|Publisher:||The Cherokee Sentinel|
|Place of publication:||Centre, AL|
|Date of publication:||1/27/1898|
Ed Frankin, colored, convicted here of killing Adolphus Bailey on the Tensaw river, and sentenced to imprisonment for life, confessed to a Journal correspondent at the county jail that while serving a term of four years for assault to murder in Pratt mines, he had also murdered a fellow prisoner with a pick. For this homicide he says he was punished by the mine superintendent, receiving twenty-one lashes, and that no further action was taken. This revelation is a matter of surprise among local officials. -Montgomery Journal
The Cherokee Sentinel (Centre, AL), January 27, 1898.