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Washington, D. C, Jan. 16. There
Is In one of the U. S. Department
buildings a restaurant on the ca
feteria plan in which Colored em
ployees have been and are being de
nied the privilege of servico unless
It la accepted from the kitchen win
dow to be taken away for consump
tion. :
One of our girls, a recent ap
pointee (was upon one occasion serv
ed, but the next day, when she went
-In for luncheon was referred to the
kitchen door. The Colored clerk ask
ed, why am I sent to the kitohen
door, you are serving others here?
For speed was the response of the
cashier waitress. O, I am not look
ing for speed but comfort quietly re
turned the clerk and insisted upon
service, whereupon tendering a dol
lar for - the food the cashier kept
the change offering It to the clerk
War Declared on German Theo
logy. ' In a call for a conference to be
held February 3-7 at the Moody Bible
Institute of Chicago on the general
topic, "World Evangelism and Vital
Christianity After the War," Dean
James M. Gray affirms that while
German militarism is dead, the Ger
man theology that made It possible
still lives; and that never was there a
sterner demand on Christians of the
evangelical faith, never a sterner call
for a bold and united testimony.
Representatives- of Bible Institutes
at New York, Philadelphia, Bing
hamton, Cleveland, Minneapolis and
elsewhere will confer at the Confer
ence on a united and aggressive for
ward movement The list of promi
nent speakers includes Dr. Joseph
Kyle, president Xenla Theological
8eminary; Dr. Samuel M. Zwemer,
F. R. G. S. Cairo, Egypt; Rev. Henry
W. Frost, Home Director; China In
land Mission, Rev. Paul Rader, Moody
Tabernacle, Chicago; Dr. Parley D.
Zartmann,. secretary of the Interde
nominational Association of Evange
lists; Mr. Don 0. Shelton, New York
City, Dr. James M. Gray and many
others. s
Tha program is arranged around
the following subjects: Christian
Fundamentals; Bible Exposition;
Prayer and the Deeper Spiritual Life;
Evangelism and Inspirational Ad
dresses; Work in Heathen Lands;
City Rescue and Jewish !idslons;
Church Efficiency and Stewardship;
Denominational Press; Bible Insti
tutes In Co-operative Work; and Gos
pel Music. i
ini urn
New York, January 6, 1919.
Representative Colored men from
various parts of the country gather
ed In Nashville, Ten?., December 13,
in response to the Invitation of the
American Committee for Armenian
and Syrian Relief, to consider plans
by which the Negroes of the United
states may co-operste as a unit with
the thirty million dollar drive for the
starving Armenians and Syrians. Af
ter due considera'ton of plans
brought to them by Mr. Adolphus
Lewis, the director - of this work
among Colored people, the following
appeal was unanimously adopted, and
Is here now being sent out. The ap
pend follows:
To the Colored People of the
United States.
At the Instance of the American
Committee for Armenian and Syrian
Relief composed of some of the fore
most statesmen, educators, religluos
leaders and social workers, we, the
undersigned were called In conferen
ce to Nashville, Term., on the 13th
day of December, 1918, by Mr. Adol
phus Lewis of Philadelphia, thu exe
cutive secretary fr conventions of
Colored men of the Laymen's Mis-,
sionary Movement of . the United
States and Canada, to consider how
best the race could lend its sun
port to the effort to raiiie thirty mil
lion dollars In January tor the suff-
if she would return the lunch but
the clerk kept the lunch and began
to get into the affair and later in
a'n Interview with the chief clerk of
the building was told that this was
a "dual government" and the Colored
people were really separate, having
separated themelves into churches
and school of their own and after
the usual applications of "soft soap"
in such matters the cases still stands.
This restaurant is leased for the
purpose of serving the employees in
the building. Here at the Nation's
capital in a government building of
a nation, proclaiming that it is mak
ing the world safe for democracy,
when the people denied service repre
sent the truest type of Americans do
ing their "big," not only their "bit"
in the recent war, are forced the
inconvenience of no service In the
lunch room unless accepted from the
Kitchen window.
Enraged Man' Stabs Wife and
Turns on Mother-in-law.
Dallas, Texas, Jan. 14,. 1919.
Mrs. Allean Busch and her mother,
Mrs. Mary Brown were seriously
stabbed Saturday morning by the
husband of Mrs. Busch on Sabine
street It is alleged that Busch
came in Saturday, kissed his wife
and without provocation commenced
stabbing and cutting her. In her at
tempts to defend herself against her
assailant she was cut so severely on
the arm an with loss of blood was
unable to carry out the defence and
was compelled to flee. Her moth-ln-law
was then turned upon and
sliced profusely. j
Tuskegee, Ala., Jan. 11. Warren,
Logan, acting principal of the Tus
kegee Institute, announced today that
according to present plan., the Re
serve Officers Training Corps will
begin here February first
The R. O. T. C, represents a splen
did opportunity for young men of
the Colored race, as all male students
over fourteen years f age are eligi
ble for enlistment; the Government
furnishing a full uniform for earV
student ard also appointli.3 a regu
lar army officer to conduct the drills.
Students maintaining highest records
in military science and practice may
be recommended for further train
ing locking towards a commission
in the Officers Reserve.
ering and starvatlng Armenians and
Syrians. At this conference the needs
of these people were brought before
us in the most vivid manner and
our sympathies are thoroughly arous
ed. - 1
The campaign of preparation for
this drive Is being rapidly organized
and will be pushed through-out the
country among ali races. In. order
that the race may be adequately in
formed as wei as given full credit
for Its contribution to this effort, fol
lowing the grouped Idea, a Colored
division has been incorporaied and
Adolphus Lewis has been loaned by
the Laymen's Missionary Movement
to serve as director for luls division.
This is not merely a high personal
compliment, but it is flrt of all a
signal recognition of the executive
ability and leadership of the race.
During the war period Just closing,
no people have suffered more than
the Armenian and Syrians. Many of
these men, women and children have
been deported and ttlled by order
of the Turkish Government, under
the most brutal and horrible con
ditions. Thousands of Ihem are many
ti.iles from home in the wilderness,
in " a homeless, friendless, penniless
condition and will die of privation
and starvation during this winter uiy
less iwe fclve them relief.; So great
are the needs of these people, that
the President of, the United States,
having made two former appeals in
their behalf felt constrained to is
sue a third proclamation for this
end. We herein give an extract of
the same.
"It Is estimated that' about 4,000,
000 Armenian, Syrian, Greek and
other war sufferers in the Near East
will require outside help to sustain
them through the winter. Many of
them are now hundreds of miles from
their homeland. The vast majority
of them are helpless, women and
children. Including 400,000 orphans.
The American Committee for Re
lief, in the Near East is appealing for
a minimum of $30,000,000 to be sub
scribed January 12-19, 1919, with
which to meet the most urgent needs
of these people.
I, therefore, again call upon the
people of the United States to make
even more generous contributions
than they have made heretofore .to
sustain through the winter months
those, who. thrnue-h no fault nf their
own, have been left fn a starving,
shelterless condition, and to help re
establish these ancient and sorely op
pressed people in their former homes
on a self-supporting basis."
The White House,
Nov. 29, 1918.
To be called upon to take part as
a race in this special philanthropic
movement is an opportunity that
should be eargerly seized by all lov
ers of humanity and especially ' py
a people who has suffered as we
cannot better show our gratitutde
than by coming to the relief of
others. "Freely ye have received,
Freely give." , , . . , .
In" tnls' effort'"there is to be no
separate organization. But as in the
recent United War Work Drive, the
work will be a part of that of the
regular local committees with Col
ored men directing it.' As far as
possible and practical the same
methods on organization that were
used in that drive, will be used In
- In view of these things, we recom
mend that our race contribute two
hundred and fifty thousand dollars
as its quota of the sum needed. To
this end we appeal to bishops, pas
tors, churches and Sunday schools,
Secret orders, women's clubs and
Federations men's clubs and organi
zations; schools, colleges and other
benevolent and Charitable organiza
tions to co-operate in this great
drive which occurs through-out the
nation ou January 12th to the 19th,
(Slimed) I
Bishop Geo. W. Clinton, Dr. E. C.
Morris, Mr. Emmett J. Scott, Mr.
Paris, Francp Nov. 17, 1918.
Rev. Henry Allen ,Boyd, '
Nashi tile, Tenn.
Dear Sir: The seventeenth of
November has been In&ulibly written
upon the pages of French history.
The signing "of the Armistice re
leased the people of Alsace-Lorraine
from 'German rule, under which they
had lived for nearly fifteen years. To
day France tnd particularly Paris,
celebrated this freedom in almost
every conceivable manner.
The people, as usual, attended
early mass, but immediately there
after the streets were crowded with
thousands seeking places from which
they might view the parade which
started at 2 : 30. The start was an
nounced with the bombing of can
non and the flight up and down Uie
line of march of great numbers of
I stood on the velvet carpeted
platform upon which was seated the
President of France, Marshall Joffre
and other prominent Frenchmen, and
gazed with amazement at the sea of
humanity, -1 was greatly impressed
with the enthusiasm which every
where fairly efferverseced. Every
body was happy, not only because
Alsace-Lorraine was now free, but
also because in securing her freedom
she had helped greatly In the pro
tection of the rights of men every
where. No one who witnessed this
celebration could, if he iwould,, erase
it from the blackboard of his mem
ory. In the parade there were flower
girls from Alsace-Lorraine, "Blue
Devil," Poilus," all the Mayors from
the towns of Alsace-Lorraine, French,
British, Australian, Canadian, Italian
and American, soldieri, and bands
of all nations playing patriotic airs.
In addition there were .many Red
Cross and Knights of Columbus wen
and women and about 400 Y. M. C.
A., workers,. Notwithstanding the
immense crowd I saw many wounded
white and Colored American soldiers,
tome with heads tied up, others with
their amis in a sling and many "walk
ing with the aid . of crutches and)
Chas. Banks, Mississippi; Dr. Wm.
Johnson, Texas; Dr. H. H. Proctor,
Dr. J. A. Cotton, Dr. R. S. Stout,
Dr. J. Frances Lee, Dr. J. W. Faulk,
Dr. L. G. Jordan, Dr. C H. Parrish,
Dr. E. W. Moore, Dr. J. Milton Wal
dron, Mr. N. B. Dodson, Dr. J. W.
Holley and Adolphus Lewis.
Estimate Five Years Required
To Compile-War Records,
Washington, D. C. Jan. 16, 1019.
The estimate of the War Depart
ment is that it will take five years
for the women clerks and employees
in the different Washington offices to
complete the task of compiling war
records. There are miles of records,
and tons of data, to be tabulated,
before the girls close their desks and
go back to their homes in Michigan
and Texas and Iowa, from whence
they came in response to the Govern-,
ment's request for help.
We are beginning to learn that
it takes time to unmake war, Just
as it does to, make It.
But, though the glamor of the
"war job has departed from these
clerical positions, the girls will need
the recreational program that . has
been planned for them as much, If
not more than ever. Ard the Young
Women's Christian Association Is go
ing to go right on looking out for
them. The vacation houses will re
main open! and the large hotel for
women clerks opposite the- Union
Station will continue to operate. So
the families back at - home don't
need to worry about daughter In
Washington. When UW Young Wo
men's Christian Association Is on the
job, daughter has a real friend work,
ing for her. .
Approximately four million officers
and men of the Army and Navy are
now Insured iwith the United States
Government for a grand total of al
most thirty-seven billion dollars.
You owe it to yourself and to your
family to hold on. to Uncle Sam's
Insurance. It is the strongest, saf
est, and cheapest life Insurance evei
For your protection v Uncle Sam
has established the- greatest life in
surance company In the world a
company as mighty, as .generous, and
as democratic as the United States
Government itself. Just as Uncle
Sam protected you and your loved
ones during the war, so he stands
ready to continue this protection
through the days of readjustment
canes.' Oae Colored soldier, who
walked with the aid of crutches and
whose insignia tola me he was a
member of an artillery organization,
impresed me very much with his
clean-cat manly qualitii'.
Thousands of automobiles were
over loaded with people and the tops
of numbers of massive stone monu
meut in the Tuillerles and the Pal
ace ii j la Concorde were crowded
With American soldiers on leave,
'who had climbed there in order to
see. Even the artistic and extra
ordinary tall lamp posts supported
onlookers, one of which took pictures
from his vncomfortable but useful
As the parade passed a ; eater
number ni airplanes than befoio flew
over the marchers, but now they
performed all kinds of stunts tail
spining, flying upside down, . racing
over tree tops, etc., all for the pur
pose of making the day nmre im
pressive; and incidentally rev binding
the people that it was the ability of
airmen that gieatly assisted in bring-
iag the war to an end. It was like
watching a three-rlngi circue eo
much to see at once. I know what
I saw and how I felt but a descrip
tion of my feelings is impossible.
After the parade had passed Pres
ident Poincaire, Marshall Joffre and
many other leading men, including
a refined-loking, well-dressed, silk
hatted Colored gentleman, walked
from the grand stand and pasrM
through a sort of court of ho .or
made up of soldiers who salute'd them
as they walked. The Colored gentle
man, I am told, is a member of the
Ttouse of Deputies which, sjts at
After the parade I started for my
hotel. For a while I got along ftirly
well, but when I reached the Ru
Royale I found myself In the middle
of the Btreet and in the midst of the
greatest crowd of people I have ever
seen In one saitare. I did not dsre
get on the sld v.valk for there one
was in danger of having his life
rushed out axainst the massive
stone buildings. I shall not attempt
to doscrlhe tne size the crowd or
how difficult, it was to get tbrodghl
and peace.
The privilege of continuing your
government insurance Is a valuable
right given to you as part, of the
compensation for your heroic and
triumphant services. If you permit
the Insurance to lapse, you lose that
right and you will never be able
to regain It But if you keep - up
your present insurance by the regu
lar payment of premiums you will
be ablo to change it into a standard
Government policy without medical
examination. Meantime you keep up
your present Insurance at substanti
ally the same low rate. The Govern
ment will write ordinary lite Insur
ance, twenty-payment life, endow
ment maturing at age 62, and other
usual forms of Insurance. This will
be Government Insurance at Govern
ment rates.
The United States Government
through the Bureau of War Risk In
surance of tho Treasury Depart
ment will safeguard you and your
loved ones with the spirit and pur
pose of a Republio grateful to Its
gallant defenders. To - -avail your
self of this protection, you must keep
up your present Insurance. Carry
back with you to civil life, as an aid
and an asset, the continued insurance
protection of the United States Gov
ernment Hold on to Uncle Sam's Insurance.
W. G. McADOO, Sec'y.
Tuskogee, Ala., Jan. lL-r-Announce-tbat
Bishop Thomas F. Gallor of
Memphis, Tennessee whose liberal
expressions on race relations have
been so hartenlng to the' Colored
people, will be one of the principal
speakers at the Tuskegee' Negro Con
ference insures an interesting and
helpful discussion of the various
problems growing out of the demob
ilization of the Negro soldiers and
their re-absorption into arteries of
industry and farming.
Other speakers Include Hon. Brad
ford Knapp, of the U. 8. Department
of Agriculture, Dr. Geo. E. Haynes
of the Department of Labor and Mr.
Emmett J. Scott, Special Assistant
to the Secretary of War.
This will be the Twenty-eighth
Annual Conference and there Is every
indication that the attendance will
be the largest perhaps ever as
sembled for these Annual Meetings.
Mr. Nola Ellen Jackson, was a
pleasant caller Monday. She not
only reads The Express herself, but
paid for U to be sent to Mrs. Girtie
S''.ii of McKlnney.
Suffice it to say that for a half hour
I struggled and pushed and Bhovel
and when I did get ihrough I found
that I had traveled Just one square.
At seven o'clock I had dinner and
immediately thereafter took a walk
along the Boulevard Des Camic'nes.
There again I struggled with the
crowds. Up and down 'he streets
passed all kinds of smali parades
French, Italian and Armenian soci
eties and boy scouts. One such
crowd I saw was made .:p of soldiers
of all the Aires. At the head of It
was a canon, which had been taken
from the exhibit oi thousands of cap
tured German airplanes, cannon ftnd
machine, guns in the Tuillerles
which was pulled by a great num
ber of men ai d on it was seated an
American soldier waving the Stars
and stripes and yelling for 'all he
was vjorth, TonfetU was being
thrown by huuJreds of people and
soldiers of all nations kissed the
girls, a privelege which I iwas told
was reserved ft"1 the soldiers only.
Once a girl waj caught, no matter
how she screamed . and struggled,
she was released only when she
had been kissod.
On many street corners were
musiclans singing and playing
beautiful songs . dedicated to the
Allies and the President of the
United States.
At one corner I saw two young
women carrying an American soldier
who continually grt ted the people
with "Vive IA France." When I
reached the middle of a square, on
my way home, I suddenly found my
self encircled with several young
women and some- soldiers who for a
few seconds ran around me and sang
while I stooditt the center.
In a short while I reached my
hotel. I was very tired and Intended
to retire immediately. As I opened
the door I was preeted by a happy
host of French, English and Belgian
reople who Insisted that I Join in
the celebration.. This I did retiring
at midnight "r.U in."
Such was the celebration of the
deliverance of Aloace-Lorrr:!"".es.
HIT IIEGW) Oil .'.
Chicago, Jan. 10. Acting on a sug
gestion made by Chairman Will H.
Hays, the Republican National Com
mittee at its meeting here today de
cided to appeal to the Republicans
of tho country to erect a permanent
memorial to Theodore Roosevelt, It
Is planned to raise the necessary
funds by popular subscription.
The character of the memorial will
be decided upon by a special com
mittee, of -which W. B. Thompson of
Yonkers, N. , Y., is ' chairman. The
other member will be named by
Chairman Hays later.
After representatives from every
State had delivered addresses on the
death of Roosevelt, the meeting adop
ted a resolution presented by Nation
al Committeeman John T. King of
The resolution said in part:
The Republican party mourns the
passing of Theodore Roosevelt, In
an hour of difficulty and danger he
has -fallen like a twarrier in battle,
leaving a place in national and In
ternational leadership which can not
be filled. The truest tribute it is
possible to pay to his memory is in
the pledge that his party, the Re
publican party, shall remain true
to the Ideals of Americanism and of
special advancement with which his
name will forever be . linked, and
for which throughout his useful ca
reer he struggled with such heroic
and inspiring ardor and devotion.
Indorses Woman Saffrage,
History will place his name , with
those Iwho have sacrificed greatly in
humanity's behalf.
Under the leadership of Abraham
Lincoln, the Republican party proved
its loyalty In a supreme crisis in the
life of f ie Republic.
Undor the leadership of Theodore
Roosevelt the Republican party
proved that as a party out of power
it could rise to the same high level
of devoted service and by its patri
otic course insure complete national
unity in support of the country's
All be had to give he gave to his
country. His gospel of Americanism
is today the heritage of his country
men. '
His message to all pat-lots, could
LAS. He Raises the Grade of the School
From Srd to 4th Year, Former Sup
erintendent Deaf, D-imb and Blind
Institute at Austin.
By N. W. Harlee.
There are three objects that we
have seen in our daily rounds, and
I In our travels. The first speaks the
language of the silent marble; the
second, tells of the deeds and exploits
in bronze and granite; defying the
elements and the insatiate tooth of
time, and the third, the achievements
of ;ae living man, whether in private
life or on the t ?.ttle fiW The na
tions seek to perpetuate the memory
of great characters as criterlans and
land marks that will serve' as guides
for generations, unborned.
On a prominent street In the city
Washington, is a monument erected
by the Colored people of the United
States, a most wonderful monument,
one speaking with four millions ton
gues, t jT this monument represents
that .many speaking persons, it speaks
the language suffering, silent, it
tells the long night through which
we have come; dumb, it proclaims
the rugged pathway over which we
we have walked with bleeding feet,
as we come up from U domain of
slavery to the loalms of free men.
The leading character in this monu
ment Is a Negro youth fettered with
chain and manacled as to his ankles,
sitting a be-seechlng posture, and
standing In f"nt of him is the mar
velous st-.tue of the Immortal Abra
ham Lincoln, with his strong right
hand stretched above the slave's
bare head, whilo another character
standing near with a slodre hammer
ready to break asunder the chains
that bind '.his youth and nt the fell
stroke ci the gigantic tammor, the
he hut speak, would be, regardless
of the new-made gap In the ranks,
"Carry on. Carry on."
Therefore, in the spirit of Wash
ington and Lincoln and Rooselvet, the
Republican party will go forward
ever forward that the cause of lib
erty, fraternity and American nation
ality may be advanced and "govern
ment by the people, of the people,
for the people, may not perish from
the earth."
Tho committee re-affirmed the par
ty's lndorsemnt of woman suffrage
and urged Congress to pass the con
stitutional amendment for suffrage
and Republican State Legislatures
to ratify the same when it is sub
mittded to thiem for action.
Louisiana Kegro Seated.
Membors of the committee applaud-
ed speeches attacking the Democratic
National Administration for what was
termed its Socialistic tendencies and .
demanding that the railroads be turn
ed back to their owners (without un
necessary delay.
Chairman Hays was given a vote
of confidence by the members and
authorized to name an executive and
other committees at his discretion.
Mrs. Medlll McCormlck of Illinois,
chairman of the woman's executive
committee, read a long report out
lining plans for women's organiza
tion in every State and for the ac
tive participation of tho women in
the national affairs of the party in
the fature.
The committee settled a contest
over the national committeeship in
Louisiana, Republican national con
vention In 1916, by seating Emll
Kuntz, a Negro, F. C. Labit was the
unsuccessful contestant. Both fac
agreed to abide by the decision of
the committee.
The names of possible candidates
frr President most persistently men
tioned in informal gossip today were
Gen. John J. Pershing, Gen. Leonard
Wood, Gov. Frank O. Lowden of Il
linois, Senator Warren G. Harding
of Ohio and Senator Hiram Johnson
of California.
The members of the committee
stated it was too early to discuss the
claims of indldates.
voice of Lincoln bids the oppressed
slave to rise. We rvrer can forget
this object lesson, .or it tells the
story of three centuries of night as
we merge into day.
Leaving Washington, we rush on
to the great city of New York, and
here study conditions, visit the
churches, mingle freely with the
laboring people, talk k1 classes, and
visit the many or at least some of
the many objects of interest with a
hired guide, and among these places,
was one of the greatest cemetarios
he Li .', certain rating, and had to be
worth at least ten thousand dollars,
but this was not a surprise to vs,
for there was another surprise ' In
store, one that we can never forget
It was the great granite shaft erected
to the memory of the soldiers who
had died to perpetuate the Union,
we mean Negro soldiers, but his
did not surprise us u much, for
there was still another surprise in
store, it was the pictures of the
mothers of these bra.e men who
died tfcat others might live. Our
guide left us to idolize the women
in marble, representing the great
women who gave birth to these brave
men whoe ashes rest beneath the
mighty shaft of granite.
What sLoll we say of the achieve
ments of the living man who has ac
ted well his part, and has made a
pathway through the mountain to
the city which he has builded. , "Ren
der unto Ceasar the thin that are
Ceasar's." Christ, the greatest teach
er says.
We now "wish to render unto Pro
fessor H. S. Thompson, the merits
and enlevements that are peculiarly
his, his by actions, his by accom
plishments, his purpose and motives.
It was this one man who laid out
the plan of the Negro K!.rh chool of
this city. Mr. Thompson succeeded
Professor Manzllla, the polished
scholar, versed in science and a wide
range of research, in a word, a vvi
of letterc. But Mr. Thompson wis
handicapped, not having a high
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