The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 59, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 2, 1921 Page: 1 of 20
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VOL .37' NO. '59.
HOUSTON TEXAS THURSDAY JUNE 2 l?2ii
20 PAGES PRICE 5 .CENT:.
Sweeping Charges Hiirled
:At; School Haa ds; - Board
To Open Probe
: Thomas B; Lewi Makes Fiery Talk in Demanding Investi-
v gationpf Specif ic Instances pf Neglect and Avoidance
jZ And Asks Exclusion of Superintendent Horn; Eighty
(y Teachers May Testify Without Fear of Losing Jobs.
A sweeping investigation has been ordered by the school board into the
; activities of Dr. P. W. Horn superintendent of city schools a number of the
school supervisors Dr. F. J. Slataper E."M. Wyatt supeervlsor of manual
training ana one or. me scnooi icacaers.
- V-' The investigation will start at
r as long as is necessary.
- - The inquiry was ordered following
.. representing several of the teachers and
:6t Houston" against Dr. Horn Dr.SV
Slataper E. M. Wyatt a number of
. the1 school supervisors and a school
Some Charges Admitted.
Mr. Lewis charged that Dr. .Slataper
' had vaccinated in his office white school
. children in the presence of negro school
: children; that white and negro school
children were kept together in a waitinrt
':. room after being vaccinated by Dr.
"5 Slataper and while the incisions were
:Jt made in vaccinating were drying; he alos
! charged that Dr. Slataper had neglected
.i i his duty in that on occasions he could
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..(.': UUI uu 1UUUII lutein) ..uuwiril lu nan
an linnnidl lnmrth nf fimts nnil An nil
occasion during the whole o fjn after-
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'.Dr. Slataper admitted that lie had
vaccinated white children in the prcs-
ence of negro children and Unit both
vunmm hil Knil 1 vilt u-hil tlin ittpiutnrm
. were drying in the fame room. This
i he charged to theneglcct of the school
board to provide adequate offices for
' 'him and suitable different waiting rooms.
He denied that he had ever kept children
; waiting or that he had failed to go to
I the schools in carrying out his duties.
He said that he had refused to vaccinate
children without the consent of their
i parents and would continue to refuse to
. do so.
Reappointment Held Up.
Asked hv C K. Hurloek if he would
consent to his reappointment being held
tip Dr. Slataper replied "Fur how long?"
explaining that if not reappointed he
must make other arrangements and could
not afford to wait indefinitely presi-
dent Cleveland said that Mayor Uni-
corn be had asked him to bold up the ap-
;o pointmcnt of Dr. Slataper. to which the
mayo said he had done this as arpies-
ruin of eennoniv nnd not through nnv
i- objection to Dr. Slataper
' idea being he explained that the city
i health department could take over these
.duties of Dr. Slataper.
' Mr. Lewis charged in regard to school
supervisors that some interfered with
the duties of the teachers; that many did
not attend to their duties and that some
had never appeared in tire schools. He
i cnargea that in tne particular instances
o(vK. M. Wyatt. supervisor of manual:
training that he had a stenographer and
'an office both being paid for out of
taxes by the citizens of Houston: that
Mr. Wyatt did not attend to his duties
. and had not attended to them but on
the contrary had often nnd continuously
- neglected the duties of bis office. lie
further charged that some of the super-
visors frequently attended moving pic-
ture theaters when they were supposed
to be attending to their duties at the
The charges against Dr. Horn were
made by Mr. Iewis in replying to a
' question as to why the teachers had not
brought these matters to the attention
of the school board. Mr. Iewis said
that the reason that the eachers had
' not presented these matters to the school
. board was due to the faet that they wore
intimidated and were afraid to come be-
.; fore the board for 'fear that they would
' lose their positions; that is not be re-
t elected by the teachers selecting board
it f teach in the schools the next term.
"I'll tell you why Mr. President. The
v teachers do not come before the board
and tell you of these things" Mr. Lewis
.- said. "It is because vthey are intimi-
i dated in fear of one man. They know
that tt they come before you with these
'things that they will not be elected to
. teach In the public' schools of Houston.
That man is the superintendent of the
Offers to Prove Charges.
"Inave come before you because 1
i i: am not afraid to voice my honest convic-
i Horns ahd what I know to be right. 1
1 ame personally and financially responsi-
- ' out or wlint X say and rear no man; nor
' "u!k1 fear to speak the truth. If allowed
(o come before you I can prove to you
tit truth of my statements and bring men
r and women who will corroborate every-
' thing I have said before you tonight. As
'-a taxpayer and representing thousands
of taxpayers of the city of Houston nnd
several of the teachers I appear before
you to night and ask nay demand that
( ; "we be given the opportunity of present-
Ing thess facts before you. I have to
ask though that this man (Dr. Horn) be
' excluded from the bearing for the wit-
nesscs I will bring will be afraid to tea-
' tify if he Is present.
' ."To"' ladies and gentlemen of this
' board do not know the half that Is going
on; Cau not kKow It because those who
' would tell youjPof these things know that
if the1eU they may lose their positions.
. I tain honestly convinced and sincerely
believj (bat if you' allow ns to present
ourevWfnce In these matters that you
can safe the taxpayers of Houston thou-
1. tCobtuiujtd on l'sgs 2 t'olumu "J.)
J in. t 1' t i h t
7:30 Saturday night and will continue
charges made by Thomas B. Lewis
"thousands of taxpayers of the city
ADDRESS ON WAR
Resolution Will Be Sent to
Harding U. 9. Ambas-
sador and Others
Members of the Herbert D. Dunlavey
I'ost Xo. 581 Veterans of. Foreign Wars
at a meeting held at their club rooms
Wednesday jight made a complete dis-
claimer of statements made by American
Ambassador Harvey at the Court of Ht
James declaring that having ought m
the great war of civilisation on foreign
soil and hostile waters we fed we are in
better mind to know Uie principles for
which we fought than this American am
bassador who occupied a swivel chai
during that war within the safe limits
of the United States."
State Their 'Position.
The resolution says:
"Wei now declare in unmistakable
terms that we fought for the following
principles and objects all of which wet.
well known at the time and none of
which we have now forgotten namely:
."We fought for outraged women;
"We foujjht for martyred nurses;
"We fought for crucified nuns:
" fought for innoees civilians
down for loyalty to their country;
"We fought for little children
hands cud arms missing;
r vSY-ought for nameless and number
less mutilated soldiers;
"We fought for innocent thousai.i
upori the bottom of the sea;
"Wc-fought for Helgium outraged and
desecrated as no nation in the previous
history of the world has been;
"We fought for France that nation i
heroes bled white defending civilixntior
against the Power of the Heast
'We fought for Kngland which chose
the path of honor black-tinted with de
spair. when the little nation she hn
sworn to defend was set upon by a wil
" c fought for Italy which took up
the Cause of Right against the Tower (
Wrong terrible though she knew tl:
cost must be;
"We fought for the defense of tho!
nrincinles of human "liberty which w r
laid down nineteen centuries ago by tl
first great Teacher and Treacher of liu
man rights the Man of Galilee;
We fought for democracy against u
"We fought to banish forever from th
face of the earth the hideous' greed o
Teutonic kaiserism in order that tli
world might be made a decent dace t
live in. and that civilisation might not
AH tliese tilings we rouglit for nn
we disclaim and resent the efforts of nn
one. of what ever party or creed. t be
little our efforts nnd deeds and to assign
to us a selfish nnd cowardly reason fo
fighting in our rishtcoup anger and
that wonderful fighting spirit of 101 7.
lhe remarks to which these veterans
of numerous wars took exception the
stated in their resolution to be as fol
"Not a few remain convinced that we
(America) sent our young men serosa to
save this country (Kngfaud). France and
Italy. This Is not a fact. We sent ttn m
solely to save the United States of Amcr-
ica and most reluctantly and laggardly at
that. We were not too proud to fight
whatever that may mean. Wo were
afraid not to fight. That is the real truth
of the matter.
. It was directed tliut copies of tho pro-
test; be spread upon their post's' min-
utes and be sent to President Harding
and the American ambassador at the
Court of St. James and to the Veterans
of Foreign Wars national publica-
tion. "Foreign Service" to "Stars and
Stripes" to the London Daily Mail and to
the presB of the city of. Houston.
Corporation of U. S. Grain
Growers Opens Its Doors
Associated Press Report
CHICAGO June' 1. The United
States Grain iJrowera" corporation re-
cently organized by fanners' organisa-
tions to handle the marketing of grain
opened its door'a Wednesday.
The purpose of the organisation is to
eliminate speculation In grain and save
the middleman' profits for the grain
grower. Only farmers acr permitted to
join brokers being eliminated " '
HARDING MOVES TO -.
IN RAILWAY RATES
Makes Personal Call on
LC. C. to Discuss '
President Makes It Plain He
Believes Rate Cut Is
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING
Iiy Leased Wire to Houston Post.
WASHINGTON. June 1. Following
hard upon the labor board's $400000.00(1
reduction in the wages of railroad em
ployes. President Harding took a signifi
cant step Wednesday in the direction of
effecting a reduction of freight rates
upon which he deems a revival of busi
ness largely depends.
The president descended unexpectedly
upon the interstate commerce commia
sion asked for a conference with its
members and when they laid assembled
broached a discussion of the rate redtic
Mr. Harding was informed that the
commission directing its efforts to rate
reductions which represent inequalities.
but he did not conceal his conviction that
the lowering of transportation charges
should be more general and radical then
apparently are contemplated by the com
mission nt this time.
Harding Faces Opposition.
Although the move of the president is
egarded as significant of his deteVmina
tion to take the aggressive in forcing
rates down it is evident that he ha
formidable opposition to overcome. The
cabinet agrees with the president that
prohibitive transportation rates largely
account for the stagnation of Business
and the continued high prices of the ne
cessities of life.
Chairman Clark of the interstate com
mcree commission aim senator v ummms
hnirmnn of the senate committee on
nterstate commerce agree however with
the railroad executives who contend that
rates cannot be reduced .generally until
it has been proved that railroad expenses
can be cut to a point assuring an ade
ipiate return on the investment.
Belief that rate reductions naturally
ported by facts according to the earners
I'ntil there is a substantial increase
traffic even a $400000000 wage redur
tion will not produce snywhere near lb
authorized per cent return assei
Roads Oppose Rate Cat.
The president believes a rate reduction
would increase traffic but the railroeds
dispute the contention asserting that th
stagnation of business is due to causes
more fundamental than transportation
charges. Vice-President Chambers
the Santa Fe dwelt on this point before
the senate committee presenting figure
to show that the transportation cost is
only 2Vi per cent of the price of coal
to the consumer.
President Harding walked from th
White House to the quarters of the in
terstate commission two blocks away
He was accompanied by his secretary
(Jeorge Christian. Arrived at the co:n
mission's doors the president was iifh
ered at once to the office of Chairman
('lark. The president told the chairman
that he wished to meet the members of
the commission. The opportunity was
afforded ct once and the president talked
infonnaly with members of the commis-
sion for more than half an hour.
The president explained that he had
called because be recognized that the
commission wiA the rate-making agent
of the congress and that Inasmuch as he
has the official right to eommnnSjate with
congress he wanted to communicate di-
rectly although Informally with the
agen of congress In railroad affairs.
Hears of Ruts Adustments.
During the conference the president
made special inquiry concerning the prog-
ress of the commission In revising nu-
merous rates whereby the last horlsontal
increase had. put a burden on commodi
ties wlrk'h the traffic would not bear. He
was gratified when Informed that the
commission had been working on a re-
vision of the rates on many commodities
by the process of securing a voluntary
reduction through a concerted action on
the part of the carriers.
One of the specific things which the
president bad In mind was 'nullification of
the fruit -carrying rate concerning which
there had been so much complaint In the
West. He was assured by Chairman
Clark that modification of this rate was
Informally under consideration by the
commission at the present time.
1920 Wage Raise to
Be Cut Two-Thirds
Associated Press Report
CHICAGO June L Approximately
two-thirds of the wage increases granted
rallrdad employes last July by the rail-
road Jabor board was ordered deducted
beginning July '1 in the bond's decision
announced Wednesday. From the in-
crease Inst year of $tM0.000.000 a year
in salary of railroad labor pearly $400
000000 wil be cut It is estimated by
the reductions directed by the board.
In the case of thu general das of
(.Continued on Page a Column ?.)
St. Janies Promise Is
Made Good Here and
Now Preachers Say
. ' : ' . -.
Uev. E. hJ Griffith; pastor of the
Trinity Baptist church vreported Wed-
nesday night the remarkable Physical
healing "of- Houston mao ' Here Is
the scripture that the' sick man .read
and the precepts that were followed
out byBev. "Mr. Griffith Dr. James B.
Leavell pastor of the First Baptist
church' and Rev. WV '. M.- Barrel! of
Calvarjf. Baptist church: i
" Epistles of James Chapter V.
13 It any among you afflicted?
tat kirn pray. Is any merry? Let him
(4 Is any sick among you? Let
him call for .the sldars of the church
and let them pray over him; anointing
him with oil In the name ef the Lord:
15 And the prayer of faith shall
aave the sick and the Lord shall raise
him up; and if ht have committed sins
they shall be forolven him.
16 Confess your faults one to an-
other and pray for one another that
yo may be healed. The effectual fer-
vent prayer of a righteous man avail-
V j y
MAN IS HEALED BY
Bedridden Houston Man
Rises and Walks After
One of the mortt remarkable cases of
present-day miracles was jjeported by
Rev. D. I.. Griffith pastor (tl the Trinity
Baptist church Wednesday night. The
story as told by Rev. Mr. (Jriffith is that
a Mr. Fcsry residing at 2218 Whiffy
street who has been bedridden for more
than four weeks called him over the
phone Monday and asked him to come
and see him.
"On arriving at his house" continued
Rev. (Griffith. "I found that Mr. Fcsry
wanted to talk to me about his soil. I
stayed for a while and prayed with him.
I returned to his house on Tuesday but
before going I tried to get some other
ministers to go withjue. but was unable
to do so. I again prayed with him and
talked with him for some time.
Reads Promise vof Healing?
' Wednesday Mr. Feary allcd me ovcrl
the 'Hieui f 'WfrTgytfaWeliaefi
reading in ttfe fifth jRiapter of the Epis-
tle vof James where It said. 'Is there one
among you afflicted? Let him call for
the elders of the church and lot them
pray over him. anointing him with oil in
the name of the Lord: And the prayer
of the faithful shall save the sick and the
Ixrd shall raise him up: and if he' have
committed sins they shall be forgiven
him. Confess your faults to one another
and pray for one another that ye may be
henled. The effectual fervent prayer of
a righteous man availrth much
"He asked ene if 1 believed this and
when t told bim that I did. he asked me
who the ciders were and when I told
him that they were ministers he asked
that I bring them to him.
Calls the Elders.
"I called Dr. LeaveH of the First Bap
tist church and Kev. W. M. Harrell of
tho Calvary Baptist church and ssked
them to accompany me to see Mr. Feary
We went to his home and prayed to
gether ana separately and then we
anointed the afflicted man with oil. We
left hiin shortly afterwards and went to
ot long alter reaching home I was
called to rhc phone by his wife who toljj
me that her husbauu hal gotten out of
bed about five minuter after we left and
said to her that he was healed and was
going to get out of bed. He also ex
pressed a desire to shave and would not
let his wife get hrg razor for bim but
go it Wmself. Nifter shaving he wmtj
out or tne House and visited among the
neighbors telling them of the wondrou
work of the Iord
"Gets Up and Walks."
In. the afternoon he called me and
said that he was going to attend prayer
meeting at the church He had to walk
several hundred yards to the street cal
ami soother block after leaving the car
near the churrh. He also told me that
he had enten n hearty meal that day. In
church he made several talks about hi
being healed. He said thathe was not
hu ne ring i rom excitement and hold up
his hand several times to show the con
gregation that he was not m the least
i lie History or .ir. r eary s ease as
told by Rev. Mr. Griffith Wednesday
night was that Mr. Feary had been unf
renng from tuberculosis for the past
five years. His family had professed a
faith In Jesus Christ and the family
joined the Baptist church. Mr. Fesry
said Rev. Mr. Griffith had affiliated with
the Halvation Army and had perauaded
his family to follow him. This they did
but later went hack to" the church and
Mr. Feary had become estranged and
drifted away from the teaching of (Jod.
Death Was Near.
necemiy air. reary nan become so
weak that lie became a bedridden case
and doctors said according to Uev. Mr.
Griffith that he would not live over HO
days. It was while lying in his bed that
he hd started to reed his Bible and
come upon A he passage of scripture re-
ferred to above. This led to his seeking
of his own accord the ministry ofHcv.
Mr. C.iifflth and the other Baptist min-
isters. .' O 1 j 'It V '
BEER AS r.lEDICIHE
PROHIBITED IN M
Dry Law Strengthened as
Supreme Court Weakens
OLD TAX IS
Many Qses Must Be Dis-
missed; Tax Features of
Present Law Upheld
By leased Wire to The Houston I'ust
WASHINGTON June 1. "Wets" and
"dr.vs" broke even Wednesday in their
battle over the corpse of John llsrley-
corn. The supreme court rendered a decision
giving prohibition enforcement a jolt but
almost in the same moment the house
judiciury committee emerged from its
arid liaunjs with n favorable report on
he new Volstead bill prohibiting the pre
scription of beer as medicine and other-
wise tightening up the dry laws.
Revenue Laws Repealed.
By unanimous decision the "supreme
court held that the old internal revenue
iws which regulated the manufacture
lid sale of liquor before the Volstead
iiW became eltective were repealed hy
ts passage even though they were not
inconsistent with it. The decision was a
feat for the federal government and the
Anti-Saloon league which bad contested
the case vigorously in the court.
It opens the way for the releas" of
Kcores of persons who have been convict
ed Bince the Volstead act became effec
tive of violating the old internal revenue
Scores TSf persons convicted under the
old laws since national "prohibition was
declared in effect can obtain freedom :is
a'result of the decision. Mrs. Annette Ab-
bot Adams special assistant attorney
general in charge of the dry case sa id
after hearing the decision.
Volstead Law Strengthened.
Wayne H. Wheeler general counsel for
the Anti-Saloon league made this state
"That part of the decision that holds
the criminal decisions of certain revenue
laws are in conflict with the national pro
$Mm act wJU-Wqt'rifft(r that
most of these criminal prosecutions will
have to be brought under the Volstead
act. The penalties and procedure in tbe
Volstead act are not ns strong as those
in the revenue laws but they will he sui
ficient if the enforcement department and
the department of justice use them effec
"The derision sustaining the prohibi
tive tax features of the Volstead act and
the revenue laws is a hard blow at the
illegal dealers. Over $L'."..(l(K.(MHt was in
volved in this decision and a still larger
amount involved ui possible assessments
for the next vear. If these sections of
the law are properly used they will put
out of business all financially responsible
illicit liquor dealers."
3 1 -2 Per Cent Liberty
Bonds Set Low Record
Associated Tress Report. .
NEW YOHK. June 1. -Further selling
Wednesday of per cent tai exeiipt
liberty bonds forced the price of that
issue down to SG.S4. the lowest quotation
in their history. That ligure represents
a net loss in these bonds overnight of
Other liberty issues were heavy on in
creased offerings hut victory notes 1c Id
Selling of liberty o"s according to re-
port in the financial district proceeded
mainly from interior sources and was as-
cribed to the increasing financial needs
of individuals and institutions.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER.
Associated Press Report.
WASHINGTON June 1 . Enst and
West Texas Thursday nnd Friday gen-
iuisi.ina Thursday mid Friday
partly cloudy not inueh change in tem-
perature. Arkansas--Thursday nnd Friday gen-
Korrcictl for Houston anil Vu-init - Thurt
il.iv Barilv clondv.
TcmirraMire extrneo m! pipe lolt.-uinn a"
Houston for thr 2-t limits nulrd in 2 p. in.
Imir 1 Maximum 92; nilnimuui 71: no i'te
Atmospheric pressure rft Houston at ! p n.
29.73. 9a level reading.
Suorue J 25 a. m.; unwt"T18 p. m.
Comparative record al Houston for lime I:
I mic - i ;il I t 1920
ll m ff ' 7-
) "' 85 i K4
13 m 9 2 ! 78
3pm... !r i (ti
l m I 91 ! 71
7 . m Dry bulb 75 5; t bulh
tive humidity 77 per cent.
Noon l)rv bulb 81.6; hulh 73.;
tive humidity 45 rxr cent
Rotary luncheon at Jtiee hotel 1 2 : 1 -"
W. V. Mann company Hayshore chih
. bousewnrmlnn T p m.
& 1. special train tour of city industries:
starts from Grand Central depot at
Martial Law Halts
Wierde Race Riot fin
Tulsa; 100' Are Deai
1 --.V' -1; ' - - ".'.
Pitched Battle in iegro Section and Burning of Entire Sec
tion Follows Night of Violence- Hundreds Injured ;
Loss Will Reach $ 1 50000 Negroes Flee in All Di
rections 5000 Huddled in Camp. V- .
Associated Press Report. x
TtJLSAj Okla. June 1. Possibly 100 persons dead hundreds wound
and property damage estimated at $1500000 were outstanding results Wedr.
day night of rar disorders which broke out bare Tuesday night following C
arrest of a negro accused of attacking a white girl and which continued s;
radically throughout Wednesday v
Wednesday evening Tulsa was quiet with the city under martial law an
its streets patrolled by troops of the Oklahoma national guard sent here at t
direction of Governor J. B. A. Robertson. Officials were hopeful that the wore
TWO WAR HEROES
TO BE BURIED IN
Bodies of Capt. Harrison and
Private Moore Will Ar-
rive From France
Thursday will open old wounds in the
hearts of ninny Iloustoniaus whyi two of
her war heroes will bo laid to rest in
Gleuwood cemetery. '
The bodies of Captain Utile Harrison
and Private Thomas Willnrd Moore will
arrive in Houston Thursday morning.
Captain Harrison was one of 11 officers
sent to Liverpool in January. I'.tiN. as an
advance party for the 32d division where
be served as embarkation officer. Later
lie was ordered to Fiance where be com
manded battery K of the 110th field ar
tillery. While in this- service be was
wounded and died July 14. 101S. He
was buried with military honors in a
private cemetery at Marvillars. France
Enlisted at San Antonio.
Private Moore enlisted in the army nt
San Antonio and was called to service
and sent overseas with company A 1st
battalion of the liStb enginers. He wi.s
wounded while lighting nenr Tool nnd
was taken to a hospital at Neuf Chateau
France where lie died April 28. 101!)
Thursday afternoon the body of Cap-
tain Uttle will be taken to Christ church
where funeral services will be held. At
""1:30 p. m. the body with a military es-
cort and members of Holland Idge
No. 1 A. F. and A. M. will leave the-
church moving up Texas avenue to Main
street thence to Franklin street out to
Washington avenue and to Glenwood
Services at Westheimer's.
Funeral services for Private Moore's
hotly will be held at the undertaking par-
lors of Sid Weslbeiiner at ." :."i0 p. m. This
procession will nlso be formed of mem-
bers of the American Legion. Burial
will be made in filenwood cemetery. '
Ministers officiating at the Harrism
funeral will be Uev. T. J. Windham end
Peter Gray Sears. Kev. Oscnr Smith
will officiate at Moore's funeral.
Gasoline Price Cut to
1 8 Cents by Gulf Company
The price of gasoline has declined
to IS cents a gallon. The Gulf Re-
fining company made the new price
Wednesday night with the announce-
ment of n L'-ecnt reduction. This is n
decline of 5 cents in gasoline prices
within the last week. On the previous
occasion the Gulf Hefining compan
led the tield for the lower prices.
Among the reasrnis given fur the de-
cline is a large production ami a stoi -uge
that is taxing the tank capacity.
Kerosene prices were also ISted :;t
n L'-cent reduction making the retail
price in Houston S cents.
New Winter Wheat Crop
Reports Make Prices Soar
reserve of oh
June 1. -With next to no
wheat left in the I'nited
supply wheat traders
Wednesday with authority
showing that the si'70 of the new winir?
wheat crop has fhrivelrd 20.000tMKI
bushels dining the last month Largely
as a result the price of tho July deliv-
ery wheat lyre made a skyrocket
flight Wednesday surpassing any pre-
vious (juofntion for July this season.
The acme for the day was reached at
$l..'i"'.... jut 11 cents above Tuesday's
closing figures. Few speculators ap-
peared to have the hardihood to take the
bear side of the market and in the al
seme of such opposition prices most of
the time wen' buoyant despite e good
deal of protit Hiking by longs.
KMrtei and millers gave signs of
concern as to the apparent curtailment of
product ion. The crop damage indicated
chiefly in the Southwest has been due
to a great degree to abnormal weather.
Madame Curie Obliged
To Give Up Western Trip
Ity Leased Wire to The Houston Post.
XF.W YOltK June 1. Mine. Marie
Curie co-discoverer of radium. Jiss been
obliged to curtail her trip to Western
cities on account of her health it was an-
nounced Wednesday. K
Proposed visits to Dayton O.; .Ada-
iiiana Arii.; cities in California. Salt
Lake City and Albany have been cut)'
celed. She will leave here Thursday and
go to the Grand Canyon.
ot the trouble bad passed and that th?
coming of dawn would find normal
conditions restored. s-
However they did not relax their vig
ilance and it was stated that everything
was in readiness to handle a' grave situ
ation should one arise again. Civil offi
cials were co-operating closely with Ad-
jutant General Charles F. Barrett who
came here Wednesday morning; with tad-
ditional troops for riot duty. i'
Xo accurate check of the dead. Sail
been made at a late hour and unofficial
estimates ran from the known list of JU
whites and -70 negroes dead. According
to an opinion of Police Inspector Charles
Daley second in command of ths Tpolice
force the list would reach 175 dead. -
The exact total officers ssid .1oul.!
probably never be known as number of
negroes perished in ths flames .''.which
consumed the entire negro difllrict.whicu
formerly housed about 13000 negroes
including women and children; ' ' " -:
Whole Section Burned. '
The rfizejknren starts mar station
of the St. Louis & Sah Francisco rail-
road scene of the heaviest flghtii;p
Wednesday morning at Boston avenue
continuing east along the railroad tracks
to Pearl avenue north along Pearl to a
point half a mile outside the city limits
west to Cincinnati avenue south on Cin-
cinnati to Lowell a short distance on
Lowell to Boston and thetl south on Bos
ton. The entire area covers a space
the shape of an li. . S r
A few feeble flames lighted sections of
the burned waste Wednesday night while
a few lone walls standing seemingly
without support rise against a back-
ground of smoldering debris. JLv
Thousands of the negroes and their
fnmiliea have fled the eityr and 'It' i
reported-snare have taken refuge la Bar-
tlesville. Okla. ' '
"We have the situation well under con-
trol" Adjutant General Barrett said
Wednesday night. "We do not anticipate
any further rioting" he added "although
nothing has been overlooked as a pre-
caution against its recurrence.' J With
Tulsa under martial law we expect to
sec a rapid readjustment of conditions."
5000 Negroes Under Guard! "
: . '. i
About TiOOO negroes were herded in the
fair grounds east of the city under the
protection of national guardsmen. They
were gathered there from all parts of fho
city where they sought refuge during
the day. ' '1'
Hundreds of homeless negroes who
fled into the country outside of Tlltsa
during the rioting were drifting bach
into town Wednesday night. They came
on foot and in wagons carrying what few
ousehold possession they were able to
scape with. 'J!
Crowds of several hundred resembling
refuRees in the war lone in France could
be seen trudging back on roads leading
into Tulsa. " (
The negroes at the fair grounds were
being cared for and fed under ths direc-
tion of a committee apointed by Adju-
tant General Barrett. . t
To Investigate Responsibility ".-v
The committee composed of prominent
citizens was also charged with Invest!-
gniitiR the riots and fixing responsibility.
At n meeting Wednesday several members
voiced criticism of the action of white -men
who wilfully destroyed property
owned by nrgroes and rendered thousands
homeless. ' '
From shortly before 10 o'clock Tues-
day night when the first firing began '
near the court house until late Wedncs-'
day morning the city presented a scene
of wild disorder. Hundreds of automo-
biles bearing armed white men raced
abuit the business district. .
The heaviest fighting occurred bet
tween midu'Rht and G o'clock when sev;
ere! pitched battles with hundreds' OO
each side were waged about the negro
One of the fiercest engagements took
place iu a nefrro church where Shout CO
negroes had barricaded themselves pre-
the Faftteslt Worm'"-
The bird that jumps down off the
perch at the first break of day and
goes worm-hunting always picks Up
the finest and fattest worms and the
bird that closes his eyes rolls over'
and takes another nap until the noon
whistle blows has to take what's Jeft.
It's that way with advertisers.; He
who places hi9 advertisement la the
morujng paper is up .with the early
birds with" th hustlers who are oat
after business. He who; wnlts :tiU
nop n takes what's left '.'Kir'
lut yonr Classified A(f iMpmorrow
morning's Poxt Telephone' Prest-"
8000 and a competent young bwly
accept yonr ed 'J" )" f'i1 'f
in mi i i ii i i V i ' n i hi i
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