Dog Fight Takes Toll on Owners in 1909


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/12/1909.

A serious altercation took place Saturday morning near Mussel shoals between J.L.D. Brake and Andy Harris, in which the former was badly wounded by a rock thrown by the latter.  Harris, who is only a boy of 16 years was passing Brake's house and hissed his dog on Brake's dog.  Whereupon Brake went into the house and procured a shot gun and returning to the road threatened to shoot Harris' dog.  A quarrel followed and Harris seizing a rock threw it at Brake, striking him behind the ear, and for several hours it was thought that the wound would prove fatal.  But at last reports, Mr. Brake was better and it is tho't now that he will recover.  Harris was arrested Saturday evening and lodged jail, and will be given a preliminary hearing today.