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Co-t Lever Attempts Assault on
White Woman.-Says He Was
The S -.
Lexington. Nov. .-'The usual
quietness of D)utch Fork in the
ueigh,borhood of Piney Woods church
was broken this afternoon about 1
o'clock by the dastardly but unsue
cessful attempt of a negro to assault
the wife of a prominent farmer of
that section. News of the crime is
meagre and nothing definite can be
learned but it is stated that the ne
gro who attempted the assault was
a laborer on the place.
. The woman is said to have been
choked but the extent of her inju
ries can not be learned. Deputy
Sheriff Miller left for the scene in an
automobile this afternoon about 4
o'clock, carrying Sheriff Corley's
faithful blood 1hounds with him.
. Messages from Chapin by long dis
tance 'phone state that the whole
vuntry round about is wrought up
as never before and there is some
probability of the negro being lynch
ed if caught. Those who know the
determination of Deputy Sheriff
Miller, however, believe that once
the negro gets in his possession the
officer will see that no violence is
done even though he must risk his
Coot Lever Arrested Near Chapin
By Long Distance Telephone.
Chapin, -Nov. 1.-Coot Lever was
captured at the home of John Reaze,
a negro, at 9 o'clock to-night and is
now, at 11 p. m., well on his way to
Lexington in a buggy. in the custody
of Deputy Sheriffs Miller and Roof,
a mob of 100 men, which came to
Chapin. having been evaded.
Lever was captured by Deputy
Milier and Mr. Eleazer and has -con
fessed to them that he made the at
Soon after tie negro was brought
to Chapin a crowd of 100 men ap
proaehed the station here. The ne
gro was hustled some distance down
the railroad track and then through
briars and bushes. Then he was
placed in a buggy and the deputies,
as stated, hurried away with him
The crowd at the station flagged
the southbound Columbia, Newberry
& Laurens train and searched it
some members of the mob going on
-the train towa'rds Columbia.
The intended victim of the negro
was choked and has bruises on her
- neek and shoulders, but ie not se
riously hurt. She screamed,.,the hus
band of the woman came to the res
ene and t'be negro ran.
While at the station members of
the mob asked questions as to the
negro's whereabouts,. none of which
were answered. The members of the
mob were armed with pistols and
Lever, the negro, is a young fel
*Iow. There is no doubt as to -his guilt.
Narrow Escape of Coot Lever.
Coot Lever, who attempted a crim
inal assault on the wife of a promi
nent farmer in the Dutch Fork sec
tion of Lexington county about 9
o'cioek Monday afternioon and was
'later captured and carried to Lex
lington jail by Deputy Sheriff Miller
*and Mr. Eleazer, after eluding a mob
'of considerable proportions, is now
safe in the State penitentiary.
And thereby hangs the story of a
record-breaking buggy ride from Lex
'4ngton to Columbia of exactly 55 min
*utes. That the negro is alive and
.safelv behind the walls of the S.tate
prison is due to the vigilance and
prompt action of Sheriff Corley and
About noon yesterdcay' the sheriff
got news of the approach of a mob
of 190 or more men. bent on, taking
the negro from the Lexington jail.
Prompt to ake advantage of the ad
vance naotiee of the approaeh of the
mob. the sheriff and deput.yde
termined to ~bring the negro to
the enitentiary before the mob
'ould reach Lexington. No train'
was available; an automobile could
not be had without delay. and with
nothing left with whieh to make a
"quick journey but a horse and buggy,
the negro was placed in the buggy1
.and the start was made for Colum
To avoid his being seen was of as
mush importance almost as getting
* him to Columbia and with only a
single-seated buggy this was a prob
lem. But the deputy met the emer
gency by forcing the negro down,
into the foot of the buggy and cover
- ng him with a lap robe. Thus cov
ered and hidden the start was made.
The horse was slowed when parties
were met and passed to avoid suspi
eion and then hurried on agamn as
soon as they were on: of sight. In
thi manner Columbia was reached
III M feiv 1i the 1ulick 1L e of 5
I Ii1. The sliet-ff. when asked I
how the negro could conceal himself
so easily in the foot of the buggy,
replied with a knowing smile that he
guessed the negro thought the best
thing to do was to make himself as
small as possible.
The negro at the State peuitenti
ary told a reporter of the State that
he saw no hostile demonstration
He admitted his guilt, saying he
was the victim of an incurable mala
dy and the herb doctor -whom he !had
consulted had put a spell on him.
He declared -that this "conjurer"
lives at the foot of Little Mountain.
He had told Coot Lever that the lat
ter would assault some white woman.
The prisoner declared that the wo
man was in the yard hanging out
clothes. When she ran he ran after
her. She fell and screamed and he
John Robinson's Big Shows.
During the past season John Rob-1
inson received at his headquarters in
Cincinnati, notes and circulars from
the citizens of the smaller cities and
tovns in the South, requests to once
more bring the show, in its entirety,
to those towns which were the scenes
of the earlier triumphs of the found
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To Augusta, Georgia, Via the South
Account of Georgia-Carolina Fair,
Augusta, Ga., November 6-13, 1909,
and Negro Fair November 16-19,
1909, the Southern Railway announ
ces very low round trip rates. Tickets
will be on sale to the Georgia-Carolina
Fair November 6th to 12th and for
trains scheduled to arrive Augusta
before noon November 13th, final
limit returning November 15th. Ac
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vember 21st. Many interesting at
tractions at Augusta for these occa
sions and President Taft will open
the Georgia-tCarolina Fair November
For further information call on
ticket agents or
W. E. McGee,
T. P. A., Augusta, Ga.
J. L. Meek,
A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga.
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