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Archive for Sunday, July 24, 2011

100 years ago: Theft and cruelty send local man to jail

July 24, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 24, 1911:

"'Tug' Wilson's joy ride of last night had the effect of landing him in the city holdover all night. Today he was turned over to the county authorities and will have to answer the charge of extreme cruelty. Wilson is said to have taken the horse and wagon belonging to F. Herrington from where he was hitched in front of the Methodist church. Mr. Herrington notified the police of the theft. Almost at the same time came a call from Haskell Institute that there was a man driving a horse around the grounds out there and causing considerable disturbance. The officers went out and found that the two cases were the same. Wilson is said to have been drunk when he took the horse and this morning after he had sobered up he did not remember what he had done. This morning a complaint was filed against Wilson charging him with over-driving and cruelly beating and torturing the horse. It is alleged that Wilson practiced extreme cruelty to the animal, that he drove him hard and used the whip on him all the time he had the animal out. County Attorney Riling said this morning that he would make as strong a case out of it as he could. Cruelty to dumb animals, he says, is something that he will not stand for."

Comments

giveitback 3 years, 5 months ago

How nice. One Hundred years ago a man was prosecuted for being mean to some horses (dumb animals). Yet today we have the Governer of Kansas closing SRS and causing untold pain and suffering on Human beings. Can the Governer be charged with crueity and torturing of disabled and handicapped persons?

Flap Doodle 3 years, 5 months ago

Can giveitback be charged with dragging the outrage du jure into a totally unrelated story?

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