Thomas Martin raids negro camps

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Thomas Martin raids negro camps - a of to a HELD UP BY NEGRO TRIO. AUGUST TISSER,...
a of to a HELD UP BY NEGRO TRIO. AUGUST TISSER, A CARPENTER. BEATEN AND ROBBED BY QREENTREE FOOTPADS. NEIGHBORHOOD TERRORIZED. Victim , Left Lying In Read Finally Staggers to His Horns. . and POLICE ARE STILL IN SEARCH. Penn- of on-the on-the regi- August Tlsser, a carpenter, living near Green tree borough, was last night the Vic ttm of negro footpads, and after being beaten until almost Insensible was left lying in the road. After reviving somewhat somewhat he was able to reach home in an exhausted condition. - . The holdup was another of the occurrences occurrences that are spreading terror among the residents of the vicinity. About 8 o'clock Tiaser was in Greentree, purchasing groceries, and left a few mln utes afterward to go to hi home, near a section known as "Foggy Hollow.' -When -When passing through a desolate portion of the road a trio of negro footpads confronted him with revolver. I They wouldn't listen to bis protests that all his money bad gone for groceries and attacked and beat him. When he was rendered helpless the trio searched all his pockets, finding but a few cents. They then left him lying in tho roadway, - TiBser called for help, but befors any came he was able to drag himself home. which he reached, exhausted and biieu lnfc, and was barely uble to lnlorm iu family of hi experience. ' His son Immediately vent to No. t po lice station and reported tl.e affair. Ueu-tt'jiant Ueu-tt'jiant Ueu-tt'jiant Thomas Martin no tilled all his of-ticrers of-ticrers of-ticrers to be on the lookout for the negroes, negroes, and extra policemen were stationed at the saloons In the West End that the negroes from tbe Wabash tunnel work commonly frequent. Ail persons resldlaf In the vicinity ot the tunnel work live In terror of the desperate desperate acta of the aegnmt, Officials of the, negro camps about the different tun- tun- nul heading, at which 1,S negroes are employed, admit, the police say, that th eampe contain a very dangerous element; in fact, they do not deny that tbe camps ar practically a rendezvous of negro fu gitives from justice, who conceal liiclr Mentlty by fictitious ntraw LJeutetuunt Martin, with a, SQuai. na at . (MnTerent time raided camps within th city limits, limits, and has In a measure taught the lawless element that the West End is a warm place for them. of at his He

Clipped from Pittsburgh Daily Post21 Dec 1902, SunPage 8

Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)21 Dec 1902, SunPage 8
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