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F Manning - Democrats and one' by a farmer-laboi-lte....
Democrats and one' by a farmer-laboi-lte. VERDICT GIVEN AGAINST CITY OF WOOD RIVER Damage Suit Arising from Fall on Icy Sidewalk Re- suits for Second Time in Plaintiff's Favor. A jury In the circuit court in Ed- wardsvllle yesterday rendered si verdict verdict awarding $1.960 to Justice of the Peace James Hubbard of Wood Ulver In his suit for 55,000 against tlie city for damages arising from Hubbard'6 Injuries sustained last spring when he fell on the Ice In front of the Jordan building on Ferguson avenue. This WBB Ihe second trlnl of the caee. At the first trial a verdict for $2,000 was given. The city filed motion for a retrial and It was granted, Tlw case was tried yesterday, witnesses for Hubbard and for the city having given their testimony before the jury with Judge Bernroutcr presiding. City Attorney F. J. Manning defended tho city ami R. F. Tunncll, Jr., of Ed- wurdsvllle was attorney for the plaintiff. plaintiff. Hubbard testified that ns ho was walking along on crutches he stepped on Ice which was caused'by a leak Ing water pipe. The water ran from the Jordan building on the sidewalk. Hubbard testified that the city had been notified of the leak, but had failed to repair U. As a result of the fall, Hubbard SUB'- talned a fracture ot Ills collar bone and other Injuries which caused him to be ronflneii for eeveral weeks in St. Joseph's hospital in Alton. to a It of County recently to be be In L.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 04 Nov 1926, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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