|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilms
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/10/1894, 4/24/1894 and 5/15/1894..
Word reached us a few days ago that White Caps, Redmen Regulators,
Robbers, Rogues or the Lord knows who, are operating on Beech Fork of
West Fork, in this county.
We understand that they said, to a man named Ben Boggs, get thee
of this country, and he went. They next called upon Louis Vogt,
and informed him that he to, must take his departure and emphasized
instructions by going into his house and breaking a rifle gun and
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
life or property where such lawlessness is tolerated. Vogts
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
to, or any number of them, are seeking to rid themselves of the rest
the gang, in adopting revolutionary methods, they have made a serious
We feel safe in saying, however, that none of the conservative and
element of the people are accessories to such conduct.
We get our information about the matter from the jailor, and he,
the friends of some of the prisoners. We sincerely hope that the
report is false.
(From a correspondent's column)
We noticed in the last Chronicle an editorial in strong language
Red maning on Beech Fork, to which we wish to say is sadly
The citizens of Beech, with the exceptions of all communities,
honest and industrious people and law abiding citizens.
In reference to the "overdrawn" "Red maning" report above referred
to, we need only say that we gave the source of our information and
to other things said: "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."
(From another correspondent's column)
Noticing some editorials and comments by way of communications
on the reports of red maning in Washington district, we would say by
remark, whilst all good citizens deplore outlawry it once in a while
to points when petty thieves and disreputable characters defy the laws
of man and ignore the commandments of God, it is then that the better
of citizens of a community are justifiable in ridding themselves of
characters even sometimes by questionable methods, which from the best
understanding of circumstances that we have been able to glean, that a
majority of the red maning in our district has occurred and we
be surprised if the course of a certain element, who has been defaming
the morals of all decency and ignoring all paths of moral rectitude,
they don't desist in their nefarious course, they will be treated to
ministering of the red man.