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ALWAYS PROGRESSIVE DISTINCTIVE IN SERVICE Founded- by w. e. King Tht Republican Party Is The Ship, All Else Is The Sea." Fred Douglas. '. per annum $3.00. VOIXXVHl, XO. ttfl. THK 1) WXAS EXI KKSS, DAIXaSTtkXAS, SATURDAY, APIUL 2, 1021. PRIOa TElTcENTal Dr. W. 'A. C. Hughes to Head New Bureau Created by Church to Have Complete Control and Charge of All Negro Activities of The Denomination in The United States. Establishment of a Bureau of Negro Work with a Negro Executive Secre tary, who will have complete charge of all interests and activities of Ne gro members of the Methodist Episco pal Church, has been effected by the Hoard of Home Missions and Church Extension of that denomination, ac cording to Information reaching here today. The Reverend Mr. W. A. C. Hughes, D. D., formerly Area Secre tary of New Orleans has been elect ed to head the Bureau. He will have supervision over all the Negro Con ferences of the Church and interpret the peculiar problems and needs of his people to the Hoard. This Pu rest, will have equal standing In the organization with the Bureau of City Work, the Bureau of Rural Work, the Hureau of Foreign Speaking Work, nnd other bureaus of the Board of Home Missions and Church Exten sion. This Innovation In Methodist organ ization Is a port of the general pro gram of the Church to train and pro vide opportunities for Negroes to! lead their own people In all matters of religious activities and prepore others for leadership In other activi ties of the race group. Secretary Hughes received mnny votes at the Methodist General Conference at Pes Moines, Towa, May last, when two Negro Bishops were elected to full rank in the Methodist Episcopal Church. The importance of his present position may be understood when it t Is pointed out that during 1920, the' program for Negro activities of the Methodist Board of Home Missions and Church Extension Involved the expenditure og 124,587 on 13S building projects in the South and $86,640 for maintenance in assisting BOO preach- . era and social workers; and in the North J96.733 was spent on 26 build-1 ing prejects and $47,875 in assisting workers. The total expenditures ag gregated $.'(55,915. In the rural pro gram three summer schools of Rural Methods for Negro pastors with an ! attendance of 300 ministers, were APPEAL TO PRESIDENT FOR PARDON OF MEN CONVICTED FOR HOUSTON RIOT. Newark, N. .1. ftiarch 31. Never be fore In the history of Newark's popu lation has there ever been such an outpouring of Colored people which was witnessed here on Sunday at the beautiful Broad Street Theatre, which was packed beyond capacity, with not even standing room left. The meet ing was held under the auspices of the local branch of the National As sociation for the Advancement of Col ored People. The meeting opened at 3 p. m. sharp. Dr. W. W. Wolfe pre sided. The chairman Introduced At torney Randolph, who read the peti tion to President Harding which ask ed for clemency for the 25 Infantry men who were condemned to prison by drumhead court-martial In the fall of 1917, for rioting at Houston, Texas, from ten to forty years and life. William Pickens, field secretary of the N. A. A. C. P., was principal speaker and addressed an appeal to the country. It was one of the most masterly appeals that ever was ad dressed to a people for assistance in behalf of worthy men who were deal with so unjustly. The audience to a man hung on his words a.nd amidst bursting of applause time and time again as Prof. Pickens drew pictures of the history of this famous and brave infantry which was organized during the Civil War and which have fought in all the country's wars since. It was indeed an appeal that touch ed not only the hearts of the vast audience of men In their purses, some giving $25, some $50, and numbers of them contributing $100, until in less than twenty minutes $1,000 cash had been collected and fully $2,000 pledg ed. The speaker spoke for more than one hour and It was a story that made men weep. Mayor Chas. P. Glllcn came In while Principal Wm. . Creditt was speaking, and was Immediately intro duced. The Mayor Lauds Colored Troops. Mayor Gillen gave a short story of the Colored troops during the war, and then said that he believed that ail men should be punished when crimes are committed, but no doubt the Colored people felt that these men had been sufficiently punished, and that since the war was over they were entitled to their freedom, and he also felt that If a petition was pre sented to President Harding asking for clemency, he would grant It, and he would gladly sign such a petition. This statement brought forth thun derous appliuise. Congressman Taylor of the New-a.-c district in a short speech told tno audience that he id not know much about the case of tho soldiers, but was willing to serve ills C( n stituency at any time, and that he would be glad to take the petition to the President asking for :l.v.nncy and mercy for the condemned men. The remarkable thing about the meet ing was that every church, civic, so cial and secret organization was rep resented, and contributed leaily in behalf of tho cause. Patriotic rongs were sung, led by Robert A. Travis. It wat estimated that fully two thousand signed the petition. FOUR fiEGROES WERE PUB LICLY WHIPPED If, DELEWARE. Wilmington. Del., March 31. At New Castle Countv Workhouse four Negroes 'felt the sting of the Dela ware whipping post law. Those whip ped were; Warner Lewis, convicted of larceny and sentenced to one year In prison and twenty lashes; Leonard Barrett, highway robbery, ten years and forty lashes, and John Richard son and Horace Archie, highway rob bers, ten years and forty lashes each. This total of 140 lashes was the largest Imposed at the whipping rost In this county for many years. The tendency of recently enacted laws has been to permit more discretion in the courts in respect of imposing cor poral punishment. The whippings were administered by V arden Plummer of the work house and the lashes were but lightly applied, os a vlgirous application twelve times of he nine-tongiiod "est" would cut a man's tack Into r'only8bv occasional flinching old the victims give evidence of physical suf- feTho" whippings were publlo. About 100 persons were present. J V GOODVIB LIBRARIAN UaiVL'RSlK OF TMAS AUSTIN TJSXAS i held. Agriculture was taught, as a means nf promoting more scientific, farming among the Negroes of rural communities. Pr. Hughes is a native of Mary land, whose father and grandfather were ministers, and was educated at Morgan College and Taylor Universi ty. Ho has been a prominent pastor in the Washington Conference, serving as District Superintendent of that dis trict and as Field Secretary of the Board of Home Missions and Church Extension. Ho has been twice elect ed to sit as a member of the quad rennial General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His pro gram for his new place Includes all manner of aid for the Negro race gained from his study of Its prob lems for many years. "The Negro race Is largely a ru ral population.'' said Dr. Hughes', "and it Is gratifying to observe that the Race is rapidly rising from farm tenancy to ownership in the South. In 21.1 counties, one-third of the Southern States. Negroes are in the majority. To us It is very apparent that the Negro, must in a very large way work out his salvation in rural religions. This has its advantages, be cause home owning, homo loving, home defending, Instincts, thrift and industry are bred in people who own land and enjoy the freedom of the farm. Civilization was begun in the country. The Church must put in mo tion a working program for these people and preach that there is vir tue In swatting the fly, In showing people how to prevent diseases; that teaching the people better methods of farming, of home building, In more Christ-like than merely directing the Sabbath Service that aims to do lit tle more than arouse the emotions of congregations. The preacher who has a program that seeks to lift rural women from drudgery, provide proper entertainment and play for our youth, making the church a community cen tre of force and power, is linked up to a holy adventure worthy of the Sons of God." INVENTION OF SPRAY AND MA CHINE FOR KILLING WEEVILS ATTRACTS ATTENTION. (By A. N. P.) Red Oak. Gn.. March '1. Farmers and others, In College Park and Red Park and vicinity are expressing great interest in a boll weevil prep aration Invented by Jusper Arnold, a Negro farming tenant 'of W. W. fcig man, of College Park, who has "the papers" to show he raised eight bales of cotton on twelve acres last year. In a "boll weevil year.'' with not a trace of the pest to be seen on the plants or at the gin. "I make It myself," says Jasper, "and I spray it on the plants with a machine I made myself 1 was a blacksmith for a long time, and I can make almost anything." "This preparation is remarkable," stated B. E. Dewberry, of Red Oak, a prosperous planter. "I tested it out first to see if It injured vegetation. It did not. so I had it used on my place. I am frank to say I wouldn't have got my rent If it hadn't been for this preparation and Its effective stopping of the boll weevil. I have seen it stop army worms in corn, over night." J. W. Tumlin and J. F. Lam bert of College Park, the latter a minister, signed testimonials of their own observations that Arnold's prepa ration was surprisingly effective. Homer Thanes, of Red Oak, who gin ned most of Arnold's cotton, also sign ed a statement that he saw no evi dences of the weevil in it. "I buy the stuff at the store," says Jasper, with a grin, "and put It up at my own house, and shoot the weevil with a gun I made myself and he sure does die.' JOHN n. SUMMRItS MAY BECOME MIIEKIAN COIVHX UKNRHAL. (By A. N. P.) Washington, Much 31. The latest news concerning the Llberlan Consul General situation is that John B. Summers of Philadelphia, is more than likely to receive the appointment of vlce-Counsul at Monrovia. Senator Penrose Is said to be behind Sum mers and to be pushing the Phlladel phlnn's claims for the position. Sum mers is prominent in the social and secret society citc's of the "Quaker City" as well as being one of Sena tor Penrose's trusted political lieu tenanls. His chances arc being rated as good. Gov. Morrow Removes Jailer For Neglect of Duty. Frankfort. Ky March 31. Declar ing that a Jailer should protect a prisoner in his custody with the last ounce of strength nnd with all his courage and watchfulness. Governor Kduin P. Morrow last Wednesday, re fused to re-instate John H. Edger, jailer, of Woodford county, whom he removed from office because he was alleged to be permitted a mob to take Richard James, a Negro, from jail and lynch him March 12. "II is the duty of a Jailer," said Governor Morrow, "to resist a mob until he is beaten into insensibility or killed. Accepting Edger's own stotement as facts in the case he did nothing to defend the prisoner, asked for no help and demanded no assis tance." Ei.'ver admitted, while being exam ined at his hearing today for rein statement, that he had made no out cry or call for assistance when the mob came to his house for the keys to the jail, as he said he did nor wish to he killed or have members of his family killed In protecting a prison er. The hearing was all day session, Ihe Jailer being represented by Sena tor Charles H. Harrison, Field Mc Leod and Alfred Nuciiols. of Versail les. Attorney-General Charles I. r..w so'i cross-examined the witnesses end was assisted by Commonwealth's At torney Victor Bradley and County At I irney W. D. Jesse, of Vimd'ord county. hearing was in '.ho office of Governor Morrow. U "" m m m m m SENATOR INTRODUCES BILL JOB HUNTERS IN WASHINGTON ARE BEING HELD IN SUS PENSE. PRESIDENT HAS MADE NO AP POINTMENTS OF NEGROES. MAY MENTION LYNCHING IN MESSAGE TO CONGRESS. Washington. March 31. President Harding is functioning. It matters not whether it be in the matter of Central American Republics, the set tlement of dispute between American Packing Interests, tir the distribution of fruit from the political Plum tree. The President is at the wheel and he wields a firm and steady hand. He is passing over obstacles now and then, but he has not had a single puncture up to date. Some Presidential driver. The Honorable William Howard Taft should now he paged, and with him the ancient and dishonorable fra ternity of "Lily Whites," For the word has gone out from the last place where words can go out, and that Is from the President himself, that he will make no appointments where factional troubles have not been agreed upon and settled before the applicants for office finally reach him, and that If said troubles are not settled, there will be no appointments. The result of this decision has been a mighty hurrying of white Republi cans of the South to find the loca tion and whereabouts of Colored Re publicans and make both peace and satisfactory terms with the afore said Colored Republicans, and to have them make the claim that all the sensational talk about driving the black brother out of politics Is mere bosh, piffle and the stuff that dreams are made of. Therefore, the Honorable Walter L. Cohen of Louisiana; the Honorable Henry Lincoln Johnson, of Georgia, the Honorable Perry W. Howard, of Mississippi and the Honorable Robert R. Church of Memphis, Tenn., lire be ing seriously and honest-to-Ood-ly reckoned with In the distribution of patronage In their respective states. Negotiations have been under way for several days with white leaders in the effort to smooth out the differences, and to amicably distribute federal patronage in a manner that will be satisfactory to all, especially the President. The Associated Negro Press can state with authority that final agree ments in the list of southern appoint ments include the names of several Colored applicants for various po sitions. A special statement from R. R. Church appears several dally news papers throughout the South in which be explains the program of legisla tion as outlined by him and his as sociates, and denounces as untrue the report that the headquarters estab lished at 1216 Pennsylvania avenue are solely for the distribution of fed eral patronage. On the matter of passing legislation against lynching, Mr. Church says: "I would rather see this done than to see ten thousand Colored men appointed to office." "That's sure enough leadership,'' wrote in one man. 'resident May Mention Lynching. President Harding. In his special message to Congress may take oc casion to make special reference to the nations I crime of lynching, as part of the Republican platform adopted In Chicago. This is the opin ion of many in close touch with the trend of events. It Is known that there Is a very decided sentiment In Congress against lynching, and while it is definitely known that more than one measure will be Immediately pre sented to Congress, an open declara tion from the President will In very materially help the cause. Line Dp of Appointments. The external line-up of appoint ments continues to be almost as ln- ( Continued on page 8.) IHE DALLAS EXPRESS Tho Ilu'lic Kxpress believes tlmt tho best Interest of the elty ami its citizens will be served hy the elec tion of the cnndidnie.s endorsed by the Citizens Association. The Citizens Association for four, teen yeiKs iias irven to our city n gov ernment of Mich nutiire lis to cnnsc Dallas tu grew, during that time, from n town of modest size to the busy, biisllini; cosmopolitan center, the frreiilest in the Southwest, the pride of Texas us it is now Kt nerally acclaimed. Tile HK'-st biased observer must nil ! in it that such expansion, such ric- velopment has not been the outcome of cliiiuce; nor can it lie nririied that it is the result of nn.vtliiiur other than a studious, conscientious application to. and study of the needs of the city and its. citizens by those to vthoni the government of Its affairs lias been entrusted. The actual record of the beneficial accomplishments of thn Citizens Com mittee and the candidates whom it has endorsed thru ugh this almost I unbroken succession of fourteen 1 years duration cannot but arpue fav orably to every reasoning voter for a continuation of such ntvomplish ; nient. llnllas net ils sine, systematic ad ministration of its affairs. The rec ord as nlrendy written by the Cit izens .Association argues f"r more forcibly for the choice of Its candi dates us more fit to perform such a pervlce than des the multiplicity of Health Week April 3rd to HOIK If IE no iii his OH GEORGIA FAEIM. THE TESTIMONY OF NEGRO FARM HAND DURING PEONAGE INVESTI GATION CAUSE STARTLING DIS CLOSURE OF SAVA6ERY. Atlanto, Ga., March 81. Near slav ery, brutality, and charges of murder mingled here in gruesome revelations on the plantation of John Williams, wealthy Jasper county resident, where five bodies of slain Negroes were found by a posse of 25 officials of Jasper and Newton counties thos af ternoon. Clyde Manning, Negro farm hand led the posse without hesitation to the exact spot whore the five were found burled. Almost at the same time the Sheriff's deputies dragging the Yellow River near Covington, brought to the surface the body of a Negro. This brings the total bodies found In the "murder farm" Investigation to nine. Three were previously found, chained and weighed, In the river. It was the confession of Manning that started the probe. He declared following his arrest on suspicion of having caused the death of three men, that eleven Negroes had been slain. Some of these, ho said, were burled on the Williams farmi a(Hhers, he de clared, were taken tO'ttie Yellow Riv er and tossed in with weights chained to them. Manning was taken from the At lanta Jali early today by a party of Newton county officers and, after di recting the officers to the graves of the dead Negroes, was brought back to Atlanta and again placed In jail. Williams is already here, having been brought In from Jasper county be cause of fears that Influential friends would be able to effect his release. Warrants have been issued implicat ing others In the murders. Mnr lloilles Found. All of the nine Negroes whose bodies have been found have been identified as former employes on the Williams plantation. While Manning charged In his al leged confession that only eleven Ne groes were slain officers are inves tigating clews which Indicate that many more than this number have been killed. The WH'lanis plantation consists of about 2,(!00 acres. Part of It Is in Newton county, part In Jasper county, and some more in Rrutte county. It is Indicated that some of the killings, as charged by Manning, took place in Jasper county and some in New ton county, thereby complicating leg al procedure. The sons all own farms adjoining that of their father. Within a few minutes after the ar rival of the posse of searchers at the Williams farm today. Manning start ed out on his grim mission of search ing for the bodies. The men enter ed vehicles and were driven for two hours to a secluded spot, where Man ning unerringly pointed out the spots where the men were buried. Within a few minutes the first one was found and soon all five, just as Manning's confession said, had been disinterred. The murders all took place within the last sixty days, Manning's con fession said. The first man was slain, he declared, because Williams feared he would "squeal" on conditions de clared to approach slavery on the plantation. The man who killed this Negro then was slain to hush him ( Continued on page 8.) FAVORS IHE OF IHE tlllEIIS TICKET. promises when analyzed are found by a record of no sort and these promises when nnayyzed are found in many Instances to be hardly pus sible of fiillillment. 'cgro voter of Dallas will do well to consider i'le accomplishments of the "men who have made Dallas. They will find (tin, In spite of the many criticisms launched by those opposing the Citizens Associatio-i, TIIK i!li:.Ti:ST .HKNTMT KVKK kn.ioyi:i nv m:;koks as a tiUOl'P IX D I,I,AS, AUK DiltKt TI.Y TIcACKAIU i; TO TH IT GUOIT OF ADMIXISlKATOItS. To reasoning, clear thinking men. the best judgment of tiie future is drawn from the experiences of the past and present. What men will do can be conjectured from what men have done. F.very clnss of Dallas. Citizens has benefited from tho administrations of citizen regimes. Me as other have much to give them credit fur accomplishing. As a direct result of Citizens' Ad ministrations, Xcgroes now enjoy: 1. The SERVICE OF A XEfillO I t IU.IC HEALTH M'ltSE to aid in the control of diseases among lis. 2. The service of a Negro Wel fare. Worker to minister to the In dlgent imd delinquent among ns. ,1. A Negro Welfare Hoard which counsels with the Mayor and Hoard of Commissioners np:n mailers ri'- PROVIDING INTER-COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION DENOUNCES BETTING. RECOMMENDS MORE PHYSICAL TRAINING FOR COLLEGE STU DENTS. ADVOCATES CLEANER SPORTS. (Ry Charles H. Williams) Hampton, Va.. March 31. The Col ored Inter-Collegiate Athletic Asso ciation held Its tenth annual meet ings in Richmond, at Virginia Union 1'niverslty. It denounced gambling and advocated the development of physical education. It voted to be come a member of the National Col legiate Athletic Association and to out its developing program. M. T. Dean and Dr. W. E. Morri son, representing rtrward University; James O. Randoipti, Lincoln Univer sity; G. W. Harco and T. L. Hickman. Union University; W. A. Rogers, L. H. Foster. C. W. Florence, and T. L. Pur year, Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute; J. R. Hunt, Virginia Theo logical Seminary and College and Charles H. Williams, Hampton Insti tute these men attended tho meeting. The Association, organized In 1912 by representatives of Howard, Lin coln, Union, Shaw, and Hampton, alms "to promote the physical welfare of the students in Colored educational Institutions of higher grade; to fos ter athletic games and contests in connection with the same; to formu late from time to time and to recom mend for adoption by the various authorities controlling atheletlcs in these institutions such regulations as will tend, not only to promote clean, manly sport, but also to maintain scholarship; and to adopt and enforce uniform rules governing all games played and meets held under the aus pices of this Association.' Year after year, as the result of the Influence of the Association, the standards of athletic games have been raised, until the public, as well as the participants, Insists upon clean sport. The appreciation of the Negro public Is clearly shown by the thous ands who witness the big classic football and basketball games. Association Denounces netting. During the past football season at several games betting was, common along the Ide lines among the spec tators. Students and even players are also said to have wagered their sum mer earnings. At one game, where students lost several hundred dollars, the officials were blamed and at tempts were made, it is said, to do them bodily harm. At another game fights resulted over the officials' de cision and completely broke up the game. One man who was disorderly exclaimed, "I have my money on this game." The practice of betting, If allowed to continue, will completely destroy all the good that may be derived from wholesome competition. Many schools have started campaigns among the students to eliminate tho evil. The Association denounced betting, in no uncertain terms, as follows: "We recommend that this Associa tion go on record as being utterly opposed to the practice of gambling In connection with athletic games among Colored schools and colleges, and we .urge the officials and author ities of the schools to do all In their Cower to abolish the practice of gam ling by the members of the teams, by the student hody, and by those In attendance at. the games." Physical Education An Essential. The Association stands for progress and is exerting influence not only in athletics, but In the introduction and development of physical education In the schools. Recently a letter was sent to Negro institutions, urging the introduction of physical education as a part of the school program. An swers to many of the letters show that schools that formerly showed ( Continued on page 8.) luting to us. 4. A site for a Negro High School purchased at a cost of $29,4)00 com prising a whole city block. I'luiis for the building were drunu before the site was purchased, 't. A sit" purchased nnd school erected for Negroes in South Dallas, fi. Three parks purchased for Ne groes. A Community Hon. erected on the North Dallas site, which is to act as City Public Library and Day Nursery with public sliowerj but lis attached. 7. More, lights In Negro settle ments, and es tended sewerage facil ities. X. A spirit of fairness In consid ering the rights of till concerned, so impartially applied as to cull forth criticism of the bitterest sort from those opposing them. These are facts well worth con siderlng. They should act as unmis takable signs to us of the deep root ed desire of those candidates offered by the Citizens Association, that all citizens are parts of the great city, Dallas, and as such must receive that consideration in civic advantages to which this citizenship entitles them. The Express firmly believes th'ii Negro voters will do well to support. I rinse candidates who, bv their ac tions have proved that theti are Isnund to respect the rights of all men ,(,uilthe CHizens Ticket A A i m m m L YNCHING COMMISSION. Senator Medill McCormick Would Create National Commission to Inquire Into The Subject ot Lynching and Mob Violence and Submit Recommendations to Congress tor Control. (Dy A. N. P.) Washington, March '1. Senatbr Me dill McCormick has Introduced In the Senate a bill to create a Commission on Lynchlna-. It reads as. follows:. Re It enacted by the State and and House of Representatives of the United States of America In Congress assembled, that a commission Is here by created to be called the Commis sion on Lynching. The commission shall be composed of five members to he appointed by the President, bv and with the advice and consent of the Senate, as soon as practicable after the enactment 4t this law. The mem bers of the commission shall serve without salary, except that one com missioner to be designated by the President shall act as secretary of the commission and shall receive a sal ary of S5.000 per annum. , Sec. 2. The commission may employ such secretaries, stenographers, and other assistants, and may rent such offices, purchase such books, station ery, and other supplies, and have such printing and binding done as the commission may deem necessary to accomplish the purposes for which it is created. The commission may au thorize its members or employees to travel in the United States on the business of the commission. The mem bers of the commission shall be paid their actual traveling expenses in curred In connection with the work WHITE POLICE OFFICER COM MITS RAPE ON 18 YEAR OLD COLORED GIRL. Philadelphia, Pa March 31. Police Officer Whiteman, of the Second Po lice District, was held without bail to answer charges that grew out of raping a Colored girl, Hessle Reed, age 18, of 1217 ltalnbrldge . street, Monday night. A representative of The Philadel phia American who made an Investi gation found the following facts: The girl, Miss Red, win on her way to 1218 Fltzwater street, about midnight Monday, when officer white man followed her from Twelfth end Kenllworth streets. She didn't pay any attention to the man, continuing to her destination. The officer fol lowed her to the house and up the steps Into the hallway of the house, which Is a rooming house, the front door rcmeaining open at all honr. In the hall he info, mod her that she was under arrest. 'Tot what?" she questioned. "That's all right." he said, pushing her into an open door, which, accord ion to the testimony, he proceeded to lock. "Where do you live?'' he question ed. "1217 Dainbridge street," she an swered. "Are you married?" "Yes." "What are you doing on the street so late at night?'' "I was going to see a friend." "Well, you can do one of two things: get your clothes off, or go to Twclth and Wood streets station house wHh me." "I won't," she screamed. Pulling his blackjack and drawing his revolver, he threatened to kill her If she made any more noise, and with a vicious lunge at her with his black jack, commanding her to take off her clothes. After succeeding with his desire, he told hor that he was going toward Fifteenth street, and for her to stay Inside. As soon as 'he officer was outside, tho girl woke the Janitor, Frank Hope, and told him what had happened. Hope trailed the officer to Kroad and South street, where he had an officer place Whiteman under ar rest. He was taken to 1217 Bain bridge street, where the girl ldentl hlm. Magistrate Hanigan hold him without ball on the girl's charge. Whiteman, who, it is said Is mar ried and has two children, attempted the same thing with another ' Colored woman, Mav Melvln, of 1308 Bain brldge street, the week before, but was frustrated. It Is learned that Whiteman at tempted to fix It with Miss Reed by offering her (15 to drop the charge, and that his father has made fre uuent visits to the house since his a. rest, offering to pay her well if she would drop the charge. Whiteman has been suspended from the police force. The girl, Bessie Reed, Is receiving medical treatment. Suit of M. M. Rodgers Against Pythians May Come up Soon. The suit filed hy Prof. M. M. Rogers Naming asd defendants, the (iran Lodge Colored Knitrhts of Pythias and ilrand Chancellor W. S. Willis, has not been set for trial, but Is likely to come up soon at Waco, (McCllenan Co..) Texns. The claimant enters suit for recov ery of $4,000 demanded of him In Sep tember, 1920. during his administra tion as Grand Keeper of Records and Seal of the Orand Lodge Colored Knlghis of Pvthlan of Texas. Mr. Rodgers further declare that the w' ole proceedings were persistent to fa ts. In this suit the ex-Crand Keeper of Records nnd Seal, will attempt to show the fallucv of the Orand Lodge nnd Its C.rnnd CI incellor In their act Ions against him. VIT.K Mnw TO TPSTIFY FROM HOSPITAL STItKTCIIF.il. (By A. N. T.) Memphis, Tenn.. March 31. Judge Marsh's court presented tho unusual spectacle last Thursday of having a witness brought into uourt from the Beneral Hospital and testifying while she .lav on n stretcher, so Weuk that the Jury could scarcely hear what she said. She was T.lllic Murphy, Negroes, one of the main witnesses against !nh Prlver. chiirrred with murder ing Albert Skinner to rob him. 10th CHAMPION OF JUSTICE MESSENGER OF HOPE of the commission. whJTi0, 8' Tne commission may as a and compel testimony. ""messes, imC'4'.iThe commission may from le T tiZI Vort-Kdlg1 Uken "bVT the Aon? mlssPoJ , .i.IiaiVj. the -term of " com mission shall thereupon expire. sec. 5. The commission shall con. t .,;t ni-'I inquiry into the sub ject of mob violence and lynching In the United States, including the number of lynching; which have taken place within the past twenty years and the causes thereof The commissi, shall also consider and h. "5 inclusions with respect employed for the prevention of mob v olence and lynchlngs and the reme dies available for their avoidance. Sec. 6. There is hereby appropriat ed, out of any money in the Treasury n'f i0'8,6 appropriated, the sum of $100,000 for the use of the com mission, to be immediately available and to remain available until expend ed. CHALLENGE KU KLUX KLAN TO MAKE FINANCIAL STATEMENT. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 70 Fifth Avenue. New York, today Is sued a statement challenging W. J Simmons, head of the Ku Klux Klan. to make a financial statement of the receipts and expenditures of his or ganization in view of the "conflicting reports' as to the sources of the In come and the uses to which the funds received were put The statement, which was signed by James Weldon Johnson, secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Is as follows: "The head of the Ku Klux Klan. who bears the un-American title of Imperial Wizard' has dignified the National Association for the Advance ment of Colored People by calling it the chief opponent of the Ku Klux Klan. "Apparently, the opposition extends even to the methods of the two or ganizations. There Is nothing secret fu Jthe Ntlnal Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It publishes a full and complete fi nancial statement each year of funds received and expenditures. These statments are certified by public ac counts. The books and files of this Association are at all times open to Inspection. "We should like to know, In view r"Ports published yesterday that Governor Dorsey of Georgia had been asked to suppress the Ku Klux Klan because of its alleged unlawful " r:hetl3.erthe K" Klux Klan will meet the challenge to publish its financial receipts and expenditures, with certification by public account ants. oi.H American people, this asso ciation feels would be Interested In knowing whether the Ku Klux Klan funds are epended in .blowing up and uLn.,nJf JNe,ffr5' "cho1 houses as a nabnnPehdCd.,1deo!er ChaWd ne K1" "To date reports of the source and use of the Ku Klux Klan funds have been, to say the least, conflicting. The on'v way to meet the Issue is by a public statement duly certified. Will the Imperial wizard meet the chal lenge? LYNCH NEGRO SCSPECT IN ARK ANSi s, (By A. N. P.) Wilbur, Ark.. March 31. On the suspicion that he was the man guilty of assaulting a white woman In this viclr .y last Monday night. Phil Sla ter, a Negro, was taken from the Jail by a mob and swung from a tele phone cable and his body riddled with bullets. BOOK OF NEGRO ACMLYEMEHT ENDORSED FOR SCHCOL USE, (By A. N. P.) Wilmington. N. Car., March 31. 1'niisunl Interest Is being shown bv h ading educators of both races In the South, who are Interested In the plan of strengthening racial integrity bv teaching Negro children something of the history nr-d achievements of their own race. Tho main obsti nle of such a course has been a lack of bnoVs suitable for school children of Gram mar rades. Mnrcourt, Brace & Howe have just published a book of this kind The Tpward Path, compiled bv Mary White Ovington and Mvron T. Prltchard, with an Introduction bv R. Tt. Moton of Tuskegea Instltul- . Fifty Negro authors are represented, with biographical notes of each. The quali ty tone of tho selections are excellent; and some of the names stand high with white lovers of good literature, lr. Kerlln, secretary of the Virginia Society for the Study of Education, says of the book: "It's use In Negro schools would greatly contribute to the development of that character In the Negro which we of the white race have so often expressed a desire to see. It Is to be hoped that state boards of education will take this view of the matter, and will place this reader In the han la of Colored school children as p: . cribed book. 1' would be an ad of lustier as well is of grace that would do much towai 1 promoting tn'.er-ra-clal good will.'1 The North Carolina department of education has put one book of Negro authorship lTp from Slavey. bv Hooker T. Washington on the list of hooks recommended for reading bv hluh school students of .both rac. .