Murder in Gratson.
--A correspondent of the Lynchburg Republican
, writing from Gray
son county, Jan. 16th, furnishes the following particulars of a murder which was committed in that neighborhood on Sunday night, 12th inst:
It seems that, on the night above alluded to, several persons had congregated at the house of John Isom
, among the rest a certain Robert Glidewell
, who professed to be in love with Miss Sue
, the daughter of Johnston
Glidell and the a foresaid Sue
having been missed, and the impression gotten up that they were n roats
for the ‘"Auld North State,"’ produced some noise and bustle e in the family.
, quite a youth, was accused by John om of having been guilty of writing letters for his daughter Sue
, though Tobias
could not even write his name, yet the old man continued to ab him and very soon assaulted him with kicks — Then James Taylor
, his older brother, came forward and attempted to shield his brother by preventing the old man from following him up; the old man, in this time, had gotten hold of his gun, which James caught, or prevented him from using it. All at this time were getting from the house, and very soon after they had gotten off the porch.
, a son of John Isom
, struck James Taylor
a blow from the porch with a stick of wood.
Whether he fell from this blow, or received others equally deadly, is not known.
An examination made showed some three blows upon the head, any of which might have produced death.
's face was also much bruised.
is now in our jail awaiting his trial.
His son Fielding
was apprehended Tuesday morning at Bristol
, and will be brought to this place to-morrow.
After the murder had been committed, John went in pursuit of the truant Sue
, and came up with her and her lover just as they were approaching the flower-decked borders of ‘"Gretna Green
."’ Thus, within a few hours of the same night, has a murder been committed, and all the fondest anticipations of youth and beauty been blasted in the bud. This is the fifth murder that has been committed in our county within the last two years--Rep, 20th.