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Marshal L.M. Phillips

 
Paulding New Era
July 17, 1891
 
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Died. A gloom hangs over Dallas this week, not withstanding that there are many people here attending the District meeting, there is not that cheerfulness that otherwise would have been. On last Monday morning before the sun had gone far on its upward road several reports from pistols had been heard in our quiet town that startled the people and when the cause or result it was, that B.F. Matthews had shot and killed Marshal L.M. Phillips and had received a flesh wound in the arm himself. Matthews gave himself up to the Sheriff an was placed in jail. A jury of inquest was summoned and after the examination of many witnesses the jury returned a verdict that Phillips came to his death from a pistol shot from the hands of B.F. Matthews and that the killing was murder. The deceased was laid to rest at New Hope on Tuesday with Masonic Honors, where one of the largest crowds had met, that were known at a funeral in this county. The deceased was a model Christian, was a deacon in the Baptist church for many years and his sudden death is greatly regretted by a large number of relatives and friends.



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