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testi- cer- com- a unl- 982,- ir eorre- C. Presi-the com- com- of consump- re- a en- he be 4-U ex- out- at la ma-and he- tbe- SURSLSO JOSS STICKS IN COURT. WOSO CBDt TOO MULCTED V $1,000 FOB LIBILI50 CHI5 FOTJ TTf. Wong Chin Foo, editor of the late Chinese American, added another to his varied list of experiences yesterday, losing a suit for libel brought against him by Coin Fou Tip, the proprietor of several laundries in this city and partner Ituarooery establishment In Brooklyn. "The suit waa brought for (25,000, and was tried ln Part IL of tbe Supreme Court, before Judge Beach, yesterday morning. The libeled China man was present with his lawyer. CoL Charles 8. Bpenoer. and Wong Chin Foo sat beside his legal adviser. W. E. Fales. Col. Spncer told the Jury that the libel which had danaged his client so seriously consisted In an article published In tbe Chineat American of Junet, 1883. In which Mr. Tip was recused of nsving twice conspired witn otners to ,tae Mr. Foo's life, and having twice attempted It, once In Chicago and once to. this city, upon tho latter occason being held in f V ball to keep tbe peace. The article also alluded to Mr. Tip as a cutthroat, a wieak thief, and a member of the Young Men's Christian Association. It alleged that he used the Influence of the latter body to obtain a situation with a Mr. Martin In Cincin nati: that he. in partnership witb another man. stole $3.(00 worth of merchandise from his em ployer and then robbed hi partner in crime or hia hair of the booty. The publication of this article, the Colonel said, had so baneful a result upon Mr. Tip that his friend forsook him. he lost an appointment that had been promised him by tbe Chinese Consul, and his health had been seriously affected. Mr. Fales, on behalf of Mr. Foo. admitted the publication of the article, and claimed that It was justifiable because it was true, and tnat nis client bad only done a painful duty In pointing out to society what a damrernua member Mr. Tip was of it. Vour Honor." he said to Judge Beach, ' I have two witnesses here who are Buddhists of rood standing, and as It Is a cus tom In their courts to burn joss sticks, T ask that I may be allowed to burn one here. Tbey don't like to testify without It." As the witness" are now In this country. 1 am afraid thev will have to abide by tbe customs of our courts," replied the Judge. "The judges permit it In the San Francisco courts," said the lawyer, "and besides it will puriry the air. 1 " Well, go ahead.- T guess It won't do any harm." the court decided. Accordingly Mr. Fales lighted a taper and stuck the end of it In an Ink bottle, and a strange aromatic perfume was wafted throughout the room. Then Mr. Tip went to tbe stand and testified that the whole article concerning- him in tbe Chinese s'rticrlcirt was a falsehood, wongenm Foo testified that Tip assaulted him twice once In Chicago and once here. To Ah Yip, who said be war not a Buddhist nut a t atnoiic. testified as to tbe assault in' Chicago. Col. Fpencerhen prepared to cross-examine Mr. Yip. whose features at once assumed an expression ot Infantile innocence. "When did you lire In Chicago 7" asked CoL Spencer. " Five years aro, replied the witness meekly. "What year was that?" " Chicago," answered Mr. Tip sadly. " No, no. I mean what year 1" exclaimed tbe lawyer. ' Five years aco ." said tbe witness without emotion. I mean when were vou In Chicaro what year T said Col. Spencer. Heh ?" Interrogated the Chinaman mildly. When were you there r" shouted the lawyer angrily. " un. Chicago. replied Mr. Yip, placidly, and Col. Spencer threw himself into his chair and told Judire Lawrence tbat be save up tbe cross- examination. w hat's the matter that man? innnlmd Mr. tip, witn surprise, as be left tbe stand. Tbe Jury was rone out about 10 minutes, and brourht In a verdict ot tl fmn for tho nlaintiff Judge Lawrence granted a stay of judgment for ou uaja. MR. WOLTMAN POLITE BUT FIRM. If I. 8

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 04 Mar 1885, Wed,
  3. Page 8

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