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The gloomy little frame house Hun-ounded by tali poplars, at the lower end of First niivefc was the eceno o f t h e t r a g Georgij Buchanan shot and kUlt-d Henry Smith. Thi- victim was a was also his fclayer. Tha shooting w«s tbe climax oC a domestic feud that hud been causing trouble i fl or eomo time. Smith roomed at tho Buchanan home, and ins intimacy with Mrs. Buchanan aroused hiibbuiid'^ jealousy and anger. The neiahbora say that she was none too true to her spouse und it was wondered why Buchanan Buchanan allowed Smith to continue his presence presence in the house. The jealous husband was often heard to* vow that he would kill bis wife a paramour, and also her. Hi? threats made it appear all the more strange when, several weeks ago, he left Cor Washington, presumably, leaving tbe pair without any constrair t. Whether be really did go to Washington, where he ro- ceived intelligence from some one in New Haven of his wife's action, or whether ha merely remained close at baud to play the spy himself, is uofc known, bu., he returned home on Tuesday evidently bent upon mak- good his threat. His wife's demeanor prob- bly btrenythened his determmation, if he ad not previously resolved upon revenge, 'he two were heard quarreling in the even- ugand at one time she was within tbe house ,nd refused to open the door for him. Smith ma not at the home then, but it is probable hat his name was connected in tbe quarrel. Some time after this Mrs. Buclmuan started ·ut to hunt 'Squire VV. H. Berger to have natters ndjusied by law, but she soon returned returned and after a few preparations left iKain, this time for church. In the meantime meantime Buchanan had crossed the river to Con- iiellsville and Smith had ridden over from ^onnellsvillo ou a bicycle to the Buchanan home aud was there when tbe woman left for church. It is thought that Buchanan passed Smitb, aud, turning about, followed Ir.m back to First street. At all events, the two met in the room upstairs in the Buchanan house occupied occupied by Smith "ind there a terrible scuffle ensuc-d. Mrs. Washington Johnston, an old colored woman who was passing along First str«et this time, heard shots, but paid no attention to them. A few minutes later Smith staggered staggered pant her la the dim light;, streaming with blood and inukiug a frightful noise with his choking breath. The terrifltd woman rau i u to Newcomer Grassland's yard, screaming iu terror. The wounded man went a few yards farther and dropped in the street, immediately immediately in front (if Davii Xeffor's home. The occupants hoard the awful death rattlo and going outsaw JSmlth crawling about on his hand 1 ; anofkuees. A few moments later ho ditM, without speaking. Torches were brought, u crowd gatherei about, and the spectacle presented was a gruesome one. The features of the murdered man were distorted, distorted, and from a hole in his breast und one iii his neck tbe Mood spurted out into the liuid. The retiming were taium tc Morris Company's morgue, vvbure tlicy wore viewed by a jury empitueled by Deputy Coroner \V. H. Thomas. They were interred in Chestn Chestn u t H i l l cemetery ut 4 o'clock Wednesday uf to morn. Spilth wan a single man, aged Ul years. Ho was employed to do n'euerul work ' Dunn's dry '·fcore, and also drove a uf killed, found along fronting with mangled. unknown, train about side going train, and was he by tbe same is UH hia about *5" plol was fouuc leaves a taker: whence the funeral Interment u u of the Lime. The local police re- il t w o notii es recently t h a t if Smith not remain awuy from othvr colored immV louses be would bo shot. It is reported that ie was Mrs, Buchanan's cousin. Buchanan, known us "Chip," was a barber, aud far some time had a shop on Main street. 11 this town. He fled after tbe shooting and has not been capcurt'd. A rumor was afloat* n New Haven on Wednesday that he bad .»ten seen iieeing through Yowlersville, chu ower eud of New Haven, shortly after thu shooting. It is also rumored that he had got- ion word to his mother that he did the shoot- ng. The Coroner's inquest was held in Justice Echard's olllce, Wednesday afternoon. Tbo j u r y consisted of, C. G-. Armstrong, John Barge, Kell Long, Dr. L. B. Hyatt, Charles B. Patterson and Philip Wilkey. Among tbi witnesses examined were Mrs. George Buchanan, Buchanan, wife of tbe suspect; Mrs. A. Buchau- ttu, his mother; George W. Jackson, Mm, Wash. Johnson, Frank Robinson, W asb. Johuaonand Dr. T, H. White. None of the witnesses had seen the deed committed, nor had any of them seen Bucbauan after the shooting. A hat found at the house wa» identified as tbe property of George Buobau- an and as one he had worn the day or tlie shooting. Mrs. George Buchanan testified to seer.ng her husband ou Tuesday evening tis she was going home from work, He walked, with her home but she did not admit him. Bba said she had not live! with him Cor sometime and that he had made threats against her life. She said she heard her bus- Clime Dixmonta bund threaten Smith nor connect his name with herg in any way. At the time of tbe shooting wi turns- was at chui'cb. Dr. White testified to making a postmortem examination examination of Smith and described the wounds and the finding of the bullets. After hearing tbe evidence v.he jury ra- turued the following verdict: "That Henry Smith came to his death by gunshot wounda Hupposed to come from tho hands of deor^e Bucbfinau."

Clipped from The Weekly Courier10 Jul 1896, FriPage 1

The Weekly Courier (Connellsville, Pennsylvania)10 Jul 1896, FriPage 1
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