|Friday, August 26, 1898||The Newmarket Era||Page 6, col. 4|
Armitage's saw mill is getting out 10,000 ties for Bond's Lake extension of the Metropolitan Electric Railway. While engaged at this work with his team last Thursday Mr. Gowdy met with quite a loss. A cedar tree was uprooted and a stub of limn, about 24 inches long, penetrated the left side of one of his horses. There were three men present and in their attempt to pull out the snag it broke off and left a piece about 10 inches long in the horse. Dr. W. C. Stephens was summoned and succeeded in extracting the wood, but the horse died a few hours after the accident. Mr. Gowdy has been very unfortunate, this being the second horse that he has lost inside of a month.