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Colored Workman Sues Employer

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Parent Issue
Day
1
Month
August
Year
1902
Copyright
Public Domain
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Jacob Beek, jr., a colored workninii, by his attorney, A. J. Sawyer, has sued John Wessinger for the balance claimed for putting in some street coping. The defendant claims he has alreafly paid all the work is worth, and that the plaintiff is trying to exact from him several times as -much as other workmen would charge. The case comes up for hearing on Augtist 4. Murray & Storm appoar Tor Wessinger. Viola Dale, the colored girl arrested last week on the charge of being a comnion street walker, was released i Saturday on payment of the cists in j the case and on the condition that she i leave the city. Justice Gibson gave the girl a severe reprimand, telling her that if she appeared in the city again and was arrested it would go hard with her. Her brother in Jackson has agreed to pro vide for 'her there. Judge Kinne has denied the motion of John Schafer, the Saline saloon keeper, for a new trial. This is the case where Mrs. James, of Saline, sued Schafer for damages, claiming that her husband had been seriously injured through the fact of becoming intoxicated at the Schafer place. The circuit court jury awarded her $G00. Judge Watkins listened Friday to the contest on the will of Cloe E. Waters. Every indication was-that it would be a long drawn out contest. Harriman & Thompsoa appeared for the will, and Paul Voorhies and Hurray & Storm for the contestants.The contestants claimed incompetency and undue influence on the part of tl, e husband. David Waters was on the witness stand all morning and until the middle of the afternoon, and rigidly examined by Attorney Storm. All the parties suddenly inelined to a Bettlement and a peaceable arrangement was finally agreed upon.