Monday, September 1, 2008

Keep Your Horses off the Streets.

New York, 1895

Officer Fogarty, of Jamaica, found three horses roaming over the highways Saturday morning and put them in the pound. Louis Palo claimed two of the animals. Appearing before the police justice he was fined $10 for having his horses loose. He demurred at paying the $10, but thought better of it in the evening, and tendered the fine to the justice. But three meals for the two animals, amounting to $1.50, was demanded before the horses could be released, and then Palo vowed he would not pay at all.

The charges not having been paid the justice served a summons on Palo directing him to show cause why the horses should not be sold to pay the penalty and costs, returnable on July 1. So far no one has claimed the third horse.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, June 28, 1895, p. 8.

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