The Meade County Messenger Jan. 30, 1901

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A Pistol Duel Fought By Deputy Sheriff Stockdale and Farmer Morton

 Mt. Sterling, Ky., Jan. 28– Deputy Sherriff James Stockdale and William Morton, a Farmer, engaged in a pistol duel in Gibbons & Withrew’s saloon. Seven shots were fired. Stockdale was shot in the head and the body, and his wounds are thought to be fatal. He was taken to Lexington to have an operation performed. Morton escaped with a scalp wound and a ball through the arm. He is not seriously hurt. He is in jail pending the result of Stockdale’s wounds. The shooting was the result of a quarrel over the approaching democratic primary for state senator. Both men are active democrats and have a large following.

The Arcade, D.S. Richardson, Prop. Brandenburg, Ky.

 Boys heavy winter shoes- $1.15, laundered and unlaundered white shirts – 50 cents, Our Slaughter Prices on Ladies Jackets! $2.98, Patent Leather Ladies Shoes for $2.98, 248 pairsMen’s Job Lot Shoes, regular price $2 reduced to 98 cents. This is the biggest bargain ever offered in Brandenburg.

ITEMS OF INTERESTThe News of the World Condensed and Collated for the Benefit of the Hasty Reader.

 The rebellious Indians in the Indian Territory are now under control. Crazy Snake, the leader of the rebellious Snake Indians, was captured near Eufaula, I.T. He is at Henrietta under a strong guard of soldiers.

 Secretary Gage has sent to the house a full statement of the indebtedness incurred by the annexation of Hawaii, with a request for appropriations to cancel the indebtedness, aggregating $3,447,535.

 In a fight with moonshiners on Elkhorn Creek, Kentucky, United States Marshall Tom Hollifield and Posseman Simon Combs we’re killed, and Blaine Combs was captured by the moonshiners. Two other possemen were shot and wounded.

 Mrs. Nation, the saloon smasher, was roughly handled by a mob in Topeka, Kan. The wife of a “joint” keeper wielded a broomstick on the crusaders head with telling effect. She was rescued by the police.

 We need not quite despair yet of reaping an ice harvest, for Dr.D.C. Pusey says he filled his icehouse once on March 10, 1889. He commenced on Saturday afternoon and at 4 o’clock Sunday morning his hands and teams were at work. The ice was about an inch and a half thick and kept well. When the doctor’s ice-house was full no sick patient of his in town or country ever lacked for ice.The doctor thinks if the ice gets an inch and a half or two inches thick it had better be gathered if the wagons run all night.


All persons interested in county telephones are requested to meet at Guston, Friday, Feb. 1st, 1901.

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