A Joke Ends Seriously - 1901
Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 1/5/2017 at 17:48:02
Dubuque Daily Herald, July 3, 1901
A Joke Ends Seriously
Reinbeck, July 2, - James Saul, a farmer residing north of town, was here Saturday and when about ready to start for home, Ott Mason being in the wagon with him, “clapped his hands to see the horses run,” as he expressed it, and a few minutes afterwards he was thrown out of the wagon and his back nearly broken. The horses did not share in the good natured fun as they sprung. They ran at full tilt through the street of the town and when at the edge of the city they collided with an obstruction that threw Saul out. He landed on his back on the hard earth and was picked up unconscious. At first the physician feared the man was fatally hurt, but he regained consciousness after at time and smiled at his foolishness, his back is badly wrenched and he will be laid up for a long time. Mason escaped harm.
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