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12 THE CRISIS to America, told of the large amount of medical work she found to do among the natives. St. Paul's Cathedral, Boston, Mass., was crowded at the opening session of the conference of Church Workers among Colored People. The other meetings were held in St. Bartholomew's Church in Cambridge Mass. FOREIGN LAST July, Liberia celebrated the ninety-third anniversary of its founding. The event of the memorial day ceremonies was an address by Hon. Edwin J. Barclay, whose subject was Spiritual Ideals in the Life of a Nation. THE GHETTO SENATOR BORAH of Idaho will continue to oppose a Federal Constitutional Amendment granting Woman Suffrage, because such a law will raise the question of Negro disfranchisement. Because Negroes are rapidly acquiring land in North Carolina, a movement is on foot to secure an amendment to the State Constitution which will limit their right to buy land. Four colored men who were refused service in a restaurant in Huntington Long Island New York City, have brought suit against the owner. The Central Civic Betterment League of Kansas City, mo., is trying to have an ordinance passed which will prohibit Negro and white schools in the same neighborhood. Colored men in Miami, Fla., may not drive automobiles unless they own them. This is one of several oppressive measures that have been passed lately in this city, which has a large northern element in it. The Illinois conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church refused to offer resolutions to petition the General Conference for colored bishops to represent their people in the South CRIME IT is reported that Love Rudd was hanged near Clarkeville [[Clarksville]], Mo., for threatening white people. A man named Wilson, captured twice by a mob, was lynched near Dresden, Tenn., for a crime against a white woman. [[image]] [[caption]] CARNEY POST, NO. 46, VETERANS OF FOREIGN SERVICE OF PITTSBURGH, PA., FIRST PRIZE WINNERS AT THE NATIONAL CONVENTION AT DETROIT. THEY WERE THE ONLY COLORED POST ON PARADE. CAPTAIN F. R. STEWART WAS IN COMMAND [[/caption]] MEN OF THE MONTH A BANDMASTER WADE H. HAMMOND was born in Alabama and graduated at the A. and M. College in 1895. He was for some time both musician and tailor but finally became bandmaster in the A. and M. College and in Western University. In 1909 he entered the regular army and was sent at the expense of his regiment to the Royal Military School of Music in London. He returned to resume his position as bandmaster of the celebrated Ninth Cavalry. Last fall the mayor of the city of Douglas, Arizona, where the Ninth Cavalry is stationed, presented him in the name of the citizens, with a gold medal set with diamonds. The medal was inscribed "Presented to the chief musician Ninth Cavalry Band by the citizens of Douglas, Arizona, September 14th, 1914. Keep step to the music of the union." A BUSINESS MAN THE late Harris Barrett was born in Henderson, Kentucky, in 1865 and entered Hampton Institute at the age of seventeen years. The oldest organized effort to encourage loan and home-buying among local Negroes was the People's Building Loan Association of Hampton which Mr. Barrett founded soon after graduating in 1885. This company has loaned half a million dollars to colored people to assist in the buying of homes. [[image]] MR W. H. HAMMOND [[image]] MR HARRIS BARRETT
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