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KILLS DOCTOR AFTER JOY RIDE WITH WIFE
Chicago's Most ► ^ Popular and * Widely Read Weekly _a___' VOL. IV.—NoT 32 ___CHICAGO, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th, 1922_ PRICE FIVE CENTS ~ EIGHT PAGES 10 Killed, 60 Hurt, In Church Picnic Train Wreck -j: TELESCOPED _ ^Sunday School Picnic Excursion Ends In Funeral Party CINCINNATI, Ohio. Aug. \Z.—Ten persons were killed and more than I • < ur ion train i bearing more than 300 picnicker* of i tin Park Methodist Episcopal Sunday) S' hool collided head on with an ac commodation tram on the Cincinnati. Lebanon and Northern Railway. The ♦'indent oi l urred at Pleasant Ridge, fourteen mile* north of here. Engine Buries Nose in Train The trains me’ . ? a bend in the road. The engine, i i the accommodation train, Cincinnati hound, ran halt wax through the fir* r coach of the picnic I i< h vx .1* bound for 11 ighland Drove, thirty miles away. The wreck, i- ' lit ■ 1 w ■ dm to misunder standing of signals or orders. Summon Fire Department l f department apparatus faun rnotied to the scene, and arriving in a t in inuati and Norwood was sum* *h< rt time, ln'-ied :lu wreckage from the injured, d< id and dying. While several p.« —enyr* on the: accommoda* tion tram xve.. kill'd and injured, it is believed that nio-t of the casualties Occurred on the picnic train. As the train met. the two loto r.iotixes rebounded, and stayed on the track*. but the coaches behind them were telescoped. The known dead on the picnic train trr RICHARD STOVALL, 13. son of the » luiri h pastnr IOHN CIll'Bi: 12. boclv crushed. MRS. I ANNlE DAVIDSON, 38 ! J C MADDE N\ 45. vkull cru hed. EXHIBITION DIVE PROVES FATAL Mi M Pi I IS, Tcnti,, Aug. 7.—Trying] t" ra c < n mgh fund. with \sln< h to buy an artificial limb, Edward Powell staged an exhibition dive from the cen tre of the iiarahan Bridge over the j Mississippi Kiver today and broke his! vik. After the dive, eye witnesses of t-\ attempted' feat state that Powel! emu to the surface of the water for a moment and then disappeared. His body could not be found. PISTOL OPPOSES KNIFE IN DOEE OVER WOMAN Two men, one armed with a pistol! and the other with a Unite, fought it out about a woman last Saturday night at 471It and State St-. 1 layton Walton. 30, 483-1 M abash Avc., slashed Prank Burns, 30, 11200 May St., about the back anti neck in an argument over Burns' relations with Walton’s wife. Burns retaliated with a bullet, which lodged in Walton's upper arm. YELLOW CAB RUNS OVER, KILLS WOMAN In the disordered traffic conditions during the traction strike last week a woman was run over and killed on 47th St., just west of State St. Mrs. Gertrude 1-inney, 42, 5352 Dearborn I St., was attempiing to cross 47th St.. Wednesday, when a Yellow Cab ap proached, knocking her down, the wheels of the machine passing over her body, according to the police. She died afterward. Clarence Adair, wmlr, 226 E. Superior St., the chau ffeur, is being hi Id pending the out come of the coroner's inquest, which will he held Ait - 1st 1C, from Hill's morgue, 3604 Sint St. DESPERADO SLASHED TWO CHARLO I IT.. N. ( Aug. 12.— Sid Chisholm has been arrested r charged with slashing two women ! friends almost to death. They were Rosa Watson and Bertha Washington. Gamblers Duel To Death In 31st St. Den Two gamblers fought until one was fatally injured in a gambling den at 31st St., and Cottage Grove Ave. shortly after midnight Wed. morning. Charles Pine, 23, 3840 Eden Ave., who was fatally injured, was (tabbed in the face and abdomen. He died shortly after reaching the hospital. Robert Potter, 26, 3410 Calu met Ave., Pine’s slayer, was cut leneath the left shoulder, the blad? penetrating his lung. Potter es caped temporarily after the fray, but was later captured by Officers Halloran, Cummings, and McDer mott 23 at Howard Get Officers' Commissions *_ CAMP MEADE, Md., Aug. 12.—Ii addition to the seventeen (17) How ard University students commissioned from the Hoax*an? University R. O. T. C. Unit a* Second Lieutenants in the Reserve Army ot the United States by the Assistant Secretary of War, Hon. J. Mayhcw Wainwrignt. at the How ard University Commencement exer cises in June, six (6) other Howard students were awarded commi t on* as Sc.soud Lieutenants in the United Mates Reserve Army by Brigadier General Martin at the close of the -um mcr R. O. T. C. Infantry Camp. U. S A.. Camp Meade, Maryland. July 24th. Brigadier General Martin’s full staff was present with him at the exercises The following named men received the commissions: Walter A. Adams, l)es Moines, Iowa: Robert L Pollard. Houston. Texas; Robert J. Madison, Mobile, Alabama; Samuel K Checvcrs. Vlbanv, Georgia: Julian J. Evans. Washington. D. C and Arthur \V. Eerguson, Richmond, Virginia. JEW'S BULLET PROVES FATAL Charles I.illey, 25, 3025 Prairie Aye died Saturday at the County Hospital of wounds inflicted Wednesday by Joseph Levy, a Jewish dry goods mer chant at 2932 State Street. Lilley en tered the store to make purchases, and was shot in the abdomen by the Jew, who claimed that Lilley had stolen a pair of garters from the show case. JAIL WHITE MAN FOR ■ ASSAULT ON GIRL TIPTON, Ga., Aug. 12.—There was an unusual conviction in Worth Su perior Court this week, that of a white man charged with assault with intent to rape, the victim being a colored girl about 14 years old. The jury found him guilty and fixed his sen tence from two to three years in the penitentiary. His name is A. P. Cox and he is 28 or 29 years old with a wife and several children. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 9 — Local business and professional men tonight announced the organization of an avowed anti-Ku Klux Klan Society, as yet unnamed, which they intend to make nation-wide in scope. The society will be formally or ganized, the promoters say, after the statewide primary election, Aug. 8. Applications for membership, broad cast here today, are headed, “A Decla ration of Americanism.” Purposes of the society are declared to be to com bat “race hatred and religious big otry,” and to oppose secrecy or "inside politics.’’ GARVEY USURPS AUTHORITY. SAY CRITICS Rules Convention With iron Hand Tho’ Opposed By Executives (By Special Staff Correspondent) M-.W YORK CITY, Aug. 12.—A good idea gone wrong! After careful study I find this to be the consensus of opinion among sober minded people concerning the Garvey movement. This movement, which sprang up as an expression of grow ing race consciousness immediately following the war, flourished and reached its zenith in the year 1921. It is now until! takably on the decline, in its present form, at least. 'The Universal Negro Improvement Association began its third annual thirty-day convention in Liberty Hall la'-t Tuesday, preceded by an automo bile parade through the principal street* of ifarlcm. AH previous con ventions wero "cfo.'^y waTrhed and widely pre^S agented by white news papers and magazines. The present convention is only attracting passing attention from the metropolitan press. Relegated co Ranks of Ministrelsy In tlie minds of New Yorkers the | Garve y movement has taken its place | among tin- glittering bespangled secret organizations which parade themselves in general*’ uniforms and disport high sounding titles periodically through Harlem streets and Sunday afternoons. 'Tuesday's parade was especially of this type. Garvey led the parade uni formed as a Trench admiral of the nav\ , In a 1 *o wore a cocked hat tilted at a raki'h angle, looking very much like a black Napoleon. A brilliant yellow phmn proclaimed his rank the high- i. Other dignitaries following in their automobile* wore plumes like Garvey. eac h of a different color, how ever. flu- color of the phi me seemed to designate rank Members of the legion followed the ears with military prc-ei.'ion, diluting their superiors and standing at attention like wooden sol diers. Tike the Mexican army, how ever, there appeared to he more offi cers than soldiers. Garvey the Czar In the minds of the members of the organization, the present convention is of more importance than any previous one. i his on account of the attacks made upon the movement both from within and without, and on account of widespread reports of wilful squander ing of money. Scores of complaints have been registered concerning the arbitrary way in which Garvey admin istrates the affairs of the organization without reference to his legally consti tuted advisors, and f ran say with ab solute authority THAT THE MA lORITY OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ARE HITTERLY OP POSED TO \RVEY AS A LEAD ER, AND THAT THEIR OPPO SITION HAS REACHED THE POIN T WHERE THEY ARE DE VISING MEANS TO RID THE ORGANIZATION OF HIM. In spite of the opposition among the executives, however, Garvey still holds the masses in his absolute control. c docs this by the help of his cleverly worded constitution, which prescribes that practically all the activities of the U, N. I. A. arc “at the direction of the president-general" vvh~> is no other than Garvey. Every cent ..of money coming into the organization is under Garvey's control. re rail - sign the check for every rent that is spent. He can, therefore, very easily tame any rebellious officer by refraining from paying him his salary. it is charged that Garvey enters into business contracts and agreements without consulting his officers, that ’ c even signs contracts in their names without ever consulting them. An embarrassing situation arose last week when William Pickens sarcastically re fused a high-sounding title offered by Garvey in the name of the executive council. Two high members of the council told me that they knew noth ing of the offer of the title to Pickens until he had refused it. The Kit Klux Klan episode is another example of the same situation. Accord tg to mem bers of the council, whose decisions legally hind Garvey's actions, he had no authority from them to treat in any way with the klux. And they are (Continued on page 3.) JOY RIDE WITH Angry Husband Comes Upon Couple And Opens Fire (JRI KNV1LLE.*Tenn., Aug. 12.— Dr. C H. Alexander, well-known local i pliy'ician, was shot and instantly ; killed: Mrs. Thcodric Cannon, young ; colored woman, was seriously wound , . d, Samuel Briscoe, chauffeur for Dr. Mcxander was also wounded when i riieodric Cannon came upon a party ! of four in the doctor's automobile at ; the top m* Brcwn’s Mov.-.tain, Monday i night at 9:30 o’clock. | Cannon had been informed that Dr. ' Mcxander, hi& chauffeur, the Cannon I oman and another girl friend had I gone on a joy ride in the doctor’s au tomobile He procured a pistol of large calibre and went in hot pursuit. The infuriated husband came upon the party of four in a quiet sector of the county' known as Brown’s mountain. Without one word he pulled the pistol . ml began firing, the first bullet strik ing the doctor, killing him instantly. ( :mnon then turned the pistol on his wife and she fell seriously wounded with a bullet in her breast. As Sam Briscoe, the chauffeur, ran away he was shot in the leg. The failure of the other woman of the party to be 'hot was due to all of the bull -tx hav ing been fired from the pistol. She is said to hav£ fallen on her knees and begged for her life as Cannon stood cutting the quartet with the yet smok ing revolver clutched in his hand. Dr. Alexander recently came to Greenville to take up the. practice of medicine, having come from Peters burg, Va., where he was associated' with his father in practice there. He was con>idercd one of the most bril liant and best prepared members of the urofession. He was a graduate of Harvard University and finished his medical course at Meharry * Medical College in 1917. During the season of 1918 at that institution he held the chair of professor of anatomy. His remains were shipped to his home at Petersburg for burial. A charge of murder was registered against Cannon and he has been re leased on bond. - 1 Rescues Wife From Pastor, Kills Him LOUISVILLE, Ky„ Aug. 12.— Leonard Perry lias been held to the grand ury here charged with murder ing the Rev. A. W. Thompson, pastor of the Church of the Living God. Perry declared that after leaving his home he returned unexpectedly to find the preacher wrestling with his wife. He says he then fired his pistol into the ceiling to attract the preacher’s at tention, whereupon a scuffle ensued, in which the pistol was discharged and Rev. Thompson killed. MOB RIDDLK HOME OF STRIKEBREAKER ROCK HILL, S. C, Aug. 12.—A party of unknown men, using pistols and shotguns, bombarded the home of Alex Dunlap, strikebreaker, at 3 o'clock this morning. Dunlap lives on Crawford highway, just beyond Clin ton Institute. No one was hurt hy the firing, b "t the rear windows of the house were shattered, while several loads of shot entered a bed in the rear room. Dunlap and his wife were sleeping in a front room and no shots were tired into this portion of the house. Dunlap has been working in the local shops o' the Southern Railway since the shopmen walked out on strike. Whether the home of the ne gro was assaulted by strikers and strike sympathizers is not known. The police are conducting an investigation. ANOTHER UNDERWORLD DIVE Here is 3625 Indiana near to and connected with 3617 both in close proxim* ity to the Young Women’s Christian Association home. Last week 3617 was exposed but leaks in the administration still cause it to operate. KERLIN. MARTYR’ TO FREE SPEECH. Ill NEW JOB NEW YORK CITY, August 12.— Prof. Robert T. Kerlin, whose open letter of protest addressed to the gov ernor of Arkansas against the execu tion of twelve colored men convicted in connection with the Phillips County j riots of October, 1919, led to his j dismissal from the Virginia Military ' Institute, has recently accepted the 1 headship of the Department of Eng- j lish at the State Normal School at West Chester, Pa. This information j is contained in a letter from Prof, i Kerlin to the National Association for 1 the Advancement of Colored People. Although himself a Southerner, Prof. Kerlin refused to remain silent at what appeared to him a great trav esty on justice and his letter uncom promisingly arraigned the governor of Arkansas, the trials of the colored men and the wholly unfair conviction of the men who, daring to protect against the share-cropping system under which they were being robbed, were accused of plotting to “massacre’* white peo ple. This letter received widespread publicity and resulted in airing the Arkansas cases in a way that was ex ceedingly distasteful to the Arkansas authorities. His summary dismissal followed the publication of Mr. Ker lin’s letter LUNGMOTDR REVIVES GIRL VICTIM OF GAS Mrs. Anna May Buckner, 18, 4234 Calumet Ave., was found unconscious in the bedroom of her home Saturday night at 9:00 o’clock. She had been overcome by illuminating gas. Police, who were notified, rushed to the scene with a lnngmotor, and revived the woman. The affair was thought to be iccidental. Jew Values Son At $5.00, Black Man Bays Him NEW YORK CITY, Aug. 12 Port Richmond, a borough of thi* city, is the scene of the first in stance of the actual buying and selling of a human being since the day* of slavery. George Carr, a black man, ac tually bought Mortimer Fox, a seven-year old white boy from Isaac Fox, his father, a jewish tai lor. White neighbors began an in vestigation when they saw the boy playing in Carr’s back yard. When questioned he produced a duly ex ecuted bill of sale from the boy’s father. Upon complaint to the police, Carr was arrested and held, but the Jew disappeared. The boy told the police a pitiful story, declaring that his father beat him daily with a strap, and starved him. He said he had lived happily with the black man, how ever. Te boy was placed on the Hebrew Orphan Asylum. 1KILLEO, 11NJURED IN MID ON STILL HUGO, Okla., Aug. 8.—\yiicn pro hibition agents B. H. Pcndergraft and E. G. Wiggins attempted to enter the house of V. C. Reed, a black man who was said to have a large “moonshine’’ still in his house, found resistance in the form of lead when Reed tired upon them. In the fight that ensued, which lasted for several minutes, E. G. Wiggins was shot and killed, while Pcndergraft was fatally wounded. The firing was heard by the neighbors who rushed to the scene and upon finding the agents in such a state broke into Reed's house where they found him dead in a pool of blood. Reed had been shot several times, one shot penetrating his heart. ORIENTALS EAST PIET TO ROPERS Den Exposed Last Week Still Operates In Open Defiance In last week's issue of this paper the conditions at 3617 Indiana Ave. were laid bare to the public. Accompany ing the articles was a picture which could be used as evidence before any reputable judge. Copies of the expose were sent to every Judge and public official in the city of Chicago, but not withstanding known and apprehended characters who operate this vicious dive continue to do business not only at 3617 Indiana Ave., but also at 3625. Both of these places were open this week and their paid "ropers" sat calmly and without apparent fear of the law and brazenly invited the pass erby's to visit their lairs of iniquity. Chinese Prove Easy Prey Upon two occasions Chinese youths, evidently students in the city, were lured by the charms of siren voiced ropers to come in and endanger their health and at the same enrich the scarlet women with a few dollars. It has also been observed that Chinese men arc changing their hangouts front Twenty-second Street up to 35th and on Prairie Ave., Grand Blvd.. and Indiana at the above named dens. In order that th< re will he pa mistake Jtx locating the place the numbers have been painted in ffide mockery: to dccctlt citizens across the face of the building, 3625. Two large cars whose license numbers have been taken are on guard each night and if characters approach who don’t look "just right," signals are given to slow down. Gambling and Prostitution Syndicates It has been learned that a prostitu tion syndicate has secured control of most of the well known dens and that many boasts of immunity and protec tion have been niadt by their hire lings. Many citizens have expressed their indignation at the authorities per mitting organized vice to get such a hold on the community. In one of the cabarets near Indiana Ave., “runners and ropers" are at work every night vigilantly seeking to boost the "trade" at their respective joints. On 39th at the corner of Elmwood Ave.. the ropers operate so brazenly that decent men cross over on the other side of the street to avoid solicitation. It is reported that syndicates direct the ac tivities of each and every place. The women are recruited and placed thru their paramours who arc no paramours at all hut white slavers of the most despicable type. Y. W. C. A. Defenceless The Young Women's Christian * Association home on Indiana Avc. is powerless to defend itself from the vicious element who revel in their neighborhood. Petitions are power less and headlong and haplessly the vice lords rule the day. It is learned that houses of prostitution and gam bling dens arc locating themselves and have been located for some time on both sides and directly in front of the beautiful plants of the Chicago Dc endcr and the Negro Associated Press. One white woman near the Defender office boldly solicits in the broad open day and avows that she owned her home and no “niggers” could stop her. One Minister on Wabash was "reached” last week an#' oromised to destroy the cffectualit- ' petition which was being dra \osc a den near the corner ot * Wa bash. On 32nd St., one notorious woman of French origin has tempo rarily laid off her twenty-two girls and lias gone on her vacation. She is ex pected hack soon and her doors will be thrown open again according to re. ports. Million Dollar Crap Game Reopen* The famous and notorious Million Dollar Crap opened it-, doors again last week and the gamblers arc exulting at their victory over law and order. In the next week’s issue the story of mysterious entrances and exits, trap doors and blind alleys will be told. By Wm. Hall Thomas. Read the trap door story in next week’s issue. withstands!, but IS FINALLY KILLED CHEROKEE, Iowa, Aug. 8—A black man whose name could not be learned was shot and killed here to day after he had withstood the fire from nearly 800 armed men for fifteen minutes. He had previously shot three guards in the Illinois Central Railroad yards and then fled to a thicket near the town where he was tracked down.