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publican- Democrat team pretty well Ho eqeijiH to hAve been coaxing them along and appears to wish to a vol.:? any nervousness ri?l\t now. After all, ho may keep them working very well together. Some fine morning, If the new "Governor of the Volunteer State keeps up 4iIk present tactics, "The elephant" may awake to And that ho is a "donkey" or vice versa. None of the^ legislation enacted affects the status of the Tennessee 'Negro to any great degree. Of course uny who may .be so unfortunate would prefer death in an electrtc chair -to the hemp route. Soino of the physicians who have been. "prac ticing for the allotod ten years Would he very glad to receive the honorary license to practice pharmacy. That is oiio of the medical changes as sug gested. But the law is meeting with some opposition by the pharamists The Reformatory for Juveniles opens up a new avenue of helpfulness fo the voting of the race. Many Ten nessee youths have become hardened criminals because of inadequate pro visions along this line. .Some private attempts have been made but they have not met. with the largest pos sible success. Certainly the ne?1 has been supplied. The most un usual and successful attempt, along * this line has been made by the Rev. (I B. Taylor, of Nashville, Tennessee. There was another man Purdy wuj created some ' interest among , xlie white and colored people alonct this ?lUie_fo;- a while-ln -Tennessee. lie set tip a work in NTashville and war* supported heartily for a time 'by the court ofTicers and Interested people of both races. He finally went East on a, soliciting trip and left, the boys ho had "rescued" in Tennessee strand ed in a northern city. Thus lie .prov ed to the a greater criminal than' Hie lads lie proposed to reform and has made the work harder for those who may attempt It after him. ? ?? * 1 ?? Insurance Company's Remarkable Progress XniionM \Pficro JlusineHs League Ho ports Phenomenal Twelve Y?%ar Cjouth of North Carolina Insnr anco Company and Other Kvi deuces of Progress. A new business lately opened up in Montgomery, Ala., 011 J 12 North Perry Street is "The Productive Enterprise Company," with Arthur -A. Madison its manager. The purpose of I his firm is to handle a high grade line of goods, such as shoes, drygoods and notions fresh from t.ho factory. The stock- is valued' at ? $3-600.00. - Firman C. Brown, Charleston, West Virginia, has recently received notice of allowance of patent 011 his- food warmer and will now in trod 11 co an .emergency service. Cooked meals car. l>e sent out any distance from one block to (wo miles, hot and in a san itary condition at destination. The warmer will taloe up space of an ordi nary grip and can be easily carried in street car without inconvenience to passengers. Mr. Brown, the inventor, has given twenty years as head-waiter in the loading hotels North and ?outh and has observed the need of service as above named. Tentative efforts will probably be made to arrange for a "National Busi ness league Special" for the eleventh annual meeting in I jit t.l.e Rock, Arkan sas. August 16th-1Sth. The plan is to have ihe business men from the cities in the East to gather at Baltimore, starting out in special Pullmans from that point, they could proceed 'West to Pittsburg. Cleveland, SHIRLEY PRESIDENT SUSPENDERS The kind that most men wear- Notice the cord back and the front end*. They slide in frictionless tubes and move a* you move. You will quickly see why Shirley Presi dent Suspenders are comfortable and eco nomical for the working man or business man. Light, Medium or Extra Heavy Weights ? Extra Lengths for Tall Men. Price 50 Casts from your local dealev or by ihail from the factory. - Signed Guarantee en tierj pair THE C. JL EDGARTOR MFC. CO. JJJ HAUCSTIKT, SHItlET, MASS. Chicago, then to St. Lou It#, finally -reaching flftelr HeatinaUon. Ottle Rock. Delegates from cities nearby could join "the special" at these principal pla^38. " v ' ' The Cleveland Journal makes the above practical suggestion, which U at . least worthy pf consideration. i The Negro Business League of Bir m Ingham. Alabama, has a rare op portunity to render valuable and sub stantial service to tfto members of the race In that community by urging the practice of frugality, in strengthening the businesses already established and in the encouraging fhe starting of new cvies.- where there is a profcpect of ; support, and success. i This opportunity is present by rea son of th# fact that, over one million ( $1 .000.000 ) dollars every month is paid to Negro wage earners in the mines, the mills and factories in that district. The greater portion of this vast sum of money is spent with the various merchants of the city. It follows then that, if a fair por tion. of these people's trade does; not go to the Negro merchant, the white man cannot Ik? justly held responsible for it. It may not be generally known, but nevertheless iKis a fact that a col ored man presides at the throttle of an engine that pulls one .of the fast est trai?ns on the Pennsylvania Lines west of Pittsburg. His name Is Win. G. Burnes of Indianapolis, Indiana, lie runs between that city and Colum bus. Ohio. Mir. Burnes has been in the em, ploy of the company for over thirty-five years. H.* l>egan as a secticu- hand and was advanced from one grade of service to another as he increased in skill and efficiency until he was promoted to a passenger en gineer about twenty^fsi^s ago. It is said that some of . the most successful white engineers of today owe their training to the enreful teaching of this mam. Moreover ho haa the reputation of being quite a student and is well Informed on sub jects of general interest. Mi*. Burnes is a citizen of Indiana polls and he owns considerable prop erty as .well as bei'.ig Interested in some good investments. The abstract of the North Carolina "Mutual and Provident Association is out and the last, report of the greatest Negro insurance company in the world indicates that, steady growth has- al ways .marked its course. The association is now twelve years old. Beginning in 1809 with $810, for a- year's business, it has gained so steadily every year, without excep tion. that it has for the 1010 report $2-1 r>.2oS volume of business. Besides the exceptional showing in collections, it hns $Ct9.31? in real es * .... g'i ? - jrs * iatVcash in banks and office $21,124.11 _ and a balance of $9r>.f>35. in the treasury. Duriug lis twelve yeara. the com pany baa paid over a halt million dollars in benefltB and has written 1 over 200.000 members. FHtrther more, it has a $20,000 cash bond in the hands of the South ^Carolina In Rurance Commissioner as a feuarantee for its policy holders in that state. The Company was organized with Jol.u Merrick, of Durham, North Car olina, as its president. He began i 1 i 1*3 as a barber but he had something: higher always before him. . lie has often been called "The Black nuke"' because of his business success. | But like Carnegie he has been for tunate in his lieutenants. Dr. A. M. Moore is secretary and treasurer, C. C. SpauUUng Vice President and g?M eral manager, and J.'M. Avery, assist ant. ma, nailer4; r '? * m rcMOKt.Ui i>Xv in iiOrrsiA n a New Orleans, April G. ? Today was generally observed throughout Dou isiana as Confederate Menrbrial Day. Many of the public offices were closed and appropriate exercises were held under the auspices of the veterans' organizations. ? - BENCH SHOW AT VANCOUVER Vancouver, B. C., April 6.? With an entry list larger than ever before the annual bench show of tne Van couver Kennel Club opened today and will continue until the end of the week. The exhibition lis also said to contain a greater variety of breeds than were ever shown here 'before. The benches contain exhibits from many sections of Canada and the United States. MARRIAGE IJCEXSES The following marriage licenses have been issued, all parties being from Kanawha county: Robert. Higgins 27, Nellie C. Tat tle job li 25. John Wickline 20, Maggie U. Dix on 1 G. ? Henry? I-f:~ Mtl1er"23,' Silbria May Crouch 24. MEETING OF EDUCATORS Greeley, Colo., April 0. ? Several hundred delegates, among then) ma ny well known divines and educators, gathered here today for the annual district convention of the Religious Educational Association. The terri tory represented at the meeting com prises Kansas, Colorado, Wtyoming, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. L1LL-JIW ii i ? ? 1 1 ? wii ii ? i. ii ????i? cat? ; ; '^Ki^VKIyr IN SKATTUi ? 1 Seattle, Wash., April 6. ? After ftpeit4ittg the early forenoqn in Ta Koma; Where he was enthusiastically received, Colonel Theodore Roose velt arrive! in Seattle this afternoon. He will remain hero until tomorrow morning, when he will leave tyr Spokane. The local program pro vides for several features of enter 4 ?! tainment. This afternoon the 'ex- - President delivered an address to the students of the University of Wash ington A ' POLITICAL A\I)*SOCIATv SCIENCE Philadelphia, April C. ? -Many men of prominence have arrived In Phila delphia to attend tho fifteenth an nual meeting of the American Acad emy of Political and Sooial Science, which will begin its sessions' tb bor row. ? A CRUISE TO THE AMAZON New York, April G. ? -Commodore E. C. Benedict, of the New York Yacht Club, accompanied by a party of friends, sailed today on the steam yacht Virginia for a cruise to the Amazon river. The cruise will ex tend over a period of two months and will include stops at several West Indian ports on the way south. Commodore Benedict made a long cruise np the Amazon in the Virginia several years ago, going as far as Manaos. ORATORICAL CONTEST ? Hillsdale, Mich., April 6. ? The ho tels in Hillsdale are filling with del egations of college students who are getting on the ground early for the annual contest of the Michigan Inter-, collegiate Oratorical Association, which is to take place here tomorrow* evening. Seven institutions ? will participate in the contest, the Univ ersity of Michigan, Albion College, Olivet College, Hillsdale College, Michigan Agricultural College and the Western Normal School of Kal amazoo. ? ?' ' ' " v > ~ COTTON "STATES LEAGUE RACE Jackson, Miss., April 6. ? The race for the' championship, pennant of the Cotton States League began today with games scheduled in Hatties burg, Yazoo City and Greenswood. The Jackson team was programmed as the opponent of Yazoo City on the letter's grounds, while HatUesburg had the Meridian team as its guests. Vicksburg lined up for the initial contest againMt Woody Thornton's players at Greenwood. The schedule provides for n. season of 120 games, closing August 23. PROMOTE PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS Minneapolis, Minn., April fi. ? TJn rte H.., ... t U you are working and saving your money and putting it in a bank whore you get no intercut. L in C tt in a trunk or hiding it some where about your house ? You Aro Working for Money. ^ v If you are working and saving your money and investing it in a safe way, where it will fo v-"wo day and night whether you are working or not, and making you ?' least six per cent, interest ? % Money is Working For You. .J* The Pythian Mutual Investment Association was organized in order to give us an opportunity to th^ money we could save together and then put it to work. The above is a picture of our bullriln^L t.h6 Capitol Square in Charleston. We have just purchased a splendid throe story brick building on;#! oftthe main business streets in the city of Huntington. The first floor is occupied by ;the Iluntlngti Ilerald, the largest daily newspaper published in that section of the state, the second floo* la used i office rooms, .while the third floor is a large assembly and lodge hall. This building Is sure to pay.,, well. After the Charleston building had been occupied only eight months our stockholders ?"*re. pftufcS dividend or six per cent. ? M Stock is still on sale at $10.00 per share, either paid np or or on thA Installment plan./' Ae*\ agent in your locality about it or write to this office. ' * . ? 1 . der th*? auspices of the Minneapolis Playground Commission, a three days' institute was opened here to day for the di3cussion of plifrns to promote the playground movement in the large cities and towns of this section of the country. Illinois, Wis consin, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Min nesota, Missouri and North and South Dakota have sent delegates to the conference. VIKOINIA V. M. C. A. Charlottesville, Va., April G. ? For the ne<t. three days delegates to the nnnnal convention of the Virginia Y. M. C. A. will be in session in this city. Each of the city, railroad and stndent branches of the organization is entitled to delegates, and all . v ~ tt'.t: rrrr, ' y, ttt i.i t m _ , - -r ggl without exception are repres?! so that the gathering is th? lttti of its kind ever held in Virginia. Charles W. Kent of the University Virginia, J. C. Moss of Lynchl .T. A. Whitmore of the internatf5]( committee, Rev. T. Claggett Skli D. D., of Roanoke, and Congress! Richmond P. Hobson are among scheduled speakers. vk. i L (JUNGE LIEBC) A pretty love song/ sung by DORA RUSSELL of the Babes in Toyland Co. r, ?? Modcraio. Copyright, b j the Ajttcrlcnn Melody Com^ny, New York.