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V WITH A POLICY” ~~ |L - f / Chicago's Most |j II ^ Popular and v t\Videly Read AN INDEPENDENT WEEKDT |_ Weekly ___ CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JULY 8th, 1922 PRICE FIVE CENTS EIGHT PAGE* NATIONAL BANK OPENS DOORS SAT. Overton President Ot New Institution Prominent — Citizens On Board On last Saturday, July 1st, the ' Douglas National Bank of Chicago, ; State at 32nd street threw open its doors to the public and stand at tho first national bank to he operated by black people of America. Capitalized at $200,000.00 with a surplus of $10, 000.00, duly authorized by their char ter No. 12227 over the signature of Comptroller of Currency. D. R. Cris singer on June 27th, and a member of the Douglas National Bank stands as a monument to racial achievement. Anthony Overton President Anthony Overton, head of the Over ton Hygenic Company, reputed to be one of the wealthiest and best busi- j ness men in the country is the head of tho newly launched institution, j Mr. Overton in interview said that the \ •fa Anthony Overton >ank would be conducted along the ines of the largest hanking institu-1 ;ons of the country and would be j strictly business-like in every respect.) This policy will be carried out regard- j less, assuring ail who have dealings I with the hank that their transactions) could not be handled better ut any other institution. To lluild New Building The present location of the hunk is j at .i'Jnd and .State streets, pending) the budding of th.e new home at north- j can', corner of .‘tilth Place und State, j which four story fireproof structure | will lie completed before December of j th;s >rar. The Continental and Com- ■ menial Bank will be the Chicago cor-' respondent until the Douglas Bunk is made a member of the Chicago Clear •ig House. Though open and ready 1 Toi business, the bank will hold its I '.Ifinal opening on July 12th when) friends and the pubhe nt large are . cordially invited lo visii the bank and I receive suuvinirs- Business men and j others have rongraulntid Mr. Overton on the success of his undertaking and i feel sure that the new bank will he a j decided asset to the community. KI.AN LEADER CONVICTED, i l; \ K l k« II i.l >. t ..i. .luT 4.- i' Jo.in II V' ' no o5. 1.soiled t.’y- j clops of tin* T.iit tkal.) ku klux Klan, j w,t- found guilty by a jury last night i of assaulting Dr. Dwight R. Mason of j Taft by beating him with ropes. \ .telle was acquitted of a charge of a--atilt with intent to commit murder, ami ilu jury disagreed on the charge of itiit with intent to do great bod ily injury by hanging. flic third indictment, on which Vi tellc was convicted, is punishable by from one to ten years in prison, lie i will appear in court for sentence on Monday. ‘ Vitellc was am used of attacking Dr. .7 ' hall park on the ji . ' (i Or; ..7 POl. Vi cording to M . f' alimony given during Je. trial more than thirty hooded and xns’i.ed men wi re at the place at the ' time of the alleged attack. He also e [tilted that his wife and three other women saw him attacked. BEATS OUT BRAINS WiTH A HAMMER Rivals For Lady's Hand' Battle On Thirty-First St. Hammer Ends Duel Rivalry lor the hand of a woman of fair hair and blue eyes resulted in the gruesome murder of Toni Donald son, of 42 West 27th St., on last Sun day morning at 2 o'clock in front of the Lincoln Dardens at 459 K 31st St. Walter Smith, who committed the murder, is the owner of a taxi cab stand at 3751 Rhodes Ave. Hammers Donaldson’s Brains Out. Eye witnesses to the tragedy relate how Smith became enraged at Donald son because of his overtures to the woman in the case, whose name is be ing withheld for the present and seized a hammer and beat his skull into frag ments, the brains of the slain man were strewn over the tracks of the cross town street railway. Before the hammer was used a terrific encounter between the rivals held sway and only the aid of Joseph Smith, brother of the accuaod man *»vod the mnriWer from serious injury. It is reported that Joe ran into the affray and seized i Donaldson and held him while his j brother secured the hammer. When Sergeants McDermott and Cogger ar rived upon the scene, Donaldson lay in a pool of blood beaten into a bloody pulp lie was carried to the Provident hospital but was dead when placed up 3n the operating table The accused nati and his brother were still upon die scene of the crime when the of irers arrived, he surrendered and with ns brother was carried to the Stan on Ave. station. Inquest To Be Held on the Eleventh. The coroners inquest will be held on h< eleventh of the month. Atty. Robt. Cantwell has been retained as he lawyer for the accused, it was up >n his request that the inquest has >cen postponed. At the inquest .1 angled love tale will be revealed -vhich will uncover the tale of the n urder. MORDECAI JOHNSON SPEAKS AT HARVARD COMMENCEMENT CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. July 1—The Rev. Mordecai Johnson, graduated rom the Andover Theological Scmin iry and the Harvard Divinity school md was one of the‘Commencement .peakers Rev. Johnson is a graduate >f Morehouse College of Atlanta, (ia., md t! University of Chicago. ias !"ng held the reputation of being 1 brilliant speaker. While a member »f tin' black race, the Reverend ap* j -•ur- »• fair that his appearance upon In* rostrum at Harvard could not 1 iroii'<‘ the ire of the Southern Alumni Ahull i- wagering such a tight to. lave rlit? black people segregated and li riminated against at this great uni versity. Hobo Shoots Trainman Who Kicked Him _ HOUSTON, Texas, July 5.—W. H. ; ■teed, conductor on the Southern j Pacific Lines, is in the hospital at Co umbus suffering wounds inflicted by a ilack hobo. The hobo was riding the ods when discovered by Reed who be fan to kid him in the face and about lie body. In a scuffle which followed he hobo secured the conductor’s shot jim and emptied it in his body. lo ut ios sustained by the gunshots are lot as serious as the fall upon the ails. The hobo made good his escape hru the Texas thickets and altho fol owed by a posse of citizens and the ilood hounds no track of the tramp las been discovered. I LYNCH THIRTY Records compiled by Tuskegee Institute under the direction of Monroe N. Work, in the Depart ments of Record and Research, set out that there were thirty lynchings during the first six months of Nineteen Twenty-tv/o. This is six less than the number, 36, for the first six months of 1921, and 18 more than the number, 12, for the first six months of 1920. Of the 30 persons put to death, 19 or 63% were in two states, Missis sippi (7), and Texas (12). Of those lynched, two were whites and 28 were dark. Eleven of those put to death were charged with the crime of rape and nineteen were charged with other offenses. Five of those put to death were burned at the stake and three were first put to death and then their bodies were burned. Four of those lynched in the year 1921, were burned at the stake and three were first put to death and then their bodies were burned. The states in which lynchings oc curred and the number in each state are as follows: Alabama, 1; Ar kansas, 2; Florida, 1; Georgia, 4; Louisiana, 1; Mississippi, 7; South Carolina, 1; Oklahoma, 1; and Texas, 12. G0MM1TTEE 0. K/s DYER LYNCH BILL WASHINGTON, July 4th — The Dyer anti-lynching bill, providing for imposition of penalties by the federal government for mob action, was re ported favorably with amendments to day by the Senate judiciary commit tee by a vote of 8 to C. Eight Republicans, Chairman Nel son, Minnesota; Dillingham, Vermont; Brandegee, Connecticut, Cummins, Iowa; Colt, Rhode Island; Sterling, South Dakota; Ernst, Kentucky, and Shortridge, California, voted in favor! of the bill. One Republican, Senator Borah of Idaho, and five Democrats, Culberson, Texas; Overman, North Carolina; Reed, Missouri; Shields, Tennessee, and Walsh, Montana, were recorded in opposition. Senators Ashurst, Democrat, of Ari zona. and Norris, Republican, of Ne- I braska, did not vote. J The vote today ended a long com mittee fight over the bill which was pnscsd last January by the House and which has been urged by negro and other organizations. Opponents of the measure have declared it an unconsti tutional interference with state rights. Comparatively few changes w.ere made in the original House bill, and these were said to be designed to meet the constitutional objections. A sub committee of the Senate committee re cently recommended defeat of the bill o nth ground that it violatd the con stitution. Some senators voting today for a favorable report were said to hold doubts regarding its constitu tionality, but thought the bill should be enacted and put up to the supreme court. Mackay Resigns From Liberator NEW YORK, June JO.—Claude Mackcv, who recently created note by being selected to serve on the editorial staff of The Liberator, a white socialist magazine, preemptorily resigned last week. Mr. Mackay was the renter of attraction in New York a few weeks ago when a dance was halted because Mr. Mackay was dancing with Crystal Eastman, a highly cultured young lady of the Caucasian race. He is the au thor of Harlem Shadows and is recog nized as a poet of no mean ability. COME SEE ME KILL “NIGGER” SAYS FARMER Invites Friends To Witness Murder and Kills Farm Hand In Cold Blood HUNTSVILLE. Ala., July 4. Louia Husky, a young white farmer surrendered to the sheriff at Gunter ville yesterday and was lodged in jail on the charge of .murdering Ollie Hor ton, a black man who worked on a plantation in Morgan county. Invites Friends to See Murder. Evidence disclo-cd at the coroner’s inquest over the fact that Husky was heard going around his friends inviting them to "come and see him kill a nigger.” The friends, it is reported, refused to accompany the murder, and attempted to dissuade Mini from his heinous plan but to no avail. Husky carefully loaded and oiled his Win chester rifle and stealthily crept out to the CHunn Plantation where the black man was quietly picking cotton. I Fail* to)(Jct$uarreI. After curing the black man and heaping1 in&ults jnd indignities upon him, Husky ‘,v»s chargrined because no quarrel ensued, but on the follow ing day he returned and opened fire upon Horton without warning. When the cotton picker fell wounded in the back, Husky hastened to his prostrate body and pressing his rifle to his breast shot him again as he was gasp ing his last from the effects of the first shot, lip to the present time the exact cause of the murder has not been disclosed but it s rumored that the murderer was peeved and nettled be cause the black man refused to work for him for seventy five cents a day. The slain man bore a splendid reputa tion in the community and was re spected by all who knew hifn because of his diligence and thrift. It is claim ed that the -white friends of the dead man are much incensed and swear that Husky must pay with his life for his cold blooded deed. BANK AT MOUND BAYOU CLOSED BY EXAMINERS MOUND BAYOU, Miss., July 1.— The .Mound Bayou State hank was closed yesterday by order issued by the state examiners because of an al leged misappropriation of $5,000 by the Cashier D. A. Carr. The closing may be only temporary as a plan of recon struction is being worked out by the directors. E. P. Mooze and B. A. Gren have been appointed special agents. Mound Bayou is one of the few complete black cities in the United States. HOODED MOB KIDNAPS AND FLOGS MERCHANT VALDOSTA. La., July .1.— Five men, wearing white robes ant! hoods, visited the place- of business of V <i. Romey yesterday, according to Komcy's report to the police and took him in an automobile to a strip of woods, where they administered a severe beating. Romey said he was told by the band to stop selling and drinking whisky and never again to address a white woman. Romey was almost in a faint ng condition when he arrived back in the city, lie said. KLAN HOLDS INITIATION AND BARBECUE NEAR AUSTIN. AUSTIN. Texas, July 4 -Fourteen owns were reprr-.ented in a Ku Klnx Klan rally and barbecue held three tides south of Austin tonight at which norc than 450 candidates were initi iled. Three robed klansmen rode through own and were followed to the meet ng place by thousands of spectators. , I - THE ETERNAL TRIANGLF PHOTO BY WOODARD WM. TAGGART AND FORMER WIFE (?) AND LATEST HUSBAND ATTACHES PLOW TO HIS NECK JUMPS IN RIVER STAR CITY, Ark., July 4.—George ! Brown grew weary of his seventy-five years and the heavy- plow which bowed his back and tying the plow around his neck he plunged into the Bartholomew river. He had worked for one farmer for Pity years and had never been over fifty miles from the plantation. The body and the plow have been re covered. Dreams Do Not Always Come True NEW YORK, N. Y„ July 3 —The Rev. }■. Samuel Boyd, pastor of the j Centennial Methodist Episcopal Zion : church of Vernon, N' Y., does not only preach sermons, he also dreams, i dreams and talks to spirits, but dreams do not always come true and the spirits sometimes play pranks up- | on their confidants. Through dreams | and the spirit world it was reveaft d 1 to the parson, according to Ins claim, where the bandits who recently broke j into the Bronx National Bank had hid- | den their loot. The parson gathering ) up hi- ministerial robes hastened to the bank with visions of a nice, fat re- : ward, and whispered into the official’s tars that they would find their money ; hidden in the tires of their auto. Confides in Detectives. The officials not putting too much faith in spirits and dreams directed the , good Reverend to confide his infor mation to Captain John E. McGrath, head of the fifth detective bureau. The : captain hastened Detectives Clark and CYrmoody to investigate the auto- j mobile. They took otf the tires and searched with great care but no money was there. The parson walked slowly away, shaking his head in meditation, j Dreams don't always conic true. The j parson will bear witness to that. TO SELECT QUEEN FOR PAGEANT FROM SOUTHSIDE Speculation as to who will be elected South Side Queen to represent tms district in the Pageant activities, is running high. At this time no one is leading. Each candidate is on an equal footing. Interest and enthusiasm are teeming thruout the district and those desiring to enter this popularity con test must do so at once. There are splendid chances for candidates, just entering, to win. Every lady in this South Side District, be she colored or white, is eligible to enter. The only restriction is that she must be over 18 years. Many Gala Events. The entire series of events have been planned to make a stupendous display of the progress that this dis trict lias made. They will include a Field Day, July 22nd. (place to be an nounced later), District Parade. July 24th, the Coronation of the Queen, July 24th, at the Eeighth Regiment Armory, by Mayor William Hale Thompson, and the Grand Parade iti the Loop, July 29th, which will include | all of the outlying districts in Chicago, j More Candidates Wanted. Any lady, regardless ot color, who I wishes to enter the popularity con test may do so by sending her name and address at once to the Chicago Business League, Pageant Head quarters, 3451 Michigan Ave., Room 8. The following is a list of names whom the public is asked to vote for. Select your candidate, go to a mer chant and ask for free voting coupons th..71 VOTE. Kills Preacher Gets Reprieve LAKE CHARLES, La„ July 5.— ! Jesse Reon. convicted of killing Charles Haven, aged apostolic preacher, about seven miles north of 1 Vinton, last year, has been given a j ninety day reprieve It is claimed that : Reon is mentally unbalanced. LOVE TANGLE TIES UP WILL AND DEED Leaves “Husband” While Living Now Seeks To Get His Property The cold hand of death, the eternal love triangle, unrequited love and greed for this world’s goods were re vealed last week, when Attorney G. C. Adams, representing the relatives of Wm. R. Taggart, carried their case to the Supreme Court in an effort to wrest the property now in possession of Wm. Taggart’s former wife, who took the property left by him on hia death, last year, even though she had left him for another love, before he died. Tangied Skein of Lives and Loves The evidence shows that Wm. Tag gart fell desperately in love and mar ried February 12, 1913, one who rep resented herself to be Elizabeth Broseman, white. For years all went like a sweet dream of love. Taggart, thrifty and ambitious, contracted to buy the house at 3642 Vernon ave nue, in which they lived, from Bart lett & Co., his wife also signing the contract. Then Taggart’s love dream was shattered when ho. learned that his wife had listened to the honeyed love song of Charlie Bournehagen, white, a butcher at Weinstein’s Gro cery, 37th and Vernon avenue. Brok en hearted and sick, Taggart saw his home and love shattered, his wife leaving him to live out south, taking all of the furniture. That was in September, 1919. ! Husband Number One Arrives In the meantime, Taggart found out that his wife was really never his i wife at all, as she was married at the | time she went to his bed and board I as his lawful wife. Her former hus I band came to town, but seemed sat isfied to let Taggart continue in his “paradise of dreams.” As sickness and grief confined Taggart to his bed for most of the time, it was not until April, 1920, that he succeeded in having his marriage annulled, but his sisters kept up the payments on the house until finally paid. In June, 1921, though, they overlooked the fact that the faithless wife had secur ed the deed to the property, record ing it in her name after Taggart’s death in September, 1921. Marries Again Now the same Elizabeth Broseman Taggart, after leaving the lovelorn butcher, has appeared to have mar ried John Swanson, white, and has taken every legal step to prevent the sisters of Taggart from having pos session of the property, having one Royanna Goff appear as the purchas er of the premises. Though the ease was dismissed in Judge Sullivan’ court, the sisters of Taggart are tak ing the case to the Supreme Court, where they hope to regain possession of the home in which their life’s sav ings have been put. Royanna Goff js represented by Attorney Mollisen. Attorney G. C. Adams handling the case of Taggart's sisters. * ‘Give Ale Your Gun.” He Did. He Is Dead. After a Jieated quarrel with his lady friend, “Irene,” William Little. 26, 43 E. 29th street, was shot in the abdomen by her at his home on Wed nesday a. m., July 6. It was stated that after he had beaten her np, she made the remark that if she had a gun, she would shoot him. He gave her his gun, thinking (hat all of the shells were out, but there was on. left in the revolver. She took advan tage of the situation and mudo use of the lone sholi She fired, striking hir. in the obdomcn He was rushed to the County Hospital where he died immediately after his arrival. Inquest was hold Thursday, July 6, ID a. m., at the County Morgue.