Austin Daily Statesman
Tuesday - June 7, 1898
Georgetown, Tex., June 5 – On the evening of the 3rd instant
the following described negroes overpowered the jailor and made their
escape, taking with them a pearl-handled Colt’s 44 six-shooter and a
double case gold filled watch.
Madie Brown, very bright mulatto
negro, hair very near straight, heavy set, weighs about 170 pounds,
about f feet 6 or 7 inches tall, 26 or 28 years old, left leg off at
knee, wears wooden leg, beats his way on trains; can catch a train
better than any man that has two whole legs. This negro is well known
nearly all over the state. He is supposed to have the six-shooter. He is
charged with theft of property over $50 in value.
Horace Jackson, black negro,
about 23 or 24 years old, about 6 feet high, will weigh 165 or 170
pounds, little moustache, gun shot scar on left shoulder in front, knife
scars on back of right hand, scar on upper lip. This negro lived in or
near Manor, father lives at Manor, is a negro preacher. Think he has the
watch. Was wearing large black hat, black coat, striped shirt, black
pants, carpet slippers. Charged with theft of a horse.
Arthur Ivey, black negro, about
23 years old, about 5 feet 9 ½ inches tall, weighs 160 or 170 pounds,
heavy build, tooth out, think it is his first tooth on right side up
upper jaw. Wears No 9 shoe, was wearing gray stiper (sic) pants, right
leg of pants split up the leg, undershirt, carpet slippers, small blue
cap. This negro has worked in saw mills at Crockett and Groveton, also
on railroad at Groveton, or near there. He is called “Black Boy” by the
The watch taken by these negroes
is a double case gold filled Elgin, plain engine turned case, 18 size,
number of movements 6239677 (sic). The pistol has stamped on barrel
“Frontier Colts Six Shooter.” I will take it as a special favor if all
officers in the state will keep a lookout for these negroes. I hold
warrants for their arrest.
Will pay $25 for Madie Brown in
any jail in the state of Texas and $10 for each of the others.
HENRY C. PURL
Sheriff, Williamson County, Texas
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