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THREE ARE SHOT IN ALMA DIFFICULTY
Dr. J. H. Carter, New Bacon Representative, Wounded.
C. L. SIBLEY ARRESTED
Shooting May Be Result of "Ragging" over Defeat.
SIBLEY OPPOSED CARTER
Dr. Carter Expected to Recover--His Brother, Floyd, Struck in Thigh by Bullet, and Bystander Wounded in Leg by Stray Bullet.
Alma, Nov. 19--As a result of a street difficulty here today, said to have been caused by some "ragging" over a political issue, Dr. J. H. Carter, only yesterday elected representative from the new county of Bacon, of which Alma is the county seat, was shot and seriously wounded; his brother, Floyd Carter, was struck in the thigh by a bullet, and a bystander, named Weaver, was shot in the leg by a stray bullet.
C. L. Sibley, Alma Postmaster, and Dr. Carterís opponent in the election yesterday in which Dr. Carter was elected to the legislature, is in jail at Douglas, charged with the shooting. He was severely cut in the arms and lost one finger during the fighting.
Dr. Carter In Douglas Hospital
Dr. Carter was shot twice in the abdomen. He was taken to the hospital at Douglas. While his condition is Admitted to be serious, his recovery is expected by attending physicians. It is said that the difficulty arose between Sibley and Floyd Carter, and that the former drew his revolver after the elder Carter interfered. A warrant charging Sibley with assault with Intent to murder was sworn out and the sheriff of Appling county came for him. Both men are very prominent business men and excitement is running high over the affair. However, no further trouble is anticipated.
[Source: Date: Friday, November 20, 1914, Paper: Macon Telegraph (Macon, GA), Page: 1]
HONORABLE J. H. CARTER FATALLY WOUNDED
Serious Affray at Alma, County Seat of Bacon, Growing Out of Politics---Fired Upon
By: C. L. Sibley
Baxley, Ga., Nov. 19.óDr. J. H. Carter, only
yesterday elected to the State legislature from the new county of Bacon, was
shot and probably fatally wounded in a street difficulty at Alma, the new county
seat, today, according to information reaching
Floyd Carter, a brother of Dr. Carter, was shot in the thigh, and a by-stander named Weaver received a bullet in the leg during the shooting. C. L. Sibley, who opposed Carter in the election, and who is alleged to have done the shooting is said to have received a severe cut in one arm, while one finger was completely severed. He has been placed in jail at Douglas.
Sibley is postmaster at Alma, Dr. Carter served in
the session of the legislature from Appling County. The trouble today is said to
have started between Sibley and Floyd
Carter, and when Dr. Carter interfered the shooting began. Dr. Carter has been removed to a hospital in Douglas.
Friday, November 20, 1914, Paper: Augusta Chronicle Page4,Page: 1]
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