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Thomas Powers

History Matter: Wonder if this mule had any say in his working conditions 75 years ago

100 Years Ago

No horsing around

In the Court House column was a story about a Mr. Miller suing stable owner Thomas Powers, in a case involving Miller's son:

"Thomas Powers keeps a livery stable opposite the Howard House and just about last Thanksgiving Day he was making improvements about his stable. He had a lumber pile that was very dangerous and also much frequented by the small boys of the neighborhood.

He had told them to keep off of it a great many times and on this particular occasion he ran them off and hit at them with a whip. He struck Peter Miller, the testimony being conducted as to the number of times and it was entered...