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LYNCHED AT HONEA PATH
FOR THE USUAL CRIME
WILLIS JACKSON CHARGED WITHi
ASSAULTING YuNG GIRL.
Taken From Officers After Exciting
Chase Through Several Coun.
Greenville, Oct. 10.-A long distance1
telephone message, from Honea Pathl
says, that at 11.24 o'clock tonight,
Willis Jackson was swung to a tele-1
phone pole by one of his heels an<j
his body riddled with bullets.
The negro was carried to the ident
ical spot where the crime was com
mitted and from there was taken to
the nearest telephone pole and swung
up by one foot. Four hundred shots,
as near as can be estimated, were
fired into his body, Winchester rifles,
magazine pistols, revolvers and shot
guns being the weapons of death used.
Mob Forcibly Takes Prisoner.
Greenville, Oct. 20.-In the depths
of a forest, six miles north of Green
ville, headed by "Citizen" Josh Ash
ley, of Honea Path, a member of An
derson county's legislative delegation,
overpowered Deputy Sheriff Van B.
Martin, of Andersoh county, and Sher
iff J. Perry Poole, of Greenville coun
ty, this afternoon, and took from their
custody one Willis Jackson, a 17-year
old negro, charged with criminally as
saulting the 11-year-old daughter of
a prominent citizen of Honea Path, at
7.30 o'clock this morning. .
The trembling negro was placed in
the car in which Ashley and four oth
er men - ode, and followed by a train
of several automObiles from Anderson
and Greenville counties, loaded with
determ)ned men and bristling with
shotguns and rifles, the ringleaders
turned in their fury and started to
ward Honea Path.
To Consult "Older Heads."
Promises were made the sheriffs
that the negro would be carried back
to the scene of his crime and the "old
er heads" of the town consulted as to
what should be done wth him. There
is a general feeling, however, that the
negro will never see Honea Path alive.
The capture of the alleged rapist
concluded one of the most sensational
man chases this section of the county
h as ever known. About noon today,
Sheriff Poole received word from the
Anderson sheriff that he had sent a
niegro to Greenville for safe keeping
and sked that the prisoner be con
fined in the county Ja!i. Sheriff Poole
secured an automobile at once and
went to meet, the parties, bringing the
aiegro to Greenville. Shortly after he
left, a telephone call to his office, from
Piedmont, stated that the automobile
containing the negro had just passed
there and that some ten machines,
containing the mob, were in close pur
suit and not more than ten minutes
Mob Close Behind at Greenville.
At 1.50 o'clock the Anderson auto
mobile dashed through the streets of
Greenville and up to the county jail
door. At the jail Sheriff Poole receiv
ed a telephone message from Sheriff
King, at Anderson, to spirit the negro
on to Spartanburg. A change of au
tomobiles was made at the jail and
the flight to Spartanburg taken up.
Wlithin ten niinutes after the auto
mobiles bearing the negro had de
parted, a big Anderson touring car,
containing Josh Ashley and four other
men, steamed through Main street
"Citizen" Josh clutched a Winchester
rifie in his hands and eagerly inquir
ed where the negro had been taken.
Upon being told that the party had
proceeded to Spartanburg, the word
of command was given and the big
auto dashed on up the street.
Within five minutes another Ander
son car steamed into the city, closely
followed by still another machine. The
mud-bespattered occupants, upon be
ing readily informed by Greenville cit
izens which way the negro had been
carried, applied the power to their ma
chines and dashed on.
Different Routes Taken.
At Greenville the mob divided, some
taking one road to Spartanburg and
some another. Others took to the
Laurens road, thinking, perhaps, that
the officers would s'Dirit the naRglo to
Fountain Inn or some station 0i the
C. & W. C. railway and place him~
aboard a train for Columbia.
Within an hour after the negro had
been hurried through Greenv'ille, the
lad \yho drove the machine reap
peared in the city, together with
members of the local police force, who
had accompanied the Anderson depu
ties when they left for Spartanburg.
This led many to believe that the
negro had been taken from the car
when a few miles out of Greenville
and concealed in the woods.
Within a few minutes after the lad
reappeared in Greenville, the ear,
bearing Josh Ashley and his part.v
rolled in sight. The pursuers had
failed to overtake the party with the
negro and were eviddntly on their way
back to Anderson.
Boy Forced to Reveal Hiding Place.
Upon learning of the lad who irove
the automobile being in the city, "Cit
izen" Josh Ashley instituted a search
for him. The lad was chased into the
rear of a drug store, where, despite
the efforts of the police to protect
him, Ashley and his crowd laid hands
The lad was placed in Ashley's ma- I
chine and carried back toward Spar
tanburg. According to Sheriff Poole,
upon his return from the flight, Ash
ley and his crowd forced this lad to
reveal the whereabouts of the deputies
and the negro.
When seen tonight by the News and
Coarier correspondent, Sheriff Poole
said: "The automobile in which we
left Greenvile was making such poor
headway over the muddy roads that
Deputy Sheriff Martin and I, fearing
that we would be overtaken by the
mob, decided to get out of the ma
chine and hide in the woods. We told
the boy to drive the automobile back
to Greenville by a circuitous route, and
tell no one where he had put us out.
Mob Captures Prisoner.
"Martin and I had gone about two
miles from the place where we left
the machine, and were concealed in a
thick body of woods, when we heard
the shouts of the pursuers. Within a
few minutes we were overtaken. Josh
Ashley was the first man I saw. He
grabbed the negro and we had a sharp
tussle over him. Within a second
some twenty-five or thirty mi.n had
collected about Martin and myself,
and we saw there was no use of shed
"They took the negro from us, butf
promised that they would not harm
him. They said they would carry
the negro back to tonea Path and
consult the 'older heads' of the town
as to what was best to do."
The Little Vletels Story.
Anderson, Oct. 10.-Intense excite
ment has prevailed in Anderson coun
ty today, following a successful crim
inal assault upon the 11-year-old
daughter of a preyinent citizen of
Honea Path, by a negro, Willis Jack
son, aged 17 years, tils morning at
According to the little girl, she was
attacked from the rear by the negro
while she was going to a pasture with
cows, the attack being made within
three hundred yards of the incorporat
ed limits of Honea Path, and after
dragging his little victim about sev
enty-five yards into a patch of woods
he accomnplished his dastardly purpose
behind a dead log. ''he little girl
emerged from the woods, attracted the
attention of a passerby and gave the
Identified by Little Victim.
A mob of several hundred people
immediately gathered in Honea Path
and every conceivable hiding place
was searched. Three negro men were
brought before the girl and it was the
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