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A RAILWAY "COLLISION!" In the Court of Common Heas, the canse of Ber.,itein v. Addison and other?/' has been-triad, mid was an action for assault, The plaintiff is a Jew, and a dealer in fancy articles. The defendants are gentlemen. In June last year the plaintiff was a second-class passenger from Weymouth to Yeovil, and the defendants who had taken first- class tickets, travelled in the second-class compartment with the plaintiff. As he was reading the Daily Tele- graph, Captain Addison, one of the defendants, said to him, "Yon are a German Jew; why the h don't you go and fight for your country? Plaintiff re- plied, "Thank you," and went to the other end of the carriage. The defendant said, "Yon are not going the road. We want to talli," and struck him. Plaintiff said he would report them, and upon that the defend- ant said, "if you report us we will knock your brains out." On entering a tunnel, one of the defendants knocked his hat off, kicked him, and pushed him from one side of the carriage to the other. At Dorchester the defendants crossed their legs and endeavoured to prevent his leaving the carriage, but he persisted, as he had had enough ef their company. In getting out, one of the defendants kicked him and he tumbled out of the carriage. He had not time to complain then, but he went into another carriage, and on getting to Yeovil the dofendant again abused him. When he pointed out the defendants to the station master, and asked for their names, Riley knocked him down over a barrow, and then dragged him until a porter inter- fered. A gentleman jumped out of a first-class carriage and remonstrated with the defendants, and they were detained. Crocker (one of the defendants) said, "Give us in charge, I'll bail them out. Captain Addison knocked plaintiffs hat off, and threw a shilling to a poor man to knock the d—d Jew down." —Cross-examined: Defendant did not commence talking to him in a friendly way; they were smoking, and they offered him a cigar. He told them they had behaved in a blackguard manner; but he did not call them d—d blackguards. He was struck eight or ten times on the face and head. At Yeovil the defendants went to the hotel, and then came back, and said, "Come old fellow and have a glass of grog," at the same time knocking off his hat. went to the hotel, and then came back, and said, "Come old fellow and have a glass of grog," at the same time knocking off his hat. Evidence was given in support of the plaintiff s case, and that Addison and Crocker, two of the defen- dants, were gentlemen of fortune, Captain Addison was a captain in the yeomanry, Mr. Crocker wa^ a farmer near Sherborne, and Mr. Riley was his pupil. For the defence, Captain Addison was called, ihey were smoking when they went into the carriage. Mr. Crocker asked the plaintiff if there was any news of the war. He replied, "What is that to you?" and moved to the other end of the carnage. Some conver- sation took place, and he asked plaintiff why he did not go and fight for his country if he waa a patriot. Riley touched the paper, and asked him to reply to a civil question. No one touched the plaintiff he was crusty. The defendant speke to him in German. No one attempted to prevent his getting out at Dorchester, nor kicked him. Plaintiff said, I'll not stop any longer with you blackguards." Witness did not say "You are a Jew," At Yeovil, Mr. Riley got out first, and on going the station-master witness was informed that some one was going to give Mr. Riley into custody for an assault Riley was a cousin of his. No assault waa ftonaaitted. He did nt>t remember offering a man a shilling he offeredpJaintifi a glass of grog, and put his hand on his shoulder but plaintiff, \fcmting to make money, threw his hand back, saying, There's another assault," and in doing so his hat fell off.—He did not knock his hat off. Mr. Crooker and Mr. Riley were also called. The lattei admitted that he struck the plaintiff on the platform at Yeovil because he called them Three d d blackguards." The plaintiff was very insulting to them in the carriage. The jury returned a verdict foi the plaintiff, damages 301.