|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/27/1895 and 9/3/1895.
Last Sunday about 3 o'clock Dept. Sheriff Joe Jarvis and two
came into town with George Cadle, a boy by the name of Truman and
by the name of Douglas and lodged them in jail to serve a ten days
The boys had been picnicing at the mouth of Stinson last Saturday and
taken on just a little too much hard cider. There was no special
harm in the cider, but they got to flourishing revolvers, razors and
The prompt action taken by Squire G.E. Cooper of Washington
in the cases for which the young men were brought to jail by Dept.
Jarvis last Sunday a week, as reported in this paper at the time,
entitles him to a re-election. His action will serve to teach
in the future that they must respect the laws of society and the laws
our country. His action will tend to elevate the morals of
who frequent gatherings of the kind spoken of at the time. His
was purely one of kindness to the men who were disarmed and sent to
With the bad cider, the boys were drinking and the bad feeling that
to exist, together with the flourishing of revolvers and razors might
terminated in something worse, and instead of a small fine and ten
in jail it might have been a life sentence to the penitentiary or an
on the gallows. Every parent should rally to the support of an
who will dare to do his duty.