National Affairs: In Alabama

Governor Bibb Graves of Alabama last week appointed a Captain Ira B. Thompson to be Prosecuting Attorney of Crenshaw County. Among the unfinished tasks left by his predecessor, who died, Prosecutor Ira B. Thompson found before him the indictment of himself, brought last year by a grand jury for the part he took in a series of thoroughgoing, nocturnal floggings administered to Crenshaw County citizens, both white and Negro.


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