Arrest made by Officer Thorp.

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Arrest made by Officer Thorp. - Bloodless Battle. Yesterday afternoon, about...
Bloodless Battle. Yesterday afternoon, about (5:30 o'clock, Mr. L. E. Daniels, met Mr. S. II. Dixon going to his boarding house, (the Shipman House) on Brazos street, and began firing at him with a "bulldog" pistol, to the terror of the large number of ladies and children who were out on the galleries on all sides, and witnesses to the sudden opening of the sham battle. It seems that Mr. Daniels and Mr. Dixon have been at daggers points for some days, and their personid difficulties culminated yesterday as above stated. Mr. Daniels waited for Mr. Dixon, and seeing him, in company with Mr. It. M. Johnson, went up towards him and exclaimed: Dixon, you, defend yourself," firing almost simultaneously; so bystanders and "lookers-on in Venice" told a Statesman reporter. Daniels had a preliminary hearing before Justice Von Rosenberg, last night, and waiving an examination, was placed under $800 bond for an assault with intent to murder. The Statesman has repeatedly stated that this reckless way desperate and exasperated men have of attempting to settle their personal difficulties with a revolver, on the public streets, is a disgrace to civilization and should be put down at any cost. It is not sufficient for shoot ists to say that they were sure of no one being in dangerous positions before they tired. Balls have a habit of glancing in unexpected places and killing or maiming innocent parties. Whatever may have been the personal grievances between Daniels and Dixon the pullic does not care enough about such things to have their lives and that of their families jeopardized by having such difficulties settled with revolvers in a manner more becoming a community of barbarians than that of a civilized city. Mr. Dixon claims that he had no arms at all ; though Mr. Daniels and a number of bystanders say he made the " Texiis pistol" motion as the firing began. The prompt action ot the officers in arresting Mr. Daniels is commended oy every one. Officer Thorp made the arrest. Daniels, up to a late hour last night, had been unable to give Donu, and was remanded to jau.

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  1. The Austin Weekly Statesman,
  2. 21 Jun 1883, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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