SHOT TO DEATH IN A TREE:The Fate Which Overtook a Negro Brute in Alabama

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Place of publication: New York, NY
Date of publication: 7/5/1892
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SHOT TO DEATH IN A TREE. The Fate Which OVERTOOK a NEGRO BRUTE IN ALABAMA. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 5. News was received here yesterday of an attempted assault upon two women near Jasper, some thirty miles from here, by a negro. Sunday morning the negro was passing along the road by the house of the Brickwells, a few miles from Jasper. Miss Brickwell, a young woman, was in the lane near the house. The negro caught her by the arm, but her screams caused him to run off, and she ran into tho house. A few hours afterward the negro crossed the field of William Kilgore. Mrs. Kilgore was gathering berries not far from the house. The negro caught her. She screamed so loudly that it brought her husband, who was at tho house, to her assistance. The negro became frightened and ran away. The husband followed him to Black Warrior creek and fired several shots at him. With the assistance of dogs the chase was continued and yesterday morning at an early hour the negro was found in a tree. There were no less than two hundred men and numerous dogs on his trail. As soon as discovered volley aftor volley was poured into him, tearing his body to pieces. The negro’s namo is not known.


“SHOT TO DEATH IN A TREE:The Fate Which Overtook a Negro Brute in Alabama.” The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (New York, NY), July 05, 1892.