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ALWAYS PROGRESSIVE DISTINCTIVE IN SERVICE A CHAMPION OF JUSTICE A MESSENGER OF HOPE, I i . . i ,i - i , , - . - ' Founded by w. e. King The Republican Party Is The Ship, All Else Is The Sea."Fr'd Douglas. per annum w.oo. VOL. XXVIII, NO. 42. ' ' THK DALLAS EXPRESS, DAIXAS, TKJAS, "SATURDAY, JULY 23, 1981. PRICE TEH CENTS. 0 IB PAHTHER Cll! 1 M NATIONAL PRESS WEEK TO BE OB SERVEDBY ALL, SEPfEMBER 18-24 PART PLAYED BY PRESS IN NATIONS ADVANCEMENT WILL BE TOLD. PROGRAM PROGESSIVE. The first National Press Week will be observed from September 18 to September 24. This Idea Is fostered by The Associated Negro Press, but It Is hoped that publications thruuKhout the country as well aa various organi zations, Willi combine to make the event a success. The object Is to acquaint the public more fully with the part the newspa pers of the country have taken In making the nation great, and the very important responsibilities resting with the press at this time In the molding of public opinion. A general program will shortly be announced which may be easily car ried out In any community and which will have a lasting benefit upon the welfare of the people everywhere. The general theme for the program of the week will be INDUSTRY. LOYALTY, and JUSTICE. Emphasis upon these three subjects will be given because of the present trend of events. Prosperity Is looked for again. It Is believed that the early return of It can be helped by everyone Indus triously doing his bit to help It re turn. The people of the nation are exceedingly restless Itolshevistio and radical propaganda are finding fer tile soil in many locations. Loyalty to the nation, however, is a necessary tonic for the Ills of the times. Justice is a principle upon which tho nation Is to build more stately mansions. "O My Soul," then this building must go forward on the foundation uf Jus tice. The people everywhere are urged to take the initiative in making Nation al Press Week" a success. TENNESSEE COLORED WOMEN'S CLUBS HOLD MEET. Knoxvllle, Texas. July !1.-The an nual session of The Tennessee State Federation of Colore1 Women's clubs was held at Logan Temple A. M. E. Zlon church, this city last week. The convention opened Tuesday morning, at which time the delegates were extended hospitalities of the city. Minutes of the executive board sessions were presented, and appoint ments of convention committees were heard. The purposes of the conven tion constituted an Intereslng dis cussion. In the afternoon various club reports were heard, and delegates en joyed several talks on the sublcct of thorough organization of the club women of the state. In each of the programs musical numbers were ren dered, all of which were highly ap preciated. The formal welcome addresses and responses. Including exchange of fe licitations, were had Tuesday night The feature of tho evening was the annual address by the president of the state, body. An "acquaintance meeting" followed the formal pro gram. At the session "The Teachers Op portunity.'1 "Health and Sanitation," "Kducation" and "Child Welfare" were tho topics that occupied the time and attention of tho convention In the discussions undertaken. Able papers on each of these subjects were pre- sent all of which were Interesting' andj constructive. 1 Mia Kate White, a prominent club woman of Knoxvllle and who Is wide ly known over the state In the or ganizations of white womcn.addressed the Colored women. Her talk was highly enjoyed and was very helpful and constructive, in citing many ave nues of activity whereby Colored wom en many co-oerate In club work. Women In attendance at the con vention come from various parts of the state. They are representative Colored women of Tennessee, and re flect the. culture and progress made In the race. Their program la con- CARNEGIE HERO AWARD ASKED FOR ST. LOUIS TRAINMAN. St. Louis. Mo. July 21. Officers of the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce are preparing to present evidence In an effort to obtain a Carnelgle Hero medal for Robert J. Taylor of 711, N. Newstead, Colored Pullman port-r, who saved 26 lives when his train overturned In the Pueblo, Colo, flood of June 3. The story of his res cue work has been verified by his su periors and the company officials con cur In the offort to obtain the medal. The company presented him $!00 for his work. The Chamber of Commerce wrote Mr Tavlor congratulating him for his heroism and devotion to duty saying that work of this sort should not be permitted to pass unnoticed. A copy of the letter was sent to the Carnegie Foundation with a request for the award which will carry with It a money grant, the amount depending on the degree of the award. There are four clashes of Carnegie medals. The matter was brotiKht to the attention of the Chamber of Commerce by Pu eblo business men who came here to give thanks for relief from St. Louis. Mr. Taylor loft St. Louis In charge of the Pullman car "Florlmel" on a Missouri Pacific train at 10:10 p. m., June 3 and that evening he staited back on the same car on Missouri Pacific train No. 14. Not far from the station the train was overturned. He saved the Uvea of the five pas sengers In his car and of 21 others on the train. Floating lumber was seized by the passengers. Koglnrrr Drowned. No lumber was near the locomotive, so the engineer and the Santa Fe Tiilot were drowned. It could not be earned If the flr"nan also lost his life. The train conductor was drown ed and R. H. Cowan, of Kansas City, Pullman conductor was drowned a he tried to escape from his car. The Pullman Co., presented Cowan's wid ow with 1500. The train consisted only of locomotive, baggage car, smoker, chair car and the "Florlmel." It Is not known If any of the passengers were St. Loulsans. Mr. Taylor returned to St. Louis ana related his story to Superintendent a V. TV:rr of the Pullman Co., who wrote It out as an official report, mostly In the porter's own language, DISTINGUISHED MUSICIANS WILL VISITNASHVILLE. Musical Association Will be Royally Entertained by Local Branch During Annual Meet- mg. Nashville, Tenn. July 21. The Nash ville Branch of the National Associa tion of Negro Musicians, Mrs. H. J. Johnson, President, and the Music Study Club of Flsk University, Prof. John Work, President Is putting forth Herculean efforts to make the com ing session of the National Associa tion, the best In the history of that organization. Many Interesilng features are plan ned for the week of the Association, and all Nashville will be given an op portunity to see and hear the most renowned artists of the race. Tho week of the Association is to be known as "A week with Negro Composers." During this time, every lover of music Is asked to visit some one of' the music stores and pur chase at least one copy of music writ ten by some Negro composer. If you have a "talking machine'1 be sure to buy at least one record whose music Is either written, sung or played by a Negro. Prof. H. B. P. Johnson, Nashville's member of the Board of Directors of the National Association, gives put the information that arrangements, nave been made with Carl FIsoher. -G. Sohirmer, Theodore Presser. John Church, Simmons, Handy ami several other large publishers to have on hand during the week of the Nation al Association, a large supply of the best compositions by Negroes. Ship ments .of music from several, of these houses have already arrived. In ad dition to this, The Black Swan Record Co., the only Colored company in the world now making records, will have a full supply of all of their records on sale during this week. This won derful exhibit of 'Negro music will be in charge of Mr Johnson. The "Week with Negro Comosers" will be ushered In by an Organ Re cital, to be given at the First Bap tist Church, East: Nashville, by Hiram Simmons, premier organist of the raw4- who will . give an entire pro gram, using only his own composi tions. This is believed to be the first time that any Negro has attempted an entire program of his own com positions, on this "king of instru ments.' . . Aside from Mr. Simmons, several organists of equal note will grace Nashville with their presence during the week of the Association. Prom inent among these will be Melville Charlton, Carl Diton, Roy Tibs and others. Among the violinists of note, will be Clarence Cameron White, Boston. Mass., Joseph A. Douglass. New Jer sey and Kemper Harreld, Atlanta, Ga. Some of the vocal artists who will he present are. Cleota Collins, Lacy: Ohio; Anita Pattl , Brown, Chicago; Matha Broartus Anderson, Chicago; Kuth Perry-Shaw, Detroit and many others. The Executive Committee of the Na tional Association will be held Mon day, July 25th, at which time many things of vital lntert to menbers of the musical profession will be gone over. The personel of the Board or Com mittee Is as follows: Henry L. Grant, Washington, D. C, President: Mrs. Nora Douglass Holt, Chicago, Vice President; Miss Alice Carter-Simmons, Secretary. Tuskegee. Ala., Clarence Cameron White, Boston, Mass.; Kem per Harreld. Atlanta. Go.; Carl Plton, Philadelphia, Pa.; H. B P. Johnson, (Continued on pase 2.) structlve, and the discussions during the convention are being directed along lines of advancement of the race and Its Interests generally. Local Coloied organizations afford hospitable entertainment for the visi tors, and the convention was altogeth er successful. This report, in part, was as follows: Tnylor's Story. "It was not raining when we were due to leave Pueblo union station at 8:05 p. m.. but Information was given out that a dam had broken and that there were four feet of water com ing down the canyon. Before we were due to leave the water was running over the Missouri Pacific Midge and arrangements were made rr us in detour by way of the Santa IFe. The Santa Fe pilot was lat" and we' left at 8:20 By the time we reached' the Santa Fe bridge which Is about i four blocks from the station, the water was running over It and It was not considered safe to cross. Moved Trnln to Highest Point. "It was decided to back up to the station and they did so We were practically In the station when the wifr was discovered coming through the &i 1. and It was thought best to move the train to the highest possible point, which was the approach to the Santa I''e bridge. The front cars then stood on the highest ground and the sleeper on he lowest. "There were four men and a woman on the sleeper, occupying lower berths. One man ind his wife and another man retired before We left the sta tion. About 9 o'clock the water reach a ikn tmeWa of the sleeDer and I called the passengers. As the watev . kept rising and finally came into the end door, it was decided to have all the passengers moved into the coach, j which stood on higher ground. They all iirnnt tn 11m RTTinker. "All baggage was removed from the sleeper and it was only a short time before the water was flowing through that car. Conductor Cowan and my self let down the upper berth and took the seats and placed them In the uppers, as we did not think the water would get that high, but by the time this wan done we were waist-deep in water. Trnln Begnn to Tip Over. "The conductor suggested that we climb into an upper, but as the water was flowing through the car p fast It would carry us off our feet. I sug gested that we break a window and get out of the car. He said 'No. we are saf er in the ear." As I felt we would be safer In the forward end I broke out (Continued on Page 2). NEARLY 1000 DELEGATES REPRESENTING 30,000 MEMBERS OF LODGES AND COURTS OF MASONIC ORDER OF TEXAS GATHER AT FT. WORTH TEMPLE FOR ANNUAL GRAND LODGE. HIGHEST PEAK IN HISTORY OF ORDER IS REACH ED IN NEW MEMBERS AND FINANCE. Fort. Worth,' Texas, July 21, 1321. (By Special Correspondent). Never before In the history of Tex as Masonry has such a large number of delegates been present at the an nual grand lodge as has thronged the auditoriums of the Masonic Temple this week. I Nearly one thousand persons repre senting 30.000 members of Blue Lodges, Courts of Heroines and of the Eastern Star have been in the ses sion which opened Monday night with an elaborate program and closed Friday evening. The reports of Grand Masters and Matrons show a decided Increase in the membership of all departments of the order over last year. The financial reports show such an increase of collections and such a proportionate decrease of deaths as to make the amounts paid bene ficiaries far in excess 'of any ever before paid. The grand opening "was" held Monday nlcht in the Temple auditorium at which time an appreciative audience lihtcned to the following program: America Audience. invocation Kev. J. R. Swancy. Music. Welcome In behalf of Lodges Mr. J. T. Langston. Music! Welcome in behalf- of Cocrts Miss Clara Johnson. Welcome in behalf of Eastern Star Mrs. G. H. Hodges Response to Welcome for Grand Lodge Prof. Wm. Coleman Response for Grand Court Mrs. T. E. Stone. Response , for Eastern Stir Mrs. A. D. Keys. . Address Rev. J. W. McKlnncy., P. G. M. Solo Miss Susie Thompson, Reading Mrs. H. Dotsy. Solo Miss Kathyrlne Oliver. Address Hon. H. D. Winn. G. M. Announcements. Mr. W. D. Cain, acted as Master of Ceremonies. (rnnd Lodge. Just before high noon Tuesday the session of the Grand Oourt of He roines dismissed and representatives of Lodges from nil poarts of the Juris ditloft entered ' the auditorium where Grand Master Winn, called them to order for the opening of the Occa sional Grand Lodge, which preceded the opening of the Grand Lodge prop er. After roll call and prayer by the Chaplin, the Grand Lodge was open ed according to ritual by the Grand Master. Committees were then appointed as follows: Crendentials Committee with Bro. Wm, McDonald as chairman; Kules Committee -with Bro. Henry Mitchell, chulrman; after remarks by the Grand Master the Grand Lodge called off for luncheon and squaring with G. S. McDonald. It re-asscm-hled at 3 o'clock at which time the Hon. A. S. Jackson made a rousing speech commending the growth of Masonry in Texas under Grand Mas ter Winn and recounting the principal events in its. growth. The speech of Bro. Jackson was heartily applauded. Masters of New and U. D. lodges were then Introduced and the ap- .polntment of committees was con-1 WEEPS AS HE BIDS PRISON GOODBYE. Winchester, Va., July 21. To be el most forcibly compelled to leave a convict road force, where he was ser ving a seventeen-year sentence for a murder he Is alleged to have com mitted In Newport News, was the ex perience of Ralph Whiting, a model prisoner, who was set at liberty at the expiration of eleven years and ten months. During that time his wages remained the same, 10 cents a day, and he took away $65, represent ing the savings of the years he was a prisoner. With tears streaming down his cheeks, Whiting took sad leave of the camp. Once he stopped on his way to Winchester, and probaby would have returned had it not been for a friend accompanying him. Captain Jackson, State officer in charge of the big camp. Bald Whiting was one of the best prisoners with whom he ever had had dealings, and Whiting was loud In his praise of the officer. The killing for which Whiting as given a seventeen-year term Is raid to have been unpremedlated, and to have occured during a fight among men and women at Newport News. A woman was his victim. Since Whiting began serving his sentence all of his family have died, except one aunt, who lives In Nor folk or Newport News. He said he lvus In the Marine service when hey got Into trouble, and that he would try It ag.-. !n if the ship captains would accent him. Whiting had been chief cook at the convict camp here for the last few years. NEGRO TOWN HOLDS 34TH ANNIVERSARY. Mound Bayou, Miss., July 21. The South's only exclusive Negro town peopled and governed entirely by Ne groes headed by I. T. Montgomery, only surviving body servant of Jef ferson Davis was celebrated its thirty fourth anniversary with an elaborate programme. Phil M. Brown, Negro representative of the Department of Labor at Washington, was one of the spea.kers. Mound Bayou, which now has a pop ulation of approximately 800 Negroes, was founded In 1887 by 1. T. Mont gomery and Benjnmln T. Green. The latter died in 1896. Its growth and progress Is due to the efforts, large ly, of Montgomery, one of the wealth iest Negroes in the State. One of the recent additions to Mound Bayou was $100,000 school building. PHIL RIIOWN VIMITS MEMPHIS. (A. N. P.) Memphis, Tenn., July 21. Phil H. Brown, commissioner of Conciliation, who acts for the Department of La hor in regulating the affairs of the Negro race, arrived in Memphis last Monday from Washington. Tho Com missioner left Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 for Mound Bayou, Miss., to attend the thlrty,-fourth anniversary of the Mound Bayou settlement, a district In habited solely by Negroes. tlnued as follows: Committee on G. M. AddresB, W. R. Roberts, Chairman. Auditing Committee J.-A.. Kirk, Chairman. Committee on Jurisprudence J. W. McKlnncy, Chairman.' . oimiiiLiee roieiKu vui renpiinuence Wm. M. McDonald, Chairman. On Relief Claims Wm. Anderson, Chairman. On Resolutions Wm. Coleman, Chair man. On Warrants W. O. Bell, Chairman. On Necrology Uev. J. B. Butler, Chairman. On Education Prof. Jesse Washington, Chairman. On Temperance J. J. Burnett, Chair man. On Local Lodge Bylaws W. D. Dav idson, Chairman. On Visitors Dr. S. W. Armstrong, Chairman. By the time that the appointment of Committees was completed it had grown late and In view of the fact that the Grand Master's address and the reports of the Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer and the election were next In order, the lodge was called off till 7 o'clock. At 7 o'clock sharp the Grand Lodge was again called to ordor and the Grand Master's address delivered In a forceful an concise way. He reo counted the conditions Incident to the growth of the order and stated Its growth over last year. The reports of the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer were then read. They tallied in every detail and show ed that the order had made much pro gress in a financial way. The fin ancial sumary as taken from the re port of G. S. McDonald is aa follows. No. of square men In juris- , diction 17,089 Anit. of i Relief collected ..0111,078.50, Grand Charity Fund Collected. 12.816.76 Annual Tax collected 10.253.40 From the Masonic Quartiljr ....2,563.35; Collected from Degrees S75 From Demits ..... 52, From Dispenatlon ...540 Warrants ; . , 270. . I Dropped members ISO: Grund Total - collected '"--' ', $140,159.27 1 Number of deaths recorded 212 Total paid each beneficiary ..$523.95: This sum is the largest ever paid' beneficiaries in the history of the orr. dor. Following the reading of the re-1 ports the election began. The follow- j ing officers were relected by a sus pension of rules the consent of the body; H. D. Winn. Grand Master, J. A. Kirk, Deputy Grand Master; S. J. Johnson, G. S. W., W. G. Bell, G. J. W., Wm. McDonald, G. S.; W. D. Cain, G. R. S.; G. Wt. Leonard, G. T. The office of treasurer was contest ed by Bro. D. A. Oliver, who for sev eral successive years had held It, and Bro. S. S. Hemphill. In the balloting Bro. Hemphill was declared elected. The vote as declared being 323 cast for Bro. Oliver and 539 for Bro. Hemp hill. The office of Grand Chaplain was contested for by three candidates. It was retained however by Kev. J. K. Swancey. Philadelphia Gets Re sults With Co-operative Spirit. (A. N. P.) Philadelphia. Pa.. July 21. Here in the "Cradle of Liberty" there is & new vision of llle. The people are see ing that the political bosses have, been using them for catpaws, goats and all tho other by-products of "good things," and they are deter mining that henceforth and forever, there shall be a new deal. It is a well know' fact that Phil adelphia, with all of Its tremendous Colored population, and Its fine heri tage of pioneer citizenship, gets less political recognition than any other of the large cities in the East This awakening Is not really new. It started some time ago, but is be ginning to function now, in a man ner that bespeaks real success. Publicity is doing it, backed up by organization. Philadelphia, has been carrying on a real publicity campaign thiough its newspapers and the peo ple have been organizing In a wey that makes old timers sit up and take notice. The largest and most Important po litical organization in the city is the Citizens' Republican, and its fine her itage of pioneer citizenship, gets less political recognition then any other of the large cities In th" East. The largest and most important po litical organization in the city is the Citizens' Republican Club, which has Its own home. The President of the Club is Edward W. Henry, a business man and lawyer. But he Is more, he is a natural born leader, with a fine personality, and the confidence of the people. Mr. Henry Is even more, he 1b frank and independent, a good mixer and sticks to Ms friends, Edward W. Henry Is one real big reason for the Philaelphla awakening. His friends are urging him to be a candidate for Magistrate, which he will probably consent to do. Then there Is a big business awak ening in Philadelphia. Brown and Ste vens, the bankers, are solid rocks In that foundation. They have demon strated what can be done by eo-opera-tlon. . .ot only have they bullded.the successful . bank, tho Dunbar Theatre, backed the Quality Amusement Com pany and enlisted extensive holdings In New York City, but they have per sonally Identified themselves with the civic and political progress of the city, Andrew tF. Stevens being i honored member of the Pennsylvania legislature. Have y,. i heard of Bercsford GaleT Mr. Gale Is the President and found er of the Hcresford Gale Corporation. This corporation deals In Investments and securities. It very successfully put over the sale of the new Hotel Dale, a $100 000 deal, a most credit able Institution and an hour to the city. E. W. Dale, the successful busi ness man of Cape May, N". J., Is the manager of the hotel. Mr. Gale is a whale meaning very snrloUBly, that he is one of the greatest assets the Negro race has In America. His suc cess and his beautiful establishment are a natinnr.l inspiration. These examples briefly tell, cer tainly only In part, why the country is hearing things from the "City Brotherly Iive.' They say they are Just starting, one may well believe It. Heroines of Jericho. The sessions of the Heroines of Jericho up until noon Wednesday, were given over to tho appointment of committees, the reading of the re ports and the - election of officers. The reports of this year showed a decided Improvement in the condi tion of the order over last year and the grand officers were continually complimented upon tho splendid growth shown. 264 old Courts and 31 new Courts representing a membership of 7,422 were represented. . The financial report showed a to tal collection of $46,160.13. Deaths to the number of 75 were reported and the amount paid each beneficiary was $422.75 an amount greater than ever paid before. The election of officers was held Wednesday morning. The entire staff of Grand officers was re-elected. They are as follows: Mrs. J. C. Hester, M. A. G. M.. 1703 Wea St., Houston, Texas. Mrs. M. C. H, Brown, D. A. O. M., 524 Nolan St., San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. R. E. Lee, G. A. G. M.. 413 1-2 Travis St., Houston, Texas. Mrs. S. J. .Johnson, G. J. M San An tonio, Texas. Mrs. N. 8. Mosley, G. Sec'y, Box 612, Fort Worth, Texas. Mrs. O. V. Bartlett Grand Recorder, Waco, Texas. Mrs. R. E. McKlnney, Grand Treasur er, Box 6, Sherman, Texas. Mr. Wm. M. McDonald, Grand Joshua Box 1014, Fort Worth, Texas. Rev. S. J. Johnson, D. G Joshua, San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. Alice Lov;e, O. G. Keepor. Clay ton, Texas. Prof. Wm. Anderson, Grand Court Director. Smlthvlllo, Texas. Prof. W. M. Coleman, 518 Tornlllo St., El Paso, Texas. Dr. S. W. Armstrong, R. F. D. No. 7, Dallas, Texas. Eastern Star. The Grand Court of the Eastern Star was composed of 363 delegates representing a total membership of more than 6,000. The reports as giv en up until Wednesday morning show ed that 64 new Chapters had been ad ded dnrtnsr vhe year ana spienaia ht nanclal gains had been maun. In this session definite plans were made for the establishment of an Orphans Home to be supported and financed by the Order. Later reports will m.ike these nlar.s nubile. Detailed and complete reports of the closing days or each or these la dies and the complete program of r.peratlon for next year will appear In the "Express" next week. "The greatest Grand Lodge In the history of Texas" Is what one heard on every hand. Many were present who have been regular visitors for twenty years and more many also were present for their first time. All were unanimous In looking forward to a greater Masonic Order In the future. Prof. Wm. Coleman of El Paso Grand Lecturer was cordially greeted bv members of all bodies and hearti ly congratulated upon his recovery from his accident of last year which rendered him unable to attend the session. A number of visitors were present who were introduced during the va rious sessions. PRESIDENT KING PAYS TRI BUTE TO ROOSEVELT. Iherlnn Hend and Members of Pie nary ConimlMslon Place Wrenth Up on t.rnve of Former President. Washington. D. C. July 21. His ex Excellency. Charles Dunbar Burgess King. President of the Republic of Li beria. Is In this countrv at this time in negotiation with the U. S. state Department completing the details of the Five Million Dollar ($5,000,000) credit established sometime ago. On July 4th President King visited and laid a wreath upon the grave of the lute Colonel Theodore Roosevelt In the cemetery at OyBter Bay. During his Incumbency of the presidency. Mr. Roosevelt was deeply Interested In the Republic of Liberia and in 1908 received a Commlslson from that country while Mr. Root was Secretary of State looking to placing Liberia on the high plane of nation efficiency. Mr. Roosevelt also arranged for an American Commission to visit Liberia In 1909 hut retired before the details were completed, the Commission being sent by Mr. Taft within six weeks af ter his inauguration In 1909. President King and members of the Liberlan Plenary Commission, keep ing In mind Colonel Roosevelt's deep interest In the little struggling re public on the West Coast of Africa, paid this tribute to the memory of the Great American, reaching Oyster Bay hboiit 12 o'clock noon, July 4, 1921 President King was accompan ied by the following members of the Liberlan Plenary Commission: Hon. It. E. R. Johntson former Associate Justice of the Liberlan Supreme Court; Hon. John Lewis Morris, for mer Liberlan Secretary of the Treas ury; and Mr. ' brlel L. Dcnr's, Sec retary of the commission, and by a number of Important Colored Ameri cans Including Dr. Ernest Lyon, Li berlan Consul General, and Dr Em met J. Scott, Secretary-Tretts'irer. Howard University, who was a mem ber of the American Commission to Liberia In 1909. PKtTLl.tn WILL PRF.D1CTKD WAR WITH JAPAN. (A. N. P.) Paterson, N. J.. July 21. The first American crew to capture a Japmese warship in event of war between the United States ond Japan would receive a prize of 5. 000 German marks by the will of Charles O. H. Pritzche. form er Paterson engineer, made public re cently. It was received here from Dressen, Germany, where Mr Prltss sche died January 1. This will, made April 19, 1910, creates a 6011 mark trust fund, the Income of which Is to go to buy firewood for the poor of Paterson unless this country gets Into war with Japan. Then the principal is to go to the prize. If the city does all the things in the firngram for the next five years, ook out! Is there any wonder then, that these people are alive to the political needs of the neopleT Is it any wondor that they do not propose to be "on the outside looking in?" Their example In accomplishments may well set ve other cities. Philadelphia today Is a beacon light (Next week the story of New York City.) MARCUS GARVEY RETURNS TO THE U.S. FROM EXTENDED TOUR. VIRGINIA REPUBLICANS BAR NEGRO DELEGATES. State Convention at Norfolk Draws Line And Ejects All But Three From Convention. Norfolk. Va.. July 21. The barrlna- of all but three of the Negro dele gates and the decision to put out a State ticket headed by Henry W. An derson featured tho session of the Vir ginia State Republican convention here last week. Despite the action or the convention In barring the Negroes, the sessions were orderly and every thing passed off quietly. The Negroes were barred on the ground that they were not elected and not duly accredited delegates un der the regulations of party organiza tion. The three exceptions were two delegates from Newport News and one from Hampton, who presented credentials duly accredited and came Into the convention with the white delegates elected In the same ward meetings. They were seated by the Credentials Committee. The Inside story seems to be that the Negro Republicans of the State were caught napping by the white Republicans, who for years have been anxious to get rid of the Negro ele ment in the party, believing that it was ninaering the progress or Re publicanism in the State. When the State Chairman announced the date for the State Convention the white Republicans of all of the larger cities and In the Republican strongholds in the Ninth District, headed by Con gressman C. Bascom Slemp, quietly called ward, district and county con ventions, and named delegations to the convention. Including fully fifty white women. These delegations ob tained the accredited credentials prop erly signed by city and county Chair men. When the Negro leaders of the party learned what had been done they immediately called independent meet ings In a number of the principal cities, including Richmond, Norfolk. Lynchburg and Roanoke, and named all-Negro delegations. These delega tions, presented -their credentials and contested the seats of the white dele gations. They lost out In the fight In the Credentials Committee and the convention sustained the action, eject ing of all of these delegations. The three remaining on the floor, it seems. Joined with the white Republicans in the accredited meetings in New port News and were named as dele gates and they could not be barred. The general Impression among the leaders of the convention and the Re publicans of the city is that it was the wisest move ever made by the Re publican Tarty In the State. The feel ing Is strong that if the policy Is ad hered to rigorously the party will rap Idly grow In strength in Virginia. It is pointed out that one of the great drawbacks in the past has been tho practical domination of the party by the Negro element, causing white men of the State Inclined toward Republi can principles to refuse to align them selves with the party. John T. Adams, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, sent a letter that was read to the conven tion. He had Intended to be present but sent word that he had to remain In Washington. In his communication he Invited Virginia to take the role of pilot In "bringing the new South Into the harbor of Republicanism'' and declared that "on fundamental issues, Virginia In sentiment Is as strongly Republican as Iowa. This State should assume Its rightful place in the coun cils of the nation." The leaders declared that they are coafldcnt that the State ticket head-, ed by Henry Anderson will mean one of the largest votes ever polled In the State for the Republican Party since reconstruction days. Democratic leaders merely smiled when told of the sentiment of the Re publican leacirs and their hopes, and declared that Virginia would be found solldlv Democratic in the State elec tion In the Fall. CITl'.KNS PAY TAXKS BY DIGGING DITCH KS, (By A. N. P.) Sherrlll, N. Y., July 21. This, the most youthful city in the state, will undertake to solvu the cost of labor problem by enlightening taxpayers as tronch diggers for Its recently 'authorized sewer system. More than ! 400 men, from all walks of life, j clerks, lawyers, doctors, merchants and at least tvio clergymen were volun ! teers. on hand with picks and shovels j last Tuesday morning to start work on the first section. The length of the working day Is optional with the I workers. Any one may knock off I when blisters and backache become ' so painful as to reduce efficiency. PHONOGRAPH HOUSE TO BE OPENED IN PORTLAND BY OUR PEOPLE. Portland, Ore., July 21. What is to be one the finest wholesale and retail phunograph and record estab lishments on the Pacific coast is to be opened within a very few weeks according to present plans. Latest ad vices are that work is well underway and practically all preliminary details have been arranged for the opening of the new Institution at a very early dute. Records by Colored Artists. F.ven at this early date, arrange ments have been made for the hond llng of desirable and profitable lines anil among the well know artists that will make records to be handled by the company are the favored Colored singers. Mamie Smith, Luclle Hege Dnisy Martin, Gertrude Saunders, and others Including the Norfolk Jazz Quartette. Makers of Jazz records will be Tim Brymn and his Black Devil Orchestra of oversease fame. When General Pershing put In the call that the bi st know Jazz orchestra should be sent "across. Tim Brymn and his Black Devil Orchestra was chosen. During the war he played for the lar gest European festivities. Upon his re turn he was booked for the summer at Shelbourne hotel, Coney Island, Tim Brymn and Jazz are as one. They will also handle records made by the or chestras, Mamie Smith's Jazz Hounds, Luclle Heguiran's Blue Flame Synco paters, and Daisy Martin's Five Jazz Bell Hops, The Company will make every effort to keep rights down to the very minute with all of the latest records, according to the information obtained, and the service department will be orgsnlzed to the highest ef ficiency. Nothing will be overlooked in the establishing of this organiza NO DEMONSTRATION PER MITTED WHEN LEADERS OF U. N. I. A. MOVEMENT LAN DED IN NEW YORK. (A. N. P.) New York City, July 21. Marcus Garvey is back! The founder and head of the Universal Negro Improve ment Association is once more on American soil, after an absence of several months. Mr. Garvey . was delayed several months in his return to the United States by governmental complications. Some time ago the Associated Negro Press stated that efforts were being made to keep the U. N. I. A. chief from returning to the state on the grounds of being "an undesirable citi zen." It can be authoritatively stated that was the plan. The matter was taken up with Department of Justice and the State Department by the Gener al Counsel of the Garvey movement, William C. Matthews, of Boston, and aided by the assistant counsellors of the movement they were successful In producing evidence to show that the work of the organization Is quite entirely In line with the principles upon which the American government was founded. No demonstration was permitted by the officers of the organization when I Mr. Garvey reached New York, but I a great mass meeting was held in Liberty Hall following his return. RACE LEADERS FORM $750, 000 CORPORATION FOR HOMEBUILDING. Parkersburg, W. Va., July 11. Loans will be made to Negroes In the Hamp ; ton Roads section by the Hampton I Roads Building and Loan Company, for the purpose of enabling Negroes to build and buy more homes In this vicinity. The corporation was granted a charter recently by the stats cor poration commission, and has the right to do business in Norfolk, Ports mouth and Newport News. , ... Leading men m this section who are members of the concern are:' W. H. C. Brown, the president of the new company 1 director of the Metropolitan Batik and Trust Com pany; Dr. J. Q. A. Webb, of Norfolk, director of the Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company: H. C. Brown, of Portsmouth, agency director of the Standard Life Insurance Company, of Atlanta: A. D. Manning, of Newport News, district superintendent of the Southern Aid Society of Virginia; G W. C. Brown, of Norfolk, secretary of the new company;W. E. Lawrence, di rector of the Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company and Tidewater Bank & Trust Company, assistant secretary; H. S. Stanback, of the Mutual Sav ings Bank, Portsmouth; Prof. L. F Palmer, of Newport News, principal of Lincoln high school: J. S. Selden, of Norfolk Instructor in Booker Wash ington school. CITY AND COUNTY TO IIUILD HOS PITAL UNIT FOR NKtiROF.S. Houston. Texas, July 11. A new $10,000 unit for Negro patients Is to be constructed at the city tubercu losis i ospltal In the Immediate fu ture. This was decided upon at a meeting between members of the county commissioners, the city coun cil, representatives of the Texas Tu berculosis Society and the Houston Foundation. Tho new unit is to be erected on the (western half of the city's property qn San Felipe street near Shepherd's dam. Plana for the new unit have been drawn and, as soon as approved, actual work of construction will commence. The new unit Is to be constructed Jointly by the county and the city, the county depositing Its proportion In the general fund of the city and the city making a lump appropria tion to cover the cost of the building. Later two new units for white patients and one for Mexicans are to be con-, structed on the east side of the tract near the Shepherd's dam road. At some future time the county and 'he city expect to erect a handsome J "nt city and county hospital on the tract The new unit will be Just across the road on the east side of the tract, about opposite the Houston college and entrance will be by the shell road on the east side of the , tract The location is said to be ideal for such purposes, being on high rolling land sloping northward toward Buf falo bayou. tion that will mean prompt and effl 'cient service to their stockholders and cn?tomeri. . ' Headquarters la Portluad. The new comnanv will hnv ir. headquarters In Portland. The retail department will be one of the most completely organized giving service locally. The wholesale department and the factory will supply dealers in all of the Paclflo coast states with merchandise pertaining to the phono graph Industry. The new company will be almost exclusive in Its dis tinctive field as there Is practically no competition In the northwest although the need of such an organization Is very apparent and the possibilities of securing a large volume of business of practically Insures the success of the enterprise. The manufacturing of phonographs and talking machtne Is considered to be the second largest manufacturing Industry In the United States The average home is not com plete nowadays without one of these Instruments, and the natural demand for records and accessories that go with them Is manyfold. The company will be headed and managed by one of Portland's well known business men whose experience In this line will aid materially to the success of the enterprise. He has already arranged to surround himself with a competent staff of assistants experienced In the staff of assistants experienced in the talking machine business and an ag gressive campaign will be Inaugurat ed In all of the Paclflo coast states for the placing of their line as soon as the corporation charter Is ranted. It Is the intention of the new or ganization to place its stock at 15.00 per share, pr value. t ii B ; ki: 1 r I ,- to ii -T" TV- f"