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TIIK COCONINO SUN.
DISTRICT COURT IN SESSION.
My Visitors Present-The Proceedlsts Up
to Dte-Newsy Notes.
The court wii8 opened Monday morn
ing, und iho court room has been the
center o( interest during the week.
Somo irregularity occurred in the
preliminaries of the drawing of the
jury, which caused District Attorney
Clark to have the regular venire for
juries net aside and 8cclal venires Is
sued to cure the defect.
Some few escaped under the change,
but most of thoe summoned on the tirst
venires were retained.
The ease of Territory vs. Al Gartiu
was dismissed. Mr. Bunch represented
the Territory and staled that the facts
would not justify conviction.
The case of the Territory vs. Gas Mu
dersbach was continued, on motion of
Mr. Kllinwood, who appeared for the
people, on the ground that the witnesses
were scattered from Kngland to Klon
dike. District Attorney Clark was disquali
fied In each of the alxve cases for the
reason that he had Wen counsel for the
Formal proof was ra.ido of several
suits on promissory notes, but these are
nover of any Interest except to the litl
gants. There are four dlorco suits on the
calendar. All of thorn were leferred
for taking the testlinonj out of couit
an arrangement always pleasant to the
There have been three indictments
returned by the grand jury. Thoy are
as follows: Cornelius Contreras and his
mother, Maria Ortegon, for the murder
of David Trajlllo on October 7th of last
year, the circumstances of which will
be recalled by our readers.
James .Broyles was indicted under u
charge of grand- larceny and his case
was set down for trial on Mondav.
II. (5. Davis has been Indicted for as-"
sault with a deadly weapon. The ob
jeetof his attempt was a woman who
was employed as a piano player in J. B.
Jones' saloon at Williams. Only an at
tempt Is charged, so no great injury
could have been done to any one. This
does not detract from guilt In such
cases, for the fact that no one was hurt
Is a slight extenuation where intent
existed to do harm.
Au Indictment was found agaln-t
Frank Ilalen, who Is charged with hav
ing blown out a piece of rail at Crow
ley siding recently. The grand jury
rexrted the bill at 4 SKI p. in. Thurs-
day and the ease was set for trial yes
terday. Yesterday morning the date of the
trial was changed to Unlay.
Charges were ignored against Mat.
Ilyiui and Harry Kelly, who wens
charged with burglaiy; against A.J.
Sanders under the same charge, and
against Martlus Armigo, who was
charged with having Intimidated some
ladles, while intoxicated, by flourishing
a large knife and running after them.
He probably was sufficiently punished
by his long tenti In jail, as he was con
fined several mouths uwuitlng trial.
The following named gentlemen are
serving on the grand Jury:
C". K. Howard.
Esau Lamb. ,
ft II. Howers.
W. A. Mayflower. ' r
Ashton NeUeker. 3
V. M. llrowintr. j
ft It. KdwanN. ,.
J. ft Phelan.
ft K. lloyi-o. '
W. H.Curroll. . .
As trial jurors the following citizen i
II. 1'. Adams.
T. A. Klckf 1.
Walter liecvon. -llnrry
I.. II. Tolfrec.
J. ft 0 rim
T. A. Dean.
V. C. Ilochderfler.
K. f Clancy
Upoiku W. Illaek.
K. A. Sllker.
M. J, Kennedy,
ft II. MMontKlc.
Allen Doyle. ,
ft II. (Well.
V. V. Curlmoll.
U. S Lewis,
(ieorco II. Coffin.
1. J. Murphy.
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