GLEASON, SOPER, VAN ANSDEL, CASSIDY
Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 9/25/2019 at 20:58:00
St Charles Republican Intelligencer, Thursday, July, 16, 1857, Saint Charles, IA, Page: 1
MORE LYNCHING-We learn that four horse thieves were arrested near Tipton, this state, and a few days since, names Alonzo Gleason, Ed. Soper, Van Ansdel and Walter Cassidy. Gleason and Soper were tried by the mob in the courthouse yard at Tipton and taken to Big Rock, eighteen miles above there, and hung. Soper made a full confession, implicating some twenty other citizens of Tipton, a part of who have already absconded from fear of being lynched. Horse stealing still continues and great excitement prevails.
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