On last Saterday about dusk a serious affray occured at Tennyson on the Air-Line railroad, nine miles east of this place and in this county. It appears that Samuel Garrison, son of Joseph Garrison, with some others came to town and got to drinking and finally raised a racket in the saloon of Joseph Whittaker, who promptly ejected them. Soon afterwards Garrison returned loaded with brickbats and attacked the premises, one brick hitting Whittaker and inflicting a severe wound upon his face and head, whereupon he secured a revolver and fired two shots upon Garrison, one of which entered the right side and passed through the body to the heart killing him instantly. The preliminary trial and inquest was held before Esq. St.Clair the investigation occuping two days, and resulted in a verdict of a bond of $500 binding the defendant over to the next term of court in December. Garrison was about 24 years of age and unmarried. The general opinion expressed is that Whittaker was justifiable and acted in self defense.
Sarah Ellen Garrison Leslie Obituary
Sarah Ellen Garrison Leslie was born May 12 1856 in Spencer County and departed this life on October 21 1936, at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 9 days. She was united in marriage on February 12 1873 to John Leslie, who preceded her in death on October 22 1934. This union was blessed with 12 children, three having already gone the way of our Blessed Savior. The surviving children are; Mrs Cordie Perigo of Tennyson; Mrs William Pearce of Vincennes; Mrs Andrew McNeely of Evansville; Mrs Everett Harter of Richland; and Mrs Raymond Wilkinson of Massillion Ohio; J H Leslie of Chandler; Thomas of Paxton; and Frank and Charles of Boonville. Also 26 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Burial; Garrison Cemetery at Tennyson.
A local Octogenarian John Leslie died at age 83 at his home in Degonia. Servivors include, Wife, Sarah Ellen Garrison. Sons, J H of Chandler; Thomas of Paxton Mo.; Frank and Charles of Degonia. Daughters, Mrs Bessie Perigo of Tennyson; Mrs Minnie Pierce of Vincennes; Mrs Daisey McNeely of Evansville; Mrs Della Harter of Richland and Mrs Nettie Wilkinson of Ohio. Mr Leslie was a member of Tennyson Methodist Church. Burial at Garrison Cemetery, in Tennyson.