Arrest for the Murder of Ex-Sheriff McDade — Strong Circumstantial Evidence.
HEMPSTEAD, November 27. — [Special.] — Joe Blassingame, Jr., was arrested here this morning on strong circumstantial evidence for the assassination of ex-Sheriff T. S. McDade last evening. The track of the horse ridden by the assassin was followed to where Blassingame lives, three-quarters of a mile from the scene of the tragedy. Also the footprints were measured and corresponded with the boot worn by the party arrested. A double-barrel shotgun was found in the house with one barrel freshly discharged. The load of the other barrel was drawn and the shot found to compare exactly with that taken from the body of the deceased. Blassingame's examination comes up tomorrow.
"Arrest for the Murder of Ex-Sheriff McDade.", The San Antonio Daily Express, Wednesday, November 28, 1888, p. 4, col. 2.