The Cairo Bulletin
The Cairo Bulletin
Contributed by Gigimo

Description: Arrest of the SPRY Brothers.

Date: January 9 1880

Newspaper published in: Cairo, Illinois

Fieldon, Ill., Jan. 7.

John SPRY, aged 22 years, and Henry SPRY, aged 14 years, both of whom are brothers, too, and were with Ben SPRY when the latter shot ROWDEN, the mail contractor, night before last, have been caught and are incarcerated in the Jerseyville jail. The excitement here is intense, as it is now generally believed that the entire SPRY family were cognizant of what was going on. Ben SPRY is at large yet, but will probably be arrested soon. C. C. ROWDEN was a Mason and will be buried with Masonic honors today at high twelve. He leaves a wife and two small children to mourn his untimely death.

Submitted: 09/22/17

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