|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 11/1/1910 and 12/20/1910.
Frank Marshall Murdered
The many friends of Frank Marshall, who was formerly a well known resident
of our county, will be sorry to learn the details of the horrible manner
of his untimely end in Roanoke, Va.
The Yew Pine Independent, of Richwood; in its issue of October 19 gives
a detailed account of the brutal murder of Mr. Marshall.
On Tuesday evening, October 11, Mr. Marshall went into a saloon in the
Tip Top Hotel where he met Marshall Angell, and the two, after some conversation,
decided to drink, when John H. Jessie, proprietor of the hotel, came to
them with the remark that he would drink with them, too. He then
told Angell to take room No. 2 for the night, and according to the landlord's
tale, the two went up to the room together. Angell states that he
thought it was Marshall's intention to share the bed with him, but as they
passed up the stairs a man followed them and went into the room with them.
Angell, being a cripple, went to the bed, when he heard the man make an
accusation and make a vicious attack on Marshall, knocking him down, and
kicking him repeatedly in the face. He then picked up the limp, insensible
body by one leg and arm, flung it on a lounge and walked out. During
the assault the man's back was toward Angell, who, as stated, is a cripple,
and was unable to aid Marshall. He notified the police of the assault,
who, after an examination, decided that he was in a stupor caused by drink,
and left saying that he would come around alright. About 11 o'clock
a chambermaid notified the landlord that the man was badly hurt and that
something should be done for him. The landlord postponed his visit
until after 2 o'clock, when he found Angell asleep on the bed, and Marshall
dead on the couch.
Angell, and others were arrested and in the examination told conflicting
tales, but no evidence to warrant their detention was secured. The
hotel at which the crime was committed bore a very unsavory reputation.
One suspect is being held charged with the brutal murder.
Frank Marshall's Slayer Gets 12 Years in Va. Penitentiary
Roanoke, Va., Dec. 16 - J.S. Jessie, proprietor of the Tip Top hotel
of this city, who has been on trial four days charged with murdering David
Franklin Marshall, a guest of the hotel, was tonight found guilty of second
degree murder and his punishment fixed by 12 years in the penitentiary.