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 - TEX RIOT XXQtJBgT. Coroner afaaeroft Hand arc a...
TEX RIOT XXQtJBgT. Coroner afaaeroft Hand arc a Tardtet at Last. ' Coroner hf utcroft yesterday rendered a verdict verdict la the cases of the victims of the late riot. The finding Is quite lengthy and gives evidence evidence of a careful consideration of the various cases. Tbe following I a Mat of the victims and tbe verdicts Joseph Sturm, Fred Bchmsls, F. J. Hare-kamp, Hare-kamp, Hare-kamp, Andrew Onhl, Peter Raht. Leonard Doer, Joe. Besold, Ben J. Fink, F. J. Barmyer, Cornelius Kreaner, Levy Slmroonds, Charles Miller, James Condon. Jacob Metrger, Wm. Batschs, Thomas Green, Wm. Bock, Adolph Welnkars, Henry Kates. Alfred Hopkins, J. W. Dickey, Aenry Welnmyer, Philip Rabbe, J. Todd, Henry Powers. Cbarles Everhart, Joba E. Gollager, Frank Hetteaheimer. E. 1 Lindsay, F. V. Xlcbenborst. John Ooebel, John R. Hsghes, Frsnk Beigmann, Fred A. Fuller. James Wbaien. asn John Ssegers, Jos. Fagtn, Walter Fay, lun John Henneasy, Andrew Singer, George Kemper, lonM H. A. Brledemteln, Lewi Kalp, Win. Beck, John J. Desmond, John J Goetz, William Hooker, Michael O'Day, J. Schmidt, Leo Vogelsang, William Shay. X find that the above-named above-named above-named came to their deatba from ranabot Injuries received daring a riot, which occurred March 8, aad SO, 1884. After careful examination of available wltnesneii, together with a dill- dill- geat Investigation, I further find that tbose of the victim who met tbelr death from In juries received during the first nlgbt, or the night of the attack upon the lall, exoepting OrSeer Joeepb Sturm, who was In tbe discharge discharge of bis duty, were violators of tbe law, and were shot after being repeatedly warned by 8brifr Hawkins that farther bostillties would be st tbe risk of their live. Many of the victims who came by their deaths oa Haturdev night and Sunday morning morning at or near the Con -t-house -t-house -t-house -t-house ware engaged la aa ast at'onoe most unlawful and oo-regeoos. oo-regeoos. oo-regeoos. Incurring sn Irreparable loss to the county and community st lsrge, sn act which waa the fruit of vicious ml nda, and engaged in by lawleea, and. In many reepeala. worthless worthless men. a class that grew bolder in their depredations as tbe violence of their work Increased, Increased, snd which could only be suppressed by efiectlve snd disciplined work of the militia. militia. , ' f Th testimony produces abundant evidence that tbe mob fired many shots both during tbe attack upon tbe Jail, and, more particularly particularly on Saturday night; Indeed, the firing of revolvers by tbe mob commenced in front of the Court-house Court-house Court-house as early as eight o'clock In the evening, snd Increased snd continued long after the Court-house Court-house Court-house had been fired. The other victims were spectators, but they were well aware of the desperate character character of the work, and were in tbe midst of the faring. Their deaths were due solely to their own rareleftenesa, as they most certainly knew the great danger their lives were in. It is difficult to particularize the death of each Indivtdnal. except In the eases of Captain J. J. Desmond. Frank, Bergman, Thomas A. Green, A. linger, F. Rchraalc and John A. Goets. In the ease of Captain Desmond the evldenee Is plain that a shot fired by one of the mob caused his untimely death while he was heroically stum ptlng to extinguish the Court-house Court-house Court-house fife. Bergman, : Green and Singer met tbelr deaths while attempting to break Into Powell's Powell's gun-store, gun-store, gun-store, on Main street. Tbe death of John 8. Goets, a militiaman, was due to an accident accident caused by the falling of hi gnn, snd in the esse of Bchwarts. who was killed by one of tbe militia at two o'clock on the after noon of Sunday, I find that he was an In .offensive roubg man, and was shot while no demonstration of violence was going on. This is the only case wherein I can attach any blame to tbs mtlitls. On SamuelKernan. whose dead body was found on Saturday night, died of heart disease, caused by fright. X will farther add that ta almost every in stsnee the appearance of the various victims gave evidence thst they were members of not the better class of society, snd in tbe majority of those whose nativity I eosld discover they were of foreign birth. C. S. Musosorr, J ok.

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 13 Jul 1884, Sun,
  3. Page 4

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