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 - Atrqcilics of the Border—Three Hen iRardered in...
Atrqcilics of the Border—Three Hen iRardered in .Arkansas. LFroni the Fort Smith (Ark,) Herald, 5th.] On Tuesday night, the 20th of Feb., Charles Heard, Josiah Foster and a Mr. Bosham.all citizens of Crawford county, in this state, were murdered about six miles this side "of Johnson's Station, in the Choctaw nation, and about 140 miles from this place, on the Texas 'lid. - ' . They were all found dead, and it appears from what could be ascertained that Heard and Baaham were killed while: aaleep, their skulls .being split open with an axe, in the tent, as they were found lying on their beds; and Foster, it appears, wag" awakened and attempted to escape,' when he was knocked down and killed. The tent was set fire to and burned down over the bodies of Heard and Basham. They had considerable money with them, and left here about three weeks ago on their'way to Texas, and had two negro men with them who were driving wagons, and it is supposed that they were the perpetrators of the horrid murder, as they were seen the nest day, not far from Boggy Deppt, with Mr, Beard's buggy, making their .way toward Texas. A party of men went m pursuit of them, and it is more than probable that they will be overtaken.— The object of the murderers was undoubtedly to obtain" the money :those men had with them. ^ . Mr,, Heard and Mr. Foster had been in Texas for two or three years, and had returned but a short time aince.and Mr. H. had sold his land near Van Bnren, and had the money with him which he had received' for hia place.—= We believe they, were a.11 going to Texas to purchase cattle. They were all respectable citizens of Crawford county, and had lived there, for many, years.

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  1. Semi-Weekly Wisconsin,
  2. 31 Mar 1866, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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