Negro Woman Killed

Widow of Winnsboro Negro Victim Shot to Death

Hattie Smith, widow of Jule Smith, the negro who was shot to death in the courthouse at Winnsboro in June, was shot to death yesterday in her home two miles from Blaney, Bloodhounds were taken to the scene by Mr. Hough were unable to take the trail, as a heavy rain fell just as the dogs were put to work. The authorities have some strong clues on which they expect to take action shortly.

The woman was shot through an open window as she was sitting with two other women, singing. A load of shot from a shotgun tore off the top of her head and she died instantly.

Jule Smith, accused of assault on a woman of Fairfield county, was shot to death in a pistol battle on the courthouse steps at winnsboro. Sheriff Hood, who was carrying the prisoner to the dock, was fatally wounded, as were Clyde Isenhower, reputed leader of the band which attacked the sheriff, and Raleigh Boulware, and deputy sheriff, Earnest Isenhower, brother of Clyde Isenhower, Morrison and Rawls, two alleged accomplices, are now under bond, charged with murder in connection with the tragedy.

August 30, 1915  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
News Article  Issue 8935  Page 3

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