Assassination in Hempstead.

Special to the Gazette.

HEMPSTEAD, Tex., Oct. 15 — Last Saturday night Lewis McDade, a colored Republican politician, was shot through the heart and instantly killed in one of the public streets by a concealed assassin.  To-day the citizens held a mass-meeting and passed strong resolutions condemning the murder.  A reward was contributed by the citizens for the capture or a clew to the murderer.  The murder is still a mystery.  There is no excitement at present.

"Assassination in Hempstead.", Fort Worth Daily Gazette, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1888, p. 6, col. 3.