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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White League. (search)
ver parish the number of isolated cases of men killed is thirty-four. In Winn parish the number of isolated cases where men were killed is fifteen. In Jackson parish the number killed is twenty; and in Catahoula parish the number of isolated cases reported where men were killed is fifty; and most of the country parishes throughout the State will show a corresponding state of affairs. The following statement will illustrate the character and kind of these outrages. On Aug. 29, 1874, in Red River parish, six State and parish officers, named Twitchell, Divers, Holland, Howell, Edgerton, and Willis, were taken, together with four negroes, under guard, to be carried out of the State, and were deliberately murdered on Aug. 30, 1874. The White League tried, sentenced, and hanged two negroes on Aug. 28, 1874. Three negroes were shot and killed at Brownsville, just before the arrival of the United States troops in the parish. Two White Leaguers rode up to a negro cabin and called for a drin
ankee authorities there. Public service was held in one of the churches, at which the Louisville Democrat was exceedingly indignant, and gave vent to its rage in its usual supply of billingsgate. A spy hung in Texas. The Sherman (Texas) Journal says: An old gray-haired sinner, named Jas. Z. Bell, a member of one of the Red river companies, was recently hung as a spy. It was also proved on the trial that he was a bigamist, having a short time since married a young girl in Red River county, while he had a wife living. Another scoundrel, named Wm. Esry a member of Capt. Brinston's company, of Tarrant county, was hung at the camp for attempting to commit a rape. This is the same fellow who shot a young lady it Hopkins county, about a year ago, because she would not consent to maary him. A skirmish at Buckingham, S. C. The Charleston Courier, of the 28th ult., says: We learn that a slight skirmish took place at Buckingham last Saturday, between some of our
Texas Items. --John H. Morgan, of Red River county, has been elected to Congress from the sixth district. S. E. Jones, eldest son of the lamented Anson Jones, formerly President of the Republic of Texas, is a private in the 2d Texas regiment. Col. G. W. Carter, of the 21st Texas cavalry, preached a sermon in the Methodist Church, in Houston, on September 27th. He has been in command of a brigade in Arkansas. The Houston Telegraph publishes a list of forty or fifty persons who offer to sell corn at fifty cents per bushel to the families of soldiers.