The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas) 27 Jan 1895
county rÂ£ FRIGHTFUL ENCOUNTER. A' Difficulty In Which Two Men Are and- T-.VO Wounded. VJeksburg, MJss., Jan. 26.--John Thompson, an emigrant en route with his wife and eight children from Burnside, Scott, county, Ky., to Greenville, Tex., precipitated a difficulty this noon on the and VlckSburgr train Just arrived from -Meridian, which resulted in the instant of Car Inspector J. at. Shirley, who was shot through the head by Thompson, lesser wounds to Policeman Railey and no;?ro and in Thompson being fatally wuunded by Railey. The Kentucklan is Heved to have been suffering from delirium tronror.y or ruiitr. ir.r;:r.!ty frcr.-. c'.lior cause, us witnesses agree in stating he no provocation for displaying-his pistol ordering two of -hi's fellow passengers out of the ear, which 'began the trouble. Shirley leaves a wife and four children In Meridian.