The County Record, June 10, 1897
Monday, May 31, 2010
Against Mr. McConnell
Justice E. B. Gary, of the Supreme Court, heard at his chambers in Columbia last Saturday the motion of Thos. M. Gilland, Esq., in behalf of Mr. Ervin M. Smith in the case against Mr. J.Z. McConnell, Jr., praying that the latter be required to turn over the books, furniture, papers, etc., belonging to the office of probate judge for Williamsburg county to Mr. Smith. Judge Gary granted an order requiring Mr. McConnell to turn over the office to the complainant, and as Mr. McConnell's counsel, Col. B. Pressley Barron was ill and unable to attend the hearing, Mr. McConnell has been advised to refuse to turn over upon Mr. Smith's demand, and a motion will be made to have the case reopened. If this motion is refused, an appeal will be made to the full bench of the Supreme Court. In the meantime, Mr. McConnell will still hold over.