FEARS OF A NEGRO RIOT.
TWO MORE BLACKS MISSING AT DIXIE STATION.
A Belief That One of Them Met Scipio Atchison’s Fate, and That the Other EScaped — A Band of 300 Men Believed to Have Done the Killing.
Selma, Ala., May 12. — Excitement still prevails in the vicinity of Dixie station over the killing of Scipio Atchison (colored), whose body was yesterday found in the woods riddled with buckshot, and whose death is supposed to have been caused by white men against whom he had make threats for pursuing his son. It is found that two more negroes, Stephen Sullivan and Thomas Ward, are missing. There are good grounds for believing that Sullivan was killed on the same night that Scipio Atchison was murdered. Ward is thought to have escaped.
BOTH FRIENDS OF THE RAVISHER.
Sullivan and Ward were both friends of young Atchison, who outraged the white woman, Mrs. Hester, and had made frequent and violent threats. The shooting in both cases is supposed to have been done by a party of 300 men, gathered from a section twenty miles square. Young Atchison is still at large, but is being traced up. The white people in the section where the murders occurred have become alarmed, owing to threas of the negroes, and fear an insurrection in the saw mill and charcoal section, where there are several hundred colored people.