|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/27/1907.
Carter Brothers' store, located near the Mussel Shoals, was washed away
in a recent flood that was caused by a cloud-burst in the hollow back of
the store one day last week. The building and its contents and the
Hattie postoffice supplies, were swept out into the Kanawha; his growing
crops were all ruined and his cow and horse were all that were left him.
One of the most despisable tricks we have ever known of was when one of
his neighbors charged him, or wanted to, five dollars for catching a barrel
of engine oil. Mr. Carter, however, employed legal counsel and refused
to pay the extortion. It is to be hoped that he will get his oil back,
and if there is ever another calamity to befall anyone in that neighborhood
we would rather have it be the man that caught the barrel than anyone else.