Clinch Valley News, Jeffersonville, VA

December 14, 1900

Casualties in Russell.

Last week was marked by a number of casualties in Russell.

Sam Hughes, a boy, accidently shot and killed Clarence Brown with whom he was hunting. Both colored.

Ike Smithers, sixteen, accidentally shot and killed Buck Rankin, same age while hunting.

Bill Williams was shot by Will Harding near Dickensonville. The men were at a dance. Williams will recover.

Harve Puckett, aged 60, shot Ed. McCloud, 21, near Lebanon. McCloud was drunk. He will recover.

Mrs. Malcombe, widow, 70 years old, was shot by knocking a gun off a table where it had been left by a hunter. She was shot in the hip and the limb was amputated.