Mad Dog Pursued by Citizenry in 1910


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 7/19/1910.

Mad Dog

Sunday, while all was quiet in our little city a big black dog came romping into main street, and proceeded to "clean up" every member of the canine family he came across  After raising quite a bit of excitement he was eagerly pursued by almost every male citizen in town, who were armed with rakes, mops, brooms, rocks and guns, and after an exciting chase, was killed by Charley Starcher.  No one knows who the dog belonged to, nor where he came from, but one thing sure, he was mad.  He bit dogs belonging to Dr. Pickering, Jerome Hardman and Sheridan Stump, and maybe others.  The dogs bitten were promptly killed today (Monday).  If any one knows who the dog belonged to, or where he came from, it would be advisable to notify Mayor Stump at once, as it may be that he has bitten some person during his rage.