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Death - Allan and Ben Pringle - 21 March 1895

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Death - Allan and Ben Pringle - 21 March 1895

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Article from the Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson, Kansas, Thursday, 21 March 1895 reads...


Fatal Quarrel Between Two Brothers and a Neighbor About a Fence.

Birmingham, Alabama, March 20 - A quarrel between two brothers on one side and a neighbor on the other resulted in the death of all three near Toomsuba, Mississippi, just over the Alabama line, yesterday afternoon. The quarrel began over the possession of a fence. The brothers were Ben and Allen Pringle, and their apponent was J. L. Brittain, During the the quarrel Brittain mounted the fence, when he noticed the brothers drawing their pistols. He had his weapon out quickly, and the shooting began almost simultaneously. Ben Pringle was killed almost instantly, and his brother was shot in the neck, dying in a few moments. Brittan was shot in the abdomen and lived a few hours.

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