Harmon Shooting

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Harmon Shooting - Affray Near Bans. Harrilon Shoots Jim Jac^on...
Affray Near Bans. Harrilon Shoots Jim Jac^on Three Times With a Shot QHn —Jackson Still Ljves. Jesse Harmon, a farmer li,ving' about six miles the other wide of' Gans, made a murderous assault Wednesday morning upon his neighbor, Japies F. Jackson, and came Bear killing him. The assault »'*s made with a shot gun at close rjange, and it seems but little short of a miracle that Jackson was not killed instantly., The first information- of the af faij: to reach Muldrow eame about niae o 'clock Wednesday morning, and a physician was asked for. Dr. Hates answered the call, and the Vress 18 indebted to him for the information from which the following is devolved. Some time ago Harmon had let Tony Jackson, a brother - of Jim, have a span of young mules to work. Tony worked the mules too hard to suit Mr. Harmou arid hq toef'k the mules away from him. This proceeding naturally caused more or leas.talk which finally came to the ears of,Harmon. Wednesday morning early he appeared at the home of Jim Jackson, saw Mrs. Jackson and engaged in a friendly conversation, lie had His gun, but Mrs. Jackson thought nothing strange of it, supposing he had come through the timber in quest of small game. Finally Harmon asked where Jim was. Mrs. Jackson replied that he WPS down in the field chopping cotton. Then she stepped to the door, and seeing her husband at work about fleventy-fiye yards from the house, said: "There he is, now." Harmon went down into the field, and as he approached, Jackson gave him the usual greeting and asked wh) he didn't bring his hoe along. The two families had been on very friendly terms, and Harmon exchanged greetings in appar* ently the same neighborly spirit that Jackson had saluted him. Harmon then asked Jim about something he had said about him in. NAKDIMEN. I'rus .1, 11, nAKF.K.Cushlfr FIRST NATIONAL RANK MULDROW, IND. TER. CAPITAL STOCK ana ^towliofifers Liabilities- $50,680 Any business entrusted to Us will receive ciireful and prompt attention. taking the mules away from Tony. Jackson replied that he had never said anything like that, but that he had told Trjny if he would -go to Mr. Harmon and talk right to bim, he could get the mules back agaiu, if Harmon was,the man he thought he was. Then Harmon wanted Jackson to go'with him over to another neighbor's and clear the matter up. Jackson told hiin he could not go: said that he didn't want to have any trouble with the man, nor with anybody else. /At this, Harmon brought his gun into play, and Jackson, seeing he was going to shoot, started to run. The two rneu were standing about ten steps apart, and Harmon fired just as Jackson started to turn, a part of the load taking effect in his breast and shoulder, Jackson ran and bis assailant fired again, using a" charge of buck shot. A part of this load struck Jackson about the head and shoulders but for some reason failed to bring him down. He kept on run- niug and Harmon started after him. After running a short distance, Harmon stopped, put another shell into his gun and shot again at the fleeing man. Directly afterward Jackson sank, to the ground, being much exhausted from his run and numerous wounds. Harmon stood watching his fallen victim for a few moments and then left the field. A peculiar thing about the assault j was its unexpectedness on t be part of the Jackson family. On hearing the first shots, Mrs. Jackson went to the door and saw the two men running. She didn't even suspect the truth, but supposed, that Mr. Harmon had shot something and both men were running to get it. Jesse Harmon is a man about STRUCK THAT the prices of Lumber thatJLf you contemplate it will pay you to do so now. stock of all grades of building to meet any price offered by proye to you that it will be and see us when the matter of X what the wants may be, we supply-it, X tjion to be pleasant in every way, so We're always reidy to talk with you FURNITURE The finest line in the city. ' T J. H- I t X • X 4- COURTNEY SHOES! AEE-HONEST fifty-five years of age. He is a. well-to-do farmer and has resided in his present neighborhood for a number of years. He has generally been considered a pretty good old man, but very high-strung and quick-ten^pered. Marshal 0. B. Rhodes and Constable Tom Cotton or Sallisaw were sent out to arrest him, but have not been able to locate hiin up to the present. I Jackson was taken to his Dome: after the shooting where he lay for ! several hours before Dr. Bates arrived. The doctor says he was the bloodiest looking man he ever savj'. His face, neck and shoulders were covered with clotted blood arid;' the wounded parts were considerably swollen. Two hours or more were necessary to wash and dress the wounds, and Dr, Bates thinks the chances for bis reoovery are favorable. Arrested on Charge ^Rage. —was arrested in Fort Smith Sunday afternoon by Mose Newman for attempting rape on Ollie Scrivner, the fourteen year-old step-daughter of A. T. Martin. Anderson is a young man about twenty-one years of age. He was

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  1. The Muldrow Press,
  2. 15 Jun 1906, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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