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A r carles Ssposcrit cf Kijrct
and justice
An Uncompromising Defender
of the Colored . Rncc.
We fear only to do wrong.
Alliance Denied"
( ssociuled Ncgio Pi ess)
London, .Inn. 1.". Lord North
cliife, in a -.(atemunt denies thai
tlie Anglo-Japanese alliance would
require Grunt Britinn lo assist Ja
pan in any war against Ihe I'nited
States. lie snys in pari:
"When this (Anglo-Japanese)
alliance was revised in ,lul l!)ll,a
clause wih inserted, stipulating
that nothing in the agreement
should entail upon either conrtacl
ing part an obligation lo go to
war against any power with whom
a tieaty of general arbitration had
been concluded and w.is in force.
"I'icsident Tatt had concluded
with (neat Hrithm felt Hint as this
treat might be out of harinonv
with the alliance Ihe latter should
be modilied and .so brought into
harmonw with Ihe Auslo-Ainericnn
arbitration treat.
"It is an important fact that this
revision and renewal of Ihe Anglo
Japanese treaty were carried out
will after the fullest consultation
in London with the responsible
ministers of the dominions, who
gae their unreserved support.
"Had the Anglo-American treat
of arbitration ever been ratified
Great Hritinn thus would have been
ruled out of Ihe possibility ol sid
ing with Japan in nn conflict be
tween .l.ipnn and the I'nilcd States.
What happened in i entity was that
not Gieat Rriliun, but the United
Mates senate, refused to rntif the
treaty of aibitraion March 19-1.
"But in default of an aibilration
treaty there is the peace commiss
ion treat, signed at Washington
Sept. 1.'), l'.lll. Though thii is not
a general arbitration treaty within
the meaning of article 1 of the
Anglo-.lapance alliance, Hritinn
notified Japan at the moment of its
signature that it would be so re
garded b (iieat Hritinn.
"There is no possibility of nn
nglo-.lapauese combination against
the United Stales. How, in these
circumstances, England can be sus
pected of readiness to become a
part to such a combination passes
my "comprehension.
"If the Japanese are building
.ships against the t'nited States
they are lacking in a sense of pro
portion. If the United Stales is
building batll ships against a hy
pothetical Anglo-Japanese coinbi
nation it is forgetting its own re
cent histni' and is overlooking the
political utilities of Ihe British
empire, which makes it impossible
to unite Great Hritian, Canada, Aus
tralia, New Zealand and South
Africa on behalf of or with Ihe
(Associated Negro Press)
Salt Lake Cil, Jan. 15 A Hindu
is while although he is black. This
is the finding of District Judge J.
I). Call of Hrighnm Cil, Utah. As
a consequence Puma Sinnli, 1(1,
now i an American citizen. The
judge ruled that a Hindu belongs lo
the while race and comes within
the meaning of the naturalization
statute, which limits applicants
for citizenship to all free persons
of the while race, or persons of
fncnn birth or descent
(H Tile Associated Negro Pi ess)
Boston, Mass.. Jan. 15 Boston
has been .shaken bv the declaration
of tli Hew Walter I). McClane pas
tor of the St. Bartholomew Episco
pal Church of Cambridge, made at
a meeting of Colored professional
and business men that there was
no doubt in Ids mind that in the
event of war between this counlr
and Japan that the Colored people
would take sides with Japan. A
few of the men present dmurrcd
from the conclusions of the noted
(By The Associated Negro Prcis)
Tuskegee, Ala., Jan. 15 Princi
pal It. H. Moton of Tuskegee Insti
lute has issued the following re
port on lynching for the past ear
(run the record compiled by Mon
roe N Work, of the Department of
Hfer y
- " mtM " M r hHII
ltccords and Resarch of the Tus
kegee Institute:
"Thru were 50 instances in which
officers of the law prevented
lvnehings. Of these, 10 were in
Northern States and lfi were in
Southern Stales. In 12 of the cas
es, the prisoners were removed or
the guards were augmented to oth
er precautions taken. In 1 1 in
stances armed force was used to
repel the would be lynchers. In -I
of these instances the mobs were
fired upon and as a result, 7 of the
attackers were killed and several
There were (il persons lynched
in 1!I20. Of tfiese, 52 were in the
Southland aijH.the North and West.
This is 22 Icss'than the number 83,
for Uicycar'lOlO. Of those lynched
511 were Nggrecs and 8 were white.
One of thosfetput to death was a Col
ored woman. ' 18 or less than onc
tliind of ttoso put to death were
chdrge'd "wjRh rape or attempted
ranp.X"QirW.of the victims were
burned lo, death. The charges
agalns those burned to death were
rape and
rder, 1;
killing land-
Urged the whites
were; r
f5;l!t5ulting woman,
1: no
7ex0pt being a for
MTMnicer of the law
cigner. If-
1. The offei5Wchnrcd .'mains!
Hie Colo red tyere: murder, ft; at
tempted lanrdercvl; klling officer
of Hie law, i5?adlHng landlord in
dispute, i rape, l 15; attempted
rape, 3; assistingyfugitive to escape
3; w'oundtag.-rMMtkcr, 2; insulting
woman, 2
t iph.K fre
rt uaiig Mid. then
jumping' It
ifcurrendcring, 2:
Ontract, 1; threat-
cuing tolUkJj
in a fight.'UT!
., 1; cutting a man
receiving slay of
because another
death 'gen
confesscd.'cTfiHeftf 1; peeping thru
vindow'at-w6man, 1; insisting on
voting, lMiSJ- ff
The slalesAinfwhich lynclungs
occurred and ''the number in each
stnte arc, as follows:
Arkansas .If "'Alabama, 7; Cali
fornia,' 3 ''Florida, 7; Georgia 9;
Illinois, l; -Kansas, 1; Kentucky, 1;
Minnesota,, 35 .Mississippi, 7; Mis
souri 1; NbrUVCnrolina. 3; Ohio, 1
Oklahoma, 3; South Carolina, 1;
Texas, 10; Virginia, 1 ami West
Virginia, i
iThe Leisure Hour Club a high
class 'Social Institution of Hennes
sey, which is composed of ten mem
hers as follows; Mrs. I. S. Nichol
son, Mrs. W.,E. Boone, Mrs. E. II.
Hall, Mrs. ,G. T. Austin, Mrs. A.
Breckenridge, Mrs. C. J. Johnson,
Mrs. J. S. Hamilton, Mrs. N. Smith,
Mrs. Wm. Patterson. Mrs. F. i. Bai
ley met at the houie of Mrs. Breck
enridge Dec. 30th and spent a joy
ous evening.' The Leisure Hour
Club ladies were served a five
course dinner, by their husbands
it the homcof iMrs. Lee Patlerson
Saturday evening.
Of International Bible Students'
Tuesdays.: 7.:00 i). M.,tb 8:30 P. M
Bible Chronology
Wednesday.: 7,:00 "P. M to 8:00 P.
M. Praisfl and 'Testimony. c
Thursday: 7:00 P. M. 1o 8:30 P. M.
D'i i iM'iii of the Ages.
Fridaj.: 7 P. M. lo 8.:30 P M.Hev-
elation and Ezekicl.
Sunday, 11 A. M. to 12:30 P. M.
Children's Questions and llivne
Plan of Ages. 1 P. M to 3 P. M.
Tabernacle Shadows; 3:00 P. M.
to l.:30 P. M. Ezekiel's Temple.
We desire it understood that eve
rvbodv is welcome to attend these
classes. The fact is that these
"lasses are being held for the very
nirpose of helping an body who is
teachable lo understand the Bible.
The table is set for those who de
sire lo eat. It costs you nothing
but our time. We never have any
collection. Seats are always free.
I wish to remind you that because
the International Bible Students
never take up collection and always
Hive their services without money
and without price they arc hated
the most of the preachers. I ask
ou to judge for joursclf as to who
is showing more of the lord's
spirit? The one who will give you
Hie Trulh without money and withr
out price or the one who says in so
many words lhat unless the dollars
nre forthcoming I will not preach
for you.
We have a nice, clean, wain and
roomy place for meeting.
PLACF -825 East Easton St.
o? ww
Weekly Mail Bel it ion
$500,000.00 For
Knoxville College
(Associated Negro Press)
KNOXVILLE Tenn., Jan. 15
The General Education Board with
headquarters in New York City
has recently made a grant of
$125,000 toward a total or $500,000
which is now being raised for en
dowment for Knoxville College,
Knoxville, Tenn.
One ear ago plnns were made
through the New World Movement
of the United Presbyterian church
for raising half a million dollars
for endowment for Knoxville Col
leges. Approximately two-thirds of
tins money has been raised in ad
dition to the $1 25.000.00 which lias
been granted by the General Edu
cation Board.
This is the largest grant that has
cv r been made, it is said, to any
educational institution under the
United Pre.sbv Inrian Church from
sources outside, the denomination.
Knorvllle College was founded
in 1870 and has been working for
higher education for more than
forty sears.
(H The Associated Negro Press)
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 15 There is
quite a little comment 'going on
relative to an anonymous letter re
ceived by the recorder here. The
letter has been published in the
daily newspapers and the record
er turned the original over to Ihe
postal authorities.
The letter is published exactly :
written, and while the English is
not the purest of the Queen's, it
very clearly answers the question
for the Memphis Appeal, which
newspaper recently had an edi
torial under the caption: "What's
In the Back of Hie Negroes Head?
Even the more ignorant of the
Race arc thinking in terms of what
is just and what is not. Savs the
"Recorder Svvh.it I am going
to see what you are going to do
with those Aristocratic white men
of your class for shooting and
lynching our race, if it had been
our Colored men that burned and
murdered a white man of our
class why you yourself base or
dered out our" hole force and
blood hounds and by her every
Colored man and boy in Savannah,
Hie right and the wiong and I sup
pose had him and you in your
chair a judge you are not woilhy
of your chair because you arc less
than a gentleman to let a while
man murder the Colored men what
would you while people do?
What could ou do without a Ne
gro? "You can get up nothing unless
n Colored man is in it. Your
family can't do without a Colored
person, still, a Colored man is not
more than a dog in your sight.
But you must remember that God's
above you and He knows and when
He does aomc to judge He .vill be
judge over ou and over all the
rest. He is going to judge .ou
mighty hard, because ou had
cause a man of our Colored men
and bos to sweat and lose their
freedom, and you take a crime
from a white man and put it on a
Colored man, and you all beat our
Colored women over the head
with a blackjack as quick as ou
would kill a snake. But remem
ber your day is coming.
"From yours Iruh"
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 15 Dr. C. F.
Chccizi, a native Ab -.sininn
priest, who has degrees from Ox
ford and Paris UniverisRies, and
is Dean of the National and Inter
national College of Languages and
Sciences of Princeton University,
Dr. Chccizzi is making ids fourth
tour of the country urging mem
bers of his race to return to Africa.
He points out that his own coun
try, Abyssinis is now an indepen
dent country, has! never been
conquered, and is the cradle of
civilization. If black government
could succeed in Abyssinia why
could it not succeed all over Afri
ca, asks Dr. Citecizzi.
Dr. Checizzi stated that there
were 1,500,000 Colored men ac
tually fighting in the World War,
and that 520,000 of them lost lives.
In contradiction of reports of
cowardice on the part of black-
JNTHY 13. 1021
troops engaged in the war, he
points lo several famous Colored
wen who lime won r;rmc as mili
t.ir and political geniuses.
"While it might be said lhat Li
beria and lliili, both Colored re
publics lime not succeeded, and
the failure of Libeii.i and Haiti is
due to Hie lack of education, said
Di. Checii. while Abvssinia has
succeeded. Time will show that
these republics can succeed as
well as while governments. Mail
white governments in the Balkan's
and Russia have been miserable
failures. The white man has Hied
to dominate Africa, but Hint con
linenl should be solid black. On
1 b uniting in Africa will the
blnck races be able to obtain lec
ogniliou in Ihe councils of the
world. The departure of Ihe black
people from this conutr to Afii
ca would aulomalicall " settle the
race problem which lias been the
source of so much discord."
"Dr. ChecJ.'i besides holding
degrees from two universities,
speaks fifteen languages, using
English with lluenc, and is a
priest of the Coptic religion, lit
attended the World's Fair in SI
Lou it with til sons of King Mene
lik of Ab.vssinia and has lived foi
a long time in tlii-. country, a:
well .is nearly ever other conn
tr on the f-K if the globe.
( ssocialed Negro Press)
Richmond, Va., Jan. 15 Th
Knights of. . Columbus has nee
tak(n cognizance of the existent'
of what is known as the Ku Klu
Klau, an imitation of Hie old oi
ganizatiou which performed l.oi,
ornb'e service in the South durln
reconstruction days following Hi
War between Hie Stales," sai
Samuel L. Kelle, Grand Knight c
Richmond Council, when his at
lention was called to a report Hi:
a committee of lliiee members c
the council would call on Governo
Davis and demand that he tak
some action lo suppress the acliv
ties of the recently organized ham
John .1. Blake, district deput
and Edward L. It an, another o
ficer confirmed the statement c
Mr. Kelle. The K. of C. leadei
said that the names of Hie Hire
men given 1 the man who sougl
to obtain publicity for t tie fals
report weie evidently fictitiou
They aie not members of th
Knights of Columbus,
(Associated Negro Press)
Greensboro, N. C, Jan. 15 Fin
of unknown origin coiupeltel
gulled Ihe interior of Cnrolin
Hall a four stor brick building o
Bennett College. The building wa
used as a bo.s' dormitory. Onl.
th brick walls were standing.
To rebuild a similar structure i
is estimated Hie cost would approx
mate between '-M.'i.OOO ml ,I0,00(
Dr. Frank Trigg, presidnnl of Ben
netl College, stated lhat he was nn
able to make an estimate of Ilu
loss iiicuircd.
Students in Hie hall first notictu
smoke coming from the atlic, Pres
Trigg was immediaely notified am
the alarm was given. No seriou
injuries were sustained b an.vone
l'hhician's Brother Die.
Wm. Smith, brother of Dr. B. F
Smith of this City, died Wednesdi
morning following an illness ol
several months. Dropsv was giv
en as the cause of death. The fu
neral wa. held Tliursda.
Because of the fact that our
plant is being moved tins week.
" the Star has geen reduced to
four pages, and for this leasnn
it has been impossible for us to
get in much of Ihe advertising
and news matter intended for
' tills issue. We ask the indulg-
ence of our readeis and adver
' tisers until wc get settled in
our new location at 120 North
' Greenwood.
w '
May Run Pullman
Inauguration Special
(Associated Negro Press)
Clucauo. Jan. 15 Tlnri U nn if.
fort being made to assemble an en-
lire train or Pullmans in Chicago
Jo be taken on lrom here as a spec
ial lo the inauguration in Washing
ton. March I. Tin- inmcnunit i'i
under the direction of R. L. Mas
and promises to be successful. Mr.
Mas is president or Ihe Rallwa
Men's International Industrial and
Benevolent Association.
TIlU llblll. .'IS outlined, k n innLn
up special parties in Oklahoma,
Arkansas, California, Minnesota, at
so Denver. Hmnli'i Milii'itnKnrv SM
Louis, Knnsai Cil and oilier pointsT
nn I ii r an in mcei in iimviuii nn n
certain dale, probably March 2, and
ine special Irani to go lrom Here.
It is lilanned to bnve .i tmin nf
solid Pullmans, with baggage and
dining cars. Short slops are con-
lempiaieii ni Cleveland, l'lltshurgii
and Harper's Ferry en rout. At
Harper's Ferry, made famous by
John Itrnwn. thorp will tin it visit
to the historic spot ami a short pro
The train when made up will be
given a name filling for the occa
sion, "Inauguration Special," "Lib
ert Spedinl" or something to dem
onstrate iom me progressiveness
and determination of Colored
mci icans.
This .special train is set aside for
Ihe contemplated plans for taking
the Eighth Regiment to Hie inaugu
ration. Plans for the Elligth arc
aiider way but have nol been fully
consummated. x It will cost several
thousand dollars to transport the
regiment, but many people feel
that the effect for good would be
such that every person should be
willing lo help with the expense.
Col. Otis Duncan is in charge of the
Dei toil, Mich., Jan. 1511 is high
time for Americans to cease their
practices of calling pople of oilier
nationalities "Micks," "Chinks,"
"Niggers," "Wops" and "llimkies,"
said Dr. S. II. Clark of the Univer
sity of Chicago, addiessing the op
en Forum and pulling down the
habits as "impertinent Anglo-Saxon
arrogance and superciliousness."
"It was just rare good luck," he
said, "our forefathers got a ship
ahead of the other fellows.
"I do not know how the Califor
nia problem is to he solved, but I
do know that without Japanese the
dcsei I would not lie blossoming as
it rose. I know that, class for class
Hie Japanese is our equal, and I be
lieve Hie president of the National
University of Japan is probably
Ihe intellectual equal of President
Eliot of Harvarti.
"Some of us here who wrap our
selves in Hie "Red, While and Blue
don't know the words of America,
but call a sturdy Italian newcomer
a "Wop."
Washington, Jan. i5 A confer
ence of Colored men of Northern
Virginia for the purpose of cou
ntering improvement of the Col
ored population in that section was
1 at Mana-sas, Virginia. This
conference was similar in all re
spects to the conference held at
Tuskegee Institute. Health, sani
t -tioii, belter schools, better farm
ing and good citizenship were dis
ussed. Prof. Charles M. Thomas
of Dunbar High School of this city
spoke at one of the session;, bas
ing his talk on conditions in Louisa
and Loudon counties as he found
VALUED AT OVER $40,000.00
(Associated Negro Press)
Savnanah, Ga., Jan. 15 The va
lidity of u group of Colored claim
ants to town ornnertv In HiU nllv
was established recently by wit
nesses to a common law marriage
which was made in the year of
1855 when the contracting parlies
were .Haves. A SlillWl Pklltnnlo
U'fls lll.nrnil nn Mm tirw ,il.. f.
question which was directed by
court order to be distributed
among four sets of Colored heirs.
Larger Circulation than all thf
combined Colorea STeklies ip
Read THE STAR and' keep in,
( Vssocinted Nego Press)
NEW YORK, Jan. 15 Postmas
ter General Burleson has been
asked by the N. A. A. C. P. to bar
the Ku Klux Klnn from the use of
Ihe I'. S. mails on the ground that
the society is engaged in tcrroriz
ing Colored people and malicious
ly endeavoring lo maintain preju
dice between the races. The Post
master General bus nn! nniuvrml
t lie letter.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 15 Fo.
Hie first time Negro College men
gathered west of the Mlisissippi Ris
er in annual fraternity convention
held by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fra
ternity in the Greater Kansas CititM
willi forty two delegate and nearly
sevenl-five visiting members of
the Fraternity present. This marks
one of Hie lnilc-Jt.ines of progress
among Colored college mc'i who in
spite of the great distance from
their colleges were not to be pre
vented from participation in the dis
thc great distance from their local
colleges were not to be prevent
ed from participation in the dis
cussion of the Important questions
and the solving of difficult prob
lems confronting the Colored man
in America.
On the evening of the first day,
Monday December 27th, a Smoker
and Symposium was held at the
Kansas City Community Center.
Much interest was aroused thru
the discussion of the suggested sub
jects "The Elfects or the Migration
movement on the Political staluc of
the Negro," and "The Relation of
Alpha Phi Alpha to Professional
FruXcrulticst'' The Public Session
of the Convention was held at the
Allen Chapel A. M. E. Church, Tues
day evening, December 28lh, to
which a large ninnber of citizens
of the Greater Kansas Cities at
tended At the Inst session of the Conven
tion, Friday, December 31st the fol
lowing national officrs were elect
ed for the year: Simeon S. Book
er, President, Baltimore, Maryland;
Elmer J. Cheeks. Vice President,
Cleveland, Ohio; Norman L. McGhe
Secretary, Howard University,
Washington, I). C; Dr. Homer
Cooiier, Treasurer, Chicago, Illinois
Carl J. Murphy Editor of the Offi
cial Organ, The Sphinx, Baltimore,
Maryland. Members elected on the
Commission which lias charge of
Graduate Wink and Public Atfairs
of the Fraternity are Ex-General
President, Lucius L. McGhec, Chi
cago, Illinois; Daniel W. Bowles,
St. Louis, Missouri and Dr. Homer
Cooper, Chicago, Illinois. Mem
bers remaining on the Commission
from last year arc Dr. Roscoe C.
Giles, Chairman, Chicago, Illinois
and Ormond A. Forte, Cleveland,
From the very first day, it was
easily evident lo the residents of
the Greater Kansas Cities that here
was gathered a group of young
men with a definite purpose and
although there were many and va
rious social events planned and giv
en in honor of the visiting frater
nity men by the hospitable citizens
of the Greater Kansas Cities, noth
ing was permitted to Interfere with
Hie performance of the definite
work of the Fraternity and the
drawing up of plans for the large
and important program to be fol
lowed during the present year.
One of the important matters
agreed upon was the continuance
of the "Go to High School, Go To
College Movement which was in
augurated and conducted through
out the United States by the Fra
ternity last year. This year the Fra
ternity hopes to make the move
ment even more effective.
Dr. Klmbrough Married to Kansas
City Girl During Holidays
The announcement this week by
Dr. S. E. Knigrough, well known
dentist of this city, of his marriage
during the Christmas holidays to
Miss Mary E. Greer of Kansas City,
came as a surprise to his friends
in tliis city. The ceremony was
performed at the bride's home in
Kansas City, but no announcement
of the nuptials was -made here un
til early this week.
Mrs. Kinibrough, nee Greer, is
now, and has been for the past
three years, employed as a teach
er in the city schools of Okmulgee.
She bears a splendid reputation in
Okmulgee as well as in her homo
town and Is a very efficient teacher.
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