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This government is based upon the fundamental idea ihat each man, no matter wh»t bis occupation, his race, or nis religious belief, is en titled eo tie 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. 47 TOYMAKER’S WIFE SAYS MINISTER “PETTED” AND MADE LOVE TO HER, BUT MINISTER DENIES THE CHARGE CHICAGO.—Rev. Carl D. Case, pastor of the artistocratic First Bap tist church. Oak Park, Chicago, will j go “the full length” to disprove the | charge that he “petted” or made love \ to Mrs. Charlotte C. Leland. Rev. Mr. Case was made corespond- I ent by Albert R. Leland, wealthy | Oak Park toy manufacturer. Leland applied to the superior court for a divorce naming Case as corespondent, I Members of the church board of trustees said they had looked into the matter several weeks ago at the re quest of Leland, but said they found no evidence against the pastor. “ Confession ” Suppressed Leland, who is a son of Rev. H. C. Leland, DeWitt, la., said he discover- j ed his wife’s attachment for Rev. Mr. j Case in November, 1922, when she i gave him a note to deliver to the pas- I tor, who was ill in a hospital. Leland ! said he forgot to deliver the letter, j and when he reached his office decid- | ed to telephone the message to the hospital. On opening the letter he found that Mrs. Leland had taken the pastor to task for failing to answer her earlier messages. He Carried Messages For two years, Leland said, he had been carrying messages between his wife and the pastor under the impres sion that the notes related to church PHOENIX W.C.T.U. COMMENDS PAPERS FOR THEIR FAIRNESS “Realizing the powerful Influence of j the press and the great opportunity! its editors, reporters, and artists have to mould public opinion, the Woman's Christian Temperance ' Union of Phoenix wishes to heartily j commend those newspapers and peri odicals which have not allowed their ’ news columns, their editorials and their cartoons to be used to promote j disrespect for our Constitution and j our laws; and we earnestly request all newspapers and other periodicals to join in a campaign to teach law observance and reverence for the Constitution.” With our very best wishes, I am. Cordially yours, MRS. F. B. STEVENS, President. □ □ LOCAL NEWS □ □ Brilliant Reception Conspicuously marked by unique settings and decorations, the recep tion given by Mrs Della King and Mrs. Paul Green, Tuesday, February 12, at the home of Mrs. Green, 1019 Blast Jefferson street, was one of the most elaborate social affairs of the season. Over one hundred fifty guests were invited and came to grace the affair with their presence. Mrs. I. F. Silvers and Mrs. Chas. Fish assisted in receiving, while Mrs. P. F. Mc- Cutcheon, Mrs J. R. Jackson and Mrs. Milton Lewis assisted in serving. All the ladies were beautiful in the latest Paris creations and no amateur reporter would attempt to describg, those gorgeous gowns. Suffice say, they were the last word in ex quisiteness. Music was rendered on the Victrola and piano, and a steady stream of invited guests came from 2:30 until 10 p. m. Everything was carried out with clock-like precision, and it is the concensus of opinion that this was, in every respect, the banner social event of the season. * + + Educational Convention— The educational convention held last week at the C. M. E. church was a grand affair and there was a splendid program rendered each night. The Rev. M. Thompson, pas tor of this church, reports the con-; vention a financial success, and all who attended know it was a literary treat 4* 4- 4* Great Day March 2nd— Special services will be held at the A. M. E. church Sunday, March 2nd, at 3 p. m„ and a distinguished divine from Los Angeles, Calif., will preach. All Phoenix is invited to th« K&y IQ df I work to which Leland and his wife j I were deeply devoted. i Stunned by his discovery, Leland j said he thought the matter over for j a few days to decide on a course of | action. On coming home for dinner ! one evening, Leland said he found his wife in tears. “On other occasions, I found her weeping and she refused to tell me the reason,” Leland said. “Again I and again she refused to tell me, but I insisted. “You are caring to much for the pastor, I told her,” Leland said. Tells of Her Love “ ‘ Do you love him? I asked. She | nodded and whispered ‘You know I do. I’ve always loved him. I’ve loved i him ever since Iknew him.’” All night Leland subjected his wife to a cross-examination in the hope J of getting at the true state of affairs, j She held out until dawn, he said, when she nodded “yes” to his ques ; tion of whether the pastor had put his arm around her. I “ ‘Did he kiss you?’ I asked,” Le i land told the court. At first she refused to answer, but i under pressure Leland said she an j swered “yes” to his question of | whether Rev. Mr. Case had “petted ! and fondled” her. FARMER WHIPS TO DEATH LITTLE SON SIX YEARS OLD HANNA, Alta, Canada.—The tem j perament that goes with musical abil j ity is responsible for William Hilsa j book, a farmer, being in jail, accused of murdering his son, 6, with a horse ! whip, and beating a daughter, 10, I nearly to death. His anger overwhelmed him when | the children hid the key to his violin case. Police said it was doubtful if the girl would recover. Hilsabook’s wife ; telephoned for police while he lashed j the children, according to peace of j ficers. “I must have been crazy,,” the j farmer said when arrested. “I did not think I was hitting them hard.” A. M. E. church March 2nd, at 3 p. m., to hear this great preacher. Re member the date and get ready to go- A rare treat is in store for all who come. 4» 4* <fr ' Pastor Indisposed— The Rev. S. R. Maguinez, pastor of Tanner Chapel A. M. E. church, is quite ill this week, suffering with a severe pain in his head. He is being attended by Dr. A. A. McDonald and all that medical skill can do to bring relief is being done. It is hoped that he will soon recover. ❖ 4* * Mock Conference On — The great mock conference is on at the A- M. E. church and the preach ers are at work in their various charges. The second Sunday in March, or to be exact, March 9th, is the date of the Annual Conference when the preachers will make their reports. All Phoenix invited to come to the A. M. E. church on Sunday eve ning, March 9th, and hear the reports of these 32 preachers and two Pre siding elders. It’s the Western and i‘Southern Mock Annual Conference and the Rev. C. N. Douglas is the presiding bishop. Mr. Allen Smith is presiding elder of the Southern Dis trict and A. R. Smith is over the Western District- A twenty dollar gold piece is to be given away that night to the preacher in the Western District who exceeds his 'assessment by the greatest amount. Come and see who will get this coveted prize. March 9th is the date, and the A M. E. church, 2nd street and Jefferson, is the place. Come one, come all. * * * Picnic Lunchea— Mrs. T. Tannehill, of 1725 East Jef ferson street, is prepared to fix up picnic luncheß for all who wish to go for an outing. Just phone her the day before you wish to make the trip, tell her what you like and she will fly up a dainty picnic lunch for one person or for one hundred pao ple. Her prices are reasonable and her cooking unexcelled. Phone 9320 and tell Mrs. Tannehill your picnic troubles. Make your Sunday outings iea real pleasure by phoning your or- PHOENIX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1924 ! SPEAK EVIL OF NO MAN FOR ONE YEAR IS SURE CURE FORCRITICISM CHICAGO.—“Put down the soft i pedal on life,” is the advice of Rev. I S. W. Chidester, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Waukegan. Or. the anniversary of his 29th year as pastor he summed up his philoso phy in the following epigrams: “Don’t use the telephone for unim portant conversations. “Make less noise with your voice, your automobile and your move ments. Practice the art of quietness and help make life more livable. “Practice restraint, speak evil of no man for a year and you will have overcome the habit of criticism. “Eliminate slang from your con versation; make an effort to improve your English. BOOTLEG BGOZE TAKES ANOTHER VICTIM IN THAT DEAR OLD DIXIE TEXARKANA, Ark.—Moses Bing will not be tried on a charge of mur der in connection with the death of George Watson, a young white man, !on Dec. 7. Watson is alleged to have died drinking whiskey from a jug, which it is alleged he had bought from Bing. It was suspected that the liquor contained poisonous chemicals, and some of it was sent to the state chemist at Austin for analysis. The report has been received and it was to the effect that the whiskey con tained no poisonous drugs, after which the coroner entered a formal verdict that Watson died of acute alcoholism. Late Tuesday Bing was indicted by the Bowie county grand jury on a charge of violating the state prohi biiton act by operating a still and selling the output. der Saturday for the kind of lunch you want. A trial will convince you. * ❖ 4* New Hairdresser— Madam J. T. Hammond of Denver, Colo., dealer and manufacturer of human hair goods, wigs, transforma tions, switches, etc., is in Phoenix to remain for an indefinite stay. She hr opened parlors at 826 East Jef ferson street and will be pleased to serve the ladies of this community. Mrs. Hammond is well known In Phoenix, and her former customers and friends will be glad to know that she is again with us. 4" 4* 4* Prominent Physicjan Visits— Dr. O- A. Williams, of Okmulgee, Okla., is a visitor in the city and is staying at 117 So. 9th street. Dr. Williams is a physician and surgeon, specializing in female Biseases, and has been practicing in Okmulgee the past twenty years. He has come west for his health and may decide to lo cate in Arizona or California. He will be in Phoenix for the next three or four weeks. •fr 4* 4* Concert a Success — The leap year concert given at the A. M. E. church by the Rev. Wm. Solly and Rev. C- N. Douglas, proved ! a great financial success. The house j was filled to overflowing and several excellent literary numbers were ren dered. The dramatic reading by Mrs. Hortense Lewis was a “scream,” and she received an encore. * 4* * Over From Glendale— Mr. M. H. Henderson, prosperous farmer of the Glendale district, was a business visitor in Phoenix Satur day. * 4- * Red Letter Day— Last Sunday was a red letter day at the Second Baptist church and the pastor, Rev. Burkhalter, was at his best, delivering two strong, eloquent and instructive sermons to his large congregation. Since the Rev. Dr. Burkhalter came to this church, only a short time ago, the attendance and membership have increased steadily, and today it is the leading church among our group in this city. May the good work continue and may oth ers catch the inspiration. You are always welcome to attend services at this church. HAMILTON FISH ASKS COOLIDGE TO PARDON MEMBERS 24HT INF. Hamilton Fish, Representative in Congress from the State of New York, and former Major in the 15th Infantry, read a letter during his ad dress before the Anti-Lynching Mass Meeting of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peo ple, which he had written to Presi dent Coolidge in behalf of the impris oned colored soldiers of the 24th In fantry. The letter is as follows: “February 9, 1924. “My dear Mr. President: "I am taking the liberty of writing to ask clemency for the fifty-four sol diers now confined in. prison for par ticipating in the Houston, Texas, race riot in the fall of 1917. * “I served with colored troops at Spartanburg, and knew something of the difficulty of their situation in the South, the insults heaped upon them and the provocation they endured. From personal experience I know that the fault is not all on their side. I make no appeal nor hold any brief for the colored non-commissioned offi cers and leaders in the riot, nineteen of whom have been executed, but have not the others who participated in the riot without premeditation been sufficiently punished? I would be a derelict to the memory of the colored soldiers w r ho served in my outfit who paid the supreme sacrifice on the field of battle, if I did not raise my voice to secure justice and clemency for those members of their race who also wore the American uniform. “In view of the recent amnesty to political prisoners who obstructed the draft, poisoned the minds of our peo ple; made law breakers and draft dodgers out of thousands, and some of whom incited or actually partici pated in the blowing up of bridges, factories, etc., which sometimes re sulted in the loss of lives, and gen erally impeded the conduct of our military operations, might not these colored soldiers also be granted clem ency whose only offense was to take part in a race riot where evidence; has been produced to show that a large part of the responsibility should be borne by the white civilian popu lation ? “I am willing to ask you on the eve of Lincoln’s birthday to grant clem-! ency to these soldiers in the same kindly spirit and with the same sense of justice that Lincoln always showed in pardoning young soldiers who had been sentenced to death or to im prisonment during the Civil War. “Trusting you will accept this letter in the spirit in which it is written, and grant clemency to these colored soldiers still in confinement. “Respectfully yours, (Signed) “HAMILTON FISH, JR.” J TRAINLOAD OF BLACKS TRANSPORTED FROM SOUTH TO ARIZONA WINSLOW, Ariz.—A trainload of Louisiana Negroes who were trans- I ported from that state by the Cady ■ Lumber company, passed through 1 Holbrook Tuesday, Feb. 12, en route ; to Cooley, where they will work in the lumber camps. The train which j j consisted of 11 cars left Louisiana j ! Sunday morning and was handled the ! entire distance via the Santa Fe. The I colored population in the vicinity of Cooley was increased to the extent of 500 people with the arrival of this train. The transportation of the southern Negro to this part of the country is a new venture, although it has been general in the east for the past year or so. The Cady Lumber company, a Louisiana concern, recently bought the lumber camps at Cooley as well as those at Flagstaff. THESE LITTLE PIGS WENT TO MARKET STUFFED WITH TEN GALLONS OF HOOCH WEIRTON, W. Va.—Mary Tolpo vich started to market with a load of dressed hogs. But before she got there police took a look at the hogs and found they were stuffed with 10 gallons of “hooch.” Mary awaits the pleasure of the court. GIRL KEPT PRISONER IN HOUSE FIVE YEARS BY AN OLD MAN OF 62 BEAR RIVER, N. S.—Bertha Pot ter, 22 years old, for the first time in five years has been taken outside the house in which she said she had been the prisoner of William Lent, 62 years old. Neatly dressed and apparently in good health, she said most of the time had been spent in a room with win dows tightly bolted. A charge of se duction was made against Lent. Eight years ago, Lent’s wife had left him, Miss Potter, an orphan, then 14, came to live with him at his house in the center of town opposite the main hotel. After three years she disappeared from view of neigh bors, but an investigation was not made until recently when the attor ney general received a letter of com plaint from some one in the United States whose identity was not re vealed. The informant said he had seen the girl, scantily clad, in Lent’s home in 1918. austraTiaFinvents AUTOMATIC COTTON PICKER SAY REPORTS MELBOURNE, Australia. An automatic cotton picker has recently been invented in this city. The ma chine is portable, and it is stated that it will pick an acre of cotton in much less time and at a lower cost than it can be done by hand. The machine is 17 feet high and four feet in diam eter, and consists of circular tower carrying two horizontal arms having a 35-foot spread. These arms are 8 feet wide and have a series of holes on the underside. The ripe cotton is drawn into the hollow arms by suc tion and is carried along the arms to central chute, where it is compressed into bales and dropped out at the ! rear of the machine. □ —• □ LOCAL NEWS !□ □ Grant Pastor Vacation— Due to the illness of the Rev. S. R. Maguinez, since his assignment to the A. M. E. church in this city, the offi cers of the church in a special meet ing last week agreed to grant him a vacation and pledged themselves to contribute stated amounts to provide funds with which he may make the trip to Albuquerque, N. M-, where he will spend some time in an effort to regain his health. At the meeting of the N. A. A. C. P., the sum of $15.00 was donated the Rev. Maguinez as a small token of the esteem in which he is held by members of this organ ization and to assist in defraying ex penses incident to his vacation trip. Rev. Maguinez and his faithful, loyal and charming young wife, who came to us only a few months ago from Al buquerque, have endeared themselves to us and we regret to see them go, | still we trust their trip will prove | beneficial to the pastor and that j they soon will return to complete the ! work so nobly begun. Under the able, j Christian leadership of Dr. Maguinez, | Tanner Chapel A. M. E. church is i rapidly coming to the front, and ere! long, is destined to resume her place | : as the leading church of Phoenix. Dr. j ; Maguinez and wife plan to leave on or about March 2nd for Albuquerque. I 4* 4* N. A. A. C. P. Meeting —| A meeting of the local branch N. 1 A A. C. P. was held Sunday after noon, February 24, at the A M. E. church. The subject for discussion: “Prospects for a Building and Loan Association among the Colored Peo ple of Phoenix,” was opened by A- R. Smith aipl short talks on the sub ject were made by several of the members. Dr. E. E. Burkhalter, thej brilliant pastor of the Second Baptist church, took an optimistic view of the matter and said that the prospects for establishing a Building and Loan Association were good, and he be lieved the venture possible as well as probable, and predicted that ere long such an institution would be estab lished by the progressive colored men of Phoenix. Many favored the pro ject, but the most hopeful view was expressed by Dr. Burkhalter. At the meeting Sunday, the Association do nated the sum of sl6 to the Rev. S. POUCH TELLS OF DOUBLE LIFE, SUPPORTING 2 WIVES. 10 CHILDREN 14 YEARS ON SALARY OF SO9-5159 CHICAGO.—The amazing‘tale of how a policeman lived a double life for 14 years, supporting two wives and 10 children, was retold by Patrol man John W. Clark, 52. At the time Clark contracted his second “marriage” he was drawing a salary of $69 a month. His present ■salary is $159. The disclosure came following a quarrel btween Clark nad Mrs. Clark No. 2 on the matter of money. Mrs. Clark No. 2 demanded SIOO a month, and when Clark said he could not deprive Mrs. Clark No. 1 of her part of his salary "she complained to Capt. Frank Matchett, his superior officer. Complete Confession Clark made a complete confession to Capt. Matchett. He was suspend ed from the force and ordered to ap pear before the police trial board. Mrs. Clark No. 1 had known of her husband’s dual life for the last four months. She maintained silence for fear of having her husband thrown out of work and jailed. Mrs. Clark No. 1 is 45 and No. 2 is 35. Clark took his second wife 14 years ago, during the absence of Mrs. Clark No. 1. BABE RUTH STRIKES OUT IN BAY STATE COURT; PAYS THREE SUCCESSIVE FINES NEWTON, Mass. Babe Ruth struck out in court, paying three suc cessive fine for infractions of the automobile laws. Judge Weston penalized him SSO for operating a motor vehicle after the license had been suspended, $lO for the same act without registration and $lO for speeding. Ruth’s Massachusetts’ license was suspended in 1914 because of an ac cident in Cambridge and has never 1 been restored, officials said. R. Maguinez, who is leaving soon on a vacation trip to New Mexico. Next meeting of the branch will be held the second Sunday in March at the Second Baptist church, and the sub ject; “Training the Child in the Grammar School,” will be discussed. Mr- C. N. Copeland, a former school teacher, will open the discussion. The meetings are held at 3 p. m., and the public is invited to attend the meetings. G. S. Rodgers, president; Mrs. Lynn Ros Carter, Secretary. 4* 4> 4* Is Convalescent— Mrs. Edwrad Jones of 1340 East Madison street, who several weeks ago underwent an operation at the Booker T. Washington Hospital and has been confined to her home, is now able to be up and soon hopes to be well and hearty as usual. 4* 4* 4* Progressive Ideas— Mr. W. J- Jones, manager of the Palace Cleaning Works at 147 South 2nd street, has installed a Hoffman Steam Press and is prepared to do your cleaning and pressing in first class style. His prices are the same ;as other cleaners, and his work the equal of any, so why not give him a trial? They call for and deliver your clothes promptly. Use your phone. 4* 4* 4- ; New Seamstress Here— Mrs. M. C. Sells, of Prescott, has opened a silk shirt and steamstress I establishment at 419 East Washing -1 ton street, in connection with the ■ | Second Hand business conducted by I Mr. B. Banks at this address. She is said to be a finished dressmaker and designer, and is anxious to serve the people of this community. 4* 4 1 4^ At Tanner Chapel— On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Rev. A. C. Caldwell filled the pulpit at the A. M. E. church and delivered two j able sermons to large audiences. On jlast Sunday, the 24th, the pastor, Rev. Maguinez, was able to be at his post and delivered two strong sermons to his congregations. 4- 4* 4* - P. T. A. 9th Ave. School— The Parent Teachers Association of • the 9th Avenue school, of which Mrs. Corene M. Jones is teacher, held their regular semi-monthly meeting last Wednesday afternoon at the home of i Mrs. M. It. Williams, 434 West Lin coln St. Mrs. M. T. Phelps, promi nent social worker of the Caucasian A STRONG CHARACTER Race prejudice is bound to give way before the influ ence of character, education and wealth. These are ne cessary to the growth of our race. Without wealth there can be no leisure, without leisure there can be no thought, and without- thought there can be no progress.— Booker T. Washington. 5 Cents a Copy; $2.50 a Year She was in the country, recuperat ing from an illness. Eight years ago a woman known to Mrs. Clark No. 1 as Miss Eliza beth Weiss applied to her for a job as maid. Mrs. Clark said she did not like the woman’s appearance and re fused her. “Miss Weiss” was Mrs. Clark No. 2 and had been for six years. But it was not until four months ago that Mrs. Clark No. 1 found out that fact. A sister of Mrs. Clark No. 2 wrote to Mrs. Clark No. 1 about her hus band’s state of affairs. Expected Wife to Die “Well, I begged John’s second wife not to tell the police about’ him be cause I did not want to see him get* into trouble,” Mrs. Clark No. 1 said. “But she wanted more money than John or I could spare.” Clark told Capt. Matchett that he took a second wife because his first wife was ill and he believed it would be but a short time before she died. Clark said he spent part of the day with his second wife and the nights with his first wife. Mrs. Clark No. 2 declared she did not know John was married until after their third child was born. CHARLIE CHAPLIN GETS A BLACK EYE IN FIGHT, ACCORDING TO REPORTS - HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Gossips are busy today with the story of Charlie Chaplin’s latest comedy. It was a fist fight in a Hollywood case in which the noted comedian re ceived a black eye. Chaplin was sitting at a table in the restaurant dining with Mary Miles Minter and two other friends. At an adjoining table were two cou ples, including Mildred Harris, Chap lain’s former wife. One of the men 1 made a slighting remark to Chaplin ’ and a free-for-all fight resulted. After the fight, Chaplin said he had been attacked unawares and, climb , ing onto a table, challenged any of ( his opponents to do battle. None re , sponded. i ... race, was present and gave an inter esting talk on child welfare and ex plained the object of the P. T. A. The ladies of this school decided to i serve two lunches each week at the i school, and money realized from the I sale of lunches will go toward the i purchase of a Victrola for the chil i dren of this school. There are over thirty-five parents and friends mem bers of the 9th Avenue P. T. A-, and all are* interested workers. The i meetings are held the first and fourth l Wednesdays in each month, and the i public is invited. 1 Mrs. M. L. Williams, Pres. • Mrs. Davis, Secretary. i Mrs. Scotty Oby, Ass’t. Sec’y. I eje *s* i At Tanner Chapel— On Sunday, February 17, Rev. A. C. Caldwell filled the pulpit at the A. M. E. church and delivered two able sermons to large audiences. On i last Sunday, the 24th, the pastor, Rev. i Maguinez, was able to be at his post ■ and delivered two strong sermons to ! his congregations. ’ 4: 4* 4* > Engaged in Business— I Mr. Newton Dillard of 1522 East i Monroe street, who with his family came to Phoenix about two years ago from Mississippi and purchased a home at the above number, is now . listed among the business men of this • city. He has fitted out a Huckster’s > wagon complete with fruit and vege i tables of every kind, and is caning •■ on the housewives of Phoenix. He is II winning popular favor among the la > dies for his vegetables are the best obtainable and his prices are right 4* 4* 4* Here From Coast— -1 Mrs. Geo. Strelen of Los Angeles, . spent several days in the city recent f ly visiting her brother and sister-in t law, Mr. and Mrs. Scotty Oby at 810 t South. Montezuma street. Texas has two colored postmistress l es.