A Complication of Crimes. 1884

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A Complication of Crimes. 1884 - from re' was screen returns were crowd At hotel...
from re' was screen returns were crowd At hotel in is A Complication of Crime*. NEW OKLKANB, October 14.--Passengers from Ellisville, a small in Jones county, Miss., on the line the New Orleans Northeastern Railroad, bring the following story of shooting affray there on Saturday night: Robert Snipes, a deputy sheriff, only 17 years of age, and George, a telegraph operator, aged 21, released a negro from the jail, promising him his freedom if - from would kill Dr. Schumacher, a druggist. The negro was released and carried out his contract, calling Schumacher from his shop and shooting and mortally wounding him. The instigators of the crime then helped organize a mob of citizens, who pursued the negro and quietly came with him and shot him, inflicting mortal wound. The negro, while dying, implicated the deputy sheriff telegraph operator in the crime, the mob turned on them, but fled the country, in the, meantime coming to New Orleans.

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  1. The Daily Gazette,
  2. 15 Oct 1884, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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