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STOPPING RUNAWAY HORSES

Charles Maynee, a young Boston policeman who has received a medal from the Humane Society and SOdol from the Gab Company for his bravery m stopping runaway horses, recently explained to a reporter of the " Woonsocket Patriot " how ho does it. " When yon see a run away coming do not try to check him by a rush from the opposite direction or the side, for yon will be Immediately knocked flat by the collision, bat instead prepare yourself for a short rnn with the horee. Measure with your eye the distance, and start; for the ran while be is yet some way off. perhaps ten feet m the case of fair to medium runaways. You may depend upon hit keeping a straight line, for a really frightened hor.ee Is half blind and would not veer for » steam eugloe. He will go straight ahead nntU be smashes Into something. So do yon get olosa to the line on which he Is rushing, and a« he pastes you, grab the reins near the saddle, Qather the reins firmly, end then, leaning backwards as yog run, give them a powerful yank, You may be able to brace yourself somewhat as yen give this yank, half sliding on your feet. The strong jerk on the bit tells the horse that he again has a master, and prepares him foi a fio»l struggle. A step or two forward after the firat yank, do it again.' This li the finishing stroke. It never falls when : given by a determined man. The horse is on Its haunches. Keep a firm pull or ; the reins till you grasp the horae by th< i nostrils, and hold him so till he Is paolfied The bpst Kemedy for lumGESTfON.---i Norton's Camomile Pills are confident^ t recommended as a simple remedy for indiges' i tion, which is the cause of nearly all th< diseases to which we are subject. Norton': , Pills, with justice called ihc " nature'i ' strengthener of the human stomach,'' act as : | powerful tonic and gentle aperient, are milt m their operation, and safe under auy circum | stances Sold m bottles at is ijd, 2s gd 4s, by |all medicine vendors throughout tbi tVO'ldi

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STOPPING RUNAWAY HORSES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2033, 10 January 1889

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STOPPING RUNAWAY HORSES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2033, 10 January 1889

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