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In The Circuit Court

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Several criminal cases have been disposed of in the circuit court this week. Prosecuting Attorney Lehman nolle prossed the cases against Augustus Stevens and Millard Clements and filed reasons for not filing any information against Frank Foster, who was discharged. William Butler, the colored man, whom Sheriff Dwyer recently secured in Detroit for larceny in Ypsilanti town, pleaded guilty and was given two years in Jackson. He is wanted in Canada, but the Canadians will have to wait two years. John Bell pleaded guilty to stealing an overcoat from Sanders' store in Ypsilanti, and was sentenced to fourteen months in the Ionia House of Correction. Geo. W. Parker was arraigned for stealing a coat at the same time. He and Bell both swore that a third tramp named Murphy stole the coat which Parker was wearing when captured, and gave it to Parker. The jury were out all Tuesday night, but finally brought in a verdict of guilty, and Parker received six months in Ionia. The case of George Moorman vs. James M. Chidester was discontinued Wednesday. That of William Judson vs. Orville Gorton was settled in open court. The case of Eliza H. Cordary vs. Joseph Goodman was tried Wednesday and yesterday, the case being given to the jury late in the afternoon. The case of David Ehnis vs. Abraham Deubel to recover damages for an assault and battery was commenced and is now on trial.