Bay Briefs (10 Feb 1899)

From the Roanoke Beacon:

  • Mr. Ben Hassell left this week for Norfolk on Business
  • Capt. John Thomas made a busines trip to E. City last week.
  • Mr. Will McRoughton has been spending a few days with his parentsys with his parents at Bay.
  • Miss Minnie Owens, who has been the guest of her cousin, Miss Bertie Owens, for several weeks, returned to her home in Currituck, last week.
  • Our popular and charming young friend, Mr. Tommy L. Swain, gave us a pleasant call this week.  He comes over to teach one of our public schools, and we feel sure he will make a very successful teacher, as he is universally esteemed wherever he is known.
  • Essie Wynne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Wynne, departed this life at their home at Bay, Jan. 28th, after a long and painful illness, aged three years and six months.  She was a child of remarkable brightness, and was loved and petted by all who knew her.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Moses, and the remains were laid to rest in Albemarle cemetery on Monday at eleven.  The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
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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.