The Daily Mercury
The Daily Mercury
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Description: Saloonist Shoots a Shoemaker

Date: October 9 1890

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 2

Saloonist Shoots a Shoemaker
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CHICAGO, Oct. 8. – John St. John, a shoemaker 33 years old, was shot and killed by Marshal Demars, a saloon keeper, at 1 o’clock Tuesday morning. It seems that St. John, the saloon keeper and his wife and Mrs. Benson, the saloon keeper’s sister, were drinking together and that a drunken row occurred, and Demars shot St. John twice in the head. Either wound would have been fatal. Both women and Demars have been arrested.

Submitted: 02/24/14 (Edited 02/24/14)

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