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CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1911
NUMBER XX
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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
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