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a u ■ss^s* AN INDEPENDENT WEEKIY ’ flllU flUi VOL. III. NO- 2.1___CHICAGO, ILL., SATURDAY, JUNE 4th, 1921_ EIGHT PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS 1 Riot Victim’s Widow Wins Suit Agai HURLS WIFE’S LOVER FROM WINDOW Jealous Husband Traces Pair To Flat And Ends Illicit Romance. Jealously which had long smouldered in the breast of Hugh Smith, 3606 Wabash Ave . burst into open flames Thursday and culminated in the tragic death of Archie Bell, aged 34, 3739 Wabash Ave. Love Affair of Long Standing. Death brought an end to a love af fair of long standing between Bell and Mrs. Smith. Hugh Smith, the wronged husband, was not ignorant of the fact that his wife's affection had cooled, but had been unable to definitely dis cover improper relations between his wife and Hell. Thursday, however, he traced his wife to anartmeiit K, 26 H 44th St , where he found her in company with Bell. Forcing his way into the room, he urapoled with the mail who had ruined Ht* hflJHdness. A few minutes later Hell was found a crumpled heap on the pavement below with his skull crushed. Speculation is rife as to whether Hell in the struggle with Smith fell from the window, whether he attempted to <• ape through the window and fell headlong to the ground below or whether he was bod ily hurled from the window to the ground Bell a Musician. Archie Bell was a drummer by pro fession, having once be* n a member of the orchestra at the Monogram Theatre. 35th and State St* 11* was lately engaged at th«- l-.lba Theatre, list St, and Indiana \\r Smith is being held at the 48th St police station pending the coroner’s inquest, June 6. CENSUS SHOWS HOW RACE HAS DESERTED THE SOUTH WASHINGTON. June -1—Compar ative figures issued by the census bur eau show that while our J<ace has in creased in numbers throughout the en tire country, several southern states show an appreciable decrease, notably Tennessee and Missivdppi Our pop ulation in Tennessee for 1920 was fixed at 471,758, a decrease of 10,000 since 1910. Mississippi was shown to have 035, 184, or a decrease of 03,000 since 1910. FARMERS LEAVE CROPS TO JOIN MAN HUNT MEMPHIS, Tenn.. June 4.—-Poor crops ami shortage of the money mar ket mean nothing to Tennessee whites, as was shown by the wholesale farm desertions last week when farmers left their plows standing in the fields to join in the pursuit of George Watkins, a farm hand living northwest of I.ocke, Tenn., who was charged with “insult ing" a white girl. An hour after the alarm was given, an indiscriminate army of would-be lynchers was sweeping through the countryside, armed with hoes, rakes, axes, knives, clubs, shotguns, and pis tols, intent on spilling human blood. At last reports Watkins had been successful in evading the clutches of the mob. LEWIS TO DELIVER ADDRESS AT HOWARD. WASHINGTON, D. C., June 4.—At torney William Henry Lewis, of Bos ton, will deliver the commencement ad dress to the graduating class of Howard University here June 10. Among the features of this year's com mencement will be the presentation by the Howard Players of Percy Mac kaye’s "Canterbury Pilgrims.” 8th REGIMENT IN MEMORIAL PARADE : --——..— .—-„.,J Photo Underwood & Underwood, N. Y. No body of troops marching in the Memorial Day parade received more applause than the battle-scarred “8th.” This picture shows a platoon passing the reviewing stand in Michigan Ave. The platoon commander has just given th ' command, “eyes left/” Fighting Spirit Makes May 30 Memorable Day As if loathe to relinquish the fight ing spirit of our fallen heroes com memorated with appropriate ceremon ies May 30, several Chicagoans en gaged in minor battles during the day. Arthur Wyckotf, 3817 Indiana Ave., opened the hostilities when he tested the resisting qualities of Hudson Whit low's head with a beer bottle. Whit low, who lives at 3800 l.angley Ave., retired from the fray with several lac rrations about the head. The quarrel occurred about remarks alleged to have been made about Mrs. Wyckoff. A harmless house eat was the cause of i bloody misunderstanding between Kdward Marshall and Siminie ! lor bison, of 3747 Langley Ave. Marshall received several slashes about the head and face at the hands of Harbison, with whom it is claimed Marshall was arguing because Harbison kicked the eat. Womankind demonstrated its fight ing -pint when Miss Grace Reed, of 554 I-:. 36th St., tlew to the rescue of Miss Mamie Brown, of the same ad dress, who was receiving a pommeling at the hands of John Young, also liv ing at the 36th St address. Miss Reed used a milk bottle as her weapon of offense. Hospital attendants who arc now earing for Young claim that she should have been in the army. A queer "accident” occurred at 3549 Indiana Ave., apartment 8. Police re ports of the affair state that Miss Carrie Johnson, age 18, was “fooling" with Arthur Pryamus, and was “ac cidentally" stabbed in the shoulder. George Carter, 39, an insurance man, living at 4456 Prairie Ave., suffered two fractured ribs when he was struck by an automobile at 35th St., and Cal umet Ave. William Daniels, 40, 3518 Rhodes Ave.. sustained bruises about the head and shoulders when he was struck by an automobile at 35th and State Sts. Both Carter and Daniels are in the Provident Hospital. MINISTER INDICTED AS MURDERER ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 4.—The Rev. Henry Page, and his brother-in-law, Spencer Jordan, have been indicted here on lirst degree murder charges in connection with the killing of Police man M. J. Finn, Monday, l inn was shot while attempting to seerch the minister and his brother-in-law. 9 O’CLOCK THIS SAT. ENDS THE "BIG VOTES” Competition Getting Keener Race Becoming Faster And Hotter Rivalry of the most intense kind among the candidates who are now hitting their hottest pace before the eloek strikes 0 this Saturday night, in order to get in every possible sub scription on the biggest vote schedule of the campaign, is bringing a whirl wind of action. All the preliminaries are now over— the competition is getting keener as the contestants realize that there aie only three more weeks of the campaign. 1 he YV hip s $.1,5110.00 in prizes will soon he distributed to their various winners and the $1,700.00 Dixie Flyer touring car will lie presented to some "live wire." The lighting spirit dominates—the very air itself is tense with excitement as the closing day of the BIG VOTE period draws nearer which is further emphasized by the fact that the entire campaign comes to a sudden end June -’5th. Time Is Flying. Time is slipping rapidly by and the campaign will all be over before yon realize it. Therefore, there is only one thing to do and that is to take advan tage of every opportunity that presents Itself which will be the means of in creasing your vote standing. Candidates Showing Speed. As one lady expressed it, "Why, I'm just really beginning to get busy and I haven t scratched the surface yet or seen nearly all of my friends who have promised to give me their subscriptions to The Whip." , Another "live wire" hustler said, "Since I’ve found how easy it is to get subscriptions from my friends I am getting more interested all the time and more determined than ever to capture that Dixie Flyer.” Tills will give but a (ninl idea oi tin- dc terminaliuii with which every one is poisessrd these lasl fateful and important days And everyone has their eyes on Saturday night. $25 "Club” Worth 700,000 Votes Between now and Saturday night $25 in longterm subscript ions is worth over 700 1)00 votes. Remember that you don't have to wail until you have collected the entire $25 to vet cH-dlt for the 100,000 EXTRA votes allowed, (Continued on Page 3.) Hangman’s Noose Ends Love “Under Southern Skies” I PARIS, Texas, June 4.—A forbidden j love, of a type that frequently occurs | in the south, but is seldom brought to I light, came to it- untimely end I-riday in the county jail, when Vitgil Samp son was hanged. Sampson was technically charged with criminal assault upon a wejl I known white girl, and sentenced to death, I lie facts surrounding the case gradually leaked out, hut were sup pressed by Southern newspapers and j made known to the public exclusively j through the columns of the Chicago ! Whip. j It is now a well-known fact that ' the "assault oi which Sampson was I barged was nothing more than a love affair between him and the white girl, which was exposed by the girl's brother. Sampson was arrested on the assault charge to “save the family name." At the trial the girl refused to appear and testify against her ill-fated lover. As he went to his death, Sampson made no reference to the charge on which he was hanged. CATCH AGED MURDERER CARRYING WEAPON OF DEATH CAMDEN, Ark., June 4—Henry An derson, who was wanted here for the \ murder of the Rev. Joseph Mitchell in the outskirts of Camden on May 16, was captured at Stephens Wednesday Anderson, who is 73, had heen at large since the commission of the murder. At the time of his arrest he was carry ing the rifle with which he killed the minister. --- AGED JANITOR DRINKS HIMSELF TO DEATH Joseph 1) Alexander, 50, janitor at .1727 Grand Blvd., is dead from alcoh olism, having literally drunk himself I to death, lie was found sitting on the front at -124 E. 57th St„ after drinking all day. After asking the landlady to allow him to lie down aw hile, he was found dead a few minutes later. The coroner allowed the removal of his 1 body to 5512 State St., pending inquest. CITY MUST PAY DAMAGES FOR RIOT DEATH \ Widow Of Man Who Was Lured To Death By Hand bills Secures Verdict. “Go to Work” handbills distributed by zealous Thompsonites during the race riots of 1919 played a large part in winning a $2,300.00 damage suit against the city by Mrs. Ada Dozier, now of Jackson, Miss., but during the riots residing at 3515 Federal St. William Henry Dozier, Mrs. Dozier’s husband, was killed by a mob at the entrance to the stockyards after read ing the handbill and attempting to go to work the next day, according to Atty. A. L. Williams, who read the handbill into the records and alleged that they were the indirect cause of Dozier's death. The verdict was returned by a jury of whites in the Superior court before cases against the city originating in the race riots of July, 1919, to he tried. Ellis Thompson, 6220 Morgan St., was excused from jury service without ex amination, apparently for no other rea son than his color. The city immediately made motion foi a new trial, and was represented by ( k. Lunn and Bert Cron son. both white, assistants to the Corporation Counsel. FEDERAL OFFICER RACKS UP DORSEY’S PEONAGE CHARGES ATLANTA, Ga., June 4.—“The laws of Georgia are violated and defied in cruel treatment of Negroes with a fre quency that warrants inquiry and de mands correction. Hooper Alexander, federal district attorney, declared here tonight in a formal statement on the recent pamphlet, "The Negro in Geor gia," issued by Governor Dorsey. “Negroes have been Killed on the public highways, and their bodies left exposed to the public gaze and though their slayers are known, no action has been taken to hale them before a jury,” was another charge made in the district attorney’s statement. He added that out of 135 specific charges of mis treatment made by Governor Dorsey only one or two have been denied, and continued: “There is at least enough in it to make men consider what has been done and consider it calmly. If these tilings are true they ought to be cor rected. It concerns the honor of all of us to correct them.” WHITE FLORIDA FAR MER GETS SENTENCE FOR PEONAGE PENSACOLA, Fla., June 4.—J. J. Pelham, white, who was convicted of peonage in the United States Court was arraigned for sentence Friday aft er withdrawing his motion for a new trial. He was fined $500 and sentenced to three months’ imprisonment. Pelham was convicted of peonage, having been accused of having men ar rested in other states and withdrawing the charge against them when they were returned to Florida, provided that they agreed to work a certain period for him on his farm. He then ma le them virtual prisoners. STUDIES TOO HARD; LOSES MIND. Mental strain, said to have been in duced by overstudy, caused the com mitment of Olie Meachen, 18 58 E. 50th St., a high school student, to the psychopathic hospital, May 30. 200 ARMED MEN ROUT MAD MOB OF WHITES INTENT ON LYNCHING Protect Jail, Save Accused Man’s Life; Governor Orders Troops To Scene Of Conflict TULSA, OKLA., JUNE 1—Race rioting which broke out last night blazed forth anew this morning and gripped the en tire city. 100 persons are known to be dead, 40 of whom are' white. The list of wounded mounts to over 200, fully half of whom are white. Automobile loads of whites are pouring into the city from all directions, adding to the combatants. Early this morning the whites, outnumbering the defenders two to one, broke thru the barricades around our homes and laid the torch to themJ? 1,500 homes are now in ashes. 7,500 are homeless. MARTIAL LAW DECLARED. At noon, when the death list had reached 75, Gov. Rob ertson declared Martial Law. At 4.00 p. m. the troops had secured partial control of the situation, although firing could still be heard in several parts of the city. t noon. “LYNCHING MUST STOP”—MEDILL McCORMICK In a speech to 2,500 citizens at Trin ity Methodist Episcopal Church, 30th and Prairie Avenue, Senator Medill McCormick brought his audience to their feet by making this affirmative statement against lynching—"Lynching is the greatest evil in America today. It must be stopped. I know 1 have been misrepresented to the colored people by political demagogues who desired to deceive and thereby accomplish sel fish ends, but my deeds will tell the story. I expect a long fight, but I am going to see it through if it takes me ten years or more. I find the election of President Harding a great help as he too, is strongly opposed to this great evil." Other Notables Speak. Senator McCormick's appeal for a square deal seemed to inspire the other political satelites who accompanied him. Ex-Governor Deneen made a brief speech in which he emphasized the necessity of voting the Coalition Ticket for Judges which will appear under the Democratic column. Hon. ]. C. Cannon, the present Revenue Col lector for this district also made a strong denunciation of the wrongs perpretrated against the black people in America. Mr. Cannon received quite an ovation. He has quite a re putation for fairness to all citizens, re gardless of color. Among our local leaders were Col. Franklyn Denison, who introduced Senator McCormick, and Hon. Warren B. Douglas, of the Illinois legislature. RACE TROUBLE NARROWLY AVERTED. HUGO, Okla., June 4.—A race riot was threatened here late last week when two policemen assaulted a man and two women under the pretense of looking for concealed weapons. One of the policemen was seriously wound 'd, his head being crushed with a heavy blunt object. TULSA, OKLA., June 1. — 200 armed men surrounded the jail hero last night and hurled back the on slaught of a howling mob of whites who were attempting to break into the jail for the purpose of lynching a prisoner. Surround Jail. The trouble started when bo.f pre dictions were made that the man would be lynched at sunset. Shortly after, members of our Race began r - rivir r in the vicinity of the jr ,n automobiles, armed with rifles and small machine guns, evidently relics of the World War. Quickly they mobilized around the jail to lend as sistance to the sheriff. Others began patrolling the streets leading to the jail. Word rapidly spread through the city that a conflict was impending. The first firing came shortly after dark when the mob of whites ad vanced on the position accupied by the defenders of the jail. Firing Becomes General The firing then became general with several known casualties on both sides. Two whites are reported killed and one colored but it is de finitely known that several others are dead. Would Invade Residence Section. Angered at their failure to break into the jail, the frenzied mob of whites next planned to invade our re sidence action. This move had been foreseen, however, and our patrols met them on the outskirts of the sec tion and decisively repulsed them. Troops Called Out. Late last night Adjt.-Gen. C. P. Barrett ordered three companies of state militia to assist the police in quelling the mob. At that hour the streets of the city were still under the control of bands of armed fighters. Akron Goes Over. Akron, O., June 4.—Akron was the first city to go over the top in the N. A. A. C. P. membership drive. With an alloted quota of 500 members Akron reports 692. NOTICE TO CANDIDATES The Nomination Blank, the 100 FREE vote coupon and the First Subscription Coupon will be found on page 2 of this iaaue. Turn to page 2 now and send in the Nomination Blank nominating yourself or some friend to participate in the Whip’s $3,500.00 Grand Prize Distribution in which “Everybody Wins”. Save the 100-vote coupons—-soon they will be reduced to a lesser number of votes. " fact NOW more votes are given than at any other time. The Whip office is open every evening until 9 o’clock for the convenience of those who cannot call during the day.