|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 3/10/1908.
One of the lowest, meanest, and most brutal criminal acts that ever
occurred in this or any other county, was perpetrated at Brooksville last
week. Some cowardly scoundrel, who has no right to live, and who
is too mean to go to Hell, poisoned all of young Bob Ferrell's stock with
concentrated lye, and as a result three cows and one yearling heifer have
already died in the most horrible manner, and his horses are in very serious
condition. Particles of the lye were found in the feed boxes where
the murderous deed was done. Mr. Ferrell thinks he has good clues
to the guilty party, and will put a first class detective on the case,
and if sufficient evidence is found the culprit will no doubt be given
a dose that would make red-seal lye taste like sugar.