|Publisher:||The Coosa River News|
|Place of publication:||Centre, AL|
|Date of publication:||1/21/1898|
Ed Frankin, colored, convicted at Mobile, Ala., last Monday of killing Adolphus Bailey on the Tensaw river, and sentenced to imprisonment for life, confessed to a reporter at the county jail that while serving a term of four years for assault to murder, in Pratt mines, he had murdered a fellow prisoner with a pick.
For this homicide he was punished by the mine superintendent, receiving twenty-one lashes. That no further action was taken is a matter of great surprise among local officials.
“Was Light Punishment.” The Coosa River News (Centre, AL), January 21, 1898.