A River Pirate Shot


Louisville, Ky., April 15 - Marshal H. H. Clare and two deputies went on board the shanty boat of D. W. Jones at Warsaw, Ky., yesterday, and attempted to search it for stolen goods.  Jones resisted, shooting Clare in the shoulders, and the Deputies than fired upon and killed him.  Jones is said to have been a notorious river pirate, and a quantity of goods stolen from the residence or a citizens of Warsaw was found on the boat.  Jones' wife, who claimed to be formerly Linnie West of Cincinnati, occupied the boat with her husband and sister.  The inquest acquitted the officers of blame.


from the NY Times, April 16, 1889