The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch

"The shame of the thing is in violated law and the discredible role which the national guardsmen were forced to play cause of weak and unwise leadership. The authorities have been defied and make a mockery. Lawlessness has been covered with a fictitious glory. A condition has been created that is full of false lessons for the thoughtless. The means to law and order, the protection to the honest and the punishment of the criminal have been temporarily overturned and derided. Urbana will recover from this serious blow, but the evil influence of the triumph of disorder will long be felt, not only there but in other parts the State."

Scanned from The Literary Digest, June 19, 1897