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Entered &s stoon iclait matter April,
1908. at the Postoffiee at Lexiig
ton.Ky. This is eTidently tbe time for
the youag men t 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.
Sach 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 miltfs 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 fe.'.r to lend all possible aid to
our young men. A few months a
go an effort was made to establish
forth colored people a Y. if. C, A.
r.nd erect a building. It struggled
but finally gave up. In a short
v hile another move will be made
in the same direction. "What ml,
he the attitude of the fathers at
this time remains to be seen.
Let nsnt abuse our opportun
tics Ail must share alike the fail
tares as readily as to claim the
benefits from public enterprises.
At a meeting of Emancipa
tion Celebration Committee,
held at the residence of Mrs.
M. S. Black. urn Thursday
night, a grgram was arranged
and placed selected to hold the
local celebrati.-n 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,
' I O I I J
and Rev. W. Augustus Jonos the church and other valued infor
for the citizens J tuition.
for the citizens
A mammoth parade of all the
uniform lodges in the city,
head d ny Harullt Military
Banu, ir is hoped, will odd a
new mc interesting feature to
the o.d soldiers' annu il dirge
upon this ccasion.
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
ent. It is hoped that the celebration
this year will eclipse all former
records." It is laid upon the lines
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of local benefits and local imere
free from every iota of personal
enhancement or petty fears.
Mr. H. A. Tandy has been
assigned the complete charge, of
all musical arrangements, and thi
in itself is a guarantee that this
feature will be well cred for.
Following is the program :
Reading Proclamation. . by Mrs.
M. S Rlackhuru, for Women's
Solo, by Mis Josephine Lee, for
Auxiliary Sons of Veterans.
Paper, by Mrs. Mary Thompson.
Remarks, by Mr. Wra. Simpson.
DR. W. II. Ballard. Pres
Mrs. M. S BlackbtJrk.
,An informal reception was giv
en in honor of Rev J M. Miitidy
Thursday evening at the residence
of Miss Margaret Hiimmors. A
general invition was extended to
all friends of St. Andrew's church
The evening was greatly enjoy
ed. Between forty and fifty guests
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.
Rev. J. M. Mundy returned to
his home in Henderson, Ky., Fri
after a very successful ten days'
mission at St. Andrews Church; -
FIRST BAP f I. ST NOTES
There was a inoitgage burning
L the Fit .st Baptist Church lat
Sunday night. The church is now
entirely free from ihe old debi
that embariasi-ed the work at tht
time when the piesu't pastor,-Rev.
W. Augustus Jones w-s cilled t
The Bia a Ph lathea C;3S5 wili
listen to their annual sermon
preache.1 this vej:r hy Rev. E. A.
Ckrke. of ihe'St Paul A. M. E.
Chanh, on Sunday December 24,
at 2: 30 p n. All are invited to
be presei t to hear his message.
The new CHleii1arr for the First
Baptist Church frr the year 1912
have been recived and are now
ready for distribution. They art
more attractive than any used
before showing an interesting cut
of the Dastor and a brief hi.torv nf
Rtt. W. A. Jones and Re. E. L.
Baskervil) were the first to respond
to the Standard' call giving special
jivitition to oar citizens to make
contribution of newa, clippings er
discourse for publication from time to
to time. Tbtee gentlemen and ' good
citizens are leaders ol leaders. Some
men know for them selves wbat they
fitould (to. Others are born to follow
rid th-m-rli they occupj places of
leadership yet tbey are ' passive and
fceloBg to that class that usually fa j
afterward I told you 6o". v
Don't forget to tell the Merchant
who appreciates colored citizen's
trade also,' that you "just" saw
kis Ad' in.the STANDARD.'
Continued from psje 1
jra.leship of Jesus of .Nazareth
lon.l tli twclvfl rlisrv rles made
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possible our glorious' Christian
"The evolution of true hu
man democracy and human
brotherhood has been going on
for centuries, ana the process
! still going on, and will con
tinue until everywhere the
world over, man to man, a
brother shall be for a' that, for
a 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
cree to the progress and uplift
This banquet, thig honor,
Mr. Toastmaster, I cannot take
;iid will not take as purely per
sonal. It was meant as much
for the office as th 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
fleet 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
tbe toast to the President of the
United State's, our country and
Chairman Charles Hall read
the following letter from Presi
THE WHITE HOUSE.
Washington. Nov. 27, 1911.
Mr. Chas. E! Hall,
Chm'n Ex. Committee,
Washington, D. C.
My Dear Sir :
The President .has asked me
to 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 tendered to Assistant At
torney Genelal Lewis to-night,
tbe 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:
Charles D. Hillks,
Secretary to the President
Chairman Hall also read the
following letter from Attorney
General W lckersham :
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.
Washington, Nov. 24, 1911.
Charles E. Hall, Esq.:
Chairman Ex. Committee
617 U Street, N. W
Washington, D. C
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 of - Assistant AttdrnyiGen
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 tht
w.i s'vtu u.u, , w j
arm iu cxpicss u: gicai luicini
which I have ever felt in the wel
fare of the race of which he is so
eminent a representative.
Geo. W. Wickersham.
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 fletained in
Atlanta on important legal business-
Failure of the
Fridiy and Saturday
icaused the 5 T A N-
D A R D o hold over'
t : V.nr.Hiv bforf go-
Making Better Progress than
Those Elsewhere tn the
Many writers have advanced
theories and reasons for so-called
ro ,.,tJr. .rt,-iirtT, T.ttih.
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. '
The Negro, being after all a
human being, has simply ascribed
such knowledge as has been offer
ed him iu the different communi
ties in which he happened to have
his being. For this reason Chi
cago and the surrouuding territo
ry have shown more advance than
any other portion . of the' United
States. Chicago's great indus
trial institutions needed labor.
During the period between 1870
and 1890 immigration from the
South responded to the call. The
Negro who came worked side 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 aay 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 - downtown" restau
rant's bill of fare. State Street
has its Pekin Theater as well as
several smaller ones, its bank o
$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 can 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 aaa 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
With such 'an industrial - show
ing and paying taxes on two mil
lion dollars' worth of property,
owning five hundred thousand 1
dollars worth of stock in these
corporations of their own,- it is
reallv no surprise that the Neero.
is more in evidence ia public ser j
vice in Chicago than anywhere (
eise ,n tnis country.
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O i os
Urges His People to
Help One Another
Edito or tbi Standard :
The political contest is cow over. I
hope bow to sec wbet, if anything,
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administration, please inform me,
what njore was given to him than un
der the Demooratic administration
Please enumerate. .
Well, I believe, "To the victor be
long the spoils." By thus acting all
will know exactly where wc are. As
it is, there is no certainty.
I know there is great "talk" abcut
taking this end that out of politics,
bat what good does that dc? If by
taking a certain roeasnrc out cf poli
tics, mere good will result, and there;
will be fairness to all, I say tben take
such out of politics. But if by so do-
ing "all things continue as they were"
then I again say "To the victor be
longs the spoil." ,
When this is applied, I feel cenft-
4ent that mere geod will result tc the
Xegro, especially. As it is, ke gets
cnt little either way matters go, be
cause he does not make himself felt.
I know, -dear' air, that some fear
Negre domination" etc., but tc all
fair-minded people It is apparent that
this is only manifest weakness of
tbosc who cry such when everyone
can see that they have all on their
side numbers, power and nfeans.
Please let me know what you era
going to do about keeping up the
Standard. Why do yon not send It to
me regularly as you csed to do. and
as you ought?
Tou must not forget that "rTn''
talk a great deal about "race pride,
race pride." but when wc come to do
ing it, showing it, '-wc pass by on the
ether side." Now please inform me
which you prefer, the talking man
and those who dc nothing or very lit
tle to help their race, or the people
who do little talking about) race
pride but show theirj by supporting
same and helping in every way they
Now, dear sir, please take sugges
tion. If yoe expect to make your pa
per a success, cease waiting for others
to join in and help ycu. but throw
yourself into your paper and go ahead.
Be assured of this: That I will give
yea my support.
As a people we are too much like
Dr. Washington says, we have too
much of tbe crab instinct. We do not
like to see one another succeed. Un
less yon are of my lodge, church or
order, or a member of everything I
get op, I wilt net de anything to
help you, but I will give my work,
thereby my means, tc help the other
raoes, sc that they may coutinue to
give respeatakle employment not to
our children, etc , and keep you only
hewers of wood and drawers of wa.
ter.- It is time now that wo become a
rig kt race thjnking people, and begin
at least, to act for oar best good, then
for the community. This the other
races arc doing; this wc must do. This
done, then tbey will have 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 you. If this be done then
there will be no just complaint.
Bit for you cr any of as to talk race
pride, and then aet to the contrary, it
is only down-right hypocrisy.
Ycurs for the good of tbe race,
J. Albxandkb Chilis.
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