Hark! to that scream, a womans voice
Some one has injured been,
Some poor misguided wooman too-
Made victim of the scene.
Do hasteu for a Doctor, sir,
Oh heavens! see the gore
Coming from that ghastly wound,
As she fay upon the ffoor.
The deed was in a celfar grim:
Done by a negro ghoul.
Who knocked her down, and stoned her.
And tried to do her foul,
To rob her was his purpose,
Then murder bruitishly,
And this occurred September
Eighteen hundred and ninety-three.
Soon, soon, the news around is spread,
The fleeing negro chase,
And men on horseback, and on foot
Rush out with hastening pace,
Awaj o'er hill and dafe he flies,
Pursued by men so true,
And caught before the ebbing blood
Had closed his victim's view.
Tis he, he comes on horseback
lie nind a daring man,
And here and there the angry crowd,
Hush forward, him to scan.
Before the door, and in the house
He's led, and there is known,
And once again by valiant men.
Through crowded streets he's going.
Away to jail, the fiend is rushed,
And round the jail a guard
Is placed to keep the uegro safe.
But vengencc wont ictard,
His blood is asked, and weff it may,
And thousands hoarse with ire
J)emanded his body for the rup",
And then consume with lire.
Still, still, they come, there is dismay
Amidst the turging throng.
And word goes thro the mountains
Of this fiendish deed of wrong,
Officials staud m mute dispair,
They fear a bioody fight,
As men in whispered menace arc
Preparing for the night.
The Soldiers stand as sentinels,
To guard the well barred pile,
Their orders are to keep from harm.
This fiend so grim and vile
Thj fury of the peopfe here
Will not succumb an ienh,
i'or they demand the negro frmith.
To try him by Judge Lyuch.
There is a rush upon the doors,
The stones fly round like hail,
A warning voice demands tiicm cease,
But not one step they quail.
Oil GodV they shoot upon the crowd;
See, the flashes bright and red,
And eight good citizens, and true.
Are numbered with the dead.
To arms men! we must avenge,
The murderous volley there;
We must have Sm.tntho negro licnd,
For veger.ee boys prepare,