Source: Valentine Democrat
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Farmer Tarred and Feathered”
City of publication: Valentine, Nebraska
Date of publication: 26 September 1901
Volume number: 16
Issue number: 36
|“Farmer Tarred and Feathered.” Valentine Democrat 26 Sept. 1901 v16n36: p. .|
|Charles Carsh; McKinley assassination (sympathizers); lawlessness (mob rule: Humboldt, NE).|
|Charles Carsh; William McKinley.|
Farmer Tarred and Feathered
“Treated” with a Coat for Expressing Pleasure at McKinley’s Death.
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
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.