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The Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute
"I regard tlw Tuskegee Institute
.-is tii.* most considerable educa
tional invent ion * > t* modern times. '
writes 1'rofessor \Y. 1. Thomas.
Professor of Sociology in the I'ni
veisity of Chicago.
Industry is the spirit of Tuske
*?ec? industry and diseipline are
made a habit. The ehoiee of some
-U? trades is ortVred young men
a i -J young women. Tuskegee grad
uates are earning from $50.1 >0 to
:rS0.00 ami per month as
Academic Teaehers. Farm Manag
ers. Steam and Kleetrical Kng'm
eers. Tailors, Farm Managers,
Teaehers of Domestic Science,
Nurses ? in fact the demand for
men and women trained in all the
trades at Tuskegee is far beyond
the supply.
The Academic "Work is vital and
real: it is close to realities. The
school seeks soundness and efiieien
ey : t h? ' Academic and Industrial
Work are closely correlat d.
The Spiritual Work of the school
is siren*:. It ranks tifth in the I'nit
ed States in number of students
studying the Bible. it is guided
by a Chaplain and a Secretary of
the V. M. ('. A. and through a
Hible training School.
Morning drills for boys; special
gymnastic training for tr i i* 1 s ; swim
ming pools for boys and girls: at
trartixe grounds: more than 1(H)
buildings. larjr ?. comfortable, airy,
electric lighted ; Teachers.
Cadet Officer
?irl in Institute Uniform and Ha
Catalogue will be forwarded on receipt of (6) cents lor postage. Address:
Tuskegce Institute, Ala.
Ottunnva, Iowa. Sept. ? i i he had
made terms with i he r. the
RepublK-an convert ion. foion*'. Roose
velt aid today. th--y v.ouM !:av.- rim
ed to him i h t h :* P:c?:d ntia: nom
Speaking a: M:. Zicn. " he Co".
said: "Onr oppf-*nt/ r: : : v.Y. st.I
the nomination from n-:- ,v C"r.
fc last June Th ?*??>* >*cle :: :/. yen
They do no*. Ilk*- n.r- V " i- ; '
they ere rea'.'y sr.! *'**
opposed m . teeans* * *::?=??.* !
really re presen**-3 I I ; -
conceal a: ar.y m or/. en* *o -*:?: r* j
sen'.ing" >*?:. * ~*:.".i i v * j
turned o r/.e v *h ** '/ '. 7 ? : j
All I -.voil'.i !.?/.?? "i . -
have i *.:*. to - * ? .* y !'?*'?;? -- j
ger an i *.h- y v. o . ! j. v.. ' ? rr. ? ' > *- j
if I hai :*--p: es-'-r.'ir.g yon. 1
"I war/. *0 say a *.'.*?*?: 1 : R--<
publk-an w.o ar-* in !*/:. *. a.-: *.o w.v:a* 1
position t'. v*' cm 2:. to *:;/? .
I " i _r I > f i- I
I oc'(-a ~ . on a . . y r /. 11 a ro .t I **? p .i
'.'.rans who say they don't want to de
sert :h? oi l ship. I say to them th it
wh'n a gang of pirates takoi posses
sion of ship, then you've got to
fijlr. You rar.'; be t;*ue o the mem-.
?.ry o: L*v.<-c:n. e\v-:pt by refusing :oj
h > wi:h the Barneses and Penrose ,{
a I/O h a v -- -in tied the J .in coin sliip."|
Colonel Roosevelt's day-tour through'
T ">'?*' a was in blistering heat. The:
- arrv.th wa- o: benefit ;o his throa:,;
which was irrita:e<] bv sneaking in
t : : (? open on col;l (lavs in New Kng- ,
Mos: of his speeches were made ;n,
st. ail owns. The farme.*.- drove fro r. ;
n . i i ? ? s a r on n 1 to h ea r him, r/.i d his
a'Mi-En'-'-s w large. \
\ ennont it#?sult Pleasing.
Cv receiving par; ial returns from
V rmon* election, Colonel Roose
v/; ? i. i ?'? h was greatly pleased with!
the P:og;*essive vote.
"I a:r. a;ly relieved a; the result ?
in Vermont",' " he sa i d . "While on my j
* days' our in the stat*, 1 became ;
sf*rio is'.y roneerne.1 les* there should j
f.e Lt * i- aiiy no uppor: wha'evcr J
for the Progressive staU ticket, be
cause a third or a half of the men v.'hc
spoke to me stared their belief in the
Progressive national ticket, btr ilicl
Mot intend :o vote t lie state Progres
sive ticket. T;?io was the reason why
in my speeches I practically dropped
all the appeal for the rational ticke
and urged the suppoit of ;:he state
t irk el .
"\V.ule in Vermont 1 became con
vinced that the Progressive party wu
growing and that wo would in a!;
probability carry the state in Novem
ber; but I also became convinced there
was danger of a complete breakdown
so far as the state ticket was con
r crned. I am relieved at th: show
By Contraries.
"You never get what you want In
this restaurant," said the irritable per
son. "You can if you know how to
order," replied the snd, sarcastic man.
"If I want something cool I ask for a
cup of hot coffee and if T want some
thing warm I call fcr iced tea."
Various Industrial Courses are Offered. Climate Health
ful. Surroundings Good.
Institute, West Virginia
Large Sum
Auxiliaries Help
With donations to Re-Open Denomi
national feVhool at Hill Toj>. ?
Practically Same Corps of Ofli
cers is He-Klecte<i.
Beck ley, Sept. 1. ? The 3V h annual
es-iion of th:; "West Virginia Baptist
State Convention was . held here Au
gust 28-30 with the Ebenezer Baptist
Thurcii of which Rev. C. X. Harris is
pastor. Ic it i indeed .very pra^se
vorthy on ,the part of a church with
such small membership to( shoulder!
lie responsibility of -entertaining such j
an august body, but by well planning
on the part of the pastor and his ac
tive committee the accommodation
was satisfactory 'in every way.
The trustee board of the Hill Top
School and the ^cfecut.ive board of the]
?onverj ion h:->!d lengthy sessions
Tuesday afternoon in which thsir re
oortt . were made up for the conven
At 9 o'clock Wednesday morning
)resid?3t Rev. O N. Harris called the
?onvention to order and appointed
R- vs. T. J. Brandon, of Wandjng Gulf,
and D. A. Twyman, of Princeton, to
conduct the opening exercises wh.ich
was followed by cheerful words of
greeting by the president. Revs. J.
\V. Robinson, S. A. Thurston, D. (J.
Hunger, I >. Dabney, J. J. Turner and
Prof. A. P. Straughter were appointed
as the finance committee; Re?3. D A.
Twyman, A. Washington, Rev. R. M.
May hew and Rev. W. H. Mitchell as
the committee on new bodies; Rev. B.
R. Reed and Rev. Wm. Jackson on 1 m
Mayor M. L. Painter welcomed '*he
convention on the behalf of the city.
The mayor fpoke very encouragingly
of rf!he progress that i3 bc!n^ r.'rv! ? hy
the colorid peopl* of l.ds tily, giving
them credit for being law-abiding,
thrifty and usually on the right side
of political, moral and educational is
sues. The welcome on ithe part of the
church was given by M<iss Mary E.
Booze, who has broad experience an
an educator. The?f addresses were
fittingly responded to on behalf of the
convent ion by Prof. A. P. Straughter.
pre?-ident of the West Virginia Baptist
Sunday School Convention. This ex
ercise was followed by a brief praise
Plain or Electric Massage,
Shampooing and Manicuring
125 Court SI. Ph'ne 3072-F
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?Carter in Washington Times.
ltc v. Dr. Stratton preached the In -
?troductory sermon, using Bubject.
"Search>.ig for Material and Spiritual
Acquirements." Rev. Stratton in his
owji way of putting things showed
how necessary it is for people to desire
the higher things of life and impress
ed the- fact that dci-drabki things come
through hard and continuous eearch
ing. The discourse was followed by
a fervent prayer by Rev. S. E. Wil
1 departments Report.
The afternoon session was devoted
to hearing reports from church a>nd
the annual reports from the vartious
departments of the convention's work.!
Secretary Prof. H. B. Rice read the
report of the executive board which
showed tha.t strenuous efforts haJ
been pur4, forth to build up all de
partments of the work. The ?educa
tional work as shown by Prof. J. M.
Arter's report, was never in ? hotter
condition. To bring about this condi
tion mo one has contributed more (than
Pres. Arter, who has climbed thf
mountains, gone through - the ooal
mines, visited every section of *he
State thiough wrind, rain and snow to
keep before th??i people the needs of
the demonstration school. Secretary
Rev. H. C. Gregory's report account*!. 1
for every penny # that 'has passed
through fthe hands of the trustee
boards. The d'-:bi has been reduced
j more tha-.i $1,000.00 during the la3t
[twelve months, though many improve
ments have been made on building
and the farm. Rev. R. D. W. Mead
ows reported that new mission station*
have been established, new churchet
organized and weak churches ^trengj:h
eneil. The scope of the work has be
come so broad that steps have beer,
[taken to put all depart merits cu a firm
er business basis. Charleston ha*
been made headquarters where all re
ports of the work will be on file, sub
ject to examination at any time at the
general secretary's office. Rev. J. W
Robin on, the statistician, in his re
port showed a remarkable increase lii
communicants and he value of church
property iu the State.
Committee** Appointed.
The following were appointed ot
subjects and speakers: Revs. J. D
Cokman, B. R. Reed, Wtn. Jacksor
and R. L?. Fretncf.i ; on temperance
Revs. Rob . Daniel, C. M. Ellis, T. J
Brannon, J. P. Caul, G. W.. Meade
J. B. Mclver; on state missions, Revs
D. C. Deans, Mrs. R. J. Terrell, Mr?
S. I>. Tillman, Mrs. P. P. Glean ant
; Rev. R. D. Meadows.
After the devotional services Wed
nesday evening, \Rev. Warner Brown
pastor of ithe First Baptist Churcl
of Montgomery, preached a very abh
rernion on "Baptism." All who hearr
were reassuned that as Baptists the)
were carrying out r. he ordinance in thi
spirit of the New Testament.
The foliowing were appointed a;
committee on resolutions: Revs. N
'A. Smith, R. H. McKoy, H. C. Gregory
R. W. Hill {Aid R. P. Watkins and *
W. Board.
On Thursday morning after hearing
reports from churches the committe(
oty caew bodies recommended several
churches for membership
At eleven o'clock Prof. J. M. Artei
preached ?!hiei educational sermon from
the subject, "Obedience, the Organ ol
Progress in Gospol Graces."
Prof. After spoke largely out of hi*
ripe ex-perJcnce a close observer anri
educator. He pleaded ad insisted
that the church become more awaken
ed to the necessity of <ducaticu. He
said that the great mass of young
men who are 'trying to get into the
nrirlfttry without educational acquire
ments are reflecting upon God in that
they are claiming that God brought
them into the world for the very high
est calling and failed to inform ithem
until they were to encumbered to
| Rev. 3. T>. - Coleman, of the Blue
field Colored Institute* preached a*
very strong sermon on temperance In*
the aftenaoon. He spoke of bow tbet
liquor traffic Is robbing the country
of Ws very beat aa&ets. . . (
The following committees were ap- ;
pointed: On education, Prof. J. D.
Coleman, Mrs. M. A. "W. Tompson, Mrs.
J. M. Arter, Mrs. P. S. Woods, Rev.
E. G. Tillman and Prof. J. M. Artor;
on foreign missions, Revs. D. Stratton,
B. L. Zlegler, Miss S. J. Davis and G.
W. Lewis, Rev. D. C. Deama, J. H. Car
ter; on place of next mieetlng, Rev. S.
E. Williams, Miss Ada Wright, Rev.
W. E. Stevens, Mrs. M. A. Parker, Rev.
|J. W. Coleman and Rev. R. M. May
hew. \
v Education Discussed,
At th?e evening session after Vho
reaching of it-he report on education,
Prof. J. tV. Robinson delivered an ed
ucational address In which he appeal
ed ito his hearers to make use of every
opportunity that is being offered by
the state and otherwise to assist in
securing an education. He spoke
wiith pride of the progress that has
been made by ,the Negro since the
war buC advised that we do better
In order to meet the demand of thc
Rev. -WJl W. Hicks, pastor of tihe Mt
Z)lon Baptist Church of Bluefleld
preached a good sermon on Faith.
AJter the opening devotlonale Fri
day morning the following committees
were announced: Oil obituary, Rev
R. S. Gordon, W. C. Wright, Rktv. H
E. Braxton, Wan. Glenn, Wm. Reace
Mrs. KaMie Wakefield, Rev. E. J.
Woodard and Rev. E. G. Holcomb; or.
permanent organization, Rev. R. D
Terrell, J. T. Hartgrove, J. P. Caul
Rev. Robt. Danilel, Wm. Wright, Rev
S. A. Thurston, Rev. T. J. Bra mo:
\nd Mrs. M. A. W. Thompson.
At 11 o'clock Rev. R. D. Terrell
pastor of thie? First BaptL-t Church
>f Ronceverte, preached an acceptabk
sermon, chosing for his subject, "Th<
Church of God (in a Storm." He spok(
of tbe serious conflicts confronting tth<
church and refered to Christ as the
>n'y means through which peace car.
)e enjoyed.
Auxiliaries Report.
In the afternoon reports were re
eived from the auxiliaries. The Wo
nan's Baptist State Convention wa:
^epresentjed by its president, Mrs. M
A. W. Thompson, who donated $4
"or ithe educational work. The Wo
lan's District Convention of the Flat
'op section was represented by Rer.
\ H. McKoy, who donated $200, Ui$
.?lat Top Association was represented
)y R?ffv. T. J. Brandon, with $187. Th<
\Tew Riv?r Association sent Rqv P. A
larris and ' $167:06. The Weft Vir i
;inia Baptist Sunday School Conven
ion was represented by A. P. Straugn
? er, who donated $458.00.
Prof. B. Prillerman, president of thf
*Vest Virginia Colored Institute, wh<
arrived at a lato hour, was Introduce:!
le made a good speech on "Better Op
portunrities for the Boy." Miss S. J
>avis made a strong plea for the for
*ign mission work. After the readin?.
>f the report on obiituary, Rev. Wm
lack son, pastor of the Lewisburg Bap
ist. Church, delivered ithe eulogistic
At th-e closing session Friday eveu
ng, Rev. R. D. W. Meadows, genera)
nissionary, preached on "What the
baptists Stand For." Rev. Meadows
i'n speaking of the high idea' foi
-vhich the Baptists stand, showed <'ha'
the Baptists are the real advocates
>f American. liberty.
President Rev. C. N. Harris deliv
ered h'!s annual mee age, which was
well received.
Officers Elected,
The following officers were ekcteo
ud installed by Prof. B. Prillerman:
President, Rev. C. N. Harris, Fay.ette
ville; first vice-president, Rev. R. H
McKoy, Braniwell; second vice-presi
1-cnt, Rev. H. C. Gregory, Beckley;
general secretary, Prof. H. B. Ric*
Oharleu'.on ; corresponding secretary
Rev. J. J. Turner, Mt. Carbon, statis
tical secretary, Rev. J-. W. Robinson.
St. Albans; executive board, Rev. JL
Oabncy, Freeman; Rcrv. J. V. Bryant
Huntington; Rev. W. W*. Hacks, Blue
field; Rev. D, Strattc'.i, St. A) bairn; J
P. Caul, Charleston; A. P. Straughter
Hinton; Rev. B. R. Reed of Charles
ton. The following were added to the
? rustee board: Rev. R. H. McKo"
Riov. \j. Dabncy and Mrs. M. A. W
The financial roport. showed ithal
$1,032.22 was received for all pur
poses; $1,142 of this amount was for
The 1913 meeting will be held at
Fall Term at Institute
The Fall Term of the West Vir
ginia Colored Institute will open
September 18. New students will
register on the 16th and 17th. A
full attendance is expected, as a
great many new applications are
in for the ensuing year.
The Faculty has been strength
ened bv the emloyment of three
new teachers who are college grad
uates, and a trained nurse as Ma
tron. The new teachers are: ?
Prof. N. A, Murray, Hs. Agr..,
?> r
? 1
who is a graduats of The M Street
lligh School, Washington, D. C.,
Hampton Institute, and Cornell
University. Mr. Murray has been *
employed as Teacher of General
Science and Assistant in Agricul
Miss Sarah N. Merriwether, A.
B., is a graduate of Howard Uni
versity. Miss Merriwether has
been employed as teacher of Eng
lish. She comcs from one of the
most highly educated Negro fam
ilies in this country and is regard
ed as a woman of unusually strong
Christian character.
Prof. C. W. Smith, A. B., has
been employed as the teacher /tf
Mathematics and Commandant of.
Cadets. Mr. Smith is a graduate
of Fisk University. He did grad
uate work at Chicago University
during the past summer term. For
the past two years, he has served
is Principal of a High School in
Missouri, lie is a man of strong
personality and high moral char
Miss Kate L. Carter, the Ma
tron, is a graduate from Tuskegee
Institute and from the Nurse
Training Department of Freed
mens' Hospital of Washington, i).
J. She has had several years ex
perience as a teacher in a boarding
>chool and comcs highly recom
nended. . >,
? Mr. Don W. Jones, the > new
eacher op Printing, is a graduate
if the West Virginia Colored Itf
.titute, in the Class of 1912. ,'^Je
nished the trade of Printing here
a 1911. While Mr. Jones was;a
tudent, lie had charge of the band
nd orchestra, and will' continue
lis worl<.< His home is in Fair
lont, West Virginia.
During the summer several of
he teachcrs were employed in the
Uate Summer School at Institute.
Miss Mary Eubank, Supt. Domes
<; Science and Arts, and Miss
charlotte Campbell the teacher of
taking attended Columbia Uni
ersity. Miss Amanda Gamble
pent the summer at Atlantic City.
Irs. C. E. Mitchell, the Music
acher, spent the summer in New
rork City, studying under the
> m poser, Paul Wolfsliorn. Mr.
r.arry Davis, teacher of Painting
??nt some weeks in the Patterson
Carriage Factory at Greenfield** 0.
All teachers and employees? of
the school will be on hand Mon<Ja^,
September 16th, in time to st&ft
out jvith the new year's work. .
Good Vole? to Ba Prlx?d.
A soft* well-modulated voice is of
ir greater assistance in the world,
ven in the marriage market, than
-ersonal beauty. There are few
hinge which possess a more definite
alue as a commercial aaaet than
raciousne8s of manner and getttle
ess of tone. We are not born with
arsh voices, we acquire them. ? Bx*
To Make Vesuvius Useful.
Artificial warming of the world is
ne of the greatest of modern prob
jms and yet the earth is itself a vast
urnace, whose flames are sometimes
ggressively active and destructive,
'alians are planning to use some of
his heat. A boiler is to be installed
t some point where the internal fires
>f Vesuvius are accessible and hot
vater is to be piped to the neighbor
ng towns.
World's Biggest Book 8tore.
A placard has been put up within
he last day or two in Charing Cross
oad, where there are many old book
.tores, saying that one or more is
ibout to be Opened with a stock of
,000,000 volumes. This leads a Lon
Ion newspaper to state that tho big
gest book store in the world is the
Melbourne Book Arcade, whi?h has
lever less than a couple of million
volumes in view. ? New York Sun.
Lucky to Reach the Tree.
Owing to a sudden flooding of the
alley of Klein-Dietwill, Switzerland,
hree peasants engaged in hay-making
vere forced to take refuge in a tree,
vhere they remained forty-eifjht
jours. Pontoons were launched ns
;oon as the men were missed, but the
*ush of water was so great that it
.vas impossible for a time to reach
Is Anxious to Meet Him.
The vicar of a Kew (England)
church is advertising for tho person
-vbo has been in the habit of placing
n the ofTertory bag an envelope oon
aining a dirty and somewhat greasy
halfpenny stamp, so that he may be
ible "to exchange the stamps for cur
rent coin of the realm, and have the
opportunity of making the acquaint
ance of a most interesting parish
Help and Be Happy.
Happiness is not a task. It Is not
even an occupation. It is a quality
of life. Happiness depends on help
fulness. That's the reason Joy is
social. Helpfulness keeps happiness
because it adds to the area of affec
tion. People are not happy when
they seek after happiness. They be
come steeped in happiness when they
undertake to promote the Joy of oth
ers. ? Walter Williams.
Currenoy In France.
In France |6, 91 1,000, 000 is at pres
ent in circulation.

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