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Worse Than Savages

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St. Louis, Fob 'd.-A special f rom Ocala, Fla ., says: After ten days of torture at a convict camp, whither they had been sent us tramps, eleven young men were released Wcdnesday on writs of habeas corpus issued by Circuit Judga Hoeker. The young men gaya thsir names as follovvs: George Saunders and Charles Smith, Kentucky; Jack Ingram, Oliio; Oscar Wagner, Missouri; Thomas Cuiuming?, John Davis, New York; Thomas Forbes, Pennsylvania; Jack Ryan, Louisiana; Dou Clinfc, Illinois; John Sopria, Texas; Joseph Stone, Massa husetts. Two weeks ago the party reached Ocala. They were well dressed, and said they were walking to sea tha country better, and to hunt and fhh at will. They had a lot of novelties for sale. They did not ask any aid, but tho day after their íirrivu.1 they were arrested. Justice Glary sent them to the oonviot farm as tramps. Karbaronsly Treated. At thu raaoh they were barbarously treated. They were chained to negroes and given impossible tasks. Every night upon reporting the tasks unperformed, they were 6tripped, tied across logs and whippei with rawhides till the bloool gushed. Tuesday night, ihe coldest of the winter, the guurds drove thcni into a pond, shouting: "You have been want ing a bath, now get it." Twi?e, a day they were glve bread, but no raeat. A Judge Hocker's request, they bared thei backs, which were found raw and quivering. Five of them may not recover In discharging the young men Judge Hoek er said their arrest, sentence and treat ment disgraced civilization, and everyone concerned in it should be severely pun ished. The habeas corpus proceeding were brought by Ocala citizens. The vic tims of the outruge will bring heavy iuit for damage. Sorprised Their Friends. Joliet, Hls., Feb. BO.- Harrison Bur dick, aged 70 years, and Miss Hannah Niutz, aged 18 years, were married in this city 'i'uesday. The groom is a wealthy [armer in Plaiufleld and che bride also hiúts from t.'iat viliage. Tho wedding was a great surprjjsfl io their irieuds.


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