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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.
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.
■•...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
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
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.”
to be Launched by
Jcr of Standard Life In- '
. cc Company Offers with .
Now York Capitalists.—Ready
*o “Put Over" Big Financial
(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
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.
Vlan Lynched in
(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
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
?alse Rumor Cause
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
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
“You claim there are microbes ir
kisses?” she asked the young doctor
“There are,” he said.
“What disease do they bring?” she
“Palpitation of the heart."—Ladies'
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
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.
Vicious Element Contami
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
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
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
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
Oklahoma Police Threaten Womans
Life’to Make Her Testify Against
Sweetheart in Killing.
Race Lawyers Come to Rescue.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
\ 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
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.
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