LC 13 Aug 1877
Brutal Mtirder in Calcaalen Parial Last Sunday, about eight mi lea west. of Lake Charles, Paschal A. Pop, tbe eldest son of ons ot the oldest and moat " respected residents of onr village was . brutally murdered bar a Texas desperado) -named -named Hams. 'Din namn morn my at the same place, the two young men-had men-had men-had ' a fist, fight, in which Pojo, was- was- yictori-; yictori-; yictori-; ons. A few minutes afterwards Harris asked Puioif he thought he had, whip- whip- , ped him, Read Harris. On Poio replying -in -in the affirmative Harria askdd a by ' slander if he thought so too. The latter replied, be did. Hunt then said, " lie " may think so, but two bigger men than he have -tried -tried it, and they are lying seven feet under ground." Harris then -went -went away. The same, evening Harris returned, mounted on horseback, and armed with a shoe gnn. Riding np to the front door he- he- thrust his gun- gun- inside, ; saying to a man named Morgan, - I be-l.eve be-l.eve be-l.eve I'll shoot yon.'-' yon.'-' yon.'-' Morgan replied, "1 have never harmed you. and I don't even know you." Just then Puio appeared in lain iiiariiw - ax- ax- DW4 . t;, a - iront oz a nonse ciose uy. iiarna lereiea his gun in that direction and fired, killing Pujo instantly. Harris's horse plunged violently at the report, and the- the- second'-- second'-- second'-- Vhrral vai jiart'Ktt.roMhs) i Tt j Yia crTiTn t,1 Harris then-rode then-rode then-rode away, but aFrench- aFrench- moil, imj uau Emu iuo wuvao uixuuuasij,. ? rode after him, when Harris, who had reloaded reloaded bis gun, fired both barrels at iua- iua- pursuer, the shot striking the latter clothes. Harris then dismounted, and - . mrl 1 i: t i lt 1 wniiereioatung ins gun tne rrecjiimaa , seized his horse by tbe bridle and rode back, leaving Harris afoot. . -.1 -.1 News of tbe affair leaehed Sheriff Reid . in Lake Charles on the evening of its-cconrrence, its-cconrrence, its-cconrrence, who immediately ses out. in nnrantt rt Hama w i th a vw-o vw-o vw-o a 4a tt a rrr-TOAn rrr-TOAn rrr-TOAn ituBkuv va usutio v iuu m ww ua a aubtwu men, and scoured the vicinity of the scene of the-tragedy, the-tragedy, the-tragedy, aud the route to . Maome Ktrer durrog tne niguv and zoi-" zoi-" zoi-" lowing day, but witnont success. Late in the day, however, young Parish, sop- sop- ' posed to be an accomplice in the 1 crime, araa orvaatnH nnr) HvrtTt crV,r: in ftv tKa w sn ativsnu caaaaav wivuut. aa awjr a-aaw a-aaw a-aaw sherift. Tuesday morning the aheria received, a dispatch announcing - the capture of . Harris at Parish's, about six miles fronw Niblett's BlnfL in this pariah, and with a posse left here to take nim in charge a l . Just. before goinK to press we-hear. we-hear. we-hear. reports reports to the effect that Harris was resetted : out of. the hands of Parish by friends. from Texas, before the sheriff could reach the place where he was being held.