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Charles Rhodes murdered - AN OLD FAMILY FEUD Results In Murder »t "The...
AN OLD FAMILY FEUD Results In Murder »t "The Hummocks," Long Island—The Murderer Gives Himself Himself Up. N ew ’ Y ork , May 13.— “The Hummocks” is the name given by the natives to a long low strip of marshy land abutting on Hempstead Bay, near Long Beach, L. I. Upon this narrow strip a number of one- story shanties have been erected by oyster men. On Tuesday night Jesse Abrams, a night watchman at the Hummocks, shot and killed Charles Rhodes, a day laborer at the bay. Bad feeling had prevailed between them, owing to family feuds. Tuesday night Abrams says he suddenly saw Rhodes appear appear at the window of his shanty, pointing a pistol at him. Abrams warned him to go away, but Rhodes advanced, sayiug with an oath that he would kill Abrams, who then seized his shot gun and fired twice, killing Rhodes instantly. Local rumor attributes the murder to a quarrel between the two men about a domestic difficulty, in which a woman figures. Abrams gave himself up.

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  1. The Daily City News,
  2. 13 May 1887, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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