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21st st, with liis wife, Mrs. Hazel
Allie. People's hospital.
Love affair caused shooting.
Assailaht escaped. Mrs. Allie
held at S. Clark st. arfnex.
Two-youthful robbers held up
and robbed four restaurants in
.different parts of the city early to
day. Used gray auto to escape In.
Ore-carrying freighter Iron
King crashed in to the double
deck Wells st. bridge. Traffic and
"IS1 lines held up an hour. Slight
Mrs. Bertha Wagner, 3520 W.
22nd st., filed breach of promise
suit in Circuit Court against J. M.
TROOPS RECKLESSLY SHOOT DOWN CITIZENS
Augusta, Ga., Sept 28. Sol
diers are patrolling every street in
Augusta today, and the city is ir
a state of terror.
Last night, Alfred Dorn was
shot and killed by the soldiers.
. Robert Christie was fatally
wounded. Dorn's companion,
Ben F. Baker was slightly wound-
Gov. Brown is directly respon
sible fox;the shooting. Over the
most urgent protests of Augus
ta's most representative citizens,
he declared martial' law because
of the car strike.
Why Brown did -so is a mys
,tery. There had' been very little
trouble. No one had been seri
ously hurt. The mayor told
Brown the police were quite able
to look after the situation.
. Yet Brown said the city was in
a;state of war, and sent Adjutant
, General William O'Bear to be its
O'Bear threw the troops into
the-city, and the reign of terror
Last night, a report spread like
wildfire that the power plant of
the street car company was to be
O'Bear threw a. cordon, of sol
diery, with bared bayonets,
around the power, plants and es
tablished an imaginary deadline,
which no citizens were to cross
except on pain of death.
Few Qf the people of Augusta
knew of this dead line until
Dorn had been killed, and Chris
tie and Baker wounded, Christie
Dorn and Baker were in a bug
gy. They drove down a street
that passed the power house.
The soldiers called upon them to
halt Dorn did not immediately
pull up his horse, since he knew
nothing of the deadline. .
There was a sharp command,
a withering blast of rifle -fire.
Dorn crumpled up in the: buggy,
dead. Baker Inoaned as he clutch
ed a torn arm.
A few minutes later, Robert
Christie, also in the buggy, tried
to drive down the street. The
soldiers challengedhim. He did
not hear the challenge.
There was another crash of
rifles, and Christie doubled up,
shot through the lungs. He will
An hour later, Charles Wilson,
his wife and child, drove down
the 5 tree tin an automobile. The