Belle of the Ball

I found another amazing story that first appeared in the Illustrated Police News, February 5, 1898.

“An extraordinary shooting affair took place the other night at Keystone, West Virginia. During a dance at a ball an awkward country youth accidentally trod on the foot of a girl of unusually good looks, and the acknowledged belle of the ball. She called upon him to apologise, but he declined, as he was unconscious of having touched her foot.

She thereupon whipped a revolver out of her pocket and shot him dead. She was promptly arrested and placed in gaol, but says she is glad she shot him. The town is greatly excited over the murder. Many persons believe that the rudeness of the youth was not the real cause of the shooting”.

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“UGGGGH, YOU MADE ME DROP MY FAN, YOU GODDAMN HILLBILLY”

 

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