Another name that has gone down in the State history with a homicidal record is that of Thomas Peasley. While he was credited with killing two men in bloody street duels, the circumstances attending the tragedies should be taken into consideration and recited as doing some tardy justice to his memory. He was thirty-two years […]
Clara Kane, another widow, who was born in Kentucky, later lived with Amidee Dupas, a New Orleans locksmith, at 152 South C Street. Both had worked in the circus for a time.
On an empyreal spring evening in 1858, with the oleander in bloom upriver and early jasmine scenting the wind, the steersman for the Mississippi steamboat Pennsylvania, a bookish 22-year-old named Sam Clemens, guided the massive packet into the docks under the winking gaslights of New Orleans. As the Pennsylvania berthed, Clemens glanced to his side […]