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TRJC f f Wfe) CHHBKFU LLY PUBLISH ALL OfUi^lHDWB NOTKH -FROM- ALL SECTIONS. VOLUME XII. . i> THV IT. CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1912 i NEtil) EXPECT NOTHING FROM GEORGIA WHERE LEADER? ^ ARE OUT KOK SPOILS Ben Davis tor Tall V ? Hkause His Friends in Administra tion Are Able to Keep Him Out of Trouble. > Roosevelt Leaders 01 tt Different Type. Atlanta, Oa., May 28.? If Taft'3 nomination and election depended up on Ben Davis and The Atlanta Inde-' pendent, the president would make ' good. If the Tatt people practice Ben 1 Davis-Lincoln Johnson methods at Chicago, their choice will carry the colors in the next campaign. Neither is likely to occur, ^'he outlook is very fine for the fall of Taft, and the de cline of Lincoln Johnson as a member of "The Black Cabinet" that has stood around the banquet tables at Wash- , ingtcu to gather the crumbs swept ' from the table at the "Anti-Negro 1 White Cabinet Meetings." It is natural for Ben to pull for Taft. His best friend is a "job-getter" in the administration and Davis sees in the Taft people here his only hope to keep out of trouble. Someday, there will be an awakening in Georgia politics and Odd FellQyv matters all at once. It will mean the end of the "political flea" methods of the present ring of Taft supporters. Taken man for man there Is not one of them who stands in the estimation of the best colored people of the state like .any of the nven who aro on the Roosevelt-side and who have always so lived and carried themselves that they are among the most trm* od and respected in! their corami' 'lilies. if Btu Davis and | Tho Atlan'a Independent were to be the judges all the good Negroes of' Georgia would bo Tait men and "Ben j Davis Nig-.crs" The Independent ed-j itor h ouo of Ih? poorest men in the. world "hi" ft Judge of the character and intel' ij'tmee of the race. There is no1 conncvt i- ? i whatever between his vlewpoln's of Roosevelt supporters and truth. He is green with envy because they have always lived so far ahead of and above him. Of courts? everybody knows that the Republican candidate whoever lie ?s need expect nothing from Georgia. Down here they are all in the business for I he spoils of the game. But the candidate chosen at the coining con-, vontion can have something added to his dignity by the quality of the Re- j publican leaders among the colored j politicians of this state. Taft has poor stuff behind him. There is a wide difference between the support of a Negro Demagogue come into in fluence because of his ability to en .1 snare and fool the ignorant for sel fish reasons and the aid to be had in the support of upright, men interested in politics as a matter of public duty. The work of collecting the money subscribed for the Y. M. C. A. build ing fund is moving forward rapidly. Those who have thiq responsibility | have been made to realize the vast difference between promising and real . Jy paying. a Certain sum of money for a philanthropic- purpose. Mr, My of the Odd Fellows of the state are already wondering if Ben Davis will keep the job as District Grand Secretary if he is made Grand Master of American Odd Fellows. The fellows are opposed to monopoly even by their beloved leader. Inequalities ' do not work well with them. Davis seems to think he will decide to keep both good things at ?he proper time. There is some talk of Wm, Driskell being advanced as a candidate to suc ceed to Bin Davis' laurels here. Oth ers say Dr. Fletcher Bonn will be the man. It is hard to tell the end of the future Vnuddle. The men who have be'M lined up with Tien Davis in Odd Fellow matters in this state are get ? ting restless. They want something. Many of DriskeU's friends think that the place should fall to him because be has been the maker of Ben Davis as a business success. The opinion in this particular is general throughout the state. Local friends of Miss ITazel Dillard, formerly of this city, but now of Washington, t). C.f have received In vitations to * her graduation from Storer College, Harper's Ferry. The prayer meetings and class meet ings at Simpson M. E. church are in cr^asftig in attendance and interest, No Agreement Exists as to State Senator 8MNATOR ENGLAND 8 AYS TIIKUE WAS NEVER AN UNDERSTAND ING THAT BOONE AN1> LOGAN SHOULD ALTERNATE. To (he Voters of Kanawha County: I understand that it is being circu lated by my opponent, or some of his j friends, that there is an agreement between the counties of Logan and Boone whereby they are to alternate in furnishing a candidate for the State Senate, from the Eighth Senato rial District. I know of no such agreement, and in fact am sure that none ever existed. If there had been such an agreement between the two counties, it has always been broken by both counties, and I am sure I would be the last person to violate such an agreement, or break faith with my neighbor county. A little history will reveal the fact that there n^ver was such an agree ment. x The first two senators elected to the State Senate from this disrict were Senator E. C. Colcord, of Kana wha county, and Senator B. O. Hol land, of Ivogan county. Senator Hol land was a candidate for reelection at the expiration of his term, but was defeated by Senator Brawning, of Boone coqiUy.- Senator Browning died during hit, term of office, and Senator F. C. Lefjffrich was elected to fill th? unexpired- term. Senator Leftwlch had no opposition for the reason that it- was to fill an unexpired term of a Boone man, and for the further rea son that Senator I^eftwich is a man of strict integrity, line ability, and it was generally conceded he would make a first class senator, as he did. At the expiration of Sena'tof Left wlch's term Boone county instructed for him, and fought for his nomina tion right up to the hour of the con vention, but I was nominated by that convention. I" have been reliably in formed that 1 will likely carry Boone County, and that does not indicate that Boone is clamoring much for tne candidate to come from there. I hope to Uavo my claim decided on my it whatover that may be, by the voters' at the primary. E. T. ENGLAND. Dancing Denounced by Baptist Ministers MINISTERS Alton DEACONS UNION lilSTEN TO STRONG PI,EA AGAINST T H 10 I> H A C T I C E WHICH IS RAPIDLY CROWING. \ The Ministers' and Deacons' Union, of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Association was in session at the First Baptist church Thursday and Friday of last week. The meeting was not largely attended but the discussions were very interesting and helpful. The work of the National Baptist Convention was discussed by Revs. D. D. Davis, J. W. Robinson and I. V. Bryant, who made a strong plea for better patronage gm the part of the Sunday Schools. The controversy concerning the mil lenium was very ably discussed by Revs. I. V. Bryant and R. D, W. Meadows, who gave more light on th is^ obscure question than was ever given before. Revs. B. R. Reed and E. J. Woodard made able speeches denouncing the practice of dancing. A very excellent sermon was preach ed on Thursday night by Rev. I. V. Bryant. The sermon was followed by an address by Rev. D. Stralton, show ing the necessity of voting for the pro hibition amendment in the fall elec tion. On Friday morning Rev.- J. J. Tur ner delivered an address cm the Min isters' Relation to Sunday School Work, in which the ministers were urged to assume more responsibility foi the Sunday School work in their respective churches. The address was followed * by fitting remarks by Rev. J. W. Robinson. The method of administering the Lord's Supper was discussed by Rev. W. W. Scott. Prof. A. P. Straughter, of Hinton, was introduced, who explained the plans of a Beneficiary Institution which was referred to a committee of investigation, who atty?r (Careful examination reported it as the best form of insurance ever offered to the American Negroes. The meeting was closed by a good sermon by Rev. S. A. Thurston, of Huntington. Character Building RMPIIASIZKI > IN Al)l>KKSS TO HIOIiKalOLS TRAININGS SCHOOL C!HAI>UATE8 Parkhurst and Lewis Givn CJood Advice at The Coiiimeiice niont Exercises of T??e Durham National Religious Training School and Chautauqua. , Durham, N. C., May 27.? The 3 nd commencement of the National Relig ious Training School, this city,' that ended last Thursday with the com mencement oration by the great pub licist and preacher, Dr. Chas. H. Partt hurst, of New York, was an event of significance in. the educational world. Dr. W. R. L. Smith, chaplain of the University of North Carolina, deliv- ' ered the baccalaureate sermon* The ' address to the undergraduates by I i esident Jas. E. Shepard; the mas terly address to the United Societies for Christian Work was delivered by Kev. Dr. W. E. Steckel, the able pastor Df the Doyleston Presbyterian church. Doyleston, Pa.; the musical and the fine exhibits of the domestic art and ciornestic science department were per- J tinent features of the finals. P'ominent people from various sec-' Jens of the country and every part ^ of -.he state augmented with the pro gressive elemtMt of Afro-Americans in this city gave Hon. Win. H. Lewis, Assistant U. S. Attorney General, a pronounced ovation when he address ed the literary societies of the insti tution last- Wednesday ? _ night.-. His address was a masterly effort and brim Pull of sane advice. He in part said: 'Ye shall overcome the world by char acter, by conduct, by achievement; ye shall overcome it by suffering, by sac rifice and by service. Prejudices of somo kind have always been In the world and probably always will be, and j ? 1 '? J ?}}$ ? l)!ac,9, %*. ^1'ivvijpgc and power, is to be taken, not by storm of denunciation and abuse, but the port icu llis is let down and the por tals open wide to welcome those who have been of signal service to their fellows and humanity. Your splendid young institution ? stands for the salvation of the race, fhe saving of young men's bodies as well as their souls, teaching them how to live here below in the peace of God and the state, the making of themselves useful and honorable cit izens, by builuing character and build ing homes and tilling these homes with beauty and love. "Remember as you go forth in the world as teachers' and preachers that nothing is to be gained by dwelling upon past history of your race in this country. The present problems are sufficient and all engaging. Nothing is to be gained by bewailing the fact that you are not born into another race. You ar? what you are and you cannot change. The bondage of Is rael today is only an epic poem; the Greek slave is only a marble statue that adorns some palace of art; the servi are remembered only in Latin literature; the angles who Gregory called 'angels' were exhibited as slaves in the market place of the eter nal city. African slavery will soon be only a myth. I believe in today ? the day here and now. Today is the day of day$. It is the lates>t day that time from its scroll has yet unrolled. Back of it stands $&cumulated wisdom and experience <ff^all ages; all our gifts, sorrows and pains, wrongs and oppressions of yesterday are done. They are yesterday's? thousands year. They are one with Ninevah and Tyre." Continuing* (to deliver the able and wholesome message to his audience, he exclaimed: "I would forget the past, live only in the future, and if, therefore, there is any work for me to do today for God and humanity, that. I must do with might and main. This is my creed. "It. matters not that there are sing ers among other races of men and that their songs may be superior to our?, feUill in our humble sphere if we should fulfill our destiny we must sing our song regardless of others. We may not hold our lives as flaming torches to the light, the by-paths of humanity, help to better the lives of it he meek and the lowly and to cheer them with a lively hope of their sal vation and redemption. More avid more the world is coming to be a wiser and better creed ? that of rec ognizing each individual man and woman according to his or her merits, Continue!* on Pag* Two. 150 Negro Childtren Confirmed Catholic^ I ? .V 1 CAKDINAL GIBHONS PRKSUNT AT TIIK ?RKEM.O>NY AND ADVISES TUMI TO PRACTICE THE GOLD ION HULK. * Baltimore,. Md.,' May 20. ? Cardinal Gibbons preached ko a large congreg i Jion at St. Harn^tas Catholic Churca Sunday afternoon) following tho cov n niati"ii < 1' 150 children. > His Em1 nence a. i vised his hearers to pracV n in their ct;?ii/ iiv??s the Golden Rule, aid io si. tin those* evils that are o*c v, i* iM! t i * i a l.irgQ . city. Rev. Char'es R. Uncles was apiong the priests within the altar. Kcv. C. A. Evers Is pastor of the church. Revs. D. G Hiljl, A. L. Gaines, ' H. Murray, Jnmes R. Nelson, P. J. Jordan, L. :J. Flagg, C. H. Steptean, Mrs. Mary F. Handy and Thomas .J Hilliard have returned from Kansas City, Mo., where: they attended riic sessions of the G^ieial Conference ot the A. M. E. churt-h. Revs. E. D. W. Clones and J. A. L;. Cole have returnee^ from Charlotte, N. C., where they attended the A. M. E. General Conference, and the Revs. M. J. Naylor, Ernest Lyon, D. D. Turpean, and Mr. George A.. Owens have re turner from Minneapolis, where ine first and last name)! were delegates to the M. E. General -Conference. Mrs. Annie Brown, th? evangel'st, is conducting services at the Penn sylvania Avenue A?, M . E. Zion churcn. A reception was ^tendered Mrs. Mo'. lie Giles at her residence, 1232 Druid Hill avenue, Monday night. She lef!t Tuesday for As bury Park, N. J., Where she will sjiend the summer. Councilman Harry S. Cummings i = able -to be out after a brief illness. Mrs. A. T. W'aHer, of New Yorlr, was a recent visitor here. Work has commenced on the al ation of the properties at 435-7 Dru'.d Mill avenue, which will be opened as a hotel and restaurant by Thomas )1 Smith. The annual* commencement of Clay ton- Williams University, a school co-.i ducted by the Baptists of Maryland, was held at Union Bap tisT "church last Thursday night, *The address to the graduates was delivered by Attorney George W. F. ? McMechen. The grad uates were: James Dodson, Janus A. Dudley, Arthur Green apd Samuel E. Ellison. The honorary degree of Doctor of Divintty was conferred up on the Revs. W. I. Johnson, A. H. Mayo and W. W. Allen. Til IfEATS Against. Negroes Employed by Ar kansas Farmers Cause Arrest of 40 White Citizens. Joncsboro, Ark., May 30. ? Deputy Sheriffs Burt and Mark Phillips today arrested 4G citizens of Promised Land, residing in the western part of the county. They will be given a pre-' liminary hearing before Justice of the Peace V. A. Bamiette, of this city, tomorrow to answer a charge of night riding. The warrants were issued on an af fidavit of Deputy Prosecuting Attor ney N. F. Lamb, in pursuance of in formation filed by Joe Stidham and J. N. Whipple, two farmers, who have recently takjen Negroes on their farms, a section of the county where Ne groes have never before resided. The white citizens were so angered that they gave the Negroes a written no tice advising them they must leave the country or suffer serious conse quences. The men were very bold in their threats, even going so far as to sign their own names to the paper instead of fictitious names, as is usually the case. The farmers have been unable to get white labor, and as it was their only way to work their land they imported the Negro laborers. The officers and farmers are deter mined to show the people that the Negroes shall not be harmed as long as they attend 10 their own affairs. It is said some of the men arrested are to be held lo await the action of the grand jury. Mrs. W. H. Lewis, who has been spending the past month with Mrs. Itachael Dickerson, returned to her home at Clifton Forge/ Va., Wednes day. James Allen, who has been confined to his bed for several weeks, Is rap idly improving' and will be able to get on the streets In a few days. Mrs. I. M. Carper gave a lawvi fete Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Kmmaline Hackley, to secure funds for the Simpson church rally in June. J. C. Oiltne.r was ouf. of the city the first of tho week On business. Take Lead of Whites IN TKNANT FAIiMINCi DO NK UllOES IX EIGHT STATES OF TH 10 SOUTHLAND. Interesting Figures j Of The Census Bureau Show Break ing up of The Dig War-times Plan tations and a Steady Increase in The Number of Owners and Ten ants. Washington, May 2G. ? The change since 1860 in the method of carry ing on the work of producing crops, or the substitution of the Southern | ?small farm and tenant system for the hired labor system of the Northern States, in the eight Southern States east of the Mississippi is outlined in a statement issued today by Director Durand, of the Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce and Labor. The states considered are: Missis sippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Caro lina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Ken tucky and Virginia. t The amount of land in farms was 161,607,000 acres in 1860 and 163,921. 000 acres in 1910. This is a net in crease of only '2,314,000 acres, or 1.4 1 per cent. The total land area of these states is 228,945,000 acres. The land in farms, therefore, in 1910, was 71.6 per cent of the total land area as com pared with 70.6 per cent. 50 years before. Thus, while population dou bled 'during the half century, there was practically no change in the amount of land in farms. The net change in 50 years was only 1.0 per ' cent. On the other .hand, there has bevm ' an increase in the number of farms, , from 504,000 in 1860 to 1,948,000 In 1910. Thus, there were In 1910 al most four times as many farms as there were in 1860. It is ch?ar that the size of the average farm has de creased iji. proportion to the. increase 1 i?n the number of farms. The aver age farm as reported in 1860 was 321 acres, ^vhile in 1910 it was 84 acres, or about one-fourth as large as in 1860. j This shows that 'the large farms, ori "plantations," as they were formerly term'ed, continued to be divided into smaller parcels of land operated by tenants or small farmers. The absolute amount of land im proved was 54,135,000 acres in I860. Iu 1870 it had decreased to 47,485,00.0, acres, a loss of 6,605,000 acres, or 12.3 per cent. But by 1880 thje amount of improved land increased to 58,149,000 acres, which is almost 4,000,000 acres above the amount in farms in 1860. In 1890 there were 67,500,000 acres; in 1900 the amount was 75,000,000 acres, and in 1910 it was 81,000,000 acres. It is clear, therefore, that it was not until about 1880 that the South j had completely recovered from the war, so far as bringing land into cul tivation was concerned. In 1900 in this group of eight states one third of the farms were operated by colored farmers and two thirds by white farmers. Further, of the colored farmers only about one fifth were owners, while among the white farmers nearly two-thirds lived on own'ed farms. In 1900 there were more than 400,000 Negro tenants in those states. In 1910 the number had increased to considerably more than 500,000. During the last decade there was an increase in the total number of farms amounting to 271,802, or 16.2 per cent. The Increase in the number of whites was 149,277, or 13.1 per cent, while that of Negroes was 122, 525, or 22.9 per cent, show-ing that Negro farmers are increasing a' a greater rate than the white. It is not only a f<vt that the ten ant system is a substitute for the hired labor system in other parts of the country, but that in these South ern states the farmers who report ex penditures for labor state an exceed ingly small amount. In the New England and Middle Atlantic States an average expenditure of about $2G0 per farm for labor is maintained, whi! " hi the North Central States the average runs well over $225. In the mountain and Pacific states it amounts to $000 per farm. Tn five of the eight states considered the average expenditure for labor per farm re porting is considerably less than $100. The colored men of the city should not. fail to vote for Carter and Wright at the primary election Tuesday. Commencement Season Approaches Rapidly NASHVILLE COliLEGWSi AND PUB LIC SCHOOLS PREPARE FOR Til 101 K CL(X4lN(i EXKR. CISKS WHICH WILL UHGIN NEXT WEEK. Nashville, Tenn., May 27. ? 'Hie com mencement is rapidly approaching the end here in Nashville. Tire city schools close June 5th and the Pearl High School commencement will be held on Jii'ne 7th in the Ryman Au ditorium. Fisk University will send out its graduates on Wtedn?sday fol lowing the 7th of June. The graduates of Pearl High School will appear at the exercises this year in caps and gowns of the High School type. This is in line with a recom mendation of Prof. P. G. Smith, who seems desirous of remedying "the dress evil" that has been carried to an extravagant extent on these occasions. The cap and gown is an inexpensive arrangement and better fits the true condition of many of the graduates than a more extravagant dress. Fur thermore, the new arrangement for commencement dress of the high' school students will add dignity to what is generally conceded to be the brightest feature of Nashville city school life among the students. Fisk University is still without a president in action. The condition of President Gates' health is such that he will be unable to be here during the commencement season. Dr. C. "W. Morrow will preside in the absence of President Gajtes. The work at the school moves on apace in spite of the absence of Dr. Gates. The Annual Concert of The Fisk Glee Club will be held 011 tho evening 1 Df June f>th. It is the most attractive 1 rind popular musical feature of the year at Fisk. The Fisk Glee Club is 1 under the direction of Prof. J. W. : Work. < Trustee Booker Washington has been making some recommendations regarding the conduct of tho business * affairs at Fisk. He has recommended ] some changes in the attitude of the administration toward the' sfiulents accounts. In a few words, the Tus kegee man seems to believe in more business and less sympathy. He has > recommended that delinquent stu dents be made to "pay up before things are opened up" to them each year. It. is understood that Fisk has suffered a great deal financially from a class of students who have been carried along without pay month after month, and the bills made were neglected un til students of this grade became a fi nancial burden to the school. Roger Williams has closed its doors and the trustees voted to allow the president a sixty-day "vacation" in or der to bring up the financial side of the school. It is reported that Pres ident Williams will spend the most of this time campaigning the north in search of money. There is considerable activity in Y. M. C. A. circles here just now. A lo cal secretary has been appointed to look after the welfare of the organi zation in this city. Mr. Sanders, of Columbia, S. C., is the man. He is moving things just now and the out look for a 100,000 building is begin ning to really look encouraging. The Y. M. C. .rv. is located for the present in the Pythian Temple, but it is the desire of the secretary to move into the new Y. M. C. A. building during the next three years. The Tennessee State Normal School will open its doors to the public in June ? not formally ? but In order to conduct a summer school for Tennes see teachers. The president has se cured some able talent for the work in hand and the summer normal will 110 doubt be well attended. N IOGIU ) M K8?E N ( i K K Having Largest Acqunlntance of Any Member of his Kace, is Dead. Chicago. May 30. ? Jackson Gordon, Negro, 62 years old, employed as mes senger for 14 years in the office of the Hoard of Assessors, and who is said to havo had a personal acquaintance with more prominent men in public affairs than any other member of his race, died today. Among the men whom he counted as his personal friends were James (J. Maine, Presidents James A. Gar field. Rutherford It. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison and William McKinley, Mayor Carter H. Harrison, Sr., and a score of Governors and other officials. At one time he was a messenger for Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor of the telephone. He attended nine Republican national conventions as an usher. ? 1 ? 11 ' ' 11 '? li"' *? ' 1 ? "I* ^ r > k ' ? * \ Creditable Was Contest ?TV > I IN ORATORY WHICH GARNETU HIGH AND GRAMMAR SCHOOL PUPILS HELD Cash Prizes Awarded . ' . . Yv. *J To Th? Winners in Each Event, Wil lis Ijcwis Leading in the Decla mations and Eugene " , Moss Hpml ing the List /or Or / / .v;: / The prize or?"* . 'Contest held at .--??= the Garnefct Y v;>' yfiool last Thurs- ' day ?evening' o y3rd, reflected mucfl^r credit up'1 c\ / of the participants. Much r y3 also due those who had thv ^ *tiing in hand. The ex eicises wti'e attended by a large and appreciative audience though not as large as on fornje-r occasions, bat - every one seemed much interested In the rendition of each contestant. Six pupils took part in the contest, three * from the grades of the grammar school and three from the high school. Bach * contestant had his warm supporters, especially from his own class and tills was shown by the long and hearty ap plause given to each at the finish of his rendition. The declamatory selec tions were good and popular, the kind that always takes well when well ren- i: dered. The orations contained some good thought with language! and construc tion equally good for pupils of their advancement. The judges of the coo- . test consisted of Prof. S. H. Guss, of / Institute; Mrs. G. W. C^ire uAd T. G. Nutter, of Charleston. Prof. Ouss 1 announced the decision of the judges ----- in a neat and timely speech, and -pre*. t sented the prizes to each contestant as decided by the Judges. All seem cd pleased with the exercises and also with the decision of the judges as a whole, but there was some variance In opinion as to the w-inners of the prizes. This did not count for much, however, since every one realized the difficulty in deciding - sitch ' k chme contest. Following are the prize win* ners and the amounts received by ; \ each: ' ~ ' '? Declamatory contest, first prize, V Willis I/ew.is, $3.00: second prize, Dor* ~ cas Price, $2.00; third prize, Carl Walker, $1.00. Oratorical contest, first prize, Eu geno A. Moss, $4.00; second , prize, Avj-dohia Price, $3.00; third .prize, Susie Price, $2.00. The Program. Selection ? Orchestra. Chorus ? H'igh School. f Recitation, "How He Saved St. Michael's' ?Dorcas Prico. Instrumental Solo? Ruth Stpphen son. - . - ji lted tation, "Toussaint L'Ouverture" ? Carl Walker. Part Song? Pupils from Sixth Grade ? Madeline Melton, Virginia Wanzer, Lula Hairston, Dennis Smith, Alonzo Harden. ' : Recitation, "Trouble in the Amen Corner" ? W/illis Lewis. Vocal Solo ? Virginia Wanzer. Selection ? Orchestra. Part Song ? Pupils from Seventh Grade ? Ella Wanzer, Margaret Melton, Harry Jackson, Elbert Campbell, Viv7 ian Buster, Pearl Peters, James Gillis! Oration, "The Benefits of School ^ Life" ? Susie Price, Freshman. Quartejt, "Who Knows What thfe Bells Say?" ? Pupils from the H. S. ? - Lillian Alexander, Virginia Smith, Elmer Anderson, Vefner Winston, Kanawha Boyd, Frances Starks, Wife ? liam Viney, Roy Edwards. Oration, "The Valu? of Determina- v tion" ? Ardonla Price, Sophomore. Vocal Solo, "The Lost Chord" ? Ella" Wanzer. Oration, "Our Great Men"? -Eugene | A. Moss, Junior. Duet, "The Swallows" ? Lillian Alex ander and Virginia Smith. Quarrel between Brutus and Cas sius, Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" ? ' Julius Thomas, Russell Hawkins. Chorus? High School. Orchestra. Awarding Prizes. HURST TO HAVE RECEPTION Baltimore, Md., May 29. ? The min isters of 'the Baltimore A. M. E. Con ference are preparing to tender a big reception to I)r. John HuTst, who hag just been elevated to the episcopacy, and to Bishop Ij. J. Coppln, who has been reassigned to the Second Epis copal district, which Includes the Bal timore Conference. The reception will probably be given at Bethel Church on June 10, or on some date suitable to both prelates.