|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/4/1894.
Last Thursday morning a little child belonging to Mrs. Effie Westfall,
who lives about one mile from town, fell in a well while Mrs. Westfall
was about her household work and was not missed for a little time.
On looking out for the child she noticed that the bucket used at the well
was knocked down and on going to the well was horrified to find the child
still struggling but almost drowned. She procured a stick with a
nail driven in for a hook and made three attempts before she brought it
out. She ran down the run some distance when her screams attracted
the attention of T.R. Stump, who was working near, and by his aid the child
was brought too in a short time. It was indeed a close call but for
the extraordinary presence of mind of Mrs. Westfall the child would have
certainly been drowned.