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Race Riot in Chicago &
Death of Two; Seve
Chicago, June 20.-Two
men were killed and several n
including a negro policeman,
wounded tonight in a riot
heart of the South Side "black
f allowing the reported burning
American flag by a band of ni
who were said to have paraded
interests of a ' back to Africa"
The dead are:
R. L. Rose, white, a sailor.
Josept Hoyt, white, a cigar d
Rose was shot through the ]
Hoyt's head was split acros
brow, leading the police at fix
believe he had been killed by a
from an axe. Later investig;
however, brought the conclusion
bis skull had been split by a
Jium bullet. He was taken to a
pital where he died soon after
The trouble occurred at Tl
fifth street and Indiana avenue,
the scene of last year's race ric
which more than thirty whites
blacks were killed and hundred;
Several hundred policemen
rushed to the district and succe
' in restoring order before the
turbance spread. More than a t
sand negroes gathered, but no ge
al riot occurred.
Several negroes who witnessed
flag burning ran to a poolroor
Thirty-sixth street and Indiana
cue and asked aid of persons in
place in preventing the act.
Rose, who was in the poolroom
a number of negroes proceeded
ward the gathering of the bia
They were joined by Police
Owens, who attempted to arrest
of the group.
Owens started to search the i
for a weapon when other negroe
the crowd were reported to I
It was not known who fired
first shot. Owens was wounded in
back, and Rose, who had just
Hoyt's cigar shop after enlisting
fetter's aid, was shot through
According to the statements
spectators the parading negroes i
banded and gathered in a eil
around an American flag, which tl
set on fire. After it had burned a
2ie they stamped on it and then s
.eral drew revolvers and began fir
/ sat it.
The sounds of the shots attrac
anany negroes who were not in 1
parade and they rushed into neai
poolrooms for assistance accordi
ito statements made to the police.
Police declared tonight that th
probably never would know the e
act number of wounded. Sevei
\were carried off by friends, it w
said fof the parading negroes disa
peared rapidly after the first fi
shots. Estimates ranged from one
, Dozen Arrests.
A dozen men, mostly negroes, we]
arrested and questioned at the Co
tage Grove police station.
According to the police the negi
organization, known as the "Aby:
. sinians had been holding meetings i
the Chicago negro quarter for som
time, to persuade members of thei
race to go to Liberia. Two America
flags were carride by the paraders a
they moved through the black belt.
The police learned that the Abys
:s'inians were to sail on the Blacl
. Star Steamship Company's vessels.
"We will leave nothing undone ti
' find the men who began this shootinf
: affray," Chief of Police Garrity said
Sailors Taken Up.
"When the police received wore
. that several hundred sailors had con
igregated At South States and Eight!
: -street, apparently planning to move
.into the Southside, Chief Garrity sent
f ao?t an order that all sailors be taken
into custody and either be held at
police stations or sent back to Great
. Lakes station.
One negro, badly beaten, was
found in an alley between South
.. State and Dearborn streets and was
.taken to a police station. It was not
known whether he had been assault
Rose was 28 years old and a mem
;ber of the Fifteenth regiment sta
tioned at Great Lakes. He won the
i distinguished service medal overseas,
ud by whites.
When the news of the shooting
Teached the down town quarter
crowds of whites congregated but
made no move to enter the negro dis
At midnight more than 100 sailors
3iad been picked up by police and
placed on trains returning to the
KSreat Lakes training station. Others
.were ?being held at various police sta
tions. According to one of them there
ware 3,5.00 sailors on leave from the
sta ?ion: tonight.
Shortly before midnight thirty po
licemen were sent to the Y. M. C. A.
Hotel, near the Northern extremity
of the black belt, to disperse the
crowds which still were forming in
Firm Stand by McAdoo Re
moves Him From Race.
New York, June 17.-William G.
McAdoo, who has been considered by
party leaders as one of the principal
candidates for the Democratic presi
dential nomination, announced to
night he could not permit his name
to go before the San Francisco con
vention, ^his decision," he said, "is
irrevocable as the path of duty seems
to me clear and unmistakable."
His decision was made known in a
telegram to Jouett Shoushe, Demo
cratic delegate at large from Kansas,
who had telegraphed Mr. McAdoo
that sentiment throughout the coun
try was rapidly crystalizing in his
favor, that his friends would like to
have him permit him name to be pre
sented to the convention, and that
they were certain he could be nomi
nated and elected.
Mr. McAdoo's telegram follows:
"Your telegram of June 17, re
quires an explicit and immediate an
swer. I am profoundly grateful to
you and my other generous friends,
who with such spontaneity and un
selfishness have, without my solicita
tion^ advocated my nomination. To
cause them disappointment distresses
me deeply, but I am unable to recon
sider the position I have consistently i
maintained, namely that I would not |
seek the nomination for president. Il
can not ,theref ore, permit my name '
to go before the convention. This de
cision is irrevocable, as the path of
duty seems to me clear and unmistak
"The considerations which compel?
ed me to resign as secretary of the
treasury and director general of rail
roads after the amistice in 1918 in
large measure still prevail. I must
have a more reasonable opportunity
to rehabilitate my private affairs and
to make that provisoin for my family
which in time of peace is at once the
sacred duty and cherished desire of
every right thinking man. Having
been out of office less than 18 months
I have not yet been able to accom
plish the ebjects. Moreover, a presi
dential campaign imposes on the can
didate unavoidable evpenses which I
am unable to assume and which I do
not want my friends to assume.
"The record of the recent Repub
lican congress and the platform and
candidates of the Republican nation
al convention make Democratic vic
tory in the next election almost cer
tain. Victory will ba certain if the
Democrats adopt a straightforward
unequivocal, unevasive, honest and
liberal platform and put a candidate
forward who will command public
confidence. We must stand squarely
for ratification of the league of na
tions without debilitating reserva
tions and we must direct and explicit
and the important domestic issues. !
The times are not propitious for
equivocation or for appeals to blind
passion or to doctrines of hate or for
reactionaries and those who would
put their ears to the ground swelling
voice of humanity which cries aloud
for the restoration of peace and good
will at home and in the world and
for the opportunity to live in an at
mosphere of justice, progress and
"I feel sure that my friends will
appreciate the sincerity and proprie
ty of my position and that they will
do everything in their power at San
Francicso to assure the continuation
of the enlightening principles and lib
eral policies of Democracy. These
are more than ever essential to the
society and well being of the Ameri
Mr. Shouse's telegram to which
Mr. McAdoo replied said:
Sentiment throughout the country
rapidly crystalizing in favor of your
nomination. I know you have consist
ently stated that you are not a can
didate and that you will not seek
nomination. Yourmany friends would
like to have you reconsider your at
titude at least to extent of permit
ting your name to be presented to
convention. We are certain you can
be nominated and elected."
Since I have, been interviewed by
several people concerning the teach
ing of Expression, the art of the
spoken word, which deals with the
imagination, good speech, literature
and with the development of one's
own individuality, I have decided to
offer a course during the months of,
July and August to any who may de
sire to take lessons. The course will
be arranged so that each pupil may
have a private lesson and a class les
son every week, for the eight weeks.
A fee of ten dollars for each student
will cover all the expenses. Any par
ticulars may be secured from me at
my home, 'phone 17.
FLORENCE A, MIMS, JR.
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