Whitecaps.—December 12.—H. T. Montgomery, member of the Mississippi Legislature, and J. B. Willis and J. C. Bryant, members of the board of supervisors of Lincoln County, Mississippi, were indicted on the charge of '' whitecapping.'' More than four hundred indictments were found, including several of the wealthiest citizens of Lincoln County.
—December 20.—Lincoln County, Mississippi, " whitecappers" were sentenced by Judge Wilkinson as follows: Oscar Franklin to life imprisonment for the murder of Eli Wilson, a negro; John McNulty, a negro, to life imprisonment for murder; William Franklin, Elbert Gill, D. W. Smith, Elias Smith and B. L. Smith, each fifty years in prison for 'tilling Henry List, a negro; John Smith, a negro, life sentence for murder; David Posey, twenty-five years in prison for killing Ben Bayless, a negro; Sam Posey, twenty years for highway robbery and two charges of whitecapping; J. A. P. Troy, a negro, «ne your in prison, for burglary. All were members of the Farmer's League, which for some months had maintained a reign of terror.