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THE DALLAS EXPRESS, DALLAS, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1920.
riGS TETEJ! I fWV '' ! REMEMBER LOOK FOR THE ' v;VV THE Hflf.lE I NUMBER . . I KLAR . ELM j AMO-NDS Ilk J Klar & Winterman mil vW Offer an Enormous ySy NSlSjM ' VARIETY OF DIAMONDS AT YY XJ A BARGAIN PRICES. NTCIB MA - II D 1 i Offer an Enormous VARIETY OF DIAMONDS AT BARGAIN PRICES. PLATINUM TOP DIAMOND RINGS $50 and $60 Values, $40 FANCY SMALL DIAMOND RINGS $10 to $15 Values, Special, $8.75 $25 TO $35 DIAMOND RINGS, $18.75 $50 to $75 Values, $35 to $50 BRACELET WATCHES That Are Absolutely Guaranteed ELGIN AND WALTHAM MOVEMENTS $12.50 to $25 Others Up to $50 ; 20 Per Cent Off on All White Ivory Toilet and Manicuring Sets Klar & Winterman DALLAS' LARGEST PAWNBROKERS . Remember the Number, 2312 Elm St. Look for the Name IfECiKO POSTAL CLERK FACES C. T. Bennett Accused of Taking Pearl Jiecklaee and Pacels From .Hail. St. Louis, Mo.. Jan. 1. C. T. Ben nett of 3028 Bell avenue, a Negro, no has been serving as substitute clerk at the main Post Office, was yesterday bound over to the federal grand jury following a hearing be fore United States Commissioner Ir vine Mitchell on a charge of hav ing stolen Christmas packages from the mails. According to the Post Office In spoctor R. V. Leahy, Bennett when arrested had seven packages con cealed under his coat, and,- many more were found in his room at the Boll avenue address. Among the ar ticles In his possession were an opal ring and a pearl necklace, which he admitted having taken from Uie mails. Bennett is a former soldier. He Is 23 years old and unmarried. His pa rents and most of his relatives re side In Texas. He was arrested in the Post Office since December 15. METRIC SYSTEM EXPLAINED IX JEWISH DAILY SPEAKS AGALNST "' UILlti. IVVI'HIVK LIFE OF COLORED A TALCED . AT $1 BY JURY. Washington, D. C, Jan. 1. The value of a human life was placed at fl by a Jury in Circuit Division 2. before Justice Siddons. . . A verdict for the amount was ren dered In favor of P. Dallas Washing ton, administrator of the estate of Daniel Turner, Colored, who died as the result of a fall caused by the breaking of a wooden facing guard ing an embankment on Nicholas ave nue. In Anacostia. , The administrator sued the Dis trict of Columbia for $10,000 damages and at a previous trial was awarded $1,00, but the verdict verdict was re versed by the Court of Appeals and a new trial ordered. The new trial Jury held the District responsiblebut assessed the danmage at only $1, the court Instructing them that they should base their verdict only on the earning power of the deceased, who was 70 years old and made only $6 per week. A member of World Trade Club holds tthe world record for rapid ex planation of the Metric weight meas urements and the way In which they ought to be used. He docs this In one minute. An objector who had never looked the matter up declared that the metric system was com plex and that it would tike a long time to learn it. It was then that the member of the World Trade Club first undertook to explain, in one minute, all that needed to be known of metric units. He did It to the satisfaction of eminent auditors. Here is how be did it: "I-earn only the jinlts dollar, me ter, liter, gram: dollar, the measure of value: meter, the measure of length; liter, measure of bulk; gram, for weight You know all alout the American dollar. The metric units, meter, liter, gram, are lust like dol lar, divided decimally and multi plied decimally. If you want to com pare metric unite with present units, the meter Is 10 per more than the yard; 500 grams Is about 10 per cent more than the pound avoirdu pois, the liter Is 5 per cent less than the U. S. liquid ouart (13 per cent less than the British liquid quart) that la all 90 per cent need to use the metric standards." FORMER f.FORC.IA SLAVE SANTA AT SOLDIERS' HOME. Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 1 Bill Yopp, former slave, held his annual re union at the Soldiers' Home here today with the old warriors of the Confederacy, and. Bill, as usual, brought along a little gift' for each of them. The aged Negro has bepn provld , lng the gifts for years, partly with v his own money and partly from dimes collected around his home near Macon, where he has become known as "Ten-Cent Bill." Last, sum mer tho Georgia Legislature, In mak ing appropriations for 1!)20, provided a special fund to carry on Bill's work. And as this probably Is the last time the old darkey will play Santa fiance at the homp, Gov. Dor ey and other state officials arranged to he present. Bill started his custom if brighten ing Christum for the old soldiers when he returned to Georgia tn years igo and found tht his old master, Capt. Thomas M. Yopp, wan an Inmate at the home. BR VAX TLAXS TO RISE OX WIT SOX'S FAILURE. Xchraskan's Emergence Deemed of Especial Significance nt Tills Par tlcular Time. Washington, D. C, Jan. 1. Com motion has been caused in democratic circles, not to mention oolitical in terest elsewhere by signs and symp toms that William J. Bryan intends to crowd himself to the front in the affairs of his party as the year of 1920 nears. MrBryan is not yet an avowed presidential candidate but there is talk that he will in due course be come one. Former Governor JoHo.nh W. nviiv of Missouri gave a dinner here re cently, attended by a large number of democratic senators and nthord Mr. Bryan spoke at length. He was! in raci, me guest or honor. t Mr. Bryan r'as extolled in the evening's sneecJimakin.z the - follow ing on the dinner it came out that ne counseled the ratification of the peace treaty even if reservations had to be accented. Ontwurrllv nrnioimr the President, he nevertheless made It clear he was not for the "no con cession" plan of Mr. Wilson. It seems Mr. Brvnn dors tint hn the democrats stand any show of getting anywhere next year with the treaty as an issue. Kmorgenca of Mr. Bryan at this particular time is deemed peculiarly significant here. It is taken to mean, among other things, that Mr. Bryan, looking at such matters a tho re cent elections, the li-ne resignation, and much els Hint inlcht be cited, believe the Wilson administration Is heading ranldlv for tho noitii rocks. It In evident Mr. Bryan ip- lfVfa thti Wilutfl tnaf..iuiln 1. 1.... I - - ..... .. ..nt... ,...., n, , j u lflt- lug IU grip. Th following editorial is from "The Jewish Daily Forward" of recent date and ia a scathing denunciation. The editorial tends to show that the He brews are with us: The Black Stain Spreads. Again a massacre on Negroes, and again in a state in the North, where the Negroes' life has always been considered scur. In many instances is the tragedy 01 urnana more rrigntrui, more mur derous than the lynchlngs which oc our in iha CrMit . rpi,. ... ,,v. i r .. ha acted like a wild band of savages,' ana tney simply could not feel con tended with the blood of their victim. After they hanged him. and riddled his body with hundreds of bullets, they dragged him through the streets, as mad dogs pull their prey. And among the wildest of this mob were young maids and women. They not only entered the wild dance, but they took pleasure in the act And even the following day, when the drunkl enness passed, those women related to their friends with pride the active role which they played In that bloody ceremony. , The answer which the civilized white citizen of Omaha gives is the old known, "The Negroes became wild lately, and attacked white wom en, and therefore, they, must be lynched." This same answer was giv en, in Washington. Chicago, and wherever the Negro massacres oc curred. But the true reason is surely the same as the true reasons of mas sacres in other cities. Trip mnasn. cres are the result of the present economical circumstances and the old Injustices against the black people. And for both, the responsibility rests upon the cursed capitalist system which derives its, gains by spread ing hatred hetween man nnd man and by causing wars for tho piece of bread between one proup of work ers ana me other. The Nefrroeq wrro fnsilari inin iha big manufacturing cities of the North uy ' capitalists'' agents. They were promised miraculous advantages if they would leave the South and en ter the Industrial cities of the North, and so, they came. They risked their lives and their freedom because the governments of the Southern states employed all com- nUlSOrV rules tn been Jhnm lionb- South. They came North and sold their health, their sweat and blood to those bosses. They could not find any homes as the whites did not want them as neighbors. The re sult they were compelled to con fine themselves Into "ghettos" and even of those narrow and dirty streets, thov were often deprived. When the "housing problem" could not be solved and the cost of living climbed high, the whites sought the Negro as ' victim the Negro who suffered a thousanJ times more than he. The black stain on American so ciety, the stain of murders against Negroes which formerly was corner ed In tho South, is spreading the country over. Tho consolation which was formerly riven, that Nccro mas sacres were due to special historical ressons. and that they will be lost within time, when tho wounds of the Civil War will be healed that con solation In now bene lost it Is dis appearing Those historical rtnnoiu never existed in the North, and stlill tnat part or the country now is show ing its heroism by race riots and lynenings. The Negro here became the "goaf of social wrongs. He serves as the sacrifice, like the Jews in Ukraine and Poland; and, therefore, the Jew can so deeply mourn and feel with the Negro In his tragic condition. One bright star in the Omaha trag edy has enlightened the noble-hearteo people of America, That is the he roic holding of th city mayor of Omaha. An elderly man of 60, who defended the victim until the last minute and almost sacrificed his life, He was ready to fall as a martyr to the madness of the mob. He al lowed himself to be hanged, but would not surrender to the cry for the Negro 8 qlood. Such heroes and martyrs for jus tice are not so very common among the American elected masters. They are more willing to surrender to the mob, and even defend the mob to the face of the world. For as we know a mob consists of many voters, and it hardly pays to disagree with a mob of that kind. BIG (IT IX COST OF LIVIXG AF- TER JAX. 1 FORECAST. Attorney General Palmer Analyze Situation and Predicts Drop in lood Prices, But Asks for lo-On eratiou of All Honest Citizens. Washington, Jan. 1. Expectation of a decline in retail food prices be ginning between January 1 and March 1 was expressed tonight by Attorney General Palmer in a state ment summing up the efforts of the government to date in forcing down the cost of living. "The cost of living, already under control," said the Attorney General, "can be reduced if every one who produces will produce his utmost, if those who buy and consume will save and eliminate extravagance and if all honest people will join with the De -nrtment of Justice in stamping out profiteering and boarding." Explaining that a downward trend in retail food price ordinarily was shown during the first two months of a year,' Palmer said it was the hope of the government "that this trend will be accelerated this year the campaign initiated by the government, wihch is just now gett ing well under way. Although statistics compiled by the government show that in previous years retail rood prices increased dn ring the fall months, Mr. Palmer sail that since August this year such prices had been maintained practi cally stationary. Only since October 22. when neces sary amendments to the Lever food control act were passed the Attorney Generals statement said, has it been possible to deal effectively with all cases of profiteering and hoarding. From October 22 to date. 179 prose cutions nave been Instituted, and presecutlons and seizures have cov ered eighteen states, it wan added. Cut Clolliliitr Prl s. Due to co-operation between the government and various retail rrier chants' associations, the statement said, prevailing profits of clothing had been reduced from 5 to 50 per cent. The statement, which was issued with the authorization of the govern ment officials associated with the At torney General In the campaign to force down living costs, including Director General of Railroads Hines, was considered in some Quarters as a summary of the government's po sition in the face of the recently re newed demand of railroad workers for an increase in pay. The railroad crafts tactly agreed 'in August with the suggestion of President Wilson to postpone their demands for in creased pay for ninety days, to await efforts of the government to bring down prices. "in August," the Attorney General' statement bays in connection with demands for increased wages by rail road shopmen, based on the increased cost of living, the President announ ced to the public in view that the cost of living would be lowered as soon as there were settled conditions of production and of commerce, as soon as the treaty of peace was rati fied and as soon as merchants, man ufacturers, farmers and miners had a certain hauls of calculation. .Mere Production ceded. In a statement to the shopmen themselves tho President declare! that the primary step was to Increase production and facilitate transpor tation, so as to make up for the destruction wrought by the war and the terrible scarcities It created. The President added that the govcrnmnt had taken up, with all possiblo vigor, the task of bringing the profiteer to book, making the stocks of neces saries in the country available at lower prices, stimulating production and facilitating distribution. "Tho movement inaugurated at that time to gain control over the cost of livng has been largely in the hands of the Department of Justice. It should bev helpful to point out what has already been accomplished and what further steps are In con templation. To .alleviate the situ ation, it is necessary to look meek and ascertain what the trend of wage's has been In past years. PORTICO RICAX CHILD WELFARE KLGLECTED. thoo ru7 r ! it pi -J! jamM Not $1.00, not even 50c not one cent cost to you under our easy conditions. No extra charge for fancy, swell styles, no extra charge for cuff bottoms, pearl buttons tunnel belt loops. flo Extra Ohargo For Anything AH FREE T) AVIrt 4-a1.a -LI r iiir , - ii ... i. i ii i i ri rm . order, before you buy a suit or 1 1 h""1"1) Bu oaj. jjies itliu new I offer. Agents of other tailoring f avruovo pease TT 1 lit, c nave a I1CV Aical Ulal Will open your eyes. We ask every man to answer this every boy in longpants, every man, eveiywhere. No matter where you live or what you do, write us a letter or postal and say, 4 'Send me your new free offer" the big, new different tailoring deal. " Cottg Nothing and no Extra Charges Write today, this very minute. Address Knickerbocker Tailoring Co. Dept 6, Chicago,!!!. That the United States has not quae lived up to its duty as foster parent is brought out by the Seventh Annual Keuort of tue Chief of the Children's ifureau. U. S. iJcpartment of Labor. This Report states Uiat very little la known of the children ol our island possessions, and it urges that the needs of these chil dren, who are legally under our protection, be made a subject for onlcial investigation. This Is urged especially tor the children of Porto Hico and of the recently acquired Virgin Islands. Such meager facts as are available indicate that the lot of children in these islands is not altogether a happy one. In Porto Kico, which, has been for twenty years under our pro tection, there are according to the last report of the inaular chief of police, "about 10,000 homeless child ren under 12 years of ae who live by whatever means they are able, many of them begging or stealing, and most of them having no perma- anent lodging place, sleeping at night in boxes or on doorsteps, or where ever they happen to find a lodgine place secure from the rain. These children are for the most part de serted an abandoned children of illegitimate parentage or orphan children whose parents have left no provision for their care and educa tion, and they constitute a fertile soli for the implanting of criminal tendences and are ready material for older people of criminal habits." In spite of the magnitude of the prob lem, no provision has been made in Porto Rico for the care of abandoned children, and the facilities for the care of delinquent children are in adequate.- -J The baby that is born in Porto Rico has not nearly so good a chance of survival as he would have if he were lucky enough to be born in the States. In l'J17, 10,173 babies out of every thousand born In Porto Itico died . before they were a year old. Though this death rate (173.4) was lower than that for the preced ing year, which reached almost 200, it is very high compared with the rate for the United States, which in the 3ame year was 94, and with that tor jS'ew Zealand whlc' has a rate of 48 lower than that of any coun try In the world. One of the great problems In Porto Rico .is that of Illiteracy. Though the illiteracy rate has dropped per ceptibly since our acquisition of the island In 18!)9, when four-fifths of the entire population over 10 years of age, and 82.1 per cent of the chil dren between 10 and 14 could not read or write, it was necessary at tue time or the census of 1910 to classify two-thirds of the entire pop ulation and half of tho children be tween 10 and 14 as illiterate. The Virgin Islands have so recent ly come into our possession that very little Information is available con cerning the children who live there. They, too, undoubtedly, have the handicap of illiteracy, though per haps not in so great a degree as the children of Porto Rico. In 1917, when we acquired the islands, one fourth of the population over 10 could not read or write. The latest available rate for tho United States, the purchasing country., was 7.7 per cent, and that for Denmark, the sell ing country, ?as 0.2 per cent. The census report of tho Virgin Islands does not give the exact in fant mortality rate, but states that the rate Is very high. A contribut ing cause to this high rate probably is to be found in the fact that larga number of the married women are gainfully employed.. It is plain from the facts in our possession, says the Renort, that the level of existence in the Virgin Is lands is low. A study of the condi tions surrounding mothers and chil dren is, suggested as a necessary pre liminary to securing more satisfac tory living conditions. pot, before the special war invest gating committee of the House. "These tires," said Captain Clen dunning, "covered an entire acre of ground, and were about twenty tires deep. They were completely unpro tected from the elements, although myself and others made written re quests than tarpaulins or other pro tection be provided, and were per mitted to remain in this condition for more than twelve months. Last January, or two months after the armistice, a cover was finally pro vided, but after being subject to the deteriorating influence of sun, rain and snow they were practically all cracked or otherwise rendered ' use less." Witnesses before the committee also revealed Bome interesting facts con cerning the efforts of the authorities at this costly plant to Impress visit ing officials and two Congressional committees with activity and impor tance of the transport depot. "We were frequently ordered to 'put on shows' when General Per shing or members of Congress made us a visit," said one of the witness es. "They would frequently arrive in the evening, as the motor trans port depot was not centrally located, and everything would be straited up full blast Alt of our trip-hammers would start in to. hammer, without making anything ' in particular, and when the visitors had gone the ma terial would be thrown Into the scrap heap." 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