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rounded , by w. e. King. - The Republican Party Is The SKp, All Else Is The Sea:' Fred Douglas. . . ter annum fa.oo.
Says Lily Whites Repudiate Old Republi
can Principles and Oppose Civil Liberty
and Just Government; Urges Whole Heart
ed Support of Black and Tan Ticket in No
vember Elections.
A huge crowd packed the church
of Rev. I K. White in Queen City,
on the night of September 26th to
hear the address of Hon. Wm. M. Mc
Donald, veteran politician of Texas,
now campaigning for the Rlack and
Tan Republican party of Texas.
Mr. McDonald was Introduced by
, Rev. L. K. White. After a few pre
liminary remarks he launched out
Into what Is considered one of his
most masterful efforts. .
He spoke as follows:
Onoe upon a time Shakespeare made
Hamlet say:, "To He Or lot To He,
Is The Question." Hnmlot la said. to
have tittered these words at a-moment
-when he was seriously contem
plating; self destruction. . But he
quickly pulled lilmsolf out of the
slough of despondency when he added:
'.The Dread of the Future Makes
Cowards of us All." Thus showing the
weakness of men when grave and se
rious questions, or probloms confront
The position of Hamlet aptly illus
trates the state of mind politically
of Ninety per cent of Texas Republi
cans to day. "To be a Harding -Tie-publican
or not to be a Harding Re
publican Is the question," but the
dread of the future makes cowards
of them all and they hesitate to con
tend for . or stand for those policies,
measures and principles in govern
ment which will redound to the best
Interest of all the people, regardless
of party affiliation, because they wlsn
to be on the winning side and are
not able to decide which way to go,
or vote.
( Government of Law,
Our government of law and not
a government of a Party but is fun
ctioned by men selected by a party.
We have two great political parties,
the Republican and tin Democratic.
The representatives of one or the
other of these parties will be elected
.on the second day of November to
administer and function the govern
ment for the next four yenrs Lver.1
American citizen, white, black, yellow
or red are therefore keenly Interested
in what man or party Is given au
thority to administer the laws of
the Republic and function govern
ment from Washington. 1
, The platform of a party Is a sacred
pledge to all the people that if Its
candidates are elected they will for
mulate policies and enact certain leg
islation or measures Into law which
are" set forth in the platform of the
party. The personal views of a Presi
dential or a gubernatorial candidate,
does not bind the party and the
. representatives of the party are not
bound to enact laws, putting Into
effect ' his personal views. However,
the personal and individual views of
a candidate should have much to do
with helping the voters to decide what
candidate or party he will support
with his ballot. . .
National Party Flirtfonns.
. Close examination of the platform
expressions of the Republican and
Democratic Parties. are Identical,
with the exception of the issue.
Fire St Louis Janitor Who
Supported Negro Candidates.
St Louis. Mo., Oct 7, Wm. H.
Parker, 1118 N. Whlttier, for over
three years "Chief Janitor" at the
City Hall and --Municipal Courts; was
ordered to "turn in" his keys and
badge on Friday, September 17. Park
er states he was then - told by Di
rector of Public Safety James -N.
McKclvey that he was laid off be
cause of "no- funds."
ftnpportcd Negro Candidate.
Mr. Parker, when seen by an Argus
reporter. stated that he attributed
his discharge entirely to the fact
that he insisted on and did support
ttfe Negro candidates in the last pri
maries In difference to th- will of
the administration.
Tnllrd on the Carpet.
Tn relating his experience Just be
fore the primaries, he said, "T made
a speech for Welnbrenner, Mix and
Jones H. Parker and was called on
the carpet by Mr. McKclvey, who ac
cused me of making slates, and Infor
med me that no slates were to be
mndo until done so by the organisa
tion. Of course. I denied any such
intention, so he told me If I contin
ued tn make speeches I would have
to tnke my 'little hat and get out.':
"Next week I made a talk at Pleas
ant Green Baptist Church, in support
of all Negro candidates. I told the
large attendance that I realized it
might mean my Job but lam a Ne
gro first. , ... .
"After that t was charged with be
ing against the Twenty-third Ward
organization. 1 My only defense was:
If supporting Negroes was against
the organization, then I was guilty.
"Although Mr. - McNelvey promised
to support Mr. Vaughn. I was called
a traitor because I spoke for him
in opposition to Dyer. .
"At the ward meeting the night be
fore the primaries, MeKelvey presid
ing, a slate was made-with Negro
Candidates scratched objected and
clashed with McKelvey's lieutenants.
The next day I refused to ask the
voters to fenratch Negro candidates.
My ballot number was 82 and I am
told bv a Judge of , the polling Place
that after the polls closed one" of
MoKelvev's men demanded permission
to see how I voted. This Judge says
he la also willing to make an affi
davit thot ballots were scratched in
fnvor of MeKelvey for Committeeman,
after thi votlngi closed, and because
he objected, he was not recommended
for reappointment."
Carried That. Preelaet.
The precinct referred to by Mr.
' Parker was the Ninth on Finney
near Vandeventer. The count showed
that MeKelvey carried It by It votes.
"This enabled him to get a .majority
of 8 votea In the four "Colored"
"Tt ''has been learned that two new
Janitors have been placed on the city"
payroll since Parker was let out
Their salary la MS a month. The
two will draw 1176. compared with
the 1125 which the chief Janitor re
ceives. - I
"League of Nations." The . voters
therefore, this year will have to de
cide largely between men or cast their
vote for this or that candidate by
reason of the party's stand on the
League of Nations.
League of Nation.
A thousand theories are born of the
League of Nations; a thousand the
ories of the trouble it will make for
the American people. This should
interest you and me. It does Interest
me. I do not know how others view
this great question but I am firm "in
the conviction that the vast majority
of the American people, Republicans
nnd democrats, favor and want a
League of Nations to prevent future
WAR, v
In 1914 came the crash In Europe
and all the languages of the World
cannot describe or tell the agonies
suffered by the peoples of Europe
and America from 1914 to November
18th. 191 S. A man In Europe who
thought he was a millionaire came to
poverty, he found his stoek and bonds
ashes so to speak In the paralytic
hand of old age. Men who expected
to have lived all .their lives In sun
shine and Joy, surrounded with hap
py friends, families children, boys
and girls, suddenly found themselves
beggars and paupers. Gaunt want
stalked through all of Europe. We
here In America rudely felt the cold.
Icy and cruel effects of the barba
rous rampage. We here In America
sent two millions of the flower of
the land to prevent the destruction
if Europe and save billions Invested
by American bankers. Many American
soldiers, white and black were dash
ed into untimely graves, covered with
glory for what? . ,
Will the American people answer
on the Second day of November to
prevent future wars and to make the
world safe for Democracy?
The American people. I mean the
people of the, JTnltert States piled ut
a National aebt -of Thirty billion dol
lars and forced upon its people
wheatless meals, meatless meals and
sugarless meals, coupled with our
heatloss and llghtless nights and
days. No man or woman ought in
my Judgment to carry themselves
against a League of Nations, whose
object Is .to prevent war!
War Won't Make Prosperty.
Some people say that war makes
prosperity and war is God's -way of
killing off people and that the Am
erican people are more prosperous and
have more money in the banks and
In circulation than ever before In the
history of the t'nited States. All this
implies that they were not averse to
Hut this is not true. People who
make such assertions are in error. We
have in the banks and in circulation
paper obligations which represents
money but is not money. Rank notes.
Liberty Bonds or Victory Bonds are
not money. You cannot make a paper
dollar without taking a dollar's
worth of paper. When our dollars
(Continued on page 6.)
Local Harding-Capers Club
Holds Big Meeting.
The Grand Court room of the Py
thian Temple was crowded by en
thusiastic Black and Tan suppor
ters last Thursday night who lis
tened to speeches on principle and
citizenship delivered by such party
leaders as Harry Beck. Wm. M. Mc
Donald, S. E. Starns, candidate for
lieutenant governor of Texas.
S. E. Strarnes spoke at length on
the reason for the hearty support of
the Black, and Tan ticket In Novem
ber, laying special stress on the repudi
ation of the real Republican principles
by the "Lily White" faction. He
said in the course of his speech "I
believe that there is Just as much
honesty and "fidelity under a black
skin as' there is under a white skin.
I am in this campaign because of
principle." He closed prophesying a
sweeping victory by the Republicans
in November both , In Texas and .the
Mr. Starnes was ' followed by
by Harry Beck, chairman of the cen
tral committee who expressed him
self as confident of victory. , He
spoke of the organization of Harding
Capers clubs in all of the counties
of Texas and of the campaigning be
ing done in doubtful counties. He
announced his. intention of sending
speakers to all unorganized counties
at once mentioning among those
chosen for this work, Wm. McDonald,
Wm. Johnson and A. S. - Wells.
Mr. McDonald then spoke briefly
on the duty of .the Negroes of supporting-
the Black and Tan .ticket
and he gavte statistics and facts to
prove that victory was possible.
Chairman R. Lee Jones introduced
the sneakers. And their talks were
Leonstantly Interrupted by applause.
rjJiLnuHiuBin run ntfiii iiiiuuBvi.. ..v
..The plan pf continuing the rallys
every Thursday night was adopted.
J. H. Blount, candidate for governor
of the state of Arkansas was an
nounced as principal speaker for the
next meeting. , .
After a highly enthusiastic talk
by Rev. Wm. Johnson, secretary of
the state committee buttons of the
Harding-Capers club were given out
and more than 1.600 signed mem
bership cards turned in.
A subscription list to campaign
funds headed by Rev. Johnson, R.
Lee Jones and Dr. Hamilton was be
gun. ,
In his concluding remarks the
chairman after appointing his com
mittee announced his Intention of
beginning a voters school for the
benefit of the newly enfranchised
women. A ballot will be furnished
and minute Instructions as to how to
vote given. These lessons will be glv-
(Continued on page 6).
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Leavenworth, Kans., Oct. 7. The
undefeated heavyweight champion of
the world's prize fighters entered the
the Federal prison here with a smile
on his face, stepping as lightly as
never a care had crossed his mind.
I. S. : Dickerson. ' super'ntrixJoDt of
of 'foi.-nil - prison,' a ciose fridnd tf
Jack, greeted him and the great figh
ter smiled more and more and whis
pered to a friend: "Well, at least I
am In the hands of friends now who
will treat me fairly."
As soon as Johnson got Inside the
prison and away from the cheering
crowd, it was announced that he
would be an orderly for the prison
baseball park and director of ath
letics. Tuesday Jack boxed three bouts
of three rounds each with other pris
oners to show the newspaper men
and the movies that he was in good
shape to take on Jack Dempsey. A
number, of spectators were heard to
remark that it seemed a sin that
such a good natured fellow as Jack
should be in prison for an act, which
if true waa at most a technical vio
lation of an absurd law.
It seemed to be the general
contention that Mr. Johnson's
war services were of sufficient value
to the government to have entitled
him to 'clemency, especially since
Jack Dempsey is generally regarded
as a slacker and Is now reaping ben
efits that should be going .to Jack.
The story of Johnsons arrival in
the state of -Illonois Is graphically
told by- Harrison M. Gllean former
Texan and Dallas Express staff cor
respondent In the Clarion.
He writes thus:
Bert Williams made famous "Bad
Luck Meets Me, Greets Me Constant
ly." - Jack Johnson could sing that
song with feeling. He has been beat
en out of, according to his state
ments to the writer, of nearly $165,
090.00 since he defeated the . great
white hope, Jim ' Jefferles.
When the Santa Fe Overland
Black And Tan Republicans;
Meet in Hony Grove.
Honey Grove, Texas, Oct'.7. The'
The Colored people of Honey Grove,
met Monday night, and organized a
meeting was to awaken more enthus
Capers, Black and Tan Republican
club of precinct No. 6. Prof. W. J.
Taylor was made chairman; Mr. Geo.
Perdue, secretary. The object of the
meeting was to awagen more enthus
iasm in the Colored voters, and to
rightly Instruct those that might
not be so versed In politics to know
Just how to vote for the good of the
race, this applied especially to the
women who for the first time have
gotten the ballot in their hands. In
teresting talks were made by the
following: Rev J R Swancy, W H
Taylor, T H Jackson, W J Taylor,
A T Smyth, A W McFarland Blue
ford Smyth, J S Allen, A J Perdue,
Mrs. Eva Taylor,
Who said no substance we must
show our manhood and woma nhood
through our vote, we must vote as
strength can only be shown this way.
Talking is cheap arid that friends to
the race may be put tn office, we
can only help or hinder a person.
Through our vlte,, we must vote as
well as pray. The "Lily White Re
publicans" do not want our vote, they
can succeed without us, they say.
They do not seem to know the party
with whom the Negro will cast his
vote VIU be In the majority many
of us do not realize this ourselves
if so more of us would get together
organize, in one 'solid phalanx, in
struct our women and on that day
(Continued on page 6). .-
i a , w i ! i ft i - in j... ii ii i 1 jjfr eUa" ' ' seaT """"ffls'isl
" By a special ruling of the Texas Legislature, tle period bvtween
October , and October 22, . has been set apart as the time In
which women and men wo have nut paid their poll tax may pay
it. ' ,
The amount of poll tax is f 1.75. The tax may be paid at any
county court honse.
A poll tax receipt entitles Its holder to a vote ia anr election In
t Slate.
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(Courtesy of the St Louis Clarion)
The above cut shows Jack Johnson as he enters Leavenworth prison ac
companied by a Negro deputy, of Cook County. The man seated is Har
rison Gillcan, former staff correspondent of the Dallas Express now Edi
tor of the St Louis Clarion. ,
Limited speeded into Joplln, 111., one
Sunday morning about two weeka ago
and was stofped on orders from the
United Stat'V government officials,
so Jack coulj be taken off the train
to avoid tl big demonstration
that- he fifi-pla oi .vhlcago planned
for him, 1 was' doing some 'work, for
one of the Hearst papers. Gus
Rhodes, Jack's nephew and myself
and two or three other newspaper
men had come down from Chicago to
meet the champion and I happened
to be In the railroad telegraph office
when ' the wires began ticking the
information that Jack should be taken
off the strain.
Four or five of the deptules from
the Department of Justice came down
in automobiles and there -was gen
eral uncertainty aa to what should
be done with the distinguished fed
ederal prisoner, who bad surrendered
voluntarily, as Is now known to be,
on an understanding that considera
tion would be shown him.
Attired as a successful business man.
when the train was brought to a stop.
Jack waved goodbye to his wife,
stepped from the Pullman car, sur
veyed the situation and drew a sigh
of relief. He was back In Illinois,
the state from which the Emancipa
tor had gone to the white house. It
happened that I had out run Gus
and greeted him first His -nephew
was a second behind . me and Jack
grabbed the boy Into his arms. He
asked of Gus' mother, and all the
folks. The officers came up. Jack
shook hands with them and introduc
ed them in grand style to his two
white friends, who had accompanied
him from the coast as government
Willing hands reached for his lug
gage and Johnson took a portfolio
of his personal papers under his arm.
I wondered what a story those papers
could tell. The moving picture men
wanted a picture' and the man who
made Jefffies bite the dust of de
Texas Legislature Approves
Of Inter-Racial Conference.
(Special to the Express.)
Ausjtln, Texas, Oct 7. The clos
ing, hours of tne Thirty-sixth Texas
Legislature fourth called sosslon will
go down In history as a memorable
event when the law-makers of the
Lono Star State went on record with
their unanimous vote.' when they en
dorsed the Senates Con-current reso
lution giving their approval to the
Inter-State Inter-Racial Conference
that is to be held during the week
of October 20th to "22nd, during the
annual convocation of the General
Missionary Baptist Convention of
Texas. This conference is to be- held
on Friday, October 22nd, at Texar
kana. and hns the approval of Gover
nor W, P. Hobby, who is to deliver
one of the principle race adjustment
addresses. Among the other dignita
ries that are scheduled to deliver ad
dresses, are Governors of .Arkansas,
Oklahoma, and Louisiana, ftr. H. M.
Williams of Galveston; Dr. A. S.
Barber of Galveston, Hon. Wm.
(Ooosoneck Bill) McDonald, of Fort
Worth; Attorney Scipio Jones, Little
Rock: Editor C. F. Richardson, Hous
ton Informer, Houston; Hon. W. S.
Willis, Grand Chancellor Knights of
Pvthias of Texas.
Much credit is due, the Rev. Dr.
J. Gordon McPherson, whose tire
less efforts had much to do with the
members of the Texas Law makers
voting their endorsement of this as
semblage, he plans to make the Con
ference far reaching in its effect by
bringing togetner the leaders ;of
(Continued on page 6).
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feat, obligingly posed for them ' and
the newspaper photographers. I ask
ed him if I could assist him with his
portfolio and he let me hold those
precious papers. Gee, but I was sorely
tempted to skin away with them.
The Missouri Jjdge-had -not ruled
then that some papers are not proper
ty and could not be stolen. I suspect
I could have taken a desired trip to
the coast had I been, able at that
time to inspect those papers.
The officers and the champion got
In an auto. Jack said: "Where do we
go from here?" Maurice Kline, one of
the Department of Justice deputies
who has been very considerate to
Jack, said: "Just around the corner
to the Will ' county Jail." Mr. Johnson
told him that If he went there he
could ace nobody, not even his nep
hew. Nephew Kent To Fix Things.
Mr. Rhodes, the nephew to whom
Kline referred, has travelled around
the world with Jack. His uncle trusts
him beyond any living man. When
Jack decided to return and face bis
Indictments. Gus was sent ahead, as
he admitted to me, to arrange things.
Evidently those arrangements fail
ed. This much is known. A bunch
of white lawyers wanted to get hold
of Jack's money bag. Jack Is not
broke by any means. Tom Carey
and Julius Rosenwald are reported
to have stood ready to make bond In
any sum for the great fighter. Carey
visited Jack nearly every day and
went in court a half dozen times In
an effort to befriend him. Evidently
somebody, black or white, double
crossed Johnson but that Is a story
which will be told of later.
As to Jack's war record. He served.
It is reported, as a confidential repre
sentative for the military Intelligence
bureau In Spain. Gus told me of his
own services as a messenger, without
pay in that same country and of
his uncle giving the government two
high powered automobiles.
Florida Democrats Fear
Domination of Women.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct 4. Frighten
ed because of heavy registration of
Colored women, the Dimocrats here
i have raised'- high the scarecrow of
I "Negro Domination." and are warning
tne white women of Florida to gather
up their skirts and rush to the regis
tration booth to overcome this threat
ened "Negro Domination."
In response to a request from The
rionaa Metropolis." a white daily,
Jolih ' K. Mathews, a white political
oracle sounds a warning to Florldans.
..... iiupniir. pi tti mmn-
ews statement carried the following:
"Are the white men and white
women of Duval county going to per
mit "Negro washerwomen and conks"
to wield the balance of political pow
er in me country,
"Do the white men and white wom
en know that so far, mora ' Negro
women have registered In Duval
county than have white women?
"Do the white men and white wom
en realizo the , full significance of
there being more Negro women than
white women registered?
"Are the white men of Duval coun
ty who have been opposed to woman
suffrage, going to prevail on their
wives not to register, and to keep
awav from the polls, when the regis
tration of . Negro women In Duval
county exceeds that of white women?
"Do the white men and white wom
en of Duval county realize that there
Is a "guiding mind" behind the heavy
registration of Negro women with
the object of electing Republicans to
the Jacksonville city council and Du
val county offices?
"What are the white men and
white women of the city of Jack
sonville and county of Duval going
to do about the new political situat
ion which has arisen In what Is char
acterized as "a white man's country
and government: white by the right
of might; white by the right of
brain and energy contributed to its
building and development?"
"These pertinent questions are
raised . by John E. Mathews, promi
nent lawyer, secretary of the Citi
zens' Registration Committee during
the primary campaign. Mr. Mathews,
in response to a request of The Me
tropolis to express his views on the
fact that S96 Negro women had regis
tered and only 833 white women up
to Wednesday night Issued a stirring
appeal to the white men and women
of the county to awaken themselves
to the true situation now- confronting
the Democratic party in this county."
Charges of James Weldon Johnson and
Speech of Harding Cause Democrats to
Cease Reign of Terror in Haiti. Darnels
Charges Criticism Of Marines in Reply
To Harding s Questions.
Washington. Oct. 7. Senator Hard
ing's recitation of fnets concerning
the American occupation of Haytl
end Snnto Domingo, has smoked out
the Democratic Administration re
sponsible for that occupation. Mr.
Harding charged that - because of the.
meddlexnme potlcv of the Democrats
thousands of Haytlans had lost their
lives and manv American marines
had been sacrificed.
Today the State Department let H
be known that the withdrawal of
occupation of the Island republics
v-as under consideration at the White
House and State Department Secre
tary Daniels also Issued a reply to
Senator Harding.
The Intimation of the withdrawal
of American occupation came some
what as a surprise, since . It was
only recently that the form -of Am
erican diet or ship was changed so that
two naval officers in place of one
were placed In charge in the two re
publics. It was assumed that no
change would have been made had
the Administration then considered
It likely that the marines would have
been withdrawn In the near future.
No definite -date was set for with
drawal of the American forces, but
It waa given out that an Inefficient
election system has been responsible
for much of the trouble In the Is
land republics and that this is now
being put In order.
In his reply to Senator Harding's
charges Secretary Daniels stated that
the Republican candidate had attack
ed, not the Administration policy,
but the character of, the Marine
Corps. The Secretary did . not men
tion, for inslam-e, (hat sever-al writers
in the Island republics had been ar
rested for agitating against the oc-
Inter-Racial Conference
Held in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Oct. 7. With
a voice quivering and shaking with
emotion General T. D. Turner, pio
neer Oklahoman, stood In the Senate
Chamber, Thursday evening and de
nounced Jim Crowlsm and mob vio
lence with a fervor and righteous In
dignation that was gripping and com
pelling. "You haven't he . protect
ion that slaves In this country once
had," shouted the General: "You have
a right to complain and there is only
one answer to the question of AD
JUSTMENT, and that Is to give the
Negro all of his rights."
General Turner Is a former Confed
erate General, 72 years old. and such
an expression from him was tangible
evidence of an awakened conscience
and a determination to deal fairly
and squarely with the underlying
causes of racial differences.
Promptly at two-thirty. Judge
James R. Keaton, of Oklahoma City,
called the race conference Into being
and many people were present ,f rom
over the state to take part In the
same, delegates were present from
the following counties: Muskogee,
Okmulgee, Tulsa, Carter, Logan, Mc
Claln, Lincoln, Seminole. Okfuskee,
Atoka, Creek, Pittsburg, Oklahoma,
Hughes, Craig, Murry.
Judge Keaton , opened the meeting
with a statement of the purpose of
the call. He said that he desired to
congratulate the Negroes present for
the Interest that they were exhibiting
in goon government, we must reach
en understanding in America whereby
the two races may live together In
harmony. We are all Americans and
I am glad, continued the Judge
to identify myself with this move
ment. Judge Kenton then called upon At
torney R. Emmett, 8tewart of Mus
kogee, to open the discussion. The
Judge, In a masterful way, stated the
Black man's catiso. He said In the
outset that; "The best in our race
has always stood ready to stand by
the, best In your raco in the Interest
of law and order." "The Negro Is
with you and he sincerely hopes that
you are with him In his fight for
the things that olight to be." con
tinued Judge Stewart "We condemn
the disposition of a great many of
your race to feel that the criminal
element of our race are representa
tives of the Negro, as a class." At
torney Stewary made a clean, clear
cut statement of the Negroes' com
plaints. He went Into a detailed dis
cussion of our faulty educational pro-gt-am
In the state. He touched on
Jim Crowlsm, Disfranchisement and
Mob Violence.
Col. A. N. I-ee Craft was then Intro
duced He ssid that he welcomed the
Negroes on behalf of the State Offi
cials to the state capltol. "I was In
New York." said Col. Leecraft. "when
I read of the lynching in our state
and it caused me to hang my head
in shame. We should work out a
program and work together In har
mony," continued the speaker. ,
Hon G W F- fawner of Chandler,
was the. next speaker. Ho traced the
history of the Negro's trials In Amer
ica and emphasized the fact that It
was possible for the white man to
correct all of the difficulties between
the two races, himself. "The white
race has been great enough to take
world leadership, to control!' every
thing but themselves." said the
speaker, "and It Is up to the white
man to put down mob violence and
all of the other shameful outrages
that are perpetrated against the
black man."
Judge Keaton. at this time, ap
pointed a committee on resolutions.
He stated that he felt that even tho
another meeting ought to be had
prior to permanent organization. He
felt that the meeting ought to go
on record in attempting to appre
hend the mobblsts in this state. The
resolutions follow:
We, your committee on resolutions,
beg. leave to report the following:
1st That we cordially approve of
(Continued on pane 6).
cunatlon of their country and were
released from prison only when It
became apparerft that their onlv when
it became apparent that their de
tention was Injuring the United
States throughout Lstln-Amcrlca.
ilefore Senator Hsrdlng's state
ment was made." Secretary Dsniels
said, I had directed Gen. Burnett
under whose direction the marine
force operating from the day the
.r,t. "arlne reached naytt on July
31. ISIS, until his retlrmcnt as com-'
mandant of the Marine Corps on
June 30. 1920, to furnish, a full re.
port of the operations of the marines
In Haytl. This will be given to the
public as soon s It Is resdv and
will show In detail the operations of
the marines on duty In Haytl. s
"In the early part of 1917 I sent
Gen. Earnett to Haytl and San Do
mingo to make a visit of Inspection
and to report from first hand know
ledge conditions there and the ser
vice of all kinds rendered by the
marines. On his retHrn In April, 1917,.
he reported that what the marines
had done in Haytl made him prouder
than ever of the corps, that they
had repelled attacks of the bandi-
with firmness, but with no sem
blances of resentment had preserved
order under trying conditions and
were actuated by a spirit of help
fulness and kindness to those peo
ple and the Improvement effected by
the marines had been most gratify
ing. His report now In preparation,
will detail the few acts that called
for discipline and punishment."
Secretary Daniels then continued he
had ordered flen. Lelune, new com
mandant f.. the IjtarlHe ,to J-Ia,yf,
to make a reuort and that this re- -port
would be made public-
Ku Klux Han Begins Oper-
ations in Virginia.
(By A. K. P.)
Richmond, Vs.. Oct 7. "Knights of
the Ku Klux Klan, originated here a
few days ago, met ; "somewhere In
Richmond" for the purpose, of tak
ing Into the order a number of men
who have signed their desire to Join.
The order, an organizer stated, will
total in membership here more than ,
10,000 within a few weeks. At, the
present time there are more than 200 .
accredited members. Five men are
in charge of the organization work
here, which ia said to be going on
all over the state.
' A number of new members were
Initiated In some secret meeting
place In the downtown section. The
order follows the customs of the old
Klan formed Just after the war be
tween the States, In that It initiates
new members under the fiery cross,
It is declared."
This is only one of similar notices
that have been appearing in various
dally newspapers throughout the
South in the states of Alabama, Geor
gia, Florida, Tennessee, . Mississippi,
Louisiana, Virginia, and other states.
It is calculated to fill the- peo
ple of our group with alarm. It has
met with dismal failure. Here In this
community there is being organized:
"The Black Knights of the Ku Klux
Klan, of America.'" with avowals Just
as trong as the mysterious klanitea
of the other side.
The newspapers of Alabama, and
particularly Birmingham, seemed to
have been very anxious to give the
history of the Ku Klux Klan, organi
zation for the benefit of its readers,
Here Is the story as given out:
, "The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, '
which It is claimed "is a patriotic
spiritualistic fraternal order, has been
In the maklnMT for the last eighteen
years, the idea perpetuating the prin
ciples upon which the old Ku Klux
Klan was founded having orlginatd
in the mind of Col. William J. Sim
mons, professor of Southern history
at Lanier University at Atlanta.
Col. Hitnmons dedicated his life to
this cause and for fourteen years he
thought, studied and worked to pre
pare himself for launching this In
stitution. In October, 1915, he men
tioned his ambition to some friends,
among whom were three men who
were bonafide members of the origi
nal klan- of the reconstruction plHn. .
On the night of October 2 Col.
Simmons met with these friends and
artnr he . had unfolded his plans all
those present, 34 In number signed a .
petition for a charter. On Thanks
giving night In 1916, the organizers
of the klan assembled, on the top of
Stone Mountain, near Atlanta and
there at midnight, under a blazing
fiery cross, they took the oath of al
legiance to the invisible empire,
knights of the Ku Klu Klan. Since
there were still three members of
the old organization among the group
the state of Geirgla issued them a .
charter which gives them all the
rights and privileges of the old and
defunct order that is they presum
ably, are licensed again to pillage and
burn and terrorize under cover of
darkness anyone who Incurs their
enmity, with Negroes their object In
The -original KiU Klu Klan claims
to have been the chief Instrument In
resorting to the white people of the
South control and dominance of that
section, wresting it from the so call
ed scalawags, carpet baggers and the
Negroes. It claims ss its purpose the
following Ideals: "to Inculcate the
sacred principles and nohle Ideals of
chlvalrv, the development of charac
ter, protection of the home, and the
chastity of womanhood. Their appli
cation blank reads "Only native born
white Americans who believe in tho
tenets of the Christian religion and
owe no allegiace to any foreign gov
ernment sect people or persons are
eligible to membrrshlp."

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