Feature of Docket in Recorder’s Court This Morning. Serveral With Good Excuse Were Let Down Easy.
Violators of the traffic ordinances featured the docket this morning in the police reorder’s court, failures to observe the hitching laws and the speeding of automobiles being the burden of complaint.
W. H. Davis and L. B. Garner, charged with failing to have the proper length lines attached to the hitching weight, were the first cases called. Each was 75 cents.
Jesse Reynolds speeded his car on Main street, but he had a good excuse, so the fine was only 75 cents. Reynolds was taking C. C. Robbins and bloodhounds to Blaney to run down a negro who shot two persons and the call was one of extreme emergency.
Will Robertson tied his driving line to a weight and allowed the horse too much play. He was summoned to appear yesterday but failed to do so. The fine was $1.75.
Shealey Mack speeded his automobile on Main street, between Green and College, and paid a fine of 75 cents. Mack is a driver for M. C. Heath and it appeared that he had taken a passenger to a train for New York and had left the trunk check at home and was endeavoring to go for it and returned to the station before the train departed. The recorder remarked that the plea was a good excuse.
J. D. Perry speeded his automobile from Pendleton to Green street on Main and was senteced to pay a fine of $3.75 in his absence.
Variety of Cases
Dan Boatright was staggering on Main street and was sent in by Policemen Kramer. He had never been before the court before so the sentence was 75 cents as there were no frills.
Dock Gadsden and Alf Roof left the city chain-gang and were beating it to liberty when overtaken. They were given 30 days additional for their attempt to get away.
Ain’t Touch Her
Ernest Wilson was accused of laying out Hattie Boyd, on a railroad track. Although Ernest declared that he “ain’t touched her,” he was given $5 or ten days.
Robert Had Time
Robert Nott was wearing a watch which S. M. James lost three weeks ago and the latter had him arrested. Nott said he bough the watch from a brown skinned boy named Willie Brown for $2. The recorder suspended judgment until Detective Shorter summoned Willie to tell how he came by watch which Nott claimed he purchased.
Dora Pascall and Mose Stevens White, were playing in a cotton mill and Dora cut the boy slightly. It appeared that the children were playing and the recorder advised them to go home and not quarrel.
Girl Was Drunk
Caroline Hopkins was drunk on Washington street. She admitted the charge and was given ten days.
Cursed About Greens
Mary Shaw was threatening to beat a woman on Sumter street and used bad language, according to Patrolman Rogers who arrested her. Annie Collines took Mary’s greens according to Mary, and she said she would get those greens or beat ’em out of Annie. This was the cause of the disturbance. The fine was $3.75.