--The Lexington Observer and Reporter
(Yankee) gives the following particulars of the murder that took place in Paris
, a Secessionist of Bourbet county, has been for some time suspected of furnishing contraband articles to the rebels in the mountains.
On Saturday evening, it being ascertained that Rogers
in tended leaving Paris
upon such an errand, the soldiers guarding the bridge at the jail there were directed by the U. S. Deputy Marshal
to arrest him as he crossed the bridge, which order they complied with.
, being in his buggy and demurring to the arrest, caused some delay.
and Abram Spears
, hearing of the arrest, rushed down to the place and demanded his release.
It being refused, Hibler fired, and instantly killed one of the guard, shooting him in the head; whereupon the other guard immediately shot Hibler through the right shoulder, near the breast three ball entering at different points, and shattering his shoulder dreadfully.
He is still alive, but it is believed he cannot recover.
After shooting Hibler, the soldier received a gun from a companion (who came up while the difficulty was progressing), and immediately killed Spears
, shooting him through the breast.
When Hibler shot, Spears
told him to kill the "damned rascal." Hibler was near enough, and probably and his hand upon the soldier when he shot him.
Several persons present state that Spears
had drawn a pistol when he was shot; others that he had not. A negro woman was shot in the bowels, she says, by Rogers
, and one barrel of his pistol was, upon examination, found to be empty.
denies shooting at all. He is in custody.
During the melee Rogers
jumped from his buggy, and ran into a back yard of a private dwelling, but was soon overtaken.
Several letters were found where he had deposited them in his flight, directed to rebels, and in his buggy were found several dozen pairs of socks.
The negro woman is still alive, but considered dangerously wounded.
There were bad two soldiers present when Rogers
was arrested and at the time Hibler shot the soldier.
Great excitement followed the occurrence, and further difficulty was apprehended, but two companies of Col. Warner
's regiment, stationed on the railroad below, was promptly sent up to Paris
, as was a compa from Col. Grigsby
's camp, near Lexington
and all apprehension of further disturbance was thus removed.
Some interesting are expected to be developed upon the instigation of this terrible affair.