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PHOENIX A TRIBUNE VOL. TIT. No. 28 PROTECTIVE LEAGUE MEETING PROVED VERY SUCCESSFUL One of the most enthusiastic meet ings of the season was held Monday night at Douglas school when mem bers of the Phoenix Protective League assembled for their regular meeting. This organization is growing rapidly in membership and has much good. At first, the members of the League were opposed to politics and wanted nothing to do with it. Since the present campaign has grown so very warm, every member is more or less interested in politics and no subject that comes before them for discussion receives greater attention. This body is determined to make its strength felt in the pres ent state and county election and the members are united into one solid band. They realize now, as never before, that if their efforts are to count for anything, a united front must be presented. ' Three vacancies on the official staff were filled at the meeting Monday ; night by the election of J. A. Green, financial secretary; Clarence Lindsey, auditor, and Augustus Williams, cor responding secretary. With all offices filled and the members working har moniously, great results should be ac- i complished. The president. Mr. J. L. Davis, and the secretary, Mrs. Steve Howard, deserve no small degree of praise for their untiring efforts in bringing the League up to its present high standard of efficiency. Talks were made by Mr. B. Banks, who in a calm and dispassionate way drove home his argument; Mr. W. A. Brown also made a very effective talk; Mr. J. A. Green, Mr. Clarence Lindsey, E. E. Potts, A. R. Smith and others also made a few timely re marks. The founder and organizer of the League, Mr. G. H. Haywood, in his own inimitable way, made a strong plea for race solidarity, race loyalty and race pride. His was a masterful argument and he received vociferous applause. Altogether, the meeting Monday night was the best ever held by the League since its organization two years ago. Several new members were received at this meeting and all went away with the feeling that there is at least one noteworthy civic organization among the colored peo ple of Phoenix. The League is planning some ban ner attractions for the people of Phoe nix this winter. Among them is the noted musician and entertainer, Maud Cuney Hare, whom they are negotiat ing with for a performance in this city at an early date. Maud Cuney Hare is the daughter of the late Nor ris Wright Cuney of Texas, who won fame and fortune as a politician and orator. Meetings of the League are held the first and third Monday nights in each month at Douglas school, but during the campaign a special meet ing may be called at any time the president and officers deem advisable. Tentative arrangements are being made for a special meeting Tuesday night, October 12, and unless circum stances prevent, the meeting will be held at the Douglas school. Every body in Phoenix and the valley cor dially invited to attend the meetings of the League. All of its work is | open and aboveboard. The door stands ajar. NEWSPAPERS SUED ' FOR $20,000,000 BY CITY OFCHICAGO Chicago, Oct. 7. —Mayor William Hale Thompson, on behalf of the city of Chicago, sued the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Daily News for $lO,- 000,000 each. He charges that the people and tax payers have been damaged at least $20,000,000 by stories printed in both newspapers concerning the financial status of the municipality. These ac counts, he said, were a libel on the city’s good name. The precipes were filed in court by Corporation Cbunsel Ettelson. , o Ponzi s Agent Also In Meshes of Law (Special to the Tribune) Boston, Oct. 7. —The receivers of Charles Ponzi in their search for as sets of his exploded scheme of high fianance uncovered an unexplained 5,000 SPEAKERS TO COVER THE COUNTRY FOR REPUBLICANS (Special to the Tribune) Will Hays and Mrs. Upton Help Offi cial Opening Chicago, Oct. 7. —The Republican party officially opened its speaking campaign recently with approximately 5,000 speakers spreading over the country to deliver addresses from now until election day. Addresses made deal mainly with the League of Na tions, women’s position in politics, the meaning of Constitution day—today— and the necessity “for every one to vote,” according to announcements at Republican headquarters here. During the campaign it was an nounced the doctrines of the Repub lican party will be discussed thor oughly in every district in the coun try. A special group of speakers has been appointed for college and uni versity towns. Will Hays, natinoal chairman, and Mrs. Harriet Taylor Upton, national vice-chairman, were the principal speakers here at a noon rally. DEMOCRATS FORM HARDING LEAGUE IN NEW YORK CITY New York, Oct. 7. —The organiza tion of the Harding Democratic League, composed of Democrats who will support Senator Warren G. Harding because of their dissatisfac tion with the policies and actions of the Wilson administration, was an nounced last night by Rhinelander Waldo. The league has an executive committee of 100 Democrats in all parts of the United States and has opened headquarters in 47 East Forty second street. Mr. Waldo has been elected president. The principal planks in the organization's platform are: "We are for America first. “We want patriotism before parti sanship. “We want no League of Nations with its trail of war-producing alli ances. 1 “We are against any and all en tanglements in Europe. “We are against Wilson autocracy at home. “We are not only voters, but active enthusiastic workers for Harding,” said Mr. Waldo. “Sentiment for the Harding League began to grow among Democrats following the call of Gov. Cox on President Wilson a few days after his nomination. “Many Democrats were for Cox in the belief he stood against Wilsonism and the Wilson League of Nations. They turned against Cox when he hur ried to Washington and came away from the White House, announcing himself in ‘thorough accord with Woodrow Wilson.’ “All the Democrats in the Harding Democratic League are against Cox in the White House as a Wilson proxy and a Wilson rubber stamp.” Mr. Waldo, who served in the Span- I ish-American war, in the Philippines and as police and fire commissioner of New York city, has been a life-long Democrat, but he declared that to de feat the League of Nations issue he sees a call for the support of the Re publican presidential candidate on the part of all patriotic citizens. transaction involving SIO,OOO during the testimony at a hearing this week of Henry T. Nielson of Somerville, one of Ponzi’s agents, who is under indictment with him on a charge of larceny. Nielson was asked about a with drawal from the Hanover Trust com pany of SIO,OOO on August 11, the day of Ponzi’s arrest, and a deposit of a similar amount made by Nielson’s wife at the Federal Trust company the same day. • The witness asserted the money was not that which he had withdrawn, most of which he said he used to pay bills, but he could not remember to whom any payments were made. Nielson testified that Ponzi paid him 10 per cent on the investments he obtained and that he had invested more than $6,000 with Ponzi himself. He could not remember whether it was from Ponzi or some one else that he had received money with which to make deposits of $2,000 to $7,000 on several days in June and July. OR. LEROY BUNDY OF EAST BT. LOUIS I TO LECTURE HERE We are glad, after the passing of a ■ number of years, which were fraught with many dangers, for in the midst of a great commonwealth there sud denly arose a storm, and in its pas ; sage left the broken bodies, widowed women of the group, orphans lost in ! the pathless waste of what was once the homes of a happy people. Among these martyrs there was preserved to us one who has come as a messenger, not only a messenger is he. but a herald of the cross of hatred upon which so many were crucified, that hand that reaches with its Omnipotent Power, and preserves whom He will, has sent to us Dr. Leroy N. Bundy, Martyr, Spokesman and Publicist, who will speak on the NEW NEGRO. Our hearts have bled for sufferers of East St. Louis. They are gone. Dr. Bundy comes to us with their message, he comes with a message that is burning deep into the. soul of all who have . heard it. Every man, woman and child of the Group in PHOENIX, COME. HEAR, learn the Rrue story of a subject that is of vital importance to you. Dr. Bundy will speak at the A. M. E. church, Thursday, October 14th. Bishop Fountain of the A. M. E. church wired from Los Angeles, Sunday evening, stating Dr. Bundy had been held over in California. The ! , Group in the west are giving Dr. j | Bundy a fine reception, and we can do no less. Come early and get a seat. Admission FREE. Yours for Success, T. J. SANFORD. o HARDING NOW 4 TO I FAVORITE OVER COX; DEMOCRATS ASK 6 I (Special to the Tribune) New York, Oct. 7.—Odds on Senator Warren G. Harding, Republican can didate for the presidency, to win over Gov. James M. Cox, his Democratic opponent, lengthened in the Wall street betting to 4 to 1, the largest odds quoted thus far in the campaign. One bet of $16,000 against $4,000 was reported by W. L. Darnell & Co., 44 Broad street, which firm is handling election bets in the financial district. In the recollection of some of Wall Street’s oldest bettors, these odds are not only the biggest of the present campaign but the longest that have ever prevailed on a presidential can didate more than a month in advance of election. Notwithstanding Cox backers were holding off a week ago, when the cur rent odds were 3% to 1, trying to place their money on a 4 to 1 basis, now that the betting has reached that point they are demanding even great er odds, in some cases as much as 6 to 1. Darnell & Co. reported this week a flood of Harding money of fered at 4 -to 1, with only about'ss,ooo Cox cash in sight. GREAT INTEREST CENTERED IN BOUT FRIDAY NIGHT , Sport fans of Phoenix are whet ting their appetites for the big wrest ling show that Promoter Tally has booked for his arena here Friday night, when Ed “Strangler” Lewis ' meets Nick Daviscourt. , From the way the demands for seats are pouring in, there will be a record-breaking audience on hand to see this premier show, and this is only right, for not in a long time does a city the size ol Phoenix stage a match , between two men so high in the sport , world. Ed Lewis has as much right to • claim the world’s championship in the wrestling field as any other grappler in the business, and Daviscourt is as i logical a challenger as exists any where. Both are the caliber of wrest - 1 ling artists that go in for the big , events in New York, Chicago and New [ Orleans. Lewis has been here since Saturday ; and is working out in the American t Legion headquarters gym every even > ing. Daviscourt also is here and is i working hard. Both are at top-notch . condition and both are confident. ARIZONA’S LEADING NEWSPAPER PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1920 SMALL RESPONSE MADE DEMOCRATIC CALL FOR FINANCE Lack of Money Regarded as Explana tion of “Slush Fund” Charges Against G. O. P. (Special to the Tribune) Washington, Oct. 7.—Money, the oil which might help the machinery of the Democratic national committee to run more smoothly in its efforts to elect Cox to the Presidency, is sadly lacking, it has been learned here. In this fact, it is believed, is the under lying explanation of the Democratic nominee’s repeated oratorical flights higher and higher into the millions, he says, he thinks his political foes are raising with which to beat him. Since the call first went out for funds there has been a lamentable lack of response from those usually prompt and generous in their gifts to the Democratic cause. Large gifts have been conspicuously absent, and the Democratic committee, with no limit set on individual contributions, had counted most largely the poli tical preferment in the event of the election of Cox and who have opened their purses easily in the past. The reason for this scarcity of con tributions is generally laid by a few frank Democrats at the /door of a I general lack of confidence in the i chance Gov. Cox stands in the Novem j her elections. It is the belief of many politicians here of both parties that the original “charges” by Cox that the Republicans were raising a fund of $15,000,000 with which to “buy" the election were inspired by a sadly de pleted Democratic treasury. It was hoped, it was said here, that this might inspire Democrats to “come across” a little mor-e liberally. This would seem to be confirmed by the fact that Franklin D. Roosevelt, Cox’s running mate, burst forth with j the same thing at the same time, 1 varying only from the Cox statement in that he made the amount of the “slush fund” just twice as much as did Cox, later raising the figure to $30,000,000. The first quotation of alleged fig ! ures by Cox failing, to have the de sired effect in due time, the governor, in somewhat of a panic, renewed his unsubstantiated charges, but this time made the figure $3,000,000. The skillful engineering of the Wil son contribution to the Cox campaign fund with Chairman George White of the Democratic national committee volunteering the statement that the contribution was not only welcome, hut sadly needed, is understood here as further proof of the inspiration of the original Cox statement about money. It is known here that attaches of the Democratic national committee have been dropped from time tatime, and some of these men now in Wash ington have ascribed it to lack of funds with which to pay them. o SLUMP IN PRICES CAUGHT DEALERS IN SUGAR UNAWARE (Special to the Tribune) New York, Oct. 7.—An involuntary petition in bankruptcy was filed in United States District Court last week against A. R. O’Neill, Inc., sugar brokers of 68 William street. The lia bilities alleged in the petition are $3,600,000, against which are assets fixed at $2,300,000. The petitioning creditors are Marcelino Garcia, Died rich Scheffer and Oscar Napoles, who allege that they hold claims aggregat ing approximately $636,000. Garcia’s claim consists of an unpaid balance of $50,000 for goods sold and delivered, while the other two petitioners, Schef fer and Napoles, claim drafts of $293,- 200 and $292,900, respectively. The assets are said to consist of raw and refined sugar, sugar con tracts, accounts receivable, furniture and fixtures, securities, cash, etc. The petition alleges that O’Neill has con tracts for the purchase of over 13,- 000,000 pounds of raw sugar, and at the same time hold contracts for the sale of large amounts of the commod ity. The reason for the failure, ac cording to Raltenold & Scribner, at torneys for the petitioning creditors, is the failure of the company to dis pose of its stock of sugar, purchased at high prices, before the break in the sugar market a few weeks ago. NEW ENTERPRISE TO BE OPENED BY PHOENIX WOMAN “It never rains but it pours.” The truth of this statement is attested by the way in which new enterprises are springing up among the colored people of Phoenix. One of the latest of these enterprises to be brought to our no tice is the Mary Frances Elite Shoppe, an up-to-the-minute dressmaking, mil linery and notions store that will be opened soon by Madam O. G. Howard at No. 17 So. Fifth avenue. This es tablishment will be a credit to the community and all Phoenix is on tip toes, breathlessly waiting for the opening announcement. After spending several months in California as special designer for Catherine Williams, the moving pic ture star of the Golden State, also as designer for Jennie McPherson, the great magazine writer of national fame, Madam Howard has decided to open a shop in Phoenix. She will cater to discriminating women who want something a little above the or dinary. A complete staff of workers will be employed and Madam Howard will design and display the latest models in millinery and exquisite gowns. Sho asks that all ladies who have not purchased their fall apparel and winter costumes, wait for the opening announcement of the Mary Frances Elite Shoppe. Madam Howard stated that she re ceived her inspiration from Madam E. E. Hilbert, the noted designer of Prescott, Ariz., and that it was to her she gave all credit for her skill in the art. On the evening of the opening two superb gowns of the latest fall creations, specially designed by Madam Howard, will be on display. It will be a revelation to view these latest ideas in fall fashions and all ladies who take pride in their per sonal adornment will want to see these exquisite gowns. Watch these columns for opening announcement. o REPUBLICANS HOPE TO CARRY TEXAS IN COMING CAMPAIGN Says Republican Governor Is Possi bility This Year Chicago, Oct. 7.—Phil E. Baer, Re publican state chairman of Texas, brought to Chicago recently news that, strange as it might seem, there is a real chance of electing a Repub lican governor in Texas. In any event, he says, the Demo crats will lose in three Congress dis tricts, and one is the Fourteenth, now represented by Burleson’s brother-in aw, Calos Bee of San Antonio. Mr. Baer is an old railway telegra pher and has been sounding sentiment among railroad employes. “I belong to the Order of Railway Telegraphers,” said Mr. Baer. “I see many railroad employes in my own state, and I have talked to many from other states. I have not found a sin i gle Republican who has heretofore ( voted the Republican ticket who will not vote it this time. But I’ve found bunches who heretofore voted the Democratic ticket who will vote for Harding.” GLOHiAMI ; (By Modcsta Young) Mrs. W. E. Coleman has completed i a course in hair and beauty culture and is local for Guaranteed i Growing Oil. She solicits the patron i age of the people of this community , who may be interested in such. The price is $1 for the first treatment and • 75 cents for each treatment thereafter. Write or call on Mrs. W. E. Coleman, ! P. O. Box 2127, Globe, Arizona. The people of the A. M. E. church ; of Globe are delighted with their new s pastor, Rev. Manse, and on last Sun - day he delivered two able sermons to - the members of his congregation. t Mrs. Walter F. Watkins, wife of i Rev. W. F. Watkins, is a recent ar - rival and we are indeed pleased to - welcome her back home again. Mrs. Warren T. Jackson has been , slightly indisposed but is improved. Mr. P. D. Boones, whose arm was 1 broken a short time ago, is now able i to take the member out of the sling. We are glad to learn of his recovery. 15 MILLION A DAY IS RUNNING GOST OF GOVERNMENT (Special to the Tribune) • Washington, Oct. 7.—With prices generally receding and even the high cost of living checked, statesmen and sober-thinking officials in Washington are turning inquisitively to the high cost of g&vernment. in the United States. It is costing Uncle Sam something like eight times as much to run his establishment now as it did in 1914, before the European war began its devastation, and there is no further relief in sight in liquidating war costs at least for a year. All appropriations for the current year have been made. They carry up to June 30 next and they aggregate nearly $5,000,000,000—54,859,890,37 to be exact It is costing an average of better than $15,000,000 a working day to run the government now, as compared with but a trifle more than $2,000,000 a day back in 1914, when the country was “hollering” over billion-dollar Congresses and the Democrats were promising economy. In fact, on last Thursday the daily statement of the treasury shows dis bursements for the single day of $16,- 796,056. This sum covered only the ordinary disbursement. o COLORED WOMEN IN LOUISIANA REFUSE TO REGISTER New Orleans, La., Oct. 7. —Practi- cally no Negro women have attempt ed to register in Louisiana. A few appeared at the registration office here but were promptly challenged by watchers and less than a dozen reg istered. About 1,000 white women have registered in New Orleans, and approximately 200 have registered in the county parishes of the state. Twenty-five registration clerks were turned away from the women’s regis tration .office in Washington Artillery Hall to make room for women clerks, whose appointment was demanded by women suffrage leaders of the city and state. When plans were first made to reg- / ister women suffrage leaders ap- i proached Registrar William A. Bell to have women represented among the clerks. Registrar Bell asked that the women wait until next year, as many of his clerks were familiar with the work and he felt it would hinder the speed of registration if inexperienced women were put in to handle the blanks. blacklillionaire LEAVES BIG FORTUNE TO HIS RELATIVES West Columbia, Tex., Oct. 7. —Chas. Brown, who died at his home here a few days ago at the age of 90 years, was probably the wealthiest, but one ■ of the most unostentatious, Negroes \ in the world. He is believed to have j left a fortune of considerably more j than a million, some estimates plac- j ing the figure at $2,000,000. It is known that Brown owned at j the time of his death -about 3,600! acres of land, a considerable part of 1 which is in the heart of the wonder-1 fully productive West Columbia oil j field, all under lease. He received an! enormous revenue from oil wells un- j der . the one-eighth royalty clause which is in all the lease contracts. He was also a successful farmer dur ing his long life. He leaves a family of several children and a number of grandchildren. Although the aged Negro did not set store by a reckless display and expenditure of money, he was liberal in providing for his chil dren. Brown’s physical and mental condi tion was vigorous up to a few days before he died. He made no change in his manner of living when fortune 1 came to him. He was a familiar fig ure on the streets of West Columbia and surrounding country. Frequently he was seen driving along the roads and streets in a farm wagon. Al though his children rode in high priced automobiles, their father was content to follow the even tenor of his old life. He was always held in 5 Cents a Copy; $2.50 a Yea GAILLAND’S CAFE . OPENED AMIDST BLAZEJF GLORI Promptly at 5 o’clock Saturday ai ternoon, Gaillard’s case, at 221 Eas Madison street, opened for business Rev. W. J. Conquest was the firs guest to enter and be served. He t as proud of this distinction as a littl child, and justly So, for this case i no ordinary place. Mr. Gaillard, th< proprietor, having spent ten years as steward for the Fred Hjirvey System naturally, would be expected to know something about serving the public And a glimpse of the dining room wil convince any one that he does knoy his business. The place resembles a Fred Har vey dining room, such as you find a Albuquerque, N. M., and other placet along the Santa Fe. The service it perfect and one delights to enter ant have his wants supplied. Saturday evening they served one hundred ant seventy-five people before closinj time, and Sunday, the second day, th< place was opened, two hundred ant fifty people came and were served Every one who dines at Gaillard’s be comes a walking advertisement foi the place and an enthusiastic booster Mr. Wright and his assistant, who preside over the range, come in foi their share of praise, and they are truly masters of the culinary art, A staff of competent waitresses render excellent service, taking infinite pains to see that each guest receives a like amount of attention. This is such a place as the coloret people of this .section have long dreamed of, but little did they think it would come so soon. They carry the best of everything and a large variety. No matter how hard you are to please, you will find Gaillard’s has just exactly the service you have longed for. Owing to the rush in trying to get the place open by the first of the month, a formal opening was dis pensed with, and this formality will take place at a date to be announced later. Now the tired housewife will be privileged to take a rest on Sunday, for all thoughtful husbands will treat their wives and families to a Sunday dinner at Gaillard’s Case. Their Sun day dinners already are the talk of the town. If your wife refuses to cook dinner at home Sunday, you may know that she has heard of Gaillard’s I Case and the only way for you to i keep peace in the family will be to take her there. Mr. Gaillard says the place will be conducted strictly along lines and that the most exacting need not have the slightest fear of being offended in any way. To use the words of one of our pioneer citizens after he had finished a meal at this place: “It’s just the place that we have been waiting for.” henryTsuluvan WELL QUALIFIED FOR JUSTICE PEACE Henry J. Sullivan, the Republican candidate for justice of the peace of | East Phoenix precinct, comes better | equipped for this office than most | men who succeed to judicial offices. | He was graduated from the schools of j Kansas, attaining the degree of A. B. | and LL. 8., and has been admitted to i practice before all the courts of Kan i sas and Arizona. Mr. Sullivan is at present practicing | law and has offices at rooms 17-19-21, | Donofrio building, and is also asso- I ciated with various business enter | prises. A vote for Mr. Sullivan means i a vote for a more progressive judi ciary. o G. O. P. 100 to 1 Shot In West, Says Hays New York, Oct. 7. —Will H. Hays, chairman of the Republican national committee, returned to New York from Chicago and western cities re cently. His comment on Republican prospects in the west was as follows: ; “There are lots of Castle Hills in the West. Castle Hill is a little town in Maine where 101 votes were cast in the elections recently. One hun dred votes were Republican and one was Democratic. The postmaster of Castle Hill seems to have stood firm.” : the highest respect by the white peo .. pie of the town and section.