To follow up, I found this:
Obituaries and Death Notices
The Cairo Citizen
5 Jan 1893-28 Dec 1893
Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois
Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 5 Jan 1893:
Killed in a Drunken Quarrel.
Abner Mizell, living near Metropolis, was stabbed in a drunken quarrel on Christmas Eve and died on Monday following. Mizell, his brother and three cousins, loaded up with whiskey and were having a jolly time, but a quarrel arose, knives were drawn and Abner was stabbed in the stomach by his cousin, Joe Grace. The brother was also injured about the head. Grace was at large at last accounts. The parties all bear a good reputation save on account of this one failing—drink. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/Cairo/obits_1893.ht...