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ILLINOIS MOB FOILED IN ITS
ATTEMPT TO LYNCH NEGRO
Murphysboro, III., Aug. 30. The at
tempt of a mob of several hundred
to lynch Joe Deberry, negro, who will
be tried for murder of a white woman,
was frustrated at the Harnsburg, lu.,
jail early this morning. Deberry
was smuggled out of jail under the
protection of three companies of Illi
nois state militia and placed in the
ft local jail here.
Deberry is charged with the mur
der of Mrs. James H. Martin, who
was found hacked almost beyond
recognition in her home here about
a month ago. Her husband, a prom
"inent attorney, has since died from
the shock. According to the police
Deberry confessed killing Mrs. Mar
tin while he was employed as a serv
ant in her home because she insisted
on his washing dishes when he was
craved from drinking gin.
Sulphur Springs, Tex. A mob
burned at the stake yesterday King
Richmond, a negro who was seri
ously wounded, and the body of his
VsHm. Tro in TavontTO fnr tVlf RlnV-
ing of a deputy sheriff and fatal
wounding of Sheriff J. a. tmuer, wno
had attempted to arrest the brothers
on a minor charge.
The negroes, who had submitted
quietly to arrest, opened fire while
they were being searched, killing
Deputy Sheriff Flippen instantly.
They shot Butler twice and beat him
over the head with their pistols, frac
turing his skull, and then fled.
A posse of several hundred found
the negroes hiding in a thicket and
in the exchange of shots Joe Rich
mond was killed and his brother se
riously wounded. They were then
brought here and burned.
I o o
' STREET SPEAKERS DENY ANY
ACTION LIKE A RIOT
Free thinkers arrested Saturday
night for speaking at State and Con
gress sts. without a nermit denv that
there was anv show of a riot in the
audience. The Examiner used an
eight-column first-page story to say
the speakers were rescued from
lynching by Policemen Driscoll and
The three speakers arrested were
Chas. Kruse, J. F. Howland and Geo.
Duval. Their defense will be that the
appellate court has ruled that permits
to speak on the street are not nec
essary. Irving S. Abrams of the American
Secular union, arrested earlier in the
week, says Policeman Driscoll is the
only one who molests speakers.
SEVENTY HURT IN TWO "L" ROAD
CRASHES WEST AND SOUTH
Seventy people were nurt in two
serious elevated accidents last night
A city-bound Metropolitan "L"
train, crowded with people return
ing from Forest Park, telescoped an
Elgin interurban last night near Sco
ville av., Oak Park. More than 50
people were injured in the crash.
Large section of the 'third rail was
torn up when the two trains came to
gether, throwing them into darxness.
fhis probably prevented loss of life
Officials of the road blame the ac
cident on the crew of the interurban,
who failed to send back a signalman
when it was delayed. F. H. Sherman,
engineer of the "L" train, said the Tog
obstructed his view of the track and
that he was unable to stop wheayje
saw the delayed interurban. Sherraffia
was imprisoned in his cab and nar
rowly escaped death. His legs were
The other accident occurred at Jthe
South Park av. station of the South
Side "L," where an empty "dummy"
crashed into the rear of an Evanston
express loaded with people returning
from a dance at White City. John
English, motorman of the "dummy,"
is being held by the police. He can
not explain why he failed to stop on
seeing the train ahead.
The 20 people who were bruised
and cut were attended to in a nearby