The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga,
November 2, 1880
SHOOTING AFFRAYS IN HARALSON
Information reached us that on Saturday evening last, at Draketown, in
Haralson county, Dr. M.K. Phillips shot dangerously "Bud" Hicks, a
well-known character who lives just over the line in Carroll county. We have
not been enabled to obtain full particulars of the shooting, but learn it
occurred from Hicks having abused Dr. Phillip's wife, and Phillips coming up
and Hicks turning his abuse upon him, he shot at him four times, one of the
shots taking effect in the head. Dr. Phillips bears the reputation of being
a peaceable citizen, and it is said was so justifiable in doing the shooting
that the public authorities did not deem it proper to arrest him. At last
accounts Hicks was alive, but his chances of recovery were few.
We learn also that on the west side of Haralson county, near the Alabama
line, on Monday night last, a lewd woman named Powell shot and killed Albert
Green, a young man of the county, Green, who claimed to have borne insult
from Miss Powell while in company with a respectable young lady, went to the
house of Miss Powell for the purpose as stated of chastising her. She seems
to have heard of his threats and was prepared for him, and when he went shot
him, from the effects of which he did not long linger. It is stated that
they had a considerable fracas and the woman was shot and badly beaten up.
(The Daily Constitution, Atlanta, GA, November 2, 1880)
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