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Description: Fatal Quarrel in Alabama - Two Prominent Farmers Fight DuelDate: August 31 1916
Newspaper published in: Port Gibson, MS
Page/Column: Page 6, Column 2
FATAL QUARREL IN ALABAMA
Two Prominent Alabama Farmers in Wilcox County
Fight Duel in a Public Road
Furman Ala.—C. W. Smity and Robert Hall, prominent farmers of Wilcox County, Ala., fought a pistol battle in a public road at Simpson’s Mill, several miles from here, and both were killed, according to reports.
The shooting is alleged to have been the culmination of an altercation between the men at Snow Hill, Ala., but the difficulty which led to the tragedy is not known
It is said the men met in the road unexpectedly and began firing at each other simultaneously. Many shots were exchanged and when the smoke cleared away both were dead.
Hall was a merchant and plantation owner and unmarried. Smity is survived by a family, and was said to be prosperous in his community