Christiansburg, Va., October 25. – (Special) – Minor Smith, the young man charged with attempted criminal assault in Giles county, is in jail at Pearisburg. A rumor reached here to-day that there was a danger of his being lynched, but to inquiring by ‘phone the reply from Pearisburg was that everything was quiet, and no violence was apprehended there.
A gentleman, who has reached here from the vicinity of the alleged offence, says there is a good deal of excitement and much comment in the neighborhood, but he heard no threats of violence, and does not think any violence is intended.
Richmond Dispatch, Richmond, Va., 27 October 1900.