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--... -------4-------° t “A PAPER WITH A POLICY” - ®!) e !)itt>0ir Wt>i» R«a* ™>k __ AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY Ultu Jltl VOL. III. NO. 42 CHICAGO. ILL., SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th, 1921 EIQHT PAPES PRICE FIVE CENTS Founder Of Order Of Foresters Dies In New Orleans FOUGHT MAO FOR POSSESSION OF 13 YEAR GIRL Guardian Of Young Girl Heeds Dying Sister’s Behest, Re fuses To Surrender Child. Heeding her departed sinter's dy ing injunction, Mrs. Henry Jennings, 2917 rPairie Ave. ,refused to allow her niece to he taken from her care, and when attacked by the child’s step-father, Joseph McCoy, she shot him dead. When Mrs. McCoy died in August, she entrusted her 13-year old daugh ter. Ruby Leo McCoy, to the care of her sister, Mrs. Jennins. She asked that the child be guard ed and protected, and never allowed to leave her aunt. Monday night Joseph McCoy, the dead women's husband, and step father of the child appeared at the home of Mrs. Jennings and demand ed custody of Ruby Lee. Mrs. Mc Coy refused to surrender the child and ordered McCoy from her home. He became abusive, and began to beat and curse her, according to her testimony at the coroner’s inquest. When he attacked her she fled from one room to another, finally taking refuge in her bedroom. In thc^ drawer of her dresser was a revolver. When McCoy broke into the bedroom and cornered her in his rage, she seized the gun and fired one ! shot, killing him Instantly. The bul-1 let entered his body just above tho heart. At the coroner’s inquest Tuesday morning at Jackson’s Morgue, 3317 State St., coroner’s jury voted a charge of murder against her. She will be held for indictment by the grand jury. McCoy was 31 years of age and lived at 3012 Vernon Ave. — FORMER MINISTER TO LIBERIA LEAVES $300,000 ESTATE ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 15 —The es tate of J. Milton Turner, first man of his rare to be appointed to the U. S. diplomatic service, amounts to approx imately $,100,000, it was revealed to day. Turner was killed in an explosion in Ardmore in 1915. Lawyers represent ing his estate have announced an in vestigation revealing lease holdings in Oklahoma to the value of $500,000. Turner represented this country as minister plenipotentiary to Liberia from 1871 to 1877. SUPREME COURT FROWNS UN BLACK JURY WASHINGTON, Oct. 1.5 —1 he United States Supreme Court has de nied an appeal for a review of the case of Garfield Trioleau, which in volved a question as to whether a Ne gro has a right to trial by a jury of his own race. Priolciu lost in the lower court. Mob Drives Miles to Lynch Man, Quits at Prison Doors DALLAS, Tex., Oct. 15.—A large crowd of whites that came here in motor tars from Fort Worth, early Friday, for the announced purpose of lynch ing David Bunn, held in connection with the robbery of members of a house party near Fort Worth Tuesday flight, disbanded shortly after their arrival It is understood the numbers of the “vengeance • uad” have gone hack to Fort Worth. No concerted effort was made to ob tain Bunn, who was brought here for safekeeping following his indictment at Fort Worth yesterday on a charge of robbery with firearms. Fort Worth Jail Searched. Before starting for Dallas the crowd compelled officials to permit a group to go through the Tarrant county jail in search of the prisoner. Word that the *>;<rty; was eti route here was receive# late last night by local officials, and preparations were made to forestall any possible trouble. According to officers, it would he vir tually impossible for a prisoner to be, taken from the local jail, as the struc ture is an especially strong one. Police Report Confession. Bunn was arrested at Fort Worth Wednesday, and. according to police, ■onfessed that lie was the man who •obbed members of the house party ind escaped with approximately $1,500 worth of jewelry after having attempt 'd to mistreat a girl w^iom lie had used is a shield in getting away from the louse. According to members of the house larty, the robber compelled guests to ie one another with rags and prodded, ticked and otherwise abused them as ie forced them to comply with his dr naud that they ha*id over their vafii iblcs. OF KU KLUX WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 10.— Evidence obtained by the department of justice bearing on the activities of the Ku Klux Klan was prgsented today by Attorney General Dough erty to Chairman Campbell of t he bouse rules committee, which will be gin hearings tomorrow on resolutions railing for an investigation of the or ganization. William J. Simmons of Atlanta, im perial wizard of the Ku Klux, will ap pear, before the committee tomorrow. Proponents of five separate house res olutions, calling for an inquiry in one form or another, also will be heard. One of the resolutions would author ize a committee to find out whether any senators or representatives are members of the klan. Regalia Barred; Parade Off. NEWARK. N. J., Oct. 10.—Russell K. Trimble, king kleaglc of the south :rn New Jersey district of the Ku Klux Klan, today announced that orders had been received from the organization’s national headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., forbidding use of regalia outside lodge rooms. This will prevent a parade in helmets and robes which had been an nounced. ‘ Denies Barring Regalia. ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 10—There has been no general order forbidding DICK ROWLAND ' IS FREED OF ALL CHARGES Man For Whose Life Mobs Fought Is Found Innocent Of All Charges. T TULSA, Okla., Oct. IS.—Dick Row land, the attempt to lynch whom pre cipitated the Moodiest conflict in the history of American race friction, has been freed of all charges and released from prison. Attempts to take Rowland from the county jail here ou June 1 last met with unexpected resistance, and failure on the part of the lynch-bent mob end ed in a race riot of two days’ duration. In the conflict over one hundred lives were lost and $2,000,000 worth of property was destroyed. Charged with Assault. A report has been spread through the city that Rowland had been ar rested apd charged with assault by Sarah Page, a white elevator girl in an office building. It was later learned that this report was false, and that the girl had made no such accusation. Shortly following the riot Sarah Page made a statement that Rowland was entirely innocent of any wrongdo ing. She disappeared immediately, and has not been seen since. Trying Other Cases. Criminal charges of rioting against J. II. Smithcrman. editor; M. S. Weav er, Moses Fitzgerald, F.ugenc Whar ton, Andrew Brown, A. B. Taylor and William Dixon came before the court last week. Charges against Dixon were dis missed. Others asked a change of ve nue. KITTS SWEETHEARTS AGED FATHER KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 15.— William Bryant, 45. 541 Russel street, died in the Knoxville General Hospital last week as the result of wounds in the stomach caused by a pistol shot fired by Alonzo Clark, 418 University avenue. • Bryant was shot when he, with his daughter. Miss Estelle Bryant, went to Clark's home for the purpose of set tling a quarrel existing between Clark and the Bryant girl. Clark has been accused of beating the girl brutally. When Clark was called to the door he fired one bullet, striking Bryant in the stomach. Clark is said to have been a sweet heart of the Bryant girl for several years. The quarrel arose when Clark insisted on taking a child of the girl’s whose father he is said to be. the use of regalia of the Ku Klux Klan outside of lodge rooms, Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler of the propagation de partment of the order, said here tonight. I Klan Sued for $100,000. ATLANTA, Ga.. Oct. 10.—Suit for $100,000 was filed against the Ku Klux Klan today by W. 11. Terrell, well known attorney any member of the city board of education, to recover compensation for services rendered as general counsel to the klan. Mr. Ter rell relinquished the post on Nov. 1, 1920, after serving from 1915. ' Elected Official Of Bond Corp. Mrs. Bertha Montgomery, prominent in political and economic circles, was recently elected Vice President of the Chicago Real Estate Bond and Mortgage Corporation, which proposes to protect the property of colored citizens and offer channels for good investment. Mrs. Montgomery is also empoyed in the Assessor’s office. Jailer, Finding Clothing, Seeks Nude Fugitive FRANKFORT. Ky„ Oct. 15.—Po lice authorities in su ng cities have been asked to be on alert for a nude fugitive from the Kentucky Re ! fortnatory here. He is Roert Cole of Louisville. Cole [fled tlic reformatory last week. His j clothing wes found behind a shad: just 'outside thf reformatory walls, lie was a “third j rmer," serving a two-year sentence I r grand larceny. BLOW FROM CAB CAUSES PARALYSIS TO MAN Clifford Lee, 34, 3532 Wabasdr Ave nue, is confined in the Provide/ Hos pital, where it is learned ti>' he is suffering partial paralysis of/ i legs. Lee’s injury occurred Fricl at 43rd and State Streets, when he/ .s struck by a passing Yellow Cab. / fter strik ing its victim, the cab spe/. away and did not stop. Lee is unable to iden tify the chauffeur. Texas Judge Says of Klan, “Shoot, Then Investigate ” SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 13.— 'Shoot first and investigate after wards" is the advice Judge W. W. Walling of the Thirty-seventh District Court, in regard to action to be taken n case the Ku Klux visits the city. Homicide is justifiable, he says, when he party slain in disguise is engaged n any attempt, by word, action or sign, to alarm any other person. OWNED BOY CUTS OFF CITY'S ITER SUPPLY LYNCHBURG, Va., Oct. 15.—This ,-ity went without water for several hours last week while College Hill Reservoir was being drained for the purpose of recovering the dead body pf Perry Trent, five years of age, who was drowned when he plunged into the reservoir to recover a tennis ball. The city’s water supply comes from he reservoir, and in order to recover iiis body it was necessary to drain it. FOR FINAL _ Mack McKenzie Roane, the organ izer of the great court Gen. Robt. El liott, Ancient Order of Foresters, and the founder of Lady Elliott Rorestric Auxilliaries, passed away Thursday, October 6th, at his former home in Louisiana. 11 is remains were shipped to Chicago, arriving Sunday morning, October 9th. “Daddy Roane,” as he was affection ately called by all Foresters, was a unique character. He was quiet and unassuming, yet the possessor of one of the greatest minds in America. When the Order of Foresters was hinging on the question of retaining the Negro as members, or letting the principles die under the weght of southern prejudice, “Daddy Roane” put the question up to the High Court of the World, wftich is in England. ■ True to their doctrine, he ruled that if the white members could not accept the doctrine of Robin Hood, the founder, which was the equality of man, then they could secede, which | they did, and started what was called the Independent Order of Foresters, which met a sudden and violent death a few years later. This decision of the High Court in favor of Negroes meant the loss of 28,000 white members.. But Roane, through his wonderful organizing abil ity, soon demonstrated that they made no mistake, for he organized the larg est, richest and most progressive branch in the jurisdiction, namely, Court Gen. Robt. Elliott. His remains will lie in state at the Foresters’ Hall, 44th and State streets, from Saturday at 2 P. M. until Sun day. Forestric. service will be held in the main hall at 1 :,10 P. M., after the body will he escorted to the funeral parlors of ( has. Jackson, Monday, Oc tober 17th, at 11 A. M. The body will he taken to St. Thomas Episcopal Church for the final church rites, thence to Oakwood. ADMITS CRUSHING WIFE’S HEAD WITH STONE PITTSBURG, Pa., Oct. IS.—Jesse Ashcroft, of Clairton, near here, is on trial for the slaying of his wife, Mrs. Lula Ashcroft. Ashcroft has confessed the killing, saying he committed the act through jealousy. There were no eye witnesses to the killing, and the commonwealth's case is based almost entirely upon the confession. Ashcroft said that while walking along a lonely road between Duquesne and Dravosburg he picked up a stone and crushed his wife’s head with it, after which he dragged her body to an embankment and cast it over. He is said to have become enraged when he came home from work to find his wife away, and later saw her with another man. Made Treasurer. SOUTH BEND. Ind., Oct. IS.—The Rev. Benjamin 1\ Gordon, pastor of the Broadway Evangelical Church, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the Ministerial Association of this city. Rev. Gordon is a graduate of Fisk and Chicago universities. He is the first man of his race to be elected to this office. Hear M. E. Wolfsohn Speak at Trinity Church, 30th Street and Prairie Avenue, Sunday, October 16th at 3 p.m. “Pool Your Interest” CROWD SCREAMS OPEN COURT Invaded West Side Man’s Home, Took His Wife, Killed And Tortured His Children. Visions of Southern justice arose in the Desplaines street police court Fri day, when Roy Butler, 23 years of age, 2241 Fulton street, was booked on charges of murder and attempt to mur der. As he was held for the killing of a 7-year-old white boy, a woman in the audience screamed, “Lynch him! Lynch him!” The echo was taken up by the crowd in the court room, and resounded through the corridors. A cordon of policemen was quickly thrown around the man, and he was hurried to the county jail, where he is now held. Tortured Victim with Hot Water. Butler's crime is said to include the pouring of boiling water over the bare legs of 7-year-old Harvey Coleman, who is in the county hospital in a crit ical condition. He is charged with having beat and tortured Harold Coleman", two and one-half years of age to such an ex tent that the child died July 18, 1918. Drove Father from Home. Prior to that time, it is alleged But ler drove Harvey Coleman, Sr. (white), from the home, and with Mrs. Coleman, also wdiite, took full posses sion of the family belongings. He is supposed to have lived there since with her. Mrs. Coleman, mother of the vic tims, and Ray Gibbons (white), S151 North Hermitage avenue, are also held as accessories. It is said that Mrs. Coleman stood by and watched her lover torture her children. Butler's favorite pastime, it is said, was taking the boys out into the barn, hanging them by their toes, end prod ding them with needles. TRIED TO JIMCR01IIIA.M.E. MINISTERS RETURNING FROM EUROPE BALTIMORE, Oct. 15.—Bishop and Mrs. John Hurst have just returned from England, France and Belgium, where lie, with other A. M. E. minis ters attended a joint conference of Methodist churches. Bishop Hurst gives an interesting account of attempts to jim-crow the party returning on the White Star liner “Adriatic.” The chief steward, he says, attempted to segregate all members of the carty in one corner of the dining room. This attempt was overruled, he says, by the captain of the ship. Garvey Says DuBois Represented U. N. I. A. In Europe NEW YORK CITY, Oct. 15.— Marcus Garvey said among many other things in a most interesting speech to an immense audience of over six thousand at Liberty Hall, 120 West 138th Street, New York City, Sunday night last, that Dr. W. E. B DuBois, though presumably has jour neyed to Europe to hold a Pan-Afri can Congress has virtually and prac tically journeyed there as a represent ative the Universal Negro Improve mcn Association, wherein a consider able of his time and that of the Con gress was consumed and devoted to explanations of his non-connections with Garvey or the Garvey movement. Garvey said: “DuBois has unwit tingly done more good and has given more publicity to the Universal Negro Improvement Association than we could have had at a considerable ex pense of time and money." Mr. Garvey then quoted the Lead ing White Daily Press of England and Paris from which lie had recent clip pings, giving wide publicity to the Universal Negro Improvement Asso ciation, pro and con.