A Lesson To Toughs
Hankinson, N. D., Special.—While Eugene Watchet was at work two strangers demanded money. Upon his refusal they gave him a severe pounding, breaking his nose and inflicting several bruises on him before anyone could get to his assistance. The two then tried to escape, but where located and landed in jail. About midnight twenty-five men overpowered the night watchman and took out the prisoners. Ropers were placed around their necks, and after thoroughly frightening them the crowd decided to give them a good whipping. They were stripped and lashed and brought back to jail. These men, it is claimed, have committed like offenses at Lidgerwood and other neighboring towns.
Pembina Pioneer Express, 9/24/1897