Lured to Electric Light Plant and Beaten Up — Assailants Pay Stiff Fines

Steele, N.D., July 7—Lured to the electric light plant late at night, when the city was suddenly plunged in darkness, H. W. Maynard, township constable at Pettibone, was surrounded and a demand made that he turn over a large consignment of booze which he had confiscated on its arrival. After being sorely misused, the constable deputized 18 husky citizens and rounded up the gang, who were bundled into four automobiles, whirled to the county seat and jailed for the night. The following morning John Shea paid tribute in the sum of $70.80, A E Johnson and Gilbert Johnson, $50.90 and $57, respectively, and W J Cahill $13.95, upon being convicted of assault and battery upon the person of an officer, and Charles Anderson, alleged leader of the rioters, was bound over to the district court on a charge of inciting a riot.

Bismarck Tribune, 7/9/1917

Narrow Escape

Posted 07/12/2013