Report of shooting at J.B. Duplechain's house

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Report of shooting at J.B. Duplechain's house - COULEE C ROCHE. A Mob, While RegfUatinic a...
COULEE C ROCHE. A Mob, While RegfUatinic a Woman. Fill a WMte Planter With Buckshot. Opelousas, La., Aug. 15. Special. Last night about 2 o'clock, as far as your correspondent can learn, a mob repaired to the home of J. B. Duple- Duple- chcin, living about fifteen miles from this place at a place called Coulee Croche, the object of the mob's visit being being to "regulate" a certain mulatress to whose behavior they seem to have taken exception. This objectionable woman was taken out by the moo, ana wniie tney were carrvinir her awav Mr. DuDlechein came out on his gallery, at the same time attempting to shoot, but his gun missed fire, whereupon the regulators tnrned and opened fire on him. seriously seriously wounding him. It is reported that his little child narrowly escaped being killed. Your correspondent would judge from what he learns that several shot entered the headboard of the bed in which the child was lying. Mr. Dnnlechein fired after he was shot. It is not learned yet whether any of the party was struck. lne only thine left for identification was a hat. which is said to belong to a well-known well-known well-known party in the neighborhood. It is said . . , 1 i x tnat tne woman can luemuy several ui the parties. Sheriff Fontenot and deputies are on the ground since this morning and are doing everything to Dnng uie gun parties to justice. Another Account of the Affair. Grand Coteau, La., Aug. 15. Special. Special. As near as your correspondent can ascertain, about 2 o'clock last night a mob visited the residence of J. B. Duplechein, a planter living about four miles from hero, for the purpose of "regulating" a mulatto woman whose conduct did not exactly suit their ideas. The woman was taken by the crowd and as she was being carried away by them Duplechein came upon his gallery and made an attempt to shoot, but his gun failed to fire and the mob turned and seriously wounded him. filling him full of buckshot from his head to his waist. His little child, which was very sick upon the bed at the time, narrowly escaped, escaped, as several shots were fired through the house at the head of the bed where the child was lying. Mr. Duplechein fired after he was shot and caused them to release the woman and retire. A hat was found which was recognized and the impression impression is that the guilty parties will be brought to justice, as it is understood the woman can identify some of the party. These acts of violence are condemned and much regretted by the good, law- law- abiding citizens ot this pansn. 7

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 16 Aug 1889, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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