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Two Lives For One

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Ellensbüks, Waan., Aug. 15. - Samuel Vinson and hls son Charles were lynohed here for the murder during a drunken row on Sunday of Miks Kehlopp, a saloonkeeper. The ringing of üre bells waa tho figual for the orowd to assemble, and within throe minutes a niob was batter. Ing down the doors of tha county jall. It took an hour and a half to overpower the guarda and foroe an entranoe to the jall. The victima were walkud three blooks to a tree. The eider Vinson waa soon atrung up. Then some one aaid to Charles Vinson i "Your pa Is up there; go and sea hlm," Tho two men were hanged to the eame ümb, tholr faoea gix Inohes apart. Sheriff Kmw What Was (Joiulag. The bodies were allowed to hang after the mobdispersed. The sheriff waa awara of the plan o lynoh the Vinsona, and alIhough he had extra deputiea on duty al the jall no violent meaaurea were takon against the mob. Charles Vinson conspired wlth other3 to hold up a Northern Paoiflo train laat April. He informed on hls confederates, who were oaught at thelr rendezvoua. He had prevloualy served a term in tha state prison.


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