Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April 8, 1888: Four Horsethieves

Today we learn about a lynching in Indian Territory through the pages of Newton Daily Republican (Newton, Kansas) dated April 10, 1888:

HIGH STRUNG.

Kansas Farmers Capture and Hang Up Four Horse Thieves in No Man's Land.

They Have Nine More Barracaded [sic] and Will Swing them Up as Soon as Caught.

KANSAS CITY, April 9.—A Times special from Woodward, Indian Territory, said that forty farmers from Ashland and other Kansas towns went down into "No Man's Land" . . . and strung up four horse thieves. They now have nine more of them barricaded in the Cherokee strip just east of "No Man's Land["] and intend to swing them if they get them.


Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.

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