A short time before his death, the late Richard L. Hays, a
former editor of the Chronicle, sent a certified copy of allowance made at the
June term, 1860, by the Calhoun County court. The copy was found among the
papers of the late Peregrine Hays of Arnoldsburg, one of the county’s founders.
Total expenditures amounted to $2,570.86½. The half cent came
about by the court paying R.A. Benson 37½ cents for a docket book. Today, a
docket book costs about the same number of dollars that it did cents.
There are less than 50 items in the statement. One of the
largest is $1,500 to Robert Ervin for third payment on the courthouse that was
being built at Arnoldsburg.
Clerks of the election were allowed 50¢ for their services. They
included Jacob Starcher, Alfred Stump, Calvin C. Kepinger (or Kessinger), Alfred
Starcher, Samuel Isenhart and B.F. Riddel. For listing voters, William P.
Robinson received $11.85, and was paid $6 for building a chimney.
For registering births and deaths, George W. Silcott, county
clerk, received $8.67. For his services as clerk, he was paid $100.
Conductors of election, D.W. Stalnaker, Alpheus Norman, G.W.
Wright, Anthony Conrad and Charles J. Clelland, were paid $2.67 each.
The hunting season has already begun
in some states, even though the weather is
uncomfortably hot in most of them, and the peak of
the season is some time away.
Each year, a number of hunters are killed, or wounded, because
of careless accidents. Loaded guns in hunting vehicles cause some. Hunters
should not cross fences with loaded guns, and a gun (loaded or not) should never
be pointed at another hunter. Care should be exercised to see that the barrel is
free of foreign matter at all times, and that the gun is in reasonably good
working order, oiled, etc.
Many accidents occur among veteran hunters who have become
careless or cocksure because of the long experience they have under their belts.
One should always carefully identify his target before pulling
the trigger. A number of hunters are shot down in the brush, mistakenly
identified as deer.
How can you eat, drink and be merry--and also contribute to a
American Cancer Society’s Calhoun Unit did it successfully last
week when, in collaboration with Foodland, volunteers sold over 3,000 hotdogs
served with a special homemade sauce, and also gave away 4,000 Cokes.
The occasion was a special week-long fund raising drive hatched
up by members of the local Cancer Society, tied in with Foodland’s fifth
anniversary in Grantsville.
Foodland donated the cokes, hotdogs and buns. Members of the
Cancer unit erected a booth in the Foodland parking lot, encouraging Calhouners
to buy two hotdogs for a $1, get a free beverage, and help the Cancer Society’s
Crusade chairmen were Jeanie Shaffer and Donna Poling. Serving
in the booth were Bev Morford, Vivian
Dye, Janet Davis, Louise Estep, Karen Law, Barbara Anderson, Margaret
Cunningham, Irene Olivas, Gigi Sol, Kathy Baker, Elaine Miller, Connie
McCartney, and Robyn Johnson.