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I was just a Jittle Mte ingettiftg in the game, 'but I am hefe kt 24-26 Summers! street and am the 1 same J. P.* Clark you all! know. J do not belong to any trust or com-l bination whatever- , i i i i My price list on bottled beers: j Can You Do Better?" Blue Ribbon, 4 dozen $5.00 'Hoster-Columbus, 3 dozen ; 4.00 Red, White and Blue, 4 dozen 5.00 Red, White and. Blue, 3 dozen 4.00 Schleer Special, Columbus, O. 3 doz. 4.00 Charleston Beer, 3 dozen 3.00 Rebate $1.50 on all empty cases and bottles ALL. KINDS OP BARREL GOODS, 7 AND 0 YEARS OLD, FROM $2.00 PER GALLON UP. AVE ALSO I HANDLE IMPORTED GOODS. i We also handle a number of other different brands bottled in bond, full quarts at $1.00 per quart. J. 24-26 Summers Street HOME PHONE 134 AND 266. Charleston, W. V a. ALL. ORDERS DELIVERED PROMPTLY. Give Us a Call At iflte * ? * ? 1 ? t .? *1 ->r AFFAIRS OF A. M. F. AM) A. M. F. Z. CHUKC'HKS OCCUPY LAIU? F SPACF AMONG TOPICS I NTH KFS I I \(i WASH INGTON1 A NS. Candidates for Editorships <?t the Several "OrgnnN" Loom up Lat'ice in The Spotlight. Cosmopolitan Baptist. Temple plans a Sane and Safe Fourth of July Celebration. The Sad Case of Mattie Lomnv. Presi dent Thirkield Scores at San Francisco ? Items of Interest About the X en r- great. National's ( Thompson's National News Bureau) Washington, D. C\, June 2 8. ? The affairs of the A. M. 10. and the A. M. E. Zion churches occupy a large space in the spotlight of the history that is being made today. .lust now the center of interest seems to hedge about the editorship of the church "organs" -and the management of the mechanical plant, particularly so in the "Bethel" organization. It. is practically agreed that the editorship and business management of the Christian Recorder will be made separate functions by the (len eral Conference of next. year. It is admitted that the checkered career of the opinion department of the church and the fin an rial stagnation of the mechanical branch must give way to better things and there must be an infusion of new blood from the ground up. It is a matter of record that during the illness of Dr. II. T. Johnson arrangements were made temporarily for t.ho editorship of the Christian Recorder and the fi!?anag(jment of the Book Concern at Philadelphia. This was just an ex pedient resorted to by the heads of the church to save the situation un til the (Jeneral Conference could fix upon a permanent and sound 'basis of action. The present incumbent,' with the dou'ble burden, has done the J best he could under a system thai makes for confue-ion at every turn. The arrangement will doubtless stand until the meeting of the Gen 'eral Conference next ^\lay at. Kansas City, when the radical change is pretty certain to he made in the en tire printing and editorial policies. With reference to candidates, thej atmosphere is considerably clarified by the fact, that it. ie almost the uni versal practice in the A. M. E. Church, whenever a vacancy occui.* in any of the departments to fill that vacancy by the appointment of the candidate rocH?!?-n the next high est vote at the General Conference. Rev. A \j. (Jains, D 1), of Baltimore, vas the ranking cirlilite for ihe editorship of the Cliristi 1 u Re< order at. the Norfolk General Conference, and it seems to be the general sen timent of the Church throughout the country that he is the logicil candi date for the editorship, nov that the church at largo is to speak on the subject. It goes without hip saying that he will be foremost in the nee 'at Kansas City next May. The Bal timore Annual Conference at lis re* cent, session honored him b> an elu. - Hon as delegate on the fir.;t ballot, .evidencing his popularity at home. | I>r. Gains will go to the next Gen eral Conference with the unanimous I endorsement, for the editorship of [the Christian Recorder from, the Bal timore Annual Conference, and from the Virginia. Annual, Conference and GARRETT AND HAZLEWOOD UNDERTAKERS I ARTHUR L. GARRETT, LICENSED EMBALMER \ Why pay large prices when we can furnish you with the samo quality of service and goods for lews money. We carry a large Block of goods. Prompt ambulance service. Open day and night. | Bell Phone flow Hummer Street. ? i Home Phone 828. Charleston, W. Va. I doubtless from the North Carolina Conferences, which gives him the en tire Second Episcopal District to start with. At tlu recent commencement at. Wilberforce University, leading men hom all parts of the country were present, yad it w?j practically con ceded that Dr. Oai >e$ will be the next editor of the Chris, ian Kecor der. Ilis ability is uminest ioned. I lis supporters are confident that be is tlio one man who can make i e I ! : - odism's avlfiif and honorable spokesman 'he virile influence that it ought to be. . I H A T. UHYAXTs" ruw WILL WIX. The sentiment of the A. M. E. connection is decidedly in favor of Ira T. Bryant's plan to consolidate the Book concern at Philadelphia, with the plant of the Sunday School at. Nashville, Tenn. The plan con I templates keeping open- an esta-blist ment at Philadelphia, of course, but the bulk of the miechanical work can best, be done at Nashville, where op erating expenses will be lighter and where the institution will be more closely indentifled with the great masses of the church. Such a step is in the interest of efficiency and economy. It is not doubted that the General Conference at Kansas City will place itself emphatically in fa vor of reorganizing the printing af fairs of the A. M. E. church on a strictly business basis, with a prac tical printer and experienced busi I ness man in charge, taking their cue from the great M. E. Church, which has long ago adopted the policy now revised and fitted to Bethel's needs by Mr. Bryant. The report of Ma*. 13 ry ant's work at Nashville shows what he can do, even under adverse circumstances, and is an earnest of t the still more productive returns be can bring if his progressive methods are given a chance. The report shows that Mr. Bryant's Nashville depart ment last year did a $42,000 busi ness, which gives strength to his Argument that if given all of the printing of the connection he will pay off the entire Indebtedness of the Philadelphia Concern in a single <juadrennium. Church authorities declare that the Book Concern has been laboring under a heavy debt since 184 0, with the situation get ting worse instead of better, and all are in a mood to try any system that promises effective relief. Mr. Bry ant's success at Nashville is sufficient to convince the chiefs of the Doubt ing Thomases that he is the only man now in sight who can bring the salvation that the Book Concern so sorely needs. The church will not fail to grasp what everybody Bees Is the chance of a century. e The editorship of the Christian ? ? ? ? ?? ' ' ? n < ^ mm I* ? ' * . Recorder^ ?h*ii Id be*-* separate and ^UttiHvi - proposition Tiie . duty- of .editor and Uusineas manager, should j bo ho definitely fixed that there can never be a repetition of the reign of , disaster, that hurried both II. T. ^Johnson and J. H. Collett to their jgraves. In - this section, as in all I others, the prinio favorite for the editorial cbtftr, honored in other (days by the now Bishop Lee -and Tanner, is Dr. A. L. (Raines, of llal jtlmore. A "S-AFR ANI) SANK FOURTH" AT cx>?mopoi /h a n ha i ?ti nt TKMPIjK. July 4th will be a gala day at the Cosmopolitan Baptist Temple. Mass meetings will be held throughout the day, both in celebration of the 13f>th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and to arouse sen timent against the execution of Mrs. Mattie Lomax, sentenced to 'be hang ed July 31. : Rev. S. P. W. Drew, pastor of the Cosmopolitan Baptist Temple, will .be in charge of the ex ercises. At 11 a. in. a parade of the Sunday schools, First Separate Bat talion, District National Guard and civic societies will pass over the main streets. At 3 p. m. there will be addressee by Representative Caleb Powers, OX Kentucky, at which all of the outstanding petitions, /memor ials, etc^.fj'om churches, societies, clubs, and q)\ organizations will be reported to Dt\ S. P. W. brew, the general director of the agitation. Judge, E, M. Hewlett, Recorder Hen ry Lincoln Johnson, Dr. M. W. Clair, Dr. W. Bishop Johnson, and Mrs. Julia Mason Layton will be among 'the speakers. ?. -w" At 8 p. m., a continuation of the mass meeting will be held. Senator Moses ,E. -Cfapp, of - Minnesota, the idol of the republicans of the North west, and Senator W. E. Borah, the giant of the Far West, will sj)'eak on "The Colored Man's Rights and Op portunities .in* America." Others in vited to speak ificlude Dr. Booker T. Washington, Prbf. W: E. B. Du Bois, Prof. Kelley Miller, lion. Char les W. Anderson, Hon. Jphn C. Dancy, Assistant Attorney-General W. H. Lewis, v Register J. C. Napier, Drs. I. Nr. itoas, W. H. Brooks, Aquil la Say lew, Prof. Jesse Lawsop and Judge Hewlett. Dr. Drew will pre side. An immense turn-out is ex pected. THE SAI> CASK OF MATT IK IjOMAX. ? > ? The mass meetings in behalf of Mlrs. Mattie Lomax continue. The President will be asked to grant the unfortunate woman a respite un^til fall in order that the Court of Ap peals may review her case, or a com mutation of (the death sentence to life imprisonment may be requested. Lawyers are differing over the prop er course to. pursue. The President is said to -be favorably disposed, but there is a. belief that as a lawyer himself he would prefer to have the Court of Appeals pass upon the mer its of the case before he is asked to take action. Mrs. Lonrnx shot and killed her hu&band last December, A trial before .Justice Wright result ed in her conviction of murder in the first degree and a sentence to be hanged .July 31, according to the law of the District. The disinclination of the humane people of the nation's capital to allow -a woman to be hang ed here led to an agitation for the commutation of her sentence to life imprisonment. Mitigating circum stances in the matter lead many to believe that a new trial would result in her acquittal. In any event, it is not likely that Mrs. Lomax will be hanged. PKKSI DKNT Till RKIKU) '"^CORKS' AT SAiX FRANCISCO. More than 7,000 persona filled the spacious Creek amphitheater of the University of California at the meet ing of the International Sunday School Convention Sunday and -heard addresses, tiic cmef of which was de livered 'bv L)r. W. P. Thirkield, presi dent of Howard University, who spoke on 'The T3oo~k and the Maui" At the mass meeting at night. ? the gicat meeting of the con vention, held ::t the Colliseum, Dr. Thirkield again w a o a speaker, his theme being "New Program foi Constructive Sunday ?rhool Work Among Colored Peo ple." Dr. Thirkield's remarks were ?heartilv applauded, and it is the con census of oj)inion that his address was far and away the most practical that, was presented to the convention during its entire sitting. Plans for aggre.^inve work through the col leges in the interest of Sunday Schools were inaugurated. TOLD IN A PAKAOItAPH. Reciprocity will win in Congress. It will he a signal victory for Taft, foi tariff revision downward, in keeping w i t ) i the campaign promise of nH)v, and a distinct benefit to the common people ? the class to which we belong. Prof. .f. I v. Wiley, of the Fessen den Atademy, Florida, a candidate for the Haitian mission, was in the rit v last week, and addressed the commencement of the M Street High Schol, making an excellent impres sion as an authority on educational problems. "Nothing doing," how ever. along Haitian lines. Minister Henry W. Furniss is en titled to great credot for the clever manner in which 'he outwitted the "soap trust" in Haiti, preserving an open market for the American arti cle. Dr. Furniss is roundly praised for his watchfulness of the trade in terests of thU country, and the im fLiwn i m ?m<p<v+. . -lw : ? . . ?_. 1 ? pollution t of Amerlytui goods of all kinds. Vw increased* many t'ojd siftoe jhis advem ftt Port-au-PHnCe. If ["dollar diplomacy" is the establish ed policy of the 'State Department, Minister Furniss is an ideal exemp lar of the faith. Mr. Louis G. Gregory, one of the ablest members of the District. 13 a l4 and an efficient attache of the Treas ury Department, has returned from a ten weeks' journey through teuropfc and Egypt. Ho went to the land of the Pharaohs to study at a close range tihe mystic Bahai religion, and met. the high priest of this occult faith In person. The Interview was a highly illuminating one, and Mr. Gregory's story of his investigations entertained and instructed a large audience Monday evening at the Lin coln Temple Church. The Mu-So-Lit- Club may be en larged to 100 members. The present limit is 7 5, but there are. so many de sirable persons 011 the outside for whom the leaders of the Club would like to make an opening. Dr. W. T. Vernon, tihe newly-ap pointed Inspector of Indian Schools, has been assigned to an office in the Pension Building in Judiciary (Square. Hew-ill go into the field on traveling orders whenever the situa tion demands personal attention. Dr. R. H. Boyd, secretary of the National Baptist Publishing House at. Nashville, Tenn., passed through the city Monday en route to his I home. He had been attending an important meeting of the Baptists in Philadelphia. Dr. Bovd conferred with Register Napier while here, and talked interestingly to newspaper men of the coming National Baptist [Convention at Pittsburg, which, he says, will be the greatest gathering of Negro Baptists ever held in this country, and the Baptists have had some meetings in the past, too. The Doctor Is looking the picture of hea It h. Congressman Roddenbury, of Georgia, made no effort to indentify the Negro who Is said to have threshed him soundly one night re cently for interfering with him while on ft street car at. a late hour. The papers, to "save th^ face" of the Ne gro-bait lug .Georgian, are reported to have been persuaded to po write up the episode as to give Roddenbury the better of the tight, but. .eye-wle nesses declare that the battle was all against the little fellow, in spite of the presence of several large sized Congressmen, Including Speak er Champ Clark, Ollie James and others of like prominence. Tom Heflln, of Alabama, got into trouble with a Negro on a street car last year In a similar fashion. \ The new bills bearing the signa ture of Register J. C. Napier^ will soon be ready for distribution. ? The following have been elected as delegates to the Elks convention,] <0 represent, the Columbia Lodge, No. 8 5, of this city, at Boston next August: Erastus Molen, A. E. Bondv, C. >D. Freeman, Dr. J. A. Porter, Richard Smoot, Harry Slmms, P. D. Morris and Robert P. Rhea. A ban net In honor of Assistant Attorney-General W. IT. Lewis is be Ing projected. Collector Whitefleld ?McKinlay is also due a banquet; and it is suggested that the two functions be combined. Dr. Davidson, the new school sup erintendent, has been here. He will take hold upon .his return from Oma ha, where he has gone to wind up his affairs there. It is not. likely that any material change will be made in the officiary of the colored schools, as all are making good. Assistant Superintendent R.-C. Bruce is stronger than ever in the affec tions of the real friends of education, and is sure to remain at the head of the colored department of the schools. Editor Oliver Randolph has de clined the position tendered him by the Treasury 'Department. Other and more desirable provision will doubtless be made for him. A goodly delegation of business men will fo from here to t lie Little Rock convention of the National Ne gro Business league. The dates are August 1 C>, 17 and IX. The colored leaders of the country are "lining up" for the renomination (^f President Tatt. It is reported that ehere were more than forty applicants for the Haitian Mission. With the limltel itime at his disposal, it was impos sible tor the President to consider properly the claims of all of these aspirants, and he deemed it wise to postpone action. Dr. 11. AW Kumiss will remain at Port-au-Prince tor an indefinite period. In the meantime, all applications will continue on file, utiles.* withdrawn by the candidates x>r by those standing sponsor for t hen) . The Vermont Avenue Baptist Church Is still without a pastor. The Injunction against the appearance of Rev. William Willis, whose election is claimed bv one fraction, is still In effect. The Borah bill, providing for the election of United States Senators by the direct vote of the people, will not become a law with the Brlstow amendment attached, because the House will not agree to the amend ment. The latter exacts that the elections shall be under the super vision of the general govern, aent. . ..... . _ , The South i? opposed to the, federal supervision, claiming that it ...wlji give Congress the right to force uppfl them Negro BufTrage, or at' least nul lify the "grandfather clauses" that now disfranchise the colored citi zens. The truth of the matter is, the Negro will not have any more power under the Bristow amendment than he has now, but, as Speaker Cannon observed the other day, it serves the purpose of "certain gen tlemen" to bring forward the Negro scarecrow at. times to keep them selves in office. Should the Borah 'bill finally get through Congress without the Bristow amendment, it will not. be able to secure the vote of three-fourths of the States, which are necessary to incorporate it into the organic law of the land. The tendency Ik to increase the federal power, rather than decrease it.. No one ever invokes the archaic doc trine of "states' lights," except when they want to keep the Negro down. w -Mr. Xeval H. Thomas, of the M St. High School, has gone to Europe, making his second tour of the Con tinent. He will enjoy an extended cruise on the Mediterranean and will visit. Rgypt and the Holy Land, bast year Mr. Thomas travelled all over Europe and not once did lie stumble against the "color-line, M so preva lent in America. In many places he was treated with exceptional cour tesy, for he was a rare specimen of humanity to the natives. Mrs. Ralph W. Tyler is visiting relatives in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. John C. Dancy, president, of the Lincoln Memorial Building Com pany, and Mr. T. .T. Calloway, gener al manager, with the consent, of the Stockholders of the corporation, have made arrangements whereby the United States Trust. Company will finance the institution through a bond system representing $30,000. The sale of the bonds and the steady disposal of the stock will enable the company to proceed with the edec tion of the $100,000 Auditorium and oftlce-building at 10th and lT streets at an early date. The place is bound to be a money-maker and the sooner the building can go up and begin to bring in revenues the better. Mr. Calloway sold over $1,000 worth of stork In Wilmington, Del., last week. WINS FKJIfT FOR LIFE. It was a long and bloody battle for life t Ha t was waged bv James B. Mer shon, of Newark, N. J., of which he writes: "I had lost much blood from lujig hemorrhages, and was verv weak and run down. For eight months 1 was unable to work. Death seemed close on my heels, when I he van, three weeks ago, to use Dr.. King' New Discovery. But it ha* helped- me .grpatlv.. .Jt is doing ail what you claim." For weak, sorqr lungs. obstinate cough's". '"sfiTRborri" colds, hoarseness, la grippe, asthma, hav-fever or any throat or lung trou ble its supreme. 50c ahd $1.00. 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"%K} ' ' Governor John Burke' df N#fth Da kota. heads the list of speakers cured for the convention, .banquet. The other speakers include, .Judfrfe Walter 1. Smith, of Council Blulfl, land James C. Davis, of Dea "MolndB. " The convention will coualtid?i tomor row w it'll the election of -officer#. ' ^ 1 1 Kills a Murdered. A merciless murderer Is* Appendi citis with many victims, btii King's New Life Pills kill It by prife* vention. They gently stimulate stomach, 'liver and bowels, prevent ing .that clogging that Invitee - Ap pendicitis, curing Constipation Headache, Billiousness, Chills. , 260 nt all durggiste. 1 1 3 BACK TO HEADQUARTERS. After spending several days hdfo and in this vicinity, President F. a. Shelton, of the Kanawha and.MiCl^f gan Railway, has returnedyto headquarters in ColuinJbus. 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