|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 3/13/1894 and 10/2/1894.
For sometime, as we understand, there has been a bad feeling
a Mr. Morris, of the head of Sycamore and a family by the name of
residing on the waters of Daniel’s run. Near the Sycamore
last Monday morning, Mr. Morris and one of the Everson boys met by
and had a few words, when Morris picked up a club and assaulted the
who retaliated with an ax, striking Morris with the blade of the ax
the wrist, which all most severed the hand from the arm. Dr. Dye
went out and dressed the wound, and it is thought that it will make a
of him, at least. That seems to be an unfortunate
Near where this fight occurred Jas. Sturm and Sam Sickles went out to
an old feud, which resulted in the death of Sturm and Sickles a 15
sentence in the penitentiary, which cost him his life also. From
the knowledge we have of that community we believe a large majority of
the citizens are honest and law abiding. But no good citizen nor
any number of them can prevent men who are quarrelsome from settling
feuds as they please.
John Morris, who lived near the Sycamore post office, died last
week of blood poison. In a fight last spring he had his hand
severed from the arm with an ax. The wound never healed and
as before stated.