--Reply yesterday morning an affair or a very tragic character occurred in this city--Mr. Pembroke S. Bowyer
being almost instantly killed by a pistol shot fired by William L. Page
, For some time past, so we learn, Mr. Page
had reason to believe that an improper intimacy existed between Bowyer
and his (Page
's) wife, and a few days since Mr. Page
at his house, ordered him to leave, at the same time telling him that if he ever found him there again that his life would be the penalty.
then promised that his acquaintanceship with Mrs.
P. should at once cease; but it seems, however, that he did not keep his promise, and had since opened a clandestine correspondence with her, which Mr. Page
yesterday accidentally came in possession of, and soon after, meeting Bowyer
on Ninth street, between Main and Church, Mr. Page
drew a pistol and fired upon him, the ball from which took effect on the right side of his neck, and cutting the jugular vein, caused his death in a short time after.
, seeing the tragic effect of his shot, at once walked from the scene and delivered himself up, when, upon being carried before the Mayor
, he was sent to jail to a wait an examination on Monday next.--
’ Lynchburg Republican, May 1.