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Charles Morton

Two Men Shot.
TOLLESTON, Ind., Nov. 21 -- Saturday morning, Nov. 26, in the camps of the graders of the Wabash railroad of this place, Henry Turner fatally shot Chas. Morton, the ball striking him in the abdomen, and slightly wounding David Rice in the leg. All parties concerned are colored. After the shooting the murderer took to the woods. Our faithful constable, Mr. Jos. Hoffman, was notified, and after a lively chase after the villain he was about to capture him, but while crossing a slough Mr. Hoffman broke through the ice and sprained his ankle and had to give up the chase. Turner made good his escape, and is supposed to be hiding in Chicago. Dr. Merrill, of Hammond, was called and probed for the bullet in Newton's body, but was unable to find it. Mr. Aug. Conrad, the trustee of Calumet township, sent the wounded man to the county house at Crown Point.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: December 2, 1892
Volume Number: 9
Issue Number: 34
Page: 1
Column(s): 4

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