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VOL. 27, No. 49.
THE DALLAS EXPRESS. DALLAS, TEXAS,' SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, lV-iO.
PRICK TKJt CENTS.
HIE HUB STAT
H. CAPERS SAYS IN ACCEPTING NOMI
NATION THAT "NO MAN IS FIT TO BE
GOVERNOR OF ANY STATE WHO IS CA
PABLE OF INSULTING
H. Capers, nominee of the "black
and tan" faction of the Republican
party fur Ouvernur, gave it a state
ment Saturday accepting the nomina
tion. He Bald he la In complete ac
cord with the objects, purports and
platform declarations of the conven
tion. In the course of his statement
he' also said:
"1 am a Republican. 1 am willing
to be dubed a "black and tan Re
publican," If that phrase Is used to
convey the Idea of what kind of He
publican principles I stand for. Years
ana 1 made up my mind that foV
parties as well as for' individuals,
honesty is the best policy and that
there is no argument In slander, no
statesmanship in prejudice, nor noth
ing to be gained in arraying class
against class or race against race.
'The rule of my political life has
been to allow every cltlKe-n the same
right which I claimed for myself.
Kvery good man and woman, every
patriot, every lover of the 'human
race will wish Ihut all citizens be
given even-handed Justice before the
law and no citizen should ask for
more or get less.
"The Republican party Is the fruit
of many age"s of self-sacrlfire and
devotion. The Republican party came
of every good thing ever done in
tills .country. It is the blossom and
fruit of America's best endeavor. In
crder to make a Republican you have
t to have achoolhouses, churches,
newspapers and magazines. A tru"
Republican knows that all Just gov
ernment Is bused on the consent 01
the governed; and that all persons,
white or black, who meet the require
ments of a good citizen must be
alforded equal protection Delore the
law and given his politicul, civil, In
dustrial, educational and religious
right as guaranteed by the Const'.
' tution of the lilted States. This,
therefore, leaves no plank in a Re
publican platform upon which gen
tlemen may stand who boldly an
noenee that the Republican partv in
a "white man's part' and that Col
ored men shall not be allowed to at
tend Its conventions or that Colored
men shall not sit in Its councils. The
platform of the Republican party Is
- n broad as humanity, ail men ami
Vntnen, white, black, red and yellow,
can stand on a Republican platform.
"The Terrell election law is not
defended as legislation kept on the
statute books in good morals, but to
prevent, so Its friends say, 'Negro
domination.' To my mind this is a
bad argument, and Is equal to saying
It is right to rob Peter to pay Paul.
Nix or seven hundred thousand Col
ored men and women can not dominate
over 6.U'j(),0('0 white people. I am no
A. M. E. Bishop Spoke at
National Business League.
(Associated Negro Press.) ,
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 9. Bishop
E. Jones of New Orleans. In his final
summing up of the work of the
twenty-first annual meeting of the
National Negro lltisine.es League
which was held in Philadelphia, from
August 18 to 21 said:
"The twelve million Negroes of
America now have a deeper uppreci
I'tlon than thev have ever hud nefoi
of the value of the economic and soolal
life of the Nation. Indeed, thy havo
a deer cr appreciation of the fine men
and women that the race has pro
duced. American Negroes have to-lay,
a firmer faith that right makes migh
We. shall all work, contend and pray
until the Christian barrier are broken
down. This has been the "-.est session
of the National Negro Business
Dr. Moton, principal of Tuskcgce
Institute, who had Just previously
teen re-elected by heartv ".cclamntlcii
as president of the League, thanked
the great audience of delegates and
friends of Negro Business progress
for the tine spirit of co-operation and
good, will which they had shown
Uiroii.h ut the interestng and val
uable threc-it:t- ircarar.j.
TUB l.KAtiUI'."! SKItVK'l'..
James C. Napier of Nashville, Tenn..
the League'i honorary president, spoke
on "The Aim, the Growth and tho
Achievement t tin National Netjro
JJvines League." He said:
"Dr. Pooker T. Washington. wh.
organized the League -twenty years
ago, although men delcared It would
fall, had faith !r. the ability of the
Negro race to make progress in bus
iness He has a real vision. Spread
eagle' oratory was pet aside. Men and
women were encouraged to lay bare
the struggles of ,,thelr souls. Th'.
efforts of obscure men Were clearly
"In 19i)0, when Dr. Washington sum
moned a score of men to attend the
first meeting In Boston, there were
few Negroes engaged in business pur
nilts. Negro business stocks were
diminutive. Negro business men's ex
perience was enrcumperibed. Today,
Negro buslnos men and womer. com
pare favorably with other man nr
women In business.
"In HIOO, for example. Negro real
estate dealers doing large business
could have been enumerated on the
fingers of one hand. They were
handling property worth a few thous
and dollars. Now Negro read estate
men art handling millions of dollars
worth of property. During this meet
ing a Negro real estate man within
a very short time put through a
J30.000 deal. ,
"In 1900 Net-ro theatres were prac
tically unthought of. Since then grant
progress has been made In building
Negro theatres; the beauty culture
industry has grown rapidly; farmers
have learned the value of applying
science to their work: the chain
slore Idea i now developing. In 1900
there was one Negro bank. Today
there are 72.
Mississippi Baptists Close
(Associated Negro Prea.
Scooba. Mis. Sept. 9. The Negro
State Association closed It annual
convention last Sunday with Impress
ive ceremonies. Hundreds of dele
gates wore In- attendance from all
section of the State. Dr. W. K.
Johnson of Oklahoma and several
white Baptist, minister we.re present
and inada stirring addresses.
A WEAK OR I
lover or hater of the Colored race
and I do not believe any man fit
for the gaivernorshlp of this great
State who I capable of insulting a
weak, unff.rtunat" and ro-iplo.es rare
of people. 1 shall be the Governor of
all the people, and 1 mean this In
the broadest sense of the meaning
of my words.
"Let's make xexas the happiest,
brightest spot on earth: with less
laws ind more gospel, with less war
and more peace, with more corn anil
cotton and less primary elections,
lest politics, with more happy home
and children ana less renters, piore
churches and schools and less pen
itentiaries arid jails; last out not
least, we want more economy and
"Iubor is no longer looked upon
ns a commodity, submitted to iror
law of supply and demand. A fal
wage covering not only the bare
necessities of life, but a margin for
education, recreation, the bringing up
of a family, the mental growth of th.;
individual and his dependents, is the
least that the working man can re
"Capitalists already declare their
conviction that the time is past when
laii;e fortunes could bo built In a
short time by fair or foul means.
Public control will inoie end more b.
set up against- It. Labor will not
allow it and the new social ln'tnage
.uent with a sense o'.' responsibility
"Congress ctme to the rescue of our
banking systi m when it estanllsheJ
the rc.-iorinl bank and Federal loan
ing hanl.s IhriMghoi't the c.iuntiv. Jiut
present-day bjnks may be a-eld to
huve punitive and negative ldis. the
positive having to do with rtnosit4,
the negative with loans. 1 favor tni.
et.iblisliiui lit of people,, onrk wheie
men and women with small means
and credits nviy be cared for.
"Three problems of first importance
face the Texas farmer. These are,
In order of their relative importance,
(1) the high price of land. (2) tht
hlfch price of labor and '(3) the high
cost 3t equipment replacement. What
the farmer wants the com-uiner to
see and and to see so clearly that ho
will admit the logic of the situation
of which call for price, for his farm
products that shall cover the neces
sary cost of production, including In
teresti on Investment. preant-da
wages for those employed on farms
Including the owner and his family,
and In addition, a sinking fund suffi
cient to cover replacement, charges,
and to provld ) for the steady expan
sion of the business to meet the con
sumptive demands of the day. I fa
vor rendering the farmer all. proper
legislative asslstantance to enable
him to protect the fruit of his pro
duction Texans Are Elected to High
Masonic Offices at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 9, 1920.
A special Pullman party of 33
Masons and Masonic ladies represent
ing, almost, every department of
Masonry, lei t Fort Worth Friday af
tcrnoon at t:30 A. M. arriving at
.St. Louis Saturday evening, f ur car
was attached to . a special Masonic
train - of 12 coachos and sleepers.
We arrivef at Cincinnati. Sunday at
1:30 P. M.
Briefly, there were 20 special Ma
sonic trains from different sections
of the country. IS Urand Masters
attended the U. M. Conference and
IV Gianl Pulrons and Grand Matrons
were in the conferene i of the Kastcrr
Star representing Hlxty-flve tlousaml
Masons and 40,000 Eastern Stars.
There were 5.000 Mystic tjhrinera and
over 4,000 Knights Templar in Uni
form In parades and drill, with 8
large bras bands. Ir. the distribj
tion of offices ?exas was not over
looked. Noble Kdw. Loving of Fort
Worth va;- unanimously re-elected
to the olllce of Imperial Ceremonial
Master of the Imperial Divan of
Mystic blnine of Noolh and South
Amerba. Mrs. Ed. Loving was le
elected Captain of Daughters of Iris:
Mrs. Kllen Hampton of Fort Worth
van elected 3rd Lieutenant of thv
Heroine-s of the Crusaders; Rev. A.
W. Edwards, G. H. P. of Royal Arch
Masons of Texas, was elected 8rd
Vice-president of the Council of
Grand High Prieite of the United
Stales and Canada, and J. C. Scott,
Grand Patron of Masonic Grand
Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star
of Texas was elected M. V., Inter
state Urand Association Patron for the
united States and Canada. All or
these are subjoct to promotion, if
they attend the meetings in the fu
ture; but if one fails to attend,
he or she los; the opportunity ana
breaks the chain of promotion.
There was lots of business transact
ed for tho further good of the Order
and a most pleasant time was had
by all. llro. Loving had charge of
the crowd going from Texas, and
llro. D. A. Oliver had charge comlmfc
back. Returning, we urrived in Fort
Worth at 10 Vclock Sund.iy night in
our special car and special ateendart,
the famous Lon hampti.n. the Pullman
expert, who oarri-d us there and
brought us back with no visible mark
of God's or man's displeasure.
We go to Washington in 1922.
Come go with us.
Doctors' , Association Closes
. Atlanta Meeting.
(Ass -elated "Negro Press ;
Atlanta. Ga., Sept. 9. The National
Medical Association held It Twenty
second Annual session on August 2-i.
25, 26, 27. A large representation
from every section of the United
States expected. Tne local com
mittee made expensive preparations
for the. reception of the physicians and
visitors to the meeting.
Newport News Will Have Ne-
.gro High School
Newport. News. V I5ent. v9. A new
Colored Hlifh School has been as
sured tho Colored people of this city
y the local school board. The school
will b housed Ir a separate build
ing with a Celord prlnclp.il and corps
of teachers. A. F. Williams, secretary
of tho loca' Colored Y. M. C. A., has
been an enthusiastic worker for th
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NORTH CAROLINA MOB
LYNCHES NEGRO prisoner:
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Frivolous Charge Produced
to Give Mob Chance to Get
Revenge For Former Failure.
Greensboro, N. C, Spt. 9. The sulk
ing sentiment that has prevailed at
Graham since the failure of a mob of
hoodlums to lynch three innocent
Negroes following Die quick action of
Gov. Blckett In sending troops to the
scene and which resulted in the kill
ing of a member of !th mob and the
wounding of several others In their
attempt to storm the jail where the
Negroes were confined following their
arrest on suspicion of having attacked
a swltc woman seemed to end today
When a young Negro was picked up
on suspicion by Sheriff Storey who
allowed a mob to take the prisoner
Into a nearby tlcket and riddle his
body with bulletin . '
The horidlum element of Alamance
county of which Graham is the
county seat, . were determined to'
avenge the duth of tho.e of their
ilk who were fired upon, by the sol
diers while they were attempting to
lynch the three Negrodj several weeks
sgo and their thirst for-blood caused
them to pick up 1 Negro on the flim
siest charge and take his life.
The hamc of the Negro lynched
was John Jeffries and the charge
against him was attacking a four
year eld white child, at ten o'clock,
broad open daylight, near the child's
home. Statement given out by local
white citizens who are denouncing
the action of the mob on every side
and who have expressed determina
tion to assist the governor in every'
way in apprehendinw the guilty par
ties, despite the statement of the
sheriff that he. did not. recognize one
of them, are that the Negro was pass
ing the home where the child lived
when the child oegan icrylng 'due to
having fallen. The ' mother of the
child, .attracted by the crlest, arrived
just In time to see the Negro dis
appear and in an excited manner
gave an alarm that her child had
been Injured "by a nigger." The
young Negro, frlght-med as the result
and knowing the sentiment that had
existed In the count'y for several
weeks, ran in ever direction "sarklnR
protection,, and wiien ' found in the
waiting room of the station by the
sheriff, protested his innocence of
having committed any crime.
Sheriff Storey was well aware of
he plans of the mob and realized
t the mob was marching on the
iail when he opened the doors of the
jail, marched to the courthouse sev
eral blocks away. Tho story as given
by Sheriff Storey is as follows:
"At three o'clock this afternoon,
mv six assistants and myself, started
with Jeffries to the courthouse one
block away. A mob formed around
us and the prisoner. There was a
sudden surge forward and In the
twinkling of an eye, the prisoner had
been taken from us and placed In an
automobile and rushed away.
"There was not a shot fired, not
even a gun drawn during the minute
scuffle between the mob and officers."
Sheriff Storey said tonight that re
sistance would have been folly as the
mob was made up of between 25 and
50 determined men. There -were at
least 150 additional men nearby whose
srmpathies were with the mob, he
stated tonight. He said, he did not
know anyone in the mob.
The lynching occurred on almost
he Identlcnl spot whfre James Ray.
fell mortally wounded during the
battle between a masked mob and
the Durham machine gtin company
guarding the Alamance county jail,
on the night of July 19.
Alabama Pythians Held An
(Associated N'grc Pr"s.)
, Birmingham, Ala. Sept. 9 The Ne
gro Knli hts of Pythias of this state
held their Thirty-third annual ses
sion last week :it the Pythtian Temrle.
The public exercises were held "n the
Sixteenth street Baptist Church and
the principal addresses of the wee!
vere made by Supremo Chanclloi- 8
W. Gren of New Orleans and Grand
Chancellor R. A. Blount. The Grani
Conn of Calanthe heW Its meetings
at the Sardls Baptist Church.
St. Louis Elects Negro Ward
St. Louis, Mo.. Sept. 9. The Repub
Means of the Seventeenth Ward ile'Ud
Hrnest Patillo, a Negro ward com
mitteeman Inst Saturday In the piac
..f Frank M Slatr. a white man who
had hold the po-dtion for i-verol
ears. It Is rumored ihat the Farmer-Labor
Partv In the Twelfth Dis
trict Intend to nominate a Negro to
oppose Congressman Dyer the present
member from the district.
THOUSANDS OF WHITE AND NEGRO LONGSHOREMEN EN
GAGE IN DOCK RIOT IN NEW YORK.
New York, Sept. 9. Again th
steamship lines running south and
the Neirroes brought north to b'cak
the water shore strik-i figured n -the
news of tho day. The first page of
all the evening papers are covered
with th new if riot ana striKe
throughout the city.
More than 2.000 white and KHrr
longshoremen en. 'aged In a pitched
battle at Pier No. 50, North River,
which required police reserve 'rom
all precinct stations along the v-ale.
front to quell. Traffic was suspended
in West street for a'most an hrur.
and the water-rhen, flirhtlng savagely
with hooks, sticks, stones and fists,
were watched by thousands In near
by office buildings.
Frank Brown, a Negro 50 years
e.ld. I.i In St. Vincent's Hospital with
a possible fracture of the skull from
being stoned and lieaten.
Charles Budaka. 44 years old, It U
alleged, wa one of a gang of white
le.ngshoremen whose earlier attack
upon Brown and seven other Negroes
pi e ir.itsied the trouble. !f was ar
rested charged with assault.
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r-' i . Black bnd Ttui
. ror uorernor.-
GOV. BICKETT WOULD
PROVIDE FOR NEGROES OF
Proposes Many Improved Fa
cilities But Declares in Ask
ing That Whites JIust be Su
perior. Raleigh. N. C. Sept. 9. 4 oemmis
sion of five members, to be appointed
either by the General Assembly or by
the Geiverhor, to study necessary leg
islation for the Negroes of the State
and present the matter intelligently
hel'oie the 1921 legislature, was pio
poscd by Governor Bicke-tt yesterday
In a special ire-ssnee to the General
Assembly the seventh In tho series
of messages transmitted to that body
by the Governor.
The white man's obligation, "to pro
tect the Negro in his life and property
id to help and encourage him In
the pursuit of the happiness' demands.
Governor Bickett pointed out, the
establishment of a reformatory for
N'egro boys, the establishment of a
Negro tubercular hospital, the 'estab
lishment of a Negro teacher train
ing school, and the amendment of
transportation laws that will secure
to the Negro safer and more sanitary
accommodations when he rides on tho
Governor Bickett has no Idea of
recommending the abandonment of
Jim Crow regulations. "It Is abso
lutely necessary to the peace and
happiness of both races for whites
and blacks to ride In separate cars
he maintains, but when the Negro
pays the same fare as the white man.
Governor Bickett thinks he is en
titled to ride in a car equally safe
and equally as sanitary.
The Governed ' message follows:
"Last year I heard a Negro bishop
say in a public address1 that the Ne
gro had accepted . the white man's
God and knew no othe-r. We owe It
to that God and to the civilization
we have builded on his will to deal
Justly with a tribe of his children
less fortunate than ourselves.
"In North Carolina we have defi
nitely decided that the happiness of
both races requires that white gov-
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At about half-past nine o'clock
I lion white longshoremen, returning
to work for the So.uthern Pacific
Steamship Company at Pier No. 50.
found 500 Negroes at work on thej
ship El Capitan. to which they had
ben assigned. Bad blood existing be
tween the whiles and Negroes ever
slnee the importation of the latter
contributed to the failure of the
recent Mlke shov ed instantly.
Attempt wa made bv foreman to
keep both forces at work by placing
them on different part of the pier,
but growing friction reached a cilsls
when eight Negroes, on their way
to Pier No. 48 .were attacked by a
group of whites. Seven of the Ne
groes fled, but Brown, according to
the police was captured and made the
target for the stones the nttackers
had provided thi-mselve with from
a nearby building in course of con
struction. Word of Brown's plight spread
quickly among the Negree on- the
HI Capitan anel they rushed on mase
to his roseue. As the columns of Nc
groe converged upon the fight the
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FIRST GRAND LODGE OF
LOYAL FRIENDS IS HELD.
J. H. Hunt is Re-elected
Grand Master. Will Meet in
Denison Next Year.
The first state Grand Lodge and
Palace, of the Loyal Friends of Amer
lea, convened August, 24 to 27, at
the Loyal Friends of America hall,
2413 1-2 Elm street, Dallas, Texas,
Tuesday August 24th, at 4:00 P. m.
Grand Master J. W. Hunt, sounded
the gavel, which called to order the
first session of the Loyal Friend of
America, this was a preliminary ses
sion, for the purpose of appointing
a committee on rulo and a committee
on credentials, after the appointment
of these committees, the session ad
journed. All comrades were instructed
to be present at Mt Rose Baptist
church at 8:30 P. M., where the open
ing piogram was to be rendered, but
owing to a heavy down pour of rain
this program was not carried oat. -
Wednesday morning at 9:00 o'clock
the machinery of thd Grand Lodge
and Palace was set in motion, all
Grand Officers, and a number of del
egates from various Darts of the
btate being present, the Grand Master
declared the secsion opened. Reports
of committee, were read, and the
regular routine of business was car
i led out. The Grand Lodge and Pal
ace then adojurned for dinner.
Wednesday night et 8:30. the Grand
Annual Sermon was preached at
Mt Rose Baptist jf hurch. by Comrade
Rev.- H. Campbell? State Grand Bish
op of Fort Worth, Texas.
The afternoon session was called
at 2:00 P. M., after the opening of
the evening session, Grand Master
.1. W. Hunt, made some remarks
touching on the work that the order
had accomplished in the shoit space
of eleven months; sffr which. Com
rades R. C. Clark of Fort Worth,
Mrs. W. H. Maxey of Waco. E. C.
Cooper of Greenville, and a number of
others made some very Interesting
remarks. Mr. Henry Bureh of Dallas
blind man, was Introduced by tho
Grand Master; he made some very
timely lemarks and presented flowers
to the Grand Master, and the Grand
Lodge and Palace. The Grand Irfidt,c
and Palace called on Prof. E. C. Coop
er to respond to Mr. Burch, which he
(Continued on pai?e eight).
white longshoremen lai nched a coun
ter attack and instantly West street
was a solid muss of a full 2,000 bat
Two lone partolmen from tht
Charles Street Station on dutv wee
brushed as'de like cl.ips. Thev sent
In a riot call to their station, which
was answered by ('apt, William J.
Clark and reserves.
Finding his force powerle;ss before
the fighting mas of longshoremen.
Captain (.'lark sent In an emergency
alarm to the Old Slip and Beach
Street S'itl-Mii, which responded with
every available man.
After three-quarters of an hour
the police finally gat the situation
in hand dispersing the whites and
driving the Negroes back to the
iiouthcrn Pacific pier.
Lat -r the Southern Paelflo Steam
ship Company official smuggled a. 1 1
their Negro workers to the Ninth
avenue station of the elevated and
sent them home for the dav. Fol
lowing thl they announced thit the
loading of the El Capitan would , he
resume-d later with vhite labor.
REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT FROM
MAJORITY OF CONFERENCES IN CON
NECTION. BISHOP COTTRELL AND
OTHER GENERAL OFFICERS PRESENT
By Mr. G. L. Boswcll.
Much work was accomplished by
devoted missionaries of the Women'
Connectlonal Council which wa In
session at Evening Chapel C. M. E.
Church last week. A large crowd
witnessed tho opening session and
continued' In attendance thrpughout
The devotional exercise were con
ducted by Mrs. M. L. Bullock, pray
er by Mis Annl Clark. Enrollment
continued, CommltU-es on literature
and finance were appointed.
Report of Annuul Conference I'rral
The following named conferences re
ported at the 1st day's session: West
lexaa Conference, .Mrs. Clurlsa Wll
lams. President, 0.60: North Ala
bama Conference, Mrs. T. H. Mcken
zie. President, $47.00; New Orleans
Conference Mrs. L. A. Green, $30.00,
North Mississippi Confere'nce, Mrs. ll
K. Johnson. jtnO.OO; Muskogee Con-
wre?ceVn Mr8' T' A' Orlffin, $15.00;
West Tennessee Conference, $11.00
Tennessee Conference, $10.00; South
tin (!!""., Conference. . Mrs. Lawrence,
$10.00; East Texa. Conference, Mrs.
Annl. Clark. $10.00; Louisiana Confer
?S 1U ":,A Southwest Arkansas
conference $10.00- East Mississippi
Conference. Miss M. M. Hunt, $10.00'
an.l Memphis Conferences
M r. ' n8oUlhw7.t,aeorKa conference
J? imaraih W""n"'. -50: South
east Illinois, Mrs. Wheeler. $6.00; West
Kentucky Conference, Mrs. M, L.
topeland. $5.00; Central Texa Con
ference. S.t)0; Little Rock Conference.
Mrs Cora Davis, $5.00; Central Texas
Conforence.$6.ttu; UUJe Rock ConHSr
ence Mis, Cora . Davis, . $5.00: Texa
Conference, $5.00. . .
Ananul Conference Keiu-eaeatrei.
Thirty Conferences renresentd with
heMnro"r"e,li .of 54 delegates em
.i? f. f!X EPl"copal dloces. Bishop
Has Cottrall of the third Episcopal
Dloces, Doctor J. K. Bray, Sec
retary of Education; J. H. Moore,
Secre ary of Missions; T. H. Copeland
See'retary of Superannuated preachers
widow and orphans department, wen
introduced and spoke , words of en
couragement and highly endorsed th
work of the Connectlonal Missionary
The evening was largely devoted
tO a THimhnr nf ..... 1 " . j
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responses, all of which were rcspon-'j
Alleged Slayer of Missourian
Osslning. N. Y., Sept. 9 Tie largest
watermelon obtainable on the Ix-al
market will feature the last dlnne
of Frank Kelly, Negro murderer,
known to the police from coast to
coast, who is condemned to die In
the electric chair at Sing Sing prison.
Still hopeful of a reprieve, Kelly or
dered, inaddltiein to the melon, roast
chicken, French fried potato a. coffi o,
biscuits and milk.
Kelly was convlctfVl of slaying
Catherine Dunn, a housemaid. In
Bioiklyn, last Christmas. According
to the nuthf-rlllc of Srr;ne?eld, Mo.,
he Is the same Negro, known as Bus
Cain, 'ho escaped from a Jail there
fcurt-cn years ai,o while a mob wa
seeking his life for murder of Thomas
Roark, a civil wor veteran.
R'-urk was rohned and pmrdered on
tho campus of Drury College In
Springfield, and Cain together will,
another Negro named Bill Allen, vus
arrested and charged with the crime.
Two day later a white wonvn wan
rttacked and two Negre.es were chare -ed
with the crime. Later a mob
stormed the jail seeking the four Ne
groes, and, in the confuilcn, Cain,
managed to escapj.
After hiding In a cave near Spring
field ho wont to Lot Angeles, where
be was arrested, but released n'ter
Joseph W. Folk, Governor of Mlssour'
at that lime, declined to sign extra
dition papers, saying he feared mob
violence if Cain was returned to t'.c
slate Cain then knocked around the world
as a seaman and longsherem-in un
til, coming to New Ybi k. he aesumed
the name of Kelly. He murdered
Catheilne Durn while she wan trying
to prevent him from looting, her em
Mail Gerk is Held on Rob
Valdnsta. Ga., Sept. 9. Quite .
number of postal mysteries which
hav. for more than a year w-.rricel
post office Inspectors are expo tert to
be cleared up through the arrest in
Macon of William A. Muxlu, a Col
ored railway mall clerk, who has for
a number of years run between Vsl
dosta and Macon and whose retld.ince
la in Valdosta.
For more than a year money and
other valuable have had a .vter
lou -habit of disappearing from the
mails in this part of the state, the
Thera are records of a number ot
sum total of them In money amount
ing up into thousands of dollars,
those of mail disappearing nresum
ably while in transit or. the Valdosta
Macon run and officer have spent
ninny weary hour In efforts to r-n
down the guilty party. Slowly the
threads are worked out, .lust as I'nc'e
bam always workq ;here is n-ve.r
a let up, no matter horn forlorn the
hope of success may be. those post
office authorities work and work.
Postofflce inspector. ' J. L. Pember
ton this week placed four on" dol
lar bills In an envelope and addressed
it to a persem presumably In Tlfton.
H went tin Mar.ie' train. The letter
wa a special delivery and the party
to whom it was addressed was to
notify another Inspector In 'Macon
If the letter failed to arrive. The let
ter was not .n.llvered, and the In
xpeetors were notified In Mac n and
when Mazie's train arrived, two in
soertiri. quietly took him Into cim
todav. Tho four one dollar bills,
marked, were found in his pocket
ded to by Bishop Ella Cottrell.
ttreand Day Meulea.
The devotional exercise was con
ducted by Rev. Mr. Bullock and Fan
nie Waterford, concluded- Dr. Cole
man, Presldont, made an address
on "The dress and conduct becoming
missionary women, who in turn In
troduced Bishop Cottrell who spoke
to the subject of prejudice, and hi
argument wa strong ard MiceaDle.
Following the address, Mr. Burch of
Dallas was presented bearing a large
bomiiiet of flowers and asked Mr. E ,
B. Williams to present them to hi'
president, whr In turn presented th :.'.;
to the bishop, general officers, sec
retaries and reporters. The president
then delivered her Annual Address.
The special feature of the after- -noon
session, was an old time class '
meeting conducted by Mrs.- L. I). Mt:
Afee and Rev. .Mrs. Bt.lloik. in which
the .Holy Ghost was man i rent ud.
Dr. E. F. II. Amps of Munkoge
preached at night, while- the devo
tional was conducted bv Dr. J. R.
Starks and Dr. Jones of Oklahoma
Third Iar Se-uloa.
Friday wa devoted to greeting '
by the M. K. church Sotitth and hear
ing of reports. Addresses were de
livered by doctors Stouts and Bray.
Thirty minister and vislteers were
Introduced. The afternoon session was
followed by a spiritual praise 'car
At night a pageant was pr.-serteei
by Madam T. It. Copeland anl
Wyatt, which netted $i 04.00.
Thl day' session was given ovef
to routine business, followed by tho
election at omrerj. The following
olllcers were elected for the Incomln,
ttr; i Presidont.' I'r. M. E. Coteuian; "
First Vine-presid-nt, Hellen H Cobb;
Second Vice-preside, t-- Third VIcm-
president, Mrs. E. B. WMIiams, Fourth
V'iec-presldent, Mr. Eva King; Fifth .
Vice-president, Mr. L, C. Whelor'
Sixth Vice-president, Mrs. M. I.. Mar
tin; Recording secretary. Mr. T. H.
MeKenzle; Asslstunt secretary. Mis
Williams. Cor. , Secretary, Mr. M. I
Copeland; Treasurer, Mrs. C. E. Nel
son; Chaplin, Rev, Mr. Bullock.
Amount raised wa $552.72. The Con
nectlonal Council devoted Sunday
morning In a' memorial service In
honor of Bishop L. H. Holsey, fol
lowed a sermon delivered by Dr.
J. H. Moore. Th next meeting will
be held in Washington, T). C, in con
nection with tho G..-nrnl Conference
in 1922. : .
Says Democratic Legislation
Influenced by Relation to Ne
Chicago, III, Sept. $. It Is remark
able to observe the extremes to which'
tho Democrat will go In order to fol
low out their policy ot making life
hard for the - Colored American. An
example of their defeat by a rllibu
ter in the closing hoe.r of Congress
or the Johnson-Nolan Bill which
would afford a living wage to under
paid Government employees. The Dem
ocratic Senator gave a their reason
for the defeat of the bill that it
would give the Colored employees,
such a porter, charwomen eta the
same enumeration granted to white
people engaged in similar work for
Senator Kenyon, speaking of thl
un-American display of discrimination
"Governor Cox and other leading
Democrats are making very loud
boasts over what they have done for
labor. It may not be amiss to call
attention to the fact that when tho
minimum wage bill, known as the
Johnson-Nolan Bill, wa before the
the Senate In the closing day of the
besBlon It was defeateld by a Demo
cratic filibustter led by Senator Under
wood, leader of the minority, and ably
asslstctd by other Democratic Sen
ators, soinn of whom are now prom
inent in the same management of the
Democratic campaign. The bill affect
ed 66.000 under-paid government em
ployees. It would also vitalize party
platform In favor of a living wage
for men and women who toll. It was
defeated largely because It applied to
Colored employees as well as white.
I emerged upon the floor of tho Sen
ate, as I charge now, that the Dem
ocrats In the Senate led by Senator
Underwood, are responsible for It
Thus In order to keep the Colored
governmental employee in a position
where he could not meet the Increased '
cost of living, the Democrats kept
thousands of whites out of benefits.
Special Grand Jury Charges
White Assailant With Murder.
Lewlsvllle, Ark., Sept. S. A special
Gr:inl Jury returned an Indictment
charging Clurk Burns, (white) of
Stamrs, with first degree murder for
having caused the death of Haytice
Brazwell, Colored, laat spring.
Tue rcirulir Grand Jury which filed
Its report reported that !t had no
Indictment against Burns. Circuit
Judge C. R. Hawnle then demanded
the documents In tho case The fore
man of the Grand Jury rcpll-d that
the napers had been stolen. Judgo
Havnle promptly ordered tho Jury
discharged and a special one! em
paneled. The ipecial Grand Jury "ter
threo hour of deliberation, returned
According to the evidence. Burns
and Brazwell were working together
in a .nill at Stamps and quarre.ed.
They had a fist fight In which Pas
well decisively whipped tho white
man. Several other employes 3f te
mill testified Oat after the fight
Burns trird tn borrow a revolver from
them and finally succeedd In b trow
Ing a knife. It wae testified that h
then summoned ths cenMnhle and
caused Braiwell' arrest While Bras
well was In charge of the constable
who wa taking his prisoner to court
It was testified that Burr attacked
htm with a knife. Infilctlnv wound
that caused Bracwell's death.