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The Bamberg Herald (SC)
The Bamberg Herald (SC)
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Description: Sought to Lynch Womans

Date: July 9 1903

Newspaper published in: Bambert, SC


Page/Column: Page 1, Column 3

Mob in Peoria, Illinois, Wanted to
Avenge Whipping of a Boy.
At Peoria, Ills., Sunday night, a mob composed of 300 white persons sought the life of Minnie Pearl, colored, who beat Perry Combs, a white boy 11 years old with a club Sunday afternoon until his body was covered with deep cuts and welts.
The woman was arrested and taken to the police station before the mob could reach the house. When the mob discovered that she was gone they tore down her house and threw the furniture into the river.

Submitted: 10/07/17

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