Originally published in The Tomahawk, Tehachapi, California, on Friday, Jan. 18, 1907
The suit of W.F. Wiggins against the Kern River Company for damages in the amount of $560 for an alleged breach of contract, was tried before a jury in Judge Bennett’s department of the superior court yesterday and resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff, giving him judgment for $299.99 with interest at 7 percent from December 1st 1904.
Wiggins is a temster and had a contract to do hauling for the Kern River Company during the construction of its power development plant of Kern river.
The damage was allged to have been caused by reason of the failure of the defendant to deliver freight to the plaintiff according to the terms of the contract.
Attorney Thos Scott represented the plaintiff and C.L. Claflin appeared for the defendant. — Echo
This transcription keeps the original spelling and punctuation for the sake of accuracy, although more paragraph breaks may be added to aid readers. When errors of fact, or the spelling of names of people or places are known, they will be noted here, as appropriate.
Editor’s Note: It’s unfortunate that a typographical error resulted in “Wsggins” instead of “Wiggins” in the headline for this story. The credit to “Echo” is a reference to The Bakersfield Echo, an early newspaper in Bakersfield, California. There are plenty of other typos in the original article that you can probably figure out.
Index notes: Bennett, Judge, Claflin, C.L. Scott, Thos., Wiggins, W.F.