Body found hanging to a tree

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Roanoke Times
Place of publication: Roanoke, VA
Date of publication: 6/6/1895
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Hody Found Hanging to a Tree. Washington, June 5.?A srjecial to the PoBt from Birmingham, Ala., says that near Strasburg, Ala., Monday night Jim Powell, colored, entered the room of Mary Bussey, aged 15, daugh? ter of a prominent farmer and at tempted to assault her. She screamed for help. Her father came, but tho negro had escaped. A posse was hastily organized and gave chase, capturing Powell near Calera last evening. He was taken back to Strasburg and iden? tified. The posse then left with him, ostensibly for the county jail at Clan ton, but Powell’s body was found this mornlDg hanging to a tree, a mile from Strasburg. Our


“Body found hanging to a tree.” The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA), June 06, 1895.