Damages, One Cent. There was an interesting trial before Magistrate M. L. Eichelberger, near Uvilla, last Saturday. Mr. John M. Welsh sued Mr. Jesse A. Engle for $100 damages for whipping his (Welsh’s) son. Mr. Engle is the teacher of the public school at Bakerton. For some misbehavior of young Welsh Mr. Engle gave the lad a sound whipping. His parents thought the castigation too severe, and brought suit against the teacher. A jury trial was demanded and granted, and after hearing the evidence and carefully considering the matter the jury returned a verdict granting one cent damage to Mr. Welsh. This, of course, put the costs upon Mr. Engle. Lawyer J. F. Engle, of Charlestown, represented Mr. Engle, and G. W. Graham, of Harper’s Ferry, Mr. Welsh. Eleven witnesses testified at the trial, and a number of interested spectators attended the hearing.
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