Claud Bradford shot Will Clark Murrell
A Deplorable Accident. A most deplorable accident hap pened in our city on Tuesday night at about 7 o'clock and as a result one of our most promising boys lies at the point of death with a bullet in his in testines, and another of our young men is inconsolably stricken with grief. Claud Bradford and Will Clark Murrell were sitting J quietly near the stove in Gresham's store, where both were employed, they being the only ones in the store at the time, when somehow they got to handling a 38 calibre pistol. We haven't been able to find out exactly how the thing happened, bnt the pis tol went off in the hands of Claud and the boll entered the stomach of Will Clark who was sitting on a box not two feet away. No one outside the store heard the report of the pistol, but Claude's loud cries attracted the attention of Mr, Parks at his store in front of Gresham's and he and Dale Stewart and Stanley Crow, who were passing by the store on their way to supper, happened into the store at about the same time. They found Will Clark in great pain while Brad ford was so crazed with grief that he could give no explanations. Dr Mc-Callum was summoned and arrived within a few minutes. The wounded boy was taken to the home of his aunt Mrs. N. G. Biscoe where he lives and all possib' j for man to do has been done for him. We understand how ever, that his condition is still very critical and that there i3 no hope entertained for his recovery. Very unfortunate indeed was this accident, and no one can doubt but that it was an accident. Though there is several years difference in their ages, the two young meu have always been on the best of terms, and there was no hard feelings whatever known to have existed between them. Will Clark is a young man of about sixteen years old and is a nephew of Mrs, N. C, Biscoe with whom he and his sister Miss May have been living for the past six yers. Our sincere sympathy goes out to Mrs. Biscoe in this hour of trouble, but after all tne greator sympathy is due Claude Bradford who is a principle victim of this deplorable accident. later: The wounded boy died last night at about half pa3tsixo'clook, just about twenty four hours after he was shot. Will Clark Murrell had been living in our city for only six or seven years, out witnin cms time ne had made himself very popular with the people. He was one of the most gentlemanly little fellows we ever knew, always pleasant and genial, and it was only for one to know him or even come into contact witn him to like him. All our people join us in deploring; this unfortunete accident, which cutoff such a young and promis ing life.