Clark County Clipper, August 13, 1885

Killed at a Dance at Englewood.

News reached here Saturday of a shooting scrape in Englewood which resulted in the death of a cowboy from the Territory by the name of S. P. Scalland.

It seems that a dance was in progress and among others present were W. T. and Chas. I. Peck, brothers, formerly from Anthony, but now in the mercantile business at Vesta.  About 12 or 1 o'clock the Peck boys drove their team up to go home, when Scalland, who is suppose to have been drinking, came out and ask what they were going to do, and when told objected.  One word brought on another, a quarrel ensued and Scalland struck Charles Peck over the head with his pistol which was followed by a number of rapid shots on both sides, two of which took effect in Scalland's back and bowels, resulting in death Saturday evening.

County Attorney McCartney and Deputy Sheriff Wade went down Monday morning to attend the preliminary hearing, which resulted in the Peck brothers each being bound over in the sum of $500.

Submitted by ~Shirley Brier~ in September 27, 2005.



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