Nat Depue of Creston, who carries the mail between that place and Grantsville had a thrilling experience with a huge wild cat or some other animal of a like nature one day last week.|
He had been delayed until late in the afternoon, waiting for the mail sacks which were on the Harry W. (a riverboat.
It was dark when he crossed the Annamoriah flats, and he noticed something following him which he took to be a dog, but paid little attention to it until it darted past the horse and ran up a tree that leaned over the road.
From there the cat sprang, landing on the horse's neck clawing and biting fiercely.
It hung on for a considerable distance until Nattie was enabled to kick it off. The horse became frightened and ran away, but was soon checked up and the game little mail carrier got a light and went back to look for his hat and the mail sacks which he had lost.
Nattie is still carrying the mail but it is a safe bet that he will always try to get across Annamoriah flats before dark.
Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/24/1911.