“IT IS DOUBTFUL
Just Whom This Very Laughable
Joke Is On.
Mr. J. J. Sanderson, who lives
near Maxon’s Mills, and Mr. Lee
Potter, a candidate for sheriff, have
horses and buggies almost alike. Mr.
Sanderson was in the city yesterday,
and left his horse hitched near the
Harbour-Pitts Shoe Company, and
by coincidence Mr. Potter hitched
his only a few feet away.
Mr. Ed Ware afterwards met Mr.
Potter and borrowed his turnout to
visit the county. It happened, however,
that he got Mr. Sanderson’s
rig instead of Mr. Potter’s, and
started out the Hinkleville road.
After he had driven through the
back water and gotten about five
miles out he met Mr. Dick Allen, who
offered to sell him a horse. Mr.
Ware replied there was no use
buying one when he could borrow
one. The conversation led to an
inquiry as to the ownership of the
rig, and Mr. Ware said it belonged
to Mr. Potter. Mr. Allen soon convinced
him it didn’t, whereupon Mr. Ware
had to turn around and come back.
In the meantime Mr. Sanderson
was vainly searching for his horse
and buggy, nnd when Mr. Ware got
back it was all explained. They are
all wondering whom the joke is on.”
Source: Paducah Sun, Saturday, March 27, 1897, Front page.