Clipped From The Galveston Daily News

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GO. LYNCH LAW. SHOKTWOHX OX 1 are orders J carrying mail with as prices the hand. Bill Murloson's . Taking Off--A Jail Smrronndad and tho "Work of a Hob--.G-naras Overpowored. rspcaui. TO TOK NK^ail GoyzjLiss, Jlarch 35.--The examining trial of. Bill Burleson, the negro irho abtempCed outrage on Mrs. Enoeppa, a German lady living between Harwood and Waelder/on dayj March 0, camo np to-day.before Squire Collins, Justice of the peace. About one hour before the trial took place, it -was rumored aroied force of 150 men T^ere coming to the prisoner. The officers summoned of citizens to protect the prisoner under The posse brought tho prisoner from the the court-house: There vrere TIJMO witnesses amined, All the testimony snowed he was the vicinity at the time, and he was identified in court bv Mrs. Kncoppa as bein; tho man that made tube assault. The teatimon showed he threw her down andfllled her with saud and chips at her door-steps, and before he succeeded ia his purpose he becam frightened and went off. in the meantime in luring her severely. Ho had nothing to say his defense at tie trial, and his Bond was placed at tlOOO. The The posse then started with himtothejai and were mot by the armed force. They brought him back to th» court-house, and the crowd went off he was taken to jail. streets being guarded, the crowd rushed over tlbe guard and surioundfld the jail. The ofll cars lid all in their power, but could not the crowd, who, at 3 ifclock, toroofl the of tho jail fenco and took toe' prisoner on about half a mile and hung him. Hewonk not confess aor deny the crime. The feeling of the community is that he received just ishment for such a crime, after hearing the testimony. · · It was a noticeable fact there were none either party under the influence of liquor, that they were determined, after the ladj identifled him, to hang hto}. All is quiet and the citareos hope never to have as a day again. · - _ ' ^o to

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 26 Mar 1884, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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