|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 11/22/1898, 1/10/1899, 1/17/1899, 1/24/1899,
We are authorized to state positively that, barring accidents, this
town will be abundantly supplied with gas by next Tuesday. A plumber
will follow immediately after the laying of the line and by the time the
December snow begins to fly, some of our citizens, at least, can roast
their (illegible) by a red-hot gas fire.
R.N. Miles has all the material for piping gas to this town now on
the way, and as soon as it reaches here, work will be commence and pushed
to an early completion. He has bought the very best material; so
no uneasiness on account of explosions need be felt. It will furnish
the cheapest fuel this town has ever been blessed with, to say nothing
about the convenience. May the Lord give his servant, Miles, more
power to hurry the matter up.
Look at our beautiful gas lights.
Grantsville is now illuminated by the use of natural gas. The
town is now wanting a bridge across the river at that point and is reaching
out eagerly for a railroad. Grantsville is an enterprising little
town. - Ritchie Standard.
The work of plumbing has actually begun in this town, and we can hardly
keep cool enough.
We now have the gas in all its beauty and the comfort it brings.
Natural gas was used as fuel in the town of Grantsville Feb. 14, 1899,
bear this in mind.