|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/26/1897.
Miss McCune of Calhoun
Shows that She is No Novice with a Shooting Iron
Spencer in the Front Again
There is nothing slow about Spencer, Roane county, when it comes to
furnishing sensational news. Last week there were no less than a
half dozen very interesting items from there published, and now this week
starts off well with another tale of thwarted vigilants.
Miss McCune, from Calhoun has located on the outskirts of Spencer.
She brought her reputation along with her and the good people liked
neither her nor her "rep."
There has been talk of calling the dame to account for her actions and
then telling her to skip.
The talk finally assumed some more threatening shape and a crowd of
men visited her house last Saturday night with the intention of coating
the fair dame with tar and then covering her with feathers.
But their intentions were not realized, for when they were assembled
outside the house Miss McCune, of Calhoun, pulled a gun and fired into
The would be vigilants scattered and ran and the Calhoun nymph now remains
in undisputed possession of the fort.