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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 1924
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PRICE 6 CENTS
WAR DEPARTMENT COMMUTES SENTENCES OF HUSTON MARTYRS
MAN WILLS PROPERTY TO MASSA’S KIN
DANIEL FREEMAN LEAVES 53500 TO FORMER SLAVE MASTER’S
CHILDREN ANO NOTHING TO HIS OWN.—WHITES CHARAC
TERIZE HIM AS KIPLING'S "A FOOL THUR« WAÎ
Nlll Seek to Brook the Will,—Old Mon Said to Hove
>bbod by People Whose Descendants He Sought to
Help—Gaea Attracts Wide Attention.
(Preston News Service)
MONTGOMERY. Ala.. April 34.—
"If a man smite you on one cheek,
turn the other** finds real exemplifi
cation In the perwin of Daniel Free
man who disinherited hl» own chil
dren and willed bla meagre estate to
the deaceadante of hit former slave
Southern whites characterise Free
man's act as "loyally and devotion
for his old 'massa' and 'missus' that
lived In the heart of the slave after
their death and found expression in
his will bequeathing his property a-
cumulated during the years of his
freedom to the grandchildren of bls
former owners In preference to bls
It was rrveeled lu probate court
hers last week that Danlol Freeman
a familiar character of the "bandana"
typo after hla emancipation, left
property valued at approximately
83500 to ths five children of Mrs. C.
Garret, white, of Montgomery
Mrs. Garret was a daughter of Free
man's former owner»
the evidence showed, was made un
dor provision of a second will.
Freeman's three eblidron are con-
testing the award under a testament
drawn prior to the one giving the
property to the white persons, charg
ing that be was udMiuud of mind at
the time the last will waa made, and
brought to bear upon the deceased.
Freeman died In February. 1823
The case ha» attracted consider-
able attention in this section and
many persons ot both races are frank
In saying Freeman's actions truly
exemplified “A Fool There Was”.
Many person» claim that the old man
had been robbed aa a »lave by the
very persona, at least their kin.
whom he now mdeavors to become a
BABY CONTEST ON
In order to ralsa its quota of 1100
for the national defense fund, the
Portland Branch of the National As
sociation for the Advancement of
Colored People Is conducting a baby
contest whleh closes Monday night,
the 38th. at Ztou church, with a eon-
cert by the baby entrants
body Is urged to attend
Local and For
LIFE SENTENCES CUT TO THIRTY YEARS—NATIONAL ASSOCIA
TION'S SECRETARY GOES TO WASHINGTON TO LET CHIEF
EXECUTIVE KNOW OF PEOPLE’S DISAPPOINTMENT
Johnson Says Association Will Not Stop Fighting for Release of Mea
Until They Are Out of Prison or Dead—Prisoners Eligible
for Parol in Four Yearn.
For Rent C-room bouse, one block
to good car service. A. H. Morrow,
New York, April 1».—Sentences of
17 of the 38 life-termers among the
54 former members of the 24th Infan
try. In whose behalf the National As
sociation for the Advancement of
Colored People and other bodies re
cently presented a petition with 125.-
000 signatures to President Coolidge,
have been commuted by the War De
partment, it was announced today.
The National Office of the N. A. A.
C. P. immediately upon receipt of the
news telegraphed both to Warden
W. I. Biddle of the Federal Peniten
tiary at Leavenworth and to the War
Department tn Washington, asking
for detailed infrmation covering the
MATRON REMAINS ILL
Mrs. U Miller. Route 1, Box 343.
remains ill at her home. Mrs. Miller
was stricken a year ago with the
sleeping sickness and baa never been
able to completely recover.
Senator Charioa L. McNary
not be home to conduct bis campaign
but his campaign Is hying well looked
after by Mesrrs Page and Davis, who
say the outlook for Mr. McNary’s
nomination Is good
From their of
fice in the Failing Bldg., a vigorous
campaign la being conducted.
i cases of all the men of the 24th In-
fantry whose cases had been re
viewed by the Military Board and in
dispatch from Leavenworth “indicates
a result bitterly disappointing to col
ored people in the country.”
James Weldon Johnson. N. A. A.
C. P. secretary, is leaving for Wash
ington to take up the matter direct
ly with War Secretary Weeks. Be
fore leaving New York, Mr. Johnson
■aid the N, A. A. C. P. would continue
this fight until all the men were re
leased from prison or dead.
MRS. L. M. FAIRWEATHER, CHOSEN ALTERNATE TO CL O. P.
Branch of the Nat.
tor the Advancement of Colored Peo-
Mrs. Fanny Crosby underwent an
pie held every 2nd Monday evening
operation at the St. Vincent hospital
at First A. M. E. Zion Church 417
She la reported to tw rest
J. A. EWING. Pres
LEK ANDER8ON. Sec'y.
THAT OPENING GAME
Baseball opeued In Portland with
PORTLANDERS IN SEATTLE
a bang Tuesday, when the large park
Among Portlanders who attended
was filled to overflow with fans.
the Daughter Elks' ball In Seattle on
Easter Monday night were Meadames
Stay off May 1st, Dinner by Dah
Vera Kirk. Lorraine Shaffer and Lau
lia Temple. No. 202, I. R. P. O. Ww—
ra Webb. Webb's orchestra furnish
ed the music for the occasion.
SEE WITHOUT FAIL
“The Lait Raid of Sheriff Kendall
OF LINN COUNTY
MOUNT OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH
Schuyler and East First St. N.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30TH, AT 8 P. M.
A motion picture depicting the last raid of a faithful officer, who
with many other officers, has made the supreme sacrifice in the
struggle for Law and Ordeq
THE RAID OF A MOONSHINER'S STILL
As thrilling as though it happened in the mountains of Tennessee
SEE THE MANY CAPTURED STILLS
This scene will be a great revelation
ADDRESS BY RFV. R. E. CLOSE
Assistant Superintendent. Anti-Saloon I-eague of Oregon, to be de
llvered in connection with the showing of the motion picture
“THE LAST RAID OF SHERIFF KENDALL”
“THE PRICE OF VICTORY"
Children, unless accompanied by their parenta. will not be admitted
Rev. and Mrs. A. R. Fox and Miss
Roberta Summers attended the die.
trlct conference and Sunday School
convention at Seattle thia week.
Mrs. Finch, who is a charming speak er, will deliver an address on the
’Oneness of Humanity and How t o Overcome Prejudice,” at Firat A.
M. E. Zion church (tomorrow) S unday evening. The public Is Invited.
Msis Della Mays, as hos
tess. served a delightful after lunch
At a call meeting of local Lodge
No. 26 the memorial committee sub
mltted program in form ready for
printing. Owing to the fact that Rev.
A. R. Fox. D.D.. will be out of the
city attending the General Coafer-
ence in Kentucky, it was decided to
ssk Rev E. C. .Dyer, pastor of the
Independent Baptist Church to fill
his place on the Memorial program,
the third Sunday In May. at 2:30 P-
m.. at Bethel A. M. E Church.
Unites States Senator
Rev. R. E. Close
Republican, for Ronominatlon
During his seven years-in the Senate he has secured
for the development of Oregon’s Rivers and Harbors, Public
Roads, Forest Protection, Reclamation and Power
His powerful committee assignments and prestige in the
Senate equips him to secure even greater things
for Oregon in the future
IT WOULD TAKE YEARS FOR A NEW MAN TO
ATTAIN HIS PRESENT POSITION OF
POWER AND INFLUENCE
He represents ALL of OREGON, ALL of its PEOPLE
and THEIR WELFARE
For Dinners, Luncheons, Teas, Socials, Parties, Receptions,
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DINNERS SERVED EVERY SUNDAY
FIRE PREVENTION PIE
Take a nice shady camp, a nice
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TICLE TO MU8IC
An article will appear in the May
"Etude" on “The Musical Gems of
the American Negro," by Clarence
A CARD OF THANKS
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Agee of »22 Cameron White, preaident of the Na
N. Kellogg street, wish to thank the tional Association of Negro Musi
Daughters of Dahlia Temple. No.
202, I. B. P. O. E. of W„ for remem
bering their Infant with a beautiful
and useful gift, upon Ita arrival into
this big, wonderful world. Both feel
very grateful for the kind thought
as well as the gift from the Daugh
Assistant Superitendent of the Anti-
Saloon League of Oregon, who will
deliver an address, taking tor his
subject “The Price of Victory.1 at
the exhibition of the film "The Last
Stand of Sheriff Kendall of Linn
County", in the Mt. Olivet Baptist
church (Schuyler and East 1st St.
Mrs. Lucy Wyatte. grandmother of
N.) on Wednesday. April 30th. at 8
Roy C. Garnett of this city, died at
her home In Boise. Idaho, last Tues
Captain Eck. who has "GETTING MORE LIKE WHITE
FOLK8 EVERY DAY”
been holding forth in the
Joe Smith was arrested Wednesday
main dining room at The
Portland for some time, night in the Willamette Fuel Supply
has been shunted to the Company's office, where he was mak
grille room for further ing. preparations, It is Mid. to blow
open the safe. Smith took precau
J. 8. Bell was among the society tions to wear gloves, so as not to
hotel men who Journeyed to Seattle leave finger prints.
early last Monday to take In the MNBMWOCMWHBOaOOaMHMrtHMrtHBCk
Easter Monday night ball.
White waiters have taken the place
of colored waiters on the cabinet
cars of the Southern Pacific running
from Oakland to Portland.
The question aa to the kind of help
that will be uaed In the Gearhart Ho
tel dining room has been settled, It
will be waitresses.
Among callers at The Advocate of-
flee this week were Messrs. Isaac B.
Veesell of San Francisco, Cal. who
paid for another year's aubacriptlon
to the "old reliable,” the Advocate.
Mr. Veesell brought with him his
friend. Noble W. O. Erskine at Oak
land, Calif. Mr. Erskine is reported
to be a "Mah Jongg Hound," what
ever that is. We were pleased to
have these interesting gentlemen call
again. Both gentlemen are waiters
on the dining car on the S. P. from
San Francisco to Portland.
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