Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: New York Times
Place of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 9/16/1893

“A masked mob broke open the jail here last night and shot to death Paul Hill, Polk Archer, Will Archer, and Emma Fair, charged with burning J.E. Woods’s gin and mill. These negroes and Ed Guyton were on trial for the burning, and the case had not been finished. Guyton turned State’s evidence, implicating the other four. Guyton was released by the mob and told to “skip,” which he did. The cells of the others were entered and the prisoners shot while they crouched on their knees pleading for mercy. Much indignation is felt at the mob’s work, and those who are known will be indicted by the Grand Jury.”


New York Times (1857-1922); New York, N.Y. [New York, N.Y.] 16 Sep 1893: 5.