Article appears in the Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson, Kansas, Thursday, 14 March 1895 reads...
A TRIPLE KILLING
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 of the possession of a fence. The brothers were Ben and Allen Pringle and their opponent was J. L. Brittain. During 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. Brittain was shot in the abdomen and lived a few hours.
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