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CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY. JULY 23, 1K1
pernor Len Small. Lieut. Governed Fred E. Sterling and Vernon S.
Curtis Jiave been Indicted by the : Sangamon County Grand Jury
Charged with Embezzling or Withholding One Million and Two
Hundred Thousand Dollars of Public Funds:
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'- J at last, for Hon. Lea jStaafij-'
f Illinois; Hon. -Fred E,
Itf t:.tf.nant soverhor. and
p" c0Ttis have b.eea .indicted treasury fluctuated between $20,000,-Ufcs&f-
0nfv orandirarv. DOO and S32.OOO.O0O. and that Wm.
KTsangainon county granfciury,
?T!1 them with embezzling pub-
TOft and wiih conspiracy to lie-
. State luc iuui ut ww uwka w vnw luuus, vauii. iunu
J against them run somewhat ' and a ''safe fund." The vault fund
. ;-' ," ' TCprcated-loahs, to legiGmateb'ank-
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lliSmon lurtis with-consphacyto .
EB . Cnfl I 1CUL. JUV. -WiU MMft.
Bdthe state of -'.-
j Got- S. HSSSSfch formerly a p-matebank-T
CBrtiswtn mc c " 7 .ing Institution,. .but -which absolutely
WW- . -? v--i-ova.ceased -to. junction as a bankafter.
I Gov. Small witn me cmucv
;jK3t of $500,000. ,-
I TVnt tjoi. Bieriing WIU- mc
r" a i: .4k t a
I g&tnlement ot $500,000.
Small's Bond $150,000.
V iv tree bills were returned short- L
ffcfore 3 o clock before Judge
Smith in the Circuit court -The
at& of Gov Small and" .Lieut, uov.
were fixed at IW,mweacn
those of Curtis at $100X). - "
' Winants tor the three- were imme-
-ifch-issued by Circuif'Cburf Clerk
khUa L Koehn. It -was stated that
iw. Small, the only one1 of the.three
(teidanU now in Springfield,- would
igfai before Judge Smith tomorrow
Jwong, furnish bono, ana -aemano.
a iamediate tnaL
v Tit grand jury submitted a lengthy
Lrfcen report to Judge Smith recom-
FKE&g that the legislature conduct
a 'exhaustive investigation of the
I;sbksabect of the handling of pub
Jt funds for the two-fold purpose of
.faermming CI) official delinquency,
.linj, and (2) what legislation, if
ytl, should be enacted' to" protec't-ihe
litetsts of the state arid" tbpnt aa
'iad forever to the traffic in? public
IJAS7ARD COLOR LINE
NIPPED BY - LEAGUE
i- Boston, Mass., July.l6-Somethjng
-nr manifested itself at Harvard on
Httsday July 5, at the summer school.
Xoajay. Miss Eunice Hudson of
Anaston, Ala., and Miss Galfrey
l-Tciiig, daughter of President Yonnjf
i'i Tallahassee, Fla were given their
aas the night before in Gore- Hall,
,'kt after breakfast on Tuesday, found!
rtiote in their room directing them
fc Jte Director Mnrray, who re
.gssjed them to find rooms outsid6
1a colored families as- "it might 1)e
:e$!ttsant to room with the white
pk" They had a double suite in
I; St Freshman dormitory. "They found
fe honse of Mrs. E. T. Morns, "wife
!f the president of the Boston Branch
:f the National Equal'IUghts Xeague.
fin. Morris told thgirls tO"keep
iadr rooms and." she- telephoned to
t5ttrttary Trotter. ' - v
When he arrived he found Miss
Attls of JacksoTryille, Fla-whccbad,
Jetof a double suite and had-been
la to Mr Murray and not ven per-
ttd to enter her room. . Mr. Trot-
F escorted her to Gore HalL with
JSa Bessie Miller, and when the
cave a false excuse and -said
re vis nnwM-ltss. all went over to
fe iiurray Here ensued, an argp-
ral of a full half hour-betwen Di-
pttfter Murray, who was '.'avoiding
pleasantness forlhe colbred girls
;Usone Southern -ormneir werestu-
itaU" ar.d Secretarv Trotter--who in-
jted race discrimination, was not the
IkJe&y or cnirit nf Horvard TJniver-
Ur, and that the girls haVe-their
jvfoanis and rights. - .
finally Trotter "preyailea,--Miss
S1"" was escorted to a.ngleuue
Standish Wall T,ir ?rt2rr Trot-
Itiad secured her rooml -The -other
t-srere advised to stasd oat ana
Wthintj mn me Vi-.a -f.fc' color
!. Thi; irt -art ?mnnW4n( tnrtttSTV.
B1 LAWRENCE A EEEKT-
ES'S OIL AND WATERPL
X PAINTINGS ATTRACTED
A GREAT TITSftT, rstf ATTEN-
Tfnxi touit T Aitvvtmitwm;
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u itiE APPOMATTOX OUU
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g the masvartis&la this ity
beloap to the csJfa race, few
can exed Ti&J&mtei&t-JK'-
in nrodn rq trJvare
eently some rfjfiwewics-
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" anuv saad-tfrar kr 'wantjis
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The Jurors found that during the
terms of Small, and Sterling as treas-
nrer the daily "balances in the state
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mng- -with Small's . administration
these balances were carried -on the
"The so-called safe fundr" the re-
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Packer Pay "6 Ilate
The average deposits earned by
this ank" and which were -used to
purchase .short tcrnv notes from the
Chicago packers were found by the
jurors to amount to $10,000,000. .
"The. loans to the packers earned
nearly, if not quite, 8 per cent, . and;
the grand jury finds that Small (1917
19) and Sterling (1919-21) paid over;
to the state less than 2 pef cent, if,
anything," The remainder consti
tutes the 'bulk of the state's interest
money, which the jury charges Small
and Sterling with embezzling.
The indictments do not give all the
details, of the evidence. The "safe
fund was variable; on one specific
date mentioned July- 10, 1919, .when
Small was treasurer the safe fund
ran as high as 18,000,000
Commends Treasurer Miller.
The jury publicly commended -State
Treasurer Edward E. Miller for his
co-operation in ..furnishing records of
- The grand jury and those who have
been hot pn the -trail of . Gov. .Small
claim that two million dollars inter
est has been lost to the. people of
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JULbA !USlliSi UATC.
The colored citizens of Tulsa,
Okla., through their relief committee,
respectfully ask that Sunday, July
24. 1921, will be set aside in all
churches- throughout the United
S totes, as Tulsa Relief Day, and that
the pastors and officers of their
churches will ask the prayers of ev
ery member of their respective con
gregations for the thousands of vic
tims of the cruel mob that Jooted,and
burned the homes and business places,
churches, schools, lodges and every
thing that the people possessed, and
to this day have tried to take the
land for other purposes and remove
the colored people to a remote field
of eighty acres of land wholly out
side the city limits and to which a
good title cannot be had.
Our people .are living in tents
loaned to-lhem by the Red Cross,
many of which have only dirt floors
and no bedding save government
cots. Cbokipg-Titenslhran: -very much
needed! Should wintef-catch us in
this shape there' wfll;be great suffer
ing. We respectfully suggest that on
this day pastors- and laymen -win
make talks along the line of bettef
racial understanding that will tnake
juch -things as race wars impossible,
and that each church 'will take'-an.
offering to help relieve these, people
who are suffering through no fault of
This aoDeal is to every chu'rclv
lorfce- -clnb "commercial clsb -and ev-
erv other onranizationoijtte.racevana.
to;orgamzati6as of otRer races wjio
will help, t -i
Send all money and other articles
t S. D. Hooker, chairman, colored
citizens relief committeei comer Exe-
ter aadJiaston sirecisr xm..""-
m the art galleries of Paris. The
ThomyFbiery collectionwhich con-
isted almost entirely ot marine
..-. tt,. "TO'tisee De Marme" be-i
mg her paster .prodacrioa, ior in. the
most artistic snaaaer she oafplded
nafBre in all of er ory.
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tic to the weaaenM artisacaaHuy
f Mrs. erree, fer
"tfST'JIi- sH&h State .street, -was in harge-f thefu
wkk he emm of tfce- fstr , . e held at St
The cl-as. f tie ABaUox
Ch eal ... y fJJv
waw fc thaa R
the art proacf3oas- ortfes. 'TerribeeJ
wawww1- . .
Madam IL Callaway yron,
teraatibsal songstress, ji
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grl ; ?ifcrWefr;
Congratulated' by- President Harding
aad Congressman Madden.
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-On "Eriday, July IS, there were as
sembled at the Union League Club
three score and more friends and well
wishers of our .genial Commodore
Ferdinand W- Peck. The occasion
was a luncheon in commemoration of
the Commodore's 73rd birthday anni
versary; Aside from his sons, Ferdi
nand W., Jr., Clarence K. and Walter
V., and Philip F. Wr Peck, his
nephew, there were gathered to pay
tribute to the host, James A. Patten,
Postmaster William B, Carlile, who
sat respectively right and left of the
central figure of the luncheon; ex
United States Senator A. j. Hopkins,
Judge Sidney C Eastman, Roy O.
West, John. Finley, president of the
Chicago and Northwestern Lines;
Rev. Johnston Myers General Wal
ter R. Robbins, Charle3fL Burras.
Charles P! Read, ex-Congressman
George E Foss, Col. Nelson Thomas
son, George- W- Dixon, Prof. Frank
B. Riley, Dr. John Dill Robertson,
W, N. Horner, Clarence J. Dorrance,
John Enright, W, D. Washburn, T.
H. Enckson and many others At a
special table were Mr and Mrs. Wil
liam B, Ogden, of New York; "Mrs.
Jacob JJaur," Mrs. Leona Krag, presi
dent Illinois Woman's Athletic Club;
Miss Marguerite Dorrance, Mrs. Jose
phine Turck Baker, Miss K. C Eac
lin. Morris Lewis, who has been for
over 22 years private secretary to
Commodore Peck, occupied a promi
nent place at the luncheon.
sAfter service of the luncheon Com
modore Peck read from many tele
grams and letters of felicitation, com-
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.; . r-niij-. c.mt. r,.
- MiConnick; Senator "William B.
McIGnlev. Conirressman Joseph Can-
.nQn Congressman Martin B. Madden,
wTTWERAL OFJKRSi CLARA ELE-
NORA WILT,TATtfS; SHE WAS
WITH; THE tJRDER OF EAST
ERN :8TAR AND THE LADY
Mrs. Clara Elenota Williams, the
devoted .wife of Mr. Albert Williams,
&?A S. Green street, closed her eyes
fat.pa.tV last week,
Dmn, he HO-
tZSTZr, director. 5121-23 S.
R rch, ad aa4
Hjeth nets. Jatenneat at
ML. Gleawood Cemteryv
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Her hHsbase, mt. mocn "i
isitie sojt-cf ikelare Jeri WaSms,
who w hrka from Qmox hafel,
March 9, aad is the hre&er ;f Mart
"WSksas, who was the chorister at
icWel -some years-ago.
oiv .ruW E- WaKams: was hern
EvaasriWe; IwL aa4was..we
. datFofto.;;G7orge-W. Anstia.gro iarists that.he Saw
COMMODORE FERDINAND W.
The pirst or the Foremost Citken of Ckicago, Who Celebrated His
, Seventy-Thhrd Birthday Annhrenary Last Friday at the Union
League Clnb, m the Midst of Many of Hk Warm .Friend.
Mayor Thompson, Chief of Police
Fitzmorris, Federal Judge Samuel
A'lschuler, General Joseph B. San
born, ex-Senator James Hamilton
Lewis, Richard Enright, police com
misRioner-6f-NewYoTki behalf of
Mayor Hylan himself and "11,000
cops of New York City."
Commodore Peck occupies the
honor of being Chicago's foremost
citizen. A review of his useful career
brings to mind the Commodore's con
structive activities the erection at
Oakwood Cemetery of "the first Con
federate monument in the North; the
Opera Festival many years ago, being
the forerunner of grand opera in Chi
cago; the founding and creation of
the famous Auditorium of his native
city; his work as vice president and
chairman of the finance committee.
World's Columbian Exposition, the
result of the genius there displayed
not being surpassed by any exposi
tion in any part of the world; his
service as United States commissioner
general to the Paris Exposition of
1900, wherein the American partici
pation took such an -important part
and United States exhibitors received
more awards and decorations than
those of any other nation and the
commissioner general brought back
to his. country the "grand prix rep
resenting the supremacy of the
United States over forty-five nations.
He was appointed by President Ben
jamin Harrison national commission
er, to Europe in 1891, to exploit the
Columbian Exposition abroad.
Commodore Peck has grown with
the life of Chicago from his birth.
July 15, 1846, on the site where theJ
Grand Pacific Hotel building now
stands, when he ran barefooted in hb
early childhood on the narrow path
way that has grown into one of the
city's main arteries, Jackson boule
vard. He was. born on that street,
spent "his .early boyhood on- that
street, was married more than fifty
yeari ago m a church on that street,
Her remains were laid to rest in Mr.
Glenwood Cemetery by the side of her
late father-in-law. She was a promi
nent member-of Garden Gty chapter,
Order of Eastern Star, and of the
Lady Foresters. Many members of
both societies were present and as
sisted to conduct separate funeral
services over her. remains.
She leaves a. devoted husband and
hosts of friends ,to mourn her death.
NEGRO -LEAPS; PROM COFFDI
'AS HE IS; .LOWERED
Ceweta, Okla. Just before hw
body was to Be Idwered into the
gTave, two days after he haa" "died."
Pompey WashmgtoaV Coweta. Negro,
40 Vears eldV based, from his-cafci a
Un aad well: maa,' JCra IeA:
aad, it -was -somejjrtime .btfore-aheyi
coafeemdaced a..retara. The..JJe
founded-the great Union League Club
now on. that street, and has his of
fices at the present time and for many
years on that street in the Monad-
Those who are acquainted with the
Commodore know him to be a most
loyal Chicagoan and friend and one
who puts sentiment, poetry and flow
ers far beyond possession of dollars.
This he has exemplified during his
whole lifetime by his active interest
in those things that meant for a
greater Chicago, civic harmony and
the advancement of art and humanity.
The Chicago Tribune in its head
line describing the occasion, por
trayed the Commodore as the "First
Citizen of Chicago"; we "second the
motion"; .and in said article was
printed two telegrams as follows:
"Permit me to add mine to the
many congratulations that I know
will come to you on this anniversary.
"Warren G. Harding."'
"The mayor, the police commis
sioner, 11,000 cops and numerous la
dies and gentlemen of quality salute
and felicitate the first citizen of Chi
cago upon this, his natal day. We
send enough good health, prosperity,
happiness and best wishes to last you
many a long day, so go thy way and
sin no more.
"Richard E. Enrigl.l,
"Police Commissioner of New York."
It must be said to the everlasting
credit of Commodore Peck hat he
has always been outspoken in his
friendship for worthy and highly re
spectable colored people and the one
hundred and fifty thousand, colored
people residing in this- city join with
his hosts of warm friends everywhere
and rejoice with them that he has
been spared to celebrate his 73rd
birthday anniversary and hope that
he may live to reach the one hundred.
stone in his- pleasant journeyJ
The funeral f Rev. G. H. Mc-
DanieL founder and president of the
Enterprise Institute, a trade school
at 502 to 516 Aldine square, was held
from the Ebenecer Baptist charch, of
which he was a member, Monday
morning, Jaly 11L and was largely at
tended by dtizeas of both races, as
Rev. McDantel was we9 kaowa m
afeost every state m the ceaatry.
He was cawpkBoaa m Bapt cir
cles, aa edacator aad. beaefacter of
Dr. Trsn jsatar of the Rrstr Xa
gkweed M. E.' charch wttfj, inmi
to Rer. McDaniel for the past ,thkty
years, spoke of the life aad great
work of the deceased. Dr. Nelson of.
Jifce Lstheran clmrch asdEev. Breok-
stnu. kaditec of the sehoaL a& 'white:
also -told, of ;his. life waaBrka,. Te;
taaerai.-orauea was .aevereavCjpKcy.
C'H.'Clarle' pastor of 'thecharchi -A
solo was" rendered by Mmev Blanche
SMALL BLAMES INDICTMEIT ON
"Absolutely Innocent He Says in
Springfield, III, July 20. (Special.)
-Gov. Small tonight Issued the fol
lowing statement on the indictments
returned against him today:
"To the people of Illinois: You,
who elected me your governor by
the greatest vote ever given a chief
executive in Illinois, are entitled at
this time to a frank statement from
me concerning the "indictment" re
turned against me today by the San
gamon county grand jury.
"For the present, may I not ask
you. to accept from me, with the same
confidence .which you accepted my
candidacy for governor, assurance to
you that I am absolutely innocent of
any charges which the public may
consider brought against me by the
grand jury, after a one-sided hearing
in which personal and political ene
mies were heard and I had no voice.
Assails Brundage as Plotter.
"Attorney General Brundage, lead
er of the conspiracy, has succeeded
in obtaining this indictment, simply
because of the personal fury I
aroused in him because I 'refused to
permit him to take from the taxpay
ers' pockets $1,500,000 for the upkeep
of his personal political machine.
"I promised the people of Illinois
that I would attempt to secure for
them a 'dollar's worth of service for
every" dollar spent.' In carefully ex
amining the appropriation bills I
found a $7,000,000 in appropriations
which the needs and welfare of the
state of Illinois did not require, and
I was able through the power of my
veto to save that amount in taxes to
the people of our state.
"I found it necessary in thus re
ducing the burdens of taxation to cut
Mr. Brundage's appropriations $700,
000. As I explained to you at that
time I had no hesitancy in doing
this, because Mr. Brundage had been
using your money, not for the en
forcement of the law, or for the wel
fare of the state, but purely for his
own selfish political desires.
"Evidence of that fact is available.
Calls It "Political Assassination.'
"So Mr. Brundage not only desired
my political assassination, but he pro
ceeded .with the machinery at his
hands to accomplish that fact. The
Chicago Tribune, spokesman for all
interests, gladly lent the aid of its
powerful press to the spreading
Gov. Small Cries "Character
Brundage Replies "Did Small
Commit a Crime?"
Gov. Small last Wednesday night
issued a statement (printed elsewhere
in this t apcr) declaring he is "abso
lutely innocent" and charging politi
cal enemies with procuring' the indict
ments. He reiterates that "rich tax
dodgers, utility interests, character
assassins," etc, combined with Attor
ney General Brundage and the Trib
une and the Daily News to "assassi
nate his character."
Replying to the governor's state
ment; the attorney general said:
"This is not a controversy between
Brundage and Small. The question
is whether Small committed a crime
as state treasurer. A regular grand
iurv of twenty-three men has said
f a AlA Anrl Yimw in mtrtrf tfilf
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Illinois Law Clear and Unmistakable,
Dorsey Peytoiu Musical selections
offered by inmates- of the school.
Members of the Ministers' and. Dea
cons' Alliance spoke of Rev. MeDan
iel as they knew him. Many .other
short tributes were paid, after which
the fcneral cortege wended its way
to. Lincoln Cemetery, where the body
was hid to. rest.
Rer. D. P. Jones served aa master
of ceremoaies; Ernest H. Wakmsan,
the ap-to-date faaerai director, as
skted by Sir Kaigfet Jam E. Bish,
was, is charge.
COL. DAN. MORIARITY GOES
ON RETIRED LIST OF LN.G.
Springfield, IuVJaly 2L Cot Dan
iel Moriarity of the seventh infantry
Fof the. I. N". tZr-today .went on the
reurea iislwjui ihc sbjc. ox onsaaicr.
eeaeraL JThe order fdrLhk'rctirement'
was at his own reqBestc
broadcast of Mr. Brundage's propa
ganda. . i
"The Chicago Daily News, owned
and edited by Mr. Victor Lawson, not
only a tax- dodger' of record- himself,
but spokesman for the millionaire tax
dodgers of Chicago whp refuse to
bear their just proportion of taxes,,'
rusRed to the aid of Mr.: Brundage -and
"The public utility interests, of
fended, because I have kept mypledge
for home rule, and the abolition of
their former tool, the public utilities '
commission, gave what support they
were abteto give to Mr. Brundage's
effort to besmirch my name and my.
record. . ;
- -BringB-in Traction Interests. -
"The traction interests of Chicago.
who know that the present governor
of Illinois will reduce street car fares
from 8 and 10 cents to 5 "if it .is
humanly possible, gladly joined with
Mr. Brundage and the other interests
to annihilate me. """"..'
"So Mr. Brundage came to Sanga
mon county, the only county in the
state where he had any hopes of se
curing an indictment against me.
While it may-seem amazing that any
grand jury could do this thing, stirf I
am not surprised that a Sangamon
county grand jury, dominated by an
organization protecting the most vi
cious criminals and brazen law vio
lators to be found in the state of
Illinois, has taken this action.
"Absolutely Innocent," He Says.
"I am absolutely innocent of every
charge they make. They, better than
anyone else, know I am mnocentand
that they can never prove the charges,
which are simply brouglit for the pur
pose of character assassination
through the public press of Illinois.
And I believe the other parties in
dicted are equally innocent.
"The people of the state of Illinois
elected me on the pledge that I would
honestly serve them. I have served
them to the best of my ability, re-
gafdless of consequences, saving them
many millions of dollars. I will con
tinue to honestly and faithfully serve
them with every particle of strength
and ability I possess.
"And I am not afraid of the final
verdict which will come from you;
the great people of Illinois.
"Lcn Small, Governor." '
Attorney General Says.
The following statement was issued
by Attorney General Edward J;.
"The constitution of Illinois says in
plain language that the treasurer shall
receive for his services his salary, and ;
that he shall not receive for his own
use any fees, perquisites or other
compensation. "It has been the common gossip
of Springfield for quite a time that"
the handling of the public funds was
a business of profit for the officials
charged with their custody.
"When the new state treasurer, Mr.
Edward E Miller, brought to my at
tention apparent confirmation orthis
misuse of public moneys I deemed
it my duty to lay the entire matter
before the state's attorney for presen- '
tation to the grand jury of Sanga- .
mon county. . .,
"The action of the grand jury in .,
returning indictments is the view.JtV
took of the sufficiency of this evi-j
REV. SCOTT TO COLORADO,
Rev. T. L. Scott, pastor or-thej
Grant Memorial A. If: E. chapeL-460b!
Evans avenue, together with bis fam-,. -ily,
left the city a few days ago.ia'"
his Oakland Sedan for points in Color:
rado and will be away two weeks. ."- .
Miss- Ruth Vaa Draska, of Morgan.
Park, is spending a two weeks' vacaj.
tion at the pleasant home of Mr. sad' :
Mrs. George Chapman, .6143 S. Efea- ,
hcth street, aad she. a deKgated to i
be' able to see the many wonderful
sights in Chicago.
' Miss Beta Carter1-and-her mother, K
Mrs. Garter 3359 Forest avenne, vriir'
leave shortly for GbfdoavSfe yir-.
th'eif .-former home, ; where .tteV wiHi
spen'd." their Taca6oiL ' The?1' aramy
friends of Miss -Carfer' wist, h'eB a
mosfjoyous tune, . --? : -m
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