The following unidentified newspaper article (ca. 1903/4) was found in a scrapbook owned by Betty Burton of Lowell:
A FORMER LOWELL BOY SHOT AND KILLED
HOLDEN, Mo., March 24 -- Charles Darst was shot and killed by J.R. Riley, a night watchman, here last night. Darst had been drinking and they had put him in jail. About eleven o'clock Riley arrested another man and took him to jail. As Riley entered with his second prisoner, Darst started for him with an open knife. Riley shot him. Darst had been a farmer and was about 34 years old. He lived near Blairstown, and had a wife and three children. -- Holden (Mo.) Enterprise.
Charles Darst, the subject of the above, was born and raised here and was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Darst, both deceased. He lived at Momence, where he married his second wife, for several years, but went to Clinton, Mo., about two years ago, and last fall moved to Blairstown, Mo. In addition to the three children he left by his last marriage, he left a daughter, Ada, now living with her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fehlman at Frankfort, South Dakota. Charlie was a good hearted man, but was his own worst enemy.