The only serious difficulty that occurred in this county last Tuesday, election day, was the killing of Anthony Rives, colored, by Aaron Hays, colored, at Lafayette.
The two became involved in a discussion of the prohibition question. Finally Rives called Hays a s-- of a b---.
The latter thereupon seized a shovel and struck Rives a deadly blow. The wounded man was carried home where he lingered in severe pain till Thursday morning when he died. Hays attended him in his suffering till he found that the man would die, and then fled the country. He is now at large and officers are searching for him.
Hopkinsville New Era
Nov 1886

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