|Publisher:||The Atlanta Constitution|
|Place of publication:||Atlanta, GA|
|Date of publication:||6/27/1895|
Mobile, Ala., June 26. – The special sent out from Mobile that a negro, Tom Brown, was found hanging to a tree near Point Clear, Baldwin county, in a teribly mutilated condition, and mortally injured, is exaggerated. A negro named Tom Parker was brought to jail in 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 the neck showed that there was some truth in his statement. The swelling subsided. No mutilation; 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.
“Swung Him Up