Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 15, 1892: Walter Austin

The Bismarck Weekly Tribune (Bismarck, N. D.) dated February 26, 1892:


A Negro in Florida Shoots a Deputy Sheriff and Is Lynched.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 18.—An Arcadia, Fla., special says Deputy Sheriff Bert Harde made a raid on a gang of negro gamblers and while attempting to arrest them a big burly negro named Walter Austin emptied the contents of a Winchester rifle into the officer's body, killing him instantly. The negro escaped but was captured Sunday night and lynched. Harde was highly esteemed by all who knew him. His remains were sent to Wadsworth, O., for internment. 

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