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*??. Pythian Building, Charleston
W. Va.
Home Phone 92*.
?' Advocato Is entered In the
V PfSt-offlce at Charleston, W. Va.. as
?Gcond clasa matter.
Three months $0.50
Sic months 1.00
On? year 1.50
KHJ)Al', NOVKM1UCH 10, 11)10
As was to have been expected, the
Negroni# looming up largely as a
\ cause contributing to the defeat of
the Republican candidates of Kanaw
ha county.
Never was a people more falsely
The Negro, in proportion to his
numbers, stood more loyally by the
Republican ticket than any other
body of. men composing the body pol
itic. As evideuee of this fact, we
citfc the two precincts of this cit*- in
which Is congregated the majority of
the Negro voters. In one, the Gar
- nett school precinct, the Republican
ticket received a majority, which was
true of only one other precinct of
the city. In another, tho triaugle,
the once dominant party lost by a
"" margin of seventeen votes. Here, it
- 4b currently reported, money and
whiskey were used as never before
and every other effort possible was j
~ made to debauch the voter. Yet the
black man is not alone responsible
for the reverse. In this precinct
there are Jews and Assyrians in
numbers equal to or surpassing the
Negro voters. Tho Assyrians have
always voted the Democratic ticket.
The Jews were known to be hostile
to the allignment of the Republicans
with the Prohibitionists and were ex
pected by those cognizant of such
matters to rebuke the "dry" stand
of their Republican friends.
But granting that som^ Negroes
did, vote for certain Democratic can- j
didktes, had the whole race in this
city and county stood to a man for
f the Republican ticket, the result!
would have been little different. Tho
majority by which the Democrats
won was almost twice as large as
the. entire Negro vote. In view of
this, the Xegro, like Macbeth, but !
.. more truthfully, can say: "Thou |
canst not say I did it. Never shake |
thy^ gory lock* at me."
Those who are inclined to cen
sure our people for the slump should
not forget that Kanawha county was
notjthe only place where Republicans
got;a black eye. The disaffection
"was nation wide. The party is simply
paying the penalty for the dissen
sions within its own ranks and the
true or false impression that it is re
sponsible tor the high cost of living
and other evils of which the people
As boou as it became definitely
known thai the legislature would be
Democratic, the Negro, ever fearful
of his civic and political rights began
to figure on the legislation affecting
Ifls status which would be probably
enacted. He has, with great reluc
tance, resigned himself to the sepa
rate coach idea and very greatly tears
lest the proposal of a disfranchise
ment amendment follow closely in |
its wake.
Senator-elect MacCorkle say s we
need fear neither, that we will be
molested by class legislation of 110
kind. Here's hoping that the sen- 1
ator's prophecy will come true. And
Tt will If his colleagues will play the
game according to Iloyle. The rules
are strongly against a allowing of
hands during the next two years. It'
would be the wisest policy to let
the race question severely alone.
Neither jim crow cars nor disfran
chisement should be hinted at from
any Democratic source. In this way
the suspicions of the Negro would
be allayed, his support in an increas
ing measure would be secured and
less effort be necessary to get con
trol of the reins of the government
% ih West Virginia. Once secure in all
state offices and backed bv a Demo
cratic legislature, it would be a
nimplo matter to enact the prospect*
:/? ivg legislation which experience has
taught us to fear wherever Demo
ci^ts gain the ascendency in the
will be something new nnd^r
sun If Gov. MacCorkle's party
y ta^eH the stand whicTi Tie predicts, a
Btajid so diametrically opposite to
What history teaches one to expect.
As was said, it. would be good poll
tics to follow Iijs lead in these mat
ters, but there is a saying to the ef
fadf that the Democratic party ma>
be ^expected to make ** d ? n fool ol
its61f in critical momenta. Oh f/ord
' ha\p them not t ) make d ? 11 fools 0
themselves nt thi? crisis
?4* -
' Not #iaoe th* faM**e of tin? Frced
r man's Savings and Trust Company
has there occurred a greater disaster
, in Negro financial affairs than the
downfall pf th? True Reformers
bank at Richmond and of a similar
institution conducted by the Fisher
men at Newport News, both in the
State of Virginia.
Fach, because of its counectiou
with fraternal organ Iiations. held a
unique position among banking in
stitutions. Bach was in position to,
(and did. number among its depositors
hundreds who placed their money
therein solely because of the con 11
dence they had in the respective fra
ternities controlling them. Many of
them are inherently distrustful of
Negro banks conducted along th? old
established liuos, ana it was, even
with many a doubtful shake of the
head that they passed their money
over to the depositories of their be
loved and much trusted orders.
The failure of th.es? will do much
toward weakening ? if it does not
wholly destroy all confidence among
them. The danger is lest they do
not carefully weigh the causes lead
ing to the failures and place all Ne
gro banks which now exist or which
may hereafter be established in the
doubtful column.
Ona does not have to go far to
find the reasons for the failure of
the Reformer bank. Those in con
trol of its affairs were too anxious t
to get rich quick and the members or
the order unconsciously contributed
to the downfall by failure to read the
glaring signs. A man must have '
been blind indeed not to have seen
that the style of living affected by 1
some of tlie bank officials, the pala
tial residences which they had erect- '
ed for themselves were far above the '
station of men receiving their sala- J
ries, even though these salaries were
higher than was reasonable. Many
indications pointed to woeful Igno
rance, if not criminal negligence, on
the part of the bank's officials, but
those who sounded the alarm were
branded as false prophets and their
warnings went unheeded.
Now is the deluge. But the Re
formers need not give up all hope.
\\ ith a master mind to guide a loyal
following there is yet a bright fu- j
tare for the order and for the bank, j
If either is u? be rehabilitated, if. \
must be separated from the other i
and placed upon a firm founda- j
foil at the outset of the rebeginning.
The insurance department must de- '
mand and receive of the insured
premiums l>as>. d upon the mortality ?
tables of fraternal societies and not
upon such two-for-one plans as have
heretofore guided all Negro frater
nities. Tiie bank must adopt and
stick to those rules which have made
other banks the impregnab le finan- '
cia! concerns they are. if the True ]
Reformers, as is true of the Fisher
men, wipe the slate clean and be- i
gin once more in the right way, all
will be well. If not, let them ec
pect a repetition of failure and loss
of confidence.
Our attention has been called to
an editorial in the Pioneer Press,
which the closing days of the cam
paign and its aftermath have pre
vented us from seeing, to the effect
that ? if we have not been misin
formed. The Advocate has wilfully
misled the race as to the danger of
j i m crow cars and disfranchisement.
The Advocate has no apologies to j
make for the stand it took and only I
hopes, while denying the indictment
of wilful misrepresentation, that
future events will disprove its
predictions. If Brother Clifford can
contribute in any way toward the
[realization of our hopes, Brother
Clifford will Increase fhe great debt
tht; race already owes him. ????
Arrangements have been mada
with Dr. Booker T. Washington for
the publication in this paper of a ser
ies of six articles on his recent obser
vations of "the man farthest
down" in Europe. This series will
appear in no other paper in this
state Those who are not subscrib
| ers, will do well to send in their
name ana money at once, if they
wj.-:h to read the first number.
1' is pretty reasonably safe to
state that our readers will excuse
the lat? nes> of our appearance this
week when they understand that the
rooster ?er\ed for breakfast Wednes
day morning eayaed a severe attack
of acute* Indigestion.
' Criminal rie?,lir/.'ncc" is too old a
jdefiuition of the dealings of certain
officials of the Reformer's Bank who,
on the proceeds or their salaries,
were able to build residences for
themselves as large dormitories of
1 A ould be like taking an all-day
.r I V{J X.'gi o -?,li00ls
Democrat 1r persuasion who wish
tl<C'?" lixO n?>t <loj)?.
The*? w?re so many 4*alao ran?'
that there 1? t*> distinctive honor U
be. so <?\$9siQ$d.
President Taft took to the briu>
deep the day aftor election. A few
other members of his party went up
Salt river at the same time.
-Mr. MacCorkle's record shows thai
he is friendly disposed toward the
Negro, but, darn it, MY. MacCorkle
is not the whole cheese in his party.
Tis true, 'tis pity; and pity 'tis, 'tis
? ? ?
There is some sort of eclipse pre
dicted for the sixteenth. It seems
to have been about eight days ahead
| of time.
"All is lost save honor," but there
is no denying the fact that we would
have preferred a few of the oflices
to so datblnmed much honor.
? ?
W e hate to do it, but the amenities
demand that we congratulate the
Democrats on their splendid victory.
May it never be repeated.
Pennsylvania and Garuett school
precinct did not go Democratic.
There's a little consolation.
Let's forget it.
? ? ? ?
The Sooth's Aw'kening
Continued from Pack Ox*. ?
productive work of the nation. Ire
dell Mears, candidate for Congress,
was on the platform, as were &l?o Mr.
J. W. Church, from Hampton, Law*
yor George E. Baskett, and W. M.
Cummlngs. Prof. J. A. Bonner,
principal of the City School, pre
sided. Mr. 0. H. Lennon was chair
man of the very capable committee
on arrangements . At the banq.ue$,
engraved resolutions expressing the
gratitude and appreciation of ; Ure
party of the painstaking lahoirs of the
Washington party were presented to
Bishop Clinton, and Messrs.. John
Merrick and C. C. Spaulding. The
presentation speech was made by R.
W. Thompson, corresponding secre
tary of the National Negro Press As
At MLaxton.
The last lap of the journey of the
Washington party through the "Old
North State*' brought them to Max
ton Friday morning and Dr. Wash
ington made an excellent impression
upon the cotton farmers of that sec
tion by a plain address at the colored
irark. Excellent arrangements had
been made by Chairman E. <W. R.
Ziegler. The procession from the
Masonic hall to the park was a long
:ind peculiarly interesting one. Law
yer and Former Congressman Geo.
B. Patterson introduced the speaker.
At La ur in burg.
The last stop was made at Laurin
burg, one of the largest cotton mark
ets of the South. In a base-ball
park, surrounded bj* fields abloom
with cotton bolls, ready to be pick- J
[>d, I>r. Washington delivered one of
the strongest addresses of the itin
erary and made a most remarkable
impression upon the representative
planters, bankers and men of large
means, who crowded the platform
and who had joined with their col
ored friends in inducing the "Wiz
ard' to include this city in his pro
gram. Mayor Maxey L. John intro
duced Dr. Washington as "the fore
most man of his race and the great
est industrial teacher in the world,"
and advised white and black alike
to >be guided by his advice. The com
mittee on reception was headed by
W. P. Evans ,who owns a large dry
goods establishment in the city. The
automobile used by Dr. Washington
was placed at his disposal by Hon.
J. S. McNair, one of the Scotland
County's wealthiest citizens who
employs hundreds of colored men on
his cotton plantations. The banquet
Houses and Lots
Water, Shade Trees'
on residence lots.
For Terms Address
J. E. Adams
Prnceton, W? Va.,
Box 81.
We have )u?t opened a flrfit-etafc*
ice 'Team parlor at the People'# Gro
cery htorc in the K. of P. Building,
where you will receive the very best
of service. Our cream la tho be?t
in the bind, guaranteed to pleawe yon.
Hour*? for Sunday: 4 p. rn, to 11
p. in. We will be open evx/y night
during the we*k
W. H Parker, Mnnpfccr.
> one oi! fttoe jnivat SelfcpiKtul of a*
entire vt#efc, the Udlep dwcvo credit
The party left fop Charlotte, whon
farewell wwh). said and felicltatloai
were exchanged^ ^
) All iu ail tho North, Carolina toui
bids fair -to cap the climax of all th<
celebrated " Washington tour a, ii
uoint of area covered, in the nuuibej
and character of individuals influ
enced, :ui d in tangible results that
are likely to grow out ovf the "Wiz
ardV fajf-roachring messages oi
peacc and his exhortations to high
v r standards of li*ht and loading,
Forward movement
ground of the jealousy, envy und
strife well-known to erist among the
Nashville colored physicians, it will
be a failure, a discredit to every
body connected with It. Before the
building was- oompleted and while
the hospital association and clubs
were still active tn Its behalf, the
race problem ghost appeared in the
form of a sensational . story in the
Nashville Globe. The question of
"Blajpk Head Nurse or Wthite Head
Nurse", was sprung from that sourc?
That was the first blow at the faith
land co-operation 6t the people. In
matters of business the most intelli
gent Negro is well versed. He will
not pay for color ? 'black, white,
brown or yellow. In the learned pro
fessions he will not pay for anything
but science, experience and otaM-ty.
Best of all, the intelligent members
of the race are teaching those who do
not know ? that color- should not be
a eonsi deration but merit and char
acter mean everything. That spirit
is taking firm hold of all the interest
of the race in Tennessee.
ot Interest
Wide Scope Covered
And many educators of prominence
in State's Scliools will Discuss
Questions of Interest to Tlieir Pro
fession and the Public.
Subjects of interest both the
teachers and patrons of-?4he Negro
schools of tire state have been pre
pared for t lie discussion of the del
egates to the eighteenth annual ses
sion of the West Virginia Teachers'
Association, which will be held at
Hinton November 24th and 25th, as
will be attested by tho. following
program :
Thursday Morning.
0:30 O'clock
Welcome Address ? Miss L^ouise
Smitbers, Hinton.
Response ? Miss Ethel Brown,
Enrollment of members and ap
pointment of committees.
Solo-? Miss Maude J. Robinson, .In
Special Thanksgiving Service con
ducted by Rev. A. D. Lewis, pastor
Second Baptist church, Hlnton.
Thursday Afternoon,
30 O'clock. , <
"Value of -Play" ? Mrs.: W. O.
Johnson, Kimball,
"How to make the school ja larger
Influence in the community." ? Prof.
J. M. Arter, A. M., President West
Virgin ia Seminary and College, -11111
Top; Prof- Fred -R. Ramer, Martins
"Manual trainln? as a force In ed
ucation." ? Miss Elizabeth W. G.
I Moore, Charles Town.
Ten year Com bination
Distribution Certificate
of Membership as devis
ledby the American' Wcrk
men Fraternal Insurance
Company, of Washington
0. C.. one of the most lib
era), strongest and reli
j able fraternal institn
tions in the field. Fo
j farther particulars see
j onuc; n<?jni 2, K. 1'. BuJIdJiitf,
<*m\ nijwrox, . w. va.
.. sags ? i ?=
* r?or. c.
,. BigU School. Charieatton.
ft ^^oa^UUUos OX agriculture iu
s W?st Virginia."? <J*ro<< D? W. Wflrk
iug, Director of Extension "VYorh,
l> Weat VUgJUMfc University, Morgan^
> town.
1 Solo ? Miss Nina Clinton^ Charles
r ton.
Thursday- Kveniug.
7 :30u O'clock. -
' Duet ? Messrs. C. E. Jones and B.
' M. Burgess, of the Weat Virginia
Colored Institute, Institute.
Dramatic ? Recital ? Miss Henrietta
Vinton Davis, Washington, D. C.
Election of officers.
" Higher Education"? Prof. R. p.<
* Sims, A. B., Principal Bluefield Col
ored Institute, Bluefteld; Prof. S.
Hamlin Guss, A. B., principal Nor
mal department West Virginia Col
ored Institute, Institute.
"Essentials In the course of
study" ? Prin. E. L. Raun, Bluefield;
Prin. J. W. Scott, Huntington;
Prin. A. E. Boiling, Lewlsburg,
Solo ? Miss Maude J. Robinson,
Address ? Dr. Waitman T. Barbe,
Assistant to the President West Vir
ginia University, Morgantown.
Duetr? Messrs. O. E, Jones and E.
M. Burgess, West Virginia Colored
Institute, Institute.
Friday Afternoon.
2:00 O'clock.
"Music as a Culture Study" ? Mr.
Emanuel Viuey, Huntington.
"Benefits of our Summer School"
Mrs. Anna K. Dandridge, Ronceverte,
Hon. H. H. Railey, principal Simmon
Qraded School* Montgomery.
"Morals and manners in schools"
? Miss Amelia J. MoDaniel, Fayette
"The growing teacher" ? Mr.
John F. Clark, Oarnett High School,
Charleston; Mr. Nathaniel Wiley,
principal Kevstone-Eckmon Consoli
dated school. Keystone.
"The teaching of English and its
importance" ? Miss Nina Clinton,
Prof. Samuel L. Wade, A. B., Blue
field Colored Institute, Bluefield.
"The present day needs of a com
mercial education" ? Prof. Clias. E.
i Mitchell, M. A., West Virginia Col
ored Institute.
Friday Evening.
7:30 O'clock.
Duet ? Messrs C. E. Jones and E
M. Burgess, West Virginia Colored
| Address ? "Some features of in
struction in agriculture"- ? Hon. D.
J. Crosby, specialist in agricultural
education, United States Department
of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.
Report of committee on resolu
Exhibits should be sent to Miss
Louise Smithers at Hinton, by Nov.
2 2nd, that she may have time to
place them.
Teachers desiring free entertain
ment. should send their names to Miss
Louise Smithers, chairman of local
committee, Hinton, West Va., not
later than Nov. 18th.
Wlio works in Fertilier Factory,
Slowly Is Turning White.
Young&towo, OJiio, November 2 ?
Robert Wonwood a Negro, who came
here recently from Chicago, amxl now
resides Just south of the city, is
turning white slowly but surely.
In Chicago he worked in a fertiliz
er works, and the effects of the fum
es he breathed caused white blotches
to start out on him, which are
on him, which are spreading over
hie entire body.
He la in the best of health and
seems hap^y over the prospect of be
coming a "white man."
Offers the following courses:
I. Religious. training. This course
Is especially adapted to those who de
sire training as settlement worlcers.
Deaconesses, Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C.
A. secretaries, evangelists or home
workers or visitors.
II. Training for Christain Minis
try. In this department young men
will be trained especially in pra&ctical
I j theology, the art of reaching and say*
Ing men. This course will be very
thorough. The teachers have been
selected with great care.
III. Department of Music, vocal
and instrumental.
IV. Literary Branches. Academic
and Collegiate.
V. Commercial Department.
VI. Department of Industry.
Young men and women, to i
? | limited number, who are worthy wll
be helped. All applications for ad
missions must bo made by Septem
ber 15, 1910.
Regular scchool term begins Oc
t</ber 12, 1910.
For further Informations addres
the president. j
-National Religious Training School,
/ Durham, N. C
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Old friends and now ones are cordially invited to call.
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With Resources of a
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