Emporia newspapers

The Emporia Times and Emporia Republican. "Nigger Assaults White Woman." July 14, 1905.

NIGGER ASSAULTS WHITE WOMAN
HOUSE OF MRS. LUSK ENTERED — NIGGER WAS CAPTURED
AND IDENTIFIED BY HIS VICTIM

Many People in For Hanging

The Law Will Take Its Course

The whole community is Arroused [sic] and Many People Are Anxous [sic] to

Lynch the Niger [sic]. However, This Is Not Dixie and He Will Probably Be Left for

the Law to Handle

Sunday morning at the hour of about 3:20 Mrs. Johnson Lusk whose husband is employed as night man at the Artificial plant was arroused [sic] from sleep at her home at 113 South Mechanic street and discovered standing at her bed side a large nigger. She instantly screamed as a result of her fright. When she did so the nigger struck her in the center of the forehead with something in his hand which the officers believes [sic] was a rock. A painful gash was cut in Mrs. Lusks [sic] head as a result of the blow. She was stunned for a moment and fell back to the pillow but almost immediately regained consciousness and again cried out for help. Some of the neighbors had been arroused [sic] by the first outcry and when the second one came they hurried to the home of the Lusks [sic].

The nigger had in the mean time become frightened and escaped through a back door...

... No white woman is safe where such brutes are at liberty and it is essential to make an example that will serve as a wholesome lesson to every villian [sic] that might have an inclination to harm his unsuspecting and unprotected victim."

Published: 6 September 2007
© 2007 Brent M.S. Campney and Southern Spaces

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