Lynching at Laurel Station. 1885

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Lynching at Laurel Station. 1885 - . ELLISVILLE. ' Another Acconnt of the Morder...
. ELLISVILLE. ' Another Acconnt of the Morder Lynching at Laurel Station. -; Ellistille, Miss., Dee. 16. Special. The Eagle contains the following: Sherld Me Man us received a telegram from Laurel this evening, requesting his immediate pres ence at that place and to come In. force. The telegram farther stated that a woman, and two children had just been murdered. The sheriff and posse left by the 6 P. M. train. On their arrival at Laurel It was learned that a nerro named Wilson hadl ra vised and then killed aaegro child 9 ye are -old. . - brother ot the girl, aged aboat years, came into the house Immediately after tho, murder of his sister and was albo killed by. -Wilson. Before Wilson could leave the house the mother of the children. Ceha Ferryman, came in and was also brutally mnraerea by Wilson, who then set fire to the house. His manner and the blood upon bis clothing told the tale. A committee of fifty iueu waited upon the fiend and gave -dose ot lead, and then hang him to a tree a fate too good for such a monster. Wilsouv was a half brother to the murdered children. , Au aireeta aro continually crowded wlcn trading wagons from the country, ; . , "i If--: .

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 19 Dec 1885, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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