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Vol. IV. No. 28 GAMBLERS GIVEN* CHURCH”SENTENCE!BY JUDGE IN COLORADO MRS. MARY B. TALBERT PRES. N. F. C. W. C. ISSUESJTATEMENT (By The Associated Negro Press) Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 1. —The Freder ick Douglas Home, in Anacostia, des tined to be the great shrine of colored Americans, as Mt. Vernon, the home of George Washington, is to the coun try at large, will soon be dedicated, probably with the President of the United States as a speaker on the program, according to Mrs. Mary B. Talbert, who is in direct charge of the interests of the home- In a special statement, directed par ticularly to the women of the race, throughout the country, who have as sumed the responsibility of complete restoration of the famous estate, Mrs. Talbert says: “The dedication of our Douglas Home will occur the Saturday follow ing the bi-ennial meeting at Richmond at which time we hope to have the President of the United States and other prominent men and women present. “Contracts have been let for the complete restoration of the home and | I have assumed the indebtedness which the contract calls for, believing that the club women will rally in this our last great effort for the complete restoration. “Will every state president have her corresponding secretary or recording state secretary send to me a complete up to date roster of clubs ending Aug ust 31, 1921, containing names and addresses of both presidents and sec retaries of clubs. While this will en tail some work upon the secretaries, the greater task falls upon me. “I want every club affiliated with our National to have part in the res toration of the Douglas Home. I am not doing this thing half way, but ex pect to have every part of the house and grounds restored including the drive way so that our national head quarters may be worthy of us as a great national body. "When you consider that this is the first great effort of any organized body of Negroes to perpetuate any land mark belonging to a colored person, save the Harriet Tubman Home, we should deeply appreciate what it means. Later on I will ask you to send relics in the form of battle flags, slave bills of sale, or anything else that is contrihutive toward the history of the Negroes in America. We shall have there a Hall of Fame on the wall of which will hang the portraits of famous men and women. “These pictures will be placed in the Hall of Fame by vote of the Na tional Bi-ennial. In a word let this be j our great National Museum where white and black may come to study | the history of the Negro race in i America.” o ATTEMPT TO COLLECT TWO-BITS FROM WOMAN RESULTS IN SHOOTING (By The Associated Negro Press) Atlanta, Ga-, Oct. I.—Charged with shooting at a bill collector during an altercation involving 25 cents, Daisy Cooks, a colored woman of 44 Rhodes street, was Tuesday afternoon held in a cell at police headquarters in de fault of SIOO bond. The arrest was made at the woman’s house following charges preferred by the collector, W. G. Waggoner, cf Col lege Park. Waggoner stated that In August he sold the woman a bottle of perfume valued at sl, and collected 50 cents. Two weeks later he said he col lected 25 cents more, and on Tuesday afternoon had gone to the woman’s house to get the remainder. In the argument which resulted, po lice were tqjd Waggoner threw a brick at the woman. She then seized a pistol and fired at the collector, who thereupon left the house. Waggoner was released on copy of charges al leging disorderly conduct. SENSATIONAL CASE ENDS WHEN BLACK MAN ' PAYS $40,000 HALM (Special to The Tribune) Cincinnati, Q., Sept. 3Q. —It has leaked out that Baxter Mcßary, weal thy citizen of Lexington, N. C., put up $40,000 in order to settle out of court 1 suits of H. B. Varner, white, against him for alienating the affections of Mrs. Varner. Os this amount, $20,000, it is said, will be paid to Varner’s law yers, and the remaining $20,000 to Mr. Mcßary's lawyers and to pay the court costs. Varner is also said to have put up $50,000, $25,000 of which goes to his wife and the remainder to pay her at torney’s fees and court costs. It is reported that Mr. Mcßary feels that he has saved $60,000 by settling the case out of court. The whites it is said, had planned to ruin him by so arranging matters with Mrs. Varner, his only witness, that she would not testify. Altogether they planned to make the case cost SIOO,OOO. Not Safe in Lexington Dr. I. Garland Penn, friend of Mr. Mcßary and an official of the M. E. church, in which Mr. Mcßary is an ardent worker, has just returned from Lexington', N. C., and reports that it is not safe for Mr. Mcßary to return home yet. Mr. Mcßary, himself. Is anxious to go back because of his poor health here and because his busi ness affairs are tied up in his" home city. Mob violence, however, is threatened, should he return. The case attracted considerable publicity last spring when Varner sued bis wife for divorce and sued Mr Mcßary for $50,000 damages charging him with stealing his wife’s affections. o Stiff Sentence Given Crap-Shooter By Judge In Memphis Tennessee (By The Associated Negro Press) Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 1- — Henry Lewis, alias Cricket, frankly told Judge Harsh and a jury last Wednes day that long ago he got tired work ing for a living and since that time had followed the profession of crap shooting. The jury was equally frank with Cricket and almost as speedy in its action as he had been with the bones. They found him guilty of having broken into the W. T. Farley store on South Main street. Three to ten years isthe penalty, and in an nouncing it to Cricket Judge Harsh added, “It will be a long time before you will do much more craps-shoot ing,” adding that he would indorse on the mittimus a recommendation to | the parole board that Cricket be held the full time and not be paroled at j the end of three years. o North Carolina Celebrates With Lynching Bee (By The Associated Negro Press) Greensboro, N. C„ Oct. 1. —Ernest Daniels, a young colored man was ; taken from the Pittsburgh jail early Monday morning by a mob and hang ed to a tree five miles from that town. It is alleged that Daniels was found in the room of a young white woman Friday night. He escaped from the house when the alarm was given, but was arrested Saturday and 1 it is al leged confessed. He was placed in Jail at Pittsburgh, and this morning about 2 o’clock a mob overpowered the jailer, W. H. Taylor, and seized Daniels. An automobile tire chain was used to hang the Negr.o o Color Question May Come Up In Disarmament Meeting (By The Associated Negro Press) Sydney, Australia, Oct., Oct. I.—lt is now considered extremely likely here that a ’federal minister will at tend the Washington conference on disarmament and the Pacific prob lems. The color question is given as the reason for Australia's desire to attend the conference. “WE ORIGINATE - OTHERS IMITATE” PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1921 SO NICE TO HIS WIFE I SHE SUES FOR DIVORCE i CHARGING ‘CRUELTY’ (Special to The Tribune) i New York, Sept., 30.—John Buess ■ man, Instead of being cruel to his i wife Martha, as she alleges in her ; bill for separation, asserted in Court today that he was the acme of gal ' lantry. , In proof ofthis he offered a state • ment in which he swore that he had "washed” bathed and dressed her, ; combed her hair and manicured her.” This, he answered was true lover-like i consideration. He also denied that he had whirled her ten year old boy by the seat of the trousers. The son, he said weighs 90 pounds, while he is a non-athletic ; bookkeeper, standing five feet six ; inches. i The court reserved decision- He was too nice. So nice that she ' was nearly killed with kindness, hence the charge of cruelty. Colored people? I should say not. What colored man would play and fool around a female person that long? DISARMAMENT MAY MEAN CANCELATION OF ENGLAND’S DEBTS (Special to The Tribune) New York, Sept. 30. —A suggestion that American spokesmen in the limi tation of armaments conference be auihorized to offer to cancel the in debtedness of France, England and Italy in return for agreements by those countries to disarm, is advanced in a letter to President Harding, made public today by its author, J. A. H. Hopkins, executive chairman of the committee of 48- Mr. Hopkins advised submitting to the three great powers in the form of an “ultimatum” the following state ment: “We will not cancel your indebted ness gratis, nor are we content to postpone longer the payment of the overdue interest. But if you and the Japanese delegates will agree to dis arm or agree on a uniform and pro gressive ratio of disarmament, Amer ica will join with you in so doing and will cancel or reduce your indebted ness to the American people to the same ratio. There is, however, no other way in which the American peo ple will consent either to cancel or reduce your financial obligations.” o Education of Children Great Problem Confronting Parents Says Lecturer (By The Associated Negro Press) Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 1. —“The great problem which confronts parents is to give their children an education which will fit them for life,” said Rev. B. R. Holmes, president of the Holmes In stitute, last Sunday morning in deliv ering a lecture in Warren Chapel A. M- E. Church. The wave of crime which is sweep ing the country will continue,” he said, “until the city and state solve the problem of reaching the unreach ’e,d class.” o White Tennesseean Held On Charge of Criminal Assault Jackson, Tenn., Oct. 1. —Roscoe Phillips, white, is held on a $5,000 bond charged with attempted attack on a girl from Malesus, this county, and his case will be presented to the grand jury, which is now in session. It is charged that on the last night of the West Tennessee Fair the al leged attempt was committed. Horse men are said to have heard the screams of the girl and rushed to . the scene, where they held Phillips till an officer could arrive. Phillips i stoutly maintains his innocence. The > case will likely come up for hearing in criminal court during next week. GAMBLERS GIVEN 1 SIX MONTHS CHURCH ’ SENTENCE BY JUDGE (Special to The Tribune) i- Denver, Colo., Sept. 30. —Julius Ep s stein and Louis P. Parue were today r sentenced to attend church every Sun t day for six months as punishment for .. gambling and keeping a gambling house. The sentence was imposed by - Judge George W. Dunn of the county 1 court, following a A plea of guilty to ; the charge. '’Evidence in the case ’ against the men was taken last Fri -5 day, but passing of sentence was ’de ferred until today -1 Calling the men before him, Judge t Dunn announced that they had, s pleaded guilty to violating the laws -of the state and that the court, on c consideration, had ' decided to fine each of them S4OO and sentence them to six months in jail. “The jail sentence will be suspend ed, however,” he continued, “on con ! dition that you report regularly once a month to this court, giving a full • account of yourselves and letting the ' j court know what you are doing .In 1 addition, you will be required to bring a certificate showing? that you have attended church services regularly on Sunday.” He paused to ask the two men what their church affilations were. Pardue said members ct his family attended the First Presbyterian church and . i Epstein replied that he was a Jew. ’ “This may be a peculiar sen tence,” added the judge, “but it is the view of ’he court that if you are sincere in your statements of regret that you have defied the laws of the i state, regular church attendance will help you reform your ways.” o BIG APPROPIATIONS ASKED TO ELIMINATE : CERTAIN INSECTS (By The Associated Negro Press) Washington D. C., Oct. I.—The na tion’s grasshoppers are in for a hard 1 time if congress enacts a bill intro ” duced by Representative Raker of ! California, which would authorize $90,000 to eliminate the hoppers. Mr. Raker also proposed appropriations of $50,000 to kill plants poisonous to live stock and $150,000 to destroy insects which kill trees. “All of this is very well,” declared • a “philosopher of folly,” as he was waiting for his street car at the cor ner of Fourteenth and You streets, “but what are they doing on the hill to destroy the insects that run ram pant into the homes of colored citi j zens, and take their occupants out . and string them up to trees? “I was just wondering,” he contin ued, "whether the congressman desir es to save the trees from other in " sects, so there will be enough trees to go around “We have a great set of people in ’ this country. They get excited over almost anything but one of the very fundamental things in the constitu tion of the United States, the protec tion of life and property. ( “There is stew upon stew about ( bootleggers and thousands of dollars are spent monthly to keep people from getting a little sip, which may be all right enough; and the government, in the twinkling of an eye, can get regi ments of troops into West Virginia to t stop a miners’ uprising, but the trou bles of Negro citizens are laughed at • and brushed aside with an indifferent • wave of the hand. : l “Well,” he said finally, “it’s a long , lane that has no turn!’ ” s J “Fair enough,” said the auditor, and • they separated to get their respective t cars. Body Riddled With Bullets s Columbu, La., Oct. 1. — Gilmon ) Holmes, a colored man, arrested last s Thursday on a charge of murdering i Sidney Manheim, station agent here, i was hanged by a mob at 11 o’clock ; tonight, the body then being riddled; with bullets and set afire. • I HOLY ROLLER DIVINE. GUILTY OF IMMORAL : RELATIONS WITH GIRL (Special to The Tribune) Lancaster, Ohio, Sept. 30. — Rev. Frederick Frazier, Holy Roller minis ter, was found to be guilty of having 1 contributed to the delinquency of 11- : year-old Laura Pratt by a jury in Judge Van Snider’s court today. Sen tence was deferred. 1 The girl was the first witness to i takes the stand. 1 She testified that Rev. Frazier had induced her to accompany him to the church conference in Mason coun ty, West Virginia, and that they made the trip in an automobile. She de clared that the pastor frequently made advances to her on the journey. At the home of the head of the Holy Roller organization the girl said Frazier entered her room during the night. Rev. Frazier on the stand denied the charges. ENTIRE POPULATION OF BLACKS DRIVEN FROM SOUTHERN TOWN (By The Associated Negro Press) Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 1— The Negro population of Montlake, a min ing village on Waldon’s Ridge, 20 miles from here, was driven out of that community by infuriated white residents this afternon, according to nformation received here last Wedn esday night. The trouble is said to have resulted from the shooting of Edna Barnett 12 year old white girl, and three younger sisters, by a Negro girl. Ed na Barnett was brought here to a hos pital, where she is not expected to recover. Jewell Clipper, the young Negro girl accused of shooting the Barnett children, and her father, mother and brother were brought to Chattanooga and placed in jail. The shooting of the Barnett girl is said, to have been a sequel of a num ber of disputes between white and Ne gro residents on Montlake over the right of a precedence at a spring, near which' the clipper family lived. It is alleged that the Clipper girl’s mother had told her children to shoot the white children in any quarrel at the spring and that when Jewel Clipper saw the Barnett girls taking water, she ran from the house with a shotgun and opened fire. o Intoxicated Equine FiHs Drunkard’s Grave Owner Sues For Damages (By The Associated Negro Press) Detroit, Mich., Oct. 1. —John Pruss of Hamtramack is asking $7,000 dam ages of three Hamtramck residents. First, Pruss charges that the de fendents tried to get the horse, wag on and all into a saloon, but failing in that unhitched it and led it to the bar, where they gave it a large quan tity of “white mule.” Soon afterward, Pruss claims, the horse just curled up and died- It was a valuable pacer, he says worth SI,OOO. For leading the animal into the sa loon Pruss asks $3,000; for the drink ing bout, he asks $2,000. He says the defendants after getting the horse all “likkered” up, rode it around the saloon and down the street in a drunken condition. For this he asks an additional $2,000. o Louisana Mob Avenges Death Os Station Agent Columbia, La., Oct- I—Assasination1 —Assasination of Sidney Manheim, station agent and telegraph operator in Columbia last Tuesday by a Negro who crushed Manheim’s skull with a stone and es caped with the contents of the kts tioh’s cash drawer, aroused intense) feeling, and Gilmon Holmes, colored | declared to have confessed his j was taken from au'horities late that I night and lynched by a mob. HARDING CONTINUES TO GIVE SMALL JOBS TO COLORED PEOPLE (By The Associated Negro Press) Chicago, 111., Oct. 1. —“ Throughout the entire west, there is great disap pointment in the Republican adminis tration. Everywhere I went the col ored people wanted to know, what is • the matter with President Harding?” Thus spoke Col. John R. Marshall, i connected with the Illinois prison board, and a former colonel of the fihpous Illinois Eighth regiment. Col -1 onel Marshall had just returned from a tour through the west that took him : to the Pacific coast, and all of the principal cities along the coast. To the Associated Negro Press represen tative he stated that the same condi ■ tion exists everywhere. “What do you think, ought to be : done, Colonel?" asked the interviewer. “Every Republican United States l senator should be informed directly of conditions, and urged to take the matter up with President Harding. “Then, there should be a national meeting of citizens, and a permanent committee of five from each state should be formed, to make a national political committee, and this commit [ tee should work for the establishment of political justice. There can be no winking at present conditions. If the Republican nation al administration does not bestir itself and change its policy toward colored Amer'cans, they will lose threefourths of the votes in the election of 1922. I can Fee nothing different.” Colonel Marshall on Patronage "In the matter of patronage, there are no places that could be offered j that will satisfy the colored people if there is not a change of southern pol icy. Northern citizens, where votes count, are with the south in this mat ter. Thus far there have been no po sitions, just jobs offered.” Incidentally. Col. Marshall is among those who was offered a “job” in the agricultural department, at a salary of* $2,500 a year, to which the Col onel replied a very emphatic, but courteous military “No.” o Colored Alderman Resigns $5,000 Year Job Given By Governor of Illinois (By The Associated Negro Press) Chicago, 111., Oct. 1. —Alderman Rob ert R. Jackson, appointed a member of the Illinois industrial commission by Gov. Small, has announced that he will resign the latter position and re tain his council seat- Jackson first said that he would attempt to hold both jobs, taking pay from the state only. Aid. Thomas O. Wallace, who threatened a council in quiry, pointed out that such a course would be in violation of the law which prohibits alderman from holding oth er positions except those in the naval or military service. Jackson is one of the colored .alderman from the sec ond- ward, and is said to have been urged by Lundin-Thompson leaders to remain in the council where his vote is badly needed by Mayor Thompson. o M. E. Church South Asks That Term “South” Be Dropped (By The Associated Negro Press) Hannibal, Mo., Oct. I.—A proposal to remove the geographical adjective, “South,” from the corporate title of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, is made in a resolution adopt ed by the Missouri Conference of the church, before the adjournment of its session here. The recommendation, which was embodied in a memorial to the general conference of the church is that instead of the word “South” J some word shall be used “such as will adequately and properly define the ■ genius and spirit of our great world wide Methodism" 1 o Many white southerners are still j • orking diligently to preserve the “in- ] tegrity of white blood.” A Texan was , recently arrested and fined in Chicago • for endeavoring to make a date with ] - an unwilling Negro woman. 5 Cents a Copy; $2.50 a Year ARMAMENT CONFERENCE WILL BE REPORTED TO : NEGRO PAPERS, A. N.P. (By The Associated Negro Press) Washington, D. C., Oct. 1. —The na tion’s capital is beginning to thrill with anticipation with reference to ; the proposed “Conference on Limita tion of Armament,” which begins here Armistice Day, November 11, and will probably continue for six months. During the conference, Washington ! will pratically be the “center of the [ world.” There will be gathered here , the world’s greatest diplomats and i political stars. There will be a recreational side, . and to look after these matters, a civ ic committee of one hundred has been , appointed. A number of our well know’n citizens have been placed on i this committee- Among them are: Dr. Emmett J. Scott, secretary-treas , urer of Howard University; Col. Hen ry Lincoln Johnson, proposed Record [ er of Deeds; Atty. W. L. Houston, member of the Board of Education; , Rev. Dr. D. E. Wiseman, pastor of the [ Lutheran church; Prof. George W. . Cook, dean of the School of Com merce and Finance, Howard Universi ty; Dr. W. A. Warfield, Surgeon in Chief of Freedman’s hospital, and Att’y James A. Cobb, former Assist -1 ant District Attorney- There will not only be a number of i distinguished colored diplomats pres ent from various parts of the world, but there will be scores of people from various parts of the United States, who have an interest in the confer ence. A. N. P. Will Cover News In keeping with the policy of the Associated Negro Press to give the . people of the country first-hand in . formation, from our viewpoint. Sec retary of State Charles E. Hughes has . been informed that the A. N. P. will co-operate with the conference in matters of news, and will maintain headquarters at the Whitelaw Hotel. The following reply has been re ceived from the Department of State: Department of State Washington “Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of September 13, in which you state that the Associated Negro Press will have In Washington during the sessions of the Conference on Limita tion of Armament a staff of corre spondents desirous of giving your Teading public information concerning the Conference. The Department is glad to convey appreciation of your expression of good will. “I am, sir, Your obedient servant, For the Secretary of State: (Signed) Alvey A. Adee, Second Assistant Secretary. o ATLANTA’S BAD MAN SHOT FULL OF HOLES BY POLICE OFFICERS (Special to The Tribune) Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 30. —“The Rat,” feared as the cleverest and most dan gerous Negro criminal in Atlanta, was cornered in his hole beneath a house in the Negro section here and shot to death in a battle with 10 policemen. Jewelry and valuables worth SIOO,- 000 are believed to have been stolen by “The Rat” during the last five years in Atlanta. Stolen jewelry worth SI,OOO was found in his pock ets. “The Rat” was a weasoned yellow Negro about 30 years old, who used j his superior intelligence for crime. Only once before had he been captur ed, and that was due to the bravery of a city detective who knocked away an automatic revolver the Negro shoved into his face- That time “The Rat” was sentenced to 15 years’ im •: prisonment, but escaped less than a | month after he had been sent to the 1 : chain gang. “The Rat” boasted that ihe never again would be captured I alive, and he made good his boast.