Dixon, the sheriff murdered by Barksdale, killed Samuel Harrison

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ze. nor! troi.be will ari-e. ari-e. ari-e. I."t l- l- tl.l.r.. K'... Auz. -JH. -JH. -The -The rnr,fr-'nurnni rnr,fr-'nurnni rnr,fr-'nurnni publishes an interview with Mr. Y. I. Hashes, of Yazoo ( ity. a ho wss -second -second Lieutenant Lieutenant of one of tbe cily companies raised during the recent excitement which prevailed in Yaioo. In answer to the )'"'tr,n. What kind of a man wa Dixon, who was killed by J. II. Harks-dale Harks-dale Harks-dale to-day to-day to-day :' Mr. Hughes said: " He wis a violent man. full of prejudice. I have sevn him shoot the head from a pigeon at 1M yards. In "'anger lie ws apt to l somewhat " rattiest " He wa-s wa-s wa-s a very fascinating fellow, and was liked by all tho women. I will give vou the following report of his character, which "is taken from the report of a committee, and reeds r.o finishing touches from me: "We believe he is a murderer. I'assing by tne caes ot many men who have died at his hands in this rountv. we believe that Dixon murdered Mr. Samuel Harrison in cold blood. The Mayor of Yazoo City. Mr. J. H. Holt, thought , and committed tim to jail w.thout tail. For months he filled a felon's cell, our Circuit Judge, tbe Hon. S. S. Calhoun, having remanded btm to jail without bad. W'e Ixdieve ho only e-apd e-apd e-apd a felon's doom and a felon's death for want of intelligence intelligence and virtue in the jury that tried him. To sum un in brief our opinion and estimate of the character of the man Dixon, we declare, as our deliberate opinion, that he Is a murderer, murderer, a cambler. a bullv, a thief, a man of viol nee, of blood. of lies, a man who will pack juries, a low. unprincipled demsgoguo in politic and an infidel infidel in religion. He unite in himself every quality required to make him the detestable detestable monster that he is. and be wants every qualification necessary to make him the gentleman that he is not. For these reasons we detest tho man. H. M. Dixon, and we sav. further, that ho is not fit in any sense to hold any office of honor, profl'. or trust known to our laws ; and wo furthermore declare ami say that be shall not hold any such office ip our county if it is in our power to prevent it. As an evidence of our sincerity in this declaration, we do hereby further declare that w ratify and confirm the acts and doinjrsof our fellow Democrats at Yazoo City, cn the '..'."th of July last, and that we will stand to ami abide l.y their actions and the action of this meeting ut every hazard and to the laat tremitv.' "

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 21 Aug 1879, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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