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$1.25 PER YEAR 


Six Thousand Dollar 
Syndicate Planned 

To Corner the Local Commercial 
Drift of the Colored People 


A New Newspaper, Shoe Store 
Clothing Store, Grocery, Dry 
(ioods and Notions all 

Permanent Organization Hastily 
Effected —AH the Official Places 
Fil'ed— Price of Shares Rules 
and Regulations to Be Submitted 

The Standard, together 
with more than one hundred 
other invited guests, enjoyed 
the hospitality of Mr. J. C 
Jackson in the form of a 'pos- 
sum supper, given at the U. B. 
F. Hall on Thursdey night, De- 
cember 7th. 

Mr. Jackson has the reputa- 
tion of being the greatest en- 
tertainer along this line in Lex- 
ington, and the spread upon 
jhis occasion fully sustained 
jhat view. 

But "after the supper he took 
the platform," and from up his 
magic sleeve let fall a fully- 
developed plan to orgauize 
what has been styled the Lex- 

stock of not less than six thou- 
sand dollars, for the purpose 
of operating numerous business 
lines, among which were men- 
tioned a newspaper, clothing 
store, shoe store, grocery, etc. 

A permanent organization 
was asked for at onco, and all 
official places have been filled. 

Quite a number were dumb- 
founded at what seemed to be 
snap judgment taken. How- 
ever, a large number danced to 
the music, and perhaps fifty 
per cent, of those present en- 

Now since we have escaped 
the volumes of cigar smoke 
and emerged to the open air 
again, the whole affair is given 
for discussion. 

In view of the fact that no 
rules or regulations have been 
submitted, and the price of 
shares has not been definitely 
announced, the organization 
has not as yet reached the 
point where sane and fair dis- 
cussion might be considered 

The Standard, with a host 
of others, can clearly see that 
the time is ripe and has never 
been more auspicious than now 
for the colored people; here in 
Lexington to undertake and 
succeed in a commercial way. 

The backbone of the appar- 
ent feuds that have long exist- 
ed has been broken, and the ag- 
itators and promoters of dissen- 
siou have found other employ- 
ment. Consequently the ques- 
tions come, Why not go for- 
ward? what is to hinder? 

Mr. Jackson, too, is one of 
the watchmen on the walls who 
sizes up the situation nicely, 
but we don't mean for him, or 
any small coterie of individuals, 
to capture all these good things, 
and turn their benefits to pri- 
vate ends and personal promo- 
tions of any favored few. 

The writer believes and it is 
his opinion that the social fea- 
ture of Mr. Jackson's meeting 
was good and ought to be con- 
tinued from time to time, and 
the people thus held together ; 
that this move should be con- 
tinued as a Business League 
upon the Booker Washington 
plan to foster business venture 
among colored people ; in these 
meetings, from time to time, 
supported bv a small stipend 
of membership, talk business, 
hink business, and plan new 


Those who feel that a news- 
paper can be made a success, 
let such get together on such a 
proposition. Those who have 
au idea of a clothing store bus 
iness, let them get together 
on that, and so on 

But let the big league meet 
from time to time and hear re 
ports from those in business, so 
that the weak and struggling 
can hear suggestions and im- 
prove thereby. 

We cannot endorse the idea 
of a mighty syndicate gobbling 
up what little business the Ne- 
groes are now doing. We have 
a newspaper plant, we have a 
clothing store, we have a gro- 
cery store, we have first-class 
shoemakers who know the shoe 
business already." Why not first 
put these on a substantial basis, 
then add te the list all the new 
lines practical? 

This is not the day of trust 
development. Big corporations 
are being dissolved in favor of 
small, struggling business en- 
terprises. The tendency of 
things is to give every man 
who is entitled to life a living 
chance. The Standard, too. 
pleads for continued existence, 
and there are others also. 

We need a business league iu 
Lexington, so that when our 
local standing delegate, who is 
a member of the National Com- 
mittee, goes off to the National 
meeting presided over by Dr. 
Booker Washington, he will- 
really represent something defi- 

It has been fully ten years 
siuce our local league disband- 
ed, and not since — just prior to 
— the visit of Dr. Washington 
here at that time has an effort 
been made to revive it. What 
is the reason it can't be revived 
now? Prior to ' the 'possum 
supper that was thought to be 
the object of that call, but the 
'possum supper is over and 
passed, and we have no busi- 
ness league yet, but instead we 
have the embryo of a syudicate 
that would monopolize every 
possibility in 




e. J. MYERS q 

Mr. Lewis Williams, Jr. 

The above is a likeness of vi u e 1904-6, and Prof. Barnes of 
Mr. Lewis Williams, Jr., the Chicago. 

senior member of the firm of Mr. Williams has been in Lex- 
Williams & Reed, Undertakers ington three years, first as em- 
and Embalmers. 186 Deweese balmer and general director for 
Street, this city, both phones Chenault & Ellis, until July, 1910. 

CanTt Stand ? Will 

it stand? 

The Standard thinks 
plan should be revised. 



On Death of H. C. Seymore, By 
Officers of the Constitution 
St. Christian Church 

At a meeting of the Elders and 
Deacons of the Constitution 
Street Christian Church, called 
for the purpose of taking such ac- 
tion as might be appropriate in 
reference to the death of Bro- H. 
E. Seymore, one of the Elders of 
the church, the following ^resolu- 
tions were unanimously adopted: 

"Whereas, it has pleased God 
the Almighty and All Wise, who 
setteth the bounds of our habita- 
tions and numbereth our days, to 
take from us our beloved Brother 
in Christ and fellow officer in the 
church, who .for many years has 
been a consistent aud active mem- 
ber and officer of said church, be- 
ing a most liberal contributor to 
its support; and whereas it is fit- 
ting that one whose life was so 
productive of good should be kept 
in the memory .cfc the church: 
therefore, be it - 

Resolved, That the death of 
Brother H. E Seymore and his 
soul's flight from earth has occa 

office and residence. Polite, 
prompt and efficient service. 

The Standard inserts ths cut 
at this time for no other pur- 
pose than to call attention to the 
young Negro in business, and to 
acquaint our friends of the fact 

when he formed 2 partnership and 
established an independent firm of 
Williams & Reed. 

Thetr quarters are well equip- 
ped, having six rooms — a morgue, 
triming room, private and gener- 
al office. Chapel accommodations 
can be readily arranged of three of 

(Bloaks, Ready- 
made Suits, and 
Skirts to be Sold 

at COST for the next 


and get our prices be 
fore buying. Beauti- 
ful line of Holiday 
goods at REDUCED 

G. J. MYERS, 343=5, W. MAIN ST. 

Lexington, Ky 

that all that is good in the race tne r 

is not with the fathers. Mr Williams is of a highly m- 

The subject of this sketch was telH t turn of mind an | h . s ofm 
born in Versailles, tramed m the fice js weH stoclLed whfa readinjf 

matter— good books, journals and 

. : 1-   r - , • i 

schools Ot 
and Berea. 

Versailles, Frankfort 

He chose for his hfe wo.k the In 1905 •„ Lexington he njade 
undertaking profession for Mbicfa the princioal address on scientific 
he especially ntted hin.seU, bung a , nelhods in the p rofess i oa before 
graduate of Prof. J H Clar.K s the first meeting of the Co , ored 
Cincinnati College of Emhalmirg. Funeral Directors which was held 
in class of 1901, and during his j n t hic State 

twelve years' practice has contin- He ~ is an active memher of the 
ued his studies through series of Fjrst Baptist Church, and is one 
lectures givea by Prof. A. A. of thc trustees of thtt S flm   He 
Dodge of Boston, at Louisville 
and Icdiancpcks 1902 S, Prof. 
Eckels at Louisville and Nash- 

periodicals of various kinds. 

is also a member, 
Lodge, also T . 
and Daughters 

K. of P. 

and Sons 

other organized church auxiliary 
have sustained a great loss of one 
who was a friend and helper of eV- 
ery department of the church 

Resolved, That a copy of these 
resolutions be spread upon the 
church records, and a copy be for- 
warded to the bereaved family and 
to the press for publication. 
Done this December 10. 1911. 
(Signed) * 

B. J. Taylor, 

Chm'n Gen. B*d 
S. H. Saunders, 

Chm'n Deacons 

D. I. Reid, Committee 



Booker T. Washington's Open 
Letter, Urging More and 
Better Schoolhouses. 

to be educated is 
each year. ■ ■ 

My special object in calling 
attention to this matter is to 
impress the ministers, business 
men, teachers, and other lead- 
ers with the importance of hav- 
ing comfortable, well-furnished 
schoolhouses in every commu- 
nity. You will not accomplish 
much in the way of education, 
no matter how good a teacher 
may be secured, without a 
good, comfortable school house. 
In many cases, especially in 
the Gulf States, the school- 
houses provided for the educa- 
tion of the Negro children are 
disgraceful. In some cases, 
they are not fit for animals to 
stay in. It is a cruel imposi- 
tion upon teachers and pupils 
to compel the m to sit in a cold, 
uncomfortable schoolhouse day 
by day . In such cases it as im- 
possible for the children to 
learn anything 

To Vie Colored People of the So-utlr. 

This is a season c* the year 
when for several years it has 
been my privilege to call the 
attention of our people to the 

importance of improving the 
stoned a great loss to this congre- fac ^ ]ities for public school edu- 
cation and its board of officers: ia ^y _ r , _ 
fu_, u „ ; , »,.,™ki» cation. I mean the masses of 

that he was in our humble judg- 
ment a Christian indeed, and that 
in his exemplary life were gathered 
a large majority of the noble qual- 
ities that characterize the ideal 
man; that he was ever loyal and 
devoted to the cause of the blessed 
Savior, into whose presence we 
believe he hr^ found welcome; 

Resolved. That the Board of Offi- 
cers of this church view with 
deepest regret and sincere sorrow 
the remains of this our dear Bro 
Seymore, and hereby express our 
heartfelt sympathy and co'ndo- 
lence for the bereaved relatives. 

Resolved, That we commend 
them to Him who doeth all thingrs 
for the bes\ and counsel them t"  
trust in Him, and weep not as 
they who have no hope, for we 
are satisfied that the deceased was, 
while in life, a true man — true to 
his God, true to his church, and 
true to himself and friends. 

Resolved, That this Board has 
lost a most valuable member and 



Bicycles, Sundries and Repairs 
Pennants and Posters 
Fishing Tackle 
Complete Line of Athletic Goods 
Eastman Kodaks and Supplies 



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& CO. 

decent tchoolhouse. Where it conditions are speedily changed banquet board at the Nation's 
is not possible to obtain a suit- , our race in this and succeeding J Capital, 
able building from the authori- , generations will be greatly 
ties, the people should get to-   handicapped by ignorance. 

Booker T Washington. 
Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, 
Dec. 11, 1911 

gether themselves and erect a 
schoolhouse that meets the 
needs of pupilB and teachers. 

In many of the citiea and i 
small towns in the South, thou- J 
sands of children are suffering'^ GRCA" 

for education because there are 
not enough schoolhouses in the 
South to properly seat and pro- 
vide for the Negro children. 
Wherever this is true our lead- 
The thing that I urge upon ers should come together and 

tW t.inotr formulate their needs, and 
bring them before the public 
sohool authorities. They should 

children in the small' public 

As I have said before, I think 
a very small percentage of the 
children of our race can be sent 
to a large boarding school. The 
masses must be educated at 
home in the small public 
schools if they are to get any 
education at all. 

As I have studied conditions 
in most parts of the South, I 
find that the people on the 
whole deserve the greatest de- 
gree of credit in their efforts to 
educate their children. In many 
cases they pay tax themselves 
aside from what they pay in 
the way of public taxes, in or- 
der to build schoolhouses and 
extend school terms. This is 
all commendable. 
VjV/e want, however, to be 
sure that we go forward every 

each community is that they 
unite their efforts this fall and 
winter in providing a good, 
comfortable schoolhouse. If ev- 
ery person will contribute a 
small amount in, the w^ay of 
money or labor or some kind of 
farm produce, within a few 
months a good, comfortable 
schoolhouse can be built and 
furnished in every community 
in which our people live. 

Good schoolhouses will meau 
iu the future good teachers and 
a school term lasting eight or 
nine months in the year. 

If those who read this com- 
munication have uot already a 
good schoolhcuse in their com- 
munity, I earnestly beseech 
them to begin at once to build 

One other thing : Often a 
large amount of the money put 
in o a school build ng is almost 
thrown away because no plan 
has been provided for the su- 
pervision for the work of erect- 
ing it. No matter how inexpen- 
sive the schoolhouse may be, 
care should be taken to get an 
architect or some other compe- 
tent person to draw plans for 
the building. 

Wherever it is possible, of 
the public school au- 


Given in Washington to Wm. H. 
Lewis, the iNo.ed Boston 

continue to urge their needs 
until schoolhouses are provided 
flor our people. Appointed by President Taft to 

I have noted that in some of j t nc Office of Assistant 
the cities nearly one-half of the | Attorney General. 

colored children are kept out of i . 

school or are in school only 

half a dav, because of lack ofj Washington —Wm H. Lew- 
room,, Oat race, like other is. Assistant Attorney General 
races, can onlv secure proper of the United States, was ban- 
educational facilities iu the cit- queied Monday night, Novem- 
ies by constantly urging their ber 27th, in the auditorium of 
needs on the proper authorities, the True Reformers' hall by 
This should be done by every over 150 enthusiastic banquet- 
community and city where the ers. 

public school authorities have The hall was decorated with 
undertaken the task of provid-j flags and bunting. A laree por- 
ing school buildings. trait of President Taft was in 
I am glad to add that in , the center of a large cluster of 
manv of ti e communities and '. American flags. The Wilber- 
cities of the South, ere .itable j forcian orehes-tra played palri- 
schoolh uses are provided in j otic airs. In the galleries were 
an inciv - : ng degree for the ed- 1 fashiouablv-dressed ladies of 
ucation of he IS'egro child. 

"Three cheers for Lewis!" 
These were given with a gusto, 
that marked the high tide of 
the evening's enthusiasm. 

"This has been the happiest 
moment of my life," said Mr. 
Lewis, when he began his re- 
marks. "To-day is my forty- 
third birthday. In crossing 
the meridian, the equator of 
life, I am glad to have had 
with me such a goodly company 
of friends and comrades. You 
have certainly given me a warm 
time. I knew f had arrived at 
the chloroform age by your at- 
tempts to Oslerize me. Never 
before, sir, have I received 
from meu of my own race such 
a splendid testimonial of their 
esteem and regard. I assure 
vou that it touches me most 
deeply, and places me undet 
triple bo/ids of gratitude and 
service. - 

"If only w.e could have true 
friendship and comradeship of 
even those gathered here, with 
faith in themselves and thoir 
fellows, indeed we should have 
the most splendid race the sun 
ever shone upon. 

"We could make divine our 
country here, but, as Daniel 
O Connell said, speaking of the 
Irish race more than half a 
century ago H 'God knows I 
speak of the saddest race the 
sun sees.' So I speak to-night 

the Capital's  mart set, looking for the most distracted race the 
down upon the scene of festiv-jsun sees, a race torn by bitter 


| Charles E. Hall, a prominentj 
aud city year by census, who' was chair- 

But we t only want to see 

that no a 1 ward step is taken, i ity and merri ment 
hut that v go forward both in 
the cou'i : 



^l^^^fot^ lin providing better sfhoolfacil- 1 thorities should be asked to one-half of the colored children toasts of the evening, which, j ;» the great dynamic force of 

place will be "ties, we will go backward, be- p rovide public school facilities in the South do not attend any in point of wit and eloquence, human progress. The com- 

M theX'Bdey school, and every cause the pumber pf child renH»ho«ld be ftsked to provide a f chool at all. Unless these havener been excelled Sf ..and Cwptiou.U on Peg « 4 

'dissensions, factional feuds and 

"I plead to-day for friend- 

vear in providing decen f , com- j Man of the committee of man- ' ship, for comradeship, betwten 
fortable school buildings. iage'meOt, presented Professor men who desire and are striv- 

' Tn connection with what 1 1 1 L," M . Her-ha"- as ike toast- \ ™Z f °r same i thin j ; and the 
have said iu this letter, we k* 1 master of the evening. This ' ^ame high ideals of life. We 
a race must bear iu mind thai marked th-j beginning of the i seldom realize that coraradeshi 

Lexington Standard 

DANIEL I. REID, Publisher. 



Umbrellas have 8 way of finding 
new owners these days. 

China seems to be doing a thorough 
■Job of awakening this time. 

This is the season when the aver- 
age janitor is an ardent coal conserva- 

New York Is to spend 130.000.000 
on education next year. It needs every 
cent of it. 

Neither electric currents nor one's 
neighbor's chickens should be allowed 
to roam at large. 

Girls look as though they would 
have to grow a lot in order to fit their 
new tangled baggy overcoats. 

Meanwhile other shaky dams hold 
Ing back water that might destroy 
towns should be braced up. 

An amateur has no business trying 
to flf. Let him hang his hat on a 
hangar, but don't go near the cero. 

Edison is under the fire of the Ger- 
mans because he says they drink too 
much beer. He might invent a substi- 

New York's death rate has reached 
a new low mark. We congratulate that 
city upon being such a poor place to 
die in. 

A burglar who coughed like a moto- 
cycle robbed a garage. What could 
he do if he were trying to rob a round- 

Yes. Claribel. as you say, the duke 
of the Abruzzi must be a very domes- 
tic man. since he has been sweeping 
the seas. 

A Massachusetts woman has left her 
estate to the old maids of her town. 
How absurd! There are no old maids 
these days. 

Prospects for the rice crop are good, 
but that docs not especially Interest 
the young woman who Is soon to be- 
come a bride. 

The New York man who is trying 
to compel his wife to marry her affin- 
ity has evidently made a study of the 
refinements of cruelty. 

An ISO* dollar, lurking around 
Chicago,, is said to be worth $650. 
There are times when a dollar is 
worth more than that. 

For $10,000 an Indianapolis man is 
pushing a wheelbarrow around the 
country from capital to capital. How 
docs this assist the uplift? 

It was polite of Togo to give his 
gift horse to the emperor instead of 
to the elevator man, to whom so many 
American hand their gift cigars. 

The office boy's relatives will now 
regain their health for a few months, 
the frequent reports of their deaths 
having been grossly exaggerated. 

Your plain citizen will do little 
aviating across the country so long as 
the necessity remains for private 
trains in the immediate background. 

New York courts have sent to the 
penitentiary a farmer who recorded a 
horse race bet. It is better for the 
amateurs to leave these affairs to the 

Those Harvard astronomers who 
have discovered a new comet should 
have waited for a more opportune mo- 
ment There is too much real news 
in the papers these days. 

Brooks' comet Is now moving away 
from the earth. It can still be seen 
by the naked eye in rear elevation. It 
has a fuzzy tail and looks like a two- 
cent star that has got -mudged. 

Earle Ovlngton is going to try to 
carrv mail by aeroplane from the At- 
lantic to the Pacific coast. It is hoped 
that he will assume no needless risks 
by reading post-cards on the way. 

It is reported that women are going 
to wear smaller hats this winter. The 
milliners must have discovered that 
some of the women had big hats that 
■were as good as new left over from 
last winter 

The hoopskirt has appeared in 
Paris, and ihe first one seen on the 
streets created quite as much of a sen- 
jration as the first hobble skirt, and 
doubtless will be quite as strongly 
denounced. It has been so long gone 
that net even the memory of the good 
old times can save it. In fact, if it is 
imported as a fashion, it will be so 
new aG probably to receive more 
reprobative attention than even elec- 
tion frauds. 

Y^hen a eculptor says that a Boston 
statue of Psyche needs more clothes 
he does not reflect upon the decora- 
tive value of the Psyche knot. He 
merely calls attention to its in- 

As the bath tub is the great symbol 
of civilization, and as those nations 
-who make the most use of it are the 
most progressive, it is gratifying to 
note that the mission Indian In south- 
ern California is coming under the up- 
lifting iifucnce of the bath tub; he Is 
using it for a bed. 

At the Grand opera house in this 
city, the people of Texarkana will 
have the opportunity of listening to 
one of the leading negro educators of 
the world. 

Booker T. Washington, president 
and founder of the Tuskegee indus- 
trial Institute at Tuskegee, Ala., is be- 
yond any kind of cavil or doubt, to- 
day, the foremost man of his race, not 
only in the United States, but in the 

He is known throughout the United 
States and is well liked by the lead- 
ing men of all creeds and political par- 
ties because of his real worth among 
the people of his race along lines 
which, if followed, certainly stand for 
the moral and industrial uplift of the 
American negro. He believes in edu- 
cation for the negro in the United 
States, but qualifies this belief with 
the suggestion that the education 
must be practical and in such way 
that It will prepare the negro for a 
life of usefulness in the community in 
which he lives. There are certain 
people in various parts of the country 
who differ with the distinguished col- 
ored man, in this respect, but their 
number, never large, is constantly de- 

Booker Washington would eliminate 
every particle of idleness among the 
members of his race, by inculcating 
energy, morality and industrious hab- 
its through the medium of industrial 
schools and colleges. Albeit he is not 
encouraging the colored people to en- 
ter politics. He has seen enough of 
this to know that there is very little 
in it for the white man and nothing 
for the negro. To be industrious, 
honest and attentive to business, 
whatever that business is, seems to 
be the great vital text upon which 
the career of Washington centers, 
and it is a most worthy one. It took 
Washington a long time to prove to 
the people — the white people of the 
south — that he is sincere, but he suc- 
ceeded in doing so and now he has 
the satisfaction of knowing that 
throughout the nation, institutes like 
his beloved Tuskegee, are being es- 
tablished and that great and lasting 
results for good are flowing there 

It is sincerely hoped that his visit 
to Texarkana will be productive of 
good things. Not that the white and 
colored people are not on good terms, 
for it can be stated here that the races 
are on excellent terms, there Is ne 
point of conflict and the colored peo- 
ple as a rule are industrious and law- 
abiding; but simply because his dis- 
cission of the- -principal features of 
the race problem, from an industrial 
viewpoint, will be beneficial to the en- 
tire citizenship.— Editorial: Texar- 
kana (Tex.) Courier. 

1 — 

A quaint or homely way of express- 
ing a truth is often the most forceful. 
A minister, possessing an irrepress- 
ible sense of humor, has been lectur- 
ing us as to the best way to get along 
in the world. He said one need know 
merely how^ to "tickle the world" to 
get from it a measure of what may be 
wanted. These are his illustrations: 

He tickled an old sow with a stick, 
on one occasion, and she edged over 
toward him to be tickled some more. 
The tickling was repeated several 
times, and soon she was fla: on her 
back enjoying the flattery to the high- 
est. Tickle the ground, said he, and 
it will yield in comparative abundance. 
Some young men put up the wail that 
young^women will not accept their at- 
tentions. These fellows are green on 
the "tickling process." 

"Tickling the world" Is another way 
of saying that success with the pub- 
lic depends principally on the way 
people are approached — on the tact a 
person shows in his daily dealings 
With his fellows. 

Carry a cheerful expression, smile 
often, and people will smile back and 
give you a respectful hearing. It is 
the hard-headed, close-cloaked person 
going about with an air of "I-know- 
everything-you-know-nothing," who is 
continually grumbling about this being 
a "hard old world." 

Get it into your head that you are 
merely a part of this great big piece 
of world machinery; and that each 
person you meet is as much a part of 
it as you are. Turn yourself aloose to 
learn something from every one with 
whom you come in contact. Try the 
plan of "tickling the world," and you 
will experience better results in all 
your affairs. — Southern Life Magazine. 

Youths, what are you living this 
life for? Have you planned anything 
for your future, or are you traveling 
the ordinary rut of life, looking for 
nothing but existence alone, without 
any of its worthy or attainable ambi- 
tions? You should consider these 
questions and awake from that sleepy- 
ness and reach out for higher ideals. 

The avenues of education are open 
to you. Much of the employment is 
given you, and vast opportunities 
await yon who make the best of it. 

Stay out of the north and remain in 
the southland, where myriads of 
chances await you who will prepare 
yourselves. The southern negro is 
branching out into every available 
business. He Is becoming wealthy 
and is preparing the way for our 
young men, If they will prepare them- 
selves for the positions. 

Morality and Christianity must be 
practiced extensively among the 
young men. They must organize Bible 
classes, libraries, debating societies, 
gymnasiums, etc., which tend to de- 
velop the Individual morally, mentally 
and physically and lead him to follow 
a quiet, beneficial and intelligent life. 
There must be some training along 
these lines to the extent that it may 
become hereditary In generations to 
come. When we follow these princi- 
ples, we are following good factors 
of benefit to the race in every respect. 
We will diminish the number of our 
boys in the chain gang, put a ban 
on excessive immorality and ren- 
ovate into intelligent action, uncultur- 
ed minds. 

There are many young men who, by 
misfortune, are thrown into poor cir- 
cumstances, and have not the chance 
to acquire an education. This is a pit- 
able case and should be remedied, and 
the only remedy to his condition is 
compact association which brings 
about sympathy and aid for him and 
awaken the spirit and manhood in 
him to acquire some knowledge of a 
course of learning. 

Take heed, help your fellow man. 
and build stronger men Intellectually, 
physically and morally. — Palestine 

If we were called upon to name the 
two worst enemies of the negro in 
America we would not hestitate to an- 
swer, "whisky and pistols." The bane 
of the race is the reckless, irresponsi- 
ble young negro who fears neither 
God nor man, and whose degradation 
can be traced directly to the two evils, 
whisky drinking and pistol "toting." 
When an Ignorant youth fills up on 
mean whisky and has a gun in his trip 
pocket he at once becomes a menace 
to the public peace. While others tl an 
negroes are equally as guilty of the 
evils mentioned, We are concerned just 
now in helping to lift our own burden. 
— Star of Zion. 

"The Chronicle is glad to welcome 
Booker T. Washington to Houston, 
and feels that he will be extended a 
courteous and befitting greeting by 
men of all races. 

"He has, by his own unaided ef- 
forts, risen from a position of poverty 
and humility to one of commanding in- 
fluence. He has wrought a great work 
for the people of his race, and has, by 
both precept and example, sought to 
lead them into the paths of nobler 
and more useful living. 

"He has reeegat2ed~that~lo" train" 
the young negro properly he must 
train not only his head and his mem- 
ory, but his bands and his heart- 
There are many worthy people of the 
negro race in Houston, and they will 
give the great representative of their 
race a welcome befitting his worth. 

"Mayor Rice, by participating in the 
ceremonies of the evening in his ca- 
pacity of chief executive of the city, 
does a graceful and commendable act. 
It will show to those who seem so 
greatly to misunderstand the feeling 
of the southern people towards the 
negro that under 1 all proper circum- 
stances and to the limits which social 
propriety permits the southern man is 
always ready to help the negro and 
to encourage him in his efforts to rise 
in the world." — Editorial, Houston 
(Tex.) Chronicle. 



Board of Education Endorses 
Denominational School at 
Augusta, Ga. 


Out at Boley, the all-negro Oklaho- 
ma town, an old-time barbecue was 
given a few weeks ago in order to 
promote good feeling and good will 
generally. Indians from the surround- 
ing country were invited, and came 
in large numbers. After dinner had 
been served the speaking began on 
the part of Indian and negro orators. 

One Indian seemed to voice the 
sentiment of bis people towards ne- 
groes in a speech which follows: 

"Indian always friend to black man. 
Red man and black man get well to- 
gether. Red man he owns much land. 
Colored man be make big field make 
much cotton, much corn. Red man 
gets his share without law suit, no 
trouble with black man. He good to 
work to pay lease. Red man has 
plenty -to land, he want colored man 
to work his land. Indian man be wants 
to sell land. White man he wants to 
buy Indians' land. Make big bargain, 
take land way from Red man. Indian 
wants colored map to work his land 
and make big field for squaw and pap- 

' "Rich man he get behind Red man 
and the Red man he make way for 
him; Red man be lead black man tie 
follow, and Red man take him 
through all right." 



That Canada has come rapidly to 
the front in the past ten years is am- 
ply shown in the results of the census 
recently made public. The population 
of the Dominion is now placed at 
7,081,868, which with outlying points 
to be heard from, may bring it up to 
7% millions as compared with 5,371,- 
815 in 1901. Though these figures are 
large, they do not present a total as 
large as was expected but they do 
show a greater increase of percentage 
in population for the decade than any 
similar increase in the United States. 
The highest percentage ever reached 
by the Republic was 24%; the per- 
centage of increase in Canada for the 
decade is 32%. Thus it will be seen 
that the provinces west of the lakes, 
with the great broad fertile acres 
ready for the sowing and immediate 
reaping of grain and the Valleys of 
British Columbia capable of producing 
fruit with which to supply its neigh- 
boring provinces east of the moun- 
tains, have attracted numbers, which 
has exceeded the most optimistic of 
the expectations of ten years ago. 

Upon the prairies of the ten years 
ago there was but a spare scattering 
of people ; but today, no matter in 
which way you go, take any direction, 
and you find homes and farms and 
good ones too, occupied by the very 
best class of people in good sized set- 
tlements with plenty of room for five 
or Bix times as many more. The pop- 
ulation of Alberta is set down at 372,- 
919, as compared with 73,022 in 1901; 
Saskatchewan 453,508 as compared 
with 91,270 in 1901; Manitoba's 454,- 
691 compares well with its 255,211 in 
1901; and so does that of British Co- 
lumbia — 362,768 as against 178,657 in 
1901; but In a territory as large as 
this a population of 1,643,000 is little 
more than discernible in point of num- 
bers. The work through it has been 
great. Look at the towns that have 
been built up; its cities, Winnipeg 
with 135,000; Vancouver with upwards 
of 100,000; Calgary with 43,000; Ed- 
monton, Regina, Saskatoon; Leth 
bridge; Medicine Hat, Moose jaw 
splendid cities — none better any- 
where; well maintained and equipped. 
These have come with existence and 
been built as they have been built by 
reason of the splendid agricultural 
country by which they are surround- 
ed. The population is scarcely dis- 
cernible. A population ten or twelve 
times that shown by the recent 
census could be easily maintained in 
even greater wealth than that which 
maintains the present numbers. There 
is certainly a wonderful future for 
Western Canada and that which goes 
to the development of the west will 
enrich the last. This is the growing 
time in Canada and what has been 
done in the past ten years is but a 
beginning. The next decade will 
show a far greater advancement. In 
the meantime Canada is bidding wel- 
come the progressive and industrious 
citizen. The- invitation is a standing 
one. ' At the forthcoming land exposi- 
tion in Ch^a^, Canada^wJlXiajte^ need" of sermons 
""of "The best exhibits of farm products 
that has ever been made and it will 
be well worth while inspecting it and 
getting information from those who 
may be in charge. 


Nashville. Tenn.— "No, we are not 
opposing the Interchurch college, we 
are simply taking the position that all 
the work which is done by onr church 
for the colored teachers and preachers 
should be done through the agencies 
of the chnrch and not through any in- 
dependent or alien . instrumentality." 

This is the statement made by Bish- 
op E. E. Hoss in answer to a question 
as to whether or not the Methodist 
Episcopal church, South, is opposing 
the American Interchurch college in 
its relation to social and religious 
training among the colored people. 

A called meeting of the executive 
board of education of the Methodist 
Episcopal church, South, of which 
Bishop Hoss is a member, was held 
yesterday afternoon at the office of 
Dr. Percy Mad din, also a member, and 
resolutions were adopted indorsing 
Paine college in Augusta, Ga., and the 
administration of the present officials 
was strongly commended. 

A communication from the board of 
missions was read in reference to the 
enlargement of the facilities for train- 
ing colored preachers in Paine col- 
lege and such additional facilities are 
thoroughly approved by the executive 

Similar action was taken by a spe- 
cial committee appointed for the pur- 
pose of determining the policy of the 
church in regard to the training of ne- 
gro teachers and preachers. This spe- 
cial committee met yesterday also, the 
meeting being held at the publishing 
house and Paine college was indorsed 

This committee consisted of Bishop 
J. H. McCoy, Dr. J. D. Hammond, Sen- 
ator John H. °herard. Dr. John M. 
Moore and Mrs. MacDonald. Sitting 
with the oommittee by special invita- 
tion yesterday were Dr. E. B. Chappell 
of the Sunday school board and Mr. 
Stonewall Anderson, secretary of the- 
board of education. 

One of the most interesting features 
of the meeting was an account given 
by Senator Sherard of a visit to Mound 
Bayou, Miss., where the entire popu- 
atlon is colored. The visit of Sena- 
tor Sherard was greatly appreciated 
and a paper expressing this apprecia- 
tion embodied the statement that 

as shall lead to the accomplishment of 

this end." 

The following resolution was also 
adopted : 

"Resolved, That it is the sense of this 
committee that our home secretaries 
should use all legitimate means to 
arouse public sentiment among the 
white people In the communities where 
there is a large colored population In 
favor of proper housing and sanitation 
among the negroes, and that efforts 
should be made to enlist employe! s of 
negroes in towns, cities and country in 
reasonable plans for the social better- 
ment of the negroes in their employ. 
The committee hereby expresses its 
sympathy with sane and well matured 
negroes who are making efforts to bring 
about through their leagues the educa- 
tional, industrial and moral improve- 
ment of their people." 

After discussing the question of train- 
ing colored workers the following res- 
olution was adopted: 

"We beieve that Paine college should 
be the educational center through 
which the Methodist Episcopal church, 
South, should at present undertake to 
prepare colored men and women for 
religious service. We respectfully rec- 
ommend that the board of education 
and the board of missions and the trus- 
tees of Paine college consider the ad- 
visability at their next meeting of es- 
tablishing a training school as a de- 
partment of Paine college for the 
training and equipment of young wom- 
en deaconesses, settlement workers, 
Sunday school teachers and for other 
religious work." 



He — You're worth a million and I'm 
penniless. Will you marry me? 

She — No. WTiy did you ask me? 

He — I wanted to see how a man 
feels when he loses a million dollars. 

Wealth and education must be 
broadened in the negro's affairs. 
These are the principles of race 
building, which will create harmony 
between the two races 

Friends of Diaz are reported to be 
plotting for the purposo of restoring 
him to power in Mexico Why caa't 
they, since ho has succeeded in get- 
titis away from trouble, let the poor 
olu man alone? 

An Sagllsh inventor is wtrUing on 
a. vW*li T4f telephone which will enable 
cae co tnlfc any distance Moreover, 
vliv:; perfected a man can carry one 
l'j poc';pf red be right in touch 
vci'.i i;ih home or office wherever he 
!« vV.;«.- 'lieu will be the use of ever 
#nir£ asra; * 

We urge every negro family to read 
some good negro newspaper. The ne- 
gro paper gives encouragement to 
your boys and girls, and it is the oniy 
source of negro literature that reaches 
you din 

There is no excuse for any child 
being out of school. If they have time 
to walk the streets all day, they cer- 
tainly have time to spend a few hours 
in school, each day, for five days in 
the week. They are missing oppor- 
tunities that will cause regret In the 

Bishop George blackwell. one of 
Zion's ablest bishops, is very pro- 
nounced against a growing evil in the 
ministry amongst us. that of spurious 
titles from spurious and fake schools. 
He rather decries the prevailing prac- 
tice and thinks the toe has come to 
denounce the schools and the men. To 
which we add our most emphatic 
Amen! Away with fakers in every 
profession amongst us! — Mobile Press. 

Plant that small plot of land in 
truck next year and realize something. 

It is somewhat digusting to see 
some of our young men so extreme. 
We saw two youths, dudes you may 
say, walking down the streets with 
enough cloth in their trousers to make 
a Roman gladiator a suit. There is 
a class of our people who go to the ex- 
treme in every respect. Boys, clothes 
don't make men. It takes something 
in your head and the dough, dough. 
— Palestine Plaindealer. 

Strive to attain something in a life's 
time commendable to your people to 
be recorded in their annals. 


"Three years ago this winter I had 
a breaking out that covered my whole 
body. It itched so it seemed as if I 
should go crazy. It first came out in 
little pimples on my back and spread 
till it covered my whole body and 
limbs down to my knees, also my arms 
do - ^ to , my elbows. Where 1 
scraioned it made sores, and the ter- 
rible itching and burning kept me 
from sleeping. I tried several reme- 
dies all to no purpose. Then I con 
eluded to try the Cuticura Remedies. 1 
used the Cuticura Soap and Cutlcun. 
Ointment, also the Resolvent, for 
about four months, and they com- 
pletely cured me cf eczema. I have 
had no return of the disease since. I 
never had a good night's rest after the 
skin eruption first broke out till I com- 
menced using the Cuticura Soap and 
Ointment. I had only used them a 
few days before I could see they were 
beginning to " heal, and the terrible 
itching was gone. 

"Those that lived in the house at 
the time know how I suffered, and 
how the Cuticura Soap and Ointment 
cured me. I never take a bath with- 
out using the Cuticura Soap, and I 
do not believe there are better rem- 
edies for any skin disease than the 
Cuticura Soap and Ointment." (Signed) 
Miss Sarah Calkins, Waukegan, HI., 
Mar. 16, 1911. Although Cuticura 
Soap and Ointment are sold by drug- 
gists and dealers everywhere, a sam- 
ple of each, with 32-page book, will be 
mailed free on application to "Cuti- 
cura," Dept. 5 K, Boston. 

The love of the beautiful is becom- 
ing not only the possession of the rich, 
but the desire and possession of the 
very poor. — Rt. Hon. John Burns. 

A womani may not be able to make 
a foo! of every man she meets, but sLe 
can make something just as good. 

from the white ministers of the south- 
ern Methodist church. 

It was the sense of the committee 
expressed in a resolution offered by 
Doctor Moore, that the Methodist Epis- 
opal church, South, should operate 
through the Colored Methodist Episco- 
pal church directly in all its efforts 
toward social and religious training 
of the negro, and in all other lines of 
work, but that the advantages offered 
by the church should also be open to 
the people of other colored churches, 
and especially to the Colored Method- 
ist churches. This resolution was 

The committee also will recommend 
that the trustees of Paine college in 
Augusta, Ga., be respectfully asked to 
give consideration to the advisabiity 
of enlarging the department for the 
training of preachers at Paine college 
and of establishing a correspondence 
school for colored preachers in the 

The following resolutions were 

"In view of the need of enlarging 
the work of Paine college In several 
directions, it is recommended that we 
request the board of education to con- 
sider the matter of authorizing the 
president of Paine college to set about 
raising immediately an endowment for 
the college. Assured of raising funds 
for current expenses. It was also rec- 
ommended that the board of missions 
give its hearty indorsement and pledge 
its support to such a movement 

"Resolved, That the secretaries of 
the home department take steps look- 
ing to the holding of Sunday school 
institutes among the colored people, 
and that as a means to this end, the 
services of Doctor Chappell and his as- 
sistants be secured In the enlistment 
of the general Sunday school board 
and of the conference Sunday school 
boards In this work." 

The question of employing young 
women, and others, in training Sunday 
school teachers in the cities was dis- 
cussed, and the following resolutions 
were adopted: 

"Resolved, That it is the sense of 
this committee that specially equipped 
and well-trained persons be employed 
by the home department of the board 
of missions to teach and train groups 
of colored Methodist Sunday school 
teachers in our cities; and, 

"Resolved, That this committee call 
attention to those pastors and city 
mission boards that employ deacon- 
esses and other trained workers to the 
opportunity which they have in them 
to help in the development of the re- 
ligious and moral life of the negroes, 
and to arrange for such use of them 


The little boy was carrying home 
the empty bowl that aad contained 
his father's dinner, when a big bully 

"Do you mind if I kick that bowl?" 
inquired the bully. 

"Not a bit," said the small boy. 

"You mean that? Do you mind if I 
kick the bowl?" 

"Not a bit." 

"For the last time. Do you minds if 

"How easy," mused Robert Edeson, 
it is to form a habit and how hard 
it is to break one. Last week I was 
out on a little joy ride when I came 
to a dignified looking gentleman stand- 
ing beside an auto, about which were 
scattered tools of various sorts. Two 
of the tires were removed. The digni- 
fied gentleman was perspiring freely 
and looking helplessly at a sympathet- 
ic lady in the tonneau. 

" Having some trouble?' I asked, 

" 'I decline to be interv iewed,' he re- 

" Carbureter out of whack?' I in- 

•' " have nothing to say,' he answer- 
ed stiffly. 

" 'Had a blowout?' 

" 'I will not make a statement at this 

"'Stripped your transmission?' 
" 'I don't remember.' 
"Look here, old chap, you seem to 
be in trouble. Isn't there anything I 
can do to help you?' 

" 'I refuse to answer on 
of my attorney.' 

" 'Did the steering gear get stuck, 
or what?' 

" 'You may quote me as saying I had 
nothing to say." 

" 'Well, you're a crusty person. Don't 
you want some assistance?' 
" 'I have nothing to say.' 
" 'Oh, don't bother him," begged the 
sympathetic lady in the tonneau. The 
poor man has^e^ji_a_witness. iuife££__ 
Tffe~gr and "jury - and two investigating 
committees in the last month, and it 
has affected him oddly." — Young's 



Cures all humors, catarrh and 
rheumatism, relieves that tired 
feeling, restores the appetite, 
cures paleness, nervousness, 
builds up the whole systeqp. 

Get it today in usual liquid form or 
chocolated tablets called Sarsatabs. 

Pettiti tve Salve 


IX afflicted with 

1 Thompson's Eye Water 

In Sunday School. 
"What can you say of Cain?" 
"He was the first boy scout' 

Mrs. Wfnslow's Soothing Byrnp for Children 
teething, softens the gums, reduces lnAammu- 
tion, allays pain, curss wind colic, 25e a txXtls. 

After a man has been married about 
a year he begins to wonder why his 
friends didn't get busy and have him 
locked up before be did it. 

Blood Poisoning is often caused by 
■ Blight cuts or wounds. Death aaay result. 
Hamlins Wizard Oil will draw out the 
poison, heal the wound and prevent te- 
rious trouble. 

Shipwreck Up to Date. 

"Captain, is there much danger?" 

"Not a particle. A moving-picture 
outfit will soon be along and rescue 
us after they have taken a few films.'' 

Important to Mothers 

Examine carefully every bottle ot 
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for 
infants and children, and see that it 

Signature of (^/^ff^^^ 

In Use For Over 30 Years. 

Children Cry for Fletcher's Castnria. 

If They All Knew. 

A woman speaker told a New York 
suffrage meeting that "we women 
haven't concentration. Our minds just 
go flirting around and don't get any- 
where." Considering which, is it not 
superfluous for mere man to muss 
about in women's affairs when they 
know themselves so well? — St. Louis 


In all its forms among all ages of horses 
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A book on etiquette with chapter to 
illustrate how the colloquial politeness 
of one locality may become the dread- 
ed faux pas of another is needed for 
the information of travelers. 

Recently a northern man traveling 
on a train which stopped at a small 
southern railroad station took advan- 
tage of an opportunity to exchange 
pleasantries with an old negro woman 
who sells sandwiches made of deli- 
cious fried chicken. 

"Mammy," he began innocently, "do 
you raise your own chickens?" 

He thought it was a compliment. 
Before replying she turned the whites 
of her eyes on him ominously. 

"Yoh all kin keep dat talk to yoh- 
seff,'' she said. "It doan mean nothin' 
roun' yeah, man. It only goes for to 
show dat yoh hain't no southern gem- 
men ! " 

' "How so?" he ventured. 

"Kase no southern gemmmen would 
go foh to ask a cullud lady ef she 
raises her own chickens!" — New York 


A Scotsman brought his entire fam  
ily of seveii to visit a relative in Lon- 
don. They were entertained in a man- 
ner that left nothing to be asked for 
two weeks — theaters, suppers, cab 
rides about the city, excursions 
into the country. The whole time Mc- 
Pherson never put . his hand in his 
pocket to pay for a thing. 

When the family was going home 
the Londoner and his cousin went into 
the buffet for a final glass. From 
force of habit he groped for his wal- 
let, but Sandy gripped his arm. 

"Na, na!" said he. "Ye've been 
verra gude ta me an' mine this fort- 
nicht past. Mon, we'll hae a toss for 
this lasht wee nipple!" — Success Mag 

Most Fickle Man. 

When Col. William M. Howard, now 
a member of the tariff board, was 
electioneering for congress one 
autumn in bygone days he struck a 
backwoods county in Georgia, and got 
very busy talking softly to the voters. 
_He_w_a s much_ o o " rp rri "d -ff - ^r f? m 
named Johu, who was now for him, 
then against him, and always change- 

"What's the matter with John?" the 
colonel asked one of his constituents. 

"Aw, you can't tell nothin' about 
John, colonel." was the assurance. 
"He is the most fickle man you ever 
see. Why, he has had religion so 
many times, and been baptized in th«# 
creek down here so often that the 
bullfrogs know him every time he's 


First Tramp — I always get under a 
tree when there's a thunder storm. 

Second Tramp — Ain't you afraid ut 

First Tramp — Well, yes — but I'm 
more afraid uv water. 


She was a lady visitor to the pris- 
on, kindly and well meaning, and as 
she chatted with a burglar who had 
been sentenced to six months' impris- 
onment she thought she detected signs 
of reform in him. 

"And now," she said, "have you any 
plans for the future on the expiration 
of your sentence?" 

"Oh, yes, ma'am," he said hopefully. 
"I've goc plans of two banks and a 

"No. I should like you to." 

"Oh, would you? Then watch me!" 
exclaimed the bully as he shattered 
the bowl to atoms. 

"Ho you minu how?'' 

"Not a bit," replied the small boy, 
edging away. "My mother borrowed 
the bowl from your mother this morn- 
ing. You'll hear all about It when you 
get home!" 

To Be 

In the 



ave some 

l kick the bcwl?" 

One's point of view is as much a 
matter of bank account as of mental 
1 worth. 


with cream 
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The rest of the day will 
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Post Toasties are thin 
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when I had taken 
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com- 
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If you want special advice write 
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It is free and always helpful. 

44 Bu. to the Acre 

is a heavy yield, but that's wbat John Kennedy of 
;ub Ion. A iDtirta, Western Canada, got from 40 
acres of Spring Wheat In laiO Keports 
from other districts in that prov- 
ince showed other excel 
lent results — such as i. 
000 bushels of wheat 
from 120 acres, or S3 1-1 
bn.peracre. 26. 30 and sf 
bushelyields were num- 
a ous. As high as 132 
bushels of oats to the 
acre were threshed from 
Alberta fields in U10. 

The Silver Cup 

at the recent Spokane 
Fair was a warded to the 
Alberta Government for 
its exhibi t of grains, grasses and 
vegetables. Keports of excellent 
yields for^'JlO come also from 
Saskatchewan and Manitoba in 
Western Canada. 

Free homesteads of 160 
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In the choicest districts. 

Schools convenient, cli- 
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rite to the ajrent nearest you 



Beverly, Mass. — Speaking In behalf 
of the Indian and negro Industrial 
schools at Hampton, Va., of which he 
is a trustee, President Tart voicea his 
indignation at the necessity that such 
usefui institutions must beg for money 
and at the failure of the nation's 
many millionaires to come to their 
rescue with contributions. In the 
graduation of Booker Washington, the 
president said, Hampton has done 
enough to entitle It to the gratitude of 
the country. 

The meeting was held at the home 
of Mrs. T. Jefferson Coolldge. at Man- 
chester, Mass. Governor Mann of Vir- 
ginia, "the first Virginia governor 
whom we hare caught in New Eng- 
land and brought up here for this pur- 
pose," as the president smilingly re- 
ferred to him, and many of the trus- 
tees and some of the men interested 
in raising funds for Hampton were 

"I always come in with a living pro- 
test — a point of indignation — that an 
institution as useful as that is, through- 
out the country," said the president, 
"forming, as it does, the basis for our 
industrial schools and suggesting a 
remedy and method of meeting the 
negro problem still should be on a 
basis necessitating the organization of 
such meetings as this and the begging 
by such men as you see before you 
for money enough to run it from year 
to year. We have lots of millionaires 
in this country and why cannot the 
contributions be sufficiently large to 
put such an institution as Hampton 
on a. basis that shall be self-support- 

"Hampton graduated Booker Wash- 
ington, and as somebody has said, it 
It had not done anything else, that 
alone would entitle It to the gratitude 
of the country. Booker Washington 
established Tuskegee, and from Tus- 
kegee has sprung many schools of a 
similar character throughout the 

"Northern generosity and donations 
with reference to southern education 
and the education of the negro have, 
of course, borne fruits and I don't 
watn in any way to diminish the de- 
sire of those who wish to give. The 
negro is a citizen of the south, a very 
important part of the industrial make- 
up of; the south and the negro there- 
fore ought to come, and Is coming, 
more and more under the guardian- 
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Appetite Not a Necessity. 

Dr. John R. Murlin of New York, as- 
sistant professor of physiology at the 
Cornell university medical college, in 
an article in the October number of 
the Journal of the Outdoor Life, com- 
pares the food we eat to the fuel used 
in furnishing steam and power for an 
engine. In selecting our food he says 
that we should eat enough to furnish 
energy for the day's work, but that 
much more than this is not needed 
He holds that the appetite is not a ne- 
cessity for good digestion. "There is 
no fallacy of nutrition." he says, 
"greater than that which supposes 
that a food cannot be digested and utl 
lized without appetite." Most of the 
food we eat, fully four-fifths, goes to 
supply energy for our every-day tasks, 
while less than one-fifth goes to sup 
ply building material. 


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Arms Made to Order. 

A United States senator worth mil- 
lions which he made rapidly, has a 
coat-of-arms recently acquired. He 
gave a large dinner party one night. 
His coat of arms was emblazoned in 
gold on the top of the dinner cards. 
The lady who went in with the sen- 
ator, the wife of another senator, ob- 
served the insignia when she picked 
up her dinner card and exclaimed: 
"How pretty!" 

"Yes," replied the senator proudly, 
I think it is rather neat. My wife in- 
vented it." — Saturday Evening Post- 

Not for Him. 

Farmer Hayseed (in the city) — I 
want ter find an eatin'-house. 

Accosted Pedestrian — Are you look- 
ing for any particular place? 

Farmer H. — Wall, not to durned 
p' tickler. — Boston Transcript. 

A bald man doesn't want the earth. 
Give him a bottle of hair restorer that 
will restore, and he'll go on his way 

Lots of men who sit around on dry 
goods boxes and growl about hard 
times would consider it an insult if 
any one were to offer them a job. 
1 1 

A town that pays the preacher and 
supports the editor is mighty close to 
heaven. — Atlanta Constitution. 

What makes old age so ead is, 
not that our joys, but that our hopes 
cease. — Richter. 


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New York. — In an interesting ad- 
dress in which he deeply deplored the 
failure of the negro to stand together, 
Collector Charle9 W. Anderson spoke 
to a large audience at the Church of 
the Seven Day Adventist, 184 .West 
One Hundred and Thirty-fifth street, 
using as his subject: "The Conflict 
Between the Forces of the Cross and 
the Forces of the Crescent in Tripoli, 
and Its Lesson to Us." Counsellor 
Wilford H. Smith presided. 

Collector Anderson Informed his 
hearers that at this time the different 
foreign nations are very much wor- 
ried about the various strips of land 
in Africa, and that the only territory 
not in dispute is Liberia, and that 
even Germany and France are unable 
to agree on the Llberian boundary 

"With Germany and France ready to 
war over Morocco, England doing all 
she can to retain her foothold in 
Egypt, France resorting to every sub- 
terfuge to remain in control of Algiers, 
and Italy and Turkey fighting over 
Tripoli, the negro of America can read- 
ily understand the great concern Eu- 
rope is taking in Africa. And yet, 
while the various nations are trying 
to get every foot of this rich and fer- 
tile country with the exception of Li- 
beria, the descendants of Africa are 
scattered here and there without own- 
ing a foot of the land in a country 
which is causing the countries of the 
old world to quarrel and fight," de- 
clared Collector Anderson. t 

The negro was urged to get closer 
together in order to accomplish much 

What Travelers Needed. 

A traveler's outnt 309 years ago 
was somewhat different from the 
present day. in "Touring in 1600." 
by E. S. Bates, the following list is 
given: 'First among requisites is a 
book of prayers and hymns effective 
i for salvation without being so pugna- 
cious, doctrinally, as to cause sus- 
picion. Next, a notebook; a watch, 
or a pocket sundial; it a watch, not a 
striker, for that warns the wicked 
you have cash; a broad-rimmed hat, 
gaiters, boots, breeches (as if his 
friends would let him start without 
any!), gloves, shoes, shirts, handker- 
chiefs, etc." 

Immensity of Nature. 

They were on p trip to Switzerland, 
and had that day braved all dangers 
and ascended one" of the highest 
points in the Alps. 

He was very fat, and as he stood 
panting and mopping his brow at the 
top of the mountain, he turned to his 
wife and said, with pathos in his 

"See, dear, how small one is in the 
immensity of nature." 

"Small, indeed!" answered his bet- 
ter half. "Why, you're standing in 
front of me, hiding the whole of Mount 
Blanc and the best part of the valley 
of Chamonix ! " — Exchange. 


Eczema Caused 

tlrely C 

by Reslnot. 


Who can tell the terrible suffering of 
this poor boy until his mother finally 
discovered Reslnol? Taken from 
school because of his sad plight, he 
was in misery greater, probably, than 
words can describe. Read what his 
mother says: 

"My boy had Eczema In such a form 
that it caused abscesses on his head. 
I was compelled to take him from 
school. After using your soap and 
ointment for three weeks he was en- 
tirely cured. I will always keep both 
in my home. ,   

"828 Winton street, Philadelphia, Pa." 

If Resinol can do this in one case 
it can do It In all cases of skin dis- 
ease. We have thousands of testi- 
monials telling of wonderful cures. 
Resinol Ointment is prescribed by 
physicians for every skin irritation, 
including cuts, sores, scalds and 
burns, and is a remedy for boils, car- 
buncles, felons, piles, eczema, bar- 
ber's itch, tetter, shingles, psoriasis, 
eruptions of poison Ivy and other skin 
troubles. Gives immediate relief, and 
should be on hand ready for immedi- 
ate use. It is put up in screw-top opal 
containers selling at fifty cents and 
a dollar. 

Resinol Soap, made of the same in- 
gredients, represents the highest art 
in soap-making. It is refreshing and 
soothing and should be used by every 
one for the toilet and hath. It is es- 
pecially adapted to the skin of infants. 
Prevents many of the skin troubles 
and there is nothing quite so good for 
shampooing and the cleaning of the 
scalp. The ointment and soap are for 
sale by all druggists. Sample sent 
free if you will mention Department 
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more, Md. 


"I see somebody has invented a 
'noiseless' soup spoon. In what way 
is it noiseless?" 

"Why, madam, it's constructed in 
such a manner that — er — you don't 
make a noise when you're using it" 





Right Place. 

"Henry may be a bad student, but 
at least he is consistent." 
"In what way?" 

**I caught him swearing over his 
profane history." 

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and invigorate stomach, liver and bowels. 
Sugar-coated, tiny granules. Easy to take 
as candy. 

Only a few people can follow the 
lines of least resistance and obey the 
alarm clock at the same time. 

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no nausea. Sold by^-isis. 40 tents. 

In order to become a nuisance you 
have only to hunt up a grievance. 



The Item, New Orleans, recently 
had the following strong editorial re- 
garding the rights of colored Ameri- 
cans. The Item says: 

"We state unqualifiedly that there 
Is every reason why, in decency, jus- 
tice, humanity and good public policy, 
the better white people of this section 
should accord even handed justice and 
proper consideration to the self re- 
specting, law abiding element or our 
negro population. 

"In the first place, the man who as- 
sumes a cruel altitude toward another 
human being stultifies himself. In the 
next place the man who does another 
a wrong or Injustice unnecessary dis- 
courages and embitters that person. 

"There is such a thing as noblesse 
oblige in this world— a carrying out 
of the idea that one who has the ad- 
vantage of race, color, birth or breed- 
ing owes it to himself to treat others 
with kindness and consideration. 

"The misconceptions of reconstruc- 
tion times have passed away. The ne- 
groes know their place in society. The 
white people know that there is no 
possibility of any attempt being made 
on the part of the sane element of the 
negro race to seek social equality or 
to strive for political power through 
the ballot. 

"The negroes have been disfran- 
chised. They have no say in the gov- 
ernment of the country to which they 
pay taxes and whose laws they must 
obey. Fighting them is like shooting 
at tame birds. Making an issue of 
them in politics is demagoglsm pure 
and simple. 

"The reason is that this is fair and 
right, and strong men, just men, chiv- 
alrous men, stand for these things in 
all cases and under all circumstances. 

"The negroes are a valuable indus- 
trial element in the south. They cre- 
ate a large part of our wealth. They 
do a great deal of the work. It is idle 
and fatuous to argue the abstraction 
whether we would be better off event- 
ually If they were not here. They are 
here — a condition, not a theory. 

"They will be here while the rest of 
us live, an element for good or for 
evil. Fair treatment of them, humane 
treatment, will certainly not make 
them worse as a race or more difficult 
as a problem, nor will it hurt those, 
who recognize the comparative help- 
lessness of the negroes and insist that 
each of them shall be treated In ac- 
cordance with the merits of his estab- 
lished character and personal beha- 

The young mother— and many an old 
one, too— Is often puzzled to know the 
cause of her child's 111 nature. The 
loudness of Its crying does not neces- 
sarily indicate the seriousness of its 
trouble. It may have nothing; more the 
matter with it than a headache or a feel- 
ing of general dullness. It cannot, of 
course, describe its feelings, but as a 
preliminary measure you are safe in 
trying a mild laxative. 

Nine times out of ten, you will find it 
is all the child needs, for Its restlessness 
and peevishness are perhaps due to ob- 
struction of the bowels, and once that 
has been remedied the headache, the 
sluggishness and the many other evi- 
dences of constipation and indigestion 
will quickly disappear. 

Don't give the Jlttle one salts, cathar- 
tic pills or nasty waters, for these will 
act as purgatives, and they are too 
strong for a child. In the families of 

1 Mrs. If. A. WIsner, West Unity, Ohio., 
and Mrs. Herman Wilson, Stoutsvllle.. 
Ohio, the only laxative given is Dr.: 
Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin. It has been, 
found to answer most perfectly all 
the purposes of a laxative, and Its very- 
mildness and freedom from gripintr 
recommend it especially for the use of 
children, women, and old folks gener- 
ally — people who need a gentle bowel" 
stimulant. Thousands of American 
families have been .enthusiastic about it 
for more than a quarter of a century. 

Anyone wishing to make a trial of tin'.* 
remedy before buying it In the regular, 
way of a druggist at fifty cents or one  
dollar a large bottle (family size) can 
have a sample bottle sent to the homo 
free of charge by simply addressing Dr. 
"W. B. Caldwell. 201 Washington St., 
Montlcello, III. Your name and addr 
on a postal card will do. 

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Easy to Understand. 

When Senator John E. Hessin and 
■laughter of Manhattan were doing 
Europe and Asia last summer. say* the 
Kansas City Journal, they took a mo- 
tor boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. 
In the party was a New York minis- 
ter. When the party had finished the 
ride the minister asked the boatman 
the amount of the bill. The boatman 
told him. It was exorbitant. 

"I can readily understand why 
Christ walked on the water here." said 
the minister. 


Sunday School Teacher — Why was 
the fiery furnace seven times heated? 

Tommy — I suppose it went out be- 
tween times. 


Ifs the Red Blood Corpuscles That 
Proper Food Makes. 


Nashville, Tenn.— A negro city has 
been planned for Hortense, Dickson 
county. A meeting was held there and 
option held on 1,358 acres taken up. 

The United Helping society of Ten- 
nessee is back of the project, having 
already built a number of houses for 
colored people at Antioch. All avail- 
able land there has been used. At 
Hortense an agricultural and indus- 
trial school has been projected and a 
widows and orphans' home. 


"You think that woman has an ex- 
ceptionally kindly and generous dis- 

"Unquestionably," replied Miss Cay- 
enne. "She can read an entire col- 
umn of society news clear through 
without once smiling cynically and 
saying 'humph'! ! !" 

L will in 


tomediately r-eileye 



A patient once asked her physician 
why bis mustache was black and his 
hair was gray. "Why," he replied, 
"my mustache is 20 years younger 
than the hair on my head." 


"Do you think tbey are going to set- 
tle Anything by raising the Maine?" 

"res, sir; they are going to thor- 
oughly establish the fact that nobedj 
knows what caused the explosion." 

An Ohio woman Bays Grape-Nuts 
food gave her good red blood and re- 
stored the roses of youth to a com- 
plexion that had been muddy and 
blotchy. She says: 

"For 10 years 1 had stomach trouble 
which produced  a breaking out on my 
face. The doctors gave it a long Latin 
name, but their medicines failed to 
cure it. Along with this I had fre- 
quent headaches, nervousness and us- 
ually pain in my stomach after meals. 

"I got disgusted with the drugs, 
stopped them and coffee off short, and 
quit eating everything but fruit ana 
Grape-Nuts, with Postum for my table 

"The headaches, stomach trouble, 
and nervous weakness disappeared al- 
most like magic, which showed that 
when the cause was removed and 
good food and drink used nature was 
ready to help. 

"My blood was purified and my com- 
plexion became like a young girl's, 
while my weight was increased from 
90 to 120 pounds in a few months — 
good, solid firm flesh, where it used 
to be soft and flabby. 

"I recommended Grape-Nuts and 
Postum to one of my friends, who was. 
afflicted as I had been. She followed 
my advice and In a short time was re- 
stored to complete health and In about 
8 months her weight increased from 
100 to 148 pounds. 

"Our doctor, observing the effect of 
Grape-Nuts and Postum in our cases, 
declared, the other day, that he would 
hereafter prescribe these food prod- 
ucts for gastritis." Name given by 
Postum Co., Battle Creek. Mich. 

Read the little book, "The Road to j 
Wellville." In pkgs. "There's a reason." 

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one appears from time to time. Taty 
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Cement Talk No. 1 1 

There are countless 
uses for UNIVERSAL 
Portland Cement 
about the place. For 
the cellar, concrete is 
water-proof, rat- 
proof and everlast- 
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best material for side- 
walks, steps, foundations, 
well curbs, posts, troughs, 
water tanks, barn floors 
and cisterns. It will pay 

you to build of concrete. 
It lasts forever. It is fireproof, 
sanitary and cheap in the long 
Portland Cement — it makes 
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Make the Liver . 
Do its Duty 

Nine times in ten when the liver is 
right the stomach and bowels are right 


gently butfirmly com; 
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Cures Con- 
stipation, In- 

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Genuine must bear Signature 

Dunn — Ah, you are In this time. 
I've called five times with this bill, 
but you've been out. 

Owens — Indeed? Well, you are out 
this time. Fine morning, isn't it? 




Little Rock, Ark. — The organization 
of a National Negro Bar association 
was one of the features of the Na- 
tional Negro Business league meeting. 
There were present 60 lawyers from i 
all parts of the country, who took : 
part In the organization. J. T. Settle 
of Memphis called the meeting to or- 
der. He said he was pleased to see 
so many lawyers present, men who 
were making their way by looking aft- 
er the interest of their people. 

The organization was perfected by 
electing the following officers: J. T. 
Settle, Memphis, president; J. Madi- 
son Vance, New Orleans, vice-presi- 
dent; P. W. Howard, Jackson, Miss., 
secretary; W. T. Andrews, Sumter, S. 
C, treasurer; J. Madison Vance, B. P. 
Booth, J. W. Brown, S. Laing Wil- 
liams, W. T. Andrews, members of 
committee on constitution. 

L. J. Winston of Greenville, Miss., 
who is perhaps one of the oldest negro 
lawyers in the south, as well as most 
successful, addressed the association. 
He said he thought it was a step for 
ward for the negro lawyers to get to- 
gether in a great organization to meet 
each year with the Business league. 
Winston is attorney for the Negro Ma- 
sons in Mississippi and several other 

P. W. Howard, who is attorney for 
the Order of Calanthe in Mississippi, 
the women's auxiliary of the negro 
Pythians, also spoke. Mr. Howard 
represents the successful young negro 

Scipio Jones delivered an address 
of welcome. — Nashville Globe. 

Many a case of Kidney disease has 
proven fatal because the symptoms 
were not recognized. If you suffer 
from backache or bladder irregulari- 
ties, follow the ad- 
foH Eg S r ^ rfeM vice of G. H. Tut- 
tle, Rogers street, 
Broken Bow , 
Nebr. Says Mr. 
Tuttle: "I was 
confined to -my 
home for weeks, 
unable to walk 
more than ten feet 
at a time. The 
doctor said I had 
gravel, and his treatment helped me 
temporarily, but soon the symptoms 
returned with greater severity than 
before. Being urged, I used Doan's 
Kidney Pills and received almost 
instant relief. In a few weeks' time 
I was completely cured." 

"When Your Back Is Lame, Re- 
member the Name — DOAN'S." 50c. a 
hex at all stores. Foster-Milburn Co., 
Buffalo, N. Y. 


Sloan's Liniment is a relia- 1 
ble remedy for any kind of | 
horse lameness. Will kill the 
growth of spavin, curb or splint, 
absorb enlargements, and is 
excel 'ent for sweeny, fistula 
and thrush. 

Here's Proof. 

' I used Sloan's Liniment on a mule for 
' high lameness,' and cured her. I am 
never without a bottle of your liniment ; 
have bought more of it than any other 
remedy for pains." Bailv Kirbv. 

Cassady, Ky. 

''Sloan's Liniment is the best made. I 
have removed very large shoe boils off a 
horse with it. I have killed a quarter 
crack on a mare that was awfully bad. I 
have also healed raw, sore necks on three I have healed grease heel on a 
mare that could hardly walk." 

Anthony ti. Hiyek, Oakland, Pa., 
Route No. I. 


is good for all farm stock. 

"My hogs had hog cholera three days 
before we got your liniment, which I was 
advised to try. I have used it now for 
three days and my hogs are almost well. 
One hog died before 1 got the liniment, 
but I have not lost any since." 

A. J. McCarthy, Idaville, Ind. 

Sold by all 
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Sloan's Book on Horses, 
Cattle, Hogs and Poultry 
sent free. Address 

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Boston, Mass. 

The time a man begins to fear for 
the future of his country is when be 
fears be is going to lose a job in the 

The wife of the man who knows it 
all gets back at him occasionally by 
saying: "I told you so!" 


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It is noteworthy that albino ani- 
mals are regarded by the Japanese in 
a superstitious light. The appear- 
ance of one is considered a good 
omen for the reigning mikado and oc- 
casionally signalizes a reign. For ex- 
ample, one reign is called "hakuchi 
nenkan," or period of the white pheas- 
ant; another the "haku hoo nenkan," 
or period of the, white phoenix. — Lon- 
don Globe. 


Deputation of Creditors — We've 
come to tell you that we are quite 
willing to make as easy an arrange- 
ment with you as possible. 

Debtor — The easiest arrangement 
you could make would be all to ep 
away again. — Fliegende Blaetter. 


President Claffy, of the White Fair 
association of Orangeburfe county, 
South Carolina, has invited eolored 
men to take stock in the .nterprise. 
Says he: "The progress of Orangeburg 
la for ail good citizens, white or black." 


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Little Katherine — I know something 
I shan't tell! 

Crusty Bachelor — Never mind, dear. 
You'll get over that habit as you 
grow older. — Pathfinder. 


Ida — You don't mean to say that 
Algy called you old and homely? 

Alice — Not in exactly those words, 
but he said if we rode home in the 
subway I might not get a seat. — Life. 

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Entered as noon aclait matter April, 
1908. at the Postoffiee at Lexiag- 
ton , K j. 

This is evidently the time for 
the young men te come forward 
and take open themselves the res- 
ponsibilities that mark the good 
citizen. There are a goodly num- 
ber now in business or following 
profitable trades here in this city 
who are doing well, rearing fam- 
ilies and securing homes. 

Such should be made mention 
of and thus be given the encou- 
agement that comes of kindly 
notice taken and which is as 
helpful as the miles stones along 
the way or the clock that marks 
the hour of day. 

With all due deference for our 
seniors we feel that they need 
not fear to lend all possible aid to 
our yourg men. A few months a- 
go «n effort was made to establish 
for the colored people a Y.M.C.A. 
nod erect a buildiag. It struggled 
but finally gave up. In a sbort 
v hile another move will be made 
in the same direction. What wiL 
be the attitude of the fathers at 
this time remains to be seen. 

Let ns not abuse our opportun- 
ties Ail must share alike the fail 
ures as readily as to claim the 
benefits from public enterprise*. 
• • • • • 

At a meeting of Emancipa- 
tion Celebration Committer, 
held at the residence of Mrs. 
M. S. Black  urn Thursday 
night, a gr^gram was arranged 
and placed selected to hold the 
local celebration of the 49th an- 
niversary of Negro emancipa- 
tion in the U. S. A. 

A strong program will be 
presented, and the past achieve- 
ments, present condition, and 
the future outlook will be dis- 
cussed by Rev* R E. Hatha- 
way, representing the soldiers, 
and Rev. W. Augustus Jonas 
for the citizens 

A mammoth parade of all the 
uniform lodges in the city, 
head d by Haruilt  a  Military 
Banu, if is hoped, will add a. 
new inc interesting feature to 
the o.c* soldiers' anuu tl dirge 
upon this? occasion. 

A committee on place of 
meeting was given permanent 
form, and this committee is to 
hold itself in readiness to find 
ampler accommodations if pros- 
pects for an overflow meeting 
present themselves, and any 
danger of a congestion is appar- 

of local benefits and local interest 
free from every iota of person J 
enhancement or petty fears. 

Mr. H. A. Tandy has been 
assigned the complete charge of 
all musical arrangements, and this 
in itself is a guarantee that this 
feature will be well e*red for. 

Following is the program : 
Reading Proclamation, by Mrs. 

M. S Blackburn, for Women's 

Relief Corps. 
Solo, by Miss Josephine Lee, for 

Auxiliary Sons of Veterans. 
Paper, by Mrs. Mary Thompson. 
Remarks, by Mr. Wm. Simpson. 

DR. W. H. Ballard. Pres 
Mrs. M. S Blackburn. 

Acting ec'y. 

ST. A N*l *R*B *V \S NOTES 

An informal reception was giv- 
en in honor of Rev J M. Mtindy 
Thursday evening at the residence 
of Miss Margaret Hnmmors. A 
general invition was extended to 
all friends of St. Andrew's church 

The evening was greatly enjoy 
ed. Between forty and fifty guests 
were presen t . 

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The Kindergarten of St. An- 
drew's Church will give an enter- 
tainment at Ladies' Hall on Tues- 
day night. December 19. Admis- 
sion 10 cents 

Great Banquet 

Continued f rom page 1 

! radeship of Jesus of JNazareth 
' end the twelve disc pies made 
possible our glorious Christian 

"The evolution of true hu- 
man democracy and human 
brotherhood has been going on 
for centuries, and the process 
L* still going on, and will con- 
tinue until everywhere the 
world over, man to man, a 
brother shall be for a' that, for 
a 1 that. The time will come 
when the world will little care 
for the man of race or color, 
but will rate him just in pro- 
p  rtion as he has made his life 
useful and honorable and has 
contributed in the smallest de- 
gree to the progress and uplift 
of Christianity. 

'•This banquet, this honor, 
VI r. Toastmaster, I caunot take 
ai\d will not take as purely per- 
sonal. It was meant as much 
for the office as the man. The 
high honor of which I hold the 
mere naked title was meant for 
you, and the words of our 
President, 'as a recognition of 
the progress of the race and an 
encouragement for the future,' 
I am only the conduit, a mere 

"I have only one ambition — 
so to administer the office as to 
justify the President's selection 
and the bestowal of this honor 
upon our race* and so to act in 
all things as not only not to re- 
flect any discredit upon the ad- 
ministration and the race and 
country, but to reflect the 
highest possible credit there 
may be in my humble ability. 

"I ask you to rise and drink 
the toast to the President of the 
United States, our country and 


Making Better Progress than 
Those Elsewhere fn the 

Rev. J. M. Mundy returned to 

hishomein Henderson, Ky., Fri- 

after a very successful ten days' 

mission at St. Andrews Church; 
■ • • • « 


There was a ni. .'tgage burning 
the First Baptist Church last 
Sunday night. The church is now 
eutirelv free from the old debi 
that enibarrasyed the work at iht 
time when the piesvnt pastor. Rev 
W. Augustus Jones w s ctlled U 
take chrage. « 

• * » m ■ 

TheBira a Ph lathea C;3Si wil 
listen to {heir animal sermon 
preached this ves:r by Rev. E. A 
Clarke; of ttie St Paul A. M. E h, on Sunday Df-cember 24 
at 2: HO p m. Ml are invited to 
oe presei t to hear his message. 

• » • • • 

The new calendars for the First 
Baptist Church fcr the year 1912 
have been rec-ived and are now 
ready for distribution. They art 
more attractive than any used 
before showing an interesting cut 
of the pastor and a brief history of 
the church and other valued infor 

• ••mm 

Rev. W. A. Jones and Re*. E. L 
Ba-ikervill were the first to respond 
to the Standard's call giving special 
javitation to oor citizens to make 
contribution of news, clippings or 
discourse for publication from time to 
to time. Tbsee gentlemen and good 
citizens are leaders ol leaders. Some 
men know for them selves wtiat they, 
should do. Others are born to follow 
and thou?!) tbey occupy places of 
leadership yet tbey are passive and 
belong ro that class that usually say 
afterward "I told you so". • 

Many writers have advanced 
theories and reasons for so-cailed 

Ally. Chiles 

Urges His People to 
Help One Another 

Editor of th« Standard: 

The political contest it now over. I 
hope now to see what, if anything, 

race question conditions. The sub- | wi " C0 » e T *» th " N «f ro   r /' m 

I party. Under the Republican State 

administration, please inform me, 

what more was given to bim than un 


our cause. 

"Te// Them" 

Don't forget to tell the Merchant 
It is hoped that the celebration who appreciates colored citizen's 
this year will eclipse all former fr* 3 * also, that you ' just" saw 
records. It is laid upon the lines his Ad* in .the STANDARD. 

^Ebe Stanbacb Company in full 

Chairman Charles Hall read 
the following letter from. Presi 
dent Taft : 


Washington. Nov. 27, 1911. 

Mr. Chas. Ef Hall, 

Chm'n Ex. Committee, 
Washington, D. C. 

My Dear Sir : 

The President has asked me 
ro thank you warmly for the 
kind invitation which you ex- 
tend to him in your letter of 
November 22d and to assure 
you of his appreciation of your 
courtesy. While he regrets that 
he will not be able to be pres- 
ent at the banquet which is be- 
ng teudered to Assistant At- 
torney Genelal Lewis to-night, 
the President would be glad to 
have you convey his good wish- 
es to the guest of honor and 
those assembled in compliment 
to him, and give expression to 
his hope that all may have a 
most enjoyable evening. 

Sincerely yours, 

Charles D. Hilles, 
Secretary to the President 

Chairman Hall also read the 
following letter from Attorney 
General Wickenham : 

24, 1911. 

Washington, Nov 

Charles E. Hall, Esq.: 
Chairman Ex. Committee 
617 U Street, N. W- 
Washington, D. C 
Dear Sir: 

I am gratified to learn that a re- 
ception and banquet is to be ten- 
dered to Assistant Attorney Gen- 
eral Lewis next Monday evening. 
This recognition of Mr. Lewis is 
well merited, as his appointment 
is perhaps the most distinguished 
selection of- one of his race that 
has been made for any public of- 
fice in the United States. The po 
sition ol Assistant Attorny 'Gen- 
eral is one of great dignity and re- 
sponsibility, which Mr. Lewis' 
connection with the Government 
in the past has furnished assur- 
ances will be fitly met and dis- 
charged by him. I beg that you 
will allow me to add my best 
wishes to the many greetings thajt 
will be given htm at your banquet, 
and to express the great interest 
which I have ever felt in the wel- 
fare of the race of which he is so 
eminent a representative. 

Faithfully yours, 

Geo. W. Wickersham, 
Attorney General. 

Dr. Booker T. Washington sent 
a telegram regretting that he 
could not be present on account of 
a previous engagement, and Hon. 
Henry Lincoln Johnson likewise 
sent his regrets, being detained in 
Atlanta on important legal busi- 

ject has been studied in every sec- 
tion of America with but little 
success, for the very reason that 
humanity is not subject to rules, 
but responds only to the primal 
laws of nature. t 

The Negro, being after all a 
human being, has simply ascribed 
such knowledge as has been offer- 
ed him in the different communi- 
ties in which he happened to have 
his being. For this reason Chi- 
cago and the surrounding territo- 
ry have shown more advance than 
any other portion of the United 
? taies. Chicago's great indus- 
trial institutions needed labor. 
During the period between 1870 
and 1890 immigration from the 
South responded to the call. Th« 
Negro who came worked tide by 
side with the foreign -born laborer 
under supervision of Yankee boss- 
es. From the one he learned by 
actual contact how to work stead- 
ily, how to use his wages thriftily, 
the beauties of a home, and a def- 
inite system of savings. Erom 
the latter he acquired a true know- 
ledge of the word liberty, a prop- 
er dignity, and a manly bearing. 

The Chicago stock yards have 
been responsible for more Negroes 
becoming taxpayers than any oth- 
er institution in this land, except- 
ing possibly the Pullman com- 

Contrast the horizon of these 
men with that of Eastern Negroes, 
nearly always servants at hotels, 
clubs or homes, where the nature 
of their employment brought to 
their view nothing but ease, splen- 
dor of garment, surroundings 
and extravagance. The Eastern 
"'boy" saw "Mr George" during 
his hours of recreation and im- 
itated him. He saw the top of 
society's structure without know- 
ing of its foundation, as did the 
Chicago bo Without that in- 
fluence and without the paternal- 
ism of the Southland, the Chicago 
Negro developed a business abil- 
ity based upon economy and wil- 
lingness to work. 

These seemed to be the founda- 
tions upon which is built Chica- 
go's black citizenship. 

Another primitive law prevails 
there. That is "Birds of feather." 
etc Notwithstanding any res 
taurant in town will serve a Ne- 
gro, none need to, for in that ter- 
ritory, between Twelfth and Fifti" 
eth Streets, along Wabash, State, 
Dearborn and Armour, can be du- 
plicated-— any down tOwiF restau- 
rant's bill of fare. State Street 
has its Pekin Theater as well as 
several smaller ones, its bank of 
♦200,000 capitalization, real estate, 
concerns, departmedt stores, ho- 
tels, small shops, even its own col- 
ony of artists, an incorporated 
concern that does a mail order 
business, its lodges that own their 
buildings and its churches their 
own edifices. A steam laundry is 
owned and operated by an individ- 
ual As a purely industrial matter 
I c^n mention 35 saloons owned 
outright by Negroes and catering 
to their own trade. And the whis- 
key business is not out of propor- 
tion to the other lines of business. 

Dentists, physicians and attor- 
neys are plentiful and average 

As I said before, "this business 
and professional structure rests 
upon a solid foundation of labor. 
Asphalt paving gangs and railway 
construction gangs send into Chi- 
cago to their families twenty-two 
hundred and fifty million dollars 
per year. The stock yards con- 
cerns get blank receipts for over 
six hundred dollars annually. 

Railways out of Chicago send to 
the State Street merchants a half 
million in hard earned wages via 
Negro employes. 

With such an industrial show- 
ing and paying taxes on two mil- 
lion dollars' worth of property, 
owning five hundred thousand 
dollars worth of stock in these! 
corporations of their own, it is 
really no surprise that the Negro 
is more in evidence in public ser- 1 
vice in Chicago than anywhere, 
else in this country. I 

der the Democratic administration? 
Please enumerate. 

Well, I believe, "To the victor be 
long the spoils." By thus acting all 
will know exactly where we are. As 
it is, there is no certainty. 

I know there is great "talk" about 
taking this and that out of politics, 
but what good does thai do? If by 
taking a certain measure out of poli- 
tics, mare good will result, and there 
will be fairness to all, I say tken take 
such out of politics. But if by so do- 
ing "all things continue as thoy were" 
then I again say "To the victor be- 
longs the spoil." , 

When this is applied, I feel confi- 
dent that more good will result to the 
Negro, especially. As it is, he gets 
hnt little either way matters go, be- 
cause he does not make himself fait. 

I know, dear sir, that some fear 
''Negro domination" etc., but to aH 
fair-minded people it is apparent that 
this is only manifest weakness of 
tbose who cry such when everyone 
can see that they have all on their 
side — numbers, power and means. 

Please let me know what you are 
going to do about keeping up the 
Standard. Why do yon not send It to 
me regularly as you used to do. and 
as you ought? 

Tou must not forget that "VT*'' 
talk a great deal about "race pride, 
race pride." but when we come to do- 
ing it, showing it, "we pass by on the 
other side." Now please inform me 
which you prefer, the talking man 
and those who do nothing or very lit- 
tle to help their race, or the people 
who do little talking about) race 
pride but show theirs by supporting 
same aad helping in every way they 

Now, dear sir, please take sugges- 
tion. If jom expect to make your pa- 
per a success, cease waiting for others 
to join in and help you. hut throw 
yourself into your paper and go aheail. 
Be assured of this: That I will give 
you my support. 

As a people we are ton much like 
Dr. Washington says, we have too 
much of the crab instinct. We do not 
like to see one another succeed. Un- 
less you are of my lodge, ohureh or 
order, or s member of everything I 
get up, I will not do anything to 
help you, but I will give my work, 
thereby my means, to help the other 
raoes, so that they may coutinue to 
give respeotahle employment not to 
onr children, etc . and keep you only 
bowors of wood and drawers of wa. 
ter. It Is time now that wc become a 
right race thinking people, and begin 
at least, to act for oar best good, then 
for the community. This the other 
races aro doing; this we must do. This 
done, then tbey will kavs greater re- 
spect for us. 

Now remember that I am here. If 
you have any work in my business, 
give me an opportunity to do it 
for yon. If this be done then 
there will bo no just complaint. 
Bat for yon or any of as to talk race 
pride, and then aot to the contrary, it 
is only down-right hypocrisy. 

Yours for the good of the race, 
J. Aliiandib Chilis. 

They say that 
is the champion 

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