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THE PULPIT AND THE PEW
ST ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN
Tenth Sunday after Trinity. -1
St. Luke 19:41-47.
At 7 a. m. service sermon and a
celebration of the Holy Communion.
7 p. m. Vesper service and sermon.
Morning, "Mighty to save."
Evening, "Meet for the Master's
SPRUCE ST BAPTIST CHURCH.
Hear Rev. C. L. McAllister, Sun
day morning at Spruce Street Baptist
Church. He will speak from the sub
ject 'U'ndeiiled Religion."
ST. LUKE C. M. E. CHURCH
' The Presiding Elder, Dr. H. J.
Johnson will be at our church Sun
day. ' He will preach for us Sunday
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illuming Ul ax a. m., auu ub o u. m.
The business, session of the quarterly
conference will be held Tuesday at
8 p. m. The public Is cordially in
vited to worship with us in our Sun
Reed, served to a two course menu of
sandwiches, Ice cream and cake. All
seemed to have enjoyed the menu
very much.- All thanked the hostess
and were on their way to their many
homes at 10:30 p. m.
SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH
The Sunday school was well at
tended. The 11 o'clock service was
opened by a spiritual prayer meet
ing, into which the congregation en
tered with much fervor and enthus
iasm. Sunday night, our pastor de
livered a special sermon to the young
men who were to leave for the camps
Those to leave were Mr. John Tur
ner and Mr. James Clark. The choir
rendered splendid music for all serv
ices. Brother R. L. Hayes is still
,very sick. The members are request
ed to visit him.
. B. Y. P. U.
The B. Y. P. U. Meeting was well
attended and the lesson beautifully
taught by the Vice President, Bro.
Henry Haley. The President's moth
er is very 111, which kept her from
filling her place Sunday evening
TO THE WOMAN'S AUXILIARY OF
THE STONE RIVER ASSOCIA-
The Auxiliary of the Stone River
Association will convene in its an
nual meeting, Thursday morning at
10 o'clock, August 7.
All Auxiliaries, Junior-departments
and children's bands belonging to
this District a.re asked to be repre
sented. We are hoping and expecting
to have better and larger reports this
year thau ever before. "Don't forget
our National Baptist Theological
There is much work to be done in
the "Master's Vine yard. Will you do
your "bit"? Come let us make this
the banner year for this Association.
The following is the program ' tor
the annual meeting:
PROGRAM FOR THE WOMAN'S
AUXILIARY OP THE STONE
At T o'clock the League discussed
the lesson from Proverbs. What's
become of the stewards, stewardesses
and trustees of the church that used
to attend the League 7 Come, back
and help make your League what It
should be. Don't be a slacker or a
deserter; be a helper by using your
best ability and od will add. bless
ings and stars to your crown.
At 8 o'clock p. m., the pastor filled
his pulpit, preaching a soul-stirring
Sunday is consecration and com
munion day. Let us pray that a
great day of feasting and thanksgiv
ing be rendered to our heavenly fa
ther for his protection and guidance.
That our hearts and minds be tilled
with purity, gladness and good-will to
number of friends were present to "bldj age, prompted by high motives and
them good bys. Those to leave were: responsive to his oath of office. East
Bros. Howard, Flemming, Porter and , St Louis and Its border towns would
have escaped the maelstrom of vice
that all but engulfed them.
"But Schaumleffell had no civic
pride; he was devoid of character;
he was the boon companion of the
low and dissolute; the ready servant I money, and refused to give her even
of scheming politicians; at heart a the p'tiful share which she had earn-
The B. Y. P. U. was called to order I sympathizer with criminals whom -e i ed by prostitution with the motley
t 7-. 30 n. m. bv the President. Sister ! should have niroseouted relentlessly. I eane that crowded this low saloon
Braden. Bro. Braden is one of our
young aspirants to the ministry.
We have so far given to the coun
try's service ten ot our sons. One in
the person ot Bro. Samuel Vaughn has
sent us a card stating his safe ar
rival Somewhere In France.
them for help. Unk and his wife
made U a rule that she could not
have breakfast, not even a drink ol
water,, until after she had made some
money in the morning.
."Wfaen she flnallv got away from
Unk's place 'to go to her home in St.
Louis, they kept her clothes and her
Song, "Blest be the A member of the Tarlton-Canavan and assignation house.
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10 A. M Devotions, Mrs. H
Burns, Mrs. E. Drennon.
10:30-10:40 Reading and adoption
10:40-11 Appointment of Com
mittees. 11-11:30 Enrollment
11 : 30-12 Bible Lesson, Mrs. Fan
12 Collection and adjournment.
2:00 Meeting called by President.
2:10-2:30 Devotions, Mrs.. Mary
Moore, Mrs. Martha Lee.
2:30-2:40 Reading and adoption of
, SOUTH NASHVILLE DISTRICT
The South Nashville District Con
ference of the A. M. E. Church held
its session in Allen Chapel A. M. E. .
Church at Murfreesboro, Tenn., July
2 1th. Quite a pleasant time was
spent. Rev. A. P. Gray, the pastor
in charge, had spared no pains in
his arrangements for the comfort of
those in attendance. The conference
cnjoyel a religious feast from begin
ning tc end. livery speaker seemed
to havr bad his tongue touched with
a He coal Financially, the cofer
e.ice was a surprising success. In
spile of tiie high cost of living, many
of the pastors went "over the top"
in educational moneys, and others
have pledget' themselves to go over
on the 8th of August'
Presiding Elder Jackson has been
assured ly his pastors that the South
Nashville District will be pready to
take her place in the lead at the
annual coaieience in October.
Our prodding elder and conference
had the honoi and pleasure also of
welcoming many distinguished visi
tors. P. E., J. A. Jones, of the North
Np.-ohville District, together with some
of his associate pastors, looked In
upon us and gave words of encourage
ment; as did also a delegation from
tho Sli(!lli.v;Ue District. Revs. Dr.
Kenard. M D., pastor of Mt. Zion
.Baptist CI arch; Rev. A. G. Nance,
tie that binds." Prayer by Sister
Blackmore. Scripture reading, II
Kings 20:1-11. The lesson was taught
by Sister Blackmore and discussed by
The Galeda class of Tabernacle
Baptist Church met Wednesday night,
July 25, at the residence of Sister
Annie Webster. Sister Viola Veuson,
corrupt machine, he rendered menial "r Yent who took the girl into
service to his masters. It is in evi- ner home at the reque-t of the
dence that before the city election. unued States attorney until such a
when Molluian was- a candidate for:tjme a9 a -white slave' charge against
mayor, with all the hopes and pros-jUnlc col,u be prosecuted, was hound
peits of the gang centered no nira, etl by tue police and finally arrested
Schaumleffell called together thejon a trumped-up charge of running a
leaders among the Negroes; those house of prost'tution, because this un
who controlled the vicious elements I r(rtunnta eirl sick almost unto death,
Vice President, presiding. Opening i of their race, and were permitted toi,m,i nttemiinir nurse were in the
song, "Higher Ground." Prayer by violate tha law whenever they reu- house. She not only sheltered this'
Sister M. L. Dillard. The class was,Uered proper service to his adminis-j p00r 'ptri, but nursed her tenderly
very interestingly reviewed by Sis-j tration. He told them plainly tiiat I ani for i'ier act ot Christian charity
ter Mattie Murphy. A charming pro- they had to vote for Mollman tor j dragged into court and prosecut
gram arranged by the chairman of mayor, and if they failed to support 'ed; but. after a full investigation, tho
Lne rrogram vuuiiuii.tee, mis. a. u liiii ue wouiu ciose uie gamming judge dismissed the cnarse against
Williams, was rendered. Roll call, , dens and the dance halls, the policy I rs vCnt as without foundation.
shops and the dice games, and thel "Since your committeo left Fast St.
lid would be securely placed on anlLc-iils Steve Unk has been convicted
absolutely 'tight town.' janu gent to the penitentiary for two
"Many other instances could he 'years for his treatment ot this girl.
given of Schaumlefell's alliance with Mrs. Unk is yet to be trteu.
2:40-3:10 Paper, "The. relation ot Rev. J. H. Thompson, pastor of Keys
REV. W. H. WHITTAKER,
Pastor of St. John Baptist Church
at Nashville, Tenn.
. Rev. Whlttaker,swho"has been the
pastor of St. John Church for only
one year has added more than 125
members to the church. He has
made some improvements on the
church, and is now planning a great
the work of the Mission work to the
Church work," Mrs. M. C. Wade.
3:454:00 Report of officers.
4:00 Address of President, and
election of officers. Collection and Ad
7: 30: -8: 00 Devotions, Mrs. H. A.
Boyd, Mrs. J. B. Batson.
8:00-8:10 Minutes of previous
meeting read and adopted.
8:10 Solo, Mrs. Arnold Antioch,
Tenn. Sermon, Rev. H. A. Alfred,
Alternate, Rev. Grey. Collection and
Memorial M E. Church, all of Mur
freesboro, paid us a very cordial wel
come. Each session of the conference
was well attended. The people of
Murfreesoboro know well how to
make one feel at home. Their gen
erosity and hospitality can never be
P. E., G. L. Jackson, Chairman.
Mrs. Hattie L. Scott, Secretary.
9:30-10:00 Devotions, Mrs
tense Owens, Mrs. Rucker.
10:10,10:20 Reading and adoption
10:20-11:00 Report of committees,
11:00 Sermon, Rev. F. Swift, alter
nate, Rev. A. J. Moore. Collection and
2:00 Meeting called to order by
2:00-2:30 Devotions, Mrs. G. B.
Bolden, Mrs. Baltimore.
2:30-2:40 Reading and adoption
2:40-3:30 Children's Hour, Mrs. A,
3 : 30 Introduction and remarks by
4:00 Dr. R. H. Boyd, Educational
7:C6-8:00 Devotionals, Mrs. M. L.
Thomas, Mrs. Ruth Bender.
8:00-8:10 Reading and adoption of
rany ior me mira sunaay in August j minute3,
at wnicn time uie cnurcn pians 10 8:10 Solo, Mrs. Henrietta McKeev-
laiac fouu.vu. urci; uiciiiuci la uuiu I g.
at work to this end. All the various
clubs of the church as well as the
Sunday school are pulling together
in' this great movement. There are
no slackers there and Rev. Whittaker
reports tho outlook bright for the
future. All pastors, churches and
members are asked to come out and
join in with us on that day..
. MET0KA CLASS OF PLEASANT
The class met at the home of Mr.
James Williams. The meeting was
called to order by the' president. We
had a splendid meeting and the fol
lowing program was rendered. Solo,
Urban Rucker. Selection, Metoka Glee
Club. Solo, W. W. Homleak. Reading,-
James Williams. Selection, Me
toka Gleen Club. After the program
we were served with cake and peach
es. The next meeting August 8, at
the home of President, 1207 Phillips
St Metokas of other churches are
invited to meet with us.
10:00 A. M. Meeting of Executive
Board and report by parent, body.
In mi M M but. fcU mi t
WwiTawaU mi GJtt tauk. kK 4
Uimr,mtrti. TnuttSA Ul m m
Tka STA.l REALTY & INYISTMEIT CO.
410 CEDAR STREET
People's Savings Bank & Trust
Co. BIJd. ""iSf
members responding with
verses and dues.
Business being over, for the evening
the class was escorted to the dining
room and served to a delicious two
course menu. Members present bis
ters Viola Venson, Mattie Murphy,
M. L. Dillard, A. L. Williams, Annie
A vote of thanks was returned to
the hostess. Adjourned to meet at
the residence of Sister M. L. Dil
lard, Wednesday July 31, 1918.
STAUNCH AMERICAN IN THE
HALLS OF CONGRESS A REP
RESENTATIVE OF THE RIGHTS
OF THE PEOPLE OUTSPOKEN
IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL
HONOURABLE L. C. DYER, MEM
BER OF CONGRESS FROM MIS
SOURI INTRODUCES THE FED
ERAL LAW AGAINST LYNCH
ING STARTED INVESTIGATION
OF EAST 8T LOUIS RIOT.
(Continued from page 2.)
the worst elements. Alexander Flan-
nigan, relied on and was emboldened
by his friendship; the lottery sharks
in St. Clair County escaped indict
ment by his inaction; countless crimi
nals went unwhipped of justice, eith
er because he neglected his duty, was
blind to offenses committed by his
political supporters, or was so be
numbed by drink that he did not have
the intelligence to realize the enormi
ty ot his official omissions.
"Rev. Father Christopher Goelz tes
tified that he went to see Schaum
lefell dn order to protest against the
exlstance of a cockpit at Woodland
Park, with its attendant scenes ot
beaistly drunkenness and debauchery.
, He found the states attorney as he
I was on his way to St. Louis to at
Itend a prize tight, so dmnk that he
j could not talk to him intelligently.
with the movement; salid to the pres-' ine uay n u ru
ence of the mayor that the 'town was, rushing through the streets, hundreds
tull of jailbirds and crooks, and al- " "u
tol, and the bludgeon, States Attorney
Hubert Schaumletfel taggercd drun
ken along the way heedless of tae
wava would he.
"Whenever profitable vice was im
periled Tarlton wais always found
t ui,- o ,wii, nvm-ossBri . crimes that were being committed in
lilBUL UOllCCU i-u-.v.j V I' ., . . ...
iiib yicHeuco auu taiiuua w mo
of the injured and the dying.
"It is his habit to drink to excess.
DR. I. C. W. SHELTON. D. D., AND
REV. WM. HOOD IN GEORGIA.
Dr. I. C. W. Shelton, D. D., the suc
cessful evangelist, has just closed a
wonderful campmeeting held in At-
lanta, Ga. He was assisted iy the
Rev. W. M. Hood, pastor of the Hood's
Tabernacle in Atlanta and Masdn
Chapel Baptist Church of Armor, Ga.
While In the 'City carrying on the
good work of the Master, these worthy
divines were highly entertained by
the good people there.
Dr. Shelton showed his interest In
the Nashville Globe by getting four
new subscribers in the persons of
Mrs.'E. M. Dennis, Mrs. Nellie Beav
ers, Rev. Wm. Hood and Mr. Geo.
Spivey. These ladies were among
th'.'e who made it pleasant for the
Evangelists by preparing lunches and
dinners for them.
Dr. Shelton leaves Atlanta for
Birmingham where he will be joined
by Rev. Hood to conduct a camp meeting.
bv them, 'that he owned the mayor,
body and breeches, and they looked
.A rpnHnm f rt ativa (ham frfim Intfir-
erewe by the police nd from prose-! W infirmity is known to ell. His
cution by, the Courts. He kept his; love for liquor seems to have strip
compact faithfully. They never call-; Ped Mm of all moral courage and
1 " . 1 I tnnnlinnl nnd loFfr Mm via Iran ann iitl.
I 111 Cl U liWVi 11 f 11 11 14 Iblll 1J1114, 11 IVll llA UUU U"
ed for help in vain; and on election
days the ranks of crime and it im-
uicuiaiu unuouwuwro, !.,. ...... tnii ,,u.i ,i
the gambling den, and the house of ma uii... uc Ci..u ... .
When will the authorities confront
"Joseph B. Messlck Is the county
judge of St. Clair County. As judge
he appointB two members of,the board
of review, which has power to in
crease or reduce all assessments made
by the city assessor and the county
officials. He also appoints the elec
tion board, which made his son its
secretary. This young man is a law
yer of limited capacity, with an earn
ing power ot perhaps a hundred aoi
lars a month, but Ms profound (?)
knowledge of the law appealed to the
great corporations of St.CIair Coun
ty, and they at once employed him as
attorney to appear before his father's
board of review to secure for them a
reduction in their assessments. Young
,Mes8ick tapldly developed an insight
into assessment values, and provea
conclusively that from their stand
point his selection was wise.
"The board of review was compos
ed of WHlliam A. Swartztrauber,
Frank) M. Miller, with powerful po
litical connections, and Charles F.
"It. did not take the son of the coun
ty judge long to convince this board
appointed by his father, tnat tne as
sessments made by the city assessor
and increased by the county assessor
were an unjust burden on these rich
"Here are the assessments and re
ductions of the leading corpoiitions:
"St. Louis Bridge Co., assessed at
$3,500,000, which included only tne
east half of Eads Bridge was reduced
to $2,500,000, although for the four
It you wish a LOAN to
meet the expenses o
these war times to pay
taxes, to meet the in
creased cost of living etc
Gall at the
One Cent Savings Bank
And be accommodated
For Prompt and Efficient
LEE & CO.
Phn M. 380
416 5th Ave. , N., Nashville, Tenn.
o 1 .
prostitution paid him back with com-,
. his personal delinquencies, and take years previous it had been assessed
Locke Tarlton was aidod in hi's:diflf:race'l?
; from him the high place which he has
work by Tom Canavan, superinten
dent of public improvements. They
were partners in many enterprises.
Their desires ran along the
Dan McGlynn is a leading lawyer
of East St. Louis. He should not be
1! iiked too 'closely with the malodor-
sanie 0Us Alexander Flannigan, but he must
THIRD AVENUE BAPTIST : RCH
We had a splendid Sunday school
Sunday morning. The eleven o'clock
Service was suspended for services
held in the National Baptist Theo
logical and Training. School. A
number of members were present to
witness both morning and afternoon
services at the school. An night our
pastor preached a sermon to our boys
who left Monday tor 'the various
training camps. -
. . JACKSON STREET BAPTIST . . !
There will be a rally given at the
Jakson Street Baptist Church on
the third Sunday in August for the
benefit of the church club No. 4 of
the Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church
under the leadership ot Bro. Tom
Rivers will rally against club No. 1
and two of the Jackson Street Bap
tist Church. Rev. Murray of WeBt
Nashville Baptist Church will deliver
the sermon at 3 o'clock. Please
come out one and all and hela us.
Bro. W. M. McGavock, master of
ceremonies. There is Sunday school
at the Jackson! Street Baptist Church,
Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Serv
ice at. 11:30 and 7:30 at night.
' WOMAN'S AUXILIARY
The Woman's Auxiliary of the 15th
Avenue Baptist Church met at the
residence of Mrs. Laura Swain, 311
13 th Avenue, N., Monday evening,
July 15, 1918. The president called
the meeting to order with song and
prayer. A beautiful Scripture lesson
was read . by members of the AUH-
. lary. Business vof Importance was
next in order. Sister Moore, the
president of the Auxiliary was elect-
ed as delegate to the State Conven
tlon which convened in Clarksville,
Tenn. , After many, encouraging
Wnritfl f mm mnmhon (Tin maaHmo-
was then dismissed with song, "The
oia Time Religion." The hostess.
. 'Mrs. Swalne, in 'a very pleasing way,
with the assistance of Miss Willie M.
ATTENTION NATIONAL BAPTIST
Little Rock, Ark., July 27, All
messengers and visitors who are con
templating atending the National Bap
tist Convention which Is to be held
in Little Rock, September 4, 1918,
are requested to Bend their names and
addresses to the Committee on Ar
rangements and Homes, so that they
may be assigned to stopping places
before reaching Little Rock. It would
be best to send the names at least
15 days ahead of time bo that direc
tions to reaching your stopping place
may be mailed to you, enabling you,
when you arrive at the station in Lit
tle Rock to get a conveyance and go
to the home where your are assigned,
releiving each representative of all
embarrassment. This Information
should' be sent to the Committee on
Arrangements J. P. Robinson, Chair
man, D. B. Gaines, Secretary, 1720
Izard St. Little Rock,. Ark.
(Denominational and other news
papers will please copy.)
HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL
There will be Soleming High Mass
and Holy Communion at Holy Trinity
uurcn, Bunuay morning at eleven
o ciock, with the new i actor, Rev.
Father Bruce in charge. Evening
services at 6:30 o'clock conducted by
nev. Mr. -Major. Special music at
both services. The public and friends
are most cordially invited to attend,
There wil be a grand Scriptural
debate Monday night, Aug. 5, at 8
o'clock in the auditorium of the Mt
Nebo Baptist Church.
Subject: ResoJved, That Joshua
was a more emcient leader nf thn
Children of Israel than Moses. i
Affirmative Sunt. E. L. nipeiror
Mrs. D. D. Crowder, teacher or Galeda
Negative Asst. Supt. A. D. Thomas.
Mrs. L. E. Thomas, Home Dept. Supt.
Judges for the occasion Rev. T.
T. Stones, Pro-. Lee, Rev. J. W. Pitts!
Kev. s. a. Page and Rev. Murry, pas,
tor of Corinth Baptist Church.
Song Glee Club.
S. Reading, Dept. Supt Master A.
Song GGlee Club.
upening Address, President of
Galeda ClassMrs. Thomson
Song Glee Club.
Paper, "The Great Book,- the Bible"
Mis? S. L. Wright
Solo Miss Henretta Blackwell.
Debate E. L. Cleggett and others
Don't forget the date, Monday
night, Aug 5th, 1918.
Plenty of, Ice Cream and Soft
Drink. Come one, come all and hear
the great debffte.
Mrs. L. L. Thomas, Master of Cere
monies. Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and Suri-'
day School will also have their Annual
Outing Tuesday, Aug 6. 1918. at the
beautiful Hadley Park, where there
is plenty of good water and shade, as
we all know. There will be a Foot
Race between old and young, women
lines; their minds met in countless de
vious plans for personal gain and po
litical advantage. Canavan was not
as bold an operator as Tarlton, but
he was more subtle. Possibly he
lacked the reBistleiKS energy that
carn'ed Tarlton over obstacles that
would have deterred a more cautious
man; but he .was shrewd and resource
ful, and found ways and means to
nvnMnTlfaYt Ka onHa nnil nnfl nf hlH
principal agencies was Locke Tarl-bf of the executive committee of he
ton. The mayor was another. 'Committee of One Hundred ' and the
"Tarlton and Canavan were 'thel attorney general of the state accept
men higher up.- They knew how farjed his assistance, took him into Ire
to go without taking a personal risk. ! confidence and consulted freely with
wQ, ii, i.m,i,i h ,iP.ihim because of his conceded legal
pended upon to put things over, anuiaW1"y and his knowledge of local
the courts and the police force Were',conillUon8-
so organized that no real friend ol "But a change came over Dan Mc--the
'gang' ever suffered. Glynn and he saw another light not
"After the riots Canavan i:s reported from above as Paul saw it, but from
to have said: "Something had to be j below a red and sulphurous light
done to the "niggers," or they would 'that led him into devi'ous paths. Hie
have taken the town.' two policemen, Cornelius Meehan and
"Jerry Sullivan, the corporation James u urinu i " V'
counseU who profited by the job 'Tripp's soldiers, shot o f Mtaeola Mc
which made the county drain a swamp! Gee's arm and murdered wo innocent
...i.,-,. i. j v, tj ..i i Necroes the morning after the riot,
recently .bought, evidently, with th.,.-
knowledge that it would soon 'tie
"The Aluminum Co., of America was
assessed by Assessor 'ODay at $099,
990. Assessor Warning raised it to
$799,990, and the board of review, af
ter an eloquent appeal by young Mes
sick, cut it to $200,000.
"Ninety-four lots owned by the Wig-
wins Ferry Co. were assessed at $1.-
have learned his code of ethics in the
same school from which Flannigan
eradiiated. As a member of th so-
called 'Committee of One Hundred' ; 518,470. This assessment was cut by
McGynn pretendedly was an indig
nant citizen, protesting vigorously
against lawlessness,, cooperafc'ng with
the Attorney General in the prosecu
tion of the rioters and condemning
every form of vice. He was so earn
est (?) that he was named as a mem
nluto VtAidnCo.j, 15
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vou CxlMrt QulillM
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hurl, oumm sad nappr
but aw rt Lm btows to 81
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fcnd tiUr Uut 1 u do it
Bp HO w I wnt to.
BmMDdUiK you my nlo
ur to ihow job how
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n...'ti.amiilri Rink Bomoverfoo!
too. You realty ean't .traiirhten your hair
until it U nice and lane. Xbat's what
JBOW, rui - i I .
Jhe hair, and raai;e n wins. ny. .
the difference, and altera l"""""T
will be so pretty ana ir ,""""
2 " yZ..!i ..... if rlento don'tdoss.
VecUim. we wilt iv your tnanebeek. g
. Prica 25 C by mail on receipt of stamps
or coin. -
AGENTS WANTED EVEKTwntrw.
nnnno MEOICINC CO., Atlanta, as.
the board to $803,245. The assess
ment of these lots was cui virtually -
in half by the board; and in some I "
other instances the board reduced I itKAUTlKUL. iiiL.KWll.li
the Wiggins properties, hUt left UTO-Itiw m..t wonderful, Muni t. where younit and 'nltl
clmmred the assessments on adjacent i L) '.. S."1' 'KiI'S
(iluy oneu morti ml children enjoy t the lull nuiure in
all hrr wtuitlrous nlury. i'n secure a lot for IM a;
ternw. li IK( down mul $1.00 per week. Also yood, live
Vliertfetie UKents wanted.
IDI.KWll.K HliSOKT CO.. W. M. Ilrll,
Kenl KsUUi Broker, 3212 CotUiRO Gruve Avenue,
lots owned by others
"The plant of the Maleable Iron Co.
was assessed at $405,000. It was
raised by Warning, the county asses
sor to $519,000 and was cut by the
board to $132,000.
"The American Steel Foundries as
sessment was reduced about $38,000.
"The Republic Iron and Steel Co.'s
assessment was reduced from $63,990
to $16,788, a reduction of approxi
mately 75 per cent.
"The Elliot Frag and Switch Co.
was reduced from $21,420 to $9.00.
''Lots owned by the Water Co. as
sessed at $9,660, were reduced by the
board to $2,220.
vate corporation to)e put to unlawful
use" but the attention of tho Secre
tary of War is invited to Sorrell's
criminal act, and he should request
the United States district attorney
to have him indicted and prosecuted
"The character of the polico force
and Its utter demoralization was strik-
years, and during that period the St.
Louis Bridge Co. would save in taxes
one side was his membership on the ! $116,654, the Wiggins Ferry Co. $St,
evneutivo committee of the 'Commit-! 140, the Aluminum Co. of America
" tee of One Hundred' and his posses- j $69,952, and the Malleable Iron Co.
"Although the assessment of virtu-
These assessments held for fouringly shown in the murder ot 11. H.
drained at public expense was eith
nM ..nJn.nhil,r rtf TnUnn Mtl1 fatin.
van, or he was farther back of thei " "'i ! Vffia of
curtaCo. 'He tried to do in a le,iferj cution disclosed to him by of ficla s ot
way what they .did wlhotesfle. So the attorney general s off lee, and on
taas he could help the combination U-o h -ride w "
iWClldll nuu a..
along in his - official capacity, Jerry
ally every bis corporation . in and
around East St. Lou's was reducde
assessments of very many of the
small householders were increased.
"Your committee is not inforemd
was willing and ready to serve. . , u, - nLZT'
nil,. i tij- ni,n.m. i iu .H laitruia 'u
of some : abi ity and To character m i at the service of these aaBas-jjust what fee v.as paid to young Mes-
Or SOine aoilliy anu mo t-naidciei, -p I ,.i v,iD ,i. ,a H von 1 oloV fnr oTinnormo- aa ottnrnor r,Bfnre
Sof". SLcehTod iw iW Vof htaWittVtord .tatrt V bl. father,
tisation. His epeech to an extitea . . T, (ril in tl plant ot tne
crowd o Lf?11. Ln -S1 ff0! -- attempted to justify his -con-! Aluminum Ore Co. was caused by a
um of the city hall on the night ot
May 28 virtually advised them to kill
and burn the houses of the Negroes.
He was not authorized to speak for
WUU WGUL ilUDin tu JJlULGOli
duct by the statement that the police
men were 'old clients' and he felt
bound to defend them. . Dan McGlynn,
demand on the part of organized la
bor for an adjustment of waes, a re
duction in hours, and an improvement
IUUSO VUU WC11I, 'LUCIY7 IU JU LH.OL ... , , , , , 0
.,. i...i.. ...u..iT and Alexander Flannigan, corrupt and
graced the city and the presence of 1 condemned, really are brothers under
powerful, resourceful, and respected, j of conditions under .which the men
thousands of Negroes who, It was
claimed, were taking the places ot
hearers to rush Into the streets and
resort to acts of v'olence.
"Flannigan has long been a menace
to decency and order In East St.
Louis. 'He has made a specialty ot
defending the worst criminals; anu
by a corrupt partnership with certain
justices of the peace, whose decisions
The public is asked to attend the
Mass meeting at the Payne Chapel
East Nashville, tor the betterment of
our girls and babies. Dr. J. H. Grant
will talk on our girls, Mrs. J. F. Pierce
will speak on conditions. Miss Kelley
on Child Welfare.
BETHEL CHAPEL .
On' last WedneBdsay morntng the
South Nashville District convened in
Murfreesboro. The pastor, Rev. Ho
ward, and delegates, Mrs. Roy Ray,
Mrs. John R. Crowder, Mr. W. H.
Shackleford and Mrs. W. H. Gantt,
were .present. They .reported a good
meeting and Bethel going over the
top in her reports.
Sunday morning Sunday school
opened at the usual hour. Envelopes
were given out. to the various de
partments to be returned with an of
fering in them the first Sunday, as
this is always Missionary -Day. May
we all catch the mission spirit in
giving, In praying and In serving. .
At 11:30 a. m., Rev. J. C. Combs
preached an interesting sermon on
"The Mode and Manner of Baptism."
Via A Irnnt n-A Via, nraa oKIa is DiuillrO 1 . . . .
lers, tMeves, thugs, and -prostitutes. East gt Loula marhet. He told this
It the case required a jury, by conni- lrl that ghe wafl t0 get employment
vance with the constables, he always at the stBr Hotel He took heT t0
secured a jury that would acquit. ;,teve ,Ink.B div where the flret duty
When efforts were made to indict ( ,mposed upon h'er wag t0 Blt m tne
rendered by the Nashville Lookouts
and the Tobacco Factory Lookouts.
a watermelon eating prize will be
given the tasters runner. The Com-'
mlttee is doing its best to make
everything pleasant for you. Don't for
get the date, Tuesday, Aug. 6th, 1918.
uebate, Aug. 5, 1918.
The public and friends are cordial
ly Invited to be present at both of
these entertainments. A pleasant time
in store for all who will be present.
TABANACLE BAPTIST CHURCH.
Sunday night at 8:30 p. m., the
pastor, Rev. H. M. Burns filled the pul
pit. It was regarded by one of our
young men who was called to the
colors that he preached the crucifix
ion of Christ. He complied with the
request using for the subject of hlB
discourse. "It is finished," after he
frauds, his friend, and associate, Hu
bert .Schaumletfel, States attorney,
pleaded with the i Federal authorities
not to push the charge agai'iBt him.
"Flannigan ought to be indicted for
his incendiary speech to the working
men. He was in tull sympathy with
the action ot the mob. They follow
ed his advice, and the scenes of mur
der' and arson that ensued were the
logical result of his utterances.
"It is the duty of the respectable
members of the bar in East St. Louis
to institute the necessary proceedings
to deprive him of his license to prac
tice law. Such as he make a mock-
Trafton, head of the 'morality' squad
of the polite force, by Assistant Chief
of Detectives Frank Florence. The
murder grew out of the ftwt that
Trafton, acting under orders and in
the line of his duty, raided a house
of prostitution which to the astonish
ment of the community, turned out
to be owned by Florence. When they
met Florence drew his weapon; Traf
ton threw both hands up above his
head but nevertheless Florence shot
and killed hint in cold blood. Flor
ence was indicted a"hd tried, hut being
one of the 'gang, of course, was ac
quitted. "One of the worst crimes ever com.
milted in St. Clair County was the
abd'uetion and murder of lAlphonse
Magadan, a 3-year old son o fan Ar
menian baker. The father of the
worked. The company refused to child complained to the police that
meet any of these demands, declin-j a house of prostitution was being
ed to discuss the matter with the conducted next door to' his home.
workmen's .committee, and added in-: Soon thereafter his child disappear
ed, no trace of it being found until
nine days later, when the little head
less body was discovered 100 yards
a 'white slave,' and held a prisoner "It is not the purpose of your com- away In a dump heap. The head was
in a saloon and rooming house runjmittee to discuss the merits ol this! found a week later in another dump
heap. Several pimps and two prosti
tutes from the house next door were
arrested, and one of the women con
fessed to having assisted In abducting
the child. LMbny threats had been
made against her by friends of the
accused. Before the trial her man
gled corpse was found on a railroad
track. A coroner's verdict of suicide
was rendered, but it is believed ehe
waa first murdered and then placed
on the track.
"Strong 'gang Influence was used
to save the indicted men, one of whom
.was a relative of Health Commission
er .McCracken. States Attorney
bchaumleffel conducted the prosecu-
"The case of a young woman, whone
tB M-im hSim-l for 0bvl0U8 reasons SI,0Uld not Bult 10 ln3ury by Sporting Negro
TrttaJSllSmMY of w become a rt ot this rePrt' "rought strike breakers and giving them the
E Tlv.C???.Xa .H!from St. Lou's to East St. Louis as -places of the white men.
by Steve Unk and his wife, illustrates J cbntroversy, although the bringing ol
to what depths of total depravity hu
man beings can descend for money.
This girl was but 17 years old. She
met a man in St. Louis, whose name
she did not know, but from her de-
him tor complicity in naturalization galoon ani drink with low characters '.had maintained more than a desultory
Negroes to break a strike which, was
being peaceably conducted by organ
ized labor sowed the dragon's teeth
of race hatred that afterwards grew
into the riot which plunged East St
Louis into blood and flame.
"But there grew out ot this strike
a violation of the law of such n
reckless and defiant nature that it
calls for the severest condemnation.
"One E. M. Sorrels was ffetretary
of an alleged rifle club, which never
who frequented it. Unk next explain
ed to'her that It was her duty to go
'upstairs' wi'th them and whatever
money she received as a prostitute
would be divided half to her and halt'
to Mrs. Unk, I
"In the course ot time she became
'enciente,' and Mrs. Unk herself took
her to a midwife in St. Louis who
organization. The members virtually
had ceased to use a temporary range;
but there was stored in the club house
a number of rifles and thousands or; tion. and aealn. as a matter nf rvtnrsm
rounds of ammnition, the property oi I there was a verdict of acquittal. The
the United States., Sorrels, either on ! house of prosUtution complained of
his own init'ative or at the sugges-ity the father of the murdered child
tion of an officer of the Aluminum (Wds a .building owned by Thomas
Ore Co., entered the storeroom of , fanavnn. nreouient i.f tho hmrn nt
performed an abortion on her. She the rifle club at midnight anud se-1 local improvements and Locke Tarl
was taken back to Unk's place that cretly transferred to the plant of the j tQtl president of tho leve lii trd
afternoon, and waB so ill and weak
she could not leave her room. Rack
ed with pain and suffering tortuure1!
from the crude operation, she was
Aluminum ure wiween av ana u "The offenses committed against
rifles and hundreds of rounds of am-iaW or(jer and decency in East St
munition; me purpose ueuig to urmi Louis and St. Clair County include
the strike breakers and turn guns ot
forced to submit to Unk, who broke, the United -States against the forces
had finished his discourse he com-lery f justice and bring a reproach mt0'her room and spent half the of organised labor and shoot down the
menaea me young men ior tne love uu au "uuiuio yruieiii. , ,
and fidelity they had shown to their! "Hubert Schaumlefell is the States
church and to him as their pastor, I attorney for St. Clair County his au
and admonished them to be faithful thority extending over East St. Louis,
to the cause. To let their light as i It was his duty to prosecute the crimi
Christians shine in the camps, in the i nals that made an interstate play
trenches or wherever their lot might : ground of the city. No disorderly sa-
be cast. The 'services were very im-lloon, no gambling houire, no house o.
pressive, mingled with sadness as the ! prostitution could have existed if he
members were loathe to give up these
five young men, even though they are
going to do their bit for making the
world safe for democracy. A large
had raised a tbeatening finger. He
held in bis hand the moral destiny
of this city of 90 00O people. Had
he been a man of average moral cour-
Its employ at a
salary of $175 a
night with her.
"Day by day he sat m the back
room of this low saloon, and far into
the night, drinking with the mill hands
and roustabouts who were drawn
there by her advertised presence. She
testified that she often drank as many
as a dozen bottles of beer f'n a night,
because Unk made her drink with all
who asked her. Unk would hot per
mit iher to talk 'with any one who
could speak English,' fearful that she be blamed when United) States rifles
would tell her utory and appeal to are stolen and turned over to a pr
every known act iu the catalogue of
crime. We have selected some nf the
high lights that luridly illumine the
landscape of crime.
"One-third ot all the stealing from
freight cars engaged In interstate
commerce, as reported from 27 states,
was done in East St. Louis and St.
strikers should this be necessary to
break the strike.
"Sorrels violated the law by bur
glarizing the house containing these
rifles; but the Aluminum Ore Co.
. I.. A .UA 1. .nA lnl.ni.. nrA
grateful for the unlawful service he Count, R was not : fer.
had rendered, promptly took him into.
tile field for the car thief but he found
a ready sale for his plunder through
agencies that were protected by tho
Lx.L ., tv . i -t...iJ . police and other officials.
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