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In Slater, Mo., Ocie Wilson, Negro, killed Romeo Logan, Negro, in a crap-game fight. City marshal and constable came to take Ocie Wilson to jail. While they were taking him there, a large car without license plates cornered their auto against the curb. Twelve men, wearing masks, got out and pointed pistols. The men were believed to be Negroes. Learning of Logan's death, they had come to get Ocie Wilson.

"Take time to think it over, boys," said Constable Thompson as he delivered Ocie Wilson to the masked men. The masked men took Ocie Wilson into the woods with them and the...

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