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Good Old Days: August 22, 2019


August 22, 2019

125 years ago

The Commoner

August 24, 1894

John McFee Braithwaite, who shot a hole through the right lung of James Tow, in the saloon of Hugh McKune at Winona, on Saturday, August 11, was Monday afternoon examined before Justice Zimmerman on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder. Prosecuting Attorney Pickrell represented the state, and Attorney Jos. Sessions appeared for the defense. The evidence of the prosecution was sufficient of itself to establish a case of self-defense, and Mr. Sessions had nothing to add to it on the part of his client. But Mr...

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