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interest as reflecting new trends in
New York politico is the etand in
favor of Whitman, taken by leading
women politicians, these women noti
fied Colonel Roosevelt that they un
reservedly for Whitman and that a
candidacy by an ex-president would i
have oo effect upon their allegiance.!
In the meantime the colonel and'
the national iigures who spoke at
New York convention succeeded in
impressing on the party platform a
patriotic and constructive spirit. The
platform as adopted calls for altruis
tic intervention in Russia along the
line of that which allies are under-1
stood to be working out; immediate
creation of league of nations to en
force international law, with only
liberty loving people eligible for ad
mission; publication of all treaties
before they can become valid; uni
versal military training; a national
ctinlv of uroblenis of ion
. r doc
aenioiiiiizuuon aim iiuaiiuuiv
anv tendency toward government,
ownership of Industries when peace
"MA UK IS NASI1VILLK."
'ii " m
nr., if- ,111 ll "
THE CANTT Ql'INO SCHOOL, 636 FOGG ST., NASHVILLE. TENN
A I'UIKNO TO YOI1II SI Al,l
NATIONAL NEGRO PRESS
Na&hville, T fiw.. Aug. 2, 'jVS
lust before a well-known saloon keep
er arrived on the scene, when he Iock
ed the door and spent the remainder
of the ni(;hi with the despoiled cttiiu
Tlie doom 01 n.u iu.. . -- --- m imlictment3 n0 prose.
ten large. It will be but a matter ol- . . ,in ,. on lhB Dart
time. However we should not work
ourselves up to a frenzy of optimism
There mav be reverses. The advance
may be costly, it may not all be
easy. It is just as important that we
not rock the boat of victory as in defeat.
TO THE COLORS.
The restless troop trains come and
go constantly. Steadily they pour
their thousands of untrained civil
ians into the cantonments and as
steadily they carry the finished pro
duct of the training camp to the sea
board, from whence it is but a step
to the battlefield. The troop train
is become one of the commoue.it
things in America, and yet wo see
littlH nf and hear less of it. It is not!
good form to publish its movements.
It comes and goes swiftly through ob
scure railroad yards, and the coun
tryside has hut fleeting glimpses oi
it as it hastens on its way through
the daylight hours, the brightness ot
the dawn or the dusk of the evening.
Everywhere iu the United States
the troop trains are hurryiug to the
r-Miitoneinents with the new levies.
Additonal thousands of young men!
are joining the colors. Though the
train has become common, not yet
is it commonplace or .will it become
eo while the war lasts. Though we
have sent many of our boys away it
is not yet possible for us to speed each
departing contingent without emotion.
The canto feeling overcome us as
filled our hearts when first we bado
goodhy to the boys departing for service.
Today us the young men to whom
we have committed-the nations des
tinv depart we have more serious
Bense of their responsibility and ours,
than wo had when the men who re-i
sponded to the first all for troops
wore sent away. Since that time1
' American troops have reached the
battlefield and today are taking part
in the lighting. How gloriously they
are performing their duty and pre
serving the national tradition 'We all
A year hence perhaps in six
mouths' . time the young men whom
we have sent to the training camp
this week will have taken thol rplace
in the battlo line. They are of thej
same breed as are the men who have!
preceded them, to France. We arej
confident yes certain that they will'
do for us as have the boys who al-!
America is moving toward inter
vention in iRusisia about the same
way she moved into war with Ger
many, not by taking a firm hold on
the bulls horn hut a gingerly grasp
ing of the tall and in'ehing aloug.
Americans and Australians have
been jolly good pals In sports many
a year, i?o their present jartnership
in war is merely a natural and hap
Tho man -who sneers at the patrl
ntism of the Roosevelt boys or of
their father merely because he does
n't like colonel is not a good patriot
If Son Quentin is not dead, but 1?
a prisoner he can convey to the Im
perial German hokum his pa's revis
ed impression of what German army
nitinns. and no attempts on the part
of the police or mayor to arrest the
offenders notwithstanding tnat oiu
cers of the law were eyewitnesses.
"Tho knowledge of this horrible as
sault became so widespread that a
former States attorney tinally secured
an affidavit from the victim, but he
went out of office, and the remaining
authorities paid no attention to it.
Finally, however, some of those in
vniveii in the outrase sent the 15-year-
old child to California, where she gave
birth to a boy baby. The name 01
the saloon keeper who participated in
th jissnnit .w eiven to ilayor Moll-
man, but he made no effort to have
him, indicted, tand even refused to
cancel his saloon license.
"A well-known hotel in East St.
Louis, with a saloon attachment, was
offered for sale, and part of the
chattels as set out iu writing in the
contract were two women, whose
earnings as prostitutes it was repre
sented would average $7 a day eacu.
The owner of this hotel lived in-New
York, and Canavan and Tarlton, botn
public officials acting as his agents,
rented the property. The vile pur
pose for which it was used was the
reason held out why it was worth
the price asked.
"Between the first of September
ti im. the flay of the
riot 'there were eight hundred crimes.
r ot there were eig". ------ -; . .
of various characters, ranging 8tf a-
It isn't -Roosevelt that William
Barnes Is gunning for this time.
It's Whitman. Therefore Whitman a
toadstool and the colonel a lily.
The one real reason Col. Roosevelt
is not likely to accept the New York
nomination that it would appear like
going back to the minors.
The Hungarian diet has refused the
vote to women. Wlhy not give it to
them, since it doesn't amount to any
thing iin Hungary anyway?
read, 'Something doing every hour.
Many witnesses testitiea tnat audi
Kate was protected by the police, and
that her place was vile, e'ven in that
degraded community. Indecent danc
a u-nnr on ns a. continuous nerforhi-
ance, and abandoned white women in
terlined tho motley crowa ot men uy
dancing naked on the ballroom floor.
"One of the original dances ot
'Aunt Kate's Honkytonk' was the 'Che
mise-she-wobble,' a variation ot tne
f.i..,,,.w muscle ilanee of the East. It
;vvas a special feature of Aunt Kate's
program, and hundreds came rrom an
the countryside to witness it. -
"Brooklyn had a high school for Ne'
gro girls, in which the town took a
pardonable pride; but along came a
wave of crime and engulfed this cen
ter, and 24 out of every 25 girls who
were in the graduating class went to
the bad in the saloons and dance
halls and failed to receive their diplo
mas. "It was a frequent occurrence to
find drunken, naked white women in
the streets of Brooklyn. They had
spent the night in the saloon ana t.n
the quarrels and orgies that took place
were stripped and turned into the
".Marie Hall is a noted prostitute in
Fnt st. Louis. 'She not only had a
'pull' with the police, but she was a
great admirer or justice uiarra, mm
presented him with a new olhce desk,
to which he proudly pointed. When
joked by bis friends about this gift
he remarked he was only sorry she
had not given him an automoDiie in-
, -ono nnrl murder, comm.t
In East St. Louis. In hundreds of
cases these straw bonds were taken
and when the criminals laueu ,
swer a small fine was entered, or
which the justice of the peace recelv
ed two-thirds and the chief of police
one-third. It was a pronwuio
ness for the justices, one oi . uu .
now dead, is said to have made $2o,uun
in one year.
But why they have no necks in
their waists and isleeves one can see
they wear summer
Bet some of the captured Huns
were caught singing Star Spangled
Is James Hamilton Lewla to run
for senator or his present position as
"Snmn vpars sen the Council ol
T?nat st tViiils cave awav an electric
franchise to a crowd of freebooters wh0
had neither capital nor credit, 'iney
never had any idea of establishing an
electric plant nor using any of the
valuable privileges so freely granted
them. These promoters sold the fran
chise for $50,000, and ever since East
st i. mils hns suffered from high pric
es for electricity, and eastern syndi
cs v.monas cate finally getting control, paying
"Women of the street in Wmonas. . . f thousa.nds oI doiiars for
with frowsy heads and paiVBa !.. charter The widow o one 0
took part in the riots and were, u i aldermen expoged the bribery by
possible, more oruiai t.m.. th franchise -was secured. She
. Mcorrn wnmen and cnii- "" . " . ... ..
iney anouivcu o-- --- fiiei suit against me oris "at yromui-
Idren and beat them unmercifully . i fjp m aiIeging that $14 000
"The mayor's secretary had ,been pTOmised for the votes of
tice of Instructing justices of tne al(,ermen. that tney had lived up
peace when to fine criminals, uo"ito tll4ir part f tne contract and
much they should pay. and ne a".raned the franchise, and that her
furnished a list of those who were lhusband died before he comd receive
go free. ; share of the boodle $1,000.
"It Is worthy of note that with the The lQOtlng of the clty and county
nlrl of the votes of the good women I hna rnwn int0 . hablt ln
East St. Louis now nas a cuinu.. uu , ,h $250 00u
form of government, which Prom'8 I has been stolen by various defaulting
to cure some of the evils from v, men , ffl . , , the ,agt flve yeara- In one
It has suffered for many years. j iniStanc tne school fund was robbed
"One of the unique features of om-ot $45,000, but the prosecution of the
clal life in East St. LoIub .was that thlef hag gnne on listlessly for sev-
.... ....nl.l.n n Qlimmnn 1 .t,Un.. .nnl at'lM .tn
permitting cuiismuics . .erai years wnuuui, ouj iti
The Danube waltz seems in a fair
way to be -superseded by the Marne
juries from the barrel nouses aim
Thev were known as Wiga
tion juries.' These juries always re-
turned a veraict in iavor i v....v-
convict him. He was not arralngea
for trial until after' your committee
imri left East St. Louis, He then
pleaded guilty. Everybody knows who
turned a veraict 111 iavui ui u. v"x,"v . ipieaoea gumy. tveryijuu nnuo wuu
of Alexander Flannigan, a friend ot ! were protecting him, but so many slmi
the court, or of any other lawyer, or ,ar thettg bave been overlooked that
nang leader with 'pull;' and it was , there is but little public sentiment
Savings Stamps. Also
the invariable custom for the court to
!.o o .d.ifininnt additional fine to
pay for a 'treat all around tor the
jurymen and officers. These lawyers
...in. n 'mill nrnudlv took them to a
nearby saloon on which was the large
"After one of the defalcations the
thieves took everything In the vault
but the metal hinges of a loose leaf
ney to St. Louis he came to the ctty
hall in East St. Louis and reported
for duty to the mayor, who describ
ed the eltuatlou to him and gave bmi
entire charge to deal with the condi
tions as the necessities of the case
"It may be will at this point to de-
.ik ri Trinn. because he fills an
Important role in this tragedy, and re
sponsibility for mucn imu
and left undone must rest on htm.
"When the adjutant general's office
summoned Col. Tripp ln the early
hours of the morning he answered the
call to duty arrayed ln a eeersucker
suit and a dainty straw nat. unci
tag, as he informed your committee,
hastilv packed his handbag with a lot
: of toilet articles. Thus ready for any
i emergency he took the first train for
.East St. Louis. He broughtno nnl
1 form .with him and, although it was
!his duty to face and quell a riotous
i mob, at no time was he garbed as a
"Evidently It was his Intention to
hnllet-nroof coign ot van-
tage from which he could view the tur-
SE3CHbulent scenees in perrect safety, wiine
with a megaphone he coum comman.i
and dispose of his troops. After hours
of consultation witn nis comymuuu "
timidity and inefficiency, the mayor,
he ventured in the direction of the
mob and, according to his own testi
mony, saw a helpless iNegro.witn u
rope around his neck, being dragged
to his death.
"He described, with a great show
ot courage, how he grabbed a gun
from a soldier and, facing this terri
ble mob, pressed back 1,500 people by
his own unaided effort. Your com
mittee has been unable to find any
evidence to confirm this valiant deed
of the redoubtable colonel, where he
practcally mastered hundreds of in
furiated rioters, but as he states it
. - t., it must hn true. It is
l0 UU 11 iai.L, m.
jthe belief of your committee that ii
Col Clayton had no- come 10 m i-
th, mnh would havie knocked
off Col. Tripp's sailor hat, broken tils
wrist watch, and sent mm dh.ch. 10
concrete dugout ln the city hall.
"It Is the unanimous opinion 01 evu. y
witness who saw Col. Tripp oni that
f.,fofi dnv Vi.nt he was a hindrance
intend of a heir) to the troops; that
he was Ignorant of his duties, blind
to his responsibilities, anu uu
every intelligent appeal that was
made to him. His presence in East
St. Louis was a reproach to the as
.U1..1 o.ii.itnnt ppneral. who sent him
BI.1lH.li ""J"1 c -
onj rofipr-tinn on the judge
ment' of the governor for burdening
his staff with so hopeless an mwiuire
tent. Instead of putting himself at
the head of his troops, uniformed as
a soldier, and going .boldly into the
mob, dispersing them and, if neces-
.. kicvino. h.i nw.rv life to rescue
Hill;, iiioiv.nfc, "-a -
the poor wretches who were dragged
through the streets Dy tne nets,
and mutiliated, he remained in uio ui,
i,.,ii f-m s m until 12 o'clock, when
he calmly repaired to a restaurant out
side the danger zone, secureu u u-
llghtful lunch whlcn It tooK n 'm more
than an hour to order and masticate,
and at 1:30 he resumed his survey of
the situation from the safe shelter of
the city hall.
"Col Tripp was asked why he spent
four hours in the city hall, with East
ct .tvmiIo n th hnnd3 of a murderous
mob, and failed to go to the scenes
of conflict and taKB cnarge m w
troops, who were sorely in need of a
rtrtmrYi fl n H fir . he Absolved himself of all
ihintv ,hv answering. 'The Pres-
.COJ, , - -- -
ident never goes out 01 nis um,
so, by comparing himself to the Com
mander in Chief of the Army and
Navy of the United States, he was
perfecty satisfied with his conduct.
VMe and the President' was, in his
opinion, a complete defense.
"The mayor called the governor on
the long-distance telephone and urged
that additional troops be sent, saying
that the lives and property 01 tne citi
endangered. But Col.
t rirm thn nnrlnr warrior, assured the
pnvp.rnor that he 'had the situation
well in hand, and that there was no
nnori fnr more troons. His judge
ment in this matter was mo better
than his ability and courage as a soi
dier, qualities which he totally lack
ed. ' '
"Vnnr .nmmfttee desires to speak
a special .word in commendation of the
conduct, bravery, and skill of Col. C.
B. Clayton, of the Fourth Infantry,
next in command to Col. Tripp.' Had
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"Paul Y Anderson reporter for thej men have been sentenced to prison
he heard a soldier tell a wnue u - m-V f nca and
....tin -oraa lnnHlnir a revolver 'to kill
all the Negroes he couia mat ue uiu
n't like them either.'
a mpmher of the Sixth Illinois
Infantry boasted that he had fired
ing tho former chief of police and
three policemen, have pleaded guilty '
to rioting and have been punished.
"These conviction were obtained in
the face of organized, determined 01-
Infantry boasted that he .had urea bRcked wUh abundant tundli t0
his gun 17 times during the riot, anu th(j progecutions and con-
uui mo muiui uiiiKca ui a. .-1 nQ been tor nis promptness mm
ledger, and the fire they started to , ,i,,termrnation, the mob would certaln-
....-m.Ahi IKI TUC
ready have adileu new Honors to tne, HA LR or CONGRESS A REP
flag. Tlifey are our boys and could
they do less?
To those young men departing we
can nay they are supported not only
by t!:e flexible purpose of the nation,
hut by our love and our hopes and
everything we Shave. We bave no
feary that they will not do their part,
and we consecrate ourselves anew
to the end that we who remain be
hind shall do ours unfailingly, com
pletely, thoroughly, uncomplainingly.
Let this bo the resolve of us all.
To all the boys departing, bid them
goodby, Godspeed and good luck.
nearby saloon on which was the large ilestroy t))e evi(lenre ot tnGir gunt
sign, 'Court Bar,' where they were ir- ft that flg the on,y souvenir tor the
As a matter of record many of tne
niLLO vir vjunu"- , "3 n maun ui ictuiu .......j
RESENTATIVE OF THE RIGHTS prominent citizens of East St. Louis
OF THE PEOPLE OUTSPOKEN ; nmj many not s0 prominent refused to
IM TUC W ATIOM'5 CAPITAL I . a (llnr. Illl.lor tllfi laW
IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL
HONORABLE L. C. DYER, MEM
BER OF CONGRESS FROM MIS
SOIIRI INTRODUCES THE FED
ERAL LAW AGAINST LYNCH
ING STARTED INVESTI
OF EAST ST. LOUIS RIOT
(Continued from page 3.)
en good were found in the stable ol
a notorious saloon keeper, who took
a prominent part in politics, and he
va3 indicted. There was conclusive
evidence of his guilt; but, as was to
be expected In that community, many
leading officials went to his rescue and
testified to his good character. Again,
there was a verdict of acquittal.
"The Tioliticlans and the police
force of East St. Louis and St. Clair
County divided) among themselves at
least $G0,0O0 a year in graft .whicn
"The names of the saloons In and
about past St. Louis were typical ot
...ll.lnof Wnc lr ll a Tl, 111 tn ir-Pfl TT1 Tl
and many iiul au iii.,.......... - ,.iuo hiiuoqi .." ........o
. 1 41,nn .....lei. tllA ltlW 1 J ...V,nA nl.l.ipaa.iitd In thpir
pay luxes mm umii u...v, .ijtija, uuu. nt.iio pi..uicoHuw ti.
their property was sold, in an sucu nomenclature, they breatne a spirit 01 rpsnprt f0r him cone to the
'; cases the city bought :un the propeny, iviess de nance. Ln5,?a" I center of the disturbance and turned
......7.. 1 but never periecieu u "-ilium w.eio 1 im uuijvcb ui xjiuuu, . . , j .llns aeainst the mob. he
I VNI.H. ... .i.t iUnrn invaa tlrorii riTlfll V MlT.1r,. floo-a' ,rTTiQ Va nw 1 r . -
- reSlllt UlUl llicac mo . ,njiiivcjr vjcifc,, ...u ...w ""oi
I G ATI ON j barred by the statute ot limitation, i 'Uncle JJihn's Pleasure Palace,' wltl
ly have committed many more atro
cities. "Col. Tripp in his testimony before
your committee, undertook to defend
his blunders, but he failed utterly.
If he had taken hold of the situation
unon his arrival, inspired to's soldiers
THE COLONEL BALKS.
Such delay as marked the reaching
of a decision by Colonel Roosevelt
onnn...l J.l. it. T-. ,
v.iiiiit:ui.iuu mini iiie ter xorK bov- " ' - ' . . ,
ornolp probab,y .as due to the lS -mb'-
powerful influences that urged him to, ...Conatmea and deputy sheriffs
seek the office. Surely there could pcked up some easy money in the
not have been for the colonel him-' vile dance halls that were open on
Hplf nnv nanUMila.. nn,nu i t..i( SlinrlnV In the various lESloOns in St
.1 ....i III L. UV, L.WU 111 UU111K , ,
o .,ij. . . - Clair County. They were paid $a a
..unuiuuiD or iu -oeine eiectea. TO 7 . .
. , . ,6 lvlKU- luUiay by proprietors of tiiese places
m imtMuin ,u tt lUUlIUIlill
the city receiving no revenue and the
tax dodger retaining his property.
"The saloons made a business of
discounting the salaries of city em
ployees, i n many cases charging as
high as 30 and even 40 per cent. The
tougher the saloon the more patrons
It had from tne city nan.
"A Hnionn Keener no i;uauuu -. "
one of the assessment boards. He charge and the funeral was assigned
One Ul l" " . . .. . .innn I A nmiVom Tlnoati on linifortnVap whn
puhltciy Biateu i n.mher of the. cttV coun
cil. A relative of the deceased ap
peared later and callmed the lnsur-
gnce. Tt was found that all the money
I had been paid to Degen except about
iiany iignt im iNew York state no
matter what the result would he a
sacrifice for the colonel.
In his answer to signers of the pe
tition that he run, the ex-presldent
points out that all his thought is giv
ii nil or the nretense of maintaining or
der, but under their oaths they should
have arrested and prosecuted the
keepers and all those present for vio
lating the law
the seductive appeal, 'Come in and be
suited,' and 'Aunt Kate's Honkytonk'
with 'Something doing every hour.'
"la the latter part of 1912 or the
first part of 1913 a hod carrier living
in East St. Louis died. It was, not
then known that he had any near
relatives, although he carried 1,600
l fa insurance. Tne county iook
were assessed too high and the small
property owners too low.
"After Mayor tMollnvan'p electjlon,
which was brought about by an al
liance between corrupt Republican
and Democratic gangsters of both
races he was the guest of honor at
a banquet given by Negroes, and was
P "1 Witnessed stated thr one of! dead man. and other and Mr ex-
e KTtnrStSh : aNbeourti: isdwffln. was to
KS? 'The6 K orS E-tlthe St. tc and such
Tla ill Vnil have tO QO IS U, joduhou v..
jo no. Deeen sunnlied an itemized bill
containing much items as $800 for a
rnaknt. $1n0 for a suit of clothes. 20
for a pair of shoes, $5 for shaving the
PI, uumui J -' - - .
come up here and shake it and get
the money.' The Negroes came in
thousands in answer to this appeal
a .ii.... tiva it Thev found no
H1IU uuitia .,vw v.
. .!. n.an son I t,t t-notpnrl some of them
ltecora3 snow mat mi "" iiiuurji u, uu - r .
eirls between the ages of 13 and IB found telephone poles from which
tnev were uuub u
years visited the dance halls run in
en to the great national issue; and I connection with saloons and L "0-caUed
T even he felt to have admin.ste, Vu This? SBSTlffi
. ..u.u. 1CU.U1WO io tuose wno una 'hair hanging down tneir .oacKB, auu
time for lesser things. At any rate' in short dresses, publicly engaged in
t.A . . . I. . jnnj,Aa nfltt. a mntlav orfiW
the answer ttiaVm oIadv t,ot jna
v.vh. bUUb UUDD
velt will not run, which is good for
the nation, good for the republican
party and also good for the colonel.
Among the signers of the round,
robin calling for Roosevelt candidates
were William Barnes, Elihu Root,
Senators Wadworth and Calder, Hen
ry W. Taft, and Charles Evans Hugh-
Tne ieua oeiweeu uie two ena-
tles exhumed the body. It was found
to nave been buried ln a rough pine
box, with scarcely enough clothing to
cover it.' The whole outfit cost less
"It was reported at about the same
Hm that the bodies of women were
ev were nnng m . . .uw-. r-,'.. frTTm tha deeeneracv of an
-During tne not a ?B.u " :rBfi f 7nother Droml'nent under-
ob might not get him. He had not taker. Another employee of this es-
moo iihbiiw "" tohltohmont rnnnpterl nun such In-
pnmmlttea any onense, ana mumi - .-- -
b was I'n the safe custody of the, stance to bis employer and was dis-
lascivious dances with a motley crew jalier. One of tne ponce omce. " " ";fl7 g reta.n.
of-drunken toughs. The police took learning that he had some
no notiice or . - n poc ,!-7 - - ..0n the night of July .1 Mayor Mo
iiu " -- . i . . .j . , .11 en i "rn thA nient or ju v i jviavor moii-
the mavor make any effort to ciose jury, and .witness ana imeu mm t". i ---- " ,f,
StseTinU violating the Lj also made him contribute 5 , adjman ele fjffil
poor widow who had three otlXfenow.soner7heVoper tha, ijy
daughters appealed to Rev. George amount. This petty crook. n learn- JJJ tn50BtnUatd
W. Allison to prosecute the men re- lng afterward that the Negro had some and f "
sponsible for their downfall. All of change left, no doubt was Burprirdf the mil itta to " s
iL - mi.akm Mimnn .n Tnann iiutu.h iihiih nr nin nurn ininiHTH i.iiiu. -i i
mum iiu i" v"" . L.m.ji . n Trinn BUdtatjuit ouartermaster ftad these men ana to. yuuua
,n NeZ romtOT their brutal crime. It was one
2!LlAtor'.i-B!tS Jl'the oft ca ot the adjutant general ot of the most Hagrant cases of cruelty
county " """" . " - ,v m, , n.In 1n.nr.
Tha vMin tremt. IS veam old. visited a
1..- nUM an VDl nkAn tO
naiuuu win me"1' "
tors and Gov. Whitman, candidate, for , a room jn tne hulldlng and outraged,
a third term, explains their stand. Of, Bind nine different men satistled their
would have spared East St. Louis of
much of the lenomlny from wnicn u
now suffers and saved ,the lives oi
many innocent men, women, and chil
dren. "Your committee invites the atten
tion of the Secretary of War to the
record of this officer as set forth un
der oath by himself and many other
a vairvn unarmed, making no re
sistance, and trying- to escape the fury
of the mob, was KnocKea uowu auu
.oi vifUwi and beaten. His con
dition was so pltlabe that a soldier
sai'd to the rioters -aoya, ne hub of
fered enough; let him alone.' For an
swer one of the mob drew his pistol
and Bhot the Negro five times, one
bullet plowing through his brain.
The soldier then put his gun on mis
shoulder and calmly waliked away,
making no arrests.
a numhnr of soldiers openly stat
ed that 'they didn't like niggers' and
would not disturb a wnne man xor
"Three sodlers and two poiceimeu
were ordered to close a Negro saloon.
On their approach two Negro men
ran, and the soldiers and policemen
Bhot and killed both men, although
neither had committed any offense.
"The same crowd shot off the arm
of the Negro servant girl,. Minneola
McGee, already mentioned. They had
no warrant for her; she had not
nnmmitted any offense- Bhe was not
AVAti rimnine away. She was cruelly
mataed for life by these official mur
derers. This unoffending flirt was
wantonly shot by 'the Boldiers, as tes
tified to by the policemen who have
been prosecuted, xour coramiiw
wne unable to secure the name Ot
these militiamen. They must be
known to the military authorities.
It is the duty of the governor and
thA onfiitant reneral of Illinois . to
'find these men and to. pun'sh them
VAJUI1LJ ry a uu - u "
Honkyto1" .' A -sign over the door the State.
revealed to your committee.
black) target.' Your
committee was unable to secure the
name of this soldier.
"It was a common expresson among
the soldiers: 'Have you got your
"A militiaman in Uittiform said to
hnvn been on furlough, led a section
of the mob that was killing Negroes.
"A Boldier stabbed a white boy with
a bayonet and the boy bled to death.
The boy was carrying a pair of pan
taloons across his arm. That was
his sole offense. The soldier was
drinking and murderously assaulted
him. After a tfull hearing thecoron
er's jury unanimously held htm on a
chasge of murder. But later, at a
secret trial by the military authorl-
ties, he was reieasea.
oiihorntBiv shot into a
"SOIUlcio uww---- foUon
house where seven Negroes had taken
..,1 w DnnVsm. a reDorter ior mi
St. Louis Times, testified that he saw
two inoffensive Negroes, whi.le tee
ing for their lives from a burning
building, shot down by soldiena.
"The governor of Illinois has a re
sponsibility ln this matter that he
cannot evade. The mtMia of the
State are under his control. He can
arraign militiamen to
he can remove officers for inefficiency-
he can institute a thorough in
quiry that will expose the criminal
and the Incompetent.
"A prominent merchant of East tot.
Louis testified that within 24 hours
after the occurrence he not! ed the
governor of the case oi . .
who deliberately .hot a Negro with
out provocation, a crime committed
in cold booa ne am -
militiamans name, but it was possi
able for the governor to learn who ne
was and to visit proper punishment
upon him. ' ...
"The governor must be familiar
with the wanton stabbing of the boy
by a drunken soldier. The facts
were reported at the time in all the
newspapers as they were testified to
before your .committee. They are
vithin the reach of the governor In
the records of the court-nwrttal which
is said to have trlea ana reiesu
"Has any official effort been made
to apprehend the three, militiamen who
next morning after the riot, in com
pany with two policemen, Kmea
inAiiAnt iXTacrmpa find shot oft tne
arm of the Negro girl, -Minneola Mc
Gee? These men were State militia
men, were in regulation un iorm, u
subject to the authorities of the great
State of Illinois. At that time It
would have been an easy matter to
identify them and turn them over to
the authorities to be tried for their
crimes. It is evident that no military
inquiry conducted by such court-martials
as sat in similar cases growing
out the East St. Louis riots would
have eiverai them their deserts.
"Wlhat was to hinder the proper
State authorities from making an in
vestigation of this murderous assault.
They had the power to search the
roster of the companies present at
East St. Louis. These men were
known to their companions who coula
have identified them easily.
"Special commendation is aue At
torney General Brundage and Aseist-
Attorney General answerea every
i him hv the xood people
of East St. Louis and St. Clair Coum
ty and, virtually without assistant
from the local authorities, remedied
many evils. It was due entirely to
blB efforts that lawless resorts were
closed, .wherever there had been a
violation of the State law ne was
quick to order the arrest and prose
cution! of the orrenaer.
'AnwilHtant Attorney General Middle-
kauf, had active charge of the prose
cutions growing out of the riot, and
he showed neither rear nor ravor. va-
nnhtn HAtarmltnnrl. and courageous,
he allowed neither political Influence
nor personal appeals to ewerve mm
from the strct line or duty.
.; "As result ot these prosecutions by
the attorney general's office 11 Ne
nnna an it whltA men are ift the
State penitentiary; & additional white
head off the prosecutions and con
victions. In tne case oi ..viayur ihuh
man, there seems to have been an
open, paid advertising campaign to
slander and intimidate the. attorney
"The State of Illinois is fortunate
in having men of ability and Charac
ter at the head of its law aepart
Your committee wishes to com-
mpnd the work of Rev. George W.
Allison, pastor of the First Baptist
Church' ot East St. Louis, and to ex
press thanks to him for mucn in
formaation which was ot vital assist
ance in bringing out the criminal life t
of the city and the political influence
that encouraged lawlessness. The
Rev .Allison is a man of courage, ca
pacity, and determination. Conspira
cies against his character and threats
against his life did not deter him;
the constant danger of bodily harm "
did not prevent him from continuing
hla fnvestieatlons and fighting with
all his splendid power, the organized
forces of evil. If mere naa ueen ew
ers on the 'committee of one hundred'
with even half his moral force, the
example might have leavenfcd that
whole lot of eelfisn incompetents.
"Pnnl Y. Anderson, reporter of the
St. Lou's PosMMspatoh, was assign
ed during the past three yeans . to
duty in East St. Louis, and was to
your committee an inexhaustihie mine
of valuable information. In serving
his newspaper fearlessly he rendered
the public a more Important service
by laying -bare the story of faithless
official who could not be lashed, even
by exposure, to do the:T duty. He
nflrannallv laid before the mayor posi
tive evidence of the guilt and incom
petency of his police force and de
manded that he close the gambling
houses and the lawless and unlicens
ed saloons. His investigations,
thwarted on every hand, were thor
ough and trustworthy. He saw every
thing, reported what he saw without
fear of .consequences; defied the in
dignant officials whom he charged
with criminal neglect of duty; ran a
daily risk of assassination, and rend
ered an invaluable public service by
hla evnnniiros. .His testimony before
your committee .was most interesting ,
and illuminating; his harrowing ex-
perlences before ana during tne riot
threw a flood of light on conditions.
"Vmr r.nmmltteA In indebted to
Rev. Father Cristopher Goelz, pastor ,
nf St. Philllna Church, at Edeemont.
for much valuable information. He
was a power for good ln his communi
ty, and the fact that it escaped much
of the contamination of the greater
city was due to h!8 vigilance and
the publicity he gave the low charac
ters that attempted to gain a foothold
"Your committee has not adjourned
sine die for the reason that it ia pos
sible, at least, that & supplementary
report may be mdae showing the bene
ficial resujts of the exposures brought
shout hv the investigation and also
by the vigorous prosecutions herein-
Derore reierrea to.
"All of which is respectfully eub
mltted. "BEN JOHNSON,
"JOHN E. RAKER,
"M. D. FOSTER, ' .
"HENRY ALLEN COOPER." ".
ReV. H. L. Tollver preached at 11
o'clock Sunday and Rev. Willie Hold
er preached at 7:30- All the hearers
enjoyed the entire services. We are
a wa va plnrl tn have him with' us.
iThe Sunday school was qule enjoya
ble. Class iso. o cnancea to get tne
banner. We all feel overjoyed after
hovlnc Kurh a crlorlmm rain. Mins
Addie Watklns Is visiting her uncle
for a few days ln the city. Mrs. isa
dle Meddling and little son, Joseph,
and her siBter, Miss Willie Kate Up
shaw," after having spent the week
end the guest of Mrs. Wesley Mea- ,
dling, her mother-in-law, left Satur
day for the ctiy. , Mis. A. E. Patton
began her school worte the 29th,
where she has been tor quite a little
while .k k
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