David Irons APP 9-18-1926
New Ocean Mark 76th First County Court Held tion From Monmouth Nearly 300 Cases On (Special to The Press) T05IS I1IVKH, Sept. 18. The Sep. tember term of the Ocean county courts will convene in the Court house at this place, next Tuesday at 19 o'clock, the 76th anniversary of the opening of tho first court in Ocean county. Ocean county was set apart from Monmouth In 1850 and the first ninrt u-na i,a1.i !.. f.,n .ik -t JuMH'H .limM R" Nevlus presiding. At the opening of the court it was found that no juries would be, present, as the law under which Ocean county had been created, had failed tn pfv nnn-a,. tn j draw juries to the sheriff, which had neen appomted by Gov. Daniel Haines. Justice Nevlus therefore sat as both Judge and Jury to hear the single case that was ready for trial, an assault und battery case. In direct contrast to this first term of court, the term which begins next Tuesday, will have an its calendar nearly 300 cases with Supreme Court Justice Frank T. Lloyd, Circuit Court Judge Hulif V. Lawrence and Common Pleas Court Judge Harry E. Newman all on the bench at the same time. There will be 33 grand Jurors present, as well as CO petit Jurors. Included in the list of causes to be heard are a murder case one or two manslaughter cases, and a number of burglary cases. It Is expected that Justice Lloyd will set the date for the trial of Nuncio Llatonio, charged with having killed Chester Irons at Point Pleasant, last summer by (mooting him with a revolver. The accused man dropped off a train from Newark at Point Pleasant on July 9th, about dark. About midnight he was observed in the western section of the town nrting In a strange manner around the home of 51 r. and Mrs. Clarence Johnson. He was seen by 5Iiss Rolinda Johnson, who Informed her father. On going Grand Jury Anniversary In 1850 After Separa Calendar. out from the house, Johnson and his daughter and David Irons, a neighbor, found the Italian lying on the ground. Ho told them he was look- j ing for a place to sleep. He began to walk away from the house, and while this was going on some nelghburs phoned for the state troopers, and this being overheard by Llatonio, frightened and he be- gan to run. Johnson thinking that something must be wrong about him, began to run also. Coming to a store on Route 4, Johnson and David Irons saw Chester, a brother of David sitting on the porch. Being winded they called to Chester to stop Llatonio. The Italian ducked around the corner of the store and as Chester ran around the corner, fired nt him with a .38 calibre gun. The bullet struck Irons in the stomach and had ploughed thru this Intestines, mushrooming at it went, tearing big holes In him, and severing the spine as it left the body. Llatonio was soon captured and when searched a .38 calibre revolver, 50 soft nose bullets for the gun, two clasp knives, one with a four inch blade and one with a six Inch blade. Irons died In the hospital 12 hours after tho shooting, Llatonio at that time being In the county Jail at Toms River. At noon 51ondny he had been indicted by the April grand Jury, and had entered a plea of not guilty before Supreme Court Justice James F. Mlnturn. Justice 5Iinturn assigned Ira F. Smith ns his counsel. Since his arraignment Liatonlo's brother Oranzlo Llatonio, of 629 Lexlnirton avenue, Brooklyn, has visited him, bringing down a New York lawyer, E.dward J. Keiley, as a member of tho defense counsel. Halstead II. Waln-wright of 5Iannsquan and James Mercer Davis of Sit. Holly, have also , been engaged by the brother to as sist in the defense.