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HOME EDITION HOME EDITION Founded by w. e. King. TAj Republican Pariy la The Ship, All JSlse la The Sea" Fred Douglaa. $2.00 Per Annum VOL. 27, No. 29. ' THE DAM" EXPBESS, DALLAS, TEXAS APRIL 24, 1020. ' PRICK FITE CEKT& PETITION OF NEGRO TEACHERS FOR SALARY INCREASE IS FAVORABLY RE CEIVED BY SCHOOL BOARD. A schedule of (alary Increases for white and Negro teachers In the public schools has been adopted by the board of education and the new salary schedules will go into effect at the beginning of the new school term In September, 1920. flat Inereasa of 1)400 In addition to the automatic annual Increase of $70 for white grade teachers was authorised, provided the maximum salary shall not exceed $1,700 per annum and provided teachers em ployed during the year for the first time in the Dallas schools shall not receive an Initial salary of more than $1,600 for the first year In service. White teachers in the high schools shall receive In addition to the regu ASKS GOVERNOR TO BRING LYNCHERS TO TRIAL April 22. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 70 Fifth Avenue, New Tork. made Dublie last night a tele gram sent to Governor Robert A. Cooper of South Carolina, In which the Association suggests that all the power of the Governors office be used to bring to trial the members of the mob which lynched George Robert son, Negro on April 2. taking him from the Laurens County Jail, and that the State Legal Department pro ceed against Laurens County under the provision of the State Constitution which provides for the collection of exemplary damages of not less than $2,000 to be paid in such cases to the legal representative of the person lynched. The Association in Its telegram states that the suggested lines of action "would deter lynching mobs and stimulate county authorities to proper protection of prisoners and would greatly encourage believers in law and order all over the country." and that due to South Carolina's com paratively favorable lynching record, it believes that the action suggested would be more possible in South Car olina Uian in many other states. The Association's telegram follows: Robert A. ,Cooper Governor. Columbia, S. C. April t 1920.- Natlnnal Association for Advance ment of Colored People, speaking on behalf of - three nundred twenty branches and ninety-thousand mem bers of both races In forty-two states, engaged in a nation-wide campaign to prevent lynching, earnestly requests that all power of Governors office be used to bring before Mouth Carohno courts for trial , of mob which on April second took George Robertson, Negro, from Laurens Coun ty Jail and lynched him for offense with which South Carolina courts are competent to deal. Would It not be splendid public service if in addition to apprehending lynchers you as "Gov" er direct state Legal Department to proceed against Laurens County under Section Seven of State Constitution, to collect exemplary damages of not less than two thousand dollars tob e paid to legal representatives of per son lynched, as provided by law. Both above suggested lines of ac tion would deter lynching mobs and stimulate coun'y authorities to proper protection of prisoners and would greatly encourage believers in law and order all over the country. This action we venture to suggest would seem more practical in South Carolina than in many other states due to the fact while for last six years one fierson has been lynched each year n your state, this record is much better than In many other states with large Negro populations, showing South Carolina's greater regard for legal processes. JOHN R. SHILLADT. National Association for Advance ment of Colored People, Leading Dramatist Visits Howard University. Washington, . C, April 22. E. H. Sothern, the great - dramatist, who with his wife, Julia Marlowe, has been playing to capacity audiences in Washington for two weeks, paid an unusual compliment to the officers teachers, and students of Howard University by reading to them from Shakespearean dramas and from other selections on Friday, April 9th, In Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel. Be cause of conditions in Washington, the Colored people have not been per mitted to see or hear Sothern and Marlowe at the local theatres, and Mr. Sothern and Miss Marlowe paid the Colored people the compliment of reading to them at Howard University and at the Dunbar high school dur ing tholr visit to Washington. Miss Marlowe read the "Battle Hymn of the Republic' at the Dunbar high school, but was prevented by the many de mands upon her from appearing at Howard University. Mr. Sothern was most generous In his rendition of se lections. For more than an hour he read one selection after another, giv ing the student and teachers of the University full opportunity to ap preciate his finished art His Intro ductory addresses at both places on the valor of the Colored troops he met In Franco, and on the pleasure and satisfaction It gave him to meet the Colored people of Washington during his stay here, were warmly applaud ed. Seldom has he received so gener ous a welcome anywhere as given him by the representative Colored people of Washington who gathered at both Howard University and the Dunbar High school with officers teachers, and students of those Institutions to g?eet him and his distinguished wife. First Negro Graduates From Ihaddens Stevens School. Lancaster Pa., April 22. The dream of Thaddeus Stevens who founded a big Industrial school In materialised today when Negro was presented with a diploma. gave Lancaster the school, "providing students werenot barred for race color or creed. Edward L. Sebastian was the first Colored student to e-raduate. N the eleven boys who graduated today lost s, year's school work by serving in the army. lar automatic annual Increase of $75 a flat raise of $400 the maximum salary In the high schools not to ex ceed $2 420. The Negro grade and high school teachers, under the new schedule will receive In addition to the auto matic scheduled salary raise of $36, a flat raise of $300, the maximum salary In the grade schools not to exceed $1,120 and in the high schools not to exceed $1,800. The schedule of Increases for clerks. Janitors and other employes In the schools has not been completed and will be announced at a later date. The money for the announced in creases will be available from the 30c tax voted by the people of Dal las at the election on April 6. INTER-CHURCH WORKERS TO HELP W RACE RE LATIONS. (By Associated Negro Press) (Special to Dallas Express). The Chicago Survey and the Survey Division of the Industrial Relations Department of the Interchurch World Movement have appealed to the Co operative Council of the city mission 5Met.ar,f", worllng In they ChicagS take the lead ln building and executing a constructive program to mprove racial relations and feel ings and to promote the welfare of Negroes. It Is hoped, through such rHHUre' mftte Impossible a re petition of disturbances such as Chic ago witnessed last year. Chlcaf. Survey and the Survey Division of the Industrial Relations Department have decided to publish a series of six small four-page bulle t Ins setting forth salient facts about six of the situations they have dis covered In their study of the city condition. It Is felt that simply to publish the facta was not enough. An appeal should be made to the churches, they believe, tqutidextake a program of practical constructive activity which would Improve con ditions for the Negro and bring bet ter race relations. This is in direct line with the purposes for which thirty denominations agreed to co operate in the Inter-church World Movement and to carry out which a canvass for a great fund of $226 -777.672 will be staged throughout the country from April 25 to May 2. Wide comment was made by Chic ago newspapers when the drat four page bulletin was published In March. This set forth facts showing the grav ity of the Inter-racial situation In Chicago and showed the gravity of the inter-racial situation In Chicago and showed that out of a total of 122 bombings in Chicago between January 1 1918 and March 11, 1920, twentv-elgnt were directly the out growth of racial feeling and that bomb outrages were becoming more and more frequent. These bulletins have received widespread attention from the leading daily newspapers of the city and from the public. Other bulletins will make their ap pearance soon. Pome of these will deal with administration of Justice in the courts; the Negro in the Indus trial field; and housing. Bulletins will be distributed broadcast and fur ther newspaper publicity will , be sought Consequently the Survey appealed to the Co-operative Council of Church Mission Boards and a joint meeting of the city mission secretaries and a number of ministers of Negro denomi nations was called. This meeting was attended by George E. Haynes, Direct or of the Negro American Co-ordination Division; H. R. Gold of the Department of Industrial Relations; and Frank O. Beck of the Chicago Survey Division. City mission secretaries were asked to form an organization plan which would draw Into co-operation repre sentatives of Negro denominations to carry out a program along such lines as vocational guidance; em ployment; improvement of housing and neighborhood conditions; and Im provement of race relations In Chic ago. The Inter-church Movement presented the matter to the Co-operative Council of Church Missions be cause its secretaries are administra tive and the Inter-Church World Movement Is not It is expected that out of this meeting will follow practi cal results for the whole city of Chicago. Nicholas M. Butler Speaks to Howard Students. Washington, D. G, April 22. Pres ident Nicholas Murray Butler of Co lumbia University addressed the stu dents of Howard University. Monday morning, March 29th, In Andrew Ran kin Memorial Chapel. Dr. Butler spoke with very great clearness and def In Iteness of the responsibility resting upon students prlvllegde to attend an institution such as Howard Univer sity. He traced ln chaste language the steps one must take to reach the station of "educated men and women" and then devoted himself to a discus sion of the value and importance of the Judgments which such men and women must make In their contact with the problems of life. Dr. Butler was warmly received by the whole student body when he rose to speak and was tremendously applauded at the conclusion of his eloquent re marks. Another distinguished visitor who has spoken at the University during the month is Dr. William Pickens, Associate Secretary of the N. A. A. C. P. Dr. Pickens spoke under the auspices of the University Y. M. C. A. which is privileged each year to hold a special meeting to be addressed by some speaker of outstanding reputa tion. Andrew Rankin Memorial Chap el was crowded to the doors, seats being at a premium many standing and many being unable to secure ad mission upon the occasion of Dr. Pick ens's visit He spoke upon the gen eral subject of "Rsclal Self-Respect' His address was one of the red letter events of the year. SENTENCED FOR TRAI1C BOBBERY. Tacoma, Wash., April 22. Hannibal Spencer, Colored was sentenced to serve from 1 to fifteen years In the state penitentiary by Judge J. p. Fletcher, when he pleaded guilty to robbing four passengers on a Northern Paclflo train between Vancover and Tacoma, February 1 UN VERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MIS fluff FOR NEGRO SURGEON SAYS THAT NEGRO LIFE EXHIBITS MANY CON TRASTS. Prof. W. T. B. Wlams Dis cusses Educational Needs. Millions Awake te Call far Bdacatlea. Hampton, Va.. April 22. Prof. W. T. B. Williams of Tuskegee Institute Ala., field agent of the Jeanes and Slater Boards, spoke recently In Og den Hall. Hampton Institute, on "Con trasts In Negro Life.' He said' "If la not difficult to find many good Colored homes. In many cases well appointed. Deautlful homes. In almost every section of the lower South, both In the towns and In country places, ,3l!hr5 ar?l now.vr. thousands of Eom hw cahJ.n, Not I ago I rode from Memphis one cold day right vV'iS Delt0 ,to Vick.burg. Miss You could scarcely see from the rail road a single home occupied by Col ored people that was at all attractive. Very few. Indeed, gave evidences of ordinary comfort Yet I knew that In some towns through which we passed and in many of those country places there were people with good homes. "Many Colored people have had the advantages of school and have bene .tyi tno."?J mlvantages and have sent their children to school in large numbers. Many, however, have had Ittle or no opportunity for school ing. Many are large landowners, but there are hundreds of thousands who own no land. "Among all Colored people today the desire for education is greater than ever before never before have I seen the Colored schools so well fil ed as this year. .Indeed, many of them are too full for the work they ought to be doing. Everywhere I find Colored people struggling for an edu cation.' Prof. Williams, speaking di rectly to the Hampton student, said: "I have often wished I could make you understand and appreciate bow much' better .off you are at Hampton than the students in so many places to which t would be very easy to take you. The world Is going to ex pect of you larger service, greater return for what you receive, than It could reasonably expect of those less fortunate than yourselves.' Prof. Williams added: , No Teachers) No Schools. "Hundreds of Colored public schools have not opened at all this year be case they cannot get teachers. In some counties as hlarh as 40 tier cent I of the public schools have not opened. -rne war evidently emphasized the need of education among Colored people as nothing else has ever done. Those thousands of young men who went out from the Far South es pecially, many of whom had had no chance of education, came back with keener appreciation of Its value than they ever had before. The idea of getting some education has handed on to their people and everywhere they are striving to see to It that the boys and girls get a little chance at school. "The exodus of the Colored people from the South has had something to do with this Increased effort on the part of the public authorities. Many of the people are understanding, as they never understood before, that the South cannot take its place along side of other sections of this coun try and hold that place, unless It has a higher average Intelligence, unless the average In tell! gene of that sec tion can be brought up to the other sections of this country. So, as nev.er before, they are trying to see to It that every boy and girl gets at least a better chance at schooling. , "Only recently we had several of our Jeanes Conferences, and In al most every case teachers reported bet ter conditions than formerly, greater interest on the part of the public school authorities, and Increased inter est on the part of the Colored people themselvss in the effort to extend arms in building better schoolhouses and In giving better upervlslon to the work of the teachers. "School authorities in the South are Interested ln Colored public shools as they have never been before, and especially is that true where the school authorities are young, well trained men themselves. "Within the last five years the Col ored people have put into the build ing of Rosenwald schools improved rural school, something over a half million dollars, while the public auth orities and Mr. Rosenwald have put In more than that amount "The masses of our folks are to be educated and trained by young men and young women like yourselves. The two and a quarter millions of Negroes In the South who cannot read and write must be educated by Negroes. The burden of that work Is upon folks who have had such opportunities as you are receiving at Hampton.' Springfield Ready For S. S. Congress. i Springfield. 111., April 22. A meet was held at the Pleasant Grove Bap tist church for the purpose of ef fecting an organization of various committees to make the necessary preparations for the entertainment of the Sunday School Congress which convene ln Springfield, June 18-21. This will be the first time In the history of the Congress that 11 has convened In the North and the Exe cutive Committee believes that Spring field Citizens recognize the honor that la being paid them and will do all within their power to make the meet ing an unqualified success. For this reason the pastor. Super intendent and clerk of each of the Baptist churches have organized them selves Into an Executive Committee which will meet every week to make the necessary arrangements for the reception of what will undoubtedly be one of the most Important events of the year. The Executive Committee Is as fol lows: President Rev. M. I Porter. Vice-President Key. nas uawaras. secretary Kev. w. n. nnowaen. Corresponding Secretary Rev. J .C Roberts. Treasurer Rev. S. C. Manuel. Chairman of Committee on Homes J. E. Thompson. Chairman of Publicity Committee " T. W. Warrick. New Hope Church Rev. , W. H. Bnowden, J. B. Osby, Mrs. Amanda Hubbard. Union Church Rev.' a C. Manuel, J. E. Thompson, Grant Martin. Zlon Church Rev. J, C. Roberta, CANDIDATES DO NOT ANSWER QUESTIONNAIRE ON RACE RELATIONS. Two State That National Con vention Would State Party Platforms. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to day announced that fifteen of the seventeen presidential candidates fail ed to reply to a questionnaire sent them by the Association on February 18 and repeated on March 12, asking their views on seven main Issues which Colored people regard as fun damental. The questtonalre asked whether they were In favor of the enactment of federal laws against lynching; whether they would advo cate Congressional enforcement of the Fourteenth Amendment by reduction of representation of Htates which dis franchise their citizens, or whether they would advocate as an alternative the appointment of ITnltod States Commissioners to enforce the Fif teenth Amendments, or whether they would endeavor to bring about the abolition of Jim Crow cars In Inter state traffic; whether they would urge National aid to elementary edu cation without discrimination against Negro children; whether they would favor the apportionment of Negro soldiers and officers in the , army in proportion to their numbers In the population; whether they would abol ish racial segregation In the civil service of the United States; whether they would withdraw armed or other Interference with the indup3inlenc of Haiti. The two candidates who replied to the Association's questionnaire were Senators Harding and Poindexter, the former stating that it was not con sistent with his views to, take on the categorical questions asked by the Association, that conventions are call ed upon to enunciate r'stforms and policies and'Thafc'the tjt.iii;e select ed must be expected 4.0 stand on the platform thus made. Senator Poin dexter stated that he waa "In favor of maintaining the legal rights ahd opportunities of nil eltijona, regardless of color or condition.' Despite the repetition on March 12 of the questionnaire, no further re ples have been received except acknowledgments of the receipt of the questionnaire by secretaries of five of the candidates. '(The questions asked by the As sociation on behalf of the Colored people of America,' says the Asso ciation of America," says the Asso ed by Colored voters as vital national issues to twelve million American Ne groes. Failure to reply to these regarded by the Colored people as a distinct , evasion of the issues upon which they feel deeply." The questionnaire was sent to the following men: Herbert Hoover, Wil liam G. McAdoo Governor Goodrich of Indiana; Nicholas Murry Butler, president of Columbia University, Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, Senator Hitchcock; Governor Cox of Ohio; Senator Warren G. Harding, Governor Frank O. Lowdcn of Il linois; Senator Hiram W. Johnson, Sentator Miles Polndotter, Governor Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts and General John J. Pershing; Srnator Pomerene, James W. Gerard, Senator Underwood, General Leonard Wood. Following la the questionnaire as sent out by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peo ple to presidential candidates: "If eleceted President: 1. Will you favor the enactment of laws making lynching a Federal of fense? 2. What Is your attitude toward the disfranchisement of Americans of Negro descent: (a) will you advocate that Congress enforce the 14th amendment and reduce the representa tion of states which disfranchise their citizens or (b) will you advo cate the appointment of United States Commissioners to enforce the 16th Amendment? 3. Will you endeavor to bring about the abolition of "Jim Crow' cars ln interstate traffic? . 4. Will you withdraw armed or other Interference with the indepen dence of Haiti? 5. Will you urge national aid to elementary education, without dis crimination against Negro children? 6. Will you pledge the apportion ment of Negro soldiers and Negro of ficers in the armed forces of the United States ln ' proportion to their numbers ln population? 7. Will you abolish racial segre gation in the Civil Service of the United States? N. A. A. C P. Gets Raise For Negro R. R. Men. April 10, 1920. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 70 Fifth Avenue, New rork, in a state ment Just issued says that as a di rect result of conferences between representatives of the Colored Assocla- : tlon of Railroad Employes and the National Association for the Advance ment of Colored People on the one hand, and the United States Railroad Administration, before the roads went ' back to private owners, and the Southern Railway System on the 'other. Colored railway men have been granted Increases amounting to $12,615 monthly and back pay Increases amounting to over $125,000. Negro Race Ordered Out of Kentucky Town. Ravenna, Ky., April 22. All Colored people were ordered to leave this town last week. The cause of this order waa the wounding of two white men by Colored men. The Colored men had simply defended themselves. Motor cars and trains were utilised to complete the forced exodus of Eeaceful Colored people from their omes. Mrs. Carrie McCullogh, 3. T. Coleman. Calvary ChurchRev. Silas Ed wards; Mrs. Leah Rennlck, Andrew Randolph. Pleasant Grove Church Rev. M. L. Porter, C. 8. Lefreldge, T. W, Warrick. POLITICAL CONDITIONS AS SEEN BY ASSOCIATED NE GRO PRESS. Says That Outcome Cannot Yet Be Clearly Seen. Chicago, April 22. The presidential handicap has passed the first quarter and the Interest Is growing keen In the man who la to be selected stand ard bearer for the Republican party at the National Convention, the only one of the two great political gather ings which Is of more than passing moment to us. The interests of 13,000,000 of us In the various candidates may be ex pressed ln this wise What la their position ln regard to the "brother? Here they are Wood. Lowden, Hard ing, Johnson and Hoover. Hoover the latest constellation to burst on our gaze is reputed to be backed by some of the biggest forces In the courtry. Including J. P. Morgan and Co. The politicians are trying to get no iniiao wiine me man in the street wonders how he stands "on us.". Not a great deal is known of majority of Americans, save that he has exhibited ability in his role of food administrator during the war and perhaps Is recognized as being an internationalist by other govern ments. His views and attitude upon the race question are ones of Inter est but little definite Information can be secured. One of our a-roiin who served with him In the food adminis tration ana who as a chief assistant was in close contact with him every day, says he Is "right' on everything which affects us and proved it by his treatment of him. This may be a purely personal view, and a more logical analysis may be made by showing that his works In behalf or suffering humanity in EuroDe show that at least he has sympathy for the nan lanner down. Hiram Johnson. Senator from Cali fornia is granting considerable per sonal popularity though little tangi ble, evldenoe In the way of delegates Is to be seen as yet His position on "the question' of questions is hazy In so far as we have been able to learn. His association with Roosevelt t in the Progressive party may be con strued as favorable or not according 10 your viewpoint Kooseveit almost proved his feet made of clay when he listened to John Parker, the lily whiter of Louisiana and sacrificed the Negro at the altar of the South. How nearly Johnson was connected with this movement Is, not known .but his association with Borah the able but blatant Senator from Idaho, who la know aa an enemy Is not reasuring. ' When he was governor of California, he did little of reeorl. Attorney Hugh McBeth of Los Angeles, son of the photographer of Baltimore, whose chief claim to fame rests on the fact that he looks like Teddy, after finishing Harvard, hied himself to the golden west, with a letter of In troduction from Roosevelt to John son. The latter made him a sort of spokesman for our group, but our people there do not seem to exhibit any particular enthusiasm for John sons leadership of the nation. Rather the sentiment Is for Hoover. In Chicago the professional poli ticians are all laying low on the pres idential situation because they do not know which way Mayor Wm. Hale Thompson is going to Jump. He la known to dislike Lowden but It is questionable whether he can afford to come out against him because of state politics. Therefore, the Colored brethren who move at his command are equally secretive. All of the state employees, Col. Duncan, Col, Marshall and Major Bird among them, are actively campaigning in Lowden's behalf but they are having difficulty In squaring their chief's record with the kind of measurement which the Colored people are demanding that their candidate fit up to. The follow ing paragraph taken from the Con gressional Report of the East St Louis riots may show why they are are Tiavlng such a hard time. The re port of the committee investigating the cause of these riots after des cribing conditions, causes and effects has this to say of the chief executive officer of Illinois. "Col. S. O. Tripp appointed by the governor to the command of the troops was totally unfit and incompentent to command troops under any cir cumstances. The facts were reported at the time of their occurence to the govrnor to the command of the troops was totally unfit and Incompetent command troops under any circum stances. The facts were reported at the time of their occurence to the governor but no official effort has ever been made to apprehend the militia men who Indulged in the shooting and killing of In offensive and un-armed Negroes, nor has Col. Tripp been called upon to give an accounting of his responsibility In this matter. "The Governor of Illinois has a responsibility in this matter. "The Governor of Illinois has a responsibility in this matter he can not evade. The mllltla of the State are under his control. He can arraign mllltla men for misconduct: he can remove officers for In-efflelenoy; he can Institute a thorough Inquiry that will exDose the criminal and the In- I competent' Senator Harding looms up chiefly as the "ace In the hole" of the old 1 guard element Our people In Ohio say he Is a fair-minded Impartial man of high caliber who in the last analysis, would give Justice to any righteous cause even though his at titude would favorably be that of .watching us work out our own sal vation. Many of the old line poli ticians, believe that after the poplar r candidates nave worn memseives out. the old guard win repeal me perfor mance of 1912 and nominate Harding en the third er fourth ballot Others say the sentiment for some one of the candidates In the public eye Is likely to be too strong for any such pur- pose. this cowTRiBtjrnojr was real SACRIFICE. (By Associated Negro Press) North Bend. Oregon, April 22. By dint of washing house cleaning and other menial tasks. Mrs. Bert Holmes of this city got together $30 In time for the financial In gathering of the North Bend Presbyterian Church. This was sent to Presbyterian Headquartera In New York City, as constituting the largest single contribution made to the Presbyterian missions after a spe cial solicitation following a aeries of studies on the needs of Africa. DR. DANIEL WILLIAMS IS HONORED BY HAVING COLLEGE FRATERNITY NAM ED FOR HIM. Philadelphia, Pa.. April 22. At the University of Pennsylvania Medical School there are several societies or "frets" named In honor of distin guished physicians and surgeons, such as the Dr. Deaver Surgical Society the Dr. Pepper Medical Society, the Dr. Anew Surgical Society, etc, the membership of which Is devoid of a single Colored representative, not withstanding the fact that "Old Penn" has always had a large number of Colored medical students. However not long since, M. Russell Nelson, a young Colored man, brilliant In scholarship popular with the student body pos sessing athletio ability, and of ex emplary character, was considered by several.-of his white fellow students as being the type of chap worthy to Join their societies. Hence, his name was proposed at meetings of three of those societies, but in each case ha "lost out" by one dissenting vote. Finally his name was proposed in a fourth society (the Dr. Ernest La Place Medical Society), and no dis senting vote being cast, he was elected (?) almost for the following day he was waited upon by several members and Informed that while they personally deplored such an In justice, there as a clause in the con sttutlon making it impossible for any Colored man to become a member. Filed with righteous indignation, young Nelson called on Dr. La Place and ln no uncertain terms protested against the rank injustice of such a clase. Dr. La Place, on his part, as sured him that he Knew of no auch clase existed, he would see to It that it was Immediately stricken from the constitution. Hence, though Russell Nelson himself did not become a member .he has made It possible for Near Hiat Staged in U. S. Public Hospital Alexandria, La, April 22. A near race riot occurred at the United States Public ' Health . Service Hospital at Camp Stafford about 2:00 Wednesday afternoon. v several white men and a number of Negroes clashed, as the result of an Insult offered by a Negro to an aged white man who Is employed as watchman at the hospital. Eight Negroes have been arrested and committed to the parish Jail, on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, with intent to kill. One of the Negroes also has the additional charge of carrying concealed weapons booked a Brains t him. The clash occurred early In the afternoon, and messengers were' at once dispatched to this city to notify the local sheriff's office. Deputy Sher iff ,N- K. Vance. J. J. Ballllo and the Howard Lacaza went Immediately to the hospital, but In the meantime one or the ring-leaders and others w"o wre Implicated In the affair had taken a hasty departure, and they were not captured. The eight accused were taken Into custody searched and brought to this city where they were placed In Jail. It appears that R. Franklin, a Ne gro, and the aged watchman, became Involved In an altercation, in which the Negro who was the aggressor, cursed the watchman. The latter al though a very aged man, attempted to resent the insult, when the Negro drew a revolver on him. At this Jun cture Mr. Marvin Stewart of West End, who. Is also employed at the hospital, started to the assistance of the old man. when Keef Bolts, another Negro drew a pistol and told him to stand back, or he would kill him. A. number of other Negroes present Immediately became embroiled In the affray, and it Is stated that for a few moments It looked aa If a race riot waa imlnent. However, the row financially subsided, and messengers were sont to the city, to notify the sheriff 's office. In the Interval of the Negroes made their escape. Thr Negroes who were engnrcil In the alfray were employed a'; th hos pital as waiters In the dining room and laborers around the institution. When the officers arrived they found some of the Negroes around the hos pital and others were arrested In the barracks. They were all lined up and searched and afterwards placed upon a large army truck and brought to the city, where they were placed In Jail. Those arrested are: Roosevelt Har ris, L. Countee, Henry Robinson, Joe Robinson. D. Williams, Ike Kitter llng, Keef Bolts and F. Arbuckle. They were all charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, with In tent to kill, and Keef Bolts was also charged with carrying concealed weapons. He Is charged with being the black who drew the gun on Mr. Stewart and told him to stand back, when he attempted to go to the as sistance of the watchman. R. Iranklln, who precipitate the trouble, made his escape. Shot at Negro For Whistling. Natchez Miss. April 22. An affidavit charging assault with a deadly weap on waa made Saturday by District Attorney R, E. Bennett against Mrs. C. W. Huff, railroad agent at Stanton, for the shooting of Zelma Hall. Mrs. Huff shot at Hall because she claimed COMPILE lWTERI'TI!fl STATIS TICS OIT NEGKOEH. Colorado Spring, Colo.. April 22. Under the caption "What Some State Show." Arthur L. Hayes In a booklet entitled, "Has The American Negro Progressed?" mokes the following statement: "The property of Negroes In the Btate of Georgia was assessed for the year 1918 at $47,423,499 with an acreage of farm property for the same year at $36. $47,423.4429 with an acreage of farm property for the same year at $38, 009,836. The acreage given In the State of Virginia held by Negroes being placed at 1.744,745 acres. It Is estimated that the Ne Kroes ' of the nation are worth In round figures $1,100,000,000 and own twenty million acres of land or thirty-two thousand square miles and South Carolina." area greater than the entire State ot the Colored student to enjoy that honor of some future time. Returning to the University young Nelson Immediately gathered around hlrn the Colored medical and dental student and addressed them somewhat after this fashion: Fellows, lets act like real men, and from a society of our own. They have honored their great medical men by naming their societies for, them, so I propose that we form the Daniel H. Williams Sur gical and Oral Society, thus honoring the greatest surgeon in the United States (who Is also a member of our race). A few days thereafter a form al meeting was held at the Unl veralty of Pennsylvania, and the Daniel H. Williams Surgical and Oral Society became a fact The officers of this society (the only one of its kind In any of the "Big Five" col leges), are as follows: M. Russell Nelson, president; Roy Berry, vice president, and A. Thomas, secretary and treasurer. , The programme as adopted Is as follows: Each meeting there will be lively and helpful .discussions on the Aspects of Disease, also one of the younger successful graduates will ad dress the society giving helpful data regarding his experiences. Then there will be a monthly address by a fam ous physician or surgeon. But the prime object of the society will be to encourage research. The young president Mr. Russell Nelson Is one of the most brilliant students now at Penn., a member of the Senior class, who will be gradu ated this June. He has already been offered and has accepted a position as Interne at Bellevue Hospital, in New York (one of the greatest hospitals In the world). We predict a great future for the young man. Arrested for Whisky S i gling m Illinois. P Champaign, 111.. April 22. With the arrest of W. E. Bledsoe, a Champaign Negro. It la thought Wal police offi cials have unearthed a glgantle whisky conspiracy which extends from the mountains of Kentucky northward to Chicago and -Including other Inter mediate points. Sunday night W. E. Bledsoe, a .Negro taxi driver,1 waa arrested when he attempted to leave th local Illinois Central Statton with S gallon keg which was taken from an Illi nois Central dining car. Today police officials tapped the keg and found . it contained pure mountain dew, of "moonshine" whisky. The keg con tained no federal revenue stamps. I Officers believe that the conspiracy to haul liquor from Southern points to Chicago and other markets not only Involves the rrews of dining care on other railroads having South ern terminal points ln addition to the Illinois Central, but Includes a num ber of men in various cities along auch railroads, taxi drivers, draymen and perhaps other railroad employes In addition to those In the dining car service. Additional arrests In the conspiracy are expected, which will Include men not only In Champaign and Chicago, ' but along the Illinois Central route as far south aa Memphis. Tenn. It Is alleged that the whisky supplies of cities in this territory can be attrl- ' buted to the whisky conspiracy un- eannea Dy me arrest or tteldsoe. Howard Teacher in Charge of District Negro Cadets. Washington, D. C, April 22. Major M. T. Dean, Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Howard Univer sity, who was In charge of the S17th Ammunition Train, 92nd Division du ring the great drive of that military organization n the Argonne Forest 2 years ago, has also been designated by the War Department aa Military Instructor of the Cadet Organizations of the Colored Schools of the Dis trict of Columbia. The Howard Uni versity. Professor, military science and tactics Is thus In charge the training of four hundred young men who com pose the Howard University R. O. T. C. Unit No. til, and battalion of ca dets made up of the students of Armstrong Manual Training School R. R. Agents KUl Negro. Memphis, Tenn.. April 12. Whathor It Is the duty defined by the law for special railroad agents to make ar rests beyond the grounds that belong to their company or not Is a question that should be settled and published to the general public ljist Sunday two agents went In search of a Col ored man, Saunders, and found him in a hi use located beyond tho com pany's right-of-way. Saunders was arrested, seized about the waist by the agents, who emp tied the gun Into his side, the Colored man dying Immediately. The agent claims thnt he shot in self defense Is not well taken. Several hundred Negroes have left meinpl.ls In the lajt thirty davs and mor ar preparing to go. and the cause for their leaving is evident It takes no Socrates to see. ABIIOTT SAYS WEST MAY FURNISH NEXT PRESIDENT. Ios Angeles, Cal., April 22. "Cali fornia elected the present bead of the nation and to California the peo ple of the east are looking for his republican successor. declared Dr. Robert S. Abbott, owner and editor of the Chicago Defender at a mass vorlte son, he said. "haadwR AKKW meeting under the auspices of the lo cal branch of the National Associa tion for the Advancement of Colored People. "Mr. Hoover, California's fa vorite son, he said "has a fair chance of being nominated at the re publican convention.'