Clipped From Asheville Citizen-Times
NEGRO'S DEATH IS ORDERED PROBED BY EHR JNGHAUS RALEIGH. Sept. 1. OT) A "thorough "thorough Investigation" Into the death of Dock Rogers, Pender county negro ' n-jno n-jno n-jno was killed last Sunday, was or-V&ired or-V&ired or-V&ired today by Governor J. C. B. fchrlnphaus In a telegram to Solicitor Solicitor Woodus Kcllum, of Wilmington, solicitor of the eighth Judicial district. district. Governor Ehringhaus recnsnlzed the killing as r "lynching" and announced announced the offer of a $200 reward for arrest of parties responsible for the action. Rogers was badly wounded by officers officers last Sunday after he hsd wounded two Pender citizens. Mrs. Tom Piner and Special Deputy Sheriff Sheriff R. T, Murrv. Murray was wounded wounded when attempting to arrest Rogers. Rogers. Rogers shot Mrs. Piner after he had been refused permission to eat a. meal with the Piner family. The negro was cornered In his house and captured after a gun battle. battle. Rogers was being token to Bur-paw Bur-paw Bur-paw In ft wagon when he was drag-ded drag-ded drag-ded from It, riddled with bullets and the bodv later was dragged about on the lawn of the Pender courthouse. courthouse. A Pender county coroner's Jury reached the verdict, that Rogers came to his death at "the hands of a per- per- son or persons unknown."