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A Brutal Outrage

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Tuesday morning a brutal outrage was ■ comruitted at Saline, which threw the people of the vicinity into a frenzy of excitement, and could they have laid hands on the villain itwould have gone hard with him. On Tuesday morning John Snoward, a laborer of the village went to his work, leaving his young wife and three months' old babe in bed. Shortly thereafter, and before Mrs. Snoward had arisen, a colored brute by the name of William Martin, entered the house and going to the bed where the young mother and her babe were sleeping, tied her wrists, threw her baby out on the floor, and outraged the mother. He then left the house in a leisurely fashion, returned to his work where he remained nearly the entire morning. Finally he disappeared and has not yet been found, although ofncers have been scouring the country in every direction. Sheriff Brenner, after looking over the ground at the scène of the outrage went to Toledo, and also dispatched offlcers Peterson and Schall to Detroit, but up to the present time no clue has been obtained. Mrs. Snoward is a strong, vigorous young woman of Belgian extraction, about 25 years of age, and appears not to have been seriously injured by the assault. She is not of a nervous temperament and did not alarm the officers for some time. This gave the villian an opportunito to make his escape.


Ann Arbor Argus
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