From The Gallipolis Bulletin, Saturday, November 25, 1899
ANOTHER WOMAN KILLED
Mrs. Charles Nibert Shot Down by ansel Hazlett
In Clay Township, about a mile back of Chambersburg, occurred a murder on Friday morning of last week. On what is know as Hazlett Ridge reside Mr. Ansel Hazlett and family and Mr. and Mrs. Charles nibert. Hazlett and Mrs. Nibert had been at the outs for sometime over a spring on Mrs. Nibert's property, and on the morning mentioned above a dispute arose between them, whereupon Hazlett secured his shotgon and deliberately killed Mrs. Nibert, although he claims the shooting was in self-defense. Mrs. Nibert purchased a piece of property from Hazlett, located on which is a spring of nice water. Hazlett claims that he was to have the privilege of getting water from the sping for some sewer pipe he gave Mrs. Nibert, but that after the pipe had been laid he was refused. Mrs. Nibert was alone at the time she was murdered, her husband being away at work on the turnpike, and no one witnessed the trageda (sic). It is clamined that Mrs. Nibert was currying a horse at the time. Hazlett says that when he went to get some water from the spring Mrs. Nibert called him vile name, hit him with a rock and acted as though she was going to shoot him with a revolver. Hazlett says that Mrs. Nibert on several occasions drew a revolver on him and threatened his life.
Hazlett made no attempt to escape/ He was arrested and taken before 'Squire Barcus, who bound him over to Court without bond. he was brought to this city and placed in jail.
The funeral and burial of Mrs. nibert took place on Saturday.