“There is Talk of Lynching. Capture of a Negro who Murdered an Alabama Sheriff” Seams Report in Wilkes-Barre PA

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Sunday News
Place of publication: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Date of publication: Jan 29, 1888 12:00 am
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THERE IS TALK OF LYNCHING. Capture of a Negro Who Murdered an Alabama Sheriff. TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Jan. 28.-The negro, Jim Seams, who shot and killed Deputy Sheriff Autrey on Tuesday last, was captured about 4 o’clock Friday morning in the Big Sandy neighborhood, about twenty-five miles south of here, after a desperate battle with the sheriff’s posse. He was surrounded in the house of another negro, and as the posse approached he opened fire, which was returned with telling effect. As the negro fired through a partly opened window he exposed his head and the upper part of his body, and Mr. G. W. Sigman, who headed the posse, shot him, nine buckshot taking effect in the neck and face. He was brought here and lodged in jail. The wounds were not considered fatal. There is some talk of lynching, and the sheriff has telegraphed Governor Seay to order out military to protect him.