A disgraceful scene, the outcome of a theological dispute, was enacted at Hillsdale, Michigan, on Wednesday afternoon.
For some time past very strained relations have existed between the members of two local Methodist Churches. So bitter had the dispute become that on Wednesday a section of the opposition church tarred and feathered the Rev. Mr Clancy.
Finally, amidst the greatest disorder, Mr Clancy was rolled down a hill and badly injured.
The Hampshire Advertiser, September 15, 1894.