Husband Took First Shot

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: Kentucky Advocate
Place of publication: Danville, KY
Date of publication: 3/25/1907

Husband Took First Shot. Florence, Ala., March 25. The negro, Cleveland Harding, who attempted to assault Mrs. Ben F. Rice near here Friday, and who was driven off by Mrs. Rice’s shepherd dog, was summarly executed today by his intended victim’s husband and some 200 or three hundred sympathizers. Tied to a tree, with his arms up, the negro was riddled with bullets, the first shot being fired by Rice, following which, it it said, every man in the crowd emptied his revolver at the prisoner.


“Husband Took First Shot.” Kentucky Advocate (Danville, KY), March 25, 1907.