March 10, 1907


Horse's Shoes Torn Off and Fleeing
Auto Damaged.

A motor car of the Limousine type tore two shoes from a horse's hoofs and threw him on his back beneath the feet of his plunging mate yesterday about 4 o'clock at Sixteenth and Harrison. The chauffeur would have stopped, but his three passengers yelled orders to go on, which he did at rapid speed.

The team belonged to the Depot Carriage and Baggage Company. In the carriage they drew was Thomas L. Nichol, of E. Stine & Son. They were crossing Sixteenth street on Harrison, going south. The motor car approaced from the east, coming down hill. The horse driver, hoping to avert a collision, wheeled his team sharp to the west. The car grasped the carriage, but struck the horses' leges. The headlight and a glass side of the car yielded with a crash, and the bleeding horse fell among the wreckage. The city license number on the disappearing machine was 1615, the driver says. There was nothing to do but send the team to the hospital and secure a new team to complete the carriage trip. Last night the carriage company said nothing had yet been done to discover the owner of the automobile.