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4 Slain As Moonshiners Battle Over Booze
“A PAPER WITH A POLICY" I ®ije mmo a* AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY «MU «tl VOL. III.—NO. 44 CHICAGO, ILI SATU^PAY, OCTOBER 29th, 1921 ^__^^EICiHT PAtiES _ PRICE FIVE CENTS FOUR KILLED Ilf CLASH OVER _ Men Battle Police Until Sparks Set Building Afire. ORANGE, VA., Oct. 29. -Four men are dead, nine were wounded and the streets of the town were patrolled by special armed deputies, some of whom were sent from Richmond by Gov. Davis, after two men barricaded them selves itj a barn just outside the town limits and, defying arrest shut all who approached, holding out for more than three hours before they were finally burned to death in a tire which sup posedly was started from the sparks of their own deadly guns. A serious race riot was averted by the prompt action of local officials. The dead arc: \V. C. BOND, white, sheriff of Orange county. J. I'. BOYER, white, sergeant of the i town of Orange WALTER WARE, and an uniden tified man. The wounded arc all white. The trouble started when Sheriff Bond and Sergeant Boyer went to arrest Ware on a charge of distrib uting liquor They started about 5 o'clock, driven by a white chauffeur, who was instructed to wait for them. At 9 o’clock, when they had not r<* turned, he became alarmed and went into Orange, hoping that they had re turned by rad. When they were not found h<‘ formed a posse and went hark in search of them. After hours of look ing without success, the party re turned to Orange t<» await daylight, and with the first light went hack to the section in whitfh Ware lived. After a short hunt they «*atne upon the bodies of both Bond and Boyer, who were probably instantly killed by a load of buckshot. Find Officers’ Bodies Without knowing who had done the shooting, the men returned and noti fied the authorities, who immediately swore in deputies, and the search was renewed. After .1 short time the men saw a man dart from a densely wooded patch of land and toward an open hay barn on the property of J I‘. 'l'aylpr, a prominent Richmond tobac conist. Quickly gathering around the barn the men demanded that he surrender. When no reply came they thought he had concealed iimself in the barn and advanced 11 pi f it i Two shots rang out, severely rotltl ing Stanley < ar ter and slight wo j vling A. N Bovd. who had been swoj i in as deputies. The posse then j pened fire on the barn, and firing was kept up for three hoars, but because of the commanding position of the besieged men. all who approached within range of their guns were shot, and it was impossible to rush it. W'are’s father, Walter Ware, an old man, was sent for and asked to inter cede with his son and to promise that if he surrendered he would have pro tection and trial by law. Wares re ply was that if his father approached any closer he would kill him. Other - attempted to get him to surrender without avail and it was not until he was burned to death that anyone was able to approach the barn. The other man, it is believed, was killed just a few' moments before the barn caught fire, at)d though W’are’s body was gotten out, his has not been found. RACES RIOT ABOARD OCEAN LINER TOKIO, Japan, Oct. 29.—The S. S Hawkeye State limped into port heri last week looking very much like : relic of the world war. The deck were scarred and bloody, capstan1 overturned, and her railings, ropes am ' ladders were hanging limply over tin side. _ Upon inquiry it was learned that tin first race riot on the high seas hat been staged while the Hawkeye Stat was two days out of port. Two hundred men fought with ham mers, wrenches, cleavers, and carvini knives. In desperation the ship’s- of ficers sprayed the decks with scaldini water in order to separate the tighten Several were seriously injured, but n one was killed. I BEST BABIES IN BROOKLYN j-■------- mm - ... - . «»*■ ^__ , B In a recent “Better Babies” contest held in Brooklyn these robust young Americans were adjudged “the best babies in Brooklyn.” They won honors over scores of other children rep resenting 14 different races. Danger Of Mob Violence Thwarts Extradition NEW YORK CITY, Oct. 29—The National Association for the Advance ment of Colored People, 70 Fifth ave nue. New York, today announced that an initial victory had been won in the fight to prevent extradition of Will Whitfield, colored, from New York to North Carolina, Judge Charles L. Guy of the New York County Supreme Court having granted an application for a writ of habeas corpus on Oc tober 19. The writ followed the signing of a warrant of extradition by Governor Nathan L. Miller of New York, on June 24, the extradition being based on a charge against Whitfield of “break ing and entering." The evidence sub mitted to Judge Guy showed that Whitfield had not committed the crime charged in North Carolina, but had been invited to enter a store by a white man, who had subsequently as saulted him. As soon as Whitfield had been freed on the writ of habeas corpus, another extradition warrant, signed by Gov ernor Miller on July 9, and based on an indictment against Whitfield for murderous assault with intent to kill, was suddenly produced by the District Attorney's office. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has demanded a hearing before Governor Miller, to produce evidence that Whit field will neither be protected from mob violence nor given a fair trial il returned to North Carolina. Mean while, a new writ of habeas corpus tc meet the new extradition warrant ha; been applied for by Leavelle ant Shields, attorneys for Whitfield, whom the National Association for the Ad vancemcnt of Colored People is aiding ■ XENIA, Ohio, Oct. 29.—The Rev S. W. Me Duffy, an A. M, E. evangel - ist, has been held for the grand jur ! under $1,500 bond here on a seriou - charge involving a crime committe ( upon Clarence Smith, a 19-ycar-ol . boy. ) When arraigned in police court, th minister denied the charges. SUED BY EDITOR charge of criminal libel brought by Cyril Briggs, editor of 'J'hc Crusader, against Marcus Garvey, president-gen eral of the U. N. I. A., was sustained by Justice Rcnaud in the Twelfth Dis trict Magistrates’ Court, New York on Thursday. October 20, and rounse1 ordered to prepare briefs for a final hearing on October 11 at the Fourth District Court to decide whether it is a case for the grand jury. Marcus Garvey was represented by Attorney Wilfred Smith, counsel for the Black Star Line. The case for Briggs, the complainant, was handled by Assistant District Attorney Lynch Editor Briggs, who is also executive head of the African Blood Brother hood and a former editor of The Am sterdam News, took exception to a statement in Garvey’s paper, The Ne gro World, to the effect that he was a white man passing for a Negro. Garvey Retort* Directly after Briggs' action was sustained. Garvey made a complaint against Briggs, charging the latter with having committed criminal libel against him in the October Crusader citing as evidence an article claiming that Garvey had lost money in “escrow," because he knew so little ol how to go about putting money in "scrow,” and an editorial demanding that he abandon his announced plans to go to Europe and that he remain in the United States at "this critical pe riod in those enterprises” of whicl' Garvey is head. Justice Rcnaud said he saw nothing criminal in the “escrow" article, and in referring tc the editorial demanding that Garvej stay in the United States, asked Gar vey whether he did not himself think that he should stay in the Unitec States just now, inquiring if it wa true that the Black Star Line was it financial difficulties and bringing ou the admission that the line had onh one steamship in operation and tha for the last six months in a Cubai . port. Garvey also presented a lette - from Briggs, claiming that in it Brigg r had invited him to "co-operate witl s him in overthrowing governments. 1 The judge failed to see any such mean 1 ing in the letter and, after asking Gar vey if he had any other evidence e threw out his complaint agains Briggs. Stops Funeral As Preacher Doubts Man’s Salvation NEW YORK C ITY. Oct. 29— Mrs. Norman V. Nelson (white), of Flush ing, L. I., created consternation among In* mourners at a funeral in Ehene /er Baptist church here last week, .vlien she brought a peremptory halt to the final rites being said over the body of Thomas Vass. Vass. who was over sixty years of • ge. had been a servant in the Nelson home for twenty years. When lie died his employers took charge of the funeral arrangements and paid all ex penses. The dramatic incident took place shortly after the Rev. Ilenrv Parker, pastor of the church, said that he be lieved Brother Vass had not been saved, and would not enter into the re ward of the faithful. At this point Mrs. Nelson exclaimed that Vass had j been faithful and loyal, and she was ' sure he had gone to heaven. “He was loyal," said the preacher, “hut he served only you." This was too much for the woman, and she brought the funeral to a halt, md ordered her undertaker to remove the body. KU KLUX APPLY LASH, BOAS! ABOUT IT TO NEWSPAPER DENTON. TEX., Oct. 29.—Two boys were taken from the jail at Pilot Point Thursday night and severely beaten by a gang of masked men. The next morning the editor of a Pilot Point newspaper found a notice on his office door reading: “Yes, we did it, applied the lash.” Written on the hack of an envelope, the notice was signed “K. K. K.” STABS HUSBAND WITH ICE-PICK , -- ' Police were called to the home of Sim Taylor, 25, 4802 St. Lawrence - avenue, Saturday, and found that dur , ing a fight with his wife, Mrs. Mattie t Taylor, she had stabbed him with an ice pick. His wounds were not fatal. Despondent, Girl Turns On Gas, Ends Life Despondent over a blighted love affair, Miss l.ucille liarnes, 22 years of u^e, turned on the Itas at her home, 3720 Wabash Ave., Sunday, and died shortly after from the effects of as phyxiation. Friends rush ed to her aid ’ and summoned Dr. Wm. P. Lawton, 3717 State St., but she died a short time later. Inquest was held over her body at Jackson’s morpue, 3317 State St. The verdict was suicide. . ‘Black Brute9 Proves To Be White Moron LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 29.—After the community had been stirred up with inflammatory headlines in local newspapers and open predictions of a lynching had been circulated, it was learned here that the “Black Brute” who assaulted a young white girl, was none other than a fifty-five-year-old white man, prominent in business cir cles in the city. The man, whose name is suppressed, has been taken to Frankfort on order of Circuit Judge R. C. Stoll. After a thorough grilling the girl admitted that the man who assaulted her was a white man, saying that she had placed the blame on a black man because her assailant had threatened her with death if she exposed him. In the meantime over fifty suspects had been arrested, some of them narrowly escaping lynching. The crime was discovered by the girl's mother when she noted the con dition of her clothing. SHOOTS WOMAN, TRIES TO COMMIT SUICIDE Jealousy is said to have driven James Calloway, 30, 5654 Lafayette Ave„ to desperation, when he attempted to murder Miss Helen N'esbit at the cor ner of 33rd and Dearborn Sts., Satur day. After shooting the Nesbit girl Cal loway then fled into a room at 3201 La Salle St., where he turned his gun on himself. Neither shot proved fa tal, however, and both were taken to the County Hospital. RIOT VICTIM SUES CITY FOR LOSS OF SIGHT Trial of damage suits against the city growing out of the race riots of 1919 was resumed Tuesday. Two of the first cases to be heard were the suit of Mrs. Carrie Lovett, 2032 Dearborn street, and James Grimes, 4145 Langley avenue. Grimes is suing the city for the loss of his eyesight. He was shot in the head during one of the fights. Sflbse quently he became totally blind as a result of his wounds. Mrs. Carrie Lovett is suing the city under the statute for the death of her husband, who was killed. Lovett's body was riddled with fifteen bullets in a fight on Lytle street. West Side. Attorney A. L. Williams is in charge of the prosecution. BOOT BLACK BURNS TO DEATh Ashes and chared bones ended th< Travail of Kelson Nunn, a boot black with a little stand at 3533 So State St. His little oil stove exploder on Tuesday night during the mil hours and before the flames could b checked Nunn had been burned b death and the stand destroyed. H was 45 years old and unmarried. POLICE COMB CITY FOR MYSTERIOUS SLAYER WHO SLASHED FOUR Renew Hunt for Murderer When Third Woman Victim Is Found Dead In Her Home. The South Side district was thrown j into terror Thursday night when two i murders and one serious stabbing were I haled as the work of a white “Jack, the Ripper.” The man-hunt for the mysterious j slayer was renewed Saturday when Mrs. Ida Horoska, white, was found dead in her home, 509 E. 29th St. The woman’s throat had been cut, and her clothes torn from her body. It j is thought that the same fanatic may have killed her. Hunt Lone White Man Police from the Cottage Grove and j Stanton Ave. stations joined in a hunt for the 'murderer of a man and a woman, and the possible fatal stabbing of another. The dead are: Mrs. DAISY JACKSON, 30, 3812 Rhodes Ave. Mrs. IDA HOROSKA, 40 (white), 509 E. 29th St. LONNIE WILLIAMS, 30, 2619 State St. The wounded are: Mrs. LOUISE FRANKLIN, 20, 4233 Wabash Ave. The man, described only vaguely by the only one of his victims who sur vived his attack, appeared shortly be fore midnight on State St., near 46th St. Mrs. Louise Franklin, his victim, told the reporter from this newspaper that she was emerging from an alley between the houses at 4555 and 4557 State St. As she stepped into the street she found herself followed by a strange white man, who slashed her throat without warning. Her screams drove him away. She was taken to the County Hospital, where her life was despaired of until it was found that the jugular vein was not injured. Physicians say she will recover. Kills Woman at 32nd Street The next attack occurred in an al ley at 32nd and State Sts. Screams coming from the alley brought passers by who found Mrs. Daisy Jackson, 1203 State St., dying with her throat have occurred both in the vicinity of white man fleeing in the darkness. Mrs. Jackson, who also has a resi dence at 3812 Rhodes Ave., was sepa rated from her husband, who lives in the Angelus Bldg., 3501 Wabash Ave. Jackson looks with doubt upon the "Jack, the Ripper” story, and swears he believes the woman was slain in a fight with a lover. Hot Tamale Man Slain The trail of blood next led to Indi ana Ave., in the 31st block, in front of 3133, where Lonnie Williams, 30, 2619 State St., was killed, supposedly by the same man. Williams is a hot tamale vendor, and is said to have had an argument with the slayer over change for money. Find No Clues No clues other than the vague de scription given by Mrs. Franklin could be obtained. The South Side was combed and scores of suspects were picked up. They were all subsequently released, however. The manner of the outrages lent weight to the belief that all the crimes had been committed by the same fa natic. The name "Jack, the Ripper” became famous in London several years ago when nearly a hundred women were found mysteriously slain in London streets. No clues were ever obtained, although all the crimes bore the earmark of the same slayer. A corresponding set of crimes of the same nature were committed in Atlanta, Ga., about ten years ago, when in the course of a year, over fifty women were found mysteriously slain in the city’s streets. Each time the method of killing was the same. Medical men have since agreed that the type of outrages committed by the “Riper” were the result of a form i of sexual degeneracy, which could only I be appeased by sight of a woman'! , blood. , Scout “Ripper” Theory ! It is believed by some, however, tha the murders were not committed by the same person, and were merely co incidental. Especially strong in this belief is the husband of Mrs. Daisy Jackson. It has been noted that several rob beries of men by women of the streets have occured both in the vicinity of 32nd and State St., and 46th and State St. It is hinted that an intended vic tim may have turned assailant. I A. SWEENY VETERAN JOURNALIST, IS DEAD VV. Allison Sweeney, dean of jour nalists and contributing editor of the Chicago Defender, died last Thursday morning at the iiuiJic ui .ui. dim r Mrs. William Hud- j Jin, 3328 South j Park avenue. He had been ill for several months, re c e n t 1 y returning fro m Provident Hospital, where he had been under the care of Dr. George C. Hall. For many years Mr. Sweeney J served as editor of L. I II C a UUIUIIU|ZWI10 Freeman, where he W. Allison Siveeny enjoyed the per sonal friendship of the late lamented Frederick Douglas. The great aboli tionist always made his headquarters at the old Freeman office, and dis cussed questions of the times with the journalists. It was Mr. Sweeney who wrote a masterpiece on Douglas when the latter died. Although possessing a peculiar style as a writer, Mr. Sweeney had few equals at the editorial desk during his day. His attacks on defamers of the Negro were fiery and uncompromis ing. Due to this method of lighting the enemy he became the interesting mouthpiece of a large army of read ers. He was born in Superior, Mich., in 1849. His acquaintance with men of affairs was of wide range and many sought his advice before announcing a policy on public questions. He w - author of ‘‘The American Negro 1 1 the World War,” and "The Other i low*s Burden,” the latter receiving ^ much favorable comment from the daily press. Funeral services will be held at South Park M. E. Church, 33d and South Park avenue, at 1 o’clock Thurs day. COURT Eii SEIZURE OF SI 5.000, ROYAL CICOHIOS NASHVILLE. TENN., Oct. 29.— The Supreme Circle of the Grand Royal Circle of Friends of the World has been restrained by chancery court here from seizing $15,000 belonging to the state circle here. In their petition for an injunction the Tennessee Friends claim that they have on hand $15,000 in cash and will have much more when pending dues shall have been paid. They also claim that through an arbitrary order, Dr. R. A. Williams of Chicago, revoked the charters of local branches of the order, and is attempt ing to seize all funds of the Tennessee branch. Title to the Royal Circle Hospital is also at stake. Chancellor Heiskill enjoined the supreme circle from taking the funds of the state circle, and later will de cide the case on its merits. The Royal Circle of Friends recent ly moved their headquarters from Helena, Ark., to Chicago.