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Shooting Affray in Preston - 1900


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 3/27/2017 at 11:45:33

The Clinton Mirror
W. D. Eaton, Editor
Clinton, Iowa, January 20, 1900

There was a shooting affray in Preston last Tuesday night in which a former Maquoketa woman, a Mrs. Hayes, the woman who ran the laundry on South Main Street, took as prominent part. It seems a number of Preston’s would be’s were disturbing Mrs. Hayes in some manner and she shot at them through a window with a revolver, the bullet taking effect in the hip of a young man by the name of Chris Farley. The local surgeon was unable to locate the bullet and took the wounded man to Chicago where the X-ray might be used. There have been no arrests made to hush the matter up. – Maquoketa Excelsior.


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