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i ? ? \? S> * *4t?* -? * +4. \ JDOOOOOOQOOObCHTOOOOOOOOOOaO ; ! **ri? ajdvoca** I I WK CHKKRKULI/Y PCAU9H A 1,1 | CRISP NEWS NOTES FROM Aid j gSKOTIONS. ! VOLUME X CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1911 NUMBER Tin* COM 128 lltOM SECTION KNOWN AS THE BLACK BKLT OF AVEST VIRGINIA. Bill Being Drafted It Is Asserted, Which Will giuke It Optional With the Counties to Adopt Provisions of tho Law, Thus Escaping ''Negro Domination." , To appease those who have oppos ed a direct primary law insofar as it applies to their local politics, it Is asserted that some of the Republi cans in the West Virginia State Sen ate are drafting a bill, which, while currying out tho policy of Governor Glasscock with reference to State of llcers and the oilice of United States senator, will make it optional with the counties to adopt the provisions of the law for the nomination of county candidates. Probably the strongest opposition to the enactment of a primary elec tion law has come from the southern eectlon of tile State, those counties along the Norfolk and Western rail road known as the Black Belt. In these counties the Republican lead ers are afraid that the Negro voters, largely outnumbering the whites, will dominate at the polls and make the nominations. In opposition to this argument those who favor a blanket primary law for tho nomi nation of candidates from United States senator to magisterial dis trict constable, say the leaders in the Black Bolt could control the nominations the j-amc under a prim ary law as they do under the conven tion system. Parties Divided. Both parties are divided 011 the question of direct primaries, but the Republican leaders assert that their forces can be united in the State donate if an agreement can be reach ed through which the counties can govern their local elections and pre^ scribe* the method of nominating their local candidates. In the meanwhile, Governor Glass cock is - receiving encouragement: from leaders in both parties, .ludge C. W. Campbell, of Huntington, chairman of the Judiciary commit tee of the House of Delegates, and pitrcn of. the Campbell-Cooper bill which passed the lower House at the recent regular session, lias written Hie Governor a letter stating he is In full sympathy with the plan of the State Executive nnd Vill support him at the special session. The enlistment of Judge Campbell ?with the forces of the Governor means much to tho advor.at.es of the primary law. lie championed the cause of direct primaries at Hie reg ular session and passed the Campbell bill through the House of Delegates with only Ave dissenting votes. Gov ernor Glasscock has expressed him self that the Campbell bill is satis factory to him. savors a I'rimnry. Former Congressman Joseph Holt 0 allies, who was the West Virginia member of the Ways and Means j Committee in the National House of [Representatives, gave out a public statement endorsing a primary law. 3 le said : ? ] 'T tJStteve that the extra t?ess1on of tiie legislature which is to meet in May ought, to pass a primary law. There are tlirea principal reasons Avhich bring me to this conclusion," continued the tall Congressman. "1. As far as the Republican inpmbers of the Legislature are con cerned, the Republican party prom ised it in its platform, and 1 believe In keeping party promises. The democratic party made the same promise, but I express no opinion as to either their duty or their disposi tion. "2. The people of the State are undoubtedly determined to have *<neh a law. Whether it is better to make our nominations under a prim ary law or by some other system is a' question of policy and expediency. Say* It Is Popular Bill. "In such a case it seems1 to me that it is the duty of the legislature to give at the earliest possible mo ment intelligent expression to the popular will by the enactment of th* imost efficient primary election law they are able to draft. "3. In most of the principal coun ties the primary system lias been adopted without waiting for a law. I am searching lor mild language when 1 say that it is hardly probable that a primary election law would work any consideiable harm by sup planting the primary system already in vogue. As an original proposition 1 have always preferred the conven tion system, the precinct (not the county or the district) as the unit of selection in the first instance. "I have not, however, known that ^system to be used anywhere since I was chairman of the Fayette county committee more than 13 years ugo. Now even State conventions arc dominated by delegated who owe their selection to more or less cred itable primary elections in the largo cities. Since, therefore, we must be practically under the primary system, I thinlc it ought to be recognized, supervised and controlled as to its times and methods by law." ? J. V. Sullivan in Cincinnati Enquirer. ? ? i Meharry's Graduates IN MEDICINE, DENTISTRY, PHAR MACY AM) NURSE TRAIN 1 NG GUT DIPI/OMAS. Equipment ot School Greatly Enlarged by Completion of Hubbard Hospital, the Outgrowth of the Ambition of Dr. Royd, folic Founder of Pioneer Hospital For Negroes. ( Regular Correspondence.) Nashville, Tenn., April 25 ? This is commencement week at Meharry Medical College of Walden Univer sity. The baccalaureate sermon was preached last Sunday morning in the Meharry Auditorium by Dr. Alex ander of the M. E. church Soutn. He gave the "young doctors" some good advice and his address wa3 a rare treat to the rest of the congregation as well. The graduation exercises are being held in the large ltyman Auditorium tonight ana there are graduates in medicine, denistry, pharmacy and nurse-training. Dr. c. T. Wtalker, "John Rockfeller's pastor from Au gusta, Ga.," is to deliver the com I mencement address. | Meharry is doing good work in , the preparation of men for work in medicine. it has reached a high water mark in its enrollment and the authorities are still laboring to raise its scholastic standard. ThiB has un dergone a considerable change since the last school year. Some new departments have also been made in the equipment of the school for the work it is doing. The completion of the Hubbard Hospital is the most important of these. It is a three-story building planned with 'the purpose of making additions from time to time. Its different depart ments are sufficiently large and fit ted to do the work ueing done now but if the school continues to grow in /the future as in the past the new additions will have to be made at a very early date. There is an op erating room; a comrortable kitchen and dinning apartment for patients and nurses as well; a lecture hall and a reception room for both visi* tors and patients -are among the other attractive features of the hos Pital. ' f|'K? ?- -'1.-1 ? ? uc nuuutwu uoapuai is very largely the outgrowth of the ambi tious zeal of Dr. Robert F. Boyd who was the first to plant the hospital spirit among the Nashville colored people and who has cultivated it all along at the Meharry Medical Col lege. In this particular, he has con tributed more perhaps to Meharry and its growth than any of its facul ty members. He established Mercy Hospital and for a long time the hospital established and conducted by XHv Boyd furnished the only- op* portunity the Mehan-y students had in this line. When Hubbard Hos pital was completed, the operations of the students were transferred there where they properly belong. While Hubbard Hospital bears the name of Dr. Hubbard, the Dean of Meharry, it is fitting altogether that the service rendered by his pupil, Dr. Robert F. Boyd, in the creation of the new addition to Meharry should not be overlooked. Dr. Boyd is credited with being one of the very best physicians in the South. Meharry has on its faculty many of the best physicians of Nashville. They are drawn from both races and it is not likely that the young men who attended this Institution will suf ' ?ftr for the proper instruction 1n the science of medicine if they go to Meharry well prepared to take up the subject. Poor preparation for entrance in a good school is always the worst possible obstacle in the way of doing successful work. The school year at Meharry has been extended also from five months to seven. This is one of the wisest of the changes made during the past school year. It is impossible f or a man to learn as much medeoine study ing five months in the year as one who grinds away for nine months of the year and then goes directly into a first class hospital to secure valua ble experience and practice. In time the half-trained physicians who are making good now must give away to competition for the people are pay ing for science now and have stopped placing their premium on color as ' waa formerly the case in many in stances. _ ^ At the Nation's Capital 5EC11KTAHY SCOTT SAYS THKHK IS NO TKUTH. IN KUMOH THAT DU. WASHINGTON IS TO BUY A ItAlMlOAf* IN TISXAS. - ? ' t ? .? ? Protesting Aguiiiht the Hardwiik Bill ? - Coiiimenceiiienjt ?( l)r. Shepard's School ? Some Notable Candidacies launched Church Circles? Hurst and Conner, Jackson and Clement Knvoriie Itisliopric Combi nations ? Dr. Carey for Financial Secretary? ?Waken* 1'lcads For Broader Political Horizon For the Negro. Thompson's National News Bureau. ] Washington, D. C.,, April 2G ? Mr. Enimett J. Scott, secretary to Dr. Booker T. Washington, spent Friday in the city, en route from the North to Tuskegee Institute. He was whirled about town in the high-pow ered touring car of Dr. A. D. Curtis, wRh Dr. Arthur Leo Curtis as chauf feur, making fashionable calls upon his friends. Mr. Scott stated to your corres pondent that there is absolutely no truth in the widespread rumor cir culated by the Associated Press, to i the effect that Dr. Washington is preparing to purchase the Interna tional and Great Northern Railroad, which Is to be offered at a receiver's sale in a few days at Palestine, Texas. "The full strength of Dr. Wash ington's mind, soul and body, for the remainder of liia days will be given to the development of Tuske gee Institute and the manifold ex tension interests that it represents," said Mr. Scott. "Dr. Washington has npt the slightest intention of buying for himself or for any one else any kind of railroad, operated by Negro or any other kind of labor. You Imay state, with all possible emphasis, that there isn't a word' of truth in the report as given out in the daily papers." Mr. Scott also denied for the one thousandth time the rumor that he might be induced to accept a high salaried federal position in Wash ington. "Nay, nay", said Mr. Scott, with a knowing smile. "The simple life at Tuskegee for me." Protesting Against, the "Hard wick Bill." The financial board of the A. M. E.. Church, at its session last week, appointed a committee to wait upon the republican members of Congress to protest against the passage of the so-called "Hardwick Bill, designed to repeal the 1 4th Amendment to the Federal Constitution. It is regard ed as *one of the most vicious meas ures ever introduced in the national legislature, vand if adopted, would strike at the very foundation of Ne gro citizenship. The committee was chaperoned by the Hon. Martin B. Madden, of Chicago, one of the race's ablest champions here and at home, through him a goodly number of re publican leaders, were seen at his rooms in the House Office Building. The address of remonstrance was de livered in a firm and convincing man ner by Rev. A. J. Carey, of Chicago, chairman of the committee, and the cordial spirit with which the rep resentatives promised to do all they could to kill the infamous bill, in dicated that the showing made for the Negro as a national asset would bear fruit. The other members of the committee, all of whom made in spiring talks, were: Rev. J. M. Con ner, of Little Rock, Ark.; E. W. Lee, Atlanta, Ga.; Charles Bundy, Cleve land, O.; and J. R. Rensom, Topeka, Kansas. Commencement at National Religious Training School. it is h source of pride to all col ored Washingtonians that Justice Wendall Phillips Stafford, of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, a staunch defender of the lights of man and* the equality of all American citizens oefore the law, has consented to deliver the com mencement address at the National Religious Training School at Durh am, N. C., 011 Thursday, May 26. Justice Stafford is nil orator and a scholar, and all who can reach Durham on the day he is to speak will be afforded the treat of a life time. Dr. J. E. Shepard, president of the school, announces that the other features of the interesting pro gram for the commencement season will be as follows: Sunday, May 21, 2:30 p. m., Bac calaureate sermon by Rev. Augustus P. Record, pastor Church of Unity, Springfield, Mass.; 7:30 p. m., address by President J. E. Shepard to the Undergraduates. Monday, May 22, 3:00 p. m., Ora torical contest. Tuesday, May 23, f<:00 p. m., Ad dress before Literary Societies by Dr. W. P. Few, president Trinity Col lege, Durham, N. C. Wednepday, May 2 4, Class Day Ex ercises. Thursday, May 25, 10:30 a. in., Ad dress by Justice Stafford. A cordial welcome is assured all visitor? to the school during the aer ies. Announcement, is made tjtiat the Summer School and Chautauqua, for which the enrollment is already large md growing, will open July 5 and continue to August 13. Dr. Shepard passed through the, clt.y tnis week, accompanied by Judge Jeter 0. Pritchard, bound for points in OJiio, where a vigorous campaign is to be waged in the interest of the National . Religious Training School for the next fort night. Ira T. Bryant 011 A ''Business** Mission. Ira T. Bryant, Secretary of the A. M. E. Sunday School Union, with headquarters at Nashville, Tenn., Is here "looking- 'em over." He is well-known here, having served for a number of _ years in an Important capacity in the Government Printing ' Ofllec. Mr. Bryant is attending to 1 some details connected with his de partment, and it is expected that he will be ready to announce some start- ' ling plans in. a short time ? son\o- - thing that will make the whole 1 church "sit up and take notice," so 1 to speak. Mr. Bryant has made an ; enviable record as manager of. the j Sunday School Union, and he has more than redeemed his promises to redeem the Institution from the clvaos in which he found it. From a mass of mechanical junk and a job lot. of debts, with rare executixe skill, he has evolved a printing busi- 1 ness that is up-to-date in every par ticular and is a paying proposition. - At the session of the Financial Board, Mr. Bryant was a welcome < visitor and the royal greeting he received a^ the hands of the "big 1 men" of the church seemed to be an advance not.lcfe that the next General ' Conference will be ready to say "amen" to any reasonable changes he may suggest touching the manage ment of the printing plants under the i control of the denomination. They seem to recognize that M.r. Bryant is not only a practical printer of a gilt edged variety, hut a .shrewd busi ness man from the ground up. I . Some Notable Candacies Launched. As busy as?the members of the Financial Board were last week, there was time ;at recesses to launch some candl&ate$*and to take a few "soundings" as to the depth of wat er that some of the brethren drew. Nobody said anything directly, but as "a wink is -as good as a nod to a blind man," your correspondent saw much but knows nothing.. It is the consensus of opinion, as gath ered by scraps of conversation here and there, that Dr. Hurst will be elected to the Bench of Bishops on the first ballot. Prooably three will be elected ? certainly two, to till the vacancies caused by the death of Bishops Lampton and Grant. As one more should be selected to allow for vacancies that may occur through death or superannuation. Dr. J. M. Conner, with the Great Southwest, solidly behind him, - and positive strength in the East and Southeast, looms up as a favorite, and his friends pick him for a "sure winner" at Kansas City next year. Dr. E. W. Lee, of Georgia, will be "in the run ning" when the start is made, and there is a big field in which Dr. B. F. Watson, Dr. 1. N. lloss and others will figure. Rev. A. J. Carey, pastor of the In stitutional Church at Chicago, and editor-in-cliief of The Conservator makes no secret of the fact that he is willing to succeed Dr. Hurst as financial secretary. It is rumored that he gave the financial headquart ers a thorough examination and de cided Ufa r he W oTiTcTTTICe' to maKe~TTIs~ home there for at least four years, and served notice on the present oc cupant that a "dispossess" order awaited him. As Dr. Hurst has a big ger domicile in process of erection, the eviction will not be unwelcome. Dr. Carey is an experienced financier, a magnetic pulpiteer, a courageous defender of civic righteousness and ai^ accomplished diplomat withal, he would be a valuable addition to the roster of leaders in this laissez faire community. Dr. Carey has some large policies he would like to put into operation for the benefit of the church, and it would bo a nice thing from his viewpoint, if the brethren would give him an oppor tunity to see how well he can work them out. On the face of things, just now, the favorite combination for the two vacancies on the A. M. E. Bench of liisho|>s is made up of Drs. John Hurst and J. M. Conner, while among ?the Zioniest, Drs. J. 13. Jackson, fin ancial secretary, and George C. Clemont, editor of the Star of Zion, sustain the same happy relation for the two vacancies there. Among the A. M. K's. it is under^ stood that Drs. A. J. Kershaw, of Florida, and J. K. Ransom, of Kan sas, will try for the office of finan cial secretary: A. L. Gaines, of Balti more, R. C. Ransom, of New York, and K. 11. Wright. Jr., of Philadel phia. will stand for the editorship of the Christian Recorded. It is likely ' that> Mr. Ira T. Bryant will ask that he be made business manager of the Book concern, in connection with hiw present duties as secretary of the (CONTINUED ON PAOC THKKli) \ Noticable Change IX S(TNI?AV SCHOOIi I'MOX OF A. ftl. 10. CIlt'ltCH UNDISR NEW MANAGEMENT. Bryant Making G6od New Machinery Installed, Quality oC Literature and Its McdianioaV Preparation Improved and Pros jierous Ah* IVivadcs Establish iiieut. (Regular Correspondence.) Knoxville, Ten n.f April 2 4 ? No other branch of the great A. M. E. church is making any more progress than the Sunday School Union at Nashville under the direction of Ira r. Bryant, Secretary of the A. M. E. Sunday School Publishing concern. There is a very noticable improve ment in the quality of the litera ture and its mechanical preparation lis well. Then also the Miethodist people seem to have selected a good business man when they chose Ira 1\ Bryant. Everything seems to be moving in machine-like order there, if the mail ordeu* and express busi ness done by the house are good wit nesses and they are because there are no delays when matter is ordered from the Nashville house of tile A. M. E. Church. People who have vvsited the Sun day School Union in Nashville are loud in their praise of its conduct un der MrT Bryant. Tnere* is an air of business around the place that is a commendable sign in any large en terprise conducted br our people. By practicing rigidy economy & master ing all the little details of the work at the Sunday School Union Head quarters, Ira Bryant has saved a large sirtn of money for the church and added to the equipment of the headquarters in Nashville. It has been fitted fitted with new monotype and linotype machines and now the institution ia making a great deal of the type used there. One looking at the samples of the type made under the direction of Mr. Bryant would never think it was "home made goods." The Sunday School Union employs a large number of the men and wo men of the church in Nashville. They are all efficient in the several lines of work at which they are engaged and are paid better and work under more agreeable conditions there than they could find perhaps anywhere else in Nashville. The Methodist Sunday School Un ion is an enterprise of which the Nashville people seem distinctly proud. It has always seemed so free of distracting influences that might cast a shadow over the noble purpose of its foundation. Mr. Bry ant is keeping it up to the highest point in this particular. He is keep ing the institution on the track upon which it was started. It is abso lutely free of commercial taint and is a creditable reflector of the rays of light. & religious shining out from the A. M. E. church throughout the length and breadth of the land. It is the only well, organized Sunday School Publishing House conducted under the auspices of a great Negro Church today. It is a thing of cred it to the A. M. E. Church people that they have kept their depart ment. work so strictly under the sup ervision of the church that they can with grace make such changes as they deem wise from time to time as uenerai conference meets. Ft i? greatly to their credit that tliey have shown so much wisdom in the selec tion of men to take charge of this important work since its foundation by Bishop Smith. The present Secretary of the Union is not only a credit to the A. M. E. connection but as a business man and as a citizen lie is a credit to the entire race. The people of the church are deservedly proud of hiiti and the other young men coming on in the church have a brignt example be fore them in the person of Ira T. Bryant, Secretary of the A. M. E. Sunday School Union. llie popularity of the institution under the direction of Mr. Bryant is evident from the way the older and younger men of the church are looking toward Nashvillo. It is the headquarters of the A. M. E. Quar terly Review, published and edited I by M. T. Kealing and the Christian Endeavor World under the supervis ion of Dr. Julian C. Caldwell. Since the selection of Dr. Keal ing as president to succeed Dr. W. T. Vernon as president of the West ern University of Kansas, the air has been full of rumors regarding his probable successor. The choos ing of an editor of such an impor tant publication of the Church should be done very carefully. It if important that a man should bVj chosen who not only fills the condi1 t.ions from ?t literary viewpoint but lie should be a man known through out the country for identity with the Church life of the /connection, lit should be a minister of the gospe! with an undoubted reputation foi ? ? ? sags honor and\ high christian character. As a layman, Dr. Kealing filled the position lii an acceptable manner but there are uo more Healings just yet in the A. ML B. Church. He w?b cut out' for the UilniBtry and so,therie was 110 great distance between tlio pres ent editors ,ot the revie^ and the men of the clloth. ? ? ? r DuBois fcave Outline of Association Work Emlncut Sociologist Plead 8 For De velopment of Rifccc Consciousness That Will Make Insistent Con tenders. Baltimore, Md., April 26 ? In an address here Frlckay nig; lit Dr. W. E. B. DuBois, editor of the Crisis, gave an outline of the aims s.nd purposes of tlio Association for tihe Advance ment of the Negro. In speaking of the condition and status; of t "he Ne gro he said the amelioration of the condition of the race in West 'Indies was accomplished by revolt; in* South America by amalgamation andj in the United States by the bestowal/ of the ballot. Ho concluded by maVjing an appeal to his hearers to develop that consciousness jvhicii would make them insistent obntetinders for all the rights that other classes of American citizens enjoy. Rev. J. I. Lowe, of Pine BJluff, Ark., and Bishop H. Blanton P'arks, of Chicago, filled local pulpits Sunday. Charles Stewart, the well known newspaper correspondent, is in the city. .Perkins' Square Baptist Church is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary. Rev. F. R. Williams is pastor. Rev. L. Z. Johnson, pastor of the Madison Street Presbyterian church, has bc?n elected an alternate dele gate to the next Prsbyterian General Assembly. . A' . ? Published Book to Pay College Expanse Negro Student Who "Hoboed1' From Mississippi Adopts Unique Method to Defray His Expenses. Boston,..; Mass., April 26 ? Edward j Smyth Jonds, .jvlio bent his way here last summer fromliis homo in Miss issippi in order that he might pre pare for Harvard University, has published a book of his adventures entitled the "Sylvan Cabin." Jones was arrested on his arrival here and charged with vagrancy, but dismissed from custody by Judge Arthur P. Stone, associate justice of the Third District Court in Cam bridge, and as a graceful remem brance of his benefactor, lie inscrib ed the book of_t-he judge. Persons who have become interest ed in the young Mlsslssippian when they heard of his long journey in order to get an education, secured a position for him as a janitor in Har vard University. He is now at the Boys Latin School preparing for Har vard and hopes to realize enough money by the sale of his book to finish his education in the university. Evecutive Board of Baptists Meet Leading Forres of the Denomination (/lather Here to Discuss Problems Affecting Tlieir Church Work. At the call of president Rev. C. N. Harris, The Executve Board of the West Virginia Baptist State Conven tion held a meeting here on the morn ing and afternoon of the 2 1st inst. After the opening devotional^ by Rev's. G. W. Woody and L. Dabney, Rev. H. 13. Rice called the roll to which the following responded: president, Rev. C. N. Harris, of Fayettevlle; first vice-president, Rev. R. H. McKoy, of Bramwell; modera tor of the Flat Top Association, Rev. G. W. Woody, of Mayberry; Modera tor of the Mt. Olive t Association, Rev. I). Stratton, of St. Albans; pres ident of the Bluestone Sunday school Union, Rev. L. Dabney, of Freeman; president of the West Virginia Bap tst Sunday School Convention, A. P. Straughter, of Hinton; treasurer, Rev. D. ?. Hunter, of Sylvia; re cording secretary, Rev. H. B. Rice, of Charleston; statistical secretary, Rev. J. W. Kobhison, of St. Albans; corresponding secretary, Rev. J. J. Turner, of Mt. Carbon; second vice president, Rev. H. C. Gregory, of Becklev; general missonary. Rev. R. I). W. Meadows, of Huntington; Rev. ' S. K, Williams, of Mt. Carbon; Rev. J. P. Caul, of Charleston; Prof. J.] W. Arter, of Hill Top. After read ? ing the minutes of the previous ?es sion Rev. It. 1). W. Meadows made i his report in which some very help ful recommendations were made. After a lengthly discussion as to t methods of missions operations, the educational problem was tafoen up. Prof. Arter In a strong appeal show < ed the principal need of the school I at Hill Top and pleaded for united rJ support on the part of the church. si IJBGW AW Hoomu IN TE CHA1 A Negroes HaidpsS ; 'flta: W*tg , " opmcuts CI \ Prepmrtmg' Get "Theirjir Wlion die b>us I? Joined in Next Campaign. (Special to The Advocate-. Chattanooga, Tenn., April 2i this writing the Tennessee leglsla- $ tors who are playing "hooKey** with \\ the school of state lawmakers at# still in Alabama and things are ing merrily on with those who are sticking on the job. They are the. ?fi regulars, a few independent demq crats who have broken the (ualrilt: traces and some republicans who ar$ ^ not satisfied with things as thy atO H tt v- ???'*? >*:' being carried on. f ?.'_v :.>m t t ? . The present state of affairs existed^ during the Patterson administr^tlttw when things were so warm and: the regulars wished to block legislation The independent democrats and ;|he republicans blamed Patterson ,the$.v ?]_? Now the regulars are chargitig OoYt emor Hooper with being res pons i b}^ for the disorderly condition of Tennessee Assembly, the _? j thing is a. kind of 1 comedy tainly a reflection upon S u prem ecy ' 1 1 1s pretty c$rtai]*r4^$j|>| some strong influence is action of the runaway lawiB?lw*s-|:v| and that they will not "rfcturttv they see some bright hopes Governor Hooper has been . ifajHfl/iM ~ with furnishing "the -il| red necks" with the cash to .pay. penses while they are away. While the independents.^ publicans are in Alabama, lars and the independent* '?jj ' publicans who ; remain ^ them are making laws to suit t selves and Governor Hooper is us- j ing his veto which is aboqt less a thing in the present situation as it was when , Patterson made M of it during his administration wfcton he had a hostile legislature to deal with. No man can tell wiat tfie will be. These Tennessee polltiolaiw ^ are a different species than can be * jj found anywhere else 111 the country. The election law has been modified ? 1 again. This time it is supposed to represent the ideas and best inter-* ' ests of the regular democrats aiKt> they have all the beBt of the thft'ng. The change in the election law dut^Jll. ing the last Assembly under the Pat-'f*^ terson regime gave Hooper and-W#^ people the chance to get in. These'^i eternal changes will perhaps go ott^ and on u lit i 1 the Tennessee polltieiaat* --4 receive some divine inspiration .tlttAi^i will make them for the state ? In stead of for themselves. ? V The Independent Colored" Kepubli cans will not meet until the two ~ wings of the legislature are united again. P. F. Hill had rallied jbis forces and everything was in readi ness to "start something". As soon . as the runaways and the stay-at* .v^ homes get to shaking hands again, the "anti-admlniatration colored politicians" will put 6n theiv(^ think caps and do some planning for the next campaign. i\o new leader has been developed. The old-timers will be at work foe up. The white factions very largely are controlling the different Negro. } factions in the state. As the wWte ' leaders go, the Negro leaders follow, ! and they generally do great service for the side they support. ; ;,.vy' The signs now point to a renewal of the Republican factional fight and the Negro will be strietly In it. The ,1 old followers of Brownlow are get- v! ting active again and their Influence .* is already being felt among the Ne groes. It simply means that the party men ar? not entirely satisfied "j with Hooper and that he is net strong H enough to heal the old wounds ot the past that kept the party so divi ded in tli is state. The Brownlow Re^ I publicans may perhaps get tho sutf*. nort of the Independent Colored Re* publicans. Hooper Republicans will also have their Negro supporters tn ? ? ho coming campaign. There is * possibility that the progressive ele* m-ent of the Republican party wiW b'ivp tjie sympathy of the majority -;Ai of the Negro voters in Tennessee " ? 'VPg the next campaign. *?"TesTdent Taft Is certainly not a* popular man with the Negro vote** of Tennessee and it is very doubtful Jf ho ran have their support for bin renomfnation. If he is renominated. , he will hardly receive their support ; at the ballot-box. Taft's polKsy Mft closing the door of hope 1n the of the black man in the South Ml ' order to play a good game of tics with the whites of the Bottttfc has not met with the approval 'M- f the majority of voters it* thj*et*t^ - They loved the Roosevelt policy WO # well in this particular. " ??