Idaho County Free Press - Friday, October 19, 1888

MURDER! MURDER!

One "Good" Chinaman and a Likelihood of Several More Going to the Celestial Kingdom by the help of a Rope

     The readers of the Free Press will remember an account, published two weeks ago, of the mysterious disappearance of a Chinaman from Mt. Idaho on Sept. 25th, and the Chinese in that place and vicinity being much exercised thereabout.  The dead body of a Chinaman was found yesterday in a canyon about a quarter of a mile back of Mt. Idaho, by a little boy, with his skull fractured in 20 places, and his hands mangled fearfully, as if he had been protecting himself from the deadly assault, which was seemingly done with a hatchet, and all indications go to prove that he was murdered by his compatriots while in his cabin and then carried to the place where his decomposed body was found, as he was old and indigent and dependent upon his fellow countrymen for support.  The inquest will be held this morning by Coroner S.E. Bibby and a jury  Full particulars next week.

Transcribed by Penny Casey from original microfilm.

  

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