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Description: Forty Indictments - Against Rioters at CathrineDate: March 6 1891
Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS
Source: Lee County, MS Library
Page/Column: Page 8, Column 6
Found Against Rioters at
Last December W. L. Bruce, republican, formerly of Ohio, a nephew of Judge Bruce, of the United States court, was run out of Cathrine, Wilcox county, Alabama, where he was a prominent merchant, on account of political trouble. At the same time Bruce’s store was burned, and he was assaulted. A negro postmaster was also intimidated, and made to leave. Governor Jones offered large rewards for the arrest of the guilty parties, and several who were arrested were released on preliminary hearings. The governor then had a special grand jury empaneled, to investigate the case, and on Friday they reported forty indictments, many of which were against prominent citizens. The state will ask for a change of venue, so it is said. The Cathrine affair has been universally condemned.