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In the chancerv case of Charles W Merriam, Isaac S. Collins and George W. Dexter, eomplainants of Charles E. Wagner, Mary L. Wagner, Reuben Wagner and George Wagner, defendants, the joint and several answers of these defendants was flled this morning in the county clèrk's office by their solicitor, J. Q. A. Sessions. They make the formal denial of all allegations of fraud. They admit that their father, Jobn M. Wagner, died in the township of Scio, July 25, 1897, and left an estáte of real and personal property to the amount of $23,362.03, as appeared by the inventory. Tlaey deny that at the time of the death of John Wagner, Charles Wagner was the owner of an undivided one-seventh part of the lands or had any interest "whatever in the personal property belonging to the estáte of John W. Wagner, deceased They f urther say that Charles E. Wagner and Mary L. Wagner, his wife May 10, 1899, made and executed a deed to the defendants, George aud Reuben Wagner, which was recorded June 8, 1899, conveying his interests in the lauds for a consideration of $500, and that it was not done for the purpose of defrauding his creditors or to delay the collection of any claim. "That said Franklin D. Wagner has conveyed all his right, title and inter est of isaid estáte to said George Wag ner, aud that said Charies E. Wagnei and wife have conveyed all their in terestt in said estáte to Reuben anc Gerge Wagner ; that those who are interested in said estáte are as fol lows: Mary E., George, Clara, Reuben and Heniy Wagner, and that there were residing at the homestead of said John M. Wagner and upon the rea estáte deseribed in said bill of com plaint, at the time of his decease, the following named heirs: "George, Reu ben, Mary E. and Clara Wagner ; tha the remainder of said heirs at law had lef t said farm." The defendants claim that Charle E. Wagner left his home on said home stead on or about 1874, and went int business for himself in Lansing, An Arbor, Danville and Chicago, and be lieve he was unsuccessful. Thei father, John M. Wagner, from time t time advanced his son money. Tha on January 27, 1890, Charles E. Wag ner executed and delivered to hi father a receipt, of which the follow ing is said to be a copy: ySr ''Ann Arbor, Jan. 27, 1890. Receive from J. M. Wagner ten thousand do lars. being my full share in the estat of J. M. Wagner now and forever Charles E. Wagner." They say the deed was onlygiven b Charles E. Wagner to clear up th title to the land, as he was owing th estáte, and that the consideration o $500 was only inserted at the sugges tion of their attorney. In conclusión, the defendants stat that whatever interest Charles E. Wag ner may nominally have, legally an equitably belongs to the other cbi! dren. The plaintiff bill was flled in aid o: execution against Charles E. Wagner