My Brother’s Keeper

Wesley HarrisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent A MAYOR and HIS MURDEROUS SIBLING They were born in County Clare, poor as the rocky Irish soil, and came to America for a new start after their parents died. One became a popular public servant, the other a brutish killer. Mayor Andrew Currie In 1849, Jim and Andrew Currie … Continue reading My Brother’s Keeper

Pugilism

The Gazette May 17, 1899 Two dusky sons of Ham were carried before Mayor Chandler last Saturday for "practicing pugilism" on each other. They enriched the town exchequer about $3 each. **** I had to look it up. Pugilism definition: the art, practice, or profession of fighting with the fists ; boxing