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The Henning Suit

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The Argus understands that Mr. David Henning, of Chicago, has decided to drop his suit against the city for damages incurred by the building of the Michigan Central railroad bridge. The suit was originally broaght against the city and the railroad company. It will be continued as against the railroad company, who were the real parties benefited by the closing of State Street and the building the bridge over Beakes strekt, formerly known as Pontiac, thus closing two crossïngs and saving the expense of flagmen and lessening the liabilities for damages by accidents. It is probable that Mr. Henning reached this conclusión out of regard for his old time home [and its citizens who are lis old time friends. This decisión relieves the city from defending a ad suit, for the supreme court ïas drawn a fine distinction since the bridge Was built. Previous to hat time, the decisions were that a city might raise the grade of a street any time and adjoiniñg property owners could claim no damage on account of the change in the grade. But two years ago in a case similar o this one, which went up from Detroit, the supreme court decided hat building the approaches to a )ridge was not changing the grade of the street and that abutting property owners could claim damages. During the past few days Mr. Henning has had several conferences with the city authorities, who are old friends of his, and has at ast decided that, although he beieved he could collect damages 'rom the city, he would 'not do so, for old friendship's sake, and for this the thanks of our citizens are due him. Mr. Henning's love for Ann Arjor is well known to his many acquaintances and we are sure, if he could arrange it to again reside here, it would please very many of his :riends. While Mr. Henning's decisión to drop the case has been openly announced as above indicated, the case tías not yet been formally dropped.