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“Democracy” Safe “WHIP” There s for the Negro Nothing to It V„| , N„ ft = CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, AUGUST 15, 1919 PRICE FIVE CENTS _' ‘ __. — ■■ - — ■— -■ ■ = . . . i L ' ■' ' White and Colored Ministers Join The Whip in Fight Against Segregation The Rev. W. 8. Fleming, in a ser mon »t the Joyce Methodist Episco pal Church, said: 14 When the white ehurch people of this country take the stand that the Negro is a man and must have a man’s treatment, when we not only talk but live the brotherhood of man, then and only then will race riots cease.# 1 Racial hat ft ates back to the slave driver's lash, L M. E. Stewart, pastor of the Quinn Ch» 1 A. M. E. Church, East Twenty fourt nd South Wabash avenue, said in his rmon Sunday, his lubject being race riu The preacher said a race has made jeh progress as the X \criean Negto, ho has, he stated, nmX vapid strides *'* *-es W. Johnson TeDs k%.ii Concerning Recent i •y Tdl Act* of Whiles Committed | since his liberation from 240 years of slavery. "He has not struck at this nation with the hand of an assassin. He only asks the fair minded people of this land for justice, not for sympathy.” “Many massacres have occurred be cause of race hatred and religious bigotry,” said Rev. Ur. T. F. Dornblaser in a sermon Sunday at the Rogers Park Lutheran Church. Using as a subject the massacre of Jews contemplated in the days of Queen Esther, Dr. Dornblaser said: * ‘The effort to segregate the vicious from the virtuous has proved an utter failure. It is the Lord's will that the rich should live beside the poor, to help the poor. In His house the rich and poor are to meet together. His people are the salt of the earth. His plan to save this w'orbl is to mix the good with the bad to leaven the lump.” DULY ROLLERS OBJECT TO CATS WHIliAJ PRAYER Lodi, Cal., Aug. 15.—Because two cats had their tails tied together and then were thrown upon the head of one the members of the Holy Roller r here, members of that organizatioij made complaint to Judge A. If. N,/k morc. The member was praying and the act complained of broke up the meeting. They said they were worried at threats of residents living near to * * clean up the whole church.11 Residents have also appeared before Judge Solkmoro with a request for warrants against members of the sect on charges of dis turbing the peace. Police protection has been promised the meetings until a full investigation of the merits of the conflicting charges is completed. Evanston Black and Whites Mingle Freely at Church Festival Ah evidence that there is no rucinl feeling between the white people and those of color in Evanston, they mixed freely ut a barbecue, which was held for the benefit of the building of a Colored Methodist Church, The entire “1700 block of Emerson Street,” was the scene of the barbecue. Mr. James Witt was the conductor of the festivities. He said, “Build more churches and there will lie fewer riots.” .lumen Weldon Johnson, field secre tary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, after making a scientific investigation, declares thfft there has been for some tin* well directed propaganda in the Bontn which has been partly success ful in establishing in the public mind the idea that there is a direct relation of cause and effect between rape and mob violence against the Negro. Washington Riots as Proof The echoes from the Washington riots are a present illustration of how this propaganda works. The newspapers tavc been filled with “attacks on white tomen ’ ’ as an excuse for mob violence id tno riots, according to the reports of \ajor Pulman, chief of police of Wash ffiu, between June 25 and the out* “uk of the riots, there has been one e of rape and two cases of attempted b, one of the victims of the rapists a colored woman school teacher. ,* ,1 tl/ cases the suspect was in jail. ( tapes Col- red Maideus JllHU ' leKH IMBIOre me rum uairic in tlrf I started, two white men, a ino* rnd eonrluetor on one of the inter lines, after all of the pas sen J abdicated with the cxccp tio 3 colored girls, closed the doors of r and attempted the unpardon tff no on the girls. No white papers publish these facts. At the same I these men are in custody now, I a heavy bail. / 40 following is a statistical report of lynching: Whenever the Negro protosts against lynching, nearly all southern newspapers „ and a great many northern newspapers call upon him to deprecate the crime which leads to lynching. Thc*utbentic statistics on lynching prove the false hood on which this propaganda is based. In the twenty years down to 1903 there wore 1 rZo Negroes lynched in the Southern States. Of that number rape waB assigned as the cause of only 675 cases. In 1,310 cases other causes were assigned. In the past thirty years fifty Negro women have beon lynched. In the past twelve months five Negro women have been lynched. the five-year period, 1914-1918, 264 Negroes were lynched in the United (Continued on Page 10) 4,000 Saloons to Open in Chicago City Expect* Ruth for license* When the President declares the Vnit cd States army demobilized and the country safe for “the high ball hounds,” the license rate for saloons will be the same as it was before the country went dry. The city council at its last session rostored the old fee of $1,000 a year, $83.33 a month, or $2.74 a day. It is estimated that when the lid is torn off 4,000 saloons will reopen in Chicago, and that the revenue de rived from them will amount to moro than ono million dollars before Na tional prohibition becomes effective Jan uary 16, 1820. APOLOGIES IN ORDER Colored IV* "sicians Form *' *' nal Organization Construct!vo Work to Bo Started At the Wabash Avenue Y. M. C. A. on July 29th to 31st, a meeting was held by the leading Colored Musicians from Oil parts of the United States of America, at which a national association was *orme<J. • At the same time the first annuo) meeting of the organization was held, with a representation from the following states: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Michigan, Pennsylvania^North Carolina, New York, Missouri, Kansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Dele ware and the District of Columbia. Splendid reports and suggestions were given toward a definite and construc tive working basis for the association and great hopes for the year's work. Departments on Employment, History, Music Festivals, Education, Economics, Summer Music. Schools, etc., were estab lished, also a scholarship fund. Miss Marian Anderson will be the first bene ficiary. The following officers were elected. President, Henry L. Grant, Washington, D. O.; Vice-President, Nora Douglas Holt, Chicago, 111.; Treasurer, Deacon Johnson, New York City; Secretary, Alice Carter Simmons, Tuskogee In stitute, Ala.; Board of Directors, II. B. P. Johnson, Nashville, Tenn.; Clarence Cameron White, Boston, Mass.; Kemper Harreld, Atlanta, Ga.; Carl Diton, Phila delphia, Pa.; and Theodore Taylor, Chi cago, 111. T OH BIS: ION SHOWN PRINCE State Department Wire* Regret* Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 15.—Gen. ,11. II. Hopakyan, consul general for Persia at New' York, announced that the state department at Washington had assured him that it would investigate i the aetion of the National Democratic Club of New York in restricting its rooms to Prince Dednjazinatch of Abys sinia. The state department connected with | the Prince on board his home-bound ves i sel, and expressed the regret of the United States Government that ho had met with any discourtesies while in this country. Casualties in Washing ton Race Riots Washington, D. C., Aug. 15.—The lat est report of the race riots here show that sixty-two white people and two col ored people w'erc killed, and sixty white and nine colored were wounded. Num bered among the dead are detectives, policemen, marines, soldiers and civil ians. The Whip Makes An other Scoop The Whip always on the lookout for the best in everything, was very for tunate in securing the services of Jim Vance as baseball writer. Jim knows more about baseball in one minute than all of tho socalled baseball experts put together. Watch his column every week for real dope of tho diamond. He has picked the winner of tho world series ever since tho first one. He can tell you who is going to pitch any game from new until the end of the season, provid ing the named pitchers have no mishaps. Anything you want to know about close plays or decisions you thought were wrong ask Jim. Address all questions to baseball editor. Bo sure to read “On the baseball trail” every week for real live sport. Wasliingto ■tug. 15.—Republican clerks in the olli.e of the Secretary of the Senate protested when J. Silas Harris, a negro, was appointed to succeed Martin J. Gallagher, a Democrat, who had been a member of tho clerical staff for six years. Assistant Secretary Henry Rose joinod the objectors and was sub sequently reprimanded by inembors of the Republican patronage committee and reminded that his action might give offense to black voters. Harris got his position through the influence of Senator Spencer, of Mis souri. Harris was formerly editor of a negro weekly newspaper and at one time was a teacher in a negro school in Kansas City. It is understood that Senator Spencer obtained the appoint Trial vif Camp Grant - - • *-1 . ad» - Col. Vaunf to Raturn to Xenia Rockford, 111., Aug. 15—The trial of the fourteen Colored men at Camp Grant, which lasted five months, end ed Monday morning. They were charg ed with assault on a woman of Bloom ington, Illinois, on the hanks of tho Rock River, which flows around tho cantonment. The military tribunal signed the formal findings and sent them to Washington for final review by President Wilson. Colonel Young, ranking Colored officer of the United States Army and presi dent of the tribunal, will soon depart for Xenia, Ohio, where ho will once more take up the duties as the head of Wilberforee College. Colonel Young, who hail been retired on account of disability, was recalled to active ser vice at the outbreak of the war. He b credited with being a finished mili tary man. DRINKS PERFUME; THEN GIRL GOES ON HUGGING BEE Venice, Ca., Aug. 15.—Beware tho “lily of the valley iag.” Lillian El Felt of San Francisco tried it—it’s made of perfume—and is in jail, charged with hugging all the men she mot. _ j Republican Clerks Oppose Negro in Senate Trouble Started by Southern Democrat — Patronage Com* mittee Rebukes Them mont for Harris to quiet criticisms and complaints among Missouri negroes who charge that they have been ignored by Republican leaders in their state. Martin J. Gallagher is a resident of St. Louis. Ilia dismissal from the secretarial staff of the Senate, it is admitted, was not for want of ability or experience, but simply to make room for a negro to whom Senator Spencer owed a political debt. Assistant Secre tary Bose and most of tho clorks who objected to Gallagher’s remval are Re publicans. They resented the displace ment of a capable and faithful white em ploye to create a vacancy for a negro politician who had nothino to recommend him but his usefulness to Senator Spen cer and other Missouri Republicans. ■ Hundreds To File Suits For Loses Sustained During * Recent Riots The Joint Emergency Committee, com posed of representatives of tho Urban League, the Ministers-Soeial Workers Citizens Conference, Y. M. C. A., the Cook County Bar Association and the National Association for the Advance ment of Colored People, urge all persons who suffered the loss of any real or per sonal property during the rioting through the depredations of mobs to im mediately make a full report, if they have not already done so; to the tem porary headquarters of the committee at Olivet Baptist Church, Thirty-first | and South Park avenue. The laws of the I State of Illinois provide that whenever any “building or other real or personal property . . . shall be destroyed in consequence of any mob or riot com posed of twelve or more persons, the city shall be liable . . . for three 1 fourths of the damages sustained.** The * law also provides that no damages shall be allowed unless a notice of the claim is filed within thirty days after the dam age or loss occurs. The Joint Emer gency Committee therefore urges that any person or persons who suffered any loss of property, whether of buildings destroyed, places of business or homes destroyed or damaged, household goods damaged or destroyed, or, in short, any f'loss whatever, shall immediately call at Olive Church and present the facts regarding such loss so that the claim for damage may be filed within the pre scribed time limit. If you fail to do this until after thirty days have expired, no chance of securing any damages will exist. All of the necessary details must be given—a detailed list of articles destroyed, a fair valuation of each, all facts regarding the persons doi^g tha 'dirinage, the eWiberof perboaa <e»pw» ■ ing the mob that did ; damage, and all other circumstances affecting the case. No charge is made for filing such claims and two lawyers are in the office from i) A. M. to fi P. M. to prepare them for claimants. DINING GAR GREF CAUGHT ^ tttimons' Had Enough Food to Keep Family a Week George Thompson, Chef cook, was ar rested by patrolman James Gallagher of the Grand Crossing station. Thompson was taken into tow by Gallagher because there were suspicious looking knots all over his body. When taken to the police station, these protuberances were found to be food enough to feed a family. There was rib roast (choice), dressed chicken, mushrooms, baked beans, cof fee, bacon and butter. George confessed that he had taken all of the above in order to help reduce the high cost of living. - f Surgeon Sews Up Wound in Boy’s Heart (Special to the Whip!) Charlotte, N. C., Aug. 15.—Taking stitches between beats of the heart, two local surgeons sewed up a serious stab wound in the heart of a Colored boy, Robert Long. The boy is already on the road to recovery. Long was stabbed by another small boy while imitating a play they had seen in a local theater. The Joint Emergency Committee came into being to handle as far as possible the critical situation arising out of the rioting. It has been holding meeting* daily for the past two weeks. Realizing that if each organization attempted to handle problems arising and being pre sented to each, there would be much waste time, energy and money through duplication of efforts, the five orgauiza tionse decided that only through com plete co-ordination of efforts could the situation be handled successfully. Prof. Robert E. Park of Chicago University, representing the Urban League, is chair an, and Dr. Charles E. Bentley of the N. A. A. C. P. is secretary. Rev. L. K. Williams represents the Ministers Social Workers-Citizens Conference. Mr. George R. Arthur the Y. M. C. A. and Mr. Porter the Cook County Bar Association. A most encouraging feature has been the hearty co-operation of all the agencies represented. Upon the formation of the committee, the Cook County Bar Asso ciation immediately offered the services of their legal talent “without hope of compensation” and this promise has been kept, resulting in the immediate handling of many cases. The Mimstcrs (Continued on Page 8) I SUBSCRIBE TODAY Cut Out the Coupon Below—Send Money Order or Stamps The Whip is the only colored paper you can rely upon for clean, wholesome news. It knows no compromise with justice. It is the only paper that presents wit! ut reserve the cause of the new Negro. It gives you , e facts without fear of conse quence. 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