Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Eufaula Daily Times
Place of publication: Eufala, AL
Date of publication: 5/13/1885
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Belma, May 11. Yesterday in the woods near Dixie Station, on the E. T V. & G. railroad, thirtv miles above here, the body of ocipio Atchison, colored, was V “nd “ddled lth buckshot. By whom the murder was committed is uot. known. Last week Atchi son’s son James outraged a white woman named Mrs. Hester near the same place. James was pur sued bv a number of whifa men who scoured the country for him, but failed to fine him. Scipio was lernoiy enraged at them lor Dur suing his son and several times threatened to kill them. On “UVi day last, he went to the houses of some white men in the woods where the men were going to saw logs and said, ”this is your day but te-morrow is mine, I ill get your scalp.” He also advised white families to laave there at once. These threats are believed to have caused his death at the hands of soma white men of the neighborhood. ‘ The son is a des perate man and has boasted of having assaulted four other white men If caught he will be lynched


n.t. The Eufaula Daily Times (Eufala, AL), May 13, 1885.