And Now the Electric Line Is Sued for $5,000 Damages.
The Michigan Telephone Company Is Also Sued for Damage to a Ypsilanti Livery Rig from a Slack Wire.
Two Ypsilanti cases were commenced by summons in the circuit court by Lee N. Brown today. One case involves the right of the Detroit, Ypsilanti & Ann Arbor electric line to charge an extra fare for tickets sold on the train, when the passenger has been unable through no fault of his to obtain a cheaper ticket. Geo. N. Cady, of Ypsilanti, went to the Clifton house in Wayne to purchase a ticket for Ypsilanti. They declined to sell him one so he boarded the car for Ypsilanti without it. When the conductor came around he tendered him 20 cents which was the price of a ticket but the conductor refused to take it and demanded 25 cents the price charged on the cars. This Cady declined to pay and was put off the car just outside the village of Wayne. He now sues the electric line for $5,000 damages.
Demosh & Son, liverymen of Ypsilanti sue the Michigan Telephone Co. for $500 damages. They rented a rig to a Mr. Hight who went out toward Saline to play for a dancing party. He started back about four o'clock in the morning when a slack wire of the telephone company caught the top of his rig and tore it off frightening the horses which ran away demolishing the rest of the buggy breaking the harness and ruining the team which was a fine and spirited one.