David O. Colston Dead
Former Congressman David G. Colston, of the Eleventh district died at Middlesboro last Tuesday night at 8 o'clock.
Col. Colson was one of the best known republicans in the state. At the outset of the Spanish-American war he was
appointed as a Major and afterwards commissioned to organize the fourth Kentucky regiment. During the encampment of his regiment at Aniston, Ala, he got into trouble with Lieut. Etherbert Scott, also of Kentucky, and was shot in the right hand which totally paralized the member and rendered it useless.
In 1900 he and Scott met in the capitol hotel lobby during the stormy legislature and engaged in a pistol duel. As a result Scott and two other men were killed outright by Colston.
Caldwell County - Aug 1904
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