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' (By Associated Negro Press.)
Chicago, 111., March 27. Two more
marks vrerb made on the bomb record
of Chicago this week when two bombs
were thrown on the same night on
tbe Southside doing thousands of
dollars worth of damage. It Is be
lieved that both bombs were thrown
by tbe same person, who rode rapidly
through the streets In an automobile.
The first was exploded in the hall
way of the branch banking offices
of Jesse Binga, a Negro of consider
able wealth' and known throughout
the country. The second ' was ex
ploded In the residence of Alex J.
Itoblnson, on Calumet avenue.
This makes the third bomb ex
ploded in the South Side district in
tBy Associated Negro Press.)
Chicago, 111.. March 27. "Shall Jim
Crow Prevaiir Is a burning question
that is receiving serious considera
tion in every section of the country.
' Here- ton after - revelation of the
vM-JfloaUons of this demon of in-
JuKtle i coming to light every day.
One mC tbe recent instances here
ws ike experience of Mrs. Mattle
Hunter, a business woman of Cleve
land, who was on her way ' to Hot
Springs. Ark. Mrs. Hunter called at
the Railroad Adminstration City Tick
et ofiioes and endeavored to pur
chase a ticket and Pullman accoin-
, -modations to her destination. Mrs.
Hunter was Indifferently informed by
the clerk, after a perfunctory inves
tigation of the reservations, that
there was no space to be had at all
that day, the next day or for a week
ahead. '
Very much indignant, at the kind
of service offered, and sensing the
situation, the Cleveland woman ex
claimed: And this Is the kind of
service our government gives its
citizens ' after our boys have bled
and liid on the battle fields of
France, to make the world a decent
place to live in:"
The matter was taken up later with
Col. William Randolph Cowan, Dr.
. 3. Cary and others. It was learn
ed that It is the general custom of
all railroads going south to refuse
to sell Pullman accommodations to
Colored passengers.
It is stated a fact that at certain
points, one of them Cairo, 111., a mem
ber of cases have been known where
passengers were thrown out of their
berths at four in morning, by white
hoodlums. To this statement the
Illinois Central ticket clerk attested.
All sorts of subtrafuges sre resort
ed to by passengers desiring Pull
man accommodations; sending white
people for tickets, after telcphonirg;
or send very fair Colored people;
and then the passenger takes a
.chance on getting through.
It is well known that it is next
to impossible to get Pullman ac
.CMnmodattons coming from the
.South, but it is not generally frnon
, that in every large city in the North
there is a standing rule agalt sell-
: ;ing accommodations into tae South
rn state to Colored people.
Mrs. Hunter declared: "I will
spend the rest of my life, if neces
sary, fighting against this outrageous
' treatment. What is the matter with
-the men of our rare, that they are
so indifferent to these conditions?
And lust to think,' the railroads are
under control of our government."
flhio Congressman Urges Ne
groes fo Fight for Political
. Etpaiity.
(By Associated Negro .Press.)
Cleveland, Ohio, March 27. Con
gressman H I. Emerson of this city
is receiving praise and comment all
over the country for his-tearless ex
pression, both in Congress 'and upon
the public platform, in favor of giv
ing equal and exact Justice to the
- American Negro. Congressman has
not become a recent advocate of this
kind of treatment, but for years has
.' availed himself of every opportunity
to speak out boldly,
J : . ,
Congressman Emerson said: , "The labile it is realized that the Negro
. i i ...! , . i .w . ... i
Colored people in every section of
the country must light for political
equality, and do it now. You should
have members In Congreas.Judges cf
courts and every other office to
"which you are qualified, without dis
tinction because of Race."
the laBt three weeks, and more than
a dozen in the last year. All of them
were traced, more or Jess, to a class
of whites who have become very
incensed because of the valuable
properties the Negroes are getting
in the exclusive sections of the South
Indignation over the latest inci
dents runs high, and every effort is
being made to run down the perpe
trators. While resolutions have been
adopted by the city council of Chica
go, Introduced by Aldermen, Jack
son and Anderson, calling upon the
most thorough investigation of these
bomb, crimes, they continue at uncer
tain intervals, and the general ques
tion asked is "Where will It strike
Negro Labor the "Bone of Con
tention" Between North
and South.
(By Associated Negro Press.)
Jacksonville, Fla., March 27.
There is a big demand here for Ne
gro laborers, and there is a fight on
up North to keep them from re
turning South. Several days ago
Federal Director O. B. Travis was
advised that Negroes in several com
munities in Pennsylvania were avail
able, and he at once informed South
erners that they would be sent if
transportations were provided for.
When this fact was learned by North
ern employers, a big protest went up,
and consequently the Negro is prov
ing more that he is in demand. "We
are willing to work anywhere," said
one- laborer, "if - we can be --treated
as men, and given an unmolested
chance to look after our families.
We are not shirkers, and look for
a better day."
Columbus, S. C Honors Re
turning Nep Soldiers.
Columbus, S. C. March 25. This
historic city has set a fine example
for other cities in the south in its
demonstration of friondllness and
patriotic interest In the return of
the Negro soldiers of the 371st In
fantry from France. Along ;with
other Negro regiments from Chicago,
New York, Massachussetts and
Ohio, brigade with the French, these
brave black boys were among those
covered with glory and honor. Their
home coming stirred the. hearts of
all the people, and the "new. era" of
Justice . was given a fine lift in this
Thousands, of both races, turned
out to see the parade,-these soldiers
being the first to return from the
front in a body, having seen actual
fighting. The white people dropped
the color-line and not only viewed
the parade but joined enthusiastically
In the shouting and crying for Joy.
The soldiers made a wonderfully im
pressive appearance as they marched
through the principle business street
of the city. One could not help
thinking that there marched the
highest tribute to patrotlsm in a
state where there has been for years
a fiendish propaganda of prejudice
to ceny the very boys who protected
the onlookers.
The paratfs ended up at Benedict
College. The principal address was
delivered by Gov. R. A. Cooper, of
South Carolina. He said in part:
"As Governor or South Carolina,' I
esteem it a privilege to welcome you
bacfc- home. You have played your
part most nobly, yet I trust that
you do not reti rn with the idea that
the victory is yet complete. We are
facing a new day; new problems
'confront us that will tax the strength
of our goyernment to solve. You
have assiste-t in making the world
safe for democracy; we must now
made democracy safe for the world.
I extend to you a hearty welcome,
and I wish you God-speed in your
future lives."
This unusual address by a South
ern Governor, and - particularly in
South Carolina, had an electrifying
efiect on the people, and the impres
sion of the whole occasion is being
discussed everywhere. The hoys
wore their trench helmets, carried
guns and held their "eyes front" all
along the line of march
Dr. R. It. Wright said recently in
an address: "What we desire now
is that the white and Coloied people
may work together .for industrial,
moral and educational uplift, Just
as we worked together for Liberty
Bonds. Red Cross, Thrift Stamps,
Y. M. C. A. and Salvation Army. In
all of these the Negro has proven
equal to all and superior to many,
and in tho others he will not -.
found wanting."
In the midst of the astounding
Social Unrest" of the entire world,
bos many grievances, it is discovered
tha t he is more anxious to force rec
ognition through reason and common
sense than through brutality and
riot. It Is urged that such group, at
this time deserve the very tairest
M, G. Duggar's Column
LICATIONS. Ordinarily this column is concerned
only In the more serious comments
of press on the race, but the Luke
McLuke the humorous philosopher
of the Cincinnati Enquirer comes
forward with the following observa
tions: "A white man wants to appear
younger than he is and will lie about
his age. But when a Colored man
gets up around the age of 60 he
pretends he is anywhere between
75 and 90."
Of course comparisons are odious,
but since Mr. McLuke is the aggres
sor in this affair we offer the fol
lowing in self defense: When a
white man brings home a pound of
oleomargarine at noon his wife puts
it on her table. But when a Colored
man brings home a bar of the stuff
his wie puts it on her hair.
Bishop C. S. Smith has addressed
a letter to the Colored press sug
gesting an inter-racial conference
in the south to adjust the pending
friction that will result from the
revival of Klu Klux methods of pre
venting the discharged Colored sold
iers from reaping the reward of
their heroism in tbe war Just closed.
Bishop Smith's commanding position
as a clergyman and publicist and his
wide. experience 'a travel and affairs
render him a person to be reckoned
with in policies concerning the race
and It Is certain his suggestions will
receive their due consideration from
the press.
i An unconflrmen report is circulat
ing that Tennesseeans are endeav
oring to prevent a certain well known
race paper published in Cbjcago from
entering the state. This column is
uninformed as to the methods that
are being employed to this end
neither can it ascertain if a bill to
that effect has been introduced in
the legislature, as reported, but it
is well known that a bitter opposi
tion . to the paper in question has
existed for a long time throughout
the southland, and that even members
of the race have censured its sen
sationalism. Nevertheless it has en
Joyed a constantly increasing circu
lation and has powerful hold on
the masses. Its editorials are as
conservative as could be desired
and its news-gathering facilities are
superb. To bar it from the state
would be a gross injustice.
The National Baptist controvert,;' '
continues to be featured in the de- -
nomination&l papers. During a great
disruption of this character the fac
tlonist can do great good for his
cause if he will employ only clean,
clear dignified journalism. The dis
interested are sure to be influenced
in favor of the side that stands aloof
of vulgarity in the presentation of
its cause. ' ,
We are in receipt of the request
from the United States Public Health
Service, Division of Veneral Diseases,
Treasury Department, asking the
press to render aid in its program of
enlightening the public on the sub
ject concerned.
A review of the literature at com
mand leads to the following sugges
tions for newspaper guidance:
Do not accept advertisements from
firms, druggists or doubtful sources
offering remedies for these diseases.
Advise victims against self cures
and to consult only reputable phys
icians. Champion the moral side of every
antl-vlci campaign.
The race press is sure to respond
satisfactorily to these government
S. W. Evans, of Washington, C. H.
Ohio, who edits the County Or.an,
a monthly pamphlet, is arranging a
new home for the journal. I'lans
are beng completed for a cozy i9ice
and press room, on the present Bite
on Columbus avenue, and with better
faculties for job work the Organ is
about to render broader service to
the race. '
What Colored man Jn America has
not heard of Xenla, Ohio, the seat
of WUherforce University, for half
a century the leading educational
Institution of the race on this conti
nent. Xenis! Her citizens tl e acme
of culture, her advantages numerous.
A little city of eight thousand inhab
itants, more than one-fourth oi tnem
are Colored, and their hien average
of literacy and their location in one
well built section gives taem a com
mercial a political advantage that
operates so splendidly in . favor of
the frugal element As a result
Xenia abounds in heautiful homes,
business enterprises and professional
men. .Her churches,, lodges, and pub
lic schools are above the average
of the race.
But as stated so many times before
none of these things concern this
column. What is Xenid doing for
race literature?
It is a serious indictment against
a community ao progressive that it
possesses no race paper or its own,
but more serious still is the de3tiny
in which their obligation to the pro
fession Is comprehended. No feel
of reproach, no consciousness of loss,
no condemnation whatever possesses
the average Xcnlan. Many commun-
ities so depleted of press environment
are hungering after something of the
sort. But no such hunger exists in
Xenia. Ohio. Sbe is perfectly con
tented. An anticipated press lying
dormant amid tbe accumulated rub
bish of a store of years bears mute
evidence of the last vain attempt at
a. race naner.
Two age-cles, u far as I can aa-
certain, supply ' Xenia's demand for I
race publications. One of them tin-I
ports weekly on hundred copies of
a famous Chicago pa par and the other
handles a certain New York monthly
Population - considered . Washington,
Court House, twenty-five miles dis
tant, buys four times as many; Wil
mington, eighteen miles away, buys
six times as many; and Jamestown,
eleven miles away,, buys eight times
as many race papers as Xenia.-
We are opening up Xenia, Out an
nouncement in pamphlet form has
been placed in every home in tbe city.
Results thus far are very satisfying.
But Xenla needs a revival in this
work, with Billy Sunday who can
"cuss" from the housetops and get
by with it. Pi'y for our conserva
tive methods in Seuia, the alpha and
omega. , t - ' . ' '
Our booster roll has been Increased
by the addition if the following ad
vertisers: -
Peters Bros., Pressors; Mason Bros.
Jewelry repairing; Paul Edwards
restaurant; 8anitary barber shop;
Holmes and Wntkins, Funeral di
rectors ; Star Restraurant; Madam
M. B. Lytle, Hir Grower; all of
Xenla, Ohio. . j, ;
Negro Beauty Products ; Con
cern Has nourishing Year.
The stockholders of Johnson Manu
facturing Company of which Dr. and
Madam W. A. Johnson are president
and vice-president respectively, met
at their main office, 800 Tremont
Street, Boston, 'Mass., on Monday,
March 3rd. j
The Board of Directors reported
a business done last year of $10,465.91
showing a total asset for the firm
of $17,444.49, or a gain of $2,536.50
over the last report. The directors
declared a dividend of 6 per cent
on all shares of record and placed
substantial balance to the sinking
fund. . ' .. i
The above is Very excellent show
ing and the newspaper is glad to
publish It that ' other race enter
prises may strive to accomplish like
The Company has recently opened
a new store at . .remoni,
this being the third place ' op-rated
by them in that' city. ,
(By .Assoi.aK A Negro Prwwjl
Rochester. N. i., Marcn zi.
people of this community are rais-
ing $50,000 for the establishment of
a Community House for the Colored
people. This was once the home
of Frederick Douglass, and a fine
monument to his memory is erected
in one .of the public squares.
The Executive Committee of the
Equal Rights Association of Texas,
has called a state convention to meet
in Dallas, Wednesday, June 4th. The
main question before this convention
will be the. electing of Colored trus
tees over Colored schools. The meet
will be an important one and there
should be present at this meeting
at least five delegates from each
county In the state. ,
If America is to defeat the Wilson
scheme for a League of Nations it
must defeat it through the organized
forces of the Republican party. The
Democratic forces are already lined
up in its support as a party measure.
No newly formed organization can
have the force to stand up against
tLi great Democratic party.
All the speeches of th United
States Senatoora against the Wilson
scheme will count for little if not
backed up by organization the or
ganization of the Republican party.
This is s- clear a fact that it needs
no buttressing argum nt, and yet
there are men in tho Republican
j party still urging that this league
scneme snouiu uui uecouie ym ij
Indeed, within ten nays Mr. Char
les E. Hughe., no less a man than
the Republican Presidential nominee
in 191 S, so argued in a speech beiore
the New York County Bar Associa
tion. It may well be that utterances of
this kind are at this juncture more
dangerous to American Independence
than tie open support of the Wilson
League by Mr. Taft. The fact is,
Mr. Hughes, that the Wilson League
Is already a political issue and
the biggest political Issue since the
days of slavery. The fact is, Mr.
Hughes, that it 1s not only a political
issue, but has been a political issue
since Mr. Wilson set foot to Boston,
with this pernicious covenant in his
pocket for the denationalizing of
Something like two or three weeks
ago The Sun said editorially that the
League of Nations compact, as It
then stood and now stands, oupht
not to make for party cleavage. The
thought of The Sun was that all
Americans, irrespective of party,
should be against it; the thought of
The Sun was there was every reason
why the countries of Europe and of
the Far East should be for it as a
f.rand good thing for them, but that
there was every reason why all
America should be against it.
Since the appearance of that edi
torial article' the League of Nations
has made a century of history. It
has stirred the people of this entire
country to a depth of discussion and
feelin that baa not been approached
since the closo of the civil war. It
thrust Itself into the foreground over-
night as an overshadowing national
issue. It couldn't cava done other
wise, in fact, conceived by the great
est politician, of all time and forced
upon the Peace Commission by tuts
same politician, Woodrow Wilson,
President of the United States.
It tbe scheme was to be effectively
opposed by America obviously the op
position had to come rrom, the ite-
Dublican party. There was no other!
way of meeting the organized forces
of the Democratic party already lined
tm with tho Pra-iHnnt at hiM rnm. I
mand, to back him up in America
and to back him up with the other
nation jf tbe world.
Organization must be met with or
ganization. There is no other way.
There is no other force save, the Re
publican . party capable of meeting
ihe Democratic hordes on the fields
of combat and scattering them to
the four winds. Disorganized oppo
sition to the VvTjlnon' League will
count for nothing against the highly
organized Democratic party, an
swering to the party whip wielded
by the strong right hand of the
To say at this stage-of the pro
ceedings , that the Wilson League
scheme should not become a party
isfue when it is already a mammoth
party issue with the Democratic party
is to say in effort that the league
should have no opposition at all.
Such i a conclusion may be good
enough for some of us, that thank
God it is not good enough for all of
us. There are some Americans still
among us, the men and women of
tbe great Republican party us a
whole, who ring true to the ideals
of the fathers who founded this free
and independent nation.
With the Republican party the die
is cast. It must go on and sustain
Its great party leaders of the United
States Senate, men of courage and
patriotism who have pledged them
selves to ' overthrow this Wilson
scheme. It is do this or through in
action and indecision commit political
suicide. "The League of Nations" la
a gripping phrase, meaning the eli
mination of war, but the Republican
men and women of America are now
awakening to the full meaning of
this denationalizing covenant that
Mr. Wilson with his Democratic party
at his back is determined to force
through. " ' ' ;
In 1920 national campaign is al
ready on: : The League of Nations is
the great" lBsue. The Democratic par
ty, led by its Democratic President,
has Sounded the call to battle. If
The Sun- knows the kind of stuff the
Republican party is made of, it has
no doubt as .to the . kind of answer
it wllf hurt at" ita-iu-loug - enemy.
tbe Democratic party. It has no
doubt as to tbe account it will give
of Itself in the great fight now on
aeainst veildtng up our national in
dependence to gratify the vanity and
to satisfy the ambition of a danger
ously impractical autocrat the great
est autocrat of all time, in tempera
ment, in characteristics and in his
feach for world power, woria ao
minion. '
New. York Sun.
New Building; Costing $193,000 to be
Dedicated on March 2o.
The new Pine street Department,
Young Men's Ch: istian Association
costing $193,000, which will be used
for the Colored men and boys of St.
Louis, will be dedicated March ii.
This build ng is being paid tor Dy
contributions from Julius Rosenwald
of Chicago, who gave $25,000; by the
Metropolitan Board of Directors,
wt u is giving $110,000, ana uy me
Negroes, who have pledged $57,500.
The building which is now nnisn-
ed is being equipped by some of the
lor.il firms with tbe latest equip
ment. It hat been erected on a lot
which fronts 130 feet on Pine street.
and 130 feet on Twenty-ninth street,
on the southeast corner. The build
ing is four stories high. It is of
fire proof construction and is faced
on the exterior with a rough red
brick with Bedford, Ind., stone trim
mings. The basement contains a cafeteria
and its kitchen and serving arrange
ments, a billiard room, a bicycle room
a large swimming pool, boiler and
machinery rooms, ana a room tor
manual training classes.
The ttrst floor contains two large
lobbies, reading rooms and game
rooms for men on one side and dupli
cate arrangement for boys on the
other side. The office of the sec
retary and his assistant, tercher with
the general office, cloak rooms, post
ofllce, are arranged m tne center;
immediately in tho rwr is a large
gymnasium, with a running tract
hung to the wa'l. The second floor
contains a numuer of lecture rooms
and a series of bed rooms. The third
and fourth floors are occupied en
tirely by bedrooms, shower and foot
baths xand toilets and dormitories.
: .The first floor has marble ter
razzo floors, marble base, and is
handsomely finished throughout with
naneled oak and wainscoting- and
finish. The upper part of the build
ing is also finished in oak. me gym
nasium is so arranged that it can be
used both as a gymnasium and nn
St. Louis Globe Democrat
Last Friday night, a Colored spill
binder in the Democratic ' Citizens
Camn in his effort to win Colored
vote for the Democratic City Ticket
headed by Capt Wozencraft, toon
occasion to UBe.some very uncompli
mentary language concerning Messrs,
W. E. King. A, 8. Wells and B. May-
field. The remarks have caused a
storm of protests, and what is inter
esting, the Jordan who uttered the
nr enrni II UlTrnrOT M tTfOfirO I I'll Plf,'l,'""! fD-
Mr idfLUlAL' 1.1 1 til LO I IU ftCSitULO fttVU U-..ULU..... J
. (By Associated Negro Press.)
Washington, D. C, March 27. In
voatlgaMon of a report that Negro
workmen employed in. steel plants
ai Coatsvllle. Pa., are being de
ported by the conbtsbulary was or
dered . by " the department of labor.
Charles J. ' Fury, commissioner of
conciliation, will conduct the in
quiry.'. ;
(By Associated Negro Press.)
Portland, Ore- March 27. Federal
Judge Wolverton overstepped the
bohnds prescribed by " the law tor
ordinary bootlegging and fined J. A.
Nichols $250 and sentenced him to
twelve months Imprisonment in the
county jail. Nichols is a Pullman
porter, and the wrath of the Judge
was aroused by tbe large number of
porters found bringing liquor into
the state. -
(By Associated Negro Press).
Bridgetown, N. J March 27. Rev.
John Presberry, who is conducting
revival services here t. the A. M.
E. church, was attacked by some
members of the congrogation, as he
was leaving the building, because of
his frank speaking with reference
to worldly amusements.'
(By Associated Negro Press).
Washington, D. C. March 27.
There is much bad . feeling here
among the Colored people of Wash
ington, because the veterans of the
District Separate batalllon. which won
great honors on the battlefields of
France, were permitted to arrive in
the city without announcement and
a formal parade. Washington is the
words being generally an unknown,
the protestants think that I am the
offending Jordan. .
I , take this method of notifying
the protestants and all other people
that I am not the man who did the
talking-.-. Jlnv.ni; acquaintance
with the gentlemen mentioned have,
am justified in listing them . among
the best citizens in the town.
Very Truly.
Business Manager, Dallas Express.
March 25, 1919., Dallas, Texas.
City Atton ley Cites .Clause Requiring
Candidate to be voter.
Captain Hal Moseley can not legal
ly serve Dallas as Street Commis
sioner if he should be elected ac
cording to A. S. Hardwicke, Ctty
Attorney. Mr. Hardwicke said the
question was raised as to the eligi
bility cf Captain Moseley's name go
ing on the ballot rather than be
cause he was not present personally
to sign the application for such a
Captain Moseley was nominated
as S'reet Commissioner on the tick
ets of thb City Democrats and the
Citizens' Association. The time for
filing applications for places on the
ballot has closed and it is too late
for the Citizens' Association to ap
point another ian to take Mr. Mose
ley's plr.ee. even' if this were desired
It is pointed out
Mr. Hardwicke said he advised the
Board of Conimissloners to allow
Captain Mosel qr's name to go on
tbe ballot and and to deal with the
subject of his inellglbllty wheu the
proper time came. It is pointed out
thai, the Legislature, within the 1 'res
ent year, enacted a law to bar the
names of persons ineligible for office
from the ballot, but this act will
not Become efectlve until Jure 17,
so a name may be upon tho bal
lot and voted for, although the per
son can not serve even if he re
ceives a majority of the Totes.
Not QuaUfled Yoter.
Mr. Hardwicke said the question
was rr.ised as to Captain Moseley's
ineligibility upon the ground that he
is not a qualified voter. The city
charter, Section 4 of Article III,
Each member of the Board c
Commissioners shall, in addition to
the other qualifications prescribed by
law, be at the date of his election
a qualified voter of the city of Dal
las, and shall not be in arrears in
the payment of any taxed or other
liabilities due the city."
According to Mr. Hardwicke, the
point was made that Captain Mose
ley 1s not a quftlliied voter because
he is in the United States Army.
The Texas Constitution, Section 1
or Article VI, names the classes of
Dersons who shall not be allowed
to vote in this State, among them
belne the following: "All soldiers,
mnrinen and seamen, employed in
the service of the army or navy' of
the United States."
It is further argued, that three is
an additional reason why Mr. Mose
ley can not serve, in, that he has
not paid his poll tax.
Captain Moseley has been In
France with a company of United
States engineers. Ka is reported on
his way borne, via England.
Dallas News.
Sf ill?
only one of the large cities, and tho
nation's capitol at that, that ha
ignored the coming of t! o great Col
ored American herov J oi the World
War. . ' '
(By Associated Negro Press). .
New York, March 27. Mrs. Mary
George, thirty-one,163 ItJclimood
Terrace, was arrested here for get
ting: nre to the homes of two white
people. She had seen "For Rent"
signs in the windows, and wben sht
applied for rooms, was refused on
account of her color. The woman,
so she claims, determined to set fire
to the places to vindicate her Race,
and show to ' the world the kind of
discrimination going on in .Itnerlca.
k (By Associated Negro Press).
Philadelphia, Pa.. March 27 Tha
Colored people of- this city have
been successful in acquiring the pro
perty of the Protestant Episcopal
Divinity School, at 60th and Wood
land avenue, the same to be occu
pied as the Mercy Hospital and gr-iool
for nurses. The Bale price is $120.
000- 'For many years Mercy Hospital
has been locatd at Fltzwater and
17th streets, hut the larerelr increased
population of the city, together with
the ever increasing patronage naa
made it necessary for the manage- .
mont to secure more commodious
The president of the hospital It
Rev. DV. Henry L. Phillips; the Beo
retary, John W. Harris; the eve
cutive secretary. Thomas Hodge; the
treasurer, Martin L Lehmaan. and
the medical director. Dr. Aleeraom
B. Jackson.
mm m
(By Associated Negro Press.)
Washington. D. C, March 27.
"Who does this world , belong tof
is the question the Janapese aatiom
desires to have answered in a con
crete manner by the Peace Confer
ence now in session In Paris. Tho
question is giving deep concern to
the various nations assembled, and
particularly the United States.
Not only is this country interested
from the immigration viewpoint but.
also, from the viewpoint of the re
lationship of the American Negroes
to the body politic. It is an open
secret that the American Negroes,
are very much determined to get
more favorable consldeiation from
the government than has been ac
corded in the past. This is espe
cially true of the S-'Uth. but is ap
plicable to every section of the coun
try where open discrimination is
While loyal to the government in
every respect, there is no . group of
people who can hotter sympathize
with the discriminations because of
race, that is being practiced i on
the Japanese, and the citizens of that
country are bold to say that if the
allies wre sincere In the principles
for which the fought, there should
be no color line anywhere in tho
world, but every nation and each
individual in etry nation, Bboalt
be marked only by merit
Atlanta Negroes Send Great
Proportion of Children h
Private Schools.
(By Associated Negro Press.)
Atlanta, C.a- March 27. Tho Ne
groes of Atlanta, te saving tho city
more than $200,000 psr year, it w -
publicly stated today, by sending
than 3,000 children to private rchools.
This is manifestly urfalr to the Ne
groes, it waa pointed out. In view
of he fact that they pay a large por
tion of the taxes. However, the ma
jority of the public schools here, as
well as elsuwhere in the South, are
such miserable things, that the pride
of the Race will not permit the
children to attend.
Buffalo Detective Reinstated
(By Associated Negro Press.)
Buffalo, N. Y, March 27. Judson
Westmoreland, thb Negro police offi
cer, special, who was released by the
Chief of Police, was re ln.tatod in
his position when the report goi. out
that he was released because of a '
trumped up chargo agairst him by
a taxi- driver. The chief stated that
Westmoreland waa on special work,
and was released with , others, but
rather than have it said that he wan
prejudiced, he vould give V,rest -jre-land
his job back, which ho did at
once. . ,

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