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King George of England has ordered a
suit of clothes which will cost him $15. A
fine example for us who are somewhat less
One ton of the average city garbage will
yield enough glycerin for fourteen shells,
enough fafs for seventy-five pounds of soap,
and sufficient fertilizer to grow eight bush
els of wheat.
For the three months ending September
30, 1017, the number of killed and wounded
on American railroads was 48,601. This
is at the rate of 5,712 killed and 188.692
wounded per annum on our railroads alone.
The trenches are not the only danger zones.
Tax returns indicate that for the month
* of May, 1918, the American public spent
$45,000,000 on theaters, concerts and cab
A well-known Russian prince, an exile
of the revolution, has opened a restaurant
in London, and is doing the cooking him
self. Former ladies of the czar's court are
Cigarettes to the number of 34.832,385,676
were made in the United States last year.
Besides these, 0,050,960,224 cigars were
An average of 500 persons a day are suc
cumbing to cholera in Petrograd. Pesti
lence and Famine are chief members of
The Catholic Extension Magazine tells
us that "Benedict XV has been, is, and
will be, neutral in this war. If he were
not, he would be untrue to his obligations.
If he were untrue to his obligations, it
would be a world disaster." Yet his sub
jects are ardent participants in all the
Great Britain, in taking Palestine from
the Turk, did not take it for herself, but
for the Jewish people. It is the policy of
England to do everything reasonably with
in her power to put the Jews back in the
home of their ancestors in the Holy Land,
and Great Britain looks to the Jews to set
up a civilization there. —Literary Digest.
Samuel Dett has been appointed special
assistant to the chairman of the executive
committee of the Niagara Falls, LaSalle,
Sanborn, Ransomville and Lewiston, N. Y.
FRANCE THE IDEAL DEMOCRACY
Lieutenant Charles A. Shaw sends the
following letter to a friend in this country
from "over there":
"This is indeed a beautiful country, a
country where true democracy reigns. Ev
ery man is judged according to the amount
of good that he contributes to the commun
ity and not on account of his color. The
colored troops have made an everlasting
impression over here, and these people
really make a fuss over them that they
have never experienced. The French peo
ple are the most courteous I have ever met,
and there seems to b no end to their en
deavors to make the men feel happy and
"The American boys, white and colored,
are putting up the real stuff over here now,
and the drive, which you doubtless have
read of in the papers over there, was a mas
terpiece. If we can keep this up, and I
have no doubt as to our ability to do so,
we soon will be back to our homes, ming
ling among friends."
Let's hope the time will yet come when
we over here can write in a similar strain
to those over there.
THE ACT OF BARBARIANS
The following excerpt is taken from an
exhaustive report of a white man, who
investigated a Georgia colored massacre,
of which Mrs. Mary Turner was among:
We reproduce this nauseating report for
the benefit of Clarence Reames and persons
of like dwarfed and corrupted mentality
and also to let many good white persons
fully realize the brand of brutes that pre
vail in the South who style themselves
The murder of the Negro men was de
plorable enough in itself, but the method
by which Mrs. Mary Turner was put to
death was so revolting and the details are
so horrible that it is with reluctance that
the account is given. It might be men
tioned that each detail given is not the
statement of a single person but each phase
is related only after careful investigation
and corroborating Mrs. Turner made the
remark that the killing of her husband on
Saturday was unjunt and that if she knew
the names of the persons who were in the
mob that lynched her husband, she would
have warrants sworn out against them and
have them punished in the courts.
This news determined the mob to "teach
her a lesson." and although she attempted
to flee when she heard that they were after
her, she was captured at noon on Sunday.
The grief-stricken and terrified woman was
taken to a lonely and secluded spot, down
a narrow road over which the trees touch
at their tops, which, with the thick under
rowth on either side of the road, made a
gloomy and appropriate spot for the lynch
ing. Near Folsom's Bridge over the Little
River a tree was selected for her execution
a small oak tree extending over the road.
At the time she was lynched, Mary Tur
ner was in her eighth month of pregnancy.
The delicate state of her health, one month
or less previous to delivery, may be imag
ined, but this fact had no effect on the ten
der feelings of the mob. Her ankles were
tied together and she was hung to the tree,
head downward. Gasoline and oil from the
automobiles were thrown on her clothing
and while she writhed in agony and the
mob howled in glee, a match was applied
and her clothes burned from her person.
When this had been done and while she
was still ailve, a knife, evidently one such
as is used in splitting hogs, was taken and
the woman's abdomen was cut open, the
unborn babe falling from her womb to the
ground. The infant, prematurely born, gave
two feeble cries and then its head was
crushed by a member of the mob with his
heel. Hundreds of bullets were then fired
into the body of the woman, now mercifully
dead, and the work was over.
Charles Dudley and D. Wright have been
appointed members of the police force in
Five hundred members of the Philadel
phia Ushers' Association listened to their
annual sermon at the Asbury M. E. Church,
The Rev. W. C. Butler of Elizabeth City,
N. C, for fifty years a minister of the gos
pel, died recently, 82 years old.
Benjamin F. Hughes has been nominated
in the primaries as the Republican nominee
for the Ohio Legislature from Franklin
Colored men are barred from the Royal
Air Force, the application of Leopold Bell,
a Jamaican, having been denied by officials
at Toronto, Can.
Bishop Charles Henry Phillips of Nash
ville and Miss Ella Cheeks of Cleveland
were recently married at the home of his
The colored people of Chattanooga, Term.,
have opened a park to be known as Lin
coln Park. The local lodge of the Odd Fel
lows had charge of the opening ceremonies.
Miss Lillis Farrell of Charleston, S. C,
has passed the state examination for expert
public accountant and has been placed in
charge of the auditing bureau of a life
insurance company with headquarters in
The "Jim Crow" signs have been re
moved from two of the tennis courts in
the city park, Denver. Colored people now
have the privilege of using any court they
see tit, instead of the two labeled, "For
Colored People Only."
Frederick M. Roberts has been nominated
for assemblyman, 741 h district, at the pri
maries held in Los Angeles, Cal. He was
supported by members of his race and
quite a number of white voters.
The fourteenth annual session of the
Connectional Council in connection with
the Board of Bishops of the A. M. E. Zion
Church was held in Hopkins Chapel, Ashe
ville, N. C, Bishop G. C. Clement presid
ing. A telegram was sent to President Wil
son commending him on his stand against
Word has been received by Miss Jose
phine Rutherford of Kirkwood, Mo., that
Capt. G. Kelly, formerly stationed at Camp
Dodge. la., is in France in good health.
Lawrence Oxley and Roscoe Bowser of
Massachusetts, have been awarded commis
sions after three months and twenty days
of training at Camp Pike, Ark., where no
line was drawn at officers' training school.
The Self-Prescrvation Loyalty League of
Walker county, Alabama, has been organ
ized with the white citizens electing Prof.
R. W. Taylor vice-president and Prof. M. IT.
Griffin a member of the executive com
The colored citizens of East Orange. N.
J., are conducting a drive to purchase a
war ambulance, which will be presented to
one of the colored regiments stationed at
Camp Dix. Mrs. Lottie Cooper is one of
the leading spirits of the movement.
At a meeting of the executive committee
of the War Camp Community Service Com
mission of Spartansburg, S. C, held recent
ly, plans were laid for the establishment
of a colored soldiers' club, to be patterned
after those established in other camp sites.
An appropriation of $500 was made and it
is expected that the colored citizens of
Spartansburg will increase the fund to
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF
Washington for King County.
Lizzie Bridgewater, Plaintiff, vs. Frank Bridgewater,
Defendant. —No Summons by Publication.
The State of Washington to the said Frank Bridge
You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty
days after the date of the first publication of this
summons, to-wit: within sixty days after the 21st
day of September, 1918, and defend the above entitled
action in the above entitled court, and answer the
complaint oft he plaintiff, and serve a copy of your
answer upon the undersigned attorney for plaintiff
at his office below stated; and in case of your fail
ure so to do, judgment wil be rendered against you
according to the demand of the complaint, which
has been filed with the clerk of said court.
The object of the above entitled action is to ob
tain a decree of divorce from the defendant by the
plaintiff on the grounds of drunkeness and cruelty.
ANDREW R. BLACK,
Attorney for Plaintiff.
P. O. Address, 316 Pacific Block, Seattle, Wash."
Sept. 21—Oct. 2, 1918.
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