and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers
22 Apr, 27 May & 24 June 1882; 28 Apr 1883
Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois
Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter
The Pulaski Patriot,
The Pulaski Patriot,
The trial of Sam Redden for the murder of a man named Zimmerman, near the Junction several years ago, is in progress in Massac County this week. The lawyers for the defense are Hays & Armstrong, of Metropolis, and Hon. Ben O. Jones, state's attorney of Massac County, and William H. Green, of Cairo, for the prosecution. Hon. D. T. Linegar who having previously been engaged by the defense having withdrawn from the case. There is very little doubt but what Redden will be sentenced to be hanged, which sentence he richly deserves.
Later—Just before going to press, we learned
from Porter Black, one of the witnesses in the
Redden trial at Metropolis, that the jury in the case
after being about about four hours returned a verdict of
murder in the first degree and the sentence was that the
prisoner be hanged. The time set for the execution is
Friday, September 15th.
A son of Richard Moore, who resides at Grand Chain, met with a most horrible death one day this week. The boy was starting to his afternoon's work at plowing and in attempting to mount his horse, to ride to the field, he fell and one of the race chains of the harness formed a loop which caught around the boy's ankle. The fall scared the horse, which commenced to run, dragging the boy along the ground. It was some time before the animal stopped, and not until the boy's body was lacerated in a most terrible manner. The unfortunate fellow lived only a short time after being taken to the house. His remains were interred the day following the accident, owing to their mangled condition.
Died, Georgie A. Bailey, daughter of Joseph and C. A. Bailey, Saturday, April 1, about half past 8 o'clock p.m., aged about 5 years. Remains were interred at the Beech Grove Cemetery April 23rd. A large concourse of people followed the remains to the cemetery. The relatives return thanks to their many friends for sympathy in their grief.
[N.B. There are no extant issues for 1884]
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