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A TENNESSEE FEUD.

STREET DUELLISTS' CONVICTED (Received 8.10 a.m.) NEW YORK, March 23. Col. Cooper and his son Robin have been found guilty of murdering Senator Carmack at Nashville on November 9. They have been released on £5000 bail pending an appeal to the Supreme Court. The tragedy was a sequel to the American political campaign. Ex-Senator Carmack was a candidate for governor, but was beat/en by Governor Patterson. In his campaign and in his subsequent writing in the "Nashville Tennesseean." Carmack made caustic reference to Col. Cooper, one of Patterson's leading supporters. The latter demanded that his name be kept out of Carmack's paper. The demand was refused. Cooper made I threats of personal violence. Carmnck < was persuaded by his associates to arm I himself. The two men met in the i street. Oirmack and the son of the I Colonel exchanged shots, Carmack fell I dead, young Cooper was taken to the hospital, shot in the shoulder, and the elder Cooper was arrested. One of the ■ friends of all three men, Col. Short, says jof the tragedy: "This thing is a tre- | mendous shook to the entire south; it is equalled by nothing since the Civil War." He apprehends as a result violent and bitter partizanship between prohibitionists and anti-prohibitionists.

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A TENNESSEE FEUD. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 71, 24 March 1909

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