A Mean Joke.
A. V. Schallern, who is operating a steam threshing machine up north, came down Saturday night with a rig, and awaited the coming of the ferry car to take it over to Mandan. He hitched the horse near the ferry station and came uptown. When he returned horse and buggy were missing. He notified the police and after searching for the lost animal the quest was given up. Afterward Mr. Schallern found that the ferry car had stopped, the railroad men had loaded on the horse and buggy and taken them to Mandan, and Schallern thinks it a mean joke.
Bismark Tribune, 10/26/1903