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W. L. BRISTOL,
Ropps ovorything porteining to
tho lino of Btnplo and Fancy Qro-
jumuo, nuuuunwuro, VOKOluDlCS.
CT.. Wtn fan
a: & UlfcD, X.U, QU.
Try My Now Style Mixed
Different Combination Prom any
Boforo Offered in tho Market,
and of Excellent Flavor.
Sweat and Rich
Central Hop Yeast
A train Tbla Summer.
No. 32 EIGHT STREET
MT. OARBON(Big Muddy)
Orders for Coal by tho car-load,
ion, or in hogsheads, for shipment,
promptly attended to.
ftaTTo largo consumers and all
manufacturers, wo aro propared
to supply any quantity, by tho
month or yoar, at uniform ratos.
CAIRO CITY COAL COMPANY.
rt-Hallliluyllro 'aofllrc, No TO Ohio J.ecc.
Cjrlluirnlay llro ' wliarfboat.
rf-.UKsypttan Mills, or . ,
Sj-At tUu Coal I)uiui, foot of Thirty-Light
ej-l'ost OiUcc Drawer. 300.
Butter, Eggs, Fish, Poultry,
Game and all kinds of fresh
Fruit and Vegetables.
Eighth Street, Carro, 111
rOrders for Steamboat inoiiiptly Illicit at
.TT. -..1..1.. - i-t.,1
liny nonr, uaj- 01 iniu. i-.-j-i.
Thirtv-Third Annual Session
Begins Sept. 29th.
For Circular AiMress
Sr. DoLaskio MlUor, 038 Wftbimh Avo.
A Book for the People.
01' (I'W ifoiiMi- column sci lul 'J fine
...,. V "'l injrm liii!., un tlic iiklural,
JIABRI.tUt.. Jiiioriil.iiillfKalrvUuon.olUie fH
.-- , Marriage, It.tliitliiamtUlt'liialulca.
Ilont, the Myatorlea of ILproductlen, tc. A ttandard
ai tta mty ou the arloiu di.,.., , ui Hie u riuary and Oeu
erttilTOrtautboiii.cx,iiirli,aiiii( all furiniol'tri
vat., Vreland Chroulo Dii.aati.iit' MuSrxu. the
itlccti ofSarly ADuae.imili. Kualiy.tmaiiilllieilaii.
ol nwifl unm and alUr inarrluiit, li ailing n pre
iualurdayaiul Impotency-a .il.i, rounwllortotht
married ami thou nintriiiplatlni iu.rrLr.ij. n, a mere
nuKkaJwrtlKnwirt.butlalheoiilywipulai umliial work
KlyliliJ numrroiil irfirrlpli)ti Ijir all lh aliot. ill., mr..
fflw, paper cotn.IW.iwuiia In ilit'i. II.SO a I'im.
l.liWtuiillialmiiroitJlriatmciitor Spermatorrhea, glv.
Iiij coutenli oflUr.abova oik,iillrijcijillwrai.ir.ii
Mcelut uftianip. Aliu a mull Meiiloal Trcatliu uulUc
luve dlienea, 40 pajcl, 10 Hi. .ttldriti,
THE MEDIO AL i BUP.OIOALINBTITDTE,
UTE FOR LIFE
Such is the Precept in
Praotical Operation in Wil
Bloody Vendetta Between Four
Five Men Have Turned
their Toos Up to tho
Others Aro Carrying Loads of
Buckshot Under Their Skin.
Complete History of the
Origin and Progress
of the Feud.
With Biographical Sketches of
tho Prominent Actors.
" No More Bulliners in
DETAILS OF THE MURDERS.
Sjrrrlal trrcilroiHleuccoftlic Chicago Time
Maihox, llllamsoi). county, III.. An-
ust 10. Almost every southern utato
lias Had its vendetta, prominent unions
them bcintr the Bolton-Dickens chanter
of murder and desjicrato a-.vaiilts, wliieh
lasted 2t3 years, In Shelby ctiunty, Ten
ucec; mill the Sutton-Taylor light-,
loraya nnd ass-iv-iiiations, In I)c Witt
county. Texas. Xotwilhstauilin the
iiin'nltuilu ami tearful rvult of those
southern vendettas, extending through si
series of ycsiry, the one lu Williamson
county, In this state, called the Jlullliier-Henderion-ltii4-cIl-.Si'ney
shadow them nil. Men are lmt uiiou
the imhlic highway. In their lleldj, and
In thi'lr house-, nnd the most sanuluarv
IhreaU are ulernly nml reuioiely iml
IT llLOOl) I I.NUI.lt-.MAr.K-.
are upon Jackeou county, and a feeling
of dcitrcs-ion and fear Is In every home
hold in Carhondale, where Mniey, a vic
tim to revenue, was hut recently cruelly
murdered in hii parlor. Men f known
nerve and courage fear thu lurking, un
seen, deadly enemy; they fear to rivo
expresMou to their leelin.anu n-nesiy
move ahout and say, "We cannot mix
in thN hu-lne.-i; we dread the conse
quences." It U pitiful to see brave men
-o subdued almost cowering In expecta
tion of a warnlii,' mU.-lve or a relentless
IIIAT MAJKS1IC IXslIlCIION".
the law, lu Williamson county, has gone
Into its -hell, and will there remain until
the good people of J ackson and William
riii rnmities, take from it the hl'di pre
rogatives with which It U Invested, and
ue them in self-defense. That they will
soon do It there is no doubt unless the
rovernorof Illinois bolsters up the Im
becile courts, and Incites their olllcers to
Till. lll LMNintS AND IlKXPIUlSOXS
in. flu. tirnmliinnr f:ililllli III till' Vlilldet-
ta, and ceem to have Inherited, through
their southern origin, the llercer traits of
tli.it twim.ln Hill i1Hrrt ltllllllll.r illlll
four sons David, Mini roc, John. Manuel,
two sons-in-iaw, aim uaviu nuiiiiier, sr.,
emigrated from the .-tate of Tcnnes'Bc,
MnV.ilrv nnnntv illlrTnir tllf Vl'!ir ISfilt
or isci.'aud settled in Williamson coun
ty, on the .Marion mill laruomiaie roan,
ten miles west of Marion. Tins Kms-iii-law
settled in tlio came neighborhood.
Old man lliilllncr was a man of large
means, and an entcrprUingaud extensive
mruier linn plainer, raising ami giiiiiiu
considerable quantities of cotton. ' In his
nfrrtmiltitrnl minrnt Ini w lio U'ni vorv stlf-
ccssful. His gin was large and of great
.... . . ..I., .1.1.
capacity, .it ine ciusu ui me .u uin
gill was burnt to the ground, the suppo
sition being that enemies from Tennessee
hud llrcd It.
Tho Henderson family is numerous.
There was Old Joe, Old Jim, nnd Old
Hill. Old Hill was the father of thrco
boys; Old Joe, two; Old Jim, none.
They came from Kentucky nnd located
in the adloinlng settlement to tho llulli
ners, about the close of tho war, entering
upon farming pursuit".
Hot li the i!iillliiei' and Hendersons
were loyal refugees, belonging to the re
Tin: rutM iuouiim:
between thu Hendersons nnd lliilliners
was caused by soniu of thu Hulllner boys
taking advantage of one of old Hill Hen
derson's boys, at it grocery lu the neigh
borhood, i'leld Henderson wns the one
misused, llu became enraged at tho
treatment, and one day visited David llul
llner, sr., In his Held, and gave him no
tice to leavu tho state or lie would kill
him. Heiider.son"fculd ho did not wi-h to
take advantage of llulliucr, and offered
to settle the dlllleulty on thu spot, pro
ducing two pistols and extending ono to
llnllliim. 'This tlw Inttpi rpfueml tn fiiu
eept, and thu affair there rested, nothing
' ..... 1 .11 , . ..I
more oi it uosiuu nuiuiu iwiij; iiiiicc. it.
short time after this event, old Dave went
hack to MeXulry county, Tennessee.
Thesu occurrences were in 1801 or 1805.
o positive or tiangeroiisnniiiiosity ap
peared until tho winter of 1S73, when a
1 nnmnrwriil nl-1 'l-lllW. ItlllllllPrs. Illlll
ii man named Council, gotfullol railroad
...t.f 1... .... .-..I III.. .....1 ...... ..t1, ...... I ..
WIIISKy III wUnurvilie, (tiltl jiieeijmiiievj u
quarrel with Kllfah I'etersou, a weak and
crippled man. Tho treatment put upon
liitikk.'nn it'll .if fitluit n iTkiirrli tifltllt!)
itn1 nrfkllnil m tw n t It tiQ tV fklll .Km
Henderson, who interposed In behalf of
i.i it... .1
l uu viciiiii. yjiu "mi was iipowLTiui iuuii,
considered tho bent, physically, lu tho
county, being six feet tour Inches tall,
and weighing 230 pounds, raw-boned,
.i.wl linoi'ir timupnlfifl. llMltll.l'fnlfi llltfir.
1.111. III.!. I k ..v........... . .
position drew thu he of tho carousing
crowd upon him ; uiey u-eu epitueis oi a
ome, 33MUt!.n. ZS-j.115An.cr. Csmr X-walftli. txt nr.il
CAIRO, ILLINOIS, SUNDAY, AUG-UST 15, 1875.
harsh character, nml seemed ile-lrous of ,
pressing n dilllciiltj. He was on hi way
home at the time and did not show a dl- '
position to engage in n fracas. He left J
for his homo, the scurrilous nnd nbusivc
threats continuing. Thl had a tendency
to riilllo the feelings of the old man, and
cau'e him to seek satisfaction. i
A short time niter the foreiroing occur
rence, Cnpt. George W. Slney and one
of his hovs, living in the llulliucr settle
ment, and a few of their neighbors, wero
nt Carterville, when mi old dlllleulty cul
minated between Sl'iicy and the (.'raln.
TheCralns took ndvaiitagcof .Sincynnd
bent him with brns knuckles and pound
weights. Slsnoy's friends Interfered, and
a rough-and-lutnblo light ensued, thetjls
ney crowd getting thn worst of the battle.
A number of them were arrested and
taken before 'Squire Oco. F. Craln. Thu
trial was put olf three dajv, and the
persons arrested went home. During
the Interim the Hendersons heard of thu
trouble. Three of thcni old Jim, Sam
and Tad. one of old Jim's hands, nnd
Ileniietl II. Stotlar, went to the trial,
AM, Alt.MKIl WITH 1'IsIOls,
and one double-barreled shot-gun, which
was kept under cover In the wagon. The
trial brought live bad elements together,
viz: Tliomn" ltu"cll, the llulliiicrsthc
Henderson", tho Craln", and tho Sidneys.
A strong and bitter feeling existed be
tween John Itullluer and Tom I(usull on
account of the seduction, by John milli
ner, of .Sarah Stocks, Itiis'oll's cousin :
and the bad blood between Slsney and
the ('rains originated during thu war,
growing out of politics the Craln", a
numerous family, being Democrats, and
Sidney a liepubhcan ; mid the quarrel of
three days previous intensified the feel
ings between them.
tiii; oil) mmcri.TV
between David llulliucr, Sr., ami I'leld
Hender-on, heretofore spoken of, aflect
ed all of the Henderson family, nnd the
whole of the Uulllner family; and the
feelings engendered by this quarrel were
revived by tho treatment old Jim re
ceived a few days previous from the
Cr;iln, milliners, and Council. All the.se
men, burning for revenge, were prepar
ing to lire the pile that would scatter
them, nml iiitusu into their hearts the
seeds of deadly hatu seeds that have
brought forth the bitter fruit wc arc now
tasting In Williamson ami Jackson coun
ties. The.-o wero the men who congre
gated nt 'Squire Craln'a on tho day that
the Sisney and Craln rioters wero to be
tried. Early In the day Tom Itiissell and
Miinroc Uulllner got Into a light, Uulll
ner Using a club and 1 Jiissd his list-. Uul
llner retired into thu buck room of
Simjiicu iV. Crain's store, In which '.Siiiiru
Cram and all the Cralus ami Hulliiicrs
this i iuuii i in: rm:.
The llendcr-ons demanded that the
Itulliuers should come out, and the Sls
neys called upon the Cralns to leave the
house, assuring them that they -hould
have a lair light, ollering to lav down
weapons and pair oil for the fray. Old
Jim proposed to light any two of the op
posite faction, w lileh was declined. Al
though the quarrel had culminated, and
the lines licen drawn lietuccu lliu con
tending partle-, who stood face to face,
armed whli pistols mid knives, wise
counsel prevailed, and through thu ad
vice of old Georjio llulliucr ami (Jcorg
Sisney. tho hostile factions separated, and
thatiltlalr was stopped without blood
shed or loss of life, and thu exciting
events of the day weru ended. Tho Mill
iliters and Hendersons, with their adhe
rents, retired to their respective- settle
ments, ine scenes oi mac inai nay
were only the paludu to all thu daik and
bloody acts that have hedged lu thu best
portio'ns of two counties, composed of
f. ., ...!.. 1 ..If. It.. 1
inutisinoii- ami iaw-auiuiii people.
Nothing of a
occurred for some time. The States-Attorney
(who since fled the county of Wil
liamson) made an attempt to bring the
offending parties to trial In the courts.
The States-Attorney was a moral and
physical failure, being a fiddler, doctor,
jras-horn blower, sub-editor, bummer
and fraud in fact a littlu of everything
except a lawyer. He did manage to
have two ol the Cralns tried, convicted,
and lined S'-'D i ach ; but alter three tin
successful attempts to tret indictments
sulllcient to put the Slsueys on trial, thu
prosecution was abandoned, it being gen
erally admitted that tho Slate's-Attorney
did not have enough sense to write an In
dictment. The time in which the State's-
Attorney was at work on the Cralns, Sls
ueys, ami Hendersons, wns Hi January,
February, and March, 1S74. About the
l.)th of March, 1S"J, while old George
llulliucr was going from his house to
Carhondale, and when jii't ncross thu
Jackson county line, he was fired nt with
n double-barreled gun, from an old tree
The shot was fired near ten o'clock In
tlio fnriiimnn. ltd lllf.il tllflf m'ttliliirr Tim
assassin fled across n field leaving tits hat
upon tlio ground, and It Is now m thu
possession of John Uullincr. Tlio ground
about where the assassin lay in ambush
showed that he had been there for a long
time awaiting the old man. Suspic
ion rested on no particular one siUllclently
strong to warrant an arrest. The re-
ninliis of llulliucr wero tent to tho old
burial ground In MeXairy county, Teu
nes.su; no wns the first victim of the
vendetta of llliamson count v.
On Saturday night tlio 20th day of
March, 187-1, as David Itullluer wns on
Ids wav In coniiianv with others from
church, ho wns lircti on by two unknown
parties, iroin ueiiuid a leuco row. a num
ber of shots wero fired between the as
sassins nnd David nnd Muuroo llulliucr.
David was mortally wounded, and died
two days nfterward. Ills remains wero
nlso sent down into McNnlry among tho
quiet Uulllner fanners, to bo placed be
side thu llrst victim, and marked number
two uf tho vendetta. Tonn unprejudiced
mind this would look a little like deadly
persecution of the Uiilllncrs, and would
certainly appear so to the industrious and
plodding Uulllner.s in tho clever old
county of MoNniry. adjoining Tlsho
nilngo.nudlf they did send back word,
'We do not want to seu any moro Bulli
ners sent to MeXairy county in boxes,"
It could only bo attributed to a realiza
tion that something was decidedly wrong
among their blood relations In William
sou county, In tho loyal north.
TWO .MI'IIDIIUHD IIULLINKIIS
sent to MeXairy In cofllus, their bodies
riddled with bullets, looked rather queer,
and argued that nt tho rate of two a
month the lliilliners would fatten tho
earth before tho verdure ol spring had
matured in the summer time.
in the deadly nllray lu tho road, on
Sunday night, a lady named Mrs. Standi
was shot in tho abdomen, but recovered
from the wounds.
'10.M ItL'SSEI.Ii AND DAVIl l'l.llASANT
wero arrested for tho murder ol David
Uulllner. Tho lliilliners put forth every
exertion to hnvu thesu men promptly
tried. Thev hired liorses nnd scoured
the countiy for wilnescsnnd facts. They
seemed determined to uphold tho law,
but the cau wns erased from the dockets
of the court as to Dave 1'lcasant, and
Tom Itus'ell was tried nnd discharged bv
a Justice of the peace. The result of the
trial exasperated thu Illinois and Tennes
see Uullliiers, nnd then camo the wnrnlng
from MeXairy not to send nny more
iiri.uviiits in iioxns.
In n few days after the trial old Jim
Henderson was shot down In his Held.
He lingered eight days. His dying dec
larations were that fie knew who shot
lilni, and Identified Jltn Xorris, John Uul
llner, and ono of the other Uullliiers
Mini or Man. These declarations wero
ndmltted as evidence In court, on trial of
John Uulllner. who was indicted for the
murder of Henderson. Jim Xorrls was
also Indicted, but has never been caught.
In the death of Henderson wo have tho
third victim to tlio vendetta, nnd It wns
not a Uulllner this time, either, ami tho
old family bury lug-ground In MeXairy
remained undisturbed. On trial John
Uulllner proved an alibi, showing that ho
was In Tennessee when thu murder took
That the classifications of events may
be perfect, and the dramatic groupings
distinct, I will go back lu the sanguinary
calendar, so that lu the analysis of this
Intricate vendetta the reader may have a
clear and unobstructed IleM.
sisxr.v and Tin: iiuuinkissi.
Some years belore thu killing of old
man Uulllner and his son, David engaged
inn fight that almost proved fatal to Sis
ney. David Uulllner and Msney had a
dispute about somu oats, the details of
which would bu uninteresting. David
Uulllner, desiring n final settlement with
Sisney, visited that personage in a black
smith shop. Uullincr was in his shirt
sleeves and unarmed, and did not antici
pate a dlllleulty with SUney. In the
course of the conversation Uullincr made
a few caustie allusions to tlio liwearing
abilities or Sisney. Suddenly tho latter
picked nil a spade and struck a fearful
blow at Uulllner, who, hi warding It oil',
caught it on his hand, when another blow
descended on hi- arm. Uutllne. fearing
tliatSlsney would take his life, Ued pre
cipitately from his shop, and went to his
house, secured a shot-gun and pistol, nnd
again returned to tlio shop, followed by
old man Uulllner ami his sous. David
Uulllner was bleeding profu-elv from the
wounds InlUcted by Sisney. Thu latter
had left thu shop and hur
ried to his house, In the front
yard of which he was found with a
Henry rlilc. Seeing thenppioaeh of the
lliilliners he retreated through his. house,
hotly pursued by the Uulllner., w ho over
took hiui in a Held. Ueing brought to
bay ho rai-ed his rille to lire, when John
Uulllner shot with a pistol, missing him
purpo-eiy (as John Uulllner per-onallv
told your correspondent i. Old man Uul
lincr desired Ids capture, and as thev
closed lu on Sisney. David Uulllner, seek"
Ing revenge, shot him in the leg. That
ended the light. While Si-ney was suf
fering from his wound-, .Mrs. Utillinor,
tho motherof the boys, visited him regu
larly, until she saw that her calls were
obnoxious to tho wounded man, when
?iii;'!!r.M,'i,,,,!i,el tllem- 11 k claimed that
this light had iiutiuug. to ,i .. .ti. ,.
commencement or tho vWllj " . ," t "if
thu tragic scenes that have occurred, ,.0
then, ttiu conspicuous part played bv .sis
ney in connection with the Hendersons,
Till! DEAD MAN IN T1IK CllAlu
at Carboudale, dispute this concluou.
Slsiicv had all along played a prominent.
part in the dltllculty. l or thu shooting
of Sisney. thu Uullliiers were arrested and
lined $100. while their other expenses of
ine trial amounted to auout si.ouu.
I will now return to the time of the ac
quittal of John Uulllner lor thu murder
of old Jim Henderson.
In June following, Sisney, one morn
ing nt daybreak, when a heavy dew was
falling, went to his barn to feed his
horses, as was his usual custom. While
in his barn lot two men ro.-o from the
weeds and snapped caps at lilni, then dis
THE GRAY OF THE MOIt.N'I.VO.
Sisney recognized tho men as neigh
bors of his. but refused to give their
names at that time, but finally revealed
the secret, which will bo related hereaf
ter. A new character now conies on the
boards to plav his brief part and die, a
victim to tlio devouring vendetta.
DIl. VINCENT HIXClICLIlT.
a firm friend of tho Uulllucrs, suspected
that IJussc-U and a man from Texas,
named Clillord, were the inurdca-rs of
David Uulllner. Hu was so strong in this
belief that, on meeting Clifford at a road
side driiiklng-liousc, ho drew his pl-tol
and arrested Clillord without authority of
law, striking him repeatedly over tho
head with his pistol. Alter the arrest he
took Clillord to Uiillincr's house, guarded
him during the night, and in the morning
ho and the Uullliiers took hint to jail nt
Marlon. There he wns bound over In
the sum of 500, the bonds being furnish
ed by Uaxter. owner of a saw-mill where
Clill'urd worked. Uaxter had the ut
most coulldence lu tho honesty of Clif
ford; but Clillord suddenly disappeared
and forfeited the bonds. Whllu Yince
Hlnehcllll'wns beating CllU'ord over the
head with his pistol, thu latter threatened
him, swearing that hu would have re
venge. From what followed wo tiro in
clined to the belief, based upon a reaiou
nblu theory, that
nr. hot ms iievenge,
for thu October following, on thu lib of
the mouth, llliichcllll' was killed, nt 12
o'clock Sunday, within 200 yards of h's
house, whllu riding home, llu wns llrcd
on by two men secreted in a hazel thicket
on thu sldu of tho road. Two doublu
barreled shot-guns were emptied Into
him, killing both him nnd his horse.
Suspicion immediately pointed to Itiis
sell and Clltl'ord, but owing to their ab
sence they weru not arrested, in thu
death of llliichcllll thu Uulllner sldu of
thu faction lost a firm friend, thereby
dwelling thu list of their dead nieii.
in thu latter part or 1S7 1. whllu Sisney
nnd a young man named Hlndinaii wero
sitting In tho former's liou-c, In the coun
try, playing dominoed, near a window,
with thu curtain down,
l WO MEN IN STOCKING-FEET
slipped up on thu back porch, took aim
at their shadows, and llrcd, thu shots tak
ing ellect in Slsncy's arm nnd in Hind-
inairs iiouy. uiu iiiuseu-s m oisiioy'ii
right arm weru torn entirely oil'. Both
thu wounded men recovered. Slsnev
went before tho grand Jury at Marlon,
Williamson county, and made oath that
a man ns"ied Cnglu, and also Xorrls,
wero the l ien who snapped tho gun at
him lu his horse-lot. They w-ero In
dieted, Cnglo being arrested and eonilned
In jail, whero ho yet Is, nml Nortis mak
ing Ids. escape. Ho nfterward attended
an election with n shot-gun on his
shoulder. Tho trial of Cnglo wns set lor
this term of court, nnd Sl-noy being the
only wltnesTr-iiiyl Xorri roaming m
large, nnotlicr victim was ndded to the !
dend list on the Henderson side.
ASSASSINATION Ol' .!-NEV. I
After the last ntteinpt on the life or 1
Sisney, that peronago felt that to llvn I
any longer hi Williamson coiintv would
eventually end hi Ids assaslnatl6n, so hu
iachcu up nis iiouscnoid furniture, nun
traveled to the beautiful little town or
C-irbomlale, In Jackson count v, on tho
Illinois Central railroad, In January, 187).
On tho northeast corner of the square he
established a store, and lived in a build
ing adjoining It, on the cast side. Here
hu built up a prosperous trade, and
seemed contented, yet watchful ol him
self, as the previous attempts, on his llf-
had filled him with dread apprehension.
The house ho lived In Is a two-story
frame, with a roor that extends over a
long porch from thubottoms or thu top
windows. In thu sldu fronting tho street,
on the porch, aro three windows and a
door, tho door opening Into a parlor,
and two of thu windows giving light to
tho room these being west of tho door.
A slender railing extends nround the en
tire porch. On tho 'JSth of last July a
storm had passed over Carhondale, cens
ing In the evening, leaving a dank, heavy
atmosphere. Hani dripped from hou?o
eaves, and the streets and alleys were ex
tremely muddy. Slsnev retired earlv to
ms house and went to bed before S o'clock.
The train on the Illinois Central railroad
was behind time, and much the pity It
had not remained behind time nil that
night. At length It came,
IlltlXniXO A MAN NAMED STANLEY
to Carhondale. Stanley made nu Inquiry
ns to where Slsnoy's. residence was. Hu
was Informed where, and soon again ac
costed another citizen to whom hu ap
plied the same question ; and rumor a
very positive rumor, which, If sorely
pressed, would take shape ns Important
circumstantial evidence says that ho
made tlio same Inquiries of more citizens,
and finally was taken to thu door ot thu
house by n gentleman of Carhondale,
who left him there, and whero ho was nl
WITH A DEAD MAN.
I'ather a poor memory for a man well ad
vanced in years, and who, by lino busi
ness tact, had accumulated considerable
wealth and property. Well, Stanley, the
gentleman ot bad memory, entered the
nouse, saw sisiicys tiaugnter, an interes
ting young lady, and requested an Inter
view with Slsnuy. Shu went to her fa
ther'.s room, and ho called to Stanley, tel
ling lilni that ho would rather see him In
the morning. Uut thu gentleman of bad
memory, and late of the train,
Insisted on nu interview, fjisney went to
thu parlor, and, alter tho Usual saluta-
llnliu (tint 11 trvlt III n -mill l-i iL-l iitr-,i!iili-
k.v.l., ln .1. .. ...... .ui... Wllllll
directly in front ol thu window, anil Stan
ley seated himself along side of the win
dow with back to thu wall. Thu lower
ash was out, or raised, and the opening
covered with a wire screen, over which
hung a curtain. A lamp stood oil' at
somu distance. As the conversation pro
gressed, Sisney asked Stanley if aomo
one was not on the porch. Tho man of
bad memory raised tho corner of tho cur
tain and looked out. ami replied that no
ono was there. Just then a loud report
took place, the frail screen was torn into
atom-, ami iinfortiiiiati, conn -d. mid per
haps betrayed Sisney, a good citizen of
uarnomiaie, ami a Jiason, lay uncle in ins
A IIOJ.K IN MI-) llllEASI,
a hole largo enough to Jet out his lie
after hu exclaimed that he wus shot, and
the gentleman with the treacherous
memory was in a parlor, alonu, Willi a
dead man. When the shot was llrcd thu
light went out. How did the light go
put .' I lie man front thu railroad who
had SO much trouble In llmUm- KWiu.v'4
housu said the conmuaUm (good word) '
put It out. It was concifsVon tlat imt
out thu light of thu lamp, ho said ; but
did ho explain through what agency the
light of the citizen of Carboudale was
A HUVIAI. EXAMINATION,
and Stanley was let oil'; and whllu I was
on tho down train from Marion, my fel
low-passenger. John Uulllner. said that
he heard that Stanley had left his home
in nice run away.
When Sisney was shot, tho neighbors
gathered In. I'ersult was decided upon,
butthe ugly night, and tho fearful knowl
edge that Sisney was a victim to tho ven
detta, deterred them from the attempt.
An individual rodo away in the night to
notify Slsnoy's relatives of tho awiul
deed, and while on his way saw a man
crouching behind a log. This time tlio
murderers were hi their stocking feet,
and they were in their stock
ing feet when they wounded Sis
ney and young Hindnian. Ho did
not live to testify ngalust Cnglo. This
ends tho positive chapter or' tho ven
detta but It seems that all men, even if
recently connected with tho actors, aro in
danger, for on tho heels of tho Carbon
WtLt.lAM Srr.NCE WAS MUllPEItKD
in Crnitnllle, on tlio nlfht of the .'list uf
August. It is supposed he was called up
about 8 o'clock at night, and when ho at
tempted to open the door, a load of buck
shot wu- llrcd Into hi ulijonicn, as about
fifty round shot and -lugs were found. io his
body. Borne think that tlio llrst load did
not kill hint, when tlio work was finished
by a pistol shot In tho head. The storo was
ransacked us though a search had been
made for money, u- a larpo sum was to
have been paid Speuro that day, but owing
to his being In a stupollcd stato from the
u-eof liquor, Hie inonoy wn not paid lihn.
Manv person- -ay that tills murder imd
nothing to do with tlio vendetta, while
others as'crt that it hail, l.ct tho reader,
who Is forming n theory, as ho reads tho
truglo acts, remember that Cralnvlllo 1
near Carterville, and on tho railroad be
tween Cerbondalo and Marlon, und that it
Is a much a re-ort and rendezvous for tho
factions as Carterville, nnd that Spruce
mingled freely with both oartes, and had
been drinking to oxec-s for some time
before ho was killed. Limior cau-cs tho
tonpuo to wag, and who knows but that
tho dreadful cud of Sisney Induced remarks
from Spcnco that wero queer tt) men nut
slda tho vendetta ring, but plain to tlioo lu
It. Xoycrtheles-, Sneuco, a companion to
both faction-, was killed In his llttlo storo
In Criduvlllo, and l now under ground fn
THE VKNPETTA HAS IIEKN A SUCCESS
-o fur, and tho law a failure, In Williamson
rniintr. iiiiil tho reaction has not vet taken
I phu-o tho reaction that will eauso tho
iiniL-ir. nftliu law. tho noonlc. to s.iv thai
nineteen thousand Inhabitants will not bo
bullied nnd murdered by a factious crowd ;
nor shall tho law abiding people of WU-llain-on
go tn their bods at night with fear
' mid trembling.
, AI.I.KN IIAKEII,
a hand worklmr at l'nrdy's siw null, two
miles en-t of Carboudale, was shot at
thrmiL'h tho window or hi- house, tho
second of this month, ,'lho shot w;ys
Intended for tho bed In which ho usually
-lent, but tho charge entered bed-clothing
thatwa- stacked up In tho room. Maker
had been ordered by letter to leave Turdy's
A IIIHE.U'RNI.NI) I.ElTKIl
was scut to l'urdy.tho proprietor ol an ex
tensive mUl, ordering him lo leavo his place
of btilne-s on Juno 1, dated at Marlon. On
fi log In his mill Ihcylcft a charjroof powder,
biick-liot, and a cap. i ho-p were cinbti in
la small settlement on the railroad, be
tween Carbondiile and Marlon, and l In
the linniedliito vicinity of tho ottlciiictit
of tlio Ittilllncrs nnd tr.o Henderson. , It
ha- a barren, -craggy, dcoIatc look, and
tho small building- mat llu scattered oyer
tlio level and wccd-rovcred ground si-em ai
cntliiel- guardli g the lildttig-ptacc of the
a-as-ln-ortho vendetta. While vour cor
respond ent v. a- en route for Marion, two of
ho lliilliners .Jqliu and Munroa aivl nn
ludlvldual called Djc Maenrty, boarded the
train. hey -ho ik hand, familiarly with
Josh Allen, Judge t'rawlord, and tlio
majority 0 Hie men In the car. John Uul
lincr aililre-h-g Allen as ''Dill." 'iilclr
eyc speedily took In all person, in the ca .
wining by their quick aud furtive glances
to divine tlio bu.iic of every man in It.
I- nluioit six feet high, (lender build, darlr
lialr, eye- of a peculiar gray, pule face, dark
moustache, ana ono tomb out lu his upper
ja , aim Hiioiii years via. lie iiad on a
loucli lint. laded blue coat, dark mints nml
vc-t, and wa- armed with a nlx-hooter, the
belt being hid beneath his Ve-t. nml ilm
pl-tol coiuealed under his coat and carried
on the right hip. When In convcisatloii an
agree. blu-mllo r.-tcd on Ids face, aud fre
quently ho would wink good-natureulv.
Ono could hardly realize widle looking at
mi- rauicr u uiuoim lellow mat lie Is eon
-lilerod the ruliiiL- -nlrlt ol ono id tlttt tm:
tlon- In the uloody vondettn.
is almost n- tall a- hi brother John, about
J.t years old, brown gray eye-, and mu-tai-he
and cliln whiskers of a roddl-h brown
Complexion of a sallow pale. At Cralm illo
ho leltllie train and waoou after reported
in vai uouiiaie,
Is a low-set man wllh bald head, red mils
tacn, and stccl-eolored eves: wore a -null
light, felt hit, and had little to tay, but
twin u,3 ujc- iii cuusiaiii ii-e.
IN HUNDI.KV'S DltUti STOIIE
I met John Uulllner. and was them Imr,.,
dueed to htm. The conversation turned on
the troubled condition or tho county, lie
told mo that lie rcgreted It vcrv mm-ii. nml
was of tho opinion that there w'crc bad men
wto pied lor good citizen-, and who
iook advantage oi tlio trouble existing be
iwecn ids laniliy unit tho Ilendci-ons, an
committed erlincs for which tho Icadcre i
the tactions were blamed. I then told him
mat i was tncro as a correspondent of tin
flines, and proposed to write the truth a
to the condition of allalrs In Williamson
cotiinv, and a full history of the eudutta.
He suiili d ami told me to write tho truth,
and said that the othr corre-pondeiits had
ini-repre-enlcd the Uulllner.'. Wc left the
store together, took a scat In the car, and
conversed Hiilil.thu train reached (.'artcr-
ville, hi- stst on. In iho car he ge mo a
urn statement oi nieir nimenity witusiency,
whl h Is as prIoiily stited. lu the
course or conversation l told him that my
lir-t Intention was to vi-lt him on his plan
tation, but people had .-aid (hero wnsJan-
or in it. Il'j -ecuicd provoked at this and
slid mat wnctiecr my-eii and friend-desired
to call on him nt his home, we would
bo received with pleasure and hospltablv
entertaiueii; mat ms inoiuer, a very lliiiM
woman, was living, and on their heme
pliee. I a-Ke 1 him why tho lliilliners and
Henderson did not compromise. This ho
thought a huge Joke; taid there were ahout
eighteen Uender-on, and that they wero
rather rough, lu answer to n novation as
to whether lie and the Henderson- oltcn
met, he said that iu-t betore the train left
he saw Field Hender-on In a wagou-thop
In .Marlon, and that Field ecrtalDly saw
linn. I told him that tho jienjilu In both
.acKson ami ivi'iiauison counties- were
nroiiscd, aud that there was much talk of a
vigilance committee, ami when thatecut
took place It might pos-lhly result In tho
hanging and killing of many men and that
the leaders of the (actions would wtirely suf
fer or be driven oil' Ho answered this by
lying that hu had been advised to leave.
and threatened; that all his interests were
in w iiuam-ou county, and all lie desired
was to bo let alone'; Ilia, lie had many
liutniuis M -kL which he wa-told would
OR lllll-llt tilt, ull'.ll. ..a ttmll. .
..- ... . Ma tu uu itceij 1
burnt. As the train reached .arerllfi h
.i...i. i....i .. i,i i t.i ...
piiwwtt iiiioun iiiiii iiio us iiu saiu Kiiuil-tl),
and wisiied mo tuecc-s in my investiga
tions. NOT A 1111) KEl.tOW
alter all to a friend, but pethaps terrible to
THE I'M ME CAUSE,
ecminLiv. of the continuation of tueio diffi
culties is the lack of contldcncc the people
have in tho courts of justice. Under tho
nre-cut organization of the courts tho ail
miiiistra lun of lu-tleo Is thrown Into tho
hands of nn Interior and uneducated class
of people, who compose the Juries and
know u thing about justice or law. When
this Is remedied, a nil feirless olllcers are at
tho head of allalrt officers who will not
fear to suiiiinons citizens to oxc lite the
laws then Williamson county will bo at
peace mil no longer stained with thn blood
oi murucreu men. ucei.ot.
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