|Place of publication:||Hagerstown, Indiana|
|Date of publication:||Aug 6, 1884 12:00 am|
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INHUMAN TORTURE. A Negro is Disemboweled, Scalped and Hung, and His Body Pierced with Balls. ANENSTON, ALA., July 31. – Reports have reached here of the punishment of a woman’s assailant which are of a more horrible character than the crime with which the victim was charged. On Tuesday morning the 13-year-old daughter of a well-known citizen of Tuscaloosa, who lives on’ the outskirts, went into town. On her return home in the evening she met Andy Burke, a negro, who asked her some question which she was answering when Burke flung his arm around her waist, lifted her up, and holding her mouth closed with the other hand, ran into a copse with her. As he ran the girl lost her hat. A gentleman riding by saw the hat in the road, and, see- ing tracks leading into the woods and hearing muffled screams in that direction, he followed the steps and sounds. As soon as Burke saw that rescue had come.