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THIS MflRIITOSPATEHES LYNCH LAW. Four lore of the Reno Gtngrf Tbie?f § Banged by the Seymour, Seymour, tod., Vigilance Committee. The New Albany .Jail Captured, Captured, and the Four Men Hanged in the Jail. A HorriWe Tragedy-Great Ei- citement, Etc., Etc* l D«patch to The News.] Dec. 12—The Seymour i led.) vigilance committee visited the New Albany jail this morning at about 3 o'clock, »nd hung the three Beno brothers and Chas. Anderson, the railroad express robbers, in- Bi le the jail, and left town before any alarm w»s given. LOI-ISVILLZ, Dec. 12*—The following ad« ditionkl particulars about the tragedy at New Albany have been received. About 3 o'clock this morning Mr. Luther Whitten, one of the outside guards of the jail, was met at the entrance by a p*r'y of men who presented presented pistols to him, demanding silence or death. Whitten shouted, however, but was seized, knocked down aid informed if another another shout wae uttered he should die. By this time the jail office was filled with men searching for the keys. Sheriff Fullerton, understanding the situation, came down from his sleeping apartment and gained ths door leading to tfce grounds on the west side of the jail. Here he met an armed force with pistols direct e 1 at him and exclaimed: "Gentlemen, don't shoot me. I am sheriff" One of them, however, fired a shot, taking effect in the right arm, inflicting a serious and painful: wound. The kejs were demandedj but he positively refused to surrender .them. About a doten of them then entered Mr. Fullerton's , rooms, where his wife laid in bed, and demanded demanded the jail keys of her, which she refused, refused, but they succeeded in finding them concealed in a drawer. Thomas Mathhewi, one of the inside guards, waa compelled to open the cells of the men the mob hod determined determined to hang Frank and William Reno were the first viotims dragged out, and they were hung alongside of each other on the same pillar. Simon Reno was then brought out, but he fought the mob with great desperation, desperation, knocking .one or two down before he wis overpowered, and left suspended be-_ tween the ceiling and floor. Charles An- •ier&on. the lust victim, was heard 10 beg for the privihge of praying, but this request was refused, and he was hung at the south west coroer of the jail cell. After further threats of killing the bheriff the mob proceeded to tLe train, carrjitg with them the j&il keys. From the jail to the train armed men stood guard to prevent any fihrm being given. At 4 o'clock the train witL the entire party, ccntisting of from 75 to 100 men, started off They came well armed and equipped for the work. They In" tended to hung a man named Clark, the nwr- derer of Oeo. Tille, but ihey oonoladed not to Jo so, fearing to remain longer. The vigilcnts came from Seymour, Ind., in a CUT by themselves attached to the regh- lar train. ' BChkrles Anderson i nd Frank Reno were surrendered by the Canadian authorities upon the solemn pledge by the United States government that they should hare a Rir trial, » L d if found Innocent, be returned to Canada... '

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  1. The Daily Milwaukee News,
  2. 13 Dec 1868, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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