James Perdue 1909 shot and killed two brothers
T\\?? I'.Knl ?ii:ii< Kll.l.f.l?. ? llotiliIs have boon received from Coaldalo. ? mining town in Marcar county, W. Ym.. of a bloody ali'ray near that village, in which Andrew c. Davidson, 1" old, an 1 his brother. Charles Davidson, Bged 12, were shot and killed by Jame Perdue, son ??fono of the most promi? nent men in thai county, .lames Bell, a young farmer, while iunior the in Buence of whisky, abused John A. P.i due, a cotiufy school commission?t. Jsmes Perdue, his son, resented the alms?' by giving Bell a sound thrashing. The Perdilo- weal to their home nearby and though! tfrf tronbh? at an end, bul later Charle? Davidson and Andrew C. Davidson, two brothers, and brother-in law of .lames Hell, went In the home of ?M Perdues and threatened to drag young Perdue out dead or alive. The Davidsons wan warned to leave the premises, but instead of deing SO con? tinued to advance, whereupon Jam. Perdue wont in the yard. A general fight followed, and, finding he was be? ing cornered, young Perdue drew a revolver ami fired a bullet into Andrew Davidson's braaat The ball ? through the body, inflicting a fatal wound. Charles Davidson struck Per? du?' on the head with a sti? k, stunning him. A? Perdue Htaggere<l Charles Davidson grabbau his pistol, but before he could ?-.? if young Perdue regained his strength, and, drawing a second pistol, shot Charles Davidson through the head and in the aItd?tmon. David? son statrtrprcd to the fence nnd fell dead. Immediately after the ?hooting young Perdue fled and has not been captured.