19061008 Simons Court Case
to Baltimore. the of musters the Investigation the a par- In the Â· Mr. to the When the Circuit Court convened his morning:, the case of Henry W. Simons vs, the Road Directors for Al- egany County was called and the en- ire morning session consumed la ar- fiiing the pleas in the case, the court eing called upon to decide four de- niirrerH, three of which were overruled for the plaintiff and one sus- ained for the defendants. Issue was-finally joined and a jury mpaneled. This is a suit to recover 10,000. The plaintiff last October, while watering a team of horses In he public road between Mt. Savage and Ellerslie, Simons was struck on he head by a stone' caused by blast- ngs rocks nearby. The plaintiff was rendered unconscious for ten days. He was kept confined-to the house six weeks, and Is permanently injured, one arm being paralyzed and his mind more or less affected. The road directors had contracted with Mr. Fred Perry to furnish them vith rocks for road purposes and the atter was blasting rocks when the accident occurred. - "' 'The road directors contend that hey are not liable, that Mr. Perry was an independent contractor and hat they cannot be held .responsible 'or any act committed by Mr. Perry. The case will probably take the greater portion of tomorrow. Messrs. A. A. Wilson. Albert A. Doub and McHenry appear for the plaintiff and Messrs. B. A. Richmond and R. Dickey for the defendants. Â· In the case of Rosetto Brothers vs. he Potomac Bottling Co., tried on appeal docket, the court decided the case jn favor of the Potomac Bottling .. for the full amount of the claim. Farmer Simons Claims $10,000 from Road Directors. FOR ALLEGED INJURIES; The Case Occupied All the Morning Session in Getting the Pleadings Ready to Go to the Jury With--Defendants Claim They Aren't-Liable. v a"