Arthur Scott Killed by Charlie Younger

FEB. 19 , 1915

 

THE WEEKLY SOLIPHONE

 

TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

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FEB. 19, 1915

SON OF MRS. R.H. FOX KILLED IN KENTUCKY

ARTHUR SCOTT SHOT THREE TIMES BY CHARLEY YOUNGER WITH APPARENTLY NO PROVOCATION

THE CLINTON , KY. GAZETTE , IN ITS ISSUE OF FEBRUARY 8 , CONTAINS AN ACCOUNT OF THE KILLING OF ARTHUR SCOTT BY CHARLEY YOUNGER AT COLUMBUS , KY. ON SATURDAY , FEB. 6 . YOUNG SCOTT WAS A SON OF MRS. R.H. FOX WHO RESIDE IN SOUTH PARAGOULD . THE GAZETTE'S ACCOUNT OF THE TRAGEDY IS AS FOLLOWS:

SATURDAY MORNING THE COMMUNITY WAS GREATLY SHOCKED WHEN IT WAS LEARNED THAT CHARLEY YOUNGER HAD KILLED ARTHUR SCOTT , AS SOME THINK , IN COLD BLOOD. THE KILLING OCCURRED AT ETHRIDGE YOUNG'S HOME ON THE HILL WHERE SCOTT AND HIS WIFE HAVE BEEN LIVING. CHARLEY YOUNGER WHO HAD BEEN DRINKING CAME DOWN TOWN EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AND PROCURED SOME CARTRIDGES . WHEN HE SAW MR. AND MRS. SCOTT ON THE STREET HE MADE THE REMARK THAT HE WAS GOING TO KILL THAT MAN.

ABOUT THIRTY MINUTES LATER HE HAD CARRIED OUT THE THREAT HAVING SHOT SCOTT THREE TIMES , KILLING HIM INSTANTLY. AFTER THE SHOOTING YOUNGER LEFT THE HOUSE IMMEDIATELY AND WENT TO A NEIGHBOR'S WHERE HIS MOTHER AND BROTHER JOINED HIM. HE SURRENDERED TO A CITIZEN WHO KEPT HIM IN CUSTODY UNTIL A DEPUTY SHERIFF TOOK HIM TO CLINTON.

THERE ARE MANY CONFLICTING CONJECTURES ABOUT THE CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE , BUT IT IS THOUGHT THERE IS A WOMAN MIXED UP IN THE CASE.

THE DECEASED WAS A NATIVE OF THIS COUNTY AND IS SURVIVED BY A WIFE AND HIS MOTHER , MRS. FOX , OF PARAGOULD , ARK. THE BURIAL TOOK PLACE IN COLUMBUS SUNDAY.