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“Democracy” Safe “WHIP” There’s for the Negro Nothing to It I Vol. 1.—No 13~ = CHICAGO, ILL., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1919 PRICE FIVE CENTS WOUNDED SOLDIERS JIM CROWED IN CHICAGO GRAND JURY INDICTS U. S. EMPLOYE Wounded Soldiers Forced to Eat in Separate Mess Halls The government hospital at 47th and Drexel blvd., has committed itself to a policy of segregation and the re turned veteran soldiers, that have been wounded, gassed and injured are forced to eat at separate tables in the mess halls. . This policy of segregation is based on expediency, the prime motive being . to allay racial friction. The authori ties and the powers that be, appear to be reticent in disclosing just when this policy was adopted. Many complaints have been made to Lieutenant Colonel Patten of the Old Eighth regiment and to the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Poo pie. The complaining heroes that are segregated .also claim that Lieutenant Colonel Cobb, who is in charge at this hospital, has refused to adjust the sit uation or to alleviate the humiliation of the colored soldiers. It is also al leged that the color line is drawn in the reading room and billiard- halls. The situation has aroused the senti IT,en* f many leading citizens that ...ist upon immediate and rigid in vestigation. Husband Shoots Wife On Thursday night Willie (Chuck) Winter, 2809 Cottage Grove avenue, made up hie mind that it was time for his wife to consider things and take him bark. They had been sepa rated for some time. After oiling up his pet shooting iron he sought a conference with his wife. They met at the home of Mrs. John Smith, 2908 Vemon avenue, and after talking over matters for a while they found they could not agree. Winter, seeing that persuasive methods were of no avail, began to use cave man tactics and attempted to take her back by force. Mrs. Winters resisted this and enraged the already mad lover to such an extent that he pulled forth his revolver, according to witnesses, and shot her. The woman was rushed to Provident Hospital, where she later succumbed to her wounds. Winters disappeared after the shoot ing and, according to the police, has not been seen since. Colored Boy Held a» Jewel Thief Frank Johnson, colored, houseboy for Mrs. Thomas C. Musgrave, wife! of Colonel Musgrave, was held to the grand jury under bonds of $1,500. It. is claimed by Mrs. Musgrave that she, had lost a silk dress and many jewels since she employed Johnson. This caused her to watch the boy. Noticing that he acted suspiciously, he was then questioned and searched. A note was found in his pockets addressed to a young woman, telling her that he had a lovely present for her, but she must keep it a secret. The dress and jewels are valued at $1,000. KILL POLICEMAN WHEN HE RAIDS CRAP GAME Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 19.—Sergt. Wade Hull of the Indianapolis police department was shot and killed by a . colored man while raiding a “crap” game at 216 Anderson street shortly before 10 o’clock Wednesday night.. The bullet severed the jugular vein and Hull died a few minutes after the shot was fired. i NAILED TO THE CROSS r RIO JANEIRO POLICE BREAK UP ANARCH. 1ST MEETINGS Rio Janeiro, Sept. 19.—The police have begun an active campaign against anarchists and other radicals who re cently have been growing more active in their agitation and more violent in their speeches. On Monday the entire edition of the radical organ Spartacus was confis cated because it contained an article advocating death for Premier Lloyd George of Great Britain and other vio lent measures. Today the police raided two meetings where violent speech making was in progress and arrested 100 men who defied the order to dis perse. NORRIS SAYS WILSON “SPENT MONEY LIKE DRUNKEN SAILORn Nebraskan Says President Might Have Led Way in Individual Economy. Washington, Sept. 19.—During a side debate on the League of Nations Senator Norris, Republican, of Ne braska charged that President Wilson “spent money like a drunken sailor” in Europe and “cavorting around with the representatives of foreign mon archies.” Individual economy being an effect ive weapon against the high cost of living, Senator Norris declared the President might have led the way. In reply to a question as to what he would have done, Senator Norris replied: "It would not have taken 1,500 people to advise me unless I ex pected to take their advice. I would not have had a ship go in advance of me to receive me when I arrived. I would not have taken the chefs and cooks from the Biltmore Hotel." SHERIDAN OFFICER ATTACKS GIRL Col. H. C. Maddox Condones Action of Kitchen Police Who Slaps Colored Girl. At Fort Sheridan, Aug. 28, Misa Elizabeth Lightfoot was slapped and brutally assaulted by a kitchen police officer. An investigation was made by the Chicago Urban League. Col. H. C. Maddox, a southerner, said that the officer was justified in the assault; also, that being from lynchlund, he knew how to handle "niggers.” Takes White Girls’ Place. The women’s division of the fed eral employment service had been furnishing wtihe girls to wait in the mess rooms at Fort Sheridan. The white girls made general complaints of the ill treatment they received from the southern officers and were consequently withdrawn and the fed eral employment department refused to furnish more white girls. Where upon they called upon the Urban League to furnish colored women to take the place of the whites. The colored girls began work in June and have had trouble ever since. How Climax Wag Reached. According to reports, Miss Eliza beth Lightfoot refused to remove sev eral boxes, weighing, it is said, more than 150 pounds. This angered the kitchen police, who immediately slapped the girl almost insensible and threatened to run all of them from the camp. Urban League Investigates. As soon as charges were filed against the “Hunish” authorities at Sheridan the investigation was begun by Mr. Johnson, who alleged the camp commander boldly defended the primi tive acts of his underling by saying he was justified in his assault and further stating that he was a south COLORED CHAUFFEUR HELD UP BY WHITE PASSENGERS; TAKE CAR AND MONEY — Troy, Ala., Sept. 19.—Hubert Lon- i don, a taxi driver of this place, was held up by three white men in a swamp near here. After tieing him to a tree they drove off in the new car which he was d-iving. The three wuite men drove away in another direction from that which leads to Montgomery. The car which London was driving was the property of S. O. Davis, who immediately left for the scene of the holdup. London's cries attracted the atten tion of pnssing motorists, who went to his relief, untied him and brought him here. Republicans Checking Up on War Cost Washington, Sept. 19. — Congres sional investigations of war expend- j itures now being conducted by house committees cost about $10,000 a month. Clerk I’age of the house today in formed the appropriations committee. One investigator, he said, was paid $50 a day. At the request of Chairman Good, republican, the clerk also reported that during the last four congresses when democrats were in control twenty in quiries cost $288,794. erner who knew how to handle col ored people. Being unable to get any redress here, the charges were filed in Wash ington at the office of the secretary of war. The fort is in need of help. All women have been warned not to ap* NEGRO BABY HOME AND ORPHANAGE PROPOSED Aaaociated Charitiea* Deciaiona Com mittee Adopta Reaolutiona Knoxville, Term., Sept. 19.—Resolu tions providing for a colored baby home and colored day nursery were adopted at a meeting of the decision’s committee and a committee from the executive board of the Associated Charities at headquarters. C. C. Mcnzler, secretary of the state board of charities, called the meeting and should the necessary funds be pledged for the support of these insti tutions they will bo under the super vision of the Associated Charities. REPORTS SHOW SOUTHERN COLORED PEOPLE WAKING UP Washington, Sept. 19.—Clubs organ ized among Negroes in the South by the Department of Agriculture and the state colleges are resulting in cleaner premises, wells and spring houses and cabins, a review of the work issued today by the department declared. The Negroes embrace with eagerness the opportunity offered through clubs to improve conditions of their homes, it was stated. In 1918 1,563 rural Negro women’s clubs were organized with 37,913 members, and 1,962 girls’ clubs were organized with a membership of 50,955. The total Ne gro club membership is 103,377. The negro club women have organ ized 117 co-operative poultry breeding associations and fifty co-operative egg circles are the means by which they obtain a better price for their products. After Four Weeks of Constant Effort Case Reaches the Grand Jury Dr. Tef finer Testifies on Behalf of State After four weeks of persistent ef-| forts on the part of Dr Conin J. Teffiner and other energetic law-abid ing colored citizens, the case of John F. Cunningham and Frank Hoedek was finally put before the county’s special grand jury. Protect in Day, Kill at Night. On Tuesday evening following the riots this policeman and government inspector came down State st. in an auto shooting after every man, woman and child of color. It is said that Cunningham was on duty in the riot zone during the day and persuaded Hoedek to escort him on his campaign of terror through the “Black Belt,” assuring him that he knew the lay out and that they could kill a few colored people and get away with it. Stopped By Hindenburg Line. As soon as Cunningham and Hoe dek began firing some of the emer gency police, together wii.h volunteers from the Hin'uburg line, formed a circle and captu 1 the outlaws. Hoe deck was shot in ti., face. Both were taken to tie Provident hospital, where Hoedek’s wounds were dressed by colored curses, whom he hated only a few minute s previous. Hard to Get Indictment. I>rs. Teffiner and Glover were the attending physicians. When asked by the grand jury to present evidence against white rioters these men went to the state’s attorney’s office several times and their evidence was either pigeon-holed or thrown into the waste basket. From the state’s attorney’s office they went to the head of the police department and were abruptly turned away. The superintendent re fused even to make a note of the facts. Through their vigilance they got in touch with Mr. Bent, secretary to the grand jury, and the evidence was taken yesterday. The result was that these men were both indicted. Chicago Brewers Wafit Dry Law Enforced A committee composed of Thomas and Eugene Keeley, Austin J. Doyle and Attorney Alfred S. Austrian called upon the prosecuting officers of the government and state and insisted that the laws be enforced and that those violating them be put out of business. They complained especially against beer being smuggled into Chicago from Milwaukee and other Wisconsin breweries where they are permitted to make a beverage contained 2% per cent alcohol. “We want this beer smuggling to stop,” said these representatives of the Chicago brewers in conference j with one of the prosecutors. “We want i to comply with the law and want ev I oryone else compelled to do so. We ' have invested large sums in the manu I facture of soft drinks, the so-called | near beers ami beverages containing 1 no alcohol or less than one-half of one ! per cent of alcohol. “But the Wisconsin brewers are run ning beer into Chicago and selling it at big prices. We can’t compete with them and their illicit traffic in this beer and it is hurting our business, a business we want to run in conformity with the law. “We called upon the officials whose duty it is to enforce the laws,” said Mr. Austrian, “and we told them we wanted them enforced in conformity with the decision of the federal court of this district, which forbids sale of Colored Woman Held for Beating White Man Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 19.—In po lice court here this week, Mattie Wright, colored, and J. H. Harwell, white, were turned over to the state after a brief hearing on charges of fight. The fight in question occurred on a West Tampa "Jim Crow" car on Sunday night, Harwell claiming that the woman attacked him. The claim agent of the Tampa Electric Company stated that his investigation of the af fair shows that Harwell was sitting in the second seat from the rear, while the company’s rules require whites to Start filling cars from the front and people of color from the back. The Wright woman, on entering the car, asked Harwell to move into the seats provided for his race. This he refused to do, calling Mattie a vile name. She laid hands on him and he was a badly battered individual when released. After a hearing before Judge John C. White Harwell was released from custody and the woman’s bond placed at $250, the case to be tried at the next term of the county criminal court. In court Harwell presented a much mutilated appearance, the greater part of his face being bandaged as a result of cuts inflicted by the woman. such beer as is being brought in from Wisconsin. If this beer is to be sold here in our territory we want the right to sell it ourselves. Otherwise we want the whole business stopped.” 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. 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