A Serious Cutting Affray

Roanoke Beacon
23 Sep 1898

On Saturday morning last Mr. Edgar JACKSON, conductor on the Pinetown train, and Mr. Henry WYNNE, an employee of the road, became involved in a dispute which led to blows. JACKSON struck WYNNE with a bottle, inflicting an ugly wound on the head, and WYNNE used a knife, freely cutting JACKSON through the abdomen, across the throat and over the heart.

Dr. S. HASSELL was summoned to the scene, ten miles up the road, but when he arrived Dr. J.M. MCCARTY who happened to be near, had sewed up the wounds and rendered necessary attention which saved JACKSON’s life, for if he had not been treated before Dr. HASSELL could have reached him he would have died from loss of blood.

Though the wounds came near being fatal, Mr. JACKSON is getting along nicely. Mr. WYNNE came to Plymouth to give himself up, but failed to find an officer, so he went his way until Sunday when he surrendered to Sheriff PHELPS and gave bond for his appearance at court.

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