|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from
microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/13/1901.
On last Wednesday evening Constable Harmon Martin, assisted by Robert
Ferrell, arrested and lodged in jail Ralph Howard and Sam Leaf alias John
Hogan, charged with running a speakeasy at Brooksville. When the
boys ascertained they were to be arrested, they each made an attempt to
escape, one running in one direction and the other in the opposite.
But the officers prided themselves on their running qualities, and each
picked his man and ran him down in a fair foot race. The race between
Leaf and Martin is said to have been very interesting, as they had open
road for it, and each did his level best. Ferrell caught Howard,
just as he was preparing to jump in the river, expecting to swim to the
opposite side. They were both landed safely in the bastile, and Thursday
they were taken before Squire R.M. Marshall, for preliminary hearing.
They waived examination, and in default of bond were commited to jail to
await the actions of the next grand jury or until they should give the
bonds required by statute. Col. J.T. Waldo represented the State
in the prosecution, having been employed by many of the citizens to do
so. Howard was released on bond Saturday.