Corsicana, TX Ran Over Cow in the Road, Aug 1879


August 6.

James C. Johnson, while returning from camp-meeting last night, ran his buggy over a cow in the road, upsetting the buggy, throwing him violently to the ground and [illegible -- latlleting?] several quite serious injuries.  The most serious as well as most painful injury sustained is a wound of the tongue, causing an almost total dismemberment of that organ.  It is thought by the physicians that enough of the tongue was left to carry on the circulation.  The other wounds are about the mouth and chin.  Mr. Johnson is one of our first merchants, and son of Capt. S. J. T. Johnson, so well and favorably known throughout the state.

Galveston Weekly News, Galveston, TX 14 Aug 1879