|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of
the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/18/1901.
In burning off a clearing on A. Huffman's farm a few days ago, a tortoise
was found with the following letters plainly cut in it: "J.M.B., 1851."
and in another place, "P.M., 1878" It is supposed that the first
inscription was cut by Jonathan M. Bennett, and the other by Peter Morris.
The date shows his tortoiseship to have been at least 50 years old and
he might have rounded out another half century, had he not been caught
in the burning clearing and burned to death. The shell is on exhibition
at Mr. Huffman's barn where it may be seen by any doubting Thomas.