January 8, 1907


Careless Coachman Drove Over Bicycle
of a Messenger Boy.

Henry Harris, a coachman in the employ of Elmer williams, president of the Williams Realty Company, was fined $10 in police court yesterday for driving over a bicycle belonging to William Smith, a 14-year-old messenger boy, which was standing in front of the New York life building. Richard C. Patterson, president and general manager of the Union Portland Cement Company, testified in court that he saw the coachman deliberately drive over the wheel and when he asked the coachman why he was not careful was told that he had enough to look after his own business without looking after all of the bicycles in the street.

When Harris started to pay his fine, Judge Kyle ordered him to give half to the messenger boy to pay for repairing the wheel.