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M mi* it a"X,Z?L* 1 JE'JL' /4wyj» Widely Read AN INDEPENDENT WEEKD* ~ | Weekly VOL. IV.—No. 50. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16th, 1922. PRICE FIVE CENTS EIGHT PAGES I t Claim Death of Good Bill Is Due to Howard’s '1 hrust NEW' YORK CITY. Dec. 16,-As toumlii Perry Howard which contributed largely to the defeat cf the* Dyer Anti i.ynching hill has l>< ti made by tin National As. .nation mr the Advance rr.cnt of Colored People. 1 he associa lion has made public the text of a letter written by Howard to Senator DuPont of Delaware, dated November 2.1, just three daws after the opening of thi ; •pceial se .‘on of Congress, at a time! when every rii'ort was being made to! have the bill passed. Republicans Grew Cold The letter, which Howard wrote to DuPont, ut;.* r K'.pu.de ans. and sev eral Northern Dm. ram, immediately had a perceptible el ect upon several w n a tors who l .1 l previ msly 1 ■ ■ n heartily in favor ot the Dill. A i - non as tin 1 ght < amc tip on the floor of the Senate it was r.ui.ied ti cccrt.iin sena* . who had been de pended upon to spoil-or the bill were Strangely silent. Otm nils of the asso ciation believe that tin- change of front ' was clue effected by Howard's letter, whi’ h tern I t ■ K’iarinn "poliPca Bolshevists/’ and insisted that no leg islatiog should b” enacted "by reason of the N. A. A. C. P. or its sympath izers.M Howard’s Letter imwani s !• -tut i' ill part at follows: j "I received your letter of November 2J upon my return from the West where l have been almost the entire time since the dose of the campaign. ! "I confess to you that I have ldood in my eyes inr th< National Associa tion for the Advancement of Colored People and others who have used them j with sinister designs to defeat some of the best friends that we have in; particular and the nation in general " I he purpose of this letter is to call attention of you and other outstaud-1 mg statesmen to the fact that the National Association for the Advance ment of Colored People is purely a' Negro Democratic organization and l.as always been found on the side of, J he Democrats in the final analysis. This organization was used by Bob! Nelson and others, and you owe your j defeat to no other agency. I corrected! the evil in Wilmington and it I could I have gone into the Dover neighbor-' hood on the following Monday, I i could have saved the day, but I had an engagement to fill for Senator Fre linghuysen and you know it was im possible for me to do so. "Now, 1 may call attention to the fact that whatever legislation or what ever else is done for the colored people of this country ought certainly to be done and done promptly, hut i insist' that none of it ought to lie done through or by reason of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or any of its sym pathizers. "I therefore think that it should be the policy of the leaders of the party | like you to absolutely ignore and give | the back of your hand to such men i as Nelson, James Weldon Johnson, W. K. B. Du Bois, Robert I.. Vann ot Pittsburgh and others of their ilk. Their should he no quarters; and while treating every colored man with fairness knd looking well to the inter-; (of our group, these political Bol shevists should he annihilated as the basest of ingrates. ^ “(Signed) Perry W. Howard.” In Mr. Howard’s letter to Senator DuPont, it was stated that copies were being sent to Senators Frelinghuysen, McCormick, Watson and Moses, also to Attorney General Daugherty, who it is to be presumed would be inter ested in the charge by Mr. Howard that Messrs. Nelson, Du Bois, James Weldon Johnson and Vann are "poli tical Bolshevists.” Copies of Mr. Howard's letter were furthermore sem to Charles Adams, chairman of the Republican National Comnv'ttcc and (Continued on page 3) VICE DEN NEAR PHONE GIRLS This bestial novel is located at 11(10 E. fi'th fit., corner of S. Park Ave., near the Douglas Exchange of the Telephone Co. According to his promise made to i certain women’s 1 clubs recently to close on Ins own 9 initiative certain houses of vice and prostitution on the ' southside, V irgil ; Williams, eandi* I date for Alderman 1 i of The 2nd Ward made good and so ; cured the closing of one of those' ' Houses tins week Virgil Williams ]>y injllnc1,m. Tlj;s lias been ilono in spite of Louis B. Anderson, savs Mr. Williams. ORGANIZATION GROWING paving opened headquarters at 3423 : Indiana Avenue, Mr. Williams has be gun his campni-in in earnest against Louis B. Anderson, present incumbent, and is preparing to tear the mask off of the vice and prostitution which has so disgraced the Second Ward under the rule of Louis B. Anderson. FIGHT JUST BEGUN Mr. Williams savs that his fight, on Louis B. Anderson has just begun and his success in bringing the injunction against the houso of prostitution shows to his friends and supporters that he can do things and that Louis B. Anderson could do the same if he cared and cpuld do it with much more ease than an individual citizen. ANNOYS LANDLADY. CUTS HER ID HUSBAND Albert Watkins, 38, and his wife, Mrs, Mary Watkins, 4543 Evans Ave„ were painfully, although not seriously cut by Harry Jennings, a roomer in their home Wednesday, Mrs. Wat kins complained to her husband that Jennings had made several advances, to her. When both husband and wife confronted the man, h- attacked them with a knife, later making his escape. Tho scuthsidc will soon ho the real redlight district of the city if houses of prostitution continue to increase within its* limits. A new house opens • very f a days and such house is equipped with a bevy of fallen girls. These girls are almost all white and , they cater almost exclusvielv to white un ii but hero find there we find one which invites any and fill who have two or>three dollars. The north east corner of Thirty E.fth and South Bark Avc. is the latest site of prosti tution and tho old Boulevard Cafe is now a den if iniquity. In Syndicate. Tho Boulevard Hotel is across the street from the liooseveit bank and I the Liberty Life Insurance Co., just \ one block removed from South Park M. K. church, tho telephone company , has its l)<mglU3 Exchange just a few doyrs removed from this place and 1 hundred of young ginis m;< i* •» •. this deu and rub shoulders with the vilest people in the cay. me , tor of it famous and colorful cabaret ; is involved and tho graft collector of ! tho district below Twenty Sixth S*. is also one of tho proprietors. A fam ous woman of the city’s undent mm j is also linked in with this hell hole.— It is reported that this place, located ; at 3(50 E. 33th street, is protected' by j the syndicate. Letters received. The Chicago Whip is in receipt of several letters informing and com- j plaining of the character of this hotel. It has been suggested that a move for a special grand jury be made and a ( general airing be given these eond | ilions. The Illinois Vigilance Associa- . lion is beginning to concentrate on ; Southside Vice and surprising condi- i t-ions will be revealed. POLICE S NTS ! OF 1 MOT Police of the 48th St. station are j peeking the parents of a lusty two molfths-old hahy found in a hallway Saturday at 124 E. 41st St. The in fant was found by Robert Duncan. 20 n. 44th St., who was visiting j friends in the building. ] Black Soldiers on the Rhine Acted as Other Troops There WASHINGTON, D. C„ Dec. 16 — In a letter recently written by Adju tant General Robert C. Davis, the W ar Department makes it known that stories of the “Black Horror” on the Rhine emanating from German sources, have been officially discred ited by the War Department. The letter was written in reply to an inquiry by one Jonas Lippman who had forwarded to the Adjutant General a translation of a German y.amazing, in which an article was written declaring that "Yr America rCnew,” the Yank doughboys would return to the Rhine, tha-> time to light the French. War Department’s Letter "War Depart merit. “The Adjutant General's Office. "WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 27, 1922.—The Secretary of W ar directs me to acknowledge, with thanks, the receipt of your letter embodying a translation of certain statements pub lished in a German weekly paper of New York City and sa d to have been uttered by an American officer named Edward J. LeBlank, relative to the presence of colored French soldiers in Germany. "In reply \ou are informed that, be cause considerable correspondence on the subject hud been received by the War Department, the commanding general of the American forces in Germany made a very careful inves tigation of the question, and in 1921 submitted a complete report of condi tions incident to the use of colored troops m Germany by the French wdiich indicate. That public statements concerning the matter were exagger ated. The report stated in substance as follows: inere were in me Army ot occu pation some French colored troops, natives of Africa, composed of such races as Arabs, Algerians, Moroccans and so forth. Such sexual crimes as were committed were individual and rare, not differing in degree or propor tion from those committed by the Germans themselves, and lhe French authorities, as shown by the records, have been diligent in investigating such cases and punishing the guilty. The report concludes with the state ment tiiat the wholesale atrocities of every nature alleged in the German press to have been perpetrated by French colonial troops, were consid ered false and intended for political propaganda. “In view of the fact thus elicited by the investigation, it is not believed that the alleged utterances as quoted in yoiir letter have any material foun dation, and, incidentally, there is not now nor ever has been an officer of the American army named Edward J. Le Blank or LcBlanc. However, your in terest in the matter and the spirit of Americanism which prompted its pres entation is much appreciated by the department. Very truly yours, “B. H.” “ROBERT C. DAY IE, “The Adjutant General. SENATOR WORLD RAISE SHAFT TO "MAMMIES” WASHINGTON, D. G, Dec. 16.— The memory of "the faithful colored mammies of the South'’ would he per petuated in bronze or granite under a resolution offered by Senator Wil liams, Democrat, of Mississippi. The measure directs the chief of engineers of the army to select a site and permit Jefferson Davis Chapter No. 1,650 of the United Daughters of the ConfetK-ac'" to erect such a monument in Washington ns a “gift to the people of the United States.” AFRICANS MIX BLOOD OF 200 GIRLS IN MORTAR In Africa in the last century a king ■ of Ashanti, wishing to secure the favor of the gods for his palace, had 200 girls put to death, and their blood mixed with the mortar for the new I edifice. In Mexico, where human sac | rificcs were very common, the rain god was propitiated by the sacrifice j of children, and to insure a good bar I vest men and children were sacrificed J to the spirit of corn. ■ By The Rev. \V. M. Bennett At the end of a session replete with dramatic incidents. Dr. L. K. Wil ! linns, D.D., pastor of Olivet Baptist! Church, of Chicago, was elected presi-! dent of the National Baptist Conven-) tion in St. Louis, Friday. The Na tional Baptist Convention is the larg est religious organization, Protestant, j in America. Dr. Williams is pastor of the largest Protestant Church on earth. His membership numbers 10,-! 000. The sessions were held at the King! Theatre, in an exclusive white resi-. dential district. At the opening of the convention the residents of tin district made a protest against the meetings, and violence was threatened ! A special detail of police was ordered i to guard the sessions, but no disorder i 1 occurred. many Aspirants * Among those who aspired for the i presidency of the convention were: 1 Dr. \Y. II. Moses of New York, Dr. I \Y. 15. Parks, Dr. P. James firvant of I Atlanta. Ga., and Dr. G. \V. Norman At the beginning of the ballotting,' it was evident that the light for the i chair made vacant hv tlie death of i ! Dr. C. E. Morris, would be a spir- j 1 ited one. When Dr. W. B. Parks en tered tlie race. Dr. Moses withdrew | his name, in favor of Dr. Parks, who had served for several years as vice president under Dr. Morris. Dr. P. James Bryant then also yielded in fa vor of Dr. Parks. Dr. Norman of Washington, D. C, then threw his strength to Dr. Wil liams. who was left alone against Dr. Parks. Other candidates had in the meantime thrown their strength to the successor of the late Dr. Morris. Voting began at 2:30 Friday after noon, and canvassing was not com plete until near midnight. A final can vass showed that Dr. Williams had won the election by the narrow mar gin of thirty-nine votes. Dr. Parks was then unanimously elected vice-president. lie declined this honor, however, in favor of the Rev. Mr. Taylor, of Louisiana, who was elected without opposition. Los Angeles was picked as conven tion city for next year. COPS ROUGH ON BISHOP ! OF “ALMIGHTY GOO” NEW YORK CITY. Dec. 16 — “Archbishop" Samuel D. Oliver, of, the “Church of God Almighty, ’ is be ing held in jail here in default of $3,500 bond, charged with soliciting funds for a charitable organization without a license. The "Archbishop” was arrested at his home, 1470 Ful ton Street, Brooklyn. When arraigned in court, he ex-1 plained to the judge that he was raising $7,000,000 to establish a col ony on Beulah Farm, Vienna, Ohio, where he would reign supreme. Republicans Quit Fight; Double Crossing Dyer Bill Supporters By James Weldon Johnson James Weldon Johnson, secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, on his return to New i one mom w asn ington. made the following state ment on the abandonment o f the Dyer Bill by t h e Republican party: “Tlie fight for the enactment of the Dyer Anti Lynching Bill wa s abandoned by the Republican majority on won- - i! a y , December J. W. Johnson 4th, in the last hours of th ' extra session of Congress. The Bill had been called up for consideration on Tuesday, November 28th. It imme diately became the object of a filibus ter on the part of Southern Democrats, which was the most naked and brutal exhibition of its kind ever made in the Senate. A filibuster is generally carried on under some sort of disguise, but Senator Underwood of Alabama, the Democratic leader, stated plainly and bluntly that the purpose of the filibuster was to prevent any consid eration whatsoever of the Dyer Anti Lynching Bill and that the Demo cratic side would not allow any Gov ernment business whatever to be car ried on until the Republicans agreed to abandon the Bill not only during the extra session, but even during the short session. Shortridge Loyal to End The filibuster was carried on from Tuesday through Saturday, December 2nd, during which time the Southern Democrats would not even allow the adoption of the record of the Sen ate's proceedings. Finally, on Satur day night a caucus of Republican Sen ators was held which was largely at tended and the question of the aban donment of the Bill was discussed hotly for more than two hours. The attendance at the caucus dwindled un til there were some twenty-two or twenty-three Senators left. A vote was then taken and the majority agreed to abandon the Bill. There were nine Senators who voted to keep up the fight until the 4th rf March, if necessary. Among these was Sena tor Shortridge. who has charge of the Bill, and who led the fight on the floor. "Before the Republican caucus, the secretary conferred with Senators Lodge, Curtis and Watson, the. three (Continued on page 2) WHEEL SiSTRUST DEED FDR S1D0II0 RICHMOND, YA„ Dec. 16— In order to protect the dcpositois of the now defunct Mechanics Savings Bank, John Mitchell, former president, has signed a trust deed for $100,000 in fa vor of the bank and tile Knights of Pythias. The trust deed is secured by real estate owned by Mr. Mitchell worth approximately $231,000. Mr Mitchell complains that the receivers have delayed auditing the book’s. Farwell Protests to Mayor Arthur llurrage Farwell, president of the Chicago Law and Order League, addressed a protest to Mayor Thomp son and the thief of police Monday, declaring that city policemen and fire men were creating a caudal by using city time and facilities in waging a campaign against the proposed new constitutio MRS. MOSLEY; Calumet Avenue Home Is Scene of Shooting and Killing William Mosely came to the rescue I of his wife, Mrs. Gladys Mosely, in j their home, 3320 Calumet Ave., late ! Sunday night, and killed her assailant, Edgar Snjith, 20, of 3553 Grand Blvd. He blew Smith's brains out with I Smith’s own pistol. Smith appeared nt the Mosely homo 'about midnight looking for his wife, Mrs. Smith. She had been away from home all Sunday afternoon and even ing, and Smith had been told that she had been seen with Mrs. Mosely. Attacks Woman Smith confronted Mrs. Mosely in an angry mood, and charged her with conspiring with his wife and arrang ing meetings for her with other men. He also declared that some of the meetings took place in Mrs. Mosely’a home. When he asked Mrs. Mosely where his wife was, Mrs. Mosely pro fessed ignorance. Smith then insisted on searching the house, believing the woman to bo hidden there. When Mrs. Mosely opposed the search, he became furious and drew a pistol. Mosely Rescues Wife A struggle between Smith and Mrs. Mosclv ensued. Tn the course of the struggle, Smith’s pistol was dis charged, the bullet striking the woman in the left arm. At the sound of the firing, Mosely rushed into the room and wrested the pistol from Smith, who seemed to be under the influence of whiskey. Smith continued to strug gle, and Mosely took deadly aim, and pulled the trigger. Smith fell dead, shot through the head. Miss Dollie Rhodes, a roomer, noti fied the Stanton Ave. policemen. Of ficers Dillon, Dennis, and McDermott rushed to the scene and placed Mosely under arrest. Smith’s dead body was removed to the undertaking firm of Kersey, McGowan and Morsell. A coroner’s jury Monday exonerat ed Mosely, declaring that he slew Smith in self defense. Service.)—Declaring that the Negro race in America is faced with the gravest danger in the campaign of the Ku Klux Klan for political powei and the capture of State and I-'edera Governmental machinery, the African Wood Brotherhood, from its national headquarters at 2299 Seventh Avenue, New York City, sent out a call for a united Negro from against the insid-i ions menace of Ku Kluxism. Thd statement warns that what has hap pened in Italy, where the Fascisti has' conquered power, may easily occur in! the United States unless effective steps are taken in time to stop the rapid! spread of Ku Kluxism. FEDERAL CASE AGAINST GARVEY UP IN JAN. - I NEW YORK, Dec. 16.—(Crusadep Service.)—It can be authoritatively stated that the case of the United States Post Office against Marcus Gar vey, George Tobias, lilie Garcia and Mortimer Thompson, officers of the defunct "Black Star Line," has not been dropped by the Government, but will be brought to trial as soon as thei present congestion of the Federal! Court with prohibition cases is re duced. Witnesses are being examined and will soon be assembled as it is con fidently expected to bring the mattet; into court some time next month.