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"All things come to them that wait, providing they. hustle while they waif Charles W. Anderton. "Get oat of our aunshlne." R. E. Boyi.
Vol. II.
No. 23.
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The Largest in History of Ten
nessee Pythianism. .
KNOXVILLE, TENN., July 12. The
Grand Lodee Knights of Pythias ad- l
journed early this morning, thus bring
ing to a close one of the most success
ful meeting of the Order in the state.
The delegates remaned in session all
night to finish up the work by electing
the officers for the ensuing year and
almost with one accord they rushed
fnr thA earliest trains out of the city.
A few there were who remained over
to wind up some affairs, but the city
this afternoon seems deserted by visit
ing Pythians.
The second and third days, In the
main, were devoted to the reports of
officers and committees with a dis
cussion of the same. The first officer
to report was the Grand Chancellor,
Dr J. P. Crawford, of Nashville. His
report showed that the Order during
the year had continued to grow in
numbers with the same rapidity as in
former years, about twenty new lodges
having been organized in the grand
jurisdiction, the total membership
was increased from 4,000 to upward of
h (MX). I
iTV Crawford showed that the Grand
Lodge had in its possession nearly
$20,000 and suggested mat greater
safeguards be placed around the same
and that a method be provided for the
investment of some parts of these
provided that the col-
lateral was unencumbered real estate,
or that the funds be placed in bank at
interest. His suggestions were latter
concurred in
. . in eA i
Tne various omer oinceis Buuiuittcu
iheir reports, which elicited, like that;
of Ir. Crawford, great applause. Thosej
reports were almost adably j
ferred to the proper committees ana
wre freelv discussed upon the report
of the Committee to the Grand body.
One notable exception though, was the
mnr nf tho firnnd Attorney. J.
Thomas Turner. This report, remark
able for its length, brought on one of
the most extended discussions of the
whole session.
Probably the most interesting re
port of all the committees to the peo
ple of Nashville was that of the Griev
ance Committee in which the case of
Treston Taylor vs. Wm. McGavock
was considered. This case came up
from the local lodge of which Knight
McGavock is a member. The Grand
Lodge sustained the action of the local
lodge which had exonerated Mc-
The election of officers brought
every eligible voter to the Castle Hall.
The men who had spent all their time
in the Grand Court packed in to aid
in the contest for the election of those
men whom they thought best suited
to conduct the affairs of the Order.
Though the forces were sharpiy divid
ed in what we may choose to call ad
inictMtinn find anti-administration
forces, the Grand Lodge paid a remark
able though worthy tribute to the
Grand Chancellor by re-electing him
by acclamation. Those who fought
most bitterly the reform movements
im,rafoH hv the Crawford force?
with one accord urged his unanimous
winn. hailing him as one of the
mMin? officers that ever
guided the destiny of a Grand Lodge
xt- Woc thpre ianv determined op
:i n onv man who as an officer
showed the required capabilities of
doing the work faithfully and honestly
t, -.tr nn rant .T. Milton Easter
ling -and Prof. V. L. Cansler and R.
E Gee, all came in tnis ciaba ami
-,'-ia w or-rOamntion. The Grand
jo- v.v unanimous vote instructed
Jis four representatives to the Supreme
Lodge which meets in wuisviu uo
fall to cast their vote and work for the
re election of Dr.. B. F. Boyd as Su
preme Medical Register.
The Grand Lodge officers for the
ensuing year are as follows:
Grand Chancellor: Dr. J. P. Craw
ford, Nashville; Grand Vice Chancel
lor: Rev. A. N. Stevens, Dyersburg;
Past Grand Chancellor: W. H. Wells,
Memnhis: Grand Master of Exchec-
quer; Dr. G. W. Atkins, Somerville;
Grand Keeper of Records and beai:
TV. r. iw. Allen. Chattanooga: urana
Medical Register: Dr. A. M. Townsend,
Nashville: Grand Lecturer: capt. J.
Milton Easterling, Chattanooga; Grand
Prelate: W. C. Pearson, warren;
Hlrand Master at Anns: R. H. B. Jul-
ette, Memphis; Grand marsnai: u.
E.Gee, Nashville; Grand Inner Guard:
K. L. Wiseman, Covington; Grand Out
er Guard: A. W. Gleaves, Nashville;
Grand Trustee: A. T. -Hill, Pulaski;
Endowment Board: T. G. Robinson,
Dyersburg; W. L. Cansler, Nashville;
Grand Attorney: J. Thomas Tuilier,
Nashville; Supreme Representatives:
Dr. J. P. Crawford. W. S. Thompson.
At the close of the Grand Lodge the
Endowment Board held a meeting and
organized bv electing: B. J. Fernandis,
of Memphis, President ;i W. L. Cans
ler, of Nashville, Secretary; T. G. Rob
inson, of Dyersburg, Treasurer.
tone Main 10l5.
First-Class Work
Suits and Pants made
to Order.
128 Cedar St., Nashville, Tenn.
M4-07-1 m
Will be Given by
Prof. Frederick Douglas Dyer,
43-Tth Avenue, N.,
T!rtrf Civ nina n'nlnnli T
From Six to nine o'clock P. M., Prices
easonable. Call on or address me at 143-7th
:anny Taylor Restaurant,
FINE LUNCHES. (Frompt Attention)
Meals 5, 10, 15 and 25 cents.
39 Fourth Avenue, South.
Inff In L W0 tlNUG
, , . ,
wlties by Miss Hattie L. Woldndge
ThP Nashville and West Tennessee
delegation had special cars from Knox
vMIp to Phflttanooea. From that place
to Nashville they had a special train.
A large number of the aeiegaies
visited Lookout Mountain and Chica-maticr-i
PnrV A delegation was enter
tained at the home of Knight John
Speigth, of Friendship Lodge on iuwk
out Mountain, the Sunday previous
to the opening of the Grand Lodge.
Tht greatest source 01 compiami in
the Grand Lodge is the time wasted
in organizing. The Committee on Cre
dentials or some of the omcers seem
trt hp riPTPlict. to their duty in this
matter. . .
A delegation of Pythians consisting
of F. J. Ewing, D. w. Crutcher, J. u.
"tattle and W. S. Thompson attended
he First Baptist Church in Chatta-
looga Sunday and were canea on ior
speeches. Everybody smiiea wnen
he speechmaking was over, ask any
if the four.
The Grand Lodge meets in Clarks-
ville next year.
nr v. V ,S Hammond. Dean of the
Iraden Bible Training School of Wal
ton University, left the city week be
'ore last for Covington, Ga., where he
reached a-nd lectured July 6, and 7.
rle delivered on address before the
"'ouncil of Presiding Elders and Edu-
ators at Atlanta, Ga., July 9. On the
'2th he lectured in Memphis. He
viso delivered the address at the lay-
ng of the corner-stone of the New
Centenary M. E. Church, and on Mon
iny evening the 15th he lectured in
he Metropolitan Baptist- Church in
'emphls. Dr. Hammond will fur
ther fill engagements at Fayette, Mo..
-.n thp 19th. 20th and 21st, preach
he opening sermon in the great Union
Memorial M. E. Church, St. Louis, on
the 23th;- and fill an engagement at
the Chautauqua Assembly at Owens
boro, Ky., August 4.
For Commercial Supremacy in
Countries of the Far East.
What does it mean, this great array
and bustle in naval circles, the ex-
nressed intention on the nart of the
government of concentrating its great
?nd terrible fiehtlne machines on the
J Pacific side of this country? There
are causes for all of this formidable
J lemonstratlon. deeper than is under-
5 stood by the ordinary and superficial
observers of the si ens of the times.
1 One thin has become annarent. iand that
lks the America npress is no longer
ill the American press is no longer
lealine with the JaDanese situation
in a sDirit of levity and as a thing
a unworthy of serious consideration. It
Is crowing more and more sober in
its tone as the possibility of an armed
'iash with the douehty little Empire
of the Rising Sun looms up on the
When California took it in her head
to oust the Japanese children from
her city schools some months ago, and
met with a protest on the part of
JaDan the Dress all over this country
made lierht of such protest, but now
it is saying other things and saying
them seriously, too.
The colorphobla struck the Paciflic
slope and it proceeded to segregate
the nroeenv of the "yellow peril' as
the South had done the Negro, but
Japan said', "Don't you!" She said,
"Give your reason for such action,
and don't let it be the color line. You
must treat my urchins as you do those
of any other Nation. California
lauerhed derisively at this: but Presi
dent Roosevelt and the other wiser
heads of the National affairs did not
laugh, and they Informed her that
she had no right to involve the whole
nation in a terrible and costly con
?ict with her color line folly. She
falked of her constitutional right to
internal self-government, but the pres
sure was brought to bear and she
vielded, though reluctantly.
The national administration knew
't was u aealnst a different problem
to that of the Southern Negro or the
'nexpedient, hasty discharge or zw
innocent soldiers from the military
service of the government without
the guilt of any crime being estab
lished against them. It told Califor
nia so in Plain words. One of the
most effective arguments against the
segregation of Japanese children and
the maltreatment of the Mikado's
Trown-uD subiect in California was
and is that Japan has some mighty
effective and destructive fighting ma
chines which she knows mighty well
how to manipulate. The men behind
her guns know, how to shoot where
they look, as was amply demonstrated
on the Sea of Japan the world's
greastest sea struggle where Rojes
vensky, with the flower of the power
"ul Rnssian Navy, was utterly anni
hilated. George Dewey's achievement
on the Manila Bay, when he destroyed
the antiauated fleet of Spain, is not
to be compared with Togo's magnifi
cent and unparalleled achievements.
Dewev himself after making a com
parison of the Japanese and Russian
"eets went on record as saying that
the chances of victory were with the
Russians. For days before the meet-
Intr of the two hostile fleets the whole
world waited with bated breath for
the outcome of the fearful duel. It
came, and the world knows the result
Pewev was a. poor prophet; his pre
diction miscarried. He is now most
solicitous that the best of the United
States floatine fortresses be mobilized
in the Pacific Ocean to protect the
western confine.
Janan is more than likely to strike
before the great ditch is dug across
the Isthmus of Panama. She is now
determined to curtail America's com
mercial supremacy on the Pacific and
with the countries of the Far East and
especially with China.
California's follv has riven Japan.
with England winking her assent, her
nretext to shatter America's com
mercial dream which is at the bottom
of the Isthmian Canal project
The South applauded California to
the echo for her stand on the color
line, but no section of this country
will be as great a loser as she.
Ensrland is in for crushlne any na
tion that crosses her commercial path.
and England is Japan s ally. That is
and has ever been her policy. She has
grown great and powerful by this pol
icy. , With America growing more
powerful and aggressive, and mena
cing her trade relations In the Far
East, she will throw nothins: in the
way of Japan's program of retaliation
against the great American Republic.
It is barelv possible In the great
struggle that Is coming on that this
nation will need every able-bodied
Negro it can get to help push the in-
trenld and death-dealing little Jan
from the crest of the Rockies back
into the Pacific Ocean.
There lives in Vicksburg, Miss., the
author of "The Black Wolf's Breed,"
Harris Dickson a man who lets no op
portunity pass him for making an at-
tact on the Negro. He is insanely
fanatical in his hatred toward him.
Hp. moves and has his being in that
atmosphere of hatred. His is a mind
that feeds on, digests and assimilates
nothing but morbid contemplations ana
images of the Negro. His stocK ana
store of mental pictures are ever re
miitwl from his. Eloomy forebodings
over what the Negro, is actually accom-
nlishine:. His dreams are perturbed;
his waking hours are filled with hal
lucinations, and, in fact, his life is
made miserable by the thoughts 01 tne
nossibilities which are presenting
themselves to the Negro and which he
Is accepting and turning to account
in n WAV . that tells of advancement
in civic righteousness, material prog
ress and intellectual strengin.
Mr. Dickson is ever casting about
to find material out of which to weave
one of his highly colored stories or
"yellow" journalism. . He prances out
before the public in his latest article,
siaying in a hianner: Look! behold!
here is the unimpressible Negro: tie
attempts to show that the Negro amia
nil thp influences surrounding him in
times past has remained stunned and
stolid, a thing that , grieved not ana
that never honed. The mighty Egyp
tian civilization flourished about the
Negro, says Mr. Dickson, yet he re
matnprt unaffected bv it. He worked
at the building of the wonderful pyra
mids, yet he learned no more of them
than did the donkey which assisted
him drawing to their plice the mighty
stones; he polished into beauty the
marble columns that made classical the
far.fampH TCarnac. vet he was a dul
lard to all this grandeur; he sailed the
seas and propelled the commercial
galleys of the Phoenicians, the ven
turesome and hardy mariners 01
hdr riav. vet no lesson of com
merce did he learn, all of this Mr.
Dickson asserts in a ort or way tnai
coomc tn trv to compel acceptance
and belief. He would have you be-
Itpva him who has eathered his few
little pebbles of information from
prejudicial writings to his liking in his
yazoo home, rather than Dr. Root, one
of the world's most renowned archae
t nnnt'R testimony, which is dia
metrically opposed to that of Mr. Dick
son, is without quallncation, tnese
wnrria- "Tt is clearlv to be seen that
the Negro was the first to lead off in
the march of civilization." ur. iukji
an,i nthpra claim that Ntgroes, Egyp
tians and Phoenicians had a common
ancestry. These men were honest in
vestigators and gave their testimony,
basing it upon actual investigation,
after making due allowances for all
collateral theories. Dr. Root delved
into the sands of Fiypt, peerea into
the catacombs of the Pyramids at the
mummies that had lain there undis
turbed centuries upon centuries; he
studied the magnificent ruins 01 ivar
nac, those of ancient Memphis and
others of less renown in tne iana vi
the Pharaohs, but nevertheless inter
esting; he gave to the world a fund of
light and information on the manners,
customs and habits of that intensely
interesting country. This great schol
ar says that the Negro was the world s
first teacher, and we are wining to ac
cept his opinion to that of the little
Mississippi author.
n,i ipt our enemies howl and say
what they will, we, as men and women,
are going to sweep onward. "We are
eolng to acquit ourselves nobly. We
are going to give to posterity 3
wrapped up in the matr'x of coming
years the noblest examples of a race
determined to win.
Two Members of Executive Com
mittee in this City.
After the adjournment of the Ten
nessee Medical Association, which met
in Memphis, Tenn., recently, it was
discovered that no place of meeting
for next year had been selected. After
noticing this, a Globe representative
called on Dr. C. V. Roman, one of the
delelates who was in attendance and
learned that the executive committee
would have the power of naming the
time and place for the next meeting.
Nashville being in the central portion
of the state possibly has a better claim
on the meeting than any other city,
then, too, the two hospitals here, Mer
cy Hospital and Wilson Infirmary,
(the latter only recently having been
remodeled, erlvin.e it all the mod
ern conveniences) can better afford
to accomodate the convention in the
medical line, as their clinics can be
held at these places. The membership
of the Tennessee Medical Association
is made up of physicians, surgeons,
pharmacists and dentists. The pres
ident of the Association, Dr. A. L.
Thompson, of Memphis, would certain
ly not oppose the selection of Nash
ville as the next meeting place. While
Dr. A. M. Townsend, of this city, sec
retary, would vote for Nashville every
time. Both of . these gentlemen are
members of the executive committee
by right of their office. The clinics
at these meetings prove to be one of
the most interesting features. Espec
ially was this true at the eye, ear,
nose and throat clinics conducted by
Dr. C. V. Roman of this city while
the convention was in session at Mem
phis. Dr. Roman has the distinction
of being the only Negro specialist
south of the Mason and Dixon line.
In fact, there are but two in the
United States. The exhibition of his
ability along this line received many
compliments from attending physi
cians. Let Nashville putin her bid
for next year's convention in time.
The six delegates who attended the
convention this year, Drs. Boyd, Les
ter, Townsend, Bandy, Roman, and
Reed, expressed great hopes for the
organization. Certainly no field needs
more development than that pf med
icine among Negro doctors. Es
oecially is this true among specialists.
While the profession needs and is re
ceiving development,- the race must
have more confidence in their pro
fessional men in order to give them
the proper support.
Quite a number of people went out
to the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Frierson at Glcncliff Thursday even
ing, the occasion being a formal an
nouncement of the marriage of Miss
' ula Frierson to Prof. W. C. Wilkins.
Rev. Preston Taylor in fitting words
nade the announcement and invoked
Divine blessing upon Miss Frierson
and Prof. Wilkins as wife and husband.
Miss Ida Maliory rendered appropriate
selections of music during the cere
mony. The bride was very attractive
In a white mull trimmed with white
satin. In her hand wa3 a bouquet of
white carnations. The groom never
looked more handsome than on that
night. His evening suit was in per
fect harmony with "the bride's attire.
The decorations of the house were
in charming taste. In the corner of
the spacious hall little Miss Frierson
erved frappe. Miss Frierson is a
graduate of Walden and has been
quite a success as a teacher since
-rraduation. Prof. Wilkins comes from
Columbia and for a number of years
has been principal of a public school
at Palnjra, Tenn. The popularity of
the bride and groom was attested by
the large number of useful and valu
able presents. Prof, and Mrs. Wilkins
aro at Glencliff for the summer.
KYi IlUXHa Alt.Ut, m itt. isent trie scuuui ui uitt-u jawu uuB
7.19.07-tf Iveck,
nnk'ts! !3ii FOUHTHAVE., 8.
MRS. W. A. LEWIS, Secretary.

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