----------That is What Oliver Woodward Got for the Killing of Varnard
Vance." (This should be Vaniah) "The arguments in the case of the
State vs. Oliver Woodward, charged with the killing of Varnard Vance were
concluded last evening and the case given into the hands of the jury. The jury
failed to agree on a verdict last night and went to work on it early this
morning. At 9' o'clock they had agreed and were taken before Judge Cobb, and
handed in their verdict which read as follows: We the jury find the defendant
guilty as charged and fix his punishment at confinement in the penitentiary for
fourteen years. The killing of Vance, occurred in this city over two years ago,
and was the result of a desperate street duel on North Beaton street. He was
shot in the head before he fired a shot, but his nerve was enough to enable him
to fire a shot badly wounding his assailant Woodward before he died
----Woodward was convicted of the
killing once before and given fourteen years but the case was reversed in the
Court of Appeals. Since that trial he was convicted in two cases of cattle
stealing and was sent to the penitentiary from which place he was brought ot
stand trial again for the Vance Killing."
"ONE DEAD, ONE DYING. The Result of
a Street Duel at Corsicana.
Corsicana, Texas, May 28, 1898 --"A
fatal duel occurred at 1:30 o'clock today in which Oliver Woodward and V(aniah).
Vance shot each other. Vance was killed instantly and Woodward is in a dying
condition. The difficulty arose over an old feud about some cattle. Both men are
married and well connected."