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THE DALLAS EXPRESS
has never hoisted the white
feather, neither has it been dis-
traced by the yellow streak, It
Is 'not afflicted with the flannel
' mouth. It it a plain, every day,
semible, conservative newspa
per,' which trims no sail to catch
the passing breeze; flies no
doubtful flat It professes a
patriotism as brood as oitr
country. Its love of even hand
ti justice covers all the terri
tory occupied by Shi human
race. This is pretty high ground,
but we Jive on it and are pros-
t pering. Boys of. the press come
up and .stand with us. This
ground is holy. ,
. E. KISO
A (T ACCOMPLISH-
The baccalaureate sermon of the
graduating class of the High School
was preached In the new St. John
Institutional Church. The occasion
marked an event In lta opening
Splendid in all of its appointments
and worthy of special note because
of the fact the funds for Us erect
ion were secured almost wholly from
Negroes it is destined to become one
of the few Institutions which in
their very existence bespeak the
dfipth of the pride in themselves of
those who are repsonslble for their
The successful completion of this
church by the efforts or Its pastor
and members is proof positive of the
fact that the power of definite ac
complishment does lie in Negroes.
AH that Is required is faith in
themselves and willingness to band
themselves together faithfully fol
lowing a prepared and conscientious
It may , happen that eventually
this fact, proved by such accom
plished ambitions as the new St.
John represents, will make itself
so felt among us a group, that our
ability to work efficiently for out
own ncancemenl along other
less neeeary lines may be in
creased. Certainly this is to be hoped.
We all take pride 'n the opening
c-f tnle splendif. edifice. We heartily
commend the spirit, and executive
ability of its pastor unj the sterling
loyalty of its const jgation.
Today in Texas there is crying need for all men as never be
fore to have faith in God; to live true to tne cnurcn; 10 Deueve
that "somehow good will be the final goal of ill."
For three weeks the evil natures of men have rented them
selves and the civilization of which American' boast has been
mocked. Each new day has brought tidings of new atrocities
until our souls are sick and our very beings oy out for relief.
But where is it to Le found? Certainly not in losing our
grips upon the fundamentals of Christ's own teachings and a
lapse into trains of thought no less barbarous than the practices
which we condemn. " '; '
Gold must be tried by fire. Every race or nation which has
builded itself into a place of power and of usefulness has seen
just such days as we now witness. "God is Good;" His mercy is
everlasting and His Truth will endure through all generations.
The fundamentals upon which America is builded are sound
to their very core. We, who claim allegiance to her flag may
Well believe this in very truth. These principles will eventually as
sert themselves. They will triumph. They will win,
Nor is our confidence that this is so founded in any charac
teristic of subserviency or gravitation toward the feeling of let
ting well enough alone." Right is right just as God is God" and
we only believe that. these days, when evil seems to hold undis
puted sway, will pass and the better natures of men will express
In Texas as in the whole Southland there are evidences of
changed feeling on the part of leaders of thought. These feelings
are slowly becoming actions and without doubt, the times which
we see are only evidences of the inward struggle between the
forces of good and evil among our neighbors;
We want to see right overcome? It wilL But we can help
best by refusing to allow any but the purest and most nearly
Christian feelings to' characterize us.
Let us never forget that God is not dead; that somehow
peace will follow'confusion; that right will prevail. Texas will be
no exception to this rule.
DEFAMING THE FLAG.
'j. iiaws dispatch carried else
where in this Issue tells of the elect
1c i of Ir. J. W. Anderson, well
kn iwn physician of mr city to the
board ff trustees of Mn'Lorry M'edi
ieal College of wricb. he is an alum
DuIUh, by this aolce has an add
ed reason to be proud of this, her
citizen who has always enjoyed her
reHpect fot his ability In his pro
irsBiou and Lis business acumen.
Woharry will be rteiK'fltcd by his
addition to is trustee board.' Wo
hope that this dlatinllon which has
come to hiai will la tha means of
ilimulaifiiff him r even greater
use of Jii1) ,wil recognized ability
in ways calculated to benefit his
people in greater nuivbers and more
-: . A news dispatch of a few days ago told of a case sutroosed to
be pending against a man who during the burning of the body of
me iNegro Killed in Waco, last week appeared on the scene carry
ing an American flag. He is charged with defaming it No
comment was made and no intention was aliened as far as he was
cemed. The facts were only briefly stated.
We heartily agree that the flag was defamed.
It cannot be definitely said that there were any circumstances
concerned. The facts were only briefly stated.1 4
which would warrant a presumption that its bearer had the hope
that ifs appearance would have a sobering effect upon the parti
cipants in that awful affair but such a thing could have been hop
ed for. Certainly it could not be impassible for some person from
among the 5000 who were present there to have been urged by
the hideousness pi the proceedings to have hoped that by some
means the minds of the members of that mob might have been
turned, if only for a moment, to thoughts of the underlying prin
ciple upon which our great government is founded; to realize that
America, whose flag floats in a thousand foreign fields and is in
all of them respected and honored, is "the home of the brave and
free" and that savagery and the impulses of the jungle should
not be the ruling forces in the lives of her people. The occasion
itself defamed the flag. It should not have been evident upon
And thinking thus, we are forced into a train of thought
which has doubtless thrust iu elf upon all who think . conscien
tiously of their country, who ars anxious for its future and con
cerned about its weiiare. bnouid America as a nation, or any
state in America as a part of the nation, or any city as a part of
any state in that nation, in any way, give its consent to the con
stant repetition- of any acts by any portions of its citizenry, on
the scene of which ,the flag of the nation, with all of the splen
dor and the glory of which it is emblemmatic, could not be seen?
Are not such act themselves defamatory?
America now stands, by right of superior accomplishment in
things interaational and domestic, as the greatest nation in the
world. Beginning as an experiment in democracy she has grown
steadily to the extent that all men now realize that her past
proves that men can intelligently govern themselves. This record
however is the result of the application of the fathers and build
ers of this country to the fundamentals of national excellence
chief among whioh was adaerence to law and regularly constitute-
ed authority. .
From this principle they never swerved. And now we enjoy
a respect for our government and our flag built upon the excel
lence which heretofore has marked America and her citizens in all
their dealings. .- -
Can sue.' a record be kept spotless and unblemished by con
stantly repeated and ever increasing instances of savagery on the
part of large parts d Uio American citizenry? Can respect for
the flag itself be as genuine and as widely disseminated if the
public mind is attuned to practices which in themselves defame
Questions such as these must occur to all who love the flag
truly and who are earnest in their pleas for the maintenance of
As long as society has existed it has had to cope with per
verted and degenerate individuals. Its machinery for their sup
pression and control, is well regulated and has back of it the sanc
tion of hundreds of years of proven worth. Why should this
DOI wiartViirtavrr n, rir Ka ant tov1 rsnaA a a coDrvta lilrotv Kir Q
method which renders equally b!mable with the accused degen
erate, those whose hands put it n operation?
Whether it be now realized or not, the future of our now
glorious country 13 bound up in Uie question of whether the in
stitutions for which our flag has always been tno symlxil, shall
continue to exist, or whether, by acts defamator" of its sanctity,
a srtirr.ent shall be broadcasted among the citizens who claim
allegiance to it, which shall work suri,y for the abolition of these
institutions. - , -i -. ' . ;.;-
We heliava that right will eventi -Jiy iviumph. Our faith in
the final victory of tue just and the good li America is as deep
ly rooted E3 our trust in an all wistJ God. But we do think deeply
m the things which we now tie rnd we are anxious not so much
for ourselves as for our country which we have always loved bet
ter than ourselves. - . i
. . I
SHOWING TENDENCY. OF MOB LAW.
The growing tendency of mob law is Indee a sad commentery on our civi
lization. ' Governor Neff indulged in no undue severity in so characterizing it.
Nor will there be many to dissent from his opinion that "the mob spirit that
bas so frequently of late evedenced Itself in Texas is indeed regrettable" but if
the observations of the Governor seem to some to be more platonlc than
should be the emotions which meb crimes excite, that is not to be regarded
Indicative of a lack of horror nor of understanding of the dangers which
come to them but rather a sense of the futility, of trying to phrase any
denunciation that will either restrain the mob Impulse or awaken an arrest
ing public sentiment. Denudation, expostulation and argument designed to
show that the mob spirit sa not bo tolerated without steadily enlarging its
jurisdiction have been proved to be impotent. These have" been tried earnest
ly ad long,, and as Governor Neff says, mob law is a "growing tendency."
That proves the futility of phrases, and no doubt it was a sense of that futil
ity that tempered the Governor's observations.
However, The News is not so nearly in agreement with him as to what may
be done in the way of legislation "to break tip monocracy" inthis Slate. The
Governor says he knows of nothing that would be so effective as the enact
ment of a law "providing for the trials outside the county where the offense
was perpetrated." Ir that were the most that could be done, it is doubtful if
It were worth while to attempt anything. The sentiment which, Without ap
proving, tolerates lynching, is so well diffused throughout the State that the
chance of convicting the members of a mob would not be measurably in
creased by moving the case out of one county into another.
There are other measures, two at least, which would promise more, The
News believes. One is to penalize the county In which the lynching occurs; or.
In other words, put the principle of the defunct Dyer Bill into a state enact
ment The other is to put upon the Sheriff the burden of provideing that a
lynching had not been due to any default or culpable negligence of his, and
to make his dismissal follow automatically a failure to give such proof to the
satisfaction, not of a jury of his constituents, but to some one of the higher
There may be some constitutional objections to these proposals. In case
there are, a constitutlosal amendment enabling the Legislature to enact such
laws ought to be submitted. If the treatment seems drastic and it does not
seem so to The News the answer is that only drastic treatment can give
any promise of accomplishing what is desired by Goversor Neff and the rest
of us who are sensible of the disgrace and the danger that are brought upon
us by the "growing tendency of meb law." Maybe the promise of such legis
lation would sot be fulfilled; no one would guarantee it But there can be
no doubt It seems to The News, that it would be more affective than "a law
providing for the trial of mobs outside the county where the offense was
OUK DAILY BREAD.
lecday was Decoration Day. Who
us thought to decorate the
s of our ou black ItoroeeT
no. Thus (io we confess to the
1 tin t we are lacking in real
of our own.
so3n::;G to tilm about.
H nhs been nrijouuerd by the
tusl JYilows Ilxecutiv i committee
tt.a i ''i-i.ri-." Y.jll le use i-xi.instvi.-ly
in !..! Son of tnev tn.-fu:tKnt
l-.ii);i.' Il Houston. Thus tic J,eyt
,.;yv tVeHisir-lvt'S otS'.a',ore -of real
1 pure. Th.i-ii example 'luiy well
.'. i.mI.iwiiJ i'.v- otlh-r iimliCutious
.,i'J . i.ii : v J ! ivt-:. T-j oiacJce prldt la
W x ' 'f viniuie remits. To
i ,. aWi jt only Is a w Mt c o' time and j
Commencement time is again at hand. Again are hundreds of
young Negro me: and women being ushered out iulo the wovld,
well p'pared, specially trained, fuM cf hope and ambition with
too few opportunities open to t em of pursuing their chosen lines.
. Wh?t. is to become of thr i? Who will be finally dec'ared
blamable f r their failure to "make good?" Whi finally will lose
as a result of their having no means of using their training and
Mont assuredly they themselves cannot be justly blamed for
Ueir lack of opportunity. Nor can the blame be totally laid at
the door of a civilization which always has and still is giving to
their parents and to their race at large ample opportunity to work
and save.: And, just as surely, their race will be the heaviest los
er if tli press of cimuiostance 'jrces them into lines of endeavor
more pi Active of Immediate remuneration though lNss likely to
result in permanent contribution i,-v society from them.
Whit will we do about it? we continue slothfully to;
point to our' few individually successful lian and tell them to do
likewise? Shall we continue, in the- face of tho fact that we all
realize our need of .ve institutions which sHuli . confine our
money?, to cham.el.s productive of wore lasting good to ourselves,
to f fj ,o pool yvr effttts rnd follow the ditla'es of those whose
While the black people are raving over the Ku Klux Klan, the Haitian
situation and the prolongation of the Lynch Law, the white man shrewdly
Ignores these issues and skillfully profits from the labor of the black man
and exploits him to bis hearts content. The American black man without a
boubt is the most exploited civilized human in the sweep of this Solar System.
He works for less money, puts in longer hours, receives less pay than any
other group In the Federation of States. He, after receiving his measly pit
tance, is 'systematically robbed of the most part. He pays more to live and
less for hi money "than any other American citizen and the appalling feature
1 that he does not realize how he is duped, cheated and deceived..
Ir the black race would be returned an equitable interest in the money
that is filched from them each month, hhey would be able to put out many
of thesyndicatcs' and systems that have grown fat off of their stupidity and
Our Jewish friends have been facetious salesmen for the last six thousand
years. They not only know how to buy low, but they know how to sell high,
and so extraordinary mentality is needed to understand why they infest the
black peoples districts. The black people have been so gullible to the arts
and wiles of the crafty Jewish Merchants and salesmen that taking their
money is like pilfering candy away from a baby.
Wherever the black people can be found in America, regardless of whether
It be In the distant West or thr extreme East, if in the highest point North
or in the foremost point South, wherever the black people are their coom
merclal shadow, the Jew, wilt be found, ant) not even the lesson taught by
experience has weaned the black pople from these exploiters, who have bled
them white and rode away in high-powered machines to lay back in the beds
of luxury and gloat gleefully over the easy marks.
If Bome lessong were taught to black people on buying, selling, bartering
and trading, ir less time were spent on hymn singing and dyr- eyed moaning
over the devils dolgs, surely their cleverly cotrived robbery of black people
would be brought to an Impromptu halt.
The black people liva in neighborhoods where the cheapest merchandise
Is dlspenced at the highest prices. The foodstffs that they they pay first-class
prices for are as & rule what Is known as "seconds." Not only the Jewish
people thrive from this practice but Gentiles who mercilessly grind human
flesh through their money-making machines reap full harvests. It is desired
that the black people be awakened to the fact that they are being robbed
by day-light burglars who use short weights and measures and palm oft rot
ten food asd Inferior commodities.
It is not a problem to be worked by mathematicians nor scientists, but the
average person can see through the scheme which has caused their fellow
men to grow poor, while the dealers in their immediate neighborhoods grow
richer. We hear every day in Chicago of ex-butchers and storekeepers con
trolling millions of dollars and delving back a few years Into their histories
would disclose the fact that they got their footholds in the "black belt."
Here is real work for the business leagues to accomplish. Here is a task
for the church to perform. Teach us how to buy our dally bread and how
to bargain for the roof over our heads "and the raiment which covers our
bodies. ' ., ' .. .
. . . Chicago Whip.
THE LAW OF LOVE
If we should seek for the warm current that counteracted the icy waters
of after slave-days we would find doubtless that it was due to the love and
devotion displayed by those In bondage toward those who bound them. Both
during the war and afterward, an heroic devotion was the offering of the
lowly Negro ever has he loved -bringing to even the most unreflected mind,
a vision of the Ch list. ',
In bygone days, Cave Dwellers contended by might of arm for daily need.
Since then men have grown in vision, and interpret life more from the light
of the heart While still men do resort to force to carry put their measures,
yet it is done with the full consciousness that this way is neither .deal or besf,
however expedient it may seem, and the loftiest minds are confident that (he
future years will straighten out the tangle of mens intercourse, ushering in
the reign of love. .,,
We are enmeshed wlth'.n the fabric of a civilization, not perfect, buS ia
process of unknotting itself. W have, iu a way, acquiesced in the positios
TM U a functional disorder of the
stomach, usually characterized by reg
ular and sometimes Irregular recurring
attack of gastrin disturbance followed
by almost complete ireeaom irom
symptoms. Most of these occur In
highly emotional hysteric persons un
der such excitlna; conditions as great
anxiety, vllant passion, dissipation,
social excess, mental overexertion in
business life, grievances and any
atartllnar news or excitement. This
condition is most commonly met with
In healthy looking, ruddy cnecKea
adults but it may occur in weak and
pale faced persons. People who live
among luxurious surroundings suf
fer most. It Is more common In fe
males than males and It ia highly pro
hnhle that a nervous temperament
operates as an underlying cause for
an exorbatlon 01 nervous dyspepsia,
symptoms of this disease, may be
seen Immediately after the exciting
cause. There are times when. the ap
petite is entirely absent and others
whim h aooettte is veracious. Ater
meals the patient usually suffers with
a distressing sense of oppression over
the region or the stomacn, mere may
ha heart burn, belching of foul gas,
and an occasional regurgetation of the
acid liquid or solid contents 01 tne
stomach. Vomiting occurs Quite fre
quently and Is not influenced by the
character of the food or the time of
In most cases of this disease the
general health is" not noticeably Im
pared but In those who are subject to
complete loss of appetite, frequent
vomiting, constltpatlon, the general
nutrition suffers considerably. In cas
es where the cause is removable and
there Is an absence of Inherited pre
dispositions, complete recovery may
take place. However, there Is always
a tendency to recurTenco, even after
dieclded improvements) have taken
nlace. Recrardlesa to the cause of this
'disease, all treatment should be direct-
ed towards the removal of such.
I If the cause is an error of diet, this
! should be corrected (strictly) then the
nervous system needs special atten
tion. Change the manner of living and
change from old surroundings to new;
a change from city to country air, pre
ferably mountain air or sea air, to
gether with the proper medical treat- -nient
under the direction of some
trained physician will do much to
cure this disease. .
Free Tubercular Clinic at the Morgan-Trotter
Sanitarium, every Monday
and Friday from I to 3 p. m., 102T
By. MART WHITE OVINOTON,
Chairman of the Hoard of Directors
of the National Association for the
, Advancement of Colored People.
' ' "HARLEM SHADOWS."
Tty Claude McKay, published by
Harcourt, Brace and Co., Price 1.36.
Postage 10c Extra.
Claude McKay was born in the West
Indies and had attained to some dis
tinction there, before he came to the
united States. He had written ex
quisite songs la the Jamaican dialect.
songs iuu oi a love for the simple
peasant folk and a longing for their
full liberty, he had helped the street
car men on strike, he had received
the medal of the Institute of Arts and
Sciences. And then he came to New
iorK. Ana though be sings of New
York as a city which he hates! we.
who love it, can rest content that he
stays with us. Hate is next to love
and far- better than Indifference.
'Harlem Shadows" centres nhnnt
New York, but to the poet's heart
again and again comes the call of the
Tropics. It is Easter . Sunday and
ne ininKi: -
Far from this foreign Easter damp
My soul 'steals to a pear-shaped plot
Where gleamed the lllac-tlnted Easter
Soft-scented In the air for yards
He stops at a shop window; and
Bananas ripe and green, and ginger
root, Cocoa in nods and alllratop neara
And tangerines and manaroea and
recall the laden fruit-trees of home
and the mystical blue skies. He goes
into inn suDway, me city s "great,
gaunt gut" where "the a-rav train
rushing bears the weary wind" and
to him the wind Is captive, moaning
ior iieias ana seas:
Seas cooling warm where native
Through sleepy waters, while gulls
wheel and aween.
Waiting for windy waves the keels
to nit '
Lightly among the islands of the
The swallows fly North un from the
Spanish main and he . questions them.
They have seen the children scamper
ing out or school;
"Do they still stop beneath the giant
To gather locusts In their childish
greed, . .
And chuckle when they break the pods
The golden powder clustered round
Weary, he turns to the South as
the land of waking dreams.
There by the banks of blue and Silver
Grass-sheltered crickets chirp Inces
Gay.colored Uxards loll all through
Their tongues outstretched for care
less little flies.
Look upward laughing at the smil
When night comes he thinks of the
dainty Spanish needle" the yellow
and white flower "shadowed by the
spreading mango. And In the New
York dawn of groaning cars and rum
Ming milk carts, of dark figures
shuffling sadly .to work, he calls up
his Island of the sea.
"Where the cocks are crowing, crow
ing. And the hens are crackling: in the
But Ai-r!.-a has a grip upon Claude
McKay. . (e tells us so in a wonderful
"Although she feeds me bread of bit
terness. And sinks into my throat her tlg.-i's
Stealing my breath of life, I will
I love this cultured hell that tests
He has written two great sonnets
upon lynching and two unforgctable
pictures of women. Harlem Shadows
and The Harlem Dancer. As he ex
plains In his preface, America has
greatly affected his poetry at times,
but It has not yet taught him to usa
Max Eastman, himself a poet as
well as a rare critic of poetry, has
written an Introduction to Mr. Mc
Kay's poems. I quote the end: -
"The quality ia here in all these
songs, the pure, arrowlike tianfer
ence of his emotion Into our heart,
without any but the Inevitable words,
the quality that reminds us of Burns
and Villon and Catallus, and all the
poets that we call lyric -because we
love them so much. It is the quality
that JCeats sought to cherish when
he said that "I'oetry should be great
and ugobatruslve. a thing which en
ters into the soul, and does not startle
or amaie with Itself but with its
subject" It is the poetry that
looks upon a thing and sings.
It Is possessed by - a feeling and
sings. May it find lta way a little
quietly and softly, In this age of roar
and advertising, to the hearts that
love a true and unaffected song."
HBARST IS CLASSED WITH KB.
tiltOKS' FOES BY 1'REACIIER.
Brooklyn, N. T., June 1. Three hun
dred Colored persons of Brooklyn
attended a meeting, held under the
auspices of the Brooklyn Branch of
the National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People In the
Fleet Memorial A. M. FI. Zion church.
Bridge street, near Myrtle avenue, to
protest In an orderly manner against
conditions in Southern States that
have resulted. In the last month. In
six Negroes being burned alive and
lynched. Memorials were adopted ask
ing Senators Calder and Wadawortb
to vote for the Dyer antl.lynchlng
bills, and requesting President Hard
ing and Congress to provide legisla
tion to enforce the 14th and 16th
amendments in the Southern States.
The Rev. W. C. Brown, pastor of
the church declared that such con
ditions could - be stopped by : the
"One thousand ministers. In all parts
of this country. could, if they had
the courage to tackle the problem," he
asserted, "from a public opinion in
a year that pu)d stop the class of
white people that hang up and burn
alive -members of our race without a
1 trial, and would demand that those
I responsible for the outrages be
caught and punished by the law."
He mentioned the Ku-Klux Klan as
a factor In the lynching outbreaks and
aaid that that organization's princi
pal slm is to return the Colored
race to slavery. Ho charged that the
Ku Klux Klan has tried, but without
j success, to get the Associated Press
i in control of a great many newspap
lers in the North as well aa the papers
'in the South. In this respect, he said.
prejudice a-guinni ion v.uiiibu raw
gaining In the Northern States.
The Rev. Dr. Brown also gave a
warning against William Randolph
Hearst, declaring that the publisher's
prejudices against the Japanese and
Chinese races are such glaring ex
amples of race hatred as to disqualify
Hearst from "masquerading as a
friend of the Colored rac.."
i Mrs. M. C. Lawton, president of
the Brooklyn Branch of the N. A. A.
iC. P., declared that the advancement
of the Colored race Is a problem for
the Colored people to work out themselves.
LIXCOMf TO HOLD 1ST 1 1
(By A. N. P.)
Lincoln University, Pa., June 1.
The sixty-seventh year of the College
of Lincoln University will close June
6th. The Obdyke Prise debate takes
place June 3rd. Baccalaureate sermon
June 4th. The class day exercises are
held on the evening of June 6th. The
Junior orator contest takes place on
the morning of June 6th.
' ine annual commencement of the
College la held this year on the afternoon.
trainior t-ts them for leadership? -
Thv proposition is squarely up to us. Without - business
houses, mercantile establishments, banks, etc, operated according
to modem methods we shall always be beggars and our future
destinies will always be controlled by those who furaish our fi
nancial support. '.
- Ther is Dot a state in our nation where ventures owned by
us and efficiently operated cannot succeed. There is not i city in
which there ia not enough Idle Negro capital to put into opera
tion lushiess ventures which could furnish gainful employment to
our trahied young people, increase the financed well being of
stockholders and become a thing of pride to the race at large.
Why do we wait? Why waiting, do we bemoan our unfor
tunate lot pnd clfim that we of all men are most miserable? We
possess the solntlon to at least one cf our greatest -difficulties.
Why should we continue to beg whon we can do othei wise?
- I-et us think in terms oi the future of ou trained young
people, at least to the cttc't of trying to give them opportunity
to use the training wiiicr; tbey receive. Our failure now. is our
own fa-Jt, . :;
that fate has forced upon us. We are rational beings, capable of analyzing
and selecting his and that, which ever may be best suited to out- need in the
light of this advantage, should we not gather around our hearts that armour
best adapted to our need? And what is our need? The power of self preser
vation. And from the light of the past what is the cirong power that may
command? Love. Nothing less than the spirit of the Galilean will sustain us
in no tempetuous j. storm of bitterness. .
What will hate do? Is it constructive? shall we follow the" mad gyrations
of the frenzied mobs that swept with unnason against us? Shall v.c forget
I .acq a, his unreconirg love for us, and . all the silent dead who died for
us through this Idea. Do not inistinderstasd me. I do not council cowardice
Lite were never worth the sacrifice of honoi, but I say love, love through,
it all, for God is love.
S. W. Christian Advocate.
- WHAT FIFTY YEARS HAVE PONE.
Whatever makes the negro a better and a more valuable citizen should Im
the long run improve his relations with his white neighbors. The record of.
a half century's progress, as revealed in the recently Issued Negro Year
Book, ought to help advinc his standing. - .
Fifty years ago the negro operated some 20,000 farms; to-day he operates,
a million, covering" 20,000,000 of acres of land, an area almost equal to that -of
the New England States. The number of negro homes has risen to. 650,000;
tliat of churches to 45,000. Business enterprises have increased from 2,100
to eo.000. The percentage of literacy has climbed from 10 to 80. Colored
teachers have grown in numbers from the 600 of fifty years ago to 4,300..
Voluntary contributions to colored churches have increased from 80. 000
yearly to J2,70O,0'O. : '
What these figures illustrate Is the general forvard moveinfi t .of a race
free for less than sixty years, to Improve Itself. In addition to what he has
done for himself, th negro has made no small contribution to the ceonomlc
wealth of the countiy, partlculerly of the South. Tne South has at least partly
repaid the contribution by taxing iself heavily for. negro education, and by
steadily increasing 3ppr6priatlonsuot only for education among negroes, but
; for health work, and for the assistance of other agoncie3 looking to the up
i lift of the race. ''.-' ' '. ': . " ' " .'
! As im pointed out in an address at Hampton Institute not long ago by
Anwn Phelps Stokes, It is not alone that the race as a whole has .moved.
' very dcfinately foward it hag produced men of letters Ir that period,
, educators and physlc:Hns, financiers and women lenders, . i
i '; - " N.( Y. Sun..