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By Washligtoa Party.
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Progress of Negro
With surprise by distinguished men
who accompanied Dr. (Washington
under the direction of BisJihop
Clinton. ? The itinerary.
Thompson's Nat. News Bureau.
Greensboro, N. C.? October 30. ?
Dr. Booker T. Washington and party
reached here to-night, in the course
of a tour -covering all of the princi
pal cities of the State 6f North Caro
lina. An immense crowd of white
and colored people were at the sta
tion to greet the world's most fa
mous advocate of "common-sense" ed
ucation and . international evangel
of racial amity. The citizens of
Greensboro have left no stone unturn
ed to make the visit of Dr. Washing
ton memorable, and their sincere ap
preclation of his worth and work is
attested by tlie fact that not only have
the colored people hero suspended
their regular -Sunday evening ser
vices to give him freedom of the city,
but the white churches held: a short
meeting - at their respective houses
of worship, closing early in order that
an opportunity might be given every
-one to hear the Negro's acknowledged
"first citizen." Ar^ audience num
bering fully 6,000 turned out to-night
at the great Hip?podroante, the largest
auditorium in the State. At leas^
1,600 of the audience were whites.
Despite thte chilliness <of the evening,
the hulk of this masstvfc crowd re
mained Until the close of what was,
in many respects the most spirited
deliverance the Doctor has made on
this trip. Hon. E. J. Justice, Ex
Speaker of the North Carolina legis
lature, gave Dr. Washington a warm
welcome and testified in eloquent
terms to the value of the doctrine he
is teaching. In the final analysis,
said Mr. Justice, all labor is honor
able and education is a prime neces
sity in making labor ethcient. Tne
best educated man can labor best, and
the best way to get away from
drudgery is to become intelligent
enough to use the most scientific
methods of performing the service
that the world needs, Along his own
line and in his own way, assisted by
broad-minded whites, the two races
will work out their destiny in this ?
the best country on earth. The choir,
under the direction of Prof. W. H.
Howze, rendered classical selections
among them "The Ifmammatus," with
obligato by Mrs. Annie Nelson, andl
Major R. R. Moton, led the congrega
tion and several plantation melodies,
which evoked enthusiastic applause,
especially In the boxes occupied by
the white visitors. Dr. Robert E.
Jones, editor of the Southwestern
Christian Advocate, New Orleans, a
former resident of Greensboro, in- 1
troduced Dr. Washington in happy I
vein, Bishhop Clinton told of the per
sonnel of the party now touring the
State. I>r. Washington talked for
nearly two hours and held' the clos
est attention of his great audience
throughout, his wit and humor serv
ing to drive home the great truths
that in less skillful hands might not
have been so palatable in the midst
of a political campaign in a southern
Hon. William H. Lewis, Assistant
United Staes District Atorney, of Bos
ton and prospective Assistant Attor
ney General of the ?United States,
joined the party at this point.
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i tic itinerary.
The pilgrimage began at Charlotte
last Friday, where a big day was
spent. Saturday was divided between
Concord and Salisbury. Saturday
night Iflgh Point was visitor an<1
Sunday wan given over to Winston
Salem. Sunday night finds the party
at Greensboro, with Reidsvlle, sched
uled for Monday morning. Then the
afternoon will be put In at Greens
boro. with Durham as the o-bjectlvfc
point for Monday night, lying over
there for a further program Tuesday
xXKPurnlng. WUson,v Jl^okjr Mount,
CoNTiatn&p Thom Pa?? Thrk*.
iters Helpless
And chances are even for both par*
ties, many Negroe? being inclined
to vote their own convictions, re
gardless of Napdcr or Ben Oarr.
Nashville, Tennessee, November 2.
? (Special.) ? Politics occupy the
center of the stage In the Volun
teer State at this writing. It Is a
toss up whether Bob Taylor and
"Harmony" or Capt. OBen Hooper
and "Law Enforcement" shall
triumph on November 8th. They iare
the rival candidates for Governor of
?s "Ham" Patterson, the present
governor, saw a hard road to travel
if he was to have a third term. The
outlook was a hopeless one. Patter
son withdrew p.u the Democratic
nominee. "Fiddling" Bob Taylor
has now come upon the scene to do
the rescue act. He proposes to save
the democratic party in the State, if
he has to sacrifice his good fat job
as United States Senator from
Tennessee. He is traveling over the.
State on "The Democratic Special"
calling upon "the hill billies," Red
Necks, and Negroes to save the party
from destruction at the hands of the
Republicans and Independent, Demo
crats sometimes together and called
"The Fusion Party."
Hooper, the Republican candidate,
is supposed to represent all there is
of character and worth In the State,
of Tennessee. So the white Repub
licans and Independent white Demo
crats say; they also accuse "Our
Bob" of being Ham Patterson's put
ty ball rolled to order for the oc
casion of Nov. 8th. Patterson, they
say is "the biggest grafter who ever
sat in the governor's chair". Tbe>
accuse him of pardoning a murderer,
being the herfchman of ih# whiskey
ring and about everything" else in
the calendar of evil doing. - In the
light of these "awful crimes" Hooper
has come out of the mountains of
East . Tennessee in answer to "the
divine call' to ?avo the people ? tc
rescue the State. Maybe he will,
maybe ho won't.
Tli? Ne^ro Voter In The Contest.
The colored voters in Tennessee
are as much divided as "the white
folks". They have learned the game
of politics in a measure. They are
divided into two groups. The Inde
pendent Colored Republicans led by
P. P. Hill and The Central Republi
cans or "Old Liners" led by J. C.
Napier, the newly appointed Aegis
ter of the United States Treasury.
The Negroes have no state organ
ization worth conslderingv but the
leaders of the two factions are travel
ing about the state and doipg the
usual amount of "stump speaking"
in the interest of their candidates.
P. F. Hill and his crowd, are for
Taylor, "first, last and all the time."
J. C. Napier is supposed to have
charge of the organization of "repre
sentative" Negroes who are expected
to stand for the Republican . party
and vote for Hooper.
The facts are so much in favor of
both candidates that It will be hard
to tell until after election just which
side will receive the most colored
votes. Some of the best Negroes of
the State of Tennessee will vote for
Bob Taylor and Democratic suprem
acy. They have the "Hooker Wash
ington Fever". They believe in
cultivating the friendship of their
Southern white bfethern. President
Taft encouraged them to do so in
his speech at the dedication of Car
negie Library of Fisk University,
while he was a candidate for the Re
publican nomination. So a great
many have decided to vote with the
white men of South and the Demo
cratic party against the regular Re
publican organization. They are for
"peace and progress" and believe
they can get it by voting of the Dem
ocratic candidates.
On the other hand a great many
Colored voters believe that whatso
ever has been done ? great or small
? for the Negro, it has been done by
the Republican party and they pro
pose to vote for Hooper for that
An outsider can easily see that
the Republicans have done very lit
tle for the Negro masses in Tennes
see. The organization has been
t careful and skilful enough to Keep
rn t . l O |j
wvcw/are, ?iui.wmp?, oiooa-iiounds, patrolers ami the south's land, owners did not make slavery fifty
years ago. The presence of a large clns? of mien which* hart no rights under tl?,3 law made those things possi
ble but what made slavery then was and what will briiXg on slavery again is leave one class of men solely de
pendent upon another class for tl'r? making of the law# and their enforcement. This is all too evident to-day.
when a class with the power in its hands is cooping the other class by legislative enactments and by violence
in the name of the law. A votelessman is a slave arid In no otlirer way is Slavery possible.
them out of employment in the post
offices in the entire State and any
other government work which might
benefit the Negro temporarily or
permanently. The party did gi^e
.sTapier a job finally but they kept
him out of It so long it is doubtful
if he can appreciate it as much as
ae would if he had been recognized
earlier. He is a good and loyal Re
publican just the same and deserved
better treatment.
The Commercial Appeal of Mem
phis, a Taylor organ print^ now and
chen some articles, supposed to be
.written Ben Carr, advis
.ng the Negroes of the State on the,
coming election. "Ben Carr is a
Patterson Negro" and in the lan
guage of P. P. Hill, who was for Pat
terson and is for Taylor now, "The
-vhite people are try/ing to force 'Ben
^atr Upon the Negroes. He is an
gnoramus and they are not going
to submit to being led by "an ig
lorant porter.'
Sumtning up, it will be a hard mat
tre for either the Republicans or
Democrats to command full strength
it the Negro voters of the State,
because' the colored people who vote
rt.an never become reconcile to the
'eadership of either J. C. Napier, P.
P. Hill or Ben Carr. The most
Mioughtful Negroes vote their own
convictions without regard to the
'eadership of any one man or any
set of men selected by either party
to corral the Negro vote.
Fishermen's Bank
la Receiver's Hands
Newport News, Va., Oct. 2 5 ? A
petition asking that the Galilean
Fisherman's Bank. Incorporated, of
Hamilton, be placed in the hands of
receivers, was filed in the Circuit
Court of Elizabeth City county to
day. The petition was presented on
behalf of John A. Smith, a stock
holder and depositor of the bank
and avers that the bank has been
mismanaged foi4 a number of years,
that it is totally insolvent and that
it is without means of meeting its
It is alleged in the petition that
the bank has liabilities aggregating
$24,010)96 and assets aggregating
only $20,784.62. There was no op
position to- the petition and Judge
Robinson immediately named At
torney A. W. Basset, Jr., and B. A.
bowls, receivers, fixing their bond at
$25,000 each. There was no opposi
tion to the receivership.
The Galilean bank is a colored
institution and was organized in
1001. Though not a large institu
tion, the bank was regarded for
some time as being perfectly safe
ahd only recently has its failure to
realize upon its loans forced it
gradually Into an insolvent condi
tion^'. ? ' v
'Be Men of
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Compliments City
On fact that it is dry and urges Ne
gro voters to do tlieir duty- U>
themselves and their families by
supporting party pledged to moral
| reform.
In the course of his remarks to his
congregation" at Simpson M. E.
church, Sunday night, the Rev. J. S.
Carrol, pastor, made some timely ob
servations as the political situation
In part he said :
Nahash, King of the Ammonites,
was dead. David, King of Israel, out
of respect for Nahash and sympathy
for the stricken people, sent men to
comfort Hanum the son of Nahash.
When David's servants came to the
land of the Ammonites to bear the
words of comfort, from David, the
Ammonites said to Ilanum, "Think
est thou that David doth honor thy
father, that he hath sent comfort
ers unto thee? hath not David rath
,er sent his servants unto thee, to
search the city, and to sipy it out, and
to overthrow it?" 'How truly has it
been said that it has been a matter
of just complaint tli rough all the his
tory of mankind, that there is little
sincerity in courts. 'Courtiers espe
cially are suspicious of. each. other,
and often mislead their covereigns.
They feel themselves to be insincere,
and suspect others to be so too."
So these courtiers of Hanum misled
him.: He took David's servants and
Fhaved off one half their ^beards, and
cut off their garments even to their
buttucks, and sent them away. In
Eastern countries, the beard is held
in high respect. The possessor con
siders it his greatest ornament; often
swears by it; and in matters of great
importance, pledges it. Nothing can
be more secure than a pledge of this
kind; its owner will redeem it at
the hazard of his life. The beard
was never cut off but in mourning, or
as the sign of slavery. Thus the
cutting off one half the beard and
the clothing of the men rendered
them ridiculous, and made them look
like slaves. This act trpon the part
of the Ammonites wa? an insult to
nil Israel. When David heard of It,
he sent men to meet these men and
tell them to stay at Jericho until their
beards were grown out again. The
Ammonites saw that they had made
themselves abaominable in the sight
of the Israelites and so they at once
prepared for war. They hired the
Syrians of Beth-rehob, and the Syr
ians of Zoba. twenty thousand foot
men, and of the King Mancah a thou
sand men. and of Ishtob twelve thou
sand men; thirty three thousand men
>.p ff -r?' ~rr> *0}
in all to fight the leraeiites. tiavid
sent all the mighty men under Joab
to meet these. But the Syrians were
gathered in the field while the Am
?monites were in the city. Joab, see
ing thnt he was surrounded by the
enemy, chose all the choice men of
Israel and put them in array against
the Syrians and the rest of the peo
ple he gave into the hands of hia
brother, Abishai, that he might put
them in array against the Ammon
ites. Then addressing his army, he
said, "If the Syrians be too atrgng
for me, then shalt thou help me: but
U the children oC Amnion be , too
strong for thee, then T wilf come and
help thee.' Then as if to give them
courage he adds: "Be of good cour
age, and let us play the men for our
4>eople, and for the cities of our God:
jand the Lord do that which eeemeth
him good." Says one, "This is a
I very fine military address, and is
I equal to anything in ancient or mod
lorn times."
| Men, to-night ae I think of these
combined forces of the Syrians and
Ammonites arrayed against Israel
and how they sought to defeat thenn,
I think of tlie mighty forces of evil
arrayed against the powers of right
eousness. As we contend with theBe
mighty powers let the words of Joab
serve as a watchword through not
only this conflict w.hich is before us
in this city and county but. through
all the battles In which we may be
engaged. In this hour of political
unrest and social and moral reform,
may I not pass along this word to all
the soldiers of Jesus Christ, "Be of
good courage, and let us play the
men for our people, and for the cit
ies of our God: and the bord do that
which seemeth him good?"
My brothers, you have a great re
sponsibility resting upon you. Wheth
er we as a race are to lie further ad
vanced or more shamefully humili
ated lies largely with you. Your
wives, mothers, sisters and daugh
ters and sons are looking to you.
When the clouds of this political cam
paign have passed away, what will
these helpless ones find? Will there
be a cause for rejoicing or will there
be causes for shame? Shall they be
compelled to call to mind your un
faithfulness? To-night I call upon
you to do two things; ? Be couarge
ous and Be Men.
In politics, in religion! in social
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Old Guard Passing ,j
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Much new talent has T>een added to
t '
fucultoy. ? KeftUng, president-elect
of Western University is honored
by Nashville friends with a ban
Nashville, Teni*.. Nov. 2. ? 'Special.
? Pisk University* bas Just concluded
the first month'g work of the new
school session. The opening this
year is undoubtedly the brightest in
the history of tht# magnificent insti
tution. The experience of the past
year confirms tha >rlaaom of the trus
tees of Fisk in the choice of the new
president . Dr. Oeo. A. Gates Is a
man of sound scholarship, high ideals
and unquestioned courage. The in
stitution is already thoroughly sat
urated with his strenuous spirit.
( The new president is a progressive
man. "He knows and understands the
trend of our national life. He has
read the signs Ot the times. How
well he has read^ them, can best be
known by the remarkable change not
ed in the school life at Fisk. His
coming has deepened the religious,
thio intellectual and the social Hife
of the University, It can be seen on
the campus, in the class rooms" and
the dormitory life of tho students.
There is less frivolity and more dig
nity and hard work in the atmos
phere of Fisk. ? The alumni and
friends scattered throughout the na
tion are glad of this for the institu
tion has needed a change in the'
spirit of its student body.
It is a hard tp.sk to preserve the
honored traditions of a great school
liko Fisk. It is particularly difficult
to do so at a time when great changes
are taking place in the institution.
The "old guard" is fast passing away.
Of those who cajne first, only Dean
H. H. Wright regains, f Prof, gorib
ner, Dr. C. W. Mf>rrpw and tho libra
rian, Miwrtf, j5?i Marvin have, lyaan
longest oil the Flak Faculty annong
those who have come during. the past
fourteen years. The ranks have
been filled up with new talent and
now Fisk can boast of tho best fac
ulty aim on g all the institutions of
higher education in the South. The
best universities of the land are rep
resented on the faculty of Fisk. The
dormitories are crowded. Tho stu
dents are enthusiastic &nd earnest.
The graduates are loyal and sincere
in their love for the institution and
there is every reason to conclude that
Fisk has just begun a new era of
progress and Is stepping off on a tri
umphant march which shall only end
?when the institution takes rank with
the best universities of tho world a
as the great university for the high ?
er education of Negroes. c
?... The. University Club, gave Prof. H. ?
T. Kealing a very happy surprise
on Friday evening, Oct. 2 9tli. The
occasion was an Informal gathering
of the members of the Club, other
friends and invited guests at the
home of the new president of West
ern University, before his departure
for Qulndaro, Kansas on Sunday
night. More than thirty of the most
talented men and women of Nash- f
ville joined in this testimonial of
friendship and high regard for the
man and citizen.
Tho testimonial in honor of Prof.
Kealing was etnirely informal and
in keeping with his dignity and mod
eety, The friends all met promptly
at the Keeling homo and tho mem
bers of the University Club took pos
session for the evening. It was a
most brilliant gathering in point of
character and intelligence.
Prof. H. L. Keith of the City Pub
lic Schools was master of ceremo
(Continued on page five.)
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Affairs of bank and order badly tnto
' ccl but) Iiope is held out ihm& the
former assets will cov?er ?U UibO*
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Richmond, Va., Oct. event
which might have befallen the col
ored race in America could have pro
duced a more profound shockor
could be more far-reaching In" its
effects than the suspension of tholfe
cense of the Grand Fountain/ U. O.
of True Reformers, which waa done
yesterday afternoon by the.Burdatr
Insurance of Virginia/ The T^Uq
formers is at once the. largtft,^*
most prominent, and has hithtrtfe
been regarded as the most BUQCtSSful;
of all the colored secret ' societlesjin*
the world, around .whose existence
bo much of the activity of the x&efr
centers. , "?
The big financial and fraternal afa
ganization was brought to its tall bJi
the crash of the Savings Bank of
True Reformers, an allied InStittt*
tion, which yesterday applied for &
receiver in the Chancery 06p.rt&T
the city of Richmond. The crisis
forced by an order issued on _ TPjbea
iay by the Bureau of Insurance liNH
quiring the True Reformers* o?cers
to appear this morning at iO o'clock
to show cause why its license to w
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business should not be
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The suspension ot> th?T license , ft j
Absolute. The brdef
Lerday by Deputy Insurance domttjli
jioner J. ' N. ' Brenatriah, sets forth
:hat action is taken "on account of
he gross mismanagement, if not
sriminai negligence, of fts present
ind former management in safe
guarding its funds." , t 7;*;
All fees and dues of applicants
nitiated after this date are to be
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?eturned immediately. No app.Uca^
ions for beneficial membership ii$
my branch of the association, must.
)e considered or any initiations per-,
ntted in this State while the . order
s effective. '
Still, out of the wreck of the in
iu ranee society, the bank and the
tilled industrial and mercantile con
cern, the Bureau of Insurance hop
!8 to get enough salvage to jHtjpnft
be True Reformers to continue in
justness as an individual orfcaniaa
ino. From all accounts, it is Impos
ilble that the bank can ever again
eopen its doors, but the fraternal
>rganization has always been in gpod
lircumstances, and would have today
>een in splendid financial condition
>ut for its alliance with th>e
tnd other enterprises!* - ? * ' : ? ' * ? ~ 7- ?
Has Ijoet. Money. :
The whole trouble had arisen from
he apparently Irresistible tendency
>f Negro insurance officials to start
mnks and later to engage in Other
ines of business, which usually take
he money earned by the original or
mrent order. In but few instances
lave such plans succeeded.
With a membership of approxi
mately 60,000, nearly half of whom
ire in Virginia and the others wat
ered over the Atlantic States, the
'rue Reformers' officials have, either
Court House, Charleston, W. Va.
Monday, November 7, 1910, at 8 P. M.
Col. Johnson, the man who electrified the Republican National Convei tlon at Chicago two yearn ago* Is
of the greatest orator* of the raee. l'rof. Curry has l>een heard here several times and tbo
know ability as a speaker. They make a great. team. Come and hear them. Voters
are invited to be present, special arrangements will be made for the accommodation of the
whom a hearty invitation i* extended.

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