The Dallas Express (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 36, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 11, 1921 Page: 2 of 8
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WHAT THREE EDITORS OF DAILY PAPERS SAY
ABOUT THE TULSA TRAGEDY.
The following comments on the Tul
sa tragedy are worthy of note for t'.e
differing sentiments expressed by their
tub nisfinAf i: or tii.sa.
.(From the Tulsa Daily World)
Pround matchless Tulsa comes be-
fore the bar of rhrlstlsn civilization
this day and with head bowed the
mantle of shame upon her cheek and
we sincerely hope with deep regret
In hi-r heart asks that she be par-
. doned the great offense some of her
citizens committed during Tuesday
nicrht and Wednesday morning.
There is not a man worthy of the
name whose heart Is not afire with
indignation against that which .has
ben done. Members of a superior
race boastrul of the ractestci; )))a)
themselves to degenerate Into murder-
era and vandals permitted themselves
- to deal their home community the
foulest blow It has ever received In
Tulsa bossted that she was not
Ardniore. And now a negligible num-
ber of men have plunged the reputa-
tion of the fair city Into the depths
of Infamy. Language Is Incapable of
painting the wrong which has been
committeed against the community
and Its peaceful law-abiding cltl-
sens or of expressing the Indignity
one Inevitably feels toward men In-
capable of controlling their passions
and their prejudices. .
Jt Is true that the pride of race
well as its prejudices Is a consuming
fire In the veins of every nationality.
On this ground one would like if it
were at all possible to condone or
excuse the hysteria of Tuesday even
ing and night when the streets of the
city were suddenly transformed into
a raging torrent of hate-Impelled men.
The Imprudence of tho Negroes In
arming themselves and visiting the
county Jail permits something to be
said for those who responded to the
riot impulse and set out to satiate
the blood lust or racial pride.
Hut nothing that the r ind Js cap-
able of conceiving permits a word
of defense or excuse for the mur-
derous vandalism which set In at day-
light tho next morning. Hundreds of
thousands of dollars' worth of proper-
ty the homes of women and child-
ren bla k in color to be sure but
guilty c no other offense went up
In smoke. Beml-orguiilzed bands of
white systematically applied the torch
while others shot on sight men of
The Colored section of the city was
wiped out and a long line of hope-
less destitute pitiful refugees tied
northward from the burning town. Tho
German Invasion of lielglum with Its
awful consequences was no more un-
justified or characterized with any
greater Cruelty. In the conflagration
a splendid church but recently erect-
ed and one of the handsome educa-
tional edifices of the school district
was lost. To such property tho van-
dals applied the torch to make sure
of their terrible purpose.
The entire "race war" was as un-
justified as It was unnecessary. Uo-
caune of It Tulsa is blazoned as a
community where tolerencrf does not
exist where the constitution of the
Vnlted States can be enforced or
suspended at will: where prejudice
and race bigotry rules and where law
and order haltingly flexes the knee
to outlawry. Ten thousand citizens
have been rendered homeless and
made exiles on the face of the earth.
Will Tulsa accept such a reputa-
tion willingly? Will this city tol-
erate such Injustlco accept meekly
thA aiwiilon enrline of Its dream of:
primacy and glory? If not then the;
substantial constructive citizenship
must Immediately get Into action.!
There Is but one way In which Tulsa I
can rehabilitate Itself either In lts
own eyes or the eyes of tho outside:
world. That Is by rebuilding that
which has been destroyed.
Vandalism has taken the homes and
tkn a.vini. f thmmnnriM lit nconle. I
Tulsa must restore thnt which has
been taken. The sins of a compara-
tive few are thus visited upon the
whole community. Hut It Is a cross
that must be shouldered willingly and
heroically. This restitution not be-
cause of affectionate regard for the
Colored man but because of an hon-
orable and Intense regard for the
white race whose boast of superiority
must now be Justified by concrete
Not else can the wound of passion
be healed or the scars of intolerant
hatred be soothed. In this moment
men of Tulsa stand at the crossroads
In the city's destiny. One way leads
to a greater and more glorious fu-
ture; the other certainly leads to re-
trogression and decay. There must not
there cannot be any hesitating.
Tt'LHA QVIIOT 'A'TFIl LAST YVKKK'S
Tulsa. Oklahoma June 16. Tulsa
lies stricken almost unto death. The
city Is literally In sackcloth Tind ash-
es and It seems like a veritable mir-
acle that It has escaped complete de-
struction. Whatever It enjoyed In the
matter of thrift enterprise and a
fair name tias Deen ror tne moment
at least destroyod by a wanton fiend-
ish mob actuated by lealotisy and
race hatred which so iht to wipe out
the Negroes and their section of the
Whole Truth Not Tohl.
Hut little of the real truth has
reached the outside world concern-
ing the whole horrible affair. The
attempted rape Incident has turned
out to be nothing. The boy la yet In
lull hut the s-lrl has disapoeared and
the rape charge Is about to fall to
It It' true that shortly after tne ar-
rest of the young Colored man a small
number of Negro men gathered In the
vicinity of the Jail. Tulsa Negroes
had decided that no lynching should
take place In Tulsa without a blood
sacrifice to prevent It Rurtiora had
reached the Colored section that a
lynching would be attempted by the
whites. When the Colored men arrived
in the vicinity of the Jail they found
a nu mber of white men who Im-
mediately assumed a hostile attitude to-
ward the Colored men. It was not long
before trouble was started and the
riot got well under way. The Ne-
groes fearing that their suspclous that
EGYPTIAN MIMMY RECEIVED BY
(By A. N. P.)
Atlanta Ga. June 9 The mummy
of the historically famous morgan-
atic wife of the Egyptian king Arhen-
opbia Hi. who died about 1421 B. C.
has just been received at the museum
of the Emory University here one of
the la; (jest Institutions of the Meth-
odist j .plscopal Church South. The
mummy together with almost a car-
load of priceless records "'as Irought
to this country by Dr- W. A. Shelton
professor of Sem'.tic languages at
Emory who spent a year ia excava-
tions of lost cities.
Queen Tl name of the bride of
Amenopbis III was famous lu her
time through the fact that the king
In marrying her defied the world by
choosing for love and thereby dls-
gidered a yoman of rare beauty
Her r-n Amenophis IV alindoned
the gods of bis father and built
altars to a new od a one Gt.'d.
KEW 0RIr S NEfiRO RETAIL
(By A. N. P.)
New Orleans La. June 9 New
Orleans' retail trade for April meas-
ured in dollar vo ume was 17 Ji per
cent less than tie same month Irst
year and the city's trade for the
first four months of this year was
jnly 4.9 per cent less than for the
-ne period ? 1920 according to tbf
Monthly J- islness Review Just issued
rv the Federal Reserve Bank for
the SiTth District Conniuering prlc
changes a larger volume of goods Is
Doubtless the first of that train of'
causes which culminated In an orgyl
of murder incendiarism and vandal-1
ism at Tulsa probably the most hor-
rifying mob-crime ever committed In
this country is to be found In a
spirit of insolence and lust among
a few Negroes which Inevitably
arouses and makes resentful the white
rar- s consciousness of sunerlorltv s.itho Itlo Grande to where Maine touch
well as its determination to maintain
superiority and tne Integrity of
Its blood. This much of responsibility
for that sickening outbreak of sav-
agery seems fairly to be chargeable
to the Negro race though It Is likely
that in the individual sense relatively
but a very feiv members of it could
Justly be Implicated.
Hut once we advance from this in-
cipient cause we but accumulate evi-
dence that the guilt for that fright-
ful crime attaches Itself mostly to
the white race. First reports indicat-
ed that the warfare manifested it-
self initially In tho attempt of a
mub of white men to lynch a Negro
who had been arrested on a charge
of assaulting a white girl. Subsequent
reports have not corroborated first
ones in this respect. Hut any doubt
they may create is dispelled bv the
account of the Tulsa World. That
fournal dedan s that "the rioting fol-j
lowed a movement early in the night
of a crowd of 150 white men" to lynch
the Negro who had been placed In
Jail. Thereafter 300 Negroes most
of them armed with rifles revolvers
and shotguns "gathered at the court-
house wlih the avowed Intention of
preventing the threatened lynching."'
The Sheriff succeeded in dispersing
them but the members of the white
mob were impervious to his aDneals
and threats. .Finally a few of them
fired their guns In the air. That gath-
ei d again the 'Negroes who though
they had dispersed had continued to
ride about the city In automobiles
and then followed the war that did
not end till the next day and until
thirty men had been killed an tho
homes of thousand of Negroes had
been reduced ... ashes with the torch. I
It Is the fruit of niobocracy a har-
yest true to the sowing That ; I. . the
fact to be imprinted indelibly upon
the mind. It Is indeed the only one
wiiicn mere weitj any I'Miui
pnamzing. i i e lomniauon to inline
in Iku ylrrnineaniia iif lha 1 n il 1 1' f n ui n f
which that crime brings against our
L.u .u.r. V. ' .... I
civilization and or the slinnie which
the spectacle at Tulsa casts upon the
residents of that city Is strong. Hut
one could Indulge In It to no practical
end. One whose Intelligence and im-
pulses not maKfl turn immediately
sensible of those consequences will1
not be made so by preachments. And. I
In fact such a use of the subject
would only touch the superficial
talis or it. In its extent and ccr-
tnln Incidents the tragedy at Tulsa Is
distinctive. Hut it is mere -hnracter-
Istlo In relation to Its causes. The
spirit which begot It Is not peculiar
to Tulsa nor to Oklahoma. It is per-
vasive and particularly so in the
Southern States the honest commen-
tator must acknowledge however re-
luctantly it is the spirit of anarchy
assuming whatever mien of patriot-
ism of piety or of racial righteous
ness that it thinks will win a toler-
ance and condonation of its crimes !
against tne rignts and defenses determined its origin and the causes
organized society it Is tne spirit which
veius us vengeance oy lyncning tne
law as well as the victim of Its wrath
an generates a disposition to lawless-
ness which must grow on sufferance '
until eventually social warfare alone '
will suffice to re-enthrone the oroc-1
f.DUU iDu w
a lynching was to be effected was
about to be confirmed fought with
great desperation and courage.
Within a short while the Negroes
were outnumbered by the whites and
they begun a retreat which carried
them to the north side of the Frisco I
Hnllroad tracks where they made !
stand so valiant and death dealing I
that a S. O. S. was sent nut t.v iu
Chief of the local police for soldiers
ncip. in tne meantime the casualties
were mounting up with the odds In
favor of the Colored combatants. It
was near midnight when the militia
arrived on the scene. This turned the
lido of battle to the whites again.
The Negroes retreated. Then It was
that when the white hoodlums be
gan to apply tho torch to the busl
ness concerns of the Colored people
located along Greenwood Avenue.
Prominent Negroes Killed.
It was but a short step from the
business section tr the better resi-
dential section In this locality. Here
three prominent Colored men met
death defending their homes from the
torch bearing mob. Dr. A. C. Jack-
son the leading Colored physician of
the city was killed on his doorsteps
and his well appointed home touched
by the torch and totally destroyed by
the fire that followed. The same fate
befell Wesley Williams the weal-
thiest Negro In Tulsa and the owner
of the Dreamland Theater ai io des-
troyed by fire. Williams was reputed
to be worth more than $200000. Dr.
John Wayne died fighting protecting
his home which was destroyed by
fire. John Wheeler one of the Oldest
employees at the First National was
killed by a stray bullet while on his
way to the bank Wednesday morning.
No Colored man In Tulsa was more
highly respected thnn John Wheeler.
He had been In the employ of the
First National for a long number of
wears ami was one i I the familiar
and popular figures of the city. He
wits hurled with- signal honors the
officials of the bank attending In a
Thousands Made Homeless.
The fires spread. Whites applied the
torch while the militia busied itself
with the disarming and arresting of
such Negroes who were unlucky
enough to fall into their hands. In a
short period of time a great host of
defenseless women and children were
being driven helter skelter by the un-
feeling mob or made prisoners by the
militia and police. The new Mt. Zlon
Haptlst Church recently built at a
cost of $85000 was partially destroyed
by fire. It was dedicated on tne linn
of last April and Is said to be the!
being handled on the retail market
here now than when the country
was said to be amidst of an orgy of
ex'iravagpnce hist year
The report shows a v ty perceptible
decrease in sales all over the dis-
trict both in the wholesale and re-
tall lines for April compared with
March excepting amons Negro re-
tail dealers. The retail business en-
terprises among Negroes was In-
creased more thun thirty per cent
during the past year. In New Orleans
the whole trwie meahiired nearly 50
per cent below the .trade of April
1920 and an average in all line of
approximately 10 jjt-r cent below the
figures of March ot this year- Prac-
tically every other city in the dis-
trict shows a greater decrease for
the month but only a few show 8
greater reduction compared with last
NEGRO PRIVATE 1X.H RED BY EX.
(By-A. N. P.)
Little Rock Ark. June 9. Byron
Crr 20 years old private at Camp
Pike wag dangerously hurt when
five sticks of dyni. Ue with which
he wag preparing to dynamite fish
in a creek near Tjnwav exploded.
Carr held three of the sticks in hi.'
hands when they exploded. The con-
cussion set off the remaining stick
and the boy's body was was blown-
thirty feet Car was brought to Little
Rock and taken to the base hcwpital
at Camp Pike. A Negro witness of
i be tragedy who wm standing near
escaped with a few scratches.
TIIK LKNSO.V KIIOM THE Tl I.SA
THIS 18 THE LAW of the white
m nif n i inl" regard for the
Whenever a black brute attacks a
white woman he invites death for
himself and for other members of his
This Is the law which has been
written In haters of fire at Tulsa
Hint Is the law which runs from
i ' the C'unudian border and far be-
The cause of the Tulsa tragedv?
Not the superficial but the abiding
The cause Is that the Negro must
not even touch the hem of a white
woman s garment save in utter re
Nor shall Negroes attempt to rescue
a suspected ravlsher unless they are
prepared to withstand the wrath of
the whites showered down pitilessly
in meir neaus.
Nor can all the societies of the
North thnt would establish social
equality between the races advance
so much as one step in that direction.
Already a certain misehlevoiiH ...
clety that exists remote from the race
problem has been repsonsible for
Southern race tragedies. So long as
It exists and continues to stir th
Negro to vile dreams Impossible of
consnmation so long will the Negro
suffer bitter penalties from this ill di-
The riot at Tulsa Is deeply re-
grettable. Hut It Is not a thing to be charged
to the South.
Those of the North who .hold up
their hands In holy horror are Phar-
isees. For wherever the Negro at-
tempts ro overstep the bounds pre-
scribed for him by an immutable law
there he will meet his doom. North
or South Fast or WAt the law is
Wise Negroes know ti ls. Wise Ne-
groes counsel against any effort to
J 'V uVh" Ne'groe Wa"?
i... Mav th.lp .. i" ' s". '
Zy VrYthS'A friends'" their owi
overturn the statutes of unchanging
The lesson from the Tulsa catastro-
phe though not the lesson that ig
n.nnt "wilie metl" niay deauce lg
When the Negro keeps his place all
Is well for him. Ho will find the
white man of the' South his sincere
friend. When he attempts to leap
from that place Into the white man's
hw. the lean will ever be fatal.
Pallas Times Herald
do-'largest church structure owned by
Colorcd In the State of Oklahoma.
lurtliil I aw Declared.
Oovernor Robertson declared a state
of riiartial law early Thursday morn-
lilt'. He wos greatly affected by the
condition of things which met him
upon his arrival. He openly declared
thut a competent sheriff and a less
cowardly chief of police would have
put an end to the trouble without
muct effort. He has ordered an In-
vestigation and declares he is going
to the bottom of the trouble to de
which led up to the riot.
Plans for Heller.
h"" i .Xh h S "h V. i .
f.hHmh ro ' i the .'"c"i
C.?..m.ber I' Commerce and prominent
An elaborate plan for relief has
eini&eiis. il in proposed to raise a
nronosed to raise
fund of JHOO.OOO at least for the pur
pose of rehabilitating the Negro sec
tlon and thereby restore as near as
possible normal If not better con-
ditions for that end of the city where
the Colored people lived. The Chica-
go TKI 1 I ?NE has contributed 1000
to the fund.
Speakers talking In plain terms.
laid the cause for the rioting and
torching at the failure of the city
nd tne peace orncers to function with
nn apathetic attituted towards lnwlcss-
ness and lax law enforcement by the
citizens themselves as contributing
Thirteen" bodies of Negroes were
buried in the City Cemetery. The act
was without ceremony. It being said
that feeling possibly might flare up
If the burial were attended by any
ostentation. The bodies were interred
in plain wooden boxes.
WJtn tne ncatn list nxen at uiiriy.
two additional Negroes having died
i li'lll ituumin ii "tin .v
slble thnt the dead might be increased
still further within the next few days.
as a number of the approximately 300
wounded have Injuries which may
Failure of the first high estimates
of the number killed to stand up was
accounted for by the fact that no
body was found In a comprehensive
search of the devastated district to
day. It had been believed according
to the local officials that many Ne
groes were shot to death and their
bodies burned as tjielr homes were
Order .Von Maintained.
There have been no outbursts du
ring the week. The authorities ar
now awake thanks to the courage
and vigilance of Governor Robertson
and It is not now expected 'hat riot-
ing will be resumed. The relief work
Is to start at once
'reparations for a grand Jury In
vestigation to fix the responsibility
for the outbreak which will begin
June . were made by the county at
torney assisted by a committee of the
Tulsa County Har Association.
A. H. tfmltherman edltorethethz88F
A. H. Smltherman Brother of A. J.
Smltherman editor or the Tulsa Sta
which Is alleged to have been a head
quarters of the Negro rioters who
i eld In the county pail Saturdav with-
out bond. County officials also were
seeking A. J. Smitherman. He left
town during the rioting but telephon
ed the sheriff he wouid return when
tba trouble subsided
J. U. Stratford an alleged Negro
leader was being held at Independence
Kan. according to word received by
Sheriff McCullough. The sheriff said
an effort would be made to have him
return here without requisition. No
charge has been placed against Strat-
Chicago 111. June. 9. ! T. Bailey
president The Bailey Realty Co. 3638
State Street spent Sunday and Me
mortal l.'ay in Morgan Park where
he disposed of a number of lots.
Throngs of people wer" in the Park
on Memorial Day and many inter
ested persons took advantage of a
special offer made on these two days
and purshased sites.
Mrs. Mildred MtCloyne 357 Slate
St. treasurer of Ruth Temple S. M
T. has returned from St. Louis Mo.
whure she was called several days
ago o.u account of the deatn of her
father John Butler-
Rev. V. D. Cook pastor of Metro-
politan Center Church addressed the
various lodges and temples of U. C.
F. and S. M. T. in their annual meet-
ing May 22. Other sneakers wen:
Hon. B. H- Lucas past .grand secre-
tary Mrs. Maggie T. Pryor and Will-
lam Turner who acted as master if
J. W. Whlthers 5147 federal St.
has built a modern cottage on lots
purchased in Morgan Park through
the Bailey Realty Company.
Mrs. Eliza Jackson 3739 Elm rood
avenue. State Grand Queen of Illi-
nois of A. U. K- and D. of A. com-
pleted her annual visit to the lodge?
.tnd councils in her Jm 'diction and
I has returned to the city hfter i fra-
'ternal visit to St. Louis. Mo.
The Carter Charity ind Benevolent
president rendered an interesting pro-
president rendered aninteresting pro-
gram May 22 at 4016 State Street
4n honor of its anniversanr. The
I principal address waa delivered ly
Rev. Bryant vice-president Others
who spoke were: M. T. Bailey of the
Bailey Press Bureau; Mrs. Johanna
Snowden-Porter pre The North-
western Federation of Women Clubs
and P. C Crnaslpy.
Mrs. Marguerite Anderson of Cin-
cinatti OWo is visiting her sister
and brother-in-law Mr. arid Mis.
Thornton Henderson 10814 Leroy
areue Morgan Park.
j Mrs Anna Lee and daughter Anna.
5141 Wabash Avenue Mrs. L. W.
I Ivy 2812 Eden Avenue and Mrs- Ida
William8 41)35 Indiana Avenue spent
Decoration day in Morgan Park vis-
iting their friends who have recently
noved into this beautiful suburb.
I Rev- C. H. Clark who had just
i too charge of the Ehenezer Bapt-st
j Church as pastor to succeed the late
j Rev. John F. Thomas was suddenly
'taken ill a few days iiso and was
j forced to go to Hot Springs Ark.
with the hope of regaining his health.
The Virginian Society met in its
monthly meeeting June 15 at Sfi.18
State Sttree at which time all Vir-
ginians are urged to he present.
The district grand Lodge G. U. 0.
of 0. F. .will convene at Joilet 111.
in August and Mrs. Ix)ti Ella Young.
D- G. M. N. G. of the Household of
Ruth of Illinous and jurisdiction and
her co-workers are making prepara-
tions to help make this a successful
Rev. D. P. Jones president The
Forum has gone south nn nn ex-
tensive business trip and will take
in Arkansas Oklahoma and many
A summer market has been opened
on State street in the 36th block hi
the Progressive Company. Inc. The
company has opened the market for
the purpose of helping to reduce the
high cost of living.
Rev. J. W. Tutt State Grand Mas-
ter of U. B. F- and S. M. T. of
Illinois and Jurisdiction is cominu
to the city on his official visit to
the lodges and temples in July.
Kobert H. Jones an old citizen
of Chicago for many years deacon
of the Eberneeza Baptist Church
died last Friday and was buried
Monday at 11 o'clock from the
church. Rev. E. W. Edwards asst.
pastor delivered the funeral oration.
M. T. Bailey president The Bailey
Realty Co- 3638 Ptate street -s
contemplating spending his vacation
with relatives in the west. Mr. Bail
ey cousin of Rev. Stephen Bailey
presiding elder ot A. M. E. Connection
in the state of Washington nave not
met in several years.
Lee Scott of With Countv Va..
who was called to the city on ac
count of the death of his sister Mrs.'
Halverson 3236 Wabash Avenue r
few days ago has returned to Vir-
ginia. ritEsrMEs Fii:i;i(i man a slay-
KK AMI shoots him -as he
Louisville Ky. Juue U The sounu
of men pursuing a fugutive attracted
vv. Jewell wliiie to the Hunt
window- of his nouse at oliu S.
Third street. Jewell saw a crowd
ot men close behind Charles Price
62 years old-
"Wassamatter? Jewel shouted.
"Murder" was the hoarse response
from some one of the iursu'ng gana.
Without waiting lor any ruither
information Jewell reached lor hit.
riuie which was handy and fired at
the fleeing Price.
Price dropped. The distance be
tween Jewell and his victim was
bomeoo yards. A bullet had struck
Price in bis side inflicting a serious
if not a fatal wound.
But Charles Price had murdered
no one as Jewell's informer said.
trice was being run down by two
detectives who claimed he was op-
erating a handbook dealing in pettj
wagers. At the most Price was
guilty of committing but a minor
offense. The detectives began the
chase and quickly a bord of whites
without even knowing what it was
all about joined in with the result
that one prejudice pursuer giving
Jewell what he imagined as the
cause resulted in near death for
(By A. N. P.)
Chicago 111. June 9. Two Negroes
were arrested recently after a chase
in which several shots were fired
after they had been recognized by-
Mrs. Anna Osborn Colored 3853
Langley avenue as the men who
snatched her purse at 3!th street and
Cottage Grove avenue on April 19.
'Macon Ga- June 9. An insane wo-
man stripped of all clothing ap-
peared last Wednesday night on the
campus of the Central City College
a Negro institution and fired one of
the frame buildings which was
burned with a loss of 1100000. The
woman was arrested.
Washington D. C June 9. Senator
McCormlck will inroduce an amend-
ment to the army appropriation bill
providing for the designation on June
21 1922 of five additional regiments
in the ree-ilar army to be made up
of Negro troops.
CHICAGO PASTOH VINDICATED IIY
(By A. N. P.)
Chicago. June 16. Standing In the
pulpit of the large A. M. E. Bethel
church on the morning of Sunday
May 29 nr. S. U Kin ret.ived the
piaudita and vindication of more than
three thousand people who had crowd-
ed the edifice for the express pur-
pose of adopting a set of resolutions
which set forth their confidence in
him as a man and their high regard
for him as the pastor of the church.
This section of the church followed
quickly on the heels of an ungrounded
report thnt had been circulated to the
effect that Dr. Birt had been arrest-
ed for carrying concealed weapons.
Efforts to get at he bottom reason
for the unwarranted report and con-
sequent gossip that gained consider-
able currency throughout the city be-
fore an Investigation brought it to
a sudden stop failed to completely as-
certain the orlng although consider-
able has been brought to light which
sheds light on tho probable cause. The
resolutions were read by Dr. A. J.
Offord. one of Chicago's prominent
physicians and read as follows:
Chicago 111.. May -29. 1921.
Whereas a false and sensational
story was circulated by gossip and
published in some of the Colored news
papers of this city to the effect that
Me v. S. U Blrt. pas" or of Bethel
ehqrch had been arrested upon a
charge of carrying concealed weapons
and that the police officers who had
accosted him on the street had found
a pair of "Brass Knucks" in his pock-
Whereas salu statement In the light
of facts revealed is undisputably false
malicious and without foundation be-
ing apparently circulated and given
out by agencies actuated by motives
of envy or else desiring to injure the
cRiise of Chrl.tt as represented In the
welfare and progress of Bethel A. M.
E church and
Whereas such reports l-elg un-
just a:e humiliating and Insulting not
alone to th pastor but to every mem-
ber of our church and the bost of
of Curlstian men and women who wor-
ship here be It.
(Continvcj on Page. 7)
Fort Worth Texas June 9. At
the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Curry 1200 Edward St. June
3 the wedding of Miss F. E. Park
ier or urownwood Texas and Mr
tviiiswonn rnznugn or tnnis Tex
as was solemnized. The ceremony-
was performed' by Hev. A. R. Starks.
Only a few friends witnessed the
ceremony. A delicious course of
Ices was served after which the
happy couple departed to Ennis
their future home. The bride is
one of Brownwood's most popular
Dens ana a teacher of one of the
of' VnnhiB'08m'S th? gr0'h iS neiSn.f?d $.nni.;erM"H
or tnnis most prosperous business inn Bnl Water Pruof. Bellows Tongue falzes 5 w
men. (to 12. CJ IE JVou must be entirely bhIIsiku
They have the beBt wishes nf
their many friends.
A social of both unique and in.
terest was the Voice Show Festival
given by Circle No. 4 ot Mt. Pis.
gah Baptist church June 6. Many-
trained voices appeared on the
stage. Solos and quartetts were the
parts displayed. Three babies in
eluding twins were given away as
prizes lor the best voices. Mrs.
Cooper won first prize (a baby
pigl; Mmes. S. D. Griggs and It. L.
laylor won the twjns (baby chicks)
other prizes were awarded for solos
and duetts. Taken as a whole the
aflair was very commendable. Prizes
were given. Mrs. L. B. Hughes for
selling the highest amount of tickets
and to Mrs. Will Washington for the
next highest amount.
The Dallas Express and the Chic.
ago Defender can be fcund at the
following places: Temple Drug
Store; Dr. W. W. Humphries Drug
Store Evans Avenue and Itosedale
St. Dr. Gregory's Drug Store Cliff
Street North Forth Worth.
Please phone write or bring all
news for the Dallas Express to the
Temple Drug store.
The Grand Musical Concert given
by the members of Sunshine Pres.
byterian Church on last Tuesday
night was a wonderful success. The
house was crowded not even stand-
ing room was availible and the pro.
gram was very remarkabloly ren.
dered from beginning to end. The
success of this program bespeaks the
patience and ability of Mrs. E. D.
Wallace who had charge of the
children and labored very earnestly
in preparing them for the occasion.
One of the most important features
of the program was a dialogue
"Curing the Invalid" in which Miss
Sarah Ann Wallace played the lead-
ing roll. Miss Wallace is from
Cheroke County and has become
very prominent in Fort Worth So-
ciety. Other features worthy of
mention were recitations by Misses
Thompson and Hannah. A military-
drill played by 8' boys was very at-
tractive and recived 'much comment
while the most humorous selections
were rendered by Master Benny T.
Holloway and Little Miss Tabb. Mrs.
H. E. Irving furnished the music
for the occasion giving between act
an Overture "Barrio Tieondo" from
Gerado Estado noted Filipine com-
poser. After the program ice cream
was served. Mrs. Wallace and the
sisters of the W. H. M. wishes to
take this method of thanking the
public for their loyal patronage.
Miss Mary S. Porter traveling
representative of J. C. McBrady &
Co. was in the city Friday and
Saturday in interest of Jier work.
Miss Porter has several agents in
Fort Worth and they all report a
very successful business; while in
the city she stopped with Prof and
Mrs. Irving at 1114 New York
Mr. McKinley Evan a student of
Wiley University is in the city pre-
paring tobegin his summer work
with the Pullman Company.
Rev. J. E. Dixon Pastor of Sun
shine Presbyterian Church stopped
over in Marshall on his return trip
from Kentucky and attended the
Commencement exercises of Wiley
University. Dr. Dixon is an aluminae
of Wiley and participated in the
Alumni reunion at that institution
Miss Charlie M. Cooper society
leader of Marshall a Central High
School alumni and a student of
Bishop College Is spending the sum.
mer with relatives on Illinois.
Mrs. V. A. Robinson 1114 New
York Avenue is spending the week
end in Waco .attending the Com
mencement exercises of Paul Quina
The Y. M. C. A. Vocational School
has "added to its cirriculum a course
in salesmanship which begin Tues.
day night. This course will be taught
1m a business expert of Internation.
a I reputation. It Is expected that
the business men of the city and
others so desiring will take advan-
tage of the course.
The St. Andrew's Chapel Choral
Club Prof. B. A. Caldwell director
entertained the Samuel Huston Col.
lege students at the church Tuesday
night refreshment were served.
Prof. Evans Principal of Ferris
High School is in the city visiting
his brotlie! on E. 2nd street.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Chandler were
the guesls of Prof and Mrs. H. E.
Irving at 1114 New York.Ave. Sun.
day evening. '
Mrs. Evylen Chandler WTater St.
who has been on the sick list i?
improving to the delight of her
DALLAS DISTRICT NOTES.
R. S. Jenkins P. E.
Sumln' a a a Vi low in frtT
a isville "old and new convention's
ti ty" with the African Methodists
s 'cond Quarterly meeting thus dear
i i fiur i s yuu can reauiiy ssf t? uiui
the Cowansites were pulling a big
stunt. St. James Cowansville has
done a commendable work this ouar.
ter raised in their rally S407.07.
Rev. J. Corney and his good people
are now finishing and beautifying
their edifice this indeed churchly
pride most deserving and worthy
of all commendation. There was
increase in the membership. Rev.
J. Corney declares he is going to
run up his educational assessment
to $50.00 for the Sun lay school
convention this is just right start
in time ld there will be no failure
or regretB to express when the time
comes to render an account of our
stewardship Next Sunday we will
be out at. Lincoln Manor. Be it to
the credit of Cowansville that they
paid the presiding elder in the full
long before the sun went down on
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A RIP SXORTIXO WESTERN'
If you miss this you'll be sorry" a sure enough comedy
THE BIG SHOW featuring
The human monkey
TUC I f
HOOT GIBSON in
A two-reel western and a side splitting comedy
Starting today a double bill
"ELMO THE FEARLESS"
Featuring ELM0 LINCOLN also' a western serial
"THE MASKED RIDER"
Featuring Harry Meyers also a Comedy offering
"BACK FROM THE FRONT"
I "THE HAWK'S TRAIL"
I "KING BAGG0T"
y "BROKEN BLOSSOMS"
1 A feature attraction set in San Francisco Chinatown.
'! biggest sensation of recent times a real special.
JOE RYAN in
and HARRY MOREY in
A 5-i-eel attraction
"THE VEILED MYSTERY" and
a Rig; Western Feature "OUT LAW ED"
j 4 j
ROY STEWART in
t A big western with a punch also HANK MANN in
"HIS BREAD AND BUTTER"
A COOL HOUSE
WHERE SOCIETY MEETS
FRED HILS0N Manager
Hundreds ot pleased men anu
women wearing our HAND
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