Caught by Hounds and Shot by Men
Alleged Negro Murderer Suffers the Usual Fate in Alabama
Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 20. — [Special.] — Lewis Hendricks, the third negro implicated in the murder of Mrs. Jessie Rucker at Stanton Thursday, was caught near Jemison last night and shot to death. Mrs. Rucker was waylaid by two negroes and murdered while going from her home to that of a neighbor. Bill George, colored, was arrested and confessed, implicating Abe Seddon. The latter denied his guilt, but both were lynched, as blood was found on their clothes. Later on evidence was discovered implicating Louis Hendricks, who was arrested Saturday. He denied his guilt and on the way to jail escaped, receiving two bullets as he fled. He was run down with dogs in a swamp.