General News

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Iola Register
Place of publication: Iola, KS
Date of publication: 6/14/1895
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Near Strasburg, 50 miles south of Birmingham, Ala., the body of Jim Powell, a negro, was found hanging to a tree recently. Powell entered the residence of John Bussey, a farmer near there and assaulted a young daughter of the farmer. The father, hearing the girl’s screams, went to her assistance, but the negro escaped. Pursuit was given the negro by a posse and he was captured.


“General News.” The Iola Register (Iola, KS), June 14, 1895.