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. NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY JULY 19, 1918.
CONTROLLING LAWLESSNESS IN
In faia recent message to th Geor
la legislature Got. Dorsey presents a
' plan for state control of lynching
which reminds one of Pennsylvania's
solution of her peculiar criminal prob
lem some years ago.
fjaeral departments, In public places
In the National Capitol In Govern
ment schools in public carriers
under Government control in
the election of federal officials
should be abolished by congress, which
should also make lynching a federal
crime. Wm Monroe Trotter was elect
ed chairman of the committee for the
For many years the mining districts
of Pennsylvania contained nlaeua.
spots of crime unequalled in the coun
try except in a few mining fields of
the far west. Murder was a common
occurence. County governments were
terrorized. It was more than any
man's life was worth to attempt to
unim Kngwn criminals to Justice
The situation - waa mftt. nnd enn.
trolled, by the Organization nf n ntntn
police force, some of whose achieve
ments have been told by Katherine
mayo in her book "TiirHpa for ah
Brought from other sections of the
state, those men were free from local
bias, and the setorv of their otmnln
loyalty to duty, which cost some their
lives and put many of them in deadly
peril, as a record of 6very-day heroism
of which America may well be proud.
STATE CONTROL FOR GEORGIA,
Gov. Dorsey's plan applies to South
ern problems this principle of state
control of local crime. Franklv ad
mltting that it the state does not sun.
press mob violence the nation will, he
urges Georgia to take the matter into
her own hands. He asks authority for
the gevernor to intervene when mob
violence threatens, without waiting
ior iocai aumorities to request help; I
, for the state to be authorized, In case
of lawlessness. ,to ascertain whether
or not the local authoritios did their
utmost to prevent the crime, and to im
mediately remove them if found dere
lict; for a special grand jury, drawn
from the state at large, to investi
gate the crime and return indictments
to the traverse jury, also drawn from
the entire state, which shall try the
cases In a suitable locality; and for
power to collect the cost of these pro
ceedings from the county in which the
crime occurred, unless It be shown
both officers and citizens did their ut
most to uphold the law in which case
the state should pay the cost.
The mater is now before the legis
lature, and the outcome is awaited
PREVENTING MOB ACTION.
Meanwhile, one notes that in Savan
nah, Georgia, two policemen and a
mayor can handle a situation of very
ugiy possibilities. After a fight be
tween white and colored workmen in
which several white men were cut,
the mob spirit mounted dangerously:
out a couple of patrolmen, with cool
courage, landed their prisoners safely
in Jail, where they safely remained
after the mayor, who declared that he
unsullied by mob violence won
spoke for a law-abiding community
who might attempt to tarnish the
city's honor that they would do so
at the risk of their lives.'
A GEORGIA COURT.
Two white men have recently been
convicted in the Crisp county court
for crimes against Negroes. One was
sentenced to life imprisonment for
murder; and one to several years in
prison for criminal assault upon
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SECOND DECLARATION OF INDE
Proclaimed by National Colored Liber
ty Congress at Nation's Capitol
And entered in the records of
The Government. ,
Washington, D. VC, July 6, 1918. A
second Declaration of Independance
was enunciated and entered in the
records of the U. S. Congress at the
end of last week. This is - the con
sensus of opinion among thoughtful
Washingtonians who heard the peti
tion to the Government read at the
closing one of the five public mass
meetings of tho National Colored
Liberty Congress or who have read
the document as printed in the Con
gressional Record of June 29th.
Like the first Declaration, this one
was the creation of a delegated as
serably, a citizens congress with a na
tional membership. The Liberty Con
gress was -composed of 116 delegated
from 29 states and - the District of
Columbia, men and women, protesting
injustice and tryanny, responding to
a call. Like the first one this Declara
tion represented the voluntary, un
compensated, sacrifice and .natural
feelings and yearnings of Americans
for liberty and an equal share In the
Bights of Man. While the Revolution
ary patriots met to initiate war these
race patriots met at the seat of Gov
ernment when the country was in
mighty world war and without equivo
cation set forth the denials to their
racial elements of those rights of
democracy to spread which their
country was avowedly taking part in
a world war.-
After the Board of Managers had
held sessions for 2 days with Wm
Monroe Trotter as chairman, the Col
ored Liberty Congress convene! for
6 days and 5 nights. Hubert H. Har
rison of New York City was chair
man, Prof. J. W: Bell of Earllngton,
Ky., secretary, w. H. Twine. Okla
W. Fi. Hester, Tenn., and Prof. Allen
W. Whaley, who had been national
organizer for the Congress,- vice
chairman. Rev. ,W. C. Brown, Wash
ington, Treasurer and Rev. A. C.
This National Colored Liberty Con
gress held mass meetings for five
nights In succession with audience
that filled and one night overflowed
the large auditorium of . the John
Wesley A. M. E. Zlon Church, 14th
and Corcoran Streets arousing an in
terest never before equalled in the
National Capital according to Color
ed leaders of thirty years' residence.
Besides the many Colored speakers
were Rep. Martin P. Madden of 111.,
and Rep L. C. Dyer of Mo., the only
white speakers. The key-not sound
ed by Maurice W. Spuencer, local
chairman, the first night, which echo
ed and re-echoed In every speech and
in the'petition, was that when the U.
S. A. was proclaiming world-democ
racy as its purpose in a world war.
all race and color discrimination in
"SIX FEET OF EARTH makes us all
of one size;" so runs a line in an old
ditty. The rich may seem to have
the key that unlocks the world's
storeroom of necessities and pleasures
but the poor after all are the ones
who get the real enjoyment out of
life. The value of a dollar is measur
ed by the effort it took to get that
dollar, and every pennyspent of it
must return the spender full value.
The rich man may throw his money
to the winds in the hope of gotting
that for which all men crave, content
ment and true happiness, without
reaping either, and so from a mone
tary standpoint the gulf between the
two classes is very wide.
But once in a while other condi
tions arise save that of death that
make them both of the same Bize,
and just such va condition, a world
wide condition, is prevailing now. The
war is the machine that has stretch
ed the shortest, compressed the long
est, swelled the leanest and sunk the
fattest until all men, at least for the
duration of the war, are the Bame
size. When the boys of every class
throw off civilian garb and put on
khaki they look very much alike, al
most a family resemblance. Fellows
from every section Of the country,
and from every section of the world
for that matter of that, quickly es
tablish friendly relations that need
but a few days' contact to ripen into
close comradeship. This is what hap
pens in the cantonments and on the
battlefields when the cause these men
are offering their lives for is a com
And what is happening back home?
fathers and mothers, Bisters and young
er brothers in every station in life are
meeting, too, on a common ground.
The rich girl who snubbed the uaugn-
ter of her washwoman wnen sue
dared to recognize her on the street
some months ago now is ber bosom
friend in the Red Cross work, faociety
matrons welcome in their war work
clubs the presence and aid of the so
called lower class. There is a some
thing that draws them together as
Bisturs in hone and sympathy now-
later, oerhaos in grief. Even in tne
matter of dress there is a tendency to
ward aimDlicitv. The Red Cross does
not designate silk for the rich and
cotton for the poor, all must be garb
strange indeen it will be ir a new
society does not emerge from this de
mocratic spirit that is being evidenc
ed more and more as the war goes on.
worth and not birth will determine
one's standing. Society Idlers, botn
men and women, will no longer be' in
the spotlight. The wearing of costly
jewels and elaborate gown today is
entirely out or place, anu me semw
pin on the calico dress of a mother
means more to peace loving people
than all the costly raiment and preci
ous stones that can be worn. Ameri
ca with all her boasted democracy was
slowly but surely drifting into the
caste system the same as some of
the older countries have, ana oue-
eighth of the population Bunerea
much as the serfs or uussia, pl
ants of Italy, or the peons of Mexico.
Over there in the tnicicesi ui mo
fray, where the colors of the different
npnnles blend into one harmonious
whole where comradeship is not hlng-
Dri nn one's social status, wnere paiu
and suffering is shared alike, where
the price to be paid for democracy is
the same to rich and poor, must we
look for salvation from tnese evu
that now beset us, for when these
men return to their native land they
will be bigger and broader in every
sense and they will Judge a man not
those who remained at nome, Decause
actual worth to the community. And
by the color of his skin but by his
of contact if nothing more will-come
to realize, as Robert Burns puts it,
"A mon's a mon far a that.
Ed in Chicago. Defender.
HAD LEY PARK CIRCLE CLUB.
The Hadley Park Circle Club met
at the home of Mrs. A. C. Holder on
Albion street. The reception rooms
were artistically decorated with ferns
and season flowers.
The meeting was opened with song,
prayer and Scripture reading as
usual, plus the roll call and resnond-
ence of the members.
The afternoon .. was delightfully
spent in business and social hours.
After the business of the club was
transacted, the following ladles taste
fully rendered tha spWHnnq Tnutrn
mental, "Star of the East," Miss Selma
Reading, "Love and kindness," Mrs.
A. L. Thomas.
Then while Miss Alma Holder pre
sided at the instrument, Mrs. Kate
Bradley so sweetly sang, "I belong to
This ended the program but the club
was favored with a selection from
Then the club had the pleasure of
hearing some inspiring remarks by
Dunbar by a visitor, Mrs. Walter Clark
Mr. Buis P. Lockrldge, Supt of Mt.
lng points in his brief talk were "The
coming together of the ladles In -the
neighborhood and benefits thereof,
The grand work being carried on by
our women in regard to the govern
ment, and others. After which the so
cial pleasures were begun. The guests
were served an elaborate two course
menu in the attractive dining room
where the club colors were most har
monizing in every way. The center
ornament of ferns and roses centered
on a very exquisite hand embrodered
center piece. Mrs. Geo. Dodson as
sisted the hostes.
The visitors were Mesdames Walter
Clark, Felix Mitchel-Morgan, Geo,
Dodson. C. C. Davis and Mr. Buis P.
The club adjourned to meet with
Mrs. John H. L. Haynes, 2507 Heifer
nan street, July 25.
Mrs. Wm. E. Johnson, 710 2G, Ave,
AND MRS. LEMUEL D,
DAN AT DINNER.
Mr. and Mrs. Doss Gordon No,
Howland Ave., Portiac, Mich enter
tained her son, Mr. Lemuel D. Gordan
and wife, formerly Miss Ethel 1L
Wade of Nashville, Tenn., with a six
o'clock dinner on Wednesday night.
Those who enjoyed Mr. and Mrs. Gor
dan's hospitality were, Mr. and Mrs,
Lofton, Mrs. Daisy New,' Mrs. Rev
Foster. Mr.. Will Cowan, Mr. Leshi
Cowan, Rev. Guntner, Rev. Delain
Mrs. Maggie Manning, Rollins, Mr,
and Mrs I Lemuel Doss Gordon, Jr
Mr. and Mrs. Doss Gortdon. A four
course menu was served.
MR AND MRS. SMITH ENTERTAIN.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Smith gave
a dinner in honor of their friend, Mrs.
Sadie Boone, who was visiting me
from Chicago, 111., the 4 of July. Mrs.
Boones beng popular in society, many
entertainments have been given for
her. She is a hair dresser and an
artist and a music teacher. She is
now in St. Louis, will leave for Chica
go, Friday week. Those seated at the
table with her was Mr. Albert Matone,
Robbie Mai Malone, Mrs. Pearl Malone
Cecil Cason, Frank Smart, Mrs. Mag
gie Dowles, Mr. Albert Williams, Mrs,
Lucy Smart, Mrs. Jemmia Williams,
also her father, Mr. Williams Blan
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Eugune Smart.
We had a delighted and joyful
time, the table was beautifully decor
ated with sweet peas and red and
white roses, A three course menu was
served. Dancing and games were
the features for the evening.
PRIVATE ARTHUR WETHERS IN
Fresh from the conflict "over there,"
Just back from the front line trench
es, having been among the first to
carry the Stars and Stripes and plant
the Flag on the Allied Lines, Private
Arthur Wethers, a native Tennessean,
whose home is at Springfield and who
is a member of the famous New
York Fifteenth Infantry, dropped into
Nashville this week, having been sent
home from France as a result of being
disabled. He was-gased in several
attacks and as a result, he said, the
army physician declared one of his
kldnevs was entirely gone and he with
some others was sent back to America
to do patrol and guard duty in New
York. Private Wethers told a Globe
reporter of some of the gallantry of
the American troops, that it was the
Fifteenth Negro Regiment, recrutt
oa mostly from New York City that
carried the Stars and Stripes andl pant
ed Old Glory on the front line trench
es the first in France. On Tuesday
night quite a number of Nashvlllians
were gathered around Private Wethers
at the Y. M. C. A. until about two a.
m., while he gave them graphic deg
criptions not only of heroism and
bravery of our boys over there," but
told of the high esteem in which the
English and the French held the Ne
gro Soldier. He declared In the Army
of the Allied forces there was no color
no race no nationality, but they were
all soldiers fighting for a common
cause. "I just hated to come back, I
wanted to stay and fight it out. I
never felt better, the thought of dying
never comes to the soldier; he thinks
only of winning and going "over the
top," so whenever our command was
given to advance our position, no mat
ter how dangerous the attack might
be, every man was up and to it at
once. .1 am home on a furlough and
going to see my people at Springfield
I have been a reader of the Nashville
Globe and our .boys from the south,
many of whom are with the New
York Regiment over in ranee, are
eager for just a line of anything
from home." Private Wethers did not,
know how long he would be kept in
this country. He declared, however,
he was asking the authorities to send
him back to France. He would rather
fight in France side by side with his
comrades than to do guard duty, if
the authorities thought It best.
MISS PHILLIPS OF NASHVILLE A
St. Louis, Mo., July 18. Miss Lady
Emma Louise Phillips of Nashville,
Tenn., is in the city as house guest oi
Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Stewart. Mrs. W.
J. Stewart and Mrs. I. C. James are
her sisters and Dr. C. H. Phillips Jr.,
is her brother. She is dividing the
time with her relatives. Luncheons,
picnics, automobile rides and movie
parties are being given in her honor
by her many friends and it is report
ed she is having a grand time.
Miss Phillips in accordance with
many requests, has given several
song recitals for a few critical musi
cal clubs and her voice of placing tona
and sweetness has won tor her many
friends and admirers. Miss Phillips
possesses an artistic personality. Her
charming and affable manner has
greatly endeared ' her to St. Louis
generally and the- numerous courtesies
indicate that she is regarded as the
most popular visitor during the cur
rent social season. It is understood
she has yielded to the urgent request
of friends who are looking after so
clal comforts, and will prolong her
visit for several weeks.
IN HONOR OF MESDAMES EWING
Miss Bettie Evans entertained at
dinner Thursday In honor of Mrs.
Mary L. Ewing of Indianapolis, Ind.,
and Mrs. Katie Gover of Tuskegee,
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
Bowen, 16th Ave N.
The dining room was beautifully
decorated. A delicious six course
menu was served. Those to enjoy the
hospitality of . Miss Evans were Mes
dames Jas. Bowen, Mary L. , Ewlng,
Katie Gover, Wm. Silvers, Luella
and Miss Sadie Lyerson. After din
ner, Miss Evans presented to Miss
Lyerson a beautiful gold pin as a
graduating present, she being a meni'
ber of the. Normal Graduating class
of State Normal.
OFF TO THE WINDY CITY.
Miss Annie C. Russell accompained
by her cousin; Mrs. Alvin Boarden
heimer left the city last Thursday
night on an extended trip. They will
be gone- for thirty days and while
away they will . visit relatives mi
Chicago, 111,', and Snnduskyf, jOhloi
They will also visit the worlds famed
Niagara alls. .
MR. W. L. MILLER IMPROVING.
Mr. W.. L. Miller our editor who
has been quite ill for the last few
months is improving. This is gratify
ing news, to his friends who are in
terested in him and are wishing for
him an early recovery. Mr. Miller
is at Hot Springs, Ark., where he is
taking -special treatment and baths.
SOLDIER AND SAILOR INSURANCE
So far more than 3,000,000,000
Government checks have been set out
by the Bureau of War-Risk Insur
ance, most of which were for allot
ments and allowances to the families
and dependents of the enlisted men
in the Army and Navy. The total
THE MISSIONARY BAPTISTS OF THE CITY and VICINITY
national Baptist Theological and
THE THEOLOGICAL AND TRAINING SEMINARY
All reads lead to the National Baptist Seminary
: A Jtx " '
DR. R. II. BOYD,
The Gnat Old Planner whom Uod used
lo give the Negro Kaptmt tbii ichtiol
Let us all pull steadily together
tap yon torn this meeting. W. must not permit tie lori'. Banner to tod a e tat nor ft.
ground, but w. must hold it lign .0 man may read ft. nrjp ft "J jj , e'er held in laMU
.. he run.. Great preparation, are hemg mappei I out h .a. """ .. , j,,, with their
of the National Baptist Theological and Training Seminary which will begin at 11 o clock a. m. sharp.
The following pastors have agreed to close down their services at their churches at
o'clock and h
.1 1 1 nrnconi at thp PTYIinnrV!
ana nave ineir memueis anu unigicgauuu
St. John Baptist Church i)r. J. C. Fields, pastor
Pleasant Green Baptist Church Dj, c H Clark( pagtor
Mt. Olive Baptist Church i)'r. J. I. Harding, pastor
Third Avenue Baptist Church Dr. J. T. Tunstill, pastor
North Sixth Street Baptist Church Dr w A Porter, pastor
Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church j A Bnjwn pastor
.Mt. Zion Baptist Church ir H. M. Burns, pastor
laoernacie isapusi iuuiuu
We also ask the following pastors and churches to Join in the agreement of
the above named pastors arid churches.
. , . . . .Dr. G. B. Taylor, pastor
- Second Baptist Church ( Dr J. C. Harding, pastor
New Hope Baptist Church y N Q Mexasiiet pastor
Eighth Street Baptist Church u Dr. H. A. Alfred, pastor
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church ! " ! '.Dr. W. S. Ellington, pastor
First Baptist Church, East Nashville g g stubereld(' Mtor
North First Street Dr. D. A. Weakley, pastor
Mt. Bethel ' .Dr. C. C. Roland, pastor
Shiloh Baptist Church r Dr A Phillips, pastor
Pilgrim Emanual Baptist Church Dr N T gt pastor
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church ''.'jk. R. A. Alexander, pastor
Ewing Avenue Baptist Church Rey j Moore pastor
rnnnnv for our much needed school.
Mil' OK IWIIWIMK nnumi ' ' ' ' - w ft 1 XI ffl A
pastors. Music will be furnished by tne one nunorea voice mur uuu uu
Musio Director. , . j -.jiofinn
worm will xajie m wuciiuuu. ... . t u nA .nr1
riT' "a i.-. . .oiio-i ni. rin their verv best financially, jieneoicuoa. iuu wui -b .
nHiuinr)l at 1:30 n
v.ah PW.h and worker will take his couecnon. Aimottuccmcn uu Vtj uj
Devotionals and praise meeting. Music by choirs. .Sermon by Dr. S. lugpj. J iTbouV Zi
the many nastors and Christian workers. The big educational rally will be pulled off at 4 .r p. m. .
church and worker is called upon to do their very best nnancjauy.
building and see for yourself what a splendid piece of property you have.
DR. J. L HARDING, Educational Secretary.
DR. H. M. BUKNb, Master otLeremonies.
DIRECTIONS TO THE
Take the Fatherland St., car, get off
at 7th St., walk 3 blocks South.
disbursements oi the bureau up to
June 10 were more than $98,000,000,
o which $97,000,000 waa for allot
ments and allowances.
More than 850,000 checRS a monm
are sent out approximately 35,000
being mailed out every day. The
first checks for the June allotments
will be sent out on July 1, Just as tne
first May payments began on June
1. Relatives and dependents oi the
insured men should remember tkat
the payments for any month can not
he mailed out sooner than the first
day of the succeeding month.
BREAD WilTHOUT SUGAR.
A method of maKing ' ibread with
neither sugar nor malt has been work
ed out by a milling company of Kan
sas City, according to the Bakers'
Helper. This process uses germ mid
dlings, which are ordinarily old for
with 100 -pounds of flour, placed In a
veases and lcaldod with water. After
it has stood for a short time the resi
duum is strained out and the water
is used in mailing up the dough, add
ing as much more water as Is nec
essary. Sponge made In this way
without the use of sugar or malt
shows an Increased expansion with
a loaf of fine texture and exception
al flavor, a trifle whiter than when
sugar is used la balding. The process
has been perfected in the milling
company's laboratory, and is now be
ing applied commercially. Another
process consists of taking 6 per cent
of tha flour to be used in tne bread
batch and letting it atand for several
hours in five times Us vot'lume of wa
ter, at a uniform temperature of 150
degrees. This maKes sugar unnecess
ary, but does not diispense with the
desirability of using malt.
THE SOLDIER'S CHANCES.
lnrce as the
UlUUt tin : . , i
in tvio np-urnL'ntQ. the Indivluuil
lurtoca v-- ior- -a '
soldier has plenty of chances of com
ing out of the war unscraituen, u.
at least not badly injured.
Based on the mortality stausuca m
the allied armies, a soldier's chances
are as follows:
Twenty-nine chances of coming h mum
to one chance of being killed.
Forty-nine chances of recovering:
from wounds to one chance of dying!
from them. I
One chance in 500 of losing a limb.
Will live five years longer because'
of physical training, Is freer from
disease in the Army than In civil life,
and has better medical care at the
front than at home.
In other wars from 10 to 15 mon
died from disease to 1 from bullets;
in this war 1 man dies from disease
In flverv 10 from bullets.
' For those of our fighting men who
do not escape scatheless, the Govern
ment under the soldier and sailor In
;urance law gives protection to the
wounded and thoir dependents and to
the families and dependents of those
who make the supreme sacrifice for
IH POTATOES IIGHT
They Save 7hcat.
"When, you eat Tbtatoe
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