|Publisher:||The Washington Post|
|Place of publication:||United States, Washington D.C.|
|Date of publication:||1894-02-28|
Sherman, Ala. Feb. 27- Yesterday Deputy Sheriff John Cowlett attempted to levy upon a mortgaged cow held by Melinda Douglass, an old negress. The woman told her thirteen-year-old son, Tom, to shoot the officer if he attempted to take the cow. As the officer placed a rope on the animal the boy shot him dead. A later report says the boy resisted arrest when an officer came for him, attempting to use the gun again, when the second officer shot him, injuring him fatally.
(1894, February 28th). All Over A Mortgaged Cow. The Washington Post.