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IF IFS NEWS ITS F IN THE BEE BEEFOR Washingtons W ashingto ashm ton s Best and Leadt Lead Leading Leading ¬
t t3 1 TGSS p nil ° m ing g Negro Ne g ro NewspaperThats NewspaperThatsTHE News P a P PI PTHE erTliatfs
InRelation toChristianity andOther and andOiher andOiher
Oiher Religion ReligionSCOPEHISTOi ReligionSCOPE Religiona
By Louis G Gregory GregorjAbout GregoryAbott GregoryAbot
About Abot two years ago the writer writerwas writerwas writerwas
was asked by The Bee for an article articleon articleon articleon
on the Bahai Revelation the socalled socalledNew socaJIedNew socalledNew
New Religion We shrank from the thetask thetask thetask
task for the reason that no news newspaper newsp newspier ¬
paper p pier P Pattention per articles can do more than call callattention callttention
attention to so vast a subject But Butnow ButnoW Butnow
now now we find in view of the recent recentvisit recentvisit t tvisit
visit of Abdul Bahi to England that thatthe thatthe thatthe
the British press is teeming with the thesubject thesubject thesubject
subject and that many of the arti articles artides artidies ¬
des written have hav found an echo in inAmerica inAmerica inAmerica
America So the time seems ripe to touse toU touse
use U every agency to acquaint as far faras faras faras
as possible the people ople of the world worldwith worldwith worldwith
with the movement and this we hope hopeto hopeto hopeto
to do in part through The Bee and andits andits andits
its exchanges May the Divine Light Lightinspire Lightinspire Lightinspire
inspire hope and cause inquiry
The Bahai movement aims aims at noth nothing nothing nothing ¬
ing less than universal peace peace and the thesolidarity thesolidarity thesolidarity
solidarity of the human family familythrough familythrough
through the unification of all nations nationsraces nationsraces nationsraces
races and religions That there is isone isone isone
one God that the Infinite Essence of ofGod ofGod ofGod
God is forever veiled from His creahires crea creatures creat ¬
hires t resi that the name of God should shouldbe shouldbe shouldbe
be one among all men that in reali reality reality reality ¬
ty and nd essence all men are brothers brothersthat brothersthat brothersthat
that the solution of all human prob problems problems rob robgems ¬
lems is to be found in the spirituali spiritualization spiritualization spiritualization
zation of the world and that the theknowledge theknowledge theknowledge
knowledge of God will cover the theearth theearth theearth
earth as the waters cover the deep deepThis deepThis
r This partly expresses expresses the spirit of ofthe ofthe ofz 1
z the teachings Hence it can be seen seenat seenat seenat
at once that the Revelation of Ba Baha Balm Bahia
ha of 0 llah is not a new Religion It Its Its Its
< < s rather a renewal of the Spirit of ofRejigion ofReligion ofehigion
Religion ehigion It comes to antagonize no noexisting noe noexisting
existing e < sting church sect or religion butrather but butrather butrather
rather to unite all by harmonizing
their differences through the power of oflove oflove oflove
love The world knows seven great greatsystems greatsystems greatsystems
systems of religion They are each eachand eachand eachand
and all of Divine origin Their found founders founders founders ¬
ers were all holy men who came as asapostles as asapostles asapostles
apostles and messengers of God giving giv giving giving ¬
ing in each case to the children of ofnien ofmen ofr
+ r men light in accordance with their theircapacity theircapacity theirr
= r capacity and perception If their laws lawsand lawsand lawsand
and ordinances differed the needs of ofthe oftJ1e ofthe
the people also varied at different differenttimes differenttimes differenttimes
> times But they were all speakers of ofthe ofthe
= the Word Tord of God that Divine Logos Logoswhich Logoswhich Logoswhich I
which is ever the same Spirit and andLife andLife andLife
Life to the sons of men Thus a acareful acareful acareful
careful perusal per sal of the teachings of ofJesus ofJesus ofJesus
Jesus Buddha Zoroaster Krisna KrisnaEnoch KrisnaEnoch KrisnaEnoch
Enoch and Mohammed shows that thateach thateach thateach
each taught the immortality of the thesoul thesoul thesoul
soul the reward of good and punish punishment punishment punishrnent ¬
ment of evil heart knowledge of the theSpirit theSpirit thespirit
Spirit of God the oneness of God Godthe Godt Codthe
the t e Day of Judgment and all other otheressentials otheressentials otheressentials
essentials of true religion religionThe religionThe religionThe
The Revelation of BahaV Baha 0 llah Hahthe llahtlte llahthe
the glory of God is the latest of ofall ofall ofall
all and proves the reality of Jesus Jesusand Jesusaudall Jesusv
v and audall d all the holy ones who have gone gonebefore gonebelore
1 = before It does not come to destroy destroyany destroyat destroyatty
any at of them but to renew their Di Divine Di Divine Dihie ¬
vine hie Soirit and fulfill them To know knowthe knowthe knowthe
the reality of one of Gods messen messengers messen messengers messengers ¬
gers is to know tnb t tl reality of all of ofthem oftbeln ofI
I them The light of God is i one butthe but butthe butthe
the mirrors reflecting the iight have havebeen havebeen havebeen
been many To quote from the Hid Ilidden Hidden IIidden ¬
den Words V ords of Bahapllah Baha Bahaollah ollah This is isthat isthat isthat
that which descended from the source sourceof sourceof sourceof
of majesty through the tongue of ofpower ofpower ofpower
power and trengtlt upon the prophets prophetsof
of the past We Ve have taken its es essences esences ¬
f sences ences and with the garment of brevT brev brevity brevity ¬
T i ity clothed them as s a favor to the thebeloved thebeloved thebeloved
beloved that they may mI fulfill the cov coveiiam coveJInt coyeitannt
eiiam of God GodThe GodThe GodThe
The new revelation may be ap approached approached approached ¬
proached from many angles Its won wonderful wondedul wonoerful
derful philosophy philoso 1Y squares s with modern mod modern modern ¬
ern ern science 5 nce It facinatts through its itsexplanations itsexpiuations itseaplauations
explanations of the mysteries of the theBiUie theBibJeand theBible
Bible BibJeand and other Holy Books Its di direct direct direct ¬
rect fulfillment of ancient prophecies propheciesis
is is thrilling Its social and economic economiclaws economiciaws economiclaws
laws laws are pleasing alike to the radical radicaland radicaland radicalatul
and conservative among reformers reformersIt
It reminds every religionist of his hisown hisown hisown
own own system And its deep and vital vitalspiritual vitalspiritual vitalspiritual
spiritual power brightens the mind mindand mindand mindand
and gladdens the heart Already it ithas itbas ithas
has performed a great modernday moderndaymiracle moderndaymiracle moderndaymiracle
miracle This is nothing less than thanthe thanthe thanthe
the union of Jews Christians Mohamiisedans Mohamj Mohamjntedans Moham Mohammec1ans
ntedans etc to the extent extent of several severalmillions seeralmiilions severalmillions
millions It is not a cult in that peo people people peopie ¬
ple of all classes wise and ignorant ignorantrich ignorantri ignorantrich
rich ri h and poor are numbered among amongits amongits amongits
its followers In fact if it did not notappeal notappeal notappeal
appeal universally to the heart of hu hut ¬
manity it would not be what its followers fol followers folI ¬
lowers I yers claim claim for it a universal re ¬
ligion ligionHistorically ligiOnHistorically ligionHistorically
Historically the movement centers centersabout centersabout centersabout
about a trinity of revelators who have haveappeared havea1peared haveappeared
appeared in modern times The
First Point the Bab Elijah of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the day appeared in Persia in in8g ini8H
1844 8g and conducted a great relig religIOUS ¬
ious IOUS and moral revolution He Heattracted Heattracted Heattracted
attracted many followers about twen twenty twenty twenty
ty thousand of whom were put to
death After but six years of teach teaching ¬
ing ing the Bab the Door or Gate was washimself wasIllmself washimself
himself put to death But before His Hispassing Hispassing Hispassing
passing He warned His followers to toprepare toprepare toprepare
prepare their hearts for the coming comingof
of the greatest manifestation of God GodThe GodThe GodThe
The Father Bahaollah Baha Bahao 0 llah the splen splendor splendor splendor ¬
dor of God arose soon after the pass passing passing passing ¬
ing ing pf f the Bab He was a prisoner of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Persian and Turkish Gdvern Gdvernments Gdvernments Gdvernments
ments forty years spending most of ofthis ofthis ofthis
this time time at Akka the penal colony colonynear colonynear colonynear
near Mt M t Carmal in the Holy Land LandOut LandOut LandOut
Out of prison He cometh to reign reignand reignand reignand
and Carmal shall see the glory of ofGod ofGod ofGod
God He revealed a vast system systemof systemof systemof
of laws for the government of the thehuman thehuman thehuman
human race and the instrumentalities instrumentalitiesof
of universal unity Among these are area area area
a universal calendar a universal universaltongue universaltongue universaltongue
tongue universal peace and a cosmic cosmicrace cosmicrace cosmicrace
race Before his passing in 1892 he hedirected liedirected
directed his followers who now num numbered numbered numbered ¬
bered about a hundred thousand to toturn toturn toturn
turn their faces toward his son Abbas AbbasEffendi AbbasEffendi AbbasEffendi
Effendi the greatest branch This Thisson Thisson Thisson
son under the title of Abdul Baha Bahathe Bahathe Balmthe
the servant of God at the age of 67 67is 67is 67is
is now the leader of the movement movementThe movementThc movementThe
The writer has seen him There are areman areman areman
man others who testify to his sim simplicity simplicity simplicity ¬
plicity meekness majesty knowledge knowledgeand knowledgeand knowledgeand
and love loveBajiais loveBahais loveBahais
Bahais have been the victims of ofmuch ofmuch ofmuch
much persecution But the cause causethrives causethrives causethrives
thrives best under adverse conditions conditionsVith conditions1Vitli
With the usual faith and courage courageshown courageshown courageshown
shown in various parts of the world worldthe worldthe
the movement has grappled with the therace therace therace
race problem in America A few of ofits ofits ofits
its precepts are Close your eyes to toracial toracial toracial
racial differences and welcome all allwith allwith allwith
with the light of oneness onenessThe onenessThe onenessThe
The principles of religion is to les lessen lessen lessen ¬
sen words and increase deeds deedsThe deedsThe deedsThe
The first counsel is possess a agood agood agood
good a pure an enlightened heart heartIf heartIf heartIf
If you have a word or a fragrance fragrancewhich fragrancewhich fragrancewhich
which a brother has not offer it with withthe withthe withthe
the tongue of love and kindness If Ifit Ifit Ifit
it is accepted the end is attained attainedIf
If not with regard to him deal not notharshly notharsh notharshly
harshly harsh but pray prayTHE prayTHE prayTHE
THE SHEPARD IDEA IDEASpreading IDEASpreading IDEASpreading
Spreading Among the WhitesFrom Whites WhitesFrom WhitesFrom
From an Exchange ExchangeIt
It was many years ago that a wave waveof waveof waveof
of sentiment in favor of higher edu education education education ¬
cation swept over the race A fewer fewernumber fewernumber fewernumber
number of years ago industrial train training training training ¬
ing was brought forcefully to our at attentions attentions attentions ¬
tentions If we read correctly the thesigns thesigns thesigns
signs of the times not many years yearshence yearsI yearshence
I hence the religious training in schools schoolsestablished schoolsestablished schoolsestablished
established for this especial purpose purposewill purposewill purposewill
will be acclaimed everywhere a new newpanacea newpanacea newpanacea
panacea for our racial troubles In Infounding Infounding Infounding
founding his religious training school schoolat
at Durham N C Dr James E Shep Shepard Shepard I Iard
ard seems to have originated a line of ofeducational ofeducational ofeducational
educational work that will take strong stronghold stronghold stronghold
hold not alone on the Negro people of ofAmerica ofAmerica ofmerica
America merica but on the whites as well wellIt wellI wellIt
It I t is a peculiar fact that a Negro Negroleader Negroleader Negroleader
leader has thought out and popular popularized popularized popularized ¬
ized each new possible solution of the therace therace therace
race problem and each of these thesemovements thesemovements thesemovements
movements has been along education educational ¬
al lines Dr J C Price stirred the thecountry thecountry thecountry
country on the idea of higher educa education education education ¬
tion Dr B T Washington so impressed im impressed impresscd ¬
pressed his industrialism that the thewhites thewhites thewhites
whites appropriated the idea for their theirown theirown theirown
own improvement Dr Shepards idea ideais ideais ideais
is now being taken up by the whites whitesand whitesand whitesand
and they are beginning to use it on a alarge alarge alarge
large scale for their own betterment bettermentnot
not leaving the Negro altogether out outof outof outof
of the movement however It is isthen isthen isthen
then a noteworthy fact that Negroes Negroeshave N Negroeshave egrocs egrocshave
have worked orked out almost independently independentlythe
the ideas for the development of oftheir oftheir oftheir
their people while the whites n hites have havefurnished havefurnished havefurnished
furnished most of the wherowithall wherowithallto
to put these plans into operation operationthemselves operationthemselves operationthemselves
themselves being influenced by the thetransaction thetransaction thetransaction
transaction transactionMuch transactionMuch transactionMuch
Much attention is being attracted attractedjust attractedjust attractedjust
just now to the American Inter Interchurch Interchurch Interchurch
church college being established in inNashville inNashyille in inNashville
Nashville Tenn to train individuals individualsfor individualsfor individualsfor
for carrying on religious work The Themain Themain Themain
main college for whites will be af affiliated affiliated affiliated ¬
filiated with Vanderbilt University Universityand Universityand Universityand
and Peabody College while the col colored colored colored ¬
ored department will be affiliated with withthe withthe withthe
the colored colleges of the city The TheInterchurch TheI TheInterchurch
Interchurch College has a capitaliza capitalization capitalization capitalization ¬
tion of 1000000 There will be beraised beraised beraised
raised 200000 for the colored department depart department department ¬
ment making the total endowment
1200000A 1200000 1200000A 1200000A
A layman wonders if a movement movementof
of this kind means that the church is islosing islosing islosing
losing ground and must in this way be bereinforced bereinforced bereinforced
reinforced to be saved itself or does doesit docsit doesit
it show that the church has failed in infulfilling infulfilling infulfilling
fulfilling one of its missions It has hasboasted hashoasted hasboasted
boasted of fitting workers for the theMasters theMasters theMasters
Masters vineyard Is this important importantfeature importantfeature importantfeature
feature of church work to be turned turnedover turnedover turnedover
over to religious schools scboolsSouthern scboolsSouthernLife Southern SouthernLife
Life Magazine
Col John R Marshall of Chicago Chicagoand Chicagoand Chicagoand
and the popular and efficient colonel colonelof colon colonelof l lof
of the Eighth Illinois regiment spent spentseveral spentseveral spentseveral
several days in this city the guest of ofDr ofDr ofDr
Dr and Mrs Geo Cabiness Col ColMarshall CotMarshall ColMarshall
Marshall is an old Alexander Va Vaboy Vaboy Vaboy
boy who took Horace Greeleys ad advice advice advice ¬
vice go west young oung man and madegood made madegood midegood
good Col Marshall and Dr Cab Cabiness Cabiness Cabmess ¬
iness called at The Bee office Tues Tuesday Tuesday ¬ c
Everybody intends to attend the thecharity thecharity thecharity
charity reception It will be the thegreatest thegreatest thegreatest
greatest social event of the season
In the Face of the Most Convincing
Testimony Two Judges Favor Favorthe Favorthe Favorthe
the White Defendant DefendantSpecial DefendantSpecial DefendantSpecial
Special to The Bee BeeNew BeeNew BeeNew
New York Nov 6 6After After several severaldelays severaldelays severaldelays
delays and continuances asked for forby forby forby
by Ulrich the assailant of Dr Wash Washington Washington Washington ¬
ington the case was called and tried triedtoday triedtoday triedtoday
today Ulrich has each time secured secureda
a continuance of the trial on the pies piesthat ple plethat pleathat
that his witnesses witnesses were not present presentand presentand presentand
and yet when the trial was called to today today today ¬
day he had no other witness than thanhe thanhe thanhe
he has had at previous previous times except exceptMrs exceptMrs exceptMrs
Mrs Alvarez who posed as his law lawful lawful lawful ¬
ful wife when the assult was com committed committed committed ¬
mitted Dr Washington has been beenready beenready beenready
ready for the trial from the first and andhas andhas andhas
has pressed the case to completion completionas
I as a duty he owed his race the public publicand publicand publicand
and himself cancelling many engagements en engagements engagements ¬
gagements and going to a great expense ex expense expense ¬
pense of time and money to be pres present present press ¬
ent at each date set for the trial trialThe trialThe trialThe
The story of the assault was told toldin toldin toldin
in detail by Officers Hagan and andTierney andTierney andTierney
Tierney and a Wall Street bank bankclerk bankclerk bankclerk
clerk who witnessed it and by b Dr DrWashington DrVashington Dr1Tashington
Washington Himself So J complete Jcompleteand completeand completeand
and convincing was the testimony testimonyshowing testimonyshowing testimonyshowing
showing how Ulrich and another as assailant assa11ant assailant ¬
sailant had h d brutally beaten the edu educator educator educator ¬
cator that the specators were as astounded astounded astounded ¬
tounded when after Ulrich and the thewoman thewoman thewoman
woman who was variously described describedin
in the testimony as Mrs Ulrich Ulrichand Ulrichand Ulrichand
and ulJrs Mrs Alvarez had testified the thejudges thejudges thejudges
judges by a divided decision d cision of two twoto twoto twoto
to one decided to acquit the defend defendant defendant defendant ¬
ant on the ground that the proof of ofassault ofassaul ofassault
assault t had not been clearly proven provenTo provenTo provenTo
To prove his contention that he had hadnothing hadnothing hadnothing
nothing to conceal Dr Washington Washingtonfought Zashingtonfought V ashington ashingtonfought
fought the case to a finish and is in inno inno inno
no way cast down because the judges judgesrefused judgesrefused judgesrefused
refused to convict him himUlrich Ulrich and andthe andthe andthe
the woman paramour paramourswore swore most mostatrociously mostatrociously mostatrociously
atrociously in their efforts to fasten fastenodium fastenodium tsten tstenodium
odium upon him He feels he has hasdone hasdone hasdone
done his full duty to his race and andhimself andhimself andhimself
himself in coming to New York to toprosecute toprosecute toprosecute
prosecute his assailant at great ex expense expense expense ¬
pense and and loss of time and energy energyUlrich energyUlrich energyUlrich
Ulrich Rearrested RearrestedImmediately RearrestedImmediately RearrestedImmediately
Immediately following the trialUlrich trial trialUlrich trialUlrich
Ulrich was arrested by New Jersey Jerseyofficials Jerseyofficials Jerseyofficials
officials on a warrant for desertion desertionsworn desertionsworn desertionsworn
sworn out by his legitimate wife who wholives wholives wholives
lives in Orange New Jersey JerseyAssistant JerseyAssistant JerseyAssistant
Assistant District Attorney James JamesE
E Smith who conducted the prose prosecution proseI prosecution ¬
cution was most earnest in his ef efforts efforts efforts ¬
I forts to secure the conviction of Ul Ulrich Uli UIrich ¬
i rich it was no fault of his that a con conviction conviction conviction ¬
viction was not secured He did his hisfull hisfull hisfull
full and complete duty dutyBishop dutyBishop dutyBishop
Bishop Walters WaltersBishop WaltersBishop WaltersBishop
Bishop Alexander Walters is to be betendered betendered betendered
tendered a grand testimonial by the thecolored thecolored thecolored
colored citizens of the District of Co Columbia Columbia Columbia ¬
lumbia on the evening of December DecemberII
II 1911 1911A 19IIA 1911A
A committee of one hundred leading leadingcitizens leadingcitizens leadingcitizens
citizens hcadde by Dr S L Corroth Corrothers
ers are now completing the arrange arrangements arrangements arrangements ¬
ments mentsBishop mentsBishop mentsBishop
Bishop Walters is possibly the lead leading leadin leading ¬
ing in advocate of the manhood rights of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Negro before b fore the civilized world worldtoday woddtodav worldtoday
today todayA todav todavA
A worthy orthy presentation will be made madeto madeto madeto
to the Bishop at the close of the tes testimonial testimonial testimonial ¬
Knights of Pythias PythiasSyracuse PythiasSyracuse PythiasSyracuse
Syracuse Lodge No No5 5 Knights of ofPythias ofPythias i iPythias
Pythias jurisdiction of North Amer America America America ¬
ica South America Europe Asia Af Africa Africa Africa ¬
rica and Australia initiated the follow followingnamed followingnamed followingnamed ¬
ingnamed gentlemen into the myste mysteries mysteries mysteries ¬
ries of Pape on the 2d of November November19II
1911 Messrs Addison Smith Philip
Thomas and Eugene W V Gates GatesThursday GatesThursday GatesThursday
Thursday the 16th the lodge will willwork wilIwork willwork
work the Second Rank or Esquire EsquireDegree EsquireDegree EsquireDegree
A Faithful Hard and Brave Worker WorkerEldridge WorkerEldridge WorkerEldridge
Eldridge Hawkins deacon of the theVermont theVermont theVermont
Vermont Avenue Baptist Church for fortwentyfive fortwentyfive fortwentyfive
twentyfive years is one of the most mostremarkable mostremarkable mostremarkable
remarkable men of his age tall un unassuming unassuming unassuming ¬
assuming assuming affable but positive and andstern andstern andstern
stern in his manner he is a born bornleader bornleader bornleader
leader of men menHe menHe menHe
He is honest to a fault forgiving forgivingand forgivingand forgivingand
and conservative in his dealing to toward toward toward ¬
ward those who oppose him himHe himHe himHe
He is entirely void of animosity or orrevengeful orrevengeful orrevengeful
revengeful spirit and says that e every everyHuajtas erery ereryutUs ery
Huajtas anac ts my m Brother who isright isrightHe isrightHc isrightHe f
He is is the Senior deacon of the theVermont theVermont theVermont
Vermont Avenue Baptist Church of ofwhich ofwhich ofwhich
which Reverend Doctor James E EWillis EWillis EWillis
Willis is pastor and has served as assuch assuch assuch
such for twentyfive years yearsHe yearsHe yearsHe
He has the absolute confidence of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the congregation because they know knowhim knowhim knowhim
him to love him and because they theyhave theyhave theyhave
have found in him all that goes to tomake tomake tomake
make a Christian gentleman an up upright upI upright ¬
right official and one who loves right rightand rightand
I and who will give give to the least mem ¬
ber of the Church as a presiding presidingofficer presidingofficer presidingofficer
officer every right due him or her herwhen herwhen herwhen
when such members claim comes up
for consideration considerationDeacon considerationDeacon considerationDeacon
Deacon Hawkins was born in inCharles inCharles inCharles
Charles County Maryland and pme cjtmeto c pmeto me meto
to this city many years ago and for forseveral forseveral forseveral
several years has been employed in inone inone inone
one of the departments of the gov government government government ¬
ernment ernmentHe ernmentHe ernmentHe
He early connected himself with withthe withthe withthe
the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church Churchand Churchand Churchand
and during the twentyfive years of ofDoctor ofDoctor ofDoctor
Doctor Lees pastorate he was his hisstaunch hisstaunch hisstaunch
staunch friend able assistant and up upon upon upon ¬
on whom Doctor Lee relied most im implicity impli implicity
plicity pli ty for help and guidance in the theconduct theconduct theconduct
conduct of the Spiritual affairs of the theChurch theChurch theChurch
Church ChurchAfter ChurchAfter ChurchAfter
After the death df f Doctor Lee for formore formore formore
more than a year before the calling callingof callingof
of Doctor Willis Tillis as pastor Deacon DeaconHawkins DeaconHawkins DeaconHawkins I
Hawkins was practically head of the theSpiritual theSpiritual theSpiritual
Spiritual affairs of the Church with withDeacon withDeacon withDeacon
Deacon and Trustee Boards of said saidChurch saidChurch saidChurch
Church ChurchThe ChurchThe I IThe
The Church flourished under his hisadministration hisadministration hisadministration
administration as head Deacon the theChurch theChurch theChurch
Church without a pastor continued continuedin
in its growth in membership and andfinancial andfinancial andfinancial
financial progress He had as his able ableassistants ableassistants ableassistants
assistants Deacons Robert Johnson JohnsonChurchill JohnsonChurchill JohnsonChurchill
Churchill Armstead Jas Pinn Sam Samuel Samuel Samuel ¬
uel Lewis James Porter James Taylor Tay Taylor Taylor ¬
lor Auy Augustus Au ustus Johnson J 011n5On John Pollard PollardWesley PollardvVesley PollardWesley
Wesley Wheeler Theeler James Sewell and andthe andthe andthe
the very able and true friends and the theoldest theoldest theoldest
oldest trustee tl ustee of the Church Edward EdwardTaylor EdwardTaylor EdwardTaylor
Taylor Moses Peyton Richard RichardBrown RichardBrown RichardBrown
Brown Alfred Reed R S Warren Warrenand Warrenand Warrenand
and others all of whom have Inieenhis Ijeen Ijeenhis leen leenhis
his faithfull faith full allies alliesThe alliesThe
The meeting to elect a pt poStor p ± tor of ofthe oftbe ofthe I
the Vermont Avenue Baptist IChurch IChurchFriday thurch thurchFriday hurch hurchFriday
Friday evening June 9th 1911 was
= =
had upon a motion of William Reed Reedwho Reedwho Reedwho
who is a leading factor in opposition oppositionto
to Doctor Willis together with a few fewothers fewothers fewothers
others who after Doctor Willis had hadbeen hadbeen hadbeen
been elected by a large majority over overhis overhis overhis
his opponent a man by the name of ofTaylor ofTaylor ofTaylor
Taylor a college graduate brought a asuit asuit asuit
suit in Equity to contest their elec election election election ¬
tion of Doctor Willis on the ground groundof
of fraud This suit brought by byMessrs byMessrs byMessrs
Messrs Winslow William L Pollard Pollardand Pollardand Pollardand
and others upon a hearing before beforeJustice beforeJustice beforeJustice
Justice Anderson was promptly dis dismissed dismissed dismissed ¬
missed upon an opinion that Willis Williswas Williswas Villiswas
was fairly elected pastor of the theChurch theChurch theChurch
Church ChurchNone ChurchN ChurchNone
None N one of this perturbed or in any anyway anyway anyway
way ruffled the spirit of this tall tallinveterate tallinveterate tallinveterate
inveterate and veritable warlike warlikecharacter warlikeI warlikecharacter
character of Deacon Hawkins be because because because ¬
I cause he kncjw he h was in tile t e rightand right righti riglttand
i and the Judge confirmed his position positionand positionI positionand
and views viewsIn viewsIn
In defiance of the dismissal of the thei theBill theBill
I i Bill filed by the opposition of Rever Reverj Reverend Revi r rend
j end Willis and the opinion of Judge Judgei JudgeAnderson
I i Anderson it is declared that these thesesame theseI thesesame
I same parties filed another bill against againstDeacon againstDeacon againstDeacon
Deacon Hawkins Doctor Willis and andI andothers
I 1 others and have employed three at attorneys attorneys ¬
torneys with the hope of ousting oustingDoctor oustingDoctor
Doctor Willis and the present officers officersof officersof officersof
of the Church ChurchWith ChurchWith ChurchWith
With charity to and malice toward towardnone towardnone
none when the writer called upon uponDeacon uponDeacon uponDeacon
Deacon Hawkins he refused to dis discuss discuss discuss ¬
cuss the matter but simply said If IfGod IfGod IfGod
God be for us who can be against againstus
us usThe The ladies in this church are to be becommended becommended becommended
commended for their excellent work workand workand
1 and the support they have given the thepresent thepresent thepresent
present pastor and deacons The Themembership Themembership Themembership
membership of this church is beyond beyondall beyondall beyondall
all doubt among the most intelli intelligent intelligent intelligent ¬
gent and refined in the city It is isa isa isa
a membership that any minister ought oughtto
to feel proud Some of the oldest oldestand oldestand oldestand
and most highly respected citizens citizensare citizensare citizensare
are connected with this church It is isI isa isa
I a paying congregation and notwith notwithstanding notwithstanding notwithstanding ¬
standing the fight that has been beenwaged beenwaged beenwaged
waged against the present pre ent incumbent incumbentthe incumbentthe incumbentthe
the church is not at all embarrassed embarrassedfinancially embarrassedtinancially embarrassedtinancially
tinancially It is believed that the thepresent thepresent thepresent
present deacon board and the pas pastor pastor pastor ¬
tor Rev Willis will by hard work workand workand workand
and perseverance make the Vermont VermontAvenue VermontAvenue Vermontvenue
Avenue venue Baptist Church one of the thegreatest thegreatest thegreatest
greatest in this city Deacon Haw Hawkins Hawkins Flawkins ¬
kins is strong because he is honest honestwith honestwith honestwith
with his people They have confi confidence confidence confidence ¬
dence in him No man is any more morerespected morerespected morerespected
respected in the church than he is isHe isHe isHe
He is a man above reproach and it itwas itwas itwas
was by his wise leadership and andChristian andChristian andChristian
Christian bearing that the church is iswhere iswhere iswhere
where it is today It is to be regret regretted regretted regretted ¬
ted that any opposition to the present presentregime presentregime presentregime
regime should exist This continual continualfighting continualfighting continualfighting
fighting will eventually weaken the thechurchs thechurchs thechurchs
churchs influence influenceNo influenceNo influenceNo
No church or organization can cansucceed cansucceed cansucceed
succeed without united action The Thememory Thememory
memory of the late Geo W Lee is isyet isyet isyet
yet fresh in the minds of the mem members mem members members ¬
bers of the Vermont Avenue Baptist BaptistChurch BaptistChurch BaptistChurch
Church There should be unity sis sisterly sisterly sisterly ¬
terly and brotherly love among the themembers themembers themembers
members If the majority vote voteshows voteshows voteshows
shows that the Rev Willis was elect elected elected elected ¬
ed and there is no doubt that it does doeswhy doeswhy doeswhy
why then should there be any di division division division ¬
vision It is to the interest of the thepeople thepeople thepeople
people to get together The noble noblewomen nobleI noblewomen
I women who fought the battle for forright forright furright
right and justice will have a monu monument monument monument ¬
ment erected to their memory Un Under Under Under ¬
der the wise leadership of Deacon DeaconHawkins DeaconHawkins DeaconHawkins
Hawkins the Vermont Avenue Bap Baptist Baptist Baptist ¬
tist Church will be a great factor in inthe inthe inthe
the religious worldThe world worldThe worldThe
The most remarkable thing at this thistime thistime thistime
time is the large increase of member membershin membershin membershin
shin in the church and to this end endthis endthis endthis
this wellknown church worker workerDeacon workerDeacon workerDeacon
Deacon Hawkins is working with his hiscoworkers hiscoworkers hiscoworkers
coworkers The apparent division divisionin
in the church has not effected the thechurch thechurch thechurch
church in the least Many of those thosewho thosewho thosewho
who left the church are anxious to toreturn toreturn toreturn
return and will no doubt return Al Already Already Already ¬
ready preparations are in view look looking looking looking ¬
ing to the enlarging of this now nowgreat nowgreat nowgreat
great church edifice Lots of im improvements improvements improvements ¬
provements will be made under theadministration the theadministration theadministration
administration of oftbis this present mem membership membership membership ¬
bership bershipt
i Important JlnA T ° rtant News Happenings Happeningsof ll <
I By Miss G B MaxfirId MaxfieldAt MaxfirIdAt Maxfi ld ldAt
At a recent meeting of the Board Boardof Boardof Boardof
of Trustees of the John D Rocke Rockefeller Rockeeller Rockefeller ¬
feller Fund for education the Gen General General ¬
eral Education Board reported that thatthe thatthe thatthe
the board has contributed between between60000o
600000 and 700000 00000 to fortyone fortyoneschools fortyoneschools fortyoneschools
schools for Negroes These contri contributions contributions contributions ¬
butions have been limited to the thehigher thehigher thehigher
higher schools which train teachers teachersfor teachersfor teachersfor
for the public schools schoolsMrs schoolsMrs schoolsMrs
Mrs Anna Maria l > Iaria Fisher said to tobe tobe tobe
be a daughter of Henry Clay died diedlast diedlast diedlast
last month at the age of 93 YearsMany years yearsMany yearsMany
Many colored persons and institu institutions institutions institutions ¬
tions are named beneficiaries in her herwill herwiII herwill
will Tuskegee and Hampton Insti Institute Institute Institute ¬
tute are to receive 10000 each and
2000 to Harriet and Lillian Shadd Shaddof Shaddof Shaddof
of this city cityI cityDr cityDr
I Dr Daniel Williams the wellknown well wellknown wellknown
known Chicago Surgeon formerly =
head of Freedmens Hospital of this thiscity thisci thiscity
city ci y has established estab1i hed an operating operatingclinic operatingclImc operatingclinic
clinic at Provident Hospital in inChicago inChicago inChicago
Chicago ChicagoThe ChicagoThe ChicagoThe
The Boston Guardian celebrated its itstenth itstenth itstenth
tenth anniversary anniversary last week The TheGuardian TheGuardian TheGuardian
Guardian said The close of ten tenyears tenyears tenyears
years finds us busy fighting fig figfight a the same samefight sameficht
fight fight on the same principles We Wecongratulate Wecongratulate Ve Vecongratulate
congratulate the Guardian GuardianThe
I I =
The campaign campaIgn expenses of jGovFoss jGov jGovFoss j Gov GovFoss
Foss of Massachusetts will total totalabout totalabout
1 about 16635 According to a state statement statement statement
ment issued from the executive of offices offices offides ¬
fices 5000 ooo was contributed to the thecampaign thecampaign thecampaign
campaign committee 350 for trav travJ traveling trayeling
J eling expenses and 1128 11285 for print printj printing printing
j ing and mailing a pamphlet telling tellingof
i of the Governors services to the theState theState theState
State StateThe StateThe StateThe
The United States Government Governmentand Governmcntand Governmentand
and the great powers of Europe have havebeen havebeen havebeen
been asked to intervene and put an anend anend anend
end immediately to the alleged bar barj barbarities barbarities
j barities practiced by the Italian forces forcesin forcesin fbrcesin =
in Tripoli by the Turkish government govern government governI ¬
mentThe ment mentThe mentThe
The Durham Reformer says A Afifteen Afifteen Afifteen
fifteen thousand dollar hotel is to be beerected beerected beerected
erected in Raleigh N C in first firstclass firstclass firstclass
class style for colored people J H HLove HLove HLove
Love a successful colored druggist druggistqf dru ist istQf
qf Raleigh is the promoter oj 9tJ o oenterprise je jeenterprise 1 1enterprise
enterpriseCyrus enterprise enterpriseCyrus enterpriseCyrus
Cyrus Field Adams for fourteen fourteenyears fourteenyears fourteenyears
years Assistant Register of the theTreasury theTreasury theTreasury
Treasury is now suffering from a anervous anervous anervous
nervous breakdown and is in St StPaul StPaul StPaul
Paul Minn Iinn with his brother John JohnAdams JohnAdams JohnAdams
Adams AdamsThe AdamsThe J JThe
The Liquor Journal states that th t 15
000000 people who live in prohibition prohibitionStates prohibitionStates prohibitionStates
States use 20000000 gallons of alco alcoholic alcoholic alcoholic ¬
holic beverages beveragesGeneral beveragesGeneral beveragesGeneral
General Booth at the age of 83 is isso isso isso
so nearly blind he has determined to toundergo toundergo toundergo
undergo an operation in the hope of ofrestoring ofrestoring ofrestoring
restoring his sight sightIn sightIn sightIn =
In Japan the children of the poor poorare poorare poorare
are nearly always labeled in case casethey casethey casethey
they should stray from home while whiletheir whiletheir whilehers
their mothers mot motThe hers are at work workThe workThe
The recent somewhat hurried ini initiation initiation initiation ¬
tiation of Jack Johnson the Negro Negroprize Negroprize Negro Negroprize =
prize fighter into a Masonic lodge lodgeof lodgeof lodgeof
of Dundee has raised a storm of ofprotest ofprotest ofprotest
protest throughout the country countrySeveral countrySeveral countrySeveral
Several hundred clergymen of all alldenominations alldenominations alldenominations
denominations met and passed reso resolutions resolutions resolutions ¬
lutions aiming to end the persecution persecutionof
of Jews in Russia tssia and make the Rus Russian R us ussIan ussian ¬
sian sIan authorities Cease cease ease refusing to tohonor tohonor tohonor
honor the passports of certain Amer American American American ¬
ican citizens through religious intol intolerance intolerance intoerance ¬ < =
erance eranceMadam erancelIadam eranceMadam
Madam C J Walker colored of ofIndiananolis ofIndianafJolis ofIndianapolis
Indianapolis Ind has given 1000 1000toward 1000toward roootoward
toward the erection of a 100000 Y YM YIVI YM
M C A building Jpr for or colored men menThe menThe menThe
The population of France has hasdwindled lIasdwindled hasdwindled
dwindled to such an alarming extent extentthat extentthat extentthat
that should war break out an inferior infe inferior inferior ¬ <
rior army and navy would be com compelled COIJtpelled cornpelled ¬
pelled to battle with the enemy so soFrance 10France aoFrance
France is seriously considering re recruiting r rcruiting recruiting ¬
cruiting 1000000 Negroes for her Af African African African ¬
rican colonies coloniesThe coloniesThe coloniesThe
The Board of Education of New NewYork NewYork NewYork
York has engaged Mr Matt Henson HensonCommander HenIOnCommander HensonCommander
Commander Commandethe Pearys companion to tothe tothe
the North Pole to deliver a series series of oflectures oflectures oflectures
lectures on his polar trip before au audiences audiences audiences ¬
diences in the public schools of that thatcity thatcity thatcity
city cityDuring During the months of ofApril April May Mayand Mafoand Mayand
and June this year 152 persons were werekilled werekilled werekilled
killed and 2996 injured in train ac accidents aC aCcidents accdcnts ¬
cidents For the year ended June 30
1911 the bulletin issued shows the to ltotal total total ¬
tal number of casualties was 160555 160555of
of this number 10396 were killed awl
150169 injured injuredOne injuredOne injuredOne
One thousand dollars for immediate immediatetemporary immediatetemporary immediatetemporary
temporary relief of American Atrier can citizenssuffering citizens citizenssuffering citizeassuffering
suffering at Hankow China as a resuit re result result ¬
sult of warfare there has been gent gentY eat entby eatby
b by Y the American Red Cross Society SocietyAt SocietyI =
I At Open Health Mill No NO2 2 Home Homtead HOl1lestead Homestead
stead Steel Works in Pittlnir Pitt Pitthurg > i urx Paproduced Pa Paproduced a aproduced
produced 2475 247 tons of sttel sh el e in twen twentyfour twentyfour twentyfour ¬
tyfour hours This breaks a arecor arecormade record recordmade recordmade
made fifteen years ago agoNovember agoNovember agoNovember
November 4 was an anniversary anniversary of ofan ofan ofan
an epoch in transportation develop development d developUnited elop elopment ¬
ment of the United States as eighty eigkfcysix eig eightysix ty tysix
six years ago on the said day the thefirst t thefirst e efirst
first boat on the Erie canal sailed sailedHOWARD sailedHOWARD sailedHOWARD
Made Manager of a Cleveland Drug DrugStore DrugStore DrugStore
Cleveland 0 ODr 0Dr 0Dr
Dr Frank H Weaver of Baltimore Baltimorea
a graduate of Howard University UniversityWashington UniversityVashington UniversityWashington
Washington a registered pharmacist pharmacistof
of the state board of Maryland reg registered ieJ ieJistered red redistered ¬
istered as assistant pharmacist m mPennsylvania 18Pennsylvania inPennsylvania
Pennsylvania and recently registered registeredin registerein
in Ohio has been made manager of ofthe ofthe F Fthe
the Peoples Drug Store here The ThePeoples ThePeoples i
Peoples is the only drug store in the thecity thecit thecity
city cit owned by colored men

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