Monday, April 15, 2013

A Useful Dog

Mr. Schenck, at the Farms has a dog which goes out near the railroad track every night, a few minutes before it is time for the cars, and waits until they pass then picks up the paper which is thrown off by the expressman, and carries it to his master.  He is always on hand at the regular time and never fails to bring the paper when it is there.  Monday night he came back without it, and so confident was Mr. Schenck that it had not been thrown off, that he walked to Rockport, and there learned that another person had been on the route that day, instead of the regular expressman, and had forgotten to throw it off. – This same dog used to get the paper by the stage coach, ere the cars commenced running and never missed being at his post when the stage came along. – {Cape Ann Advertiser.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 1, 1862, p. 2

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