Mr. Saxbury, 1907

August 11th, 2009 by Barbara

Moberly Weekly Democrat
Moberly, Missouri
October 8, 1907
Page 1

A Peculiar Suit Filed at Lancaster.

Attorney John C. Mills of Kirksville, was in Lancaster yesterday inking depositions in a case of some citizens of that city against the Burlington Railroad Co., and the Western Union Telegraph Co.

The parties bringing the suit are Mrs. Graham and Mr. Botts, members of the board of commissioners of that county.

It seems that some weeks ago when the question of adoption of the school books for that county came up there was a warm contest by the concerns. After the adoption had been made one of the representatives of an unsuccessful company sent a telegram to his house which read: “The board sold out.”

Mrs. Grisham and Mr. Botts recently brought suit for damages against the companies named for $20,000 for damages for defamation of character for permitting such a telegram to be sent.

It is said that the other member of the board, Mr. Saxbury, will also bring suit for a like amount.

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