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Remtfna; HHllpr on livery rse.
JOHN H. OBERIiY, JMItor.
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A FEARFUL JIKC0RI) OF C1UME FOR
ONE OF THE SOUTHERN ILLI
Complete Illitory of the Family Feuds, Neigh
borhood Quarrels and Other Cauici
Leading to Hurderi, Aiianlna
tioni, and AITrayi.
Thr I'Mliilllrw Involved mill Their 111,
lorleis The llnllliirr Tlie Unities
oii lliirj' ItiiM'I Xorris fill
font llliichclllfo Tln I'l'Hiirt. lr.
(From IheSt (.out llimoenit, Clh InM
The folloulllg f.linllllM illul IK'l'iOIll
wens engaged in the feiul :
George IIiiHIikt, ngotl lxty-tlirci! yc:iw,
fingle : Monroe, twenty-live yeitra, innr
rletl; John ; tuetity-tlii-ee. bliigle; nml a
younger one iraineilEiiiniitiel. who wns
not ltuxotl tin In the troubles. This family
are all of ordinary l7e, ami did not Inu
tile appearance of being mid or blood
David Hnllitier, about etaty-one year
ol ago, and Iil son George, some thirty
year old. These, like the above, were of
onllnarv sb.e and npnenmiice.
Both families of lliillliiera came from
McNatry County, Teiinecee, in 1801, du
ring the war, and were Union refugees,
though they niaiinged to .uve consilient
ble ot their property, and ere aeeoilutcd
worth near $40,000 each. Old David Httl
llner did niucli toward developing Wil
liamson and Jacktou countle. linvtnir
cn'Ctrd cotton gin, saw mill?, imd a
woolen mill. They were all looked upon
us among the best citizen of that section
of country. Old George Hnllitier bought
uud carried on an extensive farm.
This Jsiinlly was composed of three
brothers and their sons, and came from
Western Kentucky, to Ma.-tc County,
III., during the war, and from thence to
Williamson County, 111., during the latter
pnrtoflS(M, or the early pan of 1S0.".
Shortly after their arrival, a man named
Hendricks eamo from l'adueah. Ky., and
renlrvlncd a horse from Jim Jleu'deron,
alleging that Jim had trnbbled the horse
during the war; but Henderson, on the
other hand claimed that the Iiotsh had
lieen taken by the United State troops,
nml that he bottgbt It at a government
sale ot condemned horses ,aud mule.
htorieiiro luelrculatioiith.it the Hen
dersons led unit her free, rovitisr life In
Kentucky, anil wen1 KomctluiL engaged
in bnhw hacking. If there wa monev to
be made, but of the truth of Ihe-e report
no reliable fmmdatioii eoiild Iki oiil.-ilncil,
everything hclng ineivly liuftray. One
thing, however. Is certain, and "that Is
that Jim beat the l'adneah man in the
suit about the horse. The families wen
Jo.-eiili Ilciidcn-on, ajred (W veai. and
sons : James, aged :iO ; I'lehlhig, '.'7. ami
Thadilett. J.'.-nll married.
William Henderson, aged til) vcars, and
son Samuel, J7 years, married. "
Jaine Henderson, about "i yean of
age. bad in son.
The three Hendersons and their re.
)ectlve families, though not ueallhv.
were con-Mered well-to-do In thewoil'd.
nnd were engtigod In farming. Thev
were all large, athletic men, a portion of
them being raw-houcd, Ibou:li old James
wiis very heavy set and remarkably
strong and qiik'K.
Col. George W. Sl.ney I about -IS
years of age. and ha a son, John, '2j
years oiu, who h married. Col. suney
also has two other younger son, who
were nor mixed up in mo iniiiciiiiiet.
The old gentleman was a Captain In the
Union army during the war, but since
Its close lia been dubbed Colonel, by
which title he U now xchflvelv Knowii.
He w as raised in William-on Coiuit v, and
has a Hue farm of 3G0 acres, 200 of which
are under cultivation. He Is a man of or
dinary size, with black hair ami whiskers
somewhat mixed with gray, has li:irii
black eyes, and, although posseslng a
rather pleasant countenance, has the ajt
pearance of a nuu It would not be safe to
There arc several families of this name,
nil of w hom are old residents of Wil
liamson County, and own and cultivate
extensive farms ; but Tom, a voting mnn
of twenty-live years. Is the onlv one that
has actively been mixed up In the troub
les. He is a heavy-et suuare-built man,
and possesses extraordinary btrcngtlt.
The cause of his becoming Involved in
the feud, and consequent troubles, was a
girl named Sarah Stock, of whom Mtue
(picnt mention w ill be made.
UK. VINCKNT IIINCUCMITi:
was raised In Williamson County, near
Cartervllle, and was quite a prominent
citizen, beluga Jluson in good standing,
and for some time Postmaster at Fredo
nla, w here he had a store, the pot-otlIee
being stiWquoiitly removed to Carter
ville. He was a man rather above the or
dinary size, nnd had a family.
All of the above parties were Republi
cans at the beginning of the troubles,
though some time afterward the millin
ers nnd some others seceded and Joined
the Democratic party, and this fact mob
ably served to still further embitter the
feelings of both sides.
,,,Ui ".'? n,""di Hwe are several fam
ilies of this name, all old settlers, and all
well-to-do farmers. Jnmes Xorris. twenty-four
years of age, unmarried, was the
only one ol this name that was enmired
In the turmoil. He is of common size,
though rather slender.
There are also several families of Ca
gle. raUed in W llllamson County, all ol
whom, with the exception or Timothy, a
youth of eighteen year, have long b.ln
engaged In the peaceful pursuits ol bus
handry, but '1 int. Is couriered a wild,
.r jviwc .yiiitiu:r, mild m uilVeiltUle
nnd unw lllng to engage In mumud la
bor. He is somewhat under the ordinary
alias Texas Jack, is a man about twenty
six years of age. unmarried and of medl.
urn size. Ho came from Moscow, Hindi
County, Indiana, but nothing U known
of his family except that ho once had a
father who Is now supposed to be living
In Kansas. He has onlv been living In
the neighborhood of V. Ytmllle, In the
edge of Jackson County with it family
named llaxter, about ono year, who, alter
becoming thoroughly nwiiialntul with
him, were very anxious to rid themselves
of his presence, as In the short time be
had been there ho had acquired an ex
ceedingly bad reputation for drinking,
carousing, lighting, gambling and wick
edness generally; ,i fact, he was consld
crcd a terribly tough customer.
Tlieit) arc two families of Stocks living
Jn the vicinity of Cartervllle, both resiico
table farmers, and raised in that
neighborhood, but ft does not appear that
M'j of the male members of the family
had aiiy thing to do with the troubles,
though the female port lou, or at least two
of them, played quite n conspicuous part.
The Stocks, It must be borne In mind,
were n latlvcs of the Husols, nnd ono of
the girls, Sarah Slock, was reputed to be
very Intimate with Tom lfussel, her
eouln, while nl the same llmo she was
also intimate with John Ilulllncr. Sarah,
It I well established, was in the habit of
keeping company with both the young
men, who naturally left, some lealotHv
toward each other, and Sarah fell Into the
very bad habit of repenting to each w hat
thev had said concerning one another,
ailillnir. of course, the usual eolorlm? nml
einbeflMiincnts which are natural toflek-
le-inimled person under such circum
stances. This was kent 111) for some limp.
and n'nlted hi creating an intense ani
mosity between the young men. Mean
lime young luvid lutiiiner bail been pav
Ing hi addres-es fo Mis Kllen Stocka
very worthy young lady, and ti sister of
arnii. it in presumed lliat'l om Ituscl
iiulmo.Ily extended to Ihowliolo Milliliter
tribe, and lienco the killing oi David,
which occurred some time afterward.
When the florv filed wa oiienlv mado
manifest. Sarah at llrst tided wflh the
itiM'els. but subsequently she took upfor
the Milliliter, no doubt'belng Impressed
with the Idea that John Ilulllncr would
marry her. which hones It Is needless to
say, were never tvalled, and after her
babe was born she swort Its fathershli)
on hint. Sarah I about twenty years of
ago, not ininii-otue, nut pocssing a cer
tain Mrt ol dash and tv!o about her
which mint people denominate as a bra
zen sort oi air.
Martha Stock, n coiuin of the other
Stock girls, mid also of Tom l"usel, who
figured In the nllbl eao mentioned below,
Is a young lady of good reputation and
standing, as far as Is known.
TIIK ORIGINAL TIlOUnLt: IIUOAX
at n game of cards In a grocery, nearCar-
uumuuiv, vr.il i'ais ago. 1 oiiug ueo.
Uulliner nnd Fielding Henderson (ought,
and young Henderson win pretty badly
beaten by III nntniMiiNt. Henderson re
tired dUcoinfltcd, but being of a bitter
and vindictive nature, swore he would
have revenue, and It Is said threatened
umcss milliner loll mat part ol tlie coun
try to shoot him in ills Held if he went
there to work. Humor has Itthat bealo
eoncudul hlnielf In a tree on the Mullln-
er farm where George Ilulllncr was plow-
lmr mill ns lin nliliPii.mlw.tl ti,'u1f..1 lita frill.
at liltn and ordered hint to slug, whfstle
aniKiance. oii)aiuoi deain. lounguco.
couiDlled tlirotigli necessity, nnd. licit'
derson, utter repeating his order to
ucorge to icnvc, departed.
This statement I not peihap reliable,
but It I certuln that younir Georire and
his lather, David, from this or some other
cause, soon alter returned to Teiiue'sce,
where they have since hern living. The
old man ivlured to Williamson county
onceor twieenfier his brotber,old George,
was assassiiiaieu. nut voting ueorge lias
never placed hi foot on the farm since,
thi: suco.nd niiTtcri.TY
wa between David, son of old George
Ilulllncr. and Col. George SNnev. who
lived on Ids farm, which joined that of
out lieorge. 'l ite trouble begun about n
law-tilt, w hich arose from the fact that
Col. SNitey had nurchiiH'd some out
which the Mulliners claimed to have
bought and paid for. SNncy had theoat
In his possession, and was sustained by
tlin court. Young David, soon after tho
Mill, vislled a blacksmith sbop oiiSisticy's
farm, and finding Slsney there, inliinated
that S. got .1 judgement through hard
swearing. S. caught up a spade and
struck at Milliliter, cutting his arm
quite severely. M. Immediately left, and
proceeding to his home, about'half a mile
distant, informed his father, threo broth
ers and another man of what had taken
place, at the same time exhibiting Ills
The result of this was a raid made by
the whole party on Slsney, w ho was then
nt bis bouse. The assailant-, live In num
ber, were armed with shot-guns and pK
tol, and SUncy, knowing that he could
not cone with them slinrle banded, exe
cuted a flank movement from the rear
door of the liou-c. lie had reached the
fence, about one hundred yard dltutit.
when he was llreil on and badly wounded
in the legs and back with buckshot. He
fell from tho fence, but managed to reach
a live, beiiimi widen lie look ivluge. and
bringing up bis rllle threatrd instant death
to the llrst who approached or made any
further hostile demonstration. 1 lis nerve
probably saved his life, as u parley was
uetd aim me jiiiiuucr tainiiy retired.
Slsney managed to reach the house,
and after suilerlng Intensely for some
tiino with his wound, recovered, princi
pally through the careful attention of his
wife, who I an Cstltnablo lady and well
known lor her many acts of kindness to
the noor in that nel'hborhood.
The statement thatold George Milliliter
ordered the younger men to desist, and
assisted Slsney into the house, although
current In tho neighborhood, is denied by
(larues cuiiccnica in me an ray, and me
account above Is undoubtedly true.
Several Indictments followed this urc-
liuiinary skirmish Slsney, as well as
the others, being charged with an asault
with a deadly wcaiiou. The matter was
compromised, however, the charge
changed, and the parlies, by consent,
were lined stun cacii. this aiirny it may
be mentioned, was In the spring of ISOl).
Three years before that time Col. Slsney
was elected siicrllt ol Y miainson county.
Till: XKXT TltOl'BLi:,
In which the Crane family became Involv
ed In the (cud, was at Cartervllle, In 1871.
A tight occurred between the Slsney and
Crane families, in which Col. Slsney and
his son John wero very rougly handled
oy me uraues, mo latter ueiugiiieiricnds
of the Mulliners.
AH the pai ties engaged were taken be
fore a Justice at Crancville, and the case
was set for trial about u week later. On
tlie day oi tlie trial the clans gathered hi
Sot-cent Crancville. There were present
the Cranes andHitllliicr.andtheSisiiey.,
Hendersons nnd Mussels. During tho
day a light occurcd between Tom Hiisscl
and young Davu Milliliter nbout Sarah
Stock. '1 lie Hendersons and Sisiicyssui)
ported Ilussel, whllo the Cranes backed
A .general row ensued, which was
called the "CraneUllc riot." Xoone was
hot or cut, although several were badly
beaten. Several Indictment, for riot were
found, but the defendants heat them, and
wero discharged, and nothing further was
done by the authorities.
soon after old James Henderson and
old George ilulllncr met on the load
while drl lug In their wagons, and bitter
words passed. Beyond threats to shoot,
nothing came of this quarrel, none of tho
boys being present.
The next trouble occurred nt the Pres
idential election. In night .Mile Precinct,
In the fall of 1872. There John Slsney
and Tom Mussel, on one side, met Davl'd
Mullluer and Jaine. Xorris on tho other,
and another quarrel ensued. Most If not
all ofibem were armed, and Xorris was
particularly violent, threatening and en
deavoring to usu n large shot-gun ho car
ried. 'I he men were restrained by the
hy-standers and no one was Injured.
THE ASSASSINATION 01' OI.li (1K0II0K IIUI.
I.l.VKII. On December 12, 1873, George Mnlll
tier was foully murdered In broad day
light, while on his way to Cnrboiidalu on
horseback. Ho was within two mile of
the town, totally unsuspicious of danger
and riding quietly along, hlshorso walk-Ing-'whcn
ho was llred upon from iinnni
lm.fi madu In a tree top at the side of tho
road. A number of buckshot entered hU
body, from the effects of which bo died
soon after being discovered by some one
This dastardly murder seemed to arou.o
the Inhabitants of Jackson County, on
the border of which It was committed,
nnd some action wns demanded.
Tom Mussel was Indicted by the grand
Jury, and the warrant was! given Deputy
Sheriff James Connors to serve. "For
soiuu unexplained reason Ilussel was not
at once tu rested, although he remained In
the neighborhood until day or twouflcr,
when he fool; his departure, and the war
rant ln, according to our Informant,
never been executed.
mi itni.it or littreit.
It may here be mentioned, although
not lu connection with this feud, that the
day following the murder of Uulliner,
laao W. McDonald, proprietor of the
Planters' Ilotie In Cniboudale, shot and
killed George M. Mrush, u young Texan
with whom be had bail some previous
dllllcnllj. The murder was committed In
front of Hie Planters' lloti'-e, out of the
door of which Urus.li had stepped niter
eating his supper, and Is said to have been
a cold-blooded allalr. McDonald win in
dieted, tried and sentenced to three years
hi tho Penitentiary, where he now Is.
Ml'lllil.lt Ol' IJAVIIMIUI.MNKIt.
During lite uprlng of 1871, Mrs.StiiitcIl,
David Uulliner unit a, party of others
were returning front church one evening,
and when in u lane leading from the Ilul
llncr farm to the church, which was about
half a mile distant, went llml upon by
several men armed with doublc-barrelcil
guns loaded with buckshot. Dave wa
mortally wounded at the llrst lire, being
struck by several bull, two of which
passed clear through III body from the
Hack to breast, anil from the effects of
which bodied two days ntler.
Mrs. Standi was struck hi the abdomen
by one ball, but ivcovercd. At the first
lire -Monroe Uulliner, who was in tlie
parly, drew his pistol mid shot into the
iciise corner, but without effect; and as
another volley was returned from the
iimbiish, the parly hi the kmc fled.
On an examination of thespot the next
day, somu curious evidence was obtained,
which resulted afterwards, probably hi the
death of another victim. It was' found
uu visiting the feuse corner that a blind
shot had constructed lu the briers, w hich
had. It was evident, concealed two men.
Tlie wadding from one of the guns was
picked up. and, on being straightened
out, proved to be it portion ofthe Weekly
alobe, of St. Louis, and dated Julv ,
It was known thatold man 15uel wa
the only man In the neighborhood who
subscribed for that paper, and as Dave
Mullluer testified before hU death to n
cognlzlug Tom Ilussel as one of the par
ties who shot III in , Ktisscl was unvsicd.
The olllcers.wheii inaklitgthe ancst,drew
the charges thru In Hustel's shot-gun,
and lound the wadding was from the
same paper, and matched tlie torn edges
of that picked up hi the lane. At the ex
amination, held flic same week before
'Squire Stover, of Marion, several wit
nesses testified that, whllo at church on
the evening ofthe murder, they saw Gor
don Cllllord .("Texas Jack"), Mussel's
constant companion, looking through
the church window, and one witness de
clared that he also saw Tom Kikc1
looking In. lu spite of all this testimo
ny, MilscI was discharged on the ground
an Ai.iui was vnovnv,
In the following remnrkaklo manner: On
the afternoon of the Saturday night on
which young David Uulliner "was killed,
Martha Stock, living about a mile dis
tant, was sent for to visit at old Mr.
Miusel'H house. She came, and the after
noon and evening until about 8 o'clock
was pleasantly spent In various kinds of
recreations. This young lady was a ma
terial witness at the examination of Tom
Mussel, and besides testifying to the
above facts sworu that nbout 8 o'clock
on that evening Tom Mussel bade them
all good night and w ent tin stairs to bed.
anil that she saw nothing more of hliniili
tlie next day.
upon mis evidence, mainly, the alibi
was sustained mid Tom discharged. Hut
a large number of people protcss to be
lieve that tlie sending of Martha Stock
and Tom's retiring at such an early hour
was a inn op too to ciearniiu irotu a con
(emulated crime. It Is said theruwasi
norch to the Mussel residence, and that
Tom could have easily slide dow n ono of
the posts, noiselessly, and have plenty of
nine 10 commit me uieiioiis crime. II lie
Another brutal assault was made n few
days alter lfussel was discharged by
'Squlru Strovcr. A young man named
Modd anda companion were on horse-
nnci; riding past an old Held near Hen
derson's farm, when Modd' attention
wns attracted to someone In a brlerpatcli
not far front tho fence. The man was
standing in tlie midst of thu briers, and
iiid a uiaiiKci wrapped around mm.
When llodd caught slgnt of hlin. he
cither fell or thew himself down, and
itpdd, supposing mat lie was sick, or,
perhaps another victim of the feud, deter
milled to assist him. Handing the reins
or his horse to his companion, lie told
him to hold the animal whilche went to
tlie relief ot tbesitllercr. He accordingly
ciiiiiocii me icuceniid made ins wa
to the thicket. When within a few vanl
ofthe snot where the man disanneared
the rtillhin roo to Ills feet, nnd drawing
a large revolver, llred at llodd. The lat
ter fled, nut was pursued, nml shot and
severely wounded before he could get
into tho road. Ifoddatlast managedto
iioiini ins nurse, ami, w im m.s com
nanlon. escaped without farther Inlni i-
ltodd. It Is believed, recognized Ids as
sailant, but, when questioned, (Irmly re
fused to tell who he was, probably fur the
reason mat nan ue done so, ins mo would
not nave Uceii sate lu mat ne lu bbor (mod.
The only cause that can be assigned for
tlie assault Is that the man was in hiding
lit tiie Held, and was afraid that Modd. It"
he recognized him. would lodge Into r-
inaiion against mm. llodd Had bad no
connection with the rend, and had taken
no interest in me tiling.
thu xnxT assassination
npiilirml 111 ni nttnilf f)i- 1 C7J .T.i. ...(.
.v. ii.L.i ... ir. .v.,,,, utiiii-;.',
Henderson was plowing lii Ids field ono
day, suspecting no danger, when three
men crawled up behind a log-heap and
ii.uR-miv Minim lur mm mini ue turned
till t'llt'l'fitfniijl ,...,. ..tlw. .-Int. il ,.1
II.V IIIMUIIIIItlllllllllVll IVJ II1U .IWIIIIt, lit
till. Imr.lll',. 'I'llAI ll,.. rmAlin.1 1....
..Jr,-,,v.ii't .i., til, I, lil'llllll i w Ull
nun vnu iioiiijic-darreicd siioi-guns anil
iiucK-siiot.aiid no droppedattlie llrst vol
iey. x uu men crawicu uaci. irom mo log
heap, gained the fence and entered the
woods without Henderson being able to
positively Indentify any of them. The
oiHiiiiitu mail mib loumi in me neui
taken home and died a week or ten dayi
lllllrV!ll'lU Itiifnr.. 1,c ,lt,
he stated It as his belief Unit the parties
who llred on him were John Uulliner,
James Xorris and Monroe or Kinaiiuel
Mullluer. John Mullluer and James Xor
ris wero Indicted, but that It was evident
wiai .Monroe ami rmiatiuci milliner could
nine nau uouiing to do wim me murder,
the grand jury Ignored thu charges made
nir.iti.ct lli.n.1 f.l... tl..lll....u I a...
"s"'"" iiiuiu. iiuiiu Dimmer vus uiresiea
anil Is nnu' nniliT linmU Iml V.i-i-la ...,.,,..
was taken. Thodefensetakesthegrouml
that Ilulllncr mid Xorris wero in Teniies-
si'u in mo tune oi tiiu snooting, but It
s yvh!pmd that both w ere seen lurking
In the neighborhood the previous day, and
that tho previously announced visit to
'ieiiuessco A-a merely a blind.
Thu next record to'be mado in tho long
l.'lli'llllaH if,..-!..... 1. .I.n. ... .
. .... , w, urn, la mm oj mo snooting
ofaMr. Dltmoro. a peaceable nnd quia
.. uiui ining near mo llender'0115.. Mr
Dltinore was piowlng.iu Ills corn fie'i i
a few days after Heimcison w-as s ho t
w lien two men erentup on him and !
lis1' V h !l v",7,r iwk.sliot wit .
the r loublc'.bara'l shot-guns. Djt ,
was dangerously wouiuTed Jo the " ft
lu;.n, but finally reoowml. j,0 m V
k; "..7 .' m u.0
sonlo remark bad been attributed to him
w hich he never made.
tiik vnxT, ani 'osr iioititinu: Munnr.n
ended the career Of Dr. Vincent Hlnch-
ciiu, it resident or Klgbt Mile Township,
In the following fall. Dr. illnchclin, It
will be remembered, Win postmaster at
I rcdoiila, and le-lliled thatold man Mus
sel was tlie only one In tlie iii tirlilinrliiiuil
who took the weekly Globs, pieces of
which were used ns wanning in tno gun
from which the shots wero llred that kill
ed young Dald Mullluer In the lane.
In aililltlon to giving in his testimony,
one ruction had aiiothersplte against hint.
Gordun Cllflnrd, alias Texas Jack, had
ono day while drunk boasted of numer
ous crimes, such as murder and horse
stealing, nnd Dr. lllnclicllff, who heard
hint, determined thalJaek. Ift'iilllv. nln
said ho was, should suffer for It. Ilo m
coriungiv placed a pistol to Ullllord s
head mid marched him to the nearest
magistrate, where ho was placed under
bonds, Thu bond, oiirlnformniit thought,
was forfeited, but at any rato the case
never cauie to (rlnl. Jack was an adher
ent of the Huel and Henderson, and
the statement may perhaps cxplnlu what
One line fall day Dr. IlinchclllV, who
was returning front a visit to a patient,
rodo nloug tlie highway nt'iir hi residence.
Country physician are often called to go
long distances, and frequently remain
over night In the houses of I heir patient.
This had been the cae with Dr. Hindi
cliff, and he was dotibtlcs thinking of his
wife and family (to whom he w.u "devot
edly attached), and hi pleasant greeting
on reaching hi home, but a slmrt dis
tance nbciid, when death suddenly ended
his pleasant meditations.
A volley of buckshot was tired at hint
from a fence corner ntthesMc of the road.
Sixteen bails struck the doctor, many of
meni passing entirely tlirotigli Ills iioiiy,
nnd in many more struck the horse.
Moth of course fell. and, froiuappearance.,
neither lived onu minute.
This distantly murder raised the great
est excitement and Indignation, and In
quiries were at once made for the perper-ti-ators
ofthe foul deed. Oneof the neigh
bors alllrined that he met three disguised
men in the woods shortly tiller the sup
posed time of the murder, but lie recog
nized none of them. Allot' them weio
armed with shot-guns, and he did not
care to address them.
Circumstantial evidence, however,
pointed to Tom Ilussel, Gordon Cllllord
and Field Henderson, and all were In
dicted when the grand Jury met last Oc
tober. The men are supposed to have
been In the neighborhood since, but from
some cause none of them have been ar
rested. attkmitud assassination or COLO.NIX
About two weeks atler tlie murder of
Dr. Hlnchclill. Col. George SNnev rose
early one morning and went to his barn,
a short distance from the house, to look
after Ills stock. On the opposite side of
me ience uioiig wiueii no nad to pass
grew a thick patch of weeds, anil ns Sls
ney was opposite this patch he heard the
ominous click of gun loek. The Colonel
sprang to one side as the hammers came
clown on the caps, but tho latter failed to
explode, probably having been saturated
by the dew w hile the would-be assassins
were lying lu wait for their victim. Col.
SUncy at once ran to shelter, and from
Ids retreat was able to watch the couple
lu the weeds as thev stole away. One of
them he recognized as James Oagle.
Colonel Slsney at once took steps to
ward having Cagle Indicted, and Cagle,
it is said, openly threatened to have SN
ney's life should he persevere In his de
signs. In spite of these threats Slsney
went on with tho matter, and an indict
ment wa procured.
Alter tlie (all session of court the elec
tion occurred, and Col. Slsney. who is
and always lias been it ltcpiibllcan, was
candidate fur Sheriff, but was defeated.
The election passed off quietly, no trou
ble being raised, and Slsney had almost
forgotten tho threats of Cagle.
Six weeks ago Slsney was sitting at
inline, iiiayiiig iiumiuocs Willi ueorge
iniiuiiiaii, int.' ii.in oromcr oi ms nrst
wife, (ho has, by the way, been married
twice), when lie received as unpleasant
as It was an unexpected shock. The
players sal at the corner of a table, about
i. feet from the curtained window, on
tlie ground floor, but the nodtlou o( the
light whs such that their shadows were
occasionally thrown on the curtain. Thev
heard no sound outside to warn them uf
danger, nnd ono ot them was anxiously
waiting tho nlitv of tho other, when ?i
charge of sniilrrel-shot. llred from a dou
ble-barrel shot-gun, placed almost against
mo winuow, came cra-iiing tlirotigli tho
glass and curtain. Without watting for
a second salute both men spiting to their
it'oi, mm niKiied towards their gun.
ll.'is! V I'niltStl'lW U'l'l'li Ill'MMl rmililnir fr.m
the window, ami before either couliT reach
the door all trace of the would-be assas
sin was lost lu the darkness.
On taking an Inuntorv ofthe ellects
of thu assault, it was found that almost
thu entire charge had lodged in or passed
through Col. Sidney's right arm, tearing
ami mutilating It in a frightful manner,
ills arm probably saved Ids life, ns the
ehargo was doubtless Intended for his
side. Hlndinaii was nlo seriously
wounded, having received several ol the
shot in his neck, side ami arm. Hoth re
covered, although It was at llrst thought
that uoi. Msney would loso his arm.
which hu still carries in a sling, where
it will probably remain Tor some months
Uravo as he wns, Sidney did not care to
take chance on the third trial, doubtless
believing the old adage, "The third
time's the charm," and having been shot
twice, nnd another idtcinnt having been
Hindu upon his life, ho concluded lo move
ills ituniiy io inruouiiaic, and placed a
tenant upon his farm. Ho did so, and
now rests In comparative security, al
though he is doubtless expecting 'that,
sooner or later, the nnlmo-Ity shown to
ward, him will extend to his ten
ant, and that tlie latter will be driven
A number of people living In the vicin
ity ot cartervuieaiid uranuviiio have ac
cording to our iHlorniHiit, moved away
In consequence of these troubles, and the
most respected residents say Hut the feud,
If carried further, cannot but depreciate
tlie value of property, which It bus al
ready commenced to do.
For the information of our readers, we
present tho following rough
DIAQIIAM, SIIOn-INO THE LOCATION OK Till: rAtHI
Or TIIK VA1U0CS lAMILII.a IUA(.El) 1M TUM
ITCH, TAKING CA11TCIIV1LLK AS A CEATIII.
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ilt lluxlir's, 7 miles west
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Williamson county has, lu nddltloii to
thu above, for (ho pat three vuars been
more or less infested by gangs of dis
guised men. going about at night-time,
coininltllng tarlous depredations, anil oc
casionally killing it victim of their en
imty, About three years ago, Iwche
disguised men waited on :t Mr. Viuicll,
sixty-three years old. living lu the west
ern part of the county, who hud had
some trouble willi his wife, nnd who loll
him hi consequence. Mr. V. had pro
cured aunt her woman to keep houefor
him, nml the gang ordered him to drive
J u in- .a uvvar, nnd to get his old wife
l' bousuand live with her. Sev
eral... minor orders were also given
liltn. Tlie penalty for refusing to obey
these mandates wns death. Mr. V. ue
cordlugly compiled with all the demands
excepting that concerning his wire, which
he was unable to do. became she refused
to go with him. The band visited Mr.
iincll n Tew night. allerward, and,
because lie had (hired in (hi particular,
took him out ami hung him to it neighbor
ing tree, where he was allerward found,
Some ofthe gang were recognized bvji
neighbor named Stewart, (,'lup, who liiel
them us they were going to or returning
from itneHV,auil the result was that two
or three of them wero Indicted, Mr. Culp
being the principal witness against Ilium.
Ileforo the c,ies came on for trial, as Mr.
Gulp war returning home In his wagon
from (he mill at lie Soto, be was tun
bushed, shot ami killed, his bodv tailing
backward in (he wagon bed. The horses,
apparently unconscious th.tt they no long
er bad ndrher, proceeded home, and oil
their arrival there, Mr. Cutp'n dead bodv
was round as above described. Xo ar
rest followed this second crime, and no
clew was ever obtained us to tho individ
uals who did tlie killing, though It was
naturally supposed that soineof the gang
took this method of ridding thcmselveso!
it troublesome witness.
Since then there hate been a iiinnlierof
smaller outrages peretnited, but mat
ters had In it great measure quieted down
until a few mouths since, when it regular
organl.i'tl band of Kti-Klitk was organ
ized in the southern part of the county,
ami slue then another baud has organ
ized iiitheitiirtliern portion of thecouuty.
Precisely what name they have chosen
has not jet transpired, but ills known
that they have signs, grips, a pa-sword
and a regular initiation eeremoiiy. It is
also couildeiitly asserted that two" county
olllclals tire members, though It Is under
stood that one of them has wiakcucd and
I now only a passive brother. These
bands go out on iired.itory excursions oc
casionally, but so fjr, haw contented
themselves w It la taking p 'Utile out ol bed
nt night and whipping tin in, burning
bams and grain stacks, etitihigthe thrusts
of valuable horscH. cattle and other stock,
and notifying people to leave that scilon
of country under penalty of death
How long this present mild course will
bi' iiurMU.ll is. of eourx' univ :i ni.itli.rril
gue.s-work, but it I more lli'in probable
that, cinuomciicd uy iheir successes ami
Immunity lrom tuiiiMiuicnt. they will
soon begin hanging and 'hooting all
tho-e who are iiiilortimute enough to in
cur their displeasure. The Marion Drm
orrat lately contained a stirring appeal
for a mass meeting of law-abiding citi
zens lo devhe measure topntdown theu
Kil-klux bands, but, although two u l.s
have escaped since the call wits made, no
meeting ha been held, nnd ullairs mv
growing wor-e every day. Kither the
people are afraid to show' their hands,
side wiih the outlaws, or are extremely
As far as thcollleers of the law arc con
cerned as to making urrcL and pro-i-cut-big
criinnls, Williamson county might
as "well bu without them. F.ven the coun
ty court refuses to appropriate a single
dollar to the iw or the sheriff, lo enable
him to mount ami arm a sutllelent poi-e to
make tho arrets, and a he Is a poor man,
he cannot afford thu expense from bl
own slender salary.
A mentioned above, lint legt-lnturu of
Illinois has appointed uconiniittee to visit
and enquire inio the troubles existing lu
Williamson county, but Ii is wry doubt
ful whether they will areompiish any
thing, as legislative committee generally
do not do much besides drawing their
mileage and salary.
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niniiiiui lx months, t3 lluvt mouths, 1 one
month, $1 2S,
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