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World “Ready” Places Posters to Intimidate colored Property Owners Refuse to Sign Names. Mispresents Governor Lowden’s Comision, Ignores Constitution On Wednesday evening the news was brought to our attention that a mysterious handbill wn glaring from Ihc posts and the conspicuous public ;i1mi*4 * iHM H'l JWml These hand Mils rend that every col ored man in Hyde I’urk must leave and that they were no longer wanted in the districts hy the white*. The circular further stated that colored people must eonfine themselves to the district outlined l.y Governor Lowden’s Commission. That district runs from 20th street to 39th street and south of 39th street to 51st St., east of Wabash ave. This poster was signed "The Colored Housing Committee." Work of the Chicago would he Klu Klus. It was learned shortly afterward that this was the work of a certain organization in Chicago that already has attempted to strike terror in the heart of the colored citizens of Chi cago. This organization has weekly, tri- and bi weekly meetings some Bull Is “Exonerated.” Court Gives Peremptory instruction in Case involving Animal. The suit of J. C. Kincannon, Jr., against Sidney Barham for damat.es becuuse of the death of Eugene Mich aels, a negro, was dismissed by u per emptory instruction to the jury to re turn a verdict in favor of the defend ant yesterday by Judge Capell.' The plaintiff entered suit on the theory that Michaels was gored to death by a bull owned by Barham. The negro’s body was found in a lot in which the bull was kept, the bull at thut time being untied. The night previous, when Michael^ was las^j seen, the bull was tied to a tree with a rope. Much of the testimony tended to show that the bull was not vicious. It had been permitted to wander about a lot through which women frequently passed and had been owned by Barham aince it was a calf. It was butchered soon after the death of Michaels, because it was feared the sight of the body might make a change in the uninuils disposition. The court held that there was not sufficient proof against the bull to warrant a verdict in favor of the plaintiff. Who is the most popular minist;r in Chiago? Contest begins next week. where on 50th St., and their pass word is “Ready”. It is said that the organization is composed of a few ignorant ruttians that have been coached by certain gentleman of" southern persuasion. •' Klu Klux Intentions. These who compose the new order of night riders are desirous of using the method of the old Klu Klux Klan and they plan it is said to use every means1 that they can to intimidate the colored people into leaving their homes and to be branded as cow ards. It alleged that these indivi duals have been masquerading around with their faces blacked but that they have found out that the colored people have no intention of giving up their much coveted, constitutional rights. Colored Citizens Offer Reward. A group of colored property own ers of the District have issued a state ment that they will pay $2,000 for the capture of any of the J£lu Klux Klan. j South Side Business League Organized. Braden Delivers Forceful Speech. One of the most timely meetings that has ever been offered the gen eral public of Chicago was witnessed at Wendell Phillips High S' nool Sun day afternoon Nov. 23 at :30 P. M. The purpose of the meetings was to organize a Colored Men’s Business League on the South Side in particu lar, and throughout the city in gen eral. Kev. W. S. Braaddan, the princi pal speaker of the evening in a very brief and fitting manner explained the matter and the purpose that em bodied the movement. Hon. S. A. T. Watkins installed the newly elected officers and emphasized the points that in order to obtain the success that each one of the race must work for the interests of the race. Miss Antoonette C. Lornes gave enthusiasm to the meeting with a beautifully rendered solo. Mr. David A. McGowan briefly stated the platforms of the league in his characteristic business manner. Mr. McGowan is the right man for the presidency of the league and hiB ' election was heartily endorsed by all of the leaguers. ] Mr. Bindley C. Cyrus made a short and spicy talk on the big idea: THE BIG MEMBERSHIP DRIVF STARTS ON THE 24th OF NOV and will last 10 days. Now is your chance to prove your RACE LOY 1 ALTY. DO NOT WANT EQUALITY Dr. E. C. Morris Defines Negroes Attitude and Babtist Convention “There must be a common ground on which the white man and the ne gro can meet to adjust all differ ences,” said E. C. Morris in an ad dress to the Negro Baptist state con vention yesterday afternoon, in. the Mosaic temple, Ninth street and Broadway, “and failure to do this will prove disastrous to tho whole country. “Away with the nightmare called social equality. The negro is not go ing to invade the white mar.’., home or any other home where is not wanted. He i: perfoctly satisfied with his own social organisations. We, - ■ -- — - - . .■ - when we are forced to pay ftrsf-r Pis fare. We are teaching race loyalty1, love for country ano. flag, love for neighbor? and self,” he said. At the close of the day’s .session fully $12,000 hud been placed on the table for missions and education,,and Dr. E. C. Morris announced that the main drive would be today when it was hoped that the $50,000 mark would be reached. He said that the negroes hud more money than at any time in their history, ar.d were better prepared to help themselves. Rev. I. A. Thomas of Chicago, rep resenting the Budget Committee of the national Baptist convention, ad dressed the convention, speaking in words of praise of the friendly rela tion existing between the races in this section of the country. Dr. S. N. Vaas of Raleigh, N. C., field secretary of the Sunday School Publishing Board of the national Baptist convention, addressed the convention. He served as fiFld sec retary. Colored Man Beats Prohibition Wiggins, Miss. — Louis Brown whose home is on Big Level was ar rested by Sheriff Locke of Wiggins County last Wednesday on a charge of operating a whiskey still. Brown vigorously denied the charge, pro testing as to his temperance. The cose was proved conclusively, how ever, when the sheriff unearthed in a copse of woods near Brows home a full sized still and a lard can. con taining several gallons of the for bidden beverage. Undertaker Dies From Wounds. I ■' - Dallas, Texj—J. P. Gunter, col ored undertaker, 30 years old, 1072J Boll street, died early last night from wounds received in a shooting affray ] yesterday morning at his home. His . wife, Lucile Gunter, was re-arrested following his death and was lodged in the county jail by Deputies Allen Seale and H. A. Hood. E. M. Green, I 52 years old, 1023 Boll street, who was shot in the thigh while trying to , settle the altercation, was reported last night not to be in a serious con dition. Gunter was shot through the stomach, the bullet coming out near I t ie shoulder. Green is the uncle of , the Woman under arrest. ■--—J I HAZEL HARRISON, Piani.t, whose wonderful renditions at Kimball Hall gives her first rank among world’s greatest artists. Hazel Harrison, Pianiste, of the premier rank in he recital at Kim ball Hail Sunday, was accoredd an ovation such as is seldom received by a musician. The recital was at tended by the elite of Chicago. She played an unusually trying program, the most difficult program played in Chicago this season and several numbers seldom atempted by women. All of which she played with the hands of a master musician. The following are excerpts from Chicago papers: The Chicago Herald and Exam iner: i “Her playing is musical, mature and individual.” The Chicago Daily Journal, "She is an artist in position to command attention absolutely, to stand squarely upon her own accom plishments, with no apologies or re servations.” The Chicago Evening American, “An artist of rare intelligence gave able account of herself. Her greatest appeal lies in the sympathy of her tone, her technic is well nigh perfect. But it is her heart that plays. Her fingers are but the obe dient medium. Her touch is espe cially lovely in contabile and her interpretation is always interesting. The IatgC audience plainly under stood that they were in the presence of a real artist.” The Chicago Tribune, “Ten years ago this young pia niste came forward as u child pro digy. Her ability then won com mendation and justfied the predic tion of later success. Yesterday her ulaying showed that the promise of those eariler yeurs had not failed of fulfilment. In all of her selections, she showed technical facility and surety, fine tonal sense and good musicianship were in evidence.” Program Rendered: 1. Bach Busone.Chaconne 2. Chopin. . (Two Nocturnes, op. 48, No. 2 ( op. 15, No. 2 (Scherzo B Minor (.Adelaide 3. Beethoven-Liszt. Liszt.Sonata B Minor 4. Liszt. (At the Spring (Will o’ the wisp (»t. rrancis walkng on the waves Schubert-Liszt.The Trout Liszt.Valse de concert and two motive Lucia an Parisina Miss Harrison has achieved honor an glory for herself and it is a credit able achievement of the race to have a pianiste of her ability in our fold. F. Wight Neuman, the greatest im presario west of New York who has presented the greatest artists of the world including Caruso, F. Bloom field, and the greatest musicians of the world, presented Miss Harrison. Chicago was thrilled by her wonder ful talent and the nice things that have been said prove to us that ge nius will be served. Mr. Neuman will next present such artists and Frede Hernpel, Serge Prokofieff, Fritz Kriesler, Leopold Gowdowsky and Serge Rachmani noff. , To Use College Students As Strikebreakers. Philadelphia.—The University of Pennsylvania has qualified for espe cially large endowments from private individuals by its officials indorsing a plan to enroll students in a strike breaking army, to be used whenever i necessary. Maxey Plans Thanksgiving Surprise to Patrons The many patrons of D. B. Maxey, popular caterer and proprietor of the restaurant at 35th St., who for the past few months has endeared him self to the people of this vicinity by catering and satisfying their desire (Continued on 2.) Southern Senator Declares U. S. Should Hold erma Colonies For Am Believes Race Would Reach Fullest Developement Washington, Nov. 25.—Voluntary emigration of Negroes of this coun try to the former German Colonies In Africa, where they would have a /Treater opportunity ttitm'tn fhiv. coun try but would still remain under the American flag, is believed by Senator Joseph E. France, of Maryland, to be not only a possibility but a prob ability, if the United States will take! those colonies. Educated Ones Would Liltc To Go. Mr. Fiance has prepared a reset vation to the peace treaty, under which the United States would take over the colonies as her one-fifth of the German overseas possesions, which he says, is granted this coun try by the treaty. He would have the former German colonies devel oped under the tutelage of the U. S., and opened up as lands of op portunity for the educated negroes of this country. i ne euuciu.ua negroes, made am bitious by education, but held down more or less in this country, would turn to these African colonies a3 lands where the fullest opportunities for their abilities would be open,” said Senator France. "I think they would desire to go there, as fast as we educated them. In time I think there is no question that all of our Negroes would go there. Vast issues Involved He Says. I “How much consideration have some who will sign the application for a cloture given to the subject of the disposition of the German colo nies?”Mr. France continued. “The Foreign Relations Committee, with practically no word of explanation, has reported favorably reservation No. 14, by the adoption of which the United States would renounce her interest in the vast dominions, title to which Germany renounces the -mincijial Allied and Associated ' po\v rrs, under Articles J9 to 1*37, inclu ns the adoption of tills reservation Should not be taken without full and free discussion, aqd I believf that the masses of the people would un qualifiedly condemn those favoring cloture, if they knew the vastness of ! ee issues involved in this reserva tion. “Germany was a yreac empire, her Colonial possession and her-spheres of influence embracing the area of 1,184,944 square miles, an area ap proximately one half of the total area of the United States, a one-fifth in terest in which is vested in the United •States under Artifile 119. in view ot me ncavy indebtedness of the Allied and associated powers to the United States, if there is to be any renunciation of interest in this vast territory it "should be by them to the United States, rather than by the United States to them, fhis vast territory is located in Asia, Africa and Oceancia, the German Islands possesions alone, particularly those of the equator, being, because of their strategic importance, of a great possible value to the United States, an asset which should not he transferred to a possibly unfriendly power. Opposes Giving Up Interest. "It was stated recently upon Un floor of the House of Represents fives that the gross expenditures by the United States "for the prosecu tion of the war, including loans to the Allies, would total nearly $55,000, 000,000, and in view of this tho Senate would not without due de 1-beration sign away our interests in the German Colonial possessions. VERY LATEST BULLETINS Japan has appropriated $823,000,000 for he> Mammoth Navy. The United States ir much perturbed. 2 Special Trains were used to carry the 87 prisoners of Arkansas riot fame to the Court Rooms. Colored people in Hyde Park are having diti'iculty in plac ing their insurance. It is alleged that colored people are planning a new Mi gration north. The Supreme Life and Casualty Co., have been able to get the major portion of their stock subscribed. The Chicago Business League launched' their Big‘ Mdve ment Sunday last with hearty co-operation. Thru the efforts of the Hon. Adelberf *H. ‘Roberts, the State has opened a branch of the employment bureau on Grand Boulevard and E. 35th St. Hundreds of people have been given first class employment.