1 The leading cases which support this view are Thomas v. Boston & Providence Railroad Co., 10 Met. 472; Norway Plains Co. v. Boston & Maine Railroad Co., 1 Gray, 270; Francis v. Dubuque, etc, Railroad Co., 25 Iowa, 60; Jackson v. Sacramento Valley Railroad Co., 23 Cal. 268; Illlinois Central Railroad Co. v. Alexander, 20 I11. 23; Neal v. Wilmington, etc, Railroad Co., 8 Jones (N. C), 482; Mote v. Chicago & North Western Railroad Co., 27 Iowa, 22; Porter v. Chicago & Rock Island Railroad Co., 20 I11. 407; Hilliard v. Wilmington, etc, Railroad Co., 6 Jones (N. C), 343; Cincinnati, etc, Railroad Co. v. McCool, 26 Ind. 140; McCarty v. New York & Erie Railroad Co., 30 Penn. St. 247.
2 See Moses v. Boston & Maine Railroad Co., 32 N. H. 523, which was decided on the same state of facts as in Norway Plains Co. v. Boston & Maine Railroad Co., supra. See also Blumenthal v. Brainerd, 38 Vt. 413; Morri3 & Essex Railroad Co. v. Ayres, 5 Dutch. 393; Wood v. Crocker, 18 Wis. 345; Rome Railroad Co. v. Sullivan, 14 Ga. 277; Alabama, etc, Railroad Co. v. Kidd, 35 Ala. 209; Winslow v. Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Co., 42 Vt. 705 (1870).