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Founded by w. E. King. " The Republican Party Is The Ship, All Else Is The Sea." Fred Douglas. ' $i.B0 Per Annum
VOL. 20, SO 16. DALLAS, TEXAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1919. PRICE FITE CE5TS.
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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
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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.'

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