Mississippi · Newspaper clippings

Clipping: Man survived axe attack that left his “head nearly severed”

From The Manning Times (Manning, SC)
Published March 4, 1908

Two men argued over a $6 bill until one attacked the other with an axe, striking his neck 4 times. Assuming the victim, whose head was “nearly severed,” the attacker left the scene to hide the weapon while the victim ran to a doctor’s house for help.

Aside from a handful of articles reporting the incident, I cannot find either party’s first name nor any information as to how long the victim was able to live after the attack or if the assailant was brought to justice.

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