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New York Will i
The Eleventh jBlennjal 5es??onr,of tho ?u
preme Lodge of Knights of Pythias of
the Eastern and Western Hemispheres
and Supreme Court of Calanthe
Scheduled For Sept. 19. ?
Secret abd benevolent societies of
Greater Kew York are in uni fes ti ns
great interest In tho forthcoming elev
enth biennial session of the supreme
lodge of Knights of Fy th i ny of .the
easterns and western hemispheres,
which will be held in Odd Fellows'
hall, 158 West Tweuty-niuth street,
beginning Monday, Sept, 20, holding
through the week.
The session will practically begin
the evening of Sept. 19, when Itev. Dr.
Reverdy C. Hansom will preach the
biennial sermon at Bethel A. M. E.
church, in Wost Twenty-fifth street.
The sessions will be held at Odd Fel
lows' hull and will open with an ad
dress of welcome by Mr. Richard E.
Clarke, past grand chancellor of the'
New York state grand lodge. The re
sponse will be made by Mr. W. Ashbio
Hawkins or Baltimore, who is1 the su
preme chancellor. Reports from the j
supreme officers will be mode on Tues- !
day morning. The biennial memorial
services will be held at Mount Olivet
Baptist church, 101-103, West Fifty
third street. Wednesday evening.
The election of supreme officers will
take pince Thursday, and in the after
noon a parade of the uniform rank
will be held. The parade will be un
der tho 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 officers will be installed on
The citizens of New York, through a
committee composed of Past Grand
Chancellor Richard 13. Clarke. S. AV.
Mouzou, William II. Willis, William D.
Moore and Jesse Draper, are leaving
no stone unturned to make the meet
ing a success in every way.
The supreme court of Colnnthe will
also hold Its biennial session at the
same time. Mrs. Sarah Pinkett of
Philadelphia is the supremo worthy
The present officers of the supreme
lodge are: V
Supreme chancellor, W. Ashbie Haw
kins; supreme vice chancellor. E. B.
Burroughs; supreme prelate; William
W. ABHBIE HAWKINS.
"Williams; supreme keeper of records
and seal, William G rn nd ison; assistant
supreme keeper of records and seal.
George E. Gordon; supreme master of
exchequer. William A. Heathman; su
preme master at arms, vacant by the
death of G. R. Grear; supreme lectur
er, William H. Moss; supreme 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
man, S. Tripp and J. T. Ripley.
Supreme Chancellor Hawkins ls one
of the best known Pythians in the
country. He is a graduate of.Morgan
college. Baltimore. While principal of
tho largest school in Baltimore county
he entered the University of Maryland,
being one of the four Afro-American
students that have been admitted to
this institution. He subsequently en
tered the law school of Howard uni
versity at Washington, where he grad
uated ln?1802. He was admitted to the
bar the same year and hus built up-a
lucrative practice in Baltimore. Mr.
Hawkins has probably appeared be
fore the Maryland court of appeals
more times than any Afro-American
member of the Maryland bar..
Mr. Hawkins has just recently com
pleted a trip of 8.000 miles, in which
bo visited lodges from New England to
California, and he expresses himself as
being greatly pleased with the outlook
for the future success of the ortler.
? Gala Time For Twin City Matrons.
Quite an enjoyable time was bad at
tho annual outing of the Twin City
Married Ladles' circle, Pittsburg,
which wns held nt Southern park on
Thursday, Aug. 2d. It was an invi
tation affair and therefore brought
together a select compnny -of friends.
The circle is composed of many of the
leading society matrons of Pittsburg
LARGE BANKING INTERESTS.
Farmer? and Mechanics' Dank at Dur
ham a Strong Financial Institution.
The city' of'Durham ls located lu the
tobacco*section 'ol ?North-Carolina and
ls knowii- nil . 'over, the world. us tho
home of the Bull Durham smoking to
bacco. Thousands of Afro-Americans '
flnd.emploj'nient lu the fnctorles. from
which they earn fair salaries. The
Afro-Americans of Durham aro very
industrious and religiously inclined. It
is a rare thing to seo a number of men
loitering about the streets. There ls
no place of amusement for them to
visit nightly; therefore they, as a rule.
eave their earnings. Durham ls tho
center of commercial activity among
the Afro-Americans of the state of
North Carolina, and the various divi
sions of industries umong them brought
about the necessity for a banking ln
pn. alionan w. ADAMS.
st lt ut ion; hence the birth of the Farm
ers and Mechanics' bank Aug. 1. 1008.
This enterprise was promoted by tho
best financiers ia the city. .In a city
with a large Afro-American population
the total volume of business this, bank
has done up to the present time is over
$1,000.000. The total amount of depos
its received is ?210.000, total resources
are $30,000, and the amount out on loans
is $22.000. This bank is located in the
North Carollpa Mutual and Provident
association's building, and its banking
facilities are equal to any bank in tho
state, and, although an infant, it leads
all Afro-American banks in the state.
The officials are Hon. R. B. Fitzgerald,
president, the wealthiest Afro-Ameri
can in the Carolinas, and Hon. John
Merrick, vice president. Dr. George'W.
Adams, the cashier, is a graduate of
Klttrell college and Wilberforce uni
versity.- Dr.~ Adams taught at.tKtttrell
for eight years and specialized in phi
losophy. He knows how to rene h t lie j
masses, and by bis affable manners he
has caused hundreds of the working
element to make small deposits week
ly. The board of directors consists of
Drs. Janies E. Shepard, J. A. Dodson,
S. L. Warren and A. M. Mooro, iyro
?fessor W. G. Pearson and Messrs. R.
B. Fitzgerald, John Merrick O. C.
Spaulding and J. C. Scnrborouj
THE 'AGE-TIMES DEBATE.
New York Times Says the Formor Hat
No Race Pride.
The New York Age and the New
York Times have been debating the
question of race pride among Negroes.
The' Times says that the Age bas no
race pride because it prints advertise
ments for skin bleaches and hair
straighteners. We t grce with the
Times that such advertisements are
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 the Negro throughout
the country. 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, is probably our most dangerous
enemy- in America.-Yonkers (N. Y.)
Women's Clubs In Annual Meeting.
The Northern Federation of Women's
Clubs began its thirteenth annual
meeting in the Third Baptist church.
Springfield, Mass., on Tuesday. Aug.
31, with business sessions of the exec
utive board at 2 and 7 o'clock p. m.
The conventipn 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. H. Frances Ritter
and was responded to by Mrs. H. G.
Smith. Features of the afternoon and
evening sessions were an address by
Mayor W. E. Sanderson, conference on
education, led by Miss S. E. Wilson;
welcome In behalf of tho clergy, by
Rev. W. De Berry, and the presi
dent's annual address.
Talbot County Fair it Easton.
The third annual fair and exhibit by
Afro-Americans pf Talbot county, Md.,
will be held during the first week in
September nt Easton. Md". W. D. Win
ston, a leading merchant of Easton, ls
at the head of the movement, which is
a guarantee that.it will be a humming
success. Farm products and specimens
of industrial art will form a part of
the display. Excursion trains will run
from Baltimore and other points daily
during thc fair.
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 the many very successful
corporations and benevolent associa
tions launched for the economic and
:lvlo advancement In the mercantile
world by Afro-Americans there is none
more worthy of creditable mention
than the 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, bas
accomplished phenomenal results. The
capital and dividends to policy holders
JOHN Ii. MATHEWS.
run' np into the thousnuds, while the
integrity and capability of the officers
of the company are beyond question.
The company has developed into large
proportions until it easily ranks first
among the benevolent associations in
this section of the United Stntes. Its
success demonstrates the fact over
and over again that Afro-Americans
can found aud manage their own busi
ness enterprises in a section where
Yankee competition is prevalent on
John L. Mathews, tho president and
general manager, is deserving of much
commendation for bringing this asso
ciation from its incipiency to its pres
ent enviable position. Mr. Mathews
is a man of much executive ability, a
great planner and a prodigious worker,
the minuto details of the business. He
bas made it the bounden duty of
every agent and officer connected with
thc business to see to lt that every
promise made to the people is faith
fully kept He is a thirty-second de
gree Mason, n prominent Odd Fellow
and is allied with a number of pro
gressive movements for tho ameliora
tion and advancement of the race.
He rings true on all the cardinal
points affecting the political and so
cial status of Afro-Americans. His
stand is bold und fearless and uncom
promising. He bates crlngers, time
servers and apologists for tho Negro's
Mrs. M. L. Lomax, who has worked
herself up the rungs of the ladder until
she has become tho foremost of a
large number of agents in the employ
cf thc company, devotes considerable
MUS. M. Xi. LOMAX.
time to church and Sunday school
work and ls 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 and
have the Implicit confidence of the
ueopto. They are the fellowing*.
John L. Mathews, president and gen
eral manager; A. Robins, vice. presi
dent; L. A. Massey, second vico presi
dent; James Wells, secretary; G. W.
Person, assistant secretary; T. O. Root,
treasurer, and D. O. Mathews, assist
Noted Journalist and Politician.
Editor John L. Thompson of the
Iowa State Bystander nt Des Moines,
who was tiling clerk in the Iowa sen
ate for three years and deputy county
treasurer for four yeors, was recently
appointed clerk In the archives depart
ment in the historical building by Gov
ernor Cummins. We extend the glad
hand to Brother Thompson and wish
him continued success.
JOHNSON TO CLEAN 'EM UP.
Charnpiort Pugilist to Take on Severn! '
Before He Meets Jeffries.
Evidently Jack Johnson, the world's
champion pugilist.' intends tu make a
grund cl ea nu i > of the 'heavy'-weigh ta be
fore ho. meets Jim JelTties. - Upside?
bel?g matched to meet Stanley Ketch
8Mn October, the big fellow bus ugreed
tO take on Al Kaufman, tile California
Hercules, lu a teu round bout before
one Of the Clubs lu Sun Francisco Sept.
!>.. Johnson bas announced that be
will give "Philadelphia Jack" O'Brien
H return engagement Jim Burry, the
Chicago slugger, who lins bceu burling
challenges right and left, may also be
taken on by the champion the latter,
part of September.
Johnson's apparent willingness to
fight Kauf man before be meets Ketch
el shows that he has little respect for
Billy Delaney's big heavyweight.
'If the bout comes off with both men
In superb condition it should result In
a good battle, with the chances of vic
kory In favor of Johnson. While Kauf
man has not set thc pugilistic world
afire with his performances in tho
ring, be has shown Improvement lu
every battle in which he 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, nnd later he failed to stop
Tony Ross in ten rounds in New York,
but his manager, Billy Delaney, says
thnt lt was ot bis request that Al per
mitted these fellows to stay so long.
The clever manager also states that
thc experience his protege gained in
these two battles will greatly aid him
In bis contest with Johnson.
As an amateur Kaufman rejqiced
under tho sobriquet of "One Bound
Kaufman." bnvlng knocked out many
of his opponents in the first" round.
While Kaufman is rta big ns Jeffries
and is clever, Johnson should defeat
him. The latter can hit harder and is
far more clever than his opponent.
ODD FELLOWS' FIELD DAY.
Hampton Will Be tho 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. 5 and C, when the first patri
archs regiment will hold its twelfth
annual union field day meeting.
The meeting will begin with memo
rial services on Sunday night, ut which
the regimental adjutant, Hamilton N.
ADJUTANT HAMILTON N. HATES.
Hayes of Baltimore, will preside. The
busiuess session will be called to order
Monday morning by the president.
Samuel E. Henry of Delaware.
Among the features of the day will
be a fraternal visit by the ladles' aux
iliary, a parade by the regiment and a
competitive drill. The session will
close at night with n banquet, and
Tuesday will be devoted to visiting
Hampton institute and other points of
The officers of the first patriarcale
regiment of Odd Fellows are:
W. C. Gray, colonel; R. P. Stewart,
lieutenant colonel; Hamilton N. Hayes,
adjutant colonel; J. R. Browne, mili
tary secretary; James D. Ross, chief
of staff; R. M. Clarke, major First bat
talion; Thomas B. Slater, major Sec
ond battalion; Jeremiah Smith, major
Third battalion; Thomas L. Williams,
paymaster major; Alexander Jones, in
spector major; James Langhorne,
judge advocate- major; R. J. Bo
land, chief surgeon; John Wilson, ser
geant mnjor; Henry Mallory, commis
sary major; George W. Wright, chief
bugler; Obediah Henry, chaplain ma
jor, and Sandy Mills, brevet major.
True Reformers to Run Excursion.
The chiefs of the 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
ls to give an opportunity to as. many
members of the order as possible to
attend the celebration of the twenty
fifth anniversary of the Incorporation
of tho institution. Tho exercises will
be held In True Reformers' hall. Wash
ington, and will bo presided over by
the grand worthy master and presi
dent, Rev. W. I*. Taylor. The fare for
the round trip ls $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 wlil ,be held in Akron, G.,
beginning on Thursday. Sept 0. Bish
! op J, S. Caldwell will preside. The
I churches of the denomination in tho
section covered by the conference are
I almost a unit in forwarding petitions
to the bishop for the return of their
present pastors. This speaks well for
the pastors and shows that they are
filling their charges acceptably.
Liberal Aid For
State Institution at Oxford Cel?bralos Twon- '
ty-thlrd Anniversary With Appropriate j
exercises---Masonic fraternity Con- !
tributes Large Sum-Cheat
ham a Hard Worker.
The twenty-third anniversary of the
Afro-American Orphan asylum at Ox
ford, N. C., which was recently ob
served, was attended by hundreds of
visitors and friends of the institution
from many sections of thc state.
White friends of tho asylum were
out in'large numbers and enjoyed the
excellent literary program which was
rendered ia a most pleasing manner.
The address of welcome wus delivered
by the Hon A. W. Graham, speaker of
the house of representatives. The re
sponse was made by Dr. C. S. Drown,
president of Wal
Winston, N. C.
The annual ad
dress was deliv
ered by State
Grand Master of
Masons R. B. Mc
Itary of Lexing
ton, N. C. The
asylum was es
two years ago.
HON. n. r. ciiEATUAM. The present beml
of tho institution is the Hon. H.
P. Cheatham, who was a member of
the Fifty-first and Fifty-second United
States congresses. Bel?g a man of
public affairs aud of large experience.
Mr. Cheatham has managed tho af
fairs of this institution for two years,
and today there are over 20O children
In the asylum. Connected with the work
aro a number of Industrial features,
such as shoo shop, harness, black
smith and woodwork departments. A
large number of boys are engaged
in different shops. Counccted with tho
asylum is a farm consisting of more
than 200 acres of laud, paid for. Eight
horses and mules aro worked upon
the farm. The girls are taught domes
tic science and thura are two well
equipped departments for them, the
lauudry 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. Cbeatham's re
port. During the month of May tho
Infant building, valued at $3,000, was
destroyed by fire, which was a serious
loss. The state appropriates $5,000 an
nually for the maintenance of the
work and has recently made an addi
tional appropriation of $5,000 for thc
er.ec??ou..of o. new brick building. The
superintendent bas recently installed a
steam machine for the manufacturing
of bricks. The bricks for this new
structure will be made by the boys.
The white people are loyally support
ing Mr. Cheatham's administration.
He will soon install a printing plant
and is waging a campaign to raise
$25,000 for tbe Institution, which Is
thc only one of its kimi in the state
for Afro-American orphans. Hundreds
of homeless children must be protect
ed, and this institution, with its educa
tional and Christian influences, should
be assisted by Afro-Americans every
where. The Afro-American Masons of
North Carolina, through an appeal of
Professor R. B. McRary, gave tho asy
lum a purse of $203.37.
THE STING OF INGRATITUDE.
Taft's Afro-American Supporters Being
Laughed at by Their Brethren.
Speaking to n large audleuce of Afro
Americans at Graham, N. C., not long
ago, the Rev. W. W. Allison of Dur
ham said in the course of his address:
.'President Taft ls carrylug into effect
a policy that is fast relegating the
Afro-American to a position which
will eventually take from him every
place of honor and trust which is not
under the civil service ban. Tho col
ored men who stood out from the Re
publican party because of the dis
cbarge of the Innocent soldiers of their
race and for other reasonable causes
are now- having the iaugh on their
brethren who fought for Mr. Taft's
election, because he has now turned
His Mug Got Him Into Trouble.
A. A. Harder, editor of the Red 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 tho mail
an article "calculated to Incite arson,
murder or assassination."
Harder referred In his newspaper to
a former attempt of Negroes to locate
In Red Oak and said. "They came
very near getting into serious trouble
with a rope." He also, It was charged,
threatened Negro Invaders from WI1
u ur ton OS roi i o wis:
"Let this be a warning to ali nig
gers not to try to mix their undesir
able mugs with Red Oak people."
Euroka Brass Band's Big Success.
Thc- annual summer outing of the
Euroka brass band of, Duquesne, Pa.,
which occurred at Olympic park, near
j McKeesport, Friday, Aug. 27, was at
tended by thousands from the city and
surrounding towns. Music was fur
nished by Professor C. W. Streplin's
orchestra. Dancing, music, athletic
sports and other amusements were
freely indulged In from 1 to ll p. m.
Thc outing was a rousing financial
; success, which will enable the band to
I enter upon Its fall and winter engage
I- meats well equipped. 1
W. J. M?S5" EnlT?RS" M?NTSTR^
Young Man of Upright Character tel
?| Devote Life-to pauso of Christ. ,
Ono of the moat promising uf tho
ronny young mon who are members-of
the Concord Baptist Church of Christ,
Brooklyn. N. Y.. ls Deacon Walter J.
Moss. Mr. Moss went to Brooklyn
twelve yen rs ugo from Virginia, where
he bad alrtyuly gained quite n reputa
tion for his upright character and cjitip
Christian piety. A few years ago lie
allied himself with the working forces
of the above named church as a mem
ber. Ills constant attendance upon the
services of the
with his activity
as a member of
tho Carlton ave
nue branch of
tho Young Men's
ation, soon at
tracted the at
tention of the
late Rev. Wil
liam T. Dixon,
who was both
pnstor of Con
cord and chair
man of tho com
mittee of man
agement of the
Y. M. C. A. When it was found that
the church was in need of a few moro
deacons Mr. Moss was among the first
to be selected nnd ordained.
Long before ho went to Brooklyn he
believed himself to have been divine
ly railed to tho work of tho gospel min
istry. For ten years he has been halt
ing In his decision to obey the call of
God to enter tho work. About six
months ago, however, he made a final
decision In tho matter. His Qrst ser
mon showed adaptability for his chosen
work, and the church, by the direction
and-conscnt of Dr. Dixon, granted him
his license to preach.
Mr. Moss was the last young man
whom Dr. Dixon Inducted lntc the
ministry. Dr. Dixon, however, died
before he presented Mr. Moss his li
cense, and that duty was performed
by the Rev. Dr. William A. Credltt.
pastor of tho Cherry Memorial Bap
tist church of Philadelphia, who was
a close friend of Dr. Dixon. In order
to further qualify himself for his life
work Mr. Moss will enter Virginia
Union university nt Richmond this fall.
WALT En J. MOSS.
WELL FOUNDED COMPLAINT.
Georgia Railroad Strike Inspired by
President's Inaugural Address.
The newspapers aro discussing pret
ty freely Mr. Taft's Negro policy. The
complaint is that tho president's atti
tude toward the Negro's political status
is working much Injury to his indus
trial status. So far as this paper bas
been able to observe, the complaint is
Wrho will say that the recent lnbor
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
office where there was opposition to
him ho gave Tho country* the impres
sion that the Negro lind no right to
hold office and no right to lnbor where
the white man objected. Tho 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 firemen on tho Georgia railroad
went into upheaval, southerners march
ed up to the White House and demand
ed that Register of the Treasury Ver
non bo removed and a white man be
appointed In his place, and tho Lily
White organization in Texas demanded
that every Negro officeholder In that
state he removed. Following this, a
petition was presented to tho officials
of the Hardman railroads in the south
west demanding that tho Negro work
men be discharged. And. lastly, the
railway mall clerks of Texas, who
hold their places by virtue of competi
tive civil service examinations, have
presented a petition demanding that
Negro railway mall clerks be segre
gated and placed on certain runs. And
the end ls not yet. ?
All of this goes on while Mr. Taft
sits placidly In tho White House and
does not open his1 mouth. What will
our brethren of the north and west do
about lt?-Lodge Journal and Guide.
8outh Africa Copying After America.
South Africa has drawn the color
line in politics. Negroes are not al
lowed to vote. Upon what 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 withhold .he
privilege than to grant lt for a senson
and then sneakingly take it away by
technical, unjust and damnable state
constitutions. Sufficient unto the day
Is the evil thereof.
Miss Carter's Triumphant Tour.
It Is pleasing to note the cordial
manner In which Mts? Elizabeth C.
Carter was received by clubwomen of
both races on her recent tour of the
west. At San Jose. Cal., where the
state federation held its annual meet
ing. Mr. E. O. Smith, who is one of the
wealthiest white citizens of that city,
entertained the entire federet ion, with
Miss Carter as guest of honor.
Knights and . Daughters of Tabor.
Tho tenth grand annual session of
the International Order of Twelve.
Knights and Daughters of Tabor, for
Ohio a'id jurisdiction convened at Day
ton Tuesday morning. Aug. 31. Mrs.
Annie Dolphla, the district grand high
priest, was accompanied from Pitts
burg by a large delegation of local rep