Jay Frederick has Transportation Crisis in 1901


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/3/1901.

Stole the Bicycle
Jay Frederick Has To Walk Back Home From Calhoun County

While Jay Frederick stopped to rest on his way from Grantsville to Harrisville, one day last week, somebody stole the bicycle which he was riding.  As soon as the wheel was missed Jay gave chase and succeeded in catching a fellow who was attempting to get away with the bicycle.

The thief was inexperienced in handling a bicycle and in a vain attempt at riding had broken the wheel so badly that it was unfit for use.  Frederick sized up the situation in short order and as punishment to the young fellow who tried to escape with the bicycle, he made him push the wheel clear into Harrisville, Jay walking close behind to see that the work was done right. - Ritchie Gazette.

The theft referred to in the above clipping, occurred in the Metz oil field a few days ago, the perpetrator of it being a stranger in these parts. He was overtaken and captured by Frederick near the widow Ferrell's residence at the foot of the hill on Big Root, being headed towards Grantsville.