|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 11/20/1906.
Little Thurl Holland met with a very painful accident last week at the
home of his grandfather, Col. W.S. Holland, of Henrietta. Thurl together
with several other small boys found several dynamite caps near the old
railroad commissary at the mouth of Steer Creek, and divided them up, each
putting a handfull in his trouser pocket.
They carried them for several days without any accident occurring but
on Tuesday evening Thurl decided he would see what was in one of them.
He took a tobacco tag and commenced scraping out the inside, when of course
there was an explosion which terribly lacerated and tore his hands.
Drs. Dye and Wright went up Wednesday and amputated the thumb and one finger
of his right hand and fixed up the remaining ones and when last heard from
was getting along very nicely but suffering excruciating pain.