At the two-day picnic held just south of here on Friday and Saturday, Bonny Parks, colored, of the Poplar Grove vicinity, and Kye Bell, colored, of the Gift neighborhood, became involved in a difficulty over the matter of change for a quarter on the first day, it is stated. Parks struck Bell over the head with a two-by-four plank, breaking his skull. The wounded man was taken to the office of Dr. T. R. Connell for treatment, and died a few minutes after reaching there. Parks is about 21 years of age, and Bell was about 25 years of age. Parks made bond in the sum of $750 for his appearance before Esq. Lauderdale Richardson for his preliminary trial Saturday, and was released.
(The Covington Leader, Thursday, July 25, 1918)