Terrible affray in Highland.
--We have been furnished the particulars of a fatal and bloody affray which occurred in the neighborhood of Doe Hill, in Highland county
, on Saturday, the 8th inst. It appears that a long-standing fend, originating in a land suit, had existed between Messrs. Geo Siple
and Sampson Jordan
, both living near Doe Hill Mr. Siple
has been a strong Secessionist, almost a monomaniac on that subject, and had I quired of two or three persons whether anything could or would be done with a man who would kill a Unionist or an Abolitionist.
On the day alluded to he and his son and his son-in-law met with Jordan
, who had been charged with being a Unionist or an Abolitionist, and who had voted the Union
Siple had said before the election, that any man who would vote the Union
ticket ought to be shot.
Upon ascertaining that Jordan
had voted the Union
ticket, Siple, as before said, sought Jordan
, and after some words, shot him, the shot bringing him to the ground.--He rose, however, and as he was raising seized an axe, with which he struck Siple a terrible blow on one of his cheeks.
The blow felled Siple, and it was supposed that Jordan
would have killed him, but Siple's son and son-in-law both shot Jordan
, killing him almost instantly.
They also cut him with a sword after he fell.
Two of the parties to the killing of Jordan
— Siple's son and son-in-law,--were immediately arrested and committed to jail, but were after wards released.
Old Mr. Siple
was removed to his residence, placed in charge of a physician, and it was expected he would recover.--Rockingham Register.