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The Daily Dispatch: December 12, 1860., [Electronic resource], Important Decision to Railroad Travelers. (search)
Important Decision to Railroad Travelers. --An interesting case has been on trial in the U. S. Circuit Court of New York, the parties being Elijah Jones vs. the New Jersey Railroad Company. It was claimed that Mr. Jones and his brother went to the office of the company to get tickets for Metuchin by the 3:20 train. WheMr. Jones and his brother went to the office of the company to get tickets for Metuchin by the 3:20 train. When the conductor came round for his tickets, plaintiff mentioned that he would have to stop at Newark; thereupon the conductor asked for his fare to Newark, and would not receive the ticket tendered him by the plaintiff, and for which he had paid the sum of fifty cents; but he insisted on the fare to Newark, and on refusal of plaint
a ticket for Metuchin or New Brunswick did not authorize a passenger to leave the train at any intermediate place without giving up his ticket; that in this case Mr. Jones did not offer the ticket in payment; and that he was not ejected roughly.
The Judge charged the jury that a ticket sold with the printed notice thereon, "Go