LYNCHING: Refinement of Tactics

"Did they wear hoods?"

"What did you say?"

"I asked you whether the lynchers wore hoods, whether they were fixed up like Klansmen."

"I don't remember."

Rupert Taylor, jailer of the town of Aiken, S. C., was testifying at a Coroner's inquest held upon the death of three Negro prisoners—Demon and Clarence Lowman and their sister, Bertha. The jailer's account was simple.

At about four o'clock in the morning he heard someone knocking at his door; when he went to open it he was overpowered, bound by three men who had already entered the...

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