A Homicide and its result.
--John S. Morgan
, of Memphis, Tenn.
, who had been stationed at Union city as examiner of passports; was killed at the latter point on last, Wednesday, by a pistol shot fired by Charles O. Littell
The latter had been recently at Memphis
, and on attempting to pass the guard, was told he must go back for a passport.
He started back, but instantly turned round, drew a pistol, and indiscriminately fired four or five shots, one of which hit Morgan
in the forehead, causing his instant death.
Deceased was not in the crowd, and knew nothing of what had occurred between Littell
and the guard.
was an impulsive man, and had been living in Milikin's Bend, Lonisiana, for several years, and no doubt was a true Southerner.
He was thought to be out of his mind was arrested, and sent to jail.
Subsequently two brothers of Morgan
took charge of him to convey him to Memphis
On the way he persuaded them to undo the bands that held him, when he immediately drew a knife and attempted to cut his own throat.
One of the others told him that he was right, and he then in turn assanited him, Morgan
, and the latter shot him dead.-- Louisville Courier.