Owens Bids Grantsville Adieu in 1896


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/15/1896.

T.C. Owens left Grantsville, for God only knows where, to be gone until his few friends will be glad to see him on his return. The above note was picked up in the postoffice last Tuesday morning by Postmaster Waldo in a few moments after Owens left the office to take a hack for Smithville. The note appears to be written in Owen's handwriting and so far as we know is about all the information any one seems to have as to his intentions. Before leaving he called at our office and settled his account in full, and we are informed that he did the same with others. Unpleasant marriage relations is said to be the cause of his sudden and unexpected departure. Go where he will and do what he may the Chronicle will always have a warm side for him on account of pleasant associations, and the greatest harm we wish him is that he may leave strong drink alone and find lucrative employment, prosper and grow strong.