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The Warren Circuit Court convened at the Court House in this place on last Monday afternoon. Judge Cowan failing to reach here upon that day, Joseph Brown of our place officiated in his place pro tem. On Tuesday the Grand Jury was called together, and during that day, a great number of our yound men and small boys were summoned before them to give them information upon certain topics of which they were extremely ignorant. But our boys were as mum as possible, and refused to give information only on condition that the tuition fee be advanced. But the jurors all being "strapped," were obliged to remain in "blissful ignorance," while the boys chuckled in their sleeves, as much as to say-"No sir-ree we never saw any liquor sold,-not we."

Judge Brown still occupied the bench and business was proceeded with in first rate style. The very heavy rains that had fallen on Monday night had probably so damaged the roads that trains could not make connections on Tuesday, and Judge Cowan did not arrive on that day.

Wednesday morning however, the Judge was on hand looking as sleek and plump as a well fed kitten. The case of Thomas vs. Hunter came up for trial and occupied the whole of that day, and we go to press without knowing the result. There are enough lawyers in attendance to manage the business, and what is more than this we notice Judge LaRue as one of the visitors, and suppose he has come down to take items by which to govern himself during the approaching term of his own court.


[Page 54 of scrapbook.]

Date: 4/22/1869
Origin: Warren Republican
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Record ID: 00001913
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings scrapbook
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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