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V .Oil M fcMC;'H NATIONAL NEGRO PRESS ASSOCIATION. Published every Saturday morning In the year at 2600 Swlsa ATenua by TUB DALLAS BVPHEfS rTOLISHINQ COMPANY. (Incorporated) Dallaa. Texas. KORE1Q ADVEHTISIXQ REPRE SENTATIVE! W. B. 7 Iff Ompaar, 08 BBth Der n turret, hl. nne, 111. W. H. .Ill Campanr. Wrt fntdlna; U Fn.t Nuua Street, ti lvrk. N. Y. Entered at Port Offlca at Dallas, Teian, as sRcond-cla.is matter, under ct of ConfrreHB. March. 187 IMPOIITAJST. No aubncrlptlona mailed for a pe riod la than three""Ji)ontha. Payment far earn" must be 75 cents. NOTICE TO TUB PUBLIC. Any erroneous reflection upon the haractr, standing or reputation of an; peron. firm or corporation which Jy appear In the columns of The Jjallas Express will b (fladly cor rected upon Its being brought to the attention of the publishers. THE PALLAS EXPRESS, SUBSCRIPTIONS 15 ADVANCE. One Year t'tx Months Three Months Single Copy $2.25 1.25 .75 05 THE DALLAS EXPRESS has never hoisted the whit f lather, neither has it been dis fracei by the yellow ttreah. It is tot afflicted with the flannel mouth. It is a plain, every day, sensible, conservative newspa per, which trims no sail la catch the passing brtexe; flier doubtful flag: It rr:?.!, I patriotism as bread a IT country. Its love of f ft iJ ed justice covers all the terri tory occupied by the human race. This is pretty hieh (round, but we live on it and are pros pering. Boys of the press come , up and stand with us. This ground is holy. ? W. P. . KING.' HIGH SCHOOL ATHLET ICS m GENERAL PUBLIC. There can be no real school spirit without athleticB. There can be no real athletics without patronage of the general public. Knowing as we do that the gen eral public of Dallas Is heartily In terested In fostering school spirit and keeping our boys and girls of school age interested in the affairs of their school we are taking this means of urging that patronage of t'n'j!r athletic ; events be more gen erous. '. , A fctrenuous effort is being made y tho athletic management of our ,.tgh school to place footba'i on a t.iylng basis so that Its place In the athetic curriculum may be guar anteed. " Much, expense Is being gone to by the school in bringing to town teams of prowess .and ability In order 1 at the exhibitions may be high class and that the reputation may be boosted in as many sections as Is possible. The schedule for the com ing season Includes . teams from Tuiaa, South Texas and even well known, colleges. Dallas as yet does not known and appreciate football. But if it is to keep pact with, other cities in whose class the knowns herRelf to be, she must cultivate its closer acquair, tance. Her public must learn it Though not generally wen kn-wn by our people her-., this rame run- the negative, to the qustion whether the Black Star Line was do- nlshea more thriils end genuine ex- i,lg -,ny business tt the present time. ' spewing thpricTot admUsL one 'Garvey told the court that "about $900,0.00" had been collect may besure tbat he will have the i eJ on sale of stocks and that the Black Sfar Line has never paid satisfaction of realizing that he has p.ny dividends, and that what property it has in its name is all been fully re?imbursed by ihe mortgaged, said property being that at 56 West 135th Street The "atna.e'tu.sTase indebtedness of . the line was "ar proximately $200,000" not Rmou it to a donation. he s.ttd, nnn. there we:Ni assets. Questioned as to whethex Ihere it phou l become the rule ?or the were' any other judgments outstanding against the Black Star athletic k'Uies of the school to jne an(j to name them, Garvey answered that "there are t a many rTuy1 a ft Snlee'subst"' 1 1 cannot iiame them There are judgments from the crew, aggre support. gating about $40,000 that it, I am ivmg you what I can remem- it is t e duty of the pub'ic to ber. We have several wage cases aggregating about $20,000. Also hid in sfc tool activities. Athletics the Green River Di -.tilling Company libel for $52,000." He told ninVna 4k Aivnilnn OF (tils JliitM .. - ' , ' ui iv PKnv uuljthe court that the Jue had about u,ey make up for that little del..: 2 andptrpReBrnff 8urp,us ofi . I Only those whom God has joined . io women can understand mat tney , r not understandable. It ban About cnttr so that wom en wear mere powcjflr than clothing. .TTniSer the guise cf pastors, rogues have K'Hteu away with things which fl'onld bare landed many ft. ma.n in - m rlimSS t.,.!'(Kd rafiK-r than "pickied." N3(jre !-: I;p r.:i a ) It hart r f produced rosey, ;nn.--d penson. Vuhtif i. ;rir (lai'S'i ea;mnt be ev! r.r.'ti by a ;:(.!-oi!!'h!j fliisli nan '' ; T in maRe rf big t t a Ji: ;e o?o. , IN YEARS GONE by we probably overlooked our power to protest. We seemed more nearly to follow the policy of forgiving; and forgeting those who maliciously expressed their.hatred of us and used their demagogic powers to hinder us. Apparently that day of forgetfulness of such individuals is past. We remember them and in that remembrance make use of our power of protest limited though they may be in trying to see to it that that person rises to no position from which he can more effectively crush us. " Such is the proceedure of tivelv oDoosinz the aoDointment Tennessee to the Supreme Court resignation of Associate Justice William K. La.y - It is alleged that the Senator on one occasion said in discus sing the Women's Suffrage Amendment that giving the ballot to "Nieerer women would be a problem because, you 6ee, we cannot trsat the wenches as we do the they come to the polls." He is being opposed by men of prominence and power in the ground that his statement "reveals his utter contempt for the Constitution of the United States" decide a case in which Negroes an unbiased judgment. No less noteworthy are the border states where Negroes hold them face reelection and Negroes Dyer Bill have refused to support tion. These are only beginnings. ized that properly directed protest who refuse even a humane judgment of us is frequently to al low them by their demagogic ways to rise to a position of even greater power. It is our duty to ourselves to protect ourselves against them by the means at our hand. Votes and petitions eventually will gain in power to the extent that they will demand the desired at tention. The forgiving spirit like patience may sometime cease to be a virtue. . , In the struggle for even the most meager existence we are finding that it is as necessary to remember our enemies as our friends. It is a profitable lessoa learned in the school of politi cal and civic hardship. THE WO'JENS MI OF ALL OF THE movements inaugurated in recent years none has appeared as promising as the organization known as the Anti-Lynching Crusaders. It is to be composed entirely of wom en, its motto is: "a million women united to suppress lynching." Their membership is not confined to the Colored race. Believing as we do that women can best help in matters of this sort by helping to crystallize public sentiment, we welcome the formation of this organization. Lynching must go. And since it is not confined in the se lection of its victims to the Negro race, it is fitting that all wom en should unite in its eradication. . The report on lynchings in the United States from 1889 to 1920 shows a total of 3,436 cases of mob murder and; of these victims of mob violence 718 were white. Eighty-three were wom en, including seventeen white women, i ; . Heretofore the country has not been conscious of the blot which these numerous instances of mob murder have made upon the good name and boasted civilization of our country. It has gone on, unmindful of it but now we see room for definite hope that this condition will not continue to exist. Lynching needs publicity and we believe that this organiza tion functioning properly will gain this end. ' -A Respect for womanhood is the pretended motive for lynch law but statistics prove the falsity of such a claim. a It is fitting that women should repudiate the claim and call into being a public sentiment which will demand law and consti tuted authority for the punishment of crime. The fight against lynching is a fight for civilization and ad cd help is always welcome. r GARVEY'S NEW BUSINESS MANAGER. Recent sensational discolsures concerning the condition of some of the gigantic schemes of Marcus Garvey give room for the belief that his concern is or was badly in need of an efficient bus iness manager. . In a recent trial Mr. Garvey, under oath, was forced to ad mit that the "Black Star Line" was a line without ships and that it at present possessed only an interest in two boats, one of which, the "Kanawha,' is abandoned in the port of Antilla, Cuba, as a wreck ; and the ( .her, the ' Shadyside," also a wreck, 'somewhere in New , York Harbor.' In both these, vessels, the Garvey, cor -cern has only an inte-est and in both cases that interest is mor tgpged. Both vessels are useless wrecks, according to Garvey's own admission. Asked 'should this matter be settled how much money would the Black Star Line receive individually,' Garvey replied "the Black Star Line would not receive anything, because its interest i3 mortgaged to others to cover liabilities." Questioned as to whether the Black Star Line had any ac- ! counts outstanding, Garvey replied, "no, it has no outstanding ac counts, uarvey was tnen asked Black Star Line and replied in had been attached by one of his creditors. On the heels ol these startling statements comes a dispatch to the effect that tU inner council of the U. N. I. A. has forced Garvey to resign as director of the association and has appointed in his stead, Dr. Leroy Bundy, made famous by the St. Louis riots, as business manager. Garve) will remain as "prsident- o-friprnl " The pub'ic which has watched th' manipulations of Garvey with so much interest now wonders if the financial affaivs of his association will be better cared for! i hether his movement vail now be made to function practically. i It is a legitimate query and one which it could be hoped, will uv nnaHticu aim mam cijr. . 'I he concerns of Garvey have 'hve caused poor pcotie to sacrifice money for them. They have awakened a spirit of cooperation amor.- us never before equalled hn we believe that these results should .not be totally wasted. They still have lcval' followers. They seem to have at least O.a slrplft.on of a nns.q.'Mv Incrntfw rktistfn-aca rtrnrmsitinn in enmo of the concerns which have been tt.gun.' They oujrht to become acund financially putting into opera tion things of worth U the race hi America. It iz our hope that some idea of the great possibilities for p.ctvil accomplishment which, the organizaHon ha.4 may come to Di. Dimly and that he may speedily change t!te policy of the con fcri to bring profit ratlier than ridicule. It can 1 done. THE DALLAS ';. many of our leaders who are a& of Senator John K. Shields of to fill the vacancy created by the men. We just club the niggers if and that were he called upon to were involved he could not give cases of Senators in Eastern and the balance of power. Some of knowing their stand upon the them. Some have failed of elec Soon it will be universally real pays. To forget utterly those - LYNCHING CRUSADE. it anybody owed money to the the Negative. He also replied in $500 in the bank but that this v grov n to unu -ual size and EXPRESS, DALLAS, TEXAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMKT.ER 11, 1923, 1 I i ll , Ifw t ' ll - ' I - SATURATED WITH SOUTHERN IDEALS AND TRADITIONS No matter how many years and of Tennessee should hang the lynchers Tennessee has much at stake in shake off what Candidate Hertzberg and traditions." It has been trying to Itself. And it has done well now, What a tremendous pity that a socalled , lynching-State should go forty-six months (nearly four years) with but two lynchings to Its discredit one lynching in 1919: none In 1920; one In 1921; none in nearly ten months this year only to see that remarkable record bespattered In a few minues of murdrous mob-outbreak for private revengel ('Since -918, Ten nessee's lynching-record has been exactly one-ninth as bad as Texas'). Nor Is that the worst of It; When the Hartleys were lynched. Benton County suffered Its Irstxase of mob-murder, Ed and George Hartely had been convicted of manslaughter In connection with the killing of the form' er's nephew. Some 25 or 50 sympathizers with the victim and his family took the Hartleys from Jail and riddled them with bullets. The lynchers' faces were blackened. ' So was their State pride another Southern Ideal and tradition. Now, let Tennessee State and Benton County governments be never so determined .to deal with these lynchers as murderers, under a Tennessee statute, the grim fact remains that when the disguised, cowardly mob took the Hartleys from Jail and murdered them while motion for new trial was pending several sections of the United States Constitution were breached Several guarantees of the National (and the State) Bill of Rights were out. raged atrociously. Millions of Intelligent, honest, assertion that their National Government should be Impotent to Inflict di rect punishment for such outrages whether the outrage be perpetrated these citizens are not running for not up against it for an "Issue" upon The Senate's first act on reassembling should be to pass the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill. THE FLYING We hear much of the "flying start." of life as it does for a runner to break a record. Wh,en a lad bas friends. a good home, a liberal education and to start off -with a momentum that la youth of a corrupting environment, sociates, who lias training but that of a handicap at the outset of hls'career. Yet the first to arrive at the goal is not always the one whose prospect was fairest at first. Again and again a man has lived down and beaten out the clogs and hindrances that beset him In the cradle. It Is a long roll that might be called of those who had every sort of prenatal and clrcumnatal condition against them; who defied these things, as things may forever not stop for the softest whisper or faint-hearts and quitters. . - The end, as the old Latin saying race track one has seen the young, sprang to the fore and ran as If that mile or more. For a time he enjoyed The hussars of the crowd were in sensation of being ahead of the field. and the proud confidence of the runner were premature. Slowly from behind there crept the pUtol was unregarded, so far was getaway." The foremost competitor caught him napping. But he goes on. He refuses to be counted out. Now the man in front shows signs of weakr ening; he Is slowing down as the one who started behind htm quickens the pace and remorselessly overtakes him. They come in the homestretch to gether. "With a last burst of speed the tortoise catches up with the hare and breasts the tape perceptibly In the those Inches are more significant than For In thrse' -'nches, not in the rest of . "He laughs best who laughs last." Some men were brilliant performers In the flush of early maturity. But they have outlived their former pres tige. Instead of a crescendo of attainment and the repute that goes there. with, they mean less and less to their would be better had they not won a sensational success thus prematurely. It Is rather pitiful to find an old age Bpent in recounting what was done in the epoch that burnt itself out so long ago, the first period in a life time that has accomplished nothing particular since then. "A HIRED LEADERSHIP." Politically our group is weighed vacillating leadership. We are completely' handicapped and represented without our consent by a leadership that is perfectly willing to sell the birthright of the race on any auction block for a miserable mess of pottage. With this bunch of self-constituted leaders, office holding for them selves full ptyment and satisfaction for the recognition of the race's political rights. With this bunch, office for themselves Is everything, and their motto, is, "ia hell with the rights a Job or car make a little stipend going from state to state in every cam. paign making speeches for 'our friends.' " And it is time the race was re pudiating this leadership. Any man or set of men styling themselves as leaders and Interested In the political welfare cf their kind, who can take the stump and appeal to the race to vote for a set of men as senators and congressmen who had an opportunity lish a means of sustaining human rights and making the race secure in the enjoyment of life, liberty and the pursuits of happiness and did not do it, is nothing less than a set of cheap political brokers who would sell heaven and earth for a dollar. The Republican senators had full The House of Representatives passed It by an overwhelming majority. Sen timent In this country demands the passage of the Dyer Bill, or some t;her remed'al legislation to stamp out lynching. Even in the South there id a strong He.-.Mment to that end. . That mob violence is on tho ascendancy and the mobs are growing more defiant and disregardfil of the Is x every day cannot be denied. If tie law does not coatrol the nobc the mobs will overthrow the govern ment Tt.ere Is a cry for remedial legislation from every section of the eountry. Of course, the political demagogues in Congress from the South howl because they believe they can best stay in Congress by appealing to the prejudice and passion of the ignorant masses, who belie re that the pro gress of the Negro means thr stunting of the white man's growth. The Republican party has utterly failed to keep its pledge to the Am erican people. Tkore is absolutely nu excuse for Its failure to rass the Dyer Bill. It had the majority; it yet It failed and the' Negroes in this country cannot consistently vote for any Republican senator or congressman who failed on this all 1 nportaLt oc casion to carry out his pledge and his oath as a publl-. servant. And when we read of the self-constituted Negro laeders who tre goiug from sttie to state making speeches, appealing to their race to support senator so t-nd so, oe la our friend, we cannot regard them as anything else O an hirelings; yes, traitors to the cause of right and justice. We have no futher patience with them. We will not support th"ni either in church, state or politics. If there is any class of men we defeat, it is the traito", tVe liar, the dema gogue, who would" sacr fico heaven, compromise the earth, and rent out hell for a dollar for himself and to have some white man say he Is a good Negro, or, he l. ray friend. Atlanta Independent. " . , GIVE HIM A The representative cf the ttlonal Urban Lerguo who last night de fended the Atnerlcan Negro froirt the charge of unprogre.?siveness had the strong enj of the issue. To Btop r.lth the Here assertion that V'te Negro 'acks tlia initiative which is the noul of progress, because of his condition in Afrioa, is to weigh resulting conditions without reference to causes. The Negro's condition In Africa today Is no guide to his character when he gets a chance. . ..'.:' rim MiRRoii UC OPINIO how much money it takes, the State of Ed and George Hartley rwhltes. this business. It bas been trying to has "doped out" as "Southern ideals prevent and to punish lynchings, for and then. , patriotic American citizens combat the against their National Constitution In Tennessee or In Oregon. But then, office In a lynching-State, and so are which to run. San Antonio Express. FINISH. It Is a start that counts In the race a position given him he Is supposed a decided advantage over others. The with dissolute parents and depraved as the streets and the evil resorts, bas be defied and went ahead and would the loudest shout of warning from v hath it, crowns the work. On the confident athlete who in the first lap lap were the whole of the run of a the sensation of being in the lead. his ears; he was Intoxicated with the But the rejoicing of the onlookers up on him one who at the crack of he in the rear. He made "a bad lead. The victory is by Inches; but all the rest of the mile behind them. the distance, lies the victory. time and the people about them. It Philadelphia Public Ledger. . down with a hired, mercenary and of the people, provided we can get to vote for the Dyer Bill and estab opportunity to pass the j.yer Bill. had the time; it ma.e the promises. CI LANCE. CIBAEST iD OTHEWVISE. It lit dlsquletlBg. aomctlmes, to remember that after one reached the the top of things he mast sheer ne cessity so down the hill he has so laboriously cllmed. Not back, but but down. It Is not ever possible to go back. Ard if it were -possible I am sure that most of us would turn our heads and go down into the val ley on the far side of the hill. It Is know about tears and laugher anb the myraid tenderness that have sweetenesd life and death for the each of us are on that side of the hill we have climbed. But the urge and the fate is onward.' It can not matter whither. Bewilding our first sight of the earth. And then, after wards, when we began to know and love It we came to a rlchened re lation that each dawning was sure ly followed by a noontime, a later day and the dusks, and the dusks by the night Night as we know her Is none the less beautiful because the deepness of hershadows are clearly and closely present There are the stars and thequlet light of the moon; theflexlng emotions of the great, strong sea; the subdues passions of of the soul which transfigures our loves into the holiest beings of ex istance ."Ah, but there Is so much of beauty love and power In the things we have left behind us:" I hear you say. Igrant you the truth of all your thought and I ask on questinos con cerning its wisdom. In my own way , too, go back to the past and eat of Its bread and drink of Its wine andk walk along Its paths In the com panionship of the men and women I have known and loved. I go bock now to an ugly faced brick structure In lower Mulberry Street which we youngsters affectionately named, "Old Number one." As you have guess-ed, by the time. It was a school house. Its presiding genius was JOHN PETERSON. A - black prince of a man.who was stern tothe point of absolutelsm but whose com mands were given-In tones that re vealed the possession of a richly sympathetic voice. He wss not team ed in the exact sense, but be was profound in the means of teaching and unerring In his Jubgement of the dualities of character. Old New Yorkers will remember him loving NEW JERSEY SENATOR ASSURES N. A. A. C. P. HH WILL VOTE FOR DYER BILL. Hopes it Will Pass in Next Session. New York, N. Y., Nov. 9. As Senator Frellnghuysen's. attitude on the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill bas been the subject of discussion among Colored voters of New Jersey, on ac count of his absence from the Sen ate on September 21, during the vote to consider that measure; and since there seems to be doubt among those voters concerning the attitude of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to ward Senator Frellnghusen's can didacy for re-election, the Advance ment Association Is glad to make public today a letter from Senator Frelinghuysen setting for his un equivocal endorsement of the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill and ' bis in tention to vote for it Senator Fre llnghuysen's letter Is as follows: "Mr. James Weldon Johnson, Sec., National Association for the Ad ment of Colored People, 70 Fifth Avenue, New York City. My dear Mr. Johnson: "I have been infomed that an or ganlzed attempt is being made to misrepresent to my Colored consti tuents my attitude towards the Dy er Anti-Lynching Bill. In order that there may be no misunderstanding regarding my position, I wish to say that Ihave on numerous occasions expressed myself in favor of the Bill and more than this, have on a very occasion used my influence to expe dite favorable action upon it. "The fact that I was not present when the motion ior considering the bill came up in the Senate, has been deliberately used by my op ponents to misrepresent my attitude at that time was expressed In a let ter to Dr. George E. Cannon of jersey City under date of Septem ber 21st, in which I sad: 'I am very much worried over a situation I cannot avoid. I have been com pelled to come buck from Washing.1 ton to speak In the Ptate at meet ings which have been arranged for me and today the Dyer Anti-lynching Bill is to be considered. I am pair ed In favor of It and therefore my vote will be cast for it. I want this understood to avoi criticism of my absence." In closing, I merely want to Aay that I believe in the Dyer Anti Lynching Bill. I am opposed to lyn ching and stand for law and order. I shall continue to use my influence to secure the pasrage of the Dyer B'll, which I very much hope will be accomplished in the next session. "I am, with all good wishes, Very sincerely yours, Signed: Joseph S. Frelinghuysen." In view of the uncompromising and unequivocal statemert by Sens- tor Frelinghysen as to his attitude on the subject of Auti-Lynching leg islation, the Advancement Associu- A better yard stick with which to measure the American Negro's ca pacity to advance Into genuine progress is his accomplishments In the United States since, say J 867. No one who has given any study to his con dition then and compared that with his standing today will concent to the charge of unprogressivenc-s because of what exists in Africa... In fact there are excellent umpires who have made the claim that the Amerl-an Negro has advanced further in that time than thr- average white man in the United States. Those who talk about Negro failure to advance must shut their eyes to facts which loom large in the history of both races. To compare a race which has been free from bondage for a little more than a half century Hh the race which has enjoyed freedom for centuries is unfair, but the Negro does not shrink from th handicap. A racial illiteracy which has fallenfrom a. most 100 percent to scant 25 per cent in lo generations of a people liberated from slavery in the heart of a sanguinary war is a longer stride than the white race Las made i i the same time. And the other forward steps the American Negro has taken fail to support the sweeping and unthinking claim that he Is un progresslve because of a retard social development in his native tontlnent. Measured by practical results the Negro has nothing to fear from a comparison with his white brother. He has stepped forward under condi tionn which would have sent a less cheerful and optim.stic race reeling backward. The advance is not coufined to the pi n black men In the mnlra Tlifl Vu .vm vn. .4 .. A 1 A . - . . . u.o vivuulcu icaumH num among its own people, who Ptaud on a level with the whitt, leadership, above it all things considered, for the Negro labored under a heavy handicap. Give the Negro the opportunities pressed upon and refused by the white race and hie progress within tfc.9 next half century will be cne of the marvelous achievements of hiBtory. A study of Negro Industrial statistics cf the sruth will amaxe. - ' ly. Most of us are dead. What are left at the different corners of the earth abiding in the stress and vary lag fortunes of a time- less pictures ques if more practical than our otherdays. Charles Andrews, Walter Colbert Jerome Peterson Walter, Warren. George Jeffery, Ed. Wales, Ed. Ramsey, Will Clark, big Robert Watkins, and -how weak my memory is growing- som others I can't Just bring to mind at this moment, were, wltft- "Bill" Moore, among the choicer spirits in "Father John" Peterson's collection of really ripe birds. CB WJFCC WMCnChWago T birds." I know my occasional reader can have no immediate interst in the situations I have recalled except in those particulars which come close to rehearsing their own "other days." That other side of the hill period when the top of life was up ahead of tin wrowned with light and all aglow with the promise of big achievement Yet as we come to know ourselves in clear nakedness of what the truth about the matter, who is there in our midst who would genuinely care to go back over the paths and byways by which we have reached the now of our lives? But very few of the clan. The very imperfetlons we have to know are part and parcel of our be ing proclaimed against the venture even if it were possible to "go back." We are too blindly vain; we hate too sincerely; we love self too com- .11 1 . t..U 1 A 1 1 .. pieieiy; we laDor 100 ami uearieuiy, and we too often stumble into the presence of truth. Why repeat? Be cause now know plenty about life values? Because we now know how ' love feels and what faith can achieve? Folly: Peace is down yon. der where the sea waits to kiss your feet where symphonise of the gent ler music themes sing of the eter nal love and where timn ends and eternity begins. Do not be afraid. Death is the sweetness of Life, Life is the essence of the never-ending Universe. Not back, ONWARD. I find me here the flaming heart, an old dream Lost, Burning full as Vega in a 'clear I Autumnal sky, I And I bathe my Self in the flame and the deadening cost Of pain falls hellward, thus I know my life can never die. tlon feels that Senator Frelinghuy sen is entitled to the. loyal support of Colored voters and all others who are .deeply, interested in this legislation which is of vital Interest to the American people. doubt crrizENSinp of cer tain NEGROES. Austin, Texas, Nov. 9. Citizen ship of a number of Negroes In Kin ney County bas been questioned by the chairman of the democratic ex ecutive committee - of that county, who has referred the problem for a ruling. According to the infor mation submitted to the attorney general's department for an opinion. a certain number oi Negro slaves, in 1832, were brought to the Unit ed States from Africa. These Ne groes subsequently escaped from their masters went to Florida, where they settled on an Indian reserva tion. . They remained . there for several years when they decamped for (Mex ico. In 1872 the federal government, which had learned that these Ne groes had gone to Mexico, needed a nuiuDer oi bcouib ior me service. The descendants of these Negroes vhotl In Intai vaa ra tholr lanHral were not needed any further, these ' Negro scouts settled in Kinney coun ty. I Now the question has been raised as to whether they are. citizens of the United States and Texas and eligible to vote in the November election. OKLAHOMA GIRL RUES GRAFIING ATTORNEY. Okemah, Okla., Nor. 9. A suit has been filed in the district court here against Attorney P. E. Gumm of .Okmulgee, for $100,000 damages. The suit Is brought by Annie Cully, wealthy Negro girl, and la the result of a similar suit filed against-the Cully g'rl by Gumm some time ago, in which he asks $50,000 damages. , Miss Culily is suing for 1.0,000 actual, and $50,000 exemplary dam ages, which she claims in her pe tition was caused by her alleged arrest and incarceration in & Chica go jail when she was there on a visit - ith friends. In the petition jshe states that Gumm. acting thru his agents, servants and certain der tectlves and officers without, any law, "falsely, wantonly, maliciously and, illegally and unlaw ully" caused .her arrest and imprisonment in the Chicago Jal for a space of about four hours. Annie Cully, who bacame of age a few months ago, owkj an allot ment fa Okfuskee county, which is very valuable for its soil, and law yers have been keeping her reason ably busy since she gained her majority.