Norman Bliss was finishing chores at his farm near Shelton on March 22, 1903, when he noticed hogs eating corn in his field. They belonged to his neighbor, James Barnhart, and it was not the first time they had been on his property. On several occasions the hogs ventured onto his property while their indifferent owner did nothing to contain his animals.
Bliss and his son proceeded to drive the animals back off their property with pitchforks. In the process of driving the pigs west toward the Barnhart farm, two