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National Afro-American Newspaper
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1911.
OUR TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVER-
SARY AND SOUVENIR NUM-
Circumstances over which the edi
tor had no control, and which need
not be explained further than to state
they necessitated his absence from the
city for the intervening weeks, pre
vented the issuance at the proper
time of the souvenir number of THE
APPEAL containing an account of the
very grand celebration of his twenty
fifth anniversary as its editor, which
took place on Monday evening, Sep
The editor has not words af his
command to express his appreciation
of the great honor that was conferred
upon him on that occasion, and feels
that he was not worthy of the high
meed of praise that was bestowed
The account of the celebration
which is presented today, will, he
hopes, have lost none of its interesting
features, on account of being so long
delayed, by those who were not pres
ent, and those who were there, will, it
is hoped, have their memories pleas
antly refreshed as it was the finest
THE STATUS O THE AFRO-AMER-
PRESIDE NT .TAFT.
THE APPEAL Extends a Hearty Welcome to the President on His Visit to
Twin Cities and the West.
ever witnessed in the Twin Cities, so
every one says who was there.
What the souvenir edition is those
who read this may see for themselves.
It shows a goodly number of theAfro-American
elegant homes that the people have
become the happy possessors of thefirst
places of business of a few and some
cuts of men and women prominent at
some time in the last quarter of a cen
tury in the Twin Cities and at the
Though the showing is good, it by
no means can give an adequate idea of
the progress the people have made in
the last twenty-five years for there
are scores of men and women of
worth and ability who are not repre
sented in these pages and there are
hundreds who own their homes not
shown here most of them however,
have been purchased within the past
What has been done, both in the
celebration and the souvenir edition,
could not have been done without the
support of many loyal friends who
were public spirited enough to help
along the enterprises and to these the
editor desires to express his heartfelt
appreciation and gratitude. May God
bless you all.
There are two writers of world-wide
reputation who have 'by their recent
statements in regard to the Afro
American aroused within us renewed
hope, as they have attracted the
tention of the reading and thinking
One of these writers is Mary White
Ovington, author of "Half a Man," in
which she gives evidence of having
made investigations in regard to
economic and social condition of
Afro-American in an unbiased and
painstaking manner. She was in
spired to write the book or, at least,
to give it its title, from a conversa
tion with a young Afro-American who
h?d recently returned from Germany,
where he had been engaged in gradu
ate work. The young man in ques
tion was born in one of the gulf states,
and when asked by Miss Ovington if
he intended to go back to the south
to teach, said he did not. He said:
"My father has attained success in
his native state," he said, "but when
I ceased to be a boy he advised me
to live in the north, where my man
hood would be respected. He him
self cannot continually endure the po
sition in which he is placed, and in
the summer he comes north to be a
man." "No," correcting himself, "to
DR. BOOKER WASHINGTON.
/Principal of the Famous Tusk egee Institution in Alabama.
be half a man. A Negro is wholly a
man only in Europe."
Miss Ovington has noticed the
slightly improved condition of the
in New York city that
has just very recently appointed its
Afro-American policeman and is
now working with great show of ulti
mate success the formation of an Afro
American militia regiment.
"Half a Man" has an introduction
written by Prof. Franz Boas, who is
himself the author of "The Mind of
Primitive Man," in which he states
that within one hundred years the
people of the United States will have
absorbed all the immigrant blood of
the thousands of foreigners who have
flocked to this country, including that
of the Negro, which he declares will
be a good thing. He says further:
"I hope the discussions contained
in these pages have shown that tht
data of anthropology teach us a great
er tolerance of forms of civilization
different from our own, and that we
should learn to look upon foreign races
with greater sympathy and with the
conviction, that, as all races have
contributed in the past to cultural
progress in one way or another, so
they will be capable of advancing the
interests of mankind, if we are only
willing to give them a fair opportuni-
Thus it would seem that the con
clusions of Rev. W. N. Pendleton, D.
D., in his "Science a Witness for the
Bible," published in 1860 were correct
when he says that the bringing of the
to this country was "a part
of a vast scheme of an all-wise and
benign Providence." So mote it be!
A GOOD FRIEND GONE.
In the recent death, at Washington,
C, of Justice John M. Harlan, the
have lost one of their
staunchest and most consistent
friends. It is stated on good author
ity that the supreme court of the
United States has never rendered a
decision favorable to the Afro-Ameri
can, along the lines of either civil or
political liberty, as a citizen of the
United States, but it is a well known
fact that when such cases were de
cided unfavorably to the Afro-Ameri
can, Justice Harlan was always a dis
senter. And he did not simply vote
and say nothing, but he nearly always
stated his objections in an unmistak
able manner, using the vigorous Eng
lish that was peculiarly his own.
The Afro-American, nowadays, has
so few real friends, who believe in
and advocate the brotherhood of man,
that the loss of Justice Harlan is a
most severe blow.
Man Who Has Had Long Acquaint
ance With Mules Speaks Good
Garry Folger drew the small, dingy
lamp nearer, and scrutinized his bank
book thoughtfully. Then he gazed
about the low, cheerless room.
"I don't know as it is anyone's busi
ness if 1 want a home," he said aloud
to strengthen his faltering deter
mination. 'Tve earned the money and
saved it, every penny. I'm sick of liv
ing about in people's kitchens. They
say a man has a legitimate right to
make a fool of himself once in his
And so it transpired that the little
community was electrified to hear a
few days later that Garry Folger had
bought the old Norton place and
meant to live there himself.
"It will be pretty lonesome there
by yourself, won't it?" asked friendly
"It will be home, anyway," Garry
One bright March day he moved
into the pleasant kitchen and the little
"But it is my own kitchen," thought
Garry exultingly. it was the first real
home the young man had ever known.
He bought a fine young team, a
cow, and some chickens. He set thewith
place in order and planted the garden
at odd moments between the regular
work of the farm.
And though he was so busy and so
happy In his new possession, a strange
fancy seemed to dominate him. He
wandered daily through the empty
rooms, fighting this new desire as he
had fought the one about buying a
"Though I don't know," he admit
ted with a queer smile, "that a man is
Justified to go on making a fool of
One breathless afternoon late in
June, the young man stood helpless
and embarrassed in the curtain depart
ment of a big city store. A girl in a
simple white dress came toward him.
"You wish something?" she asked
He noticed she looked pale and
tired. The kindness In her voice ban
ished his uneasiness.
"I want curtainsbut I haven't any
Idea what kind," he smiled.
"Your wife sent you? She did not
"That is just the point." said Fol
ger, still smiling. 'I haven't any wife.
But I want to get the kind of cur
tains that she wiU like whenwhen
she comes to use them."
"Oh, I see. You are getting the
house ready. And she Is so far away
you cannot ask her?"
"That is it," he said admiringly.
"Do you think you could help me?"
"I shall be only too glad. But I
wish I could see the houseand the
"It is a low, old-fashioned white
hous^ in the country, with roses Over
the tforch and a Hlfc hedge. And the
girlis smaU and gentle and hasor
The girl's eyes grew suddenly wist
ful. "How lovely It must be! And
the curtainsthere should be nothing
but white muslin in a house like
"Well, I'm glad to know it I'veto
always liked that kind, and could they
"Then certainly can. Come and see."
With the utmost patience she took
out boxes and boxes.
'They are not quite.right, someway"
she declared with a perplexed frown
"We have some lovely material here
you could get them made, could you
not? That would be best"
"I'd rather notnot at home, that
"Then suppose you get the measure
ments and let me make them? I am
only substituting afternoons for onethe
of the regular girls. I shall be only too
Garry Folger found himself in the
same store a week later with a care
ful list of figures in his pocket.
"It seems a great deal for you to do,"
"But I've nothing else to do morn
ings. It is vacation, you see. I am
a primary teacher."
"I will send them when they are fin
ished, if you will give me your ad
dress," she said, as he prepared at last
"No, I'll come for them," said the
young man. "We might want to change
them some way."
"Perhaps that will be best," answer
ed Alice Dennison demurely.
The following week the curtains
"I wish you could put them all in
place," he said. "You have no idea
how you have helped me!"
"Is everything else ready?"
"Therethere Isn't anything ready
except the curtains," admitted Garry
helplessly. "I wish 1 could get every
thing I need right here and you could
help me pick things cut"
"Why, I'll help you any day you can
By SUSANNE GLENN
Most Human of All Animals.
"A mule is the most human of all
animals except man, and more so
than a good many of them," said a
man. who has known mules Intimately
for 25 years. "In the mines where I
have been foreman for a quarter of a
century I have had a good opportu
nity to get acquainted *ith mules, and
every chance I get I say a good word
"In the first place, they are sensi
tive creatures. It took a heartbreak
ing experience I had with several
mules in a Pennsylvania mine to make
me realise that. There had been an
accident in the mine and during re
pairs the mules werd taken above
ground and put to pasture. The
change bewildered them at first, but
gradually they came to revel In the
fresh air and tender spring grass.
After several weeks we were ready
to Tesume work and the mules were
come in the morning," she smiled.
"There must certainly be something in
that house besides curtains!"
The buying of furniture may be made
a very interesting occupation. Alice,
her thoughts centered upon the white
house and the slender girl with the
brown eyes, choBe wisely. Garry will
ingly paid for anything she thought
"Now that it is all ordered, how am
I to know where to put it? You've no
idea what an ignorant fellow I am,
Miss Dennison," observed Folger,
"I'll make a diagram of each room
for you with the furniture placed as
I should have it She can change it
to suit herself when she comes."
"You are too good." declared tb$
Next day the diagrams arrived and
Folger wrote a note of thanks.
After a week of silence he wrote
again for further Information.
When he called at the curtain depart
ment a week later, he found that she
"It is the warm weather," explained
her friend. "The city doesn't agree
Alice, but she cannot afford to get
out of it."
Garry Folger drove to meet the aft
ernoon train a month later.
"It is just clear providential," be
thought, "that this vacancy occurred
in our school. It is certainly just the
place for Miss Dennison. I hope she
will like it. and that Squire Green will
The girl looked worn and ill as she
came up to him on the platform. "This
is so kind of you," she said quickly.
"It is just the chance I have wanted.
I do hope they will want me!"
The short drive to Squire Green's
was made in silence. Folger waited
in the buggy for her. When she came
smiling down the walk he knew she
had the school.
"Will you let me show you the house
before you go?" he asked gently.
"I should love it she answered,
When he helped her down at his
own gate she wandered about the flow
er-filled garden while he tied the horse
and unlocked the door. She followed
into the spotless parlor.
He flung open the windows and turn
ed to her. "No one has ever seen this
room except you and myself."
"It is lovely," she breathed. "1 never
imagined it would be so prettyand
the garden is a dream. You did it
alone? How pleased she will be!"
"Listen to me, Miss Dennison. "You
do not understand any more than my
neighbors do. When I was .a mere
baby Mr. Folger and his wife took me
and gave me a name and a home.
When they were gone I lived about the
neighborhood working when I could
and going to school as I might
"I do not know my name, or my age,
my parents. Through all the years
of my childhood, I dreamed of having
a mother who cared for me as other
boys' mothers did. Since I have be
come a man I have dreamed of a home
and a wife. I had money and I bought
this place, thinking it would be home
me. But the empty rooms mocked
me. wasn't home, after all. I
dreamed of the sort of girl I should
like to bring here. I filled the garden
with flowers for her. I furnished the
housewith your heaven-sent help.
I have been a fool In a fool's par
"Then thereis no girl?" she asked
"There wasn't when I began," he an
swered quietly. "And now that there
is, what have I to offer her?"
"You said she was small and gen
tle and had brown eyes," reproached
"She isshe has," he responded mis
"I think you have a great deal to of
fer her." The girl's voice faltered as
her eyes wandered through the muslin-,
curtained window to the fragrant gar
"Alice!" He held out his arms to
her. She put her steady little hands
into his trembling ones.
"If you only knew, Garry," she said
happily, "how I have envied that other
Remarkable, by Jove!
Weary from her long stretch of!
work, the stenographer sought her
September solitude among the healthy
hills of Halehearty. The advertise
ments had attracted her. Halehearty
was described as the best, prettiest,
finest and everything-elsest spot in
the wide, wide world. "Tell me," she*
said on her first day, when she meta
stanch old relic of the district, "what
is the death rate in Halehearty?" The!
local walking advertisement nodded
his head reassuringly. "Won'erful'
steady, ma'amwon'erful steady!" he
replied. "One death to each person
corralled for service. At the head
of the shaft the smell of the mines
struck their nostrils, and those mules
knew as well as you or 1 what was
happening to them. Then ensued one
of the most pitiful scenes 1 ever wit
nessed. No human being sentenced
to life imprisonment ever pleaded
more earnestly for mercy. Thejre was
a human note in the cries of entreaty
that smote on the heart of every
man who helped to lower those mules
to their life of darkness and drudgery,
and not one of us has ever been able
to forget it
No Desire to "Hog" Things.
my daughter has
consented to become your wife. Have
you fixed the day of the wedding?
SuitorI will leave that to my fian
H. P.Will you have a church or a
S.Her mother can decide that, sir.
H. F.What have you to live on?
S.I will leave that entirely to you,
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In the Black Belt of Alabama where the
blacks outnumber the whites three to one.
ENROLLMENT AND FACULTY.
Over 1,500 students, more than 100 in
COURSE O STUDY.
English education combined with in
dustrial training 28 industries in constant
VALUE OF PROPERTY.
Property consisting of 2,350 acres of
land. 103 buildings almost wholly built
with student labor, is valued at $1,250,000,
and no mortgage.
i?50 annually for the education of each
student ($200 enables one to finish the
course $1,000 creates permanent scholar
snip. Students pay their own board in
cash and labor.) Money in any amount
for current expenses and building.
Besides the work done by graduates as
class room and industrial leaders,
thousands are reached through the Tus
kegee Negro Conference.
Tuskegee is 40 miles east of Mont
gomery and 136 miles west of Atlanta, on
the Western Railroad of Alabama.
Tuskegee is a quiet, beautiful old
Southern town, and is an ideal place for
study. Th climate is at all times mild
excellent winter resort.
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI
Founded by the Soldiers of the 62d and 65th
Regiments of the V. S. Colored. Infantry.
Supported by the State of Missouri. Has
Normal, Collegiate, Agricultural, Mechanical and
Industrial Courses Buildings and equipment
unsurpassed Thirty teachers representing the
best schools of the country. Students from all
sections of the country. For catalogue and fur
ther information address
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ALLEN,
All the advantages of tbe finest and moBt completely
equipped Conservatory building in the world, tbe at
mosphere of a recognized center of Art and Music and
association with tbe masters In the Profession are
offered students ut the New England Conservatory of
Music. Thorough work in all departments of music.
Courses can be arranged In Elocution and Oratory.
GEORGE W. CHADWICK. Musical Director.
All particulars and year book will be sent on application
COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS
knowles Building. Boys' Hall. stone Hall. Girls' Hall. Model Home.
ATLANTA UNIVERSITY, Atlanta. G*.
Is beautifully located in the City of Atlanta, Ga. The courses of
study include High School, Normal School and College, with manual
training and domestic science. Among the teachers are graduates of Yale,
Harvard, Dartsmouth, Smith and Wesley. Forty-one years of successful
work have been completed. Students come from all parts of the South.
Graduates are almost universally successful. For further information,
address President. EDWARD WARE, Atlanta, Ga.
WILBUR. THIRKIEL D, President,
The Collegeof Arts and ScienceKEU,Y MIIAS R, A. M., Dean
The Teachers' CollegeI,EWIS B. MOORR, A. M., Ph.D., Dean
The AcademyGEORGE J. CUMMINGS, A. M. Dean.
The Commercial College-^GEORGE W. COOK, A. M., Dean.
School of Manual Arts and Applied Science
The School of TheologyISAAC CI,ARK, D. D., Dean.
The School of Medicine: Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical
CollegesEDWARD O. BAIXOCH, M. D., Dean.
The school of LawBENJAMIN F. LEIGHTON, LL. D., Dean.
For Catalogue and Special Information Address Dean of Department.
Beautiful Situation, Healthful Location. The Best Moral and Spiritual
EnvironmentA Splendid Intellectual Atmosphere
Noted for Honest and work.College,
courses in the
High School, Grammar SchoolanPd"Industrial.
Good water, steame heat, electric lights, good drainage. Expenses
very reasonable. Opportunity for Self-help.
PRESIDENT R. W. MeGRANAHAN. KnoxvJlie. Tenn.
Normal and Industrial institute
Organized July 4, 1SS1, by the State
.Legislature as Th Tuskegee State Nor
mal School. Exem pt from taxation.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON, Principal.
WARREN LOGAN, Treasurer.
I. Fo Information Address
GAMMON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
AIMS AND METHOD S.
The aim of this school is to do prac
tical work in helping men towards suc
cess in the ministry. It course of studv
ls broad and practical its ideas are high
its work is thorough its methods are
fresh, systematic, clear and simple.
COURSE O STUDY.
The regular course of study occupies
three years, and covers the lines of work
in the several departments of theological
instruction usually pursued in the lead
ing theological seminaries of the country.
EXPENSES AND AID.
Tuition and room rent are free The
apartmen ts for students are plainly fur
nished. Good board can be had for* seven
dollars per month. Buildings heated by
A from loans without interest, and
gifts of friends, are granted to deserving
students who do their utmost in the line
of self-help. N young man with grace,
gifts, and energy, need be deprived of
the advantages now opened to him in
this Seminary. Fo further particulars
Gammon Theological Seminary,
Washington Conservatory of
Music and School of Expression
902 STREET, WASHINGTON, D. C.
LARGE AND COMPETENT FACULTY
Piano, Voice and Violin, Piano Tuning.Theory Analy
sis, Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue,Vocal Expression,
Wind Instruments, History of Music, Methods.
Scholarships Awarded Artists' Recitals
HARRIET GIBBS-MARSHALL, President.
GEORGE WILLIAM COOK. Treasurer
ABBY WILLIAMS, Secretary.
LEWIS G. GREGORY, Financial
ANNIE E. GRINAGE.
This-institution of learning, established in 1865,
has industrial departments tor both young men
and young women, as well as college, normal and
preparatory departments. There are also Schools
of Law, Medicine, Pharmacy and Theology.
The facilities have rccenfly been increased.
Other improvements are being planned that wilt
be completed within the next two years.
Applications should be made several months or
a year in advance, for it has become impossible
during the last few years to receive all who apply.
The present enrollment is over 500.
The academic year begins on the Thursday
nearest the first day of October and continues for
thirty-two consecutive weeks. The charges are
moderate. Catalogues furnished upon application..
Address THE PRESIDENT
Sbaw University, Raleigh, N. C.
NORTH SIDE, PITTSBURGH, PA.
A Practical Literary and Industrial
Trades School for Afro-American' Boys
and Girls. Unusual advantages for Girls
and a separate building. Address
Joseph D. Mahoney, Principal.
Box. 154. North Side, Pittsburgh, Pa