Mob Clamors

Farmer Who Killed His Wife in Danger of Lynching.


OWENTON. Ky.. March 6. — A mob surrounds the jail to-night, demanding that George Boone, a farmer accused of having murdered his wife, be delivered to it. Boone, who lived about two miles out of town, was arrested to-day on the charge of having killed his wife with a club while he was in an intoxicated condition. He was brought here and placed in jail. As soon as the news of the murder and arrest spread to the surrounding country a mob was formed and marched into town. Anticipating trouble, the officials placed a number of guards around the jail, but it is believed an attempt will be made before daylight to lynch the prisoner. The citizens are greatly excited.


San Francisco Call, March 7, 1903