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in own LBA»n W MEN, M£N Ui Tlieli- Such Com. Lunch St. street. HATS. Betall; dblog- Contrac Hi*. W littltlinore confections, of fine SU In the they look Oruwn itnn*. M HU DESIGNS. stylet. . UexlitaR CO., N. «rm»lming; St,,Cir. Pennsylvania Horsethieves Are Landed in West Virginia. THE LEADER SHOOTS A SHERIFF. 7uo Shooter Shot by One of the Wounded Dcputlen--One of- the Stolen Klll-a--Tliey IteloDK to u My»- tcrloiw Orgaulnttlon. ' WHEEUXO, April 20. --News .from .Kiiigwopd, Preston county, this state, gives details Of a fight with horsethievcs from across the Pennsylvania line, in which tho sheriff of tho county was fatally shot aud the leader of tho robbers wounded. A telephone message had been sent to Sheriff Shaw from Albrightsville. three miles cast of Kingwood, to the effeat that four horses- thieves from Brownsville, Pa., were there. Tho sheriff summoned three deputies and went to answer tho summons. As tho posse neared tho place where the gang was known to bo, a fourth person, on horseback joined them. The sheriff and hi.s men were on foot. They shortly came in sight of the fjur thieves who were mounted. Sheriff Shaw plucklily approached the gang, and graspinj? the bridle of the leader's horse, culled on thorn to surrender. Quick as n flash'tho leader pulled his revolver, and fired point blank at Sha-.v. The ball passed throuRh tho right lung intlictiug a mortal wound. Ex-Shcritf Jackson^ a member of tho posse, returned the fire. His ball struck a package -of cigarette photographs in the murderer's nppcr vest pocket just over the heart and glancing, inflicted a li»i«h wound in his arm, and entering his horse's neck killed tho animal instantly. The man foil to tho ground and Jackson supposed ho hud killed him. These were the only shots llred for the robbers immediately' surrendered and were taken to Kiugwootl and lodged in jail. It turns our. that arrests are probably of great importance, as a great number of weapons, dirkknivcs, keys, t-tfl., were fo'.ind on the persons of tho prisoners, and there v,*as found in their possession a quantity of jewelry aud a number of gold watches showing that they h;id recently committed a burglary. On one was fcnnd a manuscript copy of the bylaws of a secret organization designated by tho letters W. S. O. The striking featum of tho laws compels the leader to push forward in time of danger. This ho tried to do when he Inllcd Sheriff Shaw, Tho four men gave the mimes of Gt'orgo Smithly. William Smithly, Archibald Patwrson and George Harvey. ; They claim to be from Duubar and Brownsville, P.'i. Thfy. claim they Iwught tho horses they were riding, bnt it is known that they wore stolen at Brownsville. Sheriff Sluuv's condition is critic.'U. THE SITUATION CRITICAL. nvgnral Society in Royal, ambassador. tho gilt fully American was a ·mndred' prominent present, the to (juet, Mr. felicitous of tho received baiul tousi honored. lr. ciet-y ainiii. fro«ting Adlai Oniti'J Replying Mr. this principal Cntne Andrew ro "The and Abroad." rho Mrr. NEW tTict still Mrs. bnlief who died Feb. H. It is menibor.s that, Iwrn out a-; ^ tnutrer presentcjl. H.W.VSA roocivcd wb:;l.» 'ofis of ;nis ttios, ·rrlor xwit %'ormor reach -.vord. 'ossby

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  1. Cumberland Evening Times,
  2. 20 Apr 1895, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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