CUTTING AFFRAY AT BROUGHTON

 

September 1914

CUTTING AFFRAY AT BROUGHTON

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Arthur Dawes Acts as Peacemaker and is Injured.

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Last Monday night at Broughton occurred what at first threatened to be a serious cutting affray, in which the peacemaker, as usual, was the only one injured.

An Altercation arose with James Mitchell and his son on one side with James Oeth and his son as their opponents. The argument waxed warm until it was seen by bystanders that something serious was about to happen, when Arthur Dawes sought to pacify the combatants, with the result that he was seriously injured by a knife in the hands of one of the belligereuts. It is said an artery was severed in Dawes' arm and but for prompt medical attention the injured man would have bled to death. Mr. Dawes was reported this morning as getting along nicely, although yet quite weak from the loss of blood.

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