Rare October of 1894 imprint from the U.S.SUPREME COURT covering the murder of Henry Worley of Murray County, Georgia. The original report on this criminal case was reported by the Columbus , Ga. Newspaper in which was noted on Apr. 20--Henry Worley, a prominent Murray county farmer, was shot and killed in his field yesterday by whitecaps. He was plowing. No one saw the murder, but there is no doubt they are members of the Murray county whitecap gang. Worley was formerly a member of the band, most of whose leading members are moonshiners. They suspected him of treachery, and last week took him out at night and strung him up. One of the gang slipped back, gave him a knife, and Worley cut himself down. He was fired on as he ran away. He declared that he was coming to Atlanta to give Governor Northen the names of 100 members of the gang. Before Worley could carry out his threat, he was murdered. There are 70 members in this league, divided in clans and sub-clans. Their principle object is to protect their illicit stills, which abound in the mountains. Several other outrages have been reported. Six deputy marshals left here tonight to arrest the ring leaders of the gang. The band will certainly be broken up.
After the Supreme Court ruling on JAN 10 1895-- Five of the best known citizens of Murray Co. were indicted by the United States grand jury here for murder and conspiracy. The men indicted are John Edmondson, Tom Wright, an ex-United States deputy marshal; W. A. Hannah, George Terry, and Merrill Wood. These parties are all believed to be members of the ku klux band. Judge John Edmondson owns 3,000 acres of fine land in Murray County, and is one of the leading citizens of his section of the State. He gave $5000 bond, and went back home. Edmondson is said to be the leader of the band. He and Hannah came to Atlanta and gave themselves up. Deputy Marshals are hunting for the others.
This rare imprint contains 10 pages and measures 6 x 9 ½ inches.
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