The preliminary hearing of Speck Clark, Shorty Vick and Charles Hamilton was held here last Mon. at the Maddux Building in Justice Falconer’s court. The council for the defendants, Judge Hendricks and Perry Madden. Co. Atty. S. Grim represented the state. The trio is charged with the burning of the court house here on September 8 for the purpose of destroying the court papers. In the case of the state vs. Speck Clark on a charge of grand larceny, Clark was found guilty by the jury and punishment fixed 2 years and 6 mo. in the state penitentiary for appropriating a number of hogs belonging to F.E. Herring. The records in this case were left in the open court room and were destroyed by fire on the morning of the eighth.

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