Encroachment of town herd

Some of the farmer friends living just east of town, feel themselves considerably injured by the encroachments of the town herd which passes by there every morning and evening. There being no fences to the highway, and only boys without ponies to drive the herd, some of the cows often get out of their place and travel over growing crops, orchards, etc. This of course is a matter of damage as well as annoyance to the owners, and if possible some method should be devised to avoid it as those who have the stock in charge lay themselves liable to prosecution.                                                                                  Source: Norfolk Journal, Friday June 8, 1883, page 3.