Pearl Hays in a Runaway

From the October 28, 1902 Skidmore Standard, page 1:

A Runaway.

Pearl Hays had quite an exciting runaway Sunday afternoon about five o’clock. He was driving a team of western horses and had just entered Elm street in Highland View addition near G. D. Fullerton’s residence when one of his horses, just for a little excitement we suppose, kicked over the tongue and begun to run. They made a jump or two and struck the fence on the north side of the street, causing Pearl to land in the middle of the road in a very abrupt and unpleasant sitting position. The team kicked loose from the buggy and started west at a high rate of speed. They were still fast together by the neckyoke but this was broken as they collided with a telephone pole. They came through town and were getting a pretty good start for home when they were stopped by some boys who turned them off into W. J. Skidmore’s residence lots. The buggy was about the only thing in the runaway that suffered damage.