Negro is Burned for Murder of Child
...Not a shot was fired. The mob worked quietly and apparently under able leadership. The mob worked quietly and there was no disorder. After the lynching the mob disappeared. It was rumored that the other men implicated by Persons would not be lynched.
Hickory daily record. volume (Hickory, N.C.), 22 May 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn91068423/1917-05-22/ed-1/seq-1/>