People in Court.
Donnus is an Arabian and runs a fruit stand. Selby is sad to-day.
This morning, he got tangled up in the meshes of the law, and
it cost him a modest little pile of his accumulated dust to get
September 10, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
It seems that Selby and Louis Zerefonete,
a product of one of Italy's sunny valleys, got mixed up in a
row over a wagon, and Selby called Louis a d---- thief.
Louis studied over the matter and
concluded that things had reached a point where forbearance ceases
to be a virtue, so he had Selby arrested for abusive language.
The trial came off in Justice Braswell's
court this morning.
Louis was placed on the witness
stand and testified. He swore that he and Selby were the best
of friends, that he loved Selby.
The jury found Selby guilty, and
taxed him $30.
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They Quarrel and Are Run In
an Arabian, was before Justice Braswell yesterday afternoon on
the charge of cursing and abusing George Mazarhany, a brother
- October 1, 1891,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 3.
There were a host of Greek and
Arabian witnesses, who testified to a little of everything. Some
of them not only swore that Tony "cussed" George, but
lifted his scalp to boot. Others swore that George did all the
"cussin" and Tony was as quiet as a tombstone. And,
there were witness who swore that the defendant and prosecuting
witness both "cussed" and "cussed" each other
so liberally, that the air was still blue where the row took
George swore that Tony did "cuss"
him most awfully and threatened his life.
Tony, who was sitting near the
witness, jumped up and said: "Dat vas a tam lie, a tam lie!"
and continued a repetition of the assertion until he was stopped
by the court.
Tony was found guilty and fined
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