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VOL. 20, SO 16. DALLAS, TEXAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1919. PRICE FITE CE5TS. I ' THE GUIS MENACE JF MOBOGRAGY THE DALLAS NEWS DENOUNCES THE BURNING OF BRAGG WILLIAMS IN TONE NOT UNCERTAIN. ENDORSES REPRE SENTATIVE KITRELL'S BILL AGAINST MOB-VIOLENCE, Under the caption, "The Growing Menace of Monocracy," in its issue of Jan. 22, two days after the burning of Bragg Williams at Hillsboro, Tex as, the Dallas News (white) made the following editorial deliverance: "Representative Kitrell has propos ed a law which The News believes wouid do much in the way of sup pressing the evil of mob violence. We shall not, of course, altogether get rid of it until the lawless impulse which is latent is eradicated from men. The cure, to be perfect, must be wrought largely by educational and moral forces, but a great deal can be accomplished by exposing those who resort to mob violence to a greater chance of punishment, and this is the purpose of Mr. Kitrell's bill. The provisions of this measure can not be set forth fully within the limits of an editorial, but its salient features can be presented sufficiently for a general understanding. After denning the terms mob and mob violence, it prescribes death as the penalty for any act of mob-violence resulting in death, and imprisonment for not less than five years for any act of mob-violence which does not result in death. Civil redress is also - -afforded to the tlependent - relatives of any person killed by a mob, but It is the county in which the act of mob-violence was committed rath er than the members of the mob that is made liable. It is made neces sary only that the dependent rela tives of person killed by a mob shall make proof satisfactory to a District Judge of the county, where upon "the court shall enter Judgein ment against the country in which said mob-violence was committed in favor of petitioners for the sum of $5,000." There would be no trial In the ordi nary sense; proof of the complaint tives of a person killed by a mob would operate as a liquidated bill of damages against the country whose officers had suffered a mob to com mit , the act of murder. In cases where mob-violence did not result In the death of the victim, $2,600 -would be the amount of the damages assessed against the county, and for every dependent relative of the mob's victim. Probably the outstanding feature of the bill is the provosion that men charged with mob-violence shall be Topeka, Kans., Jan 3". Opportuni ties for the youth of Kansas is a piea being made by Prof. George R. Brldgeforth, principal of the Indus trial 8?d Educational Institution of Kansas located here, and in response the trustees of the Institution have decided to put within reach of the young women of the races nurse training by the erection of a hos pital on the campus of the school . It will be in honor of the Colored women of the state. Within a few days contract will be let for the bui.ding and by next fall it is hoped th..t the building will be completed. "It is our In ten;!on to make it one of the best in the country," said Prof. Brldgeforth, "for we want to turn out only effi cient worthy nurses. During the "Influenza epidemic" in the city a few months ago the need of nurses and the work of Ue Colored women was realized, and when it was men tioned that we wanted a hospital where our girls could be trained in nurseing, it at once had the approval of Governor Arthur Capper, who ' is now United States Senator and Hon. S. J. Crumbine, secretary of the State Board of Health. The Gover nor among other things said: "I am glad that the Board of Trus PURPOSES OF THE TUSKEGEE MEETING Negro Farm Owners Take Advan tage of Federal Loan , Opportunities. Tuskegee, Ala., Jan. 30. Tuskegee Negro conference at Us Twenty eighth annual session, eonds greetings KAHSAS INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL TO ERECT MODERN HOSPITAL COURAGE SOUTHEREa WHITE WS PAPER SPEAKS OUT AGAINST TEXAS MOB-llEK ' : - ' 'i , tried in Travis County and prosecuted by the Attorney General or one of his assistants. Also in the recovery of civil damages ' the complaints have access to the District Courts of Travis County if they should wish to resort to thein rather than to the District Court of the county against which they complain. Another pro vision of the bill authorizes the Gov ernor to offer a reward in any amount up to $10,000 for the arrest and conviction of persons committing mob violence, and a reward in any amount up to $5,000 for information which shall lead to the arrest and conviction of such persons. Travis County Juries are probably, tfot ani mated by a greater abhorrence of mob-violence than are those of most other counties, but there would be a greater likelihood of conviction by trial in Travis County than there is when men charged with, inob violonce are tried in the counties of their residence, and there would be a greater likelihood of a vigorous prosecution by the Attor ney General that there is when Dis trict Attorneys are relied on. The truth of this is too evident to make argument necessary. As the law is now, it is virtually without any tleterent t3ect whatever." (The News said more, but the words, reproduced had the teeth. We print them here that colored people many know that ail the South ern whites are not committed to the great pastime of. the burning human beings and that at Dallas, there is one mighty newspaper which has not surrendered to Judge . Lynch. Lynching human beings, without re gard to crime of which they stand charged is a greater crime, and The Dallas Express is encouraged to keep up its fight, especially, iwhen so able- a newspaper as the Dallas News, Joins it in the crusade. In the clos ing of the courts of Judge Lynch, the colored American has an important part and he must perform it. More than ever he must strive to be a good citizen. More than ever, he must live on the terms of the law. More than ever, bo must be eschew ing the criminal class, make a great er bid for Just treatment. In this way he will hearten the men like the editor of the News, who in this struggle is "more terrible than an army with banners." tees have decided to erect a hos pital for the training of Colored nurses on the grounds of the Topeka Industrial and Educational Institute, and that this institution is to be dedicatod to the Colored women of Kansas. I hereby approv of the ideas. It seems to me the plan will appeal to all the good people of our state. "I am very proud of the record that has been made by your school. It is one of the mast meritorious institutions in Kansas, and I wish you to know that I will do every thing in my power to help and en courage jou in, the fine work you are dolnR." Prof. Brldgeforth was selected to succeed Dr. Carter last fall. He is one of the most noted educators In the country. He worked with the late William H. Councill at the state A. M. college, Normal, Ala., and from there he went to Tuskegee Institute , with the late Booker T. Washington where he remained over twelve years In charge of the Agricultural department of the school resigning only to come to Kansas where he is to do his life's work. This is truly the Western Tuskegee, and great good is being accomplished for the whole race. to the Negro farmers of the South and congratulates them upon their work in helping our nation do her part in the winning of the war. At the call of the nation, we increased the amount of food-Buff laised. We wort ad longer hours in the day and on Saturdays. As a result of this labor, we . have been blessed with abundant crops for which extra-ordinary prices have been received. Negro farmers are more prosperous than they tave ever been. More of these have money in the bank and more of them are out of debt. We are proud to note tbat many of you are buying land and in other ways investing your surplus money. To those who are disposed to spend their money, this conference says do not use it or spend it foolishly and by next year be in debt. Do as this conference for the past twen ty-eight years has urged and advised. Take some of this money and invest It in land. Buy more tools and ma chinery so that you can farm in an up-to-date manner. Use some of this money to improve, your homes so that they may be more comfortable and more attractive for your wives and children. Get for your home lab or saving devices so that jour wives and children will not have to spend so much time and drudgery. Use some of this money-to improve your school houses. If you do not have a good school house in . your com munity, get in touch, through the Tuskegee Institute, with the Rosen waid School House Building Com mittee and your State Department of Education. Lengthen your school term. Pay your teacher a better sal ary. Use some of this surplus mon ey to improve your church pay your pastors more liberally and make pro visions for having services oftener than once a month. The war situation compelled you to diversify your crops and to raise other things than cotton. You have learned how to diversify and have found out the value and importance of diversified farming. Do not again depend only upon cotton. The rais ing of live stock is becoming an im portant and paying industry in the South. Raise more cattle and hogs. This Conference takes this oc casion to call the attention of Negro farmers to the opportunities and ad vantages of borrowing money which the Federal Farm Loan Bank offer the farmers, white and black, of the South. Hundreds of Negro farm own ers who have found it necessary to borrow money have taken the ad vantage of the Federal Loan oppor tunities. This conference urges upon the ...Negro., farm owners who may find it necessary to borrow money, to get in touch through National Farm Loan Association, or otherwise, with the Farm Loan Bank of your district. Although the war is over, the de mand in the cities of the South and the northern industrial centers will still continue. These cities and in dustries will offer such inducements in the way of good wages, protec tion under the law and school facili ties, that unless inducements are ottered on the farm and plantations, many more laborers will leave the rural district. To plantation owners, therefore, this Conference would sug gest the advisability of making such contracts with your laborers as will induce them to stay on the farm. Give your tenants a square deal; both in the contracts drawn and in the car rying out of these contracts, espec ially with reference to accounts in connection with supplies furnished ,etc. Give the farm laborer Imilar inducements of wages, law protection and c ideational facilities as the ci ties and industrial centers are giving. If these things are done, there will be less tendency for laborers to leave the farm for the industrial cen ters and cities. During the war period, whites and Negroes co-operated in subscribing to Liberty Bonds, in purchasing War Saving Stamps, in food - production and in food conservation and in other ww work activities. From var.ous communities the white and black soldiers were sent away with the same hearty God-speed and in many instances, under the ausptres of the same committee. As a result ol work ing together in theso war work ac tivities, whito and Negroes, through out this Southland, where brought into a more helpful relationship. Each learn od to expect more of the other. It 1 the earnest desire of the Conference in these times of peace, tbat this spirit of co-operation will continue and grow stronger and more helpful and thus contri bute in a larger way to the growth and development of the South. l'RESTOX. Presion, Okia., Jan. 30. Mr. F. L. Leonard is on the sick HsJ, this week. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Washing ton have a baby boy. Mr. and Mrs. O. L. P( ik also have a fine baby girl. Mr. and Mrs. Harry White have moved from Sharp to Preston to make it their home. Fev and Mrs. S. M. Holiness have a line boy. Brother Allen Griffin departed this life Jan. 14th was 76 years old. Rev. K. J. Holiness and Rer. N. E. Smith, and Clanse Gllllvln have returned from the training camp. Rev. Le villette delivered the 11 o'clock ser mon at Jerusalem Baptist church. Rev. Polk and Rev. A. J. Holmes preached Sunday night. There will be preaching at Jerusalem Baptist church every Sunday. Rev. M. G. Nunlsfield, minister was in Preston, Sunday visiting members. Mrs. P.oee Isham is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Mara Semons of Okmulgee. Albert Mitchell has ' returned from Camp Grant on a 10 days' furlough. Mrs. Berdie Mays is ou the sick list. Mrs. Arttna Loman of Tulsa Is here visit ing her mother, Mns. Emma Maya. Revs. R. C. Lee and J. H. Hamilton, moderator and secretary of the . N. W. Creek Seminole association field services at the Jerusalem Baptist church Wednesday night Rev. A. J. Holmefi was at Boley, Sunday with his flock. Service were good. , BAPTIST DUES PLAN $10,10 comi To Invest $5000 In Grocery Comp any and $5000 In Under taking Business. SET UNHEARfOF PRECEDENT Revs. S. R. Prince and J. H. Winn, Promoters. The Hon. Wm. M. McDonald Pledges Both Moral and Financial Support. Ft. Worth, Texas, Jan. 29, 1919. In line with thej usual unrest in the business circles, attendant with the oil craze which is now passing over Texas, there is also prevalent an unusual amount of business activi ty among the colored people of Pan thervllle. Coincident with the mani fest enthusiasm in this direction, Ft. Worth may proudly boast of two new additions to its commercial world in the persons of Revs. S. R. Prince, pastor Mt. Pisgah Baptist church, and J. H. Winn, pastor St James Baptist church, who have con ceived the very laudable idea of spurring the Negroes of Ft. Worth on in the direction of material develop ment and as a result they have plans on foot to perfects $10,000 corporation among the Negroes of the .city to ngage in the grocery and undertak ing business. As a part of the pro gram of organization, a mass meeting was held at the St James Baptist church on Sunday afternoon,' Jan. 26, at which meeting the plans were to be set forth by the promoters. . The attendance was large and numerous speakers among the fore most men of the city endorsed the movement. Among the most promi nent was the Hon. Wm. M. McDonald, who after commending the pastors for having the foresight tosee where in the Negro needed the greatest de lopinent and also the courage to deviate from the usual unwavering po icy of the ministry, and take the intiat of the ministry, and take the initiat ive In a commercial project, pledged both his moral and financial sup port After setting forth, in fart plans and pointing out the possibili ties of an organization of the nature, the Reverend Dr. Prince closed the meetint; advising those pr aent that he would immediately begin his rounds of canvassing and assuring them that he would get around to each one as soon as possible. In a statement issued Monday we are Informed that the crtlficates of stock, receipts and other necessary forms are all ready and the promo ters promise an actual cash sale of $li00 worth of stock by next week. EDGEWOOD. ' Edgewood, Texas, J.vU. 30. Services were Well attended Sunday at the Bothel Baptist church; Rev. Wil liams, pastor in charge filled his regular appointment; attendance good, two accessions, col -actions $10.40.' Rev. Malard of the C. M. E. church wp g a co-worker in the ser vice. Mr. Sam Nelson of Monroe, La., is in the city. Chas. Durrough purchased the Sam Nelfon's estate, consideration $1,250 See Mr. Will Johnson, the manager for the Express. Buy It in Edge wood. Elder . J. T. Barnes has returned from Marshall, Teras, with his son, J. T., Jr., who has been operated on at the T. P. hospital, coiditicns good. Mrs. Durrough who lost her hus band on the first has returned to her former home, near Canton. The debate was well attended last Fri day by the patrons of the school. Mrs. Moore, teacher. Mr. Johnson and Mr. Grimes are contemplating build ing on helr city lots. ' MINERAL WELLS. Little Bethel Baptist church put It over the top Sunday in spite of the inclemency of the weather. Each one' played their part well. All the churches of the city respon ded to their post nic-ly. . C. M E. church, $14.05; A. M. E. church, $12. 00; Mt Hermon, $10.00; total amount $33.05. v The contestants had a close race Mrs. Bertha Cosup received the 1st prize, a beautiful muff. She rairie the highest amount $5C.8B. Mrs. Ida TerrMl, the 2nd yrlze, a lady' shopt'ing bar, s'le bought the amount of $89.00. Mrs. Hill. $28.42. Mrs. Harvfy $2050; Mrs. Washington. $23.17, Miss Among $18.71, total amount for the day $397.02 Rev, J. S. Sutton, Pastor. i i . UP-THE-LIXE." We have slept in barns and bar racks, s In the mud and In the rain; We have slept in broken buildings, Every Where in each campaign; We have humped with cooties rain part, We have slept on lousy straw. We have slept where shells have whistled; In dugouts, but oh! pshaw! Well we have hit a new place, Since we've been wiggled up the line; We are sleeping In hen houses, and say, the sleeping is fine That is we sleep when all is quiet and shells aren't over heard : Be it known, we'll nap or slumber. When the Cooties arent in bed, For no matter where you travel and no matter where you roam, The dough boys got a partner There's a Cootie in his home. PVT. JOHN FRANKLIN LYNN, A. E. F France. MARLLV. Marlin,, Texas, Jan. 30. Rev. F. G. Lofton held his congregation spell bound with one of his strong ser mons. Go to the First Baptist church every Sunday morning and meet Supt H. Buckner, the invincible Bible in structor. All of the churches report ed good work for the Master. Rev. N. T. Denson preached a soul stirr ing sermon for F. G. Lofton at night. Prof. P. A. Stamps came In anl set to work a stirring committee of twenty-four to raise $2,500 for Chris tian education in the State. C C. Taylor and Hon. F. M. Yarborough are planning to organize a league for the Advancement of the Colored People. Mrs. Emma H. Johnson is spending a few weeks in Waco., Rev. M. L. Covington of Dallas passed through en route home. Mrs. Ca therine Jackson of Navasota, Texas, is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Mcnurva Johnson at Mrs. S. S. Brooks on Is land street Mr. Mose Carroll of Prairie View came up and spent a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phill Carroll on, Coleman street. Rev. G. W. Hurred died and was laid to rest Grandpa Griilln depart ed this life at a rip old age of 96. Rev. John Jackson also passed away and was laid to rest Mrs. Elsena Johnson of P. V.. mma in i to be at the bed side of her sick mother, Mrs. T. L. Sodas, Mr. John W. Alien of Fort Worth has im proved under the skill protection of Dr. A. L. Hunter. St J. P. Brown of M. G. B.p of Cami Hancock, Ga., was in the city. The Colored high school brass ban I is making rapid progress under Prof. S. L, Faithful, who has been their instructor one year. They have 18 pieces and their efficient teacher, Prof. Faithfull Is true to his name and stands at the head of his class on music. Davis Chapel M. E. church under the lead ership of Rev. E. L. Jackson is go ins over the top and his good people are following as never before, they have changed the schedule, viz., Sun day school 9 a. m., preaching 11 a. m., preaching at 7 p. m., and Mon day class at 8:40 p. m., and he is doing a g eat work. Miss Jinnie Lyne, the -Uctent teacher of High bank was in the city. She reads The Express. Mrs. Laura Harris Wi-.s called to KlghbanU on ac'-ount of the death of Ler mother-tn -law, Mri. Mary Rucker. Prof. J. Wash ington, president of Guadalupe Col lege was in the city and made one of his eloquent addrvtwija and order ed The Express for one year. Mrs. Limh Washington, one of our business women is back to health again Mrs. Marie Ellis is in the city visiting her mother, Mrs. Johnnie Jones on Bat tle Heights. Rev. Randolph fueral ise Mrs. Ellener King, he' is now holding a meeting in Ragan, Texas. AMARriXO. AmarlMo, Texas, Jan. SO.The big rally at tLe C. M. E. church, Jan. 26 Was a success. The amount raised to pay some of the indebtedness of the church was $!fi7.00. Mrs. Hooks gave $6.26. Dr. J. A, Stout secre tary of the C. M. E. church exten sion board preached for the people. His home is in Lob Angeles, Cal. Rev. Menorgan, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist church. He and his congre gation also paid a visit to the C M. E. and assisted in the collection, which was higb'y appreciated by Rev. Flournoy, pastor in charge. Mrs. Francis Glover of MarshrU la visiting Mrs. McCampbell. Mr. Loyce Cowan has returned from the train ing camp and stopped over for a few hours en route for Denver, Colo. Miss Willie Smith has returned from Wichita Falls, where she has been visiting. Mrs. M. Pearson has re turned home from a visit Mr. T. J. Hilliard was called to the bed side of his sister at Shreveport, La. Mrs Etta Tom Grays is on the sick list, also Mrs. Ruth Elliot He ALE ST ER, McAlester, Okia., Jan. S3. Rev. Watts, pastor the A. M. E. church has returned to bo with us another year. 1 , Vernon Hosklns, aged 15 and son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hosklns died with pneumonia after an attack of tnfluenra. Funeral services were con ducted from Mt Triumph. Rev. II. A. A. C. P. TAKES A SENDS TELEGRAM OF PROTEST TO GOVERNOR HOBBY. RE QUESTS .INFORMATION REGARDINSvANY STEPS TAKEN BY TEXASrAUTHORITIES, - January 30, 1919. The National Association for the ArlvnnnAtnant fit Colored Peoplo, through its Secre tary, jonn K. Shillady of New York, makes public a ' telegram addressed tO Governor W. P. Hnhhv nf Ton. concerning the lynching of Bragg wiuiams. a iogro, at HillstKjro, Tex as, on January 20. Williams was accused of murder find hnri hapn sentenced to be hanged on February n, rress dispatches state that notice of appeal from the sentence ty me court was filed by his attor ney and this action Is said to have led the mob to take the case Into ItS OWn hands Thn nmwlatlnn calls the Governor's attention to the fact that more than one hundred Jynchings have taken place in the United States since the United States entered thn war tn mill th. world safe for democracy, and that since .president Wilson's appeal to the country against lynching on July 26, 1918, twenty-one Negroes have been lynched, four of them in Texas. The Association's telegram follows: January 21, 1919. Hon. W. P. Hohby. Governor, Austin.-.. Texas. ' --" - ' Press dispatches o f January Twentieth report lynching of Bragg Williams accused of murder who January 21, 1919. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People through its Secretary. John Shn. lady of New York, makes public a teiegram addressed to Walker D. Hines, Director General of Railroads, regarding the strike at Mtmnhia Tenn., against Colored switchmen! i ne Association u 'es that order NumDer 27 issued by former Di rector General William n iah providing the same wage con ditions for Celored workmen as for white be maintained. Specall at tention is called to the fact that th Railroad Brotherhood hv stutional provision deny to Colored men the right to Join the." unions. The Association's telegram says that this should be a warrant for examining with care all contentions made on their behalf against, men wnom they have barred from thei; ran'.:. The telegram foliows: January 20, 1919. Walker D. . Hines, Director General of Railroads, Washington, D. C. National Association for Advance ment of Colored People, speaking on behalf of its one hundred sixty- u ve Drancnes ana rorty-flve thousand members in thirty-eight states re gards the strike against Colored switchmen by their fellow workmen Jackson, pastor officiated. Miss Pearl Brown of Tulsa, is here for a ahort visit. Miss Willie Seay Neal of Hope, Ark., passed through the city en route to Oklahoma City. Miss Sa die B. Davis one of the city teach ers who has been very ill left for her home in -Vanita, accompanied by her sister. Mr. Henry Garland of Checotah spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Jones. Mr. Ben Thompson of Eufaula is now em ployed at Mr. F. T. Turner's barber shop. Mrs. Bertie Richard of Green ville, Texas, is now the guest of her Bister, H. S. Cotton. Private C. C. Poynter has returned home from Camp Upton, with an honorable dis charge. Mrs. Vina LicMl's niece, Thelma of. Terre Haute, lad., is here visiting her. Mrs. McBeth died Sat urday. Miss Edna Salters of Dent son spent Sunday with her brothrr and family. RALLY AT CARTER'S CHAPEL. .- Amar.llo, Texnst, Jan. 30. 1919. Who's class led the rally at Car ter's Chapel C. M., E. church, class No. 2 is the answer. McJohneon, leader. Here Is proof: M. C. Johnson, 10; T. J. HUlard, 10; Mrs. T. J. Hillard, 10; Anna Hooks, 6.25; Mary Hawkins, 6; Lula John son, 6"; Amanda E'iiott, 5; Mary T. Moore, 6; Mr. Evans Williamn, 5; Miss B. E. Ford, 5; Mrs. S. R. Washington, 4.50; V M. E. Wrtsht, 10; Mrs. Blanch Hoster, 2; total $82.75. DIRECTOR HUB 0 JIS CAP TO TASiJflf MIS II HO III TEXAS E1IIE ?pvtaKen fra Jal1 at Hillsboro, I"'8'1!' mb and burned to death in public sauarn. IsJofi.ni a , ation for Advancement of Colored jroyio, BpeaKing m name of Its oneN hundred sixty-five branches and forty-flvei thousand numbers 'in thirty-eight states of the Union respectfully request information r&. garding anv stenn contemplated by Texas authorities to uiiuu.u Ucr laws against members of mob who have so outrageously flouted them. Si Tine thtk TTntrnJ " w UUilCU States entered the war to make the worm sare ror democracy more than one hundred Nnirno. hD. v, , lGCU lynched. Since President Wilson ap- iicaieu io iao country against lynch ing on July twenty-sixth, 1918, ask ing the Governors nf iha ,iai i ' BWIMJ, M1W oncers and men and women of every j-viiuiiuiuiy in me united States to keen - AmpHfn'a namr. ... 1 1 1 . ,uuiu -nilUUUt BUiin or reproach and to make and end of m aisgracerui evil, twenty-one Ne groes have been lynched, four of them in Texas. We urge that you use every power at your command to . see that members of mob are apprehended and punished to full extent of law. . JOHN R. SHILLADY SECRETARY. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR AdI iVANQEMENT ' OF COLORED .,PEOPLE, in Memphis, Tenn., as serious ex hibition of race intolerance and urges that no decision sustaining white workmen in their refusal to permit Colored men same rights as them selves be sustained by the federal government. Our information is that railroad administration investigators and mediators did not confer with representatives of Colored switchmen Order Number 27 issued by Mr. Mc Adoo provided same wage conditions for Colored as for white. We strong ly urge that this proper and Just order, be maintained. Colored men tell ub that thev fear attempt to de prive them of the right to equal py for equal work. Direct your atten tion to the .fact that railroad brother hoods by (: institutional provision deny to Colored men the right to Join their unions, an un-American M. L. Dabney is the leading Star which Bhoi'ld be warrant for xam lnlng wit care all contentions made on their behau' against men whun they have barred froTi their ranks. Further, it is our information that prior to the promulgation of Order 27 white brotherhood men objected to Colored men because the receive less wages and that now 'hty object to their receiving equal wage. JOHN R. SHILTjADY, SECRETARY. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ADVANCEMEOT OF COI-OREn PEOPLE. Preparing To Entertain News paper Men At Nashville. Nashville, Tenn., Preparations for the entertainment of the National Convention of newspaper men are progressing iu this city. The cor responding secretary said this Week that the largest number of accept ances to the call for thi meeting that had ever reached him this early had come in. The plan Is to have a great overflow public neeting at one of the largest churches tn Nash vi:.!) on the night of Feb. 6th. Dis tinguished representatives from every where will be in attendance. There will be messages right off the wire from France from the newspaper cor respondent that the Press Associa tion sent to France In the eai'y part of the war. The local committee under the leadership of the members of the organization will entertain the Press while they are in the city. All of the sessions are sup posed, as gleaned from the secretary to be open except one, whlc) will be devoted entirely to executive meet ings. Rpresentatives from Canada, and the vepresenUtlve of the South African newspapers hav slgiilflel their intention to be present Mr.' Jim Smith was called to Hous ton on account of serious Illness of hia brother, Mr. Nat Emita, Of -WW,...; W.'