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Date Original

1921 August 1

Description

These are indictments for Owen Hilburn and John Adair for damaging the Dry Creek School House in Lawrence County, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

According to an Arkansas School Law originally enacted in 1849, damaging a school building could be punishable by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars. In 1921, Owen Hilburn and John Adair were indicted for damaging the Dry Creek school house in school district number 26 in Lawrence County.

Transcription

[Page 1] Indictment.
State of Arkansas,
against
Owen Hilburn } Lawrence County, Western District, Circuit Court.
Indictment.
The Grand Jury of Lawrence COunty Western District, in the name and by the authority of
the State of Arkansas, accuse Owen Hilburn
of the crime of
Misdemeanor committed as follows, to-wit: The said
Owen Hilburn in the
County ^District and State aforesaid, on the 1 day of August A.D. 1921,
unlawfully, willfully Maliciously
and mischeiviously did damage
disfigure and mess up a certain
building, to wit: the Dry
Creek school House, said school
house being in school district
26, by putting manure and words
on the floor and water cooler
in said building and doing such
mischief to render said school
House, indecent, unsanitary and ---ged,
against the peace and dignity of the State of Arkansas.
H V Williamson
Prosecutingttorney.
[Page 3] Indictment.
State of Arkansas,
against
John Bob John Adair }
Lawrence County, Western District, Circuit Court.
Indictment.
The Grand Jury of Lawrence County, Western District, in the name and by the authority of
the State of Arkansas, accuse John Bob Adair
of the crime of
Misdemeanor committed as follows, to-wit: The said
Bob John Adair in the
County ^District and State aforesaid, on the 1 day of August A.D. 1921,
unlawfully, wilfully[sic] and maliciously
^and mischievously did damage, disfigure and
mess up a certain building, to wit:
the Dry Creek School House, said
school house being in school district
26, by putting menure and words on the floor and water cooler
in said school House and doing
such mischief as rendered
said school House, indecent, unsanitary
and damaged,
against the peace and dignity of the State of Arkansas.
H.V. Williamson
Prosecuting Attorney.

Physical Description

Documents; 14" x 8.5"

Subjects

Educational facilities; Schools; Law; Civil disobedience; Manure; Rural schools

Contributor

H.V. Williamson

Geographical Area

Lawrence County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0070

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Lawrence County (Ark.) Circuit Court records, MSNE.0070

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Indictments, damaging a school house, Lawrence County (Ark.) Circuit Court records, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.

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Education | United States History

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