Arkansas Reports; Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of Arkansas Volume 40

Arkansas Reports; Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of Arkansas Volume 40

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...That he (Miles) then stepped back on the baggage car, while the timbers were being put on, and that was said in the presence and hearing of the conductor; but the conductor testifies that he has no recollection of hearing anything of the kind, and it he had should probably have paid no attention to it, as there was nothing in the circumstance so out of the ordinary course of things as to awaken suspicion of his riding on the car. The plaintiff further testified that he returned to his place on the top of the cattle car, and continued to ride there from the time the train left Piney untiljhe accident occurred. That after the train left Piney he noticed that the timbers lashed to the car were so long and slipped past each other, so that they sometimes touched the car in front, and the one behind the car he was on, and the timbers so lashed to the car, so rattled about that he felt that his position was dangerous, and he determined to get down at the next stopping place and take a. seat in the passenger car, even if he had to pay his passage, but the accident occurred before he reached the next station. when the accident happened the first thing that he saw was the car in front of him jumped the track, and the cattle car followed, and he was thrown ofl," as stated. That he knows nothing and recollects nothing that occurred after he struck the ground until after 4 o'clock that evening, when he came to his senses and found himself at the depot at Russellville. It was further proved that the train, at the time of the accident, was running at about twelve to fifteen miles per hour, which was schedule time. That the track where the accident occurred was straight and in good order, and the cars were all in good condition, so tar as any of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236796977
  • 9781236796974