|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 11/14/1893.
News from Balas
The young nims of Fink, in the persons of Wm. and Charley Eisman
Burley and Jimmy Siers, with their curs, launch forth, the other
in pursuit of the opossum and raccoon, which are rarities of delicate
to the young sportsmen, when 221ere long, they started their game, which
soon took to hole, which was a signal in loud triumph from the
who rushed onto the rendezvous of the object of their search with
vigor. What is it boys? was asked by a passer by.
221coon, replied Bill. The boys proceeded to explore the retreat
their game by which they succeeded in inflating the atmosphere with a
perfume that was perceptible all over Fink. The boys when seen
next day and interrogated as to their find, still bore evidence of
proximity to the object of their search, and Charley said he had an
breath but we killed him and left him in the hole.