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P. R. R. MUST PAY $75,000

In the Chester County Court, on Monday, Judge Hemphill filed an order dismissing the motion for a new trial in the case of William Wayne, of Paoli, vs. the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.

Some time ago the railroad company laid out across the farm of Mr. Wayne, near Paoli, the home of General Anthony Wayne, the route of its proposed low-grade freight line from Glenloch to West Philadelphia, taking a strip of about 20 acres, on which it intends to build an embankment about 46 feet in height. The jury of view gave Mr. Wayne $23,000, from which he appealed to the court. Then the trial jury awarded him a verdict for $46,100, and the railroad company asked for a new trial on the ground that the verdict was excessive.

The second trial jury gave Mr. Wayne $75,125, when the railroad again asked for another trial, which is now refused by the Court.


  1. Suburban & Wayne Times, 7/1/1910; courtesy of Greg Prichard.