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Council Passes Whip Anti-Ku Klux Resolution
“A. PAPER WITH A POLICY” S/Ije WfrP _ AN INDEPENDENT WEEKCf VOL. III. —NO. MCHICAGO, ILL., SATURD/jV, SEPTF.A\BER 24th, 1921EIGHT PAPESPRICE FIVE CENTS AMTS MURDER AT FUNERAL OF Police Reluctant To Believe Confession Of Crazed Man, Held For Investigation Above the piercing -bricks and wails of the followers of the Kev. J F. S. Mart, who had gathered around the bier at the funeral of tin ir murdered pastor, rose the voice of John Kllerby. 411J Federal St., at the murdered minister's funeral at Institutional Church, Monday. Funeral Thrown Into Pandemonium As the funeral -i rviccs pro*'ceded. F.H«*rby jumped to hi- f« t shouting: "1 killed Profr -or Hart, (rod forg:vr nir.” Pandemonium reigned, the funeral was thrown into a panic. • Kllerby amid shouts and scream * i frenzy. iuad»* his confession. ICllcrby Thought Demented Fllrrby. who live*, it til* home of Mrs. Pearl Wi lls, had told In r laugh ter on Sunday * Tomorrow >»»u will know who killed Professor Hart." Hi has appeared to be under some great mental strain since tin murder, and ha* often been heard muttering to him elf Following his confession In wa taken from the cJmr* h a’ing and screaming aloud The funeral con tinued. Police authorities refiisi to uk« In confession seriously anj believe that he is insane. KHerhy is a stockyard- worker. Killed by "Sick" Bandit The Rev. Mr. Hart, who was known .is .t faith healer, was murdered in hi1 home Monday of4la-t v -• !>. .t h.c dit who came for treatment and posed as a *‘sick,,tnau. Filer by is being held l^y tiie police ivr investigation. SOUTHERNERS RETALIATE AT KU KLUX EXPOSURES ATLANTA, La.. Sept J4 South ern sympathizers ami members of the Kti Klux Klan, thoroughly aroused over the exposures of the Ku Klux Klan now appearing in newspapers throughout the country. art starting! a campaign of reprisal. Councilman Walter A. Sims ot the city council here has introduced a resolution calling for investigation of the Knights of Columbus He also introduced an ordinance forbidding inter-rac ial worship in the j eit\ of Atlanta. If the resolution is passed white preacher'- and evange lists will b< prohibited from preaching to colored audiences. Mixed audi en< es w ill also be prohibited in churches ami at college and school re ligious ceremonies. WOMAN DOCTOR AWARDED FRENCH MEOAL NEWPORT, K. 1.. Sci.t, J4.—The Reconnaissance Fmneoise. a bronze medal; has been awarded by the French Gov eminent to Ur. Harriet A. Riee, for her service in French military hosiii ■ lals during the war The medal reached j her today through the French cmlia -y ! at Washington. She is a gradual, of Wellesley College and of the Woman’s Medical College in New York. HOLD THREE IN RAPE OF MARRIED WOMAN . Three people are being held in con nection with the rape of Mr- Clarissa Johnson, age 17, 2109 State St. The assault was comrtiitted Sept. 13 at 56 E. 31st St. Mrs. Johnson charges George Porter, who lives at the 31st street address. Louise and Boysic Brown, living at the satlie ad dress, are also held in connection with the crime. ORDERED BACK TO GEORGIA! ----- The Chicago Whip’s resolution, introduced in Council by Alderman R. R. Jackson, officially notified the Ku Klux Klan with all of its Kleagles, Goblins and Wizards, that Chicago is no place for it, and it had better get back to Georgia where it came from. This picture is a scene of a Ku Klux initiation at Stone M ountain, near Atlanta, Ga. MINERS RIOTAS GIRL SRDOT5 DOWN INTRUDER CHATTANOOGA. I cun.. Sept. J4 Two hundred whit- miners Ik k ig' d the cabin of Henry C lipper it Mont Lake. JO miles from lure, ami at tempted to wipe out his family last Thursday. Clipper, who was barricaded in the house with his wife and daughter** successfully held off tlu mob until he was rescued by a detail of deputies i from Chattanooga Between fifty and seventy-five other families had fled from the scene leav ing Clipper alone to tight the mob. Trouble broke out following the shooting of a white girl by Jewell Clipper, eight-year-old daughter of Henry Clipper, who was guarding a spring on the Clipper farm from in truders. Police charged that Clipper gave u gun to his daughter instruct ing her to shoot anyone who came near it The shooting of the white girl resulted. LURE OF PONIES LEADS TO CAPTURE OF SI 0,000 THIEF AUUKlit-CT. N. Y.jSept. 24— [,ois ' at tin* races led to llie capture of James Harris here Saturday. Harris' has been a spectacular figure at the i race track, wagering large sums of i money on his favorite ponies. I'or the last few days fortune had failed to I stiiilc upon him. Ilis losses were I heavy, and he was compelled to cash a $500 bond to continue betting.* lie wj*s immediately arrested and i held for Akron. ().. police who declare | he is connected with a $10,000 bond theft front the Harper Rubber Co., of that city. Harris was employed as messenger | for the rubber concern on June 20 I when the bonds disappeared. Shortly i afterward he also disappeared, going j to Philadelphia. Boston, and Atlantic | City. He was trailed by the Keystone I National Detective Agency, Auto Chain Is Latest Method .Of Lynching (/kKllN'.SB/JKO. N C . Sept. 24 - \n entirely new method of lynching, was employed to mete out lyneh law to Kruest Daniels, who was taken from jail at I’ittshoro and hanged t< a tree by an iron chain ordinarily n.-ed fr»r towing automobiles. Daniels was arrested when t-mnd in the company of a young white girl and placed in jail. Karly Sunday morning the mob was admitted !-» the jail by Jailer \V. II. lavlor. and Dan iels was seized and made the victim of this novel method of lynching. U.S. JAILS PREACHER 10 PROFITEERS ON SOLDIERS’ CLAIMS RICHMOND, Va.. Sept. 24—The Rev. Ii. J. Hill, pastor of a Petersburg church, has been hound over to the Pcderal grand jury by Commissioner Melvin Plegiuluimer He is-charged with the violation ot laws pertaining to government com pensation to relatives of men killed in the world war. The warrant for his arrest charged that he solicited more than the $2.00 fee allowed by law in assisting Mr-. Alice Lake in tiling her claim for $10,000 insurance due her on tlu* policy of a soldier killed in Prance. PUT 5 CHARGES AGAINST MAN WHO HAD ACCIDENT NKW OR-LPAXS. Sept. 24 Police have gone to extreme ends here in booking W alter Thornton, 1025 Dry ades St., who accidentally ran into a pedestrian last week. Tlu* charges are: Driving an auto mobile in careless and reckless man ner: causing injury to a pedestrian* driving a livery car with a license he longing to another driver; not having a license of his own; not having a chauffeur’s badge. C0MMITTEE0F5 RESTS,PREPARES NEW EXPOSURES The ‘‘Committee of Five”, which has created iieh n 1 r in Chicago’s high social circles (luring the past three weeks by its anonymous letters, an nounced to this paper thru an an onymous letter received Monday morning that it proposes to take a rest for a short while preparing data. Who Is Thr Committee? All attempts to positively identify this Committee have failed up to the present date. The letters are writ ,cn liy a trained dmiographer upon an Oliver Machine No. 9. The Whip’s invosij»ators have not been able as yet to trace this machine’s where abouts, but it will eventually hi1 traced as each Oliver machine lias i distinctive pccularity which the com pany keeps a record of. People dl \i\yv the city have been speeulatim? as to ‘‘who is tile Committee of !' ive”. Some say that II i merely a bunch of social soreheads who have been froz en out of elite society and letters we're merely a method of revenue. Others suspect a prominent dentist and seven accuse a local writer. All 1 dues have failed to uncover the real ' parties. Complain to Authorities. Members of high society have been | so chagrined by the epistolary liraz epy of the committee that they have i 'miplained to tl e Chief of Police and ■the Federal authorities. It is stated | by one social butterfly that the mails I avo been outraged and that some one will be surely prosecuted. In the ' meanwhile the city chatters in the corners of lied rooms unde parlors and at “each word a reputation flies.” Find Man’s Body on Beach WASHINGTON. D. C, Sept. J4— , The unidentified body of a mail was i found floating in the Washington channel at-the foot of 14th St., early Sunday morning. There were no ! marks of violence, the police say. Men In Ambush Make Mistake, Kill Wrong Man MEMPHIS. Teitn.. Sept. 24—A. S. McDowell, white, a trainman of this city is dangerously near death as the result of a volley of shots fired at him I while he was walking atop his train at Millington Friday night. It has been revealed that a party of white were lying in ambush to shoot a brakeman of our Rare who was expected to be on the train. For several weeks brakemcn have been the target of shots from ambtfsh in a program of terrorism instituted for the purpose of driving all black brakemcn from trains in this section of the coun try- _ KILLS LAWYER WHO TRIES TO SETTLE CASE OUT OF COURT OK EM A If, Ok la.. Sept. 24—A tty., II. II. (tlarlncy. <>f Wrlectka, was shot and instantly killed by Fate Alford ;it the latter’s home Friday when At torney (iladmy entered Alford’s yard and attempted to settle a family row which was in progress. It is said that the lawyer entered the yard with a Winchester repeating ri de. and ignored Alford’s warnings to remain out <»f the matter. When tiladney insisted on coming into the yard he was shot dead. Alford, who is being held, claims that he fired the shot at the lawyer in self defense. PEACEMAKER IN OOG FIGHT IS BITTEN Robert Hudson, a drug rlcrk, living I at 5339 Dearborn St., who attempted I to act as peacemaker between two «logs fighting at 53rd and Dearborn I Sts., Sept. 15, came off second best j when he was bitten on the right leg above the knee. Hudson's dog was engaged in a fight with a large bulldog owned by Lanier, 5305 Dearborn St, THE UNDOING OF THE KU KLUX From Chicago Whip, Sept. 17. Facsimile reproduction of the story appearing in this paper Sept. 17, in which it was indicated that the Chicago Whip and Alderman R. R. Jackson would collaborate in framing a resolution to condemn the Ku Klux Klan in Chicago. The world now knows ,the re sults. Parker, Held, By Police, Called Dangerous Man While holding his nightly meetings on State Street between 34th and 35th, Editor R. E. Parker, of the Chicago Advocate, ran into the law. J. S. Artis claims that he was listening to Par ker's lecture when he was given a tongue lacing by the "labor leader.” Artis objected and was set upon by some of Parker’s followers who at tempted to maltreat Mr. Artis. When the police arrived six were bundled into the patrol wagon, including Par ker. Artis claimed that Parker passed the hat among the crowd and told them that they needed gun.- and am munition and to give him the money and he could get the hardware. Judge Says Parker Is Dangerous Judge Newcomer stated that Par ker’s remarks were dangerous to any community and would incite riot. Parker asked for jury trial which was granted after hi- bond was fixed at $400.00. licntley Kl-bach. one of Par ker’s followers could not arrange bond and neither did Parker arrange it for him. lie’s in the jail house now. Editor Parker stales that Artis is a henchman of low politicians and that hi- remarks were addressed against the Ku K In x Klan and tlvat the charges are trumped up. lie i- out on bond pending trial. LYNCH Ml HURL RIS BODY INTO FIRE COLUMBIA, La., Sept. 24—After hanging him to a telegraph pole, a moh of more than 2000 whites seized the (lead hody of Oilman Holmes, and hurled it into a bonfire built close to the railroad station here Wednesday. Holmes had been charged with at taching and robbing Sidney Manhcitn, white, station agent here. He was found in a swamp near the scene of the robbery by the sheriff and his pos-c and was being taken to the city for identification. As the sheriff neared the town, the mob overpowered the sheriff's party, which put up feeble resistance, and seized their prisoner. Holmes was then marched to a tel ephone pole SO feet from the station and lynched. His body was then cast into a fire built of any combustible material found in the vicinity. NORTHERN KLAN DISBANDS SYRACUSE, N. Y„ Sept. 18—The Ku Klux Klati of the north, from its scat of empire here today decreed abandonment of its program of exten sion and paved the fcay for dissolution, claiming that activities of the order that claims its title in the south has besmirched Its name. WHIP ANTI-KLUX Unanimously .Condoms • Ku Klux Presence Here; Pledges Aid to Halt It. Following the Chicago Whip’s re quest to Alderman i<. K Jackson to introduce in the city council a resolu tion condemning the Ku Klux Klatt. Major Jackson complied with the re quest and submitted the Whip’s reso lution Monday, which was passed unanimously. Last week Major Jackson was re quested by the Whip to introduce such a resolution in council. lie indicated that he would gladly submit the reso lution and asked the Whip to draft it. The resolution was drafted by the Whip and presented to the alderman. Another resolution had been pre pared hy other aldermen for presen tation to the council, hut was with drawn in favor of the \\ liijr's resolu tion presented by Major Jackson. The text of the resolution, which was passed unanimously, follows: “Whereas. It is not necessary to augment the police force of the city of Chicago, with a secret organization, to wif. the Ku Klux Klun, and • “WTTFrruC The Ku KT«? KTaS seems to he an organization bent on stirring up racial and religious fric tion and therefore does not tend to promote healthy civic relations, and. “Whereas,, I’olitical. ecclesiastical and race prejudices are perpetuated and acted upon by the members of that organization to the detriment of the whole nation and that, too, se cretly by mysterious oatns ana pledges and in the initiation of its members, and “Whereas, Any secret organization based upon these methods and pur poses is absolutely destructive to American institutions and. “Whereas, Recent investigations of the Ku Klux Klan which have been published broadcast throughout the country reveal its pernicious designs and sinister character and constituted authorities tor lav and order should not allow it to disturb the peace of the city of Chicago, ami “Whereas, The traditions and odium attached to the Ku Klux Klan and the acts which have been attributed to it make it a menace to a city like Chi cago, having a heterogeneous popula tion and different religious creeds. “Now, Therefore. Be it Resolved, That the City Council of Chicago offi cially condemn the presence of the Ku Klux Klan in Chicago and pledge its services to the proper authorities to rid the community of this organi zation.” HARRIS WINS PRIMARY FIGHT IN NEW YORK NEW YORK CITY. Sept. 24—Al derman George W. Harris was tlic winner of the bitter and spectacular primary light in the 21st Aldcrmatiic district here when lie won over Charles l>. Mitchell. Ill the vote for the Mayorality can didates Henry II. Curran is leading E. II. LaGuardia by a majority of over 21,non. WOMAN FOUND DEAD AT HOME OF SISTER Mis. Anna Burnette. 27 years of age, was found dead at the home of her sister. Mr-. Maggie Brown, 2007 Fed eral St. Mrs. Brown, who lives at 205b Federal St., was visiting her sis ter. She disappeared for a few mo ments and when a search was insti tuted, was found lying dead on the floor in a bedroom. Death was as cribed to heart disease. Soldiers Guard Execution CENTREVILLE, Ala.. Sept. 24—A machine gun company was detailed last Thursday to insure the orderly execution) of Clyde Thomas, who was hanged for murder of a young girl on August 9.