A California Lynching
SANTA MARIA, Cal, May 12 -- Early this morning twenty masked men entered
the '79 saloon where E. S. Criswell has been confined since Constable
Southard's murder and at the point of guns disarmed and blindfolded the
guard. They then bound and gagged Criswell, and tying a rope round his
neck, hung him to the rafters and left his body there. Parties were
sleeping in an adjoining room but the affair was done so quietly that
none of them awoke.
13 May 1890, The Atlanta Constitution (Georgia) via Ancestry.
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