|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/28/1900.
A sad and very unfortunate affair was the drowning, near Altizer, last
Wednesday, of Clark Gunn. Mr. Gunn in company with some other men
was engaged in raising sunken ties and all attempted to swim across the
creek, Mr. Gunn failing and calling for help. One of the men went
to him and barely escaped with his own life, and another also attempted
to save him, but failed and he went down to a watery grave. He was
the nominee of the Democratic party, of Lee district, for Justice of the
Peace, with more than even chances for election.