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Ex-Governor Glenn, of North Caro
lina, has been speaking in the North
in aid of the National Religious Train
ing School, a colored - institution of
Durham, N. C. He advocates both in
dustrial training and the higher edu
It has been v voted to increase the
appropriation for the Negro agricul
tural and industrial school to bo erect
ed in Davidson county, Tonn.. from
$00,000 to $80,000.
The sum of $60,000 has just been do
nated to Flsk University by the Gen
eral Board of Education, whose head
quarters arc In New Yorl<. The gift is
in response to an appeal sent out by
the institution, which Is anxious to
raise $500,000. The Board by this
action, endorses the higher education
of the Negro.
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A number of St. Ixmls men have
signed a petition for incorporation of<
the Dunbar Normal, Industrial and
Agricultural School for young Negro ,
men and women.
Work has been begun on a school for |
colored children in Savannah, under
the managment of the priests of tho
African Catholic Mission Society.
Tho term for colored schools ended
in and around Annapolis, Md., on
January 31 for lack of money. Color
ed citizens and gome white are trying
to raise enough to reopen the school
and keep the children off the streets.
The trustees of the Phelps Stokes
fund have been incorporated. Mjodfel
tenements, the education of NegroeB
in this country and in Africa, North
American Indians, and deserving white
Btudents. were provides for in the will
of the late Caroline Phelps Stokes.
ft Is said that an attempt is to be
made to colonize Negroes from the
United States upon land in Mexico. A
number of wealthy Negroes of Denver
and Pueblo. Col., have organized the
Southern Land and Development Com
pany for the purpose of carrying out
exte;rjive colonization plans. The
company has purchased a large tract
of land on the Champton River in the
State of Campeclie and has had it sub
divided into small farming tracts.
A theatre for colored people has be cm
opened in Knoxville, Tenn.
Wagino City, a town designated ex
clusively for Negroes, is being platted
near Altheimer, Arkansas. A local
paper says it is believed a village of at
leapt 500 population will be built up
tbore within a year. Lots will be re
s'- ei-ved. for schools, churches, lodge
balls, depot and oUier public, build
ings. Adjoining the town site a half
mile race track is beiug graded and a
grand stand and other buildings will
be erected to hold an annual fair.
The Negro Buslfljess Directory and
Commercial Guide of Atlanta, is the ti
tle of a volume compiled by \V. B. Mat
thews. It. gives full information con
cerning Negroes in business, churches
and pastors, colleges arncr Teachers, pub
lie. and private schools, fraternal and
secret societies. It shows that the
colored people of Atlanta are conduct
ing more than 100 different kinds of
?businesses; that there are more than
2.000 separate places owned and con
trolled by them; that Atlanta has 40
professional men among its Negro pop
ulation; one old line insurance com
pany and six industrial insurance
companies are entirely under their
management.. Among the establish
ments there arG one bank, 12 drug
stores, 60 tailor shops, 83 barber
shops and 85 grocery stores, besides
bakeries, wood and coal yards, and
undertaking establishments. There
are also 80 back lines and 125 dray
Tho Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,
Board of Trade has called the atten
tion of the Interior Department to the
Influx of Negro settlers into the dis
Tricts suTiroundTifg Edmonton, ' asfiei't- 1
ing that they are driving out white
settlers. During the last three years
there has been a steady influx into Ed
monton of colored people from the
South, principally from Oklahoma.
This year they are starting to come hi
increasing numbers, and it is said that
hundreds of them are heading north
I>ewis county citizens accused of
try'11# to lynch Negro rnvl.slier.
Weston, \V>. Va., March 0. ? Ten
citizens were indicted on a charge'
cf felony by the grand jnry today.
They were charged with attempting
to lynch William Furbee, a Negro
now under sentence of death for as
saulting Mi S3 Flora Anglin a few
weeks ago. A penitentiary sentence
is provided in the rase. Furbee is
to be hanged for his crime March 17.
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Lnchburg.Va., March .15.-?' The ar
rangements have been about com
pleted for the session of Washington
Conference of the M. E. Church,
which will begin at the Jackson:
Street M. K. Church next Wednes
day. The conference includes Mary
land, Virginia, West Virginia an 1
the District, of Columbia. Bishop W.j
F. Anderson will preside.
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He Says He Has Not
Yet Made Peace W ith
His God
Wheeling, March 1G. ? "I am not
ready to die and have not made my
peace with God," said William Fur
bish to a -reporter when interviewed
In the death cell at the Moundsvlllo
penitentiary. Furbish is condemned
to be hanged at the Stats prison Fri
day afternoon tor criminally assault
ing Miss Flora Anglin at Wes'ton last
Christmas eve.
A reporter spent an hour with
Furbish, talking io him of his history
and of his preparation for death Fri
day. The condemned man can neith
er read nor write, although he talks
intelligently and dictated a state
ment to the public:
"To the Public,
"Through the Wheeling News:
"1 am confined here and can't tell
you how I feel as I am nervous and
scared. None of us know what we
will ever come to. T don't like this
"i want to tell the public that I
am innocent. 1 never had the ad
vantages that many of you did to
get an education and can't read or
write. I nover was in Miss- Auglin'a
"I -lived this side of Weston and
had to pass the Anglin home every
night when 1 went home. I knew
all the Anglin family. I never knew
them well enough to speaK to tftem,
though. I only knew Miss Anglin
when I saw her on tne street.
"I was picked up and arrested
and charged with assaulting Miss
Anglin and she testified against me
twice, but before heaven I never was
in her house and never touched lier.
Not. Prepared to Die.
"I am nervous and aon't sleep
much or eat much. I am not ready
to die and have not. made my peace
with God, but 1 hope to get ready to
go to heaven before rriday. It.
makes me shudder to liear the fel
lows next, door working those traps
and I know that I will be taken up
there and hanged. I gel more ner
vou? every time I tht?k of it. u
""I'KilvV taken up religion ami be- '
lieve in the Methodist fa*th. Thre^,"*
preacher.* have visits me here but i
want more. I w'ant people to como
hero and talk to mo about God. I
want to know about heaven and 1
want them to tell me how to pray
to Clod and what to say to get Him
to forgive me.
History of Life.
"1 was born at Wilmington, Va.
I was put to work eariy. My par
ents were slaves. I never went to
school in my life, although I wish
I did have a chance to live like some
of the other boys did that I knew
hack there at home.
".My father and mother are both
living. 1 wrote them twice since I
havo been here but 1 don't know
what they think of me because they
won't even write back and tell me
they are sorry.
"I am lonely. I want come one
to stay with me and talk to me. [
have no relatives and J guess nobody
will want to bury me after I am
dead, but 1 don't care. I want to
know what will become of my soul.
Bids Farewell. '
"I havo written to the governor,
but ho did not answer. I have not
got much hope row of getting Out
of this. All 1 can do is just to do
what these people tell me. They
have all treated me nice and I want
to thank Warden Brown and Captain
Jlloyd for being kind to me.
"1 guess the people outside think
I am guilty and are glad to see me
killed, but they don't know how I
feel here, rw* they would not say any
mean things about me.
"I got a wrong deal v^hen I was
tried and should not have been sen
tenced. When they hang me from
that scaffold in the next room, they
will be hanging on Innocent man,
because I never - toucnert Miss An*
lin. Jlut all I- -want now is to get
ready to meet God, to, say good-bye
to all the people outside and tell
them X don't fool ,mad at them, even
if they do say bad tilings about me;
dood-bye, outside world."
Court holds that tliey must discon
tinue use of the nam<e amj emblems
of whites.
Montgomery, Ala., March 10.; ?
Negro Pythians of Alabama, num
bering about 15,000 or 20,000, must
discontinue the use of the Pythian
name, emblems, banners and rituals,
according to a decree from the
Chancery Court of Montgomery, up
holding a bill filed last May by the
Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias of
Alabama (white) against the
Knights of Pythias of Europe, Asia,
Africa and North and South America
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to full extent
Sail Antonio, Texas, March 15. ?
Although officer.-* still declare that
the troops are being mobilized here
merely as a "maneuver" division,
ror the purpose cf trying out new
Held regulations, the fact sticks out
I bat skeleton companies which have
been doing garrison dutv are being
lecru'ltod today tc war strength.
The normal strength of a company
011 peace* footing is sixty men, but a
company automatically albs orbs
forty-eight more men when ordered
on a war' footing, while, under cer
tain exigencies, if.O ir.en ^may make,
up a single company. ,? - ' ? 7
Few companies arriving here had
even the necessary sixty men, one
company's captain commanding only
twenty-six men. Hundreds of re
cruits are being tin own into San An -
tonio on ev^ry train and. immediate
ly assigned to regiments, though as.
fighting men they are worthless, be
cause riftes and uniforms are not
here in sufficient quantities to arm
and clothe them.
Drilling Daily.
In spite of a multiplicity of camp
duties, officers are drilling the re
cruits several hours daily, apparent
ly under orders to develop pome kind
of military discipline from this un
trained "force as quickly as possible.
Despite , a denial py J&ajor^ei^rai
Carter, commanding the "maneuVer"
division, that either th&^intjvor The
Eleventh Calvaryt Regiment is In
tended for immediate duty on the
Mexican frontier, it le significant that
tiie troop .train which brought the
Eleventh Is still being held, "while a
majority recruits are go'ing Into
Uie regiment, which is now on- war
footing. The Ninth, last of the big
bodies ta complete the division, is
not expected from Wyonrinjg before
tomorrow. All troops now are In
camp except the Ninth and Fourth
Field Artillery, known as the "Moun
tain Batteiry," from Fort D. A. Rus
sell, Wvo., both of which are held
up by a lack of railroad facilities.
Foreign Attaches Arrive.
Commanding officers expect other
foreign military attaches to arrive
to join Major Van Herwortli, Ger
man, who reported to General Carter
for permission to attend the "ma
neuvers." Japan, England, France,
Italy, Russia and Sweden ore under
stood to have sent attaches.
Th^ arrival of the Fourth Cavalry
at El Paso from Minnesota is cans
I .in ' in in i T-.mrr.ni m
. *
ng * considerable commant. It ha?
ifHSttSl third cavalry. : Wh'teh
las tSeen doing patrol 'duty along
?i? Ulo Grande, >and which is ordered
to reixiri here. The Fourth, which.
1h how attached to the Department
of Texas. while t l?e Third go-js to the
"maneuver division," is 11 A amonp;
the troops originally mentioned as
ordered to Tec as. Observers are
wondering how mjany other regi
ments will slip as unobtrusively into
the field otf operations.
Four large field .hospitals were
established, though the camp is
singularly free from sickness, few
recruits having l>een reported ill.
Three hundred members of the Sev
enteenth were' given a second injec
tion of anti-tvphoid serum, and it is
expected that before many days the
entire camp will have been so
A certificate of incorporation has
been issued by the secretary of state
to The First Hungarian Literary So
ciety of Wheeling and Vicinity,
known in the foreign tongue as "EI30
Wheeling es Videke Magyar Kozmu
velodeski Egylet." The purpose of j
the society is to gather all residents
Of Hungarian nationality and descent
in Wheeling and nearabouts includ
ing those In the state of Ohio, into
associatlpn to preserve the Hunga
rian language and to disseminate the
English- language. Wheeling, Bridge
port. and Shadyside Hungarians are I
among the founders of the organiza
... Other certificates of incorporation
were issued as. follows:
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..'Johnson Realty Company, of
Welch, W. Va., to deal in real estate
and develop mineral lands. Author
ized capital $7f>,000. The incorpora
tors are J. Frank Johnson, 1*. F.
Williams, D. J. F. Strother, R. C. Mc
Clure, W. M". Johnson, all of Welch.
Fox Tailoring Company, of Hunt
ington, W. Va., to deal in and make
men and women's apparel. The au
thorized capital is $5,000 and the in
corporators are Ike Leftowitch, Ella
Leftowitch, Gus Psilos, Thomas A.
Wiatt, J. R. Marcum, all of Hunting
Bluefield CJas and Power Company,
of Bluefield, \\T. Va., to manufacture
gas for illuminating purposes. Au
thorized capital $350,000. The in
corporators are W. E. Rose, J. E.
Hall, John F. Land, W. D. Ellis, O.
E. St. Clair, all of Bluefield.
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of the National Baptist Convention is Cnl1e<l to Meet In Meridian!
Miss., " '
To all Sunday-Schools and overy Worker in the Sunday-S{?hodU
Missionaries and Educational Organisations working for the
lift of the large constituency represented by the National Bap
tist Convention: ?,
. You are respectfully invited to attend the Sixth Annual Session
of the Sunday-School Congress which is called to meet with the^
churfches in Meredian, Miss., from Wednesday, June 7. to Monday7
June 12. ie or send a representative to participate in this
Sunday-Schooi of Methods, where instruction as well as inspiration
can be had, and where you can get the splendid array of religioUB ?
talent that will bo found in the large gathering of workers ..that
will be assembled for these five days in a Sunday-Schooi CongreaB.
Signed Home Mission Board, J. P. Robinson, Chairman; R. H.
Boyd, See'v. National Baptist Publishing Board, C. H. Clark,'
Chairman, It. H. Boyd, Sec'y.
Your Sunday School should enroll as a member of the CongreaB
thereby receiving every benefit to be derived from such a gathering
as this one. The enrollment fee for each school is as > follows:*,
$1.00 for each school representing not more than one hundred?
scholars; $2.00 for a school representing not. more than two hun-ij
dred scholars; $.?>.00 for a soliool of three hundred scholars; or in '
other words it is $1.00 per hundred or fraction thereof.
The feature of the Congress this year will be the Superintendent's K
Conference, Men's Bible Class- meeting. The Advanced, Intermedi
ate and Primary Teachers Department Meetings, Missionaries aftd
Educators' Conferences. , ??
There will be reduced rates on all railroads. Every railroad 1
will offer a reduce^'ound trip excursion rate from your iieare&t ?
railroad station to Meridian, Mississippi, but you should notify ~
the agent at least ten days In advance so that he can have your
ticket ready for you.
For further Information Regarding the Congress, Write to.
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Secretary of the Sunday-School 0>n gress, ' ' .
Chicago. March IT). ? Wheat closed
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