MOMENTS IN TIME: Hur Resident Shot in Clay Co. in 1901

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 7/23/01.

Manna Nutter Shot

Last Saturday evening, in a general fight at Gould, Clay Co., Manna Nutter of Hur, this county, was seriously, if not fatally, shot.

The facts, as we ascertained them from the brother of the injured man, are as follows:  Young Nutter had just gone into a store, where quite a crowd were assembled, when a general fight was precipitated by a remark which one young made of another's sister.  The crowd soon scattered and the fight was continued in the road; Nutter taking no hand in the affair at all, except as a spectator.  In the melee, a man by the name of Wheeler fired a 32 caliber revolver, the ball entering young Nutter's body at the tip of the left shoulder blade, passing entirely through, coming out just under the collar bone.  Some twenty or more shots were fired altogether but no others took effect.  Several other parties, however, were badly beaten up with clubs and axes.  None of the participants, it is claimed, were intoxicated, but they wanted to fight, and fight they did.  No arrests have been made, and it is not likely there will be any.  Nutter was removed to Clay Court House, where he is receiving all the attentions and care it is possible to give him and, he seems to be resting easy, and is on a fair way to recover.