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 - I swsf iragic tffair, resulting, in the, death...
I swsf iragic tffair, resulting, in the, death of two citizens of Jefferson county, took place in that county, on j Wednesday, pf. last ;week. It ms, from what we can learn, 'that a Mr. Elxbt Tatior, heretofore an industrious and hard-working citizen of that. county, for many years ptst; had made himself odious la his neighbors, in con sequence of havipg entered landi on which some of ihem had implrovemeiYts. ; The settlement took the marfer in hand, nml, aflw taking; Mr. Taylor into .custody, compelled liira, under pain of deatb tpt convey th,e lands so entered byjiim to those who had.imprejred them,: on being paid the en-traoce price, anJj, alaot, to Temcrve from, the settlement.;! This took place some lime since. Recent- i .1,. r..A it.- . .. v . k' . . ,w "r"e ""vairesn, wnen nir. layior. leftifor occasion" to , t- Pine Bluffs, on business, j followed-, orfraet, on hi rcturn.on Wednesday i !by three jmen, Andereon -Steadman, a Mr. ! Johtj E. Ilngai all armed with rifles. ' Was arnpd with 4ouble-barreIed shot- ) Perceiving manifestation- of attack on the W, hia pursuers, Taylor alighted from his hone -Mirier awaited their approach..' OnS getting within a Nculars distant, jhe ttr first nanled arsons dia-i08?1 rt..;.. .;a..-f W- i , Li i, -, ! rifles at him-bul probably without kanaas. effect, . except shooting is tftree, which was 1 him anj hia aisailants. II? tlienj retreat- i a tree Steadm.it. and Hnyle advanced i Wtw k'.fii . u , i ! i'yf h m, when he firetl both barrels of his gun in j -M.,., .,,i,, .(Miner on ine spot, ana inniextn? a uui wound on the after which ler. minated "mUa tfeath alew hours afterwards. ; Taylor made bw escape-nto trie -oods, and had been heard of when eur informant left the immediately J However, we imagine, from the'i l,?a,tl related to us, that he wa. dearly I mated in self-defence ami that he is in less danger j from the taw, for the unfortunate killing of two of his assailants, than from th fury of his late neigh- bore, who.it iaisupposed, will be satisfied with no- thing short of his life. . ! ', , i . ' i to

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  1. Weekly Arkansas Gazette,
  2. 08 Nov 1850, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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