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Klinck_Hayne_27Oct1861_Tennessean_Clip - From the Memphis Argus, 25tt inst. A Carolv.il...
From the Memphis Argus, 25tt inst. A Carolv.il of Bi-hid The Uajueu faraiJy A Mnii lulled lugaest Ssrreader of the Hd-niie.ile. We have ' another warning tragedy to record this cool morning. William Hayden, uncle of the well known Hayden sisters, killed :i tenant of his last evening, u stcamboatruan, named Joseph Ferrell, who lived in his house, corner Trezevant and Tennessee streets. The following statement is that made by Hayden himself, at the station-house, and corroborated by bis niece, Bridget, who. keeps house lor him. He states that on returning home last evening, he found his door locked; he knocked,. and inquired of one of the negroes for Bridge?, wt's toid she was "in the front room with Ferrell," and went to seek her there. . That door, too, being shut, he knocked at it1 and Fcrreil opened. Hayden asked for Bridget Ferreli said she was not there. Hayden insisted she was. An altercation ensued, in the course of which Ferrell charged Hayden with having insulted his wife . e. Fen-ell's wife. Hayden is unmarried. Still bent on seeing Bridget, Hayden insisted that she was in the room! Ferrell, seeming exasperated, styled him a thief and a liar, etc., etc., und then teeing a po'iter, assaulted Hayden, when lo t tb - blushing Bridget issued- from behind the coor, requesting Ferrell not to kill her "uncle Bill." Hiyden avers that he then left tho spot, but was followed by Ferrell, whom he says he knew to be armed, and, fearing him, drew, a poekct-kuife, faced about and slabbed Ferrell twice or three times, inflicting wouuds. on his breast, right and left.. Ferrell fell, and Hayden proceeded 'to the station house, told his story, and inquired for Captain Klink, whom he requested to go and see Ferroll, while he went for a physician. Klinck, accompanied by officer Johnston, proceeded to Hayden's house, and in the yard found Ferrell weltering in his blood dead. A short time after Hayden had gone in search of the physician, and . Klink and Johnston had returned, officer Myers, leaving the station-house to search for Hayden, faw a carriage passing on Front Row, which stopped on the corner of Shelby street and Howard's Row, and, looking in it, Myers perceived Hayden, accompanied by the well known ' M:ig." Hayden, who immediately called out, Here's Bid, eome to give' himself up!11 He was t;i- :i to tlie station house, where he now is. An lrique was held on the b-.-dy of Ferrell, o:;d a vttdiet returned in accordance with the foregoing statement the only evidence as yet elicited regarding the matter, it beiug all corroborated by Bridget Hayden.

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  1. The Tennessean,
  2. 27 Oct 1861, Sun,
  3. Page 3

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