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Sidney - THE YANCEY KILLING. Sid Peterson Accused of...
THE YANCEY KILLING. Sid Peterson Accused of Sheoting One of tho Notorious MeCurrys. MARfuN. X. C, .Oct. 2li.-Sid Peter-still shot and killed Heroine .Mcurry last Friday in Yancey. lie says .lid it in s-'if defense. The fads as gleaned in a letter re-civil here from l. K. Watson, esq., in.! written to D. nudging, his partner, are: on Thursday before killing, some unknown person or persons shoi several shots into Petson's house. Ii was generally supposed MeCurrys did It. because they wore angry with Peterson, accusing him reporting lo the las; term court for retailing liquor. The .MeCurrys are reckless, dangerous people, and Peterson has been afraid to have a lamp burning In house since. On Friday night, after the killing, Peterson's house was 'burned down; also his crib of corn, (leorge M. 'Curry was seen lo shoot Peterson's mule. Dun Young's mule was also killed someone. Young Is a brother-iu-law of Peterson. Peterson is hiding from Ihe MeCurrys. but his friends say he will surrender when he can safely do so. IV-lerson Is said to be a good citizen. lieorge .M.Curry Is a desperado. Is the notorious M.vkatlcr witJi whom Hie revenue ui'leers recently had trouble. Some weeks ago he shot a man badly, hut did not kill him.

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  1. The Asheville Weekly Citizen,
  2. 29 Oct 1897, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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