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An inn Keeper's Responsibility.

--Some few days since a suit was brought against an inn-keeper of this city for the value of a box of goods which had been stolen. The plaintiff proved that the box contained boots and shoes, pants, socks, shirts, towels, scarfs, etc., but failed to prove the value of the articles enumerated. After the argument of the case, at the motion of the defendant, Judge Lyons instructed the jury not to bring in a verdict for the plaintiff, because no value had been established. The plaintiff was therefore non-suited, and has his work to go over, he being allowed to make affidavit of the value of the articles lost, in dollars and cents, which will go to the next jury as evidence.

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