Marshall Sturdivan undertook to arrest W. C. Brummett who had been drinking heavily at Billie's & Reilley's saloon in Lind. Brummett fired at Sturdivan inflicting a flesh wound, chased another man into the street at the point of his gun and injured Jacob Koch, a farmer. Mayor Dirstine closed all the saloons due to threatening by persons on the street who had taken sides to the affair.
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