CROW killed CUB COURTNEY on Mud Creek in the Chickasaw Nation in 1879 and was at large five years, five months and fifteen days. He is a fair specimen of the average frontiersman, and a manly looking fellow. He says death has no terrors for him. WASSON participated in the murder of HENRY MARTIN in 1872 but was never apprehended until he took a hand in the killing of ALMARINE WATKINS in 1884. JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, his confederate in the murder of Martin, is now in jail awaiting trial for the same crime, having been captured since Wasson’s conviction. The three Creek Indians boys, who are the lowest type of the full blood Indians, killed a white man named OWENS who was traveling through the country on horseback, shooting him a this camp, in march 1883. The boys afterward boasted of the deed, were arrested and convicted on their own confession to others. JOSEPH JACKSON brutally murdered his wife at Oak Lodge, Choctaw Nation on the 6th of March 1885. ROBERT WOLF killed FRANK STOCKBRIDGE in Red River county, Chickasaw Nation, in the fall of 1884. ROBINSON KEMP was convicted some time ago of the murder of HENRY RICH, who was postmaster of Fort Washita in the Chickasaw Nation. He was put upon trial with his stepson, EDMUND JEFFERSON, with whom he was jointly charged with the crime. Jefferson was acquitted but Kemp was convicted of murder. HENRY RICH, on his dying bed, asserted that JEFFERSON and KEMP shot him.
Galveston Daily News
January 23, 1889
Feud in the Nation.
Gainesville, Texas, Jan. 22: News reached the city today of a tragedy on Mud Creek in the Chickasaw Nation a few nights ago. It appears that a feud had long existed between WALTER ADAMS and LARK SMITH, growing out of an alleged accusation of hog stealing by Smith, and about a week ago, it is said that Adams went about the country trying to raise a crowd of men to help him drive Smith out of the Nation. Saturday night, it is said, Adams, accompanied by several friends, started to Smith’s house and met wit hi on the way. Adams and Smith engaged in a combat almost immediately after their meeting, first using their fists, but finally Adams drew his knife and began to use it viciously, cutting Smith severely in the forehead and neck. Smith fought vigorously with his bare fists for some time, but finally fell back into the crowd of bystanders and grabbed a Winchester rifle from one of them and shot Adams through the chest…Smith made his escape and has not since been apprehended.
The Wounded Marlows Are Returned
Graham, Texas, Jan. 22: Deputy marshal MORTON with three men as guards arrived at the DENTON farm this morning and left for Dallas with CHARLIE and GEORGE MARLOW and CLIFF at 9:00. Charlie is dangerously wounded in the face, neck and breast with buckshot. George is shot in the hands and Cliff in the leg.
Amputation to Save His Life
Albany, Texas, Jan. 22: Dr. WILLIAM POWELL of this place, assisted by Dr. STOUT of Cisco and Dr. M. C. MOODY of Albany, amputated Mr. A. A. CLARK’S leg just above the knee today. Mr. Clark had the misfortune to fall and fracture his right leg severely about two weeks ago.
Arrested Charged with Murder
Clarendon, Texas, Jan. 22: About 10 o’clock Sunday, Sheriff F. M. DAVIS of Wichita Falls arrested WILLIAMKENNEDY, formerly known as RED SHIRT BILL. He is the charged with the murder of HARRY LONG of New York and HARRY DEAN of Philadelphia at Rockport, near Rollins, Wyoming, which occurred the last of June 1888. Red Shirt Bill used to work for sheriff DAVIS at Wichita Falls, and being broke was trying to get back and had reached Clarendon some days where he was waited for by the sheriff. He was hired as cook by the murdered men at Wichita Falls in April last, and had gone by team to Wyoming where the murder occurred. The team, wagon, outfit and all were missing and have not yet been found. Bill claims his innocence and tells a good straight story about himself and seems glad that as he is charged with such crime, that he should be arrested by a man, who knows him as well as he knows himself. He has borne a good reputation at Wichita Falls and is well connected with highly respectable families in Louisville, Kentucky. Sheriff Davis took him to Wichita Falls yesterday.
CHARLES KING, who was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary last week for burglary, was taken yesterday to Rusk by the contractor.
Fatal Resistance of Arrest
Lindon, Texas, Jan. 22: Deputy sheriff JOHN STONE came in last night about 2 o’clock and surrendered himself to Sheriff LANIER, stating he had killed DAVID FARMER Jr. … At last term of district court, the grand jury found a true bill against Farmer for carrying weapons. Mr. Stone, armed with this warrant, proceeded to make the arrest taking constable CHARLES PERDUE of Precinct No. 4. On arriving at the house of Farmer, Perdue threw a Winchester down on him and asked him to surrender. Farmer remarked that he would be damned if he would, whereupon he drew his pistol and the firing began. After some five or six shots had been fired, Perdue fell to his knees… dead. About this time, Farmer started to run and Stone fired on him, killing him. Sheriff Lanier and justice HALL left this morning to hold an inquest.
Marshall, Texas, Jan. 22: BEN SCOTT, colored, ran amuck last night. He attacked RUFUS MAYS, colored, cut him several times and ran, pursued by Mays, who had received only a flesh wound. Escaping from his pursuer, Scott went to the house of NICY DENSON, a negro woman, kicked in the door and commenced carving her. He gave her several slight scalp wounds when he was interrupted by an a negro man who was in the room… later in the night he was arrested by officers LEWIS and ETHERIDGE near the compress and jailed.
On Sunday night a brickmason named HENRY LEWIS was shot through the fleshy part of his right arm while he was sanding on Austin Street.
Paris, Texas, Jan. 22: E. B. SCOTT, wanted at Clarksville, Arkansas, was arrested and jailed today. He is charged with the murder of a convict at Coal Hill, Arkansas about a year ago while acting as sergeant of a convict camp the Coal Hill mines. Scott was recognized at the Texas & Pacific depot today by an ex-convict named WILLIAM FRANKLIN who was serving a sentence at the mine while Scott was sergeant. Franklin notified FRANK COOK, proprietor of the Texas & Pacific dining hall,… Scott was held by Mr. Cook and Franklin until deputy sheriff COSTON arrived. … reward of $200 offered by the state for F. B. SCOTT… Scott was indicted by the grand jury of Johnson County, Arkansas lat March with two others, charging them with the murder of nine convicts, one of whom was shot in the mine because he was too sick to work. One of Scott’s accomplices was convicted and sentenced to five years; the other was acquitted.
Fort Smith, Arkansas, Jan. 22: A. H. EAST, formerly a citizen of Texas, but now of the Chickasaw Nation, was on trial in federal court charged with the murder of THOMAS P. LITTLE on Aug. 23, 1887. He does not deny the killing, but claims he acted in self-defense.