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i "T7" IT TT TP ! Mi NASHVILLE OITEES OPPOBTTJltlTY TENNESSEE'S I.EAL ING NEGRO JOURNAL ONE AMONG THE 1,000 NEWSPAPERS GIVEN PRESS TICKETS TO THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION. .1? Vol. VII. NASHVILLE, TENN., FRIDAY , 1912. No I PYTHIANS OFF TOMEHPHIS GRAND LODGE CON VENES TUESDAY. Big Delegation Will Attend. Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville Will Lead Booster Campaign a Success Many New Members Added Georgia Case De cision a Soothing Balm Important Legislation to' Come up. Th Kniehts of Pvthiaa firnnd Lodge will convene In the city of Memphis next Tuesday. Already the Fraternity over the state are mar king preparations for the event. Big delegations will attend from Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville and other cities. It Is expected that this will be the most largely atended body of its kind that ever convened in Tennessee. The Booster's Campaign which has been In evidence for the past several months has added many new members to the Pythian roster. The membership of the subordinate lodges in this jurisdiction has been Hargely augmented by reinstatement and .new members. The followers of the Order in the State are now larger than ever. The Grand Chancellor and his able deputies have worked like Trojans to this end. No detail, however small, has been overlooked. Every obstacle has been surmounted. Since the decision of the Supreme Court in the Georgia scase the Order in this state has taken on new life. The administration of Dr. J. P.. Craw ford has stood safe and sane. He has stood by the Order throughout all its struggles. He has been weighed in the balance of public opinion and has not been found wanting. He has the happy faculty of doing the right thing at the right time. To know him is to know a presiding genius. Much important legislation will be before the body. Weighty questions will be ' discussed and important announce ments made. Prnf X F. (Booker, of Trenton, Tenn., writes that the whole western section is aglow with fire of Pythian ism, and that his section of the State will double its membership within the next few months. The Grand Court of Calanthe will meet at the same time and pt&ce of the Grand Lodge. Dr. R. F. Boyd, Grand Worthy Counsellor, says the financial condition of the Courts is than Ptirnnracine. The sub ordinate Courts over the State have nobly stood by their guns. The personnel of the membership is of a high order, the best woman hood of Tennessee being among its members. Like the Grand Lodge, much im portant legislation will be attended to at the sitting of the Grand Court. Mrs T. P. Turner tells the Globe that the Endowment Department is in a flourishin g condition. All death claims have been promptly adusted. Mrs Clemmie White, Grand Receiver of Deposits, says that the Treasury is in a splendid shape. The Calan thians of Tennessee promise to see their Pythian brothers and "go them one better." All anticipate a grand session. Special coaches willj leave Nashville Monday, July 8th, at 2 p. m. Jver the N.. C. & St. L. R. R. tor Memphis. PyUiians and Calanthians of nearby towns will join the Nash ville delegation in this city. . LODGE ELECTIONS RESULTED AS FOLLOWS. Damon Lodge No. 2, K. of P. j W. B aine, C. C; A. M. Cock ; v r t rv vields. Prelate: R. A. Mayberry.M. A; J. C. Thompson, M. W.J M. V. iiuiora, irusicc. Stonewall Lodge No. 103, K. of P. Anthony Porter, C. C; Enoch Brown, V. C; James Puryear, Prel ate; Wayman Box, M. W., Wm. Smtthson, K. R. & S.; James Allen, M. F.; C. A. Starks, M. E.; Lorenzo House, M. A. v ' PURITY LODGE NO. 42 K. OF P. ELECTS OFFICERS. ,.!v.n r,mtra worn elected. Irne iouuwmg - or six months: Benj. Shelby, C. C; W M. Alien, v. v,., ..i.., - laie; Lowery Jones, M.atAL: Jno. 31one, Trustee; Jno. Slone, M. of W. . FRIENDSHIP LODGE. T Clay Moore, C. C; Horace Bright, . a n TViifv P Tr. .T. A. Lpier, M. W.; A. J. Norman, Trus- PP' WUUalll llimici i. 'nruthers, K. u. & a. vice leMgncd. LIGHTFOOT LODGE NO. 17. t r r H P rovton. ' C S. A. Whitlow, P.; L. W. Work, r. W.; W. M. Greegs, M. A.; T. A. Roosevelt's I thank you for your nomination, and in you I recognize the lawfully elected delegates to ths Republican convention who represent the over whelming majority of the voters who took part in the Republican primaries prior to the convention, and who rep resent the wish of the majority of the lawfully elected members of the convention. I accept the nomination subject to but one condition. This ahs now become a contest which cann6t be settled merely along the old party lines. The principles that are at stake are as broad and as deep as the foundations of our de mocracy itself. They are in no sense sectional. They should appeal to all honest citizens, east and west, north and south; they should appeal to all right-thinking men, whether Repub licans or Democrats, without regard to their previous affiliations. I feel that the time has come when not only all men who believe in pro gressive principles, but all men who believe in those elementary maxims of public and private mora ity which underlie every form of successful free government, should join in one movement. Therefore, I ask you to go to your several homes, to find out the senti ment of the people at home, and then again to come together, I sug gest by masa convention, to nominate for the presidency a progressive can didate on a progressive platform a candidate and a platform that will enable us to appeal to northerner and southerner, easterner and westerner Republican and Democrat alike, in the name of our common American citizenship. If you wish me to make the fight I will make it, even if only one state ITINERARY OF THE AGRICUL TURAL SPECIAL. Below is given the itenarary of the special train operated under the direction of the Department of Agri culture, of this state. The farmers are urged to be at the points this special will touch on the scheduled time in order to get full benefit of the time alloted to each stop. The train is being operated by the state for the benefit of all farmers, little as wel'j as big. The purpose is to help those who need help most. LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD. Monday, July 1. Madison , 9:05 to 10:35 a. m. Gallatin 11:30 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. Portland 2:10 to 3:40 p. m. Hartsville Junction.. 4 to 5:30 p. m. Hartsville Night meeting. . Tuesday, July 2. Franklin 8:50 to 10:50 a. m. Ewells 11:30 a. m. to 1:00 p. m. Columbia 1:45 to 3:45 p. m. Lynnville 4:40 to 5:45 p. m. Pulaski Night meeting. Wednesday, July 3. Mount Pleasant ..9:00 to 11:00 a. m. Summerton 11:30 a. m. to 1 p. m. T.nwrenrebure 3 to 5 P. m. Loretto . .. Night meeting. Thursday, July 4. Goodlettsville .... 8:30 to 9:30 a. m. Greenbrier.... 10: 20 to 11:20 a. m. Springfield ..11:40 a. m. to 1:40 p.m. Cedar Hill 2 to 3:15 p. m. Adams '. 4 to 4:45 p. m. Clarksville Night meeting. Friday, July 5. Cumberland City.... 9 to 10:3ft a. m. Erin 11:30 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. Danville 2:30 to 4 p. m. Big Sandy 4:30 to 5:45 p.' m. Paris Night meeting. Saturday, July 6. Trezevant 9 to 10:30 a. m. Bells 12 m. to 1 p. m. Brownsville 1:35 to 3:35 p. m. Stanton 4:10 to 5:10 p. m. Bartlett Night meeting. ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD. Monday, July 8. Woodstock 8 to 10 a. m Millington..l0:30 a, m. to 12:30 p. m. Atoka 1 to 3 p. m. Covington .. Night meeting, 7:30. Tuesday, July 9. Ripley 9 to 11 a. m. Halls 11:45 a. m. to 2 p. m. Fowlkea 2:30 to 4:30 p. m. Dyersburg .. Night meeting, 7:30. Wednesday, July 10. Newborn 8:30 to 10:30 a. m. Trimble 11 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. Obion 1:45 to 3:30 p. m. Polk 3:45 to 5:30 p. m. Moffatt Night meeting, 7:30. Thursday, July 11. Rives 8:30 to 10:30 a. m. Gibbs 10:45 a. m. to 1 p. m. McConnell 2:30 to 5 p. m. Martin Night meeting, 7:30. Friday, July 12. Sharon 8:30 .to 10:30 a. m. Greenfield 10:45 a. m. to 1 p. m. Milan 2 to 4:30 p. m. Medina Night meeting, 7:30. Saturday, July 13. Toone 9 to 10 a. m. Bolivar 10:20 a. m. to 1 p. m. Hickory Valley 1:30 to 3 p. m. Grand Junction ..3:30 to 5:30 p. m. Speeches ination As Third Parti) should Bupport me. The on'y condi tion I impose is that you shall be en tirely free when you come together to substitute any other man in my place if you deem it better for the movement, and in such case I will give him my heartiest support. . Wherever in any state the Repub lican party is true to the principles of its founders and is genuine y the party of justice and of progress, I expect to see it come bodily into the new movement , for the convention that has just sat in this city is in no proper sense of the word a Re publican convention at all. It does not represent the masses of the Republican party. It was or ganized in cynical defiance of the wishes and it has served the purpose only of a group of sinister political bosses, who have not one shadow of sympathy with the spirit and purpose o the Republican party of fifty vears ago and many of whom have used the party merely as an adjunct to money making, either for themselves or for the great crooited financial in terests which they serve. The bosses who first stole enough delegates to enroll them to dominate thi3 convention, .and then did their wil l in it, have no kinship of soul or spirit with the men who started the Republican party on its career as an agent of liberty and justice. Imagine for yourselves how Messrs. Barnes and Penrose and Guggenheim would have looked standing under the historic oak in that Michigan city where the Republican Darty was born fifty-six years ago. You, my friends, who are here before me, you are heirs to the spirit of Abraham Lincoln when he refused longer to be bound by the sshackles of the past and faced the Negro Press on the Chicago Convention Is there enough of the real, genu ine, old, national Republican party left worth saving? That's the ques tion at issue. The majority of color ed men are dyed-in-the-wool republi cans, and may be relied upon to sup port that ticket, clean down to the very hour when the G. O. P., is grasp ing for breath. But while this is true, certain ugly pictures, drawn by re publican artists on the canvass of time, prompt the query: What is meant these days by one being a republican? What does that party stand for? Does it stand' for the same principles it did forty years ago? If so, which one of the two Napoleons who were in the limelight at Chicago Taft and Roosevelt, which one of them is a genuine all-wool-and-a-yard-wide republican? The issue is before us, presenting one candidate in the person of Mr. Taft, whom, it is aKeged, won his nomination by fraud, and Roosevelt is disgruntled, starting out to build a new party one, it is claimed that men of all political faiths may con sistency join. Ah! that's another word over wlich one may stumble consistently. It is not consistent for one to steal, its true, but is it con sistent to smash an qld party into smithereens because we can't make it do our bidding? All such ques tions the voters of all municipalities will be called upon to answer in the near future. The few days left are to enjoy the mountain and sea shore air and a little fishing and crabbing, and to fan oneself vigorously in order to keep cool will glide swiftly by and ring us face to face with a red hot campaign, and later on with decision day, commonly .called, election day. One may have heard an echo from the convention held at Chicago, say ing: "The republican party is face to face with the gravest crisis in its history. There is more at stake in this convention than the rise and fafl of individual ambition. We are con fronted with no more matter of tem porary party success or defeat no question of winning or losing a single election. The life of the party is in the balance. "Raised up by God to work tlje freedom of the black man in Ameri ca, a nation asks today shall that God given instrument bo used to fur ther rivet or burst another bondage that threatens all men black and white. African slavery was open, obvioua'y brutally crude, shocking to the moral sense, now we are threaten ed with an industrial despotism in siduous, intangible, but infinitely menacing; beside which the banished slavery was small and sectional in scope. Reasoning thus, it is clear that if there is enough of the real Simon pure spirit left in the Republican par ty it may be worth saving. It has done admirah'e work in the past, and yet it ought not to expect to survive on its past good record. If its prom inent leaders of today continue to dodge issues that former republicans Accepting Nom new issues in the new spirit that the times demanded. But we are more fortunate in one respect than our predeccors, for we who now stand for the progressive cause, the progressive movement, have done forever with all Bectiona' lsm, and we make cur appeal equal ly to the sons of the men who fought under Grant and to the sons of the men who fought under Lee, for the cause we champion is as emphatical ly the cause of the South as it is the cause of the North. I am in this fight for certain prin ciples, and the first and most Im portant of these goes back to Sinai, and is embodied in the commandment, "Thou shalt not steal." "Thou shalt not stea'i a nomina tion." "Thou shalt neither steal in politics nor in business." "Thou shalt not steal from the people the birth right of the peopr)e to rule them selves." I hofd, in the language of the Kentucky Cour of Appeals, that "stealing is stealing." No people la wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse. No truly hon est man. should be satisfied with an office to which his title is not as valid as that of the homestead which shel ters his family. I do not know whether our country men fully realize the gravity of the crisis which we at this moment face There is no use in holding prim arles, no use in holding eections if we permit a small group of unscrup ulous polticians, some ot whom are certainfiy acting in the interest of big crooked business, to exercise the veto power over these primaries and elections by upsetting the results at their own pleasure. The convention which today closes used to valiantly face, or if they are willing to palliate the crimes com mitted by men who first sought to destroy the Union, and now seek to destroy the rights, privileges and lives of the people, they will show to the won'd that the party of hu man rights has outlived its useful ness and there is a necessity for the new party which Col. Roosevelt Is anxious to start. Let the fight go on, and damned be he who first cries, hold, enough! The Philadelphia Tribune. THE CHICAGO CONVENTION. The results of the Chicago conven tion may be disappointing to the Roosevelt sympathizers but are the logical results of the accredited meth ods used to nominate the standard bearers of the respective parties. Taft had a c'Hear and undisputed ma jority of the votes and of course got the nomination. Roosevelt on the other hand realized that he was ieat en even before he decided to go to Chicago in person, but in order to keep up the bluster he instructed his adherents to refuse to participate in the convention on the supposed ground that he had been cheated out cf his legitimate number of delegates by the national committee. It is doubtless true that some of the Taft votes were gotten by a too zealous desire on the part of his adherents to foster his cause. This is the logical outcome of the fraud howl which the colonel insisted upon. As a who'e, however, the results could not have been otherwise when the rank nnd uncompromising nature of the con test is dully considered. Such a judg ment of the affair is the only one which will do President Taft and his supporters justice. It may be said that none of the cases were settled behind closed doors but all the con tested cases were regui'arly and com pletely given to the public. So much for the convention and its results. It is to be regretted by the masses of the colored people in the country that Colonel Roosevelt was not nomi nated. The race as a whole has suf fered serious drawbacks under the ad ministration of Mr. Taft chiefly be cause of his avowed and vigorously prosecuted Southern policy. The pro cess of removing every conspicuous colored offlcehorder in the South has nade steady progress during the last four years. It is unreasonable, un safe anl even dangeious for the chief executive of the nation to hold it as his avowed poi'dcy to exclude Ne groes from federal office on the ground of their race affiliation only. It is for this reason chiefly that the Negroes of the South and the coun try 'felt that their course would bo better carod for by Colonel Roose velt. Whether the colonel will renl'y lr ad a third party is too much in doubt at present to speak of. One thing in this respect is certain, he will not. carry in to his pu'-ty any of the rising statesmen who figure very closely up on their future political careers. The Durham Reformer, Candidate. its discreditable career here in Chi cago represents a negligible mini mum of the rank and ft e of the Re publican party. But what it has done and what it has provided for the future ofler material for very serious consideration. ' The old national committee, chosen by the politicians four years ago, made up a temporary roH, Including some ninety fraudulent delegates who had not been elected by the people, and thereby they contro led a majori ty of the convention. This fradulent temporary roll in turn chose a fradulent credentials committee, and alfl the fradulent dele gates voting on one another's cases thereby made up the permanent roll which constituted) the fradulent con vention. Then this fradulent convention chooses a new and not less fradulent national committee. Now, gentlemen, there are those who as us to stay In the party which has just fradulently nominated for the presidency a man who inspired and profited by the fraud. They ask us to submit to infamy in the present on the ground that perhaps we may be abfe to prevent such infamy in the future. They seem to forget that the cici ous circle has been complete and that this fradulent convention has pro vided its fradulently chosen national committee a means whereby they can hope once egain four years hence, and with like impunity, to overthrow the will of the majority of the voters at the primaries. The national committee, over whose selection and retention in office the voters have no control whatever, makes up the fradulent temporary rofll call which contro's the national convention. WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT. After the Nomination, What? To the extent of naming Mr. Taft to succeed himself in office, the ac tion of the late Republican national convention was a verification of The Defender's prediction of a few days previous. We also felt and still believe there are many good and strong reasons why he deserves re-election. Whether the ideas of November will sustain and verify tae wisdom of our latter contention, time only can demonstrate. A crisis has arrived in the 'life of our beloved party, made glorious by the story of Lincoln, Sumner, Stev ens and McKinley, and the utmost care and most vigilant direction and supervision will be required from those having its immediate future in charge to steer it clear of the rocks and seething whirlpools challenging the safety of the voyage ahead of it. Much has been said and it will be long talked of and remembered of how the sixty-odd colored delegates stood like a stone wall for Mr. Taft, thus assuring his nomination under any and aft circumstances but the convention has become history, and they the delegates having fulfilled with splendid loyalty the part as signed to them in the spectacular and exciting drama, have returned to their southern homes to the inao.ivl ty and forgetfulness, politically speaking, of another four years of party usei'pssness, having neither vote 'nor influence to contribute to the aid of Mr. Taft when the time of his direct need shall overtake him. In that time, as come it surely will, the fleeting moments bringing it nearer with each roving breeze, the (Continued on Page 4) SUMMER NORMAL CLOSES. Special to the Globe. Atoka, Okla., June 29. The Sum mer Normal and Chautauqua closed yesterday a month of arduous study and earnest rnt'eavors. This marks one of the most successful Normals in manifestation of work ever held here. Each teacher has been inspir ed to continue training the mind for intellectual improvement. The ma ority of the teachers vere applicants for the first, second and third grade certificates. The following resolutions were re ceived and adopted by the Normal To the Conductor, Faculty and Fel low-teachers of Atoka Normal: Whereas, The Atoka Summer Nor mal ana unautauqua nas been so royalty entertained by the citizens who gave access to their most hos pitable homes and welcomed us to the comforts therein. Whereas, The weekly papers ex tended their courtesy by allowing its columns to be used in our interest Whereas, The faculty (P-ofs. I. B McCutcheon, conductor; W. E. Day and S. C. Counter, instructors) has endeavored to increase our store- house of know edge, and to better prepare our intellectual ability by imparting their well preserved and prepared ideas along the educational line. Bo it Resolved, That wo, the ttsachers from the affiliated counties of this state in Normal assembly, extend to the faculty our sincere appreciation for tlu'ir aid; to the various supcrin tendents for their kind sentiments and encouragements; to the prebs $2,200 FOR ROG-ERWILLIAMS CAMPAIGN A GREAT SUCCESS. Rev. Moses Leading Speaker. Most of the Baptist Churches Visited Campaign Systematically Con ducted Will be Carried to Other Cities President John son Elected Effort to be Made to Build Boys' Dormitory. Two thousand dollars ($2,000) in subscriptions and several hundred dollars in cash were the figures reached during the educational cam- to I cm f Vi a t nfarA t n' Mo oTi vil la Clin. fday night with a rousing big meet ing at the First Baptist Church, East Nashville. The faculty of the Uni versity, together with the trustees and friends, spent the entire week holding meetings in nearly every church in the city. Rev. W. H. Moses, D. D., pastor of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, of Knoxville, Tenn., delivered able addresses at each place. On Sunday afternoon the mass-meet- ng at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church was to have been the climax of the occasion, but owing to the inclement weather the attendance was not as largo as was expected, yet the en thusiasm and Interest of the occasion were at highest pitch. Rev. Wm. Haynes, the financial agent of the University, assisted on the program, while Rev. C. H. Clark, pastor of the church, acted as master of cere monies. At 11 o'clock Dr. Moses spoke at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Rev. Mr. Dickerson. On Sunday night all the forces came to gether at the First Baptist Church, East Nashville, under the pastorate of Rev. J. D. Bushell. The two prin cipal subjects of Dr. Moses' addresses were in the afternoon "Freely re ceive, freely give," while at night ho spoke on "Canst thou speak Greek?" Probably eight hundred dollars resulted from the Sunday campaign. Prof. Jackson, who ig the real manager, announced Monday morning at the Ministers' Conference that the success attained In this first effort was indeed flattering. At any rate, it appears that a new awaken ing has come over Nashville for edu cational purposes. President Johnson, although indisposed, having only re cently undergone an operation, is highly delighted with the part Nash ville played. It is the plan of the Baptists of Tennessee to pull off such campaigns in the principal cities of the state. The beginning in Nashville was sim ply to formulate the plans so that the other cities in the state might know what was expected of them. The key note of the meeting Sun day afternoon was that a boy's dor mitory, to cost not less than twenty five thousand dollars would be begun at once at the Roger Williams cam pus. It will be a duplicate of the girls dormitory, recently erected at a cost of thirty-one thousand dollars. The Alumni Association has already agreed to join in this strenuous mon ey raising campaign. The churches of Nashville have agreed to tar them selves liberally in order that a con stant flow of cash might be coming into the school. AT CAPERS CHAPEL C. M. E. CHURCH, COR. TWELFTH AVE NUE AND VIADUCT ON CHURCH STREET. The pastor will preach a special sermon Sunday at 11 a. m. Subject, "No One to Help Me." The Lord's Supper will be administered to all Christians at this service, and at night fervice a special call to all of the members by the Board of Stew ards. The church, with a welcome to all friends. The third quarterly meeting at Capers Chapel will be on the second Sunday In July. Rev. J. H. Johnson, presiding elder, will preach at 11 a. m. Rev. Mr. Burns, of Bethel Bap tist Church, South Nashville, will preach at 3 p. m. His choir will do the singing at this service. The Lord's Supper will be omitted at this service. for their courtesy and to the citizens for their hospitality while In their city. Be it further truo principles of citizenship, morali ty, and education. (And that we commend all fair minded people of the opposite races for the encourage ment they give from time to time for our welfare. Further Rosolvod, That we extend them our Resolved, That we, the teachers, will go to our various fields of labor, and ir.culoafo into the minds of the children whom we shall teach the gratitude and invoke the blessing of God upon them and their posterity. Respectfully, Resolution Committee: L. S. Simmons, Miss C. A. It. Crantt, T. S. McMorrK VeDster, iru&ifi.-.