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:?& v<m scuts. INT ? > ? >**? CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1911 NUMBER XX ' ' TV" ^ 3000000C TUB ADVOOA'/ V PuniiUH Alii NEWS NOTES FROM ATX] SECTIONS. ooooooooooooooooooooooooool VOLUME X. Temperance Discussion ENGAGES ATTENTION OP WEST VA. FEDERATION OF OOI, OH El) WOMEN'S CLUBS, . . > Vv ? V Mceptft^looii Evil n Hap also From Shakers of State wide Prominence at Annual (lathering; of Colored Women's Club*. Friday and Saturday of last week 1 lio West Virginia Federation of Col ored "Women's clubs held its fli'th an nual meeting in th'J First. Baptist church on Washington street. Mrs. 1 r. C. A. Washington, of Red Star, presided. A large number of delegates from various parts of the State were pres ent. Reports from the clubs were in terest In g, showing a growth ft nd ac tivity along the lines of social bet terment. .Among the ?interesting subjects dis cussed was "The Tcmporance move ment in AVest Virginia" by Mrs. B. II. Oxley. The speaker impressed th?>* audience with her earnestness. She pointed out the long train of evils that, follow in the wake of the saloon, and urged the Mothers present to arouse themselves to more earnest effort in behalf of temperance for the safety and protection of their sons and daughters. Mrs. Oxley's recitation of facts and figures, showing the large number , of 111 on and women w'ho are annually falling victim to the liquor habit, was appalling. Iler reference to the ter rible suffering endured by defenceless women and helpless children because of (he licensed liquor trade was touch ing and met a hearty response from the hearts of the mothers prese.nl. Mrs. M. A. W. Thomprcn, president of the Wicst Virginia Baptist Woman's Convention, followed Mrs. Oxley with an able address on "The Church and the Saloon." Mrs. Thompson is a leader among the women of her race in West Virginia, She is a pleasing forceful speaker and what she says is listened to with interest. The main thought of her address was the re sponsibility of the Christian people not only te support, but to battle for the cause of temperance. Mrs. Thompson give? the temperance ques tion a large place at the annual meet ings of the W. Va. Baptist Woman's Convention and is herself a strong advocate of temperance and uses he'.' influence ov'er L'.OOO Baptist, women in the state in that direction. "Suggestion for the Growth of the ' Club Movement in W^st. Virginia" brought forth some intersting discus js-ions. Mrs. Rosa Thompson, of Charleston, pleased the audience with a solo. "Domestic Science in the Home" was the subject of a very intersting and practical paper by Miss Mary Eu bank'. head of the department of do mestie science at West Virginia In stitute. It was generally regretted that the carefully prepared paper read by Miss Rubanks could not be print ed for the benefit of the public. Friday evening Miss: Nina Clinton, of Charleston, gang "Ave Maria" and dejlglvtod the audience. The jvelcomr addresses delivered by Mrs\..Ma(ttie Jackson, Rev. R A. Reed, and' 'Miss Ida M. King were cordial am] happy. Mrs. E. M. Burgess, of Institute, responded in behalf of th^ Federation. A solo?/;A Dream of That Beuatiful City," by , ,M.iss Mary .Jones, was very much enjayeil. ? Int rodiU'toi v remarks were made by 1 lie president. At the close of the pension the delegates and visitors were invited to the banquet tables and the rcmaiuder of the evening was spent socially. The Saturday morning session was ?especially interesting'. The reports of the various commttees and the election of oflicers were deferred 10 th^ afternoon session. "The Dangers and Prevention of Tuberculosis" by Mrs. Geo. F. Lons* berry was one of the most practical and timely talks givc.i before the or ganization. Mrs. IwOnsbcrry has al ways exhibited such a friendly, help ful spirit toward' the' colored women of Charleston in th?1r -effort U at social betterment tt>at kIn* "Is frequently called on by them to deliver public addresses. The underlying thought of every session was how shall we train our children? and when Mrs. Marv R. McOuigan came before the Federation and discussed "The Dan ger* of Indulging' our Children," she had the hearts and undivided atten tion of the mothers. Slip answered marv of the very perplexing ques tions thev hud been asking with rc lation to Hip hotter training of tlmir children. They evidently had con fid* nee in her suggestion and were, truly grateful for tbo wise counsel and ad?nonition Mrs. McOuigan gave. Mrs. McOuigan has had many years cvpeucice as a teacher and has given the question of child training serious consideration. She has always shown ;i willingness to help whenever called j upon. Such kindly feeling has en couraged and Inspired the colored women here to nobler efforts. Mrs. Eunice Browu, of Institute, read an interesting paper on "What Women'*? Clubs Stand For," and Mre. Mary Lewis, of Charleston, sang a beautiful solo. Mrs.- Emma Bowyer, of Charleston, road a paper on "The Proper Care of Children." Mrs. Bowyer has charge of the Day Nursery in the city and her paper was full of practical points on the train iug and care of children. Mrs. Bowyer expressed a willingness to help the club women whenever it isi possible to do so. About thirty delegates and visitors were present. The same officers were retained for the ensuing year. Much of the business was referred to the executive board. The next meeting will he held with the Improvement. League of U^d Star. Financial Condition or THE AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH SHOWS IMPROVEMENT. Secretary's Report An Exhaustive Review of the Work of his Department aiul Contains Many Recommendations for Future Efliciency. ( Regular Correspondence. ) Washington, April 20. ? Reports submitted by Rev. John Hurst, finan cial secretary ol' ihe African Met ho- - dist. Episcopal Church, at the thirty eighth annual meeting the financial hoard of the denomination, held here yesterday, show that $201,75.3.26 was raised in "dollar money" during tho fiscal year ended April 1. This is an increase of $3,000 over last year's re port and of more than $31,000 for the year previous to tho last mentioned. The meeting was presided over by Bishop H. T*lanton Parks, of Chicago, who is chairman of the board, Vice , Bishop Abraham Grant, who died sev- , eral months ago. In a touching n<l- ?, dress, Bishop Parks referred to the life wad services of the. deceased pre late, as did a number of members of tho board. The late Bishop Larnp ton, who for six years served as finan cial secretary, was also eulogized by Bishop Parks and his colleagues. The report of Secretary Hurst was an exhaustive review of the work of his department and contained reeom mendatlons for the more efficient, car rying on of the work of tho denomi nation ?m this country and Africa. He also spoke feelingly of the late Bishop Grant, who, at the time of his death, was serving his second consecutive term as chairman of the board, and of the late Bishop Lampton. T)r Hurst, was highly commended for the painstaking and business-like way in which he has conducted the depart ment since bis election to the posi at. the general conference, which met in Norfolk, Va.. three years ago. The money that passes through the : department is raised in subscriptions ef one dollar each from the members of the various A. M. IS. Churches. The amount raised this year brings tho to- 1 tal amount raise<l through this chan nel to over $3,000,000. For church maintenance, otc., the proceeds o7 ' whfi'h do not pass through the finan cial secretary's hands, over $1,000,000 were raised bv churches of the de nomination during the past year. Of the money reported by Dr. Hurst. 8 per cent. ($16,140.20) was used in furt hering the educational -work ? of * the denomination; 10 per cent. $20, 175.33) turned over to the Church Ex tension Society; 3P> per cent. ($72. 63 1.1 J retained by Ihe various an nual conferences for the support of superannuated ministers, widows, or phans and for mission work, and the remainder ($02,806.50) used for gen eral church needs such as the pay ment of the salaries of the bishops and other general officers and for oth er contingencies. The amounts as reported bv each Episcopal district follows: First. Bishop Wesley J. Gaines in charpe. $13,526.65; second, Bishop Levi J. Coppin, $15,521; third. Bishop \V. B. Derrick. $6,535.60; fourth. Bishop C. T. Shaffer. $15.0.':5.4X; fifth. Bishop Parks, vice late Bishop Grant, $13. 783.41; sixth. Bishop Charles 8. Smith $2S,918 01 : seventh, Bishop B F. Lee, $1*,787.2B; eighth. Bishop H. M. Turner, vice 1at<? Bishop Lampton. $10. 934. 43; ninth. Bishop J. Flipper. $15 967.13; tenth, Bishop Fvuns T.v ree, $11,210.25; twflftM Bishop l'arks, $21,100.65; thirt'enth, West Africa. Bishop W. 11. Heard, $156: Fourteenth. South Africa). Bishop J. Albert Johnson. $2,985. Besides a large number of visitors at the mooting the following mem bers of the Board wore presr.it: Rev A. f/. Murray. Atlantic City, N. .1.; Rev. .1. T. Jenifer. Chieago: Rev. Charles Bundy, Cleveland. ().: Rev. A J. Carey. Chicago. 111.; Rev. J. R. Nansom, Topet<a, Kan.; Rev. N. B I Sterrett, Charleston, S. C.; Rev. W. itf. Strong, Jackson, Miss.; Rev. J. M. Petty Wins Over Buster * ' THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMO CRATIC lU$fWLAIl TICKETS lOIilOCTTHD MONDAY. Holley State Broken Despite Opposition of Two Other Re publican Tickets aiul Efforts of all City Employees, Petty SwcczCs Through by a Narrow Margin. That the Holley machine went, down to inglorious defeat Monday as a result of the city election is as sured .by t-he success of Mr. O. A. Petty, candidate on the regular Re publican ticket for Board of Affairs. Mayor Holley and his personal poli tical machine, including every de partment of the city govern meiv'. , fought Petty to the last ditch, do ing everything in their power to en compass .hi? defeat, hut not wit hstan.l ing all this, and also that Petty had in opposition ?to his ticket two in dependent Republican tickets, an in dependent Democratic ticket and the Socialist ticket, he emerged from the tight witii a substantial majority, everything considered, and with vic tory perching on his banner. His majority so fAr as can be ascertain. vl this afternoon, is thirty-six vot<s over Bert Buster, present member of the Board of Affairs, Candida;* o.i the independent Republican ticker, and favorite of Mayor Holley and iiio machine. Mr. Petty succeeds Mr. Buster as member of the Board *. -f A.ft'airs. Mr. .T. Feree Bedell, candidate on j the regular Democratic ticket f~' Board of Affairs to .succeed Cant. John Baker White, was elected b>' a big majority, leading all candidates, and will succeed Mayor Holley for < tiie two-year term of mayor begin ning in 11)13. Mayor Holley has t.v> years yet to serve. With <ho figures from three precincts unobtainable this afternoon, Mr. Bedell's * tot.il i vote is 1 ,324. With the three miss ing precincts added bis vote will b? largely increased. The race for board of Affairs was between Mr. Buster on the indepen dent Republican ticket, and Mr. fet ty on the regular Republican ticket. Mr. Petty received in all 1,202 votes and Mr. Buster 1,166. it therefore appearing that Mr. Petty has a clear majority over Mr. Buster of 30. The figures are not obtainable en the total vote accorded Judge -Vic Whorter on the Citizens' Indepen dent Republican ticket, Mr. Robert son on the Peoples' Independent Democratic ticket, and Mr. Wiggins on the Socialist ticket. Judge Afo Whorter, however, received in -lie neighborhood of S00 votes in all, and Mr. Robertson something like GOO. Both of these gentlemen were candidates on "dry" tickets. Mr. Wiggins the Socialist candidate for Board of Affairs, states Mr. Bos well, editor of the Labor Argus, received about 3 00 votes in all. In all probability the Deniocraii" and Republican councilman tickers ?complete have been elected. The Socialists are claiming the ?.,lecf.L?n of a councilman, Mr. T. h. Tickle, in the Fisrt ward, but this is denied by both Republicans and Democrats, who insist that the council elect -vl s evenly divided between the two old J 1 ?t r lies. Iju all probability th correct fi^ on "the returns cannot lx? an nc-unced until the vote is canvassed en SOTiirdayr 'Tbe ballot boxes have - b??en placed in the office of the cir ri it court clerk and a r ; beine, clore* ly guarded. \\;iiile There are r.i >rs oC a recoui. I being remanded, such t'.e i/j'.rd w'li hardly be made. Load ins Republicans state that >f a rc ccar>t. is had Mr. Petty'* majority will be found to be mucii larger than ap pears (n ti.e face of the first re1 urns The canvassing board will convene on Sati rdav morning. April 22d. and , will make official ?nnouncement as soon thereafter a 5 the returns (an uo totalled Charleston Teacher Dies at Clarksburg Fred I). Cambric* Foi'nver Teacher in Local School Dies of Tubcrctt losis After I/>ng Illness at His Home in Clarksburg; Sunday. Clarksburg, April 17. ? Frederic Douglas (Cambric, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cambric, died at bis homo 152 Mechanic street, this Hty. at 0:40 p. m., yesterday, oft uberculosis. Mr. Cambric was born February 15, 1880. Ho was reared in Clarksburg, where be was graduated from the high school in 1005. He then entered Conner, Little Hock, Ark.; P. C. | Hunt, Palestine Tex.; Rev. A. ,1. Ker shaw, Tallaharee, Fla.; Hev. C. IT. Shelto, Memphis, Tc.in. the West Virginia Colored Institute near Charleston, where he llnished a course -in the com in i rcial department in li)07. Mr. Cambric was shortly afterward employed by the late Sam uel W. Starlcs1 in whose services he. continued until the reath ot' Mr. Starks. I(e was then called to the l>osition of commercial instructor in i the colored high school at Charles ton, which position he filled with credit until forced to resign on ac count. of falling healtl^,-* Mr. Cambric w<as grantftpecretary of the Masonic L^dge of Woftt Virginia and wa? a member of the orders of Elks and Knights of Pythas. He also had interests in the "Mountain Leader," a Negro newspaper, of Charleston. Mr. Cambric leaves behind him a host of friends. His noble and man ly conduct, ,his kind and genial dis positon made him one of the most popular young men of his community. The deceased man is survived by a father and mother and two sisters. The funeral will be hold Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence on Mechanic street. The colored Ma sonic lodge wilP-foe in charge. Burial will be in Elkvlow cemetery. Picked the Wrong Candidate to Win N'cgro City ICmployees L'incd up With Faction Which Ijost in City lilec tion ami now They a 1*0 Wondering When the Ivig|i tiling Will Strike. The Negro city employees who, ap pointed as Republicans, wandered from the fold, last fall, and supported Democratic candidates for the reason they thought their personal liberty was endangered by the prohibition, plank in the Republican platform, are wondering now if they did not allow their enthusiasm or credulity or both to lead thorn astray. They ' got bv" so well in their No vember defection, when the men they supported were elected, tr.ai they yielded 10 the tempter's blandishments luring the campaign for city offices and aligned themselves with the In dependent - Republican - Democratic clan. Tney picket! the wrong man. Buster lost out and, hence, this dis quietude. For be it. known, certain positions are allotted the Republicans and others the Democrats. Petty, the regular Republican- who won against great opposition,; Treasonably hoped that these aforesaid Republican city '??mploycos* would, at least, not be "agin" him if they could not be for him. On the contrary, every mother's son of the bunch, took the field openly Cor Busier. Vinry, sanitary inspec tor, was for him. Kent, street paver was for him. Washington, "Big Chief" Dellonney's assistant at the crematory, was for him. Petty is known not to be of that angelic, dis position which turns the left cheek when the right is Smitten. In oth er words, he may be depended upon to get ( vcn. That's what's worry ing Messrs. Vine.y Kent and Washing- ' ton. Then, too. candidates arc begin ning already to groom themselves for their places. In the Eighth ward, lleniy Burke thinks a blue cap with the words "Sanitary Inspector" em broidercd in gold thereon would en hance his peculiar style of beauty. Albert, better Known as "Didy," Hack ley, ir reported to have set his eyes longingly cm that same headpiece. The woods are full of ctreet repairers who think they can lay sixteen brick's to Kent's one, and Washington's job of shoveling garbage in the crematory furnace would not be so offensive to any of ihe fourteen candidates that he would refuse the $50.00 per and "pickings" which v the job pays. On the other hand, "Big Chief' De Honney is as cool as a cucumber. Le^ the winds blow and the rains descend, he is safe and he knows it; for his . is a Democratic appointment and. though his political friends "threw him down" in his aspirations to hang up the coats and hats of the members of the House of Delegates, they will keep him on the city pay roll. There will he things doing when Petty goes into office. Until then Dellonney's "Personal Liberty" lieutenants may console themselves with the reflection that others, better skilled !n the po litical game than they, have often made the same mistake. ' HIS MOTH Kit A MICRO. Awl Connors must So I've Three Year* in flip Penitentiary for Marrying a White Woman. . T3llicott Cily, Mid., April 2 0 ? After thrift white physicians had oxa m mk- <1 William Connors and declared that ?th'^v found iu> traces of Negro Mood the "Slate railed on his mo'her to tot 1 i f > that, she is a Negro, 'ind he w.is sentenced lo three years 'n the Maryland Peni'< ntiary on the .'harg" of miscegenation growing out of his marriage lo Mkinle Breitenboch, a white woman of Baltimore. Tlw woman was nof tried at all. Connels had claimed that he was of Indian descent. The sending of I'onners. to 1 lit? Penitentiary has aroused indignation and an effort will l>e made to have him released from prison. Foi* years it has 'been illegal in Mary land for whites and colored to inter marry . Special Session OF TIIE LEG I SI j A TURK CALLED BY (iOVKHNOH GLASSCOCK ' 1 f POlf lWAY lfltn. IJwo Subjects in Call State- AVidt? Primary Iiiiw, Including Election of United States Sena tors, and Amendment, to Corrupt IVactice Act. to be Considered. Governor Glasscock Tuesday issued hisi long expected call for u special session of the legislature, fixiug the time of convening at noon on Tues day, May 1G. But two subjects are embraced in the call, the enactment of a State-wide primary law that will include tho nomination of candidates for I'nted States senators and thic amcMdment of the "Corrupt Prae tccB Act" so as 10 include within its inhibition, and providing, pcnalt ic?s. for bribery a\?d fraud in scouring nominal ions, whether rn primaries, conventions, or whether the nomiua* tions are made in any other way. The full text of (be call follows: STATE OF AV1?ST VIRGINIA EX kOUT I V E DEPARTM E NT. A PROCLAMATION: BY THE GOVERNOR. 1, William E. Glasscock, Governor of the State of West. Virginia, by vir tue of (lie authority conferred upon me by section seven of article seven of lite Constitution of said State, do hereby convoke the legislature in extraordinary sesson, to meet in its chambers, in the Capitol, in Hie City of Charleston, in said State, at. noon, on Tuesday, the sixteenth day of May, A. D., 1011, to act and enter upon the following named business: FIRST, to pass an act for the holding of primary elections for the' nomination by political partes of candidates for public office, including the office of' United States Senator, and, in connection therewith, to pro vide for the selection of political 1-arty committees and the holding of political party conventions.. SECOND. To amend en re-enact chapter 22 of the Acts of the Extra ordinary Session ot 1908, commonly known as the "Corrupt Practices' Act," or to pnss other act or acts having the general purpose and ob ject of that Act; that is, to prohibit bribery and all other corrupt acts and practices in or about any elec tion, general, special, or primary, or hi or about any caucus, convention or meeting for the nomination or selection of candidates for public of* tic o, including candiadtes for the office of United States Senator or of mem bers of a committee ol any political party; to prohibit the undue, lavish, or corrupt use of money In or about, imy such election or in or about the choosiug of candidates for public of fice, including the office of United States Senator, or the members of political party committees. THIRD. To pass an act or acts ap propriating money to pay the com pensation and mileage of the mem bers, and the compensaton ot the offi cers, clerks and other attaches of tii-3 Legislature for tti/is extraordinary session. Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State, at t lie Capitol, in the City of Charleston, this eighteenth day of April, A. I)., 1011, and in the forty-eighth year of the State. By the Governor; STUART K. REED, Secretary of Stole. Lining Up for Next General Convention ! Clans of Baltimore Conference of African Methodist Church Fixing Their Fences For Groat Meeting at Kansas City. ( Regular Correspondence.) Baltimore, Md., A pi* i 1 20. ? The ministers of the Baltimore }Jonter enco of tli o African Methodist Episco pal Church are preparing to attend the ubiety-fourth annual session of the conference, which will open at Ebenezor A. M. JO. Church next Wed nesday. Interest centers chiefly in the selec tion of delegates to the general con ference, which is to be held next year at Kansas City. Among those menticned in this con nection are Revs. I. N\ Ross, V. .J. Jordan, L. M. BecUett. C. H. Young, all of Washington; A, I,. Gaines. T). O. Hill, J. W. Norris, J. O. Martin. Charles H. Murray, I). 1'. Heaton and \j. S. Flagg. all of this city. The (lowing session of the conference will he held in the new $00,000-homo of Bethel Church. 'Ihe fuMeral of Henry Burton, a re tired sergeant of the Twenty-fifth In fantry, who shot hmself in the head last Wednesday because a young wid ow refused to marry him. was held here Sunday. Burton's services in the army entitled him to a pension of $40.50 a month. | Joseph H. Douglass, the violinist, I will give a rteltal at Metropolitan.' church thla Friday night. The pro ceeds are for the benefit of organ col lege. Ethiopian Civilization / ? #r J WAS FIRST IN THK WORM) * contended by dr. m\ ^ ? IN IiEOTURE. \ '% X & Truth Will Be To^ When lilack IV tan Writes, His <A J HlstoVy, PaJnte<! In Darknest OoT" ors By Wliites to Suit Their Own. Purposes, Claims Speaker. \ Haiti more, Md., April 19 ? That' there was 110 inherent inferiority in any of the races of mankind and that the first civilization of the world was cue in which the Ethiopian, was lilt; chief actor and that the Ne gro should write history in order that the truth should lvc known about him and the white man were the con ten uous made by Dr. IT. J. B.ro.wn, of tlvis city, in an illustrated lecture' on I "The Races of Mankind, Scientifically ; Considered." before the monthly meet ing of the Ministerial Alliance Mon day. Dr. Brown has traveled in all parts of the world, has given years of pa tient study to ethnology, psychology and kindred subjects and is probably the foremost authority in the race . 011 ethnological topics. In the course of his address the speaker cited opinions from Herodotus, Ptrabe, Pritcliard, Pickering. Volncr. Brace. Neber, Baron Von Humboldt. Sir 1 Tarry Johnston and other writers in support of his contentions. "Herodotus informs us," said the speaker, "that the Ethiopian of his day had the distinction of being tin1 handsomest and tallest nation in the world, and that this branch was of Hamitie oiigin from which the primi- ? tlve Egyptian emerged, proving con clusively that, black primeval civili zation was the jgother of modern , white civilization. Prior to this 'epoch we look In vain, except to dis cover the white man in the jungles of European forests, clothed in sav age attire in the skins of wild ani mals, living in holes in the ground and tafooing himself. The Chines? regarded his white skin as a badge of inferiority and ignorance. "The primitive Negro "Mas been the molding factor in the world's eventful story. In analyzing the great story of the world's history from the very depths of its childhood up to the pres ent. what has this balloon-headed, swcll-lieadcu white man done of which they boast ?Not only ai'e his govern ments arid his so-called reforms fail ures. but every effort of civilization under his management has been, up to this very hour, a most gigantic failure. In the past he has not only been enslaved himself by millions, but he has. in tuin, enslavel millions. He was for 2. ('Oft years enslaved be fore l lack slavery began. "His present status Is war, con quest, plunder, subjugation, appropri ation, massacre; the strong over the weak, the large swallowing up th<? small, the lit tie escaping from the grasping pronensities of the big. in justice i.t audi mr 011 the pedestal, vio lated natural law, destroying the in nate ''sense of right. So accustomed has this so-called white man become in making his deceptive scheme with bis perverted sense that he invokes the Sacred Be -ord to endfjrs^ Ills bar barous methods. And thus from the white loan's so-called Christian civi lization of the Nineteen and Twen tieth centuries, we behold the unjust, huroiliat ii?g spectacle of the whole continent of Africa appropriated amcng European nations just as eool iv as robbing one's neighbor's pock etbook. So I hat England, France. Germany, Spain, Ttaly and Portugal are guilt} of robbing Africa of its ir. hciitorfl as el lracteri/ed England in taking possession of India and oi America being taken from the In dia n s. ? 'IM. In .... . ? i nir* | i fi u< m i fti yur nice are now quarreling among themselves as to how t )ie\ will steal China. The bru tality of modrrn Saxon civilization ran be only explained on the principle that tho whilp man seems to be ah normal in his evolution. "Tho black man has permitted the whites to write his history and paint him in tho darkest colors, while tho wiiile man writes his mvn in the brightest color* Wo must in tho fu ture- write ov?* own history and that of tho white also, fly that m^am, we will bp able to snow the contrast botwron the two and thereby got th? tint h." The various organizations of the Simpson M. R. and First Baptist churches arc preparing for their May Fairs which begin the first week in the month. Miss Virginia Gilmer left Frldav for Parkersburg to spend several weeks t >10 guest of Mrs. Clara D. Williams. BY NEGROES WHO THJE Ts Held By Colored Voters Dissatisfied With Hoopet Ijisten to Blandishments U oosition. O vd> .0 rSffii ' p -fa, ? (Special to The Advocate.^, .^-A aphis, Tenn., April ility of Republican GoVeriitor v oper is not auch a w6nd?$Ril ',N'v ^ al'ter all. The Inde^i^flt Democrats and the Republicans ^0 formed the combination to drive - terson out of politics 'and'"' Tennessee are not as powerful kMr ' they get on the job as they were be fore they secured it. , The thing seems to be crumbling..' ;y#ULi'<T. per is square up against a good stiff storm and there are more breakers, ahead before he accompUshe^|^ftfor wonderful things he set out v-to^ d^j Furthermore he has to endure the humiliation of having his veto of-the . Nashville charter bill turned, dpjy^b^ the Senate. in.. V The Democratic politicians of . nessee are going to have some. wfl with the "Lily White" Republican Governor of Tennessee. Whem^they ? get through with him at the present gait they are traveling Gov. ? will prefer ~ to* have it instead of "half and half," the I'h.e.Xt time he makes a bid for ofliCfc. . The whiskey and elections* hvwMCf Tennessee are causing trouble tocnr.&s they always will be until settled rtgbt. ; Charges of corruption and bribery have been hinted at and "the devlKitt to pay" for the way the wise legists.* * tors of Tennessee are acting. S***, - Thirty-four members of the Lcpfif!;" : lature have emigrated ' to t)etf#tU*P Ala., and other points of the -Their object was to prevent the ^e- - peal of the Manufacturers' Law .fend.... of the State-wide Prohibition ha appir cation to Nashville, Mem0hia;'cmd Chattanooga. They ar6>'FUBll)ttfet!$f' twenty Republicans and four tee dependent Democrats It ifr tell now what good the move can 'ac complish. There will be no harmony -in Ten nessee politics as long as the Demo crats are split and there will be no' parmanent Republican success with out the aid of the Negro voters. jQta Republican party organization find this out eventually and be sorry & for pitching the Negro out of tt&'pajp&r* ty organization. ' The Negroes of Tennessee are* go- K ing to stick close to the Deina^rjatJg.^ party in 1012. There is a "grb^vlrtg^ disposition among them to lay the old traditions connecting the^nt "so > eternally with the Republican zation. They are in a class by selves and are bound by no party whatever. The Democrats State are making the strpngesti? bfdw for the support of the Negro voters and if things continue in theijr pi ent way when 1912 rolls aroun^T Negroes will help swell the.i cratic majority for Governor dv nessee and President of the United States, if Woodrow "Wilson i? Democratic nominee for the honor|> V Taft has proven himself to be snich a good political "trimmer" and hair-' splitter, the Tennessee Negro voters have faith in his methods as remedies for *eU- preservation.1 Thejr fftr<? . making friends fnst with their Deirio* cratic neighbors and the signs are that they will all be on the same bigttt^ wagon in the next election. . "Taps" will he sounded soon u ' the Negro political soldiers Vlpitt march out on dress parade. P. 1?V Hill has already sounded his calL, He may be able to line up the other lead ers under his "Independent Colored Republican" Standard. If he succeed?* then there will be some real fun. Hill is not out for office. He' hsf* some very positive political convic tions and the courage to stand up foe. ? them. ' ^v The Negroes of Tennewjee V0t}ft#> solidlv for a candidate can elect any man who runs for the office arid se cures a reasonable share of voters. They can elect the mayor of Nashville and have a whole heap to ? say about the man chosen to ? r??i Memphis. -' * ?? * > ?????? ? - m " Tllltin; MKN AND SKVttV HOR&tttt Hartsvllle, S. C., Aptll 17 ? -As. " result of a Are of unknown origin * which consumer! the cars Of EpJh y/W* Hani's Famous Troubadours hoire 6 rt t ho Sth iust., three men aro dead, four seriously, if not fartally, hurii^l and seven horse? and ponies a**$ either dead or .?o hadlv Injured twft their recovery is not proba-blo. ' . The Troubadours . company*/ traveled extensively and Wll. the owner of tho ahow and trftjfy the ponies which are one of ?4 tures, is well known throhgbo, South. His loss Is h??avf, ~>%t% 4m .(?, , tj trit.mmMm