|Place of publication:||Minneapolis, MI|
|Date of publication:||11/26/1886|
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AN ALABAMA LYNCHING. A Colored Outrager of a White Woman Lynched by an Alabama Mob. Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 25. John Davis, the negro rapist, was lynched at Randolph, Ala., last night. Davis was the perpetrator of three outrages. He had the reputation of being one of the worst characters in the state. The last out rage was committed near Randolph on the 21st inst., on the person of Mrs. Cruinpton, a white lady. The victim had gone out a distance from her residence and was gathering up firewood, her husbaud at the time being away from home. She and her little boy while pecking wood were suddenly sprung upon by two negroes from behind some bushes. One of the negroes drew a pistol, cocked it and placed it to her head saying: “If you scream I will kill you,” tell.ng the boy the same thing. Davis was captured soon after the perpetration of the outrage, had a preliminary trial and was placed in prison under a strong guard. About 9 o’cluck a mob of about 50 men overpowered the guard, took the prisoner out and hanged him to a coaling derrick.
“An Alabama Lynching: A Colored outrage of a White Woman Lynched by an Alabama Mob.” Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MI), November 26, 1886.