Sentenced to Death A Few Hours After Crime
Negro Given Hurried Trial to Prevent A Lynching
Williamstown, Ky., Dec. 7. - Within a few hours, Earl Thompson, a negro, accused of assaulting a woman, was indicted, tried, and sentence to death here today. The extraordinary rapidity with which the authorities acted probably averted a lynching, as a mob of several hundred had gatherd. Thompson was accused of attacking Mrs. Maggie Roberts ofDry Ridge, near here, three weeks ago.
San Francisco Call, December 8, 1909