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September 14, 2023



September 14, 1923 – Abe Brackney is in the Petersburg Hospital suffering from a fractured skull and is hovering between life and death, Paul Lund has a badly disfigured face and is wearing his head in bandages, and Emil Meldall is in the Petersburg jail being held on a charge of assault until such time as Brackney’s condition is definitely determined – all the result of a fight which occurred between the three men on Tuesday morning. According to evidence adduced at the preliminary hearing held on Wednesday night before Commissioner T.J. McBride, Meldall had secured three bottles of...



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