The Daily Mercury
The Daily Mercury
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Description: Preferred Death to Arrest;
Shot His Mistress;
Wood and Burg Fought Duel with Crowbars

Date: October 28 1890

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Columns 4-6

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Preferred Death to Arrest
NEW YORK, Oct. 27. Alfred Miles, a truck driver, 47 years old, shot himself in the head at his home on Tenth Avenue and will probably die. His wife had made a complaint to the police, charging him with disorderly conduct, and a policeman was about to arrest him when he fired the shot.

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Shot His Mistress
NEW YORK, Oct. 27. Edward Emmons shot and instantly killed Mrs. Kate Owens at her home in Staten Island Friday night. He afterwards shot himself in the head, but is it not thought that the wound is fatal. Mrs. Owens, until recently, had been living with Emmons as his mistress, but a short time ago they quarreled and separated. Friday night he visited her and endeavored to have her go with him to St. Louis, where he intended going into business.

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A Condensation of Interesting Items on Various Subjects
Joseph Wood and Carl Burg fought a duels with crowbars in a blacksmith shop in New York City. Both received fractures of the skull and were taken to a hospital.

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