|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/23/1901.
Floyd Wilson, the Big Springs merchant, about whom the scandalous report
was published in the Ritchie Standard, mention of which is made in another
column, a few days ago went to Harrisville with blood in his eye.
He hunted up the Standard office, and the editor being at home sick, he
proceeded to wallop the foreman in first class style. While licking
editors will never become very popular with the newspaper fraternity, there
is no disputing the fact that the scandalous and libelous report in the
Standard was wholly unwarranted and without the lightest foundation. The
sympathies of our people are all with Mr. Wilson, and those who know him
best say there is no more worthy or honorable citizen in the county.
It might be well for the Standard to look to the character of the citizens
of its own county, before trying to besmirch the fair name of the citizens
of this county.