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Atterbury Lynched

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Süllivan, Hls., Feb 13- Grant Atterbury was taken fiom the jail hore at 12:25 Wedncsday morning, dragged to the conrthouso in his night robe and hanged to a tree fop outraging his aister-in-law. The mob nuinbcred about fiftoen men. They were fully armed and carried sledgo hammers. Few pcople knew of the meet ing and nono thought Atterbury would ba lynched. The mob acted quickly and jnarchcd directly from the schoolhouse to the jail, which was protected by the sheriff and one deputy. Here the demand for Atterbury was refused, and thon the door was knocked in with sledge hammers. The sheriff feigned rosistance, apparently, and fircd his pistol in the air. In the mean time crowds of people bogan gathering abour the jail, but no attempt was made to help the shuriff. Aftor the sheriff üred his revolver the scène was exciting and lively. The mob opcned fire and made a deterinined attack. Amid shouts and yells, they marched upstairs, leaving & few ra.n to keep back the crowd. But few minutes wero consumed in breaking down tho iron door. Made a Desperate Resistance. Atterbury was dragged frora his cell, amid the howls of the other prisoners in tbe jail, who were badly frightened. Atterbury resisted with all his strength, and jnnch trouble was experienced in getting him downstairs. He fought like a demon tot his life, but he was flnally overeóme. When the prisoner was brought out the excitement of the mob was fearfully intense. Atterbury was then taken up to the courthouse yard, two blocks away. There was a perfect fusillade of pistol fhots. The mob seemed frenzied and was beyond any control, and showed no sympathy. Under the tree to which he was hnng, Atterbury began to realize fully that he was to die. He pleaded piteously for his life, amid cries of "Hang him! Hang him!" He protested his innocence, aying: "Thank God, yoii are hanging an innooent man." The mob kept singing, and was wild and restless until ho was strung in the air. As if by magie tho crowd instan tly dispersed. Mob Well Organized. The mob was well organized and masked with white handkerchiefs or peices of white clovh. Bvery man was beavily armed. lts leadership is known, but whethcr there will be any prorecution remains to be seen. At this writing the town was perfe?tly quiet. This was the second attempt made by a mob to get Atterbury for the purposo of lynching him. Tfae evidence against him was very strong. The morning after the crime on Mrs. Boxy Atterbury was committed bloodhonnds wero brought to the scène, and three different times they went directly to öe house of Grant Atterbury. Another party was suspected, but has not yet been iennd. Atterbury was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Roxy Atterbury, and it is thought lïe committed the crime for the purpose of revenge, Mr3. Atterbury having given ome very damaging testimony against htm when he was on trial, together with her husband, for the murder of their father, a líttle more than a year ago.


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