Lawsuit Charles Moss - The Iola Register 23 July 1903 Page 6

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Lawsuit Charles Moss - The Iola Register 23 July 1903 Page 6 - 1/SUIT OVER UN ELEPIHRT Plirniftr Boy A^s $580...
1/SUIT OVER UN ELEPIHRT Plirniftr Boy A^s $580 Damaged I Be'{ Be'{ cause Te^m| Scared ait a New f yorkj Stoi-e SIgii. I '"See thej elephant" has always been ap expensive pleasure for the human racei but It is seldom that the owner of the elephant is put |to expense. This, however, is the purpose of a suit 111^ in district court by!Charles M. Moss against the New York store for 1680 damages; Half a mile east of . the cement plant, jin a comer of a field, the New York store has one of Its signs, a, big, tin elephant. It is painted in life- llkp cblors. and stands, feeding on the grass beside the county roads which pass ;sbtith and eastof|it. M^y 23, 1903, Charles M. Moss, accompanied by his sister, Jennie Moss, and Miss Mabel Swain, were out driving. Moss ^ad a team of docile horses, a good buggy ant) harness and he says he un derstands i horses and was holding the lines hiniself and driving carefully. The team; took fright at the elephant, ran north ^ from the corner ,and turned sharply to the east down;a rocky bank to the Elm creek ford. The buggy was upset and all three occupants thrown out. Moss clung to the lines and was dragged -part way down the hill when the lines escaped him, the team ran away, breaking harness and buggy and injuring themselves. In- his petition Moss specifies his damages as follows: Hurt to team, $100; buggy, 115; harness, $10; loss of horses',time at work, $30; loss of his own time, $10; medical attendance,, fl5; personal injury, $100; pain and •ufferii^. $300 ;total, $580,. |- It is an interesting point of law and the outcome of the suit will be award •d with considerable interest. his his the age do matter. est gas discovered and

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  1. The Iola Register,
  2. 23 Jul 1903, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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