The Shelbyville Daily Democrat
Charles Bartlett, about sixteen
years old, who resides in Walkerville, was the victim of a peculiar accident
yesterday. Although the youngster does not happen to be married, he can
safely be said to belong to the vast army of the hen-pecked.
Thursday, September 21, 1905
Is Charles Bartlett, a Resident of
Yesterday the horse
belonging to young Bartlett's father showed an inclination to display his
festive spirit by kicking the boards from the barn, which is located in
Shelbyville's classic suburb.
The boy was trying to
nail the boards on the barn as fast as the equine heels were removing
them. While stooping to nail a board, a large hen flew to his
shoulder. As he turned to see what sort of a cyclose had struck him, the
biddy pecked him in the eye, probably thinking the optic was a grain of corn or
unusual size and quality.
The injury is a painful
one, but no bad results are expected.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming