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title: 'The Muskogee cimeter. (Muskogee, Indian Territory, Okla.) 1901-19??, July 14, 1904, Image 4',
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Published every wnek in the in
torti rf tiio Negro by the
Ci-mfalor Publishing Co.
W. II. TWINE - - - - Editor.'
R. WOOD, AsVtTMitor and Alimnffor. ,
.1. T. TRIMBLE - - - Solicitor.'
Kntcrod at the Post Office at Muskogee
I.T. as second class mail matter.
greatest missionary of lite day.
And now the minister who goes
around harping op some hobby
and hasn't love enough for his
race to pay one dollar for a pa
per and edited printed by his
own race is not even a striking
resemblance to say the least.
Six Months )(J
I'hroo Months 25
Jf the cuss 'hat stele our hog,
our chickens, our wood and coal,
don't steer clear of our backyard
therowill be a trial of marksman
ship with a shot gun as the instrument.
& Carry a Full Line of &
BEST IMPLEMENTS, WAGONS, BUGGIES,
HARNESS, SEEL) and EVERYTHING IN
HARDWARE . .
$100,000 is availablo at once
fov the salaries of teachers in i.ur
public schnols, neighborhoods
desiring to share in this must .
provide school houses, seats,
desks, stoves and fuel.
The Negro who sells his land
to ccmo to town and then eats
up the town property L a poor
financier to say the least; and if
we were-not religiously irclined
would say, he is one of the dam
phools that the fool killer has
failed to get.
We are not in sympathy with
the lawless element, white or
1laek, they are menace to socie
ty; and the white and black ras
cals between the rivers should be
squelched. The guoi people,
white and black, over there
should see that they are squelch
ed at once.
In a community of property
ownorfi you have peace, quiet
ness and prosporty, and in a
community of renters you have
unchained hell. If you prefer
.the former, get a ho-no, if the
latter thes lo if and let the women
make the living honorably if they
can, dishonorably ii thoy must.
The Bible tolls us to fight; but
it does not teach uu to arm our
selves with carnal weapons and
collect a howling mob to pillage
and to burn human beings alive;
nor doc-s it us to cut off the oars
of men and women arid punch
out their ayes. It teaches us to
"fight' tlS good fight of faith"
and lay hold of a life that survive
the "ocean's grey lnuiul." Tho
Tho apostle Paul says, in so
many words: "I wish 1 were in
hull for may brothron nd kins
men's sake." Such expression
exposes the highest spirit of pft
triotisnT which larked in the
UNION VS. NEGRO.
If there is any one thing that i
operates against the ?uocess of
the Negro, it is that of trade un
ion. We have been of the opin
ion that is better -for the Negro
to keep out of union. In the ma
jority of instances where he is
allowed to join at all, he is simp
ly used as a tool to further the
interest ot the designing white
men J know of, ..many cases
where Negroes have been er
miUeu to join the union and then
kept out of work by the union
white men. Tne only excuse
given is, that t' ere is no vacant
place; and the poor man who i3
a member, but whose skin is
black, must tramp from town to
town looking for work, but not
daring to take work if nan-un-ior.
-nen are working on the job.
It would bo far better in our
opinion for the Negro to join
hands with the capitalist. He
would receive fair treatment,
good wages and never be with
out a job when there i any
thing to do.
If capitalist was aware of the
fact that he could employ labor
that would not want to run his
business i'ui' him and tn-it could
be relied upon at a: and all
times, the preference would be
given to chat kind of mart The
Negro has all to gain and noth
ing to loose by steering clear of
labor organizations. 1 know of a
number of instance.- where union
men have aosolutely refused to
work on the building where skill
Negro labor was employed. Take
the coal mines for example, if
the owners and operacors could
be satisfied that the Negro min
ers would stay by thom as they
as they ought, thore would never
b3 r.ny trouble about Negro min
ers getting employment tho year
We beliove that it is a duty of
our race leaders teachers and
pieachers to lay this matter be
fore our peopio in a sensible
light, by warning thoso who are
not members of this organization
to keep out and those who aro,
to gel out.
The prejudice that is neiu oy
by tho union again bt our people
should not bo fed and assisted by
our aid. In a great many places,
this society is composed of for
eigners who begin to exhibit
their hatred to the Negro as coon
as thoy strike tho American soil.
Wo trust that our peopio in
this Indian Territory, who are
r.hn mine s. wilt irivo one trial to
the plan above suggested; and if
they do, wo are siuisuea mat
thoy will keep out of unions.
GOODS THE BEST
PRICES THE LOWEST
Call and Slt.
Us . . .
MUSKOGEE, I. T,
Do Your Banking Business With
HAND MADE CLOTHING,
AIL KINDS OF HATS.
s' Furnishing Goods,
OP iLLL ZDIEJSCKfcaX'X'XOIfrTS:
Sliirts, Hats. Uiidervear, Shirt Cases,
&oti W H l
KNOX AGENCY. ENGLISH BLOCK.
Auskogee, - - Ind. Ter'v,
Patterson Mercantile Company.
i3shosco, - s.s.- Indian Territory,
SATISFACTION OR YOUR MONEY BACK
The Best People to Trade With.-Try Ihem.
North Main St.,
Muskogee Indian Territory
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