Editor and Foreman Victims of Pranks in 1894

(11/01/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 11/6/1894.

The boys about town did about the usual amount of devilment on Hallow'een night, strict care being taken to destroy no property.  We like to see boys have all the fun possible so long as it can be had without injuring people.  On attempting to leave our office that night about 12 o'clock we found ourselves fastened in by a string tied to the door and securely fastened on the outside.  We succeeded in getting out, however, only to find that a huge stone had been placed at our door as if it were the entrance to a tomb.  Angels did not come and roll away the stone for the language our foreman used when he stumbled over it and fell about the middle of the street was not very inviting.