Dropp is probably George Gropp named in later stories.

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Dropp is probably George Gropp named in later stories. - MUBDERE» FOB TWENTT CENTS.— A terrible shooting...
MUBDERE» FOB TWENTT CENTS.— A terrible shooting affray took place on Sunday last, at Madison Precinct, In this county, under the following circumstances. A laborer named Michael Laughlin was spending part of the day in a' saloon kept by a man named Dropp, and was drinking and gambling with the proprietor. At last Laughlin prepared to leave, and went to the counter to settle his bill, when a dispute arose as to tbe amount. Dropp claiming twenty cents more than Laughlin thought was correct. The dispute soon became a quarrel; both became excited, and Dropp suddenly turned round in search of a weapon, whereupon Laughlin started" for the door. Jnst before he got out, Dropp came np close behind him with a revolver, and fired. There were seven bullets In the barrel discharged, and four or five went entirely through the body of tbe unfortunate man, killing him almost instantly. Dropp was arrested and hi* examination took place on Tuesday before a Justice, but we have not learned the result. The circumstances, as related to us, make this one of the most brutal and cold- blooded murders that ever took place in Madison county. A more trivial cause could scarcely be imagained : A man murdered for twenty cents.

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  1. Alton Telegraph,
  2. 21 Jul 1871, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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  • Dropp is probably George Gropp named in later stories.

    Bradish – 16 May 2013

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