Big Gun in El Dorado

The Gazette
January 8, 1902

Three young men in El Dorado, dead bent on shooting a big gun — something that would make more noise than the largest giant firecracker, and alarm the natives — secured a supply of dynamite and touched it off near the court square in that town Christmas night. It was a big gun sure enough. It could be heard for miles around. It gave the denizens of that town quite a jar. It broke the glass windows in the court house and other glassware in several stores in the neighborhood, the damage in that direction footing up $120. The boys were arrested and carried before the mayor for their thoughtless act. They were truly penitent, and regretted their fool-hardy deed. In view of this fact, and the further promise that they would pay for the damages they had entailed, the mayor let them off with a fine of $5 each and costs. That little Christmas fun taxed each of the three boys or their parents about $50. It was reported in our town last week that some persons had attempted to blow up the El Dorado court house, and we suppose the above incident will explain that report.



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