Kendig v. Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry. Co.

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of Missouri
Citation79 Mo. 207
Decision Date31 October 1883

79 Mo. 207


Supreme Court of Missouri.

October Term, 1883.

[79 Mo. 208]

Appeal from Clinton Circuit Court.--HON. GEO. W. DUNN, Judge.


Shanklin, Low & McDougal for appellant.

William Henry for respondent.


Plaintiff commenced this action before a justice of the peace and obtained judgment in the circuit court where it had been taken by the appeal of defendant, and it is now before us on the appeal of defendant. After charging that defendant was a corporation operating its road through Shoal township in Clinton county, it is averred in the statement as the cause of action that “such corporation, the defendant, on or about the 30th day of June, 1878, in said township of Shoal, by and through its officers, agents and servants, negligently and carelessly ran its railroad cars and engine against, over and upon, and injured and killed a certain dark-red steer, of the value of $30, the property of plaintiff, to his damage in the sum of $30, for which sum plaintiff prays judgment.”

1. RAILROADS: negligence: pleading.

The above statement sets forth a good cause of action, and the questions presented by it are free from complexity. These questions are, was plaintiff the owner of the steer; was it injured and killed by the negligence of defendant's servants and agents; and, if so, what was the damage? and all of them were fairly submitted to the jury in the instructions given.

[79 Mo. 209]

On behalf of the plaintiff the jury were told that if they believed from the evidence that plaintiff owned the steer and that it was killed in Shoal township, Clinton county, by the carelessness and negligence of defendant's servants in operating the train, they would find for plaintiff and assess his damages at such sum as they might believe from the evidence he had been damaged. They were further instructed that negligence is the lack of such care and caution as men of common sense and prudence generally exercise under like circumstances, and that if defendant's agents in charge of the train, ran its engine or cars upon or over plaintiff's steer, and if such...

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