|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 10/01/1914.
Baby Elk Captured
A party of hunters composed of Mark Farnsworth and Perry Cox, of Auburn,
and Army Hardman, of Harrisville, passed through Glenville a few days ago
with a subject of the animal kingdom now unknown in wild state in West
The party, including the wives of the members, was returning
home from an eight-month camping trip on the waters of Bear Fork and Steer
Creek. They had a live baby elk -- perhaps the last to be captured
in this state -- which was the chief object of attention among a whole
menagerie of living denizens which had been captured.
Another very interesting specimen was a Belgian fox. This animal,
a native of northern regions, is about twice the size of our native fox.
For seventeen days Mr. Hardman was lost in the forest. The last
two days he spent in prayer to which, he said, he owed his deliverance.
The hunters had quite an array of small arms. Ten shotguns, eleven
rifles, one French machine gun, firing 100 shots a minute and many smaller
arms constituted their armament.
A Mockin and rifle, which had been presented Mr. Farnsworth by ex-President
Roosevelt and used by him on his South American trip, attracted a great
deal of attention.