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Dr. Arthur Meyer



    Watertown Daily Times, 07 22 1906


One of the most exciting runaways in Watertown in a long time was that indulged in Sunday evening by a horse owned by Dr. Arthur Meyer.  The animal which was hitched to a top-buggy, came to a sudden stop on Officer [Lucius] Bruegger's porch at 209 Milwaukee street.  After striking terror to those on the porch, the horse continued its mad flight, but was finally caught and placed under control.  The horse started its run when the doctor was in the act of untying it.  Small trees and their guards were run over by the horse in the flight and it was by a very close margin that a little son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Blumenfeld was saved from being in the path of the runaway horse.  Fortunately the mother grabbed the child in time to save it.  At the Bruegger home, the horse ran through a screen door carrying the same into the sitting room.