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The Circuit Court

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On Thursday of last week, the case of the People vs. Geo. T. Gale was discoutinued, a settlement liaving been effected by the defendant. On Friday, Thomas Y. Rayne and John Deegan were admitted to citizenship. John W. Clark, administrator, vs. Ilannah Gorman was tried by a jury whlch rendered a verdict of six cents damages for the plaintifE. Joseph Oakley and Charles l'ierce were arranged for the larceny of a coat, and plead guilty. Lmma Minckley was granted a divorce from George Minckley, and Carrie E. Jewell was granted a divorce from Fletcher W. Jewell. The case of August Bredernitz vs. William Sanford was discontinued without cost. Emery Huist, arranged for stealing a nat, plead not guilty. He will be defended by John Sheehan and T. D. Kearney. The case of Jennie Westfall vs. the Michigan Central railroad was commenced on Tuesday and is still on trial. It is a hotly contested suit to recover damages for injuries received in an accident while crossing he railroad in Chelsea, January 26, 1887. On that day while John Ilcimel was driving home from Dexter, he picked up two ladies who were walking into the village. A detached box car stood on the track just as Humel drove into the village and as he turned out to go around it, an engine exhausted steam, scaring his horse, which overturned the carriage. The plaintiff in the case, who was one of the two ladies had her arm broken and was otherwise seriously injured, remaining senseless for an hour. She sues for $50,000 damages. The case may not go to the jury before Saturday. In the same accident, Humel had his nose broken. The defense is contributory negligence in driving.


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