The Texas Criminal Reports Volume 78

The Texas Criminal Reports Volume 78

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... in reversing the case, and, therefore, the motion for rehearing should be granted. In this case the evidence would show that appellant, Dock Hughes and Tom Hughes were at Preston Hughes' store in Bon Wier about 3 o'clock on Monday, August 11, 1914, in the afternoon, when Harvey Davis came along and treated them all to cider in Preston Hughes' store. That Harvey Davis then started, when Dock Hughes asked him what was his hurry, and Davis replied, "I've got to get me a negro," Dock Hughes replying, "You needn't be in such a hurr_v--I've got to get me one, too." That Harvey Davis and Dock Hughes then walked ofi to themselves and held a. conversation, which was not testified to. After this conversation Davis went on off, and Dock Hughes came back in the store, 'and when the train came along, Dock Hughes, Tom Hughes and appellant went six miles distant, and purchased four quarts of whisky, returning to Bon Wier about 7 o'clock. These three, the two Hughes and appellant, got in a buggy, taking the whisky with them, and went to the home of Harvey Davis, who there joined the other three, and all four went down into what IS called the negro settlement, first stopping near the home of June Thomas, intending to give him a whipping. They took a mosquito bar and made masks, so that the negroes would not know them. Not finding June Thomas at home, all four started toward the negro schoolhouse, where the negroes were having a school meeting. On the way to the schoolhouse two negroes were seen going towards June Thomas' house, and. Tom Hughes, appellant and Harvey Davis went back to this negro's house, but again failed to find him. While they were doing this Dock Hughes went...show more

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  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 703g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813707
  • 9781236813701