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W9y 'f** IStOOO Homer Vol V. No. 19 HAITIAN GIRL HELD IN PEONAGE FINALLY HAS BEEN RELEASED (Special to The Tribune) New York, Aug. 4. —Altida Supplice, a Haitian girl under fifteen years of age, has been returned to her home, after being held for more than a year in virtual peonage in Washington, D. C„ through the efforts of the District of Columbia branch of the N.A.A.C.P., according to announcement today. The girl was brought to the United States in 1921 by the wife of a captain in the marine corps on a promise of ten dollars a month in wages and a home. Although the girl was forced to do all sorts of menial tasks, she never received more than five dollars for any month’s work and at the end of most months she was told that she had nothing due her as her wages had been expended for clothes. Thesa the marine officer’s wife purchased for the girl, declaring that the cost was always in excess of wages due in or der that the girl might remain per petually in debt. Becoming dissatisfied, the girl ran away but was caught and returned to her employers. Later she ran away again and this time the case was re ported to Shelby J. Davidson, execu tive secretary of the District of Co lumbia of the N.A.A.C.P. In com pany with Prof. Metz Lochard of Howard university, who acted as in terpreter, and Mr. William Pickens who happened to be in Washington at the time, Mr. Davidson Called on M. Arthur Bailly-Blanchard, Haitian minister to the United States who at first seemed disinclined to take any action in the matter, but upon the delegation’s insistence he consented to take the matter up by talking with the wife of the marine. She denied the charges, although com petent witnesses proved the truth of what the girl had charged. It was discovered during the interview that she had asked the Washington police to arrest the girl and return her. When it was found, that this had been done, the Board of Children's Guardians was requested to take charge of the girl until she could be returned to her home. This was done while at the same time steps were taken through the United States im migration bureau to arrange to have the girl returned to Haiti on the first steamer. Both of these steps proved successful and the girl has been re turned to her parents in Haiti, from whom she had been taken by the ma rine and his wife without the knowl edge and consent of the parents. The successful conclusion of this case cir cumvents a bold attempt to hold a person in peonage in the national capital. GEORGIA GOVERNOR PROMISES TO PUNISH LYNCHERS IN STATE (Special to The Tribune) New York, Aug. 4. —The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced in its of fices, 70 Fifth avenue, today the re ceipt of a letter from Governor Thom as W. Hardwick of Georgia, regarding the lynching of Joe Jordan and Jas. Harvey, two young colored men, con-, victed of assault, who were lynched! on July 1 at Lane'B Bridge, Georgia, j after they had been granted a respite I of 30 days by the governor. In reply I to the association’s request that not j only the lynchers be punished but that; Sheriff Rogers, of Wayne county. I Georgia, and Deputy Sheriff Tyre, who' permitted the mob to take the prison ers from him, be adequately punished. The governor replied: "As governor of this state, I have offered the largest reward authorized by law for tfce perpe trators of this outrage, and 1 will i instruct the court authorities and the solicitor general of the ju dicial circuit in which Wayne county is located, to present the matter to the grand jury at its approaching session. I will do all I can to vindicate the law in this matter." SUIT FOR $20,000 BROUGHT AGAINST | MOB BY DEP. SHERIFF (Special to The Tribune) Macon, Ga., Aug. 4.—Fourteen of the most prominent white citizens of Wilkerson county, were made de fendants to a suit which was filed in federal court here today, for $20,000. the amount which John Stanly, de puty sheriff, seeks as damages for in jures which he is said to have sus tained at the hands of a mob composed of the fourteen men, and while he was defending Jim Denson, a Negro. The officer charges that the mob stormed the jail and after he had re fused to turn over the keys that they might take therefrom the Negro, they shot him in the foot, and he is now suffering a permanent injury. Jim Denson, the Negro, was taken from the jail by the mob, many of whom were drunk, and a rope placed about his neck after which he was thrown into an automobile. In their haste to leave the jail two of the au tomobiles belonging to the mob mem bers collided and the occupants were thrown out and injured. Denson made his escape but was later captured while he petted two of the ferocious j bloodhounds that had been placed on his trail. He was hung several weeks ago. DEATH SENTENCE IS COMMUTED T OLIFE BY GEORGIA GOVERNOR (Preston News Service) Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 4. —On Thursday afternoon Governor Haddwlck com muted the sentence of Voge Lamar, convicted for murder, who was to hang on Friday at ; Fulton Tower. La mar now will serve a life term. Sev eral citizens, including Sheriff Low ery. requested the commutation. La mar was convicted of shooting Miss Zora Palmer to death in Fulton coun ty in November, 1920. NEGRO NEWSPAPERS IN THE UNITED STATES Statistical Inquiry of Occupations, Personnel, Etc. Approximately 1198 Negroes, in vir tually every trade and occupation, and 61 white workers form the work- f ing personnel of 113 newspapers and 14 magazines owned and directed by Negro proprietors in 30 states and the District of Columbia. The grand to tal of 1.259, which also includes ap proximately 185 Negro female work ers, is made up of the following in crements: Proprietors or managers, 204; editorial and clerical workers, 393; foremen, 69; compositors, 103; linotype operators 70; machinists 21; admen 32; make-up men 38; floormen 16; proofreaders 47; sterotypers 2; electrotypers 2; pressmen 84; book binders 36; mailers 104; and all oth er tradesmen 38. The 61 white workers, aside from four of their number who exclusively comprise the elctrotyping and stero typing occupations of the 127 publi cations studied, are sparsely distrib uted from linotype operators to mail ers, and other skilled to unskilled oc cupations. The 27 papers and periodicals are further classified as 96 secular, 23 religious and 8 fraternal publications, of whose number 98, 22 and 3 are • published weekly, monthly and daily, j respectively. Two are bi-monthly is [ sues and of the remaining two, one is ! a bi-weekly and one is a quarterly 1 publication. Sixty-three of the above publications : maintain and operate their own ' presses, and an additional seven con | duct a general printing and publish ing business for contract work of a book or job nature. The composing work of seventy of the publications is j done at the plants by skilled Negro i compositors and their associates: These statistics are taken from a i summary of the newspaper and pub j lishing industry prepared by Phil H. Brown of the U. S. department of la bor, who conducted an inquiry among i the 350 publications listed with the department as of 1918. Os this num ber, 42 have suspended publication I since that year, and 181 of the smal -1 ler papers failed to respond. A MOONSHINE PARTY ! ] ’VARSITY STUDENTS ENDS IN SHOOTING (Special to The Tribune) Atlanta. Ga., Aug. 4. —A craving for cheap moonshine, coupled with a typ ical cracker attitude, have resulted in the arrest of Briggs Carson (white) of Tifton, University of Georgia’s summer school, charged with the death of young Benjamin White. Carson is alleged to have shot the White boy early last Sunday morning after the youth who had been sent out after liquor, had failed to return with the same. Held “Wild Party” at School” According to the testimony given at the coroners inquest, following the students arrest young Carson and four other students, residing at the Kappa Alpha chapter house summon ed White last Saturday night and giving him some money, urged that he procure them some whiskey, in or der, they stated, to continue a “wild stag party” they were giving in the room of one of the students. At an early hour Sunday morning when the youth failed to make his appearance, the drunk-crazed youths, | started toward his home in an auto mobile. They met him coming down the road near his home. Alarmed over their condition, and the vile threats and epithets hurled at him, the youth started to run. Carson drew a gun and fired one shot, the bullet lodging in his back between the shoulder blades. The serious ac cident sobered the youths, who rush ed the wounded lad to a local hospital, where he died about 10 o’clock Held on Murder Charge Carson was arrested at the frater nity chapter house and held in the county jail, where a charge of murder was sworn out for him. University officials refused to make any comment over the affair. PRISONER FAKES “FRENCH LEAVE” FROM OHIO JAIL (Preston News Service) Warrensville, Ohio, Aug. 4.—Eight een months is too long a time for a Globe trotter to spend in one place. At least this seems to be the way Charles Washington of Cleveland felt l about the matter. By nature i ton is a traveling man. Pondering over having to stay 17 more months in the workhouse preyed upon his mind considerably, so he just got up and walked away. According to reports, early last Fri- ] day morning while the other prisoners j were asleep Washington slipped an; overcoat over his pajamas and walk- j ed to freedom. So far, “search for the | man in pajamas” has been fruitless, j Highly Honored Aubrey M. Carter was duly elected delegate to the 44th annual conven-I tion of the Most Excellent Prince Hall Grand Chapter Holy Royal Arch Ma- j sons of Illinois and jurisdiction, also the grand commandry which convenes in Chicago August 6th and 7th. Front • there he will proceed to Washington, • D. C. as a delegate to the United Su • preme Council 33 degree Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Ma sonry of the southern jurisdiction of > the United States of America, and 1 also the Imeprial Council of the An . cient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of ! the Mytic Shrine of North and South , America and jurisdiction. He goes to ■ represent Signal Chapter No. 27 R. ; A. M., Cyrene Commandry No. 24 K. T., West Gate Consistry No. lA.A.S. R. and Moslem Temple No, 79 A. E. i A. O. Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, i All of which are located in Phoenix. ■ The colored Masons of Phoenix are • proud of Mr. Carter and hold him in i the highest esteem. ❖ ❖ ❖ Birthday Surprise i Wednesday evening, August 2. Mrs. H. H. Moore of 911 North Central avenue gave a delightful surprise • birthday dinner in honor of her hus . band’s 'steenth birthday anniversary. When Mr. Moore came in Wednesday : evening he was truly and delightfully i surprised to find a sumptuous birth day dinner waiting for him. Mr. Moore is our popular taxi driver and operates a big Willys-Knight seven i passenger oar. IF YOU SEE IT IN THE TRIBUNE IT'S SO PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1922 NEGRO REPUBLICANS !l E OF FLORIDA ARE NOT i WANTED BY THE PARTY (Special to The Tribune) Orlando, Fla.. Aug. 4. —The Inde pendent Republican Party in the ] . State of Florida is the name of the < newly formed political organization 1 ; which anounces as its avowed pur- , J pose, the elimination of the Negro | from republican politics in the south. ( In order to test the strength of the principles of the new party, the pro- 1 | moters announced that in the election next November, W. C. Lawson of this | city would be its candidate for the United States senate against regular . republican candidates, should one be | nominated. “The Negro is demandng too much ' and is exercising entirely too much I power,” said ihe chairman of the new party at the meeting held in the court house last night, and in doing so he ( is encroaching on to the rights of the white south. It will be satisfac tory to a majority of southern repub . licans to have the Negro voter en- E tirely eliminated from politics." The comment of many prominent Negro leaders of the state, when told , of the announcement of the new party having been launched, was that noth- E ing at all is to be feared due to the acts of a few disappointed office seek | ers who have been defeated at the , polls, not only due to their selfish ness, but due to a thoroughly antag onistic spirit toward the Negro which is unjust an unwarranted. hoteiTemployees MUST BE LICENSED TO WORK IN TULSA (Special to The Tribune) Tulsa, Okla., Aug. 4. —Under the terms of an ordinance passed by the mayor and commissioners, Friday, all porters, bellhops, waiters, janitors, el . evator operators, chambermaids, or other servants in Tulsa hotels must be licensed and identified before they may accept local employment. A fine ,| of S2O is provided for any person that ; -I takes one of these positions or for any employer who hires one without , i license and indentification. < The ordinance designates the above i j named employees and then includes a ( E broader sweep by qualifying that “any ; \ employe or servant around a hotel j I I whose duties bring them in contact or ( 1 1 require them to act as messengers for ] jor to render service to the guests of i i j the hotel at their rooms” shall be in- ( j eluded. i All employees regulated by the i j terms of this ordinance must be fin- , 1 ger printed, photographed and given i •' a physical description as additional I indentification. They must be over , . 1 18 years old, must have been residents i of Tulsa for at least 30 days prior to i the date of employment, must not be | i addicted to the use of liquor, drugs or ,' opiates, and must not have been con- ] .; victed of a felony. j i i The license fee is $5 a year, pay- < . ■ able semi-annually. j ’ j All of the larger hotel owners fav- j [ E ored the adoption of this oridnance. : L. A. COLORED WOMAN lj CELEBRATS 118TH BIRTHDAY i > ! . j (Special to The Tribune) . I Los Angeles, Cal., —Aug. 4. —Mrs. . j Anna Melwina Prater, aged colored . woman announced to friends here . that the birth anniversary which she . j observed today was her 118th birth ;' day. She is an inmate of the local i'county farm. She attributes her long | life to hard work and plain food. | Born a slave in South Carolina, her | sight and hearing are good and she . I weighs 150 pounds. 1 : To Mesa’ Sunday All Phoenix will journey to Mesa . i Sunday, August 6, to attend the special r i services at Mt. Calvary Baptist church r 1 when the Rev. E. D. Green of this -1 city will deliver the sermon. The citt .! zens of Mesa will turn out en masse II and they plan to make this a great i day. Services begin at 2:30 p. m. Let's go! BLACK EDUCATOR IN CLASH WITH SENATOR BORAH ON DYER BILL (Special to The Tribune) Washington, D. C., Aug. 4.—Senator Borah addressed a large mass meeting of colored people at the A.M.E. Zion church in south Washington on “The Unconstitutionality of the Dyer Anti Lynch Bill." He expressed his sur prise on being asked to address a colored audience since the entire race knows of his opposition to the meas ure that is so near the Negro's heart. Senator Borah, congratulated the race on its judicial attitude in wanting to hear all sides of the question. He declared his position with a long ar ray of judicial precedents, and said that he would violate his oath as a senator if he voted for a bill which he believed to be unconstitutional. He said that one sovereignty could not impose a fine upon another, and that state pride would resist every effort to impose such penalty by the nation al government, thus having the Ne gro as defenseless as he is now. Replying from the floor Neval Thomas, a local school teacher said: “No man living knows whether this law is constitutional or not. The dis tinguished senator is likewise dis tinguished as a lawyer, but over and against his learned opinion is the learned opinion of Moorefield Storey, than whom there is no greater lawyer in the world ( and that of the attorney general of the United States. “The supreme court in all proba bility will divide on it, as it does in so many of the great questions it is called upon to decide. One learned member of the great tribunal once said, ‘The only reason we are right is because we get the last guess. The laws are volumnious and indefinite. ‘There is no fixed science,' as the Nation puts it. Often the most vital question is declared by a five-four vote, five learned judges saying the law is one thing and four equally learned saying it is another," MISSOURI GIRL ACCEPTS PLACE WITH URBAN LEAGUE (Preston News Service) Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 4. —Miss Ina bel F. Burns, of St. Joseph, Mo., has accepted a position as assistant sec retary of the Cleveland Urban League of which Mr. Wm. R. Conners is ex ecutive secretary. Miss Burns is an honor graduate of the high school of her native city; and honor student at Howard Univers ity, graduating -in 1920 with the de gree of Bachelor of Arts. Her excel lent record at Howard attracted of ficials of the educational' department of the National Urban League and she was given a fellowship which en titled her to take a special course'in social service science. She attended the School of Social Science in New York City. Miss Burns also took spe cial training work at Columbia Uni versity. Hold Convention The colored Baptists of New Mexico met in annual convention this week in Albuquerque, and ministers and delegates from all parts of the state are in attendance. Dr. J. T. Greene, pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist church in Albuquerque and a brother of Dr. E. D. Green of this city, is a prominent figure in the convention, being state missionary. A more detailed account of the convention will appear in our next issue. ❖ ❖ ❖ Notice A get-together-meeting of Maricopa county republicans will be held Mon day night at Odd Fellows hall 3rd avenue and Adams street. All good republicans invited. ❖ ❖ * A Correction The meeting of the B. T. Washing l ton Hospital and Relief Clubs will be ! held August 8, the second Tuesday in this month and not on the 14th as stated in last week’s issue of the Tri bune. Mrs. Ruby Jones is president of this club. Fully Recovered Mr. Floyd Lucas who has been suf fering with appendicits, has fully re covered and is at his post of duty in the Farrell barber shop. ! BIENNIAL MEET OF ! ODDFELLOWS TO BE ,j HELD IN CLEVELAND (Preston News Service) ■ | Cleveland, 0., Aug. 4.—The Fifth ; ; City will be host to the next biennial movable convention of the G.U.O. of O. F. which will be held here from i September 11 to 16 inclusive. The , local committee of which Col. J. E. . Reed is chairman, is making prepara . tions to care for 10,000 strangers ex pected to attend the city during the > convention. Visitors are expected , from all parts of the country on this , occasion. Governor Harry L. Davis and Mayor I Fred Kohler, Jr., according to Mr. L Reed, have promised to welcome the , delegates and visitors at the opening » session on Monday Sept. 11. Dele t gates from Canada. Cuba, Bahama, and t the Phillippines are expected. Drill t teams from Cuba and Bermuda have . already signified their intention to be . present. On Wednesday night, Sept 13 a [ military ball will be given in the spa ■ cious and commodious new public hall. 5 On Thursday afternoon a monster pa . rade and drill will be held. The reg . ular sessions of the B.M.C. will be 1 held in St. John's A.M.E. church, Cen -5 tral and 40th streets. The Rev. E. A. Clarke is pastor of that church. r , KU KLUX KLAN BLOCK PUBLICATION OF ADS. IN JEWISH PAPER ) 3 St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 4. —According j to reports Robert L. Young, at St. 3 Joseph, Mo., candidate for nomina -3 tion for U. S. senator on the democrat -3 ic ticket, says “I received a notice from the Ku Klux Klan to remove a 3 campaign advertisement which I had 1 contracted for insertion in the Jewish r Record, a local Hebrew language 3 newspaper. The reason given in the ! i Klan letter was, ‘because the Jew is after the almighty dollar and to hell with the country.’ ” It is said that officials of the paper r anounce that suit will be filed against Young to collect the sum of money due the paper under the cqntract. 3 SON OF DR. EMMETT SCOTT GIVEN PROMINENT POSITION 1 ' " (Preston News Service) I Boston, Mass, Aug. 4. —Emmett J. , 1 Scott, Jr., eldest son of Hon. Emmett | J. Scott, secretary-treasurer of How . | ard university. Washington, D. C., has . just been appointed to a position in . the office of the chief engineer, main . tenance department of the Boston t Elevated Railway. I Young Scott is an honor graduate i . of the Phillips Exeter Academy, Ex i eter, N. H., and a graduate in civil en- I gineering of the Massachusetts In r stitute of Technology. Commenting on the recent appoint . ment of Mr. Scott the Boston Chron icle says: “Mr. Scott is the first col-1 ored man to become an employee of the engineering department of the 3 Boston elevated.” | COURT ACTION HALTS s BUILDING OF APARTMENT i (Preston News Service) Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 4.—Upon petition t of a number of adjoining property 5 owners, Judge George L. Bell, in Ful t ton superior court, last Thursday ] r signed an order temporarily restrain ing L. G. Neal from erecting a number i of apartment houses in East Merrits avenue. i The property owners allege that, - j due to inadvertence, the recent “zon -1 ing” ordinance passed "by city council 1 does not classify this particular tract as to whether white or colored resi dents may occupy the property, and ask time to present the claims to the ;- council to have an amendment to the 3 ordinance passed. The petitions al- i i lege that the building of a Negro j s apartment house will damage their j - holdings. t Not In Flagstaff Mrs. Robert McConnell of 1029 Jefferson street, who has been away !- from the city several weeks, wishes :- to inform the public that she did not a spend the summer in Flagstaff as it was reported. 5 Cents a Copy: $2.50 a Year 'MEXICO WELCOMES COLORED PEOPLE FROM THIS COUNTRY (Special to The Tribune) Mexico City, Aug. 4. —His excellen cy the president of the republic re cently told a commission of Negroes who sought lauds for colonization, that the laws of Mexico are very lib eral and do not recognize the doctrine of race supremacy, and because of this fact it was judged that there would be no serious obstacles in the way of permitting the colonization of colored people. The commission to which we refer came representing the Negroes who now reside for the most part in the southern states of the American un ion and who on the whore desire to immigrate to our country in order to obtain their rights which are now de nied them where they now live. General Obregon received the com missioners who explained their de sire to colonize in our country, shar ing the national burden of Mexico and not solely for personal gain, and like wise sharing the wealth and prosperi ty of our country. The president told the commission ers that “we want the best element of your people to come and become interwoven with the commercial and social life of our people. We will see to it that you are affored every op portunity of being a man and that our government will give you respect and protection.” “Mexico offers the greatest possibili ties and future to any people on the face of the earth. We are inviting the American Negro to come and cast his lot with us not because we know that he is ill treated and unjustly dealt with in his native land but because we believe that in the development of the commerce, agriculture and trade in our own country that he will be fair enough to take some and leave some and not try to take all as other Amer icans have done in years past. We are willing to give you opportunity, justice and protection and help' you develop your own resources for our mutual benefit and in return we ask only your loyalty in the commercial agricultural and social upbuilding of Mexico.” CONGRESS WILL HAVE COLORED MEMBER THIS _YEAR, AVERS (Special to The Tribune) New York, Aug. 4. —Will New York or Cfiicago be the first northern cen ter to return a colorel American to congress? Chicago will not this year. The nominations have been made, and in the first district, where the voters : are almost four to one colored, Martin B. Madden, chairman of the appropri ation committee, has been retained. In New York the situation is dif ferent. The nominations are yet to be made, and strong efforts are being male to induce James Weldon Johnson to oppose Congressman Ansarge, who comes from practically a colored dis trict. The Philadelphia Public Ledger says: “The Negro vote in the greater city j is aboot 55,000 among 1,250,000 voters, j But of the 50,000 colored votes 35,- 000 are located fully in the Twenty first district where the blacks are clamoring for a candidate of their very own, a favorite being James Wel don Johnson, a conspicuously able Negro. The incumbent, Martin C. Ansorge, a white man who aspire to be rettirned to the House this autumn is finding the colored portion of his district in open revolt against the re | publican party. The total vote of the j congressional district is 80,000. j MURDERER IS ACQUITTED (Preston News Service) Van Buren, Ark., Aug. 4.—The ac quittal of Simon Elam last Thursday met with popular favor here. Elam was charged with shooting and killing John Slade in Elam’s restaurant ser eral months ago.