|Robert Rickman, aged about 45 years, was dragged to death
by a horse at his ranch on the west side of Salmon river on day this
week. The news was brought to town yesterday by August Schroeder,
who owns a big farm on this side of the river just opposite the Rickman
Mr. Rickman, it appears, had run a young horse into the corral and
threw a rope on it. The horse started to run and the rope became
fastened about Rickman's arm. The horse jumped the fence and
dragged Rickman over the rocky ground for some distance. He was
dead when picked up.
Rickman is well known in the Keuterville and Salmon river country,
having resided there for a number of years. He was married last
fall and leaves a young wife and a son about 18 years old to mourn his
Owing to the river being so high the body could not be brought out
for burial and the remains were laid to rest at a spot near where the
fatal accident occurred.