Hindu Retaliation: 0050.0047


            What might have been the worst tragedy ever committed in this section of the country, was narrowly avoided yesterday.

            It seems that a bunch of Hindus employed at the Columbia River Lumber company’s mill here, were sending out all the best lumber, and keeping the worst.  The foreman over the bunch, who is a Frenchman, gave them a calling down about it.

            The colored men not wanting to be overrun by a white, quickly seized the Frenchman, and were in the act of carrying him over to one of the saws, when a young lad seeing what they were about to do with his fellow-work-man, picked up a big slab and struck the Hindus over the head, bringing them to the floor like a hundred of brick.

            After they had recovered from the blow, they made after the lad, but when seeing that they were turning on him, he quickly made his way to the ground below.

0050.0047: Hindu Retaliation

Newspaper article narrowly averted tragedy at local sawmill when foreman caught bunch of Hindus sending out all the best lumber and keeping the worst, they turned on him and was carrying him over to one of the saws but foreman was saved by young lad who hit them over the head.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  May 23, 1908
Pages:  1
Publisher:  The Golden Times
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


tragedy hindus foreman


Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Columbia River Lumber Co.arrow
Social arrow Ethnic Groups arrow East Indianarrow


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