Elderly Couple Robbed in 1901


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/6/1901.

Bold Robbery
"Uncle Jack" Mills' House Broken Into And Robbed

On last Thursday night, five men, four of whom were traveling in a surrey and one riding horse back, entered the residence of "Uncle Jack" Mills, near Munday, in the upper edge of Wirt county, and succeeded in securing $65.00.

Mr. and Mrs. Mills, the only two occupants of the house at that time, are both aged and feeble persons, and the robbers bound them and proceeded to search the house.  The old lady in some manner broke loose, and waded in on the intruders with an ax.  This, however, was wrested from her by the villians and she was knocked down and badly bruised.  After the robbers had secured their booty, they went their way rejoicing, leaving the old couple still bound.  They released themselves, however, as soon as possible and gave the alarm.  Warrants were sworn out and officers put on the trail, but as yet no arrests have been made, nor no clue found as to their whereabouts.  The citizens of that locality are very much incensed over the outrage and should the desparados be captured they would be likely to receive rough treatment at their hands.