Re: [TexasCzechs] Early 1900s justice - Ziebert family
- OMG! OOPS! Its too bad that they don't do that nowadays. If they did, we wouldn't have to listen to much of what we hear on the TV news and programs like E.T. about "famous" people. While I was reading this, though, I didn't know whether to laugh or to groan. I've been off the computer lately so that's why I just read this posting.Nan
Here's one example of early 1900s justice.
Shiner Gazette, 9 Jul 1902 , page 1
While Mourners Tarred and Feathered Husband and Sister of Corpse
Sterling , July 2. – The funeral of Mr. John Ziebert of Mount Morris , near this city, was delayed today until the mourners could adjourn to a cornfield and administer a coat of tar and feathers to the husband and sister of the dead woman. Then the funeral proceeded, but the two who were to be the chief mourners were absent.
The house was filled with sorrowing neighbors when some of them discovered Ziebert in another room, hugging and kissing Mrs. Theodore Wolfe. The crowd quickly dragged the couple to the cornfild [sic]. A plentiful supply of tar was poured over the victims and the feathers from a pillow were emptied on each. Then the two were driven from the village and ordered never to return. Mrs. Ziebert died of consumption, and during the two years of her sickness, it is alleged that her husband was continually making love to her sister.
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