Dispatch, December 15, 1888


Moral -- Other violent crimeInfrastructure -- Public : Churches

Onancock, December 13, 1888.

Several nights ago as Mr. William C. Hall, a merchant at Accomack Courthouse, was closing his store at a late hour he observed a strange negro hanging around and watching his movements. As Mr. Hall started off the negro attacked him and in the struggle that ensued Hall got the negro down, but he broke loose and ran away. On his way home Mr. Hall discovered that his assailant had cut him in several places about the face and neck, inflicting painful but not dangerous injuries. Mr. Hall had a considerable quantity of money on his person, and it is believed that the negro's object was to rob and probably kill him. The negro's name is unknown to the public, but it is thought that an officer is on his track.

The revival at the Baptist church here continues. Rev. Miles Read, of Southampton county, is assisting Rev. Mr. Hundley, the pastor.

Richmond, Va.
December 15, 1888