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Re: Wilder of Clarendon County, SC
In Response To: Wilder of Clarendon County, SC ()

The Atlanta Constitution
Sept 26, 1906

Page 1

From Early morning to early morning there was no sign of riot.
Atlanta papers giving all news on situation.
Brownsville was raided yesterday morning by militia but negroes made no resistance - two negroes killed in city by police.
With the passing of Monday night also passed the temporary reign of terror which has been Atlanta's portion since Saturday afternoon...Save for the surrounding of Brownsville at day break yesterday morning by the militia and the arrest of such of the negro population of that place as was armed, and the shooting of two negroes by policemen near the corner of Randolph and Magruder streets, the day was devoid of any happening calculated to arouse excitement. The shooting of the two negroes by the police officers was merely a case of resistance to lawful authority, in no way connected with the recent happenings which have so disturbed the citizens of Atlanta..."

"Determined Gathering of Representative Citizens Held at Courthouse Yesterday.
'Keep the white and colored hard at work,' said Mr (Sam D.) Jones, 'and they'll have no time to stand around the street corners. In my opinion the opening of the factories and workshops will do more toward the restoration of good order than any other measure.'
This was the spirit of the meeting..."

Page 2

Seventy-five Negroes Were Sent to Police Station by Militia From South Atlanta
257 Were First Arrested But Others Were Released
Police Officers and Negroes Fought Battle Yesterday Morning On Randolph Street

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..."

Page 9

"...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."

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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