|Place of publication:||Birmingham, AL|
|Date of publication:||6/27/1895|
Mobile, 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 terribly mutilated condition and mortally injured 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 the 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 is 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.
“The Report Exaggerated.” Birmingham Age-Herald (Birmingham, AL), June 27, 1895.