October 2, 1901
On Saturday night last, between 11 and 12 o’clock at Randolph, in the northwest corner of this parish, Charles Browning cut and killed Monroe Rogers, both colored.
It seems the difficulty arose at a negro dance and as the result of a dispute as to which of the two should dance with a woman. It seems that Rogers fired five pistol shots in the house where the dancing was; whether at Browning the evidence varies. It seems that the participants left the scene of the shooting and about 250 yards from the house of the dance the cutting took place, Rogers being instantly killed.
Dr. J. G. Taylor, coroner, and a deputy sheriff were summoned to the scene. The coroner states that he never saw a man worsely cut to pieces than was Rogers, he having several ribs cut into, an artery in his neck severed, a considerable gash made in his heart and his bowels cut out.
An inquest was held and as a result Browning, who was in custody, was brought here Monday morning and is now in jail.