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[START OF PAGE 62] THE CRISIS The first day's sales amounted to $98 and they have averaged $100 a day ever since, besides handling several hundred dollars' worth of cotten drafts. they have paid two 10% dividends and have at present $7,002 in undivided profits. The National Association of Colored Women reports a membership of 45,000 in 700 clubs distributed through 28 states. The National Benefit Association of Washington, a colored industrial insurance concern, has erected at Chester, Pa., its third new office building, worth $6,000. Negro citizens of Columbia, S.C., have formed the Palmetto Kaolin Company which is developing deposits of commercial clays in lower Richmond County. The company owns 252 acres of mineral lands. Mrs. C. J. Walker, a business women of Indianapolis, Ind., has recently purchased "Bishop's Court," the beautiful home of the late Bishop Derick at Flushing, L. I. She expects to remold and beautify the place. EDUCATION. Nearly the whole students body at the Colored State Normal School, Frankfort, Ky., revolted against the president and appealed to the governor. This is the Culmination of a long continued effort to remove President Russell. The president is strongly supported by the governor. A large number of students have been expelled. The Women's dormitory of Howard University was damaged by fire to the amount of $5,000. The colored people of Norfolk, Va., are making a strong effort to get a high school for their children, which the City Council has refused. New buildings have been dedicated at Roger-Williams University and Walden University, Nashville, Tenn. The colored people of Louisville, Ky., are aroused because of the colored children of school age, 4,000 are enrolled in the schools and 9,000 are not. Avery Institute of Charleston, S. C., has a corps of colored teachers. It has usually been taught by white northern teachers. The annual report of Tuskegee shows a total enrollment of 1,527 students from 32 states and 17 foreign countries. Legacies amounting to $122,436 were received during the year. The year's budget calls for something over a quarter of a million dollars. The endowment fund amounts to $1,942,112. The construction of the new Washington Colored High School is about to begin. It will cost $500,000, have a frontage of 450 feet and a depth of 150 feet and will accommodate 1,500 persons. It is to be constructed of brick, with limestone trimmings, 4 stories high and in the Tudor-Gothic style. It will contain 48 classrooms, 2 gymnasiums, a drill hall and a swimming pool. The Association of American Agricultural Colleges met in Washington during November. Seventeen colored schools were represented and these schools were held a special conference at Howard University. President Byrd Prillerman, of the West Virginia Colored Institute, presided over the conference. The annual meeting of the Missouri State Association of Colored Teachers was held at St. Joseph, Mo., November 12. President B. F. Allen is president of the Association. MEETINGS. The Negro Organization Society of Virginia met in Norfolk. Among the speakers and visitors were ex-President Taft, Mr. Booker T. Washington, Wallace Buttrick and Dr. Glenn. The North Carolina Colored Fair was held at Raleigh and was very successful. The governor and state treasurer addressed the people and a "Better Babies' Contest" was held. The Colored State Fair was held at Columbia, S. C. Two colored fairs were held in Georgia; one at Augusta and one at Macon. The Macon fair was the eighth annual exhibit and offered a large and interesting premium list and other attractions. The Farmers' Improvement Society of Texas held its nineteenth annual convention at Waco. There were 500 delegates representing 10,000 members, in 849 locals. They have a bank at Waco, have just launched an over-all factory and do an industrial insurance business. President Wilson has promised to speak at the Negro Historical and Industrial Exposition to be held at Fort Lee, near Richmond, next summer. The Rhode Island Union of Colored Women's Clubs representing nineteen bodies met in Providence. The old Mennonite Church of Germantown, where the first American protest against slavery was made, held a celebration of Emancipation recently with prominent colored speakers. The annual meeting of the State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs took place at Louisville, Ky., in November. The federation has established a scholarship fund to assist worthy pupils in securing an education. The winner of the first scholarship is now in the State University of Louisville pursuing a college course. THE CHURCH. It is reported that Dr. R. H. Boyd, secretary and manager of the National Publishing Board, has resigned. Dr. Boyd has organized the greatest business enterprise among Negroes in the United States, but has recently met strong factional opposition in his church. A strong effort is being made to have the proposed colored Baptist Theological Seminary located in Memphis. Memphis colored people have already subscribed over $5,000. The new colored chapel of St. Simon the Cyrenian, costing about $29,000, has been dedicated in Philadelphia by Bishop Rhinelander of the Episcopal Church. A Negro Catholic Church, St. Catherine of Sienna, costing $50,000, has been dedicated in the same city. The Allen A. M. E Church of Indianapolis, Ind., has started a mutual aid fund for the sick and an employment bureau. Andrew Carnegie has given a pipe organ to a colored baptist church in Braddock, Pa. An unknown philanthropist has given from time to time 10,000 for Lutheran missions among Negroes of Missouri. The Baptist Sunday School Congress will meet in Birmingham, Ala., next June. The last meeting brought 2,500 delegates from 28 states. The Boston Guardian has succeeded in driving from his pulpit the Rev. Charles H. Johnson, a disreputable minister who was for some time pastor of St. Paul's Church. POLITICAL. EDWARD A. SAVOY, a colored messenger of several secretaries of state, has been promoted to a clerkship. Richard Green, a colored messenger in the treasury department, has also been made a clerk. Caddy Parish, La., has 22,000 white inhabitants and 36,000 colored. Only 49 of the Negroes are registered voters. The Republican National Committee has been authorized to cut 89 delegates from the National Convention. The cut will come almost entirely from the South. Mr. S. Joe Brown, of Des Moines, Ia., published, just before the election, the records of the legislators of Ohio on the defeated intermarriage bill. PERSONAL. MR. W. A. HUNTON, who has been critically ill since last March, is reported to have good chance for speedy recovery. Mr. George W. Blount has been made general business manager of the Crown Savings Bank, of Newport News, Va. Dr. John W. S. Beckett, a prominent colored physician of Pittsburgh, died recently. Dr. Gilbert H. Jones, a graduate of Wilberforce, Dickinson and Jena, has been made Dean of the College Department of Wilberforce University and teacher of English and Philosophy. Attorney William Harrison, of Oklahoma, who recently presented the case against the "Jim-Crow" car law before the Supreme Court of Washington, is said to have made a good appearance. Judge R. H. Terrell, of the District of Columbia, has been lecturing in the South and West. The Rev. Father Dorsey, colored Catholic priest, has been lecturing in Virginia. FOREIGN. MAJOR CHARLES YOUNG, United States Army, has been conducting a military school in Liberia. Recently six of the students graduated and have been commissioned third lieutenants. Two of them plan to enter the military department of Wilberforce University. Among the American officers Capt. Newton died last July. Lieut. W. H. York has been made a captain and probably G. F. David will become a lieutenant. The Hon. H. A. L. Simpson, a colored member of the legislative council of Jamaica, has for the third time been elected Mayor of Kingston, Jamaica.
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