John McCrackin 1871

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John McCrackin 1871 - Opera- of ar- f«w will trust assure __ A MAN...
Opera- of ar- f«w will trust assure __ A MAN FATALLY STABBED m BHA.U- BDKO.--A probably fatal affray took place last Wednesday evening, about seven o'clock, in tho bar-room of the Shamburg HOUSES, at Shambnrg, between two men named John MoCrackan and Charles Young, the former receiving slabs with a jack-knife, from the latter. B jth mon were about thirty-five or delivery in The to rirm to received on each handsomely platter to Brown and two between Rev. morning the oi ysura of age, tool dressers by trade, old acquaintances. It appears that Mo- Crackcn went into th» saloon shortly six o'clock, and bad two drinks of whisky, and ia about half an hour Young entered in a ecmi-iatoxieated condition. There were abont a dozen men in room at tbe time, and Young proposed fight any man in the crowd; no ono however paid any attention to him. He then directed his abuse particularly to McCraokeu and called oprobious names, upon which McCracken rose from his chair and told him that talked too much. He, however, continued continued his abuse, nnd McCracken mdo chow as if to fight. The parties were, however, separated by thos* present, Young said, "let us quit this?" Evary thought the difficulty was over, but few seconds Young rushed at MoOraoken with an open jack-knife, and before oae could render assistance he had inflicted six stabs on his opponent then turned on Young and threw the floor, where tho weapon was from his grasp. The blood flowed fn*aly from the wounded man, and services of D:s. Williams and Read brotight into requisition. Upon examin ation a deep wound was fonnd in ruht side of tbe neck, tbe blade of kuife having penetrated downward to otvity of ths chest abont three inches. Tiiis wound will probably prove fatal. Another wound was fonnd just in the tight ear,entirely severing the temporal artery,which, bled alarmingly for a the hemmorrage war, however, controlled. The next wound was in front below the right arm, tbe point of having passed shoulder joint, flesh wound?, two on tho left arm 01 the eojlp. Tho wounded man was conveyed to his residence, where he siuoQ been lying iua very precarioui condition. Tho physiciiaus ftco of opinion the result wilt prove fatal from internal hemmorrhage. There is only a bare possibility of his recovery. Ho has a and one child. Young has been and is now confined in jail at He is a married man, of dissolute but fortunately he lias no children to share his disgrace. upwards towards tho There were three other

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  1. The Titusville Herald,
  2. 23 Dec 1871, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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