Riley Blocker

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Riley Blocker - Maaip-ton, Clwh-Narclasa Peptit- WU- Where They...
Maaip-ton, Clwh-Narclasa Peptit- WU- Where They Dtfy th Lawa-A Lawa-A Lawa-A Gang of Depredo FlaM Expected. Is Class- vtt Elsen- : Wrltlng-A of Let- A B News of aertoua. desperate trouble in Tell county continue to reach Little Bock, both via Hot Springs and the Little Rock and Fort Smith railway. Aad while giving the particular of this terrible state oi anairs, we can not retrain rrom aauing that It is taking place la the tame tounty where McGbee, the commuted murderer, resided at th time h slaughtered Laaa-rus Laaa-rus Laaa-rus Brooks. The people on Iron creak, a In most neighborhood, permit their nogs to run si larg. Heoontiy two or the resident then. Wlllism Potter snd George Moles by nsme, found a number of their hogs In possession of Riley Blocker and Jack Danlele. Thev established their owner ship by th marka beyond all doubt, and quietly took powewlon of the enimals, the men wno naa mem appanenuy naving no objection. A day or two later, while Potter Potter ww at work In his field, he was surprised surprised by the presence ol Daniels, Blocker and a third man whom he did not know. They commanded him to follow them, and he at once yelled with all hiapowBrMV-era! hiapowBrMV-era! hiapowBrMV-era! times to alarm hla wife. His murderers murderers then dragged him off to the woods ana snot mm to aeain eetore out who reached him. When aha arrived the mur derers had fled, but hr dying husbsnd told her the particulars. The first shot missed blm entirely, but the second fired from Winchester rifle by Jack Daniels, struck him in the side and passed entirely mrottgn nia body. Tne poor man lingered for two hours in terrible agony before he breathed hla last. The half-craxed half-craxed half-craxed woman ran from neighbor to neighbor, and spread the ud newa, ereatlng great excitement. The utmost indignation prevails oa Irons Creek and the north lork of the Ouachita. Mr. Notes has lied from his home and Is now staying at Cedar Gladea to escape the fate waloa Derail rotter. Alocher and Daniels lived just over th Una in Garland county, while Potter ww killed at bis horn in Yell county. The murderer Bed to tne mountains or l ell oountv, where with two or three other outlaws thev defy the ofiteers. Re port sayt that one of the men with them is Aaron Gray, wno ww convicted ol murder at Hot Sprlngs,tbree or four years since, but escaped tne otneers afterwards, snd thst another ia an ex-convict, ex-convict, ex-convict, e- e- osped irom Mountain v alley. A doss hat been formed to capture the men, and no one need be surprised to hesr of a desperate fight in the mountains there at any time. the been had on site no wis ims. and nw ago, and by promised a ply the 8 left on

Clipped from Daily Arkansas Gazette29 Apr 1883, SunPage 5

Daily Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas)29 Apr 1883, SunPage 5
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