Iowa City Daily Republican: "The Very Latest" (eyewitness reports of the Iowa City Beer Riots)
Iowa City Beer Riots; Conrad Graf; John Dostal; John Englert; Horace Kimball; C. G. Swafford; Lewis Swafford; W. H. Bailey; Samuel Fairall; Mike O'Riley; J. W. Schell; J. J. Parrott; Milton Remley; Frank Schell; M. W. Davis; George Ewing; George J. Boal; L. H. Jackson; C. M. Reno; Women's Christian Temperance Union; Union Brewery; Great Western Brewery
A collection of eyewitness accounts concerning the Iowa City Beer Riots, which began during the trial of local brewers Conrad Graf and John Dostal for having violated the state's new Prohibition law by selling beer on July 4, 1884, the day the law went into effect. The trial was held in Scott Township to the east of Iowa City: following the tarring and feathering of H. Bailey, an attorney for the prosecution, a mob of anti-Prohibitionists, led by John J. Englert and Conrad Graf, followed two witnesses for the prosecution, the C. G. and Lewis Swafford, into town and threatened them with violence.
Stephen B. Howard (editor)
Iowa City Daily Republican
Republican Printing Co.
14 August 1884
State Historical Society of Iowa; Iowa City Public Library
From the August 14, 1884 issue of the Iowa City Daily Republican in the digital historic newspaper collection of the Iowa City Public Library
Iowa City Daily Republican, microfilm newspaper collection, State Historical Society of Iowa
Iowa City; Scott Township; Johnson County; 1884-08-14