Given Possession of His Cottage Until Next April.
The ejectment proceedings brought before Circuit Court Commissioner Hurst yesterday by Dr. R. Adlington Newman against Melvin McCloe was a stiffly-fought case. McCloe was coachman and afterwards chief equerry of the late Daniel Scotten’s stables. When the millionaire died McCloe continued renting the cottage he had so long occupied when a servant of the family, but there was a dispute as to whether the lease was by the year or by the month.
While Newman was out of town recently McCloe paid his agent rent enough to keep him in possession of the house until next April. But when the administrator of the administrator of the estate returned home some time later he objected to the arrangement and returned the tenant his money with orders to vacate. This is the matter as it stood when it was carried into court.
The jury was out but a few minutes when it returned with a verdict in favor of the defendant, and the old-time servant will be allowed to retain possession of the house until next April.
Source: Detroit Free Press, November 10, 1899.