Bloomington (IN) Telephone
January 15, 1913
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Drawing Truck, Make a Sensational Dash

The most serious accident to the equipment ever experienced by the Bedford Fire Department occurred Monday night when the three big fire horses hitched to the hose truck bolted from a fire, says the Bedford Mail. With their iron shod hoofs throwing showers of sparks at every jump, the animals ran halfway across the city before the horses went down and the heavy hose truck ran upon them.

The tongue was broken from the wagon and all three of the fine horses were injured. Only one of the animals was put out of running, however. One was only slightly bruised and, while another is cut about the shoulders, Cyclone, the new horse, which started the trouble, was cut about the front legs and was bruised about the hind quarters and will be out of service for at least ten days or two weeks.

That every horse was not killed in the crash is the wonder, and there was a great element of luck in the entire affair. The new horse, Cyclone, which was hitched in the middle of the trio, was responsible for the runaway. The animal became frightened at the noise made.



A good year's business was shown in the annual report of the Central Oolitic Stone Company made at the yearly meeting of stockholders yesterday-the best in its history. Officers and directors were elected for 1913: president, Thomas B. Ray, Chicago; secretary, W. R. Mahan, Chicago; treasurer, B. F. Adams, Bloomington; directors, W. H. Adams, R. C. Tesmer, B. F. Adams, W. R. Mahan and Thomas B. Ray.

Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.