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The New Crowds Paper HARMONY * - EDITION The Thinker’s Paper. - The Worker’s Paper. Voi. i.—No. 25~ PRICE FIVE CENTS . FACTS FOR EVERY VOTER. 1 _ This is the Ti me for Hard Thinking and a New Awakening. Present polling strength of the Negro in the Second Ward is 50,000. If every eligible Negro was registered, the ‘black” vote would approximate 75,000. In other words the political strength of the Second Ward resides in the Negro vote if the United States is a representative government. The following questions naturally present themselves to every Negro voter in the Second Ward if he has common sense or can read and understand: 1. What has this numerical strength and political •trength given to the Negro in the Second Ward? 2. Is vice immunity the only political plum that Negro aldermen can secure in the way of patronage? 3. Are appointments to civil offices to Negroes to con tinue to be with the proviso that such appointee are to seal their lips on ail issues involving the race? 4. Has Edward Wright of t ie Corporation counsel’s office ever tried a case in court? Ha: the late George Ellis of the Corporation counsel’s office ever tried a case? Has Edward Wilson, Assistant State’s Attorney ever tried a cass with the exception of Oscar DePriest in connection with vice charges in the Second Ward? 5. Is bam Ettelson more capable than some Negroes in tlic Second Ward far the position of Corporation Counsel? 6. Is George Harding getting full return on the money thi t he spends in Second Ward politics? 7. Will the Harmony scheme of George Harding et al make it impossible for an honest independent candidate to run for an elective office? 8. Can the present political “powers” get Mr. Harding’s l permission to stop the outrages of the Hyde Park and Kenwood f Association? 9. Can Mr. Harding, a large property owner in the South Side assist in reducing high rents? 10. If two thousand dollars can be spent for a “harmony ch:cken dinner” how much can the bosses get from the city for a Branch Library on the South Side? 11. Would the voters of the Second Ward prefer to have open and protected vice to playgrounds and free mil!; stations? 12. Does the average voter want men or monkeys for their spokesmen in representative offices? 13. Is the average voter content with “machine made” men who have promised before election Ward magnates their soul and in seme cases their bodies? 15. Where are the contracts that are due the Second Ward Negro dealers and Negro labor? 16. Is the average voter satisfied to see Civil Service per verted to the patronage system of politicians? 17. Is the Republican Party to be placed before Negro in terests simply because it is the Republican party? 18. Shall the Negro have mere puppets for representa tives instead of intelligent, resoureful and capable men? 19. Shall the Harmony or other “made in Hardingland” 1 cliques forever nominate, select and finance candidates for the Second Ward elective office? 20. Does the Harmony pro gram provide for a Negro Candidate for United Slates Senator? 21. Why does Senator Madden introduce a bill on Jim Crow legislation just before time for re-election? 22. Will Edw. Wright speak in the Committee anylouder than he speaks in the Corporation Counsel’s Office? CURRENT EVENTS. Times are topsy-turvey, sure! Seems the l eague is not a cure, Senute in a wordy mix, Muddled time in polities, Labor troubles newly brewing. Hose and shamrock—welL'-not coo ing! Slant eyed China looking glum, Feels she’s been imposed on some. Sly Japan iiuite satisfied, Shantung claim is not denied. Mexico upon a tear, Bolsheviki everywhere, Living prices skyward .‘leering, Every body pro t'i teer in;: Every one but you and me. Salary stays the same, you see. —Susie M. Best. Challenge Resolution of South Carolina American Legion. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People thru its chairman, Mary White Ovington, has issued a statement challenging a resolution of the American Legion of South Carolina which stated that the Association's activities would tend to cause friction between the races. The statement, which asserts that colored soldiers from South Carolina outnumbred white and that the per centage of illiteracy among the col ored troops was less than among the white, is as follows I am at a loss to understand your posLjiou regarding Jhe jjyrk ^ _u body that lays special stress upon securing due process of law rather than mob violence for Negroes whether they live in the North or the South. Our branches, in what ever states they may operate, voice the sentiment of the educated, law abiding Negroes who have so recently helped America to achieve victory in j the Great War. We note, however, that your resolution condemning our j activities is from “the American Lo Igion of South Carolina representing the white soldier who fought in the i recent war.” We feel that we are right in con sidering also the opinion of the col ored soldiers of South Carolina, who outnumbered the white, particularly, in view of the fact that among the colored there was less illiteracy th n among their white comrades at arms. Very truly yours, Mary White Ovington, Chairman, i White Infects Col ored People with Plague. Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 11.—The most dreaded of all plagues, the bu bonic, is siezing a vital hold in Mem phis. The isolation hospital is filled with infected victims, and under a serum treatment are readily respond ing. Will Johnson of Munn St. and Ike I.owery of Tchoupitoulas St. are the latest plague stricken unfortu j nates. Government Rat Trapper Fir*t Case. A government rat trapper, white, was the first person whose case was j brought to the government's atten tion. He is said to have been con taminated by his contact with rats 1 and other rodents. Great alarm per vaded the city, and it is feared that the contagion will become an epi demic. Many colored people are leaving for Canada and Alaska. PUBLICITY CALLED CURE. New York, Dec. 10.—Publicity | rather than conviction is the best means of curbing the thousands of “get rich quick” schemes that have1 sprung up in the orgy of the post war speculation, according to Huston Thompson, federal trade commis sioner, who addressed the Association of Life Insurance Presidents at to-1 i day’s session of. its annual eonvan-j | tion. Murderer Confesses Boisey Lofe, AI i leged Murd erer Comes f ru. "It was because 1 was not mentally fit and didn't know what 1 was doing” said Boisey Love, who slew his wife ! with an ax recently. Domestic ; troubles and suspected infidelity led I to the* bloody tragedjj. Boisey Love oludgp |he authori ties for-several dayp Aodfing all over i the city before hcAtvcs; fjruddy catt j.Laiatd ^au.~d^tlv.wad 9K1P | has reconciled himself to his fate j and is prepared to allow justice to | take its course. Harness Thieves to Spend Christmas m Jail. il-ZS Imposed on Piifersra. Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 1 i.—'lam, Conley and Oliver Webb were con victed of larceny in Judge Richards’ . Court yesterday and were sentenced j to II months rnd 'J!l days in the i | ' ' County Jail House. Doth pleaded net ; guilty. The Colored men were convicted' of stealing harness front George F. Welch of Second St. Joseph Hall also was convicted and sentenced to .10 days in the chain, gang. It 0 reported that white men witii hlath-tl faces have terrorized the neighborhood, and the Colored men are the vicivins of southern justice. Race Banker Dead. (Special to the Whip.) Atlanta, Ga„ Dec. 10.—E. E. Cater, one of the most prominent col ored business men of Atlanta, Ga., is dead. Mr. Cater has won the re spect ami admiration of all. He was cashier of Atlanta Savings Dank and also owner of a large grocery store. Mr. Cater was a member of the First Congregational Church and prominent in church and fraternal circles. He is mourned by his sons, Dr. C C. Cater, Jr.. Prof. James Tat" Cater, Roscoe Cater. Douglas Cater uml his wife and daughter. Ho had a host of friends who will forever en dear his memory. Protest J‘ Crowing in Congressional Library. The National Association for the \tjvancemerit of Colored People, 70 Fifth Avenue, New York, to-day made public an emphatic protest ! sent to President Wilson against race i segregation ' in the Congressional Li brary in Washington. The protest asserts that colored people have been excluded from the i public restaurant of tjiie Library and that colored employees, have been se gregated in the lunch room. Persian Prophet Declares Terrific Me teor will be Thrown from the Sun, which will Straddle the Hemis pheres, Shaking the World to Pie ces. People Alarmed. Scientists Scoff. ; I It: X. ■ , I ’ \ ■ 1 1/ Mmi .ft, ■» n«£V. Appeal to Georgias Governor for Imme diate Release. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to day made public a telegram to Gov ernor Hugh M. Dorsey of Georgia calling the governor's attention to the lynching of a Negro near Macon, tin., on Sunday night and asking for an investigation of the lynching and the punishment of the lynchers. The telegram, given below, calls atten tion to the fact that this makes the seventy-fourth lynching in the United States since .January first and the twentieth in Georgia. The telegram reads : December 3, 1919. Hon. Hugh M. Dorsey, State Capitol, Atlanta, Georgia. Tiie seventy-fourth lynching in America since January first and the twentieth in Georgia occured near Macon, Georgia, according to press dispatches, on Sunday night a Negro was put to death for wounding a farmer who will recover. As a sign er of the Address to the Nation ap pealing to loyal Americans to stamp out mob violence and disregard of all law and order and as one who has shown himself to be against lynching, may we not appeal to you to use your official and personal powers to investigate this lynching and show lynchers that they cannot murder American citizens with im punity. James Weldon Johnson, Field Secretary NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COL ORED PEOPLE. “We desire most emphatically to protest”, says the letter to President Wilson, “aigainst the policy adopted l.y those in charge of the Congres sional Library of denying to colored employees facilities which should be maintained for the use of all, and to the colored people of Washington and of the country in general the use of the restaurant maintained by federal taxes for the general public”. The letter is signed by .lames Weldon Johnson, Field Secretary of Ithe Association. Watch for Our Special Christmas Edition! visiting in America and studying as tronomical phoenomena through our great observations has predicted the destruction of the world on the evening of Jan. 1, 1920. The prophet claims that a Mountainous meteor ; has been released from the sun and | that it is even now earth bent travel ing through space at an inconceivable | and terrific rate of speed. WILL HIT AMERICA. The great meteor, says the prophet, will straddle the Atlantic Ocean and will destroy the two hemispheres with its fearful momentum. The earth will be swallowed up an the immensity of space and men will cease to be. STARS PREDICT CATASTROPHE Prophet Taminras states that as an astrologist he can interpret star fluttering and the Star Siriis has given reason to cast the omen. The leading astrononius in the western observations have given the ! laugh to the Sooth Sayer and claim that the meteor he spoke of was a joke. They admit however that a J mysterious volatile substance had j been falling into the Pacific Ocean ! off the west coast but they think ! that it was devitalized shooting stars. MANY PEOPLE PRAY. Many people being filled with superstition and ignorance have turn ed listening ears to the master faker and have begun to pray prayers that have been long before discarded. The Sooth Sayer also claims that he can talk with spirits and see things of terrible significance. Americans Drink Less, Smoke More. Losing Taste For Whiskey But Gain ing Cigarette Habit Rapidly. WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—Amer ica is losing its taste for strong drink, but is increasing the cigarette habit. These facts are disclosed by the report of the commissioner of in-' ternal revenue made today, i During the fiscal year, before pro hibition came to the. nation, there was a decrease of 6,189,7337 taxable gallons of distilled beverage removed from bonded warehouses over the previous year. In the past year there were 46,500, 000,000 cigarettes consumed in the United States as compared with 8, 500,000.000 in 1910. The number of cigars was 8,000,000,000, the same as in 1910. Less Liquor Distilled. During the year there were pro duced 98,976,118.3 taxable gallons of distilled spirits, a decrease of 74, 60,355.4 gallons over the previous year. At the close of the fiscal year | when prohibition became effective 'there were 72,358,151.1 gallons re maining in bonded warehouses. The decrease in the use of spirits is at tributed to oncoming prohibition, in creases in taxes and the descreased demand for war purposes. At the close of the fiscal year the number of operating breweries was 669, as compared with 1,092 at the end of preceding year. The Negro a Valuable Asset. Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec.. 5.—Twenty live Negro farmers have united and purchased for $225,000 a three thou sand acre cotton plantation in Missis sippi, says the Manufacturers Record. The Negro is prospering in the South. While the race issue is a serious one, except when misled, the Negroes, as a race, are far more desirable work ers than the vast hore of foreigners who throng many of the eastern and western center's of industrial activity. There are millions of Christian Ne groes in the South. Not all of them may fully live the religion they pro fess, but for that matter neither do the whites, but the great mass of Christian eNgroes can be easily led to do what is right and to co-operate with white Christians in the solving of the whole race issue to the good of both races, and with the race issue thus solved and the South free to a iarge extent from hordes of foreign ers, this section would have a com manding power in the material devel opment of the nation. Many great industries would seek the South be cause of its freedom from labor trou bles . Even now the fact that the Alabama iron and steel district has been almost entirely free from any serious labor difficulties, while the Pittsburgh and Ohio and Chicago dis tricts have been in the throes of a great revolutionary labor movement, is attracting the attention of the whole country. The importance of Christian education for the Negro cannot he over-estimated.