The murder of Jewett.
--The Petersburg Express
, of the 23d inst., says:
We have obtained some further particulars regarding the murder of William Jewett
, late engineer
and conductor on the Clover Hill branch
of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, which, though they do not throw much light upon the affair, may yet be read with interest.
A man by the name of Ferguson
, the fireman of the train on which Jewett
ran, was arrested on suspicion of committing the deed, and after a preliminary examination was sent to the Chesterfield
jail for confinement until such time as further trial may be had. Jewett
was shot and instantly killed, at Clover Hill
He was struck by six balls, two of which passed through the body below the breast, two entered the lower part of the abdomen, one passed through his thigh and the sixth through his left hand, enough in all conscience, to have rendered him useless through life, if they has not killed him. While he lay upon the ground, Mr. Morris
, then at Clover Hill
, came up. He observed that Ferguson
showed evident signs of uneasiness, besides begging permission for a short leave of absence, which without having his suspicious aroused.
refused, telling him that his presence was then needed.
We understand that even after other persons had arrived on the spot, Ferguson
continued his requests for a short absence.
It was then, we believe, that he was suspected.
On about, a half of shoes were round which ways which made by the persons was short ...