Bloody Dagger Threat to Editor
Posted By: David W Sinclair (email)
Date: 3/14/2008 at 00:20:03
EDITOR RECEIVES WARNING
The Tribune Editor received a bloody dagger in his morning mail Wed. The dagger is some 18 inches long with a broad blade and had apparently been dipped in blood or (red ink). Several messages were inscribed on the blade including skull and cross bones, "Beware, do unto others as you would be done by,"" etc. The Editor who happens to be Mayor of the city, has the entire police force working on the case and has retained Jim Davis, well known Lineville attorney. If the guilty party is apprehended the Editor and his attorney plan to make the skull and cross bones look like a Sunday School lesson in comparison to what will happen to the black hander. It will sure go bad with any dusky skinned dark complected native of Sunny Italy, who happens into town during the next few days as this is evidently the work of the black hand or some other such organization.
Lineville, Wayne County, Iowa
April 2, 1925
E.C. Varney, Publisher
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