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Make America and K It's Not in the
“Democracy” Safe “WHIP” There's
for the Negro Nothing to It
V . , K. Q CHICAGO, *t 6:3U I M. 21, 1919 PRICE FIVE CENTS
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To Defeat Colored Candidates
in 14th Ward
Fusion between the republicans and
democrats, either openly or tacitly, is
said to have been practically decided on
in certain districts in the matter of se
lecting delegates to the constitutional
convention. Several cases arc reported
where the republicans and democrats arc
reported as trying to get together, avoid
partisanship and secure the election of
representative delegates who will make
a common sense basic law.
all of the men who plan to go to
^ the conveifttow arc in the list of primary
candidates, it is said, and the democratic
county committee in particular is ex
pected to make several changes follow
ing tho party selections, by inducing
nominees to withdraw and leave vacua
cies to bo filled by the district commit
tees. Tn the 15th district, for instance,
which is tho home of Denis J. Egan,
bailiff of the Municipal court, it is un
derotood thftt one of the men to be non
inated by the democrats wft 1 give way
to Kgan. John F. O’Malley, in tho 21st
district, also is said to be planning to
substitute for one of the men named ut
the primaries.
Little Heed to Party Lines.
There probably never has been an elec
j don,where so little attention lias boon
paid to party indorsements as the pres
ent one. It is possible that the organi
zation will get busy next week and give
their approval to certain candidates,
though it is known that in a number of
cases it will be a ease of hands off on
tho part of tho organizations. This is
particularly true with the republicans of
the 19th district, which is considered the
strongest democratic division in the city,
temocratic leaders being unable to un
••stand why the republicans should
make such a scramble for nominations
which tho democrats believe to be mere
honors. Tho Thompson forces in this
district are said to be badly split.
The republicans in the 21st district,
particularly in the 14th ward, are at sea
regarding indorsements. The city hall
has one avowed candidate, Charles S.
Rasmussen, employed in the corporation
• •nsel’s oflice. <»eorge l.ohman, deputy
r collector, also considered an admin
at ion man, is supposed to have the
ward indorsement, but when it
,es to asking tho 14th ward Thompson
leaders to support both Lohinan and
Rasmussen, the response is said to be
somewhat chilly.
rour colored petitions.
This is due, it is believed, to the fact
that four colored voters of the ward
have tiled republican petitions, and the
Thompson leaders do not wish to disturb
present friendly relations with the col
ored vote by throwing their entire
strength to two white candidates. The
influx of Negroes to the 14th ward has
been a steady movement, it is said, al
though this is the first time the colored
voters have thought themselves strong
enough in tho district to make such a
general effort to capture an office.
Tho republican factions tire said to
have come to a general agreement all
over tho city in the matter of supporting
candidates, tho districts being recog
nized according to their representation
in the county committee. There are
several rough spots for the republicans
to iron out, such as tho 31st district, a
Brundago stronghold. The Brunduge or
ganization has two candidates, Edward
8. Day of the 25th ward and William II.
Beckman of the 23d ward. The Thomp
sonites have picked Eugene H. Dupee,
attorney for the board of local improve
ments, and want to make a deal for Du
pee and Beckman, both in the same
ward. The 25th ward Brundfige men
refuse to listen to this and are demand
ing support for Day.
William D. Taylor, who directed the
last three Mary Pickfora pictures on her
Artcraft contract and then enlisted in
the British Army has returned to Holly
wood after nearly a year’s absence.
Adopts Constructive Program
R. R. Morton Elected
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 10.—The Na
tional Negro Business League held its
twentieth annual convention in this city
on August 13, 14 and 15, under the
auspices of tho local league, of which
Aaron E. Malone, head of the wonderful
and thriving Poro enterprise, is presi
dent. Promptly at. 10 o'clock on the
morning of tho 13th the session was
called to order by Mr. Malone, and after
a most suitable and fitting address of
welcome in which he told of the wonder
ful organization that had been built up
in St. Louis through the enterprising
effort and persistence of a few business
men, ho introduced the national presi
dent, J. C. Napier, of Nashville, Term.
Addresses of welcome were then made
for tho city by Mayor Kiel, for tho
Chamber of Commerce by Mr. Carl Baer,
and by a representative from the Bu
reau of Publicity, the official city host.
Many Delegates and Friends Present
The eity was crowded almost to ca
pacity by the attendance of over two
thousand delegates and friends from,
twenty-six states and representing ever/
line of activity in the ugrieulturai/in
j_t-is.1_j _i ,..,,,1,1 /’v
magnates, department store heads, col
lege presidents, and indeed men from all
walks of life, all teeming with activity
uimi uemuii'iiiiK uy mni c*ci»
act a now ami progressive order of
things. They seemed to realize that the
time had come when the National Negro
Business league must cither become a
more virile organization, acting as a
valuable stimulant to Negro business
or it must die from useijssness. Among
l the prominent people who have been
identified with the league during its
twenty years of existence ami who were
present wore the following: .1. C. Na
pier, president; Perry Howard, of Mis
sissippi; Chas. Banks, of that entirely
colored community, Mound Bayou, Miss.;
I)r. It. It. Moton, Emmet J. .Scott, Mon
roc N. Works, Tuskegcc; Chas. It. An
derson, Florida; T, .1. Elliot, Oklahoma;
Chas. Stewart, Col. Marshall and Mr.
and Mrs. It. K. Abbott, Chicago; Col.
Otis P. Dum an, Springfield; Editor Knox
and E. II. Stewart, Indiana; Hev. Boyd,
Nashville; It. E. Jones, editor of the
Southwestern Advocate, New Orleans;
Mrs. Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee;
Mrs. A. P. Randolph, of the Messenger,
New York City; Mrs. Dora Cole Norman,
New York City, and many others promi
nent in the business life of their several
President Napier Assails President
in liis annual address, President Na
pier was very outspolt »i in his criticism
of President Wilson for his failure to
make any pronouncement against mob
violence and his refusal to tako any
stops whatever to eliminate the spirit of
lawlessness which is permeating the
country. He scored the President for
having seen cause to condemn lynching
when a white man was attacked, while
he has maintained a rather singular
silence in the fact of all tho barbarouB
attacks made upon colored men. Ho
called upon Woodrow Wilson to show
himself President ot' all of the people
instead of one group. Referring to tho
Washington and Chicago riots ho char
acterised mob violence ns the institution
of the white man, and said it is fos
tered and maintained bv him. and when
the white man sees fit he can wipe it olt
the map without the semblance of blood
shed. The president’s speech was full
of virility and sincerity and elicited
much applause from an audience of
nearly three thousand persons.
Outlines New Platform
It remained, however, for Emmet J.
Scott, secretary of the league and at
present secretary-treasurer of Howard
University, to outline the plans for the
future activities of the league and the
new day which is in store. He began
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Ha* No Plan* or Policie* Worth
Consideration, Say* Southern
New Orleans, La., Aug. 21.—The
Times Picayune, one of the largest pub
lications in the south, in an editorial en
titled “Criticism from tho South,”
made an open, uncompromising attack
, upon the Chicago Tribune, denouncing
it as illogical, irresponsible and without
The editorial reads as follows:
Tho Chicago Tribune, having helped
to stir up tho race trouble in that city,
now veers around and protests against
what it styles “criticism from the
South.” That it has been virulent for
years in its abuse of this section, irre
sponsible, illogical and without truth,
has long been recognized not only by
tho people of this section, but by many
of its own people, and it has been com
pelled to come forth from time to time
with explanations and modifications.
The Tiincs-Picayune has received fre
quent clippings from the Tribune about
the South with suggestions that we call
attention to ihe falsities or absurdities;
but we have long since reached the con
clusion that nothing is to be gained by
thita The Tribune does not want to be
set right. Its prejudice, animosities and
bitterness are so deep seated as to ren
der it a waste of time to discuss ques
tions affecting tho South with a man
made mad by Home personal grievance or
self-interest. Wo have felt, too, that the
very radicalism of tho Tribune suf
ficiently answered its own articles of
abuse as to undo much of the harm they
sought to attain.
The Tribune has seen lately that its
policy of hate was stirring up troubles
and riots that have lately disgraced Chi
cago and cost it heavily, and it has
taken to issuing warnings on the sub
ject, but it has boon noted that it has no
plan or policy worth a moment’s consid
eration looking to ending the deplorable
conditions that it had helped to create
in the “Windy City.” It has been sing
ing a different tunc since the riots and
advocates a policy of segregation of the
traces which the South has found the
best way of preventing friction and race
troubles. It has, indeed, gone as far as
to say that “this is a white mau’s
It is unusual that a compuny could
lose scads of money with a star, presum
ably because of too much salary and
then have a half dozen companies offer
the same star even more money,\hnow
Kansas City, Aug. 21.—1£. P. Ewing,
a Negro, and former Kaw Valley “Po
tato King’’ is now promoting with L.
If. Miles a colonization scheme to soli
30,000 acres of Arkansas land to
Negroes. Mr. Ewing has been a social
worker among his people in Greater
Kansas City and has the backing of
Phil. Toll, tho lumber king, in his new
est enterprise.
Ewing is a man of ambition, visions
and stamina, who sees a future for the
black man if he can only be educated
along the right lines, lfe at one time
had more than 1,000 acres of potatoes
in the Kaw Valley and in 1896 shipped
206 car loads of potatoes, tho produc
tion from his farm which is twenty miles
west of Kansas City.
Ho worked five years trying to stamp
out the vice among tho negroes of Kan
sas City. His work along these lines
was also a success, as no succeeded In
closing some of the worst places of vice
in the city.
Ho has plans for the future that look
as well as those of his work in the
past. “I want the Negro to go back
to the farm,’’ he says, “for I know if
I can get him away from the vice of
tho City and to understand tho advan
tages of n country lifo that I will have
done him a good deed and started him on
the upward climb.’’
It is his plan to split the 33,000 acres
of cleared and timbered land in the
Yell and Perry valleys of Arkansas in
to tracts of 40 to 100 acres, and sell
these tracts to Negroes, only at prices
varying from $10 to $25 an acre.
Ho will erect a school of native hewed
logs in which to teach the Negro bet
tor agricultural methods in order that
they may make successful farmers.
None of the land which Mr. Ewing
has is more than three miles from the
railroad and is said to be very produc
Tho timber on the land, if cut and
marketed, will pay for the land. Mr.
Ewing figures that if he can make the
Negro see the opportunity that all of
tho land will be disposed of by Decem
ber. Ho will not try to get the Kansas
City Negroes to take up this land as
he declares they are Kansas City
spoiled and could not bo easily induced
to give up tho bright lights.
“If I could just pound into the
Negro’s head tho difference between
racial distinction and prejudice, I
would linvo overeome a mountain,’’
says Mf, Ewing. With plenty of en
thusiasm bo is tackling a big job for
, the betterment of the race.
Courts to Act to Avoid Trouble
Oakland, Cal., Aug. 21.—What is
easily described as one of the most
primitive, brutal and cowardly crimes in
u supposed civilized community was the
cowardly attack by white hoodlums
upon Mr. William Harris, wife and j
daughter, who reside at 617 Jackson
street, a so called exclusive residential
section of Oakland, Cal.
Harris Wealthy Citizen.
Mr. Harris is one of the wealthiest
colored men in this section of the coun
try. He owns valuable real estate in the
heart of the city. His daughter is a
student at the University of California
and is said to be one of the most pop
ular and brilliant matriculants.
Mob Attack* Twice.
The mob, it is said, made first an at
tack upon Mr. Harris, who was not re
luctant about defending himself and his
home. Their efforts to frighten Mr. Har
ris proving u failure, the savages feared
to return in person. With the financial
aid of certain white real estate sharks,
it is alleged they hired some of the lower
element of white women to attack Mrs.
and Miss Harris.
Women Beaten.
In making a complaint in his request
for a warrant, Mr. Harris stated that
these women, without ceremony or prov
ocation, came to his home, called his
wife and daughter to the door and by a
preponderance of numbers succeeded in
giving them a severe beating. If the
courts fail to prosecute the offenders it
is reported that serious trouble will fol
White Men Arrested for
Fires in Riot Zones
A number of young whites betweon
the ages of 17 anil 20 are being sought by
tho police for being responsible for the
tires during the recent riots. Many have
already been taken into custody.
Fugitive warrants have been issued
for those who might leave town before
they can be located.
These mobs of young hoodlums took
advantage of the excitement during the
riots and set fire to homes and pilfered
the belongings to furnish their club
Ministers and others are eenguring
the authorities for failing to gather suf
ficient evidenee against whites and
blacks who have been arraigned before
Judge Crowe.
‘Club on Wheel*” Celebrate* 25th
Anniversary of Alfred Long
New Orleans, Aug. 21.-—Alfred Long
was the guest of the “Club on Wheels.”
This club is the only one of its kind in
America. Mr. Long has been in charge
of the club rooms, which are a specially
arranged car, “Beauvoir,” since the in
stitution was formed. Tho ear iB char
tered from the Louisville & Nashville
Railroad by men who have offices in
tho city and summer homes on the gulf
coast. The members are all daily cus
tomers, and in congenial surroundings
enjoy all the conveniences of a first-class
club in the unique conveyance.
Long has been u great aid in making
tho club car both popular and famous.
Tuesday was his twenty-fifth birthday,
so the appreciative members prepared a
surprise for him. Long prepared the car
as usual for his guests and was waiting
to give the service as beforu when the
commuters arrived. To his surprise
they came in and requested him to doll
liis uniform and got into his streof
clothes!' The' fait!:™,porter though,
that this was a summary
when lo and behold, he was thrust p'*
the comfortable cushions of a reel’ pt
chair and showered with gifts.
A prominent banker of the Ore-1’®
City administered to his wuiitsf_
other rulers of the southern motr/polis’
wealth entertained him in various ways.
Long, who at tho time was non plussed,
finally found himself and stammered out
a few- words of thanks. The town is
still talking of this event which was
staged in the heart of the south.
15th New York to Have
New York, Aug. 21.—Action on the
part of the Board of Estimate in the
matter of an armory for the Fifteenth
New York Regiment can bo expected
in the early fall. This was forecasted
by Acting Controller Ilahlo yesterday.
Controller Halilo stated that there
were a number of offers received by
his office for property located between
134th and 142d streets, between Eighth
avenue and Lenox avenue, but that all
offers so far were considered exorbi
“Our claim has already brought
about considerable reductions.’’ Hahlo
continued, “but not enough to satisfy
us yet. It is reasonable to assume, how
ever, that the matter will be beforo the
Board of Estimate for final settlement
in the early fall.”
The Seated Soldier—Yes, Mum; a red
chevron means a man’s married, and
each blue one means a kid.
The Old Lady—(suddenly realizing
that the soldier standing up wears three
blue chevrons, but no red): Oh, you
wicked man You ought to be ashamed
of yourself!
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Memphis, Term., Aug. 21.—(Special
to The Whip.)—Southern farmers and
captains of industry at a special meet
ing planned a campaign to break the
Mason and Dixon Line and invade the
frigid climes of the northern states to
induce Colored laborers to return to the
land of the “silver fleece” and “judge
Bar Northern Blacks
One of the ungainly palofaced ex
ploiters drew a pandemonious applause
from the audience when the arose and
stated that all gladiators that are to be
actively engaged in replenishing the de
pleted southern labor ranks “should
take special precautions to bar all north
ern ' niggers, ’ because the South could
not waste its valuable time in preparing
necktie pnrtie *”X
Before \h-y Han<Uc Strik#!’- ■
journed, a ieial method on strikes?”
owns vak
succoo permit peaceful picketing, but
infhbit yelling and singing, such as you
thtsribe in Buffalo and New York,” the
iief explained. “No striker can put his
(■and on any worker. We even accom
pany workers on the street ears to and
from employment.
“Any policeman who joins a labor
union will be discharged. That ques
tion was settled hero two years ago.’'
While Chicago has had seven bank
. this year, Philadelphia kv-it-ik .
" <«, --.-.AH’ i
from Chicago or ‘'pin,-) -p-v .
to our place if we can get abut*.. r»» ne
groes, particularly negroes who have
gone from Mississippi, Arkansas and
Tennessee,’’ said A. C. Lange, vice pres
ident ami general manager of the Chi
cago Mill and Lumber company, which
owns more than 70,000 acres of timber
I and agricultural lands in northeastern
Arkansas. “I think it is safe to say
that every southern negro in the north
would be brought back without expense
to him if southern farmers and planta
tion owners knew where and how to get
in touch with the southern-bom. We
don’t waut and will not have northern
negroes. ’ ’
Village Board Urged to Set Aside
a District
E. II. Mumlt, real estate dealer, Oak.
Park, suggested in a letter to George V”
Pyott, president of the village board,
that a zone be established where Negroes
would be allowed to live.
More than 300 colored people sought
rofuge in Oak Park during the rioting
in Chicago and arc living with friends
and relatives.
In his missive, Mr. Mundt pointed out
that the colored people had been instru
mental in bringing the war to a suc
cessful close and pleaded that they bo
given homes in Oak Park.
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