Springfield Republican, MO, 24 Aug 1917 Pentecostal Preacher spoke against Wilson and pro-Kaiser
AUGUST 2J, 1917. I i ' i - - - - - ATTACK PREACHER SCORING WILSOr ("Holy Roller" Declares President Never Envoked Aid of Cod In 'War As Did Kaiser. . . . THREATS MADE AT LYNCHING . ' ' . ,"" ia: - ll r.. rrn ITIVU . HI 13 n.9 I lH VVIIIV4 I V Ml ; Church, Leads Him to Railroad and Starts Him On Way. WFtfT PLAIN'S. Aug I.V Thv grow patriots as well us peaches .it Koshkonong. They are us true lo t!ie government as the Kl her tit .W to the peach family. This citme to IlKht tlie other lilvrhl when a "Holy Holler" preacher slandered the government. abused President Wilson a"nd talki d slightingly of ,tiie young men at tho I rront. I llev. O'Dohnell. the preacher, got - ip I In the Pentecostal meeting at Kosh - konong to testify. There wus a big i crowd In the church. Many people stood - on the outside., jieepliig In at tile doTTra and windows. "President Wilson has never calif I on Cod's bl.essin gin this war." the prenrler said. "Ktnperor William has often asked Cod's blessing, and this is more than Mr. Wilson has done." Sevoral in the church got up and left. They didn't like this way vf preaching or testifying. When' the preacher spoke slightingly of the yoijim linen alio are fighting at the rront a I Storm, of Indignation - swept over those who heard the ppeakr. M - ire of llieui left the church, dli llio out.iide me'i and hoys gathered In small groups and diHCUssed tlie remarks of the preacher. 'Iet'jl' get him when he comes out. hoys," aomeone remarked. They waited and got him. l.o n liullic, who bus a son righting In the trenches In Prance, went home and came hack Willi a pistol "tilve me Just one chance at hlni, and there It be one lens traitor In this coun try." f jullto said. Sonic of the man's friends took the gun away from the cx ell iid stockman. Lon We!, Kveretl Huff and other prominent. Konhkunong citlxens who were prencnl also con demned the preacher. When O'Donncll came out of the church he was Immediately seized by an Infuriated mob.' . woman, who. was clinging to the man to save him was swept uslde. There were cries of "Lynch the traitor" and other serious - threats,' The man was taken to the railroad track and Ills face turned south. Some of the excited cUlzena gave the men several saift kicks and told him to go while the going was good. u'Donncll started n low. but soon gojl In high, one of the men In the myli afterwards said. O'Ponnell lost nn time In getting out of Koshkonong. He slept that night in a school hoiti between Koshkonong and Thayer. The next day he lauded In Thayer, where he now Is stopping. His hoins is in Tennensee. Several members of the Pentecostal church from W ent I'liiins, deluding one of their ministers, who resides here. Were in Koslig.inong when the affair happened . Tip y loudly condemn the act of (I'lkmiicll and say he Is not a minister of their church.'. A large ma. Jorllv of the Pentecimtals at Koshkonong publicly censure . I'Ponnell and say he got all that was coming lo him. .