White was a tenant of the Wilson plantation
and the trouble is said to have followed a disagreement between N. Perry
Wilson and White over a settlement for wages. White used a knife and lacerated
the planter's throat. A short time afterward Mixon and Mathew Wilson on
the one side and White and his wife of the other met. Shooting with pistol
and shot gun began at once. White and Wilson fired almost at the same instant
and both dropped, Wilson dead and White rapidly dying.
Witnesses state that when her husband fell Mrs.
White took his shot gun and fired the charge into the body of Mixon, who
dropped and died soon afterwards.
Sheriff L. H. Glenn hastened to the scene of the
tragedy, placed Mrs. White under arrest and brought her to Abbeville tonight
where she was placed in jail to await the outcome of the coroner's inquest
which will probably be held tomorrow.
Arriving on the scene, the sheriff hurried away
with Mrs. White, fearing violence might be done her or that an outbreak
might occur at any time, although everything was quiet when he left. Mrs.
White made no attempt to get away nor to resist arrest.
After having been placed in jail Mrs. White in
statement said that she and her husband killed
both of the parties, Wilson and Mixon.
The Wilson were wealthy and prominent. Mixon was
their close friend. It is not known whether he fired before Mrs. White
is said to have killed him.