Vicksburg Herald, February 2, 1886

Vicksburg Herald, February 2, 1886

TROUBLE AT MAYERSVILLE.

The Killing of a Negro Rough who Insulted a Lady Causes Considerable Excitement – Good Citizens, White and Colored, Interviewed.

[story about a man named Ebenezer Fowler insulting a white woman named Mrs. Ware by sending her a love note]

EX-SHERIFF HENRY P. SCOTT,
a worthy colored farmer and prominent Mason, made a similar statement as that of Clerk Mollison. Thought the good colored people of Issaquena county were of the same sentiment.

DR. T. W. STRINGER,
grand master of the colored Grand Lodge of Mississippi, who was in Mayersville on business, stated to our reporter that as soon as he heard of the character of this man he instructed the members of the subordinate lodge to refrain from paying him any Masonic honors whatever, as his disreputable action had debarred him from any rights whatever in that direction.

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