Joseph Minnis

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Joseph Minnis - IRANI) is Forcibly Taken from His Home by a Mob...
IRANI) is Forcibly Taken from His Home by a Mob of Men. AN OUTRAGE NEAR KENOSHA, He Had to Walk from Salem to Kenosha—Several Residents Arrested Kenosha, Wis, June 23.—[Special.]— The residents of Salem, sixteen miles west of here, are greatly excited over outrages perpetrated last evening. Wil liam De M.und boarded with Robert Sibley, Sibley, a Knoe repairer. Yesteroay he was notified by a young man to leave the town. He was warned that if he refused refused he would be tarred and feathered. He rcfnsed to go. About 11 o'clock a mob of fifty men went to the house and forcibly took De Mund therefrom. He was tarred jxnd feathered and then ridden oat of town on a pole. He walked to this city, where lie had bis wounds dressed. He has sworn out warrants for the arrest of several men whom be recognized in the mob. Kenosha, Wis., June 24.—[Special.]— Excitement still runs high in Salem over the acts of the mob which' tarred and feathered William De Mund and carried him out of town on a rail. There is not only excitement, but a great deal of indignation indignation is expressed over the affair because because the law was not allowed to take its course if any crime had been com mitted. The citizens who were named in the warrants and charged with riot and unlawful unlawful assemblage were: Robert Sibley, husband of the woman alleged to have been wronged; Henry Hunter, Joseph Minnis, Henry Barnes, James Pease, Thomas Clark, George Hartwell and Fred Bonlden. Sheriff Cropley left for Salem and made the arrests. The sheriff returned with the eight defendants this morning. They were taken before Justice Slater and bonds were fixed at $200 each. The preliminary preliminary examination was postponed until June 30. There were many citizens of Salem who accompanied the party to this city. They say the sheriff has arrested the wrong men, claiming that the outrage outrage was perpetrated by persons from across the state line in Illinois. This report is not given much credence as the line is seven miles from Salem.

Clipped from The Weekly Wisconsin27 Jun 1896, SatPage 5

The Weekly Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)27 Jun 1896, SatPage 5
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