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Tupelo Journal (MS)
Tupelo Journal (MS)
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Description: Shooting at Pontotoc - J. W. Haddon Wounded

Date: July 21 1882

Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS

Source: Lee County Library, Tupelo, MS

Page/Column: Page 2, Column 2

Shooting at Pontotoc
A shooting affair took place in the town of Pontotoc, on Saturday last, which resulted in the serious wounding of Mr. J. W. Haddon, editor of the Pontotoc Democrat, in the back of the head. The shooting of Mr. Haddon is supposed to have been accidental as he was not a party to the difficulty. He was in company with George Weatherall, who, our readers will remember, killed Dave Bell in a difficulty in Pontotoc, last fall, and while passing along the street near the store of W. W. Bell, father of the man killed by Weatherall, they were fired upon from the store. About fifteen shots were fired by the parties in the store and three by Weatherall, but all were ineffectual except that which struck Mr. Haddon. We learn that W. W. Bell and his son, Will Bell, were arrested as the parties who did the firing from the store, and were released upon bail. The condition of Mr. Haddon, at last accounts, was favorable to his recovery, which we hope will result as speedily as possible.


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