The case of Joseph Green vs. Johu Coyle was tried in the circuit court today. Graeu was employed as a farm hand by Coyle and they had au altercation Dec. 20, 1897, beuauseheinfringed a rule that all hands should be 'iu by 9 o'clock at uight. He was attacked, he claimed, by Coyle with a pitchfork and struck over the head with the tines.one of the tines inflicting a scalp wonnd whioh required the services of a doctor. Coyle alleged that the striking was done in self defense. The case has been given to the jury.