|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/24/1911.
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 here until late
in the afternoon, waiting for the mail sacks which were on the Harry W.;
consequently 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.