Thursday, August 14, 2014

August 14, 1895: Samuel and Charles Vinson

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, N. Y.) dated August 14, 1895:


Ellensburg, Wash., August 14—Samuel Vinson and his son Charles were taken out of the county jail by a mob early this morning and hanged to a tree.  The two men became involved in a saloon row last Sunday night and murdered Michael Kohloph and Joseph N. Bergman.

The Topeka State Journal (Topeka, Kansas) dated August 15, 1888:

It is borne in on the "average reader's" mind that no matter how a race trouble originates in the south, the negro is always lynched—always.

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