1894 Altercation Results in Knifing


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/5/1894.

Sherman Bee and His Brother Get Badly if Not Fatally Cut

Just before going to press word reached us that on last Saturday night, a few miles below Richardson, at or near the residence of "Prophet" Greathouse in the edge of Roane county, at a dance Sherman Bee got into a quarrel with two men by the name of Greathouse said to be sons of the "Prophet."  A fight ensued which resulted in Sherman Bee being, the report goes, "literally cut to pieces."  The supposition is that both men had used knives on him, as a number of bad gashes were cut about his face and head, and one in the abdomen which is thought to be fatal.  Mr. Bee's younger brother was present and interfered and was also badly but not fatally cut.  Dr. Connolly, of Richardson, was summoned and was upon the scene, and at the time our reporter left, a messenger had been sent to Burning Springs for Dr. Mitchell.  We understand the parties to the affray are under arrest and will be held by the Roane county authorities to await developments.