Saturday, November 1, 2014
November 1, 1886: Hewey
Today we go to Texas to learn about a lynching that occurred there. We get our information from The Saint Paul Globe (Saint Paul, Minnesota) printed November 2, 1886:
SHERPHERD, Tex., Nov. 1.—The mail carrier from Bold Springs, who arrived here this evening, brings information that last night a mob overpowered the guard about Hewey, who killed young Samuel Day ten days ago, seized the murderer and hung him to a tree a short distance from the village. The murderer had been run down by bloodhounds, and was being brought to Shepherd when the mob overtook him.
We find an article with a little more information in The Perry Daily Chief (Perry, Iowa) printed November 12, 1886:
—A special of Nov. 2. from Shepherd, Texas says: Hewey, the mulatto who murdered Samuel Day, the son of a wealthy planter, some ten days ago, was last night forcibly taken from the guards who were bringing him to Shepherd and hanged to a tree by a mob. Hewey shot Day because he thought the latter was trying to cheat him out of four bales of cotton. He had been pursued by bloodhounds, and was only captured after a long chase.
Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.