The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 62, Ed. 1, Wednesday, March 12, 1884 Page: 1 of 4
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By tlio barrel or gallon which mint lio
Bold at HOTTOM FiOUltKS. Call null
TURNER OPERA HALL
Thursday nnd Friday nnd Saturday
Mntluee-Murch 13 14 and 10.
Knguvcracnt of I ho popular
1 young comrdlan
In tils i rrat creation
Silt CHAUNCY TRIP
Tho Now York Dude.
of all comrdieB
A whirlwind of tun under the management
of W.W. Kolley.
Admission II. gallcryfiOccnts. MatlneeatS
p. m. sham foals secured at ltlscho's without
Dealer In .
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California Redwood sash dnors. Minds and
mouldings. Cr. Dawson and Cbeelnut sta.
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The YaudBYille Theatre
W. H. SIMMS General Manager.
Snmptnons Repast for Marcli 10 11 12
The whole to begin with tlioacltiiowlfilifctl
Vrlncoof humor FUANK WCC la
hU tnlrtU provukttiH ix tru a
"YOT I CAN DO."
Assisted 1)' our corps do po-fcctlon.
Muslo vs. muscle... .Our Lono Star orchestra.
1'itrt II ourollo of pleasant surprises led by
Hi peerless songstress
3)is3 rjzsiE ivi:.ci-r
Followed by the vivacious irraccful and
talented speclallsto-MISS MAY SMITH.
Supplemented by tho mogul of f un CII AllLIi:
FHYK-ln hU original specialty
TUB OANI1IAI.IUTIO ZOUAVK
Then wo havo tho exceedingly meritorious
cantatrloo-MISS MILLIE DA VENroUT.
Qtilcklv succeeded by tho charmtnor MIS3
J03IE SIMMONS In a boquotuf melody.
FUANK KIOE-ln his Anglo Baxony-Flico-
Tho voluptuous soro-ooinlo-MIS3 JENNIE
For tho tlrst tlmo In this city tho great East
Tho most laugbahloethloplan absurdity extant
Bkldlka Charlie Frye: Dlnkadoo Ed Sylvester.
And then tho band plajed.
Onoo more to tho front-MlSS LIZZIE MACK.
Tho transcendently beautiful vocal duo tho
Kitty and May In captivating mclamro of
melody A vcrltablo comblnatlou of luvoll-
ess graco and vocal refinement
Ily request Mr Charles Fryo will slnirtha
baso-profundo solo T1I12 OLD HKXTON
Particular Httent on Is vailed to the depth
and Uexlblllty of this gentleman's volco
MISS MILLIE DAVENl'OUT will again oblige.
Ourevor-welcorae Son of Momus ISI) HYL-
VKSTElt with a knap-sack full of fun.
Onoo more tho 10.000 beauty FHANIC MCE
tho most banilsuino man In tho world from
his feet dou
A tow mhiutns raoro with tho sprightly Mies
Miss KITHE SMITH In her recherche spe-
Overture Walt for tho Aftrrploco Orchestra.
Our mammoth entertainment will closo with
the sldo-spllttlng uprorlous afieiplece
IbyCBarlfo Krje) entitled
Or The Night Owls of Alamo rtaia. '
Heady Dob I n . .Charllo Fryo
Tim Timidity f outlaws. j E(1 Bvivm'cr
Othor characters by tho oompany .
BEN THOMPSON AND KING FISHER
KILLED JOE FOSTER WOUNDED.
A Hell Tragedy at the Vaudeville--The Slayer of
Jick Harris Dies Beneath the Sims
The whole city was thrown Into n
statu or the wildest excitement about 11
o'clock last night by the report that Hen
Thompson and King Fisher had been
shot and killed at the Vaudeville theatre.
An Immense crowd thronged around tho
doors of tho theatre hut were denied
admission hy tho olllcers who had taken
possession ot tho building.
From what could hclcarncd this morn-
ing It seems that Hen Thompson noted
throughout Texas as ono of tho most
reckless and desperate men In the State
and King Fisher also bearing the repu-
tation of a very desperate character
came In together from Austin yesterday
evening by tho International train and
after taking In tho performance at Tur-
ner hall left before tho curtain fell and
went to tho Vaudeville In oompany with
another party. As soon us It became
known that Thompson was In tho city
th6 olllcers wero on the alert and ex-
pecting trouble. Fisher and Thompson
entered the Vaudeville and after taking
a drink at tho bar went up
stairs and took seats. They engaged
in conversation with Slmms ono of the
proprietors anil tho whole party took
drinks and cigars together. Thompson
and Fisher then rose and In company
with Slmms and Coy who Is spcolal po
liceman at the theatre started down I
stairs. cnr tho door leading down
stairs Hen Thompson stopped and the
party was Joined by Joo Foster another
of tho Vaudeville proprietors. An ex-
cited and heated conversation followed
during which Thompson called Foster a
d d thief and other epithets. Firing
then couienced and souio ten or twelve
shots were Ilred In rapid succession.
Captain Shardeln and other olllcers
rushed up stairs to And lien Thompson
and King Fisher weltering in their
blood In tho corner of the room near tho
door leading down stairs Joo Foster
badly wounded In tho leg and Olllcer
Coy slightly grazed on the shin.
A scene of tho wildest confusion fol-
lowed as soon as tho shooting com-
menced. All who woro In the theatre
knew of tho presenco of Thompson and
Fisher and were well" acquainted with
their desperate character and when the
tlrst shot was llrcd every body
seemed to be aotuatcd by a strong
desire to mako himself absent. Pell
mell belter skelter they rushed Jump-
ing out of the windows of the second
story Jamming each other through the
doors and seeking every available means
ofescapei Tho wholo crowd seemed to
bo panic-stricken. As soon as possible
tho olllcers quieted things and took pos-
session of the dead bodies of Thompson
and Fisher. These were removed to the
city Jail where they were washed and
laid out. Hill Thompson the brother of
Hen was at tho- White Elephant at tho
time of the shooting waiting for Hen to
return from Turner hall and rushed out
at onco as soon as he saw that thcro was
Bomo trouble. He was met at the Vau-
deville cntranoe by Captain Shardcln
who stopped him and found that he was
unarmed. The crowd seemed to expect
Hill to attempt to avengo his brother's
tragic death at once. An Immense crowd
followed tho remains of the two despe-
radoes when they wcro carried to the
Jail where they wero laid out and this
morning tho plaza around the building
was thronged until It was illllloult to get
through. Every one seemed anxious to
havo a look at the bodies of
two of tho most noted desperate
characters in Texas.
The lloor of the theatre where the
shooting oocurred was covered with
blood ; also the steps down which Joe
Foster and the ladies were brought.
Justloe of the Peace Anton Adam was
notified. of the killing and summoned a
Jury of Inquest which after viewing the
bodies and tho locality of tho shooting
was adjourned until 10 o'clock this morn-
From the statements of those con-
nected with the theatre the killing was
unavoidable and it seemed to bo under-
stood when Thompson entered tho house
last night hat; his purpose was to raise a
disturbance. Whether King Fisher
shared In this design is not known. A
colored boy who was washing glasses at
the bar says that when the two men en?
tored they took a drink and Thompson
refused to pay hut Fisher paid and then
they went up stairs Foster and Slmms
the proprietors were both up there.
The substance of Hilly Slmms' state
raent Is that he was up stairs when
Thompson camo un. The latter snoke
to him and they slifcok hands; Thompson
told him to sit dowh that ho did not
want to hurt him. The conversation
was turned to the killing of Jack Harris
nnd Hen Thompson said he never wanted
to kill Jack Harris and pointing to
Joo Foster said : "That Is the s of a
b I wanted to kill." After somo
further talk the party roso to go down to
tho bar when Hen stopped at the door
and walking up to Foster1 offered him
his hand. Tho latter refused to shake
hands and Thompson remarked that ho'
had plenty of friends and If any effort
was made to hurt him he (Slmms) would
bo killed. The troublo grew worse until
the llrlng commenced and Slmms thinks
that If Coy had not grabbed and held
Hen's pistol several uioro would hnvo
been killed. Coy held tho pistol down-
ward and Hen kept llrlng and trying
to release It. Ono of the shots
shattered Foster'sleg and another grazed
Coy's right leg below tho knee. Ho
thinks Fisher would have participated
In tho shooting buthtsplstolhadsltpped
too far behind hint and ho received his
death wound before he could get It from
Justice Adam resumed tho Investiga-
tion of the tragedy this morning. Tho
tlrst witness examined was A. Casanovas
constable who deposed that he was in
the Vaudovlllo theatre last night sitting
on tho left handstdo of the entrance nnd
that Hen Thompson King Fisher and
another party to him unknown were
seated on the same side and
about six feet from the entrance.
That Hilly Slmms approached them and
shook hands with Hen. Slmms then sat
down on tho left of Thompson nnd tho
latter put his left arm over Slmms'
shoulder. Tho treats wero ordered nnd
dlrcotly the party rose and started
jtoward tho entrance lcadlngdown stairs.
At tho door Thompson turned and Fos-
ter came up. A heated conversation
followed and Hen seemed to bo getting
angry. Heard him say something to
F'oster which ho could not understand
and then draw back. Could not seo
Thompson's hand. Immediately after
this heard a shot tired and six-shooter
in hand started on a run around the
house in order to reach where tho party
was. Saw pistol flashes as ho
ran but 4 could not tell who
had the pistols. When he reached
them ho saw Fisher and Thompson fall
and saw Special Policemen Coy rising
from the floor with a pistol In his hand.
Could not tell who fired the first shot
j. s. COY
Sworn deposed: "I am spcolal police
man on duty nt the Vaudeville theatre ;
was on duty thcro last night when I saw
Hen Thompson King Fisher and an-
other man come into tho bar down
stairs. I was standing with Mr. Slmms
between tho bar nnd the theatre en-
trance. Mr. Slmms called my attention
to Thonfpson find Fisher and asked if I
knew them I replied that I did and
he then said ho was afraid there would
be trouble and warned mo to bo
very careful. I told 1dm that
I would and that I had already
nottlted the Chief Marshal and
asked for moro protection. Tho men
drank and then went up stairs. I told
Casanovas to go up and ho followed. I
then told Ofllcers Karber and Hughes
that Fisher had on a pistol and that my
Instructions were to let none but City
.Olllcers go Into tho theatro with deadly
weapons. They told mo that Fisher had
a right to wear one as ho was Deputy
Sheriff". I went up stairs and took n seat
beside Thompson Fisher was on tho
other side. Thompson called a waiter
and told him to tell Hilly Slmms to come
there. Slmms came and after shaking
hands sat down beside Thompson. As
ho did so Fisher roso and took n scat op
posite me. He then ollered to treat and
asked tho party what they would
have. Orders were given for two
cigars ono beer nnd a whisky and
seltzer. After drinking the conversation
turned on the killing of Jack Harris but
was so low I could not understand what
was said. Soon Fisher remarked to
Thompson "Mr. Thompson I thought
we were going to havo some fun don't
talk about past times." Thompson re
plied "Don't be uneasy wo will have It
soon." King Fisher then rose and said
" ell let's go down stairs." The party
then rose and started toward tho door
Fisher and I in front and Thompson and
Slmms behind us. When wo reached
the door Thompson turned and asked
"Hilly alnt that Joe Foster?" . Slmms
told him it was and went to Foster who
camo and Joined the party. Thompson
asked him to tako a drink. Fostor re
piled "Vou know Hen I wouldn't
drink." Thompson .then said some-
thing about shaking hands which
I did not understand. Fostor told
hint he did not want to shake hands with
htm as ho (Thompson) had mistreated
him. At this time Thompson Slmms
nnd myself were standing sldo by side
Fisher was behind Thompson and
Foster facing Thompson. Hon Thomp.
son said: "G 4 d n you I am glad
you won't drink nor shake hands with
mo." I requested him to behave and ho
ordered me to get out of his wuy.saylng
"Let mo settle this matter with Fostor."
I again asked him to bo quiet and told
him If ho wanted anything to do with
Foster to go somewhere else fori would
prevent him there llo replied "Oct
out of my way" and called Foster n
thlefandns ofnb and slapped
him with his left hand drawing his
pistol with his right. 1 Jumped nnd
grabbed tho pistol on the cylinder nnd
It llrcd I asked him to desist nnd ho
told me to turn tho pistol loose. I held
on and he said: "O d d n you turn
my pistol loose." King Fisher also said
"turn that pistol looe." Wo Bcullled
from tho door toward tho corner whero
we all three fell together Fisher In tho
middle. 1 had hold of his pistol till tho
tlmo of tho shooting. When he fell
Thompson released his pistol I after
wards turned It over to Captain Shar-
deln.. Did not seo who else had pistols.
Did not seo Fisher draw his pistol.
j. it. ciumuxi.
Next sworn deposed: Am a member of
the city police force. Was standing at
tho corner of Solomon Deutseh's
storo about 11 o'olock on the
night of March 11 when I heard tho tlrst
shot. Supposed It was on tho stago at
the theatre and paid no attention to It.
Soon heard other shots and saw Captain
Shardeln nnd others running toward tho
theatre. The shots seemed to mo to
como from tho rear of the theatre and I
ran to the sldo door but could not get In.
I then ran to the front door nnd ns I
reached tho door somebody said "look
out I" I turned nnd saw Hill Thompson
behind mo. Ho asked mo where lien was
nnd I told him I did hot know. I then
saw Captain Shardcln carry 11111 out. I
went into the theatre and with tho
night watchman went up stairs where
wo found tho dead bodies of Thompson
nnd Fisher. There wns no ono up
thcro but myself nnd tho night watchman
Tho bodies wero lying In tho corner
Fisher's across Thompson's. I reached
down and took Fisher's pistol out of tho
scabbard and turned It over to Olllcer
Hughes. I examined it and found but
ono chamber empty. Wo turned Thomp-
son's body over to see If ho had a pistol
but found none. Hoth were "very bloody.
Thompson was shot Just over tho left
eye and Fisher seemed to bo shot direct-
ly In tho left eyo.
CAITAIN I'll 1 1. 811A1UIEIX
Sworn deposed: Last night Special
Policeman Coy at the Vaudeville came
to mo about 0 o'clock and told me llcn
and Hill Thompson wero In town and
wcro likely to havo some trouble. I
sent Policeman John A. Ferris nnd An-
dreas Coy following almost Immediately
myself. After I got to the plazn I In-
quired where Hen Thompson was
nnd was Informed that ho had
gone to Turner hall and wns
also Informed that Hill Thompson
was sober nnd had gone around to take
care of Hen and get him to como down
I stood around thero until about 10
o'clook when Chadwell camo up and I
told him to be on hand in case of trouble
I think It was about 10 o'olock when I
received a telephone message as my
wife's mother wns very sick and wanted
a doctor. 1 telephoned for n doctor and
went home and after tho doctor came
and left I went baok on the plaza again
mid wns standing In front of the White
Elephant when I was told that Hen
Thompson and King Fisher had gone hi'
sldo the Vaudeville. After being there
for probably Uvo minutes I heard shots
llred followed by others very rapid-
ly: I nt first thought It was
on tho stago but when tho
others camo very rapidly I rushed In.
thought thero may havo been eight or
ten shots hut there may havo been more
Tho llrst thing I saw as I was orowdlng
in through the crowd that wasirushlng
ou( was Hob Churchill ono of tho bar
keepers with a gun pointed over tho
counter He said Hen Thompson Is up
stairs. As I ran up stairs I met Slmms
and Casanovas supporting Foster who
was coming down stairs wounued. As
soon as I got on tho gallery to tho right
up stairs I saw two men lying in tho
cornor on tho top of one another. Somo
ono called "look out for Hen Thompson
bo's coming with a shot gun" I turned
and ran back down stairs passing Slmms
and Foster again. As I passed them I
noticed caoh had a pistol In hts hand and
Slmms cried out "give us protection."
I got on tho lloor when Hill Thompson
enmo In tho front door; as I saw him I
heard parties calling "get out of tho
way." I was covering him with my
body. I shoved him out behind tho
front stairs and searched him and found
he was unarmed. I told him not to go
in and immediately ordered tho house
closed nnd went to J. Coy and ho turned
over Hen Thompson's pistol (Identified
tho pistol in court; a large -15 calibre
Ivory handled one; engraved and silver
mounted). I looked at It without re'
volvlng tho cylinder; thcro wero five
chambers empty. Questioned by Jurors
I had not seen Thompson or Fisher pro'
vlous to tho shooting; both Poster and
Slmms wero on tho steps when I camo
down; both had pistols; Foster was re-
clining. At this point the Justice adjourned
the Inquest until 2 p. m. It is still in
progress ns tho Liairr goes to press
NOTEH ANI INCIDENT.
Too Foster's leg has been amputated
and It Is feared he cannot recover.
It was In tho Vaudeville theatro on
.Ttiuo 11 18S2 that Hen Thompson killed
ilnck Harris tho proprietor and now
Just 'JO months later ho meets his traglo
death beneath tho samo roof. Harris
was killed about ! o'clock In
the evening nnd Thompson about 11.
Hen 1 hoinpson nnd King Flshcrnrrlvcd
n tho city together. Hen yesterday pres
ented one of his -photographs to Fisher
and It wns taken out of tho hitler's
pocket dyed with his blood.
On tho train en route to San Antonio
Hen Thompson wns drinking and cut his
hat to pieces because l'red lladcr would
not wear It. He had on n stllfsllk hat.
Fred also took a knife from Hen ns ho
was going after n porter who would not
glvohlm any water. Hlsconducton tho
train is reported ns having been other
Was horn In Knottlnglcy England In
1MII nndnt the time of his death was 10
years old. Ills father was a sen captain
nnd book-keeper for Sampson it Hen-
dricks during the wnr. lie Is well re-
membered by Captain Hughes and oth-
ers here. Hen leaves a wife and two
children In Austin. A bright boy of 1 1
years and n girl of 11. They nro going
to school and receiving tho hcncllts of a
The career of Hen Thompson has
been ono of despcrnto mnd bloody
deeds. Besides Jnok Harris nnd
Wilson ho has hurried several others In
to eternity. Will llnund of Helton still
carries on his body tho scars of Hen's
Ills tragic death Is no moro than could
have been expected from his life. When
sober lie wns genial atl'ablo and courte
ous with n tender heart and generous
nature; he had a host of friends. Hut
when his brain wns llred by liquor he
seemed transformed Into n very demon
nnd thirsted for blood. When drinking
ho was overhearing cruel and reckless.
His many escapades are well known
through this section. At ono tlmo ho
was City Marshal of Austin and mado
an cfllclcnt olllcer.
His remains wero taken chnrgo of this
morning by 11111 Thompson his brother
nnd carried to Austin where they will
bo Interred. Thompson was a strikingly
handsome man and looked but little
like a desperado.
Too had a bloody record and was
well known on the frontier. Ho too
was n man of handsome personal ap
pcaranco and for somo time past had
been actfng ns Deputy Sheriff of Uvalde
county. Many sny that ho llttlo antlcl
pnted any troublo when he entered tho
theatro last light nnd bad no design of
engaging In a row.
The younger brother of Hen was seen by
a I.iaiiT reporter this morning and his
statement In substance Is: Last night
while standing In the Whito Elophnnt
saloon with friends somo ono told him
Hen wns in town. Upon going out of
tho door ho found Hen in a hack but ho
iiau no nni. Jiegot in nnu tucy wero
driven to a storo where Hen purchased n
lint. Ho had tho brim of a silk hat on his
head when ho drove to the saloon. He
and Hen then started out In comnanv:
thevltook n drink at n saloon on Com
merce street and then walked up tho
btreet. Hen wanted to go In and buy a
six shooter but ha persuaded him not to
do so. tclllnir him If ho wns bound to
havo one ho would get It for
him. Hen then asked him whero was
the tilstol ho l'hvo him. Hill replied that
he had It. Hen then went to a barber
shop on bolcdad street nnd Hill went to
the White Elephant and got tho pistol.
When ho returned to the barber shop
Hen was gone but ho learned from u
Hack- urivcr mat no gono to Turner nan
J1IU then gave King Fisher whom ho
met the pistol to give to Hen. and at tho
same time he says begged him (Fisher)
to keen a watch on Hen nnil
guard film against any troublo.
Jlo also went to Jir. i'owler pro-
prietor of the White Elephant and
nsKcu mm 10 Kgep a waton on lien.
Also made tho same reuuest of Captains
Sholy Hhardoln nnd others and they
promised to uo ho. -lie was ur tno it nuo
Elephant waiting for tho theatro to
bo dismissed when tho shooting took
place. Learned afterwards that
Hen nnd King Fisher left beforo tho
play was over at Turner hall and camo
around to tho Vaudeville. He ran out
nnd Hp to tho Vaudovlllo when he saw a
great crowd. He made his way In and
wns confronted with a number of weap-
ons. Captain Shardcln camo to him and
senrencu mm nnu told mm not to go In.
Fisher's remains will be shipped Jiome
THOMPSON'S FATAL VISIT l'UKE C1IAXCE
Mr. Thomas I. Houghton of Austin-.
stated this morning that Hen Thompson
drovo to the train In his buggy yester-
day afternoon in Austin to seo some
-friends oil who were coming south.
Thomnson had been drlnklnir nnd it-na
considerably under tho intluonco of
liquor and on being invited by somo of
nis menus to go as jar as tins city wttu
them ho boarded the train. Ho evident
ly had mado no preparations to leave
Austin and had but $ tor 5 with him
and borrowed $10 from United States
Marshal Gosling on the train. Mr.
Houghton talked with Thomnson on tho
train nnd remonstrated with him about
drinking and Thompson replied he
knew he had been taking too much
llnnnr mill wnnl.l nnt 1-1Tl-
wliloh resolution evidently was not kepi
vy iiiu uoucuseu
GREAT DEPRESSION IN IRON BUSINESS
Southern Immlgrsllon Aiioclillon at Ntthvllle-
Too Much Dime Novel--Mtilcan
PiiiLLiw Mo. March 11. The snow Is
four feet deep. Xo mall slnco Friday.
W AsiiiNuiov .March 11. Tho Scnato
has ratllled tho Mexican trcnty by a vote
IUwon Mnrch 11. Tho Hottso has
asscd a bill nrovldlnc Dtinlshinent br
Hogging for wife benters.
It u.TiMOUE March 11. Tho Merchant's
Co. shippers of flour hnvo made an as-
signment. Liabilities $30000; nominal
Lincoln 111. March 11. Nino Jurors
hnvo been accepted by tho prosecution
In tho Carpenter trial for tho murder of
Zorn Hums and 12 by tho defense.
Loi is vn.!.r Ky. Mnroh 11. The direc
tors of the Hoard of Trade met to-day
nnd protested against the cut In railroad
rntcs from St. Louis to tho seaboard
which Is n discrimination against Louis-
ville. A resolution asking for a remedy
n an uuuiiicu.
Patteiiso.v X. J. March 11. Hlsbop
Wlgger has refused to allow tho funeral
of William Haydcn's wlfo to tako placo
from tho churoh because Ifavdnn dla.
obeyed on order given by the Htshop
thrco years ago prohibiting tho salo of
liquor on Sunday.
Ottumwa la. March 11. Tho trial
train on tho now fast mall system between
Chicago and Omaha readied this city at
10 o clock havlnir made tho 300 inllon
from Chicago In seven hours. It over-
took nt this city tho regular train which
left Chicago ut 10 o'clook last evening.
Doveii March 11. A lively contest Is
promised between Father Murphy pas-
tor of St. Mary's Catholic church nnd
tho Kmmctt association. Murphy having
by authority from tho bishop notllledtlio
memuers oi ino organization to Ulsuanu
or sillier excommunication.
CiLutLEHTO.v March 11. The republi
can convention of tho seventh district
has nominated Itobert Small colored.
for Congress to succeed Mocker de
ceased. There was but little opposition
iu omau a nomination which is consiu-
cred cmilvnlent to an election the ma
jority of negro voters In tho dlstrlot be-
Ottawa Canada March 11 Theatrical
managers visiting Canada complain of
having to pny 00 per cent duty upon nil
scenery thoy carry. It Is also claimed
mat uiscnminntions aro mauo in lavoror
wealthy combinations. It is stated that
Henry lrvlng's scenery valued nt $10000
wns admitted frco of duty. Also that tho
custom laws wero abrogated In tho In-
terest of Colonel Maplcson.
City or Mexico March 11. Tho Mex-
ican Government demands a reduction
of the tariff on tho Mexican and Vera
Cruz railway under the terms of tho
concession stipulating that tho tariff
rates must bo reduaed as soon as tho
earnings of tho company permit tho
payment of 8 per cent dividend on com-
mon stock. The first through train over
tho Mexican road from tho United
States; is expected here on Saturday.
Touoxto March 11. Besides the
guards placed in tho Parliament build-
ing and Government house extra pre-
cautions have been taken at Osgood
hall the educational department and
other publla buildings of the city. De-
tectives aro also keeping watch on all
parties entering tho city nnd are In
constant attendance on all railway sta-
tions. Tho authorities refuse all infor-
mation respecting the cause of this
Xasuville March 11. This morning
nt 8 o'clock AVllllam Spence shot and
killed his son-in-law Edward S. Wheat
nt tho Merchants' Exchange the comer
opposite tho telegraph olllce. Spenco
was formerly United States Marshal for
tho middle district of Tennessee and
was succeeded by Wheat. The troublo
aroso from a disagreement in a settle-
ment of business matters. Wheat was a
member of the II rm of Huford Thomas
fc Co. of this city. Spence Is la custody.
Nashville Tcnn. March 11. Tho
Southern States Immigration association
met at tho Capital at noon. Itepresenta-
tlves from Tennessee Louisiana Florida
Georgia Kentucky nnd Arkansas were
present. Delegates from Mississippi.
Texas Missouri and other States will
arrive on the evening trains. The hall
was handsomely decorated with flags
and evergreens. After the appointment .
ofn Committee on Jly-I.aws und Const!- 4
tutlon tho convention adjourned to 10
PrrTsnintaMarch 11. Alfred Marland
of the Marland & Ncely Nut nnd Holt
company of this city just returned from
a secret meeting of nut and bolt manu-
facturers of tho United States held In
NoV York last week says that never In
the history of tho trade has there been
such depression as at present. He did
not suppose that out of 42 linns In tho
country one was making over nine days
out or two weeks work. Fifteen thou-
sand men aro Interested in this branch
of manufacturing and S250000 capital
was Invested. The Presidential election
and tariff tinkering ho says are responsi-
ble for the depression and he did not
think there was much prospect of a re-
newal of business until after the Novem-
ber election and a settlement of the tariff
Tho best smoking tobacco Is "Little
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