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Circuit Court Doings

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The May term of the circuit court opened Monday morning, Judge Kinne on the bench. The morning session was spent chiefly in calling the docket. ' Joseph Scott, colored, pleaded guilty of assault and was sentenced to three i months in the county jail. George i Midgley got the same sentence for , ing drunk. James H. Lepper pleaded , not guilty to a violation of the liquor [aw and will stand trial. The case of C. L. McGuire was continued, as were ' most of the criminal cases. ' In the afternoon the motion to J change the venue in the case of ard Stock well vs. Joseph Doane, Wm. ( Judson, Lester Canfield and Wm. ( Mosher was argued. The judge denied j ;he motion. Tuesday morning James A. Turner, who had been in jail for four months on a charge of rape, changed his plea ( of "not guilty" to one of "guilty" and was sentenced to eight months in the county jail. f The next case taken up was that of James Linnen vs. Paris 8. Banfield. ' The case arose out of the arrest of Linnen in 1894 on the charge of i ing into Sheehan's bookstore. He was i found not guilty of the charge and ] brought snit against Banfield for false ( imprisonment. The case was tried at the October term of court in 1895 when the judge took the case from the jury and reudered a verdict of no cause of action. The case was appealed to the I supreme court and was remanded for i trial. The jury was out several hours and returned a verdict of not ■ __


Ann Arbor Argus
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