Steele Scrapbook – August 24, 1885
BUTCHERED BY CHILDREN.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 24.—A special from Talledega says that in that county S. H. McGowan killed and dressed a pig for a barbeque last Friday. His three children, aged 11, 9 and 4, saw the process of butchering the pig. The next day McGowan left home and the children agreed to repeat the process of the day before. Having no pig, the two older children proceeded to butcher the youngest. They cut his throat and hung it up by the heels as the pig had hung, and were proceeding to disembowel it when their mother discovered the horrible tragedy.
Deviously Plundered From Alf