|Place of publication:||Washington|
|Date of publication:||1898-07-13|
Birmingham, Al., July 13. Near Coaling, Tuscaloosa County, last night, Sidney Johnson, colored, entered the home of Mrs. Hodges, a widow, who resides alone with her small children, choked her into insensibility and then criminally assaulted her, leaving her nearer dead than alive. A small son of the victim sprang out of a window for help. Posses were organized and the negro chased all night,
This morning, six miles from the scene of his first crime, Johnson attacked Miss Cobb, a sixteen-year-old girl, while she was getting water at a spring. She fought him furiously and screamed for help. Her two sisters came from the house nearby and the three put the negro to fight. An hour later the mob overhauled Johnson, who was taken before Miss Cobb, who promptly identified him, after which he was strung up to a tree and riddled with bullets. The condition of Mrs. Hodges is critical, and she may die.
(1898, July). NEGRO SAVAGE LYNCHED : Had Assaulted One Woman and Attacked Another with Same Intent. Washington Post.