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White Capped, 1895

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White Capped, 1895

Posted: 15 Sep 2003 12:19AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 23 May 2005 8:15PM GMT
Surnames: Hibbs
White Capped

Nathan HIBBS, jr., a widower and a citizen of Madisonville, had the misfortune Sunday night to fall into the hands of white caps, who proceeded to give him a rather severe beating. HIBBS has been a widower for some little time, and as is natural with the majority of men left in that unenviable condition, he has for some time been paying court to one of Eve's fair daughters in the Manitou country. Sunday night, HIBBS had been down there to see his fair charmer; he had stayed until the clock tolled the hour of twelve, when he concluded to wend his way homeward, no doubt to think of the sweet and honeyed words and phrases that had been used by the devoted pair.
He had proceeded but a short distance when he was accosted by eight men who demanded that he should dismount from his mule. He complied with the request, when he was stripped of his clothes, laid across a log and was severely thrashed with long keen hickories. He was considerably cut, though of course not seriously. HIBBS says that the men gave him to understand that he was not to do any more courting in that part of the country--that widowers were expected to stay at home and attend to the children they already had entrusted to their care. He says he knows who two of his assailants are and threatens to make it pretty hot for them. (Source: Madisonville Hustler, Fri., July 26, 1895)

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