Terribly Tortured by Lynchers

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Buffalo Evening News
Place of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: Aug 1, 1884 12:00 am
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Terribly Tortured by Lynchers, TUBCALOOSA, Ala., Aug. 1-Tuesday morning a 13-year-old daughter of a well known citizen, living just outside the town, came in to take a music lesson, On returning in the evening she was pretend the road by Andy Burke, a negro, who dragged her into a piece of woods. A gentleman passing along the road soon after heard screams and started in to the woods to investigate, When Burke saw him he released the girl and fled, Parties of searchers captured him Thursday and hanged him to tree. It is alleged that they first mutilated him in a horrible manner and then tore his scalp off. Becoming imbued with the spirit of torture they foully disemboweled the wretch, and after stringing him up fired a volley of shots into him. The suffering of the victim while being tortured were horrible, and he begged to be put out of misery. The Governor will, it is said, investigate the matter at once,