Lou Bush

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
November 20, 1873, Page 3
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A Young Lady Shot to Death, and a Young Man Badly Wounded.

From Rev. P. H. Brewster, who has just returned from Pryor’s Station, we learn the following particulars of a most atrocious crime committed in that place, on the 17th inst.: Mr. Sam Donohoo’s wife represented to him that she had been insulted by Mr. __ Flemming.  Without a moment’s delay the bloodthirsty husband immediately loaded a double-barrel gun with buckshot and went in search of the aggressor, who was then visiting at the house of a Mr. Bush.  Donohoo walked up to the house and called for Flemming.  The door was opened by Miss Lou Bush, when Donohoo leveled his gun and fired, the greater portion of the charge taking effect in her abdomen, and a portion striking young Flemming in the thigh.  The young lady died in agony two hours later.  Flemming’s wound is severe, but not dangerous.  Donohoo then walked deliberately through town, swearing and threatening any one who dared molest him, and escaped across the line into Alabama.  Flemming denies and can prove that he had not seen Mrs. Donohoo at all.  All parties are highly respectable except Donohoo, who is represented to be a bad and desperate character.  The community was highly incensed, and the probability was that he would be lynched, if found, and we hope he may.


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