LC 13 Aug 1877

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LC 13 Aug 1877 - Brutal Mtirder in Calcaalen Parial Last Sunday,...
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.

Clipped from The Times-Picayune13 Aug 1877, MonPage 1

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)13 Aug 1877, MonPage 1
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