Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi Volume 101

Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi Volume 101

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...testimony to this efiect. There was a sharp conflict in the testimony of the plaintifl' and defendant. The ticket agent was introduced to show that the last ticket sold before the departure of the train inflicting the injury, between the points above named, was N o. 2475, while the ticket produced by plaintiff at the trial was N0. 2476. This evidence was brought out by witness Marero, as a part of his report to the superintendent and is as follows: "(Defendant oifered in evidence as Exhibit A, that part of the report which shows the number of the ticket sold upon that occasion. Counsel for plaintiff insist upon the entire report being' offered. The court declined to compel that to be done, and plaintiff excepted.) As the accident occurred after the train had started, and all passengers had gotten on train, I took note of last ticket sold to Silver Creek, which was 2475, after No. 2 left. I did this in case party should send some one else to buy a ticket to Silver Creek and claim this as his ticket." The defendant ofl"ered to prove by Dr. Perry that Miles Pillows, father and next friend of the injured boy, had stated that he had contrived to purchase a ticket so that the claim inight be made that the injured boy was a passenger. Miles Pillows himself was not a Witness, and the court declined to permit proof of what he had said about purchasing the ticket. Jeff Truly, for appellant. Is it still the law in Mississippi that the plaintiff must make out his case by the preponderance of the evidence--even if the defendant be a railroad company? Is it still the law in Mississippi that a plaintiff must sustain the material allegations of his declaration in order to obtain a verdict--even if the defendant be a railroad...
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  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 549g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236907442
  • 9781236907448