Sunday, June 29, 2014

June 29, 1894: Ulysses Hayden

The Belleville Telescope (Belleville, Kansas) reports on July 6, 1894 the following:


A Negro Murderer Lynched by a Mob Near Monet, Mo.t. [SIC]

MONETT, Mo., June 30.—Ulysses Hayden, a negro, was taken from the sheriff of Newton county at this place and hanged to a telegraph pole half a mile south of town at 9 o'clock last night by a mob.

Hayden was arrested for shooting Bots Greenwood, a brakeman at this place June 20 and was being taken to Cassville jail for safe keeping.

The sheriff and prisoner were on the south bound train, which was stopped by the mob.

For your interest, a small article from the Lawrence Weekly World (Lawrence, Kansas) dated July 16, 1903.

Lynching might be justified if there was any record of its doing good.  lynching has never prevented the committing of the same crime for which one life is taken.  What we want in this country is wholesome regard for law.  A mob is a violater of law, it teaches disrespect of law.

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