Double Killing At Church.

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
February 10, 1898 Page 5:
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Double Killing At Church.

Stranger Shot down and His Murderer Cornered and Killed.

News has reached here of a double killing at a church twelve miles from Blue Ridge, Ga., Sunday. A stranger named Rawlins attended the service at the church, and as is the custom in the rural districts, he was unmercifully guyed by the rustics at the close of the church session. A native named Frey imagined that some remonstrance from Rawlins was addressed to him and swore at the stranger. Angered because Rawlins failed to resent this treatment, Whit Dillard, a kinsman of Frey, shot and killed the stranger.

The congregation scattered and Dillard made his escape. A posse was organized under Squire Galloway, and a chase of the murderer was begun. After a run of about two miles, Dillard was cornered in a ravine and ordered to surrender. This he refused to do, and so threatening was his attitude that the members of the posse fired simultaneously at him, terribly shooting his body and killing him on the spot. They rode back to the church, fully expecting and prepared for a clash with the adherents of Dillard and Frey, but the latter appeared to be cowed and no effort was made to avenge Dillardís death.


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