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New York Will
The Eleventh Biennial Session of the Su
preme Lodge of Knights of Pythias of
the Eastern and Western Hemispheres
and Supreme Court of Calanthe
Scheduled For Sept. 19.
Secret and benevolent societies of
Greater New York are manifesting
great interest in the forthcoming elev
enth biennial sessioi. of tho supreme
lodge of Knights of Pythiny of .the
eastern v and western hemispheres,
which will be held In Odd Fellows'
hnll, 358 West Twenty-ninth street,
beginning Monday, Sept. 20, holding
through thc week.
The session will practically begin
the evening of Sept. 19, when Kev. Dr.
Reverdy C. Hansom will preach the
biennial sermon at Bethel A. M. E.
church, In West Twenty-fifth street.
The sessions will be held at Odd Fel
lows' hall and will open with an ad
dress of welcome by Mr. It lehn rd E.
Clarke, past grand chancellor of the
New York state grand lodge. The re
sponse will he made by Mr. W. Ashbic
Hawkins of Rainmore, who Is tho su
preme chancellor. Reports from ibu
supreme ollicers will be made on Tuos
day morning. The biennial memorial
services will be held at .Mount Olivet
Baptist church, 101-103, West Fifty
third street, Wednesday evening.
The elect iou of supreme ollicers will
take place Thursday, and In the after
noon a parade of the uniform rank
will be held. The parade will be un
der the command of Brigadier General
D. M. Pappy of St. Augustine. Fla.,
and Adjutant General Julius B. Lov
ing of Los Angeles. Cal. The newly
elected ollicers will be installed on
The citizens of New York, through a
committee composed of Past Grand
Chancellor Richard E. Clarke. S. W.
Mouzoil, William II. Willis. William D.
Moore aud Jesse Draper, are leaving
no stone unturned to make tho meet
ing a success in every way.
The supremo court of Colanthe will
also hold its biennial session at thc
same time. Mrs. Sarah Pinkett of
Philadelphia Is the supremo worthy
The present officers of the supremo
Supreme chancellor, W. Ashble Haw
kins; supreme vice chancellor. E. B.
Burroughs; supreme prelate, William
w. AsnniK HAWKINS.
Williams; supreme keeper of records
and seal. William Grandison; assistant
supreme keeper of records and seal.
George E. Gordon; supreme master of
exchequer. William A. Heathman; su
preme muster at arms, vacant by the
death of G. R. Grear; supreme lectur
er, William II. Moss; supremo inner
guard. W. W. Lawrence; supreme out
er guard. J. M. Reese; adjutant gen
eral, uniform department, Julius B.
Loving; brigadier general, D. M. Pap
py; supreme trustees, G. Fred Free
raan, S. Tripp and J. T. Ripley.
Supremo Chancellor Hawkins Is one
of the best known Pythians In the
country. He Is a graduutc of Morgan
college. Baltimore. While principal of
the largest school In Baltimore county
be entered the University of Maryland,
being one of the four Afro-American
students that have been admitted to
this Institution. Ile subsequently en
tered the law school of Howard uni
versity at Washington, where he grad
uated ln.1802. He was admitted to the
har the same year and lins built up-a
lucrative practice In Baltimore. Mr.
Hawkins has probably appeared be
fore the Maryland court of nppcals
moro times than any Afro-American
member of tho Maryland bar.
Mr. Hawkins has .lust recently com
pleted a trip of 8.000 milos, In which
he visited lodges from Now England to
California, and ho expresses himself ns
being greatly pleased with tho outlook
for tho future success of tho order.
Gala Time For Twin City Matrons.
Quite an enjoyable time was had at
tho annual outing of the Twin City
Married Ladies' circle, Pittsburg.
Which was held at Southern park on
Thursday. Aus. 20. It was an invi
tation affair and therefore brought
together a select company of friends.
Thc circle is composed of ninny of tho
lending society matrons of Pittsburg
LARGE BANKING INTERESTS.
Farmers and Mechanics' Dank at Dur
ham a Strong Financial Institution.
The city of Durham is located In t!??
tobacco section of North Carolina and
ls known all over tlje world as tho
home of the Kuli Durham smoking to
bacco. Thousands of Afro-Amerleans
find.employment lu the factories, from
which they earn fair salaries. The
Afro-Americans of Durham are very
Industrious and religiously Inclined. It
ls a rare thing to seo a number of men
loitering about the streets. There Is
no place of amusement for thom to
visit nightly; therefore they, ns a rule,
save their earnings. Durbniu ls tho
center of commercial activity among |
tho Afro-Americans of tho slate of
North Carolina, and the various divi
sions of Industries among them brought
about the necessity for a bnnkiug in
DU. OEOnOE W. ADAMS.
stltutlon; hence tho birth of tho Farm
ers and Mechanics' baulc Aug. 1, ?D0S.
This enterprise was promoted by the
best financiers in the city. In a city
with a large Afro-Amorlcan population
thc total volume of business this, bank
bas done up to the present time is over
$1,000.000. Tho total amount of depos
its received ls $210.000, total resources
are $30,000.and the amount out on loans
ls $22.000. This bank is located in the
North Carolina Mutual and Provident
association's building, and Hs banking
facilities aro equal to any bank In tho
state, and, although an infant, it leads
all Afro-American banks in the state.
The officials are Hon. It. B. Fitzgerald,
president, the wealthiest Afro-Ameri
can in the Carolinas, and Hon. John
Merrick, vice president. Dr. George W.
Adams, tho cashier, ls a graduate of
Klttrell college and Wilberforce uni
versity. Dr. Adams taught at'Ivittrell
for eight years and specialized In phi
losophy. Ile knows how to reach tho
masses, and by his affuble manners ho
has caused hundreds of tho working
element to make small deposits week
ly. Tho board of directors consists of
Drs. James E. Shepard. J. A. Dodson,
S. L. Warren and A. M. Moore. Pro
fessor W. G. Pearson and Messrs. R.
B. Fitzgerald, John Merrick, C. C.
Spaulding and J. C. Scarborough.
THE 'AGE-TIMES DEBATE.
New York Times Says the Formor Has
No Race Pride.
The Now York Ago and the New
York Times have boen debating the
question of race pride among Negroes.
Tho Times says that the Age has no
race pride because it prints advertise
ments for skin bleaches and hair
straighteners. We agree with the
Times that such advertisements aro
improper in Negro journals because
they spread the impression that Ne
groes are ashamed of their features.
But at the same time we all know that
the Age is a much better friend to the
Negro than the Times, which devotes
all of its energy to stirring up senti
ment against tho Negro throughout
the couti try. Negroes may differ as
to their attitude toward the class of
advertisements In question, but none
of us differ In our opinion of the New
York Times, which by reason of its
great influence, applied against the
Negro, ls probably our most dangerous
enemy in America.-Yonkers (N. Y.)
Women's Clubs In Annual Meeting.
The Northern Federation of Women's
Clubs bogan its thirteenth annual
meeting in tho Third Baptist church.
Springfield, Mass., on Tuesday, Aug.
31, with business sessions of thc exec
utive board at 2 and 7 o'clock p. m.
The convention proper was called to
order Wednesday morning, Sept. 1, at
0 o'clock by the president. Mrs. Alice
W. Wiley. The address of welcome was
delivered by Mrs. II. Frances Ritter
nnd was responded to by Mrs. II. C.
Smith. Features of the afternoon and
evening sessions wore an uddrcss by
Mayor W. E. Sanderson, conference on
education, lcd by Miss S. E. Wilson;
welcome lu behalf of tho clergy, by
Rev. W. N. De Berry, and thc presi
dent's annual address.
Talbot County Fair it Easton.
The third annual fair and exhibit by
Afro-Americans of Talbot county, Md.,
will be held during the lirst week in
September at Easton. Md. W. D. Win
ston, a leading merchant of Easton, is
nt tho head of tho movement, which is
a guarantee that lt will be a humming
success. Farm products und specimens
of industrial art will form a part of
the display. Excursion trains will run
from Baltimore and other points daily
during tho fair.
Of Good Repute
Phenomenal Progress of tho United Aid and
Benevolent Association and the United
Aid and Realty Company of Jer
sey City Under Leadership of
John L. Mathews.
Among tho many very successful j
corporations and benevolent associa
tions launched for the economic and
;lric advancement lu tho mercantile
world by Afro-Americans there la none
more worthy of creditable mention
than tho United Aid and Benevolent
association and the United Aid and
Realty company' of Jersey City, N\ J.
This association, which has only
been in existence for seven years, has
accomplished phenomenal results. Tho
capital and dividends to policy holders
JOHN Li. MATHEWS.
run Tip into the thousands, while thc
integrity and capability of the olllcers
of the company are beyond question.
The company has developed into large
proportions ?tutil lt easily ranks Hist
among the benevolent associations In
this section of thc United States. 1(3
success demonstrates tho fact over
and over again that Afro-Americans
can found and manage their own busi
ness enterprises lu a section where
Yankee competition ls prevalent on
John L. Mathews, tho president and
general manager, is deserving of milch
commendation for bringing this asso
ciation from Us incipiency to Its pres
ent enviable position. Mr. Mathews
is a man of much executive ability, a
great planner and a prodigious worker,
who. lias familiarized hUwwolCjvUh all?
the minute details of thc business. Ile
has made it the bounden duty of
every agent and ofllcer counected with
the business to see to it that every
promise made to the people is faith
fully kept. Ile is u thirty-second de
gree Mason, a prominent Odd Fellow
and Is nilled with a number of pro
gressive movements for tho ameliora
tion and advancement of tho race.
Ile rings true ou all the cardinal
points affecting the political and so
cial status of Afro-Americans. Mis
stand is bold and fearless and uncom
promising. Ile hales cringers, time
servers and apologists for tho Negro's
Mrs. M. Li. Lomax, who has worked
herself up the rungs of the ladder until
she has become the foremost of a
largo number of agents in the employ
cf the company, devotes considerable
MUS. M. L. LOMAX.
time to church and Sunday school
work and is a member of Bethel A.
M. E. church.
The general officers and board of di
rectors of the company are well known
in their respective communities nnd
hnve the Implicit confidence of tho
people. They are thc following:
John L. Mathews, president end gen
eral manager; A. Robins, vice presi
dent; L. A. Massey, second vice presi
dent; James Wells, secretory; G. W.
Person, assistant secretary; T. O. Root,
treasurer, and D. G. Mathews, assist
Noted Journalist and Politician.
Editor .lohn L. Thompson of tho
Ir.?va State Bystander nt Des Moines,
who was hiing clerk in the Iowa son
ate for three years and deputy county
treasurer for four years, was recently
appointed clerk In the archives depart
ment In tho historical building by Gov
ernor Cummins. Wc extend the glad
hand to Brother Thompson and wtsb
him continued success.
JOHNSON TO CLEAN 'EM UP.
Champion Pugilist to Take on Several
Beforo He Meets Jeffries.
Evidently Juck Johnson, luv world's
champion pugilist. In tumis to make a
grund cleanup of Ute heavy wrights be
fore he meets Jim Jeffries, Beside??
being matched to meet Stanley Ketch
el in October, thu big fellow lias ngreed
to take on Al Kaufman, thc California
Hercules, lu a ten round bout before
one of the clubs tn San Francisco Sept.
!).. Johnson hus announced that he
will give "Philadelphia Jack" O'Brien
li return eugugemeut. Jim Harry, tho
Chicago slugger, who bas been burllug
challenges right and left, may also be
taken on by the champion the latter
part of September.
Johnson's apparent willingness to
fight Kaufman before he meets Ketch
el shows that he has little respect for
Billy Delaney's big heavyweight.
If the bout comes oft with both mon
hi superb condition lt should result In
a good battle, with the chances of vic
tory in favor of Johnson. While Kauf
man bas not set the pugilistic world
afire with his performances lu tho
ring, he lins shown improvement in
every battle in which be has engaged
in the last year or two. True, it took
him thirty-nine rounds to dispose of
Jim Barry of Chicago in California
recently, and later he failed to stop
Tony Ross In ten rounds in New York,
bul; his manager, Billy Delaney, says
that It was at his request that Al per
mitted these fellows to stay so long.
The clever manager also states that
tho experience his protege gnlncd in
these two battles will greatly aid him
in his contest with Johnson.
As un amnteur Kaufman rejoiced
auder the sobriquet of "Ono Round
Kaufman." having knocked out many
of his opponents in the first round.
While Kaufmau ls as big as Jeffries
and is clever, Johnson should defeat
him. Tito latter can blt harder and ls
far more clever than lils opponent.
ODD FELLOWS' FIELD DAY.
Hampton Will Bo the Mecca For Fra
ternal Greetings Sept. 5.
Hampton. Va., will be the Mecca of
Odd Fellows of Maryland. Virginia,
Delaware and the District of Columbia
Sept. f> and G. when tho first patri
archic regiment will hold its twelfth
annual union Held day meeting.
The meeting will begin with memo
ria I services on Sunday night, at which
the regimental adjutant. Hamilton N.
ADJUTANT HAMILTON N. II AYES.
Hayes of Baltimore, will preside. The
business session will he called to order
Monday morning by the president.
Samuel E. Henry of Delaware.
Among the features of the day will
he a fraternal visit by thc ladles' aux
iliary, a parade hy tho regiment and a
competitive drill. Thc session will
close at night with a banquet, and
Tuesday will ho devoted to visiting
Hampton institute and other points of
Tho officers of tho first patrlarchic
regiment of Odd Fellows aro:
AV. C. Cray, colonel; lt. F. Stewart,
lieutenant colonel; Hamilton N. Hayes,
adjutant colonel; J. R. Browne, mili
tary secretary; Janies D. Ross, chief
of staff; R. M. Chirke. major First bat
talion; Thomas B. Sinter, major Sec
ond battalion; Jeremiah Smith, major
Third battalion; Thomas L. Williams,
paymaster major; Alexa udor Jones. In
spector major; James Langhorne,
judge advocate major; R. J. Bo
land, chief surgeon; John Wilson, ser
geant major; Henry Mallory, commis
sary major; George XV. Wright, chief
bugler; Obediah Henry, chaplain ma
jor, and Sandy Mills, brevet major.
True Reformers to Run Excursion.
The chiefs of tho New York, Brook
lyn and Jersey City divisions of the
Grand Fountain of the United Order
of True Reformers will run an excur
sion from New York to Washington
Sept. G. The object of the movement
is to give nu opportunity to as many
members of the order ns possible to
nttend the celebration of tho twenty
fifth anniversary of the Incorporation
ot the institution. The exercises will
be hold in True Reformers' hall, Wash
ington, and will be presided over by
the grand worthy master and presi
dent. Rev. W. L. Taylor. The furo for
tho round trip is $7.25.
A. M. E. Zion Conference at Akron.
The annual meeting of the Alle
gheny-Ohio conference of the A. M. E.
Zion church will he held in Akron, O.,
beginning on Thursday. Sept. 0. Bish
op J. S. Caldwell will preside. The
churches of tho denomination in the
section covered hy the conference aro
almost a unit in forwarding petitions
to tho bishop for the return of their
prosent pastors. Tills speaks well for
tho pastors and shows that they aro
filling their charges acceptably.
Stato Institution at Oxford Celebrates Twen
ty.third Anniversary With Appropriate
Exercises-Masonic Fraternity Con
tributes Large Sum-Ghcat
ham a Hard Worker.
The twenty-third anniversary of the |
Afro-American Orphan asylum at Ox
ford, N. C., which was recently ob
served, waa attended by hundreds of
visitors aud friends of thc institution
from many sections of the state.
While friends of tho asylum wore
out lu'large numbers and enjoyed tlie
excellent literary program Which was
rendered in a most pleasing manner.
The address of welcome was del i ven-d
hy the lion A. W. Graham, speaker of
the house of representatives. The re
sponse was made by Dr. C. S. Brown,
president of Wal
ler's a c tt d e m y.
Winston, N. 0.
The annual ad
dress was deliv
ered by State
(J ra nd .Master of
Masons It. li. Mc
Kary of Lexing
ton, N. C. The
asylum was es
two ve?rs ago.
HON. ll. r. CIIEATllASl. Tuo posent Ucnd
of tho Institution is the Hon. II.
P. Chen than), who was a member of
thc Fifty-first and Fifty-second United
States congresses. Being a mau of
public affairs and of large experience.
Mr. Chcatham has managed the af
fairs of this institution for two years,
and today there are over 200 children j
iu the asylum. Connected with the work
aro a number of industrial features,
such as shoe shop, harness, black
smith and woodwork departments. A
largo number of boys aro engaged
in different shops. Connected with thc
asylum is a farm consisting of more
than 200 acres of land, paid for. Fight
horses and mules are worked upon
the farm. Tho girls are taught domes
tic science and there are two well
equipped departments for them, thc
laundry and cookery. There is a night
school for those who cannot attend the
day sessions. The agricultural depart
ment is a decided success this year,
which is shown by Mr. Cheatham's re
port. During the mouth of May the
infant building, valued at $3,000, was
destroyed by lire, which was a serious
loss. Tho state appropriates $5,000 an
nually for tho maintenance of tho
work and has recently- made an addi
tional appropriation of $3,000 for the
ereetiou of a. new brick building. Thc
superintendent has receutly installed a
steam machine for thc manufacturing
of bricks. The bricks for this new
structure will be made by the boys.
The white people aro loyally support
ing Mr. Cheatham's administration.
Ile will soon install a printing plant
and Is waging a campaign to raise
$23,000 for the Institution, which ls
tho only one of Its kind in tho state
for Afro-American orphans. Hundreds
of homeless children must be protect
ed, and this institution, with its educa
tional and Christian influences, should
bo assisted by Afro-America us every
where. The Afro-American Masons of
North Carolina, through an appeal of
Prof essor lt. B. Mc Kary, gave thc asy
lum a purse of $203.37.
THE STING OF INGRATITUDE.
Taft'b Afro-American Supporters Being
Laughed at by Their Brethren.
Speaking to a large audience of Afro
Americans at Graham, N. C., not long
ago. the Hov. W. W. Allison of Dur
ham said in the course of his address:
"President Taft is carrying Into effect
a policy that is fast relegating the
A fro-American to a position which
will eventually take from him every
place of honor and trust which is not
under the civil service ban. The col
ored men who stood out from the He
publlcan party because of the dis
charge of the innocent soldiers of their
race and for other reasonable causes
are now having the laugh on their
bretlireu who fought for Mr. Taffs
election, because bc has now turned
His Mug Got Him Into Trouble.
A. A. Harder, editor of tho Bed Oak
(Okla.) Herald, was held for the fed
eral grand jury a few days ago to
answer a charge of violating the post
al laws by sending through thc mail
an article "calculated to Incite arson,
murder or assassination."
Harder referr?d In his newspaper to
a former attempt of Negroes to locate
fn Red Oak and said. "They came
very near getting Into serious trouble
with a rope." He also, it was charged,
threatened Negro Invaders from Wil
burton ns follows:
"Let this bc a warning to all nig
gers not to try to mix their undesir
able mugs with Bed Oak people."
Eureka Brass Band's Big Success.
Tiie annual summer outing ol' the
Eureka brass band of Duquesne, Pa.,
willoh occurred at Olympic park, near
McKocsport, Friday, Aug. 27. was at
tended by thousands from the city and
surrounding towns. Music was fur
nished by Professor C. W. .Stroplin's
orchestra. Dancing, music, athletic
sports and other amusements were
freely Indulged In from 1 to ll p. m.
The outing was a rousing financial
success, which will enable thc band to
enter upon Its fall and winter engage
j meats well equipped.
W. J. MOSS ENT?RS M?NTSTR^
Young Man of Upright Character tj
Dovoto Lifo to Cause of Christ.
One of thu most promising of tho
many young men who arc members of
the Conc?n! Baptist Church of christ,
Brooklyn. X. Y.. Is Deacon Walter .1.
Moss. Mr. Moss went to liruoklyn
twelve years ugo from Virgil:!?, where
ho had already gained ?pille r. reputa
tion for his n i righi chiiracier ?nd irne
Christi::, piety. A few yen rs ovo he
allied himself with the working forres
of tl?e above named church as n mem
ber. His constant nt t eada nee upon the
services of the
with his net I vit j
as a member of
tho Carlton ave
nue branch of
the Young Men's
ation, soon at
tracted the at
tention of the
Inte Kev. Wil
liam T. Dixon,
who WHS both
pastor of Con
cord sud chair
man of tho com
mittee of man
agement of the
Y. M. C. A. When it was found that
tho church was in need of a few more
deacons Mr. Moss was among thu first
to be selected and ordained.
Long before ho went io Brooklyn lie
believed himself to have been divine
ly called to tho work of the gospel min
istry. For ten years he has been halt
ing in his d?cisif?!) to obey the call of
God to enter the work. About six
months ago, however, he made a final
decision in the matter. His Orst ser
mon showed adaptability for lils chosen
work, and the church, bj thc direction
and.consent of Dr. Dixon, granted him
his license to preach.
Mr. Moss was the last young man
whom Dr. Dixon inducted Into tho
ministry. Dr. Dixon, however, died
before he presented Mr. Moss his li
cense, and that duty was performed
by the Hov. Dr. William A. Credltt.
pastor of the Cherry Memorial Bap
tist church of Philadelphia, who was
a close friend r.f Dr. Dixon. In order
to further qualify himself for his life
work Mr. Moss will enter Virginia
Union university at Richmond this fall.
WELL FOUNDED COMPLAINT.
Georgia Railroad Strike Inspired by
President's Inaugural Address.
The newspapers aro discussing pret
ty freely Mr. Taft's Negro policy. Thc
complaint ls that the president's atti
tude toward the Negro's political status
is working much injury to his indus
trial status. So far as this paper has
been able to observe, the complaint is
"Who will say that the recent labor
disturbances on the Georgia railroad
were not influenced by the president's
remarkable Inaugural address? When
Mr. Taft said that it was not the part
of wisdom to appoint a colored man to
oiTico where there was opposition to
him he gave the country the impres
sion that the Negro had no right to
hold olllce and no right to labor where
the white man objected. The president
evidently meant what he said for the
good of the race, but his meaning mis
carried. Immediately there began In
the south a systematic effort to oust
the Negro from every federal office;
there arose a spontaneous protest in
Mississippi against the few Negro
fourth class postmasters in that state;
the ill'cmcn on the Georgia railroad
went Into upheaval, southerners ma reli
ed up to the White House and demand
ed that Register of the Treasury Ver
non be removed and a white man he
appointed in his place, and the Lily
Willie organization in Texas demanded
that every Negro officeholder In that
state he removed. Following tins, a
petition was presented to th? oilicials
of the Harri mun railroads i:i the south
west demanding that tho Negro work
men lie discharged. And. lastly, tho
railway mail clerks of Texas, who
hold their places by virtue of competi
tive civil service examinations, have
presented a petition demanding that
Negro railway niall clerks be segre
gated and placed Oil certain runs. And
the end is not yet.
All of this goes on while Mr. Taft
sits placidly in the White House and
does not open his mouth. What will
our brethren of the north and west do
about It?-Lodge Journal and Guide.
South Africa Copying After America.
South Africa lias drawn the color
line In politics. Negroes aro not al
lowed to vote. Upon wir grounds the
right of suffrage is withheld is not
definitely stated. But one thing ls rea
sonably certain and humanely true
that lt is far better to wltfcn?..!d ho
privilege than to grant it for season
and then sneakingly take it away by
technical, unjust and damnable state
constitutions. Sufficient unto the day
is tho evil thereof.
Miss Carter's Triumphant Tour.
lt is pleasing to note the cordial
manner in which Miss Elizabeth C.
Carter was received by clubwomen of
both races on her recent tour nf tho
west. At San Jose. Cal., where the
state federation held its annual meet
ing. Mr. E. O. Smith, who Is one of tho
wealthiest white citizens of that city,
entertained the entire federation, with
Miss Carter as guest of honor.
Knights and Daughters of Tabor.
The tenth grand annual session of
the International Order of Twelve.1
Knights and Daughters ol' Tabor, for
Ohio and jurisdiction convened at Day
ton Tuesday morning. Aug. 31. Mrs.
Annie Dolphin, the district grand high
priest, was accompanied from Pitts
burg by a large delegation of local rep
WAI.TEIt .1. MOSS.