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CITY RAISES FUND FOR FAMILY OF PASTOR
WHO DIED TRYING TO SAyE WOMEN
Family of the Rev. Buford: Top row, left to right, Mrs. Buford; Frances,
14; Rev. Buford; bottom, left to right, James, 16; Gaston, Jr., 10; Evelyn, 12.
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 28. All Atlan
ta is paying honor today to the mar
tyrdom of the Rev. Gaston R. Bu
ford, young pastor of the Moore Me
morial Presbyterian church, who was
shot dead by a maniac while trying
to save the Eves of three women.
One of the woman also was killed,
another was wounded and the third
escaped neiore tne assailant wasv
overpowered and shot dead by an
Buford and his wife were passing
the home of Mrs. M. Zahn, a widow
of. 60, when they heard shots. Bu
ford, obeying that instinct of service
to other which dominated this life,
rushed in and found H. Claude An
derson, 45, armed with two revolvers
and threatening the lives of Mrs.
Zahn, Mrs. W. J. Zahn, her daughter-in-law,
and Mrs. Anderson, the as
The next shot struck Buford, who
died soon after. Mrs. M. Zahn also
died fromjier wounds, and Mrs. W.
J. Zahn was wounded in the cheek.
Live fish have been found in the
bottom of a Transvaal gold mine in
a vertical shaft 3,800 feet deep. In
exceptionally dry weather small bull
frogs have been seen to distend
themselves and deliberately jump
down the shaft in search of water.
How they ever reached the bottom
alive is a mystery.