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THE CRISIS

MEETINGS
The National Negro Business League held its fifteenth annual session at Muskogee, Okla., August 19-21.
¶ The annual session of the Grand Fountain, U. O. T. R., will convene in Richmond, Va., on September 8.
¶ The National Alliance of Postal Clerks held its second annual session at St. Louis, Mo., on August 6, 7 and 8.
¶ The National Baptist Convention will meet in Philadelphia from September 9 to 15.
¶ Several hundred delegates attended the National Negro Civic League at Kansas City, Mo., on August 3.
¶ The National Assiciation of Colored Women's Clubs met at Wilberforce, Ohio, August 4-8. There were four hundred delegates and visitors, among them Zona Gale, the English author. Ohio newspapers sent sepcial representatives.
¶ The annual convention of the Northeastern Federation of Colored Women's Clubs convened in New Bedford. Mass., on July 22. The New Bedford Home for Aged is under the direction of the Women's Loyal Union of that city.
¶ Masons from all over the country met in Pittsburg, Pa., in July.
¶ The seventh annual convention of the National Independent Political League is to be held in New York City, September 7-9.
Correspondence relative thereto should be addressed to Rev. Byron Gunner. Hillburn, N. Y., or to Mr. W. M. Trotter, 49 Cornhill, Boston, Mass.

PERSONAL
DR. CHARLES H. ROBERTS of New York will speak on the subject "The Teeth of the American Negro" at the sixth International Dental Congress which meets at London in August.
¶ A. B. Johnson, the only colored employee of a hotel at Far Rockaway, N. Y., is night clerk with white subordinates.
¶ E. J. Graham, Jr., a colored lawyer, has been elected Justice of the Peace for Clay District, Wheeling, W. Va., and Thomas Williams, another colored man, has been elected Constable in the same district.
¶ Prince Joseph Wolugemebe, of an old and powerful house of full-blooded African rulers, is expected to visit New York soon. Prince Wolugembe is a cousin to King Daudi Chua of Uganda.  When he arrives a reception in his honor will be held by Cardinal Farley.
¶ Mrs. N. F. Mossell, a colored woman of Philadelphia, has been appointed as one of the speakers in the Woman's Suffrage Campaign to be carried on in the State of Pennsylvania, by the Pennsylvania Suffrage Association.  The governor also appointed Mr. Mossell as delegate to the National Civic Movement Convention in Kansas City, Mo.
¶ George W. Carver, Director of the Department of Research and the Experiment Station at Tuskegee Institute, has been appointed food and drug inspector under the laws of Alabama.
¶ Mrs. Ella Sheppartd Moore, one of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers, died in Nashville, Tenn., in June.  Up to a short time before her death Mrs.Moore was very active in keeping up interest in the Jubilee songs in colored schools.  On June 3 she was the commencemnt speaker at Trinity School in Athens, Ala., and sang one of the Jubilee songs.
¶ William Pearl Holland of LaRue, Ohio, a colored printer, won the first prize for efficiency in type-setting and composition at the recent meeting of the International Typographical Union in Zanesville, Ohio. the prize was a trip to the Panama Exposition with all expenses paid.
¶ Mrs. Elizabeth Dupree, the wife of Col. William H. Dupree, died in Boston, July 3.

FOREIGN
THE Honorable H. I. C. Brown, the colored Registrar of the Supreme Court of Jamaica, has been appointed to act as Judge of the Kingston Court.  Another colored man, Dr. Lanson Gifford, has been appointed to act as Superintending Medical Officer and Chairman of the Quarantine Board of Kingston, and Chairman of the Board of Health.
¶ H. C. Rolins, a colored man of Kingston, Jamaica, was graduated in July from the University of Edinburgh with the degree of M. B. C. H. B.

THE COURTS
VICTORIA POINDEXTRER, an aged colored woman of Franklin Co., Va., who can neither read nor write, borrowed $150 from J. P. Buckner, a white man and signed, in her ignorance, a deed of bargain and sale conveying her property to Buckner for $1,000.  The property was worth $2,000 and[contiued on next page]


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the woman had refused an offer made by Buckner of $1,500 for it.  The court gave a verdict to the effect that the deed was valid and imposed the cost of the case upon the old woman.
¶ The State Public Utility Commission has sent a letter to the Illinois Central Railroad Company saying that there must be no separate cars in Illinois for white and colored passengers.  Discrimination had been complained of to the governor.
¶ Alexander Waller, a colored man of Albany, N. Y., was awarded $100 damages because a saloon keeper wanted to charge him a dollar for a drink.
¶ A case was recently tried in the Juvenile Court of Washington, D. C., concerning a white woman who is now married to a colored man but has a son by a former white husband.  Attempts were made to find that this boy did not have a proper home, but this could not be verified and the colored step-father said that he was able and willing to take care of the boy, as he had been doing.  Finally, because of some rumored illicit relation of the boy's mother with a colored man years before, in Virginia, the child was taken from her and committed to the Board of Children's Guardians.
¶ The Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company has been fined $500 in the Christian County (Ky.) circuit court for failing to provide equal accommodations for white and colored passengers.
¶ The United States Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tennessee Supreme Court that ex-slaves or colored people born during slavery, have no right to inherit from each other.
¶ Through the efforts of the Baltimore Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the indictment against James Jenkins for violating the separate car law by refusing to take a seat in a coach set aside for colored people on the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad, was thrown out in the criminal court.

THE GHETTO
A SEGREGATION ordinance has been introduced into the city council of Birmingham, Ala.
¶ The howard High School of Wilmington, Del., was refused the use of the Playhouse, the largest theatre in the city by the local managers and only succeeded in procuring it by appealing to William A. Brady, the New York manager.
¶ A mob of a thousand white people bombarded the newly purchased home of Mrs. M. E. Montague, a colored woman, in a white block in Philadelphia. They used bricks, stones and firearms.  Several of the leaders of the mob were arrested.
¶ John G. Holton, a colored man, took the examination for the Philadelphia Fire Department, made an average of 82.7 and was placed eighteenth on the list of eligibles.  He was sent for to be sworn in and rejected because he was colored with the excuse that the white men would refuse to work with him.
¶ In the town of Nogales, Ariz., three colored troops of cavalry are stationed and many of the soldiers' families live in the town; there are also several large property owners among the colored people.  The colored children of this town have absolutely no school to attend as the state law requires separate schools for white and colored children and the town authorities refuse to furnish a school or a teacher, claiming that there are not enough colored children to justify the expense.
¶ It is said that the Southern Pacific Steamship Company, New Orleans, which has always used colored labor to good advantage, is now placing foreigners in the place of the colored men.
¶ Lillian Spuarlock, a ten-year-old colored child, was turned away from the Sherman School playground in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she had been accustomed to play, on account of color.
¶ The authorities of Fresh Air Camp of Montgomery, Ala., threatend to bar colored people from the camp because they were not contributing sufficiently to its support.  The Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in that place raised $25 at the first collection for this purpose and promises a small donation every month.
¶ Certain organizations of white citizens are protesting because colored citizens are permitted to visit the Overton Park and Zoo in Memphis, Tenn., one day a week.
¶ Representative Frank Park, of Georgia, has introduced a bill into the House making it unlawful for commissions in the Army or Navy to be granted to colored people under any circumstances.
¶ A colored socialist speaking at Rosephine, La., was warned by the agents of the Long[word and sentence continued on next page]

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