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Bud Jackson
Mob in Poplar Bluff, Missouri awaiting Brutes Identity only Before acting.
Poplar Bluff, Mo., Feb. 2- A thousand men gathered on the streets this morning awaiting the positive identification of the negro, Bud Jackson, arrested last night on the charge of having assaulted Mrs. Daniel Norman, openly declaring their intention to lynch him if Mrs. Norman identified him.  Jackson is held in the jail surrounded by guards.  Mrs. Norman was assaulted yesterday afternoon by a negro while on her way along the Frisco tracks in Poplar Bluffs from her home in the outskirts.  Section Foreman George Bartlett, rushed to her rescue and the negro fled.  Jackson was arrested last night and it is said told conflicting stories.
Source: Santa Fe Mexico, Santa Fe, N.M. Feb. 3, 1906
Charles Smith
Prompt action of Sheriff McGowan averted a lynching here by spiriting away to Cape Girardeau, Charles Smith, a negro, suspected of murdering Henry Little an eight year old white boy.  Source: The Laclede Blade, Laclede MO, Aug. 18, 1911


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