Saturday, March 17, 2012

Chief Shoots Circus Employe

"Chief of Police English shot an employe of the Barnum & Bailey circus, who attempted to escape after being arrested. A number of Menomonie, Mich, men and a gang of circus employes became involved in a free-for-all fight. The chief arrested the leader of the circus gang. The latter's followers then jumped upon the chief, and the prisoner escaped. The chief shot him twice and wounded him in the head. The prisoner rolled under a tent and got away." - "Chief Shoots Circus Employe," The New North, Rhinelander (August 15, 1907).

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