|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 12/24/1901.
Trouble Brewing for Brooksville Venders of the Ardent
Becoming indignent at the indecent conduct of drunken ruffians, and
the outrageous manner in which the law is being broken by speakeasy men
in their town, the citizens of Brooksville and the surrounding community
held a meeting last Friday and unanimously denounced the violators of the
law, and their business, and requested them to cease their traffic, and
as an ultimatum they told the owners of the speakeasies that should the
law be unable to stop them, and should they refuse to heed the requests
made by the meeting, they (the citizens) would take the matters into their
own hands and stop them.
And they will do it. They are a determined, earnest crowd of the
county's best men, who have waited in patience for the proper parties to
stop them, until they are satisfied that it will not be done unless they
do it themselves. Some of those present were: J.P. Knight,
Rev. Jim Taylor, M.S. Jeffreys, Ben Jeffreys, H.C. Goodnight, Caleb Goodnight,
I.T. Cox, Frank Trippett, J.H. Smith, N.B. Ferrell, Wm. Bowers, O.P. Burrows,
The owners of the "joints" were also present and it is thought that
they will heed the request of these determined men.