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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1911.
The town council of Ashland, Va..
has passed an ordinance barring the
establishment of a branch of Tuske
gee Institute in that town.
The ordinance has the features of
segregation that the Voinderlehr or
dinance of Richmond possesses, and,
it is said, is strong enough to prevent
the contemplated location in that
town of a branch of the Tuskegee In-
When Mrs. Marian Pierce, daugh
ter of the late Rev. J. B. Laurens,
founder of the Rosebud Society, re
turned to Ashland a few days ago, she
let it be known that she was contem
plating disposing of the old home
stead to Booker T. Washington, who
would convert it into a branch of the
Tuskegee Institute. The location is
on College avenue, just opposite the
Randolph-Macon Couege, and this an
nouncement created, much, excitement.
The recent political campaign in
Mississippi, -whereby that demagog
'.fy Vardaman will become the next United
r- Statefr-Senator from that -state was
characterized by the lowest methods
that could be conjured up. The contest
was hotly waged and the most bitter
ly contested campaign in the past
The better element throughout the
state was opposed to Vardaman, but
the lower crowd was in the majority
and the billings gate that was spewed
out forthem during the campaign'and
colorphobia gained the day.
It is a fact that the better element
in Mississippi does not indorse Varda
man and the same is true of the rest
of the country. Mississippi is not and
has no cause to be proud of ber new
Senator and it is a pity that the Sen
ate must have this incubus fastened
upon it. The United States Senate
could get along much better without
Vardaman and so could the whole
LINCOLN BELIEVED I N GOD.
It has been asserted very confident
ly that President Lincoln was an un
believer and never mentioned the
name of Christ in his speeches. But
Mr. Newton Bateman, an intimate
friend, gives the following as the lan
guage he used upon one occasion: "I
know there is a God and that he hates
injustice and slavery. I see tne storm
coming, and I know that his hand is In
it. If he has a place and work for
me, and I think he has, I believe I am
ready. I am notbing, but truth is
everything. I know that I am right,
because 1 know that liberty is right,
for Christ teaches it, and Christy is
God. I have told them thaf a bouse
divided against itself cannot stand,
and Christ and reason say the same."
Gilbert Porter, one of tne best
known and well-to-do citizens of Mas
sillion, Ohio, has been living in hope
of celebrating the fiftieth anniversary
of his emancipation from slavery by
the proclamation of the martyred
president, Lincoln. But as he is get
ting feeble and be fears be may not
live the two years necessary to round
out the time, has decided to carry out
what has been his greatest ambition
and celebrate the forty-eighth anni
versary by giving a barbecue to which
the whole town will be invited on
September 22nd, "Emancipation Day."
fi PRESIDENT TAFT.
Who is Now on His 13,000 Mi Ie Trip to "Win the West."
At the barbecue a whole ox, a number
of sheep, pigs and chickens will be
barbecued in the old Southern style,
and everyone who will may come and
partake without money and without
price. That the occasion will be a
huge success there can be no doubt.
President Taft is being received
with enthusiasm in the West. In his
speech at Bay City, Mich., he denied
that be had used patronage for polit
ical purposes, and invited the men
who made the charge to join him in
securing legislation to put every local
F'ederal office under classified service.
The Y. W. C. A. of Cambridge,
Mass., has decided that women are old
after 35. The decision was reached
after a .long discussion. In the fu
ture no woman dver 35 years of age
will be admitted to membership.
Col. Roosevelt, in the Outlook, says
that "in 1861 Lincoln scorned the ad
vice of the peace advocates." This is
not historically correct, for the great
Liberator did all he could to avoid
war and was denounced by some for
As the result of assassination of
Premier Stolypin, the Jews fear a
massacre more violent than any that
has yet taken place in Holy Rus-
Maine has just voted, on the repeal
of the constitutional amendment, mak-
ing the sale of liquor in the state
illegal, and has gone wet by 20 votes.
And now, mobs are 'wrecking and
looting stores owned by Jews in En
gland. It looks as if the world is go
ing back to the' middle ages.
Washington City has developed a
real Ursus. A blacksmith in that city
had a fight with a bull and worsted
And new Spain is in the throes of
a revolution. The outlook for the
formation of a republic is good.,
Taft's courage is "Winning the
DR. BOOKER T. WASHINGTON.^
Who Was Lauded by President. Taft in a Recent Speech in the Interest of
"Hampton graduated Booker T. Washington, and. as somebody has
said, if it had not done anything-else that alone would entitle it to the
gratitude of the country. Booker Washington established Tuskegee, and
from Tuskegee have sprung many schools of a similar character throughout
the South. jfeE$jft.
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Forty-two thousand "young ideas"
appeared at the school houses of
Washington on the-
White House Force, Returns.
Assistant Executive Secretary Ru
dolph Forster and members of the
White House staff, who went to Bev
erly with the President to man the
temporary offices there, have returned
to this city and. Monday resumed busi
ness at the executive offices.' The
President himself will return to Wash
ington from his Western trip, and
will not go back to Beverly.
During the absence of Secretary
Hilles and Mr. Forster, M. C. Latta
has had charge of the Executive offices
Corner Stone Laid 118 Years Ago.
The corner stone of the Capitol was
laid one hundred and eighteen years
ago, September 18. President George
Washington, who was a prominent
Mason, himself was thecentral figure
in the great masonic celebration.
President Washington was presented
a massive silver plate bearing this
"This southeast corner stone of the
Capitol of the United States of Amer
ica, in the City of Washington, was
President Grants Clemency.
AWEEK IN WASHINGTON
Washington, Sept. 20, 1911.
Fourteen thousand of these were
Armstrong Manual Training School
has made an addition to meet the de'
mands for training among colored
A marked increase was noted in the
early enrollment in every department
of the colored schools. This is the
result of activity by ministers and
teachers who made a summer cam
paign among parents.
The new school at Ivy City wip not
be ready until October 13, while the
Cardoza Manual Training School will
be open November 1,.-,,.:
President Taft has granted execu
tive clemency to the first woman ap
plicant during his administration.
Margaret Blevins, of Big Stone Gap,
Va., was sentenced to a month's im-.!
prisonment and $100 fine for evading
internal-revenue taxes on whisky. i
As she is 60 years old and feeble,
the President commuted her sen-1
tence to the fine.
Hitchcock Busy with Freak Mail.
Postmaster General Hitchcock will
be obliged to^ open a "freak corre
spondence division" in the P. O. D., if
the extraordinary correspondence
wnicb has been addressed to him
since he has been in office, continues.
laid on the 18th day of September,
1793, in the eighteenth year of Amer
ican Independence, in tne first year
of the second term of the Presidency
of George Washington, whose virtues
in the civil administration of his
country have been as conspicuous and
beneficial as his military valor and
prudence have been useful in estab
lishing her liberties, and in the year
of Masonry 5793, by the President of
the United States, in concert with the
Grand Lodge of Maryland, several
lodges under its jurisdiction, and
Lodge No. 22, from Alexandria, Va."
Uncle Sam on -Easy Street.
In a recent interview Secretary of
the Treasury, MacVeagh said: "I am
not a pessimist The country is sim
ply pausing to take breath. After its
headlong flight of 1906 and 1909 a
setback was inevitable and will be
of immense good. The banking sit
uation, from the reports I hear, is
sound enough and the national
treasury is/on^'easy street.^"
people are regarded as outside of so
ciety is a disgrace to the whole com
munity," said Drew. "The mob has
superseded courts and juries, and
murderers stalk the land. Religion, if
it be anything at all, is the inspira-
i. tion of noble living. If society would
accept God's word the world would
no longer be in need of redemption."
Private Bloom Wins Straps,.
Private Frank Bloom,, the young
Hebrew, son of the post tailor, who
was the subject of a controversy be
tween high army officials and the
President, has successfully passed his
mental and physical examinations at
Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and is now
eligible for designation as second
lieutenant in the service.
A. M. E. Zion Conference.
The Washington District Confer
ence of the-A. M. E. Zion Church,
convened at Galbraith Church today,
Hitchcock Saves $2,000,000 for P. O
A saving-to the government of fully
$2,000,000 on the transmission of
periodical mails by fast freight is
estimated by Postmaster General
Hitchcock after a two-week trial of
this method of shipment. The plan
was put in effect September 1, and
during that time everything has gone
along smoothly and satisfactorily.
The Postmaster General said the sys
tem was proving highly successful
and that the leading magazine pub
lishers of the country -were co-oper
ating with his department in a most
commendable way for the purpose of
making the new plan of shipment
Bullion Guarantee Affects Mints.
Reorganization of the mints of the
country, with reductions of the forces
employed there, is being undertaken
by Director Roberts. This was one
HON. FPANKLI N MacVEAGH.
Secretary of the Treasury, Who Says Uncle Sam is on Easy Street.
In a recent interview, Secretary of will be of immense good,
the Treasury MacVeagh said: "The banking situation, from the
"I am not a pessimist. The coun- reports I heaf, is SOUnci enOUgll, and
try is simply pausing to take breath, the national treasury is on 'easy
After its headlong iiight of 1906 and street.'"
1909 a setback, was inevitable, and
Rev. Drew on Race Problem. iM^ff
V'The influence of the gospel in solv
ing thp face problem" was discussed
Monday night -by the Rev. Simon P.
W_ Drew,' of- tlie Cosmopolitan Bap
tist Church, at the opening exercises
of WillbankV Evangelical and Indus
trial Institute, at Friendship, Baptist
Church: 'The fact that 11,000,000
of the chief objects of his trip to San
Francisco and Denver, from which he
has just returned.
When Congress passed the recent
law authorizing the issue of gold cer
tificates for bullion it practically made
further gold coinage unnecessary.
From how on, there will be little gold
coinage, and the work of the mints
will consist largely in coining minor
coins. The.lSiew Orleans mint will be
entirely discontinued.' No appropria
tion 'for it will be asked next year.
Elsewhere, at the mints at Philadel-1
phia, Denver and San Francisco, the
number of employes will be gradually
reduced. A large saving each year
will be thus effected.
it is -the purpose of Director Rob
erts to reduce forces with as little
hardship as possible. Vacancies as
they are created will not be .filled.
The older employes will be given con
sideration, and only those who have
been employed for a short time will
be let out.
Taft Will Honor Lincoln.
President Taft has accepted an in
vitation to speak at the dedication on
Nov. 9 of the150,000 memorial shaft
erected en the farm where Abraham
Lincoln was born, near Hodgensville,
Ky., according to a telegram received
today by former Gov. Joseph W. Polk,
who is president of the Lincoln Farm
association- Meets Here in 1912.
Rev. S. P. W. Drew, pastor of the
Cosmopolitan Temple Baptist church,
attended the meeting of the Mount
Bethel Association at Baltimore. By
a unanimous vote of the convention, it
was decided to hold the next session
in hischurch in 1912.
Taft to Speak in Chicago.
Modern methods of municipal gov
ernment will be the lueme of ad
dresses delivered at the International
Municipal Congress and Exposition,
which will take place in Chicago from
Sept. 18 to 30. The list of speakers
include President Taft, Tneodore
Roosevelt, Senator La Follette, Mayor
Gaynor of New York, Mayor Harrison
of Chicago, and a ions list of other of
ficials of city government.
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JEFFERSON. CITY. MISSOURI
Founded by the Soldiers of the 62d and 65th
Regiments of the V. S. Colored. Infantry.
Supported by the State of Missouri. Has
Normal, Collegiate, Agricultural, Mechanical and
Industrial Courses Buildings and equipment
unsurpassed Thirty teachers representing the
best schools of the country. Students from all
sections of the country. For catalogue and fur
ther information ad&ress
BENJAMIN FEANKLIN ALLEN,
All the advantages of (be flriMtand moit completely
equipped Conservatory building In the world, tbe at
mosphere of a recognized center of Art andTvlusIc and
association with tbe misters in tbe Profession are
offered students nt tbe New England Conservatory of
kausfc. Thorough work In all departments of music.
Courses can be arranged in Elocution and Oratory.
GEORGE W. CHAOWICH. Musical Director.
AH particular! and ytar took will bt in( on application.
Knowles Building. Boys' Hall. Stone Hall. Girls' Hall. Model Home.
ATLANTA UNIVERSITY. Atlanta. G&.
Is beautifully located in the City of Atlanta, Ga. Th courses of
study include High School, Normal School and College, with manual
training' and domestic science. Among the teachers are graduates of Yale,
Haryard, Dartsmouth, Smith and Wesley. Forty-one years of successful
work have been completed. Students come from all parts of the South.
Graduates are almost universally successful. For further information,
address President, EDWARD WARE, Atlanta, Ga.
WILBUR. TMIRKIELD, President,
The Collegeof Arts and ScienceKEI,LY MiUER, A. M., Dean.
The Teachers' CollegeLEWIS B. MOORQ, A. M., Ph.D., Dean.
The AcademyGEORGE J. CUMMINGS, A M. Dean.
The Commercial Colleg-eGEORGE W. COOK, A. M., Dean.
School of Manual Arts and Applied Science
The School of TheologyISAAC CI,ARK, D.D., Dean.
The School of Medicine: Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical
CollegesEDWARD O. BAIXOCH, M. D., Dean.
The School of LawBENJAMIN LEIGHTON, LL D., Dean.
For Catalogue and Special Information Address Dean of Department.
Beautiful Situation, Healthful Location. The Best Moral and Spiritual
EnvironmentA Splendid Intellectual Atmosphere
Noted for Honest and Thorough work.
Offers full courses in the following departments: College, Normal
High School, Grammar School and Industrial.
Good water, steam heat, electric lights, good drainage. Expense*
very reasonable. Opportunity for Self-help.
Fall Term Opens Sept. ay, ipil For Information Address
PRESIDENT K. W. MGRANAHAN. Knoxville. Tenn,
NormaTUSKEGEinsiiiuie ana mausiriai
Organized July 4, 1881, by the State
Legislature as The Tuskegee State Nor
mal School. Exempt from taxation.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON, Principal.
WARREN LOGAN, Treasurer.
In the Black Belt of Alabama where the
blacks outnumber the whites three to one.
ENROLLMENT AND FACULTY.
Over 1,500 students, more than 100 in
COURSE OF STUDY.
English education combined with in
dustrial training 28 industries in constant
VALUE OF PROPERTY.
Property consisting of 2,350 acres of
land. 103 buildings almost wholly built
with student labor, is valued at $1,250,000,
and no mortgage.
$50 annually for the education of each
student ($200 enables one to finish the
course $1,000 creates permanent scholar
ship. Students pay their own board in
cash and labor.) Money in any amount
for current expenses and building.
Besides the work done by graduates as
class room and industrial leaders,
thousands are reached through the Tus
kegee Negro Conference.
Tuskegee is 40 miles east of Mont
gomery and 136 miles west of Atlanta, on
the Western Railroad of Alabama.
Tuskegee is a quiet, beautiful old
Southern town, and is an ideal, place for
study. The climate is at all times mild
and uniform, thus making the place an
excellent winter resort.
'GAMMON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
I ATLANTA, GEORGIA.
AIMS AND METHODS.
I The aim of this school is to do prac
tioal wprk. i helping' men towaras suc
cess in the ministry. Its course of study
is broad and practical: its ideas are high
its work is thorough its methods are
fresh, systematic, clear and simple.
COURSE OP STUDY.
Tlie regular course of study occupies
three years, and covers the lines of work
in the several departments of theological
instruction usually pursued in the lead
ing theological seminaries of the country.
EXPENSES AND AID.
Tuition ancl .room rent are free. Tlie
apartments for students are plainlv fur
nished. Good board can be had for seven
dollars per month. Buildings heated by
Aid from loans without interest, and
gifts of friends, are granted to deserving
students -who do their utmost in the line
of self-help. No young man with grace,
gifts, and energy, need be deprived or
the advantages now opened to him in
this Seminary. For further particulars
Gammon Theological Seminary,
Washington Conservatory of
Musicand School of Expression
902 STREET, WASHINGTON, D. C.
LARGE AND COMPETENT FACULTY
sis. Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue,Vocal Expression,
Wind Instruments, History of Music, Methods.
Scholarships Awarded Artists* Recital*.
HARRIET GIBBS-MARSHALL, President.
GEORGE WILLIAM COOK, Treasurer.
ABBY WILLIAMS, Secretary.
LEWIS G. GREGORY, Financial Secretary.
ANNIE E. GRINAGE.
This-institution of learning, established in 1865,
Has industrial departments tor both young men
and young women, as well as college, normal and
preparatory departments. There are also Schools
of Law, Medicine, Pharmacy and Theology.
The facilities have recently been increased.
Other improvements are being planned that will
be completed within the next two year s.
Applications should be made several months or
a year in advance, for it has become impossible
during the last few years to receive all who apply.
The present enrollment is over 500.
The academic year begins on the Thursday:
nearest the first day of October and continue* for
thirty-two consecutive weeks. The charges are
moderate. Catalogues furnished tspon applieatiara..
Address THE PRESIDENT
Shaw University, Raleigh, N.
NORTH SIDE, PITTSBURGH, PA.
A Practical Literary and Industrial
Trades School for Afro-American Bovs
and Girls. Unusual advantages for Girls
and a separate building. AddrCFS
Joseph D. Mahoney, Principal.
Box. 154. North Side, Pittsburgh, Pa.