Switzerland Circuit Court—Judge Downey.
Harry Stow, Ned. Hickman, and Hosier J. Harris, were excused from serving as Petit Jurors upon submitting their excuses.
Julius L. A. Hastings et al vs. Orris L. Hastings et al. For possession of real estate and quiet title. George W. McKay, Ebenezer Phillips, and James M. Scott appointed to partition real estate.
State vs. Aime Leap et al. Assault and battery with intent to murder. Bond for $500 given for appearance.
Alfred Moredock vs. James M. North et al. Judgment by default for plaintiff, $562.75.
Caroline Merill vs. Margaret Powell et al. Partition. Martin G. Keeney, Robert E. Hall, and Jacob C. Baker, appointed to partition the land. Sylvester C. Powell, administrator of the estate of Maria Powell, deceased, authorized to sell her interest in land to pay debts.
State vs. Aime Leap and James Joyce et al. Assault and battery with intent to murder. Bond of $500 given for appearance.
State vs. John H. Brindley. Assault and battery with intent to murder. Bond of $500 given for appearance.
State vs. Robert Hildebrand. Provoke. Plea of guilty, fined $5.
William Bennett vs. Rosina Israel et al. To quiet title. Judgment for plaintiff.
Phebe Palmer vs. George W. Connall et al. On note and to foreclose mortgage. Judgment by default for plaintiff, $73.85, and foreclosure of mortgage.
State vs. Andrew J. Schenck. Obstructing highway. Verdict of Jury, fined 1 cent.
State vs. Frank Rosenberger. Obstructing highway. Verdict of Court, fined 1 cent.
State vs. John M. Kramer. Selling liquor to minor. Verdict of Jury, not guilty.
Rhoda Kennedy et al vs. Ollie Peak. Partition of land. Martin G. Keeney, Thomas J. Stewart, and William Strathavar, appointed to partition.
State vs. Thomas J. Lakeman. Drawing dangerous weapon. Trial by Court; fined $10.
Robert B. Littlefield vs. the Board of Commissioners of Switzerland County. Appeal. Trial by Court; judgment for defendant.
Henry C. Swango vs. Levi Block et al. Damages. Verdict of Jury for plaintiff, $149 damages.
Among other cases dismissed were:
- State vs. Oliver A. Cole
- Elonora Arliss vs. George Arliss, divorce.
Eliza M. Adkinson, guardian of Herbert Adkinson and others. Sale of real estate approved.
Estate of Jacob Banta, Mitchel F. Banta administrator. Final report approved. Also his statement of the descent of real estate approved.
Estate of Philander S. Sage, aggregating less than $500, set off to his widow, Sophia L. Sage.
John VanOsdol, guardian of Magnolia Rogers. Final report approved and discharged.
Andrew J. Works appointed guardian of Fred. Works, minor heir of Addison M. Works.
Estate of Henry Stucy, Affra Stucy, widow, filed her election to accept will.
Estate of Edward P. Goddard. Appointment of Thomas Carver administrator approved.
Estate of Hugh L. Norris. Appointment of Miranda L. Norris Administratrix, approved.
Estate of John Dibble. Appointment of Samuel Lostutter administrator approved.
Estate of Bennett Philips, David H. Boyle administrator. Sale of real estate approved.
Estate of Jesse Roberts, Charles W. Smith executor. Final report approved.
Estate of George W. Sadler, Samuel Lostutter administrator. Sale of real estate approved.
Estate of James Phillips, aggregating less than $500, set off to widow, Mary Ann Phillips.
Estate of George W. Sturns, aggregating less than $500, set off to widow, Elizabeth Sturns.
Estate of John C. Packingham, Thomas Carver administrator. Sale of real estate approved.
Estate of Hulday Humphrey, A. S. Humphrey administrator. Final report approved.
Estate of George W. Heady, James P. Orem administrator. Sale of real estate approved.
Jennie Schroeder adopted Carrie A. Schroeder, a child without father or mother living.
Estate of Mary Garner, Perry K. Cotton administrator. Final report approved.
Estate of Joseph Bayne, Robert Thompson administrator. Final report approved.
Estate of Margaret Wade. Ester Wade vs. Samuel Wade, administrator; claim on account. Trial by Court. Verdict for defendant.
Estate of Theodore W. VanOsdol, H. B. Voris administrator. Final report approved.
Estate of William T. Wiley. Proof and probate of his will.
Claims allowed against several estates, and many partial reports of estate approved.
Switzerland Circuit Court—Judge Downey.
W. Harry Henry and David N. Haydon were appointed Jury Commissioners for coming year.
William Chambers vs. The Indiana Farmer’s Levi Stock Insurance Company, on policy. Judgment for plaintiff, $250.
Joseph M. Manser vs. Francis M. Manser et al. For rent and general relief. The Jury returned a verdict for plaintiff as against Francis Manser and Clifton Littlefield, assessed their damages at $50, and found for the defendant Robert B. Littlefield.
Clara Mead vs. Vina Vannatter and Isaac Vannatter. For slander. Verdict of Jury for plaintiff. $300 damages.
Mary A. Pickett et al vs. Rosina B. Pickett et al. For partition. Geo. W. McKay, George Moredock and Ebenezer Phillips made report of partition, which was approved.
Julius L. A. Hastings and Maud E. Hastings vs. Orris L. Hastings et al. For partition of real estate and quiet title. Land not being susceptible of division, George S. Pleasants appointed Commissioner to sell.
Elnora Arliss vs. George Arliss. Divorce. Granted.
William A. Kinnett vs. Henry S. Pickett. Damages. Verdict of Jury for plaintiff $95 damages.
Delilah Jones vs. Stephen Jones. Divorce. Granted.
Caroline Merrill vs. Margaret Powell et al. Partition. Report of Robt. E. Hall and Martin G. Keeney, Commissioners, approved.
John Baker vs. Edward Dibble, administrator. On note. Judgment for $442.
Estate of Mary E. Wiley, Thomas Carver, Adm. Final report approved.
Carroll S. Tandy was appointed guardian of Eddie G. Pickett, and given right to sell real estate.
Estate of Mary E. Wilson. John W. Knox was appointed administrator de bonis non.
Estate of George W. Heady. James P. Orem administrator, reported he had ample funds to pay all costs and charges and all specific legacies. The Court ordered all legacies paid except that of Eliza Heady, there being ample reserved to pay it.
The question of sanity being raised as to Fleming Cousins, the Court ordered he be enjoined from disposing of his property, both real and personal, except that he be permitted to dispose of crops, such as corn, wheat and hay. Case continued.
Estate of Wm. Norris. George W. Norris appointed administrator.
Partial reports in many estates and guardianships were presented and approved.