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Aberdeen Herald
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Description: Summary Vengeance.

Date: August 31 1899

Newspaper published in: Aberdeen, WA

Engle, N.M., Aug. 28.

W. J. SPRALDING, a wealthy cattleman, controlling stock interests in Chloride, was killed by cowboys near Fairview in revenge for his murderous assault upon Miss Nellie MCKINSTRY. SPRALDING without provocation made a threatening remark to the woman as he was riding by, both being on horseback, and followed it up by firing a revolver at her point blank. The shot took effect in the woman's neck and she fell from her horse. Cowboys near by started after SPRALDING, who emptied his revolver at them. A fusilade from Winchesters in the hands of the pursuers brought SPRALDING to the ground with six bullets in his body and head. He died almost instantly. The injured woman came here from Marion, Ind., to act as housekeeper for SPRALDING. She will recover. No cause for the trouble is known.

Submitted: 01/25/16 (Edited 01/25/16)

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