Friday, August 22, 2014

August 22, 1891: Charles Hankins

The Springfield Democrat (Springfield, Missouri) dated August 23, 1891:

Swift Punishment.

By telegraph to the Democrat.

SHELBYVILLE, Ind., Aug. 22.—City Marshall Bruce was fatally shot to-night by Chas. Hankins while endeavoring to stop a quarrel between Hankins and another man.  Late to-night a mob surrounded the jail and, after taking the sheriff prisoner, took Hankins from his cell and lynched him.

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