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Sex and Contributory Negligence!
The Supreme Court of Michigan has
a new trial in an action foi
amages against the Michigan Central
Railroad Company, whicli, in the
ground taken by the plaintiff, presented
, a novel question. A young girl was
killed by a train of cars of the defendant
company, and the plaintiff contended
that contributory negligence could
not be alleged by the company to invalidate
the claim for damages, since the
same decree of care was not required
from a child as from an adult, and furthermore,
that the law did not expect
or demand as much prudence in a woman
as in a man.. The jury gave a
verdict to the plaintiff, allowing lor the
youth and likewise for the sex of the
victim. The Court held that the instructions
of the Court below were correct,
so far as concerns the directions
respecting the age of the deceased,, but
that it was an error to charge the jury
that the sex of the plaintiff affected the
rule as to reasonable care and prudence.
The same care is expected on
the part of a woman as on that of a
The Court dwelt upon the fact that
the difference in sex has much to do
with the application of legal principles
in many cases. Police regulations make
distinctions. Words and conduct which
in the presence of men would be condemned
in bad taste, may be punished
as criminal when women are present.
The law makes allowances for natural
differences between men and women,
and for the results of their varying
modes of life and occupations. A decision
in Michigan was quotecj whteh declared,
with obvious propriety, that the
same skill in driving a horse could not
be attributed to a woman as to a man,
and that a person meeting a woman on
the street when a collision was threatened
should remember her possible deficiencies.
While this is ail true, the
law nowhere has laid down the general
principle that less care is required of a
woman than of a man. Moreover, a
greater degree of caution is expected on
a woman's part, timidity and inexperience
producing a care which is absent
from the conduct of men. The Court
held that it, therefore, is
fcal and unreasonable to establish a rule
(of law wlr ch necessitates less caution on
the part of a woman.
The immunities of women are not to
.be gainsaid, and the deference and leniency
which are due them must not be
withheld. This decision of the Michigan
court, however, excludes any excessive
allowance for the errors of judgment
and conduct, based on the element
of sex, and shows that while
women are less likely than men to expose
themselves to danger the fact of
their being women is not to excuse neg
ligence when the risk i? assumed. If
fthis decision is to stand for good law,
as t probably will, the equality of the
'sexes is established in an important
particular. Women must be as careful .
as njen when they are in physical danger.
They may be on a different footing
when standing at the ballot-box, but
when crossing a track before an oncoming
train, that equality, as shown by this
decision, is indisputable. Boston
The criminal news of a single week
recently makes a sad showing of boyish
depravity. An Illinois boy killed t,he
girl who rejected his addresses on account
of his dissipation. Two Arkansas
boys quarrelled over a rabbit hunt,
arid one slew the other with an ax. A
St. Louis boy stabbed the playmate who
teasediWm for his ignorance of .English.
&WeVt Virginia Voysliot the rival in a
girl's affections. A Virginia boy confesses"
the poilsoningKOi ,tw.o persons. A
Texas boy shot a little girl because she
refused to put down a pail when ho
her to.. A Kansas boy was on
" trial for intentionally drowning a playfellow.
Two Wisconsin boys maltreated
a child nearly to death. Three boys
pleaded -guilty to highway robbery in
t Chicago. An. Iowa boy is a forger." A
Missouri boy set fire to a house. A New
Mexico boy sliot a. baby..' A Colorado
. hprsp.tjiief is aged eight years, and none
nytheAcriminals mentioned are over
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THE agency of the Johnson & Co., organs
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UBAIIEN,77 East Second Street, L. F,
their former agent, having resigned.
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From Rev P.N. GRANGER.
Presiding Elder of the St. A loans District .
bT. Albans, Vt., Jan., 20, 1&50.
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Strougijtqn, Mass., March 10, 18U0.
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C1TY XXI) t'OBSTT MKECTOlt'yt
Conrls Circuit Conrt.
Judee A. E. Cole.
Common wealth's Attorney!?. A. Currnn.
Clerk B. D. Parry.
Dnn Perrine. K - .-Deputies.
Jailer Dennis Fitzgerald.
Tuesday alter second Monday in January
April, July and October in each year.
Judge "Wm. P. Coons.
County Attorney J. Li. "Whitaker.
Clerk-W. W. Ball.
Second Monday c: each month.
limrtei ly Conrt.
Tuesday alter pecona Monday in March,Juue'
September and December in each year,
Maysvllle, No. 1. "W. H. Pollock and J. L.
Grant, Arstand third Tuesdays in March, June,
September and December,
Maysvllle, JsTo. 2. Wm. Pepper and W. L
Holton, first Saturday and fourth Tuesday
Dover, No. 3 A. A. Gibbon and A. F. Dobyns
jnrstaua unru weanesuay, samemontn.
Minerva, jn. weaver and
first and third Tuesdays, same months.
Germantown,No.5 S. F. Pollock and James
Fegan, first and third Saturdays, same mouths.
Sardis, No. 6-J. M. Ball and J. W. Tilton
second and fourth Saturdays, same months.
Mayslick, No. 7-U. W. Williams and J. D
Raymond, second and fourth Fridays, same
Lewisburg, No. 8 J. M. Alexander and
Abuer Hord, second and fourth Thursdays,
Orangeburg, No. 9 W. D. Coryell and W. J.
Tully, first Saturday and last Monday, same
Washington, No. 10 John Ryan and James
Smithers, fourth Tuesday and third
Mnrphysville, No. 11 Lewis Jefferson and
E. L. Gault, fourth Monday and third Thurs
day, same months.
Fern Leaf, No. 12-S. E. Mastin ond J. B
Burgess, second aud fourth Saturdays, same
Maysvllle, No. 1-J. P. Wallace.
Maysvllle, No. 2 W. L. Moran.
Dover, No, 3-W. B. McMillan.
Minerva, No. -1 James Runyon.
German town, No. 5 Isaac Woodward.
Kardis, No fl J. A. Collins.
Mayslick, No. 7 Thomas Murphy -
Lewisburg, No. 8 S. M. Strode.
Orangeburg, No. 0- Thomas Hise.
Washington, No. 10 James Gault.
Murphysville, No, 11 W. R. Prather '
Fern Leaf, No. 12-B. W. Wood.
Society Meetings Jfosonic.
Confidence Lodge, No. 52, first Monday ol
Mason Lodge, No. 342, third Monday of each
Maysvllle, Chapter, No. 0, second Monday ol
Maysvllle Commaudery, No. 10, fourth Mo
day of each mouth.
-- i.o. o. r.
PIsgah Encampment, No. 9,. second '. and
iourfcn.Mondays in each months at 7 o'clock.
DeKalb Lodge. No. 12, Tuesday night, each
week, at 7 o'clock.
Ringgold. No. 27, Wednesday uight, each
week, at 7 o'clock. . ..
Limestone Lodge, No. 36, Friday night oJ
I. O. W. M.
Wednesday night each week, at their hall on
Second and fourth Sundays in each month
at their hall on Limestone street.
Father Hint hew T. A, S.
First Sunday in each month, at their hall
St. Patrick's "Benevolent Society
Second Sunday in each month, at their Hal
on Limestone street.
Cigar Makers' Union.
First Tuesday night in each month,
Monday night oi each week.
X. C. R. R.. arrives at 9:30 a. in. a'nd 8:15 p. m
Departs at 5:45 a. m. and 12 in.
Bonanza, down Monday, Wednesday and
Fridays at 6 p. m. Up Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 8 p. in.
The Board of Council meets the first Thurs
day evening In each month.
Mayor Horace January.
President L. Ed. Pearce.
First Word Fred. Bendel, E. D Nute, L. Ed)
Second W ird Dr. G. W. Martin, Thomas J
Chenoweth, M. O. Hutch Ins.
Third Ward Matt. Pearce, Richard Dawson' ,
David Heclnnger. ,
Fourth W aid Dr. J. P. Phister, B. A.Wal
liugford, John W. Alexander.
Fifth Ward Wm. B. Mathews James Hall
Treasurer and Collector E. E. Pearce.
Clerk Harry Taylor.
Manual E. W, Fitzgerald,
Deputies. Wm. Dawson. . . .
Ficklin. ' .
Wood and Coal Inspector Peter Parker.)
Marketmaster M.T.Cockerlll. ' .
City J. T. Strode.
Keeper of Alms House Mrs. S. Mills.
Cor. Sixth and Walnut 'Stg. .
Lewis Vanden, Proprietor. j.