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TIT DALLAS EXPRESS, DA.? L.AS, TfrEAS. SATURDAY, JANUAIIY 11, 1919.
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SATURDAY, JAS. 11, 1919.
The Emancipation Celebrations
held January 1, 1919 throughout the
country tell tholr own encouraging
story of the rise and progress of the
race., it has been (300) three hun
dred years since the Colored . man
was Introduced In America and It
has been (56) fifty-six years since
the Issue of the Emancipation
Proclamation. Standing tody sur
rounded by the opportunities of he
20th century, let us confidently look
into the future and believing in God
and ourselves, make the leap. It Is
significant that the Negro peoples
are turning to this ever annual re
curring event, for It is at such cele
brations that we have our best op
portunity to study our history. The
brilliant fore fathors more and more
Illumine the records of the past and
they serve to increase our self re
spect, without which the race can
not hope to win the respect of the
balance of mankind.
At the celebration held Wednes
day night, Jan. .1, 1919, Dallas at
New Hope Baptist church, a record
was broken and In our opinion, It
marks a local epoch. The all-star
program received round after round
or applause, which denoted a veri
table ground swell of popular opin
ion and the audience left with re
newed courage and higher hopes. Dr.
E. Arlington Wilson who delivered
the principal address "was at his
boat and showed himself at once
ss an orator and a teacher, whose
like we seldom see. ' Civilization is
moving on and Colored Dallas has
taken a front place in the procession
The publlo speakers of the Colored
race in this country must not longer
fool themselves In the belief that
talk will solve our problem. They
must remember that in the matter
of talk, they are not the only peb
bles on the beach, for the white
man is some talker. They must re
member thru the white man, although
be talks, does not rely on talk. He
follows up talk with abundant work,
oftimes working more than be talks,
To illustrate he talks about making
you live on a back street. He knows
however, that talk will not stop you.
and he Immediately prepares to pre
vent yor living on a front street,
even If it takes force brute force
to do It. He talks about preventing
your exercise or the elective Iran
chlse and immediately gets ready
to stop you from voting, adopting
as a method Lie force of the white
man's primary, grand-father claus
poll tax amendment or the klu klux
klan or red-shirt brigade. You may
iook at mm from every angle and
you 'will find him following up the
wora wun tne action, it Is in thi
way he makes things happen and
Drings tilings to pass.
Let the Colored people in the
new year learn this new lesson
"Talk is cheap, but money makes
the mare go," is an old adage of the
betting ring around the race track
Paraphrased it reads: "Talk
cheap, but it is work which will
make the obstructions, which con
rront us go." The Colored man
talks of patronizing his own race
drug store, grocery store, shop and
professional man, but goes straight
way and acts different from his
talk. He has deceived himself into
the belief that talk will solve his
problem. He could not have made
a bigger mistake nor a more egre
EXPLAINED OSCE MORE.
When you fall to get your paper
remember that we are human. Also
bear In mind that the publisher can
not come and bring your paper in
person. He sends it by Uncle Sam,
The post office at Dallas is sometime
to blame. The railway mail agent
is at fault sometimes, and don't for
get the postmaster at the nearest
railroad town and the rural route
magnate. They too have a chance
to lose or delay your paper. Of
course none of these Intefere inten
tlonaliy, but remember as you "fuss
and swoar and tear your hair that all
or these are human. We are spend,
ing time and money to make the Ex-
press a great paper: we are con
Burning brain and nerve trying to
dollver It. If you must kick, for the
Lords sake don't quit. 'It is Jie
quitting that hurts. This is 1919 now
and we have torn out the old leaf.
Stay wth us. If all the signs fail
we are going to do better.
THAT POLL TAX.
In the new emancipation about
Which 'so much is being said, the
Colored man must become, a voter,
He must include in his new Ameri
canism a deslro to participate in the
making of the law which he must
obey and in the selection of the
Ulcers who must enforce the law.
His place in the body politic Is not
Becuro and his rights and privileges
are not out of the wilderness of dis
pute until he is one among those
iwho gives his consent to the govern
ed. Because all this Is true, in Tex-
us b; must go to the tax collec
tor's ofllce and pay his poll tax
There are at leuBt 140,000 men of
color in Texas, who can qualify for
the elecfi.a franchise, and this army
properly disciplined and led cut
do much to give Texas a better
standing in the poKiices of the coun
try. Colored man, awake from thy
dream. Go pay your poll tax this
year and show yourself a man.
You have glorified the uniform of
your country in camp and trench.
You have willingly and cheerfully
faced death upon a hundred battle
fields made red with blood in foreign
soil. You have on sea and land
made that supreme contribution and
stood the acid test, amongst the
trials and privations where patriots
strive and martyrs die. .
You have spent your thrAisands
for thrift stamps and you have por
ed out still other thousands like wa
ter for Liberty Ilonds. Shoulder'
to shoulder with other racial types
which make up the hetcogencous
population of the world's greatest
republic you have stood and suffer
ed to see to it that a government
of the people and by the people and
for the people should not porlsii from
the earth. By your immortal deeds
you have writ in letters that glory,
"Death to Tyrants."
Now go pay your poll tax and
clothed in the habiliments of the
citizen, strive to fully enttr Into
all the rights and privllofts guar
anteed citizen by the cr istitutltfn
and the law. , Go, go, go pay your
poll tax! ! !
HATS OFF TO SCOTT.
Hon. Emmett J. Scott, special as
slstant In the War Department has
beon asked to continue with the
Department at least during the pe
riod or aemonuization. He has been
commended for his very efflcien
work of establishing and maintain
ing the morale of the Colored people
of the United States. This he has
done with an entire section of the
United States doing its" damnodest to
prevent his success. Great work
this. It would be well If the ad
ministration would put in a white
special assistant to establish and
maintain the morale of the white
people or the Units - States, and
give them a lesson in Americaniza
tion; for if Mr. Scott had to go
from Washington to Houston tomor
row and desired first-class railroad
accommodation, the thing would be
well-nigh impossible. Emmett Scott
has worked a wonder. He has won
his spurs! Hat off!
JUST XE WAY.
Pay your poll tax. Qultt talking
about liberty a .d justice. Quit abus
ing the white man at his back for
not giving th3m to you. Thou, fool,
knowest thou Lot that he who would
he free, himself must strike the
blow? We talk of liberty as If it
wer a sack of flour. We talk or
liome one robbing us of our rights as
if our rights were In a stolen purse.
The Liberty and fights or a man,
are not such things as a man can
Ioho in the sense he soses a pocket
knife. Their loss is always charge
able to the man who makes com
plaint. Their acquisition is always
to the credit of the uan H whose
possession they are found. - The way
for the Colored people to secure
them is the way by which, white
men K.-ci5(l them. Tie historian
, br.g been faithful. Gt read ihc
chrnniries and lean what man hat.
done, a' 1 know that 'Vhat man has
jniie, man can do agai.'
T!ioi are still left amor. us,
thic tslrie thfc grave who hc'leves Jn
the v!.Ue ra.ee onl,' Irt us , hope
l-at !iilr;jr tfajg ?-' of grace,' 1!)19
tbt tii-y iwty L (t-aioered to their
ivot many people know it, but
there are more Colored newspapers
published In Texfts, than any other
state in tne union. Den I eon has one,
The Bulletin; F(, Woitu, two, The
Masonic Quarterly and The Hornet-
Texarkana has two, The Progressive
Citizen and The Arkansas Apprecia
te ; Marshall has two, College pa
rers from Bishop and Wiley, The
wisnop college Monthly, and The
Wiley Reporter; Dallus has four.
The Tabor an Banner, The Vestern
Index, Tlu Odd Fellows Budeet and
tne uauas Express; Waco has three,
The Paul Qulnn Weekly. Tne Conn-
soior, and The Helping Hand; Aus
tin, nas two (College papers Samuel
Huston and THIotson): dan An
tonio las one. The Inquirer: Hous
ton nas three, Western 8tar, The
uoserver Bnd The Texas Freeman!
Galveston has two, The Galveston,
City Times and The Galveston Now
idea; Keaumont has one. The Indus
trial Era. Texas has the hantmr
Gentlemen of the press come on ftp.
TAKE THIS ADYICE.
Wheu you UC. :j get the ExDress
on time, write The P-llas Express,
w ciss Avenue., Dallas, Texas.
If you still fall to get it write airaln.
and we will take up the matter with
vial post master and ascertain the
cause of delay. At great expense, we
have acquired every facility to pub
lis.i a great newspaper and ate pre
pared to get the Express out on
Don't walk around in the com
munity rr-rd and talk against the
Express iud all other Colored en
terprises. Instead . of tolling your
neighbors wtsn the Express falls
to come, tell them when it comes. In
this way will help us.
0T nOTT MAJfT!
Just listen! 10,000.000 Colored peo
ple! 12.000,00,; Colored people! 15
000.000 Colored people! Ge whls!
such mathematics. Men just count
the Colored people any way! Now,
surely the boys must be "guessing
at the number. The last official
census gave Sis 9,827,763.
Let us be conservative In
claims. We are not so many.
THP REASO.X WIIT.
When we speak of a folding bed
we always say "he" and when we
speak of a steam engine we always
say "she." The reason for speak
ing of a folding t. d as "he- Is be
cause it t. imetlmes shuts up. We
speak of an engine as Vh because
it always baa hoee, mos t'mea a
train and always ukr.s a man to
THE PASSLXG OF BOOSEYELT.
The country mourns the passing
of the world's first citizen, Theodore
Roosevelt is dead. Truly a great
man has fallen in our midst. The
associated press flashed this intel-
j ligence aroun i the world al en early
Uour Monday, January 6. 1918. The
great American bad stacked arms
v-t r.Dout 15 minutes past four o'clock
Monday, January 6. Death, the Black
Camel, that kneels once at every
man's door had knelt at bis, and
ho, the strenuous one, had returned
to the Bosom of Divinity had gone
to Join that innumerable caravan
which inarches forward forever, on
the other side.
Theodore Roosevelt, in his '61st
year was the most remarkable of
living Americans. He entered public
life at twenty-three and from that
hour he was a marked man. He
was the 26th president of the repub
His was a varied career and wheth
er as a member of the New York
legislature. Western Ranchman, Ex
cise Commissioner, Assistant in the
Nations Navy Department, organizer
of The Rough Riders, Governor, Pres
ident or elephant hunter in the tan
gles of Africa, he was the foremost
of his kind and made the world sit
up and take notice or his actions. He
was a cross between the slow and
certain processes or evolution and
the fire and flame of revolution: be
ing too cautious lor the first and
too alert, energetic and Impatient for
the second, he struck a happy mien
trusting his great knowledge of pub
lic necessity and his great sympathy
for the masses to guide him into
the harbor of national sarety. That
such a character would while mak
ing uncounted admirers, develop a
roousi opposition was to have been
expected, but atter all, today nro-
Ugonlst and antagonist, stand alike
around bis bier, and pour out a na
tion's tribute to the worth or his
Koosevelt's death at anv Hmo
would nave been a top line regret,
but coming at -this time, when we
are about to enter upon the great
work or reconstructing a nation, it
Is a public calamity. His intreped
skill, his ripe statesmanship, his
dauntless courage and his farsighted
ness, were the qualities which he
wouia nave offered his countrymen,
and it would have been a safety
like unto the rocks or Gibraltar.
In common with other natrlnta tho
Dallas Express mourns his Ions: hut
we confidently turn in this hour or
gner to Him who has said that he
would be our buckler and
and who has promised that the floods
mat snail not overwhelm us.
Editor L Willi Cole's Louisville
(Ky) Leader la the biggest thing in
the way of a New. Year number we
have seen this year among Colored
newspapers. Here's congratulations.
If one half of the people who spend
their breath boosting the race would
spend half or their money supporting
its enterprises. Millionaires among
us would be born U a day.
Better not make any new pledge.
Remember those already made.
You went broke on the holidays.
Now go to work.
Many a man gave a woman a pres
ent, and his girt enabled her to make
some other man a better present.
Such Is life. "Twas even this from
childhood's gentle hour.
KOXCOE IUYKLI5 SDLH0N8 TO
The great Chicago Defender an
nounces the appointment of "Col."
Roscoo Simmons, as Its overseas cor
respondent He goes to Franca and
perhaps elsewhere on the continent.
Abbott Is a hustler. The Defender
has led; toys, let's bats off.
Say, quit talking, about the "hie"
Negroes of the race and try to grow.
Remember there must be some big
men and women. If you just can't
grow, keep still. Don't let every
body know that you are little. , When
you are once introduced to the cdi
to of the Dallas Express, It Is not his
duty to forever thereafter keep you
In mind, but it is your duty for
ever thereafter to keep yourself in
his mind, by doing the things which
man cannot forget. Very often we
go to a town after year's of absence
and when some one attempts to in
troduce me to some other one the
second individual remarks:. "Oh, I've
met Mr. King before. He jes doan
know me done forgot. Jes" wha'
ah says about dem big niggers. Youse
got ter get interduced to um ev'ry
time you meets un."
Now, stranger that is your fault-
not mine. After that first introduc
tion you should have gone oat into
tne great immensity of space and
gone to work and accomplished so
mucn o completely filled the public
eye until you could not have been
forgotten. You should have made
the best broom, built the best mouse
trap, cookea the best biscuit, or
raised the world's largest ear of
Those who do the most are best
remembered. The best proof that a
man Is nov busy and bringing things
to pass, is that he is, though among
the living, forgotten. Try to do
something, hav something and be
something in the world.
The St Louis Argus and The Cla
rion are the two race papers in St.
Louis which keep the watch fires
burning. They deserve the snlendld
support which 'they are receiving.
There are no Colored folk ,in St.
Louis wbo ignore the two papers
which arti fighting the battle of the
Stay with us. If all. the signs
aont fail we are going to do bet
Many a' girl catches a husbarid by
Daiung ner hook with indifference.
The woman barber who cut Sara-
son's hair, first talked htm to sleep,
"If you want the devil to leave you
put Mm out" Rev. Sid Stephens.
Water makes a bright eye. Gen
tiemen take your choice.
Do it now. What? Pay your poll
Jealousy -has a green eye.
Whiskey makes a red eye.
THE rWIYEHSATi ROYAL FAMILY
ENDOWMENT HOARD TO MEET,
Notice The Endowment Board of
Universal Royal Family, Heroes and
Heroines of Friendship, have been
cauea to meet at Dallas, Texas, Sat
uraay, ' Jan. 18, 1919.
AUTO SCHOOL AT PRAIRIE YIEW
The authorities at the Prairie View
State Normal and Industrial College
have decided to continue the oper
atlon of the school for automecbanlcs
and tractor operators which has
been in operation for the training
on mechanics for the army. This
school Has a large variety or equip
ment and cars or all makes. This
equipment Is valued at more than
$10,000. The floor space occupied is
more than 14,000 square reet.
instruction will be given in Vul
canizing, Driving, OxyAcetyline Weld
ing, tractor operation and repair,
ana automecbanlcs in all or Its
phases. The school will open Jan
uary 6th and the course will be or
eight weeks duration. A diploma will
De issued at the end or the course.
Ihe instructors will be those who
have trained, three continents or men
tor the army. These instructors have
had several years experience in this
class or work. Bulletins with Tull
information is now ready for dis-
There Is no law aow which for
bids -i.-t eelllr.T the hen or the pul
let -.W suggest however, that on
keep her and pullet and make them
lay for the eggs are golden. Don't
sell the creature which lays the
The ignorant Colored person who
says that there is nothing ir the
papers puiillshed l the race.' de
serves to be pitied. He is not had
just .daft in the upper story, ''hat's
Blessed is the soldier ' over there
who jets an answer to the letter le
mailed Hx months before. Verily
he shall not be without his re
The late Joke on Chicago Is that
you want a motor man .o ton
you write him a letter a week In
advance, naming the corner on which
vou desire him to stop. That's go
A man died recently in the EaHt
loaving for his dog $10,000. There
are men up there perfectly willing
to lead a doe's lire, for while
The first str or Peace rose In
Bethlehem, the last In Ps 1s. Trance!
Ise men followed the first star
nd all sorts are following the last
Judging by tha tlma that it ten
some men tti settle (tbelr acxnu)
one is led to ioubt it they are wade
HF PREAC1 r"3S.
. The -Dallas 'Exnreps Is In recjpt
of the manuscript or !he mlm-tva of
the East Texas Bantist Association,
'nst seslon held a? Tntn Tessa
The Association went on record rav.: "Christmas with her daughter. Paris
Fans, Texas. Jan. 9. Mrs. L. H
Henegan has returned from Nash
vine, renn., with her son. L. H
Henegan, Jr., who has been attending
Flsk University and contracted pneu
monia following influenza. He Is
improving rapidly ' and will be home
until thoroughly well
Mr. Effle Roark. who visited New
York City and other cities during
tue nonaays nas returned. Miss
Pearl M. Davis, who has been sick
for ten days is now In school Renin
Miss Dora C. Turner, the sister of
Mrs. Hope Roark spent several days
jn tne city ana returned to Dallas,
Rev. J. W. Gilder Is dolne much
to raise the standard of church pride
at Mt. Zion M. E. church.
Mrs. Charlotte Ceckerell is out of
tne city visiting her sons in south
Mr. Geo. M. Guest is convalescing.
Will soon be out among his friendn
Prof, a S. Thweatt will address
the Advancement League next Sun-
aay, .Ian 12th
Mr. Jamerson, head waiter at the
umraitar returned from Ft. Worth
on the first.
Lieut. Fred D. Ramsey, who has
been witth the Dental Reserve Corps
at Tuskegee Institute and Dr. J. H.
Bell, who in company with his wife
and Mrs. Ramsey have been visiting
in msnvuie, Tenn., arrived home
this 'week. Miss Mayme Tytus,7who
nas Deen visiting in Nashville, Tenn.,
has returned to the :fy.
Mr. Dudley Wright, who has heen
ftlng his parents during the holi
days returned to his work in Omaha,
Neb. Mrs. Martha Britton or Dallas
has been visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Toney Jones.
, Pror. ii. S. Thweat, who has been
engaged in Y. M. C. A. work at the
Hercules Powder Co., at Nitro, W.
Va., has returned to Paris.
Miss Qulncy Starr or Oklahoma
City, is visiting her mother, Mrs. L.
A. Thompson. Mr. Geo. Thompson
has returned to his work in Arkan
sas. The local Negro . Advancement
League met Sunday afternoon, Jan.
5 at the Burtord Theater and those
rresent had the pleasure of listen
ing to a very able addres by the
Hon. .eonard McAdams, who for
more than a half hour held hie
audie. ee spell bound on the r-ibject
entitle.! "The Need or New Loader
ship." Pror. B. H. Graham respond
ed in . very, pleasing way and told
ar his experience In dealing with
menjn Y. M. C. A. of U. S. A. ser
vice. Rev. Odums introduced the
speaker and said some very .com
plimentary things about him. Pror.
Wilson who is President of Jarvls
Christian College was present. In
company with his "wife and mf.de a
very timely address laying great
stress on the Negro preparing bim
seir for the earning changes au'ected
the civilized world in the near fu
ture. Other interesting talks were!
made and a goodly, number Joined
the League amon them were several
prominent ladies of the city. There
will be a very ' Interesting program
rendered next Sunday -at (he same
place and hour. Every body is re
ques'jd to be present and speud an
enjoyable evening with your friends.
Mn Claude Colvin, a student of Wi
ley University returned to school Jast
week. Miss Clara Hampton !s tak
ing a few days if needed ret ieatlon
preparatory to resuming her usual
duties at the "
. - ' ' j n ' u-iii ' m m.
Mrs. R, A. Evrrett has retui-ned to
ner nome In Dallas after havl g spunt
Whltewrlght, Texas. Jan. 9. Rev.
McKinney, presiding elder was here
Sunday and held his first quarter
for 1919. He preached Sunday at
li ociocK, but was called back on
account or death. Mr. Richard Cur
ry was here from Dallas visiting Miss
Veater Maxey. Mr. Other Freeman
was married Sunday. Miss . Ruby
Conley is very low at St Vencent
Sanitarium at Sherman with apendl
citis. Mrs. Menearzie Lan was call
ed to Sherman to the bed side or her
daughter, Pcarcie Buckn'er. Mrs. Bes
sie Landern made a flying trip to
Ladonia Christmas. Mrs. Dessie
Bryant, Oille Grarer, Grade Cole,
cmraa coie- were in Sherman Sun
day. Mr. J. H. Logan motored to
Sherman Sunday and was accompan
ied by Miss Lizzie Yaits, Myrtle and
McLlssle Conley. Rev. Allen or Sher
man will preach the iustallation ser
mon ror Kev. Herby on the 4th Sun
day at the First Baptist church an
every body is asked to pay one dol
lar. Mrs. Josie Phine Andrew has
returned trom Louisiana, where she
visited relatives, Mr. Wesley Adman
is back rrom Ardmore, Okla., Mr
I. J. Shadock is still on the sick
list.' Mr. Joe Sweeney visited in Ft.
Cameron, Texas, Jan. 9. Mr. Hor
ace Hill or Austin spent a tew davs
with his sister, Mrs. Laster Lymore,
last week. Mrs. Mary Stephens was
called to Beaumont a rew day ago
to attend the bed side of her bro
ther. Mr. Curry of Beaumont spent
a rew weeks here with friend
Kattie V. Fulton was In the city last
week on business. Miss C. B. Ivory
is visiting Mends in Bryan. A Mexi
can boy about 16 years or age was
accidently killed at the oil mill last
week. Peter Prater was seriously
injured. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smith
spent a rew days in Taylor last Week.
Mr. James Anderson, one or the
leading barbers or the city has just
returned rrom a trip through Okla-
noma.N Mrs. Alice Jones left for
Waco Sunday to attend the bed side
or ner daughter, Mrs. Olevia New-
some entertained her Sunday school
class at her home Sunday evening.
Rev. P. E. Castle, District Supt. of
Sunday School Missions spent Sunday
wun cameron urove Bantist church
His lectures and sermons were- In
teresting. Mr. B. J. Thompson left
for Waxahachie Sunday. From there
he will go to Oklahoma City will re
turn to Texas about Jan. 18. Mr.
George Edwards and .Mrs. Margret
newsome win be married Sunday at
7:30 at the home of the bride. Mrs.
Roxie Woodard after spending a few
weeks here with her mother, re
turned to Ft. worth last Saturday.
Mr. Willie J. Dotson bought the
Fountain home last week for the
consideration or J600.00. Quite a
crowd was here Sunday to hear
Grand Master Winn, but he did not
get here on account of weather con
dltlons. Pror. J. E. Roberson or Pal
estine was here this week doing
Dusiness ror the Woodmen.
RED RECORD LYNCHING
(Continued from page 1).
talk age Inst it, but its days are num
bered. The power to stp lynching
is imbedded In the bowels of the
low, but the officers fail to enforce
It The sentiment against unfit offi
cers must go on abulldlng and the
Colored man must go on deserving
better treatment. The great evil is
on its last legs and as we emerge
from savagery and take on civiliza
tion, lynching like slavery will pass
away. The Dallas Express is not
alarmed at the figures. It is not
disturbed. It knows that conditions
must grow worse before they grow
any better. It knows that just over
yonder Is the day, when "Judge
Lynch" will organize his court, try
and convict white men, just as he
now destroys Colored men. In that
day, the enlightened conscience of
the notion will bestir itself and lyn
ching will be consigned to the limbo
of the atrocities which are the dis
grace or our time. The world Is
making progress. We are coming
into a better day and the Colored
American is afforded now a new op
portunlty to show himself a factor
with which mankind must reckon,
In reaching higher ground).
(Continued from pagi
orinjr rua support for race enter-j ln npefl of Jtood Negro . Lawyer
nrise. in lulling t. race concern ,oa emcient Pri-rmcist. Let Ui
nrtnt the m,)utes. It showing ltD,ar rrom either or both. rite or
rutin by Its works. Thanks to Sec-wlrft Secretary 0 Nenro Advaiice-
try J. A. Brasnars. I ment Ur.gue, Fans, Trcaa.
Henderson, Texas, Jan. 9. Only a
few days ago, came visitors and
pleasure seekers, chiming Christmas
bells. All of that Is past and the
old year 1918 is dead, but left her
record on file in the hall of memory
and time. Somewhere In East Texas
is located Henderson, Texas, one of
the oldest towns in this state on' the
I. & G. N. railroad with a population
of 'nearly 1,000 Colored people, one
school house, with Tour rooms em
ploying 4 . teachers. Principal Pror.
J. L. Ford, Messrs. Lula Muckelroy,
m. A. uunter and Miss Louisa Cam
eron and a music teacher. Miss An
nie Wheeler, also rour churches and
denominations. First Baptist church,
pastor Dr. W. P. Wesley; C. M. E.
church, Dr. J. A. Cooper; New Con
vention, Mt. Hebron Baptist church.
Rev. John Dodd; Presbyterian church
Kev. Aicuee. in business affairs C.
Holllmon, a young man and the
oldeut grocer ln the city for Colored
carries a find stock of good at all
time. Next Mr. M. C. Biggers is gro
cer, realestate dealer and a reader
of The Dallas Express. Then comes
W. Watley and brother, grocer
man doing first class business, also
Mr. Mose Heedy, the bouse mover
and merchant There is Mr. John
Henry Johnson, Cie blacksmith man
is well employed at all times. Mr.
Ben Brown, the carpenter by trade
is well occupied, also T. J. Muckel
roy, both are finish workmen. Mr.
Eugene Muckelroy is an uptodate
workman. Mr.- Olivin Turner, the old
painter makes "our house shine, ?'r.
G. R. M re, the paper hanger leaves
the InBlde beautified, also Mr. John
Wicks hangs paper and slings paint
c. Jacobs, contractor and build
er is a carpenter by trade. Mr. La Ar
son Simmons, well known barber and
Deacon or church. Rev. Guss Pope
is a barber by trade, gives good service.
You may remember M jon and
On Methodist Hill there is the
Undertaker, Watley and Hu,rd. They
have a good line of goods. W. M.
Cole, foreman on I. & G N. tracks.
Henry Mr.phy and L. Wilson are
horselers here n thr. I. &. q. n.
Well diggers, Mr. Ellas Simmons
leaves your water in your well.
Mr. and Mrs Ben Brown returned
home rrom Sureveport, La., spent a
tew days. Mr. and Mrs. W: E. Ap
pleby rrom there to Keatchie, La.,
to visit Mr. Brown, some treasure
or lire worth whIle.Misses Bernire
ana iMice Lewis have spent about
three weeks at their . old borne
an ong relatives and v friends, Mrs.
Lula Cumby has serious troubles
with her eyes. Mr. R. Anderson or
Balllnger is in the city. i'h Lill.e
Wright went to Churchhill to visit
M.v and Mrs. Frank Reedv honor
ed Misses Effle Flanagan and Helen
Keeay last week with a ecepiion.
Mrs. Pearl Henry snent the holi
days o Longbranch with relatives.
uur wedding bells are still ring
ing, miss limmi uurkee.
Mrs. Amanda Jane Glpi.m un
fortunately had the muscles of her
Law ton, Okla., Jan. 9. Texas boy
writes home folks, Marville, France,
1st Army, Dec. 8, 1918.
Miss Edna Avar.., 31 B street,
Dear sister How are you and
mama? I 'just received your letter
and was more than glad to hear
rrom home and also received a let
ter rrom Sister Gertrude and family,
also cousin John and they sure
cheered me. The photos made me a
little home sick or you and the baby
and w ante 3 to come home for a rew
minutes, but it passed away. Can
say I am in fine health and will be
home within 30 or 40 days.
Lovingly your son and brother,
PVT. JAMES AVANT,
AM. CO., 637 Eng. A. M. E. F.
Wanted to Know.
- I desire the information or any
one knowing the whereabouts or
Mrs. Amanda Douglass, when last
heard or she was in Waco, Texas.
Any one knowing her whereaboutts
and address, please -notify her sister,
Mrs. EH Graves, 10 N. 1st street,
Weatherford, Texas, Jan. 9. Ser
vices were good at all churches
Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Young
left for Gainesville, Sunday. Rev.
A. G. Menorgan stopped over on his
way home and preached at Mt. Zion
Baptist church. They donated him
$10.00. We are always glad to have
our ex-pastor with us. Rev. G. I
Jackson held his first quarter at
Prince Memorial C. M. E. Church
Sunday. Mr. Guess Newbill is here
rrom the Camp. Miss Abernathy
spent the holidays in Ft. Worth with
her sister. Mrs. Huffman has return
ed from Marshall where she has
been attending the bed side of her
mother. Miss Estella Byrd, Lizzie
Burton have returned from Okla
homa. Mr. Simmon daughters and
Mrs. Crawford went to Ft Worth
on a short visit. Mrs. Flora Swann
came home New Year's day rrom
Oklahoma, where she has been
spending he holidays. Mr. B. Mat
thews' wire was called to Marshall
to attend the bed side or her mother,
Pror. Geo. W. Pollard is in the city
writing insurance for the American
Woodmen and was here several days,
Mrs. Willie Ikard, Lottie Byrd are
visiting Mrs. Harper at Abilene, Tex
as. The A. M. E. pastor was at his
post , Sunday.
Jacksonville, Texas, Jan. 9. Sweet
Union Baptist church,. Rev. T. B.
Johnson pastor filled his regular
appointment Sunday. Mrs. Warren
Davis of Reese died Jan. 4. Rags
dale undertaker had charge of the
body. Remains were laid U rest
in P"ck Hill cemetery. Miss Mabel
Sanders of Prairie View is ln the
city. Rev. D. G. Maes of Waco visit
ed New Home Association Board and
preached a great sermon. Miss Anna
Martin after 5 months' stay in the
city left for her home in Beaumont
Mr. F. L. Lewis of Harrison county
has opened a first class market at
the Howard building. Dr. P. A.
Sims was called to Rusk Monday.
The little infant of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Scott died last wc-k.
New readers for January: Mrs.
Roberta Freemtn, little. Ella Lee
Holland, Mrs. Dora Ragsdale, Mrs.
Miss Anna L, Clark wishes to an
nounce that on the 80th of Dec.,
'he has been granted a decree of
divorce from district court No. 6853
of Cherokee county from Elbert
Miss Rutty Henley of Ft Worth,
is visiting her cousins Misses Bha
and Catherine Ryan's, 305 Pecan St.
Wichita Falls. Texas. Mia RnK-TI
Henley was given a surprise party
Monday night, Dec. 30, 1918. given
by her cousins. Mr. Louis Dodd of
Camp Travis and Mr. A'.nzo Sar
gent of Camp MacArthur and wife,
Mrs. Sargent wure entertained with
a six o'clock dinner at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. X Ryani. 305 Pecan
street Thursday evening, Jar. 2,
1919. Mr, Dodd made bit firarture
Friday morning Tor Camp Traa. -
To Sacred Memory of Sister Pierce.
Most Noble Governor and Worthy
Inmates: Some one may ask what
is death? Tie amUver Is given ln
many ways axd among the many re
plies we canvsay that death Is only
a dream. We came into the world
and each played his or her part, yet
all must bow and despair behind the
curtain of life. We are told that
we shall not re-appea. until the
final judgement, but we realize thit
her soul Is with Jesuti since the last
time we met Sister Pierce at the
hall.' There has been mpny in the
field have passed from labor to the
great beyond. The Lord glveth rnd
the Lord taketh away. Or course
we reel the loss even ir we did not
know them. We will know them in
the harvest fields or glory. God has
celled Sister Pierce from labor to
reward. May she ever live in our
memory. , Sleep on sweet sletper,
you are now reaping your rews-d.
Be.mt'ul sister thy work is Jone,
Beautiful uoul Into Heaven have
EeauJful head with thy crc-Trn now
Miss Alio Lewis
H. H. -of it, No. 910.
the summer school to teaca inking,
to be led and she is chostn leader,,
or seeking to be taught an 4 elect
ed teacher. We find herf H1 la
the American College otltW clty
of Chicago where she fir Ul the
course ln methods, skill, iJd de
lineation, and now for n tt tn!t&
elght years she has given t Slrls
or the Colored high school of Dallas
the benefit or her research as skill
collected in the different c li08-
Miss Smith's work at the 1 Igischool
speaks for Itself. The flm Splays
and sample tell one story wt3e the
work of the girls in th( Ir homes
tells the greater story In cation,
of What they have learnad In the
school. Many of them ml their
own gowns, and other weariHes so
essential for every girl to ir0 now
to make and beautify. I
If a girl speaks French,!
ish, or la able to enter into
ties of Latin or Greek, or I
Colrldge Taylor, she should by a"
means know how to sew, to delin
eate. The common destiny is to mate-
and marry and this leads to tn
home, sweet home as the final goal'
We are becoming to. agr "'tni
Horace Mann, more and more, aa
we see the need of practical edu
cation. Horace Mann said that if
a boy goes to college and completes
the college course, if his father is
a farmer, that he should raise more'
corn to the acre than his un-educated
father, and if his father Is a car
penter, he should make a better car- ,
penter than his father. If a young
woman finishes ln college that she
should be a better dress maker than
her mother, or a better cook. Miss
Smith is working along tbi "De'
to accomplish the dream of Horace
Not since the days slaverr have
our people paid much attention to
this essential art Which lie t tho
very foundation of the hou The
needle, the delineator, the iclssors,
the sewing machine, all spk the
language of usefulness. Mia Smith
is teaching her pupil toi i the
beautiful through the eyi the
needle, through the skill pi proper
training, through the perrtd image
In the mind and executed! dh the
The war which hasliddenly-
ended made many demands r effi
ciency along many lines, jtij never,
before was such an out dr' among
the young people of unpropKdness.
In the time of peace is ttteime to
prepare for the practical fillings
. ... . T
ot iiie or war.
HON. W. E. KIJJG
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EDITOR 1IALLAS EXTBH, DAL
LAS, 1EXAS, LECTICR AND
SOCIAL SERVICE A'OCATE,
STATE ORUASIZER JTEIO BUS
INESS LEAGUE IX TEIS.
Will lecture in the intoit of the
Business League and Hat Ser
vice Work in Texas. Wj over a
quarter century or worklitTexss as
a publiLher, indentured wlQhe work
which concerns the Stal and its
people from every angle.tr. King
has had much experieni and an
explanation or what he under
taking to do r the po is too
well known to nee i expiation here.
" Tien you see the announment of
his coming, lay aside frr doubts
IndWerence and prejudiceind help
to mane nis coming aitcess. It
will help you. ff '
Dates t li
Ft. Worth Morning ChKl, C. M.
ti. cnurcn, Tuesday ntgj Jan. 21.
Nivte Dates will be me for' all
skips. Watch this colufl for an
Any city, town or eoniinltv. In
terested in the establUr-.ent and
maintenance of a stora,hop, fac
tory, gin or other enteLlse whloh
may offer employment tAoung .Col
ored people, or who mfl desire to
further lift the moral or llal stand-
lng or the community. 1 find Mr
King a valuable aide. Tie who de-
Bire none or these thlndon will
or course not write, I
Yours trul J
W. E. KING!
2600 Svisg Ave. T. Personal
2701 Cochran 1,
rnone H. 6299
i. imi uk w.E. KING 8YITED TO
SPEAK AT Mfmvffc ros 117T
. M. E. CHlTtCH, to. 81, 1918.
Mrs, Peter Mt.
nj(1 1 E
Express has hien infed to spe
at Morning Chiitel n ..( v ....
Tuesday night, Jan. ft' 1919 The
Busy Bee Clul id ii charge pjr!
M. H. Spacer pastr. Hon Win.
M. McDo.,ald Ml, tfllver an a
dress 00 the caslon.
Mrs. Annie ianfe-d of Michlgsa
ta in the cltyllaKh, h-,
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