Two Yellow Creek Shootings in 1901


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 2/26/1901.

A Shooting Scrape in this County

A couple of shooting affrays are reported from Yellow creek, and they are causing some little excitement in that locality.  The circumstances, as we gleaned them from one of the parties shot at, are substantially as follows. The daughter of James Metz was talking with a young gentleman at her home one night recently, when, at about 11 o'clock some one from the outside discharged a revolver through the window at her, the ball just grazing the side of her head and burrying itself in some clothing hanging against the wall behind her.  Mr. Metz at once started in pursuit of the one firing the shot, but he succeeded in making his escape in the darkness.

In the other affair, of which we did not learn the details was that of some one firing at George Taylor, a night or two after the shot was fired at Miss Metz.

We understand the parties have some clue as to who did the shooting, but we could not learn upon whom their suspicions rest.  They say, however, they will probe the affair to the bottom and bring the guilty party to justice.