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Stratford centennial
(1891-1991)

Hear ye! hear ye!,   pp. 163-164


Page 163

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
The following are actual court cases found in the old
village records. We have deleted the names but found the
complaints and the language of the times interesting.
In the above entitled action         complains
that on the 7-8th day of May 1917, at the town of Eau Pleine
in said County of Marathon, _         did with force
and arms in and upon the said      ,make an assault,
and the said       did then and there beat, bruise, wound
and ill treat and other wrongs to the said  then and
there did. Complainant examined on oath and complaint
reduced to writing and filed.
Warrant issued thereon and delivered to
Constable, for service.
May 28th, 1917. In the above entitled action, warrant
returned with the following return upon it:
State of Wisconsin
Marathon County SS
I hereby certify and return that by virtue of the within
warrant, I have arrested _, the defendant named
therein, and have him now in custody here in court to answer,
as I am commanded by the within warrant.
L.B. Weber, Constable
Fees $2.55
Warrant filed in my office.
May28, 1917. In the above entitled action, case called at
my office in the Village of Stratford, Marathon County,
Wisconsin at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Accused in court, in
custody, charge as stated in warrant and complaint read to
accused and he required to plead. Accused pleads guilty.
It is therefore adjudged and determined that the accused
do have a fine of one dollar and the costs of this
action taxed at five dollars and forty five cents to wit:
F.J. Curtin, Justice fee $2.90
L.B. Weber, Constable fees $2.55 $5.45
Fine and cost paid and accused discharged from custody.
Dated and done at my office in the Village of Stratford,
Marathon County, Wisconsin, this 28th day of May 1917.
Frank J. Curtin
Justice of the Peace
In the above entitled action,       , complains
that on the 23rd day of September 1917 at the town of Eau
Pleine in said County,  -     did then and there beat,
bruise, wound and ill treat and other wrongs to said _
then and there did. Complainant examined on oath and
complaint reduced to writing and filed. Warrant issued
thereon and delivered to L.B. Weber, Constable for service.
October 1st, 1917. Warrant returned with the following
return upon it:
State of Wisconsin
Marathon County SS
The warrant was executed by arresting the within named
_       and he is in custody now before the court.
Fees   L.B. Weber, Constable
Warrant filed in my office October 1, 1917, in the above
entitled action. Case called at my office in the Village of
Stratford, Marathon County, Wisconsin at 10:30 o'clock in
the forenoon. Accused in custody and in court. Charge as
stated in warrant and complaint read to accused and he
required to plead, accused pleads guilty to the charge. The
court finds the accused guilty as charged in the complaint. It
is therefore adjudged and determined that the accused
do pay a fine of fifty dollars and the costs of this
action and be imprisoned in the common jail of Marathon
County for six months. The costs of this action taxed as
follows. Fine and costs not paid.
F.J. Curtin, Justice fees $3.15
L.B. Weber, Constable fees $9.53 $12.68
Warrant of commitment on sentence issued and deliv-
ered to L.B. Weber, Constable.
Dated and done at my office in the Village of Stratford,
Marathon County, Wisconsin in this first day of October
1917.
Frank J. Curtin
Justice of the Peace
Certificate of conviction filed with the Clerk of Circuit
Court.
Frank J. Curtin
Justice of the Peace


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