|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 5/8/1894.
Goliath and Sampson
The jail at this place was the scene of another bloody and maybe
conflict last Saturday morning. One, David Welch, who stands 6
10 in. tall in his bare feet and Harvey George Sampson got into an
over some trifling matter and David decided to knock Sampson
So the first round was fought without any special damage to either,
in the second round Sampson got hold of a good sized rock and
to demolish the pimple that surmounts David's body, commonly called
head. Several bad gashes were cut about his head and face.
It is claimed by some that the skull was fractured and that the
that dressed his wounds had taken out a small piece of the
We are not prepared to say whether the tax payers of the county could
to pay the funeral expenses if they had killed each other or not,
if they had to pay for the ground necessary for Welch's grave.