SPARKS FROM THE WIRES: Day Dispatches Condensed

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Los Angeles Times
Place of publication: Los Angles, CA
Date of publication: November 14, 1897

The timely arrival of troops at Carollton, Pickens county, Ala., about daylight Friday morning, thwarted the efforts of a mob to lynch Bud Beard, colored, on trial there for rape. The lynchers were just preparing to close in upon the Courthouse and overpower the Sheriff and a dozen deputies who had stood guard all night when the Warrior Guards of Tuscaloosa drove up and dispersed the throng. The soldiers surrounded the Courthouse. Court was reconvened at 9 o’clock. By noon it was over and Beard had been sentenced to be hanged December 10. Gov. Johnson says he is greatly gratified at the success of the officers and troops in thwarting the mob, and will spare no efforts to give the prisoner the full protections of the law.


Los Angeles Times (1886-1922); Nov 14, 1897; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times pg. 11