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HON. RICHARD J. HILL
One of the Principals ,in Tuesday Right's Debate.
HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ANX
IOUSLY AWAITING CLASH BE.
. TWEEN TWO ABLE MEN
CONVENTON HALL DEBATE
Both Men Primed and Ready Tor
Battle Defending Tlieir Re.
sprclive Roligiotm Reliefs
What religious faith should gov.
em the people of the world, the Or
thodox Christina religion or the re
ligion of the late Pastor Russell?
This is the big question to be debat
ed In the Convention Hall, Tuesday
night, Sept. 28, by the Hon. Richard
J. Hill, International Bible Student
and Hev. II. T. S. Johnson, pastor
or the M. E. Church, both of Tulsa.
No little interest has been miini
festetl in this debate since it was
nouneed and a large crowd of in.
terested .spectators of both luces
will he present to witness it. Many
people who are identified with the'
various Churches of the city havo
expressed a keen interest in Mr.
Hill's faith and the increasing num
ber who attend bis meetings in the
Masonic Hull every first and third
Sunday is proof that this interest is
being igraduaUfc'Fjpread muring the
people of this city in all walks of
The ability of both men as public
speakers and men u Idlers Is gen
erally recognized anu Will no doubt
guarantee the large attendance now
Tloth men say they are willing to
leave the verdict lo the audiejicc and
both feel confident or winding up
victorious in the debate
"The time has come for the world
lo learn Ihe truth about-God's word,
said Mr. Hill yesterday, "and I am
only loo glad to be used as the Lords
instunnent in shedding lifihl on the
Bible and is authentic te.-HnVgs. I
hope all or Hev. Johnson's members!
and many others, will be present to
hear the debute."
; TJlC Uoors OI llic uonveiuuni wan
will be opened nt seven o'clock and
the debate will start promptly at 8
li. m. All seats will lie free nnd
ihere will be no collection.
Mr. P. H. L. Rhone or Oklahoma
Ciy, linotype operator for the Black
Dispatch, was a visitor in the city
Sunday, tbe guest of Miss Beasb-y
of the Tulsa Star.
Giants Meet Tuesday
N.W. Creek Baptists in
Session at Drumiright
More Than Four Hundred I)cleRat?n
Have Reported For Duty
(Special to Tulsa Star)
DUMWHIGHT, OKLA., Sept. 27
The Northwestern District Baptist
Asociation, Rev. Win. Drake, Hie
well known pastor tuid race leader
moderator, convened here Tuesla.
and will be in session until Sunday
night, l'uly 200 delegates are in
attendance. Bev. Drake is well
pleased with the representation of
Ihe district and the enthusiasm of
the deleggatcs, as well as with Ihe
cordial hospitality or the citizens of
wi uiuwrK'ii. ine convention isy
holding its scissions in the Jit. (.at
vary Baptist Church.
White Man Murders
PROSPEROUS FARMER KILLED
wiuutt strum win iii3iiMiv.il
TALKNG TO HIS WIFE.
. . ........ i
White Man Arrested For Crime
Released on Bond by Jus
tice of the Peare
DRUMWIUGHT, OKI.A., Sept. 22
E. S. Scout (white) who on the
night of Sept. 15th, it is believed,
ilmt mill L-tlloil Will
pospcrmts fanncr, or .this vicinity,
ne hc sal on hIs porch diking
j0 i,js wife, today at his preliminary
hearing before Justice Taylor asked
for and was granted a 15 day con
tinuance and allowed to go free on
the same bond made by the defend
unt a week agjp following his arrest J who acompianied him, returned
for the murder of Hudspeth, which home Friday aHer a pleasant stay
was the most heartless, cold blood-, in the windy city,
ed crime ever committed in this The Grand Chancellor plunged at
County. Sudspelh rented land from., once into the accumulated fraternal
tlte white man and the two had. work awalling hliiijnd will now de:
quarreled the day of the killing, lvole his time to the K. of P. Order.
Till-: TULSA STAH, Saurda
" ..' . l-.i.l IIIUMIIJ
The weapon used was a shot gun
loaded with buck shot, and the mur
derer picked the cover of night to
perpetrate this heinous crime, sneak
iug up to within 20 feet of his un
suspecting victim and fired point
blank the full charge taking effect
in Hudspeth's body, killing him in
santly. The following day Scout
was arrested, but was immediately
gKintcd bond l. the justice of the
Mr. Hudspeth was well thought of
in this community.
Colored Children to
Have Play Ground.
THIRTY-TWO LOTS IN BOOKER
WASHINGTON ADDITION TO
BE CONVERTED INTO PLAY
GROUND FOR COLORED CIIIL.
At last the Hoard or Education
III KK KKI).Kbgk( pywrmc vbgkq
ha, op end riehtech vbgkij pywfnie
has opened their heart . and loo,-
ened tbe strings of tlieir purse to
purchase a playground for Colored
Thirty two lots have been bought
bv Ihe Board In Booker Washington
Addition which VIII be converted
into a modern playground to be
used by Colored .children. Later on,
possibly next year, the present site
or the Dunbar School will he sold
and Ibis school moved lo the Ad
dition nearer tbe center of popula.
tion, according lo a statement made
by Prof. Hughes to a Star repre
ANOTHER BUSINESS LEAGUE
A number or representative busi
ness men met in the Y. M. C. A.
rooms in the Smith Building, Wed,
nesday night and organized a local
The following officers were elec
ted: J. B. Cuirrelt, President,
P. S. Thompson, Sec,
J. 12. Hardy, Assl. Sec,
S. 1). Hooker, Treas.
Dr. Bobiuson was elected Chair
man of the Executive Committee.
TO MEET HERE
President Frar.ik Reed Issues Call
for Campaign Organization
(Star News Service)
OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept 24 A
tlall has been issued by Frank Heed,
President, and Fred Douglas, Secre
tary of the Colored Democracy of
Oklahoma for a convention to be
held in the city or Tulsa on October
2nd. A special train over Ihe Fris.
co has been engaged to leave Okla
boma City on the first to bring Un
delegates from cities along that line
vk iiw. mooiinif. President Becd in
llls can speaks encouragingly of the (
inrne numners oi uoioreu vuiui
who are throwing off the republi
can yoke anil joining the party of
'Jefferson. Many noted speakers
'are announced for-this meeting, a-
jiiouk them Gov. J. B. A. Robertson,
and ConnresNinen Howard, Ferris
DR. WICKHAM RETURNS
HOME AFTER SEVERAL
WEEKS IN CHICAGO
Dr. Wickham Returns Horns After
Wickhain, who spent severed weeks
in Chicago taking a Post Graduate
Medical Course and Mrs. Wickham
.September 25, 15)20.
Tulsa Star Efficient
TEN PEOPLE NOW EMPLOYED IN '
EDITING, PRINTING, PUBLISH-!
ING AND CIRCULATING OKLA
LEADING RACE JOUR
It is not genenill known and un.
derslootl li.v the puhlic the energ.v j
nionej that must nccestuiy bL. ex
pended in publishing u newspaper (
and 'even where sometimes these
things are understood the proper i I
ptecintinn is very '.seldom shown. j
i The TuKa Sar which is. the recog-.
nied leading Race jouruel in Ihe
Stale now employs ten people lo aid
in its editing, piloting and circula
tion exclusive of .igents employed
outside rT Tulsa.
These people all make tlieir living
from Ibis enterprise ami all do their
sliaie of sustaining the race's eco
1 limine ami conundrum standing in
the oinmuuity. This alone ordinal il
entitles Ibis establishment to n good
share of patronage from busines, peo
pie of this cily. There i no oilier,
printing establishment operated h
our group in all Ihe Southwest that
employs so many of our people and!
probably none thai pay belter sala
Following is the line up or out
A. J. Sinitberiuiin, Editor and Pro.
prietor; II. A. Clark, Associate kill
tor and Auditor; Miss Nola William-
son, City reporter and OHcc girl;
S. B. Gibson, Foreman Printing
partment; Miss uiauys ueasiey, i.mo- wm, ,, wMiiB force or carriers. We
type Operator; J. II. (I Dillard, Ma- llow ust. ., lnrst. ( c,lrl iini ()c
chinistiund Compositor; A. T. Mitch.j(.sollily ., .mlo u.p j ,t.jVer
ell rressmau; iMouri .mmun hiuu, j,jt papers.
City Circulalor; Theodore Smlther-j Willi such a force as this, there is
man. Janitor and Aprenlice; A. T. w,iy to Jmide Ihe progress of the
Smitherinan, Assistant Circulator. .Tulsa Star in its onward inarch righl-
We feel a. special pride in orgjini-1 ig t (,il times- when necessar in
gallon or our printing tleparlment defense or Bight and Justice and for
which is us good as can be found Uu.. advancement or our people, po
any printing establishment in the llticully, morally and socially,
state or similar capacity.
Mr. Gibson, our foreman, is an ar. '
tistic and practical printer with 25
years' experience. For the past 15
years until last Saturday, he was
foreman or the Mosaic Guide Print-,
lug Company at Little Bock and
comes lo us with the highest com-'
Bev. Dillard, our Machinist and
Compositor, is also an all-round
printer with twenty years' crperi
ence to his credit. '
Miss Bcasley, our Linotype Opera- (
tor, is a product ol Shorter College (
at Little Bock, where she learned,
the profession and put in three years
practical machine work.
Mr. -Mitchell, our pressman, is a
graduate or Tuskegee Institute,
where he mastered his trade in a 1
years' course. Aferwards being em
ployed in one or the largest printing
plants in Mobile, Abi.
Mr. Clark, our Associae lulitor ami
Auditor is t man or long and varied 'or the Star ever since the unfortu.
experience in both Educational and ! nate episode through which Gus Mc-,Journalis-tic
fields. He published Intyrc. a while man, was shot and
jears ago, the first democratic jour. ;
mil ever attempted by one of
people. He evidenced his versatility
by his Editorial management of the
late L. A. BellVs Wagoner American,
a stalwart republican organ. He
served his aprenliceshlp in journa
lism in office of Ihe Cincinnati F.n.
Mr. Clark is an expert book-keeper
and annuitant and his services to
the Star are well nigh indispensable.
Miss Williamson, our Cily Reporter
and office girl, a product of Langs
Ion University, is the daughter of a
prosperous citizen of Pawnee. Sbe
Is having her first experience in Ihe
newspaiier world but is a very apt
and willing student who is rapidly
Mr. Albert Smitherinan. our City
Circulator fa u real hustler. Under
his administration, with the help or
MI.V. II. T.
i,js assistants, this department has
groWn wonderfully. It L no longer
I)e-jms.si,ie t() ,L.uVer the city papers
$75,000 Bond Opens
New Graft for MusJr
COURT OFFICIALS TAKE ADVAN.'
TAGE OF TECHNICALITY TO
ENFORCE AN ABSURD RAC
(Star News Special)
MUSKOGEE, OKLA., Sept. 21 Is
it a greater crime for a white man
to be killed by one of our Race than
Tor one of us to he murdered by a
white man? This question has been
running in the minds or the readers
killed ami Aenoplion Jone,s, a yotuii-
ful member of Ihe Mace wfcis arrest
ed tuid charged witli murder. So
far as the white people of this com
munity are concerned, this custom
was almost instantly answered in
tliu tiffiriuutlvc, and this affirma
tion was indicated by the raising or
a purse or sum of money for the
purpose of employing .specially gift
ed white attorneys to aid in the pro
secution or the boy, Jones. It goes
ulmoit without saying that this
spontaneous rallying together of the
members of one race lo assist in the
prosecution of a member of another
was founded upon race prejudice,
and not upon that higher and worth
ier motive of qual justirc and fuir
nlav. Thh wits emphasized in a
much more tangible fashion when
vl,1i!(;i11.ri ,, iulI1Ii nf
I 1IIU LWlll lit vn" -.. ....,.-, - .
1&jm , Jm)es. castl
M Mill II TLWNTY SIX
in Tuesday Night's Debate.
This bond of $75,000, be it untler
lood, was fixed at the lime of the
alleged murder of Melntyre and was
rtiven under the reasonable expec
tation rami understading that the
parlies making this huge and racialy
intimidating bond would he ru.
leased upon the appearance of Jones
at his trial on the charge of "assault
lo kill" on which lie was held until
through the subsequent death of Me
Intre the charge was changed to
"murder." Jones stood his trial,
was convicted, and wias given a life
sentence to be served in the State
penitentiary. Jones' attorney ap
pealed the case to the hi'Jhch state
court and pending its decisiin Jones
was released on a bond of $10,000
said IioikI being fxed by the trial
I The case has been bought to the
attention or the public by the dis
japearauce of Xcnophon Jones at the
. time when in accordance with the
' decision handed down by the higher
court the sentence imposed by the
lower ciurt was affirmed anil it
was proper for him to give himself
up and tiike bis sentence. It is quite
to he expected tbattlie bond of
810,000 rixed by the trial court at Ihe
time of appeal would be forfeited
tuid collected by authorized officials
But not content with this, the pro
secuing attorne of Muskogee Coun
ty, W. W. Cotton, has inaugurated a
suit lo recover the original bond of
875,000 a bond given lo make cer
tain Ids appearance for trial for "as
sault to kill" or murder and for
for which lie stood trial and was
convicted and sentenced.
The alittide of the Jones' ntlor
ne.ss in Ihe trial now pending in the
city court presided over by Judge
Zick, is as fellows: Attorney Crump
charges Ihe Countv Attorney .with
Indulging in "child's play" ami .seek
ing lo take advantage of technicali
ties. "H Jones s.is bore right now,"
saitl Mr. Crump, "Mr. Cotton is not
read) to try him, even if he had all
his witnesses present; he could not
try him because Jones was already
tried in the District Court." Judge
Zick held favorably lo the request or
the. County Attorney by rendering
the decision that "even lr the defen
dant was present it would be neces-
sar for his attorneys ft)
evidence lo show that he had been