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VOLUME X. NUMBER 32.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1918.
ROSCOE C. JAMISON.
We were pained to receive from
Mr. William F. Neill of St. Joseph
-the announcement of the untimely
death of the race's most famous young
poet, Roscoe C. Jamison, who passed
-away at Phoenix, Ariz., March 28,
whose body was brought to his home
at St. Joseph, Mo., for burial Wednes
day, April 3d. Many hearts have been
made to thrill from the inspired wri
tings of this exceptional young man,
and the race has suffered a distinct
loss In his passing. He was an ex.
emplary young Christian gentlman
and won the respect and sympathy of
all who knew him.
Peace to his ashes, rest to his soul.
A LITTLE LETTER'.
By Chas. A. Starks.
By the time this letter is published
the public will have learned all the
incidents, happy and otherwise, that
signalized the campaign for a Negro
Alderman. The writer Is sure most
Teaders of The Sun would have hailed
eagerly an answer from his pen to a
certain person, who loomed up on the
aldermanic horizon as one of those
Black mysterious silhouette figures
which stand so boldly against a back
ground of light.
Be it said, the writer was not with
the dead. Not even with the helpless
'or those who can nottrike back. Like
the good sportsman, he disdains to
shoot a rabbit "setting." He rather
kicks him out of his nest and tries
his marksmanship at the "Cotton tall"
on the run;
The Negro people demonstrated one
thing quite positively and that was
that they resented the pernicious ef
forts of that gentleman by voting him
down to a contemptible, no name po-
union In the race, thus, for his crime,
placing the mark of Cain upon his
forehead. AH Glory for this!
And your humble servant assumes
a share of this honor on the ground
that he gave the gentleman a consid
erable amount of .advertising through
the press and his cutting posture and
Though the Colored people did not
reach their "objective," the fight Is
not ended. Ours Is a contest of 365
days In a year and nothing will stop
us. A people shows its temper or
greatness by overcoming all impedl
ments to Its progress upward. We,
therefore, seek solace from whatever
melancholic developments our recent
effort showed by taking up our duty
with a now energy and undiluted
Looking back briefly I fall to see
where the Negroes are tp be censured
to any extent except the bad element.
The White man, first and last,
stands our most dangerous opponent
. to anything like progress for our peo
ple. Hence, at his doorwe properly
place the cause of our non-success
at the polls. The White man boasted
of his Intention to steal, browbeat and
Intimidate-the Negro vote and he
So, barring the "Negro Democrats,"
"Home Rulers" (did you notice It In
the Star?) and those miserable "Mer
cennries," slaves of Hell, we rather
hasten to congratulate the Good peo-'
pie If our Race on their Intelligent
campaign and vote. You havo shown
your ' approach to a single purpose
and though wo did not succeed com
pletely we showed commendable
signs of Unity which gives us splen
did hope of the future.
HOSPITAL PAYMENT DUE
MURDER AT LINCOLN INSTITUTE.
Jefferson City, Mo., March 29.
Prof. Romeo West, secretary of the
faculty of Lincoln Institute, the" State
Negro Normal School, was shot and
killed tonight In a dormitory at the
Institute by Theodore Martin, super
intendent of the school boarding
house. Martin surrendered to the
police thirty minutes after the kill
ing, claiming that he kiiled West In
self defense. The men quarreled over
some dishes desired by West for use
at a social. West became angry at
the refusal and left saying that he
would return In a few moments.whlch
he did, and Martin claimed that he
started after him in a threatening
attitude and ho shot him In self de
fense. It Is alleged five shots were
fired, three of which took effect,
causing almost Instant death. Prof.
West was 31 years of age and had
been connected with Lincoln Institute
In some capacity for a number of
years. He was reputed to have , a
violent temper and had been In quar
rels frequently wfth various Individ
uals. Martin was released on $3,000
bond, which, was readily furnished,
prominent white and colored men
both of Jefferson City and Columbia
(his home town) certifying their will
ingness to go on his bond. In view
of former happenings it is predicted
that Martin will be acquitted when his
case comes to trial.
WESTERN UNIVERSITY PRESI
In Dr. William H. Peck, pastor of
St. "James A. M. E. Church,, St. Louis,
Mo., former pastor o.f Alien Chapel,
this city, are
of .those esseii'
1 1 a I qualities
to make a suc
dent of this
ing the quail
f 1 c a t 1 o n s
of any aspirant
for this posi
DR. WM. H. PECK.
tion, we have
no hesitancy in saying that not one
fills to such a marked degree the ex
acting requirements of this position as
does Dr. Peck.
Highly educated, an eloquent -orator,
an extraordinary gospel minister,
a born reader of men, he possesses
every quality that the Church, State
and race desire to see in a man elected
to the presidency of this Institution.
Dr. Peck has traveled extensively,
la as well known In Washington, Bal
timore, L03 Angeles, and Son Francis
co as he is in Kansas City or St. Louis.
He Is thoroughly acquainted with the
needs of Western University, where
he was instructor as well as dean some
years ago. Gentle in manner, digni
fied In bearing, genial In disposition,
he Is In every way fitted for this po
sition. And The Sun without hesi
tancy recommends to the Board of
Trustees Dr. William H. Peck as the
next president of this splendid Insti
tution which we all love.
GRAND EA.STER OPENING.
The Easter Opening at Dr. Theo
dore Smith's popular Drug Store last
Sunday surpassed any of the efforts
of former years, there being a larger,
attendance and ' a greater volume of
business than ever before in the his
tory of this famous and prosperous
The beautiful silver service and the
crystal gloss topped tables evoked
much favorable comment, while no
small feature of the aftwernoon was
the excellent music of Williams'
string orchestra, which Dr. Smith an
nounces will play every Thursday and
Sunday during the season, beginning
at 6 p. m. Yourself and friends are
invited to drop In any time and be
served. Or get the latest periodicals
and magazines. 18th and Tracy ave
nue. A VETERAN SANTA FE PORTER
Matt J. Faulker, for many years a
resident of this city, died of double
pneumonia at the Santa Fe hospital,
Topoka, ICans., and was burled at Eu-
,dora, Kans., April 1st. The train por
ters of Kansas City attended the fu
neral in a body, Among those attend
ing from this city were M:essrs. Cory
Fox, John Collins, James Collins, J. C.
Ray, S. Abernathy and son and White.
REV. HENRY MANSFIELD COLLINS,
Recently appointed Chaplain in the United States Army now stationed at New
port News, Va., with the 309th Battalion. Chaplain Collins was born in Kansas
City May, 1884, is 34 years of age, was educated in the grades and High School
of this city, did College work at Flsk
degree at Wilberforce University In 1911. After entering the ministry of the
African Methodist Episcopal Church was assrgned to North Yakima, Wash.,
where he served five years (the limit) and then transferred to Hutchinson,
Kansas, where he was pastorlng when
Chaplain Collins has always been
for his race, appearing twice before
cessfully keep BLACK LAWS from the Statute Books of that State and has
upon invitation filled the pulpit in several of the leading white churches of
that state. He was married in 1916 to
teachers who graduated with him in
Dr. William H. Peck, the distin
guished pastor of St. James A. M. E.
Church, St. Louis, Mo., and former
pastor of Alien Chapel, was called to
the eclty last week to, attend the fu
neral of his brother-in-law, Dr. E. J.
McCampbell. Dr. Peck Is doing a
wonderful work in his new field, hav
ing added more than seven hundred
members during his two and a, half
years pastorate and has mare St.
James one of the foremost churches
of the connection. He was accompa
nied by his devoted wife, who fills
a large place in the hearts of all Kan
sas Citians and who has contributed
much to the success of the Doctor
In his various fields of endeavor.
W. C. Hueston C. H. Calloway
We desire to announce to our
clients, friends and the public
in general our remoVal to our
new offices located at North-
wqst Corner 12th and Highland
Avenue, where" we will be
pleased to see you.
Home Phone East 2580; Bell
Phone East 4648.
HUESTON & CALLOWAY
Attorneys at Law.
1 THE CAUSES OF REPUBLICAN DEFEAT.
1 First Because tlie Republican Partv never did. does not
s now, nor never will, stand for.
B Second Because the rank
1 lieve there was not a deal between the Democratic bosses and the!
j seli-appointeu bosses of the Republican Party, "and, therefore,!
wotuu iaiie no interest in tlie campaign.
I Third Because the flagrant;
I voters through Homer Mann and
H isegro votes.
1 Fourth Because the right
1 in the Republican Party at this time!
I Clean House or it will happen again this fall!
TO OUR PATRONS:
The Colored Democratic Cen
tral Committee haa reservdd
the entire capacity of out beau
tiful Cafe the De Luxe, 1512
East 18th Street', for a banquet
for Monday night, April 8, from
9 to 12 p. ra.
University, and -took Bachelor-Divinity
called to the Army.
active in community .and uplift work
the Legislature of Washington to sue
Miss Amelia Davis, one of our former
Lincoln High School In 1902.
Democrats Sweep the Entire City by
Overwhelming,. Majority. ,
The city' eiectlbn'Jffeld. last Tuesday
was apparently a walk-away for the
Democrats, that party electing every
office save five Aldermen of the Low
er House. The interest of the Col
ored people was centered in the can
didacy of Hon. W. C, Hueston of the
Eighth Ward but by methods peculiar
to Democratic politicians by intimida
tion and chicanery he was beaten by
the small margin of' 86 votes. Judge
L. A. Knox, the Independent candi
date for the office, ran a rather dis
appointing race to his friends receiv
ing only 22 votes in the entire Ward.
SThe Colored people are not discour
aged but with the large number of
houses and flats being vacated by
whites in the Ward each week and
, being almost immediately filled by
! Colored people, there Is no doubt but
I wnat the Negroes can nominate an
i independent candidate If the two old
parties are not inclined to tote fair,
and elect him by an overwhelming
i majority because we predict before
the expiration of the next two years
there will be less than 500 White
voters residing in the Eighth Ward
No we are not discouraged. We still
i feel that Mr. Hueston ran a magni
j flcent race. As for the rest of the Re
publican ticket the majority of the Re
.l publicans evidently feel that it met
i the fate it deserved.
vicious arrogant and domineering!
and file never could be made be-i
and open insult to tlie Colored I
Eugene II. Blake cost thenf 2,000 1
kind of men are not in the lead!
Mrs, Mary Fuell Rollins, who about
one year ago fell victim to the dread
ful plague, tuberculosis, departed this
life Wednesday morning, March 27,
1918. The funeral services were con
ducted Easter Sunday from the chapel
of H. B. Mooro, undertaker. The do-
ceased was a sister of Melissa Fuell
Cuther, former clerk and vocalist
with the Blind Boono Concert Com
pany. She leaves to mourn her loss
this sister, another sister and broth
er, a mother, three children, Edlthe,
Katherlno and Richard Rollins. In-
tenncnt was in Woodlawn Cemetery,
Kansas City, Kansas, .
MAY NOT GET PROF. LEE.
Lincoln Institute May Miss the Ser
vices of the Great
Prof. J. R. E. Lee has not decided
whether or not ho will accept the of
fer of the presidency of Lincoln In
stitute at Jefferson City. The well
known conditions of strife which have
characterized the work at the insti
tution during the last ten years have
taken such apparently permanent
form as to make the prospect for any
thing like agreeable leadership there
decidedly discouraging, especially to
a man who likes to work better than
he likes to fight and squabble.
Notwithstanding the fact that Prof.
Lee has been assured in a semi-offi
cial way that he will have the undi
vided support of the Board of Re
gents, In case he accepts, that fact is
not at all certain and it is reported
that a well formed plan Is on foot
already to make It unpleasant for the
man who takes the place of the de
posed president and that at least two
members of the Board of Regents are
In on the plan.
Prof. Lee was not an applicant for
the position but It is very likely that
he would not hesltato to accept It if
he could take charge and carry out
the work untrammeled by political
buffettlngs and factional influences.
He Is a hard worker but he likes to
sleep when he goes to bed.
Soon after being appointed Prof.
Lee was invited down to Jefferson
City for a conference with members
of the Board of Regents, the State Su
perintendent extending the' invitation.
The invitation was complied with on
theday set down but when the president-elect
reached the capltol he
found' that State Superintendent Lam-
kin had gone away from the city and
that the only members of the Board
whom he could meet were the two
who had voted against his appoint
ment. One of these telephoned out
to Lincoln Institute requesting Presi
dent Allen to receive Mr. Lee and
show him over the grounds and build
ing. In due time Lee reached the Insti
tution but no amount of knocking
could bring Mr. Allen to the door of
the president's mansion. Romeo
West, then secretary to the presl-1
dent, but since then shot dead in one
of the local feuds, accidentally looked
too far aiound the corner of the house
and whs sepn hv I'ror. I.ee who no-1
litely asked him to escort him over
West declared that he was not In
possession of the keys but made a
perfunctory effort to show the visitor
la part of the institution. Things were
not at all pleasant for Mr. Lee and
he doubtless felt like a stranger In a
very strange land.
Upon his return he as naturally
very much discouraged over the out
look and his friends have since been
urging him not to leave his successful
work at Kansas ICty to take up the
less -promising though larger field at
The Board of Regents will make a
great mistake if it loses the chance
to secure Mr. Lee, provided it is real
ly desired to make Lincoln Institute
a live, progressive, useful school.
Mr. Lee Will make a great mistake
If ho accepts the position in the face
of such dangers as naturally lie in a
divided Board of Regents and a lot
of political deceit and chicanery,
One of the most pleasing muslcales
was the event of Mrs. L. J. Bacote
presenting her pupil. Miss Lessie
King, in a testimonial recital at the
Second Baptist church, March 15,
1918. Miss King has a rare mezzo
soprano voice, which she demonstra
ted In Its fullest beauty. Her pro
gram, a very ambitious one, was ren
dered in a technical and pleasing
manner. As lor her stage deportment,
style, enunciation, articulation, phras
ing and interpretation, these things
indicated method and steady applica
Hon, She sang to a most appreciative
audience of about five hundred. Her
future Indeed Is very bright. She was
ably assisted by Miss Fayo Reed, vio
linist, and Mrs. .Ida M. Becks, dram
atic reader. Lady attendants:
Mrs. Leila M. Allen
Mrs. Cora D. Williams
Mrs. Nettle V. King
Mrs. Forestlne Neal
Miss Anna Gray i '
Mrs. D. M. Miller
Mrs. K. D. Price
Mrs. Ruby Burnsldo ,
PAID IN FULL
These Subscribers to the Wheatley
Provident Hospital Fund Have Paid
Their Subscriptions in Full and
.the Total Amounts Have Been
Placed in Bank to the Cred
it of the Hospital.
As Subscribers Pay in Full, Their Names Will
be Added to This List.
The following persons have paid
their subscriptions in full to the
Wheatley-Provident Hospital Commit
tee for the purpose of remodeling and
equipping the splendid property that
was bought for hospital purposes at
182G Forest avenue. It is sincerely
hoped by the hospital board that all
subscribers will make a special effort
to pay their subscriptions at an
early date as possible so we may oc
cupy the building thoroughly equip
ped by June 1st when a great dedica
tion program will be held participated
In by all the churches, women's clubs
and fraternal organizations of the city,
Kansas City Railways Co..
Hon. Chas. W. Armour
Hon. Wm. Volker.
Swift & Co.
Hon. Walter S. Dickey.
Hon. n. A. Long. ,
J. W. Jenkins Sons.
Sir. anil Mrs. A. E. Malone, St. Louis.
Hon. Jas. H. Harkless.
Dr. Howard Hilt.
Frank C. Niles
It. T. Sloan
G. N. Grlsham
UN - C. Crews,
Bishop' II. B. Parks
T. J. Pendergast
W. E. Halsell.
J. F. Houlihan.
SI. H. Waggoner.
Jones Store Co.
Judge Miles Bulger. ,
Geoige It. Edwards.
Harry K. Barker.
Ryder- Shane- II yman.
Rothschild & Son.
Faxon & Gallagher.
T. B. Watklns.
H. P. Koehler
Ed S. Lewis
C. S. Bishop.
Edward Frledson & Son Coal Co.
T. C. Sharon.
Stewart & Smith.
$10.00 Andrew Wlllams. N. G. Hackett,
W. A. Jones. Wllse G. Robinson, Chris
man Sawyer. Jno. Sample, Bessie Solo
mon. Anna Smith, Swenson Const. Co..
T. B. Steward. Geo. T. Thompkins, Her
man Weinberg'. Capt. Ion & Mrs. Jor
dan. Joseph M. Jones, Ethel Kimball, A.
J. ,Kelly. Jr., Judge R. S. Latshaw. Mr.
and Mrs. T. J. MccampDeu, at. ti. casey,
PamDbell Baking Co.. Judge Fred W.
Coon, Brunswlck-Balke-Collander, Jessie
Dixon, snannon urumm, ueo. s. cinson,
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Flnley. Pearl Mays,
-Mason & Mason. H. is. Moore, Nelson-
Roland-Rost. J. W. Perry. M. J. Pender-
gast. Mrs. Mlllltf- Green, A. Griffin, Julia
Morrison, Paris Uosweil, Keesllng coal
Co., J. I.. Gamble, Edwin Etherldge, Mrs.
Elenora Hackley. T. J. McCampbell.
$7.50 Miss Rosa Barbee.
$6.00 Dr. Jno. T. Hamilton, Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Ray.
$5.00 Geo. C. Mosher. Delfla Moss,
Frank Neal, Minnie Officer. Mary L.
Payne, Judge Samuel T, Pendleton, I.
W. Page, Patterson McGrath, E. B. Perry
Mrs. M. Pennington, J. E. Porter. If.
W. Porter. Mrs. N. V. aglan, E. J. Rear
don, Luke Ridley, Dr. D. B. Robinson, T.
H. Wiseman, C. L. Williams. Grace P.
White, Francis Harding, Chas. Hagood,
W. E. Hill, S. I Hill. J. W. Holbert.
Slattle Hubbell. Ideal Laundry, Leonard
Kansas City,. Mo., April 3, 1918.
To The Kansas City Sun:
I wish to congratulate Mr. W. C.
Hueston on the splendid race he mado
for alderman of the Eighth Ward in
tlie recent city election.
Trusting he will enter the race
again at the next city election and
promising my prayers for his success,
MRS. ANNIE E. FLOYD.
Roy, Lewl3 Rosenfleld, Mrs. Theo. Ro
wen, Jack Shepherd, Mrs. J. H. Seebree,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scott, Anna B.
Smith. Wm. Snell. J. W. Spaldlns, L. W.
Spencer. Rev. Wm. Thomas. Nathan
Thatcher. Lutle Taylor, John Turner
Ixdge, John Kaholokula, Raymond Knox
Wm. Lamb, Wm. J. Lentz, Jas. A. Lee,
Wm. Locke, Julius McCamey, McDonald
Lumber Co., Thos. F. McKlnstry, R. P.
Brewer. Mr. Bundschu. Carleton Hotel.
Western Newspaper Union, Denny Cos-
teno. Dr. J. P. cooper. Ell Arasamutn, An
ge loA. Andrews, Valle Anderson. F. J.
Bannister, Mrs. A. W. Bankston, Mrs.
.. is. Beckham, J. is. Beckham, Mrs.
Edith Black, H. M. S. Brown, L. D.
Brower. Gene L. Cook. Alberta Collins,
O. W. Dale, A. Porter Davis, A. E. Estes
Rev. T. H. Ewing, J. S. Fields, Joe Fish
er. Dr. W. J. Fricl:, John Garllch,
George Gamble. Merrill L. Good,
Fred GUmore. WIUa M. Glenn, Theo.
Greek, Miss H. A. Grady. Mr. and Mrs.
Jno. Green,, H. W. Hart. G. Hampton,
Bertha C. Hanna, Floyd E. Jacobs. Mr.
and SIrs- Winston Holmes, Leon Block,
A. Johnson. A Friend, T. C. Greenstreet
H. McCIanahan, Louis Robinson. Oliver
Jordan. Mr. and Mrs. .Harvey Williams,
Mrs. Wm. Fairfax, M. D. Lecompton Cox,
Mrs. Lottie Gamble. E. L. Keller, P. C.
James, F. S. Smith. H. F. Chick. Martha
Jackson, Wm. Southers, Emma Lowe,
Miss S. E. Childers, R. M. Hunter, H.
Murphy. Henry Casper, John Thomas,
Mrs. M. E. Bailey. Mrs. Alice Yancy.
Mrs. Anna Hall, B. T. Smith, Mrs. Julia
Morrison. Miss Anna Porter, Mrs. Cora
Oreen, Miss Nellie Johnson, Mrs. Estella
Brown, Rev. W. T. Osborne, Mr. SI. H.
Thompkins. Mrs. Frances Clay, Mrs. Fan
$4.00 N. Black. I. L. Smith.
$3.00 D. E. Pinkston, Kate Powell,
Mrs. Lott Jackson, Mary L. Knox, Cor
nelia Birch, C. D. Cowen, Leo Koehler,
A. F. Pavne.
$2.50 E. P. Epstein, Miss A. Delia
$2.001. M. Cohen. Edw. Costello.
Cook's Market, Mike Doohan, Chas. A.
Agard, Leon Jordan, Jr., Clarence Leort,
Yantls Fritz. Wtlla Henry. Jennie. Hill.
Mr. and Sirs. Taylor Holmes. Elbert E.
Holmes, C. A. Holzer, J. H. Johnson,
Cas unaccounted for, Mrs. M. Fisher,
Freedman Bros., Sir. Frazler, Georgia
Harper, Sirs. T. W. H. Williams, Frank
Bradv. C. A. Taylor, Sirs. Slary Witt,
Ernest Whiteside, Pearl Riley, A. E.
Toney. Mrs. Fred Bell, E. SI. Wilson, Sam
Borone. Sirs. Inez V. Chinn.
$1.70 Pleasant Hour Club, '
$1.15 E. S. Stobies.
$1.00 L,. F. Cochran, St, T. N. Chaneyr
F. W. Calhoun, Sllss Amanda Chrisman,
L. J. Duncan, Lee Dooley. W. C. Don
nelly, F. Bergschneider, Sir. Bridges,
Sir. Brady, Lizetta Johnson. Sir. John
son, J. A. Johnson, Kansas Steel & Gate
Co., A. St. Klelnheffcr, Beular Lewis,
Clyde Lanagan. Arthur J. Leite, S. Lle
berman, R. Lund, D. SI. SIcClanahan,
Theo. SIcPlke. Fred Westbrook, J. Wise.
Woodson & Hanley. SUdwest Haines. Mr.
Hanley. Flora B. Jones, Sirs. O. W. Jones,
Sirs. O. C. Sfaxwell, J. W. Slartin, G. O.
Slason, Joel Holman, B, S. Howard, Sam
P. Hlgbee, Heckel Bros.. G. A. Stiller, C
L. srerry. Sirs. A. Sillier. F. A. Slerri
man, H. R. Mills, India C. Sloore, Slar
tha Sloore, Slize Peters. L. C Payne,
W. T. Peters. Herbert Patterson, J. E.
Reed, F. N. Redheffer, Tom Rlnl, C. 11.
Roberts. Slack Singer. Security Iron &
Sletal Co., F. Shugart, Espey Singleton.
XT. F. Shyrock, SI. Silverman, Harold
Smith, Ella Thurber. T. J. Watklns.
Julia BrigBS. Booth Cannon, F. W. Cal
houn, Sir. Cox. Hershel Conway. Mary
tawing, jonn Lieorcen, uora uaruner,
Gerky & Dillingham, H. J. Gorman, Wm.
Grieves, A. A. Graves, Mrs. S. E. Hart.
Floyd Adamsoii, SI. Chaney, Harold
Smith, Elizabeth Nevells, Mrs. J.
E. Reed. Sllss Beulah Lee Lewis, J.
B. Collins, Sliss Leona Hlssins, D. V.
Grant, Miss Slozella Joseph. Dr. F. M.
Lowe, Mrs. A. E. Jenkins.
$.50 Sir. Llghthowser, E. A. Mather,
Sir. Sletzger, Gertrude Harper. Rev. A.
G. mills. Dink Davis, Jno. Davis, Do
nated, Sir. Humphrey. T. R. Btrobel,
$.25 A Friend. Lester Rolland, A. L.
Smith. It A. Stroth, Carl Tucker, Alma
Williams, C. R. Haldeman, Pinkie Jones.
Cigar Slan, F. O. Kline, Sirs. J. D. Bur
ton. Tom Colley Ed E. Gilbert, Mrs.
$.15 Wertle Slaughter.
$.10 Gertrude Smith.
The Civic League held its annual
election last Thursday night, the fol
lowing officers being elected: Presl-
dent, Jno. L. Love; Vice President.
R. T. Coles; Secretary, Joseph T3utler.
Eiocutlvo Committee; I. F, Shannon,
C. H. Calloway, J. D. Bowser, Rev.
Wm. H. Thomas and Jas. A. Lee.
Before the election an able paper
on "The Education Condition of tho
Negro In the South" was read by Prof,
J, R. E. Lee.