Joe Honeycutt shoots his brother in law William Morris.
WILLIAM MORRIS PERHAPS < FATALLY WOUNDED i in a drunken bra"wl which occurred last Sunday evening "about 7:80 Joe Honeycut shot and perhaps fatally wounded his 1 brother-in-law,' William'i Morris.at Honeycuts home, two and a. half jjules -north, -of.-Marble-City* Morris ifyas shot at very close range | with a 38 calibre Colt pistol, the bullei striking him just above the left collai 1 j bone and coming out just below the I right shoulder blade. He is completely j paralyzed, although conscious. '"-Immediately after the shooting -g-j-JJoneyeutT^Gde -into -Marble City—and gave himself up lo Town Marshall Charley. Teel, who promptly notified the sheriff's office. Sheriff Gay left j for the scene at once and fortunately i caught the northbound passenger train ' and arrived on the scene of the shoot- ] ing 50 minutes after the shot fifed. Honeycut was brought to this icity and placed in the county"jail; Sheriff Gay made a thorough invest tigation about the Honeycutt premises and found two gallonijug of corn whisL key and in the yard was an excavatiow, freshly made, where it is said,more "liquor" had been, hidden. Morris was taken to Fort Smith Monday for an operation in an effort; to save his life,'but when the physicians and surgeons announced that his life could, not be saved by an operation Morris asked to be sent home. He was taken back to Marble City Wednesday It is said he would not live through the week. Honeycut made a short statement, stating that he had to fire in self- .defens.e. and* Morris.. had. .bjnx. cornered. Every effort has been made by Van Scruggs of the county attorney's office to secure a statement from Morris, who absolutely refuses to talk "regarding TfheTljHdoting. """ Hdneycut's preliminary^ trial has .not been set, but he will appear before Justice of Peace Tibchren, of Marble City, tp either face a -charge df murder or assault with attempt to kill "Morris'"is about 42"years of age"arid has a,wife and-one child.