Desperate Mob Stroms Jail

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Morning Mercury
Place of publication: Huntsville, AL
Date of publication: 9/1/1906

DESPERATE MOB STORMS JAIL. Mobile Citizens Believed Negro Was . In the Prison, v 1 Mobile, Ala., Aug. 30. Between 10 and 11 o clock Wednesday night a mob of 300 persons attempted to take and lynch William Thompson, a negro, confessed assailant1 of v two white girls and one little negro girl. The mob broke Into the Jail yard through the big wooden gate and filed into the yard, the sheriff’s deputies met them at the’ ; door armed with rifles, which they discharged, with blank cartridges over the heads of the mob, no one being hurt. A committee of the mm was finally admitted to the Jail,- after which the assurance being given that the negro was not there,” the mob dispersed. ‘ WH1 Thompson, the negro whom the mob sought, to lynch was taken out of jail ten minutes before the mob arrived, and put on the train for Blr – mlngbam.’


“Desperate Mob Stroms Jail.” The Morning Mercury (Huntsville, AL), September 01, 1906.