Abingdon Weekly Virginian, Abingdon, VA

June 28, 1901

L. J. Walden had the misfortune to lose a fine mare a few days ago. She in some way became entangled in a wire fence, in such a manner as not to be able to extricate herself, and when found was supposed to have been hung in the wire for about fifteen hours, and was so badly lacerated about her limbs that Mr. Walden, seeing no hope for her recovery, killed her. So much for the barbed wire fence, Mr. Farmer. - Glade Spring Journal