the Hendersons and Russells, Bulliner the Hinchcliffes and Cranes.
One Sunday morning, Sisney
and his son met some of the Cranes at church, in Carterville, and when the service ended, they came out of church and fought in the public street.
Clubs, stones, and knives were used.
No lives were lost; but Sisney
and his son were banged and bruised.
Appeal was made to the magistrate in Cartervile, and on the day of hearing, the parties mustered in the town.
and Tom Russell
met. Tom Russell
swore that no Bulliner should have his cousin, Sallie Stocks.
The youngsters fought; the elders joined them; and the riot act was read.
Each party rode away from Carterville, swearing they would have the other's blood.
, father of the two swains, was the first to fall.
He was riding to Carbondale
, his horse plodding lazily along the road, when he was shot from a tree.
Some neighbours found him in the mire, his body riddled with slugs.
was suspected of the crime, and an indictment was served on the sheriff; but the sheriff took no steps for Tom's arrest, and two or three days after the