Saturday, January 24, 2015

January 24, 1901: Larkington

The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia) dated January 25, 1901:

LYNCHED FOR USUAL CRIME

Negro Shot for Attempting Assault on White Woman.

Minden, La., January 24.—Yesterday at Doylins, a station on the Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific railroad, about ten miles from here, a young negro named Larkington attempted to outrage the wife of a young farmer named Eldon Walker. He was unsuccessful and became frightened and ran off. Today he was identified by the lady and in charge of several citizens was being brought to the Minden jail, when he was overtaken and shot to pieces by a crowd of men. This happened in the same neighborhood where a negro was burned for the same crime about two years ago.


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