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INTERESTING TO RAILWAY PASSENGERS. A case of much interest to railway passengers was tried at the Bangor County Court on Monday, before his Honour Judge Horatio Lloyd. Mr R. E, Roberts, tea merchant, of Liverpool, was sued by the London and North- western Railway Company for the amount of the fare from Bangor to Holyhead, under the following circumstances. According to Mr R. M. Preston, who was for the plaintiff, the defendant, on the 13th March, booked return from Birkenhead to Holyhead, and broke the journey at Bangor, where he remained until the following day. On the 14th he pro- ceeded with ticket, but, being a day late the single fare from Bangor to Holyhead was de- manded of him, which he declined to pay.â Mr Preston pointed out that according to the regulations of the company, passengers had no right to go down at an intermediate station and proceed on their journey on the following day, unless they obtained fresh tickets. Criminal proceedings might have been taken in the present case under the bye- laws of the company, but the defendant being a respectable man it had been thought more advisable to have the case decided in a civil court.âMr W. H. Rowland appeared for the defendant, and observed that the company had not shown any generosity in not pro- ceeding under their bye-laws, because had they done so they would not have the slight- est chance of success, He submitted that the company could not succeed, and that on three grounds. Firstly, the ticket issued to the defendant was antagonistic to the con- ditions of the company, because as the words available for one journey within one month of the date of issue" were printed on the return half of the ticket, he took it that they applied also to the other half, and that a passenger had a right to proceed on a journey in the way he liked if he completed it within a month. The Judge: Then you assume that in making a journey to Chester, say, with a ticket like this, you would be entitled to go down at every station and stop there overnight, provided that you reached Chester in a month 1--Alr Rowland Yes, according to the wording of the ticket. Secondly, he submitted that the condition was unreasonable because it would not make the slightest differ- erence to the company what time the defen- dant arrived at his journey's end, provided it be within a month. These monthly tickets were largely taken by commercial travellers, who used to go down at various stations on the way.âMr Preston: But that is not allowed, and we wish to put a stop to it.- Mr Rowland said that would be seen after the present case was decided. His third ground was on equity principles, viz that a forfeiture of the ticket was involved.âThe Judge: I should have thought that when a man takes a ticket in this manner he is ex- pected to make the journey threugh.âMr Rowland: But supposing a man were taken ill, and obliged to go down I-The Judge: That would be his misfortune (laughter). -Mr Preston, after citing several cases in support of the company's case, submitted that the ticket was a personal contract, and was taken by a passenger subject to certain con- ditions. It was unreasonable to say that a man bad a right to go down at every station.â The Judge It is a question of contract and not that of a difference of fare, because I suppose the railway company can afford to go on without the fare now charged (laughter).â His Honour ultimately decided to reserve judgment.

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