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Serious Shooting Affray 1885


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Date: 5/19/2016 at 17:23:56

The Dubuque Herald Jan. 3, 1885

Serious Shooting Affray

Special Correspondence to the Herald
Decorah, Jan. 1. A hard citizen, named Sam Miller, a blacksmith formerly employed by Anderson of Decorah, from whose shop he was discharged since, became intoxicated upon the frequent use of hard cider, undertook to raise a disturbance by reentering the premises yesterday evening and abusing Mr. Anderson, who retired to the adjacent shop of, T. N. Eggee. Miller followed up his former employer and ordered out of the premises of Mr. Eggee, who in turn was threatened with speedy extermination. Anderson took up a large hammer and made an attack upon Eggee, who retreated to the rear of his shop, and, finding resistance of no further avail, turned upon his assailant and gave him the benefit of two shot from his revolver, one of which took effect in the arm, and the other passing into the muscle of the leg. Eggee was taken before district attorney and discharged. Miller was locked up in jail being drunk and disorderly.


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