Montgomery City, Mo., October 15-- W.J. Shumate, who shot and killed P. Slavens in this city on the 6th inst., will have a preliminary hearing tomorrow. He will be defended by Dryden and Norton, of Troy.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat, (St. Louis, Missouri), October 16, 1884.
Note: I believe that this would be Paschal M. Slavens, son of Henry Ballis Slavens and Mary Jane (Hunter) Slavens.