Dail, John - March 1893- Deputy Dail in "Bloody Battle on a Train"
AN OFFICER SLAIN Bloody Battle On a Passenger Passenger Train At Hell's " Point, Tenn. Desperadoes Attempt To Kes cue a Prisoner and Kill Sheriff Burnett Deputy Dail Probably Fatally Shot and Thrown From the Bear Platform. Oae of 4heOatlawa ,- ,- Mortally Wounded and the Prisoner , 1 Seyerely Hurt. THEY JUMPED OFF. nnoxville, Tenn., March 18. (Special.) A tcrrjble traged.? occurred, oa the Knox- Knox- yillc and Ohio pattseuvvr train this morn ing beior daylight at BeU's Point, a . jwculiarly significant name, at one mile autl a haU eaet from Neweoin', lu Campbell Campbell county, in which Sheriff John Bur nett, of . Campbell county, was-killed; was-killed; was-killed; JJotuty Sheritf John Dull probably fa tally wounded, Cruo E. Smith, mortally wounded, and Jesse Jones sustained aev serious Stieri tf Burnett and about the trsoeriv is that the dead Sheriff' pistol had newer been removed from tin belt, but the pistol he had taken from Jones tlte day before waa found near where Jones and Smith were lying apparently dend. with every chamber empty and giving evidence of their eon- eon- tnta having been but recently - discharged discharged The pretumption is that when Jones' friends made the ruah upon the officer to rescue him Jonea secured hia pistol from the Sheriff's person and hiin-iHf hiin-iHf hiin-iHf discharged-the discharged-the discharged-the contents. Sheriff Unmet was a very popular officer. He was about thirtv-rwo thirtv-rwo thirtv-rwo veara of aire, of tall, commanding figure and unquestioned murage, ine tragedy caused great ex-eitement ex-eitement ex-eitement in Knowille. If the desoera- desoera- tioes are caught they will be lynched. A Few Taoaghts Oa Robert Barns. In wat is the world most interested? Why have men fTient itielr lives study ing the works of Plata, Arbrtotle, Socrates s,nd other great miuda? Is it aimply to entertain tliemselves, to improve their twn style, to gain fluency in couver-t-tion, couver-t-tion, couver-t-tion, couver-t-tion, couver-t-tion, or facility in the nse of the language language in which tliese master minds wrote ? Are these the reasons that actuate the great students and thinkers of the world? I think not. - Ie i to get t the lives of Plato, Aristotle and Socrates ta And out their animating principle, what struggle they had with pelf, and how they eon-queted. eon-queted. eon-queted. Why have men gone down into tho bowels ot the esrtS to excavate buried cities i - Are h rich art treasures that often reward their labors the sole object of their seeking ? Mo : it Is to discover. if possible, idte animus of tbe inhabitants of thoee entombed cities, whose history tor many hundreds of years lias oeen a "Closed nook" to . tuamund that they toil on and labor on. The pjdntintra, the tatuea, the-inscriptions the-inscriptions the-inscriptions on urns, taoti , jo. monuments are ait eagerly studied, aat if.- if.- by an? means, aoinetninz con- con- oerning the live, the anodes ot th-jugnt. th-jugnt. th-jugnt. toe social customs, the toys and sorrows of the inhabitants of thoe buried cities may be learned. -Man -Man Is-interested Is-interested Is-interested in his fellow-man, fellow-man, fellow-man, as is proven by the popu larity of those article, in our Riuga.inea and newspapers that tell ua of the domgs ana sayings of. our lellow-aien. lellow-aien. lellow-aien. Would life and reason be loiur sustained if an individual man were plaeed In a mull goigeoas palace where food was mechanically mechanically pla.-ed pla.-ed pla.-ed before him, tut wnere no booics oETerwi the solace of the congenial society of the karned, wikto no intelli gence from tha outMde world ever reaohed