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Description: The Grand Jury;
Again Defeated - The McAllisters
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Source: Madison County, AL Library
Page/Column: Page 3, Column 4
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THE GRAND JURY
After a Continuous Session of Three Weeks
It Adjourns—284 Indictments Returned.
A Condensed Report of the County’s Finances
Just before dusk Saturday, after a continuous and laborious session of three weeks, the Grand Jury made its final report to Judge Speake and was discharged. It is stated that there were 284 indictments found, of which a greater portion are for card-playing, carrying concealed pistols, assaults and batteries and such.
[Transcription Note: Only the portions of the final report with personal data are included here.]
To the Honorable H. C. Speake, Judge of the Circuit Court:
We have examined the bonds of our county officers, and find that the sureties on the same are good and sufficient with the exception of R. H. Gravett, Justice of the Peace for Maysville Precinct, whose bond has become insufficient by reason of the death of Perry L. Harrison, one of his sureties. We recommend that the said R. H. Gravett be required to give a new bond. . . .
Having discharged the public duties for which we were selected to the best of our ability without fear, favor or affection, we respectfully ask that you Honor discharge us.
WM. J. MASTIN, Foreman.
Huntsville, Madison Co., Ala., July 4th 1885.
The McAllisters were badly defeated by the Florence nine, last Saturday morning. The game was to have been played Friday, but rain prevented, so the nine remained over until Saturday, with the exception of Jno. L. Hay, who returned Friday night, his substitute being Joe. Hagey. Winston, was taken sick Friday night and was replaced by Matt Barr of the Florence club, and he worked hard and made some beautiful plays for the McAllisters, but luck was against them. Harrison’s pitching was a great puzzle to our boys until the las three innings, when the McAllisters caught on and did some fine batting, while the Florence boys had been making everything count from the start. Three home runs were made. For the McAllisters, Hamlet made a home run, and for the Florence, Kirby and Sherrod. The following is the score by innings:
Florence 3 0 1 1 4 2 0 4 2 - 17
McAllisters 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 - 7