A Negro Outrager Taken from an Alabama Jail and Lyndhed by a Mob–Grain Stealing Conspiracy at Buffalo — The Daily Calendar.
Montgomery, Ala., November 25. –John Davis, the negro rapist, was lynched at Randolph, Ala., last night. by a mob of enraged citizens. Davis is the perpetrator of three outrages. He was one of the worst characters in the State. The last outrage was committed near Randolph, on the 21st inst. on the person of Mrs. Crumpton, a white lady. The victim had gone out a distance from her residence, and was gathering up fire wood, her husband at the time being away from home. She and her little boy, while picking wood, were suddenly sprung upon by two negroes from behind some bushes. One of the negroes drew a pistol, cocked it, and, placing it to her hear, said: “If you scream I will kill you.” telling the boy the same thing. The demon then accomplished his diabolical prupose. He then fled, and was captured. He had a preliminary trial, and was placed in prison under a strong guard. About 9 o’clock a mob of about fifty men overpowered the guard, took the prisoner out, and hanged him to a coaling derrick.