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TULHA, Julr Maximum 01,
minimum 07; precipitation .Oi; outh
vini. and rlrar.
on mil led, lornl turners in wait por
tion; Wedaeidajr probably local
WANTED Tribe of rn-u.ir, Pfn
brtUubxd. heavily hlanknlad atomp
dancing Indiana to appear in one par
fuiaiance, July Ul, for edification of
l)flt;ia:i roinitiimon. (Thono owning
nntlv haunta prefcrrrd.) Apply
Chamber of Commerce.
VOL. XII, NO. 285
PV .tioiaoy o;.ioi3ii
Ul Ul
Affidavits Must Accompany
All Claims of Being Immune
From Military Service.
Lottery System Indicated by
Instructions to Give Each
Man Serial Number.
WAS NGTON. July 2. Prepara
tion for mobilization of tho first con
tingent of 25.000 troops of the new
national iiriny advanced another step
today when President Wilton promul
gated regulations governing exemp
tions from military service.
Locul and appeal exemption boards
already have been appointed and 3;
iiianro ttt the regulations will per
mit them to organize Immediately and
prepare for concluding; phases of get
ting the men under training for duty
In Kranco.
Selection Plans SHU Guarded.
In tho order in which they must
coitio there are three steps In organi
sation of tho national army proscribed
bv congress: registration, selection
iii.d exemption. The first has been
carried thru and approximately ten
million m;n, 21 to SI years old, have
Ken registered. The regulations is
sued today cover exemption, but In
formation concerning selection is still
lacking an1 officials are guarding
closely tho method on w' Ich It Is to
be applied. Exemption boards will be
hi'' tsed when tho selection machinery
1 ; finished tho names of the men
whose filness and desirability for
army service the boards are to Judge.
. The war department is pmcies-lug
wilh the difficult task of finding of
ficers for the force. I'nrt of thcie
will come fmm the 16 offl ers train
ing camps The first ten thousand of
th" forty thousand men at tho camps
w'11 be selected for commls'lons In the
f'rs Increment of tho new army. Tent
la less 'hni bait tho number of offl
ccri necessary.
Th n statement accompsrvlng tm
B-nniiicement of the regulations the
f r"-s''lent rn led upon the noaru it di
rectors to do their work fnrlesilv
"1 Impartially and to remember that
viir armies at the front will bo
strengthened and sustained if tt-ev b'
c rnprs"d of men free from any Fensi
pf injustice In their niodo of elec
tion." Mats to Bo Published.
tTpon organizing, tho local boards
w ll take over from the registration
hoards all registration cards which
they will number serially and list (
for posting to public view. Then '
nfter having been advised of the
method hy which the quota to be
d awn from lt territory (minus,
credits for enlistments in tho na-,
tional guard or In regular army) 1
each board will prepare a list of
pc. suns designated for service In the :
order of their liability, post the list,
give It to the press and within three
deH stud to each designated per-1
Bona. As tho men so notified ap-1
pear the hoards first will mako-a!
physical examination In accordance
with special regulations to be pro
vided, bearing In mind that all per
sons accepted by them will be re
examined by army surgeons. If the
physlca; .xnin'.nallon Is passed suc
cessfully then comes the question of
Who Arc F.xcnit.
Tersons who must be exempted or
discharged by the local board In
lnclude officers of the United States,
of the states, territories and the dis
trict of Columbia; ministers of re
ligion, students of divinity, persons
In the Military or naval service of
the United States, subjects of Cler
many, all other aliens who have not
taken out first papers, county or
municipal officers, customhouse
clerks; workmen In fedoral armories,
arsenals and navy yards, persons In
the federal service designated by the
president for exemption, pilots, mer
chant marine sailors; those with a
status Willi respect to dependants
which renders their exclusion doslr
nble (a married man with pend
ent tvlfo or child, son of a dependent
widow, Ron of dependent, aged or in
firm parents, brother of dependent
or orphan child under 18 years of
age); thot.e found morally deficient
and any member of any well recog.
nlzed religious sect existing May 18,
1017, whose creed forbids partici
pation In war and whose religious
convictions accord with the creed,
AffltluilM Necessary.
CKilms for exemption because of
dependent may be made hy the man
himself, his wife or other dependents
or by n third party who has person
ally Investigated tho case. A claim
made hy tho husband must be accom
panied by-supporting affidavits signed
by tho wife ar.d by the head of a fam
ily i-eiiMlntf In the same territory. A
claim by the wlfe-or a third party
must bo accompanied by two support
ing affidavit signed by heads of fam
ilies. Similar rules govern claims on
the grounds of other dependents when
tho dependent or third parties being
authorized to fllo claims with sup
porting affidavits. In each case tho
board must be satisfied before It
grunts exemption nr discharge that
the dependent nr dependents nctually
are supported mainly hy the fruits of
tho man mental or physical labor.
Local boards are required, subject to
appeal, to pans upon claims for ex
emption or discharge within .three
days after the filing of affidavits.
District boards must decide appeal
case within five days ofler the closing
of proofs and their decisions are final.
Jf the ruling el a local board Is af
firmed the pctMin In question stands
finally atceji'cd for military service.
Certificate of exemption will not
necessarllv he permanent. They may
be revolted witn changing conditions
tr may bo traiiied only for prescribed
BE $2,326,000,000
WASHINGTON, July 2. A final
draft of the war tax bill, reduced
from (1,800,000,000 to 1, 1170, 000,
000 and carrying no provision for
additional bonds, wus completed" to
night by the senate finance commit
tee and will be reported to the senate
Next year's war expenses are
placed in new estimates submitted to
day by the treasury department at
$2,326,000,000, hut Secretary McAdoo
advised the senate finance committee
that additional bonds were not nec
essary ut this time.
The final committee vote on adopt
ing the revised bill was 12 to 3, Sen
ators I.u ''ollette. Gore and Thomas
unitlne; In support of Senator Iji toi
lette's substitute for raising all war
tuxes from Incomes, excess profits,
liquor and tobacco. The minority
probably will file a separate report
and urge its adoption. Virtually all
other committee members also re
serve the right to offer amendments
to the committee draft completed
alter weeks of deliberation.
The committee today approved in
creasing taxes on "swollen" exsess
profits to raibe $18,000,000 additional
Thousand Tulsa Automobile
- Owners Must Pay Up or
Stand Fine.
Tulsa automobile owners who have
not paid their 1917 state licenso fee
have but a few days of grace!
"We want to be reasonable," said
Frank Carter, state license Inspector,
who arrived In Tulsa yesterday to
round up tho "slackers", "and wo will
give the delinquent ones a few days
of grace, but after this week we will
start after them hot and heavy."
Frank Carter was sergeant-ut-arms
of the house of representatives In the
Fifth legislature. He Is a veteran
peace officer and took a prominent
part In a battle with a gang of bank
robbers near Oklahoma City. while tho
legislature was In session last winter.
11,1s hat, with a bullet hole thru it,
Is still on display In the legislative
July 9 IjisI Day.
"I will be In Tulsa county all dur
ing July," said Mr. Carter, "and shall
file complaints against those who
have not paid the 1917 license fee on
or before July 9. Those who have
applied for their licenses and have
hud -their applications returned on ac
count of Irregularities may find me
at the sheriff's office this week. 1
will take pleasure In helping them
correct the errors. I know who tho
delinquents are and no excuse will be
accepted after the 9th of this month.
I am Riving this brief period of grace
in order to save the delinquents the
JT.O fine and costs that will be as
sessed if they wait too long. Under
the law I could arrest them now, but
we want to be fair with everyone."
Mr. Carter estimates that Tulsa
county will receive about 19,000 more
as her share of the licenso money as
soon as all the delinquents are
rounded up.
Sheriff Complimented.
Sheriff William McCullough yester
day received the following letter on
this subject from the state department
of highways:
Oklahoma City, .lima 28, 1917. William
McCulloiigli, shuriff, Tul, Ok la. Dear Sir:
On or almut July 1. frank Carter, an en
forcement officer of lliii department, will he
In Tulsa to look after automnbi1e tai dodgera
nnd other violaiera of the law relating to the
highway department.
we nave unn receiving more spp Irations
for automobile licenHe for the east f'-ar
months fnun Tulaa, thru the sheriff's office
or directly traceable 0 the .efforta of the
sheriff1! office, than from all other forces
'I hie department wants at this time to
thank you for the past Interest you have
shown In tliia matter and to beapoak
hearty and cordial co-operation with Mr.
(rter, when he cornea, in rounding- up the
automobile alackers of Tnlaa county. Mr.
Carter Is an mid sheriff and vou will find
him a pleasant p-ntletnan to do bnainefta with
Very rnspertfuLy, department of highwavs.
T. F. llenatey, publicity manager.
Thirty Minute Mmlt to Apply In nasi-
ness District.
Traffic officers will begin enforcing
the thli ty-mlnute parking law In tho
business district on Main street today.
and arrests are to follow where cars
uro permlttod to remain longer than
ono half of un hour In the restricted
Pnlntors were engaged thruout the
night painting oft sonos whore the
parking law Is to be enforced and
this coupled with placards that have
been posted at various points will
be expected to render as naught any
excuses that may be voiced by thnso
arrested. Traffic Sergeant Jim I'll k-
Ington announced that the law would
bo rigidly enforced.
tfoah. anreeaaa frona
na heat la a. wonder
ul thlnr. After mak.
Inf 100 Sunday the
weather arranaur waa
unable to control the
elements yesterdsy and
few clouds aided
and abetlod by a
pretty smart breesa
rendered aa naught the
efforts of the heat
fiends. It wat, if ynu
csra to know, 91 in
the shade. Soma
warmer in the aim. To
day probably will he
worse. Also it tried to
rsin Sunday owrnlng
but flssled.
uovClv viov.o a (
T tfY6oOT
tOuiD f
Own food "'l V
Americans to Parade Paris July 4
PARIS, July 2. It was deold.-d
to parade one battalion of tbo
Vnllcxl States -army In 1'arls nil
July 4.
The American troops will ar
Hvn here on tlip mornliuc of trio
thliil. They will Im' itiiirt-r-d In
tho tirand I'alals. while tlio ofTI-i-cnt
will bo entertained at tho
Military 'luh.
Ou tho morning of tho Fourrn
a l'rcnch Iximl will serenade,
(fiicrnl ITTsliIng, iilavlng patri
otic airs Ix-Hldo his mansion win
dow. Afterward the iron era I will
lie the central figure In a com
Supreme Court and Not Dis
trict Court Will Try Tulsa
Sheriff Ouster Case.
the ouster suit against Sheriff Wil
liam McCullough of Tulsa county
would be tried In the state supreme
court at Oklahoma City unu not bo
fore tho Tulsa district court was tho
statement made here tonight by Attorney-General
The attorney-general said ho would
file the suit aa soon as a transcript
of the testimony taken In the case
at Tulsa two weeks ago was nude,
which probably would bo by the mid
dle of this week. 1
General Chang; Hsun Insists
That President Li Resign;
Civil War Feared.
WASHINGTON, July 2. The res
toration of the Manchu dynasty In
China has been demanded of Presl
Ll Yuan Hung by Oeneial Chang
Hsun and other military leaders, ac
cording to state department advices
from Minister Holnsch today.
Civil war In China Is feared If the
militarists havo the power behind
them that they seem to have.
Hsuan Tung, the young emperor,
according to reports from 1'eklng to
day, has taken possession of the pal
ace occupied hy President L4 Yuan
Hung, and Is surrounded by promi
nent military leaders.
A demand was mado upon Presi
dent Lit that he resign In favor of
Hsuan Tung. Tho president replied
that ho would resign in favor of the
vice-president, as he was unablo to
resign In favor of the emperor.
General Chang Hsun s sudden coup
d'etat to destroy repunticanisni in
China and restore the Manchu dy
nasty has produced a discouraging
shock among officials here, who be
lieved China's Internal troubles at an
end. '
Onon civil war Is feared between !
Chang Hsun's followers and the'
Manchu sullorlcrs on one hand ana
the northern republicans nnd the
united south on the other. The north
ern military leaders whose attitude Is
not clear are considered to noia me
balance of pawer, for It is felt that
If thev loin Chang Hsun ho will be
able to secure control of north China
and then, perhaps, subdue the soutli.
Searched for Strikebreakers anil Then
Permitted to Tracecd.
GI.OP.E, Ariz., July 2. Two nun
dred Industrial Workers of the World
held up the regular passenger train
In lowcr Miami tonight whllo a com
mittee of ten were taken aboard to
search the train for strikebreakers.
More than threo hundred more T. W.
W. members met the tain at the
Miami depot pepared to prevent the
strikebreakers from gettlns)-orf In
event there were any aboard! None
were found.
Ijcroy White Ilound Over for Trial,
. Cliargod Willi Hobliery.
Hcnrlng that Leroy White, wanted
for alleged theft of 7S from O. U
Settle, moat market proprietor, was
living with his parents neur Chocotah,
Krank Wolfe, deputy sheriff, made a
hurried trip Sunday and returned with
his man. White was arraigned be
fore Justice I.ee Daniel yesterday and
bound over for trial at the next term
of district court. Bond was fixed at
$2,600, and White Is In tho county
BULL $25,000,000 MORE
WASHINGTON, July 2. Twenty-
fivo million dollars was placed to the
eerdlt of Great Britain today by Sec
retary McAdoo, bringing the loans
to that nation up to ob.oou,uuu ana
the total loaned all the allies to
Greek Destroyer Sunk
in Mediterranean Sea
PARIS. July . The Greek de
stroyer Imxa, manned by French of
ficers and crew, has been blown up
in tho Mediterranean. Twenty-nine
men, Including all the officers, were
memorative ceremony at the In
vnlides, where he will lie pre
sented with n iiennant bv the So
ciety of the Cincinnati of franco
nnd also with a Iikhs flag donated
by I hu town of lie l'uy, lluate
!lre. The American troops, headed
by an escort of thirty French
soldiers, wl l afterward march to
the I'icpiis ceiiKtery, where
speehes will bo miulc at the tomb
of l.nluvettc.
'flic American tmonV partici
pation in vhe celebration wus re
ciiesled by Hie l"reiieli authorities.
Administration Leaders Want
to Force Vote on Measure
by Thursday.
WASHINGTON, July 2. Contro
versy in the senate over tho food con
trol and its prohibition feature
reached such an acute stago today
that formal steps were taken by ad
ministration leaders to limit debate
and force a final vote this week by
Invoking for the first tinio the sen
ate's new clotuie rule.
Within a half hour many more
than the necessary Hi senators' signii-t-ires
to a cloture motion were ob
tained. Senator Chamberlain; In
charge of the bill, announced later
that he would offer tho motion to
morrow and ask for u voto Thursday.
It .idoptlon would require a two
thlnls vole and thereafter would limit
each senator's time on the bill und all
amendments to an hour.
Many senators say that until the
prohibition issue Is settled the nec
essity two-thirds vole for cloture can
not be hud. Others point out, how
ever, that the vote on shutting off
debate nt least "will show up ' ihoso
not In favor of expediting tho bill, as
desired by the president.
The m vemeut for use of the clo
ture rule, ndopted after the filibuster
last winter on tho armed neutrality
bill, came utter the senate hud adopt
ed by a vote of 4 2 to Hi the section
extending government control, in ud
diton to food and fuels, to Iron and
steel, copper, cotton, wool, hides and
skins, lead, aluminum, fertilizers,
farm tm plements, hemp und other
binding twine mutcrlals and thuir
Elgin Board of Trade. Comes
in for Censure From Spe
cial Investigators.
CHICAGO, July 2. Exploitation of
war conditions to raise food juices
to consumers "for the benefit of the
few who are handling food prod
ucts" Van reported by the federal
grand Jury today after an Invcstiga
t'on of several weeks. The 1 gin
board of trade, whero are fixed but
ter prices taken as standard thvuout
the country, received especial atten
tion from the grand Jury, which
pointed out that the board holds only
one ITi-inlnute session euch week.
"It is a question whether tho Elgin
board is a real und bona fide market
for the purchase and sale of butter," i
comments the report. I
Trading In canned foods, the grand '
Jury found. Is carried on 'inder a
system which compelled the con
sumer to deal with middlemen and
prevented trading directly with the
ennuer. One result or tins wus given
In the price of canned corn, winch .
gold from canner to wholesaler In '
1916 at 65 cents a dozen, Is now sell
Ine to the retailer at $1.70 a dozen!
and to the consumer at a still higher
s.-..,li...nl Iti.ai.i'vn lllvlilnlul f'lilfl.
err I.nl'l4 lulv 'I The fnlprnl!
reserve bunk of St. Louis today paid
to Its tockholders the member
t.nniu I.. Hfatrii-I X'n. g a dividend
at the rate of 6 per cent for the po-
nod rrom .iuiy i, ii, io ishvuuiuui
31, 1910, inclusive.
Jack the Newsie and Buggsie the Bug
Wmmkj0ltiTHb a flock uv
Drive Back Germans in East-
ern Theater, Capturing
Over 10,000 Men.
French Regain Lost Trenches;
Italians Check Austrian
Advance Near Riva.
By Associated Press
Prisoners exceeding ten thousand
and tho capture ,of the village of
Konluchy and strongly fortified posi
tions southwest of Krzezany uro the
first fruits of the new otiensive inoe
ment of the Russian forces. In cast
em (iallcia. north of Konluchk, the
lcui'siana have uttackod and fresh but
t.es are In progress.
Tho l;usslan artillery, long Inactive
from lack of shells, played an Im
portant part in the defeat of tho Aus-Iro-tjcrmans
nt Konluchy. For two
days a lain of iron was thrown Into
tue Herman positions and Berlin says
officially that they were turned Into,
a cralcr field. ,
Sixteen Divisions In Advance, I
The Russians not only carried three
lines of German trenches und Konl
uchy. which was strongly iortlfled,
but also advanced to t he Konluchy
stream south of the villuge, which Is
on the Zlota I.ipa river.
Around Hrzejiny the fighting was
most bitter and licrlin claims that IK ,
ilussian divisions were thrown for-;
ward. The Kussluns carried the for- j
titled Teuton positions at several i
Points In the face of a desperate re
sis'niice by Austrian, German and
Turkish troops.
' Minister of War Kerensky person-!
ally led the ItussUn revolutionary
nrmy in its forward movement and In
a message to Premier I.voff snys that :
tho offensive "proved to Hussl i and
tho entire world Its fidelity to the
revolution ami Its love for liberty und
country." Tho premier bus author-
Ized Minister Kerensky to give the:
regiments which participated In tho
fighting of July 1 led revolutionary
flans and tho name "regiments July
Western Front Quiet.
On the western front tbcro has been
little marked activity. Holb the
British and Germans have carried out.
raids In tho area around l.ens nnd
northward. On the Alsne front, be
tween Cerny and Allies, the French
have regained a lino of trenches from
the Goi mans after spirited fiirhting.
In the Trcntlno south of Kiva tho
Austrlans have attacked Italian posi
tions between Iiiiko Oarda und tho
I.edro valley. Home reports that all
the Austrian efforts were checked
with losses.
Kleven Less During First Six Months
Of 1W17 Than Last Year.
TrSKEGFK. Ala., July 2. Thero
were elcv- '. s lynehlngs during tbo
six mon oiit.ng June i th " dur
ing the 'Irst six months of 191fi, ac
cording to records compiled by Mon
rio N. Work, head of the division of
records and research of Tuskeeveo In
stitute. There were 14 lynehlngs th
first six months this year against '.'ii
for the corresponding; period ot tn
year before.
Of those lynched 13 were negroes
and one a w hite man. One was a no
gro woman.
Hobert Moton, principal of Tusko
gee, attributed much of the negro mi
gration north to the fear ofTynchltigs.
Duugliler or Senator O'Xell of Chick
nsba Killed ut Niagara Falls.
CHICKASHA, Okla., July 2. Misi
Mary Agnew O'Neill, daughter of
!tato Senator J. O'Neill of this ml,
was drowned yesterday In the trolley
car accident at Niagara Falls, N. Y.
A telegram to Mr. O'Neill stated that
the unidentified mentioned In last
night's dispatches as among tho ten
dead wus his daughter. The body
will be brought to Chirkashn. m-b-.
O'Neill was "n route to New York to
attend the summer course of a dr
matln art school.
Women and Girls Participate in Wild
Demonstrations; Help Drag Blacks
From Cars to Be Beaten
Depredations Slacken After Arrest of 500. Ringleaders;
Estimates of Dead Pass Century Mark; Many
Others Badly Injured; Fire Loss Heavy.
EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., July 3. Fires were burning in five
parts of East St. Louis at 1 o'clock this morning, and at least
twenty dead negro bodies and crowded hospitals testified to
the terror that reigned here last night while mob after mob
swept the streets seeking negroes whom they might slay.
Five negro sections of the city were fired by mobs, terror
ized negroes fled from their burning homes only to meet
bullets from the guns of the rioters; four other negroes were
shot by snipers and two were lynched. One white man waa
killed by a negro sniper and before the burning began tonight
four negroes and one white man were killed. This includes
the detective sergeant whose death at the hands of a negro
mob late Sunday night was the direct cause of the outbreak
Monday afternoon and Monday night.
Estimates of Dead Pass Century Mark
Kstlmates of the number of dead run up to one hundred ond higher,
but these estimates are purely conjectural. The exact number slaughtered
possibly nevor will bu known, as it is thot many bodies were consumed in
tho flames. When daylight, however, makes posslblo a search of tho
ruins, It may be possible to form some idea approximately correct of
last night's bloodshed.
The worst property damage was done along the tracks of the Southern
Hallway company, where the Southern warehouse Is, and between 100
and 150 cars, many of them loaded with merchandise, were consumed
by flames. The damago was estimated here at between f30U,uUU and
The ltroadwny theater, valued at 100,000, was destroyed and the flames
win a moving steadily ulong the tracks, almost unhindered by the feeble
efforts of the firemen.
Soldiers Gain Ontitriil.
AdJutnnt-Genernl Frank S. Dixon
arrived from Wushlngt n and took
charge nf the race riot (ftuntlou
shortly after midnight this morning.
Un said that troops would le dis
tributed in small groups thruout the
city today and that they would bi
Instructed to disperse every gathcrlnt
of persons for any purpose whatever.
There are several thousand soldlurs
hern now
"We Intend to see to It that crowds
do not have opportunity to gather to
day," said Ad lutant-Gc neril I nekton.
"In this way It will I n po slide to nip
In the bud any disturbance today or
tonight. Persons who refusn to move
on when told to do so will be ar
rested without ceremony und locked
"Five hundred ricters, tho ringlead
ers of the biggest mob. I am In
formed, are now under arrest," con
tinued General I'lckson. "This was
accomplished by surrounding the
rioters and forcing them to submit
without shooting or employing too
General I'lckson said after the flvo
hundred were taken Into custody thl
disturbance at once took on a less se
rious aspect.
F'tds Itrldgo Closed,
Street car traffic In Enst St. Louis
und across the Fads bridge was
stopped at 7 o'clock. This automat-1
Ically closed trolley traffic between St.
Louis und many suburban towns on
the east side, Including Belleville, and
forced hundreds of residents of those
towns to stay In St. Louis for the
The firos started about 8 o'clock
this evening nnd spread rapidly. Hy
6;30 vast clouds of smoke were visible
from the St. Louis side of tho river and
soon flames visible for miles were
shooting into the sky.
As the crowds crossed Fads bridge
they Haw the fires spread and glow
in several parts of East St. Louis.
Hundreds of negro women, most of
them carrying bundles and leading
small children, walked across the
bridge to shelter and safety with
friends on the Missouri side.
Crowds lloni AweiL
As the crowds from St. Louis
reached the east side they noticed that
an uwe-struck silence had settled on
the towsnpeople who stood In the
streets watching the glow of the
Telephone wires had been cut early
In the evening by tho fire department.
As telegraph and telephone poiei
caught fire other wires went down.
After military rule had beon pro
claimed tho soldiers put more vigor
Into their attempts to quell the mob.
S. O. Tlpp, assistant adjutant-general
of Illinois, announced that any person
arrested hy the troops would not bj
turned over to the police.
Seventy-five white men attacked a
negro In front of a drug store on
Hroadwav and attempted to drag htm
to a pole, besting him as they pulled
him along. The troops charged the
mob with fixed bayonets and tho riot
ers scattered, ltefore the troops ar
rived tho negro was shot twice.
With this show of force the rioter"
In part qulted down. Troops stood
guard at nil corners and kept the
crowd moving. Many persons Were
advised to go home.
At H:30 o'clock fire broke out In th
district known as the "Valley at
Third stroet and St. Louis aventm.
This fire camo perilously near to the
vast railroad yards of East St. Iiouis.
At 9 o'clock four negroes were shot
by snipers at Ninth and Missouri.
v Attempt to Hung Fall.
An attempt was made to lynch an
aged negro at tho Intersection of
Fourth and Bond. He was strung up
to a pole, but was rescuod Just In
time to save his life.
Militiamen rescued another aged
negro ns he was bulng dragged thru
tho streets.
i Women und Girls I'nrtleiiiate.
! White women and girls participated
In today's disorders, which reached
Its climax between 1 nnd 2 o'clock
this afternoon. White women ana
. girls Joined with white men
quipping street cars In the downiow
'streets of East St. Louis bn a u
the coaches and forcibly dragging out
every negro on whom they could lay
I The participation of white women
In tho mobs was a now phase In rice
I rioting here, which reached serious
proportions lute In May and made i
! more difficult thnn In the May rloiin
for police and nntlonal guardsmen t
bundle the situation. As long as 'n
rioting was confined to re'rw an I
to white men, negro women s cmed
Immune from disturbance; but when
white women and girls Jolted tu fa
rioting this afternoon negresses be
came vet (ins of the mob.
Women left to Women.
Tho white men rioters as It ty
ngreeinent did not molest the uiucx
women, but left this part of thi work
of - terroriutlon to those of the oo
posllo sex The negroes seemed n u
less in the face ot today's outbreik
and four companies of Illinois nat
ional guardsmen who patrolled the
streets seemed, with the local police
force, powerless In the presence of
tbo mobs. Tho two white men who
were shot and the ono who was killed
were victims of stray bullets.
Guard.'. men Disarmed.
Sixteen guardsmen were disarmed
by members of the mob who calmly
asked t lie soldiers to give them tno
weapons lest the guardsmen htrrt
somconci In the crowd.
The Immediate cius of rioting to
day was tin outbreak of negroes last
night, but for several days there has
been evidence of bad blood and on
Saturday night several minor clashes
between whites and blacks occurred.
Negroes Organized for Fight.
The clashes Saturday night appar
ently alarmed tho negro quarter of
the city or nt least gave agitators a
chance to organize the blacks for
fighting. When word was telephoned
to police headquarters that the ring
ing of a church bell hud called the
armod negroes together, an automo
bile loaded with police left lor the
scene to disperse the crowd. The of
ficers were greeted with a volley.
Detective Sergeant Coppedge was
killed and three policemen were
woundod. One, Detective Frank
Wooluy. now is In a hospital in a crit
ical condition. He was shot In the
stomach. The police chauffeur alt)
t W. Wallace, editor of a negro I
I religious publication, today gave I
I a reporter his vorslon of the
t trouble h-ro. I
Wallace said he, a negro mln- I
Ister and a negro physician were t
returning from St. Louis last I
I night when they saw white I
I "Joy riders" ride down a block I
I In Market street Inhabited by no- I
i groes and fire into houses. The t
I neighborhood was aroused and I
tho negroes armed themselves. I
t Wallace did not seo the negro
I mob fire on an automobllo filled I
I with policemen this morning, but I
I he said a witness told him that I
t the negroes thot when the po- I
I lice anion obile stopped that It
I was '.he "Joy riders'" returning. I
I In this connection It was men-
I tinned that the officers were In
I plain clothes. I

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