Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Tuskaloosa Gazette
Place of publication: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Date of publication: 1884

We hear of a most brutal raping of a white woman in Pickens county by a negro devil, who afterwards, to prevent her from telling, cut out her tongue. It is said the lady lived long enough to write the fiend’s name, who was captured and hung last Sunday evening. Such cases will be attended to as long as cotton and hemp grows and gun-powder burns. We are opposed to all lawlessness; but for cases of this kind of brutality there is a higher law than human statuses. Always be sure you get the right one,-then , let no guilty man escape.