Infamous Outrage in Illinois

July 20, 1860

A story from Clifton, Illinois, telling of a band of nine men from Missouri, who kidnapped three colored men living in that town.  Two others got away. There is suspicion of collusion between the men and the conductor of the train onto which the men were taken, bound for St. Louis.  This article is followed by another, which indicates that five persons were on trial for assisting the kidnappers.