The Daily Mercury
The Daily Mercury
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Description: May Not Get The Reward

Date: October 19 1890

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 2

Rube Burrows Was Not in the Hands of the Law When Killed
MONTGOMERY, Oct. 18. It developed Thursday that there is doubt of the reward of $10,000 offered by the state and government for the capture and delivery of Rube Burrows to an officer will be paid. This fact became known by the publication in an evening paper of the original proclamation of the governor, which is dated Sept. 29, 1889.
As is well known, the outlaw was killed before he was turned over to the custody of any lawful officer. It is said that the postmaster general will also refuse to pay the government reward. As neither the state nor the Federal government can be sued, the captors may yet be deprived of their $10,000 reward, or at least a portion of it. Governor Seay refuses to say whether he will avail himself of the technicality to avoid paying the reward, but the opinion prevails that he may do so.

Submitted: 03/04/14 (Edited 03/04/14)

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