|Publisher:||The Chatanooga News|
|Place of publication:||Chattanooga, TN|
|Date of publication:||3/23/1907|
FAST FRIEND. Dog Saves His Mistress From Outage By Negro. Florence Ala March 23 — A large posse of men with bloodhounds hsatily rought from Columbia left here at 10 o’clock last night for the home of Ben Rice a farmer living seven miles west of Florence where they will be fput on the trail of a black brute who attempted to criminally assault Mrs Rice. Mrs Rice was alone at her home, her husband being In Florence attending court The negro name is Cleveland Harding. He was bailed out of jail by Mr Rice who hired him as a farm hand. Finding Mrs Rice alone, he entered the house and seized her. Her screams and struggles attracted her large shepherd dog which bounded to her rescue and attacked the negro. Mrs Rice’s clothing was almost torn off her and her arm badly bruised.
“Fast Friend.” The Chattanooga News (Chattanooga, TN), March 23, 1907.