William Ferguson shoots Norman Pegins Roanoke Times date Jan 17 1892

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William Ferguson shoots Norman Pegins Roanoke Times date Jan 17 1892 - ROA SURVEY the Streets ami Ainend Its to the I...
ROA SURVEY the Streets ami Ainend Its to the I was in yesterday, accom? of which consti? called to Win first or? presenta? Ho was which be to be asked and proceed? tho now who tbo* as? conferred ses? of u engineer in Roan done of was de? done, pub Wood has naming centenary proper undoubtedly that iL of Roan streets and peculiarly method an lead to house number of or causes strangers. the names upon tho will bo NOKE, VA., SUNDAY 1 SHOT HIS RIVAL. William Ferguson Shoots Nor? man Pegins. A shooting alTair occurred near the Crozer Furnaeo yesterday aftornoon about 1 o'clock, in which a recent bride and groom figured conspicuously. Two > eeks ago William Ferguson was mar? ried to Annie Hlack, who is a plain, simple girl, only ir. years old. Tho first week of tho honeymoon was spent seem? ingly without a wavo of trouble to dis? turb the harmony ana bliss of tho happy couple. It seems from what information could bo gained fiom Mrs. Ferguson's brother that prior to the marriage of his sister and Wro. Forgurson, ono Norman Po i ins was also a suitor for the hand of his sister, but through tho influence of her father marrlt-d Ferguson two weeks ago. Two days ago she left him and returned to her mother's. Friday night Pegins came from Clovordalo mines, where ho had been at work, and at once proceeded to tho houso of Mrs. Ulack, whoro bo always stops when in tho city. Yesterday tho deserted husband with a trusty shotgun went to reclaim the truant wifo and bring ber - home. Heforo arriving at her mother's bo met his former rival and it was a hail fellow well met, and tho two walked in toward Mrs. Black's houso seemingly on tho best of terms. Pegins, according to his own state? ment, was drunk, while Ferguson was apparently cool. On arriving at tho house tho husband asked his wife to so homo with him, but she refused. Thou Ferguson and Pegins becamo engaged in a friendly tustlo in which tho former, was dragged off tho porch. Pegins got mad and attempted to fight Ferguson, but was prevented by John Black, who caught Pegins and hold him while Fer? guson took his gun and started away. Pegins succoeded in releasing himself from Black's grasp and pursued his lleeing rival with a rock in his hand. Ferguson.still lleolng,called back to his pursuer to stop, and when ho failed to i obey ho turned and tired at his legs, but ! this failed to stop Pegins, and he turned ? again and tired, striking Pegins in tho head and also in his hand, as he threw it in front of his face just as tho gun went olT. Several small shot peppered Pegins about tho head and face, but he was not seriously injured. Ferguson went to tho station houso and give him? self up. I3o was locked in a cell pend? ing a hearing. Ferguson was released last night by ?Tustiae Howerton on $50 bail. Tho 8100 she had, tody no tion up dict ment jail, new error of nays: tho on clares right jury. U many tho come fence

Clipped from The Roanoke Times17 Jan 1892, SunPage 1

The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, Virginia)17 Jan 1892, SunPage 1
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