The body of Chales Coleman

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BODY OF COLEMAN DISINTERRED AT GIDDINGS TO BE SHIPPED TO CHICAGO. Sister Came to Houston and Secured Undertaker to Exhume the Body. Relatives Are Well-to-Do. Well-to-Do. Well-to-Do. Well-to-Do. Well-to-Do. Charier Oolernen. the notorious cracksman who was killed by Sheriff Scarborough about six weeks ago near Lexington, after lie bud robbed the postoffice at Dime Box. will be Interred In Chicago, alongside those o.' tlici departed of tils family, among the most well-to-do well-to-do well-to-do well-to-do well-to-do and influential of that cl'v. The body will be shipped from Houston this morning, nnd will be accompanied to Chicago Chicago by the sister of the dead nai. Coleman s sister rame to Houston vjral days ago and arranged w ith I'ml i'tr Viestheimer to go up io Giddluss. exhume the body and ship It to Chicago. M. Wc,,-helmer Wc,,-helmer Wc,,-helmer went up Friday and disinterred the remains of the dead man, and Satin day-brought day-brought them hack to Houston and has since prepared them for shipment lo Chicago. Chicago. Coleman was one of the mcst notorious cracksmen In the countrv. and durlruj his forty-five forty-five forty-five years of life had spent more, tbsn twenty in the different penitentiaries of tne country. The last term he jjrved was In th Federal prison at Leavenworth on the charge of cracking a postoffice ssie near aco. He was released from tiie Leavenworth prison last March and eim direct to Houston, and then went to D'ma Box. Lee county, representing himself to Is a civil engineer, running a line for a proposed proposed railway. After remaining there for a couple of days, he robbed the postofflc! safe and was gone next mornlnr Sheriff Scarborough got on his trail, and. coming upon him on the railway right of way about S o clock at night near Lexington, the uia:lu after the postoffice robbery, killed him during during a w-arni w-arni w-arni battle. The Post published a full account of the occurrence at the time. It Is learned that his people are smong the most Influential In the city of Chicago. He had managed to conceal most of his criminal career from them, but they became aware that he was in the Leavenworth prison, and had communicated communicated with him there, beseec.ung him to come to them when he should finlsti serving his term, which he had promised t do. Instesd of keeping nis promise, however, however, he became Involved In the I'lme Box affair, and a period was put to his career

Clipped from The Houston Post04 Jun 1906, MonPage 4

The Houston Post (Houston, Texas)04 Jun 1906, MonPage 4
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