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County Express
incorporating
BRIERLEY HILL, STOURBRIDGE, KIDDERMINSTER & DUDLEY NEWS
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE & EAST WORCESTERSHIRE CHRONICLE


Vol. 1, No. 10 ] SATURDAY, 9th., MARCH, 1867 [ Price 1d.

WORCESTER LENT ASSIZES
Crown Court - Thursday.

"RAYBOULD & WESTWOOD v THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. - (Special Jury) - Mr. Griffiths & Mr. Macnamara (instructed by Messrs. Homfray and Holburton) were for the plaintiff; and Mr. Huddleston and Mr. Henry James (instructed by Messrs. Richardson and Co.) were for the North Eastern Railway, the real defendants. The plaintiffs are chain makers of Cradley Heath. In September last, they agreed with a Sunderland agent, named Wineburg, to sell him some cables, which were tested and delivered to the Cradley Heath Station, on the 1st. October. One of the plaintiffs met Wineburg at Birmingham the same day, to receive part of the price, and incautiously handed him the carriage receipts. When he got it he said he had no money, but would remit when he got back to Sunderland; but the plaintiff hurried to Cradley Heath, and gave the railway company instructions not to deliver the cables at Sunderland, except to their order. The North Eastern Company at Sunderland, not having received any special instructions, delivered the cables to Wineburg, on his, producing the Great Western Carriage Note. Afterwards the companies said the cables were lost, and it was not until just before the Assizes that they alleged they had delivered them to Wineburg. The Jury found the Railway Company were not justified in doing so, and gave the plaintiffs a verdict for their claim."