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 - MR. FAHY'S GOAT. It Objects Strongly to the...
MR. FAHY'S GOAT. It Objects Strongly to the Driver of a Lancaster Lancaster Avenue Car. Patrick Fnhy, an employe of the Pennsylvania Pennsylvania lfailroad, lived on Second street, in Camden, until last Friday. He worked in the round houso of the West Jersey Railroad and was transferred to the main lino of tho Pennsylvania Road at the Fifty - second second second street yard, whore be now oils tho axles of freight cars. . Everything was moved to his new home at Fifty - second street and Lancaster avenue on Friday and Saturday oxcopt the family goat, a vicious, bucking animal with ugly - looking, brass - tipped horns and a long goatee. Fahy went to Cam - don yesterday to transfer the goat from Camden to West Philadelphia. He hobbled him by tying an old piece of clothesline from his loft fore log to his left hind leg and marched the animal down Market street to the ferry. When Fahy reached this side of tho river with his goat ho went direct to Front and Chestnut streets and waited for a Lancaster avenue car. When one came along ho hailed the driver and as the car stopped he caught the goat by the horns and tail and lifted him up ovor the sheet - iron dasher that surrounded the front platform. The driver strongly objected to carrying carrying the goat and Fahy fixed things by giving him twenty - five cents. The goat was tied tp the leg of tho driver's stool and Fahy remarked : " I'll shtop insoide th' car." Nothing marred the smoothness of the Journey until tho car was descending the Chestnut street bridge, when the goat was thrown violently off its feet Being frightened he broko loose and viciously bucked the driver in the back half a dozon times in half a minute. The goat Anally reared on Its hind legs and lifted the driver off his seat and over the dasher. Tho conductor walked to tho front of the car and applied the brake. Tho car was stopped and the driver picked up unhurt, but he refused refused to get on the platform until Fahy took his goat off. Tho conductor ordered Fahy off the car with his goat Fahy demanded his fare and the quarter he gave the driver. He was refused ond had to take his goat oft the car and walk tho rest of tho way.

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  1. The Times,
  2. 23 Feb 1885, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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