Riderless Horse Prompts Search in 1897


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/26/1897.

Last Thursday night at a late hour a horse with saddle and bridle on was found prowling around town and fearing that some fatal accident had befallen the rider, a trio was formed to make a search for the missing man.  In the meantime the man, who was reasonably, well -- well had pulled himself out of the mud where he had fallen from the horse and slipped to his room and into bed, but the searching party went right on and made a trip of 12 or 15 miles and rounded in about 2 o'clock the next morning,  two of whom had much more the appearance of lost men all that day than the man they had hunted.  On account of the relatives to the parties we give no names, but admonish them to do so no more.