At the first fire, one of the Williams was killed, and Ham, Sr., firing at the other brother, Newton Williams, missed his aim, the ball unfortunately taking effect in the body of a Baptist preacher, named Grantham, and inflicts shot down, and his father, standing over him, defended his body with a clubbed, but empty gun. While thus engaged, Newton Williams approached, and firing one barrel with fatal effect, into the breast of the father, turned and discharged the other through the head of the prostrate and disabled son. This ended the difficulty.
Newton Williams remained on the ground nearly all the day, assisted in the burial of his brother, and defied arrest.
Next day, Captain Rawn, of the Seventh Infantry, inher, and defied arrest.
Next day, Captain Rawn, of the Seventh Infantry, in command at Marianna, with a file of men, proceeded to the spot, and arrested Williams at his own house.
Clare, at last accounts, was still at large.--Quincy Commonwealth.