Mr. ? Saxon

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
August 2, 1875, Page 3
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HOMICIDE. – We heard last night of an affray that occurred yesterday morning at Ridge Valley Iron Works, in which a man, Mr. Saxon, was killed.  The killing happened at the coaling ground of the above named works.  Mr. Saxon was a farmer residing on Mr. Morrison’s place in the neighborhood of the Iron Works.  The circumstances and cause of his being killed are as follows:

An unfriendly feeling existed between the guard over the convicts employed at the Ridge Valley Iron Works, and a Mr. Underwood who lived near by.  Night before last some one went to a house of ill fame in the neighborhood, and while there “kicked up a row,” and tore the boarding from one side of the house.  It appeared that the guard yesterday morning accused Underwood of being the party who went to the lewd house and committed the depredations; and these two, Underwood and the guard, got into a quarrel about the matter.  Just at this moment Saxon passed by, and when near Underwood, the guard raised his gun and fired, the ball striking Saxon in the head and killing him instantly.  The guard claims that he unintentionally shot Saxon, having really fired at Underwood.  He did not attempt to escape.  At last accounts he had not been arrested. – Rome Commercial, 30th.


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