Troops Guard Negro.

April 5, 1906


Excitement in the communityā€¯ stirs when guards heavily protect a prisoner who faces threats of lynching.


Troops Guard Negro.
Richmond. Va., May. 1--On account of threats to lynch Gabriel Bataille, a negro, who criminally assaulted Miss Lena Rogers, daughter of Rudolph Rogers, of King George Court House, the militia company commanded by Captain Rowe, st Fredericksburg, arrived here and guarded in the jail. Excitement in the community is intense. It is threatened that an attempt will be made to storm the jail and lynch the prisoner. It is probable that Captain Rowe will endeavor to spirit Battaile to the Fredericksburg jail for safekeeping.
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