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An Extraordinary Case of Lynching.

One of the most exciting cases of lynching m the history of New Orleans occured some six weeks ago. Fourteen years ago Judge Winter, a police magistrate of New Orleans, was brutally murdered, but m spite of nil efforts on the part of the police, his murderer was never captured, although it was generally understood that George, i\ member of the Louisiana State Legislature, had something to do with it. Swnyae was now arrested, charged with working m the interests of the Louisiana State Lottery Company and distributing circulars among the negroes, advising them not to vote for a State Senator to be elected. He was arrested as a dangerous character. The hews of his arrest spread like wild-fire. The memoiy of the niurder of Judge Winter was revived, and at 8 o'clock 500 masked men surrounded tho gaol arid demanded the prisoner. They were quickly reinforced by as many more, and, finding resistance useless, the sheriff. turned the unfortunate wretch over to them. They took Swayse to the Old Pike Bridge, about a mile from the town, and there bid him say his prayers. A cord was thrown over a limb of a tree, and attached to Swaye's neck. He was forced to stand on a cart, and, while shrieking for mercy ¬Ľnd protesting his innocence, the horse was whipped up. As the poor wretch swung from the cart the rope slipped from his neck, and he ftll heavily to the ground. Amid the yells of the drunken and infuriated mob he was lifted to his feet into the cart, and this time, the air vibrating with his own shrieks and the yells of his murderers, he was finally launched into eternity, As he swung from the cart a volley of pistol shots was poured into his body.

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An Extraordinary Case of Lynching., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2541, 11 October 1890

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An Extraordinary Case of Lynching. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2541, 11 October 1890

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