Re: Minna [Minnie] SPINT JONES CORBETT 1877-1919
Omaha World Herald-5 May 1903
IN JEALOUS RAGE CORBETT SHOOTS MRS. JONES
Lovesick Swain Sends Two Bullets Into a Young Widow and Then Makes His Escape.
Sheriff and a Posse in Hot Pursuit, Following the Would-be Murderer Toward Columbus.
Special Dispatch to the World Herald
Osceola, Neb., May 4--Mrs. Minnie JONES was shot twice this afternoon by Stephen CORBETT, and is in a critical condition.The affair occurred at the home of young CORBETT , where Mrs. JONES has been staying during the past three months.A quarrel was had between the two, and without warning CORBETT drew a 22-caliber revolver and commenced shooting.
The first bullet passed through a stocking which Mrs. JONES had around her throat, and made an ugly wound.The second shot was fired while the woman was on the floor, and as she put her hand up before her face the bullet passed through the hand.CORBETT then hastened into the yard, and going to the barn, harnessed his horses and drove away.The neighbors were notified and word was brought to Osceola, and the sheriff started immediately in pursuit of the man.It is thought that he will go to Columbus, as he has a brother there, and word brought in says that he was started in that direction.
Mrs. JONES is a widow who formerly resided in Omaha.Her parents now reside northeast of Osceola a short distance.She had been keeping company with CORBETT, and it was over a matter of jealousy that the trouble started.