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A FEROCIOUS DOG.

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A FEROCIOUS DOG. R150 DAMAGES AGAINST THE OWNER. The case of Slade v. Hawkins came before Mr Justice Lawrence and a common jury in the Queen's Bench Division on Thursday, it being an action brought by the plaintiff to recover damages for personal injuries sustained by him through a St. Bernard dog belonging to the defendant. The plaintiff, Henry Slade, in August last year, was working for a contractor named Simmonds in laying 13' down drains. On the 22nd the plaintiff was at work in the garden adjoining that of the defendant, and his foreman, seeing the defendant's servant in the garden, told her that they would be at work in that house on the following morning, and asked her to have the dog secured. On the following morn- ing, at six o'clock, the plaintiff and a fellow work- man asked the same woman if the dog was secured, and she replied in the affirmative. On returnino- to work there after breakfast the plaintiff got on to a low shed which was erected iu the garden adjoining the defendant's, when the defendant's dog rushed at him with open jaws, and to save him- self the plaintiff hurriedly jumped over the fence the result being that he fractured his leg in two places, and his knee wasserionsly injured. In con- sequence of his injuries, the plaintiff was an inmate of a hospital from August 23rd until October 18th, when he underwent three operations. Evidence was called to prove that the defendant mast have known ot the ferocious nature of the dog, as his wife told a workman who was formerly at work at the house not to open the yard door as the dog would tear him to pieces. The jury awarded the plaintiff R150 damages. Judgment accordingly. I

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