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Vol. 31V II
Weekly Observations On The
Political Situation Throughout
SHORT REVIEW OF BASEBALL HEWS WHICH IS PLEASING
TO THE FANS.
THE GENERAL A. M. E. CONFERENCE AT KANSAS CITY, MIS
SOURI PASSED BEFORE OUR VIEW. "
AN INTERESTING COMMUNICATION BY ATTORNEY BEAURE
GARD F. MOSELEY.
The last week in political circles
has been a rather busy one.-California.
Minnesota, North Carolina, and
Kansas have elected delegates to the
National Convention, which convene-
m this city one month from
today, with the result that Colonel
Thcul'-rc Roosevelt has been re
turned victor in each of these States.
It ii noteworthy that in every sfate
havin? a direct prefciencLil priuiary,
the t'olonel has been returned a
winner as against President Taft,
who has been about able to make a
showing only in those stales con
trolled by party Bosses and Post
Masters. Such states as Maryland,
Wisconsin, Illinois and California are
more important than all of toe
southern -states combined; for to lose
one of them means the defeat of the
Republican nominee in Novembecand
the chances for carrying- a soutlie.n
state other than Maryland or Mis
souri by the Republicans is as remote
as the millennium.
Charge Booker .Washington With
Seeking to Switch Delegates To
Montgomery, Ala., May 12. Boo
ker T. Washington head of Tuske
gee Institute, is at war among the
Negro delegates to the Republican
National Convention to switch them
from Taft to Roosevelt, according to
statements made by Republican lead
ers. Washington is influential among
tie Negroes of the South, and some
of the administration leaders are
beginning to feel that they made a
serious mistake in giving the Negroes-
It is understood that Washington
is working on the Negro delegates in
all of the Southern states and. in Mis
sissippi It is certain that two of the
delegates. P. W. Howard, of Jackson,
and Charles Banks, of Mound, Ba
you, will not vote for Taft despite
toe instruction of the state conven
tion. Bank is Booker Washington's
dosest friend and ally in Mississippi
and is quietly at work lining np the
Kegro de'egates for Roosevelt.
It is said Washington has agents
at work on Xegro delegates in Geor
gia, Florida, and other states, and
t as a result of his work the Taft
Jaders win not be able to hold the
-Negro cV -gates in line.
RATE SAVES 27.000
LIVES A YEAR.
tive Rate Fall Tunc. S
ast Ab General Death -Rate.
In the derade from 1901 to 1910,
e death rate from tuberculosis xm
J timed States declined froml9d9
1 "ch ilMQ Persons living "to
M a.dt"rease oi 187 per cent,
a V fceneral dcath te, include
Jf?rs of dwth, declined only
lf as fast, or at the rate of .87
ptLnr.from 165S.O to 14918.
rtaw C 6gUres wcre 8"" wt-n
SoST :SfUed todav y e Na
hZ SSOcm;n fr. the Study and
jtion of Tuberculosis. They are
Port ?r t abstracted from the
of S? ? the United Sutes Bureau
batioa arT"5' l" COTer tbe rCV
to tt ,n this cwu,tJy- Accora-
deaft ,-7 !tatemrt. tfie trfercalos:
rate declined steadily acei
EEETW TTO THE 3L.TIVE; LET TPKEK
It is believed by the wist ones that
with the close of the Polls- in Ohio
next "Tuesday the nomination at Chi
cago on the first ballot and the elec
tion iii November of Theo. Roosevelt
for President of these United States,
will be assured. To nominate iny
other person would be to invite de
feat, as CoL Roosevelt has a grip
upon the. American people, possessed
by no other man living and exerts
influence with -the ordinary common
people, unrestricted by Party lines,
that will give him the most phenome
nal vote ever accorded or given to
a Presidential nominee in the history
of the country. The Colored men oi
influence and standing in Inissouri,
Kansas, Ohio, Maryland and Illinois
are all with Col. Roosevelt and the
reason was evideneedinsou"r",issue' of
last week by the Article from Colo
nel Beauregard F. Moseley, one of
the leading Roosevelt advocates ot
1904, when it was 201.6. On the other
hand, the general death rate shows
a fluctuation downward in general
trend, but not as steady as the tuber
culosis rate. The decline in the tuber
culosis death 'rate in the last ten
years means a saving of 27.Q00 lives
at the present time.
In certain cities, such as New York,
Boston, Cleveland and Chicago, and
in States like Massachusetts, Rhode
Island and Connecticut, the decline in
the tuberculosis death rate is much
more marked than in the country at
The National Association says that
there are many factors working to
gether to cause the decline in the tu
berculosis death rate, such factors as
the change in- the character of our
urban population, increased sanita
tion, and better housing, butprob-
ably as potent a factor as any has
been the- nation wide anti-tuberculosis
campaign. "It may be foretold
with considerable certainty,' the
statement .concludes,, "that when the
effects of the present rapidly increas
ing provision for the care of tubercu
Iosis. patients shall have become evi
dent,, the decline in the death rate
from consumption in tne coming ae
"cade will be. even more marked than
that in the last one."
FORMER JUDGE ALTON B.
PARKER ABLY ARGUED THE
CASE "OP THE- COLOREtf
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS .OF
. The Urst .part of this month, for
mer' judge Alton B. Parker, of New
York City, and Democratic candidate
for President of the. United States
in 1904, ably argued the case of the
Cofore4 Knights of Pythias of Geor
gia, hefore the United States Su
preme Court of Washington, D. C
Ti- o aiitv assisted by S. A. T.
-KXatinn assistant corporation coun
-sel of Chicago. Judge Parker, wno
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has always been friendly oisposea,
to he-Colored race; contended in his
argument, that white and Negro
lodges f Knights of Pythias, had
existed for years without conflict,
each being restricted in membership
to white and Negro men. -t-
.& his side of the case.
judge Parker made a profound im
pression apon ihe members oi Jhe
supreme court, and at is w uu
L, if flat court Trill dually n-
itTopimoB m iavor of the Uoi-
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DB. DANIEL H: WTT.T.TAMR
Eminent physician and advanced "Burgeon one of the main founders
Providen Hospital, who resigned last wVek as a member of its Board
SAYS SHEOL IS FIRELESS.
Dr.. Ritchie, Bible Lecturer, Says'
' "Everybody Goes to Hell."
Pottsville, Pa., May 14. Dr. Alfredi
I. Ritchie, a Bible lecturer widely
known throughout this country and
Canada, stirred a large audience fn
the "Men and Religion" movement
by declaring that "everybody would
go to hell," and further declared that
there was no Are in hell.
"Everybody goes to hell," he said,
"because hell is the grave, or death
condition, to which good and bad
alike .go, to remain until the blessed
time of resurrection, judgment and
restoration to -perfection of all the
"The Hebrew word 'sheol' is posi
tively the only hell word in the Old
Testament Its Hebrew definition is
The unseen state for the place of
the dead.' It occurs sixty-five times,
and nowhere is the word 'fire' asso
ciated with it"
HISTORIC DAYS IN MAY.
1. Order given to create the Corps
d'Armee of Colored troops, 1863.
; Cnncres declared slave trade
6. South Carolina put duty on the
importation of slaves, 1703.
7. Toussaint L'Ouverture surren
dered to the French, 1802.
8. Thaddeus Stevens began debate
in Congress on the Fourteenth
Amendment, 1866. .
9. General David Hunter issued
emancipation proclamation, 1862.
John Brown born,-1800.
10. Resolution proposing Four
teenth Amendment passed the House
of 'Representatives, 1866.
1L Slaveholders convention
Vicksburg, Miss., favored the
opening of slave trade, law.
12. Loni'i'?" adoptea
"33; Robert Smalls took tne wnic-
j-. ctMiner "Planter" to
Union fleet, 1862.
14. Total abolition of slavery
IS. National Convention of France
gave' crril rights to mulattoes in Hai
ti 179L '
18- Abraham Lincoln .nominated for
19 Charles Sumner delivered in the
Sena'te the speech entitled "The
Crime Against Kansas," 1856.
-2tt Toussaint L'Ouverture born,
21, General Ulysses -S Grant no-
ateA or President, 1868.
m -,, in snoervise orgasizt!
..'. ..r rinrd 'troops establish,!
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ofarnPS F'AL.IL, WHERE THEY MAY
JH - A.Y IS, 1912
23. Assault made on Port Hudson,
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24. William Lloyd Garrison aied,
25. William C Nell," negio anti
slavery worker and author, uied,
26. Boston town meeting favored
abolition of slavery, 1701.
27. Toussaint L'Ouverture won his
first battle, 1795.
28. Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Col
ored Regiment embarked for the
29. President Johnson announced
his plan of reconstruction, 1865
30. Employment of slaves a la.
borers in the Union lines authorized,
31. John A. Andrews, war governor
of Massachusetts, born, 1818.
L. M. Hcrshaw. In The Crisis for
DR. A. J. CAREY MAKES FLY
Bishop Derrick To Speak.
Rev. A. J. Carey will arrive in the
city Saturday evening direct from
Kansas City, and occupy his pulpit
Sunday at the Institutional Church.
He will conduct the regular morning
service at eleven o'clock, and will
give a general resume of the proceed
ing's of the General Conference of
the A. M. E. Church.
At 2.-45 P. M., he will preach the
Annual Sermon of the Great Lakes
Lodge, Order of Elks, thus fulfilling
an appointment made months in ad
vance of the General Conference.
It is expected that Bishop W. B.
Derrick will accompany Pastor Ca
rey on this flying trip, and that this
silver-tongue orator will take part in
the' order of service. Immediately
after the services have ended, the
distinguished party will return to
their duties at the Conference.
The baseball situation of the past
week has not been very flattering.
Comoared with the interest displayed
at this time a year ago and now, the
situation is quite forlorn and hope
less. This has been brought about
by a lack of the Negroes themselves
to organize, in an ame acucic w wc
Press of two years ago, Anarew
Rube Foster, one of the leading Me-
gn4aseball players" of the World
irave' a number of 'good reasons -why
the Negro would not succeed in o&se- -
Kill -orUfimt onrariizatioo. Upon the
s,tresgtb; of- these siiggMtioas, froi
- TTnrt.r. an tiet was 'male to.
organize the Afre-Aawrieaa BaMball
Leagae of America ritk Kv Or
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Julius F. Taylor Succesfulhf
FreedH imself From the Death-
like Grip of the Head
Angel ot Death.
KIND ACTS ON THE PART OF SOME OF OUR GOOD FRIENDS
DURING OUR SEVERE SPELL OF SICKNESS.
On Tuesday evening, April 30th, af
ter doing considerable writing and
other work, after dinner, and shortly
after retiring for the night, along about
12 o'clock, it seems that the head an
gel of death or some other unseen
power stealthily entered our room, and
dealt.us a most deadly blow and we be
came deathly sick all at once.
Notwithstanding this fact, on awak
ening at the usual time on Wednesday
morning, May 2, we managed to arijc
from our bod after the greatest effort
on our part, and after arranging onr
toilet, eating a little breakfast, we
partly walked and partly staggered to
a State street car, for the purpose of
keeping a business engagement down
town at 12 o'clock.
Shortly after that hour, Attorney
Walter M. Fanner accompanied us to
lunch, and in attempting to eat a little
something we beeamo sick unto death.
Then after being assisted to the
street car by Mr. Farmer, we arrived
home safely, then Mrs. Taylor phoned
for the doctor, and when he arrived he
declared that we had a fever, which
had ran up to 104, and that it was the
greatest wonder in the world that e
did not fall dead right in the streets
while attempting to transact bnsiness
in our serious condition; that the se
vere cold which we had contracted
while-on a business trip to Springfield,
HL, the latter part of March, had de
veloped into a very dangerous case of
pneumonia of the left Idng; that of all
the diseases, pneumonia on the lungs, is
the worst of them all; that only about
one person in ten ever survive its ter
rible and unrelenting attacks; that
with our strong constitution and sober
habits and with the very best of medl
cai attention tne cnances were in our
favor of pulling through.
leans, Memphis, Louisville, St. Louis,
Mobile, Birmingham, Kansas City
and Chicago. Officers were selected
and a meeting called to organize at
New Orleans on the 27th of r'ebrnary,
1911, but when it came lo putting up
the bonuses there were none
found ready and as a result the effort
to organize died a homing. Locally
there sprang up three Clubs, with the
Union Giants making xour wiaiming
Chicago as their home At that time
there had been one successful Negro
Club, the Lcland Giants. It had be
came famous "and was noted the
worid over as the leading Negro
baseball Club of the world. Its suc
cess, no doubt, was the cause of its
downfall and present inactivity. Ri
valry and a desire to control brought
about the formation of other Clubs
to compete for the patronage and
prowess of the Lcland Giants. They
all had a precarious existence for 2
years and then quietly, as Cleveland
would put .it, if alive went Into in
nocuous desuetude and now there re
mains just one Club in Chicago, the
American Giants, playing at 39th
street in John-M. Schorligs Vaiic
and paying the money to-John M.
Schorling that should be received by
the Race to which the patrons of the
game belong. Be this as it may. The
chances are that with Cuban Stars,
Royal Giants, West Baden Spradels
and other leading clubscomingnt hero
the game will not be disinterestirig,
as present-appearance would indicate,
for Rube Foster, with his present
line-up has almost as good a dub as
he lad when Manager of the Lcland
Giants aaS if Tony aqd Monroe keep
their present gait it will be hard for
. j ,
anyone to taicc- me measure or- un
Then for the next five days and nights
from that time we lingered between life
and death, finally we mustered all the
strength that we could command, and
engaged in a hand-to-hand struggle
with the head angel of death, and at
last we succeeded in freeing ourself
from its deadly and vice-like grip.
Bight at this point, we must pause
for a few moments, to express our
gratefulness to some of our many
friends for the kind acts which some
of them displayed towards us during
Mr. Cary B. Lewis was among the
first of our friends to call and express
his regret at onr illness, and wished us
a most speedy recovery. The next was
our highly esteemed friend, Attorney
B. F. Moseley, and he brought us a
fine bottle of port wine, just what the
doctor had recommended for us.
On Sunday, May 5th, Mrs. B. F:
Moseley, attired in pure white, called,
and she looked unto us like an angel
of mercy and good cheer." Mrs. Lottie
Carter, and her friend, Mrs. Johnson,
Attorney Walter M. Farmer, W. A.
Loaffler, H. C. Bomar, Prof. William
Emanuel and W. U. Smith were among
the other friends who called to cheer
us on the road to recovery.-
Last Sunday morning onr good
fiend and brother, R. S. Abbott, braved
the raging storm and missed church
services, in order to come and cheer
us. He also brought us a fine bottle of
port wine, which was highly appre
ciated. Each day many of onr friends called
upon the phone, to ascertain the con
dition of our health, and to each and
every one of them we feel very grate
ful for the interest which they man!-
I fested in our welfare.
IT'S A RIOT1
Prof. Chas. Elgar's Mammoth Stu
dent Orchestra, greatest organization
of youthfuf Musician, 25 people in
the entertainment Novelty "Muso
Dance," for the benefit of Phyllis
Whcatley Home, Masonic Hall, 39S6
State Street, Tuesday evening. May
f-21, 1912. Program, 8:50 to 10. March
King of Clubs, Wm. Brede Or
chestra, Selection Faust, Gounod.
Orchestra, Selection London Gav.,
Fred Day. Orchestra. Violfn Solo
Lucia di Lammermoor, Donnizetti.
Darnell Howard, Selection Tanhau
ser, Wagner. Orchestra, Quartet
Ase's Death. Two violfns, cello and
piano, Grieg. Misses Ballcnger, Dob
bins, Lee and Mr. I. Stew-t; Selec
tion-II Trovatore; Verdi. Orchestra,"
Trio Les Rameaux (Palms). Violin,
cornet, piano, Faure. Misses Ballerl
ger and Lee, Mr. Elgar. William Tell,.
Wagner. Orchestra, Finale Senbra
Waltz, Orchestra. Garfield Wilson's
Famous Orchestra will furnish .mu
sic for the Dance Dance at 10-30-Admission
Phyllis Wheatley Club, 3530 For
est avenue, Wednesday, May 15..
These lectures in Infant Welfare are
arranged for the Clubs throughout
the City and State by Mrs. Mary F.
Waring, Chairman of the Educational
Dept " of .the Illinois Fec'eratioa of.
Colored Women's Clubs.
Delicious; refreshments were served
by Mesdames Green and Howier.
Everybody is working hard. - to
make the entertainment. at Masonic
Teayjle Tuesday evening. May 21.
The public is earnestly requested to
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