Farmer Tarred and Feathered
“Treated” with a Coat for Expressing Pleasure at
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Sept. 21.—Chas. Carsh,
a well known farmer living a mile east of this city, was treated
to a coat of tar and feathers by a mob, who charged him with having
expressed his pleasure on the death of the president. Between the
hours of 10 and 11 o’clock he says a man appeared at the door of
his country home, who awoke him and asked him for the use of a lantern,
saying that a carriage on the public road near the house was broken
He hastily donned his clothes and
accompanied the visitor to the carriage, where he was surprised
and surrounded by a number of masked men. They unceremoniously forced
him into the carriage, which was driven about a half a mile further
on near some timber. At this place he was taken from the vehicle
and then tarred and feathered.
He says he was asked by one of the
men as to how he had spoken of McKinley and was charged with having
stated that he was glad the president had been killed.
He denies that he made any of the
statements charged and is taking steps to redress himself with the
law, as he claims to know a number of men who were in the mob.