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Muskogee, I. T., Thursday, September 22, 1904.
Vol. 5. No. 50.
A LITTLE NONSENSE.
Tom "And you say she is a great
belle V Jack "You bet. Why, she
actually has four silk pillows stuffed
vdth hair from four different football
pluyers." Philadelphia Record.
Identical. Mr. Pitt-"It is odd that
the lecturer1 motto and the highway
man's motto are the me.M Mr. Penn
"What U their motto?" Mr. Pittr
'Stand and deliver. Pittsburg
Nothing Serious. Tess MI met
Miss Le Fevre in Paris. She said she
knew you." Jess "Oh, yes. I
learned French under her; did she tell
tou?" Tess "No; she said you used
lb take lesson from her." Philadel
"There they go," said the fond
mamma, exultantly, as her daughter
and the count strolled away down
the park. "Two souls with but a
single thought." "Yes," said papa
who wasnt so impressionable. "I
think you'Ve just about hit their men.
tal caliber." Denver Times.
Mr. Horatio Horakle (who on the
previous evening has given a reading
of "Eugene Aram" at the church
wardens' entertainment) "And how
did you like the entertainment at the
parkh ball last night, Mary?" Mary
"Oh, lovely, sir I The dumb-bell
ringers was beautiful!" Punch.
He Wanted to Know. George
"Papa, how deep is the ocean?"
Papa "Very deep, dear. They have
never been able to fathom aome parts
of it." George (after a moment's
hesitation) "Papa, I would like to
have been there when they were dig
ing it out." Philadelphia Evening
Dumleigh "There's notntag sranky
about Mr. Synnex; he's a man of
jense, he is!" Markham "Flatter
ing." Dumleigh "Not a bit. Folks
have been saying that smoking ciga
rettes weakened the intellect. I asked
Mr. Synnex, and he told me to keep
right on: it couldn't; possibly have
my effect on me." Boston Tras
toript. PITH AND POINT-
Better not encourage gossip; some
one is busy with all of us. Atchiso
He who is wise in his own conceits
is apt to be foolish in his own cod
perns. Ram's Horn.
One physician says that a com
pound fracture of the neck Is a sure)
uure for the chronic grumbling habit.
Chicago Daily News.
The Point of View. "Is she a sac
ress as a singer?" "That depends on
the Roint of view." "How so?" "She
thinks she is and the critics think
he isn't." Chicago Post.
Smith I'Charley is troubled with
the big head," Jones wOh, I don't
think it troubles Charley any. It is
the other people who do the suffer
ing." Boston Transcript.
"You are charged," widths Bill
ville justice, "with stealing two gaK
Ions of whisky. Why did you do ItT
"Kaze I couldn't git away with a bai
rel, yer honor I never was 'vsory
strong.!" Atlanta Constitution. , -
Of More Practical Benefit. pp yo
think that the study of ancient fam
guages is of any value in literature?"
"No," said the publisher; "not as
books are written to-day. What the
student wants now is a-.famiUarity
with modern slang." -WaaMngteB
Notes From Exchanges.
"This Government is based upon
the fundamental idea that eace man,
no matter what his occupation,
his race or his religious
belief, is entitled to be treated on his
worth as a man, and neither favored
nor discriminated against because of
any accident in his position. Even
here at home there is a painful difti
culty in the effort to realize this ideal
and the attempt to secure from other
nations acknowledgement of it some
times encounters obstacles that are
well nigh Inseperable."
Theodore Koosovolt in his letter
of acceptance of the nomination as
President of the United States.
The above clause in President
Roosevelt's letter of acceptance
bears out the well known fact that
he is a man who never backs down
faoin the standard he has set up
and proves that he is the president
of all the people regardless of race
The American public which pro
tends to lie such a groat lover of
fair play has in this man an ideal
representative. Never before in
the history of our country have we
had a chief executive who would
so boldly pronounce his views re
gardless of public sentiment. Theo
dore Koosevelt stands in a class to
himself, an' American of Ameri
cans. As such he is the best man
for the White House which Alton
B. Parker and the party that nomi
nated him will doubless find out.
After the white race has "Jim
Crowed', all of the Negro's privi
leges, and disfranchised him com
pletely, that class of "ikes" that,
stand on street corners and ip
public places discussing the ppj't'
cal situation and the overlsi.g
Negro problem, will at Iasf'como
to the full realization of the impor
tance of paying their poll tax and
the value of the ballot. If our col
ored citizens had possessed more
poll tax receipts, a Republican rep
resentative would have been sent
to our next state legislature and
thus eno blow at least would have
been struck against school tax seg
regation and other "Jim Crow"
A few issues ago, we noticed in
our contemporary, The Comet, of
Muskogee, an account of the in
tention of some young paoplo there,
to devise ways and means for the'
completion of the Baptist church
that was started some time past,
but stopped for the lack of funds.
We commend these young people,
and venture lo say that, that is a
move in the right direction. The
majority of these young people we
understand, belong to other de
nominations, thus making their
actions more commendable. It is
high time, that our people should
be encouraged along these lines,
and forever lay aside the potty
differences of donominationalism
or no denomination at all. The
cause is a good one, and it affects,
or will effect our people as a whole,
thus wo see the advisability of ur
ging all to emulate those young
people, by giving a strong pull,
and a pull altogether towards the
completion of that splendid edifiqo.
The time is opportune, for if the
walls and other materials be loft
open to the weathering effect of a
probably rigid winter, irreparable
injury might thereby be occasion
ed, but on tho other hand should
there be a materialization of tho
efforts inaugurated to complete
that building, an amount of money
so far expended will be saved, and
a structure that will redown to the
credit of the race will have been
A practical woman of this town
remarked the othel day that she
read tho advertisements in a news
paper than anything else. "And
long ago," she said, "I quit buy
ing of those who do not advertise.
It always seem to mo that the mer
chant .who advertises incites me
to trade with him, while the one
who does not advertise impresses
bo with tho idea that he doesn't
care enough for my trade to ask
for it. Then, too, I know that
the merchant who advertises has
fresher goods for the reason I sup
pose he sells more" Ex
LIT RARY PROGRAM
The Fortnightly Culture Club
will hold its meeting Friday oven
injr, September 30th. 3oth. 11)04.
at tho A. M. E. church, at which
tune-thc following program will be
Roll Call Quotations from Mil
ton. Paper Mr. E. W. Brown.
SoloMrs. L. C. Clark.
Budget Dr. J. I. Tongue.
Solo B. F. Brown, Jr.
Paper- Mrs. E. E. Sims.
Debate:' Resolved, That "Sin
gle State-hood will best conserve
flie interests of the inhabitants of
the twin territories. Atf., Prof.
C. A..Biggers;Ncg., Win. S. Pe
ters, Esq. Twentv minutes for
discussion by members of the club.
everyone is cordially invited to
Bargains in City property See
or write Twine, Muskogee, I. T.
"We have just received one of the
most beautiful home songs that has
of late come to this office. It is culled
"Your Mother," written by .7. T.
Rider. This is song- that everybody
ought to buy and everybody ought to
Why, your mother, your own moMiar
Such affection could come from no
In sunshine or rain, in pleasure or
The one you loved best was your
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