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Moses Johnson

According to the article, Sheriff Jones of Bay City, Mississippi, prevented Moses Johnson from being lynched.  One report (from the Fort Worth Star Telegram), indicates citizens of the town assisted the sheriff.

This incident is discussed in several sources:

The Jackson Citizen Patriot, July 9th, 1914

Mose Johnson Jackson Citizen Patriot 07091914-page-001

PDF: Mose Johnson Jackson Citizen Patriot 07091914

The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, July 9th, 1914

Attempted Wilkes-Barre Times Leader 07091914-page-001

PDF: Attempted Wilkes-Barre Times Leader 07091914

The San Jose Mercury Herald, July 9th, 1914

Mose Johnson attempted San Jose Mercury Herald 07091914-page-001

PDF: Mose Johnson attempted San Jose Mercury Herald 07091914

The Grand Rapids Press, July 9th, 1914

Mose Johnson Attempted The Grand Rapids Press 07091914-page-001

PDF: Mose Johnson Attempted The Grand Rapids Press 07091914

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 9th, 1914

Moses Johnson Attempted Fort Worth Star-Telegram 07091914-page-001

PDF: Moses Johnson Attempted Fort Worth Star-Telegram 07091914

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