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Crowley Signal April 20, 1901

List of grand and petit jurors drawn for the criminal term of the 18th Judicial District court, in and for the parish of Acadia, State of Louisiana, commencing Monday April 15, 1901
Juror and ward: April 22nd
Honore Sonnier 1
A.E. Lee 4
Jean Gay 4
Clemile Doucet 4
Willie Post 1
Lastie Smith 2
T.A. Potts 3
Adolph Miller 3
Sherman Cornette 1
David Levy 1
John A. Gould 6
Theogene P. Richard 3
Cyprien Guidry 5
Nathaniel Faulk 6
J.J. Bradley 6
Antoine Sonnier 1
J.R. Roller 6
P.C. Smith 5
Tilib Vincent 5
John Martin 4
H.R. Silvernail 6
Henry Loewer 6
Edgar Meche 2
Paul Tromp 4
Samuel Hornsby 3
Robert Fairley 6
Hebert Landry, Jr. 5
Beauregard Besse 1
T.J. Robinson 2
W.L. Stagg 3
Juror and ward: April 29th
Raymond Richard 1
Gesnar Breaux 1
C.O. Hundley 3
J.N. Young 3
Jules Gilbert 1
John Morgan 4
J.A Bergeron 3
Theogene Leger 5
Plenny Prud’homme 3
Joseph O. Comeaux 3
Abner Hoffpauir 1
Wilfred Johnson 2
Frank Hinkle 6
George Door 6
E.B. Christian 6
Chas. Melancon 2
Will Lewis 6
James Stakes 3
Jules Jardel 5
Elridge Welsh 2
Clifton Milligan 2
W.S. Gault 5
E. Maignaud 5
R.K. Harman 6
C.B. Vogan 5
John P. Fruge 5
Joseph Stelly 1
Sosthene Broussard 1
Ursin Caruthers 1
Solomon Laughlin 4
Signed: C. L. Crippen, A.J. Mauboules, B.M. Lambert, J.S. Arceneaux – Jury Commissionrs
April 20, 1901

The April term  was opened Monday by Judge DeBallion. The grand jury was empanelled and a long docket of important cases will occupy the attention of the court for some time.

In his charge to the grand jury this morning Judge DeBallion called to their especial attention to the delapitated condition of the present court house.  He charged them that it was a part of their duty to inspect the public building and that the present building was both inadequate and unsafe.

Issac Hayes was exempt from jury duty, A.L. Chappuis was excused for H.W. Lackey. The following jury was drawn and is now in session:

J.D. Belton, foreman; W.A. Lyons, G.S. Norton, Henry Redlick, M.W. Marshall, B.F. Carper, Emile Daboval, jr., Jules Menou, paul Fremeaux, Homer Broussard, Jr., J.E. Daigle, E.S. Legnnion.

The following cases were brought over from last term were fixed for trial:

  • State of Louisiana vs. pascal Barne, called on Barne and surety bond forfeited.
  • State of Louisiana vs.Carlton ogden, eta al, April 22, 1901
  • State of Louisiana vs. Dorsin Roy, April 23, 1901


  • Chas. B. Elmo vs. Crowley State Bank, April 18, 1901
  • J.B. Camois vs. Hurd & Wright
  • Lambert & Fabaucher, fixing set aside
  • Jno. W. Pedigo vs. Geo. W. Hewitt, April 17, 1901
  • John T. Kidd vs. Lemuel Hoffpauir, dismissed at plaintiff’s cost
  • Joseph Knipping vs Acadia Rice Milling Co., discontinued at plaintiff’s cost
  • W.B. Thompson vs. E.A. Robinson
  • Louis Mozar Broussard vs. Francois P. Breaux et al
  • W.W. Duson vs. Geo. T. Eiland; case submitted and taken under advisement.
  • Frank B. Driskill vs. John J. Kutch; attachment order for Monroe Mays, Alfred Sonier et al instanter.

Tuesday’s session

  • State vs. Walter White, charged with manslaughter
  • The partial findings of the jury report this morning is as follows:


  • State vs. James Kennedy, robbery
  • State of Louisiana vs. Will Sullivan and Walter Huse, murder.
  • State of Louisiana vs. Walter White, manslaughter
  • State of Louisiana vs. John Bell, larceny
  • State of Louisiana vs. Emma _________, larceny


  • State vs. Maxile Leblieu, larceny
  • State of Louisiana vs. Felix Carmouche, shooting with intent to kill
  • State of Louisiana vs. Edward Martin, perjury
  • State of Louisiana vs. Pierre Edwards, larceny
  • State of Louisiana vs. Alvin Goodwin, embezzlement
  • State of Louisiana vs. Thomas Edward, stabbing with intent to kill
  • State of Louisiana vs. Dupreville Thibodeaux, assault & battery
  • State of Louisiana vs. Rina Robertson, larceny
  • State of Louisiana vs. Frank Nasson, assault with a dangerous weapon
  • State of Louisiana vs. Vick Cornell, larceny
  • State of Louisiana vs. D.C. Richie, larceny
  • State of Louisiana vs. Aurelien Breaux, assault & battery
  • State of Louisiana vs. Geo. W. Hewitt, perjury


  • State vs. Pascal Barne; fixed for April 22, 1901
  • State of Louisiana vs. Alcee Benoit, fixed for April 22, 1901


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