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it TFT NASHVILLE OITEES OPPORTUNITY TENNESSEE'S LEAD ING NEGRO JOURNAL 1U V ONE AMONG THE 1,000 NEWSPAPERS GIVEN PRESS TICKETS TO THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION. Vol. VII. NASHVILLE, TENN., FRIDAY JULY 19, 1912. No. 29 ROOSEVELT WILL NOTSTRADDLE 'TELLS SUPPORTERS x HE OPPOSES RARGAIN Wants a Now Party Out And Out. Statement Issued from Oyster Bay No Middle Ground for the Colonel Sees In Third Party Salva tion of the Country Neither of Old Parties Progressive Sentiment of People Favor Change. Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 15. For mation of a, distinct and independent part', and not the capture ol tne republican party, is the course Colonil Roosevelt laid out for him self tonight. He took issue flatly with supporters who have advanced a proposal for effecting an agree ment with the republican organiza tion in some- slates through which under certain conditions the strength of the Roosevelt followers might be thrown behind President Taft. The colonel will have none of it. . Straight-out Fight. The colonel said emphatically there would be no bargaining of this na ture if he could prevent it. It is his purpose to make his fight with such supporters as are willing to assist in the formation of a genuinely new party.' He was confident, however; that the stand he took would not bring about a break with those who favor the clan he vPtoed, "If this plan should be pu through in Pennsylvania or elsewhere, win there be a split?" he was asked. "I don't think there . will be any break." he replied. Then he dictated this statement of his position: "I see that in Pennsylvania and Maryland the proposal has been mjiflft that, identical Roosevelt and Taft electors shall run and the elec tors who are chosen cast their votes for whichever one, either Mr. Taft or myself, who gets the most votes. T trust thnt no such plan will be adopted. I claim in every primary state where the primaries were car ried fnr me and where electors have ben nominated that as a matter of the highest obligation those men are bound to vote for me, for I am the nominee of the overwhelming majori ty of the rank and file of the re- publican narty, and Mr. Taft's nom ination represents nothing but the successful dishonesty of the Barnes Penrose Guggenheim machine and is not binding upon any honest Republi can. Vetoes Suggested. "In certain of these primary states, as I understand it, there is now a contest on in the primaries to see whether my name or that of Mr. Taft shall be put on the regular tick et instead of being nominated by pe tition, it being the Intention of the party beaten in the primary to nomi nate its electors by petition. This is all right and proper; but so far as .1 have any say in the matter, I shall net assent to any avrangement by which under any circumstances my supporters or electors supported by them shall cast their votes for Mr. Taft. "I make my appeal to all progres sives no matter what their past af filiations may be who genuinely be lieve in progressive principles and who believe as I do that both of the old party organizations are com pletely under the dominion of the bosses and of special privilege and that , both the Chicago and Baltimore platforms are funda mentally unprogressive and re- nctionarv platforms, showing that it is hopeless to expect from either of the parties under present conditions any rea' and fr-reachlng progressive movement. ' Therefore l nope tnai in every stite the progressives with out regard to their past party amna- tlons may have the chance to vote nt the noils for electors who in the electoral college will cast their votes for the national progressive candidate for President." MRS. J. H. KELLY RETURNS HOME. Mrs. J. H. Kelly, Jr., who left Nash ville in May to spend the summer with relatives in Little Rock. Ark., returned home Monday night. It will be remembered that Mrs. Kelly sustained some serious Injuries In a wreck on the Iron Mountain Railroad on her way to Little Rock. Being under the treatment of a doctor and hnving been comnHlert to remain In doors several weeks, having but lit tle pleasure, she decided to return home, as soon as she was able to travel. As she Is still in a very nervous condition, caused from tho accident, her husband thought it wise to go for her and accompany her home. En route to Little Rock he spent several days in Memphis, Tcnn., attending the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias. Although nuite nervous, Mrs. Kelly, accompanied by her husband r.nd baby, Charles Win frey, Teturned home in good spirits, -..' . ""'1 ' DR. J. P. CRAWFORD, Grand Chancellor, the beloved -leader of the Pythian hosts of Tennessee. He Is admired by man, woman, boy and girl in his Jurisdiction. NEGRO CONTRACTOR TO BUILD SCHOOL WHITE BIDDERS WITHDREW AFTER SPECIFICA- HONS f KOM COLORED ""aim WERE OPENED. (Journal and Guide.) Greensboro, N. C, July 9. The city commissioners yesterday award fd the contract for the erection or a four-roim primarys chool building on West Lee street to L. B. Jeffries, the contract price being $4,000 and the understanding being that the work of construction shoul dbegin at ence the building being ready for oc cupancy in time for the opening of the fall term. Under the terms of the contract the building is to be constructed of veneered brick hav ing four large class rooms, principal's PROF. W. S. THOMPSON, President of Endowment. office arid arrangement in basement for heating and plumbing. The con tract price does not include heating andp lumbing. The same contractor offered to build the primary school to be located on Simpson street at the same figure. No decision was reached by the board yesterday as to this building, the statement being made that, a, contract would be let for it later The board expressed disappoint ment over the fact that the contrac tors of the city generally did not compete for the job. It was learned that, many contractors declined to submit bids because plans and speci fications for the building had been given Jeffries, who is a Negro con tractor. Two other contractors, J. N. Hobbs and Brown Albrigh did sub mit bids, but withdrew them when the bid of Jeffries was opened. The Jeffries bid on the, single building was $3,147.88 less than that of Mr. Hobbs (Continued on Page 8) The above is a sketch of Mr. W. H. Allison, of 2015 Jefferson street, Nashville, who was elected Grand Trustee at the State Grand Lodge, meeting of the Knights of Pythias, held in Memphis, July 9-11, 1912. He Is also C. C. of Tyree Lodge No. 11, Secretary of the. Pythiai Hall Asso ciation and Warden of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. , - f SECRETARIAL jNSTITUTE MEETING AT ARUNDEL- ON-TIIE RAY, MI). Training Colored Men for Secretaries Various Parts of Country Represent ed Fundamental Facts Dealt with Every Department of the Work Taught Many Able Men Have Addressed the Institute Members to Visit Washington. Specia', to the Globe. Baltimore, Md July 15 Perhaps there has never bean a more inter esting meeting frod point of bttend an?e and effective work, held by the international secretaries of the Young Men's Christian Association than that now in session at Arundel- on-the-Bay, Md. This conference of secretaries, who are here from vari ous parts of the United States, is primarily for the purpose ol getting a comprehensive view of the duty of the work and to better fit men for 'ocal fields by grasping the , fu.ida mental tacts wmcn greatly aids r.i the accomplishment of the desired re suit. The institute began its session here about the first of this month and will continue through to the first week of August. No time is being lost in making this one of the greatest meetfngs ever held in epery way. First cf al', the course of study in part is a3 follows: The Historv of the Work , Religious Work, Bible Study, Boy's Work, Physical Work, Serial Work, and Business Manage Every department of the work is being taught by expertss, some of whom have been in the work for more than a score of years. In the next place the location is one of the most beautiful in the country for such, being situated about five miles from Ar.narolis on the west coast o the Chespeake Bay, where those In aitendance have every advantage for v- .' IV The above is A. W. Fite, the in trepid leader of the administration forces. He Is always on the firing line. sea oauung anu tne sight or many large ocean steamers. Another fea ture that adds much and that makes this one of the best years is the out-door life (tent-life) which th men are enjoying very much. The institute has been especia'ly blessed this year in having so many able men to speak to them on dif ferent phases of the work. Amo.ig those who have visited the institute are Prof. M. A. Hawkins, of Balti more, Major Charles Douglas, the voungest and only living son of the late Fred Douglas, and Dr. Wm. H. Sheppard, who has recently returned from Africa, and who was for a long time a prisoner of the Belgian gov ernment for the disclosure of the maltreatment and robbery which was practiced upon the natives of Central Africa. At the close of this session the entire gathering of men will go to Washington, D. C, where the first and only complete building at a cost of $100.oo now stands for a thorough inspection. and for some work whicli cannot be done so we'l in camp. From all indications the work among the colored men is prosper ing as never before and greater things are expected. DISTRICT CONFERENCE. Williamsport, Tenn.. Ju'y 17 The conference of the Columbia District of the African Methodist Church opened here this morning a.id will continue through Sunday. Rev. G. L. Jackson is holding the conference. W Ik DR. J. P, CRAW FORD REELECTED !()URT CHOSE DR. R. F. R0Y1) AS LEADER Meetings Were Held In Memphis. Work of Year Successful in Every Way Nearly 3,000 New Mem bers Added to Both Depart- ments Reports ShowDecid ed Increase as Result of Campaign Other Nash ville Men Honored. """"" The fourteenth annual session of the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias, N. A. S. A. E. A. A. & A., Jurisdiction of Tennessee, and the Grand Court of Calanthe convened at Memphis. July 9th to the 12th, Inclusive. The Grand Lodge was held at the Castle Hall, 431 Beal avenue, and the Courts held their session In the church au ditorium. It is conceded by all observers' that this was the greatest gathering of Pythians ever held in the state. Delegates and vlito 3 were present from all portion of Tennessee. Dr. J. P. Crawford, in calling th" MRS. -CLEMMIE WHITE. I'na.-u.tv Court Endowment Board. Grand -Lode;? to order, said:, "We have passed through tne fiery fur nace, uut iV (iau..s torched us not. We have been true tenets of the Or der. We have fought a good fight, and have kept the faith, and now the world applauds Tennessee Py thians." He exclaimed that the K. of P. wis more than a secret Order, extending its belpiiv hands to the needy and afflicted; standing for the elevation of the Negro race, and for law and order; b'lleves in civic right eousness anu all that tends to make mankind better. "In the ranks of our order there may be found nn n of all walks of life: doctors, profes so's, busin"-s and laboring men." He was roundly applauded by the five hundred delegates assembled. After the appointment of the usual committees the Grand Lodge ad journed to view a most magnificent parade by the Uniform Rank and Subordinate lodges. The procession i was formed, immediately in front of the hall headed by a brass band and the Uniform Rank, followed by the subordinate lodges and carriages and autos, traversed the principal streets of the city amid the applause of the populous. MRS. M. A. TURNER. Soretaiy Court Endowment Board. Wednesday morning tho Grand Chancellor read his annual address, which was replete with information regarding the status of the Order in Tennessee. He reviewed the pending litigation at great length, and his words were full of good cheer to the assembled Kniehts. He cautioned all to observe the words of old David Crockett: "This rule to all when I am dead, be sure you are right and I ilk jOl'- " .v-;'N-'' ' i'l DR. R. F. BOYD, Grand Counsellor Court of Calanthe, then go ahead." He admonished the Pythians to be true to themselves, and to their Order, and to their God "No Order, no organization, no indi vidual can exist without having a fear of the Supreme of all supreme chancellors, the God of the universe." To say that the Grand Chancellor completely covered the ground to the entire satisfaction of all would be a feeble expression. He minced no words, evaded nothing, came "straight down 'he pike," giving honor to whom honor was justly due; took no praise for the, great efforts that he had made, but simply told his hearers the truth and the whole truth about everything pertaining to the Order in his every utterance. One old gray haired brother exclaimed, "John Crawford is the soul of honor. Let us elect him right now Dy acclama tion." The report of the Grand Medical Registrar, Dr. A. M. Townsend, was very thorough. He evinced much care and thought in its preparation. He showed conclusively that the or der was on the upward trend' and chat 1.400 members had been initiat ed since the edict of the Supreme Court, at Washington. The report of the Grand K. of R. & S. showed that ihe Order was not languishing by the wayside, and that the receipts, sup pins and policies had exceeded all previous years. The report of the Grand Master of Ex., J. H. Brown, of Memphis, showed the finance in a h-althy condition. Hon. B. F. Booth, Grand Attorney, read an interesting statement as to the status of the Or- ! der from a legal standpoint. He also : gave account of the stewardship, j showing that he had safeguarded the Order from time to time. The report of the Endowment Secretary, A. T. Hill, was the symposium of the ses sion. It showed very conclusively that Secretary Hill was the right i man in the right place. His books PROF. A. THOS. HILL, Secretary Endowment Bureau, and papers bore evidence of much care in their preparation. His report was all that could be desired. The report of the Treasurer of the En dowment Board, Knight Thos. G. Robinson, of Dyersburg, revealed that there was over thirty thousand dol lars in the Endowment treasury. Fraternal greetings from the Court of Calanthe to the Knights of Pythias were conveyed by a bevy of beautiful women, led by Miss Bessie Pat ton, who read the message, which was couched in the most beautiful language imaginable. Her flow of words was a revelation; her diction was elo quent. Dr. Crawford responded in his usual happy vein, and said: "When the days, and the months, and the years of my life shall have been left behind me and my eyes are being closed in death, I want them to be closed by a beautiful woman, such as I se" before me now." His senti ments were rapturously applauded. The Committee on Law 'and Super vision held the attention of the Grand Lodg'-; longer than any other commit tee. Many of their recommendations were timely, and their report in the main was adoj ted. The election of officers resulted as follows: J. P. Crawford, Nashville, grand chancellor; A. N. Stevens, Humboldt, grand vice-chancellor; A. M. Townsend, Nashville, grand keep er of records und seal; James H. Trimble, Jackson, grand prelate; J. II. Brown, Memphis, grand master of exchequer; John Singleton, Knoxville, grand master-at-arms; Dr. W. A. Thompson, Chattanooga, grand medi cal register; J. M. Easterling. Chat ( Continued on Pago 5) STATE FEDERA- RATIONWOMEil ANNUAL SESSION HELD IN MEMPHIS. Large Number of Delegates Present. President's Annual Address Wis Recommendations Much Inter est Manifested by the Dele gates Memphis Doors Were Kept Wide Open Drs. R. F. and A. M. Townsend Deliver Addresses. The State Federation of Colored Women's Club held its fifth annual meeting here July 11, 12, and 13th. The meeting was called to order by the State President, Mrs. N. E. Whiteman, of this city, - who always presides with grace and dignity. Open roll call delegatesa nswered from all parts of the state. The president, in her annual address, said: "It is the aim of the State Federa tion to reach all cities and owns in the state. To lift as well as climb and lend a helping hand to those who need help is our motto." An educational fund was started. The Housekeepers' Club, of Nashville, was the first to lay the foundation of tbe educational fund. Mrs. J. F. Lane, of Jackson, and Mrs. N. E. Whiteman gave their personal checks for the fund. The papers read were full and showed that the writers had the abil ity to handle the subject chosen. Dr. A. M. Townsend, of Nashville, lec tured on "Women, Wine and Whist" to a crowded house. He handled his subject with ability. The reports of the department work were excellent. Mrs. Brough ton, of Memphis, reported the work of the associated Charity; Mrs. J. F. Lane, of Jackson, the elected statis tician, made her report. The statis tics show that the George W. Hub bard Club, of Nashville, raised more money than any other club in the state last year. Tho Old Folks and Orphans Home, of Memphis, led in raising money this leav. Dr. R. F. Boyd visited the Federa t'on and made a forceful addres3 of the knowledge he had of the great work and progress the colore? women are doing through their clubs. He assured his strength and assistance to help in any way the ladies may see fit to call unon him. Mrs. N. E. Whiteman, president, was elected de legate to the National Federation of Colored Women's Clubs which will convene at Hampton,- Va., July 23. After a three days' session the Fed eration of Colored Women's Clubs adiourned to meet next year at Knox ville. The City Federation of Memphis is to be. complimented for the way in which they entertained the State meeting. After the session closed there were several autos waiting to carry delegates over the Bluff City. After the drive they were hurried to the beautiful home of Mrs. T. S. Brown to the banquet. The president's annual address wts the best she has ever delivered. The subject was "Compulsory Educa tion In the State of Tennessee." Mrs. J. C. Napicr'e report on education was t'mely. Mrs. Napier. is chair man of the educational department, end though she lives in Washington, D. C, she sent her report to show that she still clings to Tennessee and its interest. , The paper read by Mrs. L. E. Prown. of Memphis, on "How Are Our Professional Women Molding Public Sentiment?" showed that the writer had the ability to master her subject. Mrs. Victoria Casey, of Sal tilio, read a paper on "Mother's In terest in Children." It was listened to with great interest. This was giv en up to be the beet meeting that has yet been held In this state. AFRICAN METHODIST DISTRICT CONFERENCE. Snoial to the G'obe. Cpdar Hill. Tenn.. July IS The Nashville- District Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, in session here, was called to order at Little Bethel Church at 10:30 a. m. by Presiding Elder J. Q. Johnson. The opening sermon was preached by Dr. J. T. Gilmore on the subject. "The Spiritual Chandelier." His sermon was able and was well re ceived by the conference. The com munion was then administered by the residing ekler, who was assisted by "i'v, James Childress and J. D. Frierson. The Presiding Elder then took up the pastoral reports, all of which showed progress . ' Rev. G. J. Stanford and the people of this place are entertaining the ennferenle in grand style. Bishop J. 11. Jones, Dr. W. A. Lewis and Prof. Ira T. Bryant, are on the programme for Sunday. A special effort is be ing made for education. This confer nee raises special collections every ear for their school at Shelnyville, the Turner Normal College.