Lynching in Anniston.
CHATTANOOGA, October 5 -- A dispatch to the Daily Times from Anniston,
Alabama, says: "Ten days ago a burly negro named John Brooks brutally
outraged a little girl on the outskirts of the town. He was captured on
the 4th and lodged in jail at Jacksonville. This afternoon on a
preliminary trial he confessed his guilt. The judge ordered him to
jail, but a large crowd took him from the sheriff, carried him to the
outskirts of the town and hanged him. The crowd was quiet but

5 October 1882, The Atlanta Constitution (Georgia) via Ancestry.

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