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BLUEFIELD, WEST VIRGINIA On the main line of the N. & W. R. R., and easy of access from all points of the Virginian / Healthful location, the very best of school comfort, and excellent advantages in the way of Library, Laboratories, Student So cieties and a strong, earnest Faculty. Regular Normal and Academic Courses, also courses in Music, Sewing, Cooking and Laundering. FREE BOOKS TO NORMAL STUDENTS BOARD, FUEL, LIGHT AND FURNISHED ROOMS $8.00 PER MONTH. A Model Graded School in which Normal Graduates are given the necessary exper ience in teaching before beginning their regular work. For Further Information Address the Principal R. P. SIMMS Nation's Capital ) 4, ? ? ? ? . PLEASED WITH APPOINTMENT OF NAPIER ANI) LEWIS TO HESPON SIBLE PLACES. Will Be Named Again ? ? .. ? ? ? i Confirmation will speedily follow in spite of opposition of Southern Senator*, since social aspect lias been removed. Thompson'? National News Bureau, j Washington, D. C., March 0. ? -During the past, week the political skies have cleared to an amazing degree in this "neck-o'-the-woods." Confidence in ttye disposition of the "gravid old party" to do the "right thing" by the Negro has crowded doubt and suspicion to (he rear. Order has come out of chaos, and the colored citizens feel happier to-day than they have felt since the inaugura tion of President Taft two years ago. T^ast Tuesday, as all know from the press dispatches, the name of William Henry Lewis, of Boston, was sent to the Senate for the office of Assistant Attorney-General of the United States On the following day the name of Jas. C. Napier, of Tennessee, went in fov* Register of the Treasury. Although long expected, the country was fairly electrified over this redemption of the administrations promises, and all the weary uncertainty that had been ex perienced by the Negro in the land was forgotten in the acclaim over the final result. The appointments are, in ev ery way. satisfactory to the rank and file of the race. Both Mr. Lewis and Mr. Napier have been long in the pub lic eye. They need no introduction to the American people. Their services to the party and to their people have been of the most valuable character. Both deserved promotion, and it is a matter of gratification that each se cured just what he wanted. The work of the Assistant Attorney-General is in line with the brilliant legal attain ments of Mr. Lewis, and his training in the office of Assistant District At torney at Boston will stand him in good stead when he takes up the reins in Mr. Wlckersham's great Bureau of / Law. There is an especial fitness in bringing to the Treasury Department, a man of Mr. Napier's ample experi ence as a banker and expert financier where he will daily give authority for the issuing of the paper currency and bonded securities of the most, pro nounced government under the sun. It fflnnot be doutyted, therefore, that it) their respective places of honor and re sponsibility, both Mr. Lewis and Mr. Napier will give an excellent account of themselves. President Taft. is being overwhelmed with letters thanking him for this splendid recognition of the ca pacity of the Negro to serve in the highest, places within the gift of the American Republic. The appointments of Lewis and Na pier, coming amid the hurly-burly of the closing hours of the 61st Congress, were not acted upon by the Senate; but it. is not apprehended that, tliere will be any serious difficulty in securing their confirmation! .. The threatened objec tion ol' certain Senators from the South will/ *?ail nothing, as there is a safe Republican majority in the body, and 011 a count of the noses, there isn't one of the party that would re fuse to support either gentleman on ac count of the color of his skin. The so cial aspect ~of 1MrV Ti'Sfi-TftfeSti' cast to the winds, since it has been found that the Assistants to the Attor* ney-General are no longer carried 011 the reception list of the WJhite House. There can be no question of "social precedence." etc., to vex the various j functionaries who are expected 10 at tend these gatherings when the Presi dent and the "First Lady of the Land" | send out these cardp.. Ad interim appointments will doubt less be made between mow and the opening of the extraordinary session | of Congress April 4. Speedy eonfir- , mation in each case may be expected. | The News in Brief. Now for banquets galore! Howard University is out of debt. The TTome and School Association will meet, in the Assembly Hall of the Sumner School Building, Friday even ing, March 17. The principal address, dealing with the primory problems af fecting the training and equipment of teachers, will be delivered by Prof. L?. B. Moore, dean of the Teachers' , Col lege, Howard University. The Association is designed to bring parents, students and teachers of the public schools into a closer co-operative relation. Though young, its work is iil re a d v showing be ne fie la I results. Capt. R. I a Webster, of the District National Guard, has passed the ex amination for substitute military in structor of the High ^ciiool Cadets. He will serve in the absence of Major Ar thur Brooks from time to time. The rtfoiee is regarded as an excellent one. Although several months will elapse before the meeting of the National Medical Association at Hampton, Va., there is considerable speculation as to who will be put forward for the* presi dency this year. In more than one quarter there is very favorable men tion of Or. Arthur Ml Brown, a leading practitioner of Birmingham. Ala., now making a splendid record as the head of the Surgical Section of the organiza tion. Or. Brown will bo heard from at Hampton, in August. Df. James TO. Shepard, president of the Ntlonal Training School at Dur ham. N. C., spent Wednesday in the city. He has been putting in some effective blows for his school during the past fortnight hi Chattanooga, Tenn., Cleveland, Ohio, and Pittsburg, Pa. The daily papers in all the cities hp has visited have referred to Dr. Shepard in the highest terms as an orator and race leader, and spoken of his move ment for the religious training of the Negro as one of the strongest agencies for the regeneration of the race in the South. Dr. Shepard says thh outlook for tho success of his Summer School and Chautauqua, opening .lulv r?, is I exceedingly bright. j The "Black Patti Troubadours," with I Mme. Sissieretta Jones, Jolly John Larkins, Jennie Pear], H. Augusta Hall and thirty other talented performers, will open a week's engagement Mon day evening at the New Howard Thea ter. A record-breaking week is in pros pect.. The S. H. Dudley-Aida Overton Walker-Andrew Tribble "Srhart Set" is underlined for April ?>. The Howard University Dramatic Club gave an adequate presentation of Shakespeare's divine comedy, "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Thursday and Friday evenings at the Howard Theater. The parts were well-taken and the costumes and scenery brea'th ed tlie picturesque atmosphere of the Elizabethan period. Prof. B. G. Braw loy was the director and Mr. William Gilbert, was business manager. ? ? President Taft will be asked to issue a proclamation announcing September 22, 11)1 1?, as a general emancipation day for the Negroes of the land, who will join in an elaborate observance of the :1th anniversary of their free dom. A "Jubilee Association" has been organized, headed by Prof. Jesse T.awson, founder of the Interdenomina tional Bible College. Numerous com mittees and civic organizations are taking hold of the work. An exposition on a large scale is also planned, to run from September 22 to January 1. Meet ings are held every Monday evening at Lincoln Temple. Prof. L. G. Gregory, the chief advo cate of the Bahai faith in this com munity, is to start next month on a t rip lo Egypt and the Holy Land to study religious history at first hand. He will be gone for several months. Miss Henrietta Vinton Davis left for New York Tuesday, front which point she sailed for St, George's Bermuda, B. W. I., to till a series of engagements under the direction of Mrs. A. L. 'Bur gess. Miss Davis was accompanied to New York by her lifelong friend, Mrs. Fannie 13. Ridgeway, of Linden St., IN. E Mrs. Mary Church Terrell, the race's premier platform speaker, has return ed from New York where she addressed j the Society for Ethical Culture, ol which Dr. Felix Adler is president. Mrs. Terrell's address on this occa sion is said to have been such a scath ing arraignment, of the cruelties and injustices practiced tu some sections against Negro men and. women that it was mot deemed expedient by the "cub* reporters to give any extended notice of it in the next morning's papers. The ladies who stood sponsor for Mrs. Ter rell are pleased with her illuminating talk and are better prepared than be fore to cope with the evils complained of by their visitor. Mrs. Terrell is ab solutely fearless in her championship of the rights of her people, and never hesitates to defend them before a*ny audience anywhere in the country. Hon. Charles Dewey Hilles, the new ly-appointed Secretary to the Presi dent, will assume his duties April 4. No appointment made by tho President gives more general satisfaction than that of Mr. Hilles. lie will he a "friend at court" for the American citizen of color. Chief W. R. GrlfTiU, of the Washing ton Division of the True Reformers, was retained on. the executive com mittee of the Order at the recent Rich mond convention He ia a valuable as set to the Oilier and has made the local True Reformers' Hall a verita ble "gold mine" -to , the Grand Foun tain. Chief Griftln has never lout his nerve and Is confident that the Order will work out of Its present hole, and get upon its financial feet. He Joud In his praise of the sympathetic atti tude of Insurance Commissioner But ton, who offered many helpful sugges tions, to the Reformers, in their hour of need. A newsdealer says "Chapters From My Experience," by Hooker T. Wash ington, that has been running in The World's Work since last October, has increased the local scale of that mag azine not less than 35 per cent. The March number, containing Dr. Wash ington's impressions of the nation's capital, the inside history of the Roose velt dinner, the Brownsville episode and his personal relations with Pres idents Roosevelt and Taft, is one of the most, interesting of the series. Fred D. McCracken, secretary to Congressman Stevens, of Minnesota, is recovering from an operation for ap pendicitis. A. J. Russell, a well-known Journal ist. is here from Pittsburg and Harris burg, Pa. Miss Susie Sutton, who has been at the Foraker Theater for an unbroken season of ten weeks, is resting this week. As a compliment to her excep tionally satisfactory services, Mana gers Payne and Green, are allowing Miss Sutton full salary during her va cation. She resumes her work at the Foraker next week, with new songs and an up-to-date monologue. Miss Sutton is conversant with all of the questions of the day and was an. in terested spectator in the ireserved gal lery of the House at the closing ses sion of Congress. J. W, Stockton, president, of the Washington Sight-Seeing Automobile and Investment Company, was ten dered a magnificent banquet, last Friday night, in the main auditorium of the True Reformers' Hall. Covers were laid one hundred) and fifty guests. The committee on arrangements was as fol lows: W. R. Griffin, chairman; W. A (Boie, secretary, Nathan N. Bell, treas uied; Alexandria Hall and Mrs. Sarah F. Lewis, Mr. Stockton is an expert ma chinist and cam build aq automobile from the ground up. 1 Congress has appropriated $10,000 for the necessary conduits, cables, wires and labor in connecting the central heating, electric liglit .and power plant from Freedmen's Hospital to the va rious buildings of Ijoward University. The amendment, allowing the money was introduced by Senator Burkett. TIiq sum of $75,000 is appropriated for a site for the New Normal School No. 2. Washington City will have no trou ble on the "segregation" problem, such as has been the case in Baltimore, Richmond and Kws.-.s City. The mat ter was discussed in chambers, but it was found by the big real estate own ers that the game cut as deep into-the whites as into the blacks and' the dec laration was given out that "there is no sentiment in the District that woiUd warrant a regulation on the subject. An examination of the situation also disclosed no sentiment for the expen sive, embarrassing and unnecessary "jim-crow" street car, proposed _ by some fellow named Ciark, who misrep resents a Florida district, in the House of Representatives. Dr. Midian O. Bonsfield, formerly an interne at Freedmen's Hospital, is to locate in the Argentine Republic. Dr. Bou^field is from Kansas City, Kansas. A place commensurate with hi.s dig nity and public service is to be ten dered Dr. W. T. Vernon upon his re tirement from office of Register of the Treasury. Mr. Napier is expectcd .here about the 15th.. Money Cause ol Pythian Opposition XEGHOICS THKMSELVKS TO BLAME FOR JOBBERY OF; WHITE liAWVEHS WHO HAVE kxowleim;i<; or coin i x ros 8ESSION OF ORDER AX1) FI/AN TO GET IT. (Special to The Advocate.) Birmingham, Ala., Mat*. 6. ? The crusade being carried 011 in the South against the Negro Knights of Pythias is a mere "job" of money grabbing white lawyers and the Grand Chancellors and Endowment Secretaries of the organizations have themselves a Ion? to blame for the snare into which they have led the orders. If even-handed justice is dealt out by the courts, the whites cannot win but. the colored Pvthiang will have tto march up just the same and de posit some of their thousands in the strong box of the white man. Right here is the inspiration for the suits that have followed with so much regularity in the South. The Negroes of Georgia had no "banks but Hen Davis and the rest of the crowd kept up such a fuss about the money, the whites no doubt got interested and began a still hunt for some of it. They found it ,too. The conditions are the same in Alabama and likewise in Tennessee y where John P. Crawford, the Grand Chancellor, paid a white lawyer ? 1100 to carry the case of .the Ten nessee Pythlans from one court to the other. ri ; In Tennessee, for an example, J. P. Crawford is supposed to be a stickler for race pride and growth. ?Ho.) is one of the directors of the One Cent Savings Bank established and conducted by J. C. Napier and yet his race pride and love has never gone far enough to have him insist upon depositing the Pythian money in the bank of which he himself was a director. Instead the Pythlans of Tennessee have kept thcWr money in the white bank of one of the smaller cities of the State and thus exposed the order to the attack of white Tennessee lawyers who see a good chance to open up new business and pick up some of the loose money of the Pythians. Tho Negro secret orders ought to Inaugurate some banking system that will place the enormous amount of money they gather in the keeping Of the race. Until they put them selves to the task of taking over their own banking business, they tnay expect trouble of some nature from "quack" white lawyers. In addition to the banking system, there is a marked disposition on the part of many editors of the offi ICial organs of both the Pythians and Odd Fellows to expose the financial condition of the Negro orders through the columns of their papers. The successes are matters of pride put there, is no wisdom in turnnig the affairs of the organizations loose upon the zealous public of .the opposite race. Morals and Manners in Nashville Schools ARE A SOURCE OF EXCITEMENT "at present because the SUPER! NTEN J> E N T O F SCITOOIiS RESTORED A TEAS ER TO HIS POSITION. Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 7. ? Nash ville Colored People aro excited again. This time it i3 about "gentle ?manners and good morals." They have been having the usual number 'of "delegations to wait upon the au thorities" and "mass meetings" to express their views. The facts are these : Geo. Waters was a teacher in Knowlea School. He was accused by a girl living in his neighborhood, ar rested, tried and sentenced to five -years in the Tennessee State prison. The Supreme Court, reversed the ver dict of the lower court because of WHAT IS II? Ten and twenty year combi nation distribution certificate of membership as devised by the American Workmen Fra ternal Insurance Company, of Washington, I). C., one of the most liberal, strongest and re liable fraternal institutions in the held. For further particu lars see D. E. V. 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PHONE 224. )} \ \ ns- ; I errors by the trial judge and the lack of supported evidence to sus tain the same. Waters was given his liberty. The superintendent restored Wa ters to his position. That was the only courso of duty open to him. He so stated to the "delegation" elect ed of itself to wait upon him. But they were not satisfied it appears. The final result Is yet. to be seen. In the meantime the Nashville Globe in the sensational way it. has handled the matter and the mothers and fathers of Nashville who have talked of the case before their chil dren, have done almost as much as George Waters, the accused, to pol lute the minds of the young school boys and girls of Nashville. Excite ment. always does more harm than good. Everything should be done to protect, the minds of the young and whatever is done should he done is season and in a rational manner. MU It P H Y MISQ U( >T El). % To the Editor: In the account that 1 sent you last week of the banquet in honor of John H. Murphy, editor of the Baltimore Afro-American Ledg er, it. was inadvertently stated tlvat. Mr. Murphy stated that "a national Negro daily was an absolute neces sity, and that the next five years would demonstrate that fact." That, prophecy should have been credited to Mr. Hugh E. Macbeth, editor of the Baltimore Times. Mr. Murphy did say, however, thatf, a Negro daily would come in time* : U. but that he was content to publish a creditable weekly journal. as I understand it, the veteran jour nalist believes that for the ipresj&nt/ ' weekly papers of merit must battle" for the race, and later, when the race has gotten more experience''*" and grown more prosperous, dailies will be started by capable race jour- ' nalists. . Thanking you for the generous space you gave to the a<i>oimt of the *V banquet and for the insert_V)n of the foregoing, I am, Yours respectfully, FRANKLIN P. JOHNSON. Has Millions of/ Friends. 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