Hanged and Shot. Outcome of an Attempted Outrage by a Negro on a White Lady

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Chattanooga Daily Times
Place of publication: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Date of publication: Dec 28, 1889 12:00 am
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HANGED AND SHOT. Outcome of an Attempted Outrage by a Negro on a White Lady. Special to the Chattanooga Times. BIRMINGHAM, ALA., Dec. 27.-Several days ago near Fayette Court House, Ala.. Bud Wilson, a young negro man, entered the house of Mrs James Fowler while she was alone and attempted to criminally assault her, She screamed and the negro attempted to escape, but a neighbor heard the alarm and calling assistance he set out after the rascal. Wilson was caught a short distance from the house, but the officers took charge of him and the next morning set out for Tuscaloosa, the county seat, with their prisoner. Meantime the news of the attempted assault spread in the neighborhood and Fowler’s friends determined to take the law in their own hands. They intercepted the officers in a stretch of woods and taking their prisoner from them hung him to an adjoining tree and riddled his body with bullets. The matter has been kept very quiet and did not get outside of the neighborhood until after the negro had been buried for several days.