|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of
the Calhoun Chronicle dated as indicated.|
A few days ago a beautiful and blushing maid from the country brought
some chickens to Wiant & Barr’s store to sell or exchange for goods.
They were securely tied by the feet and she placed them up on the produce
counter. “Crow” Stump, the bashful clerk, stepped around to the counter
and smilingly asked: “Do you think they will lay there?” ‘To which
the blushing maid replied: “No, they are all roosters.” “Crow” has
not smiled since.
Balloon Ascensions and Parachute Leaps at the Calhoun County Fair.
A thrilling, sensational and attractive feature. When at an altitude
of several thousand feet Prof. Trainor will jump from the balloon and descend
to the ground in the presence of all.
Peter Hicks, the barber, has been drawn on the pettit jury for the
next term of the court. He is the first colored man ever drawn on
a jury in this county.
George McKee, the oldest barber in the State, went to the Pennsboro
fair this week. It was the first time in his life that he ever road
on a railroad. When the train got to going about 40 miles an hour
he got scared and grabbed hold of the seat, and refused to let go.
When the train entered the first tunnel he thought it was kingdom come
with him and as the train shot into daylight he was found on his knees
praying like a good fellow. It was the first time ever tried to pray.
He said to a fellow passenger that if he ever got back to Parkersburg alive
no one would ever again get him in such a fix. George is 107 years
old and remembers well the big snow storm of July 4th, 1802. He is
still very spry for his age. - Parkersburg Sentinel