The Tulsa Star (Tulsa, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 7, Ed. 1, Saturday, January 4, 1919 Page: 1 of 4
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
Let Us All Resolve to be True American Citizens; to Fight and Die for DemocracyHERE AT HOME
A Fearless Exponent of Right
An Uncompromising Defender
of the Colored Raco.
' WW mi m
Weekly Mail Bdition
It Should bo in Every Colored
Homo. Tho Star Alroady lias a
Largo Subscription List Which
Makes it a Valuable Advertising
TULSA OKLAHOMA. SATURDAY JANUARY -1 IS) 15).
SIXTY-TWO LYNCHINGS DURING 1918!
Lynching Itccord I 'or 1918.
Tuskcgee Insllluto Alii. Dec. 31 '18.
I semi j on Hie following
relative to lynching for Hie year:
According to the records compiled
by Monroe N. Work in charge of
recods and Research of the Tiiskcgec
Institute there were lil! lyncliings in
1918. Tills is 'J I more llian the niun-
her 38 for the year 1017. Of those
1 nclied i8 were Negroes and 1 were
whiles. Five of those put to dcatli
were women. Sixteen or a little
more than one-fortli of those put to
death vcre charged with rape or at-
The offenses charged against the
whites lynched were murder 2; be-
ing disloyal 2.
Tlie offenses charged against the
Negroes were: Alleged complicity
in murder II; murder 7; charged
H!i threats to kill fl; charged with
rape 10; charged with attempted
rape 0; alledgcd participation in
light about alledgcd hog stealing 3;
killing ofliccr of the law 2; being in-
liutatc with woman 1; assisting man
charged with murder to escape 1;
robbing house and fricghtning wo-
men 1; killing man in dispute about
automobile repairs 1; making un-
wise remarks 1 making unruly re-
marks 1; killing landlord in u dis-
pute over n farm contract 1; assault
with intent to murder 1; wounding
another I; robbery and resisting ar-
The slates in which lyncliings oc-
curred and the number in each state
are as follows: Alabama 3: Arkan-
sas 2: California 1; Florida 2:
Georgia 18: Illinois 1; Kentucky 1;
Louisiana 0; Mississippi C; North
Carolina 2; Oklahoma 1; South Car-
olina 1; Tennessee I; Texas !); Vir
ginia 1; Wyoming 1.
Very truly yours
Robert It. Morton
A NUGUO REPUHLIC IN AI'ltlCA.
AT FIRST CiLANCK it will be said that the plan of leaders of the Col-
race in America for the establishment of a Negro republic in Afi ii .i is rather
fantastic but upon .second thought it will have to be admitted Hint il Is possi
ble. There sire Negro thinkers among the Americans. Some of them may
be Idealistic but who shall say that their dreams may not come true? Not
now pel haps in their fullness but at some time in the future.
These leaders of the Colored are gathering in France to urge upon the
peace commission Hie establishment of such a ripublic. They are to ask
much and they may not get all they ask nl this time. They will ask for the
toNcgroes of Africa or for the race at large the same self-determination
as to government that President Wilson stands for giving the people of other
races. They have placed first in their request (ierman's million square
miles in Africa and for this they are asking independence.
These dreamers if such they may be called ask even more. They
want the peace congress to add to the colonies there formerly owned by
Germany the four thousand square miles owned by France Portugal's eight
lmull) against injustice are as cold as tumble to wrong done to 1(101100(1
Marshal Haig in his talk at Cologne counselled hc Rrilislt correspond-
ents to do what the) could to present Hie undue swelling of British heads.
The advice! s also good for us.. When we feel ourselves being pulled up b
thought of our national irlues let us think of the Negro and be humble.
It is by no means ceitain that those who have worn the counlr's uniform
ami borne their full pait in pioteeling eiviliatiou will gain the primar
boon of being Judged according to their merits as i ien rather than as mem-
bers of a race against which Ihehe is discrimination mute gross than that
endured by any of tin underdogs of Europe. In one recpect our high pi o-
fessions are a sham. New York Globe.
A. M. K
CONFERENCE A 11IG SUCCESS.
One Thousand DollarH KiiIhciI For
thousand square miles and upon this they would set up ii Negro republic
starting with a population of 10000(100 black people.
Perhaps it is not right jn litis connection to cite Liberia us all example. Itev. Tucker SajH South to lie Garden
Conditions have changed In recent jears and especially is there a change of
outlook since Hie war; but the establishment of a Negro republic in Africa
would for years require guiding hands. There is not much doubt as to that.
This could be done under Hie joint control of Hie countries contributing Hie
territory with the exception of Germany. That country has no claim upon
n foot of territory in Africa or at least should not be permitted to have and
il is safe to presume that Germany has lost its African possessions for all
It is not sajing too much to say that there arc educated Negroes in the
United Slates capable of taking n large part in guiding Hie destinies of such
a republlclc. They would have Liberia as an example and could avoid mis-
takes made by men of their own race there.. Tulsa Democrat.
LOYALTY AMONG TIIE NEGROES
LOCAL WESTERN UNION USES
COLORED .MESSENGER ROYS;
ALSO MACKAY AND POS-
The day of miracle has not passed.
As a proof of this assertion one has
only to behold the Colored messen-
ger boys darling hither and thither
on their wheels delivering and re-
ceiving telegraph messages for the
Western Union Telegraph Company
regaled In the headgear and other
parapbrcfanalia of the local Compa-
ny. And the messages coining in con
tact with their hands dod not scent
to be polluted.
At first one doubted the the truth
fulness of his eyes but the more he
looked the more Colored messengers
he saw and now they nrc common'
place. When the first two or three
Colored boys were given employ
ment the white lads stated they
would not work with "niggers" and
ns fast as one quit another Race
youth was employed and thus Col-
ored messengers are greatly in thbe
majority now and from all angles.
No dear reader this is not a myth
or fairy tale but the real unadulter-
ated truth. And Ihnt Isn't all I I Ions
ton (Texas) Observer.
Spot of The World.
MUSKOGEE Okla. December 18.
"The American Negro is no Linger
considered n baby rare In civiliza-
tion" declared RIsliop J. M. Conner
I). I). of Little Rock Arkansas in ad-
dressing the Northeast Episcopal
conference which opened here yes-
terday morning in the Ward Chapel
A. M. K. church.
"The Negro must win his way to
civilazalinn as others have done and
he must not sit and depend on nth-
THERE IS NO DOfJRT AHOUT THE LOYALTY or the Negroes of the 'ers to do lor him vifhat he should do
United States for they have demonstrated it both at home and on the bat-' for himself. This is an age of self-
llcllelds of France; but it Is not strange that they were loyal as some of the help" continued the Bishop "and
republican newspapers of the north appear to believe. il will pay us to learn that lesson
One of these republican newspapers says Hie Negroes of the south were right now. You must educate your
beset on all sides by German propaganda and by mob violence and crime children after the public school
turns them out Tor they are Just
then prepared for study. The state
Is not going to carry on your Uni-
versities and colleges so ou must
do it jour.sclf
"To be a Negro to-day is a great
honor. We have established Hie
fact that we are loyal American cit-
izensin fact we were the only peo-
ple in America ilurlugtlie great con-
flict In whose faces you could look
and tell that we were one hundred
while man entered Washington and
his actions were out of the ordinary
he was shadowed by a detective and
the department of justice demanded
that he be brought in and required
of hinib an explanation. If he
could not tell a straight story then
he was locked up but if a Negro
who was a stranger acted peculiar
Ihey just declared that he was a list
Negro in town.
"Our soldiers hae wrought well
and I do not want them to kick over
the bucket or good milk by1 indis-
creet acts. They must obey the law
i to-day as neier before. Well they
must act their part and many con-
"Rut our sufficiency is of God"
II Cor. 3:. was a text of a .sermon
preached last night by Rev. Dr.
A. I). lliihli.ird presiding elder.
At 3 o'clock tills afternoon the con-
ference will be addressed by Dr.
T pkins of the Picsbteilau
Churcbli and Rev. I). Brandt of the
3 o'clock Bishop Theodore Payne
Thurston of the Kpiscopal Church
"Education" will he the Ihetiic dis-
cussed to-night. Invitation lias been
extended to the while people to be
present. Seals will be reserved for
them. Conference will be in ses-
sion until Saturday.
against their Race on the oilier hand and that the Negroes faced a t iclal
crisis at the beginning of the war.
Such statements causes race troubles and they are untrue. At the be-
ginning of the war the Negroes of the .south were not subject to any mob
violccuc than there hud been at any other period and there is no mob vio-
lence at mi)) time when there is no cause for it. In the very states of the
north where hands are lifted in holy horror when u Negro is lynched there
arc occasional lyncliings of whiles and blacks. No state Is absolutely free
from this stain.
Some limes the belief Is forced upon the people of the south that a few
of those in the north would like to stir up race troubles if it could be done.
They harp constantly upon the mistreatment of Negroes in lite south but
when Negroes migrate to the north as they have been doing lately Ihey
find a coldness awaiting them there and it is not due at all to weather conditions.
In the Hast there are societies for thbe ameloration of the wretched
condition of Hie American Indians and the members of the societies main
tain magazines and publicity bureaus where they1 air their views. They
even try by long distance to amcloratc the conditions of Indians of Okla
homa who are wprth millions and who ride in 7000 touring cars. The
misinformed people of the Fast do not of course know what they are talk
ing about and it is the same with the people of the north who libit so much
about the deplorable condition of the Negro in Hie south and who fear he is
not being treated right. The Tulsa Democrat.
We do not know how much German propaganda beset our people in the
Southland or the one hand prior to the war but we do know that prior to
the war as during the war and even since peace has been declared the
Race has been and is now the object of cruel Race prejudices and human
outrages in the South. Not only ore we Jim Crowed and denied the essen
tials of democracy and American citizenship but we are still victims of mob cessions will come to us
violence uven tlie uiiuorni or n U. h. soldier does not protect us from tills
great evil. There were 21 more lyncbhlngs during the year 1018 than were
In 1917 and five of lite sixty-two lynched last year were Colored women
one was pregnant and she was charged with protesting against Hie lynch-
ing or her husband.
No indeed there is no doubling the loyally or Colored Americans but
when one pauses to consider the treatment generally accorded the Race in
this country he is some times forced to admit that our loyally almost sur-
passes human understanding.
COLORED MAN DEPOSITS NINE
A Colored man from Alabama ar-
rived In Gary a Tew days ago anil
1 went to a certain bank and deposited
0000. II was amusing to see how
Hie bank oflicials were bowing mid
scraping lo this man when Ihey learn
cd that lie had such u big roll. The
hanker even look him nut for a drive
and entertained him in grand style.
It goes to show how the color line
fades when jou have the money.
National Defender ami Sun.
RETURN FROM FRANCE
Special lo the Star:
Washington I). C. Coming right
on Hie heels of Hie announcement of
General John J. Perishing command-
ant of the American expeditionary
forces now in Fiance that the !)2iid
Disisioii composed exclusively of
Colored troops and several hundred
Race ollieers would remain abroad
and form pai I of Ihe American army
or occupation his oflicial act thereby
eciudiiig the fnimcr memorandum
ordering the IKhtd lo a base pen ) for
embarkation was the arrival Tues-
day of Ihe I list Colored overseas unit.
When the big steamship Celtic
reached New York harbor Tuesday
il brought back to American shores
the be.idquarlcr's medical detach
ment and third battalion of the HI lib
In fun try Colored comprising 30 offi
cers and 111!) men. Moreover there
were live units of casuals CD bed-
ridden from disease and several civi-
lians. In all there were 155 officers
and 2122 enlisted men.
The men were given Ihe character-
istic New York reception as they'
planted their feet once more upon
Hie terra llrma of America. They
for the most pari looked 111 and trim.
and the only regret expressed was
that the war ended before Ibev could
capture the Kaiser for II is n general
ly known fact that 11 took "long tall
Colored Americans with khaki on lo
make Hie Hun lay bis weapon
Y. M. C. A. TO HELP COLORED
SOLDIERS FIND EMPLOYMENT
The Young Men's Cbrisloan Asso-
ciation of this city under the direc-
tion of Mr. Ruckner secretary or the
Association in Tulsa has launched
a inoveiiKiit to rind employment Tor
honorably discharged Colored sol-
diers. Such men are requested to
register at the Tulsa Star oil Ice Sat-
urday and Monday giving their full
names with present address; also
the name ami number of the mili-
tary unit with which they were
connected. Mr. II. C. Rannavaloiiii
an enthusiastic race man who has
recently moved lo Tulsa has been
detailed to assist in the registration.
A NEW NEGRO NATION
PRAISES THE STAR'S CHRISTMAS
Head of I.aiiKKlon University Says
He is Proud of Our Special Edition.
Hon. R. R. Lindscy a prominent
attorney of Chandler was n visitor
In the city in the city this week
nfranging to become n permanent
resident of Tulsa.
"God's Goodness to the American
Reading on the Celtic yesterday were five battle-scarred members of
Colonel I lay ward's famous Negro regiment by all accounts second to none
in achievements in the great business of rounding up Hun. The lady of Hie
I)arlholdl statue with her torch held gloriously aloft had benignantly gazed
upon them. The dusky heroes must have done a little thinking as they re-! People" was the theme of u prac
turned the gaze. ticid address delivered by Rev. C. R.
They were glad they were back os their shinning faces attested with Tucker of Tulsa. He said that
all her faults Ihey still love America. They hope on that the sun of the day I while Ihe war was destructive or
of Justice nnd equality will yet rise. Souls of black folks what they feel human life anil property it brought
no class of laws can Torre a while
man to do what he does not want
to do when the Negro is involved.
Re conservative is my advice to my
people everywhere." j The following letter from presi-
Tbc conference elected the fol- dent J. M. Marquess or Ihe Langston
lowing officers: J. S. Dawson University commending the Chrlst-
Heconllng Secretary; 1). A. Stewart mas edition of the Slur was received
Martin Reeves H. 11. Curlls P. A. last week:
Edwards marshalls; L. 15. Nelson Langston Okla. Dee. 27 1018.
correspondent to the Clirlstain Re- Hon. A. J. Smillicrman
corder Philadelphia; C. A. Sulon lo Editor Tulsa Star
to the African Methodist Argenla Tulsa Okla.
Ark.; C. R. Tucker I). D. In the j)0ar friend Shithcrman:
Voice of Missions New ork City. l-'lr.st let me say that I have bad
A scheme will be presented to the
peace congress and it is said that
among its backers arc many eminent
men both In this country and In Eu-
rope which is claimed it adopted
will go far toward settling the race
question. It is proposed to (urn oer
the German African colonics in
which there are 12000000 people to
the "Afiican Race" not sjmply to
Colored people of these colonies.
Educated Colored people residing in
all other nations tire lo be asked lo go
there and bull dup n nation of Ne-
groes that shall at first be under Ihe
tutelage of Ihlie entente powers un-1
til n stable government Is established
and then become an cmlcpcndcnt
nation on uu equality with all other
There is no doubt that thehrc arc
enough educated Negroes in the
world to set up n stable government
in Africa but (here Is great doubt
whether any number of them will
want to go there. The republic of
Liberia was established with Hie
same end in view but it lias never
made any advancement that has at-
traded the attention or Hie worldd.
Africa naturally belongs to tt the Ne-
gro but if that Race will not develop
its great natural resources some oth-
er race will. Omaha World- ellrald.
NOTICE TO PURLIC
We ore trying to conduct a credit-
I aide business on plain business prln-
'ciples and to do so it is absolutely
necessary lo follow some well estab-
lished rule under capable management.
Ihe privilege or reading many "spec- Mr. Tlteo Raugbman has been em-
ial editions" or Negro newspapers plojcd as Manager of the Job prln-
but I have my first time to rind one ting department or The Tulsa Star
which would surpass in general ex- Printing Company as well as Manag-
cellence the one you have recently Ing Editor or tho paper dally and
gotten out. Its whole make-up was weekly and Hie general public is
may be lento psychologists to analyze. Rut It may be surmised that some- the American while man and the artistic; Its technique or the highest hereby lequcstcd to transact all bus-
Ihiiig akin lo bitterness at least temporarily finds lodgement. The world is Negro closer together and they were quality and all of us are proud of It
being made a sarc place for democracy. The President is abroad on the bootlegging immorality and every- i am sorry you sent us so few copies.
great enterprise of securing equality for all. Yet in the homeland he thinks thing else that Is against the law of Cordially yours
it no shame to come Into close affiliation with elements whose chief political God and man. "We are going to j. jj. Marquess.
possession Is that democracy shall cease functioning when It approaches the make our dear Southland the gar-
cabin of the man of color. Our radical elements those complanlng most den spot of Hie world" he said. Dr. Mr. Charles Nunley one of our
Americans. Tucker is slated for episcopacy and popular citizens spent Sunday in
Marshal Haig in his talk at Cologne counselled the Rrittish correspond- D. V. M. Townsend for church ex- Muskogee.
Iness for either the newspaper or Job
printing department tbroughh the
manager as in tills way only can con-
fusion and niisiiudcrstamldng be
A. J. Smlthcrmaii
Editor & Prop.
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
Smitherman, Andrew Jackson. The Tulsa Star (Tulsa, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 7, Ed. 1, Saturday, January 4, 1919, newspaper, January 4, 1919; Tulsa, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc72778/m1/1/: accessed February 21, 2024), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.