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Muskogee, Indian Territory, Thursday, July 21, 1904
The Political Meeting ot What
We have noticed in the recent i
issue of the Searchlight that At
torney Jones and his sympathis
ers have changed the oall for the
convention just a little bit, but
not enough to make the oall
what it should be; and that is for
the convention of colored men
The call is misleading and
serves to trickery of the worst
kind and character. If men de
sire to further their own political
interest, they should do so on the
We believe that the ambition o
any man or set of men to be po
litical leaders, is laudable; but
dcn't believe that the people
should be imposed upon p.nc?
tricked into a convention in or
der to satiate the ambition of
pome fellow who desires political
That call cf Jone et al, emi
nated from a caucus held in
Jones' office and the agreement
of that caucus was, that a con
vention composed exclusively of j
colored men, should be called. I
After tne oaucus, Jores and the!
others who are responsible ior
the call, arrogated and usurped
the power to call Hep convention.
Now the people who would par
ticipate in that convention of
inconguritives, will be in the
same shape that a Lily White
club is in the regular Republican
organization ; and in fact, we be
lieve that it is the scheme of
some Lily White, gotten up for
the purpose of having the Ne
groes to make d n fools of them
That call has already been
published in several papers of
the Territory and has led quite a
number of repulicans to believe
that there is an attempt being
organize a machine in opposition
to the regular Republican organ
ization ot this Territory. That
game might have been good poli
tics thirty years ago, but it is a
back number today. In order
that our people who oome here
on the day set for the con vention
may have a place to meet and
consult about matters touching
the race, and in order that every
Negro man may be able to attend
the convention regardless of his
past or present political affilia
tion, there will be a call issued
next week giving the same date
for the convention and a proper
place will be secured. This is not
done for the purpose of breaking
up the Jjnes meeting, but for the
sole purpose of accomodating '
those who ccme and who desire '
i. A j a. j . ..i. i
w ttiiiuuu m meeting aim iiji puv
themselves in opposition to Re
(once a month.)
The ol' decon that can be seen
at a certain widow'6 house late
on Satidy nite had better stop or
the owl will hoot.
Them married men from Texas
and Arkansas, who is playing
single and courtin' the gurls
must quit the owl is on the trail
The owl seen a marshal sei ve
no tic a of divorce on a fellow frum
Texaf who has been playing sin
gle here, he am a teacher, watch
out fesser de owl will tell.
Single wimmen dat gives their
company to married men must
quit or get named.
The two single women dat slips
down town each eve just as de
stoes close an' acoiddntly get
locked in wid de clurks must
stop as de owl sees you even if
you am country teachers.
De feller dat give de owl some
bad booze beUer dis'pear as dis
bird hac in fur urn.
De chicken steeler and udder
night thieves must look out or de
owl will tole on dem also de prow
ler after de cole and de wud and
his nabur must quit his meaness.
CARD OF THANKS.
I de?ire to thank the public for
the aid given the committee,
Messr. D. Richardson and L.
Norwood, who solicited money
ior the burial of my husband,
Mrs. Josephine Scott.
The Masons laid the oorner
stone for their new hall at Twine,
I. T. on July 17th. There was
quite a large crowd in attend
ance and $50.51 was deposited in
the stone The lodge at Twine is
one of the best lodges in the Ter
ritory. Dep. Grand Master H,
Hardwick was present and assist
ed in the work.
JPP09ITB COURT HOUSB.
Dare Richardson. - Proa
ST- JOHN'S GRAND
LODGE IN SESSION
The present session of the Gr.
Lodge has the best attendance of
any Gr. Lodge held since the
war about jurisdictions began.
The Eastern Star meeing was
a harmonious gathering and
their deliberations were carried
on in an expegitious manner. A.
G W. Sango was elocted G. Pa
tron; and Mrs. H. E. Miller, Gr.
Matron; Mrs. Lula Walcott, G.S.
Momyer, the City Recorder
nnd Acting Mayor, was reques
ted to make the welcome address
to the Grand Lodge of Oklaho
ma and Indian Territories. He
had no tima for predaration as
the notice came as a surprise to
him. But he came to taw like an
old veteran and in a very few
minutes had his audience ap
plauding at the end of every sen
tence. He is one of the boys and
in Bpite of his politics, we are
bound tc say he is a good fellow.
Hon. J. C. Johnson, the Grand
Master of Masons, made the re
ply to the welcome address which
was one of the best orations of
the opening. He is a finished
scholar and easy bpeaker and
charms his audience from the
beginning to ending.
Clarence B, Douglass in behalf
of the Press, delivered an ad
dress which was instructive and
interesting. Clarence is a speak
er and knows it. He showed him
self to be familier with the prog
ress of the race and his sugges
tions, recommendations, etc ,
were heartily received and ap
preciated, Lieutenant Wiggins of Ard
more, ono of the most eloquent
attorneys in the Southwest,
caught bis audience from the
tart and his speeo h was full of
the most profitable and instruc
tive advices pertinent to the oc
casion. His eloquence held the
entire concourse of people spell
bound. And his olosing was
such that the entire audience ap
plauded at eaoh and every sen
tence. The Muskogee colored band
furnished music for the occasion,
and the boys are entitled to the
greatest praise, beoause the mu
sic was first class; and eaoh and
every race lover in Muskogee,
ought to contribute something to
the boys who are struggling to
give us what we need a first
The Grand Lodge is composed
of an intelligent, fine looking set
of race representatives. They
come from the very best circles
of the localities in which they
live and are in every way fit rep
resentatives of the race.
As we go to press, the various
committers of the Grand Lodge
are at work and have not report
ed. We shall endeavor in the
next issue to give a report of the
doings of this Grand Lodge, also
the report of the banquet given
TOO BUSY TO MAKE NOISI.
Kindergarten 3eholar Was Engaged
In Pretty Hard Task.
According to the Kansas City 8tar,
a kindergarten teacher of that city
was incapacitated from work one day
recently by a somewhat startling lt
The subject of the lecture and ob
ject lesson was animals, birds ami
then more animals.
"Now. children," said the teacher.
1 want each of you to tblak of some
animal or bird and try for a moment
to be like the particular one you are
thinking about, and make the same
kind of noises they are in the habit of
Hero was the command. Hare tk
Instantly the schoolroom' became a
Menagerie. Lions roaring, dogs bark
tng, birds singing and twittering, cowl
lewlng, calves bleating, eats meow
lag, etc., all in an uproar and excite
lent all, with one single exception.
Off in a remote comer a little fellow
was .sitting perfectly still, apparently
Indifferent and unmindful of all the
rest. The teacher observing hint, eg
proacbed and said:
"Waldo, why are you not taking
art with the other children T"
Waving her off with a deprecating
Sand and wide, rebuking eyas, he fer
"Sh sh sh, teacher! I'm a 'coster,
end I'm a-layln' a algP
Seme Preverbs ef the Javanese.
The man who knows Japan was
peaking the other evening of Its
"We all know," he said, "the pro
verb about 'more haste, less speed,'
out the Japs put it: 'If in a hurry,
go round.' We say, very crudely, that
'accidents will happen la the best reg
ulated families,' but the Japanese,
with a view to making the phrase
more picturesque, say: 'Bvan a mon
key sometimes falls from a tree.' The
saying about edged tools and cut fin
gers, the people of the Flowery King
corn vary thus: 'If one plays with
tigers one is likely to have trouble,'
while our 'oil and water won't mis'
they know as 'you can't rivet a natt
tn a custard.' Where we say 'out of
evil good may come they say 'the
lotus springs from the mud.' Mm,
Partington's attempt Is In Japan,
'scattering fog with a fan,' 'building
bridges to the clouds,' or 'dipping
the ocean with a shell.' And when
the person making such an attempt
has failed the Japanese say that, after
all, 'thine own heart makes the
world.' "Philadelphia Press.
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