Brothers Fight A Duel

Article taken from The Massillion Independent, August 15, 1895

Portsmouth, O., Aug. 14- Thomas and John Middleton, farmers, fought over the payment of a bill for a small bit of chewing tobacco . Tom cut his brother serverely in the face and breast. John fled to into the house, and, securing a shotgun loaded with squirrel shot, emptied both barrels into Tom's right hip and side. Tom's hip was shattered. The physicians have extracted 68 shot from the wound, and about half of the charge remains to be removed.