|A Sad Occurrence |
We clip the following from the Johnstown TRIBUNE: On Sunday morning, 6th inst, a little son of Levi Holland, residing in the part of Johnstown known as Hornerstown, while driving the family cow to the pasture field by a rope around her horns tied the other end of the rope around his body and as the two thus proceeded, the cow from some cause became frightened and ran, throwing the boy down and dragging him for some distance over a rough road. When found he was still tied to the cow and so shockingly mangled and bruised as to be scarcely alive. There are several versions of the cause of the cow's fright – one that he attempted to ride the cow, another that his hat blew off and frightened her and another that he stumped his toe and fell and thus startled her – but as there was no one with him at the time, and nobody saw the occurrence, and he was unable to speak for himself, the cause or causes leading to it are left to conjecture. The little fellow lingered in unconsciousness until about three o'clock Monday morning, when death relieved him of his suffering. He was aged about twelve years.