Murder of an enrolling officer in Tennessee.
--Col. James K. McAnally
, enrolling officer for the Mayes' Mill
District, in Grainger county, Tenn.
, was waylaid and shot dead from his horse on the night of the 1st inst. The place selected was a lonely nook in the forest, by which the deceased was in the habit of passing late in the evening.
The murderer prepared a rest for his gun, opened a vista through the bushes to the road so that his fire would not be obstructed, and when the unconscious victim of his malice appeared, about dark, from a double barrel shot gun discharged one musket ball and thirty-nine buck shot into his body, killing him instantly.