Fatal Fight Takes Place Near Blaney

Henry Session Is Killed by Joe Simpson.

Both Parties are Prominent Planters

Quarrel Over Location of Land Line Has Fatal Result.

(Special to The Record.)

Blaney, Aug. 7, – Henry Sessions was shot and instantly killed by Joe Simpson in a fight which occurred late yesterday afternoon, August 6, 1913, in the country six miles from this place. Both of the parties are prominent planters of this section. A quarrel concerning the location of a land line led up to the firing of the fatal shot. Mr. Simpson was immediately arrested and lodged in jail pending the holding of inquest which will take place during the afternoon.

Owing to the remoteness of the scene of the shooting, few of the details have reached here. Mr. Sessions is survived by a wife and one child.

News of the shooting came as a shock to the neighborhood, since both Mr. Simpson and Mr. Sessions are well connected in the county and are prominent in the life of the community.

Two shots were fired from a pistol which took effect in Sessions’ body while sitting in his buggy.

The wounded man rode on to his home, where he died a short while later.

An inquest will be held today.

Mr. Simpson is said to tbe in Camden today and it is supposed that he will surrender to the sheriff at once.

Both are well known citizens of Kershaw county.

August 7, 1913  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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