|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 11/16/1897.
A couple of strangers attempted to cross the river here last Tuesday
morning and got into one of those deep holes, as is customary for strangers.
The team swam out with a part of the wagon. A part of it, including
the two men, floated some distance down stream, and a part of it was left
in the deep water, which necessitated a fishing job. The several
parts were finally gathered together and the men drove on. The ford
at this town ought to be declared a nuisance, and closed up. It is
only a question of time until someone will get drowned there, and then
it will be too late to repair the loss. It would be better for the
county to buy the ferry and make it free than to have some one or more
drowned in crossing the river.