Source Type: Newspaper
Author: Chris Smith
Publisher: The Wichita Beacon
Place of publication: Wichita, KS
Date of publication: 11/25/1886
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LYNCHED. Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 25. John Davis, the negro rapist, was lynched at Randolph, Ala., last night. Davis was the perpetrator of three outrages. The last outrage was committed near Randolph, on the 21st inst., on the person of Mrs. Curpton, a white lady. The victim had gone out a distance from her residence and was gathering op fire wood. She and a little boy while picking wood were suddenly sprung upon by two negroes from behind some bushes. One of the negroes drew a pistol and cocked it placing it to her head and said : “If you scream I will kill you;” telling the boy the same thing. Davis waa captured about nine last night. A mob of about fifty men overpowered the guard and took the prisoner out, and hanged him to a coaling derrick.


Smith, Chris. “Lynched.” The Wichita Beacon (Wichita, KS), November 25, 1886.