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This government is based upon the fundamental idea that each man, no matter wh*t his occupation, his race, or ms religious belief, is en titled co ne treated on nis worth as a man. and neither favored nor discriminated against because of any acci dent in his position.—Theo dore Roosevelt. VOL. VI.—No. 46 A. M. E. DELEGATES REFUSE TO ENDORSE BISHOP H. B. PARKS (Special to The Tribune) KANSAS CITY, Kans., Jan. 25 The delegates from the Fifth Epis copal District of the A. M. E. Church, which met here last week, endorsed the Rev. Dr. H. Peck, of St. Louis, for Bishop. These delegates were elected by their several conferences, composed of ministers and laymen, and will be the official spokesmen for the Fifth District at the General Conference, which is to be held at Louisville, Ky., in May. Dr. Peck is pastor of St. James A. M. E. church at St. Louis, and a brother of Dr. F- Jesse Peck, Presi dent of Western University, Quin daro. Kans. In allowing his name to be presented to the delegates for endorsement for the high honors, Dr. Peck stated that he would be gov erned by the will of the delegates present, but Rev. W. H. Thomas of Denver, whose name was also pre sented, stated that he was a candi date if he was endorsed, but would not regard the vote, if hew as de feated. He was defeated. Bishop Parks Failed Perhaps a greater display of cour age has never been witnessed among ministers who are directly under a bishop, than was shown by delegates when an attempt was made to put over an endorsement for the return of Bishop H. B. Parks to the dis trict. With the Bishop presiding, looking every man in the face and using all the generalship that has come to him through years of ex perience, Bishop Parks failed to re ceive the endorsement of the dele gates. Everything seemed to be going smoothly for the asking at the Gen eral Conference for his return, when the goodly plans were completely up set by the objection of Rev. C- S. Bowman, of the North Missouri Con ference, who styled himself “the smallest integral of a conference." The climax, which was not wholly unexpected and was forecast in the occurences of Tuesday, came when Rev. J. F. Griffin, pastor of Ebenezer Church, Kansas City, offered a mo tion would carry without opposition action of the several conferences and indorse the asking of the return of Bishop Parks by the General Confer ence. It seemed as though the mo tioin would carry without opposition in spite of the declarations made Tuesday in the absence of the Bishop when Rev. Bowman announced his opposition. He told the delegates plainly that he was not in favor of the motion nor of the Bishop's return and when he had finished there was no doubt as to where he stood. Dr. W. H. Peck, of St. Louis, and Dr- W. H. Thomas, Denver, each spoke upon the motion following Rev. Bowman. Bishop Parks had express ed surprise at finding that there was opposition to his return and that it was an issue. Dr. Peck’s talk was from an informal point of view in answer to the Bishop's expressed surprise. The length of the Bishop’s tenure over this district, the peculiar nature of the bishopric and the fact that the assignment of the Bishops is in the hands of a committee rather than in the hands of the Bishop's Council were reasons given by Dr. Peck as to why his return was an issue. For the good of the Bishop himself and the church as well, Dr. Peck stated that he doubted whether the Bishop should return to the dis trict even though his return were en dorsed by every conference in it. in stating his views, Rev. Osborne said that he had been told by certain men that they “controlled" the Bishop in matters of appointments and favors. This the Bishop disput ed and branded as an “unmitigated lie,” but neither accuser nor disput ant pressed the issue. Opposition of a definite kind is said to have first developed in St. Louis on the occasion of the election of delegates from that conference. The motion to reaffirm the en dorsements given by the conferences to the return of Bishop Parks was tabled without a vote out of defer ence to the feelings of the Bishop on the one hand and on the other it was accepted as a relief from being brought to a showdown. It was vtoed that the discussion over the endorsement of the Bishop be syicken from the minutes and ex eluded from the secretary's report to the church press. Or k&y ttappinQgr *frOOP Homer BLACK LIST TO BE 1 ESTABLISHED BY i DRS. IN WASH., D. C. (Lincoln News Service) WASHINGTON, D. C—The possi bility of Washington physicians es . tablishing a “black list,” composed , of patients whom they consider able • to pay, but who steadfastly refuse to, is imminent. It has been pro y posed that once every three months i physicians would send in to a cen e tral bureau the names of those pat i ients who have refused to pay them, i, These names would be kept on file ', and whenever a physician received a call to new patients he would call * the bureau and find out their status. ) It is claimed that such a bureau haß . been found to work satisfactorily In . Chicago- The local doctors have no 3 desire to list the names of poor r people who cannot pay, but are after those who waste their money . on luxuries and then refuse to pay j for medical services rendered. E - MRS. TERRELL OF TEXAS SUCCUMBS TO ILLNESS l HOUSTON, Tex., Jan. 2o —(Spe- cial) —Mrs. M. L. Terrell, the wife of Prof. M. L. Terrell, President of - Houston College, died at her home ; Surday morning, January 13. Mrs. i Terrell was a daughter of Dr. Pierre j Lanrdy of New Orleans, La. She t was educated at Straight University, i New Orleans. La., and was formerly . supervisor of drawing and music at , Houston College. 1 She leaves to mourn their loss a s husband, two sons, Prof. W. P. Ter rell. Director of Mechanical Arts, - Lincoln University, Jefferson City. - Mo., and Dr- A. B. Terrell, Chicago, 111.; seven brbothers. Prof. P. Lan -5 dry, Phoenix, Arizona; Rev. C. C. . Landry, Dr. L. B. Landry and Mr. J. i C. Landry of New Orleans, La.; Dr. - O. W. Landry, Chicago, 111.: Mr. . | Louis Landry, St. Louis, Mo.; Mr. E. - P. Landry, Waycross, Ga.; three sls * ters. Mrs. V. N- Alston, Mrs. G. R. Gibson, and Mrs. H. H. Dunn, and r one aunt. Miss Josephine Landry, of > New Orleans, La., and three grand i children. Funeral services were held - from Antioch Baptist Church, Hous - ton, Wednesday, January 16. 1 i CHRISTMAS PROGRAM E The following program was ren dered at Tanner Chapel A- M. E. - Church, Monday, December 24, 1923, i by the Sunday School and the Pas * tor’s Social Workers; > Miss Erma Jones, Mistress of i Ceremonies. i Song Audience E Invocation Rev. Endicott i Vocal Solo Miss Margaret Parks i Greetings Master Shirley Lewis Inst. Duet.... Misses Emily and [ • Dora Smith i Recitation Adlaide Smith , Recitation Annie Crump • Inst. Selection Mildred Gault i Declamation James Brown 1 : Bass Solo Mr. Hastings Fortune i Recitation Leveta Lucas i Declamation Christy Smith I Recitation Constance Franklin i Inst. Duet.... Misses Hazel and Ella Mae Patton : Declamation Bob Crump i Recitation Marie Smith ■ Declamation James Allen Green ■, Violin and Piano Selection Rachael and Eleanor Smith l Recitation Dorothy Taylor > Recitation Miss Ella Mae Patton . | Violin Selection Gwynn Jones • j Short Talk on Christmas Mr. C. Credllle . j Closing Remarks.... Rev. J. W. Endicott Remarks Mrs- Jessie Green President P. S. W. i Distribution of gifts. . Those to distribute gifts were: Mrs. i J. R. Jackson, Mr. Ben James, Miss ■ Constance Hall, Mrs. Maurice Hud son, Miss Ella Mae Patton and Mrs. - Chas. Fish. Closing Song. “Blest Be the Tie That i Binds.’’ Benediction Rev. Endicott Mrs. Lindsey It Hostess On December 26, Mrs. Plato Lind i sey, 1317 East Jefferson street, en tertained with a beautifully appoint ed dinner complimentary to a few i friends. A sumptuous repast was served and enjoyed. On departing ; the guests wished Mrs. Lindsey many happy returns of the season. Among those present were; Mr. and Mrs. Newton Dillard, their little daughter Faunelle, and niece, Miss Sadie Le > ona Walton, and Mrs. Chas. Frank lin. WOMEN WILL PLAY IMPORTANT PART IN COMING ’ELECTIONS (Lincoln News Service) WASHINGTON, D. C.—The 775, - 000 colored women of voting age, who l live in the northern and border 3 1 states, wiii be interested in the fol ; • lowing general statement recently made by Mrs. Harriet Taylor Upton, » the noted woman leader, who is serv ing as Vice-Cliairman of the Repub -, lican National Executive Committee. .! "In the coming national campaign," i said Mrs. Upton, “women will play i as important a part in the ranks of I Republican organizations as men. . They will be held accountable for i results In whatever fields of the or i ganization they are placed. Women | i are Republicans for the same reason ■ that men are Republicans, and they i should appreciate the fact that they, ’ in common with the men, reap bene r fits equal with men from any pol icy which operates to the prosperity and welfare of the country, and they suffer equally with men from any ( policy which, because It is unecon omic, or short-sighted, brings depree . sion to business, idleness to lndus , try and suspicion and hatred to the > hearts of the people.” This etate , ment will appeal with force to the 170,000 colored women who are gain , fully employed in the manufacturing , and mechanical industries; in trade; in professional service; in clerical , occupations, and by the tr&neporta . tlon systems of the country. And It will also influence the thousands of colored women voters whose hue bands have found steady employment in industry through the curtailment, by a Republican Administration, of! the flood of European immigrants j ’ who for years have stood in the way of the industrial advancement of colored wage-earners. CARD OF THANKS We desire to express our apprecla . tion for the loving kindness and ten der sympathy expressed by our nelgh -1 bors and friends, Mrs. Leon Man ■ nlng, Mrs. Vaughn, Mrs. Jones, and . many others, during the recent 111- [ ness and death of Mrs. Georgia Fa . vors, and especially to make mention of the atttentlveness and help of the Yarwood & Hockery Mortuary, who shipped the body to St. Louis, ar . riving in perfect state. Funeral was one of the largest in St. Louis, the home of Mr. and Mrs- Sam Favors. . May the loving Father abundantly bless and prosper you in your labor , of love. MR. & MRS. A. DeBEANO. i* * . : Rev. Z. Z- Passes Through i Rev. Z. Z. Johnson, presiding elder i of the Arizona New Mexico District of the California Conference, of the . C. M. E. church, spent several days , in the city on business. He was re i turning from Somerton, Arlz., where : he organized a C. M. E. Mission and i 1 appointed the Rev- Wynne, one of the i pioneer ministers of this church, as i pastor. Dr. Johnson stated that he i with Mrs. Johnson, who Is District , Superintendent of Missions in Ari zona and New Mexico, will return to i Phoenix the first Sunday in Febru i ary, where he will hold his second i quarterly conference at the local i C. M. E.. church. This will be Mrs. j Johnson’s first official visit to Phoe- I nix and the ladies of the C. M. E. ■ church are planning to welcome her t in a manner that becomes her high i station. • • * i To National Convention Our own Philip L. Green, of Phoe i nix, has been selected by Republi can National Committeeman, Andrew J- Beaumert, Jr., as a representative of our group to accompany the Re i publican delegation to the National - Convention in Cleveland in June. Mr. Green is rehearsing daily so that he may be ready to respond to an In vitation to make a speech on the Convention floor in favor of his choice for President. Mr. Oreen la known as the boy orator In Arizona and we are certain that he will give a good account of himself when call - ed upon to make that ramous speech. • • • Over From Ray Mr. J. J. McDonald, his wife and son Bert, of Ray, Arlz., spent the holidays in Phoenix and were guests ; in the home of Mr. McDonald's brother, Dr. A. A. McDonald of 1645 1 Blast Jefferson street Bert ta the Ray agent for the Tribune and la quite a bustler. He is a student In the Ray High School. PHOENIX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1924 , I Scientists May Be Able To Change Sex of Humans, Avers (Special to The Tribune) | NEW YORK—During the recent ' meeting of scientists here, there was ■ demonstrated the possibility of changing the sex of pigeons. A full grown female pigeon was changed so that she acquired all the character istics of a male, even In the delicate art of making love. If possible to change pigeons, the step to changing animals likewise will be easy. Then lo and behold, the making of differ ent sexes among humans will follow as naturally as day and night. Think of what is In store for us. A | young man falls in love with a girl. I The engagement is a long one. He goes away with the expectation or marrying when he returns. She gets tired waiting, has herself changed into a man. When the fond lover returns, he finds his sweetheart has become a man, and has probably married his sister. Heavens, we will soon have fairy tales outdone In real life. Colored Man Winner First Prize of SSOO in National Contest Prof. Ambrose Caltver of Flak University has today received the information from -the American Woodworking Machinery Com pany of Rochester, N. Y., that the essay which the entered In their educational contest last September has been swarded the first cash I prize of SSOO by the jury of | awards. The contest was entered Into by teachers, supervisors and directors of vocational education and manual arts from all over the coun try. The subject of the essay which was used by all the contestants was: “What I Am Doing or Propose to Do to Make the Woodworking or Cabinetmaking Department of High er Educational Value to My Pupils.” The essays were judged first as to their literary style, or as to clearness, force and elegance of expression, 20 points; second as to thought content or the contestants grasp of the sub ject under discussion, 30 points; third as to practical application. of the Ideas presented, 50 points. Prof. Callver’s essay was based entirely on the work he Is doing at Fisk, where he has charge of the manual arts department, and con sisted in an analysis of the educa tional theories on which he bases his work and a description of his methods of teaching and their prac tical application. This Is not only a triumph for Prof. Caliver personally, but is an other score for Fisk University, and la further proof of the splendid char acter of work she is doing and of her high standards. The jury of awards consisted of Dr. Arthur Dean of Columbia Uni- 1 versity, F. O. E. Raab, principal of' Boys’ Pre-Vocational School, Roches ter, N. Y.; Dr. C- W. Brilee, state director of vocational education of Oklahoma, and Ben Johnson, state director of vocational education of California. Professor Caliver took his A. B. degree at Knoxville College in 1915. Then he went to Tuskegee. Three years ago he went to the University of Wisconsin where he took the de gree of master of arts in education and Industrial arts. He also holds a diploma in employment manage ment and personnel direction from Harvard. Placing Farmers Mr. H- H. Rice, of 438 E. Jefferson street, has placed over 20 Oklahom farmers in the Valley and la prepared to place some 30 or 40 others in any way they wish to farm. Share crop farmers or others who wish to lo cate in Arizona should get in touch with Mr. Rice at 438 East Jefrerson St., Phoenix. He Is the farmer’s friend. * * • Over From Ajo MK and Mrs. W. E. Rosa of Ajo, Arlz., were business visitors la Phoe nix last week. While here they were house guests of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Smith at 21 East Madison street. Mr. Ross formerly conducted a tailor •hop in this city and has many friends here. He stated that Ajo la booming and everyone there le mak ing money. Mr. and Mrs- Rosa mo tored over In their reliable Bulck. ARBOR DAY NAMED BY GOVERNOR HUNT IN PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, Chapter 20, Section 28- -1 38 of the Civil Code of Arizona, pro i vides that the Qovernor shall set ; aside, by prodomatlon, annually, a . day to be known aa Arbor Day, and, , WHEREAS, Arbor Day should have . even a greater significance than to i be known solely as a tree day. It , should be broadened in scope so as . to Include the beautifying of waste , places, the policing of streets, alleys, . lawns and vacant lots, repairing, re - painting and decorating of houses, ; the repair of streets and Bidewalks, the planting of lawns and gardens, . the pruning of trees and shrubs aud , the doing of all those things which f are necessary toward making our i cities, towns and highways more at- I tractive, and, ‘ .WHEREAS, Educational instltu i tions, civic organizations, Boards of • Spuervisors, city sr.d town ofiiciats I are urged to arrange for appropri l ate observance of Arbor Day, 1924, and on this occasion it should be im pressed upon the minds of all and especially upon the minds of school children, what the forests mean to the nation, and the necessity for planting, caring for and perpetuat ing the trees, shrubs and vinos. The grounds surrounding schools, church j es and public institutions of the state should be given special attention in order that they may have added ’ beauty In the future. Municipal au | thoritlea and civic organizations are urged to make special efforts this year to encourage planting trees and ! shrubs along public thoroughfares. Public officials, educational institu tions, civic organizationa and each individual are urged to enter into the spirit of Arbor Day aa suggest ed by this proclamation and plant trees and shrubs to beautify the streets, residences and public high ways of the towns and cities of the state. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Geo. W. P. Hunt, Governor of Arizona, by virtue of the authority vested in me by law, do hereby proclaim and set aside Friday, the Bth day of Febru ary, 1924, to be observed as Arbor Day In the Counties of Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma; I do further proclaim and set aside Fri day, the 4th day of April, 1924, to be observed as Arbor Day In the Coun ties of Apache, Coconino, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Arizona to be affixed. Done at Phoenix, the Capital, this 22nd day of January, A- D. 1924. (SEAL) QBO. W. P. HUNT, Governor of Arizona. ATTEBT: JAMES H. KERBY, Secretary of State. i Wedding Bells Last week Mr. Julius H. Tubes and Miss Lizzie Etta Dickey were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The groom la one of our most progres sive citizens, having made rapid strides since coming to this city from Detroit, Mich., only a few years ago. He owns a palatial home on South sth Avenue, ie a trustee of Tanner Chapel A. M. E- church and quite prominent socially. He is employed at the Monihon Building on North let avenue. The bride Is a charm ing young lady who came to Phoenix only a short time ago and since has been very active in church ana social circles. After February Ist the newly-weds will be at home to their friends at 1119 So. sth Avenue. * • • Mr. Noble Indisposed Friends of Mr. W. H. Noble, 1310 East Jefferson street, will regret to learn that hf has been confined to his homq the past week on account of illness. Aa we go to press, he is reported aa improved and soon hopes to be back at hie poet. Mr. Noble Is employed in Stell’s barber shop In North Central avenue. • • • CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank the many friends for their sympathy and loving kind ness on the occasion of the death of our baby, Philip L. Green, Jr-, who died December 28, 1923, three days after birth. We wlah also to thank those who sent flowers and attend ed the funeral on December 31. We thank you. one and all. MR. A MRS. PHILIP L. GREEN, j SOUTHERN WHITE ’ WEARS BLACK MASK TO COMMIT CRIME (Preston News Service) GREENSBORO, N. C—While it 1 seems practically impossible to ob -1 tain the names of the persons in ■ volved, it is a fact that a prominent 8 vouug white man was lodged in jail 5 here last Thursday night by a dep t uty sheriff of Aalamanoe county in • connection with an attack on a young 8 white woman at Eicon College early . in the night. The young man was r arrested on suspicion, the deputy • said, and brought into Greensboro . because of the high feeling prevail . ing at Eicon College. The assailant, 1 she said, wore a black mask over his i face to give to him the appearance r of a Negro. During the struggle she ■ managed to tear the mask from his face when she tried to scratch his . eyes out- The young woman is said t to have reached her home after the 3 encounter, fainting on the door steps. • Officials were notified and the man’s arrest followed. 1 N. A. A. C. P. VOTES ON BOK 1 PEACE PLANS SHOULD > BE SENT IN AT ONCE r ■ All persons who received ballots i through the National Association for • the Advancement of Colored People, s one of the cooperating bodies in the i Bok Peace Award, are urged to send I in their votes tfx the winning plan • at once, to The American Peace > Award, 342 Madison Avenue, New i York City. I • MINISTERS SHOULD LIVE RIGHT WASHINGTON, Jan. 25—At the I regional evangelistic institute for the » Disciples of Christ, the Rev. Jesse ’ M. Bader, of St. Louis, made a plea t for a better equipped ministry, physi- I I cally, mentally, educationally, and 1 spiritually. He denounced the preach 1, er whose heart is not In his work j and who does not conduct himself . properly. He declared: “If a preach ier isn’t going to live right, he ought r to get out of the ministry and go ; to hell like a gentleman.’’ Leap Year Concert ’ Fostered by Rev. C. N. Douglas ■ and Rev. Wm. Solly, local A. M. E. 1 ministers, a grand Leap Year Con ’ cert will be given Thursday evening, 1 January 31, at the A. M. E. church. 2nd street and Jefferson. The con -1 cert which will be given for the benefit of the Stewards’ Department, 1 will surpass anything ever attempt -1 ed In this line. Dr. Douglas, ex-pre -1 siding elder of Missouri and Puget Sound Conferences of the A. M. E. 1 church, and a man who has spent over 40 years in the ministry, will deliver a short lecture, touching im portant matters of interest to every i race-loving man and woman. The i beat local talent, literary and musi i cal, has been asked to appear on j the program and a rare treat is in store for all who attend. Ladies are l supposed to bring their gentlemen l friends and make it a real Leap ) Year affair. Refreshments will be - served. Mrs. Chas. FMsh is head of I the refreshments committee, and you i know that she knows how and what . to serve. Remember the date, Jan. i 31, 8 P. M., at the A. M. E- church, r Everyone invited. i* * * I N. A. A ,C. P. Meeting i A special meeting of the local - branch N. A. A. C. P„ was held re t cently at the A- M. E. church and s the Rev. E. E. Burkhalter, pastor i of the Second Baptist church, was t the principal speaker. He delivered > a splendid address during the course .j of which he touched upon many im j portant subjects affecting the life of I Colored people. At the next meet ) Ing, the Bok Peace Plan will be the »[ chief topic for discussion. G. S. • | Rodgers. President; Mrs. Lynn Ross t Carter, Secretary. i! * * * i'slightly Indisposed I I The Rev. S. R. Magulnez, pastor i of the A. M. E. church, who the past several months has been under the care of a physician, is much improv ed and well on the road to recovery, i He is being attended by Dr. A. A. ■ \ McDonald. t; ♦ * . ) Here For Winter ij Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gray, formerly i ( of Chandler, Arlz., but more recently ■| of Blythe, Calif., are in Phoenix to > spend the winter. Mr. Gray is a na j tlve son and is well known through -1 out the state. A STRONG CHARACTER Race prejudice is bound to give way before the Influ ■ ence of character, education | and wegJth. These are ne "»asary to the growth of our e "W ,hOUt wea,t h there ’ vla '•*•*. without leisure i*. ’ -U j be no thought, and t thought there can be no progress Booker T. Washington. 5 Cents h Copy; $2.50 a Year PRETTY GIRL LURED TO WOODS BY WHITE 1 HIGH SCHOOL BOYS Accused of Immorality—Unprintable t Words Branded on Victim’s Back -j Tell Glaring Story of Crime — Youths Thought to Belong to “In t visible Power.’ I -j (Special) i j SAN ANTONIO, Texas —Induced to ; enter an automobile occupied by sev r eral young lads, members of promi 3, none families here. Miss Octavia r' Bell, pretty 20-year-old school teach -3 er. was bound, gagged and blind - folded, taken several miles from the , | city, assaulted and then branded with 31 a hot iron on five different parts »l of her body. The words which were ; burned into her skin stamped her 3 as immoral. 3 1 The outrage occurred early last 1 Thursday morning, and Thursday as s tetrnoon two youths, one of them 17 •; years old, and a student at the local 3 j high school, and the other, a gradu j ate of the school, were arrested in | connection with the crime. L. G. Farley, the 17-year-old youth, denied his guilt and blamed the arrest on • ‘gossip- Farley and the other youth are be -3 j ing grilled in an effort to make them r I tell tlie names of the five other .! youths who were in the car on the ' morning of the crime. According to I j Miss Bell, Farley is the one who i | wielded the iron. Pleaded With Lads r i When Miss Bell filed her com- I plaint she exhibited five brands, and , said young Farley cut off part of her r j hair, preparatory to branding her 3 1 forehead but tiiat she persuaded him > to desist. ! i The girl, dishevelled and hysteri -1 j cal to the point of nervous prostra ' j tion, arrived in town Thursday aft iernoon, saying she had been.forced ‘ J to walk to town from the scene of ‘ | the assault. ‘Gossip” Blamed for Crime Miss Bell blamed the prattling j tongues of town ’gossips” for the besmirching of her character, and al | leged that she believed the actions j of the youths were done under order front some one higher up, some “In -1 j visible power.” i The words branded on the back of | the young girl are of unprintable na ’ i ture, and testify glaringly as to her ’ j immoral character. It is known that ; the girl lias had numerous admirers in the city, and it is believed that the cause of her popularity had been misconstrued, and that a secret or ganization. of which the suspected youths are members, had “ black balled" her, and ordered the inflic j tion of such punishment as she re- I ceived. r ! Tells Sordid Story , I “I had just left the House of a girl . 1 friend,” said Miss Bell in relating x her night of horror, “and was stand , ing on a corner in the downtown , district awaiting a street car. The , street was apparently deserted when , suddenly an automobile appeared. ,! stopped by me and several youths f! jumped out, dragging me into the l: c»r . j “Before I could make an outcry, . I was bound, gagged and blind-fold . ed. Then driving at high speed 1 was carried into the outskirts of the 1 city, where I was forced to leave the car. I "The youths then proceeded to • 1 criminally assault me—oh, the hor- II ror of it all! They paid not the -: slightest attention to my pleas. Af i! ter they had satisfies* their brutal I lust, a branding iron, similar to the ■ one which is used to brand cattle, ■ was produced. Then telling me that t I was immoral and a disgrace to the - community, they proceeded to brand s me. The pain and the smell of my . flesh cooking caused me to faint i several times. “Once, when I came out of my stupor, one of the hoys, young Far ley, was cutting'off part of my hair. • He said they were going to brand t me on the forehead in order that > everyone Would know just what I - was. They said that I was the first . of a number of prominent young girls . who were to l/e treated in a similar "Then, after I had pleaded with them not to brand me on the fore head, they left the scene, telling me ' 1 could get back in town the beßt ■ way 1 knew how.’* , # It appears that the more the boot ■ leggers are prosecuted, the more they grow.