Gunshot Wound Believed Fatal in 1901

(03/17/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/4/1901.

A Fatal Shooting

Word reaches us that Otis Mills, of Industry, was accidentally shot last Friday with a 38-caliber revolver, by his friend and companion, a young man by the name of Keener.  The ball took effect in the lower bowels, and it is said the injured man can not recover.  We have been unable to obtain the details of the affair, but it is said it was wholly accidental, and that young Keener is prostrated with grief.  The parties live just over the Wirt Co. line on Straight creek, and Mills is a son of Jack Mills who was so badly beaten and robbed by Jock Ernest and his confederates a few weeks ago.