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The Daily Dispatch: January 30, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 27, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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The Tragedy in Alabama. --The suicide of Wm. English, in Baldwin county, Alabama, after killing three of his children on the 14th inst., has been noticed. A letter in the Pensacola (Fla.) Observer, gives further particulars of the horrible affair. It says: "He went to Mobile with a draft on the bank of that city, calling for $60,000, which he failed to get. Supposing it lost forever, and himself and family impoverished, he returned home with a heavy heart. On the first evening after his return home he ordered the nurse to assemble the children in the parlor, which she did, not suspecting his murderous intentions. As soon as the nurse had left the room he approached the cradle in which lay his youngest child, an infant nine months old, and cut its throat from ear to ear. The nurse happened to look through the window and saw what he was doing, and hastened to the garden where Mrs. English was superintending some work, and gave the alarm.--Mrs. E. started for the house in
Murder in Alabama. --A correspondent from Perdido Mills, Florida, writes that an atrocious murder was perpetrated over the Perdido river, in Baldwin county, Alabama, on Tuesday, the 17th. The writer gives the particulars as follows: On Monday a man named Wm. McLeod went to the house of Joseph Bates and insulted Mr. Bates by a somewhat indiscriminate abuse of him and the neighbors generally. He left the house after Bates had in retaliation for the abuse received, bestowed on him many opprobrious epithets. On Tuesday afternoon, having armed himself with a double-barrel shot gun, which he borrowed, he went near Bates's house in company with a brother-in-law, (McMillan,) who having occasion, as is said, for a little ar, was going into the house to procure it, when he was requested by McLeod to de Bates to come out, as he wished to talk to him. Bates went out near to McLeod, some hundred and fifty feet from the house, when the latter demanded why certain names had been app