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Col. Chas. Young, Ranking Army Officer, Dies
Was Serious Embarassment to
War Department During
MONROVIA, Liberia, Jan. it —
Ato r an eventful rareer in winch he
. lira, ted world wide attention and be
,iii,r of hk high rank frequently etn
harra *1 the War Department, Col
< harks Young. I'. S. A , died late last
week in Monrovia. Liberia At the
time of his death Colonel Young held
the highest rank ever attained by a
Black man in the United States Army
lie died at his post of duty in Lib
e, ia, w ill re he had been assigned In
t; War Department as an instructor
in military science. Reports from Lib
rriu indicate that* he had done remark
able work in reorganizing the Liberian
constabulary along American, lines.
Colonel Young was born in Ken
^aUA^w^j^ktty^e^^ ago.^ lie ^ was
U. S. Cavalry, where he made
record as one of the strictest dis
ciplinarians in the army.
Rescued Roosevelt
He came into the public, eye first
during the Spanish-American war
when his command saved Theodore ;
Roosevelt's troops from certain death
At other tunes during his military
career he was assigned to the Philip
pities and was instructor of cadets
Wilber’fi»rn l ’niversity.
Embarrassed Administration
During the World War, Colons
•Young, who at tluit turn* held the rani
of lieutcnant-cohuiel, was a const.an
source of embarrassment to the ;E
M I '
• veil lower to the rank of brigadier
and major general. It had been con j
ndently expected that he would be j
made a general and placed in com*
uainl of the Black division then being
! • 11' i <1 He even niad<* a visit to fort
in Moines, Iowa, where 1,250 men
<>i hi* own race were in training for
r*»mmissions Lieut.-Col. C. C Ballou,
•.lute, was then in command of the
j t Although of the same rank as
Colonel Young. Ballou was quickly
.ted to the rank of major general
• 1 placed in command of the new
\ - 1UM.
• End Young's high rank forced
pun the War Department the n« i cs
of placing him in some j » it»nn
i responsibility. It was neci ry to
j»r* otc him m order to allow the
promotion of white officers beneath
him. He was finally made full colonel.
Put On Sick List
lie then asked to be allowed to or
ganize and command a division from
tiie state of Ohio, where he was well
known. This was refused. Demands
were by this time becoming insistent
that he be allowed to demonstrate his
remarkable military ability in France
He was then examined an pronounced
physically unfit for oversea service
Colonel Young strenuously denied any j
physical disability and rode horseback
from the Mexican border to Wash
ington to prove it. He was denied
military service abroad, nevertheless.
It was freely rumored that the admin
istration was firmly opposed to com
missioning any man a general “officer
whose skin was black. He was then
igned to a development unit at
imp Grant, 111., where he stayed until
the end of the war.
\ national memorial for him is
1 mg arranged. Col. Otis B. Duncan
• of the Eighth Regiment is in charge
of arrangements here.
Jersey Woman
Gives $3,000,000
To Race
NEWARK, N. J., Jan. >21.— Be
quests of nearly $3,000,000 for educa
tional, charitable and development
work among colored persons are made
in the will of Mrs. Calista S. Mayhevv,
who died December 10.
Must Do Time
John William*
Ml rone DC ADM
mUfiUtn S hum
^ia Supreme Court Affirms
Sentence of Trial
\ i LA NT A, Oa . Ja J
..i ■ . apiny imprisomiH'iit if»r 111<
io i s 11*11 the Georgia Nuprenh' ' .mi:
artit ;n. . 11 • set i*t life in prism
trient upon John S W illiains whip-,
owner of “murder i mi..
The appeal for new trial has . - n
pending m the - ipnme court sin< c
last April. WiHvmis* counsel asked!
for new trial on the ground* that the |
evidence introduced in the case d:d
not warrant the verdict of guilty, and
that C lyde Mannii g. Williams’ fore
man, was jointly indicted with him. j
and not eligible to testify. Manning i
was star witness against Williams J
W illiams was convicted before Judge I
1 »bn l>. Hutcheson on April 9, 19^1,1
for the murder • one Lindsey Peter
sou, who. according to the tesiimon v i
of Manning, had been tied b tb !
planter and thrown into the Yellow j
River in Newton ( ounty He»»i i •- hi
ing indicted for this murder', \\ iiliams
was also indicted for the murder of
ten other men, all workers on his
farm. The men for whose death he
was indicted were: Johnnie Williams,
Fletcher £>mith» John Hrown, Charley
Chisholm, “Blackstrap,” Henry Price, f
“Big John.” Willie Preston, Johnny
Greene and WJUie Givens.
Williams’ trial in Newton County
for the murder of Peterson attracted
nation-wide attention. The bodies of
some of the victims were found in the
(Continued on page 3.)
$20,000 SICK
The Underwriters Mutual Insurance
Company announce that they have
closed one of the most successful
years that they have had since organ
ization; that notwithstanding the
alleged hard times, this Company has
successfully weathered all of the
strong winds that blew, and they have
increased their business in every de
partment. One of the liveliest and
most active spots in the City is at
31st Sircet each Saturday morning in
*thc nllices of this Company, when the j
agents hold their weekly meeting; and]
tluir various contests for supremacy.
The Underwriters announce tbat
their premium income for this ye^r
amounted to $57,347.72, and since its
(Continued on page 3.)
GET $7500
Use Clever Ruse to Gain At
mittance to Flat.
'I he fact that banditry knows no
color line nor attempts to confine it
self to the Gold Coast was demon
strated at 3 00 / m. Tuesday morning
■ mdits used a clever ruse to ob
tain permission to the apartment of
Mi.s- Elizabeth Thornton, 3513 Michi
gan Avenue, and escape with over
$7,000 in gems and cash.
The victims were Miss Thornton
and I red Brownie, well known in
South Side -porting circles. The. loot
amounted to $3,153 in currency, and
jewelry valued at $4,500, according to
accounts given the Stanton Avenue
Mis> I.urillie Kent, Miss Thornton's
maid, was also threatened and sub
dued. The robbers carried six re
volvers and three “blackjacks," accord
to the victim*. The unusual cir
cumstances caused Capt. Ben. Enright
to begin a full investigation.
Loses $3,100 Cash
Brownie said the bandits took $3,100
in cash and a diamond shirt stud and
diamond stickpin valued at $4,500. 1 he
currency con-i-ted of three $1,000 hills
and a $100 bill. Miss Thornton
< burned to have been robbed of $52.
She said the robbers overlooked her
three diamond rings valued at $500 on
a dresser. The maid was not robbed.
“The bandit- rode in ;• black seven
pa-seng r Hudson." Miss I hornton
told ’ i detective- “P eh carried two
rr o!ver*» and a hlackj.u. Hie one in
- up i unit.#™ rang the door
1 m maid an-wered. He told
''•» aid lie had a telegram for Mr.
• . When she opened the door,
dm men rushed inside.
Maid Not Molested
ow lie and • •
-♦•If against a wall, compelling th
ud ■ nd to one side with her
hands above her head. \fter they
took our money and jewelry, they
drove south in Michigan Avenue in
their '*ar 1 hey must have know n Mr.
Brown < who is yvealthy, was visiting
at my home."
Brownie said he was to leave today
:**r Hot Spring . He said ho did not
n call r\cr -eeing any of the raider .
Cu riosity
* Is Fatal To
Her insistence upon listening at
two lovers quarrel resulted Wednes
day in the tragic death of Mrs. Ida
Brown, 18, who was shot and killed
in her home, 780 E. 38th St., by John
Johnson was engaged in a quarrel
with his sweetheart, Miss Iliebecca
Brown, in the hallway outside Mrs.
Brown's apartment. She went to the
door and opened it to discover the
cause of the noise. Her mother is
said to have warned her to keep
away from the door. She then closed
the door but still remained near to it
to overhear the quarreling.
At this juncture Johnson became
violent, drew a revolver and fired at
his sweetheart. The shot was wild
and went through the door, the bullet
striking Mrs. Brown on the other
side. She fell wounded over the right
lung. She was rushed to the Fort
Dearborn Hospital, where she died
early the next morning.
After the shooting Johnson fied
and was not captured until Tuesday,
when Sergt. Glenn and Policemen
Holmes and McDermott, of the Stan
ton Avenue Station, captured him at
4350 Champlain Avenue.
At the coroner’s inquest over the
body of the slain weqian, Johnson
was held to the grand jury on a
charge of manslaughter.
Charge ^arvey With Selling
Paaqtge on Mythical
f Steamer.
NEW YORK CITY. Jan. 21.—The
r ite of the Universal Negro Improve
rs nt \ ^$ocUtion. fhe Black Star Li tic,
the African Communities League, and
other allied Garvey organizations hang
■ in the balaljcc awaiting the outcome
of the arreft here Thursday by fed
eral officials pi Marcus Garvey, presi
dent general ecu' flu* Universal Negro j
! mprovemenb Aiation. and moving
spirit of then “back to \frica .move
ment” agitated through his organiza
Releasee on $2,500 Bail
Garvey .was arrest« d in his private
[apartments in West 129th Street, and
; taken to the Black Star Line offices at
56 West 135 th Street, where the book*
and reroriR ot the famous steamship)
! line wew feizeckby federal agents. He j
I was tUjrn takefabHore Federal Com
missioner Hitchcock. and released on
I $2,500 bond, pending a hearing on
. January 19. Other officials of the
Black Star Line were .subpoenaed by
Post Office inspectors.
Charged With Fraud
T lie specific charge upon which < iar
vcy was booked wa* advertising and
; selling passage to Africa <>n a mythical
i ves cl and using the mail to defraud
:n disposing of stock in the Black
Star Line.
The Black Star Line, Garvey's
hv..in-child, lias been the cause of at-i
i »•' upon him from many angle-, j
I* poii several occasion' it lias been I
barged that the vessel.' chartered by I
I t! company have.beei L..-ed and not
| owned by the black st-.unship com-1
' pan>. Recently passage to \fri« a was '
I advertised* upon the “Phyllis Wheat-I
” supposed to be under construe-!
* • liniuirics made at the bureau of j
. ,at»«ii r< vealcd that there was no
ship. Garvt v aii-v. vod this by
g that negotiation tor the pur
• of the ship had beer completed,
and the actual purchase was only a
j matter of time.
Unrest in Organization
Considerable unres* in e various
'flar’-c- organizations ha* h- en notice
| abb lately. Turbulent t -ns have
grown up in local brajn i through-I
lout the country, and special agents
from New York have bee:> pt busy
untangling difficulties. L i ilitornia '
(local organizations broi;. * mpletcly l
a wav from the mother • r zanization 1
and reorganized along vv lines.
Grc.'.t excitement prevailed in Tlar
Jem he <!a)’ following the arrest of 4
NTr. '• rvev Excited hareholders in \
the variou L.irvey c.-rporati-its be
sieged the ui'ices of 135th Street, de- 1
ntanding their money ha* ’ A few 1
days be for i Garvey’s arrest it is sa»d ' {
that he refunded money to several i
“Plot.” Says Garvey
Urged for a statement, Mr. Garvey *
says: “My arrest L but the starting ‘
point of a great international conflict '
that will one day show' the Negro not
the worse off for the result. Enemies ‘
of the Negro Race and enemies of my
movement within the Race have been [
plotting foP some time to besmirch, my
character in order to held me up to '
public ridicule and to cause me to lose
favor among my people.
Among those who are opposing the ?
Universal Negro Improvement Assn- .
j nation are the leaders of the National
Association for the Advancement of i
Colored People, and the African Blood j
Brotherhood, of which Cyril Briggs,
editor of the “Crusader,” a monthly ‘
magazine, is the paramount chief and 1
active working head, and who is out
on bail for criminal libel against Mar
cus Garvey.”
Excitement in Dreamland
Excitement reigned in Dreamland
Cafe Tuesday night when Miss
Frei'da Brown, 3755 Indiana Ave.,
attacked and struck Miss Clara
Lewis, an entertainer in the cafe,
with a beer bottle. After attacking
the girl, Miss Brown burst out of the
cafe and fled through State St. She
was captured by Policeman Roscoe
“Taps” Sounded For Him
Repetition Of
*Martha Is
When Jatm A Mtiml.
lirector and Ala -tru ot tl., t hicago
■'until Sidi Opera to, on* 1 tin
Aryan Grotto Temple and presented
'Martha there, December S'th and
itli, lie thought that two night-; would
je suffice nt to aecoininod , ■ id,
nusic lovers oi C hicago and vicinity, i
vho would care to witness the per
ormances. This was not the true
>ituation. however. Hundreds 01 peu
de were turned away each night anti
he Aryan Grotto. Temple pn - ed ton
mall to scat the crowds.
When the curtain went up on the
ipening scene, the audience (airly
rasped in wonderment—as if to say,
the half has not been tro There
tas been a tremendous awakening in
he music circles ti> a result ot the,
Chicago South Side Opera Company's
;rand success.
The leading instrumental i.msi. mils i
if the race have organized the “New
iyinphony Orchestra,” consisting of .15 .
.rtists. Charles S. Cooke is their!
lirector. Mr. Munday has engaged I
hem to acc mpai t
Auditorium. Washington's I irthdav,
■eh. 22. 1922, at 8 I*. M. "Martha":
will be presented at this larm md
icautifnl theatre in the "loop' that '
ill Chicago may have an opportunity
if enioving its performance. Nellie I
d. Dobson, “Martha." Ruthena Mat- j
on or Helen Boone, “Nancy," II B
dills “Plunkett," Dr. A. J. Offord.
Tristan,” Marie Brooks, pianist, Clco
d. Dickerson, musical director. The
Homs will be twice as large as it was
lefore and the orrHestrn three times '
s large. This will be Chicago's finest .
nusical event.
Attempts Suicide
In Patrol Wagon
BIRMINGHAM, Ala,, Jan. 21.—
\fter he had been caught in the act of
ittempting to rob the Burger Dry
joods Co, William Brown, a porter in
he store, attempted to commit suicide ,
)y cutting his throat in a patrol wagon
while on the way to the city jail. He
was a .trusted employee and had been
with the firm for ten years.
Wheaton Of
N. V. Kills
Self With Gas
NRYV YORK CITY, Jan. 21.—At- I
torney f, 1 rank Wheaton, one of the
most popular and best known men in
Ha 1 Miimittcd suicide by inhal
ing l • t bathroom of his home.
20K V. . !.'•/'•.i Stf> t, here early this i
week. He was 50 \ £rs of age.
Do; i: dilheulin's between Whea
ton and i'i> wife are said to be re
sponsible for his act.
He was well known as ail able ,
and man about
town, lie was formerly Deputy As
^istai* i > inf Attorney, and Attorney |
for tit unity of New York (
Deacon Latches
Preacher in Raid
PH 11 iDFA PH I A, Pa m 21.—
When Dta u : Thoma* i . ally.- -1 tit a
detective, led bv a squad < f police
men im*> an alleged gambling house
at Thompson and Alta street*, among
others the arrested Rev. Benjamin
Frederick.- graduate of Georgia
Theo!ogi< ..,i >e-minary and pastor of
a local church
Rev. Kritlcricks paid a line, of ten
dollai saying I had no
jclea it wa> a gambling house, hut
believed it to he a place where men
could find healthy indoor sport.**
ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 21.—The fact J
that a man has been legally hanged
does not invalidate an insurance policy
which carries a clause making it in
contestable for any cause after a year,
the state court of appeals has decided. t
The decision was made in a suit ,
filed by Floread Murphy, beneficiary!]
under a policy issued by the Metro-!,
politan Life Insurance Company to L
William Reynolds, who was hanged in
South Carolina July 11, 1919. The
company claimed among other things (
that it was against public policy to .
pay such insurance and appealed from 1
the decision of Superior Court in Au- t
gusta, which upheld the lower court. ]
Oil Stove Explodes and Leaves
Drinker to Mercy of
Money, moonshine, and domestic
difficulties combined to form the back
ground for a tragedy in which C. H.
Boyd, a barber, living at 5053 Dear
born Street, was burned to death in
the home of his friend, Thomas Fields,
5006 Dearborn Street, early Sunday
Stiff a Mystery
Boyd's presence in the Fields home
at daybreak Sunday morning is still
shrouded in considerable mystery, al
though a coroner's jury exonerated
Fields at the inquest Monday. '
Several conflicting stories attempt to
account for his presence there. Ac
cording to Mrs. Boyd, her husband
visited Fields for the purpose of col
lecting money due him from F'iclds
Other witnesses, including Ollie
Anderson and Mrs. Field* at first de
clared that Fields and Boyd spent the
night drinking, that Boyd became
drunk and went to sleep in a chair
with liis clothes on. and was burned
to death in a drunken stupor when a
gasoline stove exploded in another
Still other witnesses testified thai
Boyd appeared at the Fields home
ihottt midnight, asking admission, ant!
taying that he and his wife had quat
reled, and she had locked him out ot
liis home. He would be satisfied, he
said to sit in the front room and sleep
all night.
Another version of the tragedy, fu
is problematical as the rest is Fields
persuaded Boyd to spend the night
with him, biing acquainted witl
Boyd’s domestic difficulties, and the
Iwo sat discussing the situation long
into the night, and drinking moon
shine whiskey.
Left to Die
Whether Boyd was drunk at tin
:inie of his death may never be known,
nit according to testimony offered at
:he coroner’s inquest, Fields and his
iamily retired shortly after midnight,
eaving Boyd alone in a front room
Fire broke out in the house from an
'xploding oil ftove near daybreak.
Forgetting that liovd was in the front
com. the Fields family fled from the
lames, leaving him lo burn to death.
Ihe house was totally destroyed by
IF bis was exonerated of all blairn
>y the coroner’s jury.
KNOXVILLE, Term,, Jan. 21.—A
erics of fires breaking out in school
nd colleges throughout the country
las aroused an investigation on the
heory* that the fires may have been
he result of organized incendiarism
The latest fire to break out occurred
t Crary Hall, of Morristown Col
?gc, near Knoxville i lames were
oticed bursting forth in the building,
nd soon the entire building was a
nass of flames. Several hundred oc
upants were able to escape only with
heir lives, and hundreds of dollar'
• ortli of property were destroyed.
Other schools to lose buildings
hrough fire recently were Barb.
Memorial Seminary, Anniston, Ala.
Vilberforee University, and Biddl
Hang First Woman
Since Cival Wat
JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 21. — The ■
irst woman to be hanged in this stab
ince the civil war paid the penalty
miday. She was Hattie I’urduc, and
.as hanged alongside Leon Vivctte, in
he Forest County Jail.
Both were convicted of the murder
f Alton Page, white, who was killed
fugtist 27, 1921, in the woman’s yard,
t is said the victim’s body was hacked
o pieces and as much of it as possible
ut in a stove and burned
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