaintiff.
State vs. Harvey Myers; selling liquor to minors—Plea of guilty in 8 cases.
Allensville & Center Square Turnpike Company vs. Board of Commissioners of Switzerland Co. Appeal—dismissed.
State vs. Perry Woods; assault and battery with intent to murder—convicted and sentenced to State’s Prison for three years.
State vs. Mary Gross; selling liquor &c.—plea of guilty.
State vs. Abram Gross; selling liquor &c., 3 cases—plea of guilty and fined.
Basil N. McHenry vs. William H. Dunning; on account—judgment for plaintiff.
Margaret Dunning vs. Edward P. Dunning; alimony—dismissed.
Jas. B. McCrellis vs. Elias F. Humphrey; on account—dismissed.
Bank vs. Simon P. Cooper; on Bill of Exchange—dismissed.
H. A. Downey vs. Elias F. Humphrey; on account—dismissed.
Jason G. Gurley vs. Elias F. Humphrey; on account—dismissed.
Sarah A. Roberts vs. Daniel M. Roberts; divorce—granted.
Ralph Cotton vs. Cornelius Anderson et al; on note—judgment for plaintiff.
Emily J. Hoffman vs. Richard H. Hoffman; divorce—granted.
Mary Klugg vs. Joseph Klugg; divorce—granted.
Switzerland Circuit Court.
Keziah B. Perry vs. Harvey Scroeder—To recover real estate Judgment for plaintiff.
First National Bank of Vevay vs. H. A. Downey and others—On bill of exchange. Judgment for plaintiff. Appeal to the Supreme Court.
John W. Manford and others vs. Pleasant Grove & Indian Creek Turnpike Co. Injunction. Judgment for defendants. Appeal to the Supreme Court.
Jason G. Gurley vs. Mary Dunning and others—On account. Judgment for defendant.
John R. Rayl and others vs. Frederick Deppe—Attachment. Judgment for plaintiff.
B. F. Rodgers vs. Jordan Wainscott—Appeal from Commissioners. Dismissed at Defendant’s cost.
Harriet Tardy and others vs. Geo. W. Hathorn—Appeal from Justice of Peace. Judgment for plaintiffs.
Henry Walden vs. John Bakes—for money. Judgment for Defendant.
Geo. W. Cartater vs. Ohio & Miss. R. R. Co.—Damages. Judgment for plaintiff.
Patrick H. Conley vs. Ohio & Miss. R. R. Co.—Damages. Judgment for plaintiff.
Geo. Foster vs. Ohio & Miss. R. R. Co.—Damages. Judgment for plaintiff.
Squire Justice vs. Ohio & Miss. R. R. Co.—Damages. Judgment for plaintiff.
Geo. G. Brotton vs. Ohio & Miss. R. R. Co.—Damages. Judgment for plaintiff.
Malissa A. Coleman vs. Ohio & Miss. R. R. Co.—Damages. Judgment for plaintiff.
Sophia Ruter vs. W. G. Krutz et al—to recover real estate. Dismissed.
James McFadden vs. Charles Markland et al—Damages. Dismissed.
Wm. Sumner et al vs. Thomas Works—Note. Default and judgment.
Wm. Sumner et al vs. Josiah Lee—Note. Default and judgment.
Alfred Tapp et al vs. David Allen—To set aside deed. Dismissed on compromise.
Wm. R. Johnston vs. Samuel Stucy et al—Note. Judgment for plaintiff.
Isaac M. Froman vs. Jonathan McMakin—On account. On trial as we go to press.