Worthless Note Makes the Circuit in 1909


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 3/2/1909.

Cary Norman, a farmer of the upper Steer creek valley came into town last week to procure cash on a note calling for $50.00, executed by J. Louis Barnes to Aaron Park, and by him assigned to Jink Lynch.  Upon finding that the notes were worthless Mr. Norman went to Attorney J.T. Waldo and told him that Lynch had traded the note to him for a horse, representing that it was secured by a deed of trust.  Mr. Waldo took the matter up and found that the note was not secured, and sent Norman back to Lynch who promptly turned over the mare and took up the worthless paper.  It looked like a very shady transaction.

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