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K t ''A 7! :. . ); J rx l V M ! p r. "27' -Repuhnmn JJuny Jx The Snip, AU Kim la The Sea." Fred Douglas. Pounded by W. a iun i v. i r i : .v. wr , ' 1 ' ' ' TES KUU3 DALLAS,' IT. -TVS, 8ATWAT, HAT 19, 1919. ,r'-' ' 1 S - T7 ! a ? i9. ' . . . Ills'. i..jlnylf.jl;jynSir jIJDJILOjJIL iU a;i...L:,;.;, cm nnrn imam: " rail atfinsmflUB E. Oil El UULUIihU . UIUWIUIIIUW. . ; u -piritu loa and auVber. the!' ' " ! - " Sl wU de . flr,.-.n.mn r r- ,, 8 ll i' IIP '' ftllfl Iftrt "'fllir!FTPl! -'onferenoe will all probability be the f f4 f J T t 4 ' I T fl I fl 1 1 few YGilK SYuCGPATED ORCHESTRA, LIEUT. EC:3?E'S ; m 3B5TH i:mtry EkoiUY!::3 EErzits'ii LOOP DISTRICT. ;- TKOUSOS Cm TO SEOOHE SEATS ELITE OF WHITE SOCIETY TOO MAD." (The Associated Negro , Press) . ; Chicago, May 8. Chicago has had a marvelous awakening during the last week, and the awakening la hav . tag a moat faforable effect , On "Mon day night there waa an occurence vhlch. a year ago, ven, would'have been regarded as a pipe dream." Three great musical aggregations of our people, two of whom had been across the seas and thrilled the peo ple of England and France, were playing . thoir souls stirring music within "gun-shot" of each other, so to epoak. right down In Chicago's great "loop" district. The first, the New York Syncopated Orchestra, un der the direction of Will Marion Cook, waa playing it's third engagement of the season in the famous Orches tra Hall, before an audience of 3, 000, more than 1,000 people being unable to purchase seats. The sec- ona. tne wounpriui Dana oi vieuu James Reese Europe, -at the great . Auditorium, which seats 5,000 people, , and the third tbe bund of the 365th 1 lnraniry, unaor serev. juuerc jonea, ; playing off of iTichigan Boulrvard, et -the magniflclent and spectacular ic- the fact forcibly, that .music has Us, ,..tory Arch, illuminated at night , with 1 Kreat place is the life of the nation. 3,000,000 candle power lights. To the young people I send out the Chicago has literally gone "music word, prepare! But, prepare effl mad" over the offerings of these ciently, and -with serious intentions." rare and pioneer musical aggrega-( Lieut Noble Pissle, the soloist or tlons. Even when the 866th band the Europe band, . distinguishes hira marches through the down town : self in the marvelous selections, com streets, thousands of people follow : posed by Mr. Europe and himself. It all the way. The audiences lis-1 "Patrol of No. Man's Land." Lieut tening to the concerts are mixed, and sissle Is about to Issue a booklet the very elite of Chicago white so- j entitled . "Thirteen Commandments," clety are ever present in boxes and poetical review of the second bat other parts of the audience, where , tie of the Marne, "all of which he there is is no discrimination In se-1 saw, and part of which he was." 111 Wasf 'ngton, D. C. May J. "The Negro' place In American' clvillza-1 tlon must be won by himself, and he must not depend on others," is the declaration made by the Nation al Race Conference through the Exe cutive Committee at a reception given to Dr. W. H. Jernagin at Mt Cannel Baptist Church last Friday night Vae occasion being Dr. Jernagin's return f rova France where hp repre sented the Conference in the Pan African Conference and at the Peace Conference. . . During the day the Executive Cony mltt held an Important "nUng per fecting plana for th next annual session, and to has- tie report of Dr. Jernagin and a repoit lrom Prof. John R.- Hawkins, on the $2o0 00 Defanso Fund. Both report were ' fj reading and predict better things for the race in the future. The Rev. Dr. H. J. Callls, chairman of the executive committee presIdM, and at the opening said some pls1n things to the members . of the committee. ."Tho Negro in America must no longer sleep but must wnke up and do something, "he declared. "What was won over aea will sink into nothingness unless are back it up bv real service over here. Let us plan well today anC work it out to morrow." Every section of. the country was represented at the Board meeting, and over two thousand peoplG attend ed tho reception at Jit Carmel chun h Friday night presided c irer by Dr. Callls. Special music was rendered by the' choir of Mt Carmel church, v and then followed the report of Dr. . Jernagin, who was the only man sent by an organization to France. He nld that the laree crowd was to M II! MCE COIIGRESS him a source of inspiration, and i MEETIKO KINGS lffOTJirTAW 8TU from th greeting, he was determined DKNT COJfFEREKCE. to do more than ever for his race. . : He was sorry to say that in many The Seventh Annual Session of the Instances the Nugro, especially of the Labor Bactallions had not received a square deal In France, and the white officers had carried their race prejudice into France and had fulled to exhibit It whfn the occasion pre sented Itoeit "But J thank God 1 . am able to say to you that In the faco of Hi! of this our boys discharged their uuty and were heroes. Some of thcra died, and at the command ;.Tm ' ' ' ' y-.,4 :'..w"T;:'V'y----''T"":"'--'' "Vs.'f .i.-V'ViWJ'- Y.jrf'l -5-.0. 'C'l''ji-- ..-. v..,-i .t. pt ilil il curing seats. i ' . ' "This effort, though very expensive, is having the most wonderful effect In helping our Race," said Will Ma rlon Cook, to the Associated Negro ( Press. "We are showing the white people that we iave arrived, and are capable of doing everything equally as well as' any, If given an opportunity." Every daily newspaper critic In Chicago has said, without any strings, that the Colored musi cal ' organizations have It "all over the whites" wii'a it comes to pre senting music. .They have said that the Race has not only the technique. bin the soul and Inborn love for muslo which are not equalled by any others. - . " , Lieut Europe said to the Associat ed Negro ' Press: "Our efforts will be more and more appreciated as time goes on. People who never ; before had any ourious opinions con- cernlng . us,, have awKi ned to a realization that we ate human, as Bn others. .There is a great future in tho mimical world, greater than ever .before. .The War laa brousM vnt marched Into death like they were going Into a banquet hall. The world will give them credit of being soldiers." ' ' Dr. Jernagin told of his experience In getting over to France, bis exper ience after he got over there, what he had seen on the battlefields In the trenches, and how he was re ceived .by . the men over there. , His address was punctuated with . out bursts of applauses, and concluding he made a sV.ong appeal to every mm and women to rally to them i selves, to the call of their race. "We jmust co it ourselves, be said "and not depend on others for if we do we will be left". Invitations will be sent to all organizations, and every race loving man and woman to at tend the next session of the National Race Conference which will be held next Octooer in Washington. Short addressee Were made by Rev, J. MUton Waldron, John R. Haw kins, A. C. Earner, W. A. Taylor, C. - C. Sumr rvllle. Rev. J. L. S. HoPoman ana Rev. W. H. Dean.' - A banquet waa served by the lc committee.' TO 3ELICATE KEVT BITLOIKG , MAX IWa TO 25TIL , The n.'w b'dldlnr of the Spring St Branch Association at the corner of Spring ani Fifth streets, Colum bus. Ohio.' tie 10th of the build : of which Mr. Julius Rosen raid of Chicago rav $25,000 will de dedi cated May tilth to 1 25th. This build ing cost lncludlp site, equipment and gifts of material f 150.000. Promi nent persons from all over the coun try will attend this celebration. This building has dormitories, cafeteria, gymnasluTji, awtmnlrg ' pool, boys' lobby, b game room, women's club , room, men's l t)by, billiard rooms, business man' club room, barber shop, lockers, social rooms, etc. It is said to b one of the fin est buildings In the country . Dr. W. A. Method is the chairman of the Board of Managers: Nimrod B.- Allen, Executive Secretary; A. W. Hardy,' Physical Director and Membership Secretary; J. W. Evans, Social Director and House Secretary; W. A. Mason, Boys' .Work Director, W. V, Burke, Business Secretary; and T. M. Ragland, Office Secretary. - , Kings Mountain Student Conference i will convene this year at Kings Mountain, N. C, June 6-18. Delegates j are invited from over a hundred and fifteen Colored schools and colleges. Great Interest tt the Conference is being manifested from all parts of the country. Ths struggbe at the Negro economic and politic-M - have given a grsat impetus to ah' moral and religious movements of the race im.- m.. .... u w. . ia. America. War y V!ejatei and sjaS.ers just t i War eerrlc la tl country cd over eent will bring much In up! ration to th Cor.rernii'.e. I Bpirituul vlwion. and nun bera the Conference will all probaliility be tbe largest Colored Men's Studeut jaUier Ing ever held la the United States. fThe Conference ts heAug ptvraoted ! by tiio Colored Meo's D.pa.?U?eit of the.. International Committee of Young Men's X'hriutinn Assoc! ations. Sinccrtly yours, v VM. C. CUAVEK, lSie-12t.'t. St. N. W. Wusbington. . , I. C. Newr York, N. Y May 8. "The African Methodist Episcopal church must do its part in taktng this world for Christ," declared Dr. J. W. Ran kin, Missionary Secretary of the African Methodist Episcopal church in making his report to the Board of MtssionB, April 30, assembly room in Eitile House. The following members of the Board were present: Bishop J. Al bert Johnson. .' Philadelphia, Chair man; Bihops Evans Tyree,' Nash ville, Tenn., Charles S. Smith, De troit, Mich,, presidents Edward H. Hunter, Recording Secretary; Revs. R. J. Williams, Philadelphia; E. H. Hunter, Portsmouth, Va.; R. K. Downs. Springfield, Ohio; J. P. Q. Walla.-,- HcbiTOad."Jnd.; K Q. Bu- O 'P liter Sprain r' ron. St 'Joseph. Mo.; V, man; D. H. Johnson,' FiCzgerald, Ga.; C. E. Brooks, Hammond, La.; is. N, Jr. HimV aT.-. r w AMnsl ton Danaf Texas- S A" H? 1 r'oa i- 'C R.' Tucker " uigT . Cocoa, la., K. iucaer, luisa, Okla.; C. R Allen.' Detroit Mich.:. Mrs. Mary F. Handy. BalUmore, mo. and Mrs. S. O. Simmons. Charles- l"' O. j. . ... Bishoo John Hurst conducted tne ; SrlS' JXOl?83XmrZ ! tottJ' J 1!,to,rt ;'.nytv!rS! made his annua report touching every phase of missionary work o( the African M. iu. cnurcn. ai nome ana aDroaa. " u v a most arduous task to keep the "More significant that actual achievements ia the daring character of movements launched during the year for future realization. It is as if the war had stirred tne imagi nation and challenged the courage of the Christian church. The Meth odist Episcopal church has adopted a program which alms at iso,ooo,uuu to be secured la connection- witn its centenlal movement during the next Ave years for missionary woik at home and' abroad. The Methodist Episcopal church South, ratified the plans for raising 835,000,000 for the centenary offering ! the church. The Southern Baptist convention is aim ing at a $2,500,000 goal by 1920, and the i6'18?!00??,, PMaWKrlan rhirnh Nrvrt n Included Presbyterian chr-rch North, included thii foujwing additions to their cur- liSO.OW) for In-' dla; $100,000 for Guatemala; $100,000 for Syria, and an increase In the regular budget of ton per cent; also f 1,000,000 for annul Jes and one hun dred tienty-flve new micslonarle"." At this noint he pealed to his own church and race to Increase their contribution to missions. . He ( poke of he Home Mission, and the Foreign Mission fields . their needs, ..nd ex pressed thanks to .the varlouj dis tricts, conferences, and ""other mts ftonary agencies that had contributed so lar6ely to the missionary work already. He reported ttty.1. the re ceipts of his department hud been $58,954.40; tc U $62,r20.7O, ecpendi tures $59,504.13, balance $3,016 57. Kepes Kot ReturnlnsTo Scuth (The Associated Negro Press). Atlanta. Ga.. May 8. Daily news- oaners in every section of the South eintinue to" carry reports that the , Colored people who migrated North during the last two years, are only tea glad to return South, and all of them have returned. . . . J - .. . 1 . I 41.1.. section discloses the fact that these II, .L tfHSi! 1HHD HOLDS SESSIQII people not only have failed to return. u D"1 ' " " but thousands are leaving every County Court. The case was a dam month for t.e North. Where th; y S for 81,500. are going, It Is difficult to say, but , n , . , , .hey have not taken kindly to many Qg fQ "T03 PrCIElSefl LaHU suggestion made relative to recon- t"'"v" . . s struction plans. 1 . ,Z '., , aq nrnnf tho th. nonniA hnvA Tint (The Associated Negro Press). returned, thore is a demand for labor here, and in other sections of the SnuHi ttmoHt Miiai tn that rturlne thfl war, and yet the places cannot be not arrived, that baa been, so much filed. preached about in recent years. One of our prominent business men This happened recently In De salC today: "We have made some trott, according to R.r Bagnal.' : s Uttio head way along some line's, - "Gel out of iers and go in the ln getting better opportunities, but gallory where you .belong." T!s is the South has a long way to go be- the greeting '.vblch a Negro Lieuten fAPu it honr-mi tha Tiarsi'oo imd ant wearing decorations for bravery of the neoc'.o would picture It . - ;.:.V . 'tk.- 'A''-. z: :.Ty.y&rf Tffl-;. i ..'tW . -fc. Ut. - Zur. - ivr fiiIl.MII 10 SOUTH AFRIW! SOLDIEnS CLASH (The Associated Negro Press). haa a Detter element among uie T-nmioti r-ie Mar 8 In & clash whites who are determined that bet London. Eiig.. May g. in a ciasn n . .for at the Winchester reoatriaUon camp,the ieg,Btature haa just passed the botweon Americans and South Afrl- civil RlghU bill which will make can black soldiers, more than a cording to a local dispatch. The camp is UBed by Americans who served in the British Army, and ill feeling between the Americans and the Bri tish Macks have existed (or some time. The American- whites have sought to use some of their strong arm methods of "keeping the blacks In their place," and their conduct became. Intolerable to the loyal Brit ishers. The Britishers pounced upon tbe Americans with sticks, and things were qui' a lively for a while, until tbe .troops und police took a band. It Is believed, however, that the up pish Americans have . learned their lesson, and thsy will hereafter leave the native sons severely alone. R :i cms mm Rams (The Associated Negro Press). I "In the terrible hot climate we Columbus, O., May 8. Indignation ' work at building roads in the broil by no means subsided with reference ! ing sun from 7 a. m. ..to 5 p. m., to the defeat of the Civil Rights bill and then for. two hours drill in the In the leK'.Kli.ture. The Woman's Re-; sun with 75 pounds of stone on our publican clu!) of which Mrs. Rosa backs. By that time we are so Moorman Is chairman, has changed , fatigued we can hardly get to mess, its name to the Independent Politi-' On the eve of May 21, 1918, fter cal club, au-'rbeir. members declare ' a . mrd day's work, we were com- (that - they-.'J'.; support'- 6nly" those candidates,' regardless of party, who meet out Justice to all. Dr- Edwrd u Gilliam, the vener- ble Pa8tor of Eleventh Street Meth0 dlst Episcopal church, in a public . , .inrnrf. m llt mn - .v- r rffiu .at , 't mv "3"T r.-v.. Mmaolf nn tha nnniiHnn of Mitral .nd ,, , Cinc'inaU Enquirer, dally. Is responsible for the statement that manaKerg of tte 8Ute . ft onnosiUon. with , wu were they would oppose all who voted it . ' . Cclcred CM Raises ... $10,000 In Qns Day (The Associated Negro Press) ; Augusta, Ga. May 8v What is probably one of the most remarkable "one day finish" financial dnss ever carried on in the country, waa made by Dr. C. T. Walker, and his con gregation of . Tabernacle Baptist church In this city. Over $10,000 In cash was raised In -one day at a recent rally. The splendid church structure nesting completion will be Pleted. -nd is institutional in char- PQfQg$ ACfV8 M il Vu,uww "Vlnv '6 Tennfiss83 Cssrcss. (The Associated Negro Pre as). Chatancoga, Tenn., May 8 'nsidous propaganda 'a , being scattered by I. W. W's anu :g Negroea of t' a 8c:th, in lumber camps, and various ether places, to insite a war against tbe whites, j cording to Judson Buchan an, a well known white man, who apprises members of the Manufac turers Association. This is the most damnab.e thin? I ever heard cf," he exclaimed. I am told that It ter-marriage of whites and blacks is being advocated In the car loads of literature that is be irg circulated among Jie Negroes." Mr. Buchanan is chainnan of the i bureau operating the f .ee employ men:, service bureau. PfilnrOfl Mm XltC lifl !! M VU.Ull.u mu County Court. (The Associated Negro Press). Alhanv. N. If.. May 8. lor the t time In twenty years a Colored Detroit. Mich., May 8. According to Rev. R- W. Ragnall. an Episcopal minister, that 'true democracy' has - and two wound stripes, received when ...w. -ik.t, : .. - : -.. k...-.:. .. - he started to go down stairs ia oa of our Detroit theatres. "It la a damned poor aort of gratitude we are getting, for fighting for democ racy," he said with bitterness. A Negro Corporal with a Cioix de Ouerre on his bretst, and a limp which be got when ho took a machine gun unaided iu the i rgonne, arrived in Detroit hungry. H went into a restaurant and a torelgner who was in charge came up to hira with a sneer and said "We don't serve niggers in here." Daily things of this sort occur in seems, however, that Michigan this kind of treatment very expen sive tu Henry Ford's Btate. - Ten Years jFcr'nre2:.sss. ' Washington, D. C. May 8.-Colon- -i a r. n t n. 4nHrA I , " , . v x.1 v . I advocate gen""ni. who brought about the investigation of the system of injustice bv courts-martial in the army In spite of repeated statomeuts of Secretary Baker that no injustice prevailed, has had called to his at tention the case of Charles Grassel, of Ohio, sentenced to ten years' im prisonment at the Atlanta peniten tiary for no other reason that he waa physically unable to do double time to supper. Writing from his prison cell, the youth says: v . mumlcd "to 'do double time to supper, a distance of about ' 800 yards. We being in that fatigued condition and not feeling physically good, were unable to obey the orders, and for the above and only reason, we were court-martialed and sentenced to ten years In . the Atlanta penitentiary, where I am now confined. Dallas KMi Scfiscl Kcncred. ' Washington, D. C, April 29, 1919. Prin. of the Colored High School, Dallas, Teraa. Dear Sir: Tre Committee on Secondiry Schools, Student Aid and Scholar ships of Howard University offers, with pleasure, one scholarship of $50.00 for the year 1919-20 to the graduating class of the Colored High School of Dallas, Texas, upon the following conditions: 1. That the applicant be not over twenty-one yean of age. 2. That the appll.: it be a graduate - of the Class of 1919. who t a maintained a record of - high scholarship. 3. That the applicant fulfill all tbe conditions for entrance to thr Freshman Class of Howard Ur verslty as laid down in the cat, . logue of . 919-20. 4. That the applicant be certified by the Principal as being fit in char acter, health and scholarship to pursue collegiate work with cred it 5. That the name of - each - appli cant and a certified statement as to his character, health and schol arship be mailed to the Registrar ' of Howard' University w or before July 1, 1919. Tbe University reserves the right to draw at the end of the Autumn or Winter Quarter, the unrw-psctd fiance oi uie acuoidnuv. u im are not satisfactory. Respectfully yours, WALTER DYSON, Chairman. Predicts IntlLX Of 2,000,009 Fcrelprs. (Tte Associated Negro Press). Chicago, 111., May 8. Abraham Bowers, w;:tte, Immigration Secre tary of the Y. M. C. A., stated in an address this week that an average of 2,000,000 foreigners will come to this country, iu a short time, an nually, for a period of fifty years, when there -will be 100,000,000, prac tically all Japanese and Chinamen. He stated that the matter will be looked at economically, only. This country will need laborers, and Eu ropean countries, because of the war's devlstatlon, will be unable to supply them. He continued. "Only Japan and China furnish the answer to the labor problems. Therefor, they are bound to come, coolies and all and they will come unrestrictedly. And I believe they will Intermarry with our people as other immigrants are doinfc- Japanese and Chinese fre quently aiarry our university girls now. They will over ride racial pre judice, literacy t-ssts anff every other . obstacle. . .- e.-'""-'"w' .-l-...l, ' . ... - i,.-''sf-..i-' at oTicm oeee:;ce e;i ly:;c::::;i jas. x;urz jo::;:so;i says, "Ti:iic:j;iTnY go eust cf at:;:::- TIES THAT WCSLD CAUSE E:iVY U TI E F.EDT CF O rosT ee:::hted-tltxm "The United Stales today stands solitary and alone among the civlliz-ed nations of the world that tolerates the cruelty, savagery and Infamy of mob violence. " nu u"' -"""" Stale or secuus. vv""' to the South tlone. Tho record of 10 IUB 3UU . rlota 8Rd.rac.b Tlo,lcncf North fluting me iasi oecnuo that neither section can point at the other the finger of scorn. II is folly to make comparisons between sec tions for we all admit that cursoj of lynching has grown until it has become a national evil, a mot on our national life, and a shameful re proach to our civilization. It is a horrible wrong for which tbe whole country must bear its just share or responsibility. . "The mob Is but a wild beast, ana when it puts to death any individual. it at tUo same time lynches tua law and brings r.hamo and dishonor upon the state. The country which now under the full blaze of tbe civiliza tion of tbe 2 tU century, entourages or riermtt 1 ncbim? cHhe.r oeniy or tacitly, anu.rciubos io vibii ujo Nt3gr0(lg ln t!je whole country on ti-.e death penalty on the lyncher when'cbarRe 0f vapo, in the last five years, his guilt is established by that full. -in tne flve year period, V.iU to measure of proof tbe law reouirea, ; ij18i 325 Negroes wero lynched in ia but inviting a spirit of lawless-, tDe United States, and only 28 of ness which makes life and property tne8e were charged with rape. In insecure, checks all Investment and i917( m Newr York County, the Grand immigration and threatens tne very existence of orderly government "Lynch law is but a relic of sav agery and barbarism and unworthy of a self governing people and Ameri ca cm only prove her loyal'. to the true spirit of democracy by creating a public sentiment so strong and overwhelming as to end forever this hideous reproach to our civilization. Vc boast that we have made de mocracy sate in tbe world but all our labors would be largely In vain if we were unable to make life and property safe against mob violence ln the country which proudly claims to be the very citadel of democracy and free government "I bring you this message tontghi: the thoughtful, intelligent and domi nating sentiment, of the South fully endorses this covfment to suppi'SJ the -vils of ijnch law. "We of the utw South are dotcr mlncd to pu.-gu cur section of tho taint of lawlC3Snera and to ninko .; rLat it was n the pa&r, a section where the law Js supreiao, where li'.e and liby'y and property are afe and secure under the prota-:- ion of wise and jwt laws ImpartUl'y administered, a section where two separate and ' distinct races dwelling side by sldo in peace and concord, from whose hearts have been purged TWO IY!!KS USIiEQ j IT IS A A Ca P Joiin B. Shlllady. secretary of the National Conference on lynching which opened with a mass meeting In Carnegie Hall Monday, result .1 in telegrams to the governors of two Southern States, one of whuui, JT:.gh M. Dorsey of Georg a, is a signer of the call to the Lyiichtn Conference. The telegrams whi h were sent by John R. Shlllady, secretary of te National Association for the Advance ment of Colored People, are as fol lows: Hon. Hugh M. Dorsey, Gov,, Atlanta, Ga. On eve of assembling of National Conference on Lynching upon call of more than one hundred twenty citizens of all sections of country, one of them yoursolf, Ceorgla mob lynched Negro, Benny Iclchards, rid dled his body with bullots, and then burned it in presence of three hun- dred people, accordllng to press dla- patches, lynched victim being ac - cased of killing his wife and wound - Ing ber sister and four w tte men. National Association for Advaijcement of Colored People urges ytu to de mand that legal authorities proceed energetically to ascertain Identity of Ell lynchers, in3Ici them and brln? thu! an Manager, Tha Chl nrvo h- to triaL Mob worked in day Uma. It should be possible to Mentiry them.' !.,.,.. i .;.....!. -'.".we. IV all hate and prejudice will go forward In amity, in sympathy siui mut'iiil co -opi '.ration to work out thci1- l i tual dentines and to solve ju. tly itm mighty problems of the future." Address of Jatncg WeMt;i ).;), Fiicd Secreiftry Jfatiminl A .-"' tloa Advancement cif t'ob ri il l o r,I, at Carnegie I'.iil llass ?" U inx of Pntionnl (.'enfi rcncf oa i vu. cliiu' Jionday Lveiiiii, 6. . j. "The ImprcB-sion baa been fostered In this country that the lynching of Negroes In the South and the crime of rape go together. Avhen Noumea have protected against lyuchlns. southern newsp&pois have called r,r on them to conrh-mn tho crime which leads tl lynchiti?;. Such editorial sentiments are IntntleJ to foater i:i tlie mind of the public at lartc, the idea tniit rape and the Iyiut m;,' of Negroes In the South hoar the rela tion of cauMO aud elfect "In the single county of New York, which Is only a part of New York City, there were more indictments for rape in tbe Pr.it di-uxee In otm vr-ar t:..in t her is were lvnehtisi:9 (I jury indicted 37 persons for rape m the first degree. This is nine more than the total number of Ne groes lynched on tho charge of rape ln the entire Untied States dur ing the five year period, which In cludes 1917, and within 13 of the total number of charges of alleged attacks of every character upon wo men, including rape. "I ask not only black Americans but white Americans, are you not ashamed of lynching? Do you not hang your head in humiliation to ti 'iik that this is the only clvj".d cojntry. in the world, no, more tuan that the only spot on earth where a human being may be tortured with hot Irons and then burned alive. The nation is today ntriw ng to lead the moral forces dr the world ln the support of ' the weak against th stro g; well, I'll tell you it can't do it until it conquers and crushes out this monsters in its own midst "A great deal has been said about the atrocities committed durirr; this terrible ar by Huns and Turks; but thore are mlllloni. of intelligent Americans who do not know, who are not concerned with the fact that every year atrocities are co;---alttod I in this enlightened land that would cause envy ln the heart of the most benighted Turk." Hon. Iw. G. Pleasant Gov Baton Rouge, La. On ev of assembling of National Conference on Lynching upon call of more than one hundred twenty citizen of fll sections of country. Louisiana mob lyn hod Negrt. Georse Ho! don. teir Monroe, the victim be ing ttkett from ,"'XeU;her in fcaggag car of train and shot to death by mob after two previous sttemrts to lynch him and failed. Shrev'poK prc.- dispatches ' say prisoner wij belnir taken to Shrevep!rt for esfe peeping, having ten acc ised of writing La- rultlng letter to wh'te woman. Were J not authorities criminally negligent either In tailing to provide adequate protection or ia defending teir pris oner if a sufficient g'lard waa pro vlded. National Assoctlon for Ad vancement of Color: d People urgva yon to demand leg"! authorities pro ceed energetically to apprehend lyn chers and bring them to trial. Special Tro G Kcrtra Espss To Visit M (The Assoclutfd Negro Press!. Chicago, 111., Kay 8. .Special ar rangements are complete tor t;k".".r a special train to Tu;;!ie.Te Itu- iitu during the couoienpemcnt This vnl be one of tte mo.st Interesting ti-ipt ever utidertaken, and the -nriy make a side stop at NasbviJio on ti.. . return. ! Delegations from Cleveland, TVtroit, j Indianapolis, St Louis aid I. " ! City will ioln the party, wfcirh i being made up rrom t nienr-o. ir.i lnv.rresl.eJ iu niakini. t!;Q tiij) ar,- vitoil to write l'bil A. Join a. '.!. 1 819 State .treot, or Clan-'a A. i nctt director The A.i.-i-';.-.1 ? Press, 212 3. Clark Siwt, C; ;. ' - ., ...ff ' -.x-V'" . ry,r,V - 'j,.:,.. .v ,. . . -i.'