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DUNHAM HILL FARMERS' DISPUTE.…

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DUNHAM HILL FARMERS' DISPUTE. 0 At Chester County Court, on Thursday, before His Honour Sir Horatio Lloyd, Joseph Hughes, farmer, Dunham Rill, brought an action against John Allen Goodwin, farmer, also of Dunham, to obtain L2 as com- pensation for damage done to a standing crop of oats. There was a counter-claim against Hughes for damage done to a milk float. Mr. Churton appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Brassey for defendant. According to Mr. Churton's opening statement, on a certain day in August, at half-past eight in the evening, plaintiff saw in a field of standing oats belonging to him a horse belonging to defendant. He turned the horse out, and in doing so noticed among the oats 16 of defendant's cows. With the assistance of four men, he got the cows out of the oats into another field, and kept them there until they were fetched next morning by defendant's son. Plaintiff got two respectable farmers to assess the damage to the oats, and they wrote a certificate to the effect that it amounted to R2. A bill for that amount was sent to defendant, but he declined to pay, and claimed compensation for damage to the splash- board of his milk float at Dunham Station, owing to plaintiff's milk float colliding with it. —Evidence to this effect was given by plaintiff and his son, and by Mr. Hassall, farmer, Traf- ford, and Mr. Pritchard, farmer, Bridge Trafford, the two latter being the assessors of the damage.—Mr. Brassey, for the defence, con- tended that there was ill-feeling between the parties, arising out of a former trespass by plaintiff's cattle, and that the amount of damage done by defendant's cows was exaggerated. Plaintiff was informed of the damage done to the milk float before the date of the trespass in the oat field, but he had point blank refused to pay defendant any compensation, though defendant had had to send to Bristol for a new splashboard.—Defendant, in his evidence, said his cows were in his own field as late as ten o'clock by his watch on the night in question. —His Honour asked defendant what time it was by his watch now.—Defendant: I am three- quarters fast. (Laughter.)—Defendant's son gave evidence, and ultimately his Honour gave judgment for plaintiff for the amount claimed, R2, and for the defendant for 8a. on the counter- claim.

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