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Daily Leaf Chronicle
Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tenn.
Tuesday, August 30 , 1898

Lelia CARVER Killed W. H. BITER Near Palmyra.


CARVER is a Young Man, While His Victim was Over Sixty
Years of Age--Thought to be Coming Here.

     Chief of Police Robinson received a message from Palmyra yesterday afternoon giving a description of Lelia CARVER, who shot W. H. BITER in the Twentieth district yesterday morning.  The wound was pronounced fatal and he is supposed to be dead by this time.  The particulars are meager and no news has been received other than what this message conveyed.  The shooting took place at about 11 o'clock yesterday morning near Palmyra and the weapon used was a 38-calibre revolver.
     CARVER charges that BITER was too intimate with a woman named Ann BAGGETT and the feeling between the two had been very bitter for some time, finally culminating in the awful tragedy.  CARVER was in the city day before yesterday to have BITER indicted by the grand jury, and the BAGGETT woman, it is said, has already been indicted at this session of the grand jury for lewdness.
     CARVER is a young man about thirty years of age and stands very high in the community, while BITER is about sixty years of age and bears a bad reputation.  CARVER is thought to have come in the direction of Clarksville and the officers are on the look-out for him.  Both men are farmers.



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