Contributed by Gigimo
Description: A Desperate Shooting Affray at Peoria, Illinois.Date: June 8 1875
Newspaper published in: St. Louis, MO
Peoria, Ill., June 8.--A serious shooting affray occurred among a lot of coal miners, down in Limestone, this morning, which looks bad for one of them.
The trouble seems to have originated in this way: A man named HOEY, an Irish coal-miner, bought a mine from another miner, named LOTTMAN; but, failing to make his payments within the prescribed time, the mine was resold by LOTTMAN to a couple of Germans of this city, named Geo. NOLLE and J. M. MULLER. Hearing of this HOEY determined to prevent their taking possession. So, gathering a lot of his friends together, and supplying them with whisky and arms, stationed himself at the entrance of the mine, when NOLLE, MULLER and crowd came along and demanded possession. HOEY fired on them, almost fatally wounding MULLER and dangerously wounding NOLLE. It is thought the former will not recover. Pending his recovery, HOEY was arrested, and is now in jail with his party of Irishmen.