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H w • W ^ W W' W • • ***** r*T -s*w, ^ 0 vw —» « s Marines Bombed Haitians brom Airplanes “A PAPER WITH A POLICY” ©Ije (Cljiouw M)ij) ^ _ AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY _ailU ntl VOL. III. —NO. 45_______CHICAGO, ILL., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER Sth, 1921 EIGHT PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Harding Advocates Political, Opposes Social Equality WOUNDED, SHE , - ••• - --r ■ ■ 1 -T-- nnmn nm s tt FORGET 50CIAI EQUALITY. SAYS PRESIDENT Devotes Entire Speech In Bir mingham To Race Question BIRMINGHAM, ALA., Nov. 5.— In the same state where Hooker Washing ton lived, worked, preat heel and prat tired his doctrine of conciliation with the Southern white man, President Harding gave utterance to practically the same view- at a speech during his visit here la^t Wednesday. The President advocated political and economical equality for all races. He also urged equal educational oppor tunities He expressed firm opposition to social equality, however, when he said; Not Social Equality Men ot DOtn races may wen stand uncompromisingly against every sug gestion ef social equality. This is mil a question of social equality, hut a question of recognizing a fundamental, eternal, inescapable difference. '‘Racial amalgamation there cannot be Partnership of the races in devel oping the highest aims of all humanity there must he if humanity is to achieve the ends which we have set for it." ' The black man should seek to he. and he should be encouraged to he, the best possible black man and not the best possible imitation of a white man. "Men of both races may well stand uncompromisingly against every sug gestion of social equality. Indeed, it would be helpful to have that word 'equality' eliminated from this consid eration; to have it accepted on both sides that this is not a question of so cial equality, but a question of recog nizing a fundamental, eternal and in escapable difference. We shall have made real progress when we develop that in attitude in the public and com munity thought of both races, which recognizes this difference." South "A Reservoir of Ignorance." Harding touched the South s weak spot when lie tittered a rebuke against the lack of educational facilities in Dixie. He called the South a reservoir of ignorance when he said "It is a matter of the keenest na tional concern that the South shall not be encouraged to make its colored population a vast reservoir of ignor ance. to be drained away by the proc esses of migration into all other sec tions. That i» what has been going on in recent years, at a rate so accentuated that it has caused this institution of races to be, as I have already said, no longer one of a particular section.” DIGS ior ouumcni v uics. He very cleverly indicated that he recognized the fact that the Republican party is "persona non grata” in the South on account of its traditional friendship to the Black Man. He made a bid for Southern votes and pointed the way to the future when he said: "I do not wish the South to be po litically entirely one party; just as I believe that is bad for the South, and for the rest of the country, as well, so I do not want the colored people to he entirely of one party. 1 wish that both the tradition of a solidly Democratic South and the tradition of a solidly Republican black race might be broken up. Neither political sectionalism nor any system of rigid groupings of the people will in the long run, prosper our county.” The Weather U. S. Department of Agriculture Weather Bureau Chicago, 111., Oct. 29. 1921. Weather outlook for the period of October 31 to November 5, 1921. FOR THE OHIO VALLEY ANI) TENNESSEE: Generally fair until latter part of week, wlnyt showers are probable; temperature will be normal FOR THE REGION OF THF GREAT LAKES: Showers at begin ning and latter part of week with in tervening period of fair; normal tefn perature. FOR THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI AND LOWER MISSOURI VAL LEYS: Generally fair; normal tem perature. Jumps Under ‘L’ Wheels, Kills Self Despondent over financial af J fairs, unemployment, and ill health, Reuben James, 37, 294fi Ellis Ave., climbed the steps of the South Side Elevated structure at the 29th St. station Wednesday night. As the Jackson Park Express neared the station he hurled him self upon the tracks. It rumbled past without stopping. James was ground to death under its wheels. V. hen the coroner's inquest was held at Jackson’s morgue Satur day, the verdict was “temporarily insane”. Crowe Calls Hart's Wife For Probe I — j Evidently not satisfied with the cor oner's findings ui thp jmrd*r_jsaac_a the Kev. r. r. S. Hart, who.was shrr and killed in his home, 4800 Dearborr street, September li, State’s Attorncj Crowe has caused- Mrs.t Hart, the widow of the slain man, to be sum moned to bis office for questioning. Rev. Hart, who was a faith healer was killed in his home by a supposes patient, who i> thought to have es raped with a large sum of money. The Rev (1 \V Baldwin, a Baptis minister who was arrested in connec tion with the murder, was released. Hi was held on the strength of atlegcc relations with the murdered man’s wife Mrs. Hart is said on one occasion tr have shot at her husband, and on an other occasion is quoted as having threatened to kill him. EX-SOLDIER SENTENCED TD JAIL. MAKES UNIQUE CHARGE AGAINST U. S. SPARTANBURG, S. C., Nov. 2— Evans Bobo, as he went on the stan< in his own defense for shooting twc white men, made a unique plea, Pres ident Harding, ex-President Wilson, and the whole United States. The testimony was that he went into the field where W. R. Cannon and his family were at work, and asked about the boll weevil. He then turned to T. E. Cannon, a son of W, R. Cannon, and said: “You have some pretty girls here; how about one of them?” He had a gun, and the girls left at once, going toward the houBe. The man tried to get hirr to go off, but instead, he shot at the elder man, reloaded and shot again hitting both men. Bobo was tried with handcuffs on which is unusual, but he is consideret dangerous. He claims to be crazy but a commission of physicians saj he is sane. When he went on th< stand he made a rather dramatii speech. He said: “What they said about the shoot ing is true. I shot at Mr. Cannor and did what they said I did. It wai me who did it. The reason I los my mind was because President Wil son promised the colored man tha if he would go to France and figh like a man, when he came back In would be equal to the white man and would have the same show as th' white man, and you all know tha we ain’t got it. President Hardini promised when he was elected tha he would get all the people in th league of nations, and make all th people equal, but he did not tell th truth. He only wanted to be elected You may shoot me, or send me t the electric chair, but if you send m to the chaingang I won’t do a lie! of work. I don’t propose to wor anywhere any more.” The jury was out but a few mir utes and returned a verdict of guiltj Judge J. S. Wilson, presiding, ser tenced him to 10 years in th state penitentiary, telling him thr the conditions would be reported t the authorities at Columbia, and i jUSED AIRPLANE! TO HELP KILL 2000 HAITIANS — WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. — Nev atrocities on the part of American Ma rines in Haiti were exposed before tin Senate committee investigating condi I tions in Haiti, Wednesday. I The startling testimony was made by Major T C. Turner, of the Marine Corps, who declared that 2,500 natives r had been slaughtered in six years. Ol that number, he added, 1,132 were killed between October 1, 1919, and October 1, 1920. Maj Turner devoted two months ir 1919 to an investigation of alleged kill ings and brutal treatment of natives He could find no evidence of the kill ings of natives held as prisoners by the Americans, he said, although he heard rumors of murders of prisoners. Accuses Maj. C. H. Wells "That there were killings was un doubtedly-true,' he added, "and many of them ran be traced directly to Maj. Clark H. Wells (a Marine officer), but these were not prisoners but were na tives trying to escape from the Corvee or enforced road work." The major stated he believed there J "were executions of natives without trial." Asked for his opinion of the ] report that Capt. Ernest Lavoie of the Marines had taken 15 to 19 natives to a cemetery and ordered their execution by machine guns, he replied he "be lieved that may have happened." He I added that Capt. Lavoie had denied the [ killing. Airplanes Used Bomb Airplanes were used by he Marines in scouting. Maj. Turner said, and bombs were carried as well as machine guns. The natives gathered in such small groups, however, that bombing was not effective. A report by Lieut. Col. Hooker, of the Marine Corps, to Brig. Gen. A. W. Catlin, at one time in command of the forces of occupation, which has been held on the confidential files of the Navy Department, was submitted to the committee, it was made in Jan uary, 1919, and in it Col. Hooker stated the “gendarmes used the natives so brutally that many had joined the ban - dits" and that Lieut. B. D. Williams I then a sergeant in the Marines, "ad i initted he had killed several person • when they had attempted to escape,’ | and Capt. Lavoie had admitted six | persons had been shot. COPS KILL Ml, THEN j ST. JOSEPH, MO., Nov. 5.—City I firemen turned from their role of fight ] ing fires here last Tuesday and set fire | to a house in which Charles Mender | son had barricaded himself. The flame." ' finally forced him to expose himself te: I the bullets of a mob which had gath : ered, and his body was riddled. : Henderson is said to have been : wanted by the police for burglary when he was located in a house at 6th anti Sycamore streets. When ordered tc surrender, Henderson answered with , bullets. Four officers fell wounded Meanwhile crowds began gathering, in ' eluding scores of former soldiers ’ bringing with them rifles and revolvers All their efforts to drive Hendersor ' from the house failed, however. Tin fire department was then called, ant ; the building was soon in flames. Hen derson, with a revolver in hand, ap ' peared in a second story window, M bullet from aji army rifle nearly car ^ ried his head off. ! His body toppled and fell from tin ! window to the ground. The mob tliet ? rushed around his dead body and fillet • it with lead. t it was found that he is crazy he wil t be sent to the asylum. As he wa taken back to jail he said, “The nex - time you hear of me, I won't b< . crazy.” The trial was a most unusual one e j Bobo was defiant, and was apparentl; t: seeking to cause trouble. He may b o; crazy, but physicians believe he i f 1 pretending. j Falls 3 Stories When Rope of Sheets Breaks Miss Rose Cromity, 28, 2922 State St., evidently having seen thrilling and hairbreadth escapes in the movies, hastily attempted to arrange one when Policemen Ran dal] and Childers raided the flat at 2728 Wabash Ave., where she happened to be Sunday. She tied three sheets together and attempted to make a rope from them with which to lower herself from a third story window. The “rope” broke, and she fell to the ground below, breaking her left shoulder blade. She was placed in the County Hospital. Grand Jury Indicts Dr. Lipschulch Dr. George U, Lipschulch (white), 4201 West Roojetydt Road, who was charged with brutally mistreating Mrs. Mamie McCray, .1120 La Salic street, when she was accused of stealing jew elry from his home, was indicted for assault with intent to kill and held un der $5,000 bonds Tuesday morning. At the same time, indictments were re turned against four other defendants who were accused of aiding him in his brutality. The story of Mrs. McCray’s brutal treatment was published exclusively in this newspaper, telling how she was stripped, tied to a chair and her throat, face and mouth cut with scissors Try to Kill Case A movement was immediately set on foot to prosecute Dr. Lipschulch, but it was evident from the beginning that some sinister influence was at work to thwart justice. For some time Mrs. McCray refused to prosecute the doctor. Later the Chicago Law and Order League took an interest in the case, and finally Attorney John Wil son was retained. When the case came to trial in the Maxwell Street Court Friday, October 28, Judge Schulman summarily dis missed Mrs. Lipschulch, who was one of the defendants. Attorney Wilson, who was closely watching the trend of the case, immediately asked for a con tinuance, which was granted. In the meanwhile, evidence was sub mitted to the grand jury, which re I turned indictments Tuesday morning. UNEMPLOYMENT SAID TO BE EASING UP The situation is still grave as to em ployment, but over 100 per cent more persons have been placed from Octo ber 1st to 28th than in August, ac cording to \Y. L. Evans, Industrial Sc retary of the Chicago Urban I ague. Mr. Evans continued, "We succeeded in finding work for 569 persons during that period as com pared with 232 iu the whole month of August. Especially gratifying is the increase in the number of men placed; 247 in the period mentioned as com pared with 88 in August.” Though this showing is encouraging, it should not be regarded too favorably since much of this work was temporary. Many of the churches and clubs and the Y. M. C. A. did splendid work last winter in caring for the unemployed, and many have shown their interest this year by inquiring as to plans for the coming winter. These splendid workers and tile public will be kept informed of any new developments. HAD POOR LAWYER. ESCAPES DEATH LITTLE ROCK, ARK., Nov. 5.— Several sins of omission and commis : sion on the part of his lawyer probably I saved the life of Offie Norsworthy, of Cross county, whose sentence of death \ has been commuted by Gov. McRae. The prosecuting attorney in the case '■ wrote the Governor that the con demned man would probably not have • been found guilty if he had had a good ’ lawyer. Among other things, the law ■ yer left the state during the pendency s of the case, and allowed the time foi appeal to lapse. ft Pioneer Business Woman Dies Mme. Alia Rodez A PAUPER NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 5.—Mrs. Lillie Taylor, heralded as the richest woman of the Race in the world, may lose her wealth and become penniless. She is heir to a $20,000,000 estate. She has been prevented, pending fur ther court proceedings from obtaining possession of oil lands in Claiborne Parish worth millions of dollars. The decision also grants the state a rehear ing . also claiming ownership of the lands. She was awarded the lands in a judg ment rendered April 11 by the third dis trict court of Claiborne Parish. She alleged she was bequeathed the land by her mother, Lona McGhee. Her claims to the property were contested by Ange lina Allen, mother of Lona McGhee, who maintained Lillie Taylor was in illegitimate child. The supreme court upheld the lower court's judgment when Angelina Allen appealed the case. The stale then entered the case, claim ing she was an illegitimate child and the state was entitled to ownership of the lands. The supreme court again decided in favor of her and the state applied for the rehearing granted. The enormous value of the land, originally worth about $5,000, arose from finding oil on it. MORE PEONAGE IN GEORGIA ATLANTA, GA., Nov. 5.—The jury now has the case of four Spalding county farmers who arc charged with violation of peonage laws. They are charged with conspiracy to hold Joe Jackson, and with beating his father in an effort to force him to sign a labor contract. Madame Alia Goode Rodez Derma tologist and founder of the Oriental1 System of Beauty Culture — after several months of illness died at the home of her sister Mrs. Sallio Wil liams, New River, Va,, where she went to regain her health. Madame Rodez in a few short years had gained con siderable prominence in the field of Bea ty Culture. She leaves to mourn I | her loss a husband A. G. Rodez, Real Estate broker of this city, a number of relatives, and hundreds of business and personal friends. She was a mem ber of many societies and dubs of this city also an active number of the Bethesda Baptist Church. APPOINT IGNORANT WHITE GUARDIAN FOR RICH EDUCATED GIRL - s SAPULPA, Okla., Nov. 5—It has been announced here that W. E. Gage, white, lias been appointed legal guard ian for Miss Geraldine Hammett, who has recently come into possession of valuable oil lands. She is said to be worth over $250,000. While Miss Hammett is an educated and refined young woman, Gage has only been in school two years of his life. HOLDUP GETS YEAR FOR EVERY 19c HE TOOK WASHINGTON, Nov. 5.—Shirley Hamilton, who robbed Ulysses Prince, 1410 12th street. N. W„ of 95c, has been sentenced to serve five years in the penitentiary for his offense. This is an average of one year for every 19c he took. PRINCIPAL RESIGNS KANSAS CITY, Nov. 5.—Prof. J. R. Lee, principal of the Lincoln High School, has resigned to accept a posi tion with the Urban League in New York. XI10 DULLLI THBUJSHEflflT Kills Assailant After He So:.>' Bullet Thru Her Jaw It wns Sunday morning and a Sa bath hush hovered over the city. Bain was quietly falling, and hardly a sound was to be heard except the distant tolling of the church bells and an occasional passing street car two blocks away. Sunddenly loud voices broke the stillness. The curses and remonstranc es of a heated quarrel were heard. The stage was being set for tragedy. Bain beating against window panes and storm clouds lowei T about formed a fitting accompaniment. The scene was laid in the homo of Mrs. Maude Harris, 35 years of age, 4022 Dearborn St. Mrs. Harris and WalteT Lacey, .39, were the principals. Was it supposed to have been the ‘ ‘ star roomer' ’ In Mrs. Harris’ flat. fitnndnjr inr. tjyey mlgdg/i'd ip ji vi. lent quarrel. Lacey is" Saul to have accused the woman of unfaithfulness. She denied the accusaiton. In a .jealous frenzy he seized a pistol and struck her over the head. Blood spurted from the wound and flowed down her face, blinding her. As she groped for him, Lacey with drew a step and fired. His aim was ■oor, however, and the bulet struck her in the left jaw, fracturing the jaw bone. Once more the woman made a su preme effort to save herself from the maniac. She snatched a gun from the dresser nearby, and as the amazed man watched her in astonishment, she levelled the pistol and fired one shot. Lacey fell dead, a bullet in his heart. Mrs. Harris fell in a faint at his side. Boomers rushed in as the tragedy removed to the County Hospital, where came to its finale. Mrs, Harris was she is being held for murder. Inquest over the body of Lacey, as postponed to November 30, when it ii expected Mrs. Harris will be suf ficiently recovered lo testify. Transfusion Fails To Save Girl's Life A lurid romance of Chicago’s night life faded into grim tragedy Saturday at the Provident Hospital when Helen Nes bit (white) of Mount Vernon, Ohio, died. She died just one week after she had been shot in jealousy by James Callo way. 5654 Lafayette Avenue. After shooting her he turned his gun on him self and tried to commit suicide. His efforts at self-destruction failed, and he was sent to the County Hospital. The Ncsbit girl's mother and father arrived at her bedside just before she died, and her father submitted to a transfusion of blood in a vain ti save her life. She is said to ha' h .e 1 with Calloway as his wife for two years. He is expected to recover from his wounds. GARVEYITES WHIP ANTI GARVEY “PRINCE” PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 5.—When “Prince” Madarikan Denyi, of royal African blood, attempted to hold an anti-Marcus, Garvey meeting at the Olympia Theater last Sunday, Garvey ites charged the stage and broke up the meeting. He was introduced by the president of the African Sawmill Co., and as soon as he began his speech, the Garveyites rushed lip, and one of them delivered a stinging blow to his jaw. With yells and whoops not unlike cries from the African jungles, they rushed him from the stage. Police later restored order.