1897-10-11 - Lee Shelton

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1897-10-11 - Lee Shelton - DAN' V. JONES, Governor. FIERCE FEUD AK0NG...
DAN' V. JONES, Governor. FIERCE FEUD AK0NG NEGROES. - Murder of Ben Mitchell Brings Out the Story of a Vendetta. Tho killing cf Ben Mitchell by Arthur Haynes, the bartender ot Urldgewater's sa loon at 1311 Market street, last Tuesday has developed an Interesting story, revealing revealing the existence of a vendetta among a certain clasw of negroes, which has been waged as relentlessly as the family feuds emong tne mountaineers or I emiessee, iven tueky and Virginia. .Mitetieti was snot by llaynes curing a "tun-light" "tun-light" "tun-light" between Haynes, Mitchell and t'harlea C'arr. The ostensible cause of the tight is paid to have been a quarrel over the payment of - cents for a round of drinks, but it is claimed by Mitchell's friends that there was a deeper motive ut-ninu ut-ninu ut-ninu tne an ray. .Mitoneii and l arr Telongl to the colored colored -too" -too" of n--;ro n--;ro n--;ro n--;ro society, of which Lee Shelton, alias Stack I.e, was a rromlnei light. .Slack l,ee went to the penitentiary last Thursday, to serve twenty-live twenty-live twenty-live years for the murder of Hill Lyons, a brother-in-law brother-in-law brother-in-law brother-in-law brother-in-law of Henry Kriditwnter. The murder was committed In Kill Curtis' saloon on Fleventh and Morgan streets on Christ mas lay, lNi. Krtdgewater waa relentless in his prosecution prosecution of Stack Lee, and l itter feeling was manifested during the trial, by the two factions. I.eo had two trials and en deavored to secure a third, without sue cess. Hp and h!s friends gave up all hope b."lt Mntlil.'IV. ThA o;nnit ITr.nn TT.ivnaa irt Urldgewater's saloon took place tile same night. Mi;. -hc'il -hc'il and Carr were also said to be Im plicated In the murder of James Freeman who was ;-liot ;-liot ;-liot to death In a room at Thlr teenth and Morgan sireobs two vea ra iie-o. iie-o. iie-o. to which he ha i been lured for the yturr.use of killing him. While Freeman, Mitcneii. Reedy Oentry and Curr were playing card-t card-t card-t at a table. Mitchell Mew out lie lisrht. haiulfd Gentry a revolver and told hlni to B.io.it. t. entry obeyed and Freeman re ci ivei his quietus. tjentrv Is serving a pen! tentlery sentence for the crime. His com panions escaped punishment. Mr. Robertson, Mitchell's lister, has now fWorn vengeance upon Hayios, ami the .nances are good for another bloodv chap ter In the history of the negro vendetta. as i

Clipped from St. Louis Post-Dispatch11 Oct 1897, MonPage 5

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri)11 Oct 1897, MonPage 5
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