Bio: Brockway, E. L. & Son--Assaulted
Contact: Dee Zimmerman

----Source: Clark County News: July 1873 Compiled by Dee Zimmerman for her weekly column "The Good Ole Days" published July 16, 2003.

On Monday, of last week, E. L. Brockway and his son Melvin, of Black River Falls, were assaulted and severely injured by a party of men engaged in driving logs on Levis Creek.

Brockway has just erected a sawmill and dam on the creek for other parties. The men who made the assault had a few logs on that stream, which they wished to drive two or three miles below. In order to do this, they considered it necessary to tear out the dam. To this proceeding, Brockway objected with a quarrel and fight as the result. Brockway was knocked down by a blow on the head with a heavily ironed pike pole, which left him insensible for a time. While Brockway was down, he was severely kicked in the head and side by the men. The men engaged in the assault have been arrested and are being held on bail at $300 apiece, to appear at the circuit court.



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