THE ST. JOHNS HERALD LOCAL NEWS                      January 26, 1893

We hear that Pete Slaughter cut Jim Owens at Springerville a few days since.   The story is that Owens went to Slaughter's residence to invite him to a dance.  When Owens stepped inside the house, Slaughter jumped for his Windchester.  Owens, with the assistance of Slaughter's wife, succeeded in taking the gun from him, when Owens turned to leave the house, but before he got out Slaughter sprang for him and cut him pretty severely in one of his shoulders.  It appears there is an old grudge existing between the two.  This is the story as we hear it, but do not vouch for its correctness.

From the files of Jack A. Becker, local historian.