|Publisher:||The Chattanooga Commercial|
|Place of publication:||Chattanooga, TN|
|Date of publication:||11/28/1886|
|Source URL:||View Source|
Got What He Deserved – Montgomery, November 27— John Davis, the negro rapist, was lynched at Randolph, Ala., last night. Davis was the perpetrator of three outrages. He had the reputation of being one of the worst characters in the State. The last outrage was committed near Randolph on the 21st inst., on the perosn of Mrs Crompton, a white lady. The victim had gone out a distance from her residence, and was gathering up fire wood, her husband at the time being away from home. She and her little boy, while picking up wood, were suddenly sprung apon by two negroes from behind some bushes. One of the negroes drew a pistol, cocked it, and placing it to her head, said: “If you scream I will kill you,” telling the boy the same thing. Davis was captures, had a preliminary trial, and was placed in a prison under a strong guard. About 9 o’clock a mob of abput fifty men overpowered the guard, took the prisoner out, and hanged him to a coalin derrick.
“Got What He Deserved.” The Chattanooga Commercial (Chattanooga, TN), November 28, 1886.