1893 Melee Results in Severe Head Injury

(03/10/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/27/1893.

Dick Torche came to town last Friday to have some repairs made on his head. In a malee on Yellow creek between Dan Metz and some women, he got struck on the head with a rock, making an ugly wound and a hole through the skull bone. To be so badly hurt, he was rather lively; when the doctor would insert his finger in about the region of the brain would groan and cuss. Metz has not been arrested, but if any of his victims die he will likely be looked after.