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Re: Wilder of Clarendon County, SC
In Response To: Wilder of Clarendon County, SC ()
The Atlanta Constitution
"PEACE, QUIET ARE WELCOMED TO GATE CITY
"Determined Gathering of Representative Citizens Held at Courthouse Yesterday.
"BROWNSVILLE IS RAIDED
There were just two features to the trouble between negroes and officers of the law yesterday. The first was the raid of Brownsville by the militia and the county policemen in the morning at daybreak to disarm all blacks there, and if possible secure those guilt of the attack on Officer Heard and other county policemen. The second was a fight between city officers and negroes on Randolph street yesterday morning. The afternoon was quiet..."
"...Attorney E. V. Carter was in court to defend Kinnirey. The facts of this case were somewhat different from the rest of those made during the riot. While returning from the theater that night Kinnirey says he saw a big negro beating a small white man in a street car. He immediately went to the rescue, and began beating the black.
Mr. Carter made an eloquent plea forhis client on the grounds that he was protecting one of his own race from injury by a black.
Mr. W. P. Hill, assistant attorney of the city, stated to Judge Broyles that he thought this was a different case from the others which had been heard. He did not think Kinnirey should have fought the negro, but separated the white man from him. He desired that a heavy fine be imposed and that he be bound over.
Judge Broyles fined Kinnirey $100 and costs, and bound him under $1000 bond..."
"One of the dead negroes killed in the Brownsville fight Monday night, and up to this time unknown, has been identified as George Wilder, 70 years old."
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