Dog Poisoned in Owner's Yard in 1901


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 12/10/1901.

Some person threw a dog button into the yard where "Dick" Hays and Earl Stump keep their canine friends Saturday morning before daylight, and a very valuable hound belonging to Earl Stump, was killed.  It may be that the dogs are a nuisance, but even were they sneaking, thieving and treacherous, they would not be half so mean and low, and as little entitled to respect as the person who administered the "stretch nine."