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I ALWAYS PROGRESSIVE DISTINCTIVE IN SERVICE Founded by w. e. King ' The Republican Party Is The. Ship, All Else Is Tbr Sea." Fred Douglas. .' pkr axxcm ta.oo. VOIi. XXVIH, NO. -U. ' THK DALLAS Kxf'KKSS, DALLAS,. TEXAS, SATimiMY, JULY 16, 1921. . ' FBICH TEN CENTS. L i HEADS OF ALL SCHOOLS OF CONNECT ION MEET IN CHICAGO WITH GENERAL SECRETARY A. S. JACKSON. LAY PLANS FOR MORE CONSTRUCTIVE ED UCATIONAL PROGRAM. (By S. L. Greene, Secretary) Little Rick, Ark., July 8, 1921. One of the meetings that Is destined to be of National Interest as well as connectional Is the annual meeting: of the Presidents of our connectlonal schools. The annual meeting? of this year was held In Chicago, Thursday, June 2:1, at the time of the recent session of the Bishops Council. The meeting was well attended by the presidents of the various schools and all parties in charge of the local arrangements were exceptionally cordial In making pleasant provisions for us; including the local committee of which Dr. 8. 1.. Rlrt was chairman and the people in general of Chicago. The Council of Bishops through the Senior Bishop R K. Lee, presented the entire As sociation to the open session of the Council. This session being the annual ses sion officers for the ensuing year were elected. The following are the offl rnrs to wit: Rev. J. A. Gregg. A. M., I. D., president: Dr. O. A. Edwards, vice-president; Dr. 8. L. Greene, Sec rotary; Dr. P. J. Peck, Treasurer. The Executive Committee Included the fol lowing: Drs. R. W. Mance,' J. A. Gregg, J. A. Jones. 8. I Oreene. P. J. Peck, J. K. Williams and G. A. Edwards. The following standing committees submitted reports on the work com pleted up to date as previously as slgnel them. (a) Standardisation: J. A. Gregg, J. IL Lewis, F. J. Peck, S. I.. Greene, G. A. Edwards, (b) Ad ministration: S. L. Greene, J. H. Lew is, J. K. Williams, F. J. Peck. J. A. .Tones, (c) Constitution and By-Laws: R. W. Mance. J. IC Williams, J. R. Campbell, J. I. Jones, H. E. Archer. All committees. wor continued to com plete their work by the annual meet ing January, 1922. Among the distinguished visitors who' "adifressed! tlie meeting were the following: Dr. A. S. Jackson, secretary of Education: Dr. R. R. Wright, Jr., Editor Christian Recorder; Rev. D. S. Motun, D. V., presiding elder, in Tex NASHVILLE STORES WILL FEATURE . NEGRO MUSIC. Nashville, Tenn., July 14. It has Just been learned through the chair man. Prof. H. B. P. Johnson, of the local committee of arrangements, that all things are now in readiness for the coming of the National Associa tion of Negro Musicians which Is to meet In this city on July 26, 27 and 28th. The first day's session will be held In the spacious auditorium of tho ML Olive Baptist Church, Rev. J. B. Ridley, pastor. Other meetings are to be held on the campus of Fisk University, the Institution which has done so much musical development for the Negro. Mr. Johnson also let It be know today that the Music Stores of Nash ville have agreed to "feature" the compositions of Negroes during the entire week that the National Asso ciation is in session. This will be "something new under the sun," but" It is only one of the many agreeable surprises that the Nashville Musicians have in store for the visitors. Not only the music stores, but It has been announced that schools, churches and all organizations using music in any form whatever, will be requested to "feature" the music of Negro com posers during the week of the Asso ciation. Teachers, preachers and all persons who have opportunity to do so will be called upon to use their Influence In any way possible, to help create among the people of our race a keener appreciation of the works of Negro Composers. It is hoped to make this a national movement. If you are planning to attend the Association, send your name and ad dress to 1L B. P. Johnson, 623 2nd Avenue, N., Nashville, Tenn., stating whether or not you desire to stop on school campus or In private home. MODERN RIP VAN WINKLE WAKES AFTER LONG SLEEP. Fort SmKh, Ark., July 14. Jim Esh linger. Colored, the "sleeping wonder," who has slep steadily for mom than three years, nearly rivaling the my thical Rip Van Winkle, and who awoke from his long sleep last Friday, is able to feed himself. Ho has been awake during the normal hrurs of toman wakefulness since Friday, sleeping soundly and normally the last two nights. Sun dny morning he was able to feed him self, eating simple, easily digested foods. His condition, though emaciated, from lying as though lifeless ror so long, is said to h fair. It is thought that the crisis i reached and physi cians are watching and waiting with the keenest interest his ultimate outcome. NEWS nillEF. J (By A. N. P.) Dover. Pel.a July 14. 14. Gen. T. Coleman PuPont was recently ap pointed United .States Senator for Delaware by Got. Dcnney to succeed Jnsiah O. Wolcott, who has reslgntd to become chancellor of Delaware. Alperton, Go., July 14. Ison Sea more, deputy sheriff of EJbert county was slightly wounded In a pistol bat tle with an unidentified Colored man near Elbertnn at a late hour last Sunday night. The Negro, who was shot several tlmi, Is not expected to live. It is understood that he was drunk and resisted arrested by the of ficer. The deputy was wounded In the right ankle. Zlon, 111., July 14. New Tork is a wicked city, much worse than Chi cago, according to the report of two Zion deaconesses, five months having been spent- by them in the Metropolis "All they think of is pleasure, money, movies and dancing," the two, Miss gchelhom and Miss Buthmann report- 'nd. "They are dancing all the time; yfchurch members to... They all ,-dance.'' m as, Mrs. S. L. Greene, Shorter Col lege. Dr. D. H. Johnson, Alabama. Dr. A. S. Jackson spoke of his re cent visit to our work In South Am erica with Bishop Fountain and Dr. R. C. Kalbrook, one of the leading presiding elders in Arkansas. He has wonderful plans for the development of that field, educationally in con nection with the present presiding of ficer. Bishop W. A. B'ountan, a former member of the association. Dr. Jack son has always manifested a warm interest In the association and his ad vice and counsel are always heartily received Dr. Wright spoke on the great Sesoui-Centennlal Exposition to he held In Philadelphia In the dis tinguished capacity as one of the original members of the Board of Di rectors and each member of the as sociation qualified for membership. The other speakers spoke encourag ingly of our work and proffered their support and co-operation along all lines. Some Important features considered in this session were the following (a) Uniform entrance requirements (b) Principles of College discipline (c) Co-educational schools, advantages and dls-advantages. (d) Endowment of our schools, (e) College Finance, (f) School equipment (g) Our teaching force, (h) Qualllty rather than quan lty in studen body future slogan. Supreme objects which appear to have characterize the sessions were (desire for closer fraternity among the recognized heads of our schools (a) Enlargement of scope of work comprehended and Improvement of work already being done (c) More ef fective and helpful co-operation on our part with ail bodies or boards which have to do with the education al work of our church. The sessions were ably presided over by Dr. J. A. Gregg and he is held in high esteem by his colleagues. Several members of the association are well know in the general church and much could be expected of any meeting directed and led by them. The association aftor adopting resl lutions of thanks to the entertaining committee and others who tendered Various courtesies Including Secretary A. S. Jackson and other members ad journed to meet In January, 1922 at Shorter College, Little Rock, Arkans. HANDCUFFED PRISONER SWIMS 4 MILES IN CHOPPY SEA. New Tork, July 14. Escaping from the brig of the steamship Carolyn, in which he ' had been locked for shoot ing two other members of the crew at sea three days ago, a prisoner, who irave his name ns Charles Brown, lumped overboard Just after the ship had passed tho Ambrose Channel lightship, swam four miles and a half with hands handcuffed, landed on the shore of Prince's Bay, Staten Island, prevailed upon a garage kcep- er to file off his handcuffs and es caped by crossing the Arthur Kill In a ferry boat from Tottenvllle to Perth Amboy, N. J i According to the Information nb 1 talned from the pilot who brought the Cnrolyn in. Brown got Into a fight with several of tlie crew while the Carolyn was at sea. One of the mates took the part of Brown's opponents nnd Brown drew a revolver and be gan shooting. Brown was said to have succeeded In firing four shots before he was overpowered two seamen were wound ed seriously. Brown, whose feat in keeping afloat for so long without the use of his arms, was considered remarkable, reached shore at the foot of Prince's Bay road about noon. Ho made his way to a garage run by John Har wood, and told Harwood that he had got Into trouble on board ship for a minor Infraction of the rules. He told so plausible a story that he prevailed upon Harwood to file off his handcuffs, a task that took over half an hour or more. He then told Harwood that he wanted to go to Metuchen, N. J., where he said he had friends, and Induce ' the garage proprietor to drive him to the ferry at TottenMlle. Harwoo.l said the Ne gro thanked him and bade htm good bye and that was the last he saw of him. WASHINGTON MAY HAVE BATHING PLACE. . Washington. D. C., July 14. Colored residents of the District, will have a modern bathing beach, similar to that for the white people In the tidal bosin. if Congress approves the recom (nondatlon of Lieut. Col. Sherrlll. the engineer officer In chnrr" of pobllc buildings and ground, that JlOO.OOu be provided for that purpose. "At the present time," says Cnl. Sherrlll, "there are a number of bath ing places for the Colored people un der the control of the District. The bench in the Anacostla river. Just east of James Creek cana'. on 2d St., southwest, is used dallv by a large number of Colored bathers. That Is an excellent shelvlnir beach, covered with travel and clean sand, and It may be possible to place the proposed construction at. that point, as that beach Is centrally located with re spect to a large Colored population. Another site um'er consideration Is on the' south bank of the Anacostla river, between Boiling Field and the Anacostla bridge.'' FORM ASSOCIATION OF TRADE AND COMMERCE. New York City, July 14. The lo cal Association of Trsrte and Commerce opened Its new 30,0'i0 club house on June 10th, with befitting ceremonies. ! The club house Is irodern In all of Itsi rppointraents and ts said to be the finest In the country. This organisation Is composed of over 400 Negro business and profes sional men. HOUSTON BUSINESS MEM CONTRIBUTE MINISTERS TO WORK WITH TEACHERS AND FARMERS. Hampton Conference a Joint Meeting of Leaders of Each Lays Out Program. Leaders Hold Four-Day Conference at Hampton Institute Educational Ex hibit Teaches Many Lecturers Pres ent Constructive Programs Christian Communities the Conference Objective. By Wm. Anthony Aery. Hampton, Vo., July 14. Ministers, farmers, and teachers are co-operating heartily to Improve life as well as to develop the success qualities of In dividual men. women, and children. The recent Joint meetings at Hampton Institute of Negro leaders showed clearly the growing Interest In com munity program-making. The interdenominational Ministers' Conference of Hampton Institute!, Rev. M. E. Davis, Norfolk, president, and Rev. Laurence Fennlnger, Hampton Institute, executive secretary) brought together 255 Colored leaders from 11 States, 168 from Virginia; 72 from North Carolina: 4 from Maryland; 2 each from South Carolina, Arkansas, and New Jersey; and one each from Ohio. New York. Delaware, District of Columbia, and Texas who repre sented 16 denominations. Including Baptist 154; African Methodist Epis copal, 39: Protestant Episcopal, 19; Presbyterian, 10; and Methodist Epis copal, 6. Educational Exhibit. For 'the benefit of 255 Colored min isters from Virginia. North Carolina, and neighboring States, and for 115 visiting farmers, an educational ex hibit of posters, containing slogans and plotuies, new and helpful books on church work, especially church work In rural parishes, and stere omotograph views of rural churches and rural health, was placed on dis play In the main room of the T. M. C. A,, building at Hampton Institute. This exhibits was thrown open to the public and was visited by a large number of men and women In search of knowledge and Inspiration. A few of the slogans will Indicate the live-wire method which was used to call attention to some serious ru ral life problems: "The peril of the country today Is not tho uprising of the "sinners." but the downslttlng of 'saints.' " "You can live anywhere and be a 'preacher,' but to be a 'pastor you mui.t live ' with your people." "There Is an old saying to the effect that 'God made the country.' In view of the present religious conditions there. It is time to win It back to Its maker.'' Church Leaders Co-operate. The following officers of the Min isters' Conference, were elected: M. E. Davis, Norfolk, president; G. D. Jlm merson, Newport News, L. L. Down ing, Roanoke. S. S. Morris. Norfolk, D. J. Lee, Norfolk, J. T. Johnson, Hampton. A. A. Hector, Richmond, E. K. Ricks, Newark, N. J., C. C. Som merville, Portsmouth, J. S. Brown, Rocky Mount. N. C, W. C. Cllcland, Durham, N. C., Reverdy C. Ransom. Oceanport. N. J.. E. L. Baskerville. Charleston, 8- C, vice presidents; Lau rence Fennlnger, Hampton Institute, evecutive secretary; Thomas J. Dolling, Hampton Institute, assistant executive secretary; and J. W. Lemon, Ark., Va.t , recording secretary. The conference: also elected about forty of Its mem-1 hers to serve on the executive board, which represents a dozen or more de- nominations. Rev. L. L. Downing of Roanoke, chairman of the Committee on Reso lutions, expressed the thanks of the Conference to the authorities of Ham-1 pton Institute for courteous treatment,! to the speakers for their inspiring i taucs, and to the executive secretary the Rev. Laurence Fennlnger. who Is the chaplain of Hampton Institute and founder of the Ministers' Conference, for his untiring activitiy and keen ness of vision; and the sympathy of the Conference to Dr. James Hardy Dlllar of Charlottesville, Va., who has done so much to help develop Negro education throughout the South and win new friends for Negro education. Touching nsd Inspiring People. "Hampton Institute would be dere lict in (its duty,'' said Dr. James E. Gregg at the closing session of the Ministers' Conference, "If It did not keep In mind the fact that teaching and preaching are professions which '(Continued on Pago 8). PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL SPECIAL WORKER FOR NEGRO COMMUNITIES MAY BE HAD.. The Texas Tubllc Health Associa tion, 616 Lit lefleld liuilding. Aus tin, Texas, announces that Rev. F. Rivers Barnwell, lecturer to Negroes for the Texas Public Health Associa tion, is prepared to render the fol lowing services to Negro communities, schools, churches, and other Insti tutions. Rev. Ilnrnwell will assist In di recting nnd arranging institutes or exhibits, will conduct conferences, or will give talks on problems relating to Child Hti.lth. These exhibits and talks are planned 'to Interest and reach tho whole community. Programs may be arranged for one or more days, or for one or more weeks, de pending on the size, Interest and needs of the community. They may be con ducted independently or In connection with conferences, conventions, asso ciations where county, state or nation al meetings bring p, ople together In the Interest of Childhood. Health pro grame may also be given under the auspices of schools, colleges, Parent Teacher or Mothers' Councils, relig ious or other educational and social organizations. The Texas Public Health Associa tion Is enabled to render this service by the,uso. of funds obtained from tho sale o( Christmas Health Seals. Ne groes are asked to'take an active part in this .-BALK, for In return they are getting direct health Instruction which helps to lessen the ravages of Tuber culosis and other communicable dis eases. Rev. Barnwell will come to your community without personal charge; but where It Is possible the coitimu -Ity or Instltut on Is asked to meet hijal expenses such as convey ance, entertainment, ren of hall, etc. Rev. Barnwell has had several years' experience In health, social service, and other forms Welfare work. He Is an edu ator and minister of the ttos pel His speclcl service among his race for the past ten years qualifies him for the social questions that af fect this field of service. URBAN LEAGUE WOULD DE CREASE BABY DEATH RATE Prominent Physicians of Both Races Participate in Pittsburg Clinic. John T. Clark Is Executive Sec'y. Pittsburg, Pa, July 14. Over 868 Negro babies, two years and under, were the central point of Interest In three Baby Shows in different sec tions of Pittsburg last week under the auspices of the Pittsburg Urban League, Over 1,100 people attended these shows and eighty eight prizes were distributed to suc cessful entries. The prizes consisted of bank accounts, gold rings, pins, bracelets, high chairs, strollers, eta Thirty-four Colored and white doctors and nurafs gave lectures, demonstra tions and . examined the babies. There were exhibits of all kinds moving pictures, literature, supplied by the United States Government, Metro politan Life Insurance Company and the local Health Bureau, all of which was for the purpose of directing the attention of the Colored mothers of Pittsburgh to better care of their children. When the TTrban League discovered that the death rate of Negro babies In Pittsburgh was 176 per thousand last year, while the death rate for the babies of the city at large was 99 per thousand it proceeded to bring this problem home to the Colored mo thers by organizing groups of women in the East Liberty. North Side and Hill districts, where these successful baby shows were held. The results have been far-reaching. Hundreds of mothers are now regis tering their babies In the various health centers and clinics in differ ent parts of the city and following up closely many of the weaknesses of their babies which were found during these scientific examinations. In one of these sections a perma nent health clinic ts now being plan ned In a district largely occupied by Colored people. This is but one phase of social service program of the Ur ban league as outlined by Mr. Clark. But the success be Is having In this single feature Is, indeed, a real and positive social service. ' ' On the staff of social workers who devote their entire timet are: Miss Grace Lcwndes, Morals C'Tt; Mm M-rg;trat K. Mann. Home jfifconomlcs; Miss Frances E. Addison, Room Regis try and Stenographer; Miss Bernlce Wilson, Stenographer and Bookkeeper, and ninny volunteer social workers, who devpte a portion of their time to social service. Freight Conductor Wounded With His Own Pistol Whltesburg. Ky., July 14. William Simpson, Negro was beating his way on a fast freight train through this town last night when Elmer Wilklns, conductor of the train, came upon him and ordered him to Jump from the fast moving train. The Negro as sured the conductor that he would get off as soon the train slowed down whereupon Wilklns pulled his pis tol and the Negro wrenched It from his hand and in the scuffle on top the car the pistol was discharged, a bullet striking the conductor In the abdomen. The Negro was arrested and disclaimed any intention of shoot ing the conductor. He stated that he was only trying to prevent the con ductor from killing him. POll AMKHICAM.ING WORK. Philadelphia. July 14. Classes for Instruction of persons engaged in Americanization work are open at the University of Pennsylvania with an enrollment of 1.500 students. It Is expected more may enroll later. Near ly 50 per cent of those of foreign birth who have registered are of Spanish origin, while 30 per cent are Chinese. French, Japanese, and Ameri can Negroes are also well represented. Tlie course Is to last three weeks and is intended primarily to give those who are now engaged in the work and those who expect to take it up later a thorough training. Three I.lnra of Service Exhibits. An exhibit of more than one hun dred picture panels and other mater ial that present In picture form the important facts in child health and welfare work. Other exhibits showing local work may be added from ar.y ther organization so prepared to ex Icihit. The lecturer or some one ap pointed by him will always be pre pared to explain the exhibit. These tame posters may be haa at little cost for use In tho local community v. here they may be placed for display In Sunday Schools, Public Schools, Lll.ailcs, Clubs and halls. Lectures and Tolka. These lectures ore Intended to reseh the whole communty school children and their parents. The fol lowing tvpes of lectures and talks .an be glvon: Great In alth truths to children in story form: Special talks to boys, and girls In separate groups when desired; talks to mothers and girls in separate gr(ju) When desired; talks to mothers una expectant moth ers: to teachers or other trained so cial workers: to ministers and other Christian workers: and talks to mass meetings of all tho peopl.t. These talks are ucually given with Illustrated charts, stereoptlcan sl'des or motion pictures, but many times without the use of these. Ilrnllb Organisations. In the school groups Health Clubs a'-e organized to carry out the pr"- air of the Modern Health Crusade. In the community the Volunteer Health League Is generally organised to carry out the program for the An nual Negro Health Week which always comes about the fifth of April each year. Conferences. These are especially planned to meet the needs of trained social workers, such as ttachers, ministers, trained nur.es and other welfare agents. They may be held In con nection with Doctors,' Teachers' or TINKHAM'S EFFORTS MAY EMBARASS REPUBLICANS. Sharp Opposition Marks At tempts of Congressman to Secure Voting Investigation. (By A. N. P.) Washington. D. C, July 14. With the Harding Administration approach ing the half year mark, the people throughout the country are beginning to stake the measure" of achieve ments and to see whether the "big show" Is living up to advanced publi city. In his campaign speeches, and even since his Inauguration, Mr. Har ding has himself sounded the terms of human rights on the highest plane. There have been some set backs to the expectations of the populace, but the people have not completely lost faith. The President has gov. en assurance to those who have re cently discussed matters with him, that he will keep the faith. Congres sman Martin B. Madden, of the first district of Illinois in Chicago, has In formed The Associated Negro Press that the bill against lynching has been endorsed by the Judiciary com mittee of the House, and that the same will soon be reported to the floor. It Is Congressman Madden's opinion that the bill will easily pass the House and Senate, and that the President Wilt si go it. Congressman Tlnkham continues to force the Issue on the consideration of means to enforce the fuorteenth and fifteenth amendments. Floor lead er Mondell has done all in his pow. tn hiorlr the consideration, but sentiment Is growing in favor of looking Into the pudiwi. many con gressman sincerely wish there were some one way out, but with' 192 elf4ion. coming on. there must be sct.uii. The problems coming out of the Race question are regarded by Congress as much hotter than, those Involving the Irish. Catholics and Jews, and anyone hereabout will tell you that these subjects cause great annoyance. Tho appointment of Henry Lincoln Johnson as Recorder of Deeds has opened up a big new line of discus sion Col. Johnson has all along ln- ! siflted that he did not wish a position 'Hovrtver. H lit understood that the Ad- i ministration regarded jonnson as me ! "one best bet" to initiate the Admin l Istration policy of recognition, which 1UT BOIllt?ll!JI nun liuuiiuciiug niwuu on the shoals, until the folks back home let it be known that there should be something done. The next few weeks will without question bring some surprising de velopments. There are movements on In several cities In several parts of the country calculated to make po litical circles In all high places sit up and take notice. The Harding Ad ministration and the Republican Na tional Committee are cognizant of the facts, and will meet the Issue with a direct line of argument, a direct line of argument. Gen. Charles G. Dawes, director of the budget, recently ordered all In active files of every government placed In storage to make room for the new and useful records. The clerks required for their care will be dropped, along with several Negro messengers the general observed hav ing a lark on government Ume this afternoon. Th.M wan evidence a short while apo that a crisis might be precipitated by the discontent existing In the House of Representatives over the maiorlty leadership. Thlrty-slx Re publican members of the House parti cipated In an "outlaw" caucus held in the chamber of the House last night to consider the Tlnkham legis latlon to enforce the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, giving votes to Negroes. The conference was held In opposition to the wliuics to Frank W. Mondell, of Wyoming, maior.ty lea ler, and despite ajl bis efforts to prevent It. The outlay conference elected tem porary officers, excoriated Mr. Mon dell and pledged Itself to an organiz ed campaign of compel the Republican management of the House to go on record one way or another In the mat ter of the Fourteenth Amendment The tendency toward Insurgency against the party leadership was fol- I (Continued on page 8.) Ministerial Associations. Rest results are gained when a series of talks are planned with opportunity for questions and discussions. In this way we ex pect the continuation of, the service rendered tho community by Rev. Barn well. A Suggested Community Program. Tho following prog-ram may be car ried out In any community: 1. Picures exhibited at some con venient place for community gather ing. 2. Mornlog: investigation of local problems. Talks to children In schools. These talks with stories and songs will help the little ones to prasp the truths Intended lor them. 3. Noon hour talks to working peo ple. 4. Afternoon: Conferences with social workers and those desiring special lnfor . matlOM. Talks to mothers and expectant niothf is. Talks to boys and girls in sep arate groups. G. Kvenii.or: Mass meetings for better Health. Education, Housing, Recreation and F.nvlronment. These may be Illustrated with stcreoptican or motion pictures. J Notice. Any Negro community may have the services of Rev. Barnwell by writ ing to Mr. D. E. Breed, Kxecutive Secretary, Texas Public Health As sociation, 616 Littlerield Building, Aus tin Texas. The Texas Pobllc Health Associa I tlnn Is doing a) in Its power to se Icure a Stale T berculosle Sanatorium for patients of le Negro Race suffer ing 'rom tuberculosis. Give your moral tnd financial as sistance to the Annual Sale of Health Seals and so lessen the problem of , tuberculosis In the State. A A PRAIRIE VIEW SCHOLARSHIP BOYS' AGRICULTURAL CLUBS WE BENEFIT TO THE EXTENT OF $508.00 AS RESULT OF MEETING OF NEGRO BUSI NESS MEN. HON. Wm. McDONALD FIRST IN TEXAS TO SUBSCRIBE Houston, Texas, July 14. Subscrip tions i tallnr 1500 were Donated for scholarships to the Prairie View nor mal school at a meeting, of six promi nent Houston Negroes In the assem bly room of the Chamber of Commerce recently. The scholarships will be awarded to members of the Negro Boys' Agri cultural clubs who are winners In contests held by the clubs. The meeting at the Chamber of Com merce formed Itself Into a committee and will carry on a program to se cure additional subscriptions to the scholarship fund. Professor J, D. Ry an was elected president; R. U. An drews vice president, and A. K. Kelly treasurer. Others present at the meet-) Ing and members of the committee are T. M. Falrchlld, L. W. Woods and Nat! Q. Henderson, secretary. The meeting was called together by W. L. Stalling, manager of the ag FIRST CONVICTION IN CAP ITOL RIO? CASES SECURED. i ' Washington. D. C, July 14. Af ter deliberating eight hours the Jury returned a verdict Thursday night, of manslaughter, against William Lancy, for the death of Kenneth Crall during the race riot on July 21, 1919. Immediately after the verdict was returned, Laney's attorneys, Hughes, Cobb and Houston, filed application for a new trial. rue : !! tf. .(,..v4 au. slaughter is one vear. the maximum is d years, sentence will be aeierred until August. The case was a long drawn out one and bitterly fought by the at torneys of both sides. It was testified to in the trial that Laney was sent to a theatre on Seventh street after two small children but they had gone and he was returning to Inform their mother. On his return, he was set upon by a mob of several hundred men, which chased him down Massa chusetts Ave., throwing stones, sticks and bricks at him. He ran into the alley way at CI 7, met Roy Foliar and William Ferguson, they turned to ward the mob and in the general me lee they fired Into the mob, with the result that Kenneth Crall was kill ed. Attorney Royal A. Hughes and his associates made a plea of self-defense for Laney on the ground that the general riotous conditions created fear In Laney's mind and having been chased by the mob that it was natur al for him to try to defend htmself. Lancy was arrested on Sunday morning, July 27, 1919, at his room In the Westminister apartments. I where he was serving as Janitor. He j wns kept In Jail until March 10th, 1920, when he was 'called to trial. The trial proceeded through the two weeks I of examination of witnesses and At torney Hughes was making his plea before the Jury when he mentioned the fnet a certain dally paper had dlscusied the case In an article that day condemlnlng Laney. It was dis covered that a certain Juror had heard of the article and Justice Sld dons withdrew this Juror, thereby nulling the trial an granting Laney a new trial. The reporter responsible for the ar ticle was called Into court and de nounced for It and found guilty of contempt of the Court. The present trial began about two weeks ago and has attracted throngs of spectators. Attorney Royal A. Hughes conducted the defense, being assisted by Attorneys Cobb and Hous ton. Man Convicted Nay Be Innocent Baltimore, Md.. July 14. A possibili ty that Henry A. Brown, the C6lored man who was convicted of the mur der of Miss Harriet M. Kavanaugh of Buffalo, a nurse at the Naval Academy Hospital, will not be banged, al though sentenced, is deduced from ex planations made at the office of At torney General Daugherty in Wash ington In giving reasons for the two reprieves granted to Brown by Presi dent Harding. According to W. Frank Oiobs, assis tant to the Attorney General, the tes tlm. ny of netinl Important witnesses Is conflicting in essential details and rslses a serious doubt as to tho Ne gro's guilt. Mr. Gibbs said tho fate of Brown depended largely on the findings of James A. Finch, attor ney in charge of pardons c.f the de partment. Mr. Finch, Is now review ing the testimony, and his decision probably will be male public in a few days. It is understood that Mr. Finch, in a letter to Governc Ritchie, who asked that the doclslon bo expe dited, refuses to promise that he v lll not recommend another reprieve, and it is thought that. In ".lew of the confuting testimony und the fact that Biown was convicted Urgclv on cir cumstantial evidence. Mr. Finch may recommend executive clemency. Mr. Glbbs said there was no dis position on the part of tho Depart ment of Justice to show Brown any special consideration nor to railroad him to the gallows to satisfy pub lic clamor. LYNCHING INCREASES OVER LAST YEAR. (By A. N. P.) Tuskegee, Ala, July 14. There were thlrty-slx lynchlngs In the Un ited States during the first six months of the year, twenty-four more than the number recorded during tho same period In 1920, according to a re port issued recently by the depart ment of records and research of Tus kegee Institute. Lynchlngs during the first half of this year, Inclip't i two whits men and twenty-four Co.ored, two of the latter being women, the record said. CHAMPION OF JUSTICE MESSENGER OF HOPE v. ricultural department of the Cham ber of Commerce. C. H. Waller la charge of all the Negro extension work In Texas, was present and ex plained the workings of the Negro lioys' Agricultural clubs. Following the . explanation of the schoarshlp fund, R. L. Andrews do nated' (300. The remainder of the $500 was subscribed by the other members of the committee. The Negro boys' scholarship fund was startej by William McDonald. Fort Worth, who donated $200. The membership of the Negro Boys' Agricultural clubs Is about 1700. There are 12 organized clubs in Harris coun ty. In order to be eligible to the scholarships a boy must be ID years of age or over and be educated at least through the eighth grade. The grading of the contests will be completed in time to send tbe win- t ners to school In September. THE SOUTH LEADS THE WAY IN NEGRO BIG BUSI NESS. Pittsburgh, Pa- July 14. In dis cussing the possibilities for big busi ness among Negroes In the North At torney Robert L. VannNi.dltor f t .'0"Ur titer, SOVf, "Uig ItUSllM'fS twntinuin K Mr. Vann savs: "For than past two- decades it has been no un usual thing to see Negroes operating big business enterprises la the South. Oppression, race hatred and prejudice practically drove the Negro Into busi ness for himself. While the cause was un-American, the effect was a docid lded bene.lt to the Colored man. "The success of big business among NeVroes In the south soon had Its ef fect In the north, and now Negroes are beginning the launch Into big business In almost every city where the numerical strength of the Col ored population warrants the effort Now York. Pittsburg, Chicago, and Philadelphia boast of Negro banks and trust companies. This was not until the banking business among Negroes In the south proved successful. The southern Negro led the way. His bro ther has followed. We are now about ready to launch a Commission Mer chant business In one of our larger northern cities. This is said to be one of the very best paying businesses known to the country. With southern farmers to supply the produce, there Is no reason why such a business should not take roots Immediately and prove highly successful. And there are other activities which find ready support and today we have steam laundries, bakeries, stores . in fact almost all of the business activities we are able to finance. "All this means progress. The kind of progress the Jew has made under the greatest handicap. It means the branching out of a people Just learn ing Its first lessons in self-confidence. It means the beginning of money making and money saving. Our boys and girls may look to the furture with some confidence and assurance. . Kmployment will be made possible, and educational Incentive Increased." Rescue Negro From White Abductors Columbus, Oa., July 14. The are rest by Alabama officers of three Co lumbus officers, who were supposed to by the Alabama men to be ab ductors of a Negro whom the Colum hus officers declare they had Just re scued from some unidentified men who had forcibly taken their victim into the woods, was n remarkable story, the detail of whlih were sworn to this afternoon in the court, at Gi rard, Ala. The Negro, Henry Allen, a boot black at the Ralston hotel In Colum bus, declared that he had been seised and kidnapped for slme reason un known to him, by hooded men. Not long ago another party of hooded men seized a Columbus Negro, took him off In a car and gave him a se vere beating. Cl.srtres w!th as. .int. with Intent to murder were preferred against the t'.ree officers, Bowles, Jackson, and Camnbell by name, but were after wards dismissed by l'ayor Knowles. At the preliminary trlai. Officer Bow les declared that he, Jackson and Campbell were standing on a street corner In Columbus when an automo bile passed. Some one In the car was screaming and they rot another car and followed, they said. Rev. McPher?on In vades Oakland Okland. Cal., July 12, 1921. "Black Pltly Sunday'' the famous Texas Old Time Revivalist has creat ed a Big Rcnnatlon here In the Athene of the Golden West great throngs are crowding the historic Beth Eden Baptist Church, Filbert near Eighth street, at every service to hear the soul gripping gospel messages by this wondeiful Southern Preacher. Not only are hundreds of our group pack ing this great old church which has been tne scene of many a memorable gathering, but scores of leading white citizens, are held spell bound by his matchless eloquence, as he pleads with men to get right with God, tht whi le city is feeling the presence of this mighty man of God, His sermon on the subject of "A Revlv .1 or a Revolution." which shall It bj? Was one of the most power ful discussions on the Peril of the Na tion, and he declared that the only way to avert one of the bloodeat rev olutions that world has ever witness ws an Old "Hm Holy Ghost and Fire Revival ot ..Religion.