Henry Draper of Russellville Ill. Had His Throat Cut While Watching Fireworks Near Vincennes - 1890

Nine Murders in Lawrence Co Illinois in the Last Few Years

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Henry Draper of Russellville Ill. Had His Throat Cut While Watching Fireworks Near Vincennes - 1890 - take time, forest devours ia to a painted...
take time, forest devours ia to a painted common and a Hollander, of was a corn a pig Exeter of a hundred but three on creed, IN HIS WIFE'S PRESENCE. A Farmer Knocked Down by Touglia Ilia Thvont Cut. LAWRENCEVILLE, 111., Aug. 16.--Henry Draper had his throat cut on the side of the Wabash river near Vincennes. While Draper was looking at the fireworks fireworks on the river three men jostled wife off the levee. He remonstrated them, arid he was at once hit on the with a billy. While he lay on the another of the trio jumped on him cut his throat. He was carried to Vincennes Vincennes and will die. Ilia wife and chil dren witnessed the whole scene. Draper was a resident of Russellville and a respected farmer. Arrest of the Toughs. The toughs who are said to have ed him were captured soon after by iff Gowen and placed in jail here. They are Daniel and Peck Peace, brothers, Crawford county, and formerly from Kentucky. The sheriff found a blood-stained knife on Daniel Peace and a billy on brother. The third man was also arrest' ed, but released Friday. The prisoners tleriy committing the assault on Draper and say the man who did it gave weapons. There was some t a l k o ing if Draper died. Nine men have killed in this county thu last few the last one while the court was the Palmer case Friday night.

Clipped from The Decatur Daily Review17 Aug 1890, SunPage 2

The Decatur Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois)17 Aug 1890, SunPage 2
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