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Jno. Beard, son of W. W. Beard, of the Levels, shot and killed James Phillips last weak. Beard is insane. He had only a short time ago returned from the asylum at Weston. He has been returned to that institution.
[Staunton spectator and vindicator.(Staunton, Va.), January 11, 1901 - KT - Sub by FoFG]

Authentic information has been received that Joshua Douglas shot and killed Henry Fletcher at the latter's lumber camp on Turkey Creek in Webster county. Douglas is the father of Kenos Douglas, who was tried for the murder of Thomas Reed in Greenbrier and Fletcher was an important witness.
[Staunton spectator and vindicator, (Staunton, Va.), April 22, 1897 - KT - Sub by FoFG]


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