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Vol. V. No. 23 CONVICT WILLIAMS OF GEORGIA MAKES VISIT TO OLD HOME (Preston News Service) ATLANTA, Ga„ Sept. I—Apparent ly one of the most flagrant violations of not only prison rules but just plain pure common sense, was the act of Superintendent Dunaway of the state prison farm here last week when he allowed John S. Williams to go to his home in Jasper County to visit his family and attend a big family re union. When word reached the state prison commission about Williams being per mitted to visit his family, Dunaway was forthwith summoned to appear before the commission. Dunaway, it is said, figuring that the best way to save himself was to plead ignorance of the rules and to take advantage of his newness on the job to the commission, as an excuse for his dereliction of duty and violation of prison rules. He told the commission that John S. Williams, who is serving a life term at the pris on for the murder of several Negroes on his Jasper county farm, had been recently permitted to visit his home, but declared that the prisoner remain ed only a short time and did not get out of the sight of the custodian dur ing the entire time he was in his home. In his effort to make his excuse more plausible to the commission, Dunaway stated that recently it be came necessary for him to make a trip to Jasper county to exchange some hogs and buy some seed wheat and burr clover seed for the prison farm; and inasmuch as Williams was so well acquainted with the roads in Jasper county he was taken along to act as chauffeur. He further claimed that Wiliams home was on the route and that they stopped there for only a few minutes, during which time Williams talked with his wife and daughter. A member of the commission stated that they had reports that Williams had been allowed to go home and at tend a big family reunion and barbe cue. Dnuaway denied this vigorously and declared that the only time Wil-1 llams had been out of the prison was | the trip with him in to Jasper county a few days ago for hogs and seeds. The chairman of the commission roundly scored Dunaway for his viola tion oH the prison rules and told him that no prisoner was to be permitted to leave the prison without the know! edge and consent of the commission. Dunaway, it is said, frankly admit ted to the commission that be did not know it was against the rules for a prisoner to be taken away from the farm without the consent of the com mission. “I have only been superin tendent of the prison a short time and have not yet become familiar with all 1 the rules.” He promised the commis sion that he would abide by the rules in the future. PRAYER OFFERED BY TEXANS TO END RAILWAY STRIKE (Special to Tribune) DENISON, Texas, Sept. 1. —Denison prayed this morning that the nation wide Btrike of railway shopmen would end. Every business house in the city was closed from 9 to 10 o’clock, while business men and strikers, their sym pathizers and families, crowded into four Protestant churches, where, with heads bowed, they listened while the four ministers besought God to “guide the railroads and men to peace.’ We would respectfully suggest that if Texas would show some signs of repentance for the 354 Colored people she has lynched, God might grant a i more merciful hearing to its prayers j for cessation of the strike. GET A TRANSFER If you are on the Gloomy Line, Get a transfer. If you're inclined to fret and pine, Get a transfer. Get off the track of Doubt and Gloom; Get on a Sunshine train —there’s room, Get a transfer. ! TENTH CAV. STANDS HEAD OF 241 & 251 BOYS IN SHOOTING (Special to The Tribune) NOGALES, Ariz., Aug. 30—The 24th Infantry made a qualification record with the rifle this year of 91.90 per ctnt, according to an official state ment on the rifle shooting received from the 24th yesterday. Thus the three Negro regiments in this corps area stand today in the following order of shooting this year—First, 10th Cavalry, 96.23 percent qualified; sec ond, 25tli Infantry, 96.06 percent; third, 24th Infantry. 91.90 percent. The 24th's report shows that only two battalions fired record with the regiment, the First and Second. A to tal of 609 men shot and only lifty-six failed to qualify. There are fifty-eight experts, 134 sharpshooters and 361 marksmen. Two companies scored 100 percent. Headquarters Companies, First and Second battalions. However, four companies fell well below the 90 per cent mark and thus brought the regi mental percentage down. A regimental trophy donated by Col. John B. Schoffel, commanding the 24th, will be awarded the company making the highest score. The win ner of the trophy has not been an nounced as yet. p— ——q PRESCOTT □ □ By Mrs. L. V. Hines Mrs. Joe Anderson and Mrs. Frank Young entertained with one of the swellest receptions given in Prescott, the affair being in honor of Miss Margaret Page, Mrs. E. Page and Mr. Frank Young. Mr. Young has gone east to visit his mother and other relatives and Miss Page left for San Diego, California, to attend school. Miss Helen Vance, who was also to be one of the honored guests, left two weeks ago to look after matters per taining to her school work. She was detained in Mesa because of a meet ing of teachers conducted there. The I full account of this reception will be | given in the next issue of The Tri bune. Miss Leanna Collius, one of the daintiest and most pleasing young girls in the society circle of Prescott, left for her home in Shreveport, La., to spend a few months with relatives there. Miss Collins was loved by all who met her. She took the Beauty Culture course under Mrs. Hughes, the Beauty Specialist, and is very capable and will make good wherever she goes. Miss Collins was very pop ular with the leading young men of ! Prescott, and will be greatly missed. Mother Coopwood. mother of Mrs. Lowe and Mrs. Hall of this city, is still feeling feeble. Mrs. Coopw'ood i is loved by all of the Prescott people, and it is the earnest hope of her many friends that she will have a speedy recovery. Mrs. Foreman, Grand Deputy of the Sir Knights and Daughters Taber nacle, is confined to her bed, suffer ing with a severe attack of ptomaine poisoning. Dr. Tolle has used strenu ous efforts, and now signs of improve ment are noticeable. Both the Stars and Daughters have been very atten tive to her, of which she is very t thankful. We hope she will soon re cover. Mrs. Cook, wife of Ex-Deputy Sher iff of this county, and now candidate on the Democratic ticket for sheriff, spent five days in bed quite sick, and the nephews visiting her from Phoe nix are both in bed sick. It Is the hope of their many friends that they will soon recover. Mrs. Hickey, one of the owners of the St. Michael Hotel, the largest ho tel in Prescott, was found dead in bed Wedensday morning. Mrs. Hickey lived in Prescott about 45 years, was j one of the oldest pioneers and was loved by all. It was a shock to all ; Prescott when daily papers heralded the news. The body was interred after six days, in the Mountain View ceme tery. Funeral services wer held at the Catholic church, attended by a large crowd at both church and ceme tery. Mrs. Katie Hicky Frederickson, only child of the deceased, arrived from Texas and was the only relative present. Mrs. Hicky has several rela 24TH INFANTRY WILL BE STATIONED AT FT. BENNING, GA. (Special to The Tribune) NOGALES, Ariz., Aug. 30—The 24th Infantry, now' stationed at Columbus, New Mexico, will shortly move to a new station at Fort Benning, Georgia, where the Infantry School is. Ac cording to The Eagle, the 24th’s news paper, the regiment expects to move early in September. About 513 meh will go with the regi ment to Benning, according to The Eagle. It has been understood here that a number of surplus men in the 24th would be transferred to this regi ment, but there is no official dope on the subject. The 24th will be organized on reach ing Benning as a two battalion regi ment, with 43 officers and 830 men. WOMENSTMREAL FIGHT OVER JANITOR (Preston News Service) PITTSBURGH, Pa.. Sept. I—The Misses Nora Turner and Carrie Mc- Call were called upon by the police to part with $lO each on a charge of dis orderly conduct, last Thursday. Ac cording to the police the women were engaged in a strenuous fist fight in 11 the basement of a building on Third [ avenue, where they were employed, , 1 it is said, as a result of jealousy over I the bland and accommodating janitor. It is claimed that the argument start ed over whom he treated the best in his favors in helping them w'ith their work about the building, each claim ing she was best treated. The police say that both women squared off and were going it at a merry clip when they arrived. During the mele the janitor, whose name was not divulged, leisurely went about his duties and paid little or no attention to the fight, it was testified. At the hearing before Magistrate Suc cop the women “panned” each other and at the conclusion of the women’s verbal battle the magistrate imposed a fine of $lO on each. The janitor did not appear at the hearing. | tives in the East. All friends are deeply bereaved because of the loss of so noble a woman. Mr. William Baker, husband of Mrs. Maggie Baker, was found dead on the back porch at their home, 226 South Marina St., Saturday evening. Mr. [ Baker was very cherful all morning . and Mrs. Baker left home for her work. On her return in the evening , she found the door locked. Thinking he was down town she went to the U. N. I. A. with her daughter and son ] in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jourdan. On I their return they found the door still locked, so they made entrance into the house and found the back door , open and Mr. Baker on the porch. Mr. Baker was a professional , house cleaner, and had finished a job at his home for Dr. Tolle. He was waiting there for her at 9 o’clock, and ( it is thought that it was previous to this time that he passed away. Ho sat all day until evening undiscovered. . Mr. Baker is a brother of Mrs. Emmet Scott, whose husband was secretary , to Booker T. Washington, and during the war was Assistant Secretary of War. He is now Secretary-Treasurer of Howard University. Mrs. Scott is the only living relative, the rest hav ing perished in the Galveston flood in j 1900. Mr. Baker was born in Galves ton, and at the time of his death was , 52 years old. The funeral services , were held at the the People’s A. M. E. Z. church., Rev. Draper delivering the , sermon. It was a very sad funeral. The choir members for the occasion I were Mesdames Jacob Tull, J. Ander . son, W. Staton, E. Hall, G. Jourdan, J. . Burkhart; Mrs. Moker organist. The t floral offerings were beautiful. The I many friends of this family all share I their bereavement. Rev. Smith, pastor of the Colored . Baptist church, just closed a revival, : all reporting a wonderful meeting. A i few more names were added to the . church. You are cordially invited to attend the regular services. I Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Alexander were ! guests of Mr. and Mrs Thos. Hines and ■ baby on a tour to Oak Creek Sunday, IF YOU SEE IT IN THE TRIBUNE IT’S SO PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1922 KLAN IS SPREADING ITS FANGS INTO THE I UNITED STATES ARMY (Preston News Service) BLATIMORE, Md., Sept. I—Like a stealthy, slimp serpent, the infamous Ku Klux Klan is spreading its fangs into the Army of the United States. It is reported that several soldiers of ; the United States Army at Camp Meade were among the candidates in itiated into the order of the “invisible empire" at a spectacular open air ceremony at Odenton, Md.. last Tues day night in which Klans from Dela ware and Virginia participated. . It is said that the soldiers had tak en off their uniforms and wore citi zens clothes. The exact number of soldiers joining the Ku Klux Klan c could not be ascertained. It is claim ed by soldiers at Camp Meade that Klan propaganda has been going on there for some time. Many of the sol diers admitted, it is said, that they were interested in the Klan organiza tion just for the fun of wearing a nightgown and becoming a ghost. Officials of the Army, stationed at Camp Meale, claim as far as they know there is no rule forbidding Unit ed States soldiers becoming members of the klan, nor has the Army taken any position with regard to the organ ization. RAIL STRIKE CAUSE OF POSTPONEMENT OF AFRICAN VOYAGE ( Preston News Service) LOS ANGELIS. Calif., Sept. I—Rev. J. E. Lewis, head of the Western ’ Back-to-Africa” movement, issued a ’ statement here last Friday detailing ■ reasons why his party did not sail on j 1 Tuesday as scheduled. I Rev. Lewis said “The railroad strike 1 ■ has prevented the departure of the 1 Good Motorship Angel from Los An- 1 geles to Liberia with 100 members of 1 the race who have booked passage to 1 Africa. The date of sailing has, there fore, been postponed pending the ar ’ rival here of fifty-three of our mem- 1 bers from the east and south, who 1 ! have booked passage.” The Angel, termed the flagship of ! the Liberian Transportation Steamship 1 company and the Church of God line, j 1 I I is said to be the only vessel flying the • i Liberian flag. ( ; NEW YORK DANCE HALLS MUST CLOSE AT 1 A. M. : i ■ j (Preston News Service) ■ [ NEW YORK CITY, Sept. I—Police ', authorities have issued an order clos- 1 1 1 ing dance halls, cabarets and other I amusement resorts at 1 o’clock a. m. 1 1 This order has spread consternation ’ '; among the night hounds and night ’ 1 ! moths who formerly yelped and slut- I 1 tered to the dazzling tune of jazz or- 1 1 [ chestras until daybreak, i 1 I , The higher the blunt end of an egg 1 1 | rises out of the water the older the 1 ! i egg is. : 1 making the trip in the Buick car A 1 wonderful time was had, and the party ’ returned home at a late hour. These two families keep dates ahead for out ings and get much out of each trip. 1 1 Mr. John Garner is reported the same, with no special change or im- 1 1 provement. It is hoped that he will soon take a change for the better. Mrs. L. A. McCarty is about the same. Last night she had several se vere nights, but is very courageous through it all, and goes out to church, I to the store or any place when she ! 1 feels better. All of the people are sympathetic toward Mrs. McCarty. 1 Mrs. Maxwell was reported ill last i week. It is hoped she will soon re cover. , i Mrs. W. D. Alexander was quite ill [ 1 this week. It is hoped she will soon!; 1 feel normal. > The U. N. I. A. is still doing big 1 1 things. Why not be a member of it? | ! They pay indemnity to relatives of! 1 deceased, so why not join? The president, Mr. Todd, is a live wire. ! The reporter was sick last week, I but feeling O. K. now, and ready to , write all subscriptions to The Tribune. MISSISSIPPIANS TO WORK FOR DEFEAT OF JAMES KJARADAMAN (Preston News Service) JACKSON, Miss., Sept. I—Miss Belle Kearney, a defeated candidate for the democratic nomination for Senator from Mississippi, has issued a statement asking the voters of the state to deefat James K. Vardaman in the “runoff” primary on September 5. “The solid sense of the country would deplore that a statesman like John Sharp Williams could be succeeded in the Senate by a demagogue of Varda man’s stripe.” The Negro, too. does not want Vardaman in the Senafc again. It is bad enough to tolerate Pat Harrison. They desire to take a chance on Hubert D. Stephens. Varda man is a hindrance to the Negro and a disgrace to the Nation. LOUIBANA KLANSMEN MISTREAT BLACK MAN (Preston News Service) SHREVEPORT, La„ Sept. I—ln less than five minutes after he had been released from jail last Monday night, Jesse Jernigan, aged 30 years, was kidnapped and spirited away in an automobile by a party of masked klansmen to an isolated spot in the woods a few miles from here and forced to submit to an operation. It Is reported that Jernigan had been arrested on Saturday, alleged to have made an improper remark to a white woman, the technical charge being disorderly conduct. After a hearing, Jernigan was released. According to Jernigans statement to the police at the hospital on Tuesday afternoon, after being released from jail lie said he had gone only a short distance down the street from the jail when he was seized by a party of eight or ten men, all masked, and was placed into an automobile, then car ried several miles into the wooded country where he was forced to sub mit to the operation. After the oper ation they then tossed him into an automobile and returned him to the city, and shortly before midnight (lumped him almost lifeless from ex haustion and loss of blood into the street at the front entrance of the Charity Hospital, w-here he is now a patient. ONLY WOMAN DEAN OF LAW SCHOOL (Preston News Service) WASHINGTON, D. C„ Sept. I.—lt is interesting to know that Miss Emma M. Gillett, who is celebrating her 70th anniversary, obtained her legal train ing at the Howard University Law School, which was the only law school In the country at that time open to women. In 1883 she obtained her de gree from Howard University and was admitted to the bar. In 1896 Miss Gillett and Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey founded the Washing ton College of Law and In 1913 suc ceeded Mrs. Mussey as head of the Institution. Miss Gillett has held many responsible positions, among them being vice president of the Realty Appraisal and Title Company; president of the Woman’s Bar Associa tion ; and is at present vice president of the American Bar Association of ! the District of Columbia, and is the senior woman lawyer here. HORSE RACING IN KENTUCKY (Preston News Service) LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept, I—The feature of the Lexington Colored Fair's race meeting, the Colored Fair Derby, in its fourth annual renewal last Friday went to Black Watch 11, owned by J. M. Hubbard. Black Watch 11, with Hughes in the saddle, j was admirably ridden. Opening up a ; lead of several lengths on the back j stretch, Hughes always kept his mount I that distance in front of the field. Arravan, which finished second, I was far back in the early stages of the ! race, but on the second turn went around the field and made a heroic effort to catch the son of Mae Donald —Black Venus. My Ballot saved the show. The winner paid $38.20 for a $2.00 pasteboard. MAN GIVEN PUBIIC WHIPPING BY WOMEN FOR GETTNG “FRESH” (Preston News Service) PENSACOLA, Fla., Sept. I—There has been an old say that the sanctity and purity of any race is in the hands of woman. The morals and those things are set and standardized by the women. As an indication that Negro women have taken the cudgel In their own hands is being evidenced nearly every day in different parts of the country. There is a general opinion among a large number of women that some men just can’t be in their pres ence a single minute without getting fresh. Alexander Lloyd, aged 45 years, has always considered himself a favorite with the ladles. Last Monday eve ning he told some other men that he * was going over where that bunch of sweet looking strange ladies were and make a hit with them. , Lloyd hadn’t been with them more than five minutes until his friends could see what a hit he was making. The women evidently enraged at some thing he had said pounced upon him and administered such a sound thrash ing that Lloyd had to be attended by physicians at the county jail after he had been lodged there on serious charges. □ ——a MESA □ □ By Mrs. Mamie Roan Mr. Joseph Graham is erecting a nice two-room house on South Morris street. He has all of the skilled labor he car. get helping him out. Sunday School was well attended Sunday at Bethel A. M. E. church. Had some grown-up visitors out. Come again. Mr. and Mrs. Roan and little son. Mrs. Wilson and two children and M‘ss Kate Ferguson rn >t-.\od to Griv ite Reef Sunday and spent the day Having spent all the day they decided to turn homeward, and had car trouble which kept them on the desert unlit 9 o’clock. We had begun to think we would have to spend the night with the rattle snakes, but thanks to (he garage man, he came to our rescue. Mesdames Henderson, McKoy and Brown spent the week end of last week with Mrs. McKelvey of South Morris street. They returned to the capital city, saying that they would return again soon. Mrs. Joseph, a pleasant visitor in our city, and Mrs. Edd Turner went fishing Tuesday and were lucky with the finny tribe, catching a nice string of cat fish for their supper. Mrs. Joseph proved to be the best with the hook and line. Mr. T. R. Richardson is also a lucky fisherman. The Bethel A. M. E. Sunday School will give a moonlight picnic Tuesday night, September sth.. at the Brown country home. Trucks will leave the church at BP. M. Everyone Is invited to attend. 25c round trip. Refresh ments will be on hand. Mr. Alonzo Wilson was over yester day to visit his family. He was all smiles, as well as “fat and sassy.” Mrs. Harris, of Chandler, writes us from the coast that she is having a wonderful time; only wishing her va cation would be another month longer. NEGRO FARM POPULATION EXCEEDS FIVE MILLION (Preston News Service) WASHINGTON. D. C., Sept. I—The Negro farm population of the south on January 1, 1920, was 5,044,489, based on the last census, the Department of Commerce announced recently. The statement showed that figures includ ed the state of Delaware, Maryland, I District of Columbia, and West Vir ginia besides the states considered strictly southern. The Negro farm population of the south in 1920 constituted 56.6 per cent of the total southern Negro population. The Negro farm population is said to exceed the white farm population in two states, South Carolina and Mis i sissippi, but the largest Negro farm population for any state was shown j for Georgia, which has 767,206. 5 Cents a Copy; $2.50 a Year METHODS BY WHICH KU KLUX KLAN VISITS 1 CHURCH IS EXPOSED (Preston News Service) AUSTIN, Tex.—The trial of Edgar • Shelton, charged with disturbing re ; llgious worship in an attempt to un mask a Ku Klux Klansman, who, with s four other klansmen, visited a South i Austin Baptist revival meeting on the • night of July 9 for the purpose of pre • senting a cash donation to the pastor, ! resulted in a verdict of NOT GUILTY by a jury in the Travis County court. ; The jury was out less than one-half ■ hour. > Shelton is said to be a graduate of the University of Texas and w r as re i cently appointed an assistant in ! structor in the University of lUlnois. Shelton was a member of the church ! choir. 1 Witnesses testified that the five klansmen, masked and robed, entered the tent in which the revival was be -1 ing held, just before the close of the 1 service on Sunday night, July 19. ■ When they approached the pulpit, Shelton, It was testified, attempted to ' pull the mask from the face of one of the klansmen. The klansman. it was testified, struck Shelton a blow, knocking him down. There was a gen -1 eral exodus of the congregation of 400 people. Before any serious injuries could be inflicted two deputy sheriffs | appeared on the scene and took Shel ton Into custody. I .. It was also brought out at the trial that the visit of the klansmen was not unexpected by the pastor, as several days prior to the visit request was made that they be permitted to visit the revival tent and tender a cash donation. MINISTERS FIGHT WHEN DISCUSSION WAXES WARM, AVERS (Preston News Service) LITTLE ROCK, Ark—Very often pleasant discussions turn out for the mutual benefit of the participants and hearers in knowledge gained, but oc casionally they have the reverse ef fect. At a meeting of the Young Min isters’ Alliance here last Tuesday night a dispute arose over ecclesiasti cal ethics, beginning as a mere ab struse question, and finding Us climax 1 in an intensely personal exchange of opinions as well as physical efforts. The argument, It is said, arose over 1 the ethics and propriety of the recent action of the organization in expelling one of its members. According to the police, Revs. L. Mallory and J. L. Mack got the worst of the wounds. Rev. Mr. Abe Guidon, who Is al leged to have inflicted the wounds up on the two ministers, is said to have fled to parts unknown. The police are searching for him. t “““““ DR. R. H. BOYD PASSES TO REWARD NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. I—Dr. R. H. Boyd, one of the foremost men of our race, died at his residence on Hei man street, last Wednesday, August 23, at the ripe age of 87 years. The death of no other citizen here could make a deeper impression upon the hearts of the people, of both races, than that of Dr. Boyd. His life closes with a most remarkable career in the religious circles of this country. In the early days, when little en -1 couragement was given those who chose the religious field as their line of endeavor, Dr. Boyd succeeded In ' establishing the National Baptist Pub i lishing House, which today is the larg est Institution of its kind in the , world operated by our people, fur • nishing printed matter of every de- I scription to religious workers through out this and foreign lands. > Until his death, Dr. Boyd served as secretary of the publishing board of the National Baptist Convention. A i devoted wife, several children and a i host of other relatives survive him. i A federal soldier hospital consist i ing of 26 buildings, and costing sl,- 000,000, will be erected at Tuskeege.