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The Cairo Bulletin
The Cairo Bulletin
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Description: Lawless Proceedings in Pope County.CHANDLER, CHAMBLISS

Date: July 31 1873

Newspaper published in: Cairo, Illinois

(Paducah Kentuckian)

Five or six years ago a Captain CHANDLER killed his father in law in McNairy county, Tenn., and fled. For a long time it was not known where he had gone, but lately it was learned that he was living in Pope county, Ill., near the Massac line. Acting upon this information a Mr. CHAMBLISS procured a certified copy of the indictment against him, and went to Metropolis.

Arriving there he presented his papers and procured a warrant for CHANDLER's arrest, which was given to Deputy Sheriff OVERMARK to serve. OVERMARK and CHAMBLISS accompanied by Thos. WILLIE and R. B. LEIBER, undertook to make the arrest on Saturday. As CHANDLER knew the first two, WILLIS and LEIBER were to arrest their man as soon as he got on this side of the county line. They were successful, and CHANDLER remained with them until he saw CHAMBLISS and OVERMARK coming up, when he broke loose and tried to make his escape. WILLIS called to him to halt, and fired his pistol into the ground. This failed to stop him, and he fired again, and CHANDLER fell, shot through the shoulder.

He was taken to Metropolis and put in jail to await a requisition from Gov. BROWN, of Tennessee. On last Sunday night about a hundred men, residents of the neighborhood in which CHANDLER lived, took him out of jail and carried him off. We learn that the rescuers threaten ti kill anybody who comes to their neighborhood to make any trouble.

Submitted: 08/21/16

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