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THE TWO SUCKING PIGS.

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THE TWO SUCKING PIGS. A protracted lawsuit about two sucking pigs, to which two railway companies and two French noblemen were parties, has just been the subject of a judgment which may perhaps yet be questioned on appeal. In July, last year, the Count de Montenol, of the Chateau de la Vacherie, purchased from his neighbour the Marquis d'Argent des Deux Fontaines a boar and a sow pig, of a special breed, for the handsome price of 160f. The Marquis wrote to the Count that the pigs would arrive at the Romilly Station of the Western Railway in the evening of July 25, and, in point of fact, they did not get there till the morning of the 26th. Hence the litigation. They had been duly sent from the Cloyes station of the Orleans Railway to be be transferred at the junction to the Western Railway, and a study of the time tables would have shown the purchaser that they could not by possibility have arrived earlier than they did. Bat the Count de Montenol, who went punctually on the day and hour fixed by the Marquis to receive his pigs was in great wrath at not finding them, and when two days later he had notice from the Western Rail- way Company that they were impounded, and waited for him he refused to have them. He had bought them, he said, for a prize show, and they must neces- sarily be deteriorated by their protracted railway journey. The railway company, while awaiting the interpleader, put the pigs in a stye, and in the course of time they throve so well that from little pigs they become great ones, and a huge litter of little pigs added to the expenses of the company. For these ex- penses, estimated at 750f., an action was brought against the Count de Montenol. After hearing and a rehearing the Civil Tribune of the Seine decided that the Marquis d'Argent des deux Fontaines must bear the whole of the expenses occa. sioned by his innocent mistake about the hour of the arrival of the train at Romilly. The count was justi- fied in not receiving the pigs, and the marquis must pay his costs, the costs of the two railway companies, and the claim of the Orleans Company for the keep of the prolific couple and their progeny.

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