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Four Divorce Cases

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The animal fall styles of divoroe were opened m Judge Kiune's cour Saturday, and he disposed (of foui cases of goods. Some time ago Prof. Jolin C. Rolfe of the chair of Latin in tho university, filcd a bilí agaiosthis wife.whon he charged with desertion since 1893. The entire proceedings have been studiously withheld from inquisitivi newspaper reporters. In the county olerk's office there is a book oalled the "Chancery Calendar" whioh is siniply a ledger account in which all cases in this branch of the circuit court aro supposed to be entered and a record kopt the same as any business man woulrt keep a record of a business account. .The cause oí Rolfe vs. Rolfe has not appeared therein. There is also a series of boxes in which the files of the cases are supposed to be deposited. The files in the case of Rolfe vs. Rolfe were retained by the attorneys. But the public were the only ones kept in the dark. A service of the bill was obtained upon Mrs. Rolfe and she was regularly represented by her attorney although she herself did not appear in the court room. Prof. Rolfe testified that his wife had deserted him, and in this ne was shbstantiated by witnesses to prove that the desertion was wilful. The decree was granted. In the case of Hannah L. Fergnson vs. Julius F. Ferguson,of Ypsilanti, a decree was granted for cruelty. Cora Capmbell was given a decree against her husband, Wliliam Campell, on the same grounds. Margaret Morrell obtained the same eind of a document aaginst George F. Morrell for non-support.