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Monday, August 11, 2014

1874 :: Wounding of Mayor Burck

Little Misunderstanding. Rockdale, August 10, 1874. We had a little excitement in our city this evening. It appears the Marshal had arrested a stock man by the name of Olive, and some little misunderstanding having occurred between the Marshal and prisoner, so the Marshal, with all the dignity of his official capacity, struck the prisoner over the head with a loaded six-shooter, which went off, the ball striking the City Mayor, A.A. Burck in the neck, inflicting a slight flesh wound. With the exception of this, our city has been quite and very dry. Galveston Daily News, August 11, 1874

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