|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilms of the Calhoun
Chronicle dated 7/21/1896, 8/4/1896 and 8/11/1896.
7/21/1896 - County Court Proceedings - Court convened Monday
July 13, 1896 with G. Johnson, President; and T.R. Stump and B.F.
Upon the petition of sundry citizens in the districts of Sheridan,
and Sherman, a special election was ordered to be held at various
places in each district on a proposition to subscribe to the Little
River Railroad. In Sheridan District, $7,000; Center, $8,400;
$8,600. Said election to be held August 18, 1896.
The following estimates were made of current expenses for the
|Salaries of County Officers,
|Pay of Jurors
|Pay of County Court
|Fuel and Stationary
|Expenses of the poor other than at the place of general
|Criminal and Lunatic Expense
|For delinquencies and expenses of collection
|For pay of expenses at Deaf Dumb and Blind Institute
|Making and keeping in repair county road
|For county indebtedness
Levies: For road purposes in the several districts 25 cents on the
$100. For county purposes 70 cents on the $100.
8/4/1896 - In this county some people are kicking because the
railroad subscription was not submitted to the whole county, and in
some are kicking because it was not submitted by districts. If
kickers of the two counties were together wouldn't there be a kickin'
8/11/1896 - The railroad subscription carried in Gilmer Saturday
a grand majority. The majority against it at Normantown was only
29, and at Glenville out of 204 votes but 2 were against it. The
vote all over the county was about as decisive for the proposition,
our sister county, Gilmer, is entitled to put long streamers to her
and have written thereon, "On to Progress." Following is the
Center district - For, 577; against, 170
Glenville - For 577; against 11
Dekalb - For 292, against, 10
Troy - For, 190; against, 150.
8/25/1896 - The following table shows how faithfully our voters
their duty to the proposition to subscribe to the railroad. At
and White Pine, where the Chronicle has the greatest circulation, but
vote was cast against the proposition at the former and it was
at the later. The voters at all of the voting places did
We can truthfully say we are a progressive people:
Freed, 53 for and 18 against
Brooksville, 133 for and 111 against
Majority in District for R.R., 157.
Chestnut Grove, 105 for and 4 against
Grantsville, 156 for and 1 against
Majority in District for R.R., 256
Sharp's Mill, 110 for and 5 against
White Pine, 144 for and 0 against
Majority in District for R.R., 249