Thursday, March 26, 2015

March 26, 1900: Louis (Terry) Harris

Today we learn about a lynching in Maryland starting with the Daily Capital Journal (Salem, Oregon) dated March 27, 1900:

NEGRO LYNCHED BY A MAD MOB

BELAIR, Md., March 27.—Louis Harris, a negro, charged with a criminal assault upon Miss Annie McIllvain was taken from jail last night and lynched by a mob.


Our next article comes from the Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wisconsin) dated March 28, 1900:

FINALLY OVERPOWERED.

Maryland Sheriff Wounds Two Lynchers in Protecting His Prisoner.

BELLAIRE, Md., March 27.—Terry Harris, colored, who was arrested here for committing a felonious assault on Miss Annie McElaine, a recluse, was lynched during the night. Sheriff Kennart and his deputy fought to protect their prisoner and fired on the mob, wounding two of them. They were overpowered.


I found two exact articles for Louis Harris, both dated March 27th and three exact articles for Terry Harris, all dated March 28th.  Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.

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