Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Eutaw Whig and Observer
Place of publication: Eutaw, Alabama
Date of publication: 1884

The negro who attempted rape on a little girl in Tuscaloosa county, last week, was caught and put in the calaboose, whence unknown parties took him, hung him; then fired several pistol shots into his body. He was fully identified by his intended victim.

There seems to be an epidemic of crime of this character in this country at this time. The only apparent way to put a stop to it is the short and sharp method adopted in this case, and the one that occurred in this county two weeks ago. We are opposed to mob law, but in offenses of this nature, the guilty brutes must be treated as such, and sent to their long home as quickly as cord and ball can expedite their journey.