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The Daily Mercury
The Daily Mercury
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Description: Charles Hart Arrested for Shooting;
A Fool With A Shotgun

Date: December 11 1890

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison Co. Library, Huntsville, AL

Page/Column: Page 1, Columns 5 & 7

================ Page 1, Column 5 =================
A Condensation of Interesting Items on Various Subjects
Charles Hart, of Danville, Ill., is under arrest for shooting Miss Emma Thornton on Thanksgiving evening, while returning from church in company with friends.

================ Page 1, Column 7 =================
A Fool With a Shotgun
DANVILLE, Ill., Dec. 10. – Daniel Mayfield, a Chicago and Eastern Illinois brakeman, is one of the latest to find out that the gun was loaded. He was among the guests at Mr. Cooper’s house. Seeing the family shotgun standing in the corner. Mayfield picked it up and aimed it at the head of Miss Mertie Coleman. Before pulling the trigger he concluded to lower it a little, and the charge entered her foot, rendering amputation necessary.

Submitted: 06/26/14

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