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spondents and publishers generally.
The future of the organization is bright.
The plans mapped oat by the general
"officers for the work of the year are
being successfully followed' by the
members, all of whom are deeply Inter
ested In the association.
-Officers were elected as follows:
President, fi. W. Thompson. Washing
ton; Tice president, Joseph L. Jones,
Cincinnati; second, vice president, Gnr
ley Brewer, Indianapolis; Ind.; corre
sponding secretary, Henry Allen Boyd,
Nashville. Tenn.; recording secretary,
Charles Sumner Smith, Minneapolis,
"Winn- treasurer. John L. Thompson,
Des Moines. la.; N. Barnett Dodson,
Nec York, chairman of the executive
Principal Events In Early Fall.
In September the Grand United Or
der of Odd Fellows' meeting in Atlanta,
Ga "was largely attended. At Hous-
K. BABSSTT DODSOX.
ton, Tex., the national Baptist conven
tion held Its session. It is the largest
organization of colored Baptists In the
.world. It carries on an extensive home
and foreign mission work and operates
a'publlshlng house in Nashville, Tenn.,
which supplies most-of the literature
used by the denomination.
Unusual Interest was manifested in
political affairs on account of the split
in the Republican party which resulted
in a third candidate for the presidency
in the person of ex-President Theodore
Boosevelt The three cornered fight re
sulted in a national triumph for the
The completion and opening of the
oil mill and manufacturing establish
ment at Mound Bayou, Miss., the 25th
of November was the most noteworthy
achievement of the race along busi
ness lines from the standpoint of cap
ital invested and plan and scope as a
purely commercial undertaking.
Some of the more important events in
December were the complimentary din
ner to Bishop Alexander Walters in
New York city by leading citizens from
in and out of the city in recognition of
his leadership in national, state, church
and community affairs in the interest
of the race. Dr. Booker T. Washing
ton made a speaking tour through
Greater New York and vicinity, and
' the Bev. A. Clayton Powell, D. D of
New York delivered several lectures in
various parts of New England.
In Washington the Jeanes fund board
met at the White House, at which
meeting appropriations were made for
rural schools for 1913.
The Jeanes fund was one of $1,000,
000, bestowed by Miss Anna T. Jeanes,
-a Quaker of Philadelphia. The be
quest grew out of the representation
that the crying need of the colored
children of the south was better schools
in the back country districts; that the
( terms should be extended beyond the
lew weeks allowed by the local author
ities and that properly equipped teach
ers should be provided.
Mlra Jeanes responded to Dr. Booker
T. Washington's recommendation by
giving the $1,000,000 for the relief of
these poor children in the rural regions
fit the southland. The interest on the
fund amounts to $50,000 per annum,
and very satisfactory progress Is being
made in the work. Industrial features
are being introduced along with the
academic training, and education of
the most practical sort Is being more
end more generally diffused, through
out the counties of the MblacS"belt'
' Samaritan Charity Club Organized.
. The Samaritan Charity club, recently
j organized through the efforts of Mrs.
SCL J. Walker In Indianapolis, Ind is
Feflnding a wide -field for active chari
ly 'table work of the most worthy kind.
; During the Christmas holidays -the
members distributed many Christmas
.-fts of the most useful kind, among
i -the less fortunate ieopte of the com--,
munlty. The organization of the club
hls";but another evidence of Mrs. Wal
, . leer's great Interest In the welfare of
Alabama Ponhy Savings Institution.
As a mark of distinctive progress of
the race along financial lines at the
end of fifty years of freedom the Ala
bama Penny Savings,- bank. Birming
ham, Ala- and Its branches held a joint
celebration on Wednesday. Jan. 1. The
occasion also marked the formal open
ins of the bank's new six story steel
Te-enforced building. Dr. W. R. Pettl
ford is president of the bank in Bir
mingham, which maintains branches
in Montgomery. Selma and Annlston.
American Soldiers Ordered to Hawaii.
The war department has notified the
Twenty-fifth United 'States Infantry to
prepare to leave for Hawaii "early In
January. The I artillery companies or
dered to go at! the same tune are the
Tenth, Slxty-elghta and Serjnrz-fifjn.
REFUTES DARWIN'S THEORY.
Rufus U Perry Publishes Book. In De
fense ef Judaism.
Lawyer llufus L. Perry of Brooklyn,
-who created n big sensation in religious
circles the early part of the fall by re
nouncing the Christian religion and ac
cepting Judaism, has again sprung into
publicity. Mr. Perry has written and
had published In French a pamphlet
entitled "Man. According to Science
and the Talmud." The learned barris
ter quotes freely from the Scriptures,
scientists and philosophers in his con
tention to set aside the Darwinian the
ory. In discussing the formation and ori
gin of the world Mr. Perry says the
deductions of the scientists are based
on matter Inferior to the Talmud. The
fact that the book is published in the
French language has caused as much
surprise as the subject matter which it
contains. That the object of the au
thor in sending out this little volume is
not to win converts to Judaism from
among members of the colored race is
As a successful attorney at the
Brooklyn bar Mr. Perry is the most
widely known of any Afro-American
practitioner in Greater New York and
has figured in many notable criminal
He was born and educated in Brook
lyn. His father, the Bev. Rufus Lewis
Perry, Ph. D., who died about fifteen
years ago. was the recognized leader
of the Baptist denomination in scholar
ship in the north. The late Dr. Perry
was for many years pastor of the Mes
siah Baptist church In Brooklyn. He
was a voluminous writer, his best
known published work being the
OUR MINMSTERS TO HAITI.
Present Political Gossip Recalls Names
of Former Representatives.
At this Hi .f. when the political air
ds rife with tin sNMUilntinn ais to the
jprobable :itpiiiitnn'iit or reappoint
ment of colored men tc the various
federal jmsts. at inum and abroad, it
Js refreshlm; at least to call the roll of
eminent colored Americans who have
served as minister resident and -plenipotentiary
to the republic of Haiti.
The record shows that np to and in
cluding the Tuft administration there
have been seven eminent colored men
.who have held the post as minister
namely. E. D. Bassett of Pennsylva
nia. John Mercer Langston of Vir
ginia. E. W. Thompson of New York,
Frederick Douglass of Washington,
JTohn S. Durham of Pennsylvania, W.
F. Powell of New Jersey and the pres
ent minister, Henry W. Furnlss of In
diana. George W. Williams of Ohio was
nominated for the post at one time,
but the senate did not confirm him.
Grover Cleveland in his second admin
istration appointed Henry S. Smythe,
a white man. as minister to Haiti.
With this single exception this impor
tant post has been filled by colored
Een of eminent executive ability and
plomacy in statecraft.
AMERICAN NEGRO ACADEMY
HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING.
Organization Composed of Learned
Men Rounds Sixteenth Milestone.
The sixteenth annual meeting of the
l&merican Negro academy was held at
tie Young Men's Christian association
Twelfth street branch, Washington, on
Monday. Dec 30. The first period of
the Monday session was devoted to the
transaction of business and was pri
vate. Reports from the executive com
mittee, 'secretary and treasurer were
read. Dr. John W. Cromwell is the
The literary program was both enter
taining and Instructive. Dr. B. R.
Wright, editor of the Christian Record
er, Philadelphia, read an exhaustive
paper on "The Colored Church In the
United States," which created a great
deal of comment among the distin
guished group vof scholarly men of
which the academy is composed.
The next paper. A Comparative
LStudy of the Occupations of Negroes
ana Foreigners." was rean Dy troies
sor Kelly Miller, dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences at Howard univer
sity. Professor Miller's discourse was
logical and revealed much new infor
mation concerning the great economic
Question of employment and wage earn
lng. The paper was a model in fair-
-ness to each class or workers and
showed that it was the product of a
ripe scholar who had given careful at
tention to the makeup of its contents.
The features of the evening session
were the annual address of the presi
dent of the organization. Dr. Archibald
H. Grlmke of Boston, and a paper read
by Mr. Ernest E. Just of Howard uni
versity on the subject "The Mendellan
Theory of 'inheritance and the Skin
Color of the Present Day American Ne
gro." Both Dr. Grlmke and Mr. Just
are numbered among the most scholar
ly men of the race. Each more than
sustained -Us reputation on this occa
sion. Judge Merritt W. Pincknea Fairness.
According to the Chicago Record
Herald. Judge Merritt W. Pinckney la
reported as having said recently that
not during bis career on the bench In
the criminal court has a Jury given a
colored man an even break. Judge
LSinckney says he had to actually set
aside one verdict of murder in the
first degree because- be knew that if
the accused bad been a white man he
would hare been .liberated on the
ground of self defense. Shame oa seek
men as Jurors! Judge Pinckney de
serves, the commendation of erery aaa
sfAaaorax auch a. manly jtctloa.
3 per cent allowed on Savings Accounts
Safety Deposit Vaults, $3.00 per Year
REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT
As agent buy and sell Real Estate on commission, manages estates for non-reil-dents,
including payment of taxes and locking after assessments. Money to loan
on Chicago Real Estate.
Especially Invites the patronage of Chicago business men.
He- (Word Apartment
' IifliWillg. 3600 Wabash AYe.
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The finest building ever opened to Colored tenants in Chicago.
Steam heat, electric light, tile baths, marble entrance.
J. W. Casey, Agent,
Phone Randolph 803 74 W. WASHINGTON STREET.
No Operation on the Governor.
Ex-Governor Hauser of Montana was
a very eccentric man and exceedingly
obstinate. One day be was taken ill
and sent for a noted surgeon. The doc
tor thumped him all over and then an
nounced in triumphant tones that the
governor would have to be tapped.
"What's tbafS" demanded the pa
tient "Oh, not much. I expect I will not
hare to cut into you but a few inches.'
"A few what?" roared the governor.
I'd like to see you try it on mel"
"Butyou will die."
"Then I'll die whole."
The doctor went away, shaking his
head, but next day, after another
thumping, announced regretfully that
an operation would not be necessary.-
"I thought so," remarked the gov
ernor dryly. Los Angeles Times.
Lucky For Him That They Met.
Tin sorry that we ever met," I heard ma
tenia pa last night.
And pa said be was sadder yet. I euesa
be said it just for spite. "
Then ma. she scolded pa some more and
after that commenced to cry
And threw her new hat on the floor and
said she wished that she could die.
Pa said that be was Just a slave and
hadn't any light to live.
The more he earned the more he gave, the
more ma wanted him to give.
T never get a chance to play. Yza just a.
drudge, that's what I am."
Pa said, and then be went away and gave
the door an awful slam.
When I was gettln' Into bed and ma heat
down to hear my prayers '
She cried some more and turned her head
and said her life was full of cares.'
Tm sorry for them both, and yet I'm, glad
they can't be tree agen.
Because if they had never met. why, Z
would be a norphun then.
"I see." said Mrs. De Jones while
Mrs. Van Tyle was calling, "that you
have a Chinese chauffeur. "Do yon
find him satisfactory?"
"He's perfectly fine. said Mrs. Van
Tyle. "To begin with, his yellow com
plexion Is such that at the end of a
long, dusty ride he doesn't, show any
spots, and then when 1 am out in. my
limousine 1 have bis pigtail stuck
through a little hole in the plate glass
window, and I use it as a sort of bell
rope to tell him where to stop." Har
Nervous Employer 1 don't pay yea
Office Boy That's all right, dr. I
cant whistle well enough yet to chine
extra for it Los Angeles, Times. v
S. E. Cor. State and 36th Place, Chicago
Telephone Douglas 1565
"I remember. I remember the houso where
I was born"
But forget to mail the letters friend wife
gives mo each mom.
I remember Grover Cleveland's first In
But at my own street number I can only
I remember books and plays and aoaga
oh. very well. Indeed!
But not to buy the shoestrings that I
I remember dlzntradlUons of the ancient
tribes of mehv
But never, never can I think to fill my
I remember the beatitudes, the decalogue
But the family alarm dock I never think
So with a memory like this that clings to
One's apt to crown one's cabbages and eat
one's bloomln' kings!
Train and Track.
'A locomotive that originally was
built in 1847 has been reconstructed
and given light work to do by an Eng
In the latest style of Prussian sleep
ing cars two small staterooms can be
converted into one large room with
four beds by removing a partition.
An aerial railway forty miles long,
with fifteen or sixteen towers to every
mile of cable, has been began to con
nect Manlzales and Mariqulta, Colom
bia. Of all things hateful
Most to me
Is he who uses
"Why did she break the engagement
"She advised him to be economical,
and he started by getting her an imita
tion diamond." Philadelphia Bulletin.
"And are you sure she la not la?"
He asked, unsatisfied.
"I have her word for It." waa all
The little maid replied.
North Side Whist Club Holds Reception
Benny's orchestra furnished the mn
sic for the North Side Whist club's
year end reception, which was held at
the Iron City college auditorium. Pitts
burgh, on Friday evening. Dec 2T. It
was an Invitation affair. M many re
sponded to the call of the club. The
committee having charge of the ar
rangements was composed of such
well known men as Scott Wood, Jr.;
if. & Holder. J. W. Farrington. J. O.
Stevenson. Richard Fowler. Robert
Small. .Rush Doberty, B. F. Ellison and
George Elliott It was a distinctive
society function of more thn ordlaarj
Everything to eat, to -wear and for ths home. Beady to
tereax attire for sun, woman and child at lowest prices,
quality and workmanship considered. Maka it a point to
visit this stow erery day and taka advantaga of the special
bargain offerings that wo gWa In all departments.
Telephone Yard5 693
JOHN J. BRADLEY
- Fire and Plate Glass Insurance
4709 S. HALSTED ST
The BELLE MEADE CLUB
Buffet and Cafe
FRANK H. LEWIS, Proprietor
Cor. Cist Street, Chicago
Pfeat DcsrisJ 4482
The La Verdo
3100.2 STATE STREET, CHICAGO
Cfcin and American Restaurant m Sctmmn
High Class Entertainer
HARRY J. KELLY, Proprietor.
3004 State Street
Elite Buffet and Cafe
8030 SUto Street
WILLIAM LEWIS. Prop.
Phone Douglas 3309
BUFFET AND CAFE
3517 S. State Street, CHICAGO
HIGH CLASS INTERT AINERS EVERY EVENING
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