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(Concluded from page 1.) and Tvill be dismissed from further service, that law and order must at any cost reign supreme throughout the State of Illinois. It was stated in the Defender last Saturday that Governor Lowden had sent post haste for Louis B. Anderson, Edward H. Wright whom they claim is far famed aB the "boss stud poker player of the Appomattox Club," Ben jamin BT. Lucas, Editor S. B. Turner, our highly esteemed friend, Major Bobert B. Jackson and the Hon. Edi tor Bobert S. Abbott, to journey to Springfield at once as he wished to confer with them respecting the race riots at East St. Louis, HI., that they made a dashing trip to that city in a special car or fast train all by them selves. It seems that before departing for that city, those gentlemen with the assistance of the Bev. Honorable Archibald Jackson Carey, Ph. D. D. D. who is ever ready to root around in any political trough whenever he can find any "dead easy money" who practically does nothing for the two hundred dollars he draws down from the city each month met somewhere possibly in some rear dark room in the City Hall and without being re quested by anybody but themselves, in the name of the two hundred thousand Colored people residing in this state they very -poorly drew up and sent forth to the world this very untimely so-called memorial address or mani festo, and right here extracts are re produced from it which appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Saturday, July 8, 1917, please remember the date and the year. Will Take Memorial in Behalf of Col ored Citizens. Several of Chicago's representative Negroes will meet Gov. Lowden in Springfield today at noon, by special appointment, to hold a conference with him "in behalf of the 200,000 citizens of the state who belong to the Colored race." They take with them a "me morial," which is the result of the re cent race riots in East St. Louis. A member of .the committee, who brought to The Tribune a copy of the memorial, last night said: "The inflammatory meeting held in Chicago the other night, when talk was made of arming with guns for protec tion, is not representative of Chicago Negroes. In our churches, our publi cations, and at our meetings we teach a different kind of logic. woman or the Negro woman who mar ries a white man is ostracized in Chi cago's biggest Negro district. We ob ject to them taking up residence there. We do not approve of it." Signers of the memorial and the com mittee named to take it to Gov. Low den are composed of Edward H. Wright, Louis B. Anderson and Bob ert B. Jackson, prominent in Negro politics; Sheadrick B. Turner, Bobert S. Abbott and Benjamin H. Lucas, editors of Negro publications, and Archibald J. Carey. Advised to Avoid Whites. "Wo advise our people to avoid tak ing a seat beside whites in ttie cars; to refrain from being boisterous in them and in public places. Wo ask our people to avoid white restaurants and to patronize our own theaters. "We are workingrfor Negro schools in the black belt and have a place picked where we hope to establish a playground exclusively for Colored children. We are working to segre: gate ourselves as far as possible and it can come without any act of law. "The Negro who marries a white Pa Pate Show Touch of Pathos. Extracts from the memorial, show ing a touch of pathos which is typical of a race that has learned how to suffer, follow: "We are in no position to exercise force. We would be reckless and fool hardy indeed to do other than to ap peal to the best conscience of the American people and ask that the con stitution be respected as to all citi zens alike. "We are but 'a. drop in the bucket' as compared to the 100,000,000 citi zens of America. We can do naught but appeal to the best conscience and Christian spirit of that vast body of American citizens who believe in law who believe in God, who believe in the destiny of America to point the way to a greater freedom and a wider liber ty to all the people of the earth. "If the answer should be that to us alone these blessings shall be denied, and for us must be slavery and serf dom or annihilation, we are ready for the sacrifice for never will we oi choice accept anything but justice." The 'citizens of this city are paying Edward H. Wright five thousand per year for what he does not know about the law and until recently they paid Louis B. Anderson three thousand per year for the same thing and as they and Editor S. B. Turner, Editor Bobert S. Abbott and Bev. Hon. Archibald Jackson Carey, Ph. D. D. D. who is one of the greatest many sided politi cians in the world also claims to be some kind of a lawyer, with all of their would-be legal ability they made a great mess of it in sending forth their memorial address, for even if the various members of their self consti tuted committee attempt to run out from under the "Jim Crow" part of their uncalled for address, the closinp part of it wherein it is stated that "if the answer should be that to us alone these blessings shall be denied, and for us must be slavery and seri dom or annihilation, we are ready for the "sacrifice, " and so on. That weak admission on their part has set the Colored people bac in this country one hundred years as a matter of fact the vaporings from their memo rial address sounds like that some one connected with the committee is either looking for a new political job or that they are endeavoring to land the Bev. Hon. Archibald Jackson Carey, Ph. D. D. D. as a member of the State Board of Pardons. The members of that long to be re membered memorial committee ought to have sense enough to drink in to the full this self evident truth name ly, that liberty never descended from tie starry heavens arrayed in .her na tive purity for the special benefit of any one race or! people; that each and every civilized person on the face of the earth must constantly strive" to raise themselves up to the priceless jewel of liberty; that whoever would be free must himself strike the first blow. Sunday "afternoon a great meeting was held at Bethel Church, Attorney Walter M. Farmer was the leading speaker. Besoutions were introduced by Julius P. Taylor and they were highly endorsed by Hon. A. H. Bob erts, Mrs. Ida B. Wells Barnefct, Bev. W. D. -Cook, Attorney A. L. Williams and' others. Bev. Cook jn speaking in favor of their passage loudly ex claimed that it was the first time in forty years that he was mad from his small toe to the top of his Christian head that he could not stand for such un-American stuff or rot promulgated by the memorial committee. Mr. B. H. Lucas one of the members of the memorial committee and being one -of the members of Bethel, assist ant supt. of its Sunday school was present and made a rank failure in attempting to white wash himself. After he had assisted to stab Mrs. Barnett in the back he turned around and insulted her to her face, in his most bluffing manner he declared that Col. or Editor S. B. Turner one of the members of the memorial committee had been selected by it to tote or carry copies of their address to the daily newspapers; that it was Mr. Turner who had done tho talking with the city editor of the Tribune which had so completely stood all the Colored people in this city on the top of their heads. Monday evening another meeting was held at Bethel Church and Mrs. Ida B. Wells-Barnett was the main I c-nnnlrnT aha rniVA nTl nCP.nUIlt Of her OLlAJlA, fc3.V & - arrival at East St. Louis, 111. just forty-eight hours after the riot had simmered down. Bev. Cook followed her in the talking. During the meet ing Edward H. Wright, Louis B. Ander son and Editor S. B. Turner entered the church and without being invited to do so they walked up to the-platform and sat down but neither one of them were permitted to have one word to say at that meeting and in less than six minutes tinft fifty-two dollars was paid in" by five or seven hundred peo ple present to send the following com mittee to Springfield to call on Gov ernor Lowden to urge him in some way or other to aid the innocent victims of the riot at East St. Louis, HI. The committee which left for Springfield after the meeting on Monday evening consisted of Bev. J. W. Bobinson, Bev. W. D. Cook, Mrs. Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Mrs. W. M. Parmer, H. A. Watkins and L. W. Washington. Tuesday evening another meeting was held at Quinn Chapel, Prof. A. J. Bowling presided. It was addressed by Attorney Walter M. Parmer, Law yer A. L. Williams, Prof. Poust of Lexington, Ky., A. H. Boberts attend ing the Chicago University and Bev. J. C. Anderson. Besolutions were passed praising the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Herald and the Chi cago Evening Post for their fairness in dealing with the so-called "Bacc Question" in this country at the same time the resolutions condemned the Chicago Tribune, which is fast becom ing the greatest Negro hating paper in the world. aroused the white people and was the immediate cause of the riot July 2 EAST ST. LOUIS DEMANDS LAW AND RETRIBUTION. East St. Louis, HI. The citizens' committee, at the meeting called by the chamber of commerce, has adopted the following resolutions in condemna tion of the political causes and official negligence leading to the recent riots: "Tho following declaration is pro mulgated: "We, the citizens of East St. Louis, who are in favor of law and order and the protection of life and property, in a meeting assembled, declare that, "First Without undertaking to spe cifically account for the recent riots, I it is necessary to state briefly what has occurred. About a month ago a riot took place, in which a number of citizens, under the pretext of driving from the city all Colored people located here, marched down our streets and assaulted every Colored person that camo in their way, and it so happened that nearly all of the Negroes assault ed were of our old time citizens and most, of them law abiding people. "A number of vicious and lawless Negroes took advantage of the ex citemont brought about by this riot, and, under their leadership and im passionate plea for revenge, tho worst element began to organize and arm themselves for this purpose, and on Sunday evening, July 1, when it was reported among them that some one was riding through tho southern por tion of tho city, shooting into their homes, this lawless and armed band met at a late hour of tho night in one of their churches on an agreed signal given. "When the police officers learned that the Negroes were assembling in the church, believing that a riot was likely to start, a number of officers were sent to dispel them, and as they reached the church these officers, with out any warning, were fired upon and two of them murdered. This greatly "Second We in the most emphatic terms condemn the aetion of the riot ers in the latter part of May. By their action they were defying the law and were administering punishment to innocent and unoffending people. "In the same manner we condemn the action of the lawless and savage Negroes who on Sunday night, July 1 armed themselves- for the purpose of committing deliberate murder, and who carried out these intentions -by killing two of the officers of the city. "We are at a loss to find language to express our indignation concerning the action of the rioters on July 2; their unwarranted acts stand without a parallel in the history of our coun try. These rioters, without the slight est effort to discover the persons who had murdered the East St. Louis offi cers, directed their wrath against Col ered people who they knew had noth ing to do with the murder. They in the most savage and brutal manner set fire to their homes and shot them down as they were fleeing for their lives. Some were not permitted to es cape and lost their lives in the flame.' of their burning homes. "Third We believe that the princi pal cause of this riotous conduct was the laxity in the punishment of crime that has prevailed for some time past On account of this indisposition tc punish crime there has grown up in our midst irreverence for the law that has brought about the harvest that wc have just reaped. "Many criminals, both black and white, have found a congenial home in our city and have carried on their criminal acts without the slightest fear of the pains and penalties of the law. For all of this the police department of our city and those officials charged with the conservation of tho law are the most to blame. "While we commend the action of Adjt. Gen. Dickson for the able and efficient manner in which he and the men under his direction are handling the present situation, and for which we feel extremely grateful, we must condemn the action of the militia who were in our city on the second day of July pretending to give to the city aid, but who were wholly inactive and in some instances aiding and abetting the rioters. "Fourth The good people demand that our' city be rid of the criminal class that has recently infested it, that the law be strictly enforced without fear or favor, and that there bb no influence in the city that cn screen or immune any offender, that all law abiding persons in our city, oe they ever so humble, white or black, rich or poor, be absolutely secure in their lives, property, and the pursuit of hap piness, that all persons, hereafter, who have a grievance, be it real or imag inary, must resort to the law for re dress, and we pledge that we will see that nothing be spared to punish per sons, white or black, who attempt to take the law into their own hands. "Fifth We demand that the police department of the city be reorganized upon such a basis that tho Jaw will bo enforced as hereinabove stated. And we pledge to the mayor our entire sup port in so reorganizing the police de partment of our city and in the bring ing about every reform that tends to peace and good order. "Sixth We demand that every ef fort possible be put forth to punish the persons who murdered the officers Sunday night, July 1, and to punish all of the persons guilty of murder and arson and assaults on Monday, July 2." HE 'Hko .3& KKtaarHH BHKS Fhi3hiI HrHMML '9kh9H KIH HH MB ill1 bB yi Ni ' jnnoTF ES . " Hk3H IB1I Ik - WIBm IBlr ( i1'1 ' 1 1 IBM illMHlHl l M BaHBiP ':: HiRlHI HHHiHKi;$iHS iPHHBH HSHHBHHtaJw w? WISHilH MBBMJMmM8aHBIBMKgSH HHHBHflHIHHHK L x!tof vijm ss-eafiiLio- I HON. CHARLES S. DENEEN Former Governor of Hlinois, who stands like a solid stone wall against mot and lynch law and anarchy. He is absolutely in favor of the orderly ad ministration of justice, that all the violators of the law must be equally punished, regardless of their creed or nationality. HON. CHARLES S. DENEEN COMES OUT STRONG IN FAVOR OF LAW AND ORDER AT THE SAME TIME CONDEMNING THE ACTIONS OF THE MOB AT EAST ST. LOUTS, ILLINOIS. Hon. Charles S. Deneen the first of this week expressed himself as follows in relation to the reign of mob and lynch law at .East St. Louis, HI.: "The occurrences at East St. Louis have cast a sad reproach upon the administration of our laws. All the excuses and explanations that can be made can furnish no justification for tho denial to citizens of Hlinois of rights which were theirs by constitu tional guaranty. And conditions in East St. Louis are not unlike those prevailing in Chicago and some of our other cities. The lax administration of the law; the encouragement and protection of vicious resorts; the under mining of character in this evil envi ronment and corruption of the morals of citizens, the bartering of the privi leges of violating the laws, and the protection of notorious vice lords who traffic in vice and crime, have brought reproach upon the law's administra tion and lowered the respect for lax throughout the community. The citi zen looks about him and witnesses daily the toleration of law breaking and the corruption of morals. Under such conditions, the law for the mail tenance of public order loses its re straining influence and when stirred by great passions, the mob rushes the law aside and defies its authority. "The occurrences at East St. Loaij should be a warning to our own city, for no community can tolerate sort conditions and hope to have the law respected. At this time, the duties of citizens are being emphasized. Tie nation is about to call 1,000.000 youn? men for service and sacrifice in for eign lands. Those who remain at hoc! will have duties not so perilous or M of sacrifice, but nevertheless of tie highest importance; and among then is the duty of eliminating the auto cracy of crime and vice which is lowering and corrupting our commun ity morals and making merchandise of our laws. For the good of all, we can not begin this work too soon or pur sue it too vigorously, fearlessly and impartially." Let the decent and respectable hard working Colored people return to that city at once for after all they only have one time to die and they might as well die there as any place else. Editor. The Chamber of Commerce and Citi zens' Committee of East St. Louis has decided after procuring positive assur ance from Adjutant General Dickson of Illinois, that absolute security now exists in East St. Louis, tho excite ment has passed, and the Negroes who were employed in East St. Louis plants can and should return to work. The Chamber of Commerce and Citizens' Committee are able to give positive assurance that the law-abiding Ne groes will be safe and will have the strongest protection from Adjutant General Dickson and the militia and civil forces of Hlinois. Managers of plants will re-employ tho Negro workmen and will give them cards affording them protection. Ne groes who want to return to work in East St. Louis should got in touch with their emplovers. You are au thorized to assure them that they will be safe and will get full protection. Very truly yours, J. N. FINING. Secretary and General Manager. The officers of the Chamber of Com merce of East St. Louis, Hlinois are as follows: f C. B. Fox, president; M. V. Joyce, first vice-pres.; W. E. Knowles, second vice-pres.; Joseph N. Fining, manager; E. M. Sorrels, secretary; G. W. Brich ler, treasurer. Directors G. W. Brichler, O. E. Ewing, O. B. Fox, L. C. Haynes, O. T. Jones, M. V. Joyce, W. E. Knowles, E. C. Examer, C. H. Quackenbush, C. Beeb, C. H. Way. THE PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS AND PHARMACISTS CLUB OR SOCI ETY GAVE THEIR ELEVENTH ANNUAL BANQUET AT THE IDLEWILD HOTEL FRIDAY EVENING. Dr. Eugene S. Browning of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Julius F. Tay lor Were the Only Two Invited Guests. Last Friday evening, the Physicians Dentists and Pharmacists Club or So ciety held their eleventh annual re ception at the Idlewild Hotel, 33rd street and Wabash avenue and to say the least it was a very enjoyable or pleasant affair. Dr. Spencer C. Dickerson was the master of ceremonies and he made each and every one feel at home. Dr. Lawrence Blanchet was chairman of tho program committee and Dr. H. B Smith will serve as tho president of tho society for the next year and Dr. Boscoe C. Giles, secretary. Dr. M. J. Brown, Dr. J. Frank Arm strong, Dr. James N. Harris, Dr. Law rence Blanchet, Dr. Chas. P. Cooper, Dr. H. Beginald Smith, Dr. Spencer C. Dickerson, Dr. Boscoe C. Giles, Dr. Wilberforce Williams, Eugeno S. Browning, MJ).; Wm. Bradley, M. D.; T. M. Smith, M. D.; A: B. Brooks, Phc; J. Leonard Pratt, M. D.; J. H. Mitchell, D. D. S.; Wm. H. Huff, Ph. G.; Geo. Miller, M. D.; J. A. Harper. O. V. C; Dr. Corent J. Teffner; T. T Carlisle, D. DS.; F. J. Branton, D. D. S.; Geo. M. Porter, Ph. G.; Geo. W. Prince, M. D.; Dr. Dailey, T. tf. Willis, H. A. Turner, M. D.; James B. White, M. D.; M. A. Majors, M. D F. G Trapp, M. D., and Julius P. Tay lor were among those present who greatly enjoyed the 'spring chicle: and the other feasting around the han quet table. Speeches or toasts were delmredhj Dr. M. A. Majors, Dr. Huff, V. II. G.; Dr. Carlisle, Dr. Harper, Julius F Tay lor. Dr. Armstrong. Dr. J. R. White, Dr. U. Grant Dailey, Dr." A. Wilber force Williams and Dr. II. R. Smith. Many thanks to our highly esteemed friend, Dr. M. J. Brown, for convey ing us to and from the banquet & his fine new auto. MRS. IDA B. WELLS-BARNETT- One of the greatest champions of civU and political status of the Colo people in this country who had & designated as the Joan D'Arc of Afro-American race. '