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1899 - SUSPENDER SAVED HIS LIFE - Discharged Soldier Attempts to Kill a Bank Runner



New Orleans, July 17. - Charles E. Rockel, runner for the Metropolitan bank, had just entered the bank today to begin his duties, when Englehart Biber, a discharged soldier, slipped up behind him, and taking deliberate aim, fired. The bullet struck the juncture of Rockel's suspenders and carried it into his back.

When the suspender was pulled out from the wound, the bullet came out with it. Biber says that when he went to war he gave his deposit book for $805 to Rockel and the latter drew out the money and refused to return it to him. Rockel is painfully wounded, but will recover.

 

The Atlanta Constitution

Atlanta, Georgia



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