|Publisher:||Memphis Weekly Commercial|
|Place of publication:||Memphis, TN|
|Date of publication:||7/6/1892|
|Source URL:||View Source|
RIDDLED IN A SWAMP Unknown Negro Lynched in Walker County Alabama He Had Attempted to Assault Two Whits Women but Was Frightened Away filed at the Break of Day Birmingham Ala July 4 — News reached Birmingham tonight of a lynching which occurred in a swamp near Jasper ia Walker county Ala this morning about daybreak It was an unknown negro who fell victim to an infuriated band of eitizens He had attempted to rape two highly respected white women in one day The story told here tonight is as follows: Yesterday afternoon late this negro was walking along the road on which a Miss Bnckwell resides with her parents She is a remarkably handsome lady and vras strolling along the road when tbe negro came ud Her good looks attracted the attention of the burly fiend and aroused the devil in him He made the assault but her screams scared him off before accomplishing his purpose Going further down the road he passed the farm of John Kilgore whose wife happened to be In the field near where her husband worked The negro whose passion was still fired had ho less hell In him than when he attempted his assault on Miss BrickwelL Again he assumed the role of rapist and again he failed He assaulted Mrs Kilgore and she also screamed for Assistance Her shrieks caught the ear of her husband who thinking his wife was snakebitten hastened to her rescue The negro ran aud wa6 pursued beyond Black river by the maddened husband Here a large band of citizens joined him andabout dark the fiend was surrounded In an eighty-acre swamp and as soon as the gray streaks of dawn appeared he was riddled with bullets
“RIDDLED IN A SWAMP: Unkown Negro Lynched in Walker, County, Alabama: He Had Attempted to Assault TwoWhite Women but Was Frightened Away.” Memphis Weekly Commercial (Memphis, TN), July 06, 1892.