Jim Blakely Killed in Battle with a Woman. Elizabeth Risban...

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Jim Blakely Killed in Battle with a Woman. Elizabeth Risban... - INDIANA, PA., WEDNESDAY* OCTOBER 16, 100t...
INDIANA, PA., WEDNESDAY* OCTOBER 16, 100t Gazette is Now 1,500: - - Jim Blakely Killed in Eattl^With a Woman Elizabeth Risban Shot Down Cokeville Man When He Entered Her Home. Now in Greensburg Jail, While protecting what she claims to have been her rights, Elizabeth RiSban, of Cokeville, last night shot and mortally mortally wounded James Blakely, of the same town. The woman is now in jail at Greensburg, having been comnutted there this morning to await trial for murder. The shooting is said to be the result of an attempt made by Blakely. tg enter enter the house occupied by the Risban woman. For some weeks Elizabeth Risban has been making her home with a woman who recently bad some trouble) with the county authorities. This woman, it is said served in Indiana jail for neglecting her children children and she has since had trouble with some Cokeville young people. It is said she has been called hard names, stoned and otherwise abused by some hoodlums. James Blakely and Tom Brougher are said to have been drinking late last night. From the main street of Cokeville Cokeville they walked up a cross btreet several rods and stopped at the house rented by the woman who had Elizabeth Elizabeth Risban as a roomer. What followed followed is somewhat indefinite, although the women claim Blakely forced an entrance entrance into their home. This story is corroborated by the family. Without becoming excited or once contradicting herself, Elizabeth Risbao this morning told Squire Brubaker, of Cokeville, that Blakely bad started a fight and was attempting to throw her from the room when she tore herself looje, ran to a'desk and secured a revolver revolver with which she shot Blakely. The man received the bullet in his side and fell to the floor. The Risban woman declares Blakely'e companion flel when she shot the man who bad attacked her and that she pulled the riy saw be was helpless. ['om Brougher raced down the street several hundred yard| and secured Justice Justice Brubaker. They and several neigh- bore who bad heard the shots hurried to the home of the woman. Arriving thure, they were told Blakely 's body could be found in the yard. Friends raised the wounded man and' carried hiin to bis father's residence about 300 to ng man out into the yard when she ds distant. Others bad summoned J. B. Carson, of Blairsville, and cared for the patient until his death ya Dr he at 3 o'clock this morning. The re- are now at the Blakely home an 1 will not be prepred for burial until viewed by Coroner Wynn, of Greens- barg. fter the men Had removed Blakely his home, Squire Brubaker and Con- ettkble Joseph Shepperd returned to the scone of the tragedy. The Risban we man said she would accompany the officers to jail at once as she bad nothing nothing to hide. She was kept a prisoner at home until this morning when Squire Brubaker committed her to the Westmoreland county jail, a charge of murder having been made against her. The Risban woman is about 22 years olii and is believed to be a native of M';. Pleasant. She has been in Coke- vi.le buta feW months and little is known 'concerning her. Blakely is aged 25 and is a son of Samuel Blakely, a respected Civil War veteran. He is a bnther of "Doc" Blakely. The dead man is related to the Hugh Miller family formerly of this vicinity.

Clipped from The Indiana Gazette16 Oct 1907, WedPage 21

The Indiana Gazette (Indiana, Pennsylvania)16 Oct 1907, WedPage 21
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