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1 _ CEWTS I _ AN INDEPENDENT WEEKD* * Merry Christmas
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Colored Folks Come North
to Escape Ljnchings
and Terror
By Ben Stuttgart
HU II M< >N11, V.! . it, . - Once
r rr the South is i e t : a
V i' desalt- ex oil tie from Ltrx land, anti
events < t th- i..-- : d.ivx fate m
tt eased the il.i ! i,< e . rant ntov
pour ng into every I. .:ij,r town.
Although in the d.-ad of winti r, the
! I 1 t « fair to i
even i '• t| rrtion.'
‘’from below the in: " w: it to k j,' t
during and jit t foil ,..mg the recent
t if.
•o alarm n™ ha* I t. )nu the *itt"i
le-t l»» It* 1
rrs arc ;i{»4»* .•-!s irn ;i thrir
pulpits, and editor* oi ithei
.v wr " • I , ,i |
South’s It--: -, to t!\, ct .' The
I ’ ' an rial a|
1 : ■ cntl n't! i 1 rlott (it.
*<ever," e i ( harl • . \. t', .
«hires that the I.,.* .....
duty by the fiinri ! i in. ,» ,| o
now the duty i all to I
tin present <
Seek Aid cf Prea.hers
Knowing well that the cash t v v
t- * tj :

p..m/s';■ r:s ihr.in. .unt ti . > hav.
employ. I ■ rum prnrlirrs .,> My,
itantial safari. - t . . . fr e town t*>
tor n and t the pi I that th- South
the pin e for ti.- ■
ing Negroes i: i that
t\ould take them from th. .r It .:n.
They Go Just the Same
In spite of concert- d efforts to dis
courage this new exodus, thi railroad
statum-' of St. Louis, i bus, t m
nmiati and Richmond are daily rlog
g(d with dark new inner, v,!:.- hav<
gotten this far, and are catching the
iirst trams for points farther North,
They admit that they have 1- told
that till re is f,„ ., ,r , \ ,r;|,
'or, .'"'nu. bi t declare tbev are not
see.iing sympathy, just s. urilv from
rn , I law ...ml .. Ku Klux Klan. Th. v
have In-en told that the Klan is
iniidi stranger in the North than in
the . outh, hut they nr -n r that thev
never heard of the Klan t irrin.r and
feathering on a whole-ale scale in the
■sortii, while almost t-;:, h one nt them
can remember seeing homes burned
f Continued on P.ifje 2.)
Mr. .T-ike Seigel, head of The General
.Vent Market Cojnpanv which has
brunches all over tiro eitv, has four
>t;’-es on the mvjthside. He annotieid
Wednesday morning thnt he discovered
!??/ "'"s selling better meat, fresh
killed for less per pound than many
of his competitors who made no pre
tense to sell fresh meat. Ho also
claims that ho found that at one of
his stores his price per pound for pork
tics four cents cheaper than that of a
nearby meat market which was giving
p to the public cold storage products.
Mr. Seigel has .started on a campaign
to show the public that in many cases
1h< y are buying inferior meat at higher
prices fro-m some of tho .southsid ’
stores. Ho urges the buying public to
beware of unscrupulous meat dealers
who purposely sell inferior cold storage
produts to black people of the. south
*,(1° un(l advises any who thinks that
they are overcharged to report the
merchant to the City Council. Daily
papers have commended Mr. Seigel on
his fight on merchants who have been
mulcting the public*
Grand Boulevard I" or Bethel
Pethel A. M. E. rhitrrb. r'i'v hol(Fm<r«errl'v,s n.t Thirtieth
and Dearborn Street. , has j»urrhn-:«d this beautiful edifice at
the corner of Forty Second Sir cl and Grand Boulevard for its
future home.
lietlit 1 A. M. E. ( hurtii. i"iii an<l
Dt arhm n .streets, has j>;ir«Ii « i 11, * -
iraumi' th five story church and in.-1i
ttitior t! >.■ i!r 1 invr at 42nd and (iran
* •; ’ :* :I• i- bister!.' ronen -
gation the larged and possibly th
by colored people in ti e world. The
building is fully equipped tor devotion
ai d *■ uial service work and could not
hi duplicated tor not 1* >s than t >tir
huiidred thousand (S400.000) dollars.
Dr. C. M. Tamar, I) I), recently ap
pointed here from Metropolitan
Church. Baltimore, Md., clo>ed the
deal, Monday.
Many Departments
Tn addition to a mammoth auditori
um, easily seating twenty-live hundred
people, there is a large gymnasium,
swimming pool, shower, banquet room,
cafeteria, elevators and one hundred
and fifty rooms for rent f r oflice
purposes and institutional work. TI N
is to be the receiving station for th

Chicago, There will he a dispen-at;\
for the .sick, night classes in bu. in* s i
courses, English, Theology, Juvenilt 1
Court, Deaconess Workers, branch
public library, an employment o! ice
and labor exchange, National School
of Music, orchestra. Boy Scouts, ( irl
Scouts. Day Nursery, Athletic Club
and sucli like modern church and so
cial and institutional activities.
Raised $10,GG0 in Week
The people of Bethel rallied to the ;
rail for funds as never before. In
the short space of one week tf is con
gregation raised over ten : hour and dol
lars to make this purchase possible.
Bishop A. J. Carey gave invaluable
aid a^ well as Bishop C. J. Coppin, who
came from Philadelphia to inspect this
splendid property.
I Jr. C. M. Tanner came to this city,
after thirty years of experience in ail t
parts of this country and in the for
eign. He is the youngest son of
Bishop B. T. Tanner and a brother |
to H. O. Tanner, artist. His records
shows tiiat he built the Bethel Had j
in Atlanta, Ga., the grea£ Church it; |
Pittsburgh, Pa . and cleared Metropol
itan A. M. E. Church. Washington. I).
C , of a debt of si-xty thousand dollars
Owing to the splendid work he has j
done for the race and Church lie is j
now prominently mentioned for the
Bishophnc in his own denominat’oti.
Prof. Jas. A. Mumly is th leader of 1
the famous Bethel Choir and the trus- I
tees are: R. H. McGavork. Dr. A. I
Offord. Dr. M. M. DilDrd. Mr 1
George Smith, Mr. M. E. B. Peck, Mr I
■\dnni Horn. Prof. Jas. Mundy, Mr j
G. W. Davidson, and Mr. James Reed.
nil /or r< i r hip file d in the
D riot Court hv I \Y.
( : avers ; hist 'I'i !) >ugkus Natlcm
!•■..!: r i Ci.: r. • u - dismi>>t.*d
M nday. hv Ju ! :<• Carp nter.
1 * • *■ t 4 i the v ••• |’-.a •> confer
ence v. iih the Comptroller ot Currency
Ml i /. I ,U . j ) v, M!
j- . M >• litt It l' t < ,10,1
trolh r t i the Curren yv advised all
i •*.. < < ' ;i ;iu- iJoi; . . - am .n ’
1 m . i'i ( !m ago had been examined
i rtment and >v* tutor ins
\ • inn. and that the hank was
b . en? and in good condition.
C . hank ’ the fir-t National Bank
o.‘ a h < m t■ r' i and c *ntro!!ed bv Col
ori d p' epic. Jt has recently rircu
I u- !)'u;kts> National Bank
Non and it is preparing to move in
n• • • ritrs at 36th and State streets
not later than April I t. 1923.
V \T.TIMORE, Md.. Dec. 23 -Bal
*ijimreM.- win exnected $150,000 (or
• r Christmas stockings from the a*
-tts of t ■ t».:■;!• j t jirm of Brown
1 Wingate, arc doomed to di«ap
c'-'i tm J ''r-r T Thomas Brown,
hem! of ti c firm, disappeared nearly
a year ; <•. arid : . still missing. Re
ceiver.. }:.-•■• n imthle, so far, to
i 'Update the hack's affairs.
This Christmas will also hr sadly
reminiscent to depositors in the At
lanta ate Bank, of Atlanta. Ga.,
which closed its doors when T. O,
Po* . the pf ■'•! nt took flivht. and is
st’ll m? ing It is said tl t 1 - fled
when he learned that he would he un
able to pay over $100,000 in Christmas
savings fi nds.
ST. I.Ol'IS, Mo.. Dec. 33.- An un
identified driver of an automobile
leaped from lbs car in front of 31301
Market Street Saturday afternoon and
disappeared in a crowd after fatally in- j
luring two men. lie is still at large.
The two dead i. n are Nathan Knight.
78, ref 18 North Kwfng Street, and
Lawrence B. Ryan, 50, white.
The accident occurred when the au
tomobile, driven by the unidentified
nan, crashed head on into a street ear.
Claims He Was Told That
“Mammy” Was His
OAKLAND, Cal.. Dec. J.V—.Arthur
S. Hill unfolded a story such ... only
the best of novelists might weave
when he filed in Superior Court a peti
tion to become heir to the r-tatc of
Robert Bruce Kyle.
I he story began in Kentucky, where
Hill charged, a young Northerner be
trayed a daughter of the Old S mfh
Hill said he was the child of the
unwedded union.
Robert Bruce Kyle was the broil" r
of Hill’s mother, and. according to tie
papers filed here, lie swore and enr
e d out vengeance upon I.K sister’:
alleged betrayer—shooting I'm. hut
not fatally.- ---
Eaby Given to "Mammy”
The mother, unable to face -o e;■
with her disgrace, gave her babe int
■he ke-plng of her "Black mammy.”
"Raise him as your own,” she told
the mammy.
The woman swore never to reveal
’hat ’he child was not !er own duritn
the life of I he real tnothei
"I was told that she was mv mother
nr! that my father was white." Id
ill dared.
then fulloked a st r" of fl’.o ■ t.
Kvlc and hi si t- i
on for the shooting of the all . d
1 trayer, into Mexit a v ! then to t
irie'a, where in the la t vear hoili
■ 'I'd.
Lived Black *0 Years
But t r f'litr de a ’, which i- t
tied Hill If. : d till I' of a V rn
"1 or the first t im in - i r|u • -
' last yiar I . at a tahh ivh.it
ii h w'litre I h ■'■■>’. I." h
The insmnt;.. released t'-oni h r
id’-'lge if seer ■■w hv the *1-nth of *’
it! er and K- !■■. ietd I till th tt
•orv. the petition alli'p- I, and t!<. n
dropr-ed from sight among her own
people in Kentucky.
I . i (if M ash ■ >n. has ve
h liuntly denied that he in any way
obstructed the passage of the Dvir
I['• says that J. v\.’i Idmi Johnson,
I)r. DuBois, and **tD^ r olfuiaU of the
National A«soi\vion ha\ *• r:uurd tins
charge on him because he interfered
with their aim to “siav in the lime
Mr. Howard*}? comulcte letter i
herewith published without; comment:
By Perry W. Howard
WASHINGTON, 1). Dec. 15
I have read with an.azemt lit the re
lease from the \. A, A. I'., of De
cember 8, charging that I defeated the
anti-lynching hill,
I want to denounce tlie perfidy of
those re. ponsiblc for this release for
disjointing my letter and leaving out
certain parts, which was intended to
make it distasteful. No honorable man
would do this; and 1 challenge them
to publish the letter in ils entirety.
First. T want to say that any state
ment or intimation that T in any wise,
directly or indirectly, defeated or con
tributed to the defeat of the anti-lynch
ing bill is a lie, and there is not a
sane men in the country who believes
this, includin'' th: man or men who re
leased the article so charging.
Second. The reference to the f.'ber
ian loan is innuendo, and, therefore,
unworthy of notice.
Worked for Bill
It is well known by the author of
this release that for tvn year-; [ have
(Continued on Page 2.)
Vice May Cause More Riots
j You live lure in Chicago, most of you live on the Southside. It
i- hard to get homes in other neighborhoods and besides you are
I nearer to your work here. 1 he Southside is your home and it is
here that you are endeavoring to rear your families. Isn't it a
■hame that all of the vileness and filth of this great city should he
emptied here? You know that the prostitutes and shameless women
Horn other parts of the city have moved near your homes. Do you
know that in your important business districts "that von are menaced
hy gambling dens and derelict humanity? Do you know that a
prostitution syndicate of white reprobates is grasping even* site
| that they can get and that open solicitation is practiced here as of
I yore ? Did you know that sexual perversion of the worst kind is
I encouraged and advertised here?
'Mint arc you going to do about it? Don’t you know that an
, influx of white hoodlums and vile women now infest your best dis
tricts? They "ill eventually cause racial friction and precipitate
] another riot. Are you going to stand by and see your wives, daugh
ter and little children intimidated and corrupted by these terrible
creatures 1 d our largest newspaper, the Chicago Defender, is silent;
it is too big to pay attention to these evils. .Are you going to sit bv
idly without agitation or protest and allow yourself to he swamped
and corrupted by such terrible practices without registering a word
hi protest ? \\ by is it that all the vileiiess of the city has been brought
mil here? Do you realize that your community is insulted and!
your decency ignored? ^ ou have only to open vour eves and you
an \\ .In eoiidii nit- that will harrow up your souls and raise your
’i.p.d ia hi.tci;e- Take, these matters to your pastors and tell them
1 1 : ;.<•« to live with respectability. Christianity is being defeated
c di- >rt- and agencies of the devil. Send your complaints
: » S • ; .per and to every other paper in the city. Don’t let this
re burn you: put it out before it is too late. IIlame nobodv, just
get husv. Delays are dangerous. Let's avoid another riot and keep
clean districts.
Av are irember> of the Ku Klux
1 he men are brothers, Charles
va! Datz. and William Frederick
. • Their addre s i- given as 471
F. 41«*t Sf. 'Hie drug store operated
■ the4 e two kbnsnien is in the heart,
f a colored re identia! neighborhood.
'Inch indignation is being expressed
ainM them by their former custoni
. ho now spending their money
. ! other drug stores.
KINGSTON. Jamaica. Dec. 23.—
t Crusader Service.)—T..at the “rising
tide of color against white domination"
not confine.1 to the Last, but is re
vealing itself i?i the West as well, is
proved by recent action of the four
teen elected members of the Legisla
* ve Council in unanimously voting
■'< lack of confidence of the natives
>i Jamaica in tlie administration of the
on-sent governor, Sir Leslie Prob3rn.
• lie electorate is overwhelmingly
\egro and with two or three excep
tions the elected Councillors arc mem
bers of the Colored Race.
BALTIMORE. Md., Dec. 23.—A
$20,000 libel suit against the Baltimore
Afro-American was decided in favor
of that paper last week when the court
upheld the demurrer hied by attorneys
for the newspaper.
The suit against the Afro-American
was based on stories printed during a
political campaign in 1020. The arti
cle included statements impossible of
proof, but on account of the fact that
no malice could be proved, held the
court, the demurrer was sustained, and
the suit dismissed.
George Barling. 28, 21*71 Dearborn
St., was bitten on the left check Fri
da'- bv Rubin Jem by, with whom he (
wa. quarrelling over money matters. (
NEW YORK CITY. Dec. 2.1.—T11
he half of the colored 1 . S. soldiers
of the 24th Infantry now stationed a:
Fort Henning, Georgia, the National
Association tor the Advancement of
Colored People has written to the Sec
retary of War. John U . Weeks, set
ting forth facts submitted under oath
of mistreatment of the colored soldiers.
The letter is as follows:
Supplementing our recent communi
cation to sou on the subject of the
21th Infantry tcolored) now stationed
at Fort Henning, Georgia, 1 have to
inform \ou we have now received defi
nite information, submitted under oatlt,
P as the following occurrences took
I That the present Commanding
Officer, Colonel Nicklin, lectured the
men shortly after assuming command,
and told them they must expect as a
matter of habit to lie called "damn
niggers" by the whites but must not
pay an\ attention to it.
2. That for the first time in the
history of the 24th Infantry the colors
have been carried at Fort Henning.
Ga., accompanied by men deprived even
of small arms and earn ing onlv small
3. That attempt has been made to
segregate the rnlorcd soldiers on their
own athletic field.
4. That Colonel Nicklin told of hav
ing promoted a colored private who
showed no resentment at being kicked
and beaten by a white soldier who
was a truck driver, adding that that
wa« the way he wanted colored
soldiers to act, not resenting insults
from white men but merely reporting
them to him.
5. I bat Sergeant l aesar Slade.
Company D. 24th Infantry, was ar
rested i:i Columbus. Georgia, on
charges of being drunk and disorderly
by civil and military police who un
mercifully beat him on the bead; that
on bis court martial trial the provost
marshal and the attending army sur
geon both testified Sergeant Slade was
tiol drunk; that Sergeant Slade was
reduced to private, confined at hard
labor for six months, ami forfeited
two-thirds of his pay for the same
period, the penalty of confinement be
ing suspended.
Weeks Promises Protection
John W. Weeks. t\ S. Secretary
of War. has replied to a letter sent
him by the A ssociation, promising in -
vest-'gation of the charges that colored
(Continued on Page 3.)
Huge Profits Accrue for
L. B. Anderson from
Cabaret Spoils
By Virgil Williams.
Since entering
the aldermanie race
\ against Aid. Louis
B. Anderson I have
| been repeatedly
f quizzed concerning
my business rela
tions with him, it,
being intimated
, that I still have
| relations of some
* sort with Mr. An
derson. I was en
gaged in business
with Louis Ander
Lou,. B. Anderson "" for, *CVOnl
* .months, but nur
rotation* cpfiped in May, 3921, and
.^in-o then I have had no connection
with him in any manner.
My Partner in Cabaret.
In March 1018, T made an attempt
to open and operate the cabaret later
known as the Royal Gardena. It had
been operated under white manage
ment ns * * The* Monarch,” The Amer
ican Dance Hull And Srdoon.” and
under other names. Two policemen
were kille l there, and the place was
finally dosed by the police.
1 po;i application to the owner of the
building, 1 was informed that it could
not be opened for cabaret purposes.
Finally I succeeded in interesting Al
derman Anderson to the extent that
ho had the police ban removed. For
this service he was given a onc-third
portncrsh;p in the place. My other
partner was William Bottoms, Bot
toms paid £1800 in cash for his ono
third interest. Anderson's interest
did not cost him ono coni in cash. Ho
also arranged to have the Royal
Gardens allowed to run all night with
out police interference.
Made Huge Profits.
During three years that the Royal
Gardens was operated under this nr
rongement, Alderman Anderson receiv
ed over $25,000 as his share of the
profit.*. Bottoms, after having realiz
ed a handsome profit on his invest
ment, sold out his share. Anderson
then insisted, that his interest bo
Tniscd from 32-1/5% to 40'». I was
forced to concede to his demands, be
cause, nit hough he had invested no
money in the cabaret, his withdrawal
from the partnership would probably
moan it.* clos'rg hv the police.
Finaly in 1021, after there had coma
n slump in business, Anderson sold his
interest, to Mrs. Florence Majors, who
had acquired title to the property. Ho
thus realized in addition to the $25,
000 he had received, the price of a 40%
share of the business, without invest
ing a single cent.
I objected t0 partnership with Mrs.
Majors and turned the entire business
over to her. Thus ended my relations
with Louis B. Anderson, and they have
not been resumed in any manner since.
I The publishers of the 1;
Chicago Whip wish ;>
to extend the Season’s < 3
Greetings to its many 3;
subscribers & friends. ; 1
Wishing them all a J j
Merry Christmas 3;
and a Happy New ;3
Year. 3;

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