The Hugo Husonian
December 17, 1914
Another Killing in Bryan County
Durant, Dec. 16- Tuesday morning Sheriff Lib Hart received a phone message from Henry Anderson at Colbert stating that he had killed Jim Brazil, and wanted to give himself up. Mr. Anderson was brought to this city and placed in the county jail to await a preliminary hearing which will probably be held Saturday afternoon.
According to the story told by Mr. Anderson to the authorities, he had given a dance at his house Monday night, which was attended by the Brazil boys, whom he alleged were drinking. During the night Jim Brazil and Anderson’s nephew became involved in a quarrel and Brazil, so Anderson claims, made a number of threats against the boy, threatening to kill him. Later Brazil renewed the quarrel with Mr. Anderson and heated words were passed. Anderson claims that Brazil caught him by the shoulder and threatening to kill him, placed his hand to his hip pocket as if to draw pistol, and that he drew his gun and fired, the bullet entering the abdomen and death resulting almost instantly. Only one shot was fired. After the shooting Mr. Anderson went to Colbert and telephone the officers.
Mr. Anderson is a well known farmer living in the Coffee Bend community about twenty-five miles southwest of Durant.