Shooting Reported in Wirt County in 1897

(11/02/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 3/30/1897.

Tom Haggerty and Bruce Wiseman, son of Sheriff Wiseman, quarreled at Elizabeth one day last week, which resulted in Wiseman pulling a gun and firing two shots, both of which took effect, one in Haggerty's hand and the other about an inch below his eye.  At this writing Haggerty is still living and Wiseman is in jail.  Both men were drinking at the time of the trouble.