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THE BANIER-DEMOCRAT,
IUsIH D VERYB SATURDAY AT
LAKE PROV~DEICE. LA.
D. L. MORGAN. Editor.
JAMF5 N. TURNER,
Pablisher and prnprietor.
*IJBSCRIPTIONi: 200 PER TEAR.
Saturday, - - November 4, 1893
THE BILL PASSED.
The great financial fight of the ex
traordinary session of the Fifty-Third
Congress is over. On Wednesday the
House, by a vote of 191 years to 94
nays, concurred in the Senate amend
ments, and the repeal bill now goes
to the President for his approval.
Seven hun Ired and ninety-five
people have died of yellow fever at
Brunswick, Ga.
A levee at Lawrenceburg, Indiana,
is sixty-eight feet high, and extends
a distance of four miles.
The exhibits of the Worl's Fair
are estimated to be worth between
$100,000.000 and $150,000,000.
The rimes-Democrat's relief fund
for the benefit of the late storm
sufferers, amounts to over $10,000.
Squire Abingdon, who died in New
Orleans last winter, remembered
Mitchell, the prize fighter, in his will
to the tune of $115,000.
One of the dynamite guns built to
defend the New York harbor, has
thrown a projectile over three miles.
All the buildings at the World's
Fair were draped in mourning on
Monday through respect for the late
Mayor Harrison.
Rev. J. R. Langston and Mrs. A.
L. Gale were married in Monroe on
Sunday last. The groom is seventy
five years old and the bri'ie sixty-five.
The tallest building in the world,
is now being erected in New York.
It will have eighteen stories, and will
measure 350 feet from its base to- the
foot of its flagstaff,
Acadia parish it only six years old,
and only sixteen parishes in the
State have a larger assessed valua
tion. A pretty good showing for the
youngest parish in the State.
On Friday last there was exported
from New Orleans 32,067 bales of
cotton, of which 4687 went to New
York, and four large cargoes of 6610,
6600, 7150 and 7050, respectively
to Liverpool.
Miss Daisy Garland, daughter of
ex-Attorney General Garland, com
mitted suicide in Washington on
Friday last. She was thirty-four
years of age, and is thought to have
been insane.
Women are not allowed to vote in
Michigan. The act of the Legisla
ture permitting women to vote at
municipal elections, wasdeclared un
constitutional by the Supreme Court
of that State the other day. This is
se it should be.
Twenty-one prisoners were shipped
from New Orleans to the State pen
Itentiary the other day, and after
arriving, they were washed, shaved,
inspected. entolled, uniformed and
shipped out to one of the levee camps
within two hours from the time of
their arrival.
W. B. Cook, sheriff of St. Tam
many parish, has disappeared, after
holding the office for sixteen years.
He skipped out from New Orleans
on Tursday last for Livingston, Gua
temala. He left Cevington with the
supposed intention of making his set
tlement wth the State Auditor, but
he made the wrong connection. Too
long in office.
The Times-Democrat says sixty
tees of paper will be used in print
lg the 8~000,000 ballots necessary
for the coming election in New York
State. Nine powerful presses will
run night and day to print the bal
lots. The ballots must be handled
sixteen times and mnoved back and
forth between Park place and Duane
street five times. If laid out upon a
floor containing 7827 square feet
they would cover it six inches deep.
Carter Harrison, the late Mayor
ef Chicago, ex-Congressamamn, ex
County Commissioner, ex-editor,
eapitalist, author and traveler, and
who was to wed Miss Annie Howard
eof Ndew Orleans on the 7th of the
present month in the Crescent City,
was assassinated in Chicago on Set
urday night last in hisb own residence.
The assasin fired four shots. Three
of the bullets took effect In Mr. Hay
rimon's body, awd he died in about
tern Wiausm After committing the
rIms the murderer gave himeelf p,
ra4 I wee. with dulotuty that Me
--B 1~TI*mo13lhemg -b~l
I-'-
THE SENATE VOTE FOR REPEAL.
TimeoDemocrat.
The passage of the repeal bill by
the Senate Monday will create no
surprise, so assured has it been for
some days past. The moment it be
came known that the President would
accept ns compromise the question
of repeal was settled. The Demo
cratic silver Senators said that they
could not continue their opposition
without seriousl: injuring the party,
and the entire anti-repeal movement,
which had seemed so strong at one
time and so well intrenched that the
majority showed a disposition to yield
to it, came to a sudden end.
The failure was more complete and
sudden than had been expected.
While it was evident that repeal was
carried, it was thought that some of
the silver men would seek to carry
on a desultory and guerrilla warfare;
but they did not. A few Senators
threw defiance at the majority, but
contented themselves with this and
made no efforts to carry on the war.
A number of the Senators had an
nounced their intention of speaking
on the silver question and there
seemed to be prospects of several
long if not deep speeches; but they
abandoned the idea when it became
evident that it was a forlorn hope,
aud many of the proposed orations
did not see the light. Nothing will
be lost by this, for we have heard
pretty much all there is to be said on
the subject. A vote was reached in
a very short time, and no efforts
made to prevent it. The anti-repeal
Senators, having made up their minds
to cease their opposition, indulged in
no delays or parliamentary tactics.
The several amendments proposed
were voted on at once; and Mon
day, after a very short discussion,
the great question of repeal itself was
submitted and carried by a majority
of eleven. This majority has been
predicted for some days past, as it
was impossible for any Senator to
longer preserve a neutral position
he had to he either for or against re
peal.
This may be considered as bring
ing the great financial battle to an
end, for while there are still some
formalities to be attended to, they
are, after all, merely formalities, and
there can be no doubt as to the re
sult.
The bill, as passed by the Senate,
will have to go to the House. The
latter body has already passed a re
peal bill, slightly different, This
measure was, in face, offered simul
taneously in both Houses with some
few variations in its provisions, the
House bill being somewhat stronger
and more emphatic. It was prompt
ly passed and went to the Senate for
action. In the meantime that body
had taken up a repeal bill of its own.
This, which it passed Monday, now
goes before the House. The latter
might order its own act considered
or it might amend the Senate one and
send it back for revisal, but it will
do nothing of the kind. The majori
ty have made up their minds that
this would cause confusion and length
en out the session. The Senate bill
will be, therefore, accepted and
passed and go to the President for
his signature. All this will takevery
little time, and there is rothing to
prevent Congress from carrying out
its original purpose of adjourning
Thursday, leaving other measures to
the regular session.
It has been two months and a half
since it met in extra session. Con
sidering the strong opposition en
countered, Mr. Cleveland has done
remarkably well in carrying this
measure in so short a time. It re
quired all his firmness and determina
tion to do it; and even the Republi
can papers, we see, give him credit
for what he has accomplished. It
looked very unpromising at one time,
with all the chances against repeal.
The country will secure, in a very
short time, the financial legislation it
demanded; and it will then be able
to measure to what extent the Sher
man bill was responsible for the finan
cial stringency. Aside from this
there can be no doubt that the fight
in Congress had a most unfavorable
and depressing effect on business,
and that Its end will be welcomed as
a great relief. The country has been
recovering for some time past. The
action of the Senate must hasten the
improvement.
IT SHOULD BE IN EVERY HOUSE.
J. B. Wil(a;n, 571 Clay St., Sharps.
bnrg,,Psays he will not be without
Dr. King'b New Discovery for Com.
smmptionCougas and Colds, that it
cared his wife who wasr threatened
with Pneumonia after an attack of
"ULa Orippe," when various other
remedies and several physicians had
done her no good. Bobert Barber, of
Cookaport, Pa., claims Dr. King's
New Discovery has deoe him-more
good than asytbilg le ever rsaed for
Luaa'Trouble. NotbiIg liitk i Try
it. ree Trial BOettles at~ esui
, - t.rs.. Lrge bottles, 8s.. ae
A Word to the Court.
We desire to call attention of the
Judge, District Attorney and Grand
Jury at the coming November term
of Court to the open. and flagrant
violation of the law against riding
and driving on levees in the lower
part of the parish. We have it on
the authority of Mr. A. J. Gibson,
member of the Police Jury from the
sixth ward, that this important law
is constantly and openly violated in
his neighborhood.
The names of the offenders and
witnesses to secure their conviction
can doubtlessly he easily secured
and the public interest requires that
this matter shall receive a searching
insestigation by the Grand Jury.
In this very neighborhood thous
ands of dollars are now being spent
in raising and strengthening the
levees.
To what purpose is this work
being done if the levees are to be
ridden and driven down again.
The burdens of taxation for levees
are onerous enough w ithout increas
ing them by destroying the works
after they are completed. If people
are so insane or thoughtless as not
to appreciate the value of our levees
or so lawless as to defy the law
made for their preservation, let the
court give them an education onr
that point of the law.
The people of the parish will ex
pect vigorous action its this matter
on the part of the prose,-nting at
tornies at the next term of the
court and we trust they will not be
disappointed.-Tensas Gazette.
A nice state of affairs exists in
Catahoula, as the tollowing letter
written by two trominlent gentlemen,
Messrs. T. and J. HI. Ringgold,
shows:
There are here, and will arrive by
Monlay, some, 60 odd honest,
worthy colored people from Cata
houla, who have been driven out of
the pinewoods by the white caps,
and they are seeking emplovyment.
These people have been in our e:u
ployment, off and on, for the past
ten years, and we can recommend
them as first-class labor in every re
spect. Not a singl!e one of them has
ever been accused of any crime, or
been before the courts, and fully
know "their place." They were
simply "posted," and ordered to
move off, because certain lazy white
men, belonging to the bad element
of that parish, knew they would do
more work for less money than the
white's would do. We induced
these people to come to Rapides
simply for her prosperity, in grati
tude to them for good services, well
performed, and because we think
they are being outrageously treated
in being ordered away from their
homes for no assignable cause. In
investigating the matter on a visit
to the White Sulphur Springs last
Wednesday, no man could give any
reason other than expressed above.
Messrs. Stephen and E. J. Barrett,
of Pineville, have kindly given these
people houses to live in, free of
charge, and can give any informa
tion as to their location.
Arkansas Levees.
Richland Beacon-News.
Robert Whetstone, Esq., returned
on Saturday's train fron: the Arkan
sas front. From him we gather the
following facts concerning the levee
work. He says:
The lever work that the Tensas
Basin Levee Board is interested in
is progressing splendidly. The Ful
ton lake levee is being raised aind
strengthened by Contractor Martin
at the expense of our levee board.
There is about 270,000 vards of new
dirt to be placed in the repairs of
this levee. It was originally crn
structed by our board, under Presi
dent Ivy in 1882. This is the best
piece of work on the Missinssippi
river. It is being raised mre than
five feet. Mr. Martin, thIe contrac
tor, ifas employed the Arkansas con
victs to do, most of this work. He
has 350 men at work. It will be
completed within the next sixty
tavrs. There is about three-fourths
of a mile of the Missouri Pacific
railroad bedl that extends from Ful
ton lake to the compress in Arkan
sas City that is in a bad condition.
This work has been let out by Presi
dent Gray and will be done by the
convicts of Arkansas. It will be
completed within sixty days. The
Desha levee board will continoe this
line of levee from the old ,-ompress
in front of Arkanas City anid it will
be strengtheined -Rid rained miore
than three feet. The levees trom
Arkansas City morth are all belng
strengthened and raised by the
United States government.
T'hbe Eunice levee, that is being
built by the Tensas Basin Levee
Board will be completed inside of
sixty days.
The combined efforts of Chicot
and Desha levee boards, the United
States government, in connection
with our levee board, has forced the
pele along the Arkansas front and
d Fork country to give the right
of-way across the Amos bayou trom
the'Possum Fork levee back to the
high lands, a di'tano of twelve
miles. This levee will be built at
~aoce by the Tensaa Basin Levee
Bosrd, and will give the Tensas
country absolutely protection from
the Arkansas river.
The outlook for the Tensas basin
was never more promising. There
is not a single levee that will pro
teot said country on the front but
wbat will be i first.-elaast condition
a7 tketlm· of the spring water.
im M l-~ahE feor ,ls,
A Bloody Vendetta in Claiborne
Parish.
A special to the Globe-Democrat
from Homer, Claiborne parish, says :
The last murder in the bloodiest
vendetta in modern times was coumit
ted on the 20th day of August, when
'roml Kinder killed John Ferguson on
the road from Homer to Trenton. For
three years the fight has been on and
twenty men have fallen in the conflict.
There are two local papers hlere, but
their editors have handled the incidents
of the feud in a gingerly manner for
fear, I suppose, of getting a charge of
shot or a warning to leave town. Fcr
that reason nothing is known of it out
side of Claiborne parish. The parties
from whom I gleaned the facts for this
article talked under their breaths and
only on condition that, their names be
kept secret. They were actually afraid
of the few ruffians who perpetuate the
vendetta, for their blood is hot and
there's no telling what they would do.
Indeed. things have come to a sorry
pass in Homer, the pretty parish seat
of Claiborne, these late years. Long
before the war it was a rich town and
the plantations around it were well
kept and prosperous. The master and
mistress were highly respected people
with big mansions and pretty daught
ers and a courtly hospitality. But now
there is nothing but ruins to remind
one of the old regime-the siately house
half tumbled down, with pigs on its
veranda and decay staring out of its
doors and windows. The "po' white
trash" are found where the wea:tby
planter once flourished and among
them the feud began its sanguinary ex
istence.
The Ramsey and the Tuggle families
'ived not far from homer, on the I'ren
ton road. The Tirirgle family consist
ed of ire boys :and their mother. Of the
boys Joe was the most notorious ch tr
acter, and to his account is laid hie
origin of the feud. He vwasstriking in
appearance, more tlan 6 feet tall and
well proportione.d with rather handsome
features, but was dari'r and ut:Ler.
pnulos in his disposition H,- lived in a
hous, by himself and first grosiy
offended the moral sense ,.f the com
muity by openly keeping a negro mis
tress. His reputation for recklessness
and hot temper prevents d any interfer
ence until he suddenly took a fancy to
a young niece and brought her to his
house to supplant the negress. Popular
indignation at suc:h a proceeding was
very strog, but the girl evidently loved
her desperate husband, as attempts
were made to induce her to leave him
without success. Critical remarks
catue to the ears of Joe, in connection
with Billy Maddox's name as their
sutor.
Joe then took occasion to quarrel
with Maddox about a dog, in which
quarrel John Ramsey sided with Mad
dot.
A few days later a drummer travel
ing the Trenton road came upon a dead
body lying in the road with a chlarge
of buckshot in his back. luvestigestion
shbowed it was the corpse of Billy Mad
dax, and that he hail been shot froma
an ambush. Death must have been in
stantaneons. as there was found clinch
ed between his teeth a plum seed and
some othirs in his fingers Tracks
were found !e.,ding from the ambush
toward Joe Tuggle's house.
The State offered $1000 for the ap
prehension of the murderer.
John Ramsey and Tom Kinder set to
work to find evidence enough to war
rant the arrest of Joe Toggle.
About this time Joe Gladney, a weak
minded associate of Joe Tuggle. was
jailed for drunkenness, and while in
jail John Ramsey wrung a statement
from him that Joa Tuggle hail paid him
$50 to kill Billy Madda~. The authori
ties would not accept this as evidence,
so when Gladney sobered up he went
free and told Joe Tuggle all about his
interview with Ran:sey.
Immedietely.after this Ramsey was
shot at trom ambush, and places where
some one had lain concealed were found
around his house. Men dressed as wo
men had been seen lurking near it.
His negro cook was given a powder by
Joe Tuggle and was paid to put it in
Ramsey's coffee. He reported all this
to the officers, but got sno assurance of
protection. Finding this the case, he
determined to kill Joe Tuggle on sight.
Tuggle was in Homer one Satuiday
afternoon and was just starting homne.
When he approached the east side of
the public square John Ramsey stepped
from a store with a shot gun calling.
"Look out Joe," and tired at him.
Tuggle turned his horset and galloped
back across the square and fell with a
load of buckshot in his side. Ramsey
pursued him an foot, firing several
times, but without further effect.
Ranise3 was caught "y the oficers,
and it required three of them to disarm
him. His gun was twisted and broken
in the struggle. He was jailed but
was instantly bailed out. Tuggle's
wound was not serious, and he was
well in a few days. Then it was ex
pect+d that they would meet again and
one or the other fall a victim.
During the parish fair Joe and his
brother Hamnp were in town, and so
was John Ra.nasey. Joe was armed
with a Winchester. He was crossing
the square when he sighted Ra:nsey.
lie called, "Lood out Jolm." and open
ed on hinl. Ramsey dodged into a
store and .scaped, but a dancing mas
ter named Williams rceived the bullet
intended for hi'u and fell to the s:de
walk mortally wounded. No action
was taken against Tuggle by the ofi
cars of the law, because, as was evi
dently the case. they stood in too great
fear of them.
Willi:amns was a stranger and h.l no
friends, but popular sentiment at last
grew so strong that the officoers entered
into a padie) with the Tuggle.. Joe
Tuggle consented to give himself up on
promise that he would be allowed
second stlory room and and be kept
ender guard. But he grew weary of
confinement and was bailed out on the
pretext that confinement would en
danger his life.
The grand jury found a true bill
against Hemp Tuaggle as aeeaseury to
thet murder of Williams, and he was
also released on bail.
All was quiet unatil court convened.
The first Monday of the term, brothers
of the opposing factions who had al
ways been on good terms with eeeh
other. undertook to bring abshout a s
oolatito. Tb. were Bill RamBaqSe
- h Henry TbggI
They went over to a s
Jo. tttd 'f~iheump Tugle~;I* weiareg-s
91'aY
tered into conversation and after seem- !
ingly smoothing things over, drank
together until Bill Ramsey became in
toxicated. They separated and the
Tuggles went out the back way and
Ramsey by the front door. They met
again on the sidewalk, and a quarrel
ensued. Bill Ramsey gaveHampTug
gle the l, and Hamp struck him in
the face. Bill drew his pistol and
fired at Hamp striking him in the left
hand. Hamp caught Bill's pistol in
his wounded hand and held it to one
side while he emptied his own into
Bill's breast. E) e-witnesses say that
Tuggle held him up after he began to
fall and still poured bullets into him.
• Henry Tughle got a flesh wound
from Ramsey's pistol.
The Ramsey faction believed the
story of bringing about a reconciliationl
was made up for a ruse by which to
get Bill Ramsey drunk and kill him.
Hamp Tuggle had a steel breast-plate
made at a blacksmith shop same time
before and the Ramseys say he had it
on, and that accounted for Ramsey's
fire being ineffective.
Bill Ramsey's corpse was taken to
his sister's home, and just before the
hour of burial Joe Tuggle and Frank
Gill were seen to secrete themselves
near the road through which the
funeral procession would pass, evident
ly with the intention of shooting John
Ramsey when he rode by.
John got a warning and did not'
shliow himself.
John Tuggle and his intimate friend,
Newt Glover, were seen going toward
Tug~.le's hoime that afternoon, which
people thought mea ,t some new move
on the part of the Tug.ies,
Next me ntug John R::mnsy's cook
rusiled into the house terrified and say
ing she had s.:n Joe Tuggle dodge be
hind a t.ec. John Ramsey sto.,
around the house to rec,nnoitre and
caught sight of the retreating figure of
a ,r:an. He tuli and the man ran,
seemingly wou,rmt d.
One nigli soon af. r Joe l'uggle :ind
Newt Glo\ .r awl several bf the "lug
g;e factio,,a were seen to assemble ill
Fr.uk (ill's b.trber ;')op. Tomn Kl
der crawled Ilder the Hloo," nA over
hoi:rd th top *tti', ; to kill ihe R:m
He came out and told an officer
what he he had heard, and asked him
to crawl under as he had and satisfy
himself. The guardian of. the peaee
declined with thanks and said he
did not care for evidence obtained that
All was quiet for a few weeks, the
conflicting parties in the meantime
keeping out of sight and never going
by the same road twice in succession.
and always traveling by night. The
people not mixed up in the feud went
their way without fear, but every one
was very chary about. expressing any
opinion one way or the other, which
would make them a mark for either
faction.
One Wednesday morning Joe Tuggle
and Newt Glover appeared in town and
brought a Jarge quantity of amumuni
tion, saying they were going to kill
ducks on the Glover plantation in the
eastern part of the parish.
They completed their supply about
noon and started in a wagon on the
road to the Glover plantation,
They had gone about three miles,
and were crossing Beaver Creek bridge,
when they were tired on from ambush.
Jie Tuggle was instantly killed by a
dotbhie charge of buckshot, and his
body fell forward in the wagon.
Glover was also instantly killed, and
dropped over the side of the wagon on
the, bridge.
The mules ran with the wagon to a
Mr. Kinnebrew's, who found Tuggle's
body in the wagon terribly mangled by
the buckshot. lie went back on the
road and found Newt Glover's body on
the bridge. Kinnebrew dispatched a
messenger to Homer for the coroner,
who came and found the usual ,"blind"
or ambush friom which the shots had
been fired. No tracks could be traced
from it in any direction. When the in
quest was held on Joe Luggle's a fresh
scar was found oni his left arm, calling
attention to the statement of John
Ramsey that he had hit the man whom
he saw prowling around his house fif
teen or twenty days before.
These murders occured on Wednes
day, and on Friday Frank Gill and Joe
Clingmnan were warned to leave the
parish. They tarried not but went, and
their families followed soon after.
Their homes are for sale fn Homer to
day.
With Joe Tuggle dead it was hoped
the feud would end, as he was the evil
spirit of the whole enterprise.
His brother Haump, who killed Bill
Ratqey, made overtures to John Ram
sey for peace, but John suspected the
treachery which had killed his brother
and wouid not make any promises.
At the time Joe Clingman and Frank
Gill were warned to leave the parish
Hamp T'uggle also received waruing.
lie did not obey. He was already in
hiding from the officers, and was 'sel
dom seen by any one, though it was
supposed he was at home every night.
A few days after the warning was
served his field fence was discovered
on fire. Fearing a snare, Ilamp did
not show himself, but sent one of his
ne'.roes to extinguish the flame, , be.
lievrng that even it it was a snare the
negro would be .1p:red, out as the
darkey ran toward t., dire he received
a charge of shot in ihi hip. 'IThe other
neg:oes were fnrfaid togu to his assist
ance.
T'he usual blind was discovered by
the officers, but no trat coult ne fol
lowi.d from it.
For four months there was no further
Soutbra'k, and at was thought the fund
was enwedl.
Johd Ramsey no longer came and
went through by-paths under cover of
darkness, but took the pubhe road and
appeared to have no fear.
One Saturday he paid his usual week
ly visit to Homer, and about 6 o'clock
jstarted home in his wagon. He was
sitting on the back seat witn his brother
Sam. A negro was driving and a
negro girl was sitting with the driver.
John had his Winchester across his
knees, for he still suspected the treach
ery of the Toggles. When they were
nearing home a shot rang out fr,m the
bushes sad then another. John fell
forward in the wagon: and his negro
driver, being la lne of lire, fell acroess
bim--bek .dead. Ba r sprang out sad
ra lato;~ h woods. 0. hearDng the
soit hbe wntee aron aW'a. throwing the
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NEW ORLEANS, LA. MONROE LA.
For the treatment of the Liquor, Opium, Chloral and
Cocaine Habits, Nervous Diseases and Tobacco Habit.
by Dr. Leslie E. Keeley's
Chloride of Gold Remedies t
The KoeMy tremtmeat for the Liquor. Opum, Morphie and Tobcco Habits hs reosive1 thr s a
dorsemeat the United atate, for use in the State sad Military Hems for dsabled voluateer sewdeU
and sailors. Also the ouSial spiroval of numerous state, municipal and medical authorities.
family found the mangled rerainns of
John and his driver in the bottom of
he wagon.
The officers telegraphed for blood
hounds, and on search found the regu
lation blir.nd. The assassin had dis
guised his footprints by nailing pieces
of boards to the bottom of his shoes.
The bloodhounds came, but the trail
was so old when they arrived they could
not follow it. It was impossible to
apprehend the assassin, but the murder
was believed to be this work of Hamp
Tuggle.
As soon as the .ln-isets could make
arrangements to move theyv left the
parish, and again the hope was e'tter
tained that all the bad blood was
emptied.
Some months passed and nothing was
heard of Ilatop Tuggle. ilis brother
Henry was a peaceful and industrious
citizen. One morning he was picking
cotton in his field when a shot from the
woods near by mortally wounded himn.
He lived long enough to say that bhe
saw Tom Kinder shoot him.
Kinder got wind of the statement,
and when the officers went after him he
had disappeared. Soon afterMrs.Hamp
Tuggle began receiving annonymous
letters telling her to leave the parish
or her sons would be killed. They were
boys TO9 and 15 years. tier husband,
Hjamp. had never been seen since the
murder of John Ramtsey.
Murray Tuggle. the younger son.was
shot in the leg one night as he was re
turning to the house from the stable.
Afraid to expose her elder son to the
assassin the mother mounted a planta
tion mule and rode to Homer for a sur
geon and offieers. The bloodhonnds
were brought, but again refused to fol
low the trail.
Public indignation had another spasm
at this outrageous attack on a boy, and
the local papers printed scathing edito
rials on the weakness of the Jaw.
This seemed to have no t feet, as not
more than three days after John Fer
guson. a friend an neighbor of the Tug
glee, was shot from ambush, and two
letters he had on his person for Mrs.
liamp Tuggle were taken. He was
returning from Homer, where had
called tor the Tuggle mail. It is be
lieved that Tom Kinder killed him to
get the letters by which he hoped to
locate Ramp Tuggle.
The coroner's jury returned a verdict
that John Ferguson came to his death
from a gun in the hands of Thomas D.
Kinder. This murder occurred the last
of August.
Kinder is the last of the Ramsey
faction, and is said to be the most cun
ning. He is a dead shot and perfectly
desperate. Hamp Tuggle is equally
as good a shot, and. If possible, more
desperate.
These two men are fugitives from
the law, and each stalking the other in
the swamps.
Sass the Shreveport Times: -,From
all information that can be obtained
the untorious outlaw. oem D. Kinder,
is still at large in Claiborne parish.
otwithstanoing the fact that the
odlicers, assisted by a large ' " of
citizens, anu aided by b oodbut.l. is,
hane tried to run him dalwn. Wco.'
than that. it is claiit.id that be not
only went to his own house (which was
left unguarded b% the officers) sintce
be made his assault on Mr. A. K.
Clingman last Saturday, but be has
also been in the very towL. of ilomer
on at least one occasito: snee that
event. It seems to be conceded by
those, who are best ifoirmed that
Kinder has at no time been many miles
away from his home. either before or
sauce his attempt to kill Mr. Clingman.
The citizens of East Carroll who are
interested in the maintenance of levees,
held a meeting at -Lake Providence
last week and resolved to put a stop
to the rafting of timber in that perish.
This was an excellent move and should
be followed by every parish in the
6tate interested in levees. No man or
set of men should be permitted to
carry on any business in this country,,
the success of which detends upon the
oeeurrenee of a crevasse ad Ie
varos Distrctles to throh be 8talt
honid unite to a the )eglsiatw
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Any one purchasing $1.60 worth of
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asdress, ALVIN C. READ. Secretary.
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Backlen's Araea Skare.
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