Was Shot Dead In His Buggy
February 1, 1892
WAS SHOT DEAD IN HIS BUGGY.
CHARLESTON, S. C., Feb. 1.A dispatch to the News and Courier says: "A drunken quarrel had a tragic and fatal ending near Darlington in this State, to-day. Henry Jones and George Moody were in town and both men had been drinking too much. Words passed between them as to which was the best man physically. Shortly afterward they parted apparently satisfied. Jones left town with his wife, but they were overtaken two miles away by Moody, who immediately renewed the quarrel. Mrs. Jones tried to prevent her husband from leaving the buggy, but Moody held her with one hand while with the other he shot Jones with a pistol, killing him."
The moral of the story?
The "best man physically" doesn't stand a chance against a gun.
Or, perhaps, "Never argue with Moody men!"
From the collection of The Comtesse DeSpair
(The 1892 Morbid Scrapbook)