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PISTOL SHOTS AT AUTOISTS.

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PISTOL SHOTS AT AUTOISTS.

The New York Times
December 24, 1909


Three Strangers Hit Mrs. W. E. Mathis of Atlantic City.

Special to The New York Times.

ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Dec. 23.—Three men "shot up" William E. Mathis of this city while running near New Gretna in his automobile yesterday.  Mathis was accompanied by his wife and Mrs. Thomas C. Thompkins and her little son.

It was just at dusk.  A man stepped into the road from the brush and signaled to the machine.  Mathis made no sign of stopping, and the man stepped aside.  He immediately reappeared with two other men, and as the machine passed they all fired. The shots took effect in the body of the machine and several leaden pellets struck Mrs. Marhis in the face.

Mr. Mathis stopped and went back to see if he could discover the identity of the men, but they had disappeared.  He hurried to this city, where he turned his wife over to the care of a doctor, and this morning reported the matter to Prosecutor Goldenberg.  



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