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Nude Woman Cut And Slugged By West Side Doctor
_;_;_1_>__' ■ °_—_ “A PAPER WITH A POLICY” me (Sljiragxr »Jjt» ** AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY flV'1 VOL. III. —NO. 40 , . CHICAGO, ILL., SATlyDAY, OCTOBER 1st, 1921 EIGHT PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS WHEN SISTER CURES HER Never Regains Consciousness After Drinking Fatal Po tion; Was Disap pointed In Love With her heart broken by -un requited love, and driven to despera tion by the rigid home discipline ini po->e<i by her sister, Bessie Conn drank carbolic arid at her home, 345» Dear born St., Monday afternoon, dying at the Provident Hospital a few hour taler. Despondent over Love Affair According to friends who knew her best, Bessie Conn grew despondent when all her efforts to set* the man -he loved were thwarted. This man i reputed to be Sim La Hue. well known character in the sporting world, living ; in the Lake view Apartments, Jl>t St ami Ellis Avc. La Hue was formerly employed a* . if* Dreamland Cafe, JS^O State St., j and even now is to be found then frequently Sought La Rue Sunday Night According to one of the girl’s chum- i who was with her Sunday night,) fcotadc Conn visited th* Dreamland, Sunday ni^ht looking for La Rue Thio id said to have been the only place where she had an opportunity to see him It is said that Mr- Carrie Poynor, Br«*»ie Conn's elder si,ter. who op<r airs a restaurant 6n West joth St , had on several occasion- forbidden the giitS visiting cabaret- When -he re turned home Sunday night, she i- aid to have told Mis. Poyner that slu had wot been to the Dreamland ‘ afe The truth, however, finally leaked out. ami a stormy scene followed. It is thought that her disappoint ment in love in addition to the tpiarrc!] with her siaer led to her suicide Slu was just recovering from a ren nt ill ness at the time of her d* .*t! EXTRAOITION DENIED BECAUSE JURY WAS ALL HIE KINSTON, N C. Oct I. there waft no colored man on the grand jury which indicted Willie Whitfield, for an alleged assault upon the postmaster at a small Onslow County toggi This, according to James A. Peters, •olieitor of the local judicial district, is one ground on which the New York authorities have held up extradition of Whitfield, who. according to the Onslow authorities, knocked out" tin postmaster in a murderous attack with a cudgel or other heavy instrument and then robbed him. It fs assumed government funds were not taken, the Federal authorities having failed to in tere*t themselves so far as known. The alleged attack occucccd scvccal months ago Whitfield escaped to New York. Lawyers retained for him raised the point that he might not be able to secure a fair trial at Jackson ville, N. C., because of his race. Now . Powers asserted today, the point has hern advanced that Whitfield wa- in dieted by a jury entirely of whites, which was unfair to him. BAR JACK JOHNSON FROM THEATRE IN EAST FALL RIVER. Mass.. Oct. 1—The determined effort to keep Jack John son from the ring has followed him lo the stage, as was shown by police action here Saturday night. The ex-champion was forced by po lice authorities to abandon his final performance of the week with a the atrical company. Commissioner John T. Swift -aid the board acted because of protests which had characterized Johnson as an "undesirable person." Chas. Jackson Whipped In Fight At 35th & State Sts. ;--- ■ -— ^ ■ -----—_-. unm — Drowns Sorrow In Death Bessie Conn preferred death to a life of piisery and disappointment. She drank carbolic acid and drowned her sorrow in death. She is shown here with her pets. Messenger Admits Part in $14,000 Bank Theft St. Louis, Mo.,. (Special) — Oct. 1.—John Hdflems. messenger off the North St. Louis Saving Trust Com pany today, confessed to the police com- j plicity in the -robbery on Sept. 14 of $14,000 of tin- h.Tiik’s money w#tich was taken from him by an armed white man! while be was on his waj to deposit it in the hirst National bank. Hellems! implicated three white menjor whom the' police are searching. Accocding to tin |*tor> told h\ Hcl lem>. he tnt't the tbre* in*. n h\ appoint ment in the back room of a barber shop. They told him they were plan ning a job at the North St. Louis Trust Company and offered to let him get something out of it Hellems at first refused to join in the plot, hut when "they told him he would be held up anyway, he consented to help stage the holdup. It was agreed that Hellene should raise the awning in front <o the bank whenever he was about to start for the First National liank with a large deposit. On September 14 Hellcm$ gave the • signal and hoarded a street car with a valise containing the $14,000. After he had ridden for several blocks the holdup was staged. Hellems later received $400 as his share. The police began to suspect Hellems : when In* bought a second-hand auto mobile, left bis wife and began to lav ishly entertain other women. After a severe grilling be finally confessed to Chief of Detective-; Hnaglnnd.' Grant Elaine Men Third Respite From Death L ITT LI ROCK, Ark.. Oct, 1.—AM j agencies which have been bitterly hat- j tlmg to save the lives of the six men I condemned to die for the so-called Klaiife Riots have been encouraged j by a third lease on life given the eon- | demned men by I 'nited States District I Judge Tricber. who last week granted1 a writ of habeas corpus, and enjoined the state from executing sentence The men were to he executed Fri day. 1 mit execution was stayed pend ing hearing of the case Monday The attorneys are basing their peti tion on the j) 1 ea that the original court which tried the case 'and re turned verdict in Phillips county was ‘•waved' by mob spirit • Third * Stay* in Case This is the third time that the carry ing out of the death sentence against these six men has been staved with in a short time of the da\ set for execution. Frank Hicks. Frank Moore Hd Hicks, J. F Knox. Paul Hall am Fd Coleman, were the first to he tried and convicted of the murder of Clinton Lee. white, following the riots of Oc tober 1, PH9. The date of their execu tion. set bv Governor McRae, for Friday morning, lacked one week of (being two years after the outbreak in ! connection with which they were con victed of charge of first degree mur der and sentenced to death. During those two years, their cases in various forms have been parsed on SOUTH SIDE Say3 He Believes In Mob Law; Thinks Ku Klux Will Give Swifter Justice Than Courts I'lic Kii Klux Klan has appeared on 1 *l i South Side! hi the dim recesses of a dingy iid hand furniture stop at 62 1‘ dint St., may probably be found the dunce naps and nightgowns of the Invisible Kmpire. The -tore is operated by * . \V. i Xawnimi (white); vHio admit that he i a prou’d nlembcr of the Ku Klux KI .in. \? the same ftime he expects to -ell ni -eeond hahd beds and his » rat' i d pans aiuKkeftles to the people I whom the Klan was organized to ter-1 . Nawrnan operate ibis dingy place of .bu.vhu^s in a wicai:A-Avlicre the reai firms ire almost entirely colored peo ple. He evidently expects to make 11i- living from them. Judging from the, looks of.his .tore, however, he .ha^ not succeeded very well. hi his boldn* — Xawman went ><i far as to defend the aims of the Ku Klux in a conversation with 11 J Collins, a salesman, living at 50 \V. 31st St. He told Mr ( "dins that lie believed the law was too slow, and that in such cases, the Ku Klux Klan should step *iu and take tin1 law'into it- own hands. He said h< would certainly do so himself if his wife were attacked. He also t<»ok a dap at Judge David, whei* he told Collins that it would he much better for the Ku Klux l<> pun ish a burglar or holdup man than to expect him t*> l»< punished in Judge David’s court. He would certainly lx turned loose there,” said Xawman. Our first aviatrix in/the world re turned to the Id ited States on the steamship Manchuria Sunday from Europe. She i Miss Bessie Cole man, a 2-1-year < ld Chicago girl, who left for France U months ago to at torn! an aviatoin school. Miss Cole man, whose home is at 4533 Indiana Avc»., plans to do exhibition flying in this country. THOUSANDS ATTEND DE ARMOND’S FUNERAL 1 The funeral <>1 Atty. Chester De I Armond was held at New Trinity Church, 30th and Prarie Avenue, 1 Monday, Sept Pith, and was very1 largely attended by citizens of Chi- j cago who came ti. pay their last re-j speets to one of Chicago's most prom-1 inent member of the bar. Rev. G. ; W. Baber preached an eloquent ser mon, giving fitting tribute to the life of a man full of public spirit, meet ing every requin ment pf a full ac tive citizen a well as attorney. He is Survived by his tfo daughter. Friends paid full tribute to the mem ory of one of Chicago’s most useful citizens. 2,000 Attend Stephen Long's Funeral POCOMOKE, Md.. Ort I-Two thousand person- attended the fum-ral of Prof. Stephen Long, who was killed near here by John Pilchard, a white farmer. Prof. Long was supervisor of schools in Worcester County. lie was a graduate oi Lincoln University and a prominent Odd Fellow. by the Arkansas Supreme Court and each time the derision of the Phillip's County Circuit Court in which they were, convicted, was affirmed. The date for their execution ha- been set three times before. I I West Side Doctor Rivals Atro cities Of Ku Klux; Gouges Woman’s Throat With Scissors An outrage rivalling the atrocities of the Klu Klux Klan v\as perpetrated Friday afternoon when Mr>. Mamie McCray, 3120 La Salle St., was strip ped nude, and after being divested of her clothing, was tied in a chair, beaten about the head and body, and scissors thrust down her throat. Mrs. McCray applied to the Douglas Employment Agency for work, and early Friday morning was sent to the home of Dr. George l . Lipshulch, white, 4201 W est Roosevelt Road. Charged with Theft Early in the afternoon Di. l.ips S with stealing it. When the woman maintained her innocence, Mrs. Lips-] hutch is said to have called her hus band and her two sons who in turn at tempted to wrest a confession from her. Woman Disrobed railing to gain a confession through threats, Mrs. McCray says the doctor and his two sons then called in sev eral young white men from tlie neigh borhood. who forced her to undress. Entirely nude, they placed her in a chair and tied her securely to it. pass- i mg ropes around her neck and body.1 They then amused themselves l»y beat ing and slapping her in the face and about various parts of her body She still refused to make a false confession, she says. f inally her tormentors thrust a pair of scissors down her throat, inflicting several painful wounds in her mouth and about her face. Taken to Police Station As she still refused to make a confes sion. she was taken to the Crawford \ve. police station, where she was re leased for lack of evidence. No action as yet has been taken against I)r. Lips liul ch. JURY DISAGREES IN CAROLINE SPARROW WILKINS CASE New York City, Oct. 1.—Mrs. Caro line Sparrow Wilkins, former Chicago society girl, wife of Barron Wilkins, has been released from police custody on account of disagreement of the coron er’s jury investigating the death of a white man who was run down and killed by an automobile Mr>. Wilkins was driving in Plainville. N. J.. August 20. At the coroner’s inquest, held in Pleasantvillc, the jury, after deliberating for an hour, disagreed, l'ivc of the jurors were in favor of exonerating Mrs. Wilkins. The Sixth juror told Coroner Cunningham that he could not agree even if he stayed out 24 hours on account of his acquaintance with the dead man’s family. "You are discharged with thanks and the court will leave it to the discretion of the district attorney whether or not another inquest is to he held.” said Cor oner Cunningham in dismissing the jury after they had failed to agree. The jury censored' lax protection at the corner where the accident occurred. OILS AT AGE OF 114 ST. LOUIS, Oct. 1—Mrs. Jane Burgess, 114 years of age, died last week at Alton, III. She was a slave on a plantation in Virginia until she was freed, removing to Alton, where she had lived for nearly half a cen tury. Two daughters, both octogenarians. Mrs. Martha Jackson, 82. and Mrs Betty Hall, 89. survive. Spanked! “Charley” Jackson Traps Man In Room With Wife; Then - Calls Police Although armed with a .38 calibre i revolver. Arthur Hampton, 3821 I Rhodes Ave„ preferred calling the pome 10 taxing the life of his wife, Mrs. Mat tic II a m p t o iij whom he trapped in a room early Sunday morning with Herbert Chandler. d84(i Elmwood Ave. Hampton had suspected his . wife of improper relations w i t h Chandler for see- j oral months. Sat- | urday night he engaged a friend to watch their niov<im-ms in in* flilt on Klimvood Mrs. Mattie A \ c. w here Hampton Chandler romped. , lie himself watched Chandlers roont front across the street. After a game of cards which lasted until near midnight. Hampton saw the light flash on in Chandler's room. The shade was not lowered, and from his position across the street, Hampton could see his wife. Shortly afterward the light was extinguished. Hampton then called Policeman Foley who raided the flat and put the two under arrest. They were booked on statutorj charges. At the trial. Monday morning, the case was continued to Oct. 0. On a former occasion Mrs. Hamp ton had caused her husband to be ar raigned in the Court of Domestic rela tions when he violently resented her association with Chandler. Chandler is a stockyards worker. THREE DIE AS MAN THROWS LIGHTED LAMP WASHINGTON. Oct. 1—Three | persons are dead as the result of lire which broke out when Percy Brown. 2323 Conner's Court, threw a lighted lamp at Miss Hester Jones. 2147 L St., employed at Georgetown Univer sity Hospital. I it is said that Brown was quarrel ; mg with Miss Jones and Mrs. Marie I Hughes: becoming infuriated, he ! threw the lamp, which exploded, cov i criug all three with oil, and setting the room on lire. All three arc dead. « Kills Man Without Warning BALTIMORE. Oct. 1 — Albert Skinner. 38. 913 E. Madison Ave., was shot and killed here last week by Ellicot LeVy, 1005 Young St. Skinner, who was said to be a stranger to Levy, was standing at the corner of Bond and Monument Sts., when Levy walked up and asked a question. Receiving no answer, he hacked off and fired the fatal shots. Evidently Believes That Rough neck Tactics Can Muzzle Press; Was Soundly Thrashed ' Charles S. Jackson, Vice-President of the Binga State Bank, prominent man about town and undertaking agent, took it upon himself to chas tise one of the members of the staff of the Chicago Whip Tuesday after noon. Jackson is now nursing a lump on his jaw, a knot on his head, and sev eral bruises about other parts of his anatomy. Jackson assaulted the Whip man at the corner of 35th and State Sts., Tuesday afternoon. The Whip man ing acquainted with him, spoke. Jack son ignored the salutation, rushed up. and without a word of warniing, launched a blow. His aim was poor, however, and before the alleged vice lord could gather himself, he was sent sprawling upon the pavement. He rose for another blow and was met with another fusillade. A second time he took the count. As he was about to kiss Mother Earth the third time, onlookers separated the fighters. He then is said to have repaired to a poker game in a nearby office build ing to dress his wounds. Jackson is credited with saying that "it is not yet over”. It is to be hoped that he will let the matter drop and that it wall be unnecessary to inflict more painful punishment on him. Jackson was embarassed when the Chicago Daily News exposed his con nection with the gambling syndicate on the South Side. This paper serves notice on Jackson and all others of his like that such tactics will be of no avail in an effort to muzzle an exposure of infamy. MURDERS MEMPHIS, Term., Oct, 1.—The first arrest charging first degree mur der of railroad employes working out of Memphis was announced Thursday morning by Detective Inspector Grit fin, John Phillips, white, 3,5, 258 Lucy Street, former Illinois Central fireman, is charged formally with the death of Henry Hager, brakeman on the Illi nois Central at Raines, Tenn., May 6. Inspector Griffin said police are pre pared to show that Phillips was at Raines the day of the killing, and that Phillips hired a taxi to carry him from Memphis to the suburban station. Griffin asserts that lie lias receipts showing that Phillips on two occa sions hired cars to carry him points where "these crimes were committed." He refused, however, to give the names of the taxi firms, hut asserted that they are not the same. Witnesses will be introduced at the hearing, the inspector said, who will testify that they saw Phillips at Raines. SOI THIEF, STOLE WHOLE PIANO BALTIMORE. Oct. 1 -Miss Elean or Camphor. 604 W. Lafayette Ave., is considered the Babe Ruth among thieves here. She is being held by the police after being charged with the theft of a player piano and 200 rolls of music. She is said to have hired a truck and carted the instrument away from a place where she was em ployed as janitross.