--A correspondent of the Houston Telegraph
, under date of April 10th, sends the following!
A German named Charles Baker
was hung by a mob here this morning, in front of his house on his own sign.
He kept a beer shop in west end of Strand, and the following are the circumstances, as near as can be had:
has had chickens stolen from him several times by unknown persons, and has been watching to see if he could catch them.
Last night he was on the watch when several members of Capt. Dupree
's company passed the back of his house, on their way to their quarters next door to Baker
's. As they were passing, Baker
deliberately fired at them, mortally wounding one of the company, named While, who died last night.
This morning a crowd collected and took Baker
out of his house and hung him to his signboard, where he still hangs.
From what we can learn, he deserveed it, on account of killing an innocent man without provocation.