Redmen and Rogues in 1894

(03/21/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/10/1894.

Word reached us a few days ago that White Caps, Redmen Regulators, Highway Robbers, Rogues or the Lord knows who, are operating on Beech Fork of the West Fork, in this county.

We understand that they said, to a man named Ben Boggs, get thee out of this country, and he went. They next called upon Louis Vogt, and informed him that he to, must take his departure and emphasized their instructions by going into his house and breaking a rifle gun and carrying away some of the pieces and Vogt said, I will arise and go also.

The good people of that vicinity, and there are many such, ought to leave no stone unturned to find the guilty parties and see to it, that they are immediately brought to justice. There can be no safety for life or property where such lawlessness is tolerated. Vogts wife and boy are already in jail on a serious charge awaiting the action of the next Grand Jury. If the people of the community above refered to, or any number of them, are seeking to rid themselves of the rest of the gang, in adopting revolutionary methods, they have made a serious mistake. We feel safe in saying, however, that none of the conservative and thinking element of the people are accessories to such conduct.

We get our information about the matter from the jailor, and he, from the friends of some of the prisoners. We sincerely hope that the report is false.


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