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Another Sunday World Case

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On Tuesday John O. Wilson was tried in Justice Pond's court on the charge that he was agent for the Detroit Sunday Worll. Fred Sipley, city marshal, made the complaint. The jurors were Alvin Wilsey, G. B. Stone, 0. W. Wagner, J. C. Preston, Fred Stimson, Orlando Lothrop. It was proved c'.early enough that Wilson was agent for the paper, and no witnesses were put on for the defense. The only point left for the jury to cansider was whether the Sunday World was described in the statute as one "principally made up of accounts of criminal deedá and praoticeg and stories of deeds ot bloodshed, lust and crime." A copy of the paper was lelt with the jury aa evideDce, Mr. Cline, in bis argument for the defense, said that while he would not attempt to deny the bad character of the Worl J, yet he was'convinced that it mig'it oecnsionally do a good B'.'rvice in uncovering the secret sics of officers of the law and other?, and he thought that becau-e the Woild had done this for the complaining witness the prosecutions had been started. The mayor, however, had sworn that he ordered the piosecuiion,and, anyway,it was a phase of thequestion which the jury had nothii.gto do with. Wilson was foundguilty, and ws sentenced to py a fine of $5 and $15 96 costs or ppend 10 days in jail. The case has been appealed to the circut court.


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