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Make America and ^ It*8 Not in the
“Democracy” Safe “WHIP” There s
for the Negro Nothing to It
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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
Tdl Act* of Whiles Committed |
since his liberation from 240 years of
"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
* ‘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.”
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
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
( 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
^ 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.
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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)
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