|Publisher:||The Morning News|
|Place of publication:||Savannah, GA|
|Date of publication:||6/27/1895|
Mobile, Ala., June 26. – A special sent out from Mobile saying that a negro, Tom Brown, was found hanging to a tree near Point Clear, Baldwin county, in a teribly mutilated condition and mortally wounded is exaggerated. A negro named Tom Parker was brought to jail at Daphne. He claimed that he had been hung up to extort a confession of robbery. He did not appear to be injured. Later swelling of his neck showed that there was some truth in his statement. The swelling of his neck showed that there was some truth in his statement. The swelling subsided. There was no mutilation, and no danger to the life of the negro. The sheriff has arrested two men, Maurice Stapleton and W. M. Swayne, whom Parker charges with stringing him up.
“No Negro Mutilated