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PAUL, Polly


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    Cambria Tribune, 16 Jun 1865, Contributed by Diann Olsen

THE PAUL AND MUNDAY MURDER. -- The details of this horrible affair do not throw much light upon the simpe announcement made in these columns last week. The bloody tragedy happened on Wednesday evening of last week, but it was not discovered until Thursday evening. Miss Paul, the old lady, was found in the barn with the back part of her head crushed in by a stroke from a club. Miss Munday, the young girl, was found in the orchard, the front part of her head crushed with a heavy blow. Whittled clubs were found near each body. Miss Paul, who lived on a small farm about two miles north of Summerhill Station, was known to have in her possession a large sum of money, and this fact doubtless led to the commission of the horrid crime. Miss Munday was learing the weaver's art with Miss Paul. The former was seventeen and the latter seventy years old. The house showed that it had been searched for money, but the sum of forty dollars was left in a dress pocket of Miss Paul. How much was taken is not known.

It is thought there were two murderers -- Sheriff Myers has offered a reward of $500 for the apprehension of both, or $250 for either of them. Ream, who is a graduate of theWestern Penitentiary, is still in custody. A warrent has been issued for the arrest of one Augustine Dimond, charged with complicity in the murder. Up to date, he has not been taken.




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