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A complaint was filed with the county clerk the first of last week asking for the appointment of a conservator for George McDaniel, alleging that he is incompetent to transact his business.  Mr McDaniel is entirely blind, having lost an eye during his service in the Union army, and the other a few years ago.  He is drawing a petition of $30 a month.  The jury returned a verdict tht Mr. McDaniel is a sane man.  There is talk of trying the case again, alleging that he is a spendthrift. [The Sumner Press (Sumner, Illinois) 18 Jan 1900]

Percy J. Talbot and L. H. Barlow, late of Robinson and now of the Garden City (Kas.) Democrat, have been sued for $120,000 damage in libel, by a number of real estate firms for saying that they had been disbarred from practice before the U.S. land office. [Newton Press, April 13, 1887 - KY - Sub by FoFG]

People vs. Wm. Wehrwein NEW
The case of the People vs. Wm. Wehrwein, tried last week resulted in a verdict of not guilty, and defendant was discharged.  This disposes of the criminal charge in this case but James W. Taylor, the prosecuting witness, who had both arms shot off by Wehrwein, has a suit for damages pending, which has been continued for this term of court. [Robinson Constitution (Robinson, IL) 16 MAR 1910]

Circuit Court Notes (March 16, 1910) NEW
Judgment was rendered by agreement against the Big Four Ry. Co in the following:  Geo. E. McQueen, $500; A.W. Mate, Admr. etc. $750; Leslie Dunnegin, $250.  In the case of G.F. Schmidt vs. W.A. Bradley, the plaintiff submitted to a voluntary non suit, Chas. S. Miller dismissed his suit against W.A. Bradley and C.A. Thoele. 
Chas T. Burch got a judgment for $5000 against Fred R. Castle by default.
Pearley Hope and John Perkins entered a plea of guilty to keeping gaming house and were fined $50 each which goes to the city of Robinson.
Ira C. Huff got judgment for $30 against Duffield Bros. & Ray and had two-thirds of the cost to pay.  First National Bank vs. Jennie A. Markham judgment for $900.81 on note.  S.F. Montgomery  vs. Shrader & Good, judgment of $1,050.
Wm. J. Miller vs. Phillip Kennedy, jury trial-judgment $1, Crawford Co. State Bank vs. Wm. Hugerson, $1215.75 on note.  Mann & Parker vs. John & Jennie Markham, trial by court, judgment $137.50.
The case of Kitchell Cox vs. C.C.C. & St. L. Ry. which was returned from Appellate Court was redocketed and is set for this Tuesday.  Warren La Barte filed a cross ball against Grace La Barte and secured a divorce on same. 
Lillian P. Clark vs. John F. Clark, Bill etc., trial by court - divorce granted - injunction made perpetual.
Ollie M. Larrabee vs. Jennie Hargis et all partition granted - L.M. Biggs, P.A. Metheny and G.H. Miman appointed commissioners.
The grand jury was dismissed Saturday, having finished it's work.  21 indictments were returned, Forgery, 1; murder, 2; incest, 1, selling liquor without license, 8; disturbing religious meeting, 4; disturbing the peace, 2; nuisance, 1 and rape 2.  The report on county farm and county jail were referred to the board of supervisors [Robinson Constitution (Robinson, IL ) 16 MAR 1910]

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