RAGES: Alamo

Joe Boxley, a 19-year-old Negro, was working last week in a field near the home of Justice-of-the-Peace John James of Alamo, Tenn. Mrs. James was attacked, choked, left unconscious in her yard. She revived for a moment and gasped: "Joe."

Joe Boxley was promptly arrested, lodged in the jail at Trenton, a neighboring village. That night several thousand people milled about the jail, beat on its door, demanded Joe. The officials slipped Joe out a back way and carried him to Alamo, put him in the jail there. It was after 3 a....

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