Tuesday, July 25, 1893 (all day)

Discouraging to Lynchers

Sheriff Suspended and Warrants Out for Leaders of the Mob

Memphis, Tenn., July 24. – There is a storm of indignation against Sheriff McLendon for his exhibition of weakness Saturday night in surrendering Lee Walker to a drunken mob. Half a dozen men could have defended the jail and driven the lynchers into the Mississippi River. Judge Scruggs this morning suspended McLendon pending an investigation and placed teh Coroner in charge of the office. The Grand Jury will be called tomorrow and McLendon probably will be indicted. The Judge strongly condemns the lynching, and says he will bring all the parties to justice.

Harry Frayser, one of the mob leaders, was arrested today and warrants have been prepared for others.

New York Times, 7/25/1893
New York Times, 7/25/1893, page 2