One of the most inhuman and shocking murders it has ever fallen to our lot to record, occurred near this place on Wednesday week last. A man by the name of Ezra Mason, a laborer, who lately moved into this county, from the border of Pennsylvania, left his work on the day above named and proceeded to a corn-field near his house, where his wife and son were cutting up corn, and taking a corn cutter from his little son, started him to the house, and then fell to murdering his wife in a horrible manner with the weapon he had taken from his son, inflicting fifteen or sixteen wounds of the worst character.— One hand of the poor woman was cut nearly off at the wrist and the right eye cut out. We learn that she was awfully butchered. The horrible deed was done about two or three o’clock in the afternoon, and the woman died about five. Mason made an attempt to cut his throat with a draw knife, in which he did not succeed. — Bath Consitution.
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