Another Negro Lynched

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Newton Daily Republican
Place of publication: Newton, Kansas
Date of publication: Dec 30, 1889 12:00 am
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ANOTHER NEGRO LYNCHED. BIRMINGHAM, Ala, Dec. 29. News has reached here of the lynching in a remote part of Tuscaloosa County night before last of a negro named Bud Wilson. He entered the house of James Fowler, a well-to-do white farmer, and attempted to assault Mrs. Fowler during her husband’s absence. The woman’s screams for help brought in several neighbors and the negro fled. Yesterday afternoon he was arrested by two deputy sheriffs fifteen miles from Tuscaloosa, and while en route to jail the party was overtaken by an armed posse of fifty men. Wilson was taken from the officers and hanged to a tree and the body riddled with bullets. The negro confessed to the crime before he was swung off. He was a notoriously bad character and was wanted on several charges.