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Hiyiiiupjj.iMii fnn "-i1 - THE BROAD AX 1 ,. !. .. .- - SI 3 CHICAGO. ILL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1921. No. 50 j-m-1 -j---"ujT VOL-" Col. William Joseph Simmons, of Atlanta, Georgia, the Grand Dragon or Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, and His Cohorts Are in the Saddle and They Are Successfully Riding Through the Northern tates tained with Land, orth ;.;? ,fie Past s'x ycars the Ku tv, Kbrv under the leadership of 3tti'.k:':i Joseph Simmons of At- wa, 0a its Grand Dragon or n- ba-. increased from a tew . 3 more than eight hundred -t , Tiihcrs and the invisible ... 1... .1.- LT V V 'c -"- - "HJ U iill. V. IV. v. &t r, i 'he Atlantic to the Pa- ct-4 in -1 IIOIH lC UUiCUIC j-- ,lr to the uttermost parts 3 .c-tfc -n1 if the high govern ed. j' and the officials of the . tjt. jnd cities throughout permit it to continue to li-z -i fl-unsh like a green bay pi'i onl be a question of j-,.) a ttil! be ten times strong er nouirful than the united ,L .rm.nt and all the states e - c- 'Tunerts combined and lio -d Vizards and Dragons of a o iL!r "ipirc will be admtn b. a" t. law of the land in cj c thr i-tgular constituted au-Srr-. iisrharcin those functions. Tit'-i K past few weeks, Col. Sr:- wended his way from his fcr - '-e outh to Chicago, where b - '-.sh-H headquarters for the to-, o In- Klan and where rr ""-jvind-, joined his white rr ' zeb' nders in one night and jp s---.,, or some one connected n.i " r-1 h Chicago Tribune and t other daily newspapers esi 'i-rds of dollars for whole BCf i' m, tmnts setting forth the rk .czmijj; principles of the Ku Ba foan and in an editorial Au BT the Chicago Tribune prac & ecdorstd everything which iiKlu Klan stands for or for i!3 Tce-nbtrs are falling for. s Cbcaco Tnbune sounds the P53C) th Ru Klux Klans for the sc? ct in Insh-Amcrican readers, jT,n.IiAm -.-- ...!... in) ifc -'.'yti nen, -n readers, who are cc;:dfTP() one hundred per cent is and for that reason they "stntr depned of the honor of tng with the clay eating - CI Georgia Alabama. LoUtS- " MissisMppi. Texas and in the "sosthern states where themem $ ct thr Klan have in the past t!frn -. .u. ? ..JJ.n ii mi- present uiuc icuutu- d6arnnlaRi'ul hands in the blood - victims, both white and col-- both men and women thusly: rtrthenrmro V nu:o rf tfip acctT. as stated in its constitution amendable. We all owe a duty IS rr. i- ... .;. - io support tne consmu- PTON MAYOR TO SUP- PRESS K. K. K. ' National ccn;-.:nn fnr the 'acement of Colored People, 70 -J avenue. Ncvt York, has made -CalMtr , . 1 A .c - -...w o.n. t,u i LU1U1CU $vJ ' American Legion, Mitchell fj5 post, Xo. 182, by the Mayor of "fttoa, X I . in whirl tti nffirial J1 te would take all possible ac jjto thwatt the progress of the Ku rKkn. The letter reads as fol- Ititl, f. ..v ... . , iu iak.e ;nis occasion ot ac- jWgiag the letter of August . st to me by the committee of -tchell DaVis Post, No: 182, '"tor. against the organization of cs, UI "e Ku Klux Klan in this Ia rml . ... - . . . jr --v iu your. letter l wisn to jjj -uuiinmee mat as long iiCnfa "ayor f the city of w will take evprv nnssible j-, Prevent the usurpation of "Ofdfcs pnvueges, l5 of race, creed or color. j l shall use all my official trjj . Wart the progress of any 5s r uestgnea to upset the leJ S that udst 'm Trcn" jjj - -U1 wmie ana coiorcu anfu. am strngly against the. of any 9n tw aw- N and Cities and Unfurling on the Ramparts in and West. tion and the law of the land, and this duty justifies organization of citizens to give aid when necessary to the formal agencies of government and to create that sentiment of loyalty upon which the proper functioning of such agencies depends." Some of the Grand Wizards or Dragons of the Klan claim that it was reorganized largely for the pur pose of protecting the virtue or the chastity of white women from the ravishments of colored men, which is all hog wash, for less than .two months ago a mob of Ku Klux Klans, at least they claimed to be such, rushed into a hotel in a small town in Texas, seized a white woman and bodily threw her into an auto, drove some ten miles into a wild country and when the machine came to a halt three or four thousand men or white figures who had already assembled formed a circle and the white woman was ushered into the center of it and in the presence of those three or four thousand fiends of the infernal re gions, the white woman was stripped naked from head to feet and after she had been tried by the mock court which had been set up by the members of the Klan and found guilty of committing bigamy she was tarred and feathered and then she was permitted to wander forth upon the face of the earth in all of her shame or disgrace and humilia tion. It is enough to cause the bright shining angels in the high heavens to weep long and loud when such re volting specimens of humanity set themselves up as the sole protectors of the virtue or the chastity of the white womanhood of America. The Ku Klux Klan proudly marched through the streets of Con roe, Texas recently and one of the inscriptions on one of their banners was "We want no mulatto children. That inscription was enough to cause the boss devil to crack his sides with laughter. When we take into con sideration the fact that for more than two hundred and fifty years that the vast majority of the southern white gentlemen have been working over time in order to increase the mulatto population in that section of the country and at the present time ninety per cent of all the bastard children born to the most repulsive looking colored women throughout the Southland are the off spring cf white gentlemen. .. ifrrrnrial distrust or friction and your committee may rely upon my active support at an uuiw - vent the fomenting of such a condi tion in Trenton. ..im.:- :- in., nosition: and if you care to give this letter to the public press you arc at liberty to do so. Very truly yours, Frederick W. Donnelly. Mayor. PREACHER TARRED AND FEATHERED. . , - ,- TT K. K. confined AS long - .,- its hellish deeds to brandiog. tn hipping and lynchin, c0red people, the white press had little : to say about that criminal hanj. But hear them howl wncn i"- -ged white woman, ta"cd ,-n. - -hitP oreacher! Their strong.denundation of the crimes im mediately calls tne n -- law to get busy; reso.uu- --- ' titions have been sen to the a county and state officials and they in turn have taken steps to Pt the Klan out of business. Th show how much depends upon the color of one's skin as JJJ not the press and the law wm to extinguish the Klan. Human KLAN IS WARNED BY GOV. BLAINE OF BADGER STATE. Answers Protests on the Organiza tion. raflicnn. Wis. PIcdec has been made by Gov. Blaine in a letter to Mayor Daniel W. Hoan of Milwau kee, that if the Ku Klux Klan in Wis consin, "or its membership, violated the law, the entire power of the state will be used to protect the people in their liberty and their security." The governor has received a peti tion signed by a large number of Mil--trr citizens and another sighed by Maj. J. G. Joachim of Kenosha, in which it is urged that he use ms influence to prevent the organization of the Klan in Wisconsin. "With such a record as the Ku Klux Klan had during the period fol lowing the civil war, and steeped in crime as the Klan was, do you think that any liberty loving, law abiding sensible citizen of Wisconsin is go ing to join an order that is alleged to be a counterpart of the Klan of rebel davs. if in fact it is?" the gov ernor says in his letter. "I cannot engage in the presumption that the Klan will engage in violence or crime. I must indulge them the same presumption under our consti tution that is granted others. ..rr r nrrmit me to say that as governor. I must make the pledge that, if its mcmbersnip y "" . . .u. ...,:. oower of the state will law c -"- , . be used to protect the people m their liberty and tneir sewj. "I must also suggest that the com mission of any overt act or any va lence by members of any organiza tion may, as a legal conclusion, m- Blood HON. GEORGE F. HARDING, JR. The Best and the Ablest City Comptroller that Chicago Has Ever Had, Whose Honesty and Straight-Forward Business Career for More Than Thirty Years in This City Has Never Been Ques tioned, Who Is Assisting His Many Colored Friends to Raise One Hundred Thousand Dollars for the Fort Dearborn Hospital. plicate and hold guilty the entire membership if a general conspiracy is proven. "If Ku Klux Klan of today is like the Ku Klux Klan of rebel davs. it has no place in Wisconsin." OUST PROFESSOR KERLIN FOR LETTER TO ARKANSAS GOVERNOR. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 70 Fifth avenue. New York, has an nounced receipt of news that Robert T. Kcrlin, professor of English at Virginia Military Institute, and au thor of "The Voice of the Xegro," had been expelled from hi;- position because of a letter he wrote to the Governor of Arkansas asking him to review the cases of the Xegro far mers sentenced to death in conncctipn with the Arkansas riots. In the letter Professor Kerlin wrote to the Governor of Arkansas, , he stated that the Xegro farmers of Ar kansas, were the victims of peonage; that they had neither instigated nor begun the riots as was shown in the trial before the Arkansas 'Supreme Court, that they had armed them selves only after being threatened and molested: and that the convicted Xe gro farmers had been tortured by whipping and an electric chair during their trials to make them testify as the white landlords wanted them to. "The time will come," said Profes sor Kerlin's letter, "when the world with full knowledge of this will be revolted by such Congo barbarity." Because of his championship of these victims of Arkansas "justice," Professor Kerlin was handed a reso lution passed by the Board of Visitors of Virginia Military Institute, asking for his immediate resignation. Pro fessor Kerlin refused to resign and the board of visitors thereupon passed another resolution depriving him of bis professorship. Throughout the South All Sections REFUSES JOB ON INDUSTRY BOARD. Aid. Robert R. Jackson, alderman from the old Second ward, has indi cated that he will not accept his ap pointment by Gov. Small as a mem ber of the Illinois industrial commis sion at a salary of $5,000 a year. "I find that my business affairs will not permit me to give the time to the commission which would be neces sary," Aid. Jackson has stated. Aid. Jackson is placed in the new Third ward by the fifty-ward plan. He is regarded as the Lundin Thompson leader of the ward. He has served sixteen years in various elective positions. CLEVELAND, OHIO, AGAINST-THE KLAN. Cleveland. Cleveland's city coun cil and Mayor William S. Fitzgerald are on 'record today as unalterably opposed to the Ku Klux Klan, a local branch of which, it has been an nounced, is beiifg organized here. A resolution condemning the or ganization received the unanimous ap proval of council, while Mayor Fitz gerald denounced the organization as a "hotbed for stirring up race and religious prejudice." DAUGHERTY HALTS KLUX KLAN INQUIRY. Cincinnati, Ohio. Attorney Gener al Harry M. Daugherty wired the Department of Justice at Washing ton to take no further steps in the investigation 6f the Ku Klox Klan until "further advised by him." Their Banners. MAYOR SMITH DENOUNCES KU KLUX KLAN; DECLARES IT IS A MENACE; CANNOT ENTER LOUIS VILLE, KY., IF LAW WILL PREVENT. Mayor Gcorsje Weissingcr Smith cheered the hearts of Colored Louis ville Monday when he came out in a flat-footed statement denouncing Ku Kluxism and declaring it could not get a foothold in Louisville, if he could prevent it. The statement which i remarkably clear and clean cut follows: "For several months past there have been rumors of attempts to or ganize a branch of the order known as the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Louisville. These efforts have been discouraged by officials and private citizens. An advertisement has recently appeared in Louisville newspapers announcing the proposed organization of such a branch. "From newspaper accounts of the workings of this order in Southern cities recently convinced that such an organization would be a menace to the peace and good understanding be tween the people of Louisville. The alleged purport is to back up law en forcement: its real purpose is to arouse the old race prejudice of re construction days. It is promoted by paid organizers and is not a patriotic organization. "The order advertises for 100 per cent Americans, but in its actual workings it violates the principles of Constitutional government by taking into its own hands the powers of courts and executives. In the dis guise of a law supporter it counte nances crimes as horrible as those it seeks to punish. COMMODORE PECK, HONOR ARY PRESIDENT, CHICAGO WOMAN'S BAND Commodore Ferdinand Peck, Chi cago's oldest native-born citizen, born in '48, has not curbed his in domitable, restless, creative genius. Not satisfied with "conquering" kings of Europe, as he did preceding the World's Fair, gaining uniform support of that enterprise from abroad; not satisfied with the concep tion and erection of the first Con federate monument in the North; not satisfied with being the "Father of Grand Opera" in promoting the Opera Festival of 1885 in the Old Exposi tion Building on the Lake front; not satisfied with the creation of the fa mous Auditorium of Chicago, nor with the great American commercial caravan he led to the Paris Exposi tion of 1900; not stopping with the successes following in his wake in the founding of many other Chicago pub lic institutions of gigantic propor tions, the insatiable energy of Com modore Peck has impelled him to a part in Mayor Thompson's recent Pageant of Progress, the shining light of which was the Chicago Wo man's Band which has been breathed into active, public being by the com modore. This leader of men and things swung this band into the pa rade preceding the pageant where, re splendent in their crimson capes, skirts and turbans, 160 girls, com posing the band, proved the great at traction of the Pageant of Progress and continued their daily attractive ness midst the plaudits of the gath ered multitudes at that great event of the "The good citizens of Louisville arc able and willing to back up the con stituted agencies of law enforcement peace officers and the courts, and do not need the doubtful assistance of an order, the very name of which re calls bitterness and bloodshed. "The Colored people of Louisville are in the main law-abiding citizens. They have been quick to condemn even those of their own race who have not respected law and they have assisted the police in apprehending offenders and have helped in their prosecution. Negroes who violate the law, just as white men do so, can be controlled by the peace officers, as always has been done in Louis ville, without clash or race prejudice. "Because I believe this organiza tion to be a menace, I shall use every lawful means to prevent and suppress its growth in our community, as long as I am Mayor there will be no Ku Klux Klan in Louisville. "Geo. Weissinger Smith, Mayor." Mayor Smith is a true blue Amer ican and he has the moral courage to talk out straight from the shoulder in relation to that class of colored peo ple who violate the established laws ; of Louisville, Kentucky, and the Ku Klux Klan has only been revived fop the sole purpose of racial strife, bit terness and bloodshed. Mayor Smith deserves to be highly commended for assuming a bold stand against the Ku Klux Klans and in favor of law and order. Editor. No musical institution of Chicago has gained a place in the hearts of Chi cagoans more quickly than has this band. From its general director, John S. Grccnwalt, its charming con ductor, Miss Miriam Grccnwalt, its stately, graceful drum major, Miss Ruth Sinclair, down to the last of the twenty drummers, the organization is thoroughly loyal to Chicago and loves the musical harmony it can pro duce and will continue to produce to please the cars of its thousands of hearers wherever they play. Commodore Peck predicts that the band will soon be world-famous. En gagements arc awaiting them at "White City," Milwaukee and In dianapolis, and applications for en gagements are coming in daily. The organization is incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois and at a meeting held recently in the office of Commodore Peck the fol lowing officers were selected: Honorary President Ferdinand W. Peck. President Mrs. Samuel S. Hut chinson. Vice-President W. N. Horner. Manager and Secretary Mrs. K. C. Raclin. Corresponding Secretary Mrs. Ferdinand W. Pirnat. General Director John S. Green wait Conductor Miss Miriam Green wait Trustees Mrs. Samuel S. Hutchinson, W. N. Horner, Mrs. Jacob Baur, Mrs. Jean Prescott Adams, Mrs. Walter Lyt ton, John S. Greenwalt, Mrs. K. C Raclin. The band is also sponsored by the Illinois Women's Athletic Club and' Mayor William Hale Thompson is Honorary member. .-' O j w r J . rtjfa