|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 12/13/1901.
A Thanksgiving Hunt
Last Thursday was a day of great pleasure to most of Grantsville's younger
set, as well as Thanksgiving. One of the most enjoyable affairs it has
ever been our good fortune to participate in was a hunt on that day.
A party consisting of Misses Stella Stump, Ethel Stump and Maude Barr,
and Messrs. C.E. Smith, R.P. Bell, Dick Hays, Rob't Hamilton, Earl Stump
and the writer, each mounted on a good horse, left bright and early in
the morning for Hog Knob with the expectation of having a fox chase, but
wiley Reynard was too smooth for the pack of hounds, and succeeded in keeping
his whereabouts unknown. Nothing daunted, we turned our attention,
and that of the dogs, to smaller game, with which we were more successful.
(We scared several quails and rabbits almost to death.)
As near noon the party repaired to the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Bell,
at Henrietta, where an elegant dinner awaited, and ample justice was done
it by the hunters. To say the least, the table was relieved of the
burden under which it groaned.
After dinner the hunt was resumed and kept until 5 o'clock when the
party reached the home of Editor C.H. Craddock, where another elegant meal
awaited the crowd, and, as before, they did it justice, after which they
returned home, all of the crowd very tired, but conscious of one of the
most enjoyable days they had ever spent.
The writer was made a committee of one to express the heartiest thanks
of the hunters to the hosts and hostesses for their kind treatment, and
elegant manner in which they entertained us, which we hereby do.