|Recorded from The Calhoun Chronicle by Norma Knotts Shaffer:|
EMBARRASSING - One night last week Wm. Hosey of Grantsville started home with a jug of oil and
a basket of eggs.
In front of the Central Hotel he fell and broke
his jug, but saved his basket of eggs unharmed.
Proceeding in the
direction of home only a short distance he fell again and broke the entire
basket of eggs.
Billy has been keeping the matter a great secret
since, but by accident it leaked out.
WIRT SHOOTING - Tom Haggerty and Bruce Wiseman, son of Wirt County Sheriff Wiseman, quarreled at
Elizabeth one day last week, which resulted in Wiseman pulling a gun and
firing two shots, both of which took effect.
One was in Haggerty's hand and
the other about an inch below his eye. At this writing Haggerty is
still living and Wiseman is in jail. Both men were drinking at the
time of the trouble.
DR. DYES HOUSE BURNS - When the fire alarm was sounded in our little town last Wednesday night,
it was soon discovered that the fire was in the residence of Dr. Dye on
It had not been discovered soon enough to save the building,
but brave men rushed into its several apartments and succeeded in getting
out nearly every article of value.
The house was valued at about
$800 and was insured for $600.
MILLSTONE SQUABBLE - A four cornered fight at Millstone one evening last week was one of
the interesting topics of conversation.
It happened to be a kind
of family fight in which old man Dillman and his wife, A. O'Donald and
the faithful old dog Scott participated.
According to our informants, Dillman was the aggressor. O'Donald acted in the defensive
and Mrs. Dillman and the dog were trying to make peace, but they seemed
to misunderstand each other as the dog bit and gave her a dangerous wound.
The screams of the woman while the fight was on attracted the attention
of Squire Keith, who lives some distance below the O'Donald residence,
and he deputized F.N. Hays to go up and quell the disturbance and arrest
the guilty parties, which he did. It was necessary to call a physician
to attend to Mrs. D. Further.
CONFEDERATE GROUP ORGANIZED - As per call heretofore published in this paper quite a number of the
ex-Confederate soldiers of Calhoun county met at an office in the court
house last Saturday and organized a Post to be known as the Geo. Gibson
Post, in honor of Lieutenant Geo. Gipson, of Altizer. H.A. Ferrell
was chosen commander, G.W. Maze Lieutenant Commander, and G.G. Stump Adjutant.
The time and place of meeting has not yet been fixed.
CHILD SAVED FROM DROWNING - Two small boats collided here last Saturday evening, which came very
near costing the life of little Russel, son of A.R. Johnson.
Johnson and son, Fred, were coming to this side with a boat and little
Russel got in another boat and started to meet them, and did without their
seeing him, and when the boats came together Russel fell out in deep water.
This frightened the woman and boy in the boat until they were wholly unable
to render any assistance or help the boy out.
Jesse Scott happened
along and without hesitating jumped in the river and swam to the boy just
as he was sinking to rise no more.
He was perfectly limber and apparently
drowned when taken from the water, but after working with him for some
time he came around all right.
MAIL ORDER BRIDE - Clayton T. Stump, postmaster at Staten, went up into Clay county a few
days ago and brought home with him one of Clay's blushing maids, which
he is now pleased to call his wife.
The courtship and wedding was
a short romance, they never having met until a day or two before marriage.
They had been corresponding for some time and had exchanged pictures.
We wish them a happy voyage down the stream of time.
1897 EARTHQUAKE - An earthquake shock was very perceptibly felt here last Monday.
A general inquiry, "did you feel the shock?" went the rounds.
The little shaking the earth got the other day reminds us that we are
liable to be swallowed up any time.