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Wednesday noon an altercation took place between Dr. Chandler and Wes Persinger over some trivial matter, the controversy groowing more emphatic until at last the Doctor intimated that Wes's mother was no gentleman; whereuponhe felled the doctor with a chair.  Wes today contributed $5 to the city and the Doctor dontated $3.
Source: The McFall Mirror, McFall, MO., Feb. 16, 1894

A difficulty arose between Dr. Phillips and Thos Burns yesterday, which came near terminating seriously, and may do so even yet, thought it is hardly probable.  In the fracas Mr. Burns received an ugly wound on the head, with a dray pin.  Dr. Phillips stood trial today before the Mayor and was fined $5.   Mr. Burns will have a hearing next week.
Source: The McFall Mirror, McFall, Mo., Feb. 16, 1894

Loyd Porter
Governor Majors has offered a reward of $300 for the apprehension and conviction of the person who killed Loyd Porter in his home near Albany on the night of June 22. The county court of Gentry county has offered a similar reward. [St. Joseph Observer, July 15, 1916, page 7; Submitters Name:  Terry Dicken]

Levi Vassar
A St. Joseph, Missouri, dispatch says : Sheriff Shoemaker passed through this city yesterday, having in custody Levi Vassar, who murdered a Mr. Mitchell in Gentry county, in 1861. The circumstances of the murder were most revolting, and during five years the authorities of Gentry county have zealously sought for the fleeing criminal. He was found at Indianapolis, Indiana. (The Putnam Republican Banner., Greencastle, Ind., Thursday, March 8, 1866; Transcribed by SallyH)

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