1894: ROBBERS RETURN 15 CENTS AFTER HOLD-UP

(05/21/2022)
Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/14/1894

M.M. Trippett, brother to L.H. Trippett, Clerk of our County Court, was held up on Two Run, about two miles this side of Burning Springs, a few nights ago.

  The men, one large and fleshy and the other a small man drew revolvers and demanded his money, to which Trippett replied "I only have fifteen cents," which seems to have been true, but the would-be robbers were not satisfied with this and told him about having sold a horse, and then proceeded to examine him. 

Finding but fifteen cents, the amount he claimed, they returned it and allowed him to go on his way.

  It was true that Mr. Trippett had sold a horse, but fortunately did not get the money, else he would undoubtedly have been relieved of the whole amount.

  They had evidently been shadowing him or were parties familiar with local events.