Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Awful Calamity

At Washington, [Beaufort County], N. C. last week was the scene of an awful calamity. Two young men, and supposed to be fast friends, are friends in this life no more. It happened this way: Mr. John Williams was at one of the wharves sampling cotton, when Mr. Corden passed by Mr. Williams and slapped him on he shoulder at a place where he Williams was suffering from a boil. Whereupon Williams threw the knife he had in his hand at Corden, striking him on the left knee, severing the main artery, from which he died in a few hours.

Souce: Eastern Courier, Edenton, Chowan County, NC, 2/8/1900

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