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Atlanta, On., Sept. 24.—Frank Coop rr, desperado and escaped convict, boasted 111 at be never would be taken alive—and lie wasn't. Ho died under a house at 308 West Fair street about 4 o’clock Friday morning from eight bill let wounds, inflicted bv policemen, who had stalked him next door. Known to detectives as “The Sower Hat.*' Cooper was wanted for more than 20 burglaries and holdups. Detec tive Chief Lamar Poole said his death would be followed quickly by the cap ture of “Big Boy" Thomas, Ills paH ucr, and that much of the mors care fully planned theft would cease. ’Ten policemen sent “The Rat’’ to his death. He was surprised in an au tomobile in an alley back of 306 West I' .ir street, where, word had come to policemen about 2 o'clock, lie hail estab lished his lair. Patrolmen Howell, (Smith and Wiley, deploying in the al loy to cut off escape from the house while others searched the front, dis covered “The Rat" asleep in the ear,; his pistol in his hand. “There's our man,’’ said Wiley, and 11n* low whisper uwukeueu nun. BATTLES TO END. Hewell grabbed his shirt collar, but the agile “Bat” dived head forward to the ground. Shooting as ho went, he sidled to a fence and vaulted over into the yard where seven other police men were guarding the house. The trio ill the alley followed, shooting, and the seven hurried over. At least live of the wounds later found on him must have resulted from the hail of bullets sent at him from three directions, but “The Rat,” hur rying sidewise and firing raoidly, got to the edge of the house nett door, No. 308. and crawled beneath it. On the other side was an alley. McWilliams, familiar with the ground, rushed around and met him as he attempted to crawl out* , “The Hal” had one shot left. lie pushed forward his revolver to fire, but McWilliams, a crack marksman, beat him, shooting three times. One of the ■bullets striking the man between the eyes, caused instant death. “lie was Atlanta’s worst criminal,” Chief Poole said later. “For mouths we have been trailing him, have been right in behind him. He has had mir aculous escapes, and he boasted he would never be arrested.” EARNS HIS NAME. .. “The Rat ” earned his uamo by evad ing Patrolman John Wood and six others seeking to rearreat him. Sur rounded in a house, lie shot his way through and dived into a sewer. Later it was told in “ Darktown” that lie i had spent, three days and nights in the sewer. After mouths of search, he was cap to red last March by Detective Paul V. West, now under suspension, as he rode over the Washington viaduct in an automobile. Known as a “killer,” “The Rat” drew an automatic, pistol and pushed it into the face of West, 'fflic detective, with a quick gesture, knocked it aside and struck “The Rat” in the head with his own revolver, ren dering him unconscious. Within two weeks he was under sen tenet* of fifteen years for burglary. As he was bring taken to the Douglas County chain gang he sent word that he “wouldn’t spend a month in the stir.” In April lit* escaped and returned to Atlanta. Soon afterward the well planned type of crime, peculiarly his handiwork, began anew, and detectives determined to end his career. The bunko probe, then in progress, ham pered the chase for a time, requiring the presence of the higher detective of ficials nt its sessions. Four watches, several lockets and other jewelry were found in MTho Rat’s” pockets when be was taken to on undertaking establishment in Pe ters street. Other jewelry which wo men were attempting to dispose of also was recovered when Detectives Camp bell and Sturdivant went to the West Fair street address about 8:30 o’clock Friday morning. JEWELRY IS RECOVERED. i u’o wrist wutcties and a ruby ring, recovered, were identified as the prop erty of Miss Rose Bloom, L‘10 Washing ton street, which were stolen the night of Kept, 9. A nickel-plated, pearl ban died pistol, armed with which “The Rat ’’ made his last stand, was ideal! lied a , (he property of J. L. Outlive, 005 West Peachtree. A gold Klgin watch, recovered, was identified as the property of M. Blum herg. 1,13 Pulliam street, also stolen the uight of Sept. 9. ' diamond and pearl studded wri»l watch recovered was identified as the property of Mrs. II. I,. DoQive of film West Peachtree street. A gold watch recovered was identified to be the prop erly of S. Pranks, 200 Rnwson street. I join a statement obtained by de tectives from one of the women jailed, Cooper has hidden a cigar box full of loose diamonds and jewelry, which Chief Poole lias detailed men to hunt. * ’Cooper operated here and sold his loot in Chicago and other big Northern cities,” said Detective Chief Poole. “I have had the Chicago detectives for some time shadowing his Chicago fence. He always cuts the diamonds out and then destroyed the other parts, selling them loose 1 think it is not exaggerat ing it a bit to say he stole ifclOO.QOh worth of property here in Atlanta with in the last, five years, and when wc find his ‘treasure trove’ we shall find $19,. mto worth, at least. The stuff recov ered this morning is not, worth more than »1,000.” N.A.A.C.P. ASSISTS PAPERS IN EXPOSURE OF KU KLUX James Weldon Johnson. Secretary of the National Association for the advancement of Colored People, 70 Fifth Avenue, New York City, made the following statement: Just one year ago one of the staff officers of the National Association wrote a letter to the headquarters of the Ku Klux Klan in Atlanta and in reply received an application for membership blank and some other lit erature of the Klan. This was the be ginning of the fight which the Na tional Association for the Advance ment of Colored People has kept up against the Ku Klux Klan ever since. After considerable correspondence, wc secured enough information re garding the Klan to give wide spread publicity to it and to show its real purposes. We placed the evidence that wc had gathered into the hands of the Mayor of the City of New York, Governor of New York State, Police Commissioner of New York and the District Attorney’s Office, and also into the hands of the Department of Justice at Washington I.ater a mem ber of our office staff made the trip to Ocoee. Florida, and investigated the Ku Klux Klan riots in that town in which twenty-five to forty colored people were killed. The first mass meeting in New York against the Ku Klux Klan was held under the auspices of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Hie third of Jan uary. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People lias not only fought the Ku Klux Klan from its National Office and through its branches by publicity, by mass meetings and by appealing to the authorities, it has also fought the Klan as it is glorified in the infamous mov ing picture "The Birth of a Nation." In return the Klan through its organ. The Searchlight, launched a vicious attack against the N. A. A. C. P. and used every means in its power to in timidate members of the Association in the South. This fight of a year vaged by the Association has at last Dome fruit and the battle has been taken up by a great and powerful champion, The New York World. And The World is dealing the Ku Klux Klan its death blow. Twenty other prominent newspapers in various sec tions of the country are associated with The World in giving publicity to the inside workings of this nefarious organization. About a little more than two months ago a representative of The World came into the National Office of the Association and told us plans for an investigation and expose which his paper was undertaking and asked us to furnish him with all the data and information possible. Our office im mediately placed at his disposal its files of data, information and docu ments relating to the Ku Klux Klan. We are glad that we were able to render this assistance to The World in the great fight which it is Carrying on. The World is performing a great ser vice not only to the Negro but to the nation because in stamping out the Ku Klux Klan, it is conserving its in stitutions of law and order. The World merits the appreciation of tlie whole country and especially of the I colored people because the destruction of the Ku Klux Klan means more to them than to anybody else. In addition the Newr York American has begun the publication of a series of articles exposing the Klan. The articles are written by C. Anderson Wright, former King Kleagle of the Invisible Empire of the Ku Klux Klan. In the issue of the American of Sep tember 16. Mr. Wright made the fol lowing disclosure regarding the policy of the Klan toward the N. A. A. C. I’. Fear Negro Power “Another subject of serious discus sion was the realization that the power of the negro society known as the So ciety for the Advancement of Colored People was becoming a great menace in the expansion of the Ku Klux Klan, as it was continually giving to the - i BLADDER 5*fc. Sotcrtifal Lfr-i.-Ti r r m uuxi.nirTJC’Uf CLEAN-U TEA CLEANS THE LIVER, KID NEYS AND BLOOD Makes U Well, Keeps U Well < The old-fashioned remedy com- ] posed of roots, barks and herbs, i Easily prepared, tastes good and J creates a good appetite. Relieves \ headaches and backache. < Salts, Pills and Castor Oil are J hard to take. Children will take < Clean-U-Tea. j Large package 25 cents, at Drug ! < stores or mailed. Manufactured by : j J. H. MONTGOMERY | 26th and State Streets, Chicago III. « ---- 1 ' ! OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT Shoes For The Whole Family From Factory To Wearer 3418 S. STATE STREET press publicity on the Klan’s under handed* methods. This society wat getting active in State Legislative work, having already succeeded it having introduced by a negro legis lator from Chicago, a bill denouncing the Klari in the Illinois Legislature This bill was passed. It made an ap peal to the citizens of Illinois to re frain from joining or associating in any manner with the Ku Kliix Klan. This activity on the part of the ne gro, in the judgment of Clarke, war ranted prompt action, and it was de cided to set up a rival organization to the Society for the Advancement ol Colored People without delay. Clarke began with' a negro in his own em ploy, a man of unusual intelligence who was in charge of the servants 01. his farm on the outskirts of Atlanta This servant enlisted the services of other negroes as spies, and they at tended the meetings of the society and reported everything that was said and done. Also these spies sought to create dissatisfaction and discord among the members of the society. This negro phase of the Klan's activ ities I shall deal with in another ar tide.” __| ASSIST THE POSTOFFICE IN THE DELIVERY OP YOUR MAIL Every residence and plane of busi ness -liould be equipped with a mail box or other mail receptacle for re ceiving their mail,, thus reducing the time of carriers on their routes, at the same time expediting the tkclivery of the mail. The letter box should be placed at the foot of stairs on the first floor and the qames of occupants of each flat placed over the box so thpt carrier will not have to inquire at the differ ent apartments in the building. Carriers are not required to deliver mail above the second floor of office buildings not equipped with elevators, nor to the different rooms or suites on any floor ift apartment houses, whether or not they are equipped with elevat ors. If boxes are not provided in the front hall on lower floor in apartment houses, arrangements should be made 1 for some responsible person to receive the mail and distribute it to the occu pants of the building. It has conic to the knowledge of the Department that in many cities the street time of carriers is materially in creased by the delivering of mail at the rear or side doors of residences and places of business. If this is the prac tice at your office you should notify the patrons that after sixty days they must provide means for the receipt of their mail at the front doors. Suggest that this means he in the form of either a Mot in the door or as ordinary house box. INDICT WHITE WOMAN FOR MANSLAUGHTER CINCINNATI. O.. Sept. 24—Mrs Margaret Holz, (white). 818 Rich nond Street, who shot and killed Walter Haynes, age 16. 601 Dempsey street, has been indicted for man slaughter. The defendant contends that Haynes and other boys made threats igainst her and cursed her. ‘ Reconstruction Governor Of Louisiana Dead X1.\\ ORLEANS. Sept. 24*—From barber to lieutenant governor of the state of Louisiana tells the story of the rise of Caesar Confucius Antoine, of Shreveport, I.a., who died at his home Thursday. Antoine was lathering faces and deftly wielding the razor in Shreve port when he was elected a member of the constitutional convention from the parish of Caddo in 1868. He was a little, black man, with a certain sim ple taste in clothes and a quiet dig nity which ingratiated him with the other members of the convention. Immediately after the adoption of the constitution Antoine was elected to the state senate, and there he ac qnired a commendable knowledge of parliamentary law. He was <oine lhi#g of a leader among the other col ored legislators in the reconstruction days and in 1872 was nominated for lieutenant governor. Although \\ P. Kellogg and the rest of the Republican ticket were de feated by the Democrat Kellogg and \ntoinc and all those announced as elected by the returning board were recognized by President Grant. \ntoine served hi- four years, gain ing the respect «f all groups. lie was renominated on the ticket with S. P. Packard. He remained in office until 1877. At that time federal troops were withdrawn, and the Nicholls government assumed power and the late Antoine lost his job. cvnioine succeencu m piling up a comfortable fortune in a variety of ways. He had his finger in the cotton business, bought an interest in a newspaper, owned a grocery store and operated a'small plantation in his parish.- t He had also a comfortable return from the Louisiana Slate Lottery com pany. He stated that his holdings amounted to -omc 200 -hares. Hi- in terest in the lottery company led to a lawsuit 10 recover these shares after the death of one of his partners. Following an investigation of his rather rapid accumulation of wealth iti the lottery business, the supreme court of the -late declared that he could get no redress at the hand- of the court In 1874 Antoine had his ’foot in the governor's chair. In that year Gov ernor Kellogg was the subject of an attempted impeachniant proceeding. The impeachment trial, after consid erable delay, was never held. BUND BOY A PIANO MARVEL CLEVELAND. O. Sept. 24.—Al though blind and only three years of age, Forrest Sims i- a marvel at the piano. He reproduces any tunc after hearing it played by someone else on the piano or phonograph. - — ■—*ii»fue«j» ' Guaranteed fop 2 years solid yo« tnmejr chnorfiiUy rrfond.d. Than. ,,»nta ... a ' Won SvliViS! wonh M.50 aant to you $1.»7 ana aatpylaof Bor tailoring mmmw EARN SbO.OO a week in your spare time. No. experience necessary. Write today fur our ! BIS EBB outfit Willi 0o«>n. of tho nrwrrt atylon | }L’^‘ ."“t1" to rhoooo 11;';... trorrtwot aaat rut*. 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Dear Sir:— We, the National Equal Rights League of the United States of Amer ica, in view of the amazing revelations of the aims, purposes and activities in pursuance thereof, of the secret order known as the "Ku Klux Rian" and be cause of the possibilities for evil, as well as the manifest danger tr, the per petuity of constitutional government tf allowed to further pursue its course of contempt and disregard for law and constituted authority do hereby peti tion you in behalf of the republic, its unity and security to send a message to Congress recommending a law for bidding the existence of ativ such se cret organization herein referred t inasmuch as it is lawless in spirit and in fact, and contrary to the historic policy of this government and calcu lated to eventually undermine and de stroy the same. Respectfully submitted. REV. M. v\. X. SH WV. . _ \ President, JAS. L. NEILL, Esq. t Rrc. Sec. WM. M. TROTTER. Cor. Sec. REV. S. E. T. \V.\TSON. Chr. Exec. Com. 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