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Tribune Jknj3vps that that paper is
nojt telling the truth?. The stories
of the riots oji Madison street
arftf elsewhere have been exag
gerated and often falsified."
In which the professor spoke
th,e exact truth.
SAD TALE OF A KNIFE, GUN
AND A PLATE OF BEANS
Memphis, Tenn., May 10.
Victor Williams, of this city, has
suffered fro ma passionate fond
ness of beans since his early child
hood. "Furthermore, he never was able
wholly to satisfy this passion of
his sinless he ate beans in what he
considered the proper fashion in
which to .eat beans, the same ber
ing with a knife. '
'Hv H. Williams, of Adamsville,
Tenn., no relation of Victor, has
suffered from a passionate objec
tion to anyone eating beans with
a knife from the day some one
tqld hi mit was a wrong thing' to
Because of these two circum
stance?, H. H. Williams is dying,
and Victor Williatas will have to
answer a chaVge of murder.
Victor Williams' passion for
beans overcame him early this
morning. He entered a restau
rant and ordered beans. H. H.
tyjjlliams was in this restaurant,
devouring ham and.
When Victor Williams' beans
arrived, he began to get them in-
tr hie mniit-Tl in : nparcfiil a man.
ner as any gentleman can convey J
beans ta his mouth With a knife.
The noise of Victor's opera
tions fell upon the startled ears
of H. H, Williams. He looked
up, and when he saw Victor Wil
liams eating beans wjth a knife,
his mouth dropped open and the
red rushed into his fece.
He arose and made a speech.
It dealt with th exceeding ini
quity of eating beans with a knife,
and it dwelled long upon the
moral character of gentlemen
who engaged in such "business.
Vjctor Williams continued to
eat beans with a knife throughout
H. H. WilUams' speech. When
it ws over, Victor's beans .were
finished. Then he rose in his
place, but not to make a speech. . ,
He fixed H. H. Williams with.a
glittering eye. He wiped , his
mouth carefully. He reached v
around to his hip pdeket. He drew
a revolver. Before anyone could
stop him, he injected, three pieces
of lead into H. H. Williams, who
dropped to the ftoor.
He walked directly to police
headquarters, and laid his revol-,
ver on the desk of the lieutenant
"I've shot a man," he said.
"He's goin to die. He sad I
ought npt to eat beans with a
knife Beans should be ealcn
with a knife. So I shot him. He'll
H. H. Williams will die. He
was taken to a hospital imme--diately,
but the physicians there
Say there is no chance -for- his xtx
coyery. He will qje ot not be-
iner able to keep his opinion of
people who-eat beans with a knife