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I New Mob Violence Is Feare Frenzied Crowd Mills Through Sherman During Night NEGROES" FLEEING Soldiers Patrol Town In Which Hatred Led To Arson Slaying DALLAS. Tex.. May 10. (UP) Gov. Dan Moody tonight issued a proclamation declaring martial law at Sherman, North Texas tow" which was the seene of violent demonstrations by a gang Friday. The governor governor in his proclamation directed CoL L. E. McGee to assume supreme supreme command of the territory ffected. FHERMAN", Tex.. May 10. (UP) The tread of soldiers on patrol with fixed bayonets, echoed tonight through the streets of Sherman where for almost 24 hours agencies rf law were defied by a mob infuriated infuriated because officers tried to prevent the. lynching of a negro. Six officers of the state militia, three privates and seven civilians were under treatment for bullet vounds and bruises received in attempts attempts to restore order to the terrorized terrorized city. Thirteen alleged rioters, most of them youthful, were in jail, held for the grand jury on charges of inciting violence. Two members of the lynching party were Injured. Negro Buried The charred body of George. Hughes. 41 years old. who confessed confessed he attacked Mrs. Drew Far- Far- low, a young farmer's wife, lay In a potters' field prave after hing-Sgr hing-Sgr hing-Sgr all night from a tree, a gro-f.niie. gro-f.niie. gro-f.niie. symbol of the lynch spirit Fhich was abroad. From Gov. D:in Moody came a statement defining- defining- the acts of the lynchers as murder, arson and treason. What course the inquiry into the disorders will take will be determined determined by conferences between military military and civil officers after the town in returned to its normal quiet, the governor said. Governor Moody sent 300 national puardsmen to the city from Dallas under command of Col. L. E. CcGee. Troops Tense The troops still were tense tonight. tonight. Word went through the pa trol that an attempt would lie made during the night to burn a negro church and make further depreda tions against the negro pettlement from which many had fled their homes and the city. The riot began when Hughes was tfken from his cell to the county courtroom. Mrs. Farlow, his alleged alleged victim, was brought into the room on a stretcher. A clamor tiros outside. There were shouts and a brick crashed through a Hughes was rushed to a vault In the building. He died there from suffocation. Meanwhile, someone had applied torch to the courthouse. Wisps f smoke crept up. Judge R. M. Carter, who was to have heard the trial, barely escaped as flames crppt upward, fed by gasoline. Firemen arrived. They were held (Continued on Page Eight) o

Clipped from Arizona Republic11 May 1930, SunPage 1

Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona)11 May 1930, SunPage 1
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