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Description: Saloonist Shoots a ShoemakerDate: October 9 1890
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 2
Saloonist Shoots a Shoemaker
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.