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At about two o'clock Tuesday evening
the usual quiet of our town was dis-.
turbed and its citizens thrown into a fe
ver of excitement by the report of fire
arms. and they all loft their work and
rushed in the direction of the report to
ascertain the cause of the shooting. The
prostrate form of D. M. Bull on the side
walk near the market house, opposite
Bernard's, store, and Dr. J. F. Morris
walking towards the depot with a Win
chester rifle in his hand, explained it
all-the wsaale of the fend that had ex
isted between them for the past three
years had at last been reached.
Bull had just left T. B. Bowden's store
and was proceeding towards the market
house when Morris. who was i te
phen's Hotel, opposnite Bowden, stepped
out with a double barrel shot gun, load
ed buckshot, and fired both barrels
in sulek cession at him. At the sec
cond Are Bull fell, Morris then threw
down his gun and advancing emptied
the contents of a 44 calibre revolver into
him, and then returned to the hotel and
taking his Winchester rifle proceeded to
the depot and telegraphed to Sheriff Du
son that he gave himself up and awaited
his instructions. He then gave himself
up to the town authoritiee.
Bull lived about eight minutes after
being shot. Fifteen ballet boles were
in his body ; nearly every shot takingef
feet and proving fatal,
Deputy Coroner Webb held an inquest
over the remains and the jury returned a
verdict in aeoedanee with the above
Scharge of manslaughter was entered
against Morris, and Judge Hudspeth ad
mitted him to bail inn the m of $00a-
If dmanuncation and invective were ar
gumeat Spe's speech Thursday after
anon would have been a powerful plea.
it was by all odds the most foreble nad
eloquent of the Utterances of the ceS
demand anarchists. But its very' virtue
are its eondemnation. No one could
have eat a his auditors yesterday
and not have shuddered at the thought
of the terrible power such a leader eold
wield over Ignerant and exasperated men
His extravagame and intensity bordered
upon the herole and t was easy to eon- I
aesve haw the mt violent passions of a
mob could be le ed by his appeals.
That itwas etrely dervotd ot logic or a
rsmuon; that It proved him a utterly des- I
titute tof moral seas a to raise the qae
tin of his mental respoa lity; that it
demostrated his inblity todltimnguieh
Ibetween liberty and liciuse, b:tween
freedom of spes'h and action and moral
social and legal acountability -all this
is simply to say that it was the frenzied
raving of an anarchist.
There is something remarkable in the
inability of these men-and it seems to
have affected their counsel al o-to make
this discrimination. For example: spies
quotes a viol .nt editorial urging voters
to go armed to the polls, to shoot down
I any who oppose to them, to break the
ballot boxs, and to commit other acts
of violence. He then asks why thi4 edi
tn'r is not arrested tried and condemned
Ito be hanged as hle is for language no
more violent or incendiary. He entirely
i ignores the fact that it this counsel had
been followed and murder committed at
r the polle in consequence, the editor
h would nndoubtedly have been h.bd, as be
is an accessory to the muarder.
r IMen may do many things in this coun
r try and enjoy a liberty of speech forbid
den them elsewhere. But th, law holds
s them responsib'e for the result both of
"their actions and of their speech. If ei
ther of these end in the destruction of
property or of life the law amxes a penal
The execution of this penalty in the
ease of the seven emademned anarchists
is a terrible lesson. But who shall say
Sthat the lesson is not imperatively do
Bienville New Era.
e The societies organized in Caddo and
s Bossier prishes for the suppression of
this degrading vies it is claimed, have
been successful in obtaining signatures
to the pledge adopted y them not to in
e dulge in the practice and to use their in
fluence in its suppression. They addres
s sed a letter to those who weres indulging
in this practice, setting forth its effects
sad pernicious influences, present and
furtre, ape society, and particularly
upon the. myoth of the ecountry; anad
most promptly forward,
acknowledged the ier o4air ways and
v signed the pledge, peremaalagt s atdM
their eoirse and exert their lanSe~
repair the wrong they had deoe.
These societies appeal to the eit iaa of
all the parishes in the State to assist
them In this work. by orgdaaig smilar
1societes and using all legitimate means
within their reach for the suppression of
this disgusting and unnatural vies, and
r also with a view to inmleaesueh legis
e lation as will eradicate this blighting
eurse from our State, and response to
their appeal to the press, we rtily
join them In their appeal to the people.
Misseegnation, as prateeed in this
country, is imply hralsatio ad aial
I tery in their most degrading and diegs
tieg forms, which could be esily preohibi
ted by shn laws a are now in force in
nearly every State in the Unim--laws
forbidding th the living of parties n forni
cation and adultery-but legislation
should not stop hre. The good of the
society and the saety of the State de
mand a law prohibiting miscegenation
by the Intermarriage of the raes.
There is, perhaps, o Immediate daa
ger of Intermarriage of the raes- for
even those who are now guilty ofa wors
offense against society and their of
spring would hardly have the thought o
marrying their colored misres---but 1
the law should place it beyond their pow
er to ever do mo if thy should s desire.
Tle pulpit the press and statesmen are [
crying out against the Mormons orare
tlenplyg mramousm a r d raars i
bel ro ade to ppress
it a tiis wileomre vi is lermlt
ted ie our owrn ee for who f will isy
that i amt dworse thna fraesoai
w m e tint rr Thre
ragl this il then the other i I -
reasoms ano d wem hou rge the met leg
islatare to eaet seh laws as wi srp
prses the vic.--Rben aeprter.
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an friends in particular
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