On Saturday afternoon Abe AUSBON and Dawson ARMISTEAD became engated in a fight, and AUSBON struck ARMISTEAD with a 2×2 baulister (sp?) inflicting almost a death wound. AUSBON was bound over to court in the sum of $100 justified bond. Both parties are colored.
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 1 Apr 1898, pg. 3.