|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/26/1897.
Last Wednesday evening about 7 o'clock a fire alarm was sounded from
the S.P. Stump residence, corner of Main Alley and Court Street, and the
citizens of the town generally made a rush for what was supposed to be
the burning building. The flames were leaping out of the top of the
building eight to ten feet, and all outward indications were that the building
was on fire. But it happened to only be a flue burning out, and when
the crowd was informed that Uncle Simon had hauled two loads of wood that
day each shrugged his shoulder and went away.