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In the case of Chas. A. Ballard vs. the Union Central Life Insurance Co., verdict was rendered for the defendant. The People vs. L. S. Moulton. Violation of a village ordinance. Defendant pleaded guilty and naid a fine of $25 and costs. The case of Geo. W. Sackett vs. Alexander Dancer, on trial this week, was one of the most hotly contested cases of the term, so far. The parties are from Dexter. Mr. Sackett brought the case on behalf of his daughter, Mertie, for seduction, the girl being yet under 21 years. It was alleged that Dancer, who is about 55 and married, in September, 1893, accomplished the ruin of the plaintiff's daughter, who accompanied him to a circus in Ann Arbor, and had sincethat time been guilty of immorality with her. A. J. Sawyer for plaintiff; J. T. Honey and Lehman Bros. for defendant. The jury retired yesterday afternoon and were out till half-past nine this morning, when they returned, looking feeble and landed a verdict of no cause of action. Following the above case carne another scarcely less unsavory action - the case of Catherine Hummel vs. Geo. Guenther, charged with indecent assault. Lehman Bros. for plaintiff; T. A. Bogle for the defense. In this case also, the jury went out last night and stayed it through the shades of the longest and darkest night in December. Two all-night juries makea remarkable record for usually expeditious Washtenaw.


Ann Arbor Argus
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