Maybe this will help - from the Lawrence County Press
News reached us last Monday of the assassination of Mr. William Morris,
living near the line of Pike and Lawrence, in this county. The murder was
committed Thursday evening last [June 13, 1893] between 8 and 9 o'clock. Mr. Morris had
left the house to feed his hogs, and was returning from the pen when he was
fired upon by some unknown party from ambush and almost instantly killed.
During the two hours which he lived, he talked quite freely, and said he was
not aware he had an enemy in the world. The jury of inquest has been
investigating the affair ever since its occurance, and it is said some
strange developments will be made.