Council Passes Whip Anti-Ku Klux Resolution
“A. PAPER WITH A POLICY”
_ AN INDEPENDENT WEEKCf
VOL. III. —NO. MCHICAGO, ILL., SATURD/jV, SEPTF.A\BER 24th, 1921EIGHT PAPESPRICE FIVE CENTS
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
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
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
Following his confession In wa
taken from the cJmr* h a’ing and
screaming aloud The funeral con
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
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
WOMAN DOCTOR AWARDED
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
(/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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Parker, Held, By
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
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.
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
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
“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
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
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
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