Samuel Harrison was murdered by Jas Barksdale
t - cmt - - - as - THE Y AZOO AFFAIR. tbe Kllllaa ( PIxm. OhcmiMd fraaa a Ceatlt aa Recewxly Arrlred frm iWUm dry. From a citizen of New Orleans who has inst returned from Yazoo City, it is ascertained ascertained that the killing of H. M. Dixon, itdepetdett candidate for Sher - 2. by Ju. A. Barkadale, candidate for cnan - cery Clerx. which erent occarred on Tnesday. reeulted from personal enmity and oa tot grow out oi paaucs. w informant alleges that such was tbe hostility hostility entertained by Dixon for Barks - date that the latter waa in fear tor his life. In fact, he stated on Sunday that he expected to be killed by Dixon at any time. He based that belief an threats made b j the latter, who is represented represented as a man of bad character, a gambler, gambler, and desperado. In January, 1T be sailed Samuel Harrison, a native of Yazoo City, on or about the identical spot where he was himself slain by Barksdale. He is also said to hare killed other men in Yazoo county. His bad reputation and attempt to conduct a canrass on the race issue greatly embittered the feelings of the white population against him. On Tuesday Tuesday Baikadale waa informed that he might be attacked at any moment by Dixcn. Hence when he met the latter he fired upon him, with tbe result already already published. , Tfe ran an of Dixon's enmity will not be divulged until the trial takes place, but it is attributed to the part taken by Barkadale in " showing up' Dixon, as witness tbe following : Yazoo Crrr. Aug. 9. lSTJ. Editor Herald Understanding that H - M. Dixon denies making the statement to Mr. Eriscoe embodied in the following note, I addressed that gentleman a lev ter of inquiry and his reply will be found below, wnich you will pabliah on my responsibility. responsibility. Yours, ete - Jab. A. Bauksdajlk. JACCS03T, Miss - . July 21. 1S79. Ju. A - BarfcaeAla, M - . Yaio Cttr i Dear Sir Youzs of the 19ih inst came duly to band. In reply would state, that H. M. Dixon said to me that be (Dixoa) - would, at any tuna, if be could, pack a iary to acquit a friend." He afterwards made the same statement in Gardners store, in the presence of myself, Gardner, H ammocd,Kent, Kennard and t wo others whom I do not recollect. Yours, truly, - E. P. Bkisco. The deceased waa married to an estimable estimable lady of good family, .and he re - cived certain consideration on ber account account which would not oxherwise hare been accorded him.