A DRUNKEN QUARREL END IN A TRAGEDY
ONE OF THE BRAWLERS MURDERS HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN
Louisville June 28 (AP) - Word reached here this afternoon from Harlan, Ky., that Marion Stewart shot and killed his wife and his brother near that place. Marion and John Stewart, Tip Osborne and Jeff Hall were playing cards, when a dispute arose over some point in the game. All had been drinking, and blows passed. Marion then drew a navy revolver and shot John through the brains. He turned to shoot Osborne, who is his stepson. Osborne ran, followed by Stewart. Mrs. Stewart interfered and got a bullet in the temple. Osborne by this time had escaped and Stewart turned his attention to Hall. Hall got away, but half an hour later, when Stewart again tried to kill him, but Hall again escaped. Seeing his wife lying dead outside the door and his brother in a dying
condition inside, Stewart turned to his 14 years old, and said: "Good-by; do the best you can for the children." and started up the mountain side.
The children carried their dead mother into the house, where their father's brother was dying. Mrs. Stewart leaves seven children, the oldest is 14 years of age and the youngest a baby nursing. John leaves a wife and a small family. No attempt at arrest has been made, although Tip Osborne has sworn vengeance against Stewart for killing his mother.
Los Angeles Times
29 Jun 1888