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Last Saturday evening a delightful
banquet -was held at the Appomattox
Club, 3441 Wabash avenue, in honor
of the installation of its new officers
for the coming year. The long ban-
quet tables were arranged very taste-
'folly by Mr. Smith, its steward, and
his assistants, and the following mem-
bars of the dab enjoyed the tempting
repast, which was served in six courses
in the latest art:
L. B. Anderson; Chas. S. Washing
ton; Prof. Thomas Tivis; Hon. E. H.
Wright; David McGowan: A. L. Mc-
Bride; CoL J. H. Johnson; F. L. Hamil
ton; H. A. Isaacs; John T. Morton;
CoL John B. Marshall; W. T. Johnson;
A. A. Wells; LeBoy P. Thomas; James
A. Parker; J. H. Longhorn; A. L.
Jones; B. L Collins; Capt James 8.
Nelson; E. M. Sutton; James M. Wood-
, ard; H. P. Catlin; William Adams; G.
' M. Allen; -James B. Newsom; Capt.
John I Fry; John E. Trott; Dr. D. H.
Anderson; Joseph Brent; W. D. Neigh
bors; H. S. Anderson; Julius F. Taylor;
B. W. Lacey; Henry Sterrett; M. C.
Cowan; W. B. Cowan; G. H. Walker;
Major F. A. Denison; B. a Abbott;
Dr. H. H. Boger; Adolpb C. Harris; D.
J. Bollard; 8. A. T. Watkins; Charles
8. Jackson; Alonzo A. Thompson;
George W. Holt; A. A. Wood; A. Ma
lone; Henry Jones; Charles A. Jor
dan; B. F. Mosoley.
The invited guests were: Major John
B. Lynch, TJ. 8. A.; S. B. Turner, Cary
B. Lewis, William H. Clark, A. N.
Fields and Mr. Lawson.
The new officers for the coming year
are: Frank L. Hamilton, president; H.
F. Catlin and Charles S. Washington,
ice-presidents; CoL James H. John
son, financial secretary; John Trott,
corresponding secretary; Henry S. An
derson, treasurer; Capt. James 8. Nel
son, LeBoy P. Thomas and EL H.
Wright, members of the board of di
rectors for two years, and David Man
son, A. A. Wells and John T. Morton,
members of the board for one year.
The standing committees for 1913 are
as follows:
Auditing Committee David Manson,
chairman: B. W. Lacey, H. P. Catlin.
House Committee James S. Nelson,
chairman: L. B. Anderson, M. C.
Entertainment Committee John T.
Morton, chairman: David McGowan,
William Emanuel, A. A. Wells, Charles
JB, Washington.
library Committee CoL J. B. Mar
shall, chairman: Hon. E. H. Wright,
3ajor F. A. Denison.
William Bandolph Cowan in winding
op his duties as president of the dob,
introduced the new officers to the ban
queters and the following speakers
who delivered toasts on subjects as
signed to them.
In ttesajittle health articles wo have
often talked about the diseases that
are preventableVthat is, the diseases
due to filth, dirt end ignorance. Sneh
diseases as cholera and yellow fover
are fine examples of the ailments that
people need not have if only their sani
tary surroundings are what they should
be. The best illustration of how such
diseases yield to sanitary administra
tion is found in the Panama Canal
zone, where there has not been a sin
gle case of yellow fever for six years.
In the same district, too, malaria has
also been practically wiped out; and
all because tho sanitary conditions have
been improved to the point that Pan
ama, once a pest, hole, is now more
healthful, that is, has a lower death
rate than some of our northern sea
port cities.
The city that has an abnormally
high death rate from the preventable
diseases is guilty of criminal neglect
in its administration of public health
work. Nor is the blame always o be
laid upon the health officials. It de
pends whether or not these officials
have been given the men and means
with which to carry on those activi
ties that, when properly performed,
will safeguard effectively tho public
health. The ancient Israelites found
they could not make bricks without
straw; neither can the health official of
today carry on an efficient health work
without money.
As a rule, city councils are liberal
with their appropriations for fire and
police service and, justly so. But when
it comes to appropriating money for
health purposes, these same bodies are
either indifferent or ignorant, or both,
as to the importance of conserving the
health of the people. It is quite nat
ural, no doubt, that the burning of an
old frame structure that is an eye
sore to the community, should cause
more excitement than tho death ox a
dozen people from consumption in the
same locality; but why not have money
and men to fight consumption as well
as to fight firef Both are important
and neither should be neglected. Peo
ple are as much entitled to protection
against sickness, disease and death as
they are against fire, thieves and hold
up men.
Frank L Hamilton Plainly
Sets Forth His Views
Pertaining To His
Duties As The New
Presidint Of The
Appomattox Club
ty of the limit. In passing upon those
who may hereafter apply until the
limit is reached, there devolves upon
the membership committee a high re
sponsibility. This committee in its in
vestigations when passing upon an ap
plicant should, and I hope they will,
always keep constantly before them the
fact that the club in limiting the mem
bership in effect solemnly declared that
all who hereafter enter must square
with the test of high character, good
citizenship, and honorable dealings
with his fellows.
Library Committee.
For a long time, in fact, only one ad
ministration that I can remember in
the dob's history, has recognized the
importance of this committee. In truth
and fact, this is, perhaps, tho most im
portant of all standing committees if
the functions which properly ale with
in their power were put into opera
tion. Through this channel the club
membership and their friends could be
brought into touch with the literary
Mr. Toastmaster, Members and Guests:
I desire first to express to the mem
bers of this dub my sincere appre
ciation for the high honor which you
have conferred by electing me to fill
the chief executive office for the ensu
ing year. A peculiar sense of pride
is felt from the fact that for the first
time in the club history its president
was elected to this office without op
position and as the unanimous choice
of its members. My hope is, that when
my administration shall have closed,
I may be able to point with the same
degree of pride to the retention of
this great measure of confidence, by
the officers and members. This hope,
however, must be a forlorn one, if
from the beginning and lasting through
out the year, I cannot count upon the
helpful co-operation of the officers and
the unselfish support of the members.
Too may, however, be assured that I
shall give the office and its duties the
best that lie within my power. More
I cannot do, and I am sore, more you
will not expect.
Before touching upon some of the life of this great and growing city.
subjects, which to me are of much im
portance both in connection with our
dice which is making such baneful in
roads upon our livesrin every line of en
deavor. It is to be regretted that too little
attention has been paid by those upon
whom rests the duty of providing for
tho entertainment of the members and
their guests, to a more diversified char
acter of entertainments.
For some reason it has come to be
regarded that the only-form of amuse
ment necessary is card playing. As
a result only those members, about 25
per cent., who appreciate this character
of entertainment, are regular club pa
trons. This is manifestly wrong and
it shall be the purpose of this admin
istration to offer to thoso who do not
indulge in card playing, features from
time to time that will be both attrac
tive and congenial. In this manner it
is our aim to attract that large num
ber of members whose visits to the
club are so infrequent because of the
absence of amusement in which they
do indulge. This administration hopes
to allay some of the adverse sentiment
sustained by the women whoso hus
bands, etc., are members of the dub,
by inaugurating and putting into oper
ation a series of entertainments to
which the women may como and enjoy
themselves. By this means we hope to
elicit the co-operation and friendly in
terest of the ladies, and thereby make
the visits of the men less calculated
to cause "curtain lectures" when they
return home with the statement that
"T fioYTA fiAon n thn AnnnmflWnT
Physical Management.
Without any reflection upon past
managements, and with a view only to
enhance the financial interest of the
dub, these recommendations are made
to the appropriate committees whose
duties deal with the physical manage
ment: (1) A better system than now in
vogue should bo immediately put in
operation for the control and manage
ment of the club's principal source of
(2) The steward should account bi
weekly on a form of statement fur
nished by him to the Chairman com
mittee of all his receipts and expendi-
J. N. Higginbothan, the up-to-date
mason and general contractor, 4519
Evans avenue, returned home Mondav
from a pleasant visit at the home of
hia sister in the southern part of ny.
William Lewis, owner and manager
of the Mineral Spring Cafe, 3517 South
State street, continues to run and con
duct it on a high order and it is free
ly patronized by many of the best
class of Afro-Americans in this Citr
Mrs. Monroe L. Manning, 3324 Cal
umet avenue, through her attorney
Walter M. Farmer, secured her divorca
the past week before Judge Richird
T. Tuthill in time for her New Year's
present. She is now a free grass wid
ow. She throws up both hands and
exclaims: "Never again for me!" But
we shall wait and see.
Monday afternoon from 2 to 3
o'clock, Mrs. Beauregard F. Mo?eIev
6248 Sangamon street, received and en
tertained many of her lady friends m
honor of Mrs. Isaac Napoleon Porter.
Miss Essie Arnold and Mrs. Anderson
assisted Mrs. Mosoley to receive and
serve tho choico refreshments.
The people of South Carolina are evi
dently satisfied with Cole Blease as a
governor, no matter how foul mouthed
he is, nor how silly and embarrassing
the positions in which he 'places his
state through his cowardly' and bar
barous remarks. The southern White
people and. Black people know very
well when they hear a man bleating
as he has been respecting Negro men
and White women marrying, that all
his noise is for the purpose of throw
ing dust into the air to prevent them
seeing what the White men and Black
women are doing without marrying.
Black women were forced to yield
their virtue to the White men of the
south during the 250 years of chattel
slavery. The vast majority of slave
owners had a White family and a
Black family. Indeed, this was the
persistent practice, and it became seo
ond nature, as it were, and no people
are more familiar with it than the
White and Colored people who live in
the Bouth today. And even today
White men of the south maintain Col
ored mistresses. And yet a man who
is the titular head of the people of
a great state dares to scatter broadcast
a string of filthy words against the
inistitntion of marriage.
If it had ever been possible for us
to marry a White woman, we should
have failed to do so. But it does seem
to os that it is far better for persons
to marry than to live in a state of
I uTinmpleis concubinage, whether
Edward H. Weight, the "Appomat- Te0r)e be White or Black or Black
tox Club," and What is Stands for or "White. The Independent, Denver,
Colo, Jan. 4, 113.
Amone the Afro-Americans in Xfli
City. Attorney B. F. Moseley, .'Man
nooaV' William H, Clark, "Loy
alty." Major Franklin A. Denison,
'The Negro as a Soldier." Major
John B. Lynch, "Organization."
" Frank L. Hamilton, the new presi
dent, at considerable length, ontlined
bis new polides, plans and purposes
for the coming year, and if he strictly
adheres to them be will have the united
support of each and every member:
that is, progressive member, of the Ap
pomattox Club.
wHiyB Women waiters for
. Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 4, Officials of
the Toledo & Ohio Central railroad to
day announced that white women will
be substituted for Negro men as wait
ers on the 'dining cars operated by that
road. White women wjn also succeed
he present Colored chefs.
Steadily in .all lines of labor, Whites
sura encroaching upon the places for
aeriy Jidd by our people, From even
Louisville,- Ky, comes the news that
-the contractors: are bringing White
-men to clean the big office buildings.
-and thus get rid of Colored janitors,
-tc. We need to get together at onee
If we would not see our people de
prived, of their bank accounts. Ex.
club life and civic duty, I desire to
give expression to a sentiment regard
ing the outgoing president. It is
doubtful if there can be found in tho
entire membership of this club a sin
gle man who will not agree with me
when I say that for aggressiveness,
genuine enterprise, enthusiastic club-1-
fellowship and constructive adminis
tration, no president since the dub
was organized has excelled Mr. W. B.
Cowan. I have no doubt that but for
the unwritten law which forbades more
than two successive terms, he would
have been continued at tho helm as
long as he would be willing to serve.
I know I voice the sentiments of the
entire membership when I Bay to him
that we are the better off for your
two administrations and we all fond
ly cherish the hope that you will con
tinue to give us the benefit of your
experience, wisdom and co-operation in
carrying out plans which we hope will
make the Appomattox Club the peer of
its kind in this or any other country.
Enlargement of Quarters.
The steady increase of the member
ship of the club has unquestionably
brought us face to face with the need
of larger quarters. When the present
building was purchased the club resi
dent membership was about 50 per
cent, of its present membership. This
building, with the alterations made by
the out-going administration, has serv
ed us well; but none will deny, even
in its present excellent condition, that
it is wholly inadequate for the require
ments and purposes of the present
Through this committee a dose rela- tures covering the half week preceding.
tionship could be maintained with oth- (3) The chairman of the House
The coming social event of the win
ter season will be the minstrel sbow
and dance at Oakland Music Hall, For
tieth street and Cottage Gove atenuc
Wednesday evening, January 15, under
the direction of Madame Minnie
Adams and, of course, everybody will
want to see the "end men." Mrs.
William Emanud, Mrs. G. A. Thorn
ton, Mrs. Hattie Claybrooks, Mrs. Ash
and Mrs. Martin.
committee should be given absolute
charge of the physical management of
the club, subject only to roles for his
guidance made by the board of direc
(4) Somo arrangement should be
made under the direction of the House
committee by which members and their
IfSC !tT,r.t;a school congress.
er clubs in this city which deal with
questions of civic interest. Questions
vital to the development and mainte
nance of a high standard of citizen
ship among the members of the race
with which we are identified should be
matters which this committee ought to
address itself. Only through this corn-
Jeff Davis, United States senator
from Arkansas, died very suddenly at
Little Bock, last Thursday Gvenin
from apoplexy. In all of his political
career, being elected governor of his
state' three times and holding other po
litical positions, he greatly delighted to
imitate Senator Benjamin R. Tillman
in his brutal and half savage assaults
upon the entire Negro race, being
coarse and unpolished in his manner
and possessing very little education.
Senator Davis became the laughing
stock of the whole world when he be
came a member of the United States
Senate and attempted to address it.
In 1908 ho was down for an oration at
the Andrew Jackson banquet in this
city. He was to epeak in behalf of
the south, and when the time arrived
for him to orate, he had indulged in
too many mint julips.
purposes other than socializing in the
dub rooms for the sole pleasure of the
members and their guests. This
thought is dropped with tho hope that
those who shall constitute the Library
committee will inaugurate plans at once
looking to consummation of some of
tho things I have here briefly ad
verted to.
Public Conduct of Members.
No one will gainsay that as a race
we are face to face with a rapidly
growing prejudice, the like of which
has not been experienced since the im
mortal Lincoln signed the proclamation,
which liberated four million bondmen.
Events crowding one upon another of
recent years in all parts of the coun
try, have had tho effect of thinning the
ranks of those stalwart white cham
pions of manhood rights, until today
few are left bold enough to front the
fray in our battle for equal opportu
nity. Upon reflection we must admit
that in the gradual growth of this con
dition wo are not wholly blameless.
The unscrupulous public conduct and
dishonorable private dealings, in many
eases, have contributed to the forma
tion of tho public opinion, which to-
large membership, and certainly never y au8 M heavily upon us all. In
Wealthy Planter, Convicted of Attack
on Girl, Freed by Governor.
Columbia, S. C., Jan, 3. Governor
Blease, who expressed himself so vio
lently at the governors' conference in
favor of lynching Negroes who attack
wT.;t vAmnn. and said: "To hell with
the Constitution" if it .prevented him.
from def anding feminine . virtue, to
day paroled B. JL Biehey, a. wealthy
White planter of Abberillexounty, who
was convicted in 19KL of assaulting a
young girl and sentenced to ten years'
imprisonment. Mr. Blease imposed &$
a condition of the parole that Biehey
shall give g,000 bond; that he will
personally appear before the executive
on,November 23, 1913, 'to reed ve what
is then and there ordered by the gov
ernor." The Sooth Carolina governor is like
all other hot headed, prejudiced men;
they often meet themselves coming
back. The crime Is bnt a crime, b
the perpetrator black, white or red.
But all criminals should have a fair
trial, and if found-guilty, let the law
take its course.
designed to accommodate the needs of
the varied membership which forms
our roster.
This administration, with the active
aid of the officers and members, hope
to pot into operation some plan by
which other and more commodious
quarters, suitably located, and better
adapted to our growing needs, may be
obtained. X have given to this sub
ject considerable study and will at the
earliest meeting of tho new board of
directors, lay before them my plans
io the end that they may be taken, up
discussed, and if found feasible,, put
into execution. The scope of this
brief address will not admit of a. de
tailed explanation of my plans in this
regard. I simply mention it at this
time as ono of the pressing needs which
I think yon will aU agree, is a much
felt want.
At tho last annual election an amend
ment to our constitution was adopted
reducing the limitation of the resident
membership -from five to 200. The alt
most unanimity of its adoption, in my
humbl judgment, was a display of
wisdom which flnly time will, bring us
to a complete sense of appreciation.
By its adoption a premium is placed
upon a membership hitherto unappre
ciated. We are now within about tkfr-
times gone by the acts and deeds of the
ignorant and criminally inclined mem
bers of the race were treated as prop
erly they should be by ourr white neigh
bors, as the acts of the individuals. It
is to be regretted and deplored that
those days are fast fleeting away. Now
the consequences of the conduct and
deeds of tho individual member of the
race falls alike upon the just and un
just. And this is intensified where un
scrupulous methods are resorted to in
the pursuit of the coin of the realm
by those of the race who are numbered
among the highly educated.
Unquestionably, wo must bestir our
selves, representing as. we do, the best
that the raeo affords in the member
ship of this dub, to the end that this
growing adverse sentiment may be
turned in the direction which will
make for closer relations and a better
understanding between the two races.
To the membership of the Appomat
tox Club, severally end collectively, it
means that we must so let our public
conduct and private life exemplify the
higher ideals, as wQl bjing to us, not
only as individuals, but as a race, in.
this community the highest degree of
respect and helpful consideration from
all the dtizens of whatever national
ity. In this proportion only can we
club as a meeting place.
(5) Each source of tho dub's in
come, rents, dues, etc., should be kept
by the secretary separately, so that
each source may independently show
its earnings.
(6) Absolute authority should be
vested in the House committee for the
regulations and control of all forms
of amusements, and the hours for open
ing and closing the club hoose.
Dr. 1L J. Brown has removed his of
fice from 3000 South State street to
3502 South State street, where he now
occupies fine and elaborato quarters.
Some expert or wag has said that
the hobble skirt has caused our beau
tiful women to become knock-kneed.
We aro from old Missouri.
Attorney De Witt H. Hardin has
moved his law office from 3333 South
State street to 3522 Sooth State street,
Phone rfooglas 3493; Aoto 75-159.
The Twentieth Century Whist Club
gave a stork whist party last Satur
day evening at the home or Dr. and
Mrs. George C. Hall, 3249 Wabash ave-
Eighth Annual Meeting to Be Held In
Muskogee June 4.
Nashville. Tenn. At a Joint meeting
of the National Baptist publishing
board and the board representing the
national Sunday school congress, held
In this dty. it was unanimously agreed
to send oat the following announce
ment of the board's decision to the
public on Friday. Dec. 27. The eighth
annual session of the Sunday school
congress will be held in Muskogee.
Okla., for five days, beginning June 4,
The decision of the joint boards wis
reached after a careful canvass by the
committee on spedal invitations which
were recdved from such dtles as Chi
cago, St. Louis. Kansas City. Mo., Fort
Worth, Tex., Clndnnati. Memphis.
Washington. Atlantic City, N. J., and
Blngnamton. X. Y.
Secretary Henry Allen Boyd of the
Sunday school congress says that for
several years the national Baptist con
vention baa observed the second Sun
day In June as "Children's day," there
fore the decision to hold the Sunday
school congress on dates indudlng the
second Sunday In June was most time
ly. The last session of this national
gathering of Sunday school workers
was held at Tuskegee institute. Ala
bama, and while they were in session
several telegraphic invitations support
ed by a spedal delegation from Okla
homa with Invitations were received
Inviting the eighth annual session to
come west and see the possibilities for
future development of religious Sun
day school work.
Miss India Deming and Prof. Gar
field Wilson were quietly married re
cently, and their many friends are
heartily wishing them much joy and
happiness. 1
Mrs. Elizabeth McDonald, 6130 Ada
street, will leave this evening for a
two or three weeks visit to Clinton,
Iowa, where aha will be the guest
of Bev. and Mrs. George W. Slater.
Sheriff Michael Zimmer, 2256 W.
21t Place, has been seriously ill, for
the past ten or fifteen days. At this
writing to- the delight of his many
friends, he is gradually improving.
Miss Delpha Boger, nee Mrs. W. G.
Anderson, who is still residing with her
parents at Aurora, HL, and she is more
than making good with her studies at not csnfhtL
hope to curb the unreasoning preju-lthe Chicago Musical College. '
New York World Decries Unfair Treat
ment of Jack Johnson.
The prosecution of Jack Johnson is
Interesting In more ways than one,
eaya the New York World. It Is no
longer a mere record of Inddents to
the life of a dlssolnt? pugilist It is
an Issue of equal rights In the courts.
There Is a growing suspicion that no
matter how bad a man Johnson may
beand he h bad, undoobtedly-popa-lar
clamor and race prejudice are oaK'
ing him blacker than be Is. Whatever
he may be. he Is entitled to bis rights
under the laws Impartially adminis
tered. The amount of ball required tot him
Is larger than baa ever been asked In
similar cases. It Is probable that no
such sum wonld be demanded of any
other man In America opon a lie
charge. .
The courts shonld be no respecter of
persons. No man 'sbogld have to go
to the supreme court at' Washington to
get reasonable ball In a criminal case
"warf J&

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