The steamer Keystone State was sold Saturday at Pt. Pleasant by
U.S. Commissioner Walter Summers to Pt. Pleasant Dock Co. for $12,000.
The boat was sold for debt, with Pt. Pleasant Dock Co. one of
the heaviest creditors. The sum claimed by them was $9,000. Other creditors have
put in claims, and the sum realized from the sale will go toward their
Keystone State is among the best equipped packets in Ohio and
the sum paid for it is understood to represent but a fraction of its value.
Wig Bickel lost his fine black mare at Creston last week from
poisoning, presumably by eating bark off a wild cherry tree.
Calhoun County officials are making a determined effort to rid
the county of diseased foxes, and with them the threat of further exposure of
the people to rabies.
In their meeting here Tuesday afternoon, members of the county
court made arrangements to pay a bounty of $3 per head on all foxes killed in
the county. They also employed Luther Booher as dog warden in an effort to
enforce the quarantine already imposed by the State Dept. of Agriculture.
Court members stressed that their actions in the matter were
done as a safety factor for the benefit of the people, and were not meant to
impose a hardship on anyone. They pointed out that the sooner the diseased
animals were killed or died off, and stray dogs eliminated, the sooner the
quarantine could be lifted.