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Red Hot Affidavit

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Tho case of Lester Canfield vs. G. Frank Ahinendinger was continued Saturday by order of tne court apon the application of defeudant. In his affidavit for contiuance Mr. AHmendinger says that he bas fully and fairly disclösêd to his counsel the facts vvhich he expests and belives he will be able prove by eert ai n witnesses, Herbort Walsh arid Mrs. Herbert Walsh aud Frank Carnell, known as Arthur Barrington, whom he is uot now able to lócate. He claims to have made extraordinaryefferts to reach these witnesses bot has been unable to do so. He did uot kuow of these witnesses at the time his canse was placed on cali for trial and did not know they had knowledge of facts important to him in his defense. He claims farther that he is informed and believes that said Herbert Walsh and Mrs. Walsh will testify that Herbert Walsh was charged with the crime of forgery aud tüat the plaiutifï attempted to disoharge the duties of detective and to discover the whereabouts and to arrest Herbert Walsh. At the time Herbert Walsh and wife lived at Litchfield and did not leave tnere during nearly all the time plaintiff was pretending to search lor him. In his search for Walsh, he says, Canfield charged the eonnty of Washtenaw, as deponent is informed, on Out. 18, 1895, railroad fare to Jackson, (1.-75; livery at Jackson f2 ; dinner and supper at Jackson 1 ; one day's service $2. Deponent says he is fnrther informed and believes said Canfield charges that in the night of Oct. 18, 1895, he went to Albion and that the fare was 60 cents, one rueal at Albion 25 cents; fare back to Jackson 60 cents; and one uight's service $2. On the 19h ne cbarged the eonnty with fare to Munith 40 cents; livery at Mnnith 2 ; breakfast, supper and dinner at Munith $1.50; fare back to Jackson 40 cents; one day's service 2 ; oue night's work in Jackson $2 ; one meal at Jackson 50 cents; assistant at Jackson fa. Ou Oct. 20th livery to drive to Olear Lake2; breakfast Jackson 50 cents; railroad fare to Homer 80 cents; dinner at Homer 50 cents; livery at Homer to Litchfield $2.25; livery at Homer to Albion 2.75; assiitant $2 ; two assistants to search hotel at Albion 2 ; two suppers at Albion $1 ; lodgiug at Albion 50 cents and ons night and one day's service f 4. On the 21st charges were f are f rom Albiun to Kalamazoo 1.20; livery at ialamazoo to drive to prisoners uncle's $2; same to Olear Lake $1.50; one day's service $2 ; fare froui Kalamazoo to Detroit $4.35 ; oue night's work $2. Oct. 22, breakfast at Detroit 50 cents; followed prisouer to Windsor 10 cents; dinner and expenses at Windsor 75 cents; supper at Detroit $50 cents; oue day's service f 2. Night of 22d 'onnd prisoner had gone to Jacksou. Sailroad fare to Jackson 2.30; lodgng and breakfast at Jackson 1 ; one lalf night pay $1. During this time ït will be noticed says the petition, in substance, if he is correctly informed as to piaiutiff's bill, said plaintiff was charging for service day and night exoepting that on the 22d he charges for only half the night. On Oct. 23 the eonnty is charged op, according to information and belief of deponent. with railroad fare :rom Jackson to Albion 60 cent; break'ast and dinner at Albion $1 ; livery at Albion to Litchfield 3 ; supper at Litchfield 50 cents; day's service 2. O,ct. 24th breakfast aud lodging at Litchfield 61 ; livery at Litchfield to Jonesvlle 2 ; supper at Jonesville ana diimer $1; day's service $2; livery from Jonesville to Hillsdale, lodging and breakfast at Hillsdale f 1 ; half uight's service $1. Oct. 25th, fare from Hillsdale to Litchfield 45 cents ; dinner and supper at Litchfield $1 ; one day's service $2. Oct. 26th lodging and three meals at Litchfield 2; fare Litchfield to Ann Arbor 2.50; one day's service $2 Night of Oct. 26th received telfiphone message from marshall at Litchfield that Walhh was under arrest and left for Litchfield, charging eonnty railroad fare from Ann Arbor to Homer 1. 85 livery at Homer to Litchfield and return $3. Paid officers at Litchfield f 6 ; one uight's service $2. On 27th farejfrom Homer to Ann Arbor for self and prisoner $3.70; breakfast and dinner for self and prisoner at Homer and Jacisson $2; one day's service 2. Constitnting a total bill of $44.55. Deponent further says he believes said Herbert Walsh will testify among other things tbat said Canfield did not perform the service mentioned and that said Herbert Walsh was located at Litchfield for a number of days and uigbts immedia-tely precediug the arrest and that said Herbert Walsh, duriug nearly all the time said Canfield was iu pretended search of him was at and about the village of Litchfiela. Deponent farther says he has been infortned and believes said Herbert Walsh will further testify that said Canfield did not puy officers of Litchfield or any officers the snni of $6 for the arrest of said Herbert Walsh. That said officers arrested said Walsh and ttirned hirn over to depnty Sheriff Bell, and not to plaintiff, and as deponent is further inf ormed and believes also to Sheriff Judson who was in company with Deputy Sheriff Bell at the time and that said plaintiff Oanfield was uever in Litchfield after the said marsbal arrested said Walsh until after said Walsh was turned over to said Deputy Sheriff Beil. And that said Canfield di 3 not pay auy railroad tare from Homer to Aun Arbor for himself and said Herbert Waclsh, nor any livery from Homer to Lithfield and return, nor pay said officers at Litchfield $6, nor perform one night's service at $2 after the arrest of said Walsh in conveying him to Ann Arbor and that he dia not on said 27th day of Oct., 1895, pay any railroad fare from Homer to Ann Arbor for himsèlf and prisoner and that be did not on said 27th day of Oct. pay for any breakfast and dinner for himself and prisoner at Hointr and Jackson nor at either place, and that he did not perform one day's service on said 2th in bringing said Walsh to Ann Arbor. The remainder of the affidavit relates principally to another witness, one Frank Caraell, known as Arthur Barrington, who is alleged to have obtamed money at the American house on a forged check for $33. 8ö, his disappearauce and finally locating of him, at üOine place in Mass., plaintiff s trip there for purpose of detecfcmg and arresting him and his release because plaintiff did not beheve him to be the person who passed the forged check. The deponent farther' alleges upon informatiou and Delief that said Canfield before leaviug Ann Arbor was armed with a photograph of said Barrington and that when the arrest was made Canfield had said photo in his pocket and yet when he retured to Ann Arbor he brought with him a photo which he claimed was of the man arrested which was in no way similar to plioto which plaintiff hád iu his pocket at the time of tnaking the arrest. Deponent farther says he believes said Barrington will testify that said Canfield never arrested him or attenipted to do so. Deponeut says he expects to procure the attendance of these aforesaid wituesses - henee his prayer for a continuance. All of which is pretty hot stuff.