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Lynching In Waverly

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Posted By: Anne Hermann (email)
Date: 2/12/2009 at 09:15:54

Jackson Sentinel, June 14, 1884.

Lynching In Waverly.

The mob which lynched the Barber bandits at Waverly, Iowa, was considering the mission performed, as mildly riotous as any assembly that ever officiated under the auspices of Judge Lynch. Not a shot was fired, and amid the crowbars used to force the bars and bolts were accompanied by profanity. The leaders were men whose relatives had been killed by the outlaws and their determination was shared by about 1000 sympathizers. The Mayor of Waverly, it appears did what he could to prevent mob violence, and the Sheriff in charge of the prisoners refused to give up the keys.


 

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