20 Dec 1876 Grunden runaway team
of the that a the the to in needed work Runaway and Knock Down.--About one o'clock this afternoon a team of horses belonging to Hr. Gruuden win being held by tbe owner, near the of the T., W. W. Railway, while wagon wa being loaded with corn, when a switch engine came along frightened the horses. In spite of the exertions of Mr. Grunden to hold the horses got away from him and breakneck speed down Water street far South as Jefferson, whare they a turn and ran West as tar as Main, then North to tbe St. Nicholas stable, where they were brought to halt. As they passed Power*' stable the corner of Water and Wood streets, they ran against a horse belonging some farmer, which happened to be hitched there, knocking him down breaking a rib. It was at first the animal was killed, but he finally upon his feet. The wagon was scattered along the road over which the horses ran, and nothing but the doubletree left hitched to them when they were stopped by running against a lamp The horses did not seem to be beyond a few scratches on their legs.