|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/6/1901.
"Uncle Jack" Mills' House Broken Into And Robbed
On last Thursday night, five men, four of whom were traveling in a surrey
and one riding horse back, entered the residence of "Uncle Jack" Mills,
near Munday, in the upper edge of Wirt county, and succeeded in securing
Mr. and Mrs. Mills, the only two occupants of the house at that time,
are both aged and feeble persons, and the robbers bound them and proceeded
to search the house. The old lady in some manner broke loose, and
waded in on the intruders with an ax. This, however, was wrested
from her by the villians and she was knocked down and badly bruised.
After the robbers had secured their booty, they went their way rejoicing,
leaving the old couple still bound. They released themselves, however,
as soon as possible and gave the alarm. Warrants were sworn out and
officers put on the trail, but as yet no arrests have been made, nor no
clue found as to their whereabouts. The citizens of that locality
are very much incensed over the outrage and should the desparados be captured
they would be likely to receive rough treatment at their hands.