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THE TIMES, jNEW BLOOMFIEttl), PA., MARCH' 1,1881.
The Work of Lynchers Upon the Lives of
Hpiingfleld, Tenn., February 20.
The country for miles around was in a
fever heat of excitement jeBtorday over
the wholesale lynching which ooourred in
this quiet little town Friday bight. ', The
crime for which these negroes were lynch
ed was the brutal murder of a bachelor
farmer named Laprade, who lived alone on
his farm near Badlersville, Robinson coun
ty, about a tnlle Sway from any neighbor.
He lived a sort of hermit life, eocentrlo,
opposed to the shedding of blood and keeps
no animals or fowls on his premises. Ills
neighbors inferred that he had money.
The report was current that he and Lis
two brothers hnd fallen heirs to 9,000 a
few, days before the murder. A party of
nine negroes went to bis house on the
night of September 8, 1880. Going ill
the rear of bis dwelling, one of them
knocked at the door, and, imitating the
voice of Laprade's brother, asked admis
siou. Laprade opened the 'door without
thought of harm.
Thd nlno black fiends rushed in upon
him, knocked him down and then demand
ed bis money,' He gave them 3, saying
that was all he had. This but enraged his
assailants. Throwing a rope around his
neck they dragged him around his grounds
hanged him to the limb of a tree repeated
ly until he was almost unconscious, singed
his body with torches and lacerated and
mutilated him with knives ih the endeavor
to compel him to adroit that he had con
cealed money, but always with the same
Finally made desperate by their repeated
failures to extort from him the place o'f
ooucealmcnt of his supposed wealth, the
domouB proceeded to still more inhuman
tortures. With the rope he was dragged
about the yard, and nameless outrages
wore, committed upon his person. Finally,
his legs were cut and backed, and the ten
dons torn from their places from the knee
down. Then his skull was crushed with
an axe, after which the body was hid un
der some bushes in a neighboring thicket.
Two nights later two of them carried
the body to a sink hole twenty feet deep,
where it was found two weeks afterward
through tho agency of an alleged "fortune
toller." She told a man named David
Allen how the crimo was committed, and
that the body had been thrown into the
sink hole where it was found. This woman,
who was considered a sort of witch in the
neighborhood, had evidently been told by
some of the negroes what they had done.
The discovery of the murder caused in
tense excitement throughout the adjacent
neighborhood, and threats of lynching
were freely made against the murderers so
soon as they should be apprehended. Sus
picion foil upon Jim Iliggins, and after be
ng imprisoned some dayshe made a confes
sion implicating his associates, who were
arrested. Iliggins, who was an old negro
was taken out and his feet burned until,
in his agony, he is said to have given the
dotails of the Laprade murder. The pris.
oners, including Iliggins were brought to
the Nashville jail. Iliggins had one of
his feet amputated and subsequently died
Four nights after extorting the confes
sion from Iliggins, namely on the night
of September 15 two of the murderers
Bell and Jamieson were taken from the
Springfield jail and lynched. On the same
night a white man named Ramsey was
shot to death in his cell. He had been
confined for shooting Miss Holt, whom he
began to persecute on account of her en
gagement with another person.
After this summary vengeance had been
wreaked upon these culprits things quieted
down somewhat, but there was an under
eurreut of dark forbodings which betoken
ed no good to the remaining pr isoners.
The work of lynching the colored mur
derers was resumed on Friday night. The
trial of the prisoners had been in progress
all day and in the evening it had reached a
termination in the charge of Judge Btrake
to the jury. The five murderers, James
Elder, Loch Mallory, Lnn Stall, Robert
Thweat and another man whose name has
not been ascertained were dolivered to the
custody of the sheriff and that official pre
pared to start to jail with them. Bill Mur
phy and Anthony Duffy, who had testified
for tho state, were set at liberty and it is
thought that their release led to the terri
ble tragedy. As the sheriff . departed with
his prisoners be was met at the door by an
infuriated mob who, presenting pistols at
bis head, rushed upon bim and took the
trembling prisoners from him. Attorney
General Bell tried to collect a posse to re
sist the mob, but failed and was compelled
to make his exit through a window.
Tho mob ordered all the lights out, fired
a regular fusilade of shots to intimidate
any would-be rescuers, dragged the five
captives to the east door of the court
house, where ropes were awaiting them.
The ropes were suspended from the veran
da above. The five bodies In an instant
were swinging beneath the veranda. Jim
Elder waa the only one who made any
struggle, asking for time to offer up a
prayer, when one of the mobsald. "Did
yon give Laprade time to prayl ?'" He re
sponded, "No, I didn't." "Then you
go over," sali one of the leaders as he
turned Eider t)ver the railing. The Mob
guarded the bodies uuttl they were sure
that thoy were dead. The leider then
gave the order, "Disperse," and the mob
some 00 In number Immediately de
parted, going on horseback In three differ
ent directions. The crowd attending the
trial was purljr.ed with terror at first, and
then jumped from the windows of the
Aotirt room and rushed off in every direc
tion, uttering orles of affright.
Miscellaneous News Items.
tW Lewisburg has lost since last Au
gust upwards f sixty children from that
fell destroyer, diphtheria.
tJT A Pikecounty weather-prophet says
we are to have seven snows before Uie win
ter will be over.
tW A short distance from Oreensburg
resides an old lady eighty years of ago, who,
as soon as 4 o'clock in the afternoon ar
rives each day, puts out every vestige of
fire in the house and retires to bed, where
she remains uutil 8 o'clock the next morn
ing. WiLKESiuitUK, Feb. 20. At Nantiooke
last night a Hungarian named Lafschuskt
broke a bottle of alcohol in his pocket and
the contents saturated his clothing. He
afterwards lit a match, when his clothes
caught fire and he was so terribly burued
that be will probably die.
fUT Dr. T. A. Ward, of Duudee, Fond
du Lao couuty, AVis., was visiting a pa
tient about two miles from Duudee, one
day last week, and while at that place was
taken with malignant scarlatina, expiring
the same day, in the same room with the
patient he was attending.
tT By the rise in the Tulpehocken
creek it was estimated that 50,000 cords of
wood were swept down the stream, while
fences have beeu obliterated and bateaux
lost. (Some person at tho outlet of that
creek can open a wood yard.
West Chester, Feb. 21. On Saturday,
Newliu twp., was the scene of an aooident
whereby Courtlaud Micheuer, a prominent
farmer, aged about 55 years, was almost
instantly killed. About noon on Saturday
word reached our borough that he had
been killed while engaged in threshing near
Uniouvillo. Ilis death was caused by the
bursting of the lly-wheel.
tW Mr. Jas. Mcllvalue, who died at a
wagon yard at Eufaula, Ala., applied at
the branch probate office in that city the
day before the night of bis death for a
marriage license. On his first application
he forgot the name of his intended bride
and bad to go off and learn it, when he
returned and procured the license. That
night he became a corpse.
When the congregation of tho Ames
M. E. church, New Orleans, assembled
on Sunday morning last, it was found that
the flooring of the church had all been re
moved aud the furniture taken away. On
inquiry it was ascertained that the work
had been done by order of Rev. Mr. Bris
tor, the former pastor, who had been re
moved for alleged intimacy with female
t& James Tatea well-kuown citizen of
Warren county, Mo., had a harmless ex
crescence ou his nose. Duriug the fall a
traveling fellow stopped at Mr. T's farm,
and, seeing tho pimple on his nose, per
suaded him that it was a cancer and that
he could cure it. 'lie was to receive $50 if
he succeed. lie gave Mr. Tate some sort
of acid ointment aud made him apply it
several times. In a short time the whole
of the fleshy and cartilaginous portions of
his nose were destroyed and eaten down
level with his face.
ZW The residents of Sussex county, N.
J., have become greatly excited over the
number of incendiary fires whloh have oc
curred recently, and are taking steps to
fathom the mysteries attending the circum
stances. There have been some twenty
three incendiary fires in the county within
the past two years, with au aggregate loss
of over $200,000. Detectives have been
employed to work up the case and bring
the offenders to Justice.
tar The tragio death of Lottie Merrill,
the young huntress of Wayne county, is
reported. A party of hunters a few days
since came across her cabin, which was
still burning, and within was found the
charred remains of the girl and six bears.
She had dragged the carcase of deer to
her cabin, and the hungry bears had fol
lowed the trail. After eating the deer the
bears had attacked and overpowered her
after she had killed two of the number.
Her remains were bulled near the site of
her burned cabin.
On Monday last week, a three-year
old child of a farmer named Btough, in
Manchester township, six miles from York,
died from burns. The mother had tied the
little one with a rope to keep it from the
fire while she went out to attend to her
evening's milking. The rope proved too
long and the little one, in its mother's ab
sence, crawled over to the atove and began
playing with the coals. It's clothes caught
fire and upon the mother's -return its
clothes were nearly all burned from the
body, while its limbs were reduced to a
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y ALU ABLE FARMS
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Alt oinrl l.nrf l . ,, . .. ,
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Is a farm situate in Wueattleld twp., containing
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There is good water near the door, plenty of
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Is a Farm sltnate In Carroll township, about two
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having thereon erected a
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A well of good water at the honse and another at
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Is a FARM situate In Carroll township, about two
miles from Shermansdale, containing
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A TRACT OF LAND containing STXTERI
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W For further information address the uider
signed at New Bloomtleld. Perry county. Pa., or
call at his residence three miles south of Bloom
Held. C. B. HARNISH.
August 17, 1880.
THE Executive Committee of the Perry County
Temperance Association, hereby gives notice
to all concerned, that the names of all applicants
and signers for hotel and restaurant license, will
be published this year, as usual.
49 3m Chairman.
E9TATJ5 NOTICK. Notice Is herebyglv
en that Letters of Administration outhe
estate of William F. Miller lute of Watts, town
ship, Perry county, Pa deceased, have been
granted lo the undersigned residing iu the saute
All persons Indebted to said estate are requested
(o make Immediate payment, and those having
claims to present them duly authenticated Nr
EMORY B. MILLER, Administrator
Feb. ',1881 pd) WiLSO Lupfbk. Att'y, '
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