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POWER OF THE WORLD:For
the word of God is quick, and power
ful, and sharper than any two-edged
sword, piercing even to the dividing
asunder of soul and spirit, and of the
joints and narrow, and ia a discerner
of the thoughts and intents of the
THE EMPEROR SIMMONS
Hard on the heels of the appear
ance here of "The Emperor Jones"
comes the announcement that the Kuand
Klux has created the office of emperor
and donated it to William J. Sim
The two emperors have much in
common. The ruler in Eugene
O'Neill's play came into power
through playing upon the ignorance
and superstition of the natives "em-
peror" Simons has attained his title
by hoodwinking thousands of people,
playing upon their racial and religious
feelings. Brutus Jones capitalized
superstition and made money. Sim
mons has capitalized superstition, a
craze for masks and rituals and made
thousands of dollars. The only dif
ference between the two is that Jones
frankly admits that he is exploiting
others for the benefit of himself,
while Simmons proposes to defend
and preserve the principals of Ameri
canism as he conceives them.
But the tom-tom is heating for
"Emperor" Simmons. Off in the hills
of New York, out on the prairies of
Kansas, and up on the green pastures
of Wisconsin the "natives" are beat
ing out the warning that the emperor
and his policies must go. Mayor Hy
lan of New York city has openly de
clared that the Klan will be thrown
out of New York. Governor Allen of
Kansas has directed the attorney
general to frame a statute barring
the Klan from the state and in Mil
waukee the Socialist mayor said:
"Milwaukee will be the hottest place
this side of hell for the Ku Klux Klan
if it lays its hand on a single citizen,
whether he be white or black, red
or yellow, native or foreign". In
other parts of the country equally
vigorous action is being taken.
The tom-tom is steadily booming
the end of the emperor, Simmons and
his invisible government.
WANTED: THE KU KLUX
JjjC^Down in Mississippi is a young
& white woman who is seriously in
need of the protection of some of the
defenders of white womanhood who
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THE MAN WHO DARES
I honor the man who in the consci
entious discharge of his duty- dares to
stand alone the world, with ignorant,
intolerant judgment, may condemn,
the countenances of relatives may be
averted, and the hearts of friends grow
cold, but the sense of duty done shall
be sweeter than the applause of the
world, the countenances of relatives or
the hearts of friends.Charles Sumner.
go galavantmg in cow pastures at
midnight dressed in sheets and pil-The
She needs help badly. Although
"he has positively identified the man,
and although he has dignified the
charges and identification by publicly
denying them, no justice has been
done. The courts are slow in acting.
Where, oh where, are our righteous
defenders of virtue?
If this is the type of morality that
^he Klan upholds, defends and sanc
tions, then opposition to the organiza
tion is a waste of effort. It will de
stroy itself and its society with its
own rotten standards.
RACE LEARNINO TO SAVE
One cf the most commendable
things to be observed among the
colored people throughout the country
is the fact that not only has the
colored man learned that he must
earn his bread bv the sweat of his
brow, but that he shall lay aside some
of the earnings which come to himbill
from the effort to earn his bread.
With the power to learn and think,
he has been taught that, if he would
earn his bread in a manner which
will enable him to grow and improve,
he must take advantage of conditions
and environments. The power to
reason for himself has produced a
confidence in his ability to do what
others do and have done, and his
desire to do has given rise to a keen
opposition which attempts to impede
his progress and destroy all of his
Unmindful of the fact that true
courage is engendered by opposition,
the people who fight the hardest to
hinder his advancement, furnishes the
ambition and the determination which
force him into the accomplishment of
the things which establish his right
to be a man among men.Newport
LODGE PUT PARTY
BEHIND DYER BILL
Boston, Mass., Dec. 2, 1922.Mas-
sachusetts, especially the Colored
American portion of it, is uroud of
the part played by the state in bring
ing the Dyer Anti-LyncMng Bill to"
the floor of the U. S. Senate. There
is special pride in the consistent
loyalty of Senator H. C. Lodge,
Senate leader, who kept his promise
and not only had the bill take its
place on the Calendar after the
Liborian Loan Bill, but, when the
southern Democrats started a fili
buster, called a Republican caucus and
irsisted that the party stand by
Dyer Bill, filibuster or no filibuster
led the party in its fight all
On the other hand the presiding
officer of the Senate, Vice-president
Coohdge of Massachusetts ruled as
best he could and the Democratic
senator from Massachusetts, David I.
Walsh, came out in a public statement
condemning the southern democrats'
Senator Lodge is responsible for all
the progress made so far for the bill
and has acted throughout at the urg
ing and by the requests of the
lional Equal Rights League. This
league also secured the open support
of the bill by Senator Walsh and
titioned Vice-president Coolidge.
The league had Cyril Butler,
Esq. of Boston, member of the exin
ecutive committee of the Massachu
setts branch at Congress all the week
working with Senator Lodge and
Walsh and others in the interest of
the bill. This morning the league
ient a telegraphic appeal to Senator
Lodge to fight till midnight and then
carry the bill over into the regular
Seeing that the Democratic fili
buster was destined to succeed at this
extra session the league telegraphed
President Harding to recommend the
THE SIN OF SILENCE
To sin by silence when we should
protest makes cowards out of men.
The human race has climbed on pro
test. Had no voice been raised against
injustice, ignorance and lust, the in-
quisition yet would serve the law, and
guillotines decide our least disputes.
The few who dare must speak and
speak again to right the wrongs off
many.Ella Wheeler WHcox^^^
Dyer Bill in his message on Monday.
Dec 2 1922
The President, White House, 'Wash
ington, D. C.
National Equal Rights League pe
titions you to recommend the Dyer
Bill in your message. M. A. N. Shaw,
president J. L. Neill, secretary M.
W. Spencer, treasurer, Rev. E. A.
Abbott, chaplain, A. J. Smitherman,
field secretary, W. M. Trotter, cor
TO DROP DYER
Washington, Dec. 8.(Crusader
Service) The Dyer Anti-Lynching
Bill has been killed in the Senate.
The motion last Monday to make this
the unfinished business of the
Senate started a filibuster conceded
to be about the most perfectly or
ganized the Senate has known since
the Lodge force bill was brought up
more than a score of years ago.
Since Senator Shortridge made that
motion the Senate has been in a com
plete deadlock. No business of any
kind has been transacted, and the
Democratic leaders announce that
none will be transacted until the Repastors
publican leaders withdraw the meas
Despite the boasts of Senators
Gooding of Idaho, McNary of Oregon
and other advocates of the proposed
legislation, no one believes that the
Republican majority will seek to keep
the bill before the Senate in the regu
!ar session. Most of the Republican
Senators have no genuine interest in
the bill and many of them believe that
the measure is unconstitutional and
would not get past the Supreme
Court. Butsomething had to be
done to cajole the restless colored
vote of which the Republicans are
not auite so sure as in the past. To
the challenge of the Democrats that
the advocates of the bill attempt to
defent its constitutionality there were
no takers, the Republicans unani
mously deciding against acceptance.
A ridiculous part of the Republican
gesture toward the colored vote is
this fact that nobody accepted the
oft-flung challenge of the Democratic
minority for a Senator who would at
tempt to defend the constitutionality
of the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill. Ap
parently even the stoutest advocate of
the bill feels that if it passes the
Senate it will live only long enough
to get to the Supreme Court where
it would undoubtedly be killed.
While several organizations have
been energetically working for the
passage of the bill, thoughtful people
here are not so sure that these or
ganizations have not been barking up
the wrong tree. They refer to the
fiasca of the Prohibition Amendment
an example of the inefficacy of
laws opposed to the sentiment of the
and to the simple fact that
lynchings have occurred and the
lynchers gone unpunished in spite of
the several state laws covering the
crime of murder as proof that the
present sentiment of the white South
is overwhelmingly on the side of
As the New York World aptly puts
it, in an issue just received here, the
bill "is not designed to stop lynch
ing, but it is an attempt to persuade
the colored man that something has
done for him that will not andand
cannot be done by such legislati6n.
Congress is not honest with them in
it as a remedy or preven
tative for mob disorders.
"For there is not a single lawyer
the Senate who honestly believes
the Dyer Bill to be constitutional.
There is none who has not been fully
warned of its inherent weakness. In
the circumstances it comes near to
being a piece of wilful humbuggery,
for the most Congress will accomplish
by passing this bill will be to put the
whole question up to the courts.
"The Dyer bill would "place on theimitations
same kind of people who now have
the power and the obligation the reOne
sponsibility for punishing lynching.
Murder is murder under State laws."
KU KLUX KLAN
American Fasciti Conquers Political
.Power in Several StatesLaunches
Great Membership Drive in North.
ITALIAN FASCITI EXAMPLE
Encouraged by Mussolini Coup, Ku
Klux in This Country Alms at
State and National Control.
.New York, Dec(Crusader Ser
vice) Encouraged by the signal suc
cess of the Fascisti or Italian Ku
Klus Klan in conquering national
power in Italy, the Ku Klux Klan of
America is no engaged in a tre
campaign for the conquest of political
power in the United States.
Spreading like a funeral pall
throughout the Country and menacing
liberalism in its last strongholds, the
Ku Klux Klan is today a greater
menace to the American colored
man than at any other time in its
existence. Not even the old Ku Klux
Klan was so great a menace. The
only ray of light that can be seen in
the appaling situation is the Klan's
opposition to foreign-born, Jews,
Organized Labor and the powerfully
organized Catholics as well as to the
colored people. But bigotry and race
and religious prejudices are making
a powerful appeal to the average
native white American, who is prob
ably the prize bigot of the world.
Getting Church Support
That the Klan is making great in
roads into the so-called Christian
Church of America has long been
evident. The following concrete-'facts
will give an idea of the progress
recently made along this line by the
Ku Klux Klan recruiting dodgers
have been given out in Calvary Bap
tist Church, at No. 123 W. 57th street,
The Rev. Oscar Haywood, general
evangelist of Calvary Baptist Church,
has admitted he is a national lecturer
for the Klan and is propagating it.
Klan circulars have been dis
tributed to women church members
triDuxe a women cnurc members xru
of several in the Invisible Em
pire'Js drivestates for new subjects
Th Rev.A William Burd of St.
Mark's Methodist Church in Princess wishes,
Bay, S. I. has admitted to preaching
Ku Kluxism in Bible classes.
Churches in various states have
been visited by Klansmen, money
placed in the collection plates, and the
commended in the name of
the Klan. In most instances, the
donation of money has been followed
by ministerial commendation from the
pulpit. This has happened in the
case of several colored ministers, as
The Klan claims its organization is
spreading among the membership of
Protestant churches and will be apthat
proved bv the churches in the near
future, and the indications so far are
that the Klan claim is not exactly a
Klan Captives State Control
Already in two states the Klan has
achieved its immediate objective of
state control. In the recent elections
the Klan ticket swept everything be
fore it in Oregon and Texas. In most
of the other states, and in the Fed
eral service, too, Klansmen are hold
ing more or less important positions.
They honeycomb the judicial and
police systems of the country, and
are already in a stronger strategic
position than was the Italian Fascisti
when, by a quick stroke, it achieved
the conquest of political power and
forthwith launched a murderous cam
paign of repression and slaughter
against its opnonents. In Chicago it
has been found that several promi
nent members of the city's official
staff are on the Klan roster. Alder
man Robert J. Mulcahy of that city
has begun a campaign to "have the
name of every city employee who is
a member of the Klan stricken from
the payroll." Alderman William J.
Lynch promises to aid Mulcahy.
"Every member of the Klan has
taken an oath, which, under certain
circumstances, sets his hand against
the Government and the laws of the
United States"* Lvnch said in advo
cating Mulcahy's plan.
Publication of the names of alleged
members of the Klan in a Chicago
magazine has led Lynch and other
Aldermen who have checked the list
to believe that there are many mem
bers of the Klan in the Fire and Police
Department and on the Bench. One
supervising Food Jnspector and one
assistant Fire Marshall are members
of the organization, heads of the Fire
Health Departments have been
informed. Of course, not all the
members' names have been published,
because of the extreme difficulty in
penetrating the Klan mask of secrecy.
In New York City, the Board of
Aldermen lead by George W. Harris,
colored alderman from Harlem, nas
pledged support to Mayor Hvlan and
the police in ridding the city of the
"outlaw organization". So far, no
thing has been done, however.
So successful has been the Ku Klux
Klan in its exploitation of American
bigotry and -race passions that several
of the organization have
sprung up throughout the country.
of these, the Royal Riders of the
Red Robe, is said to be spreading
over the land almost as rapidly as
the Ku Klux Klan. This organization
also bars from membership colored
men, Jews and Catholics but is ap
parently open to foreign-born of
Protestant faith. It is also working
through the churches and the
ministers in imitation of Klan tactics.
Dr. Martin W. Rose, Regent of the
newly organized secret lodge, declares
it has nothing to do with the Ku Klux
Klan "although we doubtless have
members of the Klan in our organiza
tion. As long as thev are Protestant
and white, and American citizens
fchpy will be Emitted."
In the meantime the Klan is Snak
ing a determined drive for power.
t^lSa ys N. Y. Daily
Under the title "Halt The Outlaws,"
+He New York American of November
17, publishes an editorial commend
ing the fight of the National Associa
tion for the Advancement
against that "anarchic body." The
New York American's editorial reads
"The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People asks
Governor Miller to do as Governor
Allen of Kansas has done regarding
the Ku Klux Klan. The latter has
taken steps to suppress that anarchic
"It appears that in western New
York the clamorous Kluxers are
growing bold in their surrilous de
nounciations of Catholics, Jews and
Colored People. The National As
sociation renders a service to law afld
order and decent Americanism in de
manding official war upen so lawless,
disorderly and un-American a body as
the misguided Ku Kluxers.
"Protestant Christianity and the
Caucasian race need to be protected
against their shrouded, over-sealous
friends. They can still guard them
selves against their open enemies."
Sen, Walsh Opposed To
LEAGUE GETS DEMOCRATIC
SUPPORT FOR DYER BILL
Washington, Nov. 29, 1922Sena-
tor Walsh of Massachusetts declared
today that he has no sympathy with
the filibuster of southern Democratic
senators against passage of the Dyer
"I shall vote against filibuster mo
tions at every opportunity, and shall
support the Dyer bill," he said.
Walsh's Reply to League
Pres. Shaw cf the Equal Rights
League, which has so well secured
constant support of the Dyer Bill by
the Republican Senate Leader has
received the following reply to his
appeal to the Democratic colleague of
United States Senate.
Nov. 27, 1922,
Dr. M. A. N. Shaw, 689 Shawmut
Ave., Roxbury, Mass. My dear Dr.
I am in full sympathy with the seir
timent expressed in your letter of
November 24, and will do all that I
can to prevent filibustering on the
Anti-lynching Bill. Though I don't
believe it will be possible to prevent
strong opposition bJy the Souther
People against the Ku Klux Klan and
endorsing the appeal to Governor
Miller of NewJYork State, to proceed
may count upon me to
assist and support this humanitarian
LegislativJ Measure\,in WitnM4. best
Very truly yours.
DAVID 1. WALSH.
C? cl n-v\ mirkv\Aiil- 4-l l**-u
Shaw's Letter to Walsh
November 24th, 1922.
Senator David I. Walsh. United
States Senate, Washington, D. C.
Mr. Dear Senator:
As President of the National Equal
Rights League, and perhaps your
most ardent supporter of my group
in Massachusetts I am confident of
the fact that in your judgment issues
are purely humanitarian, will
take precedent to matters that are
merely of party interest.
The League of which I am head as
you well know has been most active
in urging the passage of the Dyer
Anti-Lynching Bill because it is the
only measure that has come before
the American Legislature, having for
its aim the protection of ths lives of
Twelve Millions of American Citizens,
and at the same time purging Ameri
ca of the most damnable plot that has
disgraced" her at home and abroad,
and placed her in the category below
Turkey for brutality and crime.
I therefore send this message to
urge upon you the necessity of stand
ing by Senator Lodge in his endeavor
to get first consideration and favor
able legislation for this Bill. We un
derstand that the Southern Senators
are bent on filibustering, opposing
and resorting to every conceivable
ubterfuge for the purpose of defeat
ing the measure.
The Colored people of the Equal
Rights League throughout the country
know my stand in your behalf as I
have endeavored on every occasion
to tell of the soul you possess, they
are therefore looking to you to in
fluence all other soulful democrats in
favor of this Bill on account of its
very Americanism. Don't fail us in
the earnest plea of your faithful sup
MATTHEW A. SHAW,
President N. E. R. League.
Phone Elkhnret 3163
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