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A t : " V' io Hl v u ' ' " ... r( .1.1 c lis yyhc 0 ALWAYS PROGRESSIVE DISTINCTIVE IN SERVICE Founded by W. E. King VOIi. XXIX, NO. 42. (By A. N. P.) St Louis, Mo., August J. There la a political unrest In this state which presages no good for the Republican party. This Is true among all classes of "voters; but the outstanding; phase of the whole thing Is the attitude of the Negro voter, who has been as Immovable as Glbralter Itself, when the question of resenting Republican shortcomings have formerly been broached. This year things are de cidedly different. The whole thing has been given Impetus by the Presi dent's Birmingham speech, failure of the party nationally In tho large ap pointments, catering to the "Lily Whites" In the jouth, the hesitancy of the United States Senate In the pas. sage of the Dyer Antl-lynchlng bill, and the desire to tinker with that In strument, and countless failures local ly, both In the state and city. These things have not only affected Colored Republicans, but Negro Democrats are none too well pleased with some of their representatives. All Colored peo ple resent deeply all attempts of party leaders to evade platform preachments and tvldences of appre ciation of their vote. Your correspondent told In a pre. vlous letter of how Democrats eenU ment was In that party. In the Re publican ranks sentiment cannot be tested through Interviews with ap pointees of the City Hall machine of the state administration. The silent voter the one who makes decisions, though, will very readily let you know where he stands uninfluenced or possible of being led by any. set of ward heelers He Is sick and tired of being knocked about. He hi weary of broken promises and the unwilling ness of politicians to rise above bu. man prejudices enough to give him what is his just due a share of the spoils of office. Looking Far Men. The Colored voter of Intelligence, at present. Is casting about looking for men upon whom he can count and in whom there Is more than the average fairness. He Is seeking that class of men who are too broad and above prejudice to the extent they will court criticism of tho more lg norant of their own race and give the Negro a man's chance. Men of the , stripe who will shun a stand on such measures as the Dyer Antl-lynchlng 13111 for four of alienating a cur tain white voting element, whether they be of the Republican or Demo cratic Party are going to find it extremely hard to convince Colored voters they are the kind who can be trusted. Voters In this state have a num. bcr of things In their minds. In Kan sas City recently the bosses found the Colored people were no longer be ing led about by the nose. In this city they are becoming more restless since they have not secured at the hands of the city what they were promised previous to the last Mayor ality election; then they were given the CRUEL promise they would be given a certain per cent of all Jobs a promise which it was never the In. tentlon to make good. Now the Mayor Is backing (Senator Proctor of Kan sas City for the Republican nomina tion for the United States Senate. It Is highly probable If Proctor secures the bulk of the Colored Republican vote In this city, It will have to be In spite of the Mayor unless the latter Ingratiates himself in the good graces of the people by redeeming some of of these campaign pledges. Tie Saint Louis Argus only last week asked the Mayor to appoint a Negro to the RFIISSOURI VOTERS FAVOR QUITTING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY! RETIRES FROM ILLINOIS GUARD YITHRANK OF BRIG. GENERAL Chicago, III., Aug. 3. "General Franklin A, DenUon." Illinois and Chicago, came forward In their usual record making and record breaking manner In having the first Colored American with the military rnnk of Genera'. Military politics and Ai-ierl-can prejudice kept the late Colonel Charles Young from being advanced to the rank of Brig. General, and was Instrumental In sending htm to an untimely death. The great atate of Illinois, the home of Abraham Lincoln, sets the -ace for typical American Justice In military, political, economic and social Justice, General Denlson, a native of Texas, a'l honored and heroic Colonel of the famous Eighth Illinois regiment dur ing the World War, In private ilfe a member of the Illinois bar, affords and object lesson in success for all young people. General Denlson, one of the thrree first members of the Negro race evr to command a regiment of soldiers m the United States army, has been re tired from the Illinois National Guard, at his own request, with the rank of brigadier general. He was retired by an order signed by Adj. Gen. C. E. Black. Maj. Gen. George Bell Jr., commander of the Sixth Corps Ar--a, commended Gen. Denlson for his work with the National Guard Colored troops. Gen. Di nlson is now prictlc lng law and Is an assistant cu the staff of Attorney General Brundge. General lienlsoa's Career. The record rl Gen. Denlson's mili tary activities follows: First appointed major, 8th Illinois Infantry, June 28, 1898. Served with the regiment In Cuba, at Santiago, acting as a high official at times In the judge advo cate's department. Mustered out April 1899. Appointed major, chief quarter master's department, fourth brlgs-j. I N. G., July 23, 1902, to June 17. 1907. Served as Major until appointed colonel on January 12, 19H, upon the ; nilir j - -" Board of Education to fill one of the places which would soon be made va cant by resignation; it has been ham mering on him to redeem himself ever since his election to no purpose. Of course, the faithful who have feasted at the trough all these years are sat isfied. In recent years, too, the ma. chine has chosen to run over Colored anpirants, but chose to support Prof. B. F. Bowles recently and be was elected to the Constitutional conven tion; however, the increased number of Colored aspirants for office in this city Is not occasioned entirely by the ambition of Colored men to be In of fice, but a contributing cause is the fact they are learning they must try to .win through voting strength some of the things they have been content In the past to ask as a reward for services rendered. State Conditions. In the state disappointment has not been so pronounced, though there Is considerable failure of tho last legis lature to make good In giving Lin. coin Institute a $500,000 appropriation after shaving it down from $1,000,000 has left a very unpleasant taste. Promises of the next legislature to make good does not carry much force because Missouri is normally Demo cratic, and there Is every Indica tion the Democrats have more than an even chance to win this fall, thus taking from any hopes thus held out, any guarantee, any bill making an appropriation could, count of a par tisan majority from any party. At the same time, the Democrats promised last campaign to do what the -Republicans faUed to do, ml this" fact will not help "the Republican failure any. It is also noted the last legis lature contented Itself to voting $10, 000 to the Missouri Negro Industrial Commission, while under the former Democratic Administration this same Commission hand $10 000 for one year's work. They wanted a Farm experiment station, an Improved con dition for the boys sent to the Boon vllle Reformatory, and a number of other thing, among, which was a Ne. gro Inspector for our rural schools, which was secured. Thlnkglng of these things and the one bright spot among recent happenings, the Dyer Bill, the Colored voters are trying to pick friends who are friends when votes are counted. Among the Democrats there Is much the same trouble, only the Demo crats have not had the same chance. Places where they could strengthen themselves with the Colored vote, they have allowed to slip beyond their grasp, or else they have done some foolish l.ng out at all times will fully, tout because they did not un derstand the Negro heart beat. In the meeting with Colored men at the Jefferson hotel. Senator Reed was as courteous as could be, but he por out believing he would use his great talent to whip a Republican Senate as mercilessly for avoiding the Dyer Bill as he did his colleague Spencer for championing Newberry. Congress man Hawes, just as foolishly so far as a Colored man can see took a stand squarely against this bill. In both Instances poorr politics were played, when most people know that with good politicians, as In most in stances both these men are. as be tween logical action or otherwise, good politics are given preference. There was so many matters Involved in this yar's campaign In this state requiring careful consideration that wise leadership is required and the people want some one to show them something. resignation of Col. John Marshall. Mustered Into the federal service on June 27, 191 at Springfield, 111. Co manded the regiment n the Mexican border at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, T-xas, from July 7, to Oct. 27, 1916. Mustered out of the federal service October 27, 1918, and reentered the Illinois National Guard with his regiment on the same date. Answered the call of the President of the United States and reported at the ormoiy on what is now Giles Avenue and 85th streets on July 25, 1917. Mustered Into the federal ser vice August 8, 1917. automatically drafted Into the service of the United States on August 5, 1917. Discharged from the service of the United States on March 12. 191. His service In France Includes his commend of his regiment from April 23, 1917, to July 12, 117, at which time he and his men were under fire at Grandvillars nears the Swiss bor der, whero he was commenJed by Gen. -Leflmicq of the 73d French division, to which the old 8th was attached for! successfully warding off attacks by hostile aviators who visited the town daily. From Grandvillars, DenlHon, carried his men, mingled with 225th French Infantry, Into tho first line trenches at St. Mlhlel. It was due to Denlson's disposition of his troops that he was able to stay there fri-m June 23rd to July 3rd without losing a man, either killed, captured, wound, ed or gassed, notwithstanding the fact that the regiment was under heavy fire of machine and rifle rnins as well as shell fire some days all day long without a let up. The French officers were so well pleased with the. work or Denlson that tney cnanged the name of one of the sectors to Denlcourt in honor of the colonel of the old 8th. ' From St. Mlhlel he carried the reg iment to the Argonne Forest, where (Cmtln'Cu on 1 age S) j ' t.,nX?tSss.Si Mm i nt 'i asm win nstsnup nwisaaiiss j 'The Republican Party Is The Ship, All Else Is The TIUS DALLAS EXPRESS, first Year of Membership Drive Nets Nearly Five Thousand New Members, financial Reports Show the Past Year die Best in History of the Order. Total Yearly Collections 60457. Many New More splendid in point of numbers and enthusiasm than any gathering which Dallas has entertained recently Is the 4Jrd Annual Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows which with the House hold of Ruth opened Its sessions Mon. day night at the Pythian Tempi corner of Good and Elm streets.. At the time scheduled for the open ing program Dr. R. T. Hamilton stepp ed forward upon the stage of the spa cious Temple Auditorium and called the more than 1000 delegates and citi zens gathered there to order and tinnouneed the opening musical num. ber which was rendered by the choir of Macedonia Baptist church. Dr. E. Arlington rVilson offered ai mlendld prayer and the following I program was continued-to completion.) A splendid selection was rendered by the choir of St. Paut M. E. church. I Prof. J. W. Rice, then welcomed the Grand Lodge in behalf of the citizens in a short, but highly acceptable manner. A soprano solo was rendered by MIhs Celeste Cole. Response to the welcome was delivered by Mr. Geo. ' W, Johnson of Corsicana. He reviewed i the history of the Order from the I start to the present time saying in ' part that, "Dallas though great In size can well afford to welcome an organization which in its short life has wrought so well for those who have made up its membership. This is a splendid city and no statement can exaggerate its spirit of progress and it is more than pleasurable for me, in behalf of this Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows to accept in the spirit of the highest thankfulness, the hearty welcome so fittingly tendered us in behalf of ita citizens." " PR A.' H. Dyson was then announced to welcome the delegation in behalf of the local lodges. His utterances, eloquent to the extreme were received with hearty applause. Constantly making use of the phrase, 'Its In Dallas," he lauded Its possibilities and J facilities for making pleasant the stay of any visitors and assured his hearers that everything enumerated by him was at the command of the Order which it was his high plea sure to welcome. A musical selection was then ren. dcred by the choir of Bethel A. M. E. church. So highly pleasing was It that the audience called for an in core which it responded to with an other number no less pleasing than the first. Mr. S. M. Collins of El Paso fol lowed with a response to the wel come of Dr. Dyson. His remarks were witty, well placed and heartily re ceived. Mrs, L. C. Morgan, then welcomed INVITATION TO ABYSSINIA CAME OUT OF REALIZATION OF DIRE NEED OF NEW IDEAS. By CHAS. W. ABINGTON. We are to deal with the English occupation of Africa In our next ar. tlcle dealing with the European oc patlon of the Dart Continent; but as we have had our attentions call ed to the gracious invitation from the Emperor of Abyssinia, In which he calls us his brothers and invites us to come and share the fruits of free dom that knows no restraint in the confines of his empire many ques tions naturally arise In our minds about that strange land. I plan In connection with the Italian occupa. tlon (as It is with those people that Abyssinia proved Its worth In modern warfare) to enter Into a more de tailed discussion of that country. We simplv pause here to note a few facts about that empire that will en able us to consider the royal Invltar tatlon In its true light. Abyssinia holds the url'iue position of being the oldest and most ancient kingdom In the world it is the old klndgdom of Ethiopia wil l which the children of Inrael had frequent wars as well as many pleasant experiences as neighbors. It , also came In bloody contact with all the mighty nation' of antiquity they have perished, Abys sinia still stands a mighty power. This country embraces an estimated area of 438,000 square miles, this is only an estimate as the country has never been fully surveed. Nature has es. pecially favored the country in the matter of natural fortifications it is a great highland region situated be tween the Red Sea and the great Nile 'basin. It Is suld, from an aeoro plane the country would appear like a hughe group of wrlnckled knobs on a table land at an elevation of 7,000 feet or more many of its peaks are covered with snow. These peaks In some cases stretched up to four teen thousand feet and wear a per petual crown of glittering snow. In the rainy seasons mighty floods sweep down tnelr sides to the extended plains below where the flowers bloom the year around. The products of the country are as varied as are the ell. mates. In the low country you find the usual tropical products, higher up one sees the vast grain fields, some of the finest horses, cattle, sheep and mules in th"-world the horses rep resent an especially fine type. The country has most interesting Inhabi tants. When Bishop Turner visited the Empire of Abyssinia during tl.e life of the mighty Mcnelik on being presented to him, the Blahop said: "I am ghvl to grasp the hand of a Ne gro ruler," the king replied by tell ing his visitor that he was not a Ne. gro but an Ethiopian, these people re fuse to be called Negroes but are boastfully proud of their records as Ethiopians. The fact It has sur vived the wrecK of ages and the tooth of time down the centuries Is due to their war like spirit they have never been conquered. When the battle has been too much . for them they have Hvm" ,0 my DALLAS, TKXAS, SAT TODAY, AUGUST 5. 1923. Households Established During Year. the Grand Lodge in behalf of the lo cal Household of Ruth. Her remarks were highly pleasing and Informa tive. Starting with the statement that Dallas last month was the healthiest city In the United States, she enum erated the advantages which It offers along all lines . and particularly did she mention th Negro business and professional projects. The remarks jof Mrs. Morgan were followed by a' violin selection by Madame T. W. Pratt accompanied by Mrs. Nona Vaults Pugh. For an en core Madame Pratt gave a piano se lection no less highly enjoyed by the audience than her violin selection. The response to tho welcome on be half of the local Households was de livered by Mrs. I M. Hughes of Cam eron. It was masterful and highly eloquent and more than once was In. terrupted by the hearty applause which greeted its particularly pleas ing sections. A solo was then rendered by Miss Odessa Stewart who responded to an encore. Her rendition was particul arly pleasing because of the fact that she was her own accompanist. The closing numbers of the program were the presentation of gavels to Deputy Grand Master Jackson and Deputy Grand Right Noble Governor. J. C. Frazior by F.lmira Nobles and Wm. Starks Juveniles of Dallas, a solo by Miss Virginia Key, and the Introduction of I. O. M. N. G., J. C. Frazler and D. G. Master, Goree both of whom made announcements of Tuesdays program. Dr. E. Arlington Wilson pronounced the benediction. Tuesday's meeting opened promptly at 9:30. Grand !Jnter, Goree In a short addreBrWn.id the history of Odd Fellows for the forty-three- years of Its existence in Texas. Prof. I. M. Terrell, President of Houston College spoke in behalf of his school. . The afternoon was gtoen over to the presentation of a splendid program rendered by the juvenile department under the direction of the House hold of Ruth. Rev. W. L. Dickson of the Dickson orpnanage aiso spokc. A short meeting of the Odd Fellows followed the program of the Juveniles at which the committee on creden tials and appeals were appointed with Prof. J.- P, Starks as chairman of both. At night a competitive drill was staged by the uniform rank of Pa triarchs at Chester Park, corner of Hstl street and Central avenue. The reports of Grand Officers were read at the joint session of Odd Fel. lows and Ruthltes held Wednesday morning In the Pythian Temple au ditorium. retired to their strongholds and with stood every effort to dislodge them The Abyssinian are a very Industrious people, they are a race of shepherds and peasants strong and enduring when at work fierce and cruel when engaged In their more congenial pass time of blood-shed, they are slim of build, but tall and strong they us. I ually grow to be more than six feet i Their complexion Is chocolate brown. The men wear linen trousers coming half below the knee and a shirt to cover which a loose togo called a "sharma" lb thrown. The usual dress of the women Is a folded wrapper that covers the whole body. They are fond of adornments, necklaces, anklets, rings, and the like. The man's proud est ornament Is a curious crooked sword which he swings at his right side and mounts his mule from the left. Lances, daggers id apears are his prlmative weapons of war, al though rifles are now being used with great skill. The favorite diet Is raw meat and hot peppers, and the notional drink Is a beer made from tb honey bee, they call "tedj." It pays, we must admit, wonderful tri bute to the Negro's ability to govern himself that this Ktngiom of Ethio la should survive other great king, doms as Ugypt, Babylon, Ptrsia, Greece. Rom and her children had I to go to France and fight to save all the present kingdoms and republics from distraction. The royal family of Abyssinia claims to be descended from King Solomon i.nd the Queen of Sheba this was, cne of the proud boasts of King Mene- j lik. This was a most powerful sov reign not only did he break down the petty factions Into which weak . rulers had allowed the empire to be- , come divided and give it something of its ancient strength, but he de manded the respect and admiration of I all the rest of the world. It was du. ' ring the reign of this monarch that more than thirty thousand soldiem of Italy paid the penalty In an effort to rob them of their freedom. Since his death the news has flittered through the press to the effect, that a period of positive degeneracy has set In which threatens the life of the nation. We do not know that this Is true I hope some day to see It for myself. All will recall the many m-, ports that Mcnelik was dead and the I empire had gone down. As an evl-1 dence of what 1 being said of the conditions in that country today I submit to my readors an article taken from a publication known as the - foundationIssued under the direc tion of The Stewart Missionary Foun-, datlon for Africa." I The 8a4 Cv.ditlM mt Abyssinia. Abyssinia, sometimes known as Ethiopia is one of three places in Africa not under Earopean sovereign, ty. Anciently It was a strong empire, with considerable trade. It was par tially Christianized by the Early, Church Fathers and has never yielded j Sea." Fred Douglas. Dr. David Abner. D. G. M. N. O, Bpeaka. Dr. David Abner, D. G. M. N. O. was Introduced by Madame J. C. Fra zler. D. G. R. N. G. His report en thusiastically received, took In all de partments of the Order and contained recommendations for me growth of the Order. He said In part; "The whole world calls for recreation. We need to have more deeply Impressed upon our minds the need of closer organization and more concerted ac tion. The progress of my race is as. sured. From now on it will go for ward by leaps and bounds. This Is the day of organized effort of all peoples. Let us all begin to pull to gether for right and righteousness." In speaking of the results of the membership drive he told of the or ganization of 12 new bodies and the growth of the Juvenile department. And urged the continued application of all concerned -to efforts for the continued growth of that department of the Order. Grand Master fJeree Delivers Stirring Message. Next In order came the annual ad dress of Grand Master Goree which all agree was the ablest effort of his whole public career. He spoke In part thus: "Providential goodness alone brings us again to enjoy the brotherly associations of another Grand Lodge. The times have been fraugl.t with peril, changing scenes and feartul possibilities and every one of us spared to meet here should come with head bowed In praise and thankfulness to the Most High for His guidance and protection through the ordeals of the past year. Present conditions and recent. exper iences force the question of race re.' latlons seriously upon us all. Ban. Ished beyond the ranks of both major political parties we have become po litical outcasts exposed to the wrath of those whom it pleases to abuse. Even the constitution of the United States which we have fought to pre serve on a thousand battlefields Is meaningless where we are Involved. To all other Americans it guarantees safety of life and a trial by a Jury of his peers. But to us this is de nied. Within the last six months thirty of our number have been done to death by the rope, by fire and the gun. Twelve of "this number were In Texas alone. Surely we must raise our voices in protest at these out rages. To sit quietly by and say noth ing Is but lending encouragement to its continuance. Let us appeal to the conscience of the white race. In every real Amerl- (Contlnued on page 6) entirely Its Christian Faith. The an cient capitol of Ethiopia was Axum, which Is still the residence of the head bishop -f the Copt Church. The present population of Abyssinia is about 8.000.000. The latest reports since the World War are to the effect that the coun try Is rapidly disintegrating. Though one of the richest nations in the world In natural resources, all commerce with the outside world has been sur rendered. Brigandage and slave trad ing are common. There Is no justice in courts, while the police enjoy every facility for theft and blackmail, and iffer no protection. Hangings are so common as to be harly noticed by passers by, and sentences to jail even for a short period are equal to a sentence to death, as no provision Is made for care of prisoners, who must depend on charity even for uit they eat The slave raids and the slave mark eta hearken back to the early days of Afrloan slavery and exceed them In wantor- cruelty. A Strang thing more i trange is that while Great Brl tian and Italy are restrained from shipping arms to Abyssinia, by agree ment reached in 1919, thut America not bound by that treaty Is now ship ping arms to Abyssinia, which r.re to be used largely In slave raldlr . The general Ignorance In :he clvillz. ed world concerning Abyssinia makes these things possible. There If no way to remedy this saj ' condition, and bring hope again to a people, who through the dark agei kept the name of Jesus In the Dark Continent, but to let the people know these pwful conditions. Like other Section , of Africa. Abyssinia should and muit be redeemed. There is hope for her when the American conscience Is arousi.d. This clipping coming from this source must not be treated lightly. Gammon and the Stewart Missionary Foundation for Africa are creations of the great Methudlst Episcopal Church whose friendship for the Negro finds tangible expression In the millions of money they have put in schools and churches and the more princely offer-1 Ings tney nave maao, Derore ana since the war of the rebellion, to the same cause of thousands o( the best blood of Lie white race. The only question that may be raised, Is the source of the Founda-I tlon's Information It is one of the weak points in the white men to find Just such conditions existing among people when they seek to Jurli'y some bloody act of aggression ihey are I contemplating. To say the least we I trust if tbls Is so, . that soon tms ruler will be followed by a mar of the Menellk type. The church of Abyssinia claims high veneration for its antiquity, not less than the claims of the state to the distinction of be ing the most ancient monarchy. Tra dition says that the earliest evange. (Continued on page t) M09 , Hsns A A JERSEY REPUBL WOULD CHOOSE OAR (ER REPRESENTATIVE Hackensack, N. J Aug. S. Accor ding to a story published under a two column head by the Bergen Evening ! Record, this city, Negro Republicans of Essex county are in a fair way to make themselves extremely ridiculous. They want to supplant Dr. Walter O. Alexander of Orange, the first and only Negro member of the New Jer sey State Assembly, and put In some man who Is also a Negro but whose skin Is of a darker hue than that of Dr, Alexander. As the first member of the. race to occupy a seat in the legislative halls j of the state. Dr. Alexander has made i a splendid record. But because his i-kln is of a color that does not par ticularly distinguish him from his I confrers in theAssembly, it appears, that some of the Essex county Negro '. Republican are Intending to make, an effort to draw the color line. The account states that they do not want a pale-faced Negro as representa tive in the legislature, and they be- lieve that they will do the right thing by letting the doctor stay at home . and sending a man of ebony com plexionone who will be easily dis tinguished as a rce man by the most casual observer. It Is asserted that ; this action Is induced by the fact that STANDARDISE MAKES REMARK ABLE SHOWING. Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 8. The Semi-annual meeting of tho Board of Directors of the Standard Life Insurance Com. pany was held here Thursday, July 20, with all members of the Board present except two. The Board Is composed of twenty (20) well-known and successful business and profes. slonal men, representing all parts of tho country, as follows: Hoard of Directors, Henry A. Boyd, National Baptist Publishing Board, Nashville, Tenn.; W. F. Boddle Cashier-Treasurer, Citi zens Trust Company, Atlanta, Ga.; Walter S. Buchanan, Real Estate, Pittsburgh, Pa.; W. H. King. Insur ance, Atlanta, Ga.; II. C. Dugas, Pres ident, Citizens Trust Company, At lanta. Ga.: J. F. Dugas. Undertaker Augusta, Ga.; J. M. Frlerson. Under taker. Houston. Texas: A. I Hamilton- Contractor and Builder, Atlanta, Ga. ; Thos. H, Hayes, Undertaker, Memphis, Tenn.; J. w. Hugulev, i'hyslclan and Surgeaon, Americus, Ga.; K. L. Isaacs, Treasurer, Atlanta. Ga.; Sol. C. John son, Editor, Savannah Tribune, Sa. vannah, Ga. Other Members. R. E. Jones Bishop M. E. Churcb, New Orleans, La.; A. I Lewis, Afro American Industrial Insurance Com. pany, Jacksonville, Fla.; Heman K. Perry, President, Atlanta, Ga.; J. A. Robinson, Secretary, Atlanta, Ga.; Em met J. Scott, Secretary-Treasurer, Howard University, Washington, D. C; A. M. Wilkins, Vice-President Citi zens Trust Company, Atlanta Ga.; L. E. Williams, President. Wage Ear ners Bank, Savannah, Ga.; N. B. Young, President A. & M. College, Tallahassee, Fla. The principal feature of the meet ing was the report of Prcsldenc Heman E. Perry, whd detailed at length the various activities of the departments of the great insurance organization. president's Srinl-iAanual ueperc The report Indicated that the com. pany has outstanding insurance amounting to $22,017,S62.20, with 24, 000 policy-holders, and with virile agency organization in the following states: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kentucky. Arkansas. Tennessee. North Core Una, Virginia, ind the District of Columbia, At the Directors' meeting and at the recent Trail Blazers' Convention of the Agents of the organization held here it was Indicated that this fi.-t old line legal reterve insurance com pany among Colored people, in its nine (9) years of business har won an enviable place in the economic (Continued on pago 8) EFFORT TO ADMIT NEGROES TO ARKANSAS REPUBLICAN PARTY. Little Rock Ark., Aug. 2. A reso lution which would have admitted Negro voters to Republican county conventions In rkansas was the bombshell tossed Into the State con vention of the party at the Kempner theatrer by W. 8. II lt, former Little; Rock ,ostmaiter. It proved to be a ' dud, however, falling to be seconded, and thus never got before the dele gates. Otherwise the proceedings were of the most harmonliMj, not to say placid, sort, and without a dissenting voice Judge John W. Orablel of Fay ettevllle was nominated as the party's candidate for governor. Mr. Holt offered a second "solu tion, whirl, would have endorsed tho socalled Hartje amendment to the state constitution. The resolution was de-, featcd overwhelmingly. . . , I Mr. t toll's Itesolntloa. Following la the Holt resolution which would have admitted Negroes CHAMPION OF JUSTICE MESSENGER OF HOPE , FB.ICB FIVE CENT8 some of the men were at Trenton and sat In the gallery of the House. They tried to pick out the Colored member, but coula not do so. Now, it appears, they want to guard against this happening again. Of course the fact that Dr. Alexan der's record Is absolutely sound on the race question, and that he has never attempted In any way, shape or form, to use his complexion as a means of "passing," will not be con sidered If the movement really gets under way. And it will not be of avail that the present member's per. sonal ability Influence and person ality had much to do with his suc cess at the polls. Ho the advocates of the Idea of hav ing a dark-sklnnXd man as a mem ber of the legislature are making a lot of noise about their purpose. It docs not necessarily follow that they will succeed, and It la possible that some of the race voters may be tern, porarlly misled into withdrawing their support from Dr. Alexander, but It is hardly probable that the "color-line" proposition will win many serious minded thinkers. Even the men who talking the loud est about a dark-skinned represents, tlve admit Dr. Alexander's brilliant worth and value to the race. HAITIAN GIRL PEON RELEASED. Altlda Supplies, a Haitian girl under fifteen years of age, has been re turned to her home, after being held for more than a year In virtual peon age In Washington, D. C. through the efforts of tho District of Columbia Branch of the N. A. A. C. P, according to announcement here today. The girl was brought to the United States in 1921 by the wife of a captain in the Marines Corps on a promise of ten dollars a month In wages and a home. . Although the. girl was forced to do all sorts of menial tasks, she never received more than five dollars for any month's work and at the end of most months she . was told that she had nothing due her ' as her wages had been expended for clothes. These the marine officer's wife purchased for the girl, declaring that the cost was always in excess of wages due In order that the girl might remain perpetually In debt Becoming dissatisfied, the girl ran away but was caught and returned to nor employers. Later sh-.- ran away again and this time the case was re I porteil to Shelby J. Davidson, Execu. tlve Secretary of the District of Cl lumbla Branch of the N. A. C P. In , company with Prof. Mets Lochard of I Howard University, who acted as ln ! terpreter, and Mr. William Plckei a who happened to be In Washington at the time, Mr. Davidson called on M Arthur Balliy Blanchard, Haitian Mln. Ister to the United States. The Hai tian Minister at ftraf nA,n.. .it.- j inclined to take any action in the maiier, dui upon the delegation's In sistence he consented to take the mas ter up by talking with the wife of the. marine. She denied the charges, al. though competent witnesses pr"veu the truth of what the girl had charged. It was discovered durlnr the inter view that she had aaked tne Washing ton police to arrest the .girl and re. turn her. When It was found, that this had betn done. th Board of Children's Guardians wm requejte-" to ttvke charge of the girl until uhe could be returned to her home. This was done whl.e at the same time steps were taken through tho United States Im migration Bureau to arrange to have the girl returned to Haiti on the first steamer. Bih of thiee steps S roved successful and the girl has een taken by the marine ar1 his wl,e without the knowledge and con seni of the parents. The successful conc'uslon of this caso circumvents a bold attempt to hoid a person in poo- -nage in the national capitol. to membership In the cenventlon, and which failed to receive a second: 'Resolved, by the Republicans in state convention assembled, that In the future In all countl n In which more than 1.000 votes are cast for the reg ular Republican nominee for president at the election next precedlm,', dele, gates to county conventions shall be selected by tonwshlp and ward meet ings, held on the same day, at some convenient place In each township and ward. Tne County Committee shall apportion the delegates according ' to the number of Republican votes cast for president in each township and ward, and at siu-h meetlnrs all persrins who are qualified elector' and believe In the pi'-"-V'es of the Republican parfy sv l bi- jtltled to participate, and the 6-Vr.ates chosen at suld township and v; .rd meetings siali eonatUute the ."count? cone,. lion. V. y.