|friday, 17 february 1893, p1|
Blount's Lynching Dissolves The
Colored Foundry Scheme.
Participants In the Riot of Tuesday May Rest Easy, at Least Until May, as it is Not Likely the Grand Jury Will Act Before.
There was but one echo of any consequence yesterday to the lynching of Tuesday. It was the colored co-operative foundry company, which was in course of organization, had gone all to pieces and that the lynching was the whole cause of the dissolution. Ed F. Horne, who was one of the promoters of the colored foundry scheme, said that the co-operative company was all ready to go to work and enough stock had been paid in to establish the beyond a doubt. Of the paid up stock, $2,700 of it came from subscribers in Knoxville, Sparta, Ga., and Chicago. The morning following the lynching all of the foreign subscribers telegraphed the Peany Savings bank cancelling their subscriptions and ordering the return of their money instanter. This was done. The news of the withdrawal became current among the local stockholders and they followed the lead of the outsiders. The result was that two months work was wrecked within a day and the co-operative scheme has been entirely abandoned.
Chattanooga Times 17 February 1893 page 3
Mrs. Blount Sues Chattanooga Over Her Husbands Lynching 8 July 1893
LYNCHED. Alfred Blount, a Negro, Suffers Death 15 february 1893
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