A Balky, Unruly Mule

Dr. A.N. Ruby is nursing a broken left arm. He sustained the break while attempting to treat a balky mule. He was standing on the Manger rail and accidentally fell when the mule became unruly.  The Wamego Reporter, Wamego, Kansas.  May 23, 1940.  (c) Transcribed by...

Cow Killed By Lightning

DIGHTON NEWS: Sam Culbertson had a valuable cow killed by lightning, Sunday night. The high wind, Monday night did considerable damage to windmills and outbuildings.  The Dighton Herald, Dighton, Kansas.  Friday, June 23, 1916.  (c) Transcribed by Sonya Thomas for the...

Lew Jones Exhibition

Lew Jones, the well-known Wabaunsee County horseman, will exhibit two of his best stallions at the Panama Pacific International exposition at San Francisco. He expects to take his horses to the fair in August. His horses made a splendid showing last year at the...

Herds Wintered Well

The Kirwin Chief says:  “Notwithstanding the heavy loss of cattle in Southern Kansas this winter through exposure and scarcity of feed there has not been a single case of death among the herds in this county from the same causes, this winter.  Mr. Wheeler who...

Kansas Pacific Accident Form

The Lawrence Journal says:  “When an animal is killed or hurt by the cars on the Kansas Pacific the section boss fills out a blank form describing the locality of the accident, etc.  One of the questions in the form is: ‘What disposition was made of the...

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

A man named Moore was bitten some time last fall by a cur, supposed to be mad, but, in reality, suffering from the complaint known as the mad itch. Moore, who lives about a mile and a half from Indianapolis, became very uneasy, went to Terre Haute, and had Mrs....