THE M'DADE MURDER.
YOUNG BLASSINGAME IS THOUGHT TO BE QUITE INNOCENT.
A Horrible Tragedy in Nevada, Mo. — A Young Girl Outraged and Murdered, Followed by the Perpetrator's Suicide — Other Crimes.
HEMPSTEAD, TEX., November 28. — The evidence thus far in the case of Blassingame, charged with the assassination of ex-Sheriff McDade on Monday night last, is very weak, and shows a very slim case of circumstantial evidence, and many citizens who formerly believed in his guilt now think otherwise. The defendant shows a clear alibi and other strong evidence of his innocence. Suspicion rests now on a stranger who had been here from Florida. He disappeared the same night of the tragedy.
The perpetrator of this infamous deed is a mystery now, but the officers of the law will use every effort to bring the villain to justice, whomsoever he may be.
The citizens of Waller county will aid the officers all they can, but will go slow and endeavor to get hold of the right man and not punish those who are innocent of the terrible crime.
Everyone here had hoped that the troubles were all over, when this event startled the people of the state.
"YOUNG BLASSINGAME IS THOUGHT TO BE QUITE INNOCENT", Galveston Daily News, Friday, November 30, 1888, p. 1, col. 4.