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i REACHERS FIGHT MIDNIGHT DUEL
f‘A PAPE.R V/ITM A POLfCY” ! Citerirc/ AN INDEPENDENT WEEKUr * _Weekly VOL. IV.—No. 31_CHICAGO, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th, 1922 PRICE FIVE CENTS EIGHT PAGES THEIR BIBLES TO FIGHT DUEL MINISTERS WAGE WAR OVER ANOTHER MAN’S WIFE. WASHINGTON, I). C, Aug. 5.— \ f V as 111c cause oi two ministers put ting down their bibles, taking off their C''at- and beginning the study of war. Up until Wednesday night at twelve o' lock Rev. Walter Murray of 523 tiilrncr Street and Pastor of the Meth od!-? I’rote-fant Church and Rev. William Wood, not occupying a charge at tin: pre ent, were the best oi trinid . hut when it \< iked out they both were smitten on the same sister then the fireworks broke out. Use Razors On Wednesday night when Rev. Wood arrived at the- horn of hi-* lady hoc he was surpri*>* d and incensed to h d "llrother Murray perched up in a rot king chair and making himself entirely at home. Hot words imnndi at« iy ensued, no* Sunday sc hoed .vords citlur, t nally the rt*veren<l gentlemen dei dared war and tin- midnight duel w a staged. Razor- from the pockets of the pn a hers flew in the air and v eil- u- d with such telling effect that over fifty stftcbes were taken by the l--pi»a! Mirgcn. Rev. Wood, re* mi’inhering the story of “Rebecca at the well." reai lied over and grabbed a pit her a? d Inokt it over the bead of Hrutber Murra s-stcr Macgowan l the "eiders” u.h to * fa t for her and knocked it upon the floor and all •hree were in n mad scramble l"r the hoot ing iron when the police came upon the -1 * ne and carried tlie fighting par lor- to the police station together with lady love. Close Their Mouths Hoth Rev. Woods and Rev. Murry swathed in h.-.i ! r: - and bart1. n ogm/aMe r< fused to pro-ei ute the other, but the judge derided both wt* guilty of disorderly conduct and di turhaiue of the peace and hm d them twenty- i\e dollars and costs Sister Macgowan n;ii also lined twenty dol Iar> and wa compelled to tell the ' ' ' 4 married, but hci ^ 1 ■ When '■ aving the «ourt room Preacher Wood remarked to “Elder*1 Murray that he was through and would never again touch for'iddert fruit. Slashes His Way to Get From Mob i' ll Thoff rlc (white). 4089 Ogden Avenue, is in the hospital suffering Iron] a d >/• n knife wounds as a result oi (sis "Unify Tactics.’* It is -aid that lie was one in a party of i it-'ht strikers who tried to gang a crow'd "i colored strikebreakers on a crowed Fourteenth Street car. The colored men had just left their work 1' & O. shops, 14th and Wood Streets, when crowd of (white) Imodium- h-d l,y TholTcrlc, started to the car yelling like wild men, and at the same time hurling vile epithets at them. An unknown colored passenger on the car suddenly drew a huge knife and with herculean strength began flashing his way to freedom. Three men trailing the street car took Thof ferle to a nearby hospital. Breaks Away From Jail in Pajamas WARRENSVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 1. —Eighteen months is too long a time for a globe trotter to spend in one place. At least this seems to he the way diaries Washington of Cleveland felt spoilt the matter. Uy nature Washington is a traveling man. Pon dering over having to stay 17 more months in the workhouse preyed upon his mind considerably, so lie just got up and walked away. According to report-, early last Fri day morning while the other prisoners were asleep Washington slipped an overcoat over his pajamas and walked to freedom. So far, "search for (he man in pajamas” has been fruitless. • * ___! Death Uncovers Two Wives and Double Life Not until Taylor ShefTey, alias Thomas ShefTey, of this city was on his death bed did his friends fir rel atives know that he was leading a double life. It was when he requested his “Common Law Wife." while he was dying in bed to wire his legal wife ill Washington, 1). C.. of his state. Mr. Thomas ShefTey. who was then known as Taylor Shctt* y, married Mrs. ShefTey in Wythe County, Virginia, in 1877, and after the birth of four daugh ters the family moved to Washington, 1 f). C. In the course of a few years ShefTey gained the a< quaintaucc of a woman who was known as “Marie" and later he hcramo greatly infatuated with her and his attentions to his wife became slack. Moved to Chicago After the birth < f a child to “Marie" ShefTey deserted IiL legal wife in Washington and moved his common law family to Chit ago. where he has hern very properous. lie amassed an estate worth ten thousand dollars. Fight for Estate ShefTey died on May 12, 1922, in the home of hi-, common law wife on 1715 Meubiii Street. Morgan Park, Chicago. \ fight for the t .fate of the deceased is now begun h\ the two wives of the man. Attorney Beniamin W. Clayton, representing Mr ShefTey of Wash ington, insists that his clients arc the lawful heirs and will take to the exclu sion of the common law family am! that illegitimate children can not in herit from their paternal ancestors in the state of Illinois. Mrs. ShefTey of Chicago rlaiure thJP she v.ill fight to the end for her and her child's right*. Chief of Police Charle s C. Litzmor ri was declared to he unworthy of the confidence of the people ot Chit ago as the superintendent of police in reso lution adopted at the joint meeting oi the directors of the Chicago Law and <Jrdcr League and the Hyde Park Pro tective Association yesterday ( Tur - day, Aug. 2nd. The meetind hieh marked the thirty-second anul ;rsary oi the Hyde Park Protective .v ocia tion was held in 111** Assembly F- M on the thirteenth floor of the a>-oi tion building, 19 South LaSalle Street', See’y Hyde Park Protective »'n. Pres. Chicago Law & Order Le^ le. Don Y Wa n t Black Men in Federal Jobs NEW ORLEANS, La. Aug. 1 — | \ stall representative of the New Orleans Titnes-Pii ayune seems to be i worried for fear Walter Cohen, a New Orleans black man would he appointed to an office in that city. Mr. Wooton, the representative in question, calls attention to the fact that President Harding's policy was never to appoint black men for federal jobs in the South but that recently there were rumors of a change of this policy, especially in connection with the Naval Office at New Orleans. This office docs not re quire contact with the public and has hern held by Negroes during several other public administrations. Negro voters in the north, according to Mr. Wooton, objected very strongly to i [President Harding’s policy and conse quently Republican leaders thought that a large mini her of black people would vote with the democrats unless further recognition is given to the race. Walter Cohen was mentioned for this office soon after the republicans came into power and was offered his choice of two positions under the republican administration but he was unable to accept because his private business re quired his residence n New Orleans. Dies at Age of 107 Was Too Old for Civil War SENATOR I A, Miss., Aug. 5.—Ben Edwards, a black man, died in his home here today at the age of 107. “Uncle Ren” as he was known to all of his associates was born in South Carolina in 1815 and came to Mis sissippi 75 years ago and cleared the farm where lie lived until his death. When the civil war started. Uncle Ren was too old to fight for the cause of the South and it was in his care that many of his friends left their families until their return. MUSICIANS REFUSE TO PLAY “OLD BLACK JOE AND “DIXIE.” BALTIMORE. Md . Aug. 5. -Fred erick Iluhcr, director of Thomas' (‘on cert Band, one of the most popular entertainment institutions in this city, has established a new policy for future programs. Director Iluhcr wrote a letter to his hand leader recently to the effect that lie was going to change his programme features because he had noticed that hL audiences did not join heartily in the singing of planta tion melodics and slavery time songs and that in some instances the song ‘‘Dixie*' was hooted and jeered. Makes New Program In place of Dixie. Old Black for. Swanee River and Massa's In De ("old. Cold (iround New Songs Like Smiles, Silver Threads Among the Hold. Til! We Meet Again will he substituted. In all of these songs writes Mr. Iluhcr the audiences will he asked to join in and sing these substitutes for the un popular melodies. Must Not Do Business With Jews Say Klan ST. LOTI$> Mo.. Aug. 5.— Robert I. Young (\vhitt*K. | St. Josi o Can dida:. for tin DuTK.ratn norni. 'ion for L. S. Senator in a letter \ ide public, said he res - ived notiiK from the Ku Klux Klan to remove a Campaign advertisement which he hack con tracted for insertation in the Jewish Record, a local Hebrew language newspaper. In ran ■ the “JEW i-. after the ahufght,\ dollar and to hell with the country.'” Counsel for the paper announced suit voutd he filed against Young to coff ct the sum of money due it under tlr contract. IS FOUGHT _ GALA I STON, Tex.. Aug. 5.—The Lions Club, supposedly a first-class white dub in Galveston, Texas, re cently sent Brantley Harris, A. S. Fish and L. W. (iarretson as repre sentatives to appear before the city commissioners to argue for further se gregation of negroes on Galveston bathing beaches. The beaches arc al ready segregated therefore, the effort now is to segregate further, to “shunt” race people six or seven squares away from the nearest places frequented by whites. Allen Perkins appeared on behalf of the colored people of Galves ton and argued against any further action. 'flic Lions argued that since segre gation was valid for transportation, education and social relations, it ought also to he valid for ha'hing. Mr. Per kins, however, seems to have the bet ter of the argument for the hoard de ferred action and Commissioner Nor man declared that whenever whites and negroes were bathing together, he would vote in favor of such an ordi nance as the one proposed but “not when conditions here didn’t warrant such segregation.” _ Modern Gladiators Settle Argument MLMPHIS. Tcnn., Aug. 5.—Tom Jackson and John Hunt, bellhops at a local hostelry, done with an argument over the possession of a nickel, started in to prove it to each other that “Might Makes Right.” Tom had a knife and John soon became the pos sessor of a long cut on the left cheek. When arrested by the police, Tom stated that he was just fooling with Hunt. “Foolin’ nothin’,” he almost cut my head off replied John. A guest at the hotel had tipped one of them and the other became jealous. Complication? immediately set in which cost each of them $25.00. The nickel which caused the argu ment is still at large. / Insane Preacher Says Lord Told Him to Kill Jailer FAYETTEVILLE. Tcnn.. Aug. 2. I inner Fribble, 26, county jailer, was fatally wounded Friday in the i orridor of the Lincoln County court house. He died three hours later. Jim Moore, a prisoner, is charged with tiic shooting. Six shots were lued. five taking effect. After shoot ing the jailer the black man beat bim into unconsciousness with the butt of the pistol, according to statements of trustees and other prisoners. Moore, who was formerly a min ister. i* >aid to have suffered frequent attack* of insanity. When asked why he -hot the jailer, he replied: “The Lord told me to.’* GETS LYNCHED TEXARKANA, Tex., Aug. 5.— John West, a black man, today lies dead, murdered by white men in Tex arkana, Ark. He had quarrelled with Henry Worthington, a white man, who was foreman of tiic pfeiving gang with which West labored. Argument Over Cup Worthington, the bo>s of the gang, got insanely angry when West was seen taking a drink of water out of a rusty tin cup which the foreman had used. He c: me rushing up to the black man yelling “nigger, don’t you know better than to drink out ot the same cup that a white man uses.” West meekly answered that he did not know that the foreman used the cup and that be was thirsty and hot and that was the only thing he saw around that he could drink out of. Worth ington. boiling over with rage, seized a sledge hammer and swung at the I lack man’s head who dodged and picked up another sledge hammer and “truck Worthington across the shoul der. West that flight received a letter telling him to leave town immediately. He was on his way to (iuernsy when the train was stopped and a mob of whites took the black man from the Jim Crow car and shot him to death. His body was literally riddled with bullets. Officers claim that they can find no trace of the murderers. Couldn’t Spell Wor.' and They Killed Him LOS ANGELES, Cal., Aug. 5 — The pronounciation or mispronouncia tion of a word was blamed by the po lice today for the slaying last night of Chas. Cole, a porter, and the arrest of A. D. Matthews, owner of a res taurant, for murder. Cole asked Matthews to go to a drug store and purchase some caustic for him. Matthews, anxious to oblige a pat ron, did so. Hut he misunderstood what Cole said, and asked the druggist for some “boss-tick. *' The denial of the clerk that he had any such thing in his stock convinced Matthews that Cole had been joking him. lie demonstrated with Cole. Both were said to have left the cafe and to have returned with pistols. Nine shots were fired before Cole was] killed the police stated. Dry Agents Trail and Kill Bootlegger NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 5.—Jim Chambers, slayer of prohibition agents, H. H. Fisher and C. E. Freeman (both white) of this city, was tracked down and shot to death by dry agents front Norfolk today. Last Sunday morning Fisher and Freeman happened upon the still where Chambers was working and it L thought that Chambers fearing the hand of the law opened fire on the two agents which proved fatal. After the news of the killing had reached Norfolk, a number of men volunteered their services and tracked Chambers to a thicket near the city where he was shot on sight; his body was riddled with bullets. Dive Near Christian Girls Home g--...— rl . 3617 INDIANA AVENUE, A RESORT DISGRACEFUL TO THE COMMU _N1TY—WITHIN A STONE’S THROW OF Y. W. C, A. HER HUSBAND TOO IML. Mrs. Irene Coleman Ross, 4808 i Prairie Avenue, filed her bill for di vorce against James Ross, and therein alleged that they were married Novem ber 20, 1011, in Pine Bluff, Ark.: that she had spent a fortune on him in her effort to have him engage in a gainful occupation hut on the contrary the only thing he could successfully do was to do the Jack Dempsey on her jaw. She testified that since October. 1912. he continuously heat her until she became a nervous wreck. When she explained to Judge Charles A. McDonald that Mrs. Ross had helped accumulate property worth $15,000 the judge granted her a decree of di- : vorcc and all of the property. Mrs. j Ross was formerly a teacher in the j high school of Pine Bluff, where she j taught for many years. j Garvey Marries BALTIMORE, Md„ Aug. 3.— Marcus Garvey, styled the Presi dent of Africa, has launched upon toe matrimonial seas not on the Black Star line either. He was married last week to Miss Amy E. Jacques at the res;dcnce of Rev. J. L. Diggs. The bride’s home is in Kansas City and the groom’s in Jamaica, West India Island. Gar vey gave his age as thirty-five. The President’s first ship on the sea on marriage was sunk sometime ago in the divorce courts of New York. Officer Thrown From Car COLUMBIA, S. C., A tig. 5.—After arresting a black man and woman for speeding. Officer W. W. Norton of tin's city barely escaped death today when lie was brushed from the car when the driver drove close to a tree. Norton asserts that he had placed the two under arrest and directed the driver to drive to the nearest police box where lie intended to call the po lice patrol. The officer was standing on the running board and when the driver drove close to a nearby tree, Norton was brushed from the running board and sustained several cuts and bruises about the face and body. The car and its occupants c-capcd, but their arrest is assured. White Man Beats LJp President Harding's Servant WASHINGTON, D. C„ Aug, 2. —President Harding, the United States Secret Service and the police are trying to figure out the why and wherefore of a beating given the President's colored messenger, Bush Mickey. Mickey is 24 years old and af firms that he hasn't an enemy in the world that he knows of. He was returning from an errand for the President and was within 50 feet of the White House, on Ex ecutive Avenue, when an automo bile drove alongside, a white man jumped out and the attack began. No one said a word, Mickey made no outcry and except for two wit nesses at a distance, it went unno ticed. The assailant used both fists, and when he had discolored both of the messenger's eyes, grabbed his victim and proceeded to slam him against the White House picket fence. Another black employe of the President dashed out as if to come to Mickey’s rescue, but changed his mind and returned. A few moments later the white man, satisfied w’th results, jumped in his car and sped away. Convict Tries To Escape, is Killed DILLON, S. C, Aug. 5.—'While ;rying to escape from the state peni entiary at Dillon, S. C, Floyd Fauk, >lack convict of that institution was *hot and killed today by FI wood Staples, white guard of the prison. Second Attempt to Gain Liberty A few months ago Fauk escaped Tom the penitentiary and wandered up o Pennsylvania, where he was later ipprehendcd and brought back to this :ity. Fauk was shot just as he was ittempting to cross a small stream iust outside the walls of the prison tnd the prison officials believe that the ;un wound was not the cause of his lcath, but that death was caused by iro wning. FIND VICE DEN _ 1 I INVITATION CARDS ARE | ISSUED TO PUBLIC BY VICE LORDS. Though the mvtori m - I) >ugl« : Buf fet has been closed by the* police and its inmates driven from 3538 Prairie Avenue to parts unknown, after the startling expose by The Chicago Whip, only the surface of the horrible vice situation in the second ward has been touched. Prostitution of t he vilest sort still is rampant in neigh borhoods where respectability is vainly trying to hold up its bead and where decency is the watchword of some of Chicago's oldest families—all in open and notorious defiance of law—appar ently with its protection, since com plaints fail to remove these evils. Filth flaunts itself in the face of innocent children, degeneracy poke< its vile face into the very doors of adolescent womanhood almost at every turn. Vice Den Near Y. W. C. A. Some time ago a card bearing the .-.ingle inscription, “3ol7 Indiana Ave nue, Entrance In Basement,” was - thrust into the hands of an investi gator of the Chicago Whip, who im mediately followed instructions and found the residence just a few doors from the Y. W\ C. A. Shameless women of both races here conduct for fixed sums exhibitions of unspeakable depravity, pandering to the lowest and basest instinct of the brute in man. Jewish “ropers” sit in cars in front, hailing every man who looks like he may be a “live one” with the words, “Want to go in, Buddie?” pointing at the same time to the door where shines a bright light behind a fast closed glass door. Even the investigator of The Whip was unctuously ushered in to the den. which recked with cigarette stroke and varied brands of perfume. He did not remain, as evidence had already been secured. Must Have Protection This hell-hole of iniquity seems to enjoy, with many other places, an im munity which has no parallel, as com plaint after complaint has brought no action and the only tight seems to he between those who control the “solicit ing privilege” for the ‘‘girls” who j accost men on Indiana Avenue. It has j been shown that if the “boss" of that section of the street has not been | "seen,” the girls soon find themselves in the toils of the law and can only secure immunity by properly paying off. Thus painted faces leer into the clear eyes of girls who work and make I their home within the cloistered walls lot' the Y. W. C. A., vicious men from all parts of the city vie with those of wealth who come to this neighborhood for the basest indulgence known to the underworld, all flaunted in the face of decent people who must live in the neighborhood. Gambling Wide Open Gambling, the twin of prostitution, ! runs wide open and the policy games are fleecing hundreds of innocent vic | tints out of thousands of dollars at j each drawing at their headquarters in the midst of the business district of the ; Southsidc. Policy Slips and other gambling 1 features will be exposed in a later ar I tide. (Another Article by De Silva next week will show further the vice con ditions of the Second Ward.) Claim Dyer Bill is Not Sectional WASHINGTON, D. C„ Aug. 1 — Denial that the Dyer anti-l\ uching hill was “sectional” was made in a re port filed today by Senator Short ridge. Republican, California, for a majority of the senate judiciary committee which recently ordered a favorable re port on the measure. “The evil it is designed to cure is not confined to any particular section or state, north or south, cast or west.” said the report, which asserted the bill was not unconstitutional. Court Fines Man Herbert Cooke was lined five ($5.00) dollars for pestering a fellow passen ger on a car this morning by insisting on conversing when the passenger re fused to reply.