Saturday, July 27, 2013

Was it Shott that was shot, or Nott?

A DUEL was fought in Texas by Alexander Shott and John S. Nott. Nott was shot and Shott was not. In this case it was better to be Shott than Nott. There was a rumor that Nott was not shot, and Shott avows he shot Nott which proves that the shot Shott shot at Nott was not shot, or that Nott was shot, not-with-standing. Circumstantial evidence is not always good. It may be made to appear on trial the shot Shott shot Shott Nott, or, as accidents with firearms are frequent, it may be possible that the shot Shott shot shot Shott himself, when the whole thing would resolve itself into its original element, and Shott would be shot and Nott would be not. We think, however, that the shot Shott shot shot not Shott , but Nott. Any way it is hard to tell who was shot, Nott or Shott, perhaps Shott but probably Nott.--Augusta (la.) Evening News.

[The McCook Tribune, McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska, Thursday, August 27, 1885. Volume, No. 13. Pg. 1]

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