Jamestown Press Boone County Indiana Friday, May 10, 1907 Surnames: Canada, Cline, Johns, Swindler, Todd
A Bad Day For Rats Ol Swindler, Wm. Canada and Wm. Todd had quite a ratty time Sunday afternoon. Mr. Todd has a very fine fox terrier dog that is one of the best rat dogs in this section. The three men took the dog back to the barn on John Cline’s place north of town where Joe Johns recently moved from and put it to work killing rats. The floor of the barn afforded a fine harbor for the rodents and in three hours time 155 rats had been slain, only one that they new of getting away. Mr. Swindler says he was well pleased with the days work even if it was Sunday and not a good day for rats either.
Note from Janet Price; I am posting this story because I thought it was interesting. I am not related to the subjects.