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Joa. Boo-
Jlyiihti anJ etutU' Metine BeajlD.
sslasr Huu). M-rcIa :ivlh.
ZbXlltoax IMoblos,
aieistad br
TDolllo Noble,
and a Powerlul Lefhimata Company.
Jueiday ..- LOVB AN B LAW.
IbursJay and Fr day THE PIKENIX.
I. rand xinnlai MiMinre.
aruest t Mu MV
- '
, Vmr lleaiaier.
TIlE n-W(iocd i.nnonncea that bt L a
candidate lur Ilei"r. and aks In
nnn. rl ii iha voian of Sbtdlir county. If
elected, will eadenvor to rive aUief-ction in
theoircha'aeol lb dotiesot tbe offioe. and
places bii e laima eaM- ot to tr.e
County Democrat c Convention
mi eoM ot to tha action of lb
Memphis, Maroh Jo, 1BS6.
SA. 10TJ0LAS. ofKer-vitle. Tenu., Is i a
. candidate far HI- G I aT KB. subject to tha
act on of tha Democrat o Convention.
C COTTAGES Several e-at eottayes.
J Apply to A. QoBDKS. 17 falho it.
WO alerant fraat rooms, furniahed or
. unfurnished. Apply a' W Adams st
11 ITT auk Ot throa room! at tha ternil
J nut of Bltnweod street ear Una. Apply
at Si I'nion atreet.
Furnished or unfurnished, at 118
farond street. Ke'oroncoa required.
IiUH-SISllBD R00M8-Aiply at
ROOMS Bai(o ol two rooaia, unfurnished",
or on furniahed rooms will board par
tioa if desired. Location fcest in tha city.
Family private. Address, with reference,
H. C. Appeal office.
lOTTAGB Three rooms, cistern, at IfcT
Heorma atreet. A-p'y nen room.
Cvui'lAUK-No. 414 Lauierdale, 7 rooma
in inod repair, e-ood cistern; par
noiiin, Apniy 'o no. "o "'
O ROOM a En suito,
I Ull, thi.l fllHI.
Apply at No. 4 Madison at.
I I Ikiii'ina. 1H kt. ineat aualitT. aood aa
Daw, IllO: at Apnleton Tracay, 18 kt, ood
aa new, 570; ona Elgin. 14 kt, goud aa new,
140; ona Elgin, 10 kt, good aa caw, ;0 i ona
Waltbam, 10 kt, food aa new. I. Ladlea
Solid Oold Watches. iS.JlO. !. o
Jenta' Solid Hold fwiaa Watches, M to H0.
Solid Silver Ameriean Watobea, open lac)
and double aaaa, kay and stem wlndera, 14,
16, to. 17, and 110 all theaa Watches
warranted in perfect order. A 30-stone Dia
mond Cross oolyia6, eost HOIlpure wh ta
atonea. Uenaina Diamond Riora. $o, $10,
815. tao and up. 8-dy Clooki, ood aa new,
oily 83 a plaea. MEUFBI9 L6&M OFFICK,
74 and 76 Baala atiret.
" ' J. B. eOTTHBLF, Manawr.
aeie cheap. Apply to .
R. B., thU offlca.
124 Jefleraoa atroet.
HORSE A eombined aaddle and harnesa
hrrae, tale for a lady to rida or drive, at
Keok'a Stable, 403 Baeond ttr-et.
NICE Bay Window, 6 aaah-bllnda within,
and niea front porch, and lot of other
windowa. laajaire at 288 Cynthia atreet.
PATTERSOK A CO., Ayenta. ,
fp09 ro HATCHING From pura b'eeo
Li Parttidfto Oooain, Brown Leiborn, Black
Spanish ami Plymoatn fook atock- Addreaa
ACRES ! land at Nations1 Ceme
fry. Inauiro at 32 Madiaon atreet.
AtkC p'rk Will kov 6110 aarea of aood
rZuUU laoi, eiubtmilea aoutheaat of
Brownsville, Tann., under ora lenoe, naa
aevernl toaant houMi, fine aprinyaof water;
ia well adapted to atock fur in, and will ba
or A. J. MARTIN, 2M Main at.
RATIIH Fountain, geierator, etc at
HARPM AWM UKU.B, main at
Vy w. R. LARKIN, Larkinaville, Ala.
IrtURN ITtlRE Complete let of household
" fnrnitura, alntoat new, at a baryain to
ajh purouaaeri must be sold at once. Apply
" J. R. BALDWIN. 284 Main at.
ia ana of tha livrst towns in tha
Booth. Doaa a business of over 11000 per
month. Bar eaa ba added to tha baaineaa
if daairad. For terma, addreaa
J. 8. M., Boa 102. Meridian. Miaa.
A T NEWPORT NBW8, VA.-1000 ljU,800
Jl faet water fro I. V. leet aeep. ror iuu
inlormation addreaa WM. A. DEAN.
47 Lexington atreet, Baltimore, Md
tJ oasu, or payabla Aeptamoer id, iooo,
witbood.arUy.M pATTKR80N , c0.
H0RSB A aaie, reliable family buitfry
horae ona well known to thecititena
4 MampUia, Apply at tha liverv atable of
Memphis: HWaorea, of which about 300
cleared and very rich land. A bargain oan
U aecuri by VBltYAW A r0,
Ka oal,,l " and all duo" to tha
nvyBTi annBVirwnn
"IOOK- Apply to Mra. It. B. CULLEN, cor-
ner Eelleriow and Henry avenuea.
ARBER Fhat-olaaa colored hrher, at
Brownavil'e, Tonn. LUt)ii liCanm.
LADY ABTS-For Mrs. Cimpbeil's
New "Tiater" tiller, bustle, hoop
akirt and nnderskirt comb tied. Hoone can
be removed and akirt laundried Auiuata
ble to any aiao. Very (abinnallo, and sells
for 82 to every wrll-drisaed lady aa aoon aa
abown. Agenta double their money. Alao
a full line of new furniah'ng goods for ladiea
and children. Add-eaa, with stamp, E. 11.
CAMPBKLli A CO , 484 Weat Randolph
atreet, Chicago, 111.
y lOMPHTHNT NL'RSK (Colored)
i: od refarenoes. at 374 Miasia-ippi ave.
At 1AW Tcnnesa'C tttect.
At el Bbeiny street.
AGENTS With amall capital. We have
soniethingnew.no risk, large profits,
pecl'l 30-day oner, writo at oi c.
EMPIHB CO., 31 Canal street, IV. .
TUDENTS To learn telegraphy, at Tele
graph School, rer. Mam ana ropiarsts.
IGM RTanh prices paid for old and new
F HAT II at H? at W Muln street.
-Id need of a hard, smooth.
JnvakU. nd walernrnof Davement or
-CRETE. TetaphonoMS.
A LL THOSE having damp, unwboleBoma
XX cellar to teiapn mm
EVERYBODY To call and aee the cele
brated Gypsy Clairvoyant, at 177 Third
atreet, near ropla?.
spondonta for aew business. Positions
permanent. Salary or commission. Writ
to-day. Address . . .
"DOARDRRS At 140 Madison ; nice rooms,
XJ RH'd fare; transients aocommooatoa
AGENTS la every section of tha country
for two Sew Books, just ready. Spicial
TagHSto man of oxperienco capable of fill
ing a largo territory. Slate experience, age
and territory war.ted. CAbsbLL UU
(limited!, x Broadway, N. Y., and 40 Dear,
born areet, OhicAro.
OAI.KSMRN In every State in the H ion
U toreorenflet a PAINT MANUFACTUR-
ING ESTABLISHMENT having several
fcracULTian tbatar popular and easy sell
ing, tan oo Handled alonaor in cocnactirn
-with other goods. Address THE WM. B.
can bar of nuetbing to his advantage
by co.reapouiunr nh his orrthrr,
ITescott, Ontario, Canada.
OITUATION- rs. Ann B. Ruthroe, chal
O lenge earpet iuuker of the United States,
wanta a situation. No objection to leaving
the city. Apply at thia pflico.
mment posit on, with an oldaatabliabed
firm, as their repreaentive. in hia own Stat,
halarr to begin, 70 per month. References
14 Barclay sfeetjJ
AGENTS For the best article ever pro
duced; costly outfit free; no peddling
and no money required until sales are made
and goods delivered. For particulars and
t.rnn address N. M. Friedman Oo., Mar-
tinsnurg, Mo.
-i fff MEN ioung and old, to bnn
lJJJ their Old Clothes to Kosenstein
Bro. and have them
renovate-l. 2Ni Min
and It Jeuvi fi.
XI Bennett shut through I he Heart
by Hi SHsirvna '. aiwe of
(Jnarrtl Cuknoun.
Twa pistol ehote, on c'owly follow
ing h otter, wail of aiov, and tbe
wild, IrigtiteooJ manner of a nrgro
woman ruibirg oat of tbe front gat
of the little brown fntuienr, No. 32
Causey street, at 10:30 oYlrck yester
day moroinc created tbe wildest
alarm aad rzcitoment in tbe neigh
borhood, and in few minatea tbe
atia t mi fill id with an anxious,
carious crowd, which surged in
through the lit'U gate as soon aa it
ai opened by tbe police, who
were on the spot in few momenta
after the aUrin waa given. The front
door was fastened, bat through the
door of the kitchen in the rear aa
mettheeizs of thoae who ventured
S3 far. On the bare floor, prone upon
its back, lay the body cl a man, a
dark, dank stain upon bia left breast.
Fuither on, ljing upon her side in tbe
second loom near the door, a womaa
struggled, aa if ia the atony of death,
in a pool of blood. A fair feet away
from her upon tbe floor a pistol, still
warm, waj found noon tbe flo r. A
more definite idea ot the BJene may
be gathers! from the fit oaring dia
if rani :
Door Yard
i Pore
.......i Door.
....! Door.
Door. 1
Back Yard.
WW Pil
Tha two black d'shes, thos indi
cate tha position of tha bodies when round.
The letter P. in the middle room, marks the
spot where tha putoi was piuieu up.
The man's head lay within yard
of the back door oi tbe kitchen,
s'raight, with the foet pointing toward
t h door of the middle loom. He was
fully dressed, bis boots polished, a
dark overcoat buttoned up to bis cbin,
and bis radiant cilk bat still half on
hia head. With one arm outstretched.
tbe other partially doubled under
him, it was plain that he had fallen
dead without a stnigiile. The woman
was dreigea in a plain calico wrapper,
and tha blond trickled in a continu
ous stream from a wound in ber left
breast. The pistol, a medium-sized
Smith & Wesson revolver, with two
chambers empty, lay near ber in such
a position as to prove conclusively
that it bad fallen from ber hand. The
could not have thrown it with suffi
cient force. Had it been thiown by
him, it must have rebounded to have
fa'lm around tbe frame of the door
and out of line with bis positioa. The
wounded woman was tenderly raised,
carried to her bed in the front room
and aid at once summoned. Drs. Lau
rence, Pool and Kennedy Jones, who
arrived almost at tbe l same moment,
discovered at once that tbe man had
been shot through the beait. the ball
passing straight through bis body, and
plainly having ben fired from a pistol
Lrld on a level With his breast. There
was no sign of powder-burn under a
microscope. The woman's condition
waj critical. A bullet had entered
about an inch above tbe left nipple,
ranged downward and passed out
about two inches below the shoulder
blnde, narrowly missing the heart and
he great arteries leading from it. Ht r
flash and clothing was badly powder-
burned and the palm of the (ett nana
blackened. The wound was dressed
by D. Jones, the three physicians
weeing that there was but slight
chance of recovery. At 11 o'clock aa
inquoit was held by Justine Klliott,
who einaneld as a juty Fred IS.
hishoD. C. A. Farror. j. fc. Dunbar,
Ben Fo-therBtone, S. Nardi, P. A. Hit
ter aad (i. La'pit. A number ol wit
nesses were eximined, but none of
them were able to throw any light on
tbe tier it deed. Tbe identity cf the
was coon e3tatrsneu witnout aim-
culty the one A. A. Bennett, an
agent ot the nail sale ana lock com
pany, the o'Der ms mistress, iormeriy
known as Ida Reed or Laura May
Port r, but lat ily called by his name.
A reporter of tbe Appeal revisited
the place about 3 o'clock in tbe after
noon. Oilier Dallas L e had been
placed on guard Jto keep the rabble
nut, and when tbe bell of the front
door wae pulled he answered the
mu 111 ?d sound, r ollowing tbe officer
around the narrow alley he entered
the back door, his first step bringing
him upon a small
pool op Bennett's blood
which reed ened the bare floor of the
kitchen. A little further on and be nar
rowly escaped stepping upon a wide
space tt'll reeking with the gore of the
unfortunate woman, whose moans could
be heard as she lay upon her bed in
the next room, the only apartment in
the house which was respectably lur
niched. It was neatly carpeted, with
handsome rote wood set of furniture,
and a )umt of corgeous design hung
from the ceiling over toe ico: oi me
bed. An old carpet, walnut dining
table, a trunk and a common tin safe
formed the furniture of the next or
dining-room. In the kitchen, the
floor of which was bare, stood a stove
and a cheap deal table. It w;s not in
any sense
of sin, but just such a residence as
many a poor married couple nas
neat, clean and bare. In the dining-
room and kitchen two or three police
men, a denutv sheriff or two, and
several women of easy viitue stood
talking t wether or glided curiously
about from place to place. In tbe
back dcor the nezro servant, who had
evidently been uncorking the bottle
in the wardrobe ton often, prated in a
loud voice, while the motley crew of
the neighborhood bung themselves on
the fence t) listen. In the darkened
moved her head slowly from aide
to side nponrber pillows, over which
young face in a halo of auburn
bair kindly bent. She silently obeyed
a sign from the reporter, snd begaa
relating in a whisper what she knew j
of the relations which Lad exited be
tween Bennett and the woman.
"They are man and wife in tbe eyes
of the law. Ihavete?n the license.
It hsncs tber-s on the w.tll, she iad
"No!" moaned the woman, who had
overbeird her. opening her eyes and
looking up. Ihs girl walked over to
her, placed hr mouth down j
and returning, retired with the re
porter tn the dining-room, where she
resumed her statement, beginning by
taring tLa'. her name as .o (Jarlri
"1 have alatavs beiievea mem to oe
married," she f a d. "She has told me
so frequently, but tow she says the
license is worthless, ana mat it waa in
tended merely to give an air of re
spectability to ber life with Bennett
She is a gcod girl, and I cannot make
up my mind that ahe did this thing.
6b e toia me just now mai iwnneii
yesterday and struck her with his fist.
This morning they had anothei quar
rel, she says, and be shot her. Listen,
she ia calling, for him now. She asks
every few minute' why he does not
come to see her. Nobody has told ber
of hia death and she does not appear
to know it. I have just telegraphed
to her father about the shooting. I
know it will nearly kill h m. the
comes of a good family." Continuing,
she said her friend came to Memphis
from Cincinnati about two years ago,
stopping with Madam Lou Sboles.
Soon aftsr her arrival she met Ben
nett; they
for each other, and after a short resi
dence at the "Mansion" on Gayoso
street they removed, about a year ago,
to No 32 Causey street, where tbe
tragedy occurred. They got along
very well together until a few weeks
ago, when their quarrels became al
most of dailv occurrence. Thev were
jealous of each other, and spent a good
deal of time in cross-accuBations of
faithlessness, with how much justice
r.innot ba said."
As she finished her story Z e turned
her face to woman dressed in the
hight of fashion, who had entered by
the back door. Looking Zoe fall in
tha face fall minute, without speak
ing word, she said "Por thing' tbe
which the reporter had heard. Zoo
turned, aobbing, to the wall, and a
flood of tears poured from her eyes
the sole mourner io that house of
death. The girl calls herself the sister
of the wounded womin. but no one
believes in their relationship, thongh
they came here about the ssme time
and from tbe same place. Tbe mar
riaio license to which she alluded
hung in a big gilt frame on the wall,
and was filled out in Bennett's own
handwriting, the date January 23,
1885, the names of
A. J. Bennett aid Laura May Porter.
It was signed "Sam B. Oullan, clerk,
by J. Clark, deputy clerk." the core
mony as being performed by "B. L
Anderson, Justice of the Peace."
There are no such officials.
Tbe servant. Fannie Wilie, colored
was also questioned. "I did not wo'k
for Mrs. Bennett all tbe time," (he
said. "I live back there in that cabin
and have been doing her washing.
When she was sick I used to come
over and cook and ' clean up for her,
but she did
as a usual thing. She was kind and
good, and I liked Mr. Bennett, too If
they fussed any they did it in the
bouse with the doors shut. 1 never
beard them. Last night I was in ber
room at 11 o'clock, and when I got up
to go I asked ber what kept Mr. Ben
nett so late and sh answered that she
did not think ha would be home at
all that night, and that she intended
to undress and go to bed as sne
At this juncture the woman, whoss
black skin was niled with wnisiy,
and wboje wits, tbe little she bad
were badly jumbled up frora frig it
and whisky together, went off into a
rumbling tirade "about how badly
frightened she was, and it was cilh
cult to get her down to the point
At la it she resumed: "I never
saw Mrs. Bennett again until this
morning. 1 was out at the wood-pile
yonder paying for some wood, when I
heard a noise like a tire-cracker, but
paid no attention to it, because they
are always playing around in the
house. Pretty coon I heard
again and Mr. Bennett's voice groan
ing ugh I 'Ugh! ugh 1' I ran to the
back kitchen door, which was wide
open, and, good Lordi there lay Mr.
Bennett flat on his back, close to tbe
door. In the other ro Dm, right in the
door, waa Mrs. Bennett, lying flat on
her side. 'Fanny,' she said, 'my old
man shot me and then shot tumee !.
If you bad been here this would net
have happened.' Trying pUinly to
attach some of the importance of the
event to herself. I did not put ray
foot in the door, but ran to the near
est telephone- aud gave tbe alarm to
tbft police. That a all 1 know about
who owas the house in which tbe
coupls lived, said it was rented about
a year ago by a woman v nora sne db
lieved to be Hn. Bennett. The rent
was paid regularly every month by Mr.
Bennett 'They were quiet," shesaid,
"or I should not have allowed tbem to
remain. I have never heard tbem quar
reling and did not hear the shots. Tbe
first I knew was the crowd running
across the street and into the front
who wis taking a survey of the ihld,
was asked what conclusion he had ar
rived at. "1 am convinced that Ben
nett was killed by his mistress, who
then committed, or attempted to com
mit, suicide. Everything goes to show
it. Bennett was shot through tbe
heart, the pistol found sixteen feet
away from him, around tbe door-fac-irtr
in the next room. Had he held
the pistol in bis own hand, stretched
his arm ts its full length, hia coat
would have been powder burned.
Ths woman's dri-ss and breast were
badly scorched, and ber band, toe,
waa powder-burned. Nine out of ten
women bold a pistol in both hands
when presenting it. If she bad held
ber's so, it would have been burned
by tbe
from the chambers, just aa you have
seen it. Again, the bill which pierced
Eonnet'.'s breast went straight through ;
that which entered hers ranged down
ward. She fired both shots, which
were about three seconds apart. He
is dead with a ball through hie heart,
she lives. Her aim was ttesdier when
he tired at him than when the muz
zle of the weapon was directed toward
her own heart. The negro woman, as
you see, had been drinking. I place
no orifideoce in the story she tells.
No direct attempt waa made to ob
tain a statement from Ida Bennett.
She was f sied by one of the women if
she cared to make any
and she replied in the negative. To
several who wen cru-1 enough to
press her ia spite tf her t x'e'rie r.ilti
and the danger of any mnverrent, ehe
declined t ;?ay who fl ei V e shot.
At m:dn;iiiit srw was reported ss
ie:tini easily arJ her phy!c:an re.
por:ed her erudition better it tad
en earner ia u e cvt 11 vp.
is Ida HjII,. , siui her f.i'lur, Win.
liully, is a uiercl aut in yo il standing
at Hamilton. Un c. .ie ic about t en- i
ty-lhtee y er ul eieudt r, r.u c.'ul
form, large b!ua ujwe, biowu hair and I
rich.neiikUt.uH lip buH gentle and
kindly in her ii?posiiio i, and since
she set no honetkee ping with Beunett
on Causey treat baa been seen Vdry
little on the streets.
A. A. Bennett was about thirty-two
years oi sga, a Dtll below medium
stature, heavily ' built, the putur
of health, ao id I oking aud almost
He has made hi headquattsn is
Memphis for several years past, and
has done an excellent businese, though
he has of late bean more than usually
profligate. His family resides at Pine
Bluff, Ark. He is said to have been
in some entanglement about a year
go with a woman at New Orleans,
and, though the police were informed
at the time, toe details have cacaped
their memory. A wcm-euowu young
man, who objec'S to having his name
HIDE a statement
to an Appeal reporter yesterday,
which may throw sjme littls liutit oa
the affair. He pays tl at he had a
long tilk ith Btmnett lh (lay be
fore. Bitin-tt told him that be was
disgusted ith himself and tired of
thehHhe waa leading; that be was
frequently introduced to pura young
women wb we acquaintance ms con
science w mid not allew him to
cultivate; ' hat he was determined to
quit bis wi d ways, s-ttle down and be
a man. Jle wound np ny miking
himself an ifwful example, which be
held up b-ifore his friend Ada warning
not to ant male himself with women.
That nighl liei.mtt did not visit his
mistress. -The voting man argues that
Bennett west to Bee her tbe next
morning, yesterday, told ber that it
was tbs .as: day ot tne momn
and . the last ot their acquaint
au04 ( that be would pay all her bills
and she would have to lookout for
herself in future. Hit open break
led to t'iw traedy.
The Cl.amploBi fhlfutarna Will Creae
Baia Hllh turn Local T-Iay.
The champion Chicago baseball
club arrived yesterday me.ru iog from
Hot Springs, and are comfortably
quartered at the Gayoso. Capt. An
son, w heii interviewed by an Appeu,
representative, reported liis men in
fine condition, though somewlutt out of
practice. jVfter playing three games
here to-dsy, Friday and Saturday
they leave for Atlanta, thence to Sa
vannah, nfter which they will go
to NiiRhvil1 for two weeks' practice,
ltcing askiid fhy Nashville had been
selected as a plat for practice, the
captain answered : First, because it
lias one of the best baseball parks in
the South ; second, borause the climate
is healthy and ball ground convenient
to a sulphur spring, and third, Imnwiso
the Nashville club will be off ona
tour while the Chicago club staj'B
there. It must be conlessed tint the
latter consideration presents irresisti
ble features. The nines that will con
front each other to-day are named be
low. Chicago's battery, Flynn and
Moolic, ore, so to sneak, untried, hav
ing never plaved with the club before,
although tfiey come with good
records from" the fyist. Their
work to-morrow may therefore
be regarded as oiiperlmentRl and will
doubtless be watched with more in
terest by Capt. Anson and bis associ
ates than by any of our local lovers of
the sport. Of the other members of
the nine who play here in to-day's
game Gore stood fifth out of eighty-six
player in the league and Anson
seventh, Kelly fifteeiith.Buriis twenty
second, I'feffer thirty-seventh and
Williamson thirty-ninth, so that
Knouff, our new pitcher, will be put
to a test that will prove a severe trial
of his skill. The following is the bat
tery order:
Kelly, right field,
(lore, center field,
Klyun, pitcher.
ns"0, 1st bare,
Slack, left field,
avin, center field,
Andrews. 1st nise.
8naed. right Held.
W hitelieud, 3d !
rtnricr, ii base,
Fusselbacb, short stop, Williamson, 3d base,
Colgn, cstcher, . Burns, ahort atop,
Pot-Ian, 2d base, nyon, leu neia,
Ktiouff, pitcher, Moolic, catcher.
Game called at 3:30 o'clock p.m.
Clause Elawwbere.
Macon, ., March 31. Macon, 11;
Chicago Blues, IX
Aikh'hta, liA , March .11. rills
biirjr, 5; Augusta, 4. 'My seven in
nings were played.
Their itatca
Hour of
of Wacea
At a recent tneKing of the Carpen
ters' Union of this city, the following
was adopted and ordered published:
To the Contractors and Buildera of Mem
phia: We, the carpenters and joiners of
Aniorimn Local Union No. 40, have
resolved tliat nine hours for fivu days
and eight hours for Saturday, shall
constitute a day's work, on and after
May 1, 18ii, w ithout reduction of for
mer wages. Our cheapest men shall
not wore for less than t2 25 per day.
We have resolved upon this method,
not only in the interest of ourselves
and families, but also for the good of
cur contractors, employes nnd mer
chants generally. Under the ten
hours system a man can have no time
for rest, recreation or self-education,
and is so weary before his day's work
is done that he cannotdo hie employer
justice. Wett'k nothing unreasonable
or unjust, and think a cheerful acqui
escence to our request will be for the
mutual benefit of all. The members
of the Carpenters' Unions are resi
dent here, and patronir-e Memphis
merchants, thereby aiding home in
dustry, and we earnestly reuit that
you refrain from im;orti!ig carpenters
until we have been employed first.
Will you comply with the foregoing
ICA NO. 40.
Ed. H. Mkukakis, C. S., 179 Linden street.
Advice I Mother.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
should always he used when children
are catting teeth. It relieves the little
sufferer atouce; it produces natural,
quiet sleep by relievicg the child
from pain, and the little cherub
awakes as "bright as a button." It is
very pleasant to ta3ie. n aooiuwt
the child, softens the gnrns, alleys all
Ilil.ii, in,'-' ' L1 " . ..... - -
1- - 1 :.. V . U n , .,.,,1 v
ream ales tne
for diarrbcea. whether arising from
teething or oi her cances. Twenty Ave
a bottle,
And it stimulates and promou the
g-owuh of :he bair.
T'nrrjaitt's F'avonng Er'rariS the
Examination of a Number of the Wit
neves fir the .Vat i hai-
At least an hour before the time (or
opening yesterday morning the Crimi
mil Court was crowded to il fullent ca
pacity am! hundreds aHl through thr
narrow iiuiiway, wvaing to gain ad-
miHHioii. l.very amilatile nidi was
taken. A sweating crowd of whites
ami bliu-kM, packed like Hiirtlines in a
box, nllixl the otithule and mmdo of
the bar, the space liehind the clerk's
desk, stood tuu ked four tleep around
the lawyers table and encroached
uiKiii the bench itwtdf. The crowd be
came even greater as the trial pro-
grvssed. LAtor on uiere were two la
dies on the ImuicIi with .lmlgii Doug
lass. Mrx. K. I.. Kaxon told tne judge
that she tlioncht the presence of ladies
might st'rve to keep' out a certain
class of evidence, and twik a seat by
hia siile. A young lady stenographer
snt a little in front, using the judges
desk for holding her note-liook. An
other lady, middle auod, sat on tlio
judge's left. The umisod. Miss Kmma
Norinent, clad in a closely-litting suit
of blue, her features completely hid
den hy a slate-colored veil, sat with
her counsel, Judge J. M. (ireer and
Mr. P. M. Winters. The Stale was
represented by Attorney -tieneral
Turjier and Messra. Settle and Brooks.
The inilictineiit read. Judge lougla.ss
stated that he would not allow coun
sel to deal with the vulgar phases of
the case, but would only admit proof
bviiring directly on the shooting. A
pica of not guilty having liecn en
tered, the sherill' was instructed to
call the venire as summoned, but only
one juror was selected out oi seventy
five. At 2 o'clock another venire
was called, and at 2 :45 the following
jury waa selected: J. M. Klink, W.
A, Amnions, John Smisit, J.T. Smith,
A. II. 1. Perkins, Dan Carroll, . V.
Jones. Roht. Fletcher, Dr. II. B. Ham
sey, W. T. Luciw, C. T. Ieonartl and
B. F. llaysgood.
After the selection of the jury, the
crowd pushed ao close upon the coun
sel and court mat tnesnenn was some
fifteen minutes in clearing space
enough around the, Judge's stand in
order for the witnesses to Utstifv. The
examination of witnesses then began
Till: F.VIUCK4 K.
The II 'St witness for the State was
Thomas McUraw. Being sworn he
said: I live at Mr. Arnold's on Heale
etrt et, and I wts well acquainted with
lienrv Arnold, the deceased, and am
alfo acquainted with tbe defendant,
Hits binraa dormant; mat is, i Know
her bv sht and have frequently seen
her. I have been in this country for
about four years. I was born in Ire
land aud came from there. I don't
know whether this is Shelby county
or not. but I know I live on ' Beale
etreit in Memphis. Henry F. Arnold
is r!eid ami I hope he is in heaven. I
taw him killed; be was shot with a
nietol. The bullet hit him in the
bacn just below the shoulders. He
lived about two minutes after he was
shot, hut be never spoke. Kmma Nor
men shot him: 1 Isaw the shooting.
She was standing near a post; he came
out of the store and stood on the side
walk and she shot him in the back
He had been standing on the sidewalk
for about three minutes when he was
shot. He came fiom the yard back of
the store, walked through tbe store
and out on to the sidewalk. A young
woman cause into the - store
just before he was shot and asked for
some mixed pickles. Sbe did not get
them and went out the door. Emma
Norinent said nothing to defeadant
before sbe shot him and he said
nothing to her. I know he did not. 1
know the defendant here shot him
Sbe then ran acrow the street toward
the market honee. After she ran over to
the n.arket-bouse a man joined ber.
He was her father. Site bad the iiiH'.al
in her bands when she ran across the
street. I saw her no more nntil I taw
her at the, Slatinn-house. He fall on
the sidewa'k when etie rfbot him and
died tht-rs. The woman who came in
the store for the pickles went out and
in to Ir. woolen s store next door, i
saw her no mere. I know Mr. A mole
said nothing. '
I am no1 a clerk for Mr Arnold, but
am a porter in the store. 1 had seen
Miss Norment before tha' evening.
did net fee her that night until she
was in the act of shoei ng Arnold
was on th sidewalk. She w Autanding
in front of Woolen s store door. I was
in Arnold's store when the woman
asked for the pickles. I did
not wait on ber. I tome-
times wait on customers.
It was niirht. I walked out to the
door, hist behind Mr. A nold. His
stor is just across the atreet from the
market-iiouse. I was in tbe door, just
behind Mr. Arnold, when she shot
him. He was not looking at her and
did not see her, for he was looking, as
Ijuoyself, at a disturbance among tome
boys over near MCLaugnnn s corner,
in an opposite dirtctioo. She waa so
close she could have reached him with
the pUtol when she fired it. She al
mmt put it on his back. She was to
his left when she nbot blui, and ia
nearly a northeast direction. I don
know exactly how she was dressed
know sbe wae veiled, yet I knew her
I dont know whether it ia the earn
veil sbe bis on now. but I hid seen
her before that night. I saw her two
nr three weekf before that in Mr. Ar
nold's tiore. Mr. Arnold was there,
I don't know what passed between
them. I don't know her clotbes, ex
cent she wore something white
around her the nieht sbe did the
shooting; it seemed tobeabonttbe
edge of ber clothes. She bad on some
kind of s cloak ; 1 have seen the same
clothes on ber before; When sbe was In
the srorasomeiwo weeks before she and
Mr. Arnold bai a conversation.
"Can you Identify ber now under ber
veil?", -.- .
No, sir, I can't see her face here
prisoner removed her veil. Yes, sir, 1
know ber; that ia tbe saase woman
who shot -Mr. Arno.u; mat is r.mrua
NormenL When she did the shooting
I watched her nntil she got beyond
the market-ho'JM ; I thought hor
father had her pinto' the last time I
saw her; I followed ber a little piece:
I then came back to where Mr. Arnold
was. Thia, I think, was about 8:30
o'clock at night. There are two electric
lights near where the shooting took
piaoev, they were both lighted. I can't
dosoribe the dress sbe had on ; I know
. . t , tu - : - i n
Uicre waa wuiie uu u. mn imwi 3
a very bright, shiny one, ahe only
fired it once. I was standing in Mr,
AraoM's door at the tima and he was
standing on the sidewaljc just in front
of his door. I am only rcquaint3d with
Emma Norment by ' weeing her fre
nnnnt.lv . I drove a waaou fr Mr.
Arnnl i nut In thfi"country and saw
her freqienily; I recognised her that
night although, 'she was deeply
sTSsagMsV caai-i i -jsrav- tT scJ-a u t-.u.- J'
With rl-Mesa-in Cards, sent by mail on application. Too can have a row set of SbirU
iu.td byxndli.g as an olj ona to moaur by. WRIIai i'OK OUR PKItES.tJaS
k. ( iiparu,
JUtu KtiluR,
s a. i
IVlemphis Steam Laundry,
224 SECOND STREET, " ' k
W have tha Latest I mi roved Troy Laundry Company' Machinery.
veiled. I know it wat Eima Nor-
meet because I know it. I did not go
far alter her. She went up Hernando
street. We generally close the store
about 9 o'clock. I geaeially cloae up
us store, i nomeiiui" wan uu cue-
lomers, not often. 1 did not see but
one la Iv in t ie store whuu the pickles
were a-ked for. I did not see the lady
who asked for tbe pickles when tbe
shooting tcok place, . I hope Mr. Ar
nold is in heaven. lie was a migtity
good man to me. I have a grant deal
of feeling over his death, but none
toward Miss Norment, and I have no
desire to see ber prosecuted. I was
never a witness in com t before. I un
derstand the nature of an oath. It is
to call on God to witness the truth of
what I say. I will be punished in
bell for swearing a lie. because I will
not be doing His will. I have not
talked to anybody ubout this case ex
cept Mr. Arnold's brother. I have
heard several talk about It. l went
to the country the nigbt of the shoot
ing to tell Mr. Arnold's brother be
was shot. I came, hack next day. I
have been nowhere, else.
The next witness examined by the
State was Dr. Taylor. He f aid : I wss
at my otllcs about 8 o'clock at night.
A boy came for me. 1 went down
on Beal street, opposite the market
house, and found a man, whom I
earned lobe Mr. Arnold, iv'.ng on
the pavement, shot. He was dead when
I saw him but not oold. I be bail entered
his back under tbe shoulder, and I
took it out In front. Tbe wound was
necessarily a mortal one. I did not
know Mr. Arnold. I can't say
whether the ball was a pistol ball or
rifloball. I know it was a'eaden ball,
and mfirht have been from eilner one.
As he was dead I did not examine lilm
verv closely. Tbe ball went through
the'body in a horfsontal line. I think
it was about 8 o'clock I got there, in
about ll'tsen or twenty minutes after
I was notified.
Samuel Schnider, the next witness
for ths Sta'e. said : I live in Memphis,
I was near the corner oi Ufiue ana
Hernando streets the night of the
shootini. 1 raw tbe affair In which
Hem v Arnold lost bis life- 1 was go
ing aurora from the corner toward the
iiiace wnera tne snooting occurrea.
saw a gentleman standing in front of
Mr. Arnold's store, and I saw woman
come up to bim and shoot him in the
back. St s then ran ngnt toward me.
I heard some one say "Stop her," and
I said to ber to stop. 1 said to ner,
.. , -1. 1. 1 ' 1 tJV. ...1.1
maiiBHi, yuu nuo inus. iuo u,
"Turn me loose," and I Just turned
ber aloose. I then followed her, and
she said, "Don't lonch me," and I
didn't. A man came along and pre
vented me from arresting her, He
slid she was bis daughter. He
seemed to be out about the
middle of the street. I turned her
over to the officers and I left. I saw
the cflirers take her. I don't remf m
ber what she said. She had a pistol
in her hand. I art id not see her face;
she was veiled. I went back and raw
Mr. Arnold; he was dead.
Cross-examined. I never knew Mr.
Arnold; joat saw ths man they said
was him. I have bonght goods in his
store. I was on my way home from
work. There were two ladies ran
after the shooting; one ran np toward
Main street and some of the crowd ran
in that direction. The defendant
came right toward me. They said
this woman was the one She had a
pittol in ber hand corning towards me.
I was acrcss tbe street when the
shoo'.ing tcok place. She ran to me.
I saw several people, six or seveu;
maybe more. She bad alto a mail
basket in her band and a shawl. I
liiUik I would know the lady again.
1 saw her at the station. house (he
next day. I did not go with
the ollicers that night. I went
to the station bouce because
they notified me to come as a wit nets.
I went back and raw Mr. Arnold tn
Ihe sidewalk dead; he was lying on
his back. I saw no weapon about
bim. I saw his body searched. I saw
no pistol, bat ODe might have been
taken from him. 01 coarse 1 don't
know how the ditHcnlty took place or
what it was aboil'.. - Since then I have
hea'd people make remarks about it
and say what it was for. I heard her
statement at the Station-Hoose.
Judge (treer What was it ?
(ten. Turner- I object.
The Court Why?
Gen. Turner Because not a part ol
the res tests.
The Court 1 think it i too remote
witnnaa Mie maue no svswiiueui at
tha tima r,f her a -rest that I beard. I
was not much excited just at tbe time
,,l tha ahnotintr. but was excited alter-
wards. I merttly saw tbe difficulty for
an instant.
Kp-cross Examined by State Tim
woman 1 followed and cauirht is the
una nna I turned oyer to Ittliceman
Randolph, and she Is the same ona I
sac tire tbe shot. The two women
yan. but the one 1 got fired the shot,
' .. . ' l A.
Tbe otner ran to warn miu ovrpui
B. Randolph seas the next witness,
I am policeman. I was standing at
enmar of BnalB and Desoto ; heard
shot . ran down to corner ot ueaie ana
Hernando; bw a woman running, up
Horimn.lo street: was tola sne cw
shot a man. - 1 ran after her and
nuicht her r.?a- tha corner of Hernan
do and Gayoso; ehehal ft pistol in her
tiami. 1 told ber sne was unuer ar
rest; shesa.d she would surrender to
no one but an oflicer. 1 then sairt.
was an oflicer ; she then said, "Is .hat
you, Mr. K iDdo'.ph," Isaid " ie.'HI
then ta'l fche would go with, me,
lint aha vt , -mill not C1VTJ U
hfir nistil. A mun taoie np r.nd said
he waj, her Jut ber and she s'jould no
be bnrt. He no sits by her. I ae-
nnred her rjhc should r4ot be har
Aftr awhile I got a chr.oce and jerk
! 1 her pistol from her. She isked ma
I.nnndrled Eqnl lo Nw.
if the man she shot was dea !. I tald
her 1 did not know. She said, " WelL
I put the ball in the right plaee."
This is about all she said. She and
her father talked on the way to tne
station-house, but not niuoh was said
about tbe killing. She wss faying she
wts afraid Ihe ctowd would hurt her.
and scene d to bs scared for hersatety.
Crnss-exsuiination developed no new
fads in th estate.
Mr. C. F. Auibhlx?snex!exiuiii.d.
a brother of the veceatdv He testified
be was standingin thsistnre door
and saw his brother killed!fle at first
did not recognizs the woman doing the
hooting, but subsequently did, and it
was P. in ma Noiment, and that ahe
bad on a light blonde wig. Never saw
her have on wig r.f blonde hair before.
Her natural hair waa red. She was also
veiled, yet he knew it to be her.
The croas-f xamination oi this wit
ness was proceeded with, but devel
oped no new facts nntil Judge Greer
asked tbe following question: "What
were tbe relations between yonr broth
er and Miss Norment?" -
Witness I dou't know that toey
were anything but friendly.
"Did yonr brother have pistol
when killed, and did he not go
armed T"
Judge Greer Did he not apprehend
danger from Mies Norment or some of
the family ?
Answer I don't know tha' he did.
Judge Greer Did not yonr brother
visit Miss Norment, and were they not
engaged, and did he not promise to
marri her, and under that promise to
marry her did he not seduce her, and
has slil net a living child by him?
Gen. Turner here objected, and said t
that he 'understood the court would'
not permit cotin-tl to open this door,
snd if thane questions did not lead
directly til' what the court laid should
not bs invo lute I, and that if this
dnnr was opened ei id the State would
claim the riglit. to rebut all such proof
and go into. an investigation of the
whole alt'iiir touching the premises.
Couit ruled' Wlfneas might answer
these questions;
W itiiess'a answer was In the negative,
and that be knew of no improper rela
tions betweeti hia brother and Miss
Norment. That they had known each
other well, that hi brother bad visited
her occasionally, but they were not
sweethearts, and he had never heard
hia brother say anything about any re
lations with her: that his hro her did
go fo the Exposition, bat did not run
way irom noma on jtnat account.
Tbey bad difficulty f ith the Nor
ments, but net about anything ba- '
tween bis brother Henry and Miss
nrment. , '
The testimony will be resumed this .
morning at V o'clo k.
STORE HOUSE, KTC.-At Hhelhy Station.
Miss., store house, saloon, stasias and
oral. aDV rt'KxiHHta, For further par
tiaulnrs apply to J. B. STAKKOHD,
uoneoruia, suae.
CIlSTKKNtS- Dalit aad repaired aad war
J rantad. Inventor or the Hanitary Port
land Cement Pump. Contractor and briok
layerTelophone i WS.TJlim.Bjm
. LAW, .Vwine aodCommerciid Notary
Public. Commissioner ot Peeda and U. cl.
Commissioner, at the old oSit-e, No. S Madi
son street. t'OI.Mv ' TI'lNS t-FkriALTV.
T7 OHHK - REWARD Ona bay baraa, IS
-i. Danusoien: naa a ue-e n.miw umi vm
pof naok. Knlurn to l'J JeffVrana street.
ULKS Two black mare mule, IS hands
KUh. a u.n.1 7 vrurt old. aus and
tail trimmedi ft reward M r their - retura to
F. A. Jones A Co. .-of Monrea at.
WHITE COWB-One with repe around
head, tft reward Tor th-lr relarn to R.
BARTON, nenr Curve. Hert ando roal.
L)OOM-Dea!rahl famished room.
board, at Tl Madison street.
BOARD-With excellent fooaa.
K NICB Rooms, furnished er unfuralshe.
II . 1 , . I . - . Iff UbliM.
run or wivooot pmirn, --
TWO larte) unfurnished rooms, with or
without Board, at oV Madawa street, Mr- .
ner Third.
T. JAMES HOl'BK-Cor. Boeoad aad Ad
ams sta, m isi wem i m wnt
- hoard . V
O.nl lins one of tbe mtv-it j I
a'-.i ivme fi..iturei ever pub- !
ti Ud in a in.:'.;ninc, tho ; ;
,;,) of the nov:d duel- be- , i
tn in I . e ' K '.-orsargc " and j
! K " Alahai M," lM . ! J
i--S nnrratirt-4 by pnrtici- I
.ouivith tiitmcrotw itlut.
Ai i,-u:lmsn llo
''i UTE0TT3E''ALJA5U,'
V IvOrtof ntrCMw.
Hi A nnnati jeoilheUO-year
! 1 ;,. the, liarniterof th
ixl,B.i-,!i and met, ad
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- it -if die " AbVatna,
' By her Fxutlve Officer.
JV j ilttifiinaccmtntottresin..
Iitr r.n li.r -ami r iV-d frcwi the ntiArtcr-dc-ck-rauC.thJ
Kearwrye ''- rcue of
Canwm Srouiue by Ote yachs IVerhoaad.
tot tvn Brrvrra ths
By ths Svgeon tt tha " Kearaargs."
Thechallcr.-thf fi-M hi circlcs-tlie de.
atruction ot the Couf-diralc cruiser.
Ofihe Atu-il Cr.NWKV.mrinvof thcni illu i
tratcd. include t " Crorf Slavs fkrn ss," M
W.Ohio; "IuJ.Ikh a Tru)yol8,,5 W . I J
IIowcuVs new uvveh'iheaLniisCharr
jhortaoric l v ArW Bates and r dwarl H
Bleston; "levies; GUwjscscflongfcJj I
La Social t.f"; "Ciirbiaamty and Palar 1 1
noaiiA." bv Wa.Wuctm Gladdens 'SSni
La-koara, ail Artitralea." ei , ;
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