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Make America and “Democracy” Safe for the Negro Vol. 1~ No. 5 ~CHICAGO, ILUNOIS, JULY 25, 1919___ PRICE FIVE CENTS Rockford Mayor Received K. of P. with Open Arms Rockford, 111., July 25. With tears rolling down his cheeks, Mayor Few, of Rockford, said in wel coming session of K. of P. Grand Lodge: “This city is free from bombs, free from Jim Crowism, free from discrim ination of any sort. Rockford knows no man by the color of his skin. We welcome you not as Negroes, but as American citizens.” That the sacrifices made by thousands of black boys who lost their lives in the great European conflict, the agonies un dergone by men, both % iitc and black, to gain the rights of colored people, were not in vain, that the democracy which has heretofore been only a mean ingless pretense, is now being cemented into the very hearts of the American people, was evidenced by the speech of Rockford’s Mavor, who shall he known 'fuitaee as Abra Lincoln Tv J. Mayor Sheds Ttears / Mayor said in part with tears in eyes, “If the American people do give such men as you equal justice ore the courts, equal opportunity to r»ue happiness in your own way as it oes to other Americans, hey will have to how their heads in shame and admit that they are not worthy of the name of a republic." There is no place in this city for bomb* throwers, lynchers, Jim Growers in the factories, hotels, and restaurants. In the restaurants you are as welcome as any citizens of anv color. I look hack a few months and see 75,000 black sol diers whose presence in this city was a source of pleasure to every one and whose departure* was an equal regret." Audience Ooes Wild Every handkerchief in the audience was saturated ssith tears of joy. The audience was equally mixed with citi zens of both races. When the Mayor took his seat, the crowd was frantic. Their enthusiasm cannot he described, their demonstration cannot he compared. Hon. Fred Sterling Speaks The audience had just about recov ered from their pandemonium when the Lets Crime in Chicago By Chas. Aliati Can You Attribute It to tha Hast or Prohibition? In making the rounds of tho police stations, you find tho station men idling their time away playing some innocent game, tho lock-up kooper drowsily look ing on, and if you look into the cells, you will find them mostly empty. The police claim that all the wrong doers are either conscience stricken or taking a vacation. Tho emergency hospitals all claim a dearth in lacerated scalps and shootings. They, too, have practically nothing to do. Is the hot weather tho cause of this wave of good behavior or is it prohibi tion f We give it up, its too deep. Mob Leaders Fined Bay Minette, Ala., July 25—Twenty six out of twenty-eight men pleaded guilty to the charge of being in the mob that shot and killod Frank Foukal, in his cell. After these murderers had pleaded guilty to taking a human life, they were let off by payments of fines. A few got sentences of hard labor. Hon. Fred Sterling, State Treasurer, was introduced. He was not so eloquent as the Mayor, but by the citation of in stances where in hiH private and public life he has not allowed color to be a handicap to any man or woman seeking to better their condition. Major Jackson Replies Alderman Jackson, commonly known as ‘Fighting Bob,” ran true to form in his reply to these gentlemen, assuring them that if public officials all over the country had hearts as white and back bones as strong as theirs, there would be no race problem to solve. M iss Ethel Blake, one of the loeal so ciety belles, further electrified the audi ence with a soprano solo, that would have done honor to some of the operatic stars of the Metropolitan Company. The following comprises the officers of the Grand Lodge: Grand Chancellor, [ Dr. Allen A. Wesley; Vice Grand Chan cellor, Chas. A. Bolan; Grand Prelate, W. O. King; Grand K. of It. and 8., Frank B. Waring; Grand M of E„ Ma.j. It. It. Jackson; Grand M. of W., Dr. J. i A. Cotton; Grand Lecturer, J. ’/. Mox Jey; Grand M. of A., Louis Moore; Grand L G., If. L. Thomas; Grand O. G., F. D. Gray; Grand At tv., 8. A. T. Wat kins; G. M. !>., I»r. E. 8. Miller; Member of Beneficiary Board, Capt. C. L. Hill. The Court Officers: Grand W. C., Rosa E. Taylor Hood; W. Inx, Fannie Johnson; <M rs. Freeman; A. Con, M rs. Thomas; .1. I)., Mrs. Robinson; 8. !>., Mrs. Bennett; Escort, Mrs. Clara Wil liams; R. of Deed, Eva Ramey; R. of Deposit, May F. Hinith; Grand Lect., Anna Grayson, Herald, Mrs. Robinson; Proctor, Bessie Moxlcy; Medical D., Dr. Bibb. Trustee, Mrs. Ada Purkam. En dowment Board: Mrs. Rosa E. Hard, Mrs. Shiners, sec'y.; Mrs. Beck, treas urer; members, Mrs. Tyler, Berttie Givens. Cigar Store Raided; Care of Police Inefficiency A cigar store owned and operated by Jack Hardy, at 31st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, was the scene of a police raid. It is said the minions of the law, headed by detective sergeant Burns, of the Cottage Grove Station, entered in their bullying way and arrested every one within reach, including proprietor and customers who were in the act of making purchases. People who saw the arrest, claim it was outrageous the way these so-called detectives acted. The police claim that a brooch was stolen by a white insurance collector and that said trinket wras left with Jack Hardy, the proprietor, for safe keeping. After rifling the cash register, turning over stock, and everything in general, not finding what they sought, they turned to the customers, after search ing them, they called the wagon and carried them all to the detective bureau, where they went through the same pro cedure that hardened criminals arc put, failing to find any evidence upon which they could hold these innocent men, they released them. Mr. Hardy’s place having been left without any one in charge, when ho re turned found that his stock was much depleted, twelve boxes of cigars, and many packages of cigarettes had disap peared. The accused says: ** Charges of false arrest will be lodged against Burns and his crowd of misinformed ambassadors of the law.M Chauffeur Murdered At Cabaret Sidney Dubose, .10 years employed %t the old Pekin Inn Cabaret at 270* %nd State Streets, shot and instantly killed Minor Shannon, a taxicab driver it .'1 A. M. Thursday morning, in mids* #f a large crowd, following an argument over parking a ear. One of the moHt audacious murder* ever witnessed in this city happenei Thursday morning while crowds of mid night joy seekers were struggling for ptanding room in the Old Pekin Hall. The mirth of this gay crowd was turned into sadness, when the smoke of a high caliber revolver had cleared away and the pandemonium, which caused a wild rush for the exits, had ceased, to see the form of Minor Shannon lying prostrate upon the concrete, face foremost, as the result of the well directed aim of Sid ney Dubose. v The trouble started following ail argu ment over parking U ear. Whan noil, wi»o />wns a big, gray Hudson super six. which he used as a public vehicle, drove up in front of the Midnight Cabaret to deliver passengers, after which he r« /nained in place. Dubo?t‘) -^Sidney’' lemundlwl him to pull out of the way Paying no attention to tin* remarks of .lie doorman, Shannon leaps to the side sal k and started to enter the hall. •‘►Sidney” remonstrated with him in ►•cry harsh words. From this point, a .’erv brief, but what turned out to be <* fatal argument, started. Draws Revolver Widnev became so enraged by the in difference of the taxi driver, it is said, drew his revolver from his pocket and fired twice in rapid succession, one bul let going wild and the other entering the left lung of his victim, just below the heart. Shannon fell to the cement pavement below and died before mcdicat attention could be procured. The police were very vigilant, having apprehended the slayer before he had any possible chance to escape the im pending consequences of his crime. The remains of the murdered man were taken to the undertaking establish ment of Dan Jackson, at 33rd mid State Wtreets, where an inquest was held. Minor Shannon was 33 years old and resided in an apartment at 114 Mecca Huilding. SOLDIERS’ TRIAL STOPPED Private Walker Pleads Insanity Rockford, III., July 25—Private Eli zar Walker, one of the men on trial for alleged Assault on a while woman in May, 1918, at the camp, has entered a plea of insanity. This plea of the de fendant, will halt the trial of the Colored men, temporarily. Walker is on trial with twenty-one other soldiers, who were convicted of assaulting a Bloomington woman in May, 1918. These men were tried in the Winnebago County Court and were sen tenced to hang. The case, being a mili tary case, was then sent to President Wilson to review'. The President was not satisfied with the evidence in the case and ordered a new trial. A court-martial board was appointed to review' the case, and Colonel Young, our erst while fighter, was appointed President of the Board. The case has been going on at Camp Grant. There have been many important rulings and changes in this cdso and the outcome is being watched with the keenest inter est. BRAVES TOURS WEST IN INTEREST OF THE WHIP JctiHC A. Graves, manager of the cir dilation department of The Chicago Whip, left the rit y Monday, in interest of the paper. He has thrown in the paths of the young people of this city, a big money making proposition, by soliciting subscribers for The Whip, dur ing their spare hours; and many of the young men and women have taken ad vantage of this grand opportunity, and are making good. While away, Mr. Graves will place many other young men and women of the Race at work, in soliciting subscribers for The Whip. 1 J 1 Je»t A. Graves He first made his appearance in the newspaper world at Des Moines, •Iowa, as solicitor for the Des Moines Register and Leader, one of the leading dailies of the country. Since Mr. Graves left Des Moines, several good positions have been offered him, but lie accepted the one with the Chicago Whip, because he says, “it is the coming weekly in this section of the country; as the Whip has spared no ex|M>nse in securing a good staff. The staff of the Whip is ! second to none in ability.” Mail $2.00 for one year’s subscription to Jesse A. Graves, 3457 State street, Chicago, III. While away, Mr. Graves will visit the place of his boyhood days, his old home in Des Moines. Three Wives Claim Him New York, July 25—Theodore Linin ston Jackson was brought into the Tombs Court yesterday accused of hav ing three wives. To his disagreeable surprise, they were all at the station awaiting his majesty’s arrival. Each in tears claiming hint as their lawfully wedded husband. No. 1 Vampire When arraigned in the magistrates court, wife No. 1, Virginia Burnett Jack son, was the first to appear on the scene. Jackson, in a very loud voice, vociferat ed: “Judge, that woman is a vampire. I thought I had seen the last of her, but to my surprise when I sat down in my soft rocker to enjoy some refresh ments, a big, pale detective knocked on my door, and when I let him in he was cermoniously narrated that you request ed the honor of my presence. That’s kinda harsh, don’t you think so, Judge?” Magistrate Simpson did not seem to be favornbly impressed with the eloquent testiipony of the unusual char acter. So he ordered the charges of all of the wives placed on file and held Jackson under $2,000 bail to the grand jury. Jackson said he was superin tendent of an apartment at 339 Madison Avenue. Southern Red Cross Refuses Colored Soldiers Food Corinth, Miss., July 25—At Corinth, Miss., Red Cross women refused coffee and sandwiches to soldiers on a troop train going through there, because the said soldiers were colored. The Y. M. C. A. secretary, who always goes along with a troop train, on arriving at Co rinth, started in search of food for the boys. He soon espied the Red Cross with standwiches and coffee. After he had made known his wants to the Red Cross women, one replied “You have niggers, only.” The secretary replied that he had Colored soldiers. But he was immediately told that they did not serve Colored soldiers. After being re buked by the officer, they tried to com promise by offering to sell the coffee and sandwiches to the Colored soldiers. The Red Cross women averred that they did been informed that the train was to carry white troops. , It was told by some of Corinth’* lead ing citizens, that only a days »>. this t'pl?0ue', 21 mixed troop train had ’passed through, and the Red Cross served the white soldiers only. But the officer in charge of the train, finding this to be true, refused to let them'serve any of the soldiers. 8.000. 000 FOREIGNERS TO RETURN TD EUROPE PftSSPORTS ISSUED (Special to The Whip) What is destined to make the greatest economic change this nation has wit nessed since the termination of the Civil War, is the mad rush of hyphenated Americans to leave the Stars and Stripes to return to the land of their nativity. Negro Labor in Demand With these foreigners gone the only logical source from which the large in dustries can expect to recruit their de pleted labor ranks, will be the southern colored man. This means that at least 5.000. 000 or over, about 50 per cent of the Negroes now tilling the fertile soil of Dixie for a mere pittance, will mi grate to the Northeast and Northwest, thus leaving the sunny South gaping in despair, in the farmers’ vernacular “to root llog or die poor.’’ Southern Papers Muzzle Facts From all angles, the tide of the times point to the inevitability of a serious predicament which the South will be thrown as a result of the vacancy caused by the rapid exodus of Colored people. The Southern newspapers are doing all in their power to keep the Colored citi zens ignorant o' ihe conspicuous place they are destined to hold in the realm of the labor world. CARL SANDBURG Newspaper Man, Author and Prize Poet Carl Sandburg, also humanitarian and student of the facts of life, is giving a series of articles on “Negro Conditions and Problems in Chicago” through the columns of the Chicago Daily News. So far Mr. Sandburg has written eight articles. Merit, close observation and fairness have been in evidence. Mr. Sandburg’s work is* a decided improve ment on that of his colleague, Junius Woods. However, four more articles are to appear next week, and we trust that at the eleventh hour Mr. Sandburg will not disclose any sinister ideas and poli cies. Ten Dead, Hundreds Wounded Thousands In Jail Washington, July 25.—The friction between Races which has been brewing for the last ten days as a result of aft alleged attack upon a white woman, by colored man, reached its crisis today when through the influence of the south ern element, lT. He Soldiers and Sailors formed numerous mobs, attacking peace ful colored residents. During the battle, lasting for several hours, about five Negroes and five whites were killed, in cluding a United States Sailor and a sergeant detective. With the Nations Capitol a veritable army camp, and more soldiers enroute, with machine guns, awaiting the order of the Secretary of War to declare martial law, the most serious clash on record is now in pro gress at the seat of President Wilson's Democracy. Negroes Hold Maas Meeting Following the indiscriminate attacks by the white, the leading colored citizens Heiress Visits City Income $175 Per Day; Miss B. I). Carrol, 24 years old, of Los Angeles, California, the richest single woman of the Bace, with an in come of $175 per day, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank Freer, 57 E. 42nd street. Miss Carrol is not only a woman of wealth, but is very highly educated. She is a graduate of the Boston Con servatory of Music and Iso an alumna of Oberlin College of Fine Arts. A glimpse of her reflects credit upon the curriculum of these institutions. Rich Overnight Miss Carrol is the daughter ot’ Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Carrol of Muskogee, Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. Carrol belong ! to the Creek Freedmen tribe. Each of I the children of this tribe was given 160 ( acres of land by the State of Oklahoma, I in 1912. When the oil boom started in that section, 40 acres of Miss Carrol’s allotment were found to be heavily sat urated with John D’s liniment. She gave them permission to develop the land and the first drilling brought one ot’ the biggest gushers in the history of that section. Shortly afterwards, five more wells were sunk, all of which are nowr producing. She expresses a fondness for sports of all kinds, her favorite out door past times are tennis and horseback riding, j On the most beautiful parkway of Los I Angeles, she can be seen daily, being ad- 1 mired by expert equestrians as an ar tist second to none in this sport. In Chicago All Summer Despite the fact that she has been kept busy receiving telephone messages, dowers, fruits and personal calls from Chicago’s coterie of Beau Brummels, sufficient in number to make Kva Tang nay fret, Miss Carrol modestly says that she has developed.a certain amount of tolerance for the boys, and expects to remain in the city for the summer. Second Ward Council of Defence Given Honorable Discharges Mrs. Elizabeth Lindsay Davis and her Committee of the 2nd Ward Council of Defense have just been awarded their .honorable discharge in the form of a beautiful engraved document from the .National Council of Defence, expressing the hearty appreciation of the Govern ment for the untiring service these earnest women gave during the entire period of the war. They are justly proud of this historic document. held a mass meeting under the auspices of the National Race Congress, at which they pledged themselves to assist the authorities in every possible way to apprehend the alleged criminal and pre vent further trouble. In the meantime, they further resolved to protect their homes, wives and children, if it cost the lives of every Negro in Washington. The action on the part of these doves of peace did not seem to affect very favor ably nor aid materially in checking the onslaught of the blood-thirsty mob. Negroes Buy Ammunition From Baltimore When the fiendish mob which was in toxicated with the idea of lack of resist ance on the part of the colored popula tion, returned to renew' their Monday ..ignt attack they t. * underground railway, the colored people had secured from Baltimore stores and ammunition and weere deployed for bat tle. During which the whites w’ere so badly defeated. It is said that the Secretary of War decided to declare the town under martial law and place ma chine guns in the colored section of the city. Woman Kills Detective One of the most striking features of the determination on the part of the colored citizenry to protect their homes, was brought out by Carry M. Johnson, 17 year old girl, a student of Howard University, who climbed the walls of a tall apartment building, carrying with her, plenty of ammunition, nerve and well-directed aim. The first man to arrest her attention was Harris E. Wil son, a city detective. Without delibera tion, she began immediately to get her range and start firing at will. When the smoke of her rifle had cleared away, the body of Wilson lay pale and cold upon mother earth. It is thought by the best citizens of both races that there will not be a recurrence of yesterday’s program, as the government has decided to declare martial law. Two Women Hold Up Mexican An attempted hold-up by two un known women, at 3003 Dearborn Street, resulted in a free for all melee, in which Andrew A. Costi, a twenty-one year old Mexican was severely wounded. According to the Mexican’s story, two women tried to hold-up another one of his countrymen, to whose rescue 0$ x| came. This attracted the attention . live or six more bystanders who joined the fight during the free for all melee, Costi was rendered a severe blow in the head with a blunt instrument. When the officers arrived on the scene, the crowd had fled. Costi was taken to Provident Hospital in the ambulance, where five stitches were taken in his i head and his other wouiuL? dre|§|ffl Costi says he is a laborer for Mor j Company, Union Stock Yards. I Race Riots in No Norfolk, Va., July 21.—Six were shot (luring a clash betweff and blacks in the Negro sectiot eity tonight. Four of tho woun. Negroes, of whom two are expefl die. The other two wounded arc, j