John Cohoon wins slander suit. Awarded six cents.
SIX CENTS IN SLANDER SUIT. Supreme Court Jury Assesses Cohoon's Damages at That Figure. A verdict for six cents damages was handed to Justice Maddox in Part I of the Supreme Court yesterday afetrnoon for the plaintiff, John Cohoon, a druggist's clerk, in his suit against William C. Anderson, a druggist, to recover ?5,000 for uttering certain words at 25 Putnam avenue, the store of J. M. Kerrigan, Kerrigan, on November 4, 1899. The words complained complained of were: "You robber, thief and skin." Mr. Cohoon declared that the words were false and that they were maliciously uttered, which the defendant denied. It seems, according according to the testimony, that the plaintiff and defendant had conversation first on a matter of politics and afterward as to a transaction in anti - septine. The defendant declared that the conversation so far as he was concerned was that he said "To charge a fellow druggist a larger price than a retail dealer would charge is equal to robbery." He denied that he had uttered the words complained complained of.