The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 27 Jan 1895, page 8 PARTIAL No. 2
f The oniy posfj,e cause ufi J be given Is that ho happened to le sdand- i ing on tho inside of the smoking car, and i Girectiy ist the way of Thompson when i,w..,,o i, ...... u,..t ' .. Pn - - -- J. , "vupunj frtm Officer IUIlcy. Mr. T. A. Middloton. local frehrkr adent at the A.tand V. Kailroad 'station, while standing on the platform of the cdlorcd car in conversation with Conductor Dick Thornton, nearly met the same fate. Thompson firing his gun m close to Middletou's head us to fill the right s'de or bis race with burnt powder. The terrible excitement and tragedy was concluded after quite a quick chase by the officer. Uailey shooting ThoujDson aown oerore ue would submit to arrest -ine oan entereu lnompson s body, inflict- i ing wounus tnat were pronounced by the physician at the city hospital, as necea. warily, fatal. Officer Railey received . IP wound on the top and left side of I bis head, the bullet entering the scaln I near the line of the forehead, and travers- lng about 2 inches under the skin toward the rear before coming out. He also re. , ceived a blow on the. right ear. cuttlas it badly. John Thompson and his family, cons'ist. ing of himself, wife and children, ten In ail, were emigrants en route from Burnside, Ky., to Greenville, Tex. The patty attracted no particular attention while coming from Meridian until the train had passed Jackson, when int.. xuvuijiwu 5ui mm a con versa uon enuinr in an altercation with one of a party of mice juuut iiicu wuo uaa en re red tha smokiug car at .Jackson. The affair wu f t ........ ..i ........ .i . ..li. . . S mtl Twife7 bK d The train and bif'hlsSry ing the baggage. andUsfeof Pr 10 otuer ver- and railway WIIUC.UUIIB. Ilunio. on asking Thomnsnn If h baggage or wished transfer by carriage for nis family, was answered bv Thnmn. son that he did not. at the same tima stating that he was going to 'Greenville. Hume believed and said that tola 1 city was the place to make the trans--' fer for Greenville, thinking the destlna-; tion meant was Greenville, Miss, Thompson knew by previous iuuulrv from Con ductor Thornton that the change was to be made for Greenville, Tex., at Shreve-port. Thompson, it is said, became suspicion!