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STREET “Whip”/ «TUI7 WllID” ^ ^ou ^re a 1 fit W Hlr “Half Man” _ _i Vol. l.ijNo - NOVEMBER 15, 1919PRICE FIVE CENTS While rest of civilization turns faces east, Southern cannibals | celebrate in primative style. Thousands Witness Scene of Shame. By Henry Brown. Staff Correspondent. Little Hock, Nov. 11.— About noon today the state of Arkansas com mitted one of the most shameful acts since that state came into the Union, cries were heurd, bells rang and the city itself was in full holiday attire, The little children hooted the victim as he passed by. at the mercy of the , mob. Preachers, Doctors. Lawyers and gray Haired grandmothers nush -d along crying "Lynch Him" which lent fuel to the scene of national degradation. It was an awful day! Within n few minutes the little town of Magnolia was smelling of human flesh. Never before have I witnessed ! such u spectacle in my life and hope never again. The victim was Iordan Jameson, a man looked to be about 45 years of age (an old man) was the most Interesting party, more popular than our national slogan "the world must be made a decent place to live in". Jameson was sWj,| to have shot and killed Sheriff Greer of Columbia County. Ark. Thousand* surround public iquara. Many people from miles around found their way WT public square and helped to add fuel to the fire, when toe flames lca[ d above the victoms. head I ■•...ve'm.'. imhre, it" »»>' the" cry agony, the cry of pain, a sinister tf and the more the victim pleaded / more coal* were added to the r> It was hell on earth. Standing close hy was the family of Jamison’; and r I looked at hi-, feeble old mothei, i). my God, how could they have com mitted such an act. And a mother's love, no doubt she would have rather taken the place herself. IGob Spirit Goe* Thru Out Night. Then the day closed. The slurs : hone over head. The brute mob violence hod the whole of Arkansas within hi.-, grip, men were blood thirs ty and would have taken hut a pety offense on the part of another race member to react the tragedy of Arm istice Day. On Armistice D ly. Least we forget it was Armistice1 day, the day the nation looked to the1 Mast, when we should If-., looked to' the south, it was the day 48 stutes1 celebrated the signing of that great | document ami this was the best Ark- j ansas could do. We must look the J second time before we cun call the] German the barbarian the rest of the. world says he is. And the next Arm-; istice day let us hope that we may look to the North, South, East and | West and find America u safe place' for law and order us well as lawless-j ness. _ Strikers Are Outraged. Pittsburgh, Pa., N<*v. 7.—“The strik ing hled workers dining the p*ot four! weeks, by tlieir forbearance and pa-| tlencc, prove iheniselvcs to be 'ini* <-t lhe highest intelligence,” says th< Amalgamated Journal, official mugs /irn* of' the Amalgamated \ssoei i»c;ii of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers which declares that the .strikers have hnd to endure nil iimrinoi of pcisecifi »»is. “ft is true that all the outrages we re done under the name of law and ot dor, or with those who were clothed with some kind of autocratic author ity. The corporation bull, the county deputy, and the state constabulary are dothed with police power. The mayor, the sheriff und the governor tire vested with executive authority. The police magistrates and court judges examine and pass sentences. All these func tionaries, with a few rare exception* are doing everything in their power to co-operate with the corporate force.4 that are arrayed against tho strikers und most of them are doing it so open \y tliut the most disinterested citizen cannot fail to perceive it.” 500,0Q0TrttsiCompany to be Launched by 'Cil»erre1 ~" 1 Jcr of Standard Life In- ' . cc Company Offers with . Now York Capitalists.—Ready *o “Put Over" Big Financial Venture. 1 I (Special to the Whip.) Washington, D. 0., Nov. 12.— croih from Now York City, where he '■ spent ti week or ten days in con ference with Capitalists who con- ( trol millions, Homan K. Perry, pre- | aidant cf the Standard Life Insur- t rnce Company, of Atlanta, Ga.. i stopped over in Washington this week cn route South, and announce 1 ’ the formal launching of a campaign i to put over a financial venture of I tremendous importance to the col 1 ored people, to be known as the Citizens’ Trust Company. This is the only iinancial corpo ration to be controlled by colored people favorably passed upon by the Cupital Issues Committee of the IT. S. Treasury Department at Washing ton, D. (h The new financial insti- ] tution is to be under national and state supervision. The institution is to have a capital of 250,000, and a i plus of an equal amount 2.r)0,000. Aside from a regular ban kin and trust; business, special emphasis will be I : given to assisting colored people in. purchasing and building homes, and! ^ in securing farm properties on long time payments and at low rates of i interest. The development of eel- , cred business concerns and indus trial corporations will receive spe cial attention. The new concern will be national In scope, with branch \ offices in many important centers. ‘ Mr. Perry explained his plans in full detail to the officers of one of the largest trust companies in New York and is to be guided in the for mation and operation of the Citizens’ Trust Company by these trained ex perts. He has been assured sub stantial encouragement in the car rying out of his plans. Breaking about Even. The Washington Post. I.enine und Trotzky arc up against it in Russia, but look at their gains in the American coal region. Pinched Into Propriety. The Detroit Uews. When a woman is unable to crowd her foot into a small shoe she is an advocate of sensible foot-wear. I Vlan Lynched in Bibb County. (Special to the Whip.» X ,;v. 8 another example pf Ameri •i culture was brought home fore hly to local Colored residents. The neident is so painfully similar to 'undred:; of previous cased that we lysitatc to describe the affair. Briefly, Paul .Jones, Colored, hav ng been accused of attacking a vhite woman, is summarily jlockcd up >y th" sheriff’s deputies ni a flimsy ihanty. This in Hibb County, al tady famed for its humanitarian pivit and its love foi'"V Colored ace. Shortly after the usual mob s formed, some one hundred strong, ind following the uccepted procedure n such (as3s, mak^s a show of vio ence to the deputies. These worthies mietly sneak hwjjy, the shack is >roken ! no - thsit is. the door is _■■■ som'f^vc nilrs out of towri to the I>. T. Adams otton mill, where, under a conven ent tree, his body is strung up and i Idled with bullet'. After this thor iuph!.' American treatment his body -• cut down and laid across the Cen ral of Georgia Railroad tracks, os i-nribly to be finished by some kind •nrted southern engineer. The woman, who refused to give r name, told Sheriff Hicks that the oli red man attacked her while she a - passing through the red light is triet of the town. She staled that •foie breaking away she covered he Negro with blood. No trace of 'ood wig. found on Jones by the heriff. ?alse Rumor Cause Temporary Run on Hunter Bank. ^.W. Woodfolk comes to rescue. 2^ deposit ors satisfied. Solid as the Rock of Gibraltar. U . VV. Woodfolk & Co., Banker, ■ being commended for his courage ,nd race pride in saving from bnnk uptcy the Banking Firm of It. W. lunter & Co. Mr. Hunter, thru ome disagreement with his partners mJ legal troubles. As a natural con cquence his depositors, fearing his >anl: to be in an unstable condition ind their money in danger of being ost, on November <i began a run on lis banks. Mr. Hunter was in a quandary. He •ealized that, no bank, no matter low ; ‘rong, could stand a sudden de nand for all of its deposits. The ■ore of the banking business lies n its placing its depogits in the hands >f reputable creditors. In this case, dr. Hunter frantically called up Mr. Woodfolk. Hie, banks were crowded with depositors angrily demanding heir money. The sidewalks swarmed with the honest folk who had placed iheir meager savings with Mr. Hun ter, savings in preparation for the nevitahlc rainy day. Mr. Woodfolk, intrepid banker and thorough race man that he is, fills his suitcase with his personal savings and drives pellmell to the 30th St. Bank. 10,000 In His Suitcas*. When Mr. Woodfolk jumped from Black S^r S lip Sails Marcus Carney Happy | — Marcus Gary,e.y, President Ger.ora of the National Negro Improvemen Association, n|> a stirring letter tc the Negro WtlirM (New York) de scribes the launching of the steam ship Frederick Douglas, the first boa to be put itjto active service by th( newly formed Ulaek Star Lind.' Mr Garvey is highly enthusiastic ovei the prospects tty a regular schedule between New York, Liberia anc Jierra Leone, West Africa, Speuk ing at the Odd Fellow Hall, Thursday night, he announced that a seeonc hip wiH be launched on the first o) January, ! 921), to be named thi Phyllis Wheatley, and that within t "car fifty shins would be flying the R'.i . Star Line's flag. It is rumored .(tat Mr. Garvej < onUnypUtcsksiibjr the Defpnder/foi Dangerous Germs. “You claim there are microbes ir kisses?” she asked the young doctor “There are,” he said. “What disease do they bring?” she asked. “Palpitation of the heart."—Ladies' Home Journal. the machine with a heavy suitcase in his hand, the crowd momentarily drew back. Forcing his way through the mob, he entered the ante-room, where he was greeted by the dis traught Mr. Hunter. Quickly the two of them entered the cashier’s cage. “How Much.” queried Mr. Hunter, Enough 1 think for both places,” ‘aid Mr. Woodfolk breathlessly. Pays Off In Person. Mr. Woodfolk lost no time. With dexterity he opened his suitcase and stack after stack of bright ten-dollar bills were piled upon the counter. As Mr. Abbott of the Defender and the reporter of the Chicago Whip stood by, the doors were thrown open and ir. surged the mob. With the suavity of a born financier, Mr. Woodfolk oaid them eff; three hundred to this one and fifty to the next. Wit) astonishing rapidity over twenty-five people received their money in this nay, re-deposited it when they wen sure that no failure wus possible. Change of Attitude. Now Mr. Woodfolk had countei upon staving off the run by the men appearance of the money. He knev that once the depositors had beet assured of the ability of the haul to meet their demands they para doxically would suddenly find no rea son for making those demands. St it happened here. Gradually, as om person sifter another went sinilingl; out of the foyer, waving aloft thei rescued savings, the attitude of tin crowd changed. From a surging frightened mass of humanity witl ltoks of anxiety painfully expressed it suddenly took on the aspect of i holiday gathering. Smiles and sigh of assurance took place of the pre vious threat of violence. In some thing like a half hour the crowd dis persed. Mr. Woodfolk Mar Nothing To Saj The reporter drove down to 47t street with Mr. Woodfolk, where th same conditions were met with an where the same result ensued. A hour later, when asked for a state ment Mr. Woodfolk refused to coni ment upon hit action. ‘ Merely a dut one colored banker owes to smother, was all he would say. Grand Boulevard Home Raided Vicious Element Contami nated Respectable Neighborhood. On Saturday evening a disorderly house on Grand Blvd., between 8th and 7*h, was raided. All of the in mates were white. The house is ; three-story apartment and is ownec by a lady of color. This lady of no torious flavor occupies the secorn apartmept, and it is said that thi unrestricted vice is conductei through her stern and experiencec leadership. Ttys house is patronized ^entirely by white people, and ijj - imtty are several othp homes in the immediate vicinity Kabhi H. Hirsh’s old home is within a stone's throw. The colored people represent the highest type of cul tured and refined Americans. Pay Tribute Tuesday to Colored Soldiers. Masquerade Dancing Carnival Will Be Given at Odd Fellows' Hall. Special to the Whip. The returned negro soldiers of At lanta will be the guests of honor at. an Armistice day masquerade dancing carnival to be held tomorrow night at the roof garden of the ne gro Odd Bellows’ building. The signing of the armistice will be appropriately celebrated and a jubilee affair for the colored popu lace of Atlanta is anticipated. The roof garden will be beautifully dec orated with gay Parisian effects for the occasion. Although the world war veterans have been especially invited the gen eral public will lie welcomed. Mu le will be furnished by a real jazz hand. Oklahoma Police Threaten Womans Life’to Make Her Testify Against Sweetheart in Killing. Race Lawyers Come to Rescue. i - Intimation that Oklahoma City pu lice threatened her life unless sho eon :'essed tSiat C. L. Tillrv, her lover harged with the* murder of «I. M. Wil iams, street ear conductor, was the man who did the shooting, were made ■ n the witness stand this morning by '.uella Kates, col. woman. The statement was contained in her c-fim.ony during the preliminary hoar of Tillry, who was secretly snug-1 $led into Oklahoma City from the l-cni e lit in \ at McAlester t h: He was hurried from his cell in the jail at 9:?>0 o’clock this morning, un der heavy guard, and taken to the district courtroom, where the hearing was started before A. T. Earley, justice of the peace. Nearly all the doors of the courtroom were locked, and every , precaution was taken to prevent a disturbance. A large crowd heard the evidence, which had not been finished at noon. The hearing will continue this afternoon. Failure of three eye-witnesses to the shooting to identify Tillry as the mur derer of Williams led those in the courtroom this afternoon to believe that. Tillry will be freed. Powel! Not Surprised. Mont Powell, assistant county at torney, was not surprised at -the wo man's intimations. Following the : signed statement the woman made to ■ l*owell and a stenographer, after she had been interviewed by city police, i she called Powell to the county jail and asked to talk to him. She was In teats, Powell said. He asked her the cause of her agi tation, and she replied. “1 don’t- want to send an innocent I man to the chair - I made the state , meat because the police cursed me • n I mid bo murdered if VERY LATEST BULLETINS '_ i South Carolina denounces the N. A. C. C. P.—the best argument in its favor. Harvey Watkins’ hat is in the ring for Ward Com mitteeman. The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will bring the largest army of New Negroes ever assembled to Chicago Christmas. Come on, boys, you’re welcome. The people of the Second have declared that the slickest 1 shall not survive in the next election. The South has endorsed Lowden—a strong and accurate prediction that he’ll be an “also ran.” The president of the Hampton Institute emphasizes the need of fearless leaders in the race. Encouragement from this source is highly appreciated. > John Barley Corn must have lived a pretty bad life, the ' way he objects to death. It really looks as if he’s to be with I us again soon. i . . —. ■ ■ Dr. Carey is taking an extensive trip through the South. - Careful, Doctor. I - Superior beings inhabit the Mount Pickering. O, how I long to go there—A voice from the South. I did not toll the story I did in there a while ago.” She had said in the original state ment that Tillrv made a lull con Ces sion to her of his guilt and had said he would die for her bet* a use he loved her. Asked for Truth. In the statement -she said she had asked him repeatedly a few days after the killing who did the slumting. “Then one night I pulled my chair over dose *to his when he came to see p**mir**iv" she sami ‘ * 1 asked Intii slowly? • • Do won. know who killed the conduct Or ? * * 4 ‘ He said, ‘1 I don't knew. “I aeked him again slowly—do you know who did th<* shooting?” • * He said, ‘‘1 love you—I'd live for cou—IM die for you *1 killed the conductor. ’ ’ On the witness stand this morning die admitted having said that in the datement, but said it was all a lie. “They called me a damned liar and hreatened me,” she said. She said she “made up” the whole dory when she said Tillrv did the dmoting. Woman's Denial. She -said what really happened was hat Tiilrv told her he loved her and aid if he knew who did the shooting le would toll her. She was making i <*ake at the time the conversation leeurred, she testified. When luudln took tin stand she was hewing gum. Her first words were miistinct and County Attorney Hdt» tort Huri’s asked h to “park her *um soincw hen-. “ Tillrv was defended 1-y a whole min of negro Inwyt rs. Hive were zfouped around him. He consulted Svitli them frequently. •I. I.. Kra-nie:-, the niotoriYknn on th * *ar with William s was the first wit ness. Alter having Tillrv ^tand in about he position the mini who did tho shooting was in when In* saw him, ■»tamer said : “Ilo looks like the man.” Hr said the man who did the ■'hoot ing wo e a khaki shirt, blue coat and dark trousers and a brown soft hat. A man who had previously had difficulty with the conductor over a transfer wore a striped light shirt, ho said. \ man named Wiley, who was on the car at the time of the shouting, testified that the man he saw wore u green or brown soft hat, a light colored striped shirt and a vest, ••1 coudn't say positively if Tillry is 1 hut man,'’ ho sail after looking Tillry in the eye. On cross examination, Wiley said the man he saw was in shirt sleeves and wore a vest. Mrs. Mary L. Ebv, 7.AS East Seventh street, said she was not positive about Tillry being the man who did the shooting. MAN BEATEN IN 38th ST. An unidentified man, (white), wasi beaten last night, for making insult ing remark* to a young lady of color. The intruder quickly made his get away to a ear in safety.