A Fatal Accident Edwin Hurst Shouts A Supposed Burglar--it Proves To Be His Sister-in-law--she Dies In An Hour
Botween one and two o'clock a. m. last Saturday there occurred a fatal accidental shooting aiïair at the home of Edward Hurst who lives at No. 6 Maiden Lane. With Mr. Hurst and Kis wife, who aro colored people, lived Mrs. Hurst's younifer sister, aged about Sfteen. Mr. Hurst who works for DrWessinger is kept away considerably of Lately his wife has complalned of persons trying to enter the house at night in her husband's absence. Frilay night Mr. Hurst decided to stay at home and make an efïort to discover who it was that was bothering his wife. About one o'clock Saturday morning Mrs. Hurst heard sorae one at the door and at once wakened her husband who got up to investígate. It seems that his sister-in-law, Miss Vena Johnson, was not feeling well that night and had gone out doors. It was her going out that bad awakoned her sister, Mra Hurst. When she carne back she got as as the doo an started to open it and then turned bac again. At this time Tlurstcalled out to know wlio was there, but evidently the glrl did not hear him. Pretty soon she came back and when she opened the door, Hurst thinking it was a burglar lïred upon her at close rang-e with a shot gun. The charge took effect in the girl's abdomen fi-om the etfects of which she died within an hour. Mr. Hurst was overwhelmed with grief at what hc had done. Hj at once gave himself up to the officers. Coroner Ball called a jury and held an inquest which sbowed that tho was purelj accidental. The ï'omains of the unfor túnate girl wero buried in the Uixboro cemetery Sunday afternoon.