View Full Version : Duel in Waco!

Saturday, August 30th, 2003, 12:19 AM
These are press clippings of an April 1898 shootout in Waco, Texas, providing the eyewitness accounts of numerous private citizens, police, and a judge, and giving the surrounding politics of the said event. As you scroll down thru some required notices it starts almost immediately with the press descriptions (just after a brief table of contents and under "Extracts From the Waco Weekly Tribune"). Later, essays by one of the men involved in the duel, the nationally known satarist W.C.Brann, are produced. Mr Brann had been accused of slandering the University of Baylor, and hense the trouble. He refused to be "run out of the city".


All in all it is quite interesting reading and provides a glimpse of what life was like in the near past.