Killed For Slight Cause

Source Type: article
Publisher: Iowa State Reporter
Place of publication: Waterloo, Iowa
Date of publication: 1893
Transcript:

Columbus, Miss. Sept 16. Pickens county, Ala. comes to the front again with an awful butchering of prisoners confined in the jail at Carrollton. Paul Archer, Will Archer, Polk Hill, Ed Guyton and Eleen Fant, all negroes, and the latter a woman, were shot to death on Thursday night by a mob of masked men. The mov overpowered the guards at the jail,, and forcing their way to the cells of their victims, placed their winchesters through the grating and fired a volley. They were suspected of burning a mill.