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Circuit Court Doings

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On Friday evening last Judge Kinne dismissed the jury for the December term of the oironit oonrt. Two cases were disposed of on tbat day. Anton Teufel for striking C. Fred Weinmann over the head with a cane was fined $12 and costs. John Marquardt, of Soio, was awarded $240 for wages dne hini by Thomas Ricahrdson, of the sanie town. The case against C. .Lineólo McGuire, for obtaining money nnrter falsepretenses, has been continued until the next term of court. On Wednesday Judge Kinne handed in bis opinión in the case of Mabel Helena Fellows, of Los Angeles, Cal., vb. J. Leonard Herman, of Sharon, over tbe construction of a will. The oomplainant, wbo is 24 years of age, was a waif at the county honse and when two montha old was apprenticed to Mr. and Mrs. Pyroc V. Fellows, who at that time, 1873, Hved in Sharon. When the child was seven years of age, Mr. and Mts. Fellows bad grown so attached to the child that they adopted her under o act of the legislture, eince declared void, and made her their heir. Mrs. FeJlows, now dead, was an heir of James Hudson, formerly of Sharon. He died leaving a widow and six dren. By his will be left bis wife a Iife interest in tbe estáte, and after her death the property to revert to the children to be divided equally. The flve living children soKi the property aDd deeded it to J. Leonard Herman, the defendant in tbe case, regardless of the rights of their daad sister and her heirs. The oomplainant, as heir at Jaw of Mrs. Fellows filed a bilí in chanoery asking to have a partition of the property and that the sbare belonging to Mrs. Fellows be decreed to her. Judge Kinne held that the oomplainant was entitled to an undivided one sixth interest iu the estáte and to a partition of tbe property. Id the case of Bryant Walker, adninistrator of the estate of Corydon L. Ford vs. the City af Ann Arbor, the udge handed down a negative opinion. The complainant disputed the payment )f the sewer tax in lateral sewer disrict No. 3 of the city of Ann Arbor )o the ground that the assessment was Ilegal. The court found that the sewer was necessary and important pnblio imjrovemeut, and that the estate received Ine benpfit therefrpru. He said "I discover nn eqnity in thia large and wealthy estáte attemptiug to escape its legitímate bnrdens. The bill of complaiut shonl'l 'ie dismissed afciestitute of eqnity." In the case of tbe People vs. Alfred Lnghlin, oharged with stealing clothDg from one of the boaiders at H. G. Prettyruairs, the defendant pleaded not guilty. The oonrt appointed M. .7. Cavanangh to defend when the plea of not gnilty was changed to gailty and Laugbliu was sentenced to the oounty jail for 90 days.