Tilda Whitecotton 1873

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Tilda Whitecotton  1873 - uuu. t TROUBLE AT COAL CREEK. I From the...
uuu. t TROUBLE AT COAL CREEK. I From the Knoxvllle (Tenn.) CUronlcleJ For some time p&t complaints Lave readied our ear irotu an quartern uii there Is a gang of wHd and reckless men at Coal Creek, who keep that otherwise good community in perfect terror, and an beginning to bring reproach upon the enure piace. -ui iuus builo uuw" were stolen from a showman, and hla hack damaged. The-horses were after ward lounu on uio top oi me mountains in a place so difficult of access that they could scarcely be brought down. Next, a store was robbed, and the goods were afterward found concealed in the moun tains. On last week an Inetlectuai attempt attempt was made to burn down lawyer Brooks's grocery store. On Tuesday night a colored woman entered the second coach at that point, and was soon followed by a white man, who cursed her and called her Vine. She told him her name was not Vine but Tilda Whitecotton. The man left the car, when she remarked that she had tears that he would do her In-inrv. In-inrv. as he seemed to have something against her sister, and had mistook her to be tno woman. ue remaiueu iu uer seat, however, until the train started, when a large river rock came bursting through the window, striking the woman woman on the back of her head, inflicting an ugly wound, from which the blood flawed freely. She had a very large r-hicnon on her head, which probably saved her life, it breaking the force of thp rnnk. which bounded off and struck a nrakeman. The woman jumped up with a scream, when another rock came liwhinir throueh. without strikinc her, howi-vr. and she proceeded on her journey to Careyville. On Wednesday evening jit. inomas oaruu gui uu me train and took his position near the mail-room door, clutching in one hand a nintnl. as though he feared an attack His fears were not groundless, for jo3t th, train started two shots were tirea ..- 41... tn Kail talrtnc if T.V t in the facing of the window and tho other under the wlndowa piece. Fortunately no one was hurt on this trip.

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  1. Memphis Daily Appeal,
  2. 30 Dec 1873, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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