Burned Out


Compelled Owner to Run Down a Calf Before the Machine Was Released.

John Pederson of Edmore has a new automobile of which he is justly proud. He attended the ball game at Bartlett recently, going there in his new machine. When the rain came up he wished to protect the auto, so he drove it up to a barn intending to run it into shelter. The only available space in the building was occupied by a calf. This, however, did not appear to be much of a matter, so he turned the occupant out and ran the machine in. Soon afterward the owner appeared on the scene and demanded by what right the premises had been invaded. John tried to explain, but without avail. The proprietor informed him that the calf must be caught and that the machine would be held as security for return of the animal. Then ensued one of the liveliest foot races on record. The calf pursued the devious tenor of his ways and the Edmore man pursued the calf. Around and through the town they ran, amid the cheers of all beholders. Some of the spectators cheered the calf and some cheered the man, but all enjoyed the race to the utmost. Finally, however, the human brains and perseverence {sp} won, and the quadruped was again returned a close prisoner, while Mr. Pederson made haste to shake the dust of Bartless from hfs {sp} shoes.

Wahpeton Times, 5/27/1904

Ticking Merrily

Posted 05/15/2018