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Friday, July 29, 2011

Bowie Knife Murderer Tied to Tree

Report of a murder in Alaska in the 1890s:
Murder in Alaska
SEATTLE, Oct. 25.-The passengers of the steamer Farallon, which arrived here yesterday from Alaska, brings the news of a murder committed near Lake Tagish on October 1st. Two men from Seattle, named Henderson and Peterson, quarreled over a trivial matter, and Henderson, after stabbing Peterson with a bowie knife several times, drew a revolver and beat his victim's head into a jelly. Peterson died soon after from the effects of his wounds, and Henderson was arrested and bound to a tree for ten days, until the arrival of the Canadian Mounted Police, who took him to Dawson City for trial.

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