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VOLUME *XXII NO. 28 METROPOLIS, ILLINOIS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 19I9 SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
4 i PRESIDENT ACCUSED IN CONGRESS OF VIOLATING CONSTITUTION PRESIDENT SPEAKS ON LYNGHINGS. (INLY ALTER HE; GETS WEST HI.LKNA. Mont Sept is — President Wilson hu> at la*t brok en hi* long silence anil nude an, expression of the recent rare riots It Gappcneil at Milena, Montana during h'» "swing around the cir* ile," in brhall i»l the League of i Nations lie ‘it'd, "l hope you won’t! think it inappropriate if I stop here and exprr** my shame a- an \ mrncan cilia n a' the kare riot* that have occurred a» some places m th;» country, where nvn have forgotten hutnanry and ju tice, and ordetly * ocl have run amuck That cons’iiute* a man not only th* enemy o| soric'y but Ins own enemy ami the enemy of I justice "My only regret*aid one prominent c ti/e^, is that the Fre«ident waited so long, and wait ed until he got so far from Wa»h ingtun. and then spoke a* if he were making an apology MV. f. L. TODD. CAUGHT IN STORM. St* cial to tiioeiu. Cairo, Illino k. Sept go, 1919 Kditor of ( : Klr.or allow me a Jitde spare to speak of the member* <1 the igth St Missionary Hapti-! Church, of this city, Monday night about S 1*. M . a big cloud made up of the member* of the ah >vc named chur ch, anil yet it came in a very calm way when we were made to irali/e what the trouble was a knock was heard at the dour. When we went to answer the call, we met a crowd of our laithful members with bag* of flour, sugar, and canned goods of almost rvety kind When the clouds had rolled away our table was loaded with many good things to cat. We could only *ip our hat and give them a word of thanks and say come again » hese peo ple have had me to kn >w that I shall not regret my coming to them. We put on a $1200 00 rally the; 4th Sunday in July, when the rally j closed we had on hand $1203.00. and we were able to free our church , Iron* all debt, and as a token of j appreciation they gave me .1 dona tion $125 oo to attend the Nation al Convention at Newark, N. J. We are glad to say the convention was one success. Kcv. Morris was at his best. Youis, !•;. L. To ld, Pastor. Mesdantes. Srnii Skaggs and Minnie Long, of mar Chua*, vis ited their sister Mrs, Kd. Wheeler Saturday? . NEGROES NO I IN THE BOSTON RIOTS BOSTON, Ma-s , Sept xS — j There is prime irony in the recent. riots that have swayed in this cul tured community (or a number ol days It was not a race riot but its destructive elements have all, the baneful effects ol such an orgy | and serve to alarmingly demonstr ate that it is high time lor the A merican people to throw off their indiff rence and use every means to bring about universal peace and tranquility. There are -o many 1 significant lesson- in this Boston affair that they cannot willuily be overlooked. In the first place, the very men whose sworn duty it is to uphold the law the land, have defiled it and lelt the people at the mercy ol the mob Hundreds of i thousands ol dollars worth ol dam age has been done. Hundreds ol • oidiers and marines and private c. izens in alt walks ol tile have been called upon to re-tore law and Qixter_ Tbtrr#.. Jiavr been nearly a dozen of deaths and hundreds ol people injured. So reckless was hoodlum element (hat it was un-alc lor women to be upon the street* after dark, in no instance has the Colored ci'i/cn had a part in the de-tructive side ol this unfortunate situation Harrisburg III. The Metropolis Gazette: Dear editor:—Allow me space in your valuble paper to say that the Second baptist Church i*.doing nice!) under the leadership of our new pastor. Rev G. H. Mitchell, the Word's greatest Evangelist ; He is vice president of the inter- i denominational Evangelistic Bu-1 re*u of the U. S A, (colored) wlu» I has just returned to us from his four weeks vacation; during which time he attended the tirst session of the above named Bureau which m-f with the hirst Free Baptist j Church. z\ug 20-25, St. Louis Mo., R<v A J Donaldson, pas-, tor. Alter the session he held a very successful campaign m East ^St. Louis, where 124 .souls were saved and $380 00 was raised. W’o pulled off our little home rally Sunday, that was planned by our pastor to be pulled off during : his four week-, absence. Captain j of club no. I Bro. J P. Moore, I raised $24.35, club no. 2 Bro. A | J Crisp, $ 10 1 5. club no. 3 Bro. I Mack Maze $12.25, club no 4 Bro. John Thomas, $22.25. To | tal $68.00. We are getting along very well in our church work ; hav ing been able to meet all of our monthly payments on our proper ty and have kept up so far with our pa-dors salary and have on j hand $68 00. The church is rap- ' idly increasing its membership. Respectfully yours,' Emma Maze, Reporter. 1 (j. II. Mitchell, Pastor. | Subscribe for The Gazette, Now. i WOMAN IS HELD LOR 1st DEGREE MURDER Mrs Ida Murdock, $216 Law ton, ave., St Lou;-;. Mo , was held last Monday at the Coroner s in quest for the murder other hus band, Oscar Murdock, whose body was f tund on .1 vacant lot on Pine, St , early on Saturday morning. Accmlng to testimony ol Mrs Murdock, she si w her husbind alter a quarrel over money ma ters She stated alter a move, in wh:ch she thought that her hu .band *a* [getting a gun, she struck h m with a hatchet, knocking him down When be atose and fl'cd out the rear door she followed, repeated ; her attacks until he finally f II on the vacant lot on Pine St., in the i rear of their home where he died I lie body wa-, badly hackled by blows from the hatchet, showing that the assault was continued while the victim fled No one was implica ed in the murder except Mrs. Murdock, who j touk ali the blame to herself She [ was bound over to the grand jury, who indicted her for murder in the first degree. Attorney Geo. L Vaughn repre sented the defendant at the Core , . tier s inquest. PLANES TO CARRY BOTH MAIL AND PASSENGERS I — (By United Press.) Melbourne.—( By Mail ) The I Aerial Transport company, Ltd , with a charter to establish an air I passenger, cargo, and mail service l between the principal cities ol rhe ! Australian common-wealth, ha ' been registered at the federal treas j ury department. According to the plans of the | company, aerodomes will be estab lished at Melbourne, Sydney, Bris bane, Perth, Adelaide, Launces ; ton and I lobart. To begin, a daily : mail service will will be run be tween Melbourne and Sydney in ! O 1-2 hours; between Melbourne and Adelaide in 3 1-2 hours ami between Melbourne, Hobart and Launceston in 7 1-2 hours. The machines used will have a capaci ty of 3 *‘4 tons, each able to car ry 30 passengers, with 23 to 30 pounds luggage for each person It is expected that the service will be put into operation by July, 1920 —I he Daily News. Notice All persons not receiving church letters belore the sitting of the Mt Olive Baptist Association can make out blanks and find letters at the association. As the letter blank' were not turned over to me. Kev. J. H. Dennis, Cor. Sec’y. Rev. G, VV. Rowlett, asssistant ; pastor of the First Baptist church J is attending the Association a ! Golp this week also Rev Thos.F Morris. FIRST COLORED MAN ON TRIAL FOR RIOTING, ACQUITTED Chicago, Sept , to —Spencer Jon<s, coloted, the fi t person placed on tria1 in cfnn<“ct:on with the race ri ts six weeks apo, <vas acqui ted by a jury ye-terday. The police witnesses cha.ged that he fired oh an an omohile and a gain on a tmck load ol policemen. Numerous colrred witn ts con tradicted the pol ce testimony. No weapon was found in possession of jonrs wh n he was cap’ured after a clias ■. Preparinag For Association. | l’as‘or Rev. |. 1). Davis. r>f Colp, has jusr assured the moder-j ator, tha he and hi-. members and friends are making great prepara tions t j entertain the a-sociation, regardless to any rumors that may have circulated of a change from there to Cairo, by the request of ex-moderator Dr Parrish We ?re glad to hear that, as we had no doubt but hat Mt Olive would entertain us royal y at this session as in the past. We were glad to receive the information, though those rumors did not “move us.” J. B. McCrary, Moderator. STEELE STRIKE IN CHICAGO Chicago. Sept 22.—Steel pro duction in the South Chicago dis trict is at standstill today. Of the eleven furnaces in the Illinois Steel company plant only two are burning with pensioned workers firing. The Iroquois plant is tied up with 1,200 nun and live mana gers out 1 wo furnace? ol three burned in the Wisconsin steel plant, with 50 peicent of the mm working, ac cording to the plant managers This was denied by union leaders Lake Seamen ‘Likely to Join Steel Strike. Chicago, Sept. 22.—Whether 18,000 members of the lake sea men’s union will cast their btwith the striking steel workers in a walk out in sympathy, it is expected will be known today, Patrick O’ Brien, secretary ol the Chicago local union, declared this morning. Thomas Hanson international srcretary ol lake seamen, will di rect tile strike if ordered. Partial teturn ol the vote leaders said, indicated that the seamen will strike. Many Miners in Union. Pittsburg, Pa , Sept. IS —A mong the bese working members of the district organization of the United Mine Workers are those of the Negro race. Of these more than 3,000 carry union cards and jure considered true and untiring j workers fer the cauje. I -- lfuyd McCane, the cleaner and ipresser, was in St. Louis, Mo., j 1 ! the first of the week on business. I 37 CASES OF INFLUENZA REPORTED IN CITY OF CHICAGO. -' Chicago, III , Sept. ;6 —Thir-, ty-^even cases ot Spanish Influenza! today' had been reported to the Health Department in three days. It was during the corresponding week of la -1 year that the epidem ic first crept into Chicago. Dr. John Dill Robertson, health; commissioner, say's that he is not alarmed, however, and that the I disease this year will not be as bad as the first seize. -• j The first case of Spanish Influ- j enza since the epidemic of last j year was received at the City Hos pital, St. Louis, Mo., Wednesday when Thomas Cummings applied lor treatment for what he beleived was a cold Dr. Carl Althaus diagnosed tht case as influenza. DIED. Mrs. Madia Lyons, an old re spected citizen died last Thursday | at her home on West .1?? street af ter a long illness from the effects ' of flue and old age. She was the wife of Henry Lyons, one of the (oldest citizens of Metropolis, hav ing located here soon alter the | close ol the war of the* Rebellion. Deceased was a member of the Knights and Daughters cf Tabor, (who had charge of the body 1 he funeral was held at the St. Paid A M. E church, of which she was a member, Sunday after noon, Rev S 1L Jones, ofiiciat'ng Rev Win Lewis, of P*ducah, an old friend of the Lmily assisted in the funeral by request of the fam i‘y She leaves a husband, three sons and other relatives and I friends Thus another good wo man has gone to her reward. OFFICERS FOR 1920. Following are the officers for the National Baptist Convention, Unin corporated: The election of officers of the National Baptist Convention, unin corporated which convened in the city of Norfolk. Va., resulted i:> the selection of Edw. P Jones J ’ | Evanston, III., president; j. E. Woods, Danv lie, Ky . first vice president; C P. Madison, Nor folk Va., secretary; J. H. Lewis, i Indiahapolis, lnd., W, W. Hill, Monroe, Ea., C. J W. Boyd, Bux-1 ton, la., and W. H. Woods, Tul sa, Okla., assistant secretaries: John E. Thomas. Chicago, III., treasurer; E. H. Cook, Little Rock Statistician. Thirty-four states were represent ed on the roll and 3,565 messen-' gers were enrolled during the week. It was learned from the Conven tion otficeis that the opening ®f the Theological Seminary, Nash-'; ville, Tenn . for October isr would' in all probability be carried out.' Mr and Mrs Isaac Eassiser, of | near Brookport. were in the city Saturday shopping Nullifies Our power i To Raise Armies _ If Accusations Be True, Why Does Congress Not Act? The Constitution ol the United States vests in Congress unlimited power "to raise and support ar mies ” Yet President Wilson has been charged in Congress with having negotiated a Covenan with | foreign nations, whereby this sov j erign power to raise *and support | armies and navies shall be surren dered to a League of Nations, in i open violat on ol the Conststution. j The Constitution of the United States vests in Congress absolute control over duties on imports into the United States. Yet President Wilson is charged, by members of Congress, with having signed an agreement with foreign nations, to ! secure and maintain freedom of transit for the commerce of all member state* pf the League of foreign nations Path Taken By President The-e a e son.e of the most seri ohs accusations which have bf*en ; made againstthe President of the ' Un1 ted States, in hot It Houses of Congress, by members thcieof. In addition. President Wibon, brfore he entered upon the exe , cuti-jo 'if his office, took the follow ing oath : ‘I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that 1 will faithfully execute the office of the Uni ed States, and will, to th? best of my anility pie serve, pro’ect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” If the charges enumerated above be true, and they were made by mcmbeis ot a co-ordinate branch I of our National Government. 1 re-ident Wilson has not preserv ed. protected a-d defended the . Constitution of the United States to the best of his ability. And, if 1 resident V\ ibon has uot preserved protected and defended the Con stitution of the United States to the best of his ability, it is the duty, the pldin duty of Congress, to im peach him for official misconduct, provision lor which is made by the Constitution —I he Republi can. ABig Baptizing. The recent revival conducted at the Providence Baptist Church, B Igiaue, by the pa>tor, Rev. Ed gar McCrary, resulted in lour con verts and lour candidates lor bap tism. I he church has been re vived and the members are alive spiritually and the church is being represented in the association that meets in Colp this week. 1 he 2nd Sunday in October, is baptizing day. The pastor and and church extends an invitation to the churchts in the neighboring towns to be present and help us make this a great day, spiritually and financially