A RIOT AT MARION - 1901
WOODS, CHESTMORE, BRADWELL, DANIELS
Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 1/15/2017 at 20:55:28
Dubuque Daily Telegraph, October 1, 1901
A RIOT AT MARION
An Exciting Street Battle Witnessed
in the Little Iowa Town
Marion, Ia., Oct, 1. – A riot involving a large number of persons took place on the streets here at 6 o’clock last evening. Two brothers named Woods, desperate characters from the north part of the county, made a vicious attack on Clinton Chestmore, a farmer, over some legal difference now pending in the courts. Officers interfered and a general fight followed, the wives of the brothers and a number of other persons attacking the officers. At this point about 200 men became involved, and the services of the whole police force of the town and its sheriff and deputies were required before the principals could be overpowered. One of the Woods brothers is lying in critical condition in the county jail, and Samuel Daniels, ex-postmaster, and L. P. Bradwell, editor of the pilot, are seriously bruised and beaten.
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