The New York Age from New York, New York on March 26, 1914 · Page 1
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Has Largest Circulation Negro Newspaper, VOL. XXVH No. 26. THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1914. PRICE FIVE CENTS Leading wm VARDAMAN GfTS A VERY RUDE JOLT anaanawanBwaaaaBBWaBawaaanaanBBteeaBk U.S. Senate Refuses to Regard His Anti-Negro Measures Seriously TERRELLTOBECONFIRMED Committee on Judiciary Orders a Favorable Report on His Nomination as Judge of Muni-cipal Court. NO 15TH AMENDMENT REPEAL Vardaman's Amendment, Which Was Never Taken Seriously, Defeated in Senate by Vote of 48 to 1 9. Special te Ta Niw Yoax Asa. Wasbiwston, D. G, March 25. Up to a few 'ays ago William K. Varda man, the blatant Senator from Mis sissippi, nd March winds were regarded as synonymous decidedly blusterous aad pestiferous. But the Senator, judging from his present gentle de meanor, olid not wait until the last of the month "to go out like a lamb," thereby stealing a march on March wiads. There is a reason for this start ling display of meekness he has found that he oannot bully President Wilson and the United States Senate into think-in r his war on the Nesrro Question. Within less than a week the United States Senate has given Vardaman two hard ships in the face which has caused hint deep chagrin. His pet hobby the repeal of the Fifteenth Amendment of the Constitution, enfranchising the Negroes, was smothered in the Senate aa Thursday, March 19, and Monday of this week the Senate committee reported favorably on the nomination of Robert H- Terrell as Judge of the Mn " nkisal Caurrof the District of Cohro-ia. Now Vardaman is beginning to wake up and realize that he is not such a ach at Washington, and that he does not ma the United States Government It was Vardaman who served notice on President Wilson that if Judge Terrell's same was sent to the Senate for reap- Dointmen that he (Vardaman) would see that Judge Terrell was not con- firmed. The President called the Mis-sissippians' hand. Disregard Throata of Hoko Smith and Vardaman. Monday the Committee on Judiciary ordered a favorable report on the nom-iaatiaa of Judge Terrell, the commit tee having ascertain definitely that the nomination would be confirmed by the Senate. S in the face of Vardaman aad Hoke Smith declaring that they would ight the nomination to the end the full committee indorsed it. Senator Vardaman's amendment to repeal the Firtecnth Amendment of the Constitution was lost last Thursday by a vote of 48 to 19. Not a Northern Seaator Democrat or Republican voted for the amendment which was never taken seriously. In Washington everybody knows that Vardaman and John Sharp Williams live in a State where Negroes outnumber the whites, and that if the Negro was allowed to vote, as provided by the Constitution of the United States, both Vardaman and Williams would be engaged in other pursuits. The votes in favor of Senator Vard-aaiaas' amendment to repeal the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution weer cast by the following Senators : Bryan, Florida; Gore, Oklahoma) Jam, Kentucky; Lea, TinmuM) Lao, Maryland; Martin. Virginia; Myers, Montana; Overman, North Carolina; RaadelV Louisiana Reed, Mieeourii 8heepard, Texas; Shields, Tennessee; Smith, Georgia; SmitH, 8otrth Carolina; Swanson. Virginia; Tillman, South Carolina; Vardaman, - Mississippi; West. Georgia. Williama, Mia-alMipat-lt. Senator Williams, of Mississippi, was also hamiliated when he offered an aatendreent restricting woman suffrage to while women, which was lost by a vote of 44 to 21. " Many are of the opinion that the day of the demagogue in the United States Senate is rapidly passing. NEGRO SOLDIERS TO USE 12TH REGIMENT ARMORY The New York Provisional Regiment of Infantry, the proposed Negro- regiment of the New York National Gaard. has been assigned the use of the drill nail of the Twelfth Regiment Infantry, National Guard, New York, by Cot C. S. Wadsworth. The drill hall will be used on Sunday afternoons, beginning Sanday. March 27. eneral orders have been issued by C. TV. Fillmore, as colonel cotnmand-"g. requiring the student officers who are preparing themselves for comrnis-s'ons, and those desiring to qualify as nan-commissioned officers, to meet at 3 o deck Sunday afternoons at that armory. Vertner W. Tandy will act as chief of the first platoon, and Max Green as chief of the second platoon. Instruction will be under direction of the commanding officer, with Sergeant Henry A ale. United States Army, retired, as assistant. - CITIZENS' CLUB GIVES SECOND MONTHLY DINNER The second monthly dinner of the Citizens' Club of Brooklyn was a me morial to the memory of the late Rev. John Peterson, who was principal of the Colored School No. 1, Mulberry street The dinner was served in the dining rooms at Raub's Cafe, with George E. Wibecan, Jr., at toastmaster. Walter B. Warren spoke on the life of "Pop" Peterson, who was the first colored teacher in New York City. rrot. wm. u Buikeicy, principal ot Public School No. 65B, spoke on "Modern Education." Dr. William J. Decatur spoke on the same topic. Gilchrist Stewart, and Counselor Julius Mitchell made extemporaneous addresses. A resolution was adopted thanking rresiaent Wilson tor reappointing Judge Robert 11. Terrell as a municipal iudee in the District of Columbia, and Sena tors Koot and O Gorman were asked to use their influence in securing his con- hrmation. Mayor Mitchel was reauest- ed by resolution to give the Negroes of Ureater New York representation on the Board of Education. Among those present were William Marks, G. E. Wibecan, H. C. Warren, Fred Whitintr. F. B. Watkins. M. Thorpe, G. W. Vaughn, W. S. Vaughn, I. T. Brown, W. F. Craig, W. H. Hackly, O. Bundick, W. H. McFarland, A. D. Rice, W. H. Smith, Sr., Dr. Wm. L. Bulkley, J. C. Decatur. Gilchrist Stewart, Julius Mitchell, W. B. Warren, h. G. Conick, E. Willis, T. F. Brown, A. Barefield, Dr. Wm. Beekman. H. Clark, H. C. Chadwick, E. T. Chappell, A. B. Cassell, Peter Downing, F. W. Downing, W. H. Duckwaller, G. A. rlemmg, t. H. Gilbert,, S. T. Hest. E. F. Home, P. Harrison, W. P. Haynes, K. U. Helmes, M. R. Haight, H. Johnson, Wm Russell Johnson, C. T. Johnson, L. A. Jeppe, L. H.i Lattimore, G. W. A. Murray. C. A. Moore. C. E. Moore, S. R. McClelan, T. B. McKeel, L. F. Baldwin. V. C. Murrav. S. A. Pease, George W. Harris, G. W. Ray- all. J. K. Kutledge, R. E. F. Clark, M. Atkins, C Bell, C. S. Lomax, W. H. Smith, Jr., T. Scott. C. T. Skeete, C. T. Smith, G. R. Tucker, W. C Taylor, Dr. J. C. Trimble. L. R. Trice, C. O. Thomas, H. G- Wilson, W. A. White and Dr. O. M. Waller. SCHOLARSHIPS HONOR THE LATE PRES. RENDALL Special to Thi Nsw Yobs Ass. Lincoln University, Pa., March 25. The Alumni Association of Lincoln is planning to honor the late Dr. I. N. Rendall, for over forty years president of the university, by endowiiur the T. N. Rendmll Memorial Ahimai Scholarship. The sum required for endowing tne scholarship is $0,lW, and this amount is being raised among the graduates. Every Lincoln man is requested to contribute to this fund. Already over $l,e(X) nave been collected and a special effort is now being made to raise before the June commencement. The alumni officers are confident that the sons of Lincoln will respond to this worthy appeal. The executive committee of the alumni met at the home of the Rev. Wm. A. Creditt in Philadelphia Wednesday, March 18, and arranged a program for the dedication of scholar ship, which will be a special feature of the June commencement. This will be the first scholarship endowed at Lincoln by colored men. Dr. R. B. McCrary of Lexington, N. C, bead the contribution list with $80. , The officers of the Alumni Association are Dr. George E. Cannon, of Jersey City, N. J., president; the Rev. John T. Colbert, secretary: Dr. John B. Rendall, treasurer; Dr. John W. Lee, special treasurer of the scholar ship fund. . AVON BOWLERS WIN FROM WILL1AM5BRIDGE The Avon Club traveled from Brooklyn to Mount Vernon to meet the Wlll-lamsbridge Club on their alleya and be It said to the credit of the "Trolfey Dodgers' they did what no other team has ever done to the "Speed Boys" took both games thereby moving Into second place and pashm the "Speed Boys" Into the cellar. The Brooklyn players deserve credit In view of the odds against them. Everything favored the "Speed Boya" aad everyone rooted (and there waa a good alze crowd of rooters, both male and female on hand, for them. Only one man rooted for the Brooklyn boys. The first game waa alow with no one showing any speed but it waa ox-citing at the finish aa Bookers last ball decided which team would bo returned winner. Booker needed three pins to tle the score and four pins to win with six pins on the alley, but ha Just picked one of them and hla team lost too game by two pirns. The second game proved to bo another SO for the Avona and they defeated the Speed Boys by 14 ptns. The score follows: WIXUAMSBRIDGE. 1st f am 2d gam Harris MS " US W. Bridget 12 17) fahnsoa .104 Slarahall Ut . Bridges 155 . 14S Booker 131 190 Total 55 2H7 AVO!S. 1st game 2d game Stockett ill 186 rhompson 129 156 Washinrton 1M ' 1 54 Urxander 174 155 Taylor 131 150 Total 657 801 Won. Lost. 3 1 4 4 3 S Alpha ......... Atom , VVilliamshridge LANDLORD MUSTfURNISH TENANT ADEQUATE HEAT - . If Not the Tenant Is Justi fied in Spending Money To Keep Warm naaBBnuaanaManwaawseBMsemwaswa) MAY DEDUCT SIM f ROM RENT lustice Wells Decides Dispossess Cases in favor off Tenants of Victoria Apart ments. When a landlord fails to furnish ade quate heat a tenant is justified in making provisions to keep warm and then take the amount expended for heating purposes out of the rent, according to a decision made Friday by Justice Wells, f the Seventh District Municipal Court. The ruling was handed down In the three dispossess proceedings brought by the owners of the Victoria Apartments, 138th street and Lenox avenue, against three tenants. Lee Lock, Lee Foke and Chu Foke. owners of the Victoria Apartments. which was the first elevator apartment house to be opened in the Harlem dis trict for colored people, instituted pro ceedings to dispossess three tenants who refused to pay all their rent, the latter claiming they had bought gas heaters, kerosene stoves, extra gas and kerosene in order to keep warm during the months of January, February and March, while they were willing to pay their rent less the amount spent for extra gas and kerosene, but the landlords wanted the entire amount, hence the dispossess suits. Tustice Well hrlH fW thm linrllnrla ...... ..... ...... had committed breach of covenants by iauure to turnisn adequate heat, and al-. lowed, by way of counter claim, $17 to one tenant and $16 to each of the other two. The defendanr tinsm mvSncr rmt f their willingness and ability to pay the resoeetive Hifferwii-M In mnr man natt ered to do so, and the cases were satis- tactoruv settled. The tenants were represented by Counselor Louis ' A." Lea-velle. A similar decision war. (riven some months ago by Justice Davies. of the Municipal Court, which was upheld last rail ny me Appellate Urvision. DIFFAY SUCCEEDS PETTI- FORD; ON SICK LEAVE SpeeUI to Tiia Niw Your A ox. KruMWGHAM. Ala.. March 24. T. O Diffay, one of the teadimr Netrra busi ness men in the South, was made acting i . . . .. . presinenr ot tne Aianama fenny Savings Bank Friday night at a meeting of the board of directors, and Dr. W. R. Fettiford. president, founder of the in stitution and its president for twenty-five years, was granted an indefinite leave on account of ill hearth. Together with Dr. Pettiford. B. TT. Hudwn. cashier, and Peter F. Clarke. Mr. Diffay established this bank twenrv-five years a to, and has been a member of the board of directors since that day. nc is acnvriy in cnarpr oi anairs. Dr. Pettiford is confined to his bed and Jias been for some time, but the physicians give out encourasinsr news as to his condition. RIGHTS OF EX-SLAVES TO INHERIT PROPERTY en"!"! to Twn Wsw Tor Am Washington, D. C. March 25. From a little farm of 87 acres, owned by John Jones, an ex-slave in Shelby County, Tenn.. has come to the Su preme Court a question affecting Ne groes all over the country. The question is whether ex-slaves are entitled to inherit from their brothers and sisters, who are likewise ex-slaves. The Supreme Court of Tennessee. when Senator Shields was its Chief Justice, decided that ex-slaves have no inheritance blood. Will Jones, one of John Jones' brothers, has brought the case to the Snpreme Court, seeking a reversal. W. H. Harrelson. attorney for Will Jones, filed a brief of his argument in tne ease. THE NATIONAL NEGRO ORCHESTRA JAMES REESE EUROPE, Conductor WJI. H. TYBRS nd B. E. THOMPSON, Assiataat Conductors At MANHATTAN CASINO APRIL 8, 1914 ' THE POSITIVE APPEARANCE OF MR . & MRS. VERIMOW CASTLE World's Greatest Dancers, who have kindlv consented to appear GENERAL ADMISSION Reserved Seats on Sale at a. Li! 10TH CAVALRY PRAISED FOR GOOD ORDER Special to Taa Nsw You Asa. Washington, D. G, March 25 The Army and Navy Journal of March 17 contains au arucic unucr ine caption, "Praise of the 10th Cavalry," in which several communications are published complimentary of the good order maintained by the troops of the famous regi ment stationed at fort rluachuaca, Am The communications follow : Naco. Aria., Feb. 17. 114. To the Editor of The Army and Navy Journal: j Knowing the generous pleasure your paper takes in giving publicity to all the good things you hear concerning the regular soldiers Is my excuse for sending you these enclosures. The troops mentioned are Troops E and I, 10th Cavalry. It Is but fair to state that as I have been on duty in the 10th Cavalry for only four months I am not entitled to as (much credit as Mr. Abram's lettefr would Imply. The good conduct of the enlisted men of the 10th Cavalry is closely associated with the history of the rejrlment, and is one of the many excellent regimental conditions that the 10th Cavalry treasures and guards closefy. This desirable state of discipline Is largely due to the splendid type of noncommissioned officers with which this regiment is Iblessed. These men are all old) soldiers, with many years of eiperlence behind them. They are men of dignity and force. It Is not to be won. wered at that the young recruit, with such examples, develops Into the trained and disciplined soldiers who wins praise from civilians whenever and wherever he may come in contnet with them. FRANK TOMPKINS. Capt 10th Cavalry. Commanding Troop E. Residents Compliment Troopers. . Hdqrs. 10th Cavalry, Fort Hua-chuaca. Arts.. Feb. 25. 1914. From Adjutant to Capt. Frank Tompkins, Commanding Troop E, 10th Cavalry. 1 Subject: Complimentary letter. 1. Enclosed herewith are four copies of a letter received by the Regimental Commander from Mr. F. M. Abrams, Naco. Aril., relative to the behavior of the men of your command. The different copies are Intended for the different persons aa indicated on the face of the letter. . If you have no objections the Regimental Commander requests that you forward tne two copies to the different Service Journals for publication. If yoi do not wish these published you may make what disposition . you desire , of these copies. , .'',..-. S. The Regtm,jnti4.. Commander ' wishes to express to yourself and" the members of your command his appreciation of their conduct which called forth this letter. By order ot Colonel Gresham; JAMES HUSTON, Capt and AdJU 10th Cav. Hotel Naco. F. M. Abrams. Pro-priter. Naco. Arls., Feb. 4. 1914. Dear Sir: I desire to express my appreciation of the good order that Is maintained here by the two Troops of the 10th Cavalry, under the command of Capt Tompkins. It Is far ahead of anything In the military discipline that has occurred here during thin campaign. I sincerely hope that you will continue hla presence here. Tours sincerely. F. M. ABRAMS. To Colonel Gresham, Command -... lng Officer, Fort Huacnuaca. EDrrots Now. This reeiment is. of course, a colored regiment and it occurs iv us mac sucn niga praise ox incse colored soldiers may be read with interest by the readers of Thi Age. It was the members of the 9th Cav alry, also a colored regiment, who were successful in capturing Castilla. the Mexican bandit, a few davs aco on the border. GROOM IS 97; THE BRIDE 107 Special to Taa Nsw Ya Aaa. New Orleans. La.. March 24. Wil lis West, aged 97, ha3 taken for his bride today Marccline Brady, aged 107. The ceremony was performed bv Justice Dauenhauer. In slavery times they were owned by wealthy Louisian- lans owning adjoining plantations, but while still young were put on the auc tion block, one being sold, into Ken tucky and the other to a South Alabaman. Years after the war they drifted back to New Orlans. West accumulated property valued at $5,000. Then he met his old swetheart. It was many years before Marceline would give her consent. TEMPO I -PRESENTS 50 Cents. FORD TV DABNEY, Gen. Manager all Newspaper Offices. Box Seats and Loges on sale at Stud io TEMPO CLUB PLANS TO TOUR COUNTRY Will Visit Principal Cities with Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle TO APPEAR AT BENEFIT Most Popular Society Dancers ia New York Will Give Exhibition al Tempo Club Entertainment oa April 8. A few days after their appearance at Manhattan Casino on Wednesday even ing, April 8, in the benefit for the Na tional Negro Orchestra under the auspices of the Tempo Club, Mr. and Mrs Vernon Castle will start on a whirlwind tour of a number of the principal cities of the country. The National Negro Orchestra, under the direction of James Reese Europe, will accompany the Cas ties,' playing for them in all of their performances. Opening at Philadelphia, the tour will include Baltimore, Washington, Pitts burgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Chicago. Milwaukee, St. Paul, Mmne apolis, Denver, Salt Lake, Los Angeles and San Francisco. One performance. afternoon and evening, will be given in each city. The dances to be exemplified by the Castles will be the Brazilian Maxixe, the Tango, the Furlana, the CaStle Walk and their new and original creation. "Half and Half." AH the mu sic used by the Castles for their dances has been composed specially by James Reese Europe and Ford T. Dabney. The renutation of Mr. and Mrs. Cas tle as "Society Dancers" has extended throughout the country. Except for a few appearances in vaudeville, where their names were featured on the bill' boards in eight-foot letters, they do their dances in the drawmg rooms and ban rooms of Mrs. Astor, Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt. Mrs. Srrrwesant Fish and others of the "Fonr Hundred." One of the most expensive of Broadway res taurants has been named for them, a residence ha been called 'Castle House, and they will build a danemsr palace bi New Rocnene to cost 5XXJ.0W. Tames Reese Europe and orchestra have played for the Castles In practi- cxHv'-an -of - their public smveanmces When ther appeared at the Palace and at Hammerstein's Mr. Europe and his musicians were srattoned on the stage. Mrs. CastTe will wear the latest Paris ian gowns desiimed specially for her dances bv Poiret. the world-famous French dressmaker. The Castles to Dance at Benefit. The appearance of the Castles at Man hattan Casino in the benefit for the Na tional Negro Orchestra is intended as compiiaiert totbeTemfoClub, Mera Furor aad Pnhner. It will be the first pofcHc ilsnee at ehlrb they have givea a pubHcexMMtinn.aod Mr. Castle ba ex pressed himself as pleased at the oppor tiirurv to give a correct interpretation of his famous dances before an audi ence of colored profile. Mr. and Mrs. Castle were paid $1,000 a week by the vaudeville managers, but refused offers of larger amounts to continue on the vaudevill stage in order to devote their time to oiving lessons to their society pupils. Their income is said to be more thnn $5 000 weekly from that source. On this oerasion the National Nerro Orchestra will be directed bv Mr. Eu rrme, assisted bv William H. Tvers and Edward F. Thompson, who are finished and canahle musicians. Mr. Castle con' siders that Tames Reese Europe is with' out a peer as a dance music composer and conductor. The orchestra will fur nish a proiram of concert music, m addition tn the dance numbers bv the Cast!e. Ford T. Dabney wi!T be the eeneral mnnairer of the benefit The following letter has been re ceived bv Messrt. Fnrope and Dabney. bv which it will be seen that the ap pearance of the Castles is assured r March 15. I14. "V. C. ' "Dear Mr. Europe A Dabney: "My wife and I will be very pleased to dance for the Tempo Club on April th eight and yon may positively rely on our appearance. Teura sincerely. VERNON CASTIE:" "It CLU COMMITTEE OF THIRTY DESIRES TO BE FRIENDLY That the members of the Commit tee of Thirty, organized to improve conditions in Harlem and prevent the depreciation of property values in that section, are desirous of co-oper ating with the colored citizens and do not want to be understood as be ing unfriendly to colored property owners is shown by the following letter to John E. Nail of Nail & Parker: COMMITTEE OP THIRTT PROPERTY OWNERS IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION. (To be Incorporated.) March 21, 1914. Mr. John E. Nail, 145 W. 135th St., New York City. Dear Sir: Mr. Meyer Jarmulow-sky reported on the meeting he attended last Monday night the 16th Inst., at your office, at which meeting there were spme who expressed a feeling that the Committee of Thirty had been or was working against your people. Such an intent has never been expressed by us in any way, and we doubt If it ever existed in the minds of any of the committee. In order to place ourselves on record, it was regularly adopted at our last meeting that this committee send you a letter to the effect that: lat No member of the Committee of Thirty, either Individually or in connection with, or on 'behalf of this committee, has made any ttempt whatsoever toward Inducing or suggesting to mortagees to force the payment of or reduce mortgages on property owned by any colored person. 2nd. That no plana have been determined upon by this committee which are not subject to modification aa future developments may suggest. 3rd. That this committee Is open to any suggestion that may be received from your committee toward mutual benefit . Yours for the betterment of Harlem, COMMITTEE OF THIRTY. H. D. Cochrane. Secretary. DR. FLEMING DEFEATS MR. FRANKLIN AT TENNIS Dr. R. S. Fleming of New Haven, defeated William M. Franklin of the Smart Set Club. Brooklyn. In th Indoor tennis meet given under the aus-alces of the Smart Set Athletic Club at the New Star Casino, Wednesday, March IS. It waa a closely contested match throughout. Dr. Fleming win ning the final and deciding gama of the third aet by oaw stroke, Tha first set ended t-3 favor FrankUa, Dr. Flemlnar aoaaxently unable ta return the slashing service which Mr. Franklin waa executing Dr. Fleming rained tn the second set which ho won by 0-4. Brilliant praying try both contestants resulted in the third set being a deuce set C-C, which waa decided by one game In which Dr. Fleming won out oa the final stroke, and thus carried back to New Haven tbe laurels of winning the first Indoor tennis match played in New York before a colored audience. An exhibition game of double was also put on. Dr. Fleming and Mr. Franklin teaming up against Messrs. David Washington and B. Hunt Short ness or time permitted only three games to be played, which conctoded z-l In favor of Washington and Hunt. Messrs. Shelton Bishop and Gerald Norman efficiently officiated la the ten nis games. The basketball match was also an Interesting and closely contested game between the Smart Set and Salem Cro-cents lightweights, and resulted In a victory for Salem Crescent fcy a soon of 30-25. OFFICIALS DENY A RE VOLT AGAINST BRUCE Steels) Tns Nsw Ysm Aca. Washington. L. C- March J5. It is denied by local school officials that they look upon the petition filed by the colored teachers of the fourth erade. pretesting against the rule in troduced by Assistant superintendent with recant to promotions, ra the na ture of a revolt atrainst Mr. Bruce. It is also pointed that it is absolutely im possible for tbe assistant supermten dent to promulgate a rule governing appointments and promotions without tbe affirmative action of the superintendent of schools and the Board of Etfocatiot. Mr. Brace's position in the matter a said to be as follows: That the policies with respect to college grad uates tn the elementary schools are purely professional and impersooal and that the teachers whose promo tions were interfered with by those policies have a perfect right to peti tion to the school officials for a dis continuance; and moreover, the teach ers have a right to organize a teach ers' association: for the furtherance of their interests the same as carpenters have a right to organize a trade union. SEVEN KILLED IN PHJLA. WHEN BUILDING FALLS Special te Taa Maw Yeas. Asa. Philadelphia. I a March 23. Seven persons dead and four injured is the result of the collapse of the three-story brick tenement house at 731 South, Ise-minger street, between South and Bain-bridge streets, at 11 o'clock one night last week; The building crashed into the cellar, carrying all its tenants, who had retired for the night. The bodies oi the killed were so dis figured as to made identification almost impossible. Four of the bodies were on view at Casselle's undertaking establishment and thousands of persons examined them. The buifding was rented by Major Pernell and bis wife, Martha. NEGRO FARMER GETS $5,000 ON HIS COTTON tial to Twm Niw Yoex Aaa: Marion. S. C. March 24. B. General, the- lareest Neifro farmer in South Car olina, owning 1.700 acres of land, sold a few days ago in this city 105 bales ot cotton, which is a part Of last yr?rs crop, netting him $5,000. "MA A fMO" SAYS fJMIfJl Frederick Inrnan Mtosefl, Noted Traveler Gives Out Statemefti VILLA WAS HIS GUIDE Explorer Asserts Villa lias Negro Blood in His Veins and Has Had Military Training. DAILIES LFSS SKEPTICAL The New York Sun aad the Buffalo Cour ier Say that the Story aboat ViOa Is Not Improbable. Frederick Inman M onsen, the ex- porer, is iae latest aceuaintance of Gen. Panes Villa to declare that the Constitutionalist leader in Mexico is a Negro. In speaking of Gem. Villa' racjal identity Mr. Monsen has gives out the following statement: "I have known Villa personally for year. He waa my guds for aovarnl months. Villa ia a man sf doaaiatating personality with the eyea of a born dictator. I believe he has Negra blood his veins, and I am certain that ha . has had military training somewhere. Frederick Inman Monsen is an ex plorer of note, who was born in Nor way. In 190 and 1909 he traveled extensively in Mexico with ViOa aa his guide. Monsen has also explored South and Central Mexico. When statements were hrst pub- fished in The Ace that members of the Tenth Cavalry were positive in their identification of Gen. Vrib being an American Negro rnaay oi the daily newspapers were inclined to scoff at the idea. However, within the past two weeks tbe dailies have become tesa incredulous. Tne New York Sun believes st with in the realm of probabilty for Geo. Villa to be aa American Negro, and says: "Two soldiers of the Tenth Cavalry, crack Negro regiment, lave de clared that they recognized in Villa a fellow trooper, aad the story is not inherently improbable. The officer of tbe Tenth are splendid disciplinar ians and they turn out fine soldiers. General Villa's energy, ale r rasa, me thodical habits of work ami familiarity with transportation and commissariat details are unusual in a Mexican. Tne man has great natural ability, and he handles as array of taw vootateert like one who is well grounded ia the school oi the soMwr." Refers ta Tke Aaa Articles. Says the Buffalo Courier: "According to reports fioia Chihuahua. Francisco .Villa will not long recognize Carraoza as bis inairioc, be will exercise supreme aiathoriry in continuing the military campaign, supported by the troops m whose favor he is exalted, and he aspires to the presidency of Mexico. Whether this is a true account may be almost a difficult to know as to know what will happen. Another interesting statement is made by Tnz Nrw Yoax Acs, one of the most prommesl Negro publications, a journal ably edited, and presumably with desire to be accurate. "Thi A ex a few weeks ago asserted that Villa is an American Negro, and it now repeats the declaration, with, some presentation of evidence to support it. Also it prints a portrait, claimed to be his, of obviously Negro type and widely different fro a the pictures of ViQa with whicb the pub-tic has been made familiar. The man is said to have been born in this country and. to have served under the same of George- GoUaby as sergeanb-BYr in the Tenth U. S CarwJry, although most of his life has been passed m Mexko. Men churning to have been with htm ia tbe regiment say they have seen him recently and talked with him oi their army experiences. "The story is net improbable. Black men. or men with. Negro btooaV have made high military reputations in Central Americas, and West Indian countries, Antonio Macro in Cuba, aa an-ilhistrious- example. White or black o Indian, however. YiQfe ia creatine no favorable foreign unpresalon by his manner of deahnfiT with, these, who cross his purposes, and bis bravery may be believed largely na excess of his intellectuality. WOMEN ORGANIZE A SUFFRAGE CLUB Special to Tan Nsw You Aea. WiLat iKGTTie. UtL March 25. The colored women of this dry have organized a club to study female suffrage; with the following officers: Mrs. Alice M. Dunbar, president; Mry. George J, Sykes, vice-president: Mrs. Bessie Dor- rell, secretary, and Mrs. Fannie Ham ilton, treasurer. At a meeting to discuss suffrage, held Thursday, March 19, at the residence of Mrs. George Sykes," among those present, besides the newly elected officers. were Mrs. T. B- Stubbs, Mrs. M. Wood- len, Mrs. S. E. Hamilton, Miss Sarah Tate. Miss Marv Taylor. Miss Helen Anderson, Miss Nellie Nfcholson, Miss Carolina B. Williams, Miss Alice G. Baldwin and Miss Edwards. ' ,

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