|Publisher:||The Lima News|
|Place of publication:||Lima, OH|
|Date of publication:||3/25/1907|
WITH ARMS UP. Negro is Tied to a Tree and Riddled With Bullets. Florence, Ala., The Negro Cleveland Harding, who attempted to assault Mrs. Ben F. Rice near here, and who was driven off by Mrs. Rice’s shepherd’ dog, was summarily executed by his intended victim’s husband and some 200 or 300 sympathizers. Tied to a tree with his arms up, the negro was riddifid withh bullets, the first shot being fired by Rice. It is said that over 1,000 shots were fired The negro was captured half a mile below town and was taken before Mrs. Rice, who fainted at sight of him.Upon recovering she identified her assailant. Beyond confessing his guilt, the negro had nothing to say and was stolidly indifferent it seemed, to his fate.
“With Arms Up.” The Lima News (Lima, OH), March 25, 2020.