Allen Butler Found Hanging to a Tree
. . 1 ' FOUXD FLANGING TO A THEE. Tha Body; oti Allen Butler, Colored, Sumner, 111. j ' So - mxer. nl, July 15. The body of Allen Butler, a well - to - do colored man, who lived near this place, was found yesterday morning hanging to a tree, and it is the general belief that he was lynched, as a crowd ol a, hundred men were seen in the vicinity of Lawrence - ville in the early morning. Recently Butler and his son were arrested, tha latter on a charge of assault and the former on a charge of malpractice on a fifteen - year - old white girl by the nam 6 of Elkins, who was em ployed in - Butler's house. Both waived preliminary examination, and aa the boy could not give bail be. was placed in jail. , The feeling was very strong against both. It is believed that after the mob badiianged Butler it started for Lawrence to take the son from jail and hang him also, but that morning came before this could be done. Tbe prisoner waa removed to the Robinson tail yesterday tor aaiety. . ( ,. .