|Publisher:||The Evening Republican|
|Place of publication:||Meadville, PA|
|Date of publication:||7/6/1892|
|Source URL:||View Source|
SHOT TO PIECES. Attempted Crime of an Alabama Negro is Followed by Swift Punishment. Birmingham, Ala., July 6. News has been received in this city of the attempted outrage of two women near Jasper, thirty miles from here, by a negro. Sunday the negro was passing along the road by the house of the Brickwells, a few miles from Jasper. Miss Brickvvell, 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 the house. A few hours afterward the negro crossed the field of Mr. William Kilgore. Mrs. Kilgore was gathering berries not far from the house. The negro caught her, but she screamed so loudly that it brought her husband, who was at the 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 Monday the negro was found in a tree. There were no less than 200 men and numerous dogs on his trail. As soon as discovered volley after volley was poured into him, tearing his body to pieces. The negro’s name is not known.
“SHOT TO PIECES: Attempted Crime of an Alabama Negro is Followed By a Swift Punishment.” The Evening Republican (Meadville, PA), July 06, 1892.