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THE NEW-YORK AGE. " SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1318, but rather is a . reflection upon the lynchers, illiterate, ignorant, prejudiced as they are in most instances. inere . can be no defense for any crime com-. mitted by a Negro or white man, but J the law provides for punishment ana the execution of this law is ed authorities, not in the mob. This mob spirit is still confined almost exclusively to the South, where a population is still : f h fact that the only real , asset it has is its comparatively cheap labor which lies in inc uu w 1 I tistnutatinfl- The-race problem is still confined to the South; 'which resents any attempts to ' suggest a solution. The exodus " from-Dixie of the Negro would soon awaken the South to appreciation . 4t that it takes lust such labor urc .'V ;".T vt - Hivate as uiai ox uic mcgiu i :r" Any uuici kind of labor would make the price of ! n.nt,;k;t;Vo vet the South is still ' t kill the iroose that laid the ' trying golden egg. "Tii aiirstion in the South is an economic one and the South would do 1 well to try and clean some of its dirty linen in its attitude toward the Negro. The great area of the South s fitted for nothing except the production of cotton, and despite every effort to diversify its crops cotton is still king and wilt remain so, although a diversific-tion could become a fact but for climatic and other conditions which are natural barriers which cannot be overcome. ' ' , . "The Negroes of the nation are giving the world a fine example of patriotism. One banner which was carried in the parade here the other day contained the motto : " We never had a traitor.' This is to the credit of the Negro race, and encouragement should be given them. This - encouragement should not be manifest in .lynching them, for the public is getting tired of this mob law which seems to rule m the South. The indictment should not be returned against the better element in the South, where there is a sincere effort to stamp out the evil, but this better element must express its disapproval of lynch law and no better way to give vent to this expression could be imagined than making an example of lynchers by conviction and the extreme penalty of the law for taking a life. "We are talking a good bit of democracy now, but there is a smear on it when we pcrntit such outrages as the ones that are common in the South. The Negroes who paraded through the streets here on Monday were really do ing. their part for liberty and democracy, and the white people were proud of them. It is time for as to express our pride in a general insistence against the mob, as its operates some of the southern states. i . "It is up to the South to clean its robes." j . NEGRO BAND HELPS RED CROSS AT RED BANK (Special to Th Saw YoaK Aom.) Red Bank. N. J. The 356th Fitf ArtiUery Rtgimental Dix, conducted Brymn, gave s ii . Chapter, Monmouth County Brancn, oi the American Red Cross for .the. benefit of the Second War Fund. The grounds . were packed with a crowd of over 10,000 people made up of local citizens, towns along the coast as far south as Spring Lake and from the nearby farming districts. The band was enthusiastically received and made a great hit The concert was a great success in every way, and several thousand dollars was collected for the Red Coss. After the concert the band was served with . refreshments at the local armory by a committee of ladies, colored and white. One of the pleasing features was the sight of the colored womep -Hired as Red Cross nurses helping white sisters collect funds from t. .dience ; another was the presence oi several hundred colored officers and privates from Camp Dix. Red Bank contributed over $100,000 in the Second War Fund drive, the colored residents responding liberally, and winning much praise. PHILADELPHIA A. M. E. CONFERENCE APPOINTEES (leedal te Tn Nsnr Test Aaa) .Wilmington, Dei. At me rnnaaei- phia Conference of the A." M. E. Church, held last week the Revs. J. B. Stansbury and J. J. Moore were put on the superannuated list. Deaths re-. ported were the Revs. C W. Satchel of -... . a . . f vm t t Wilmington, and J. T. Newby of Phila delphia. Appointments were as fol lows: Philadelphia District, W. H. Davis, presiding elder; Philadelphia n.tV.1 .Dk.rt T Willanif 7 inn W. H. Hoxter: Mt. Olive, John M. Palmer; Emanuel, J. W. Harris; Disney, A. J. Smith; Germantown Bethel, C. H. Fa-reira; Norristown, J. R. Reed; Bristol and Ben Salem, W. R. Cullins, Jr.; Lancaster, F. T. M. Webster; La Mott, J. A. Browne; Bryn Mawr, G. E. Bi-,vens; Langhorne, J. O. Mackall; . Wavne. T. C V. Burbaee: Devon. R. F. Wright; Ardmore, C W. Stewart; Missionary First Episcopal District, David S. Cincore.- Transferred to the New Jersey Conference,' W. A. Graham; Philadelphia-Mt Pisgah Church, J. Campbell Beckett; Ward, W. J. Oliver; St John's, G. W. Broughton; Arnett, E. B. Lyons; Tyree, J. T. Bunn; Elmwood, E. T. Bundie; Morris Brown, P. P. Gaines; Paschal-Paris Daker, Darby . Hodson, Waters ;( Lansdowne, E. H. Norris; Allen, U. G. Leepcr; Bethany, C A. A. Greene ; Wilmington, H. Y. Arnett The following ordinations of itinerant elders took place: Edward Beverly Lyons, Connett Carl Williams, John Robert Johnson, Lorenz Butcher, William Walter Cooper. WE DO . . . Job Prlntlns acnooi grounus ncc ou"'i.i. f , 'Vt'ia -under the auspices of tfcr"fci'rrte PRESS LAUDS VALOR OF The heroism of Henry Johnson and Needham Roberts, members of the old 15th New York Infantry, now the 369th, who put to flight twenty-four Germans in France, has moved the daily press throughout the country to speak in glowing terms of the Negro as a soldier. - foHowing are some of the editorials in praise of the conduct of the two colored soldiers on the battlefield: ALBANY'S NEGRO HERO. (Albany Knickerbocker) The glorious exploit of Private Henry Johnson of Albany has attracted world-wide attention. The bravery of mis ;egro iifinunx man wou, wmi out comrade both of them desperately wjnded routed twenty-four Oer mnnu ' uhrutl I n ir rhihhlne. ftlajthlnz and bombing until they fled, has won ftr him the French Croix de Querre. with the extraordinary distinction of th "Bill ain't big or nothing like that said Mrs. Johnson in Albany, when toldofafker husband's heroism, "but, O boy! he can go some." Indeed he. can. "Bill." as Mrs. Johnson calls him, la a type of American we can aQ be proud of. This incident has served to call re- n wed attention throughout the'eoun try to the valor and efficiency jot Xe gro troops. It Is not remarkable, therefore, that from many sources which have long been silent on the curse of lynching- there have come, since this latest proof of Negro loyalty and fighting; sDlrit. bitter protests against- the southern practice of murdering on sua plcion. The number of such Atrocities is startling. Now, with tens of thousands of Ne gro troops in the American uniform. and a million more eager to fight for the flag, the continuance of such atrocities Is more than ever disgraceful, and the sections which tolerate them are degenerate. 4 "WE TOLD YOU 30." (N. Y. Evening Telegram) & When proudly speaking of fighting races we must not overlook the Ameri can Negro. , Two of them, Harry Johnson, twen ty-three years old. of Monroe street, Albany, and Needham Robert, son of the Rev. Norman J. Roberta, of Tren ton, N. J have just been .cited for the Croix de Guerre, and Johnson will receive the coveted gold palm aa well. - These men are members of the old Fifteenth New York Regiment, , the Negro command recruited under or ders from Governor vpltman by Colonel William F voad? when he was Public Service commissioner, and who accompanied lt to France. V The bravery of the-Negro soldier is ,V surprise. From his first time In neia as a raw levy upaer inn XT of war, U. S. Grant "the col ..-loops rough, nobly." and when b f ifteenth wad ordered recruited here the Evening Telegram, aa evl dences of what the freed man could be made as a soldier, cited those, crack commands of the regular establish ment, the Twenty-fourth and Twenty fifth infantry and the Ninth and Tenth cavalry. Colonel Guy V. Henry, of the Tenth cavalry and once major in the Ninth and Brigadier General Andrew Sheridan Burt, as Colonel of the Twenty- fifth Infantry both gone over the Great Divide were recognized as commanders who brought the black soldier to the highest point of perfection. He has it in him and only wants a chance to show It. COLORED TROOPS BRAVE. (Bridgeport Telegram) It does not need the splendid fighting of two colored soldiers, as reported by General Pershing, to remind us that the colored man under the Stars and Stripes is a worthy companion of his white brother in the battle for freedom. In fact the colored man has always been a great fighter. Hence it comes about that lln the American communique just made public the names of Privates Johnson and Roberts, with the American Colored Regiment, are especially mentioned. While on sentry duty these two men were attacked by twenty Huns. It was hand to hand fighting and the two held twenty until relief came and the twenty fled. As an honest old citizen, long resident in Bridgeport who came from the island of much trouble, said while viewing the parade on Saturday representing all nations, tongues and creeds, "How can they lick us?" That is the spirit In this war colored men fight for liberty. Britain has a million at it and France has half as many. America will have her share, too. And they will do their part well, that la certain, just as in our Civil War at Fort Wagner and other fields, and again in Cuba and the Philippines, twenty. years ago, PRIVATES BILL AND NEEDHAM. (New York Timet) According to the divisional order of the day. Bill of Albany "gave a magnificent exhibition of courage and energy." and Needham of Little Old New Tork, "continued to throw hand grenades, although fallen to the ground, until the enemy was forced 'to flee a good and brave soldier." The French Croix de Guerre for both, and for Bill, who slashed in such a timely way with his bolo knife, the "Gold Paim," a much-coveted distinction. It Is said that the whole regiment is now clamoring for-v-fcolo knives;- Private Johnson's particular personal weapon haying proved so handy. The Germans will have to' find as apt a name for the American Negro fighters as they have given to the kilted Scots, whom they call "The Ladles from Hell." Something demoniac there certainly was about Bill and Needham. It was an excellent thing, after all, to organize the Fifteenth National Guard Regiment of New York. A merger has effaced the name, but the Negro soldiers, whom General Foch speaks of as "very strong and stouthearted and very rash," fight well un- n SOLDIER iet any numerical designation. It Ui now the 369th Regiment 1 France regards them, no doubt as the American Chasseurs d'Afrlque. "I am very proud of them," says Colonel William Hay wood; : "they are clean, brave men. fearing nothing." New York may well be proud of the S69th Infantry, which waa the old 15th. TWO COLORED HEROES.' (Brooklyn Standard Union) On the Nation's honor roll go the names of Needham Roberts and Henry Johnson, two Brooklyn colored men. They have been mentioned for bravery Kw (1 art am Pnrshlnff and In addition lave received the Croix de Guerre from France. I Tn.viv nnt enough attention bu (been paid to what our colored troops n France have done ana are uomg. rn iha rnr mnvlnr events of war these ,ieys have been more or less over looked, as have otner .divisions oi tlAMhtnir'a ormv d I But all Americans know that the colored men are loyally doing ineir duty abroad just aa they are here. As .mi thov sr u brave as any. obe- dient, Jealous of their good name, and determined to uphold the nonor oi me v.i inn in the camps they have proved their adaptability and their fine military qualities. And on the oaiue-field they are now demonstrating their nd stamina. There has been no suspicion that this race is anything less than 100 per cent. American, in th historv of the Nation there has been no Negro judged a traitor or a Negro found guilty or even near-treason. They serve only the flag they live under and fifty-fifty Americanism is unknown to them. Because of the race's great record th nrhnlo Nation Is haDDV to honor two' of their number who, by signal bravery, have won distinction across the ocean. And Brooklyn rejoices In the fact that these two heroes are citizens of this community. Roberts and Johnson put a large party of the nomv tn Client and 'were wounded in the action, but are in a fair way to recover. PRIVATES JOHNSON AND ROBERTS, COLORED. (N. Y. Evening World) "I am very proud Of them. They are clean. brae men, fearing nothing:, dar ing everything. General Foch aaya of them: . "They are very strong; and stout-hearted and very rash" t m Hnt fetter CoL William Hay- ward, commander of New York'e col ored regiment now fighting in ranee, spoke thus of his men: Since he wrote the words, two volun-teers In that regiment Private Henry Johnson and Private Needham Roberta, both colored, have distinguished t,Aniira hv nutting to flleht twenty- four Germans who attacked a listening post held by the two Americans. General Pershing specially commended the bravery of Johnson and Roberts In hla official report, French nfflnra hv warmlv praised them. and both these colored men now wear the French War Cross with, the golden palm aa well for Johnson, who saved his. comrade's life. Courage and self-sacrlflce of the highest order were shown by these two American Nesroes. Every colored man and woman In the United States can be proud of -hat two colored flehters have done In the service of the country which. has given them mucn dut. wnicn sun owes their race surer guarantees of justice. There is Just one way the American people as a whole could recognize the ,rain nf PrivtM Johnson and Roberta colored. In a manner worthy of the Nation: Tn pmoIva that so long as Negro fltrhtAiMt far the enemy and thereafter mo long as the Republic they nave helped to defend endures, througnoui thn loneth and breadth of the United States, law, public condemnation and swift punishment for the guilty shall combine to make the lynching of a Negro an abhorred and obsolete crime. NO COLOR LINE IN VALOR. (Newark, N. J. Evening News) TRvvrv friend of America, atnd Dar tlcularly every friend of the colored people of America, must be gratified by General Pershing's fine tribute to the valor of Private Henry Johnson and Private Roberts. For their distln-eiilhfd bravery each has been awarded the Croix de Guerre, to which Johnson had added the gold paim. "Roth men fouffht bravely." General Pershing reported. The complimeut annAarod to be too' moderate to a French general of division, who has added his own word or commendation. Of Johnson he said: "He gave a mag-niflnnt xamDla of couraee and en ergy." Roberta, he testified, was "a good and brave soldier." While It was to be expected, from previous records of the colored Infantry regiments, that th rnlord soldiers would win euch tributes. It la pleasing; to have official recognition such as this that bravery knows no color line. The first instinct la to feel specially pleased for the sake of tfco colored people, who are contributing thousands of soldiers to our overseas army and who have shown a fine eagerness to do their full part In this great war for civilization. There Is an indirect tribute to their race in the honorable awards conferred upon these two representatives, and an assurance that no discrimination will be shown in the recognition of noble acts and soldierly conduct It helps open the eyes of the world to their capacities and stimulates the growing spirit of liberalism and tolerance toward all peoples in a world that Is forging toward the greater democracy for which it is fighting. Tat It mar be tb white peoples who need to see these honors won most of all, for General Pershing's tribute coincides with a report of another of the shameful lynchings that the South criminally and stupidly allows to persist' and that the lynching of a woman, denied the privileges that are supposed to be guaranteed every citizen of this enlightened country. With the colored soldiers fighting for them like true men and brave soldi ors, the American people cannot go on permitting this lawlessness and barbarism. Heretofore the strongest Influence at work to break up the lynchings has liaAn MiinnnnAyl tn t the reaction the Southern communities are feeling. Ex oduses have been following the lynch ings in recent years until the labor problem In the South has become disturbing:. These, however, have not yet reached a point where they hav proved deterrents ' and correctives. Where self-interest has failed, it may be that the honorable conduct of the colored troops will avail. No Croix de Guerre is awarded cowardly men who take the law In their owh hands. HOW JOHNSON AND ROBERTS ENLISTED IN 15th , (By William Roberta) Two young-. boys . interested in the Boy Scouts made j brave American oldiers. The.- n-mes Henry Johnson ind Needham Roberts. Private John son hails from Albany, N. Y., and Private Roberts from Trenton, N. J. The former was working in store in Albany, and Roberts in Riker's drug store in 1 renton before they donned the khaki. Both young men after their daily toil usually spent their time in lots drilling with the Boy Scouts. Johnson interested a. large number of his pals in his home town to join his company of scouts and Roberts . did likewise at Trenton. Johnson was in command of his company of scouts: About this time Public Service Com missioner William Hayward, who had had previous military experience, got some of the race's best young men together and formed a regiment known as the 15th Regiment After Johnson had drilled with his scouts for several months he went home one night and while waiting for supper picked up a copy of The New York Ace and saw in large type that there had been a colored regiment started in New York City. He hastily decided to go to New York and join the regiment. Larly next mornimr found Henrv Johnson on his way to New York, and upon arriving at the Grand Central Station a few hours later, he made his way to Harlem, being instructed how to get to Lenox avenue and 135th street. Going immediately to the 15th Regiment Armory the applicant was examined and accepted. Koberts became so deeply interested in the Boy Scouts that he would drill in front of the looking-glass at home. After months of training with his pals he", too, became a good scout. When war was declared against Germany Roberts was in the basement of Kikers dnigT store, Trenton, where he was working. He hear the newsbnv calling, "Extra! Extra! United States Declares War on Germany." He nuietlv left the drug store, went home, washed and dressed and was about to leave the house when his mother spied him and asked "What are you doing home this hour of the day? What are you doing wmi juur gooa sun onr r He replied "Thev want m tn rn down to Bordertown to take a package aim i oian i want 10 go looking ragged. Mrs. Roberts smiled and cave KreAham a dollar telling him to come home early. Returning 10 uie drug store Needham told the Clerk that his sister in Phila. delphia was very ill and he was going to see her. That he would like to draw his pay for the thtft-days. The clerk granted his request . . . The young man went to railroad sta tion and bought a ticket to New York. On his way to New York he read his Boy Scout manual. In New York Needham has two brothers. A directed him to the home of his brothers who were glad to see him. He told them he thought he would pay them a visit for a couple of days and mcy oeuevea mm. 1 ney took him out tor a walk on Seventh avenue. While passing the recruiting station of the 15th he lost himself in the crowd. Then he went back to the recruiting station and enlisted. Needham told the officcials that he was of acre, but he wa nnlv ninet-.n When his brothers saw him again he was in uniform. He then told them the whole story and they were proud of him. After his fight with the Germans tney are even prouder. Eorrou's Note. William Roberts is a brother of Needham Roberts. LOUISIANA ODD FEM.nws OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY (Special te Tn Niw Tobk Aaa.) Jeamerette, La. Violet and Silver Lodges with the Diamond Rock and Golden Spangle Households of Ruth celebrated the anniversary of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows' with street parade and appropriate exercises at the Jerusalem Baptist Church. Mrs Mary Youn? delivered the welcome ad dress on behalf of the church, which was responded to hv Mrs' Daisv Green j j Jefferson Josephs made a speech on the good of the order, as did Mrs. Polly Johnson. The sermon was preached the Rev. H. W. Coleman and good music was rendered. The collection w $35.80. Harry Green was master ceremonies. On thr Monday nieht fol- dowing a reception was held, by the lodges. Henry Gant spoke on the history of the order in Jeanerette and Morris James gave a review of the progress of the race and referred to the work of the Red Cros. MAJOR SPINGARN ON THE ARMY GENERAL STAFF (Special to The Ntw toax Aoal Washington, D. G-Major J. E. Spin-gam, chairman of the board of directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who until recently has been in command of a battalion of the 311th Infantry, has been transferred to the General Staff of the Army, and will be stationed in Washington for the next three or four months. He then hopes to be assigned to service overseas. "Major Spingarn's brother, Captain Arthur J3. Spingarn, who is also a director of the National Association, is connected with the Sanitary Corps of the Army, and has done excellent work in "connection with the camps in which there . are - colored troops. Another brother, Lieut. S. Styngarn, is stationed at Camp Joseph Johnston, Florida. Many Pastors Are Returned (Continued from First Page) by almost every charge. The total of dollar money raised was $2,924.J'5; missionary money, $645. The missionary money was doubled and the dollar money increased nearly $500. Dr. A. R. Cooper, pastor of Bethel A. M. E. Church, New lork, reported over one thousand accessions. The report on the state of country provoked an interesting discussion in which many of the ministers and hiy delegates participated. Two new missions were reported in the Albany District, and three new church bouses secured in the Long Island' District H. D. Morns and J. W. Washington of New York City, and Henry Irons of Long island were admitted on trial. The Womans Mite Missionary So ciety held a short session Saturday afternoon and was addressed oy Mrs. Evans Tyree. The Rev J. J. Walters, presiding elder of the Albany District, Thomas Hebbons of Coxsackie, William Edwards of Svmon Cyrene, New York City, and W. T. Carpenter of North Port, L. I., were reported as having died this year. Following the ordination sermon by Bishop Ross on Sunday morning and the ordination of the Rev. Lewis Roach, the services of the day were great blessings. Eight men connected themselves with the local church. The conference adjourned at 10:45 p. m. to meet next year at the New Metropolitan A. M. E. Church, New York City. The assignments were made as follows : Long Island District Presiding Elder, C. P. Cole. Bridge street, Brooklyn, W. Spencer Carpenter; Union Bethel, Brooklyn, C. E. Wilson; First Church, Bayshore, W. J. Douglas; Bethel, Huntington, J. M. Proctor; Calvary, GJen Cove, T. H. Lawrence; St. John, Brooklyn, J. D. Shepherd; Emanuel, New York, A. A. Amos; Metropolitan, New York. Walter Mason; Ebeneezar, Far Rockaway, J. D. Ray; St. Peters, Douglaston, L W. De Shields; Macedonia, Flushing, to be supplied; St. Mark's, Elmhurst, James Mayo; Salem A. M. E., Roslyn, R. E. Duvall; Tompkinsville, H. H. Harris; Bethel, Freeport, W. F. Coffey; Rossville, L. A. Roach; Bethel, Babylon, C. B. Collins; Trinity Mission. Smithtown. and Arneth Mission, Port Jefferson, Joseph Stewart, North-port, to be supplied; Jamaica, T, G. clarke; Bethel, Amityville, W. H. Williams; Rockville Center, H. Irons; Port Washington, to be supplied: Se-tauket, Daniel Eato; Westbury, G. H. Hall. Albany District Presiding Elder, I. S. Sands. Bethel, New York, A. R. Cooper; Israel, Albany, S. H. Gumbs; Bethel. Buffalo, A. L. Wilson; Chatham, J. E. Peterson; Kinduhook, I. S. A. Cooper; Coxsackie. J. E. Benjamin; Catskill, T. H. Shemerhorn; Kingston, W.sH. Jones; Olean, H. A. Garcia; Niagara Falls, L. W. Langford; Medina, J. R. Malloy; Albion, J. H. Thomas; Elmira. J. S. Sterling ; Oswego, to be supplied ; Binghampton, G. H. Lonzo: Simon Cyrene, P. E. Paul; Derrick Memorial, H. D. Morris; New Rochelle, T. Sayles; Middletown, P. E. Batson, Warwick, S. T. Quann; Lockport, E. R. Coins ; ; Lancaster, to be supplied ; Larchmont, J. W. Washington. BAPTISTS WORKING FOR PEACE AND. RE-UNION (Special to Thi Nbw Toik Aoa.) Hot Springs, Adk. In accordance with the agreement of the joint commission looking toward the adjustment of the differences among the colored Baptists of the country, the executive board of the Morris Convention met in the beautiful Roanoke Baptist Church, May 16, with a good representation. Board members were present from the surrounding states and from Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The pastor, the Rev. J. T. Hill, and his congregation made the visitors welcome and everything was done for their com fort and pleasure. Dr. E. P. Jones and four others from his Convention were in the city to bring greetings to the white Southern Baptist Convention. The hospitality of the Roanoke Baptist Church was also ex tended to them and they held a meeting there. The Rev. E. C. Morris. C. T. Walkera and E. P. Jones all made eloquent and ringing addresses before the Southern white Baptist Convention in the way of extending greetings and in support of Negro education. These addresses which were only ten minutes long, pre-ceeded a report on Negro Education made by Dr. O. L. Haley of Dallas, Tex. The report which was adopted without a dissenting vote, pledges the Southern white Baptists to a program of .Negro Education that promises much for the future. The work is to be started on a basis of $150,000 and is to be increased as necessity demands, and as conditions warrant The Morris Board ratified the Peace agreement and the enthusiasm that followed was shared in by a large number of brethren who were present. Dr. J. P. Robinson, a member of the Jones Convention, was extended the courtesies of the meeting and made a very significant address. He expressed a deep desire to see the convention reunited and to meet all his Baptist brethren again on earth. The unincorporated brethren also extended greetings to the, incorporated brethren to take part in the deliberations. This exchange of courtesies, together with the addresses delivered from the same -platform to the white Convention at the same service by Dr. Jones and Dr. Walker, wiH do much to help along the cause of Reunion. St. Louis, Mo., is bidding strong for the meeting of the Reunited National Baptist Convention in September, 1918. Dr. S. A. Moseley presented invitations from the Governor of the State, Mayor of the City, the colored and white Baptists of St. Louis and many othei1 organizations. Dr: Moseley was accompanied by a strong committee. The Morris Board accepted the invitation provided that the same invitation be . . . 1 rvtni44 tn th nninrnmoratcd breth ren in the same spirit it was extended to the incorporated Board. Th- fivo hrpthrcn from the Jones convention urged Dr. Moseley to meet their Executive Hoard in uexunuria. la in Iimt and if he could not .be present they would present the invitation in good faith.' FIGHT LIKE HELL, SAYS PRESIDING ELUi-K (Special to TBf Nbw Toaa Aoa) ;-r TnsFPw T j The Lake Provi dence District Conference met here May 10-12, the Rev. b. J. Chenneii, presiding. It was a success financially. The P.... tl s Kaicna and F. Nelson led the conference in all around reports. Mrs. L. M. Channell the State ana district president of the Missionary Society, made a forcible appeal to the women for better results in the mis sionary work. Mrs. Channell attended the Bishops Council last February as one of the connectional heads to arrange for the next meeting for the Mis sionary society. Th District Conference nassed a res olution condemning lynching in any form. A resolution indorsed .the committee sent by the A. M. E. Bishop's Council to Washington, U. L, asking the President to use his influence to unnress lvnrhintr. Presiding Elder Channell advised home getting by the race; less automobile getting by men of the race who had no homes. He said every Negro must be loyal to the Government and fight like hell when ever the Kaiser's men showed up. FIFTY ACRE FARM FOR . ARKANSAS SCHOOL (fipeclal to Thi Niw Toaa Aoa.) Safishurv. N. C. A telezram was re ceived by Principal J. W. Eichelberger announcing that Walters Institute, a normal and industrial school for the training of colored . youth, located at Warren, Arkansas, is the recipient of a fifty acre .farm, worth $5,000, given by the white citizens of that city. This will greatly increase the facilities ot the school for doing the kind of work so badly needed in this section. Bishop L. W. Kyles, President of the Rnarrl of Trustees, announces that the erection of the new building, to replace those destroyed by hre, will Dcgin ai once. The fund for the purchase of this farm was raised bv a committee composed of W. E. Reedy, a merchant; S. a. Meek, banker; ana u. Axiey, manager of the Southern Lumber Company. If Your Hair is Short, Thin, Tailing Out or Breaking off, You Should Not Delay, But Write at Once for HML C. J- VAUttirS SIX VITK'S TREATHEMT HUE. C J. WALKER HAIR Mme. E. Baum, the old reliable manufacturer of Hair Goods, Toilet Articles, Straightening Combs, Hair Nets, etc., is now conducting a mail order busi ness exclusively. ,. The same prompt and courteous attention will be given to all orders by mail Everything in the Hair Goods or Toilet line, at the same reasonable prices. Appointments for SPECIAL orders can be made by mail. No order too small. Let me continue to supply your needs. My years of experience in the business is a sufficient guarantee for a continuance of your orders. Money orders must be made payable to E. Baum. My latest catalog can be had on application, accompanied by 3 cents postage. Address all letters or orders Mme. E. BAUM P. O. Box, No. 145, Penn. Terminal Sta. Post Office NEW YORK. A BEAUTIFUL HEAD CROWNING GLORY DO YOU WANT YOUR HAIR TO GROW? If so, use Madam Clisby's Indian Hair Grower treatment for the scalp and hair. It will make the hair grow no matter what has failed. It will stop thflhair f rone splitting and falling out, and will k-g: the acain s healthy condition. In placinmy preparation on the market, I was largely influenced with a desire to help all women kind as I hare helped myself and others; this enabled me to price them moderately, and consequently my treatment is in the re2 v evry person who wishes to be benefited by the use of my preparations. Full treatment consists: Indian Hair Gloss for straightening, 25c; Indian Never Fail to Remove Dandruff T.j.'t. ci Hair Grower, 85c; Postage 10c, which makes the treatment cost yoo AGENTS WANTED EVERYWHERE THE MADAM CLISBY COMPANY TC7 SOUTH FOURTEENTH ST, - - - EIRUINGHAH. r A TTSTC REMOVAL OF OBNOXIOUS SIGN (Special te Tarn Raw Iota Aoa.) Ithaca, N. Y. The colored citizens , were aroused two weeks ago over an obnoxious sign placed by M. Euckner of Slavish descent, who manages a skating rink here. The sign read: ".0 Colored People Allowed." A meeting of colored citizens wai held at the A. M. E. Zion Church with the Rev. J. H. Johnson, pastor, acting at chairman.' The meeting had the desired effect. The sign was immediately removed. MEN WHO HAVE REACHED MAJORITY MUST REGISTER A II man urVi rt old since June 5, 1917, must register for military ininc nu is ihjusjicu iu report to the registration boards in their respective districts. MASONIC PRESENTATION. Camp Upton, N. Y. Last Saturday night Lieut Edward P. Rudd, now stationed at Camp Upton with the Buf. faloes and under overseas orders, became the youngest 32d degree Mason in the State of New York. Lieut Rudd at the age of twenty-one was made a Master Mason In Mt. Olive Lodge No, 2, New York, and now In his twenty-third year will sail for FTance as a Knght of the Double Eagle. Immediately after the Initiation, a eap and jewel of the order were presented to the lieutenant by the Commander-in-Chief of the Consistory, 111. Eugens Phillips. Granville Paris. John Parker, Benjamin Powell and John C. Seville who have known the young officer all of his lfa, were proud to be present and partcipate In making him one of them. After the Initiation a collation wa sserved. An Insinuation. "It says here that a wealthy Western man has left $500,000 to the woman who refused to marry him twenty years ago," said Mrs. Gabb, as she looked up from the newspaper she was reading. "That's what I call gratitude," commented Mr. Gabb. Cincinnati Inqnirtr. ESTABLISH EP CO YEARS MRS. IDA WHITE-DUNCAN HAIR WORKER 10 Preacott St, Jersey City, N. J. Wigs, Braids, Bangs, Pompidou n, Transformations, Combings mad up hi aay style. Scalp Treatment, Shampooing, Hair Dressing, Face Massage, Manleur. Ing. Colored DeeplM combings bought. Is ens taught In Hair work. Diplomas awarded. Mall order attended te. $-0.75 waicn is guaranteed to growl hair or money refunded. These j preparations are manufactured only by the Mme. C J. Walker Manufacturing Company, 840 N. West Street, Indianapolis, Ind.,! and the Lena College, 130-132 West 136th Street, New York City. All orders must be accom panied by the cash. Make all money orders payable to Madam C J. Walker, indianapous la-dress. IN WRITING PLEASE MENTION THIS PAPER G22DS OP HAIR IS A WOMAN'S r II

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