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A Farmer Sued

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Parent Issue
Day
28
Month
April
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

Au important, case in Lenawee county has just been commenoecl by Attorneys Blnm & Anrey with Watts, Bean & Smith, of Adrián, of counsel. Tne case is a claim against the estáte of Kichard Clarkson who during his lifetime was a w.ealthy farmer oí Macou tOwnship, Lenawep county. The snit is brought by Charles Frost au 18 year old boy by his father as nest friend. The facts as claimed are that Mr. Clarkson had a wild colt in his barn on which he had put a bitting rig, used to break colts. He ordered young Frost to go into the barn and lead out the colt This Frost refused as he said he was afraid of the colt. Clarkson insisted and when Frost undertook to lead out the colt the animal reared up and kicked Frost in the leg breakiug the boues. A local pbysiwan was called ïu to reduce the fracture. He used copper splints. They slivered off in some way poisoning Frost and causing a runn ng sore. After a time this was stopped by a Saline physiciau but the sore broke out again and now no physiciau seerns to be able to heal the same. The amount of darnages asked for is $2,500. Thia case has a peculiar significante, in thafc it is an iadication of what must be inevitable, that farmers will be held as accountable for damages arising from defectiva macliinery or vicious animáis, etc., as corporations and municipalities.