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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY,.SEPTEMBER 16, 1»23
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Secretary Jamoe Weldon Johnson of the Association Makes Stirring Talk
—Among Other Speakers Wore Bishop W. T. Vernon of
South Africa—Warden Opsne Program
(Special to The Advocate)
l^iavenworth Kans.. Heptsmbsr
Tbs largest delegation ever received
at the Federal penitentiary hers, came
today to visit the 54 members of the
24th Infantry still Imprisoned here
for their share In the Houston race
riot of 1917. W. 1. Biddle, warden
of the penitentiary, received the 550
visiting friends and delegates of the
National Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People, who were
seated, together with the 24th Intan
trymen In the penitentiary auditor
ium. Addresses were made by War
den lltddle. who highly praised the
Imprisoned soldiers and said they
wers worthy of every effort to obtain
"Theas men are not murdersrs.'*
be said. "They are not criminals I
Others who spoke were James Wel
don Johnson, secretary of the N. A
A. C. P. Captain Arthur H Hplngarn
of New York, counsel for the N A
A. C. P.. Mrs. A. W. Hunton and
Bishops John Hurst of Baltlmors and
W. T. Vernon of South Africa, both
of the A. M E. Church. All promised
the Imprisoned 34th Infantrymen that
the colored people of the United
States would work unceasingly for
their release from prison.
A SERMON IN JAZZ
That Is just what J. Rosamond
Johnson's set, a musical chronology,
entitled "Syncopation.** on the Or
pheum bill Is. Mr. Johnson and his
Inimitable five played three days this
week at the Hellig Theater to good
houses, and although his act followed
a dlrgetul tune played while ushers
passed baskets through ths audience
for a collection to aid Japanese suf
ferers. and also closed the bill. It
held the audience to a man. receiving
the greatest applause of any act on
J. S. Bell's Photo Stadio
•00 Qoodnough Building
•th and Yamhill Street«
the bill, which wai an all around
If there Is any one who doubts
that "Byncopatlon" and the man who
heads It are not doing their share In
lifting the race's status, especially in
the realm of music, lot him hear the
opening remarks of Mr. Johnson In
the oct: "You know that jasx music
and the old Negro melodies will form
the foundation of the American School
of Music," or Something to that ef
fect -and the audience applauds. Ap
plauds this sermon!
The act consists of "June,1 "Caro-
line June," "Banjo Fantasy," "8wing
Low, Sweet Chariot," "Goin' to Shout"
(Negro Spirituals). "Mammy Jass,”
"Deep River" (Transcription of Negro
Spiritual tor violin), “Hold Me Closer
Sweet Daddy," "Wheu My Sweet Man
Tickles the Iv'rles for Me," "Twilight
Blues" (jasx), and "Step op It. Kid."
And thia sextette of entertainers keep
(blags a-hummln' all the way thru.
Another thing that Mr. Johnson has
done, and which wo (white end black)
will have to be educated up to, is
the Introduction of a woman Into his
act who Is not the black mammy, nor
the pickaninny type, but a real clever
little singer and dancer who wears
bobbed hair and pretty gowns. He
has done It so cleverly that we, moot
of us. lose onr prejudices In loud ap-
plsuse. This Is going to make it bet
ter and easier for other colored girls
to get Into high-class vaudeville—this
sermon In jasx.
Nothing but praise la heard of the
"colored act" that closed the Or
pheum bill this week.
Mr. Johnson and bls company was
here two years ago.
has not changed much during that
time. He Is just as active and buoy
ant as ever; just as Interested In
his work as ever, and just as unself
ish and unaffected as ever—just as
hard to get to talk of himself and
his work as ever. He la too busy
with h’v work to talk of himself and
"there Is nothing to talk
about." He left Tuesday night for
San Francisco, where he and bls
company are booked to appear at the
Orpheum Theater for three weeks.
The concert and ’'Manless Wed
ding” given by Zion Church at the
St. Johns Methodist church, led by
ÀTTCinr AV LAW
Mrs. E. J. Magruder, Monday even
41» Abtagtoa Bldg.
ing. was quite successful. J. Rosa
mond Johnson, composer, kindly ac
MWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOI» cepted an Invitation to appear on the
program. A neat sum of money was
realised from the effort for the joint
benefit of the churches.
Fee Aegal Advise, Soo
N. Y. BUSINESS WOMAN PRAISES
Mrs. L. H. Dean, prominent busi
ness woman of New York City, trav
eling with her private secretary or
the same city. Mrs. J. Evans, was
a guest of Mrs. R. H. Young of Port
land last week. They stopped In Chi
cago. Beattie and other places. From
here they go to San Francisco and
then to Loa Angeles. Will travel
through the south on way home. Mr«.
Dean and Mrs. Evans thanked Mr.
C. E. Ivey for recommending them to
Mrs. Young, who they said treated
them royally. Both ladles highly rec-
ommend Mrs. Young to all vialtori
Stay off date October Slat.—Adv.
For Rent—4 unfurnished róeme,
2«9 Wheeler Street.
Hours : 9 A. M. to 6 P. M
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Local and For
eign News Briefs
8TAV OFF NOVEMBER 12TH,
MT. HOOD CHAPTER,—Adv.
FUR RENT—(-room modern cottage,
•46 Clinton street. $22.60. At.-2039.
MR. GAGE MOVES TO ALBANY
J. A. Gage. for many years a citi-
sen of Portland, has decided to make
Albany, Oregon, his future home. He
writes that be Is doing well there
and wants bis old home paper, The
Advocate, ■ent to hl» new home ad-
REV. J. H. WILSON HERE
Rev. J. H. Wilson, Grand Master
of Masons of Califon > and Juris
diction and Presiding Elder of the
Bethel A. H. E. church, was tn tbe
city last week and preached Sunday
at Bethel church. He left on Mon
day In company with Rev. and Mrs.
Fox tor 8pokane to attend the an
nual conference. Rev. Wilson visited
our office and paid for three years*
subscription to Tbe Advocate which
be says be enjoys very much. Rev.
Wilson is a splendid example of lead
ership of tbe race and stands very
high In the church and fraternal
J. A. Merriman, delegate to the
Elks' Grand Lodge tn Chicago, has
returned. He made his report to the
local body Wednesday evening. Tbe
report was praiseworthy and highly
pleasing to the members of the lodge.
It showed the tremendous growth and
wonderful prosperity of Elkdom in
this country and Canada. J. A. Man
ley. alternate delegate, is also back
and gave some Interesting In forma-
tlon on the workings of that grand
At their meeting last Wednesday
night. Rose City Lodge of Elks ini
tiated five candidates, vis., Joe Crane,
Edward Young. William Buford. Leon
Gregory and Rev. E. C. Dyer. Ben
Chandler, a charter member of the
lodge, was reinstated. The joining
fee Is now $15. The membership of
the Elks Is more than three hun
8lx-room house furnished, on Albina
avenue; $500 down and the balance
to suit. Call Charles Rlely, Atwater
In the Blumauer Building
Northeast corner Fourth and Morrison Streets
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Rev. Carey, where she sang in the FEDERAL ATTORNEY HAYWARD CONSENTS TO RELEASE OF UNI
choir before going on the stage.
VERSAL NEGRO IMPROVEMENT HEAD PENDING APPEAL OF
During tho war she spent six weeks
CASE.—BAIL FIXED AT TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND.
at Camp Upton singing for the sol
diers and recently she gave several On June 21st Garvey Was Sentenced to Serve Five Years In Federal Pen
benefit affairs tor returned wounded
itentiary Following Conviction of Uoing Mails to Defraud In Con
nection With Block Star Ship Company
Miss Bennett says she likes the
West, the people were kind to her
(Special to The Advocate.)
ments would be met and Garvey
and she hopes to see them again in
NEW YORK, N. Y., Sept. 8 —If would be tree on Wednesday. The ap
the near future.
proper security can be given to the peal is to be argued before the
surety company, Marcus Garvey will United States Circuit Court of Ap
be permitted to breath free air for peals, probably in October when the
(By A. D. LeBon.)
the first time in two and a half court resumes deliberations, and as
One of the most prompt payments months, following action of Federal the calender of that court is clear,
ever made by any insurance company Judge Manton tn fixing bail for him
it is thought that a quick decision
was that made by the P. P. B. A. of at $25,009, pending the result of his will be reached.
A. in the case of John Stanley. Mr. appeal from the sentence Imposed on
Stanley died Sunday, August 26, was June 21 by Federal Judge Mack in ELK8' THANK8GIVING SERVICE
buried August 28. Director errived the United States District Court.
in Chicago Friday, .was notified of
Garvey, as president general of the
The proposed Thanksgiving service
the death of Mr. Stanley, and a Universal Negro Improvement Asso
check for $1000 was handed him. Mr. ciation, provisional president of Afri of Rose City Lodge of Elks, scheduled
William returned to Oakland Tues ca and general manager of the Black for Sunday, the 16th, has been post
day evening and Mrs. Stanley was Star Steamship Co., was convicted of poned to a future date. At that time
paid $1000 Wednesday. The organi using mails to defraud and given five it is hoped that the service of a
sation is growing rapidly, owing to years in the federal prison at Leaven Grand Lodge officer can be secured
the tact that it is just as prompt in worth, with a fine of $1000, the case to deliver the main address.
paying its sick benefits as any other goinug to trial on May 18, and being
organisation. This Is the first organ concluded June 18. He was remand
isation composed and controlled by a ed to the Tombs Prison on June 22,
H. J. Fisher of 1528 Ashby avenue,
group of working men of our race to and immediate steps were taken to
Berkeley, Cat, has been ill since
The perfect an appeal.
make such rapid headway.
Monday, August 2nd. Mr. Fisher is
Pullman company also carry a free
Former efforts to secure Garvey’s a mail carrier from the Oakland post
insurance for its employee whereby release on ball were futile. Recently,
when an employe dies his family re Garvey retained George Gordon Bat
ceives one year’s salary, and this Is tle as his attorney and the effort to
without any special obligation and obtain bail was renewed.
Federal ting along nicely at this writing.
yet some of the men are skeptical Judge Mack is in Europe and it was
about taking out the free insurance.
necessary for United State Attorney
Men of families should not hesitate William Hayward to cable him that
Eight-room house and one acre of
one moment to grasp this logical there was no objection in the Federal
means of future benefit because we Attorney's office to granting Garvey ground. House is modern and the
have no lease on life and prepared ball. Judge Mack cabled his consent grounds contain beautiful trees and
shrubs. All kinds of fruit. Improve
ness will always hold good.
and Judge Manton was asked to fix
ment« in and paid. On ML Scott
Presley 8. Winfield returned from the amount.
car line, 52nd street Price reason
his vacation all fat and black. He
The charge against Garvey was
able. Investigate this property.
spent most of his time on the beach
based on sale of stock in the Black
Fire room bungalow, $4000; $500
at Elsinore. San Diego, and of course,
Star Line, and three others were in down, balance like rent.
Los Angeles. He brought back some
dicted with their leader, but they
Four-room bungalow, corner, $4000;
teasing photos. "You know me, Al.”
were acquitted. When the case went
$500 dwon .balance can be arranged.
• The T-D Theater, Oakland's large
to trial on May 18, Cornelius McDou
movie house, is this week featuring
gald was the attorney for Garvey, but
E. K. STANLEY
James Dewey Washington, colored
on the second day of the trial Garvey 419 Abington Bldg.
baritone soloist who, with his rich,
dismissed McDougald and acted as
harmonious voice, captured
his own counsel.
Stay off date September 21st, Ore
Francisco theater going fans by
It was thought that all require- gon Fraternal Association.—Adv.
The billboards of Oakland
read in huge letters: James Dewey
Washington. (Nuft sed). The lights
of the great play house read in
flashes: James Dewey Washington.
Mr. Washington captured one of Am
erica’s hardest audiences, and that is
saying much. We are proud of him.
Mr. Washington asks through the
writer to be remembered to all his
Portland friends. He will
busy all the season from on
the Bay to the other.
Y. M. C. A. OFFICIAL VI8IT8 CITY
Mr. R B. DeFrantx of New York
City, spent Tuesday in the city. Mr.
DeFrants called at the local "Y” head
quarters and had a short visit with
Mr. 8tone, secretary of the work
Mr. DeFrants saw the most
important places of interest in and
about the city on an automobile
sightseeing trip during the afternoon.
In the evening he had dinner with
J. Rosemond Johnson as the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Cannady at
their home in Irvington.
Frants is secretary of the Interna
tional Committee of Young Men's
Christian Associations, with head
headquarters In New York City. He
left Tuesday night for Seattle and
from there he will go to Los Angeles,
which Is his objective, to attend some
business In connection with the Young
Men's Christian Association building
in that city.
Wanted—A woman to keep house
tor a woman physician. One in fam
ily; good wages. Will furnish trans
portation, If necessary. Write or call
The Advocate, suite 211, Macleay
Bldg., Portland. Ore.—adv.
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ELOISE BENNETT SAYS GIRL CAN
HOLD HER OWN ON STAGE
J. Rosamond Johnson pleasantly
surprised Orpbeum patrons this sea
son by the Introduction Into his act
of Miss Eloise Beniiett, a versatile
little musician who sings and dances.
Heretofore syncopation won com
posed of men only.
is also a composer, and before join
ing Mr. Johnson's company a little
over a year ago, sb« wrote the mu
sic for her own act, "The Four Jasx
Girls", on the Lowe and Fox circuit
in New York City. This act was the
vehicle in which colored girls first
rode onto the stage on this circuit
Miss Bennett is petite, pretty
and an honest-to-goodness "chocolate
brown." She is the only colored girl
in a big vaudeville act on the Or
pheum and Keith circuit. She has a
very pleasing personality and It was
by chance and on short notice that
she joined the "Inimitable Five". She
dresses handsomely- yet inconspicu
ously. "Variety” says that Miss Ben
nett has more class and poise than
any other colored girl in vaude-
Ville. Miss Bennett was born in Bir-
mingham, Ala., and educated at Wal
den University, Nashville, Tenn. Her
home is now in Chicago, where she
lives with her father and brother,
the former a remarkable man of 104
years, whom she supports.
asked what her hobby was, Miss Ben
nett replied with one word, "Music”.
She doesn't ride, nor swim; neither
does she drive. She la afraid to at
makes her nervous. But she knows
how to use a broom and dust cloth
for she dearly loves home.
asked about marriage she said she
had been disappointed in her first
venture in the matrimonial arena and
at present she is not seriously con
sidering the subject Beaux? Yes, a-
plenty. Some men are too much of
the flapper type: there are others
who want a woman to be submissive
and humble and this Miss Bennett
cannot stand, for she has earned her
own way for a number of years and
therefore believes this bossing Job
should be equally distributed be-
tween both heads of the family.
Miss Bennett went over big in her
dancing and singing in “Syncopa
tion" but her real ambition before
joining this company was to become
an Interpretative dancer.
She likes oriental and Egyptian
She just loves the stage
and said tell the dear, dear public
that a girl can be on the stage and
at the same time lead a moral, up
Miss Bennett is a member of Bethel
A. M. E. church which she joined in
Chicago under the administration of
J. S. SMITH, Prop, and Chef
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