|Place of publication:||Nashville|
|Date of publication:||1898-07-13|
Birmingham, Al., July 13 Yesterday afternoon Sidney Johnson, a negro tramp, assaulted Mrs. Lilly Hodges residing near Coaling in Tuscaloosa County. Mrs. Hodges is a widow and lives in a remote part of a small settlement with her little children.
Posses immediately formed and scoured the county for the negro. This morning early Miss Lizzie Cobb, a young lady living three miles from Coaling, was assaulted by the same negro and only escaped his design by her struggles and those of her two sisters, who came to her rescue.
About 10 o’clock one of the posse met the negro in the roadside. They took him back, had him identified by Miss Cobb, carried him to the woods and strung him to a tree.
They then filled his body with lead and quietly left the scene.
(1898, July). LEFT HIM HANGING : Negro Fiend Assaults One Victim in Alabama and Attempts Another, Being Finally Caught. Nashville Tennessean.