WHITECAPPERS AT WORK.
Drive Negro Hands from an Arkansas
Sawmill and Close It.
WYNNE, Ark., Aug. 22. -- A Deputy Mar-
shal has arrested eleven prominent white
planters of Poynsett County on the charge
of whitecapping. The prisoners will be ta-
ken to Helena to appear before the United
States District Court.
The negro laborers employed at a sawmill
in Poynsett County were recently forced to
leave under threats of violance by a band
of white planters, causing the mill to sus-
pend. The arrests were made at the insti-
gation of the mill owner.
The New York Times
Published: August 23, 1903
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