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THE BROAD AX
W7 J-UCOUB ATEirUK. cwTgjjp.
JUUM T.XAXXOE, ra--Ul--
stared as Second- lass tt r Asr. 15.
2502, at t Poet OOcn at Chlngo, mlnols.
tlWff, r -c ; xca a, .
PCO0ONT AS IRISH
Tantalizing High .Browns and Jets,
xnat yuJ tmo(ignp n -torm,
to thousands-af -Colored people and rath
an efforetrprisSroiD of
jasgagttoan;nt to tga, torea race. ,
Hereiin Chiesgow iavo such men
as George H. Jackson, JJ Binga, the
John&on.,I)r. George C Hall, r.J
Wilberfoiga (Wjlliams, "William E.
CowalMajor P. A. DenisojL-.George
(JXirfi?1!?011- EdwardD. Grees,eJphn
A. fohason, Col. Edward iy-Jorriaanaf
jtMjnOnore stters-ia this ejfcf.tbd
m .flnniirJl imliMliahiIitv.-ilOi a
KX" HU.- -i1- . I- t rVif5i. - J
wiin ci)ni'. i mm.3,jw,inu to
$5,000,000,,tw,hj.ch rould be. J&q-jineans,
of giving work to a number of bright1
0agrboys-nd girls, wjho are..npw
eking ont a mere existence, in an hum
ble and poorly paid menial position,
which would add honor and glory, to;
tho promoters, of such a race enter
prise, for many years to come.
BULK -SUBSCBIPTION8 MUST SB
Attorney General Wicxersnam'Declares
New Stotnte GoTernej t., XvcAj'A been worrymg
Circulation Includes licB4HcriBtaRS'
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ana ftifa. yj "w o)
Constitutionality of Act not Tended"
SMW' Soling. iw
Jack has done all in lis power to
cure me. but it is no use. Since papa s
death I have worried myself Into my
r.V.t'f'wVn'fc been worrying over
Periodicals to Jlla With Government
rfrStttyfterr- r l&ttrtifr ?S
EXCEL BEAUTIES OF OLD
r. ,. . MADBD, . .
And Tet Are Husbandless and For
lorn Because of the DalianceoCibe.
Capital's Male Heartbreakers.
NoU.even -the- Oritntal -countries
where long-lashed, dreamy eyes, raven
locks and the rich, creamy, pink
touched complexion make harems the
abode .of the picked, .of the .Orient's
wealth of feminine, beauty can, .com
pete with the beauty of our Colored
women right here in Washington. "We
hava-ihemaa.aU colors.. Here are the
colden-haired fair ones whose com
plexion is as white as the Irish lassies
at a Donneybrook fair, with lithe
forms that tremble at a touch; dark-
haired beauties with sinewy, jpricelesa
collection of civil war voluptuous
forms and a complexion to make' one
forget the Castillian beauties of old
Madrid; .and browns rich attractive,
tantalizing browns whose features are
as perfect as a. Venus de MDo; and jet
blacks whose Delsartian movements
and .stunning forms make them, for
beauty, .vie withrihe fairest blonds or
w.h the .bewitching Octoroons. And
ineach class there is sufficient chic,
vivaciousness, and charm of culture to
bend any Apollo to his knees at
beauty's shrine. Yet look .what a long
.(v iMwinvio II4UUUJKMJU UUU919 ill
the .presence of all this feminine
beauty and feminine grandeur! m "Wo
have eligible bachelors possessing ap
pearance, brains and material posses
sions sufficient to endow any young
woman with happiness, who simply
dally with the affections of the maiden
queens of society; breast of one but
to,, be dashed asunder through the
quick, temporary inspiration of hope
in the breast of another, and another,
and- so on until all the queens have
donethe moth stunt of flying into the
flame of the candle. These gay de
ceivers these blase bachelors of ours
coma, dangerously ,cose tojteing fit
tingly, termed "hearWbreakers."--The J
-Duer oasamgion, X.- U, Bept. Si-OS.
NEGBO PBOGBESSI7ES ttttt.ti CON
- J.??2E-S;CE Jtf imiCAGO, - iV
Bepxeaentaajes; frpmiSaren States
Campaign Ja tCeHtraXjyest.. m -,
aj waf ere qce Jf&j heldu in, the Pekin
Theatrej. ,7wentRvenh and Btate
BteS&i 1b Saturday, ibj- grojBrQ-
grqssive JelegaieajfromBeyen ceatral
wesjern eUtes.;lans jvere prmnJated
f oJao eampaign. - ,c . ? .
Those .j present included James &
JEIayeadiieelor of the .Colored-eastern
bureau ot ihe national -Progressive'
headquarters, -and. George "WU-ElIis, di-
Tector. ,o .the - western bureau. JProm
"Chicago ..-wem Beauregard -P. 3Ioseley,'
J. -o. xiavis, and James H. Porfer.i
w Miaaoori, XouiaC Woods o& -Baa-1
jaalCyiiLH;3ayloT!'f SU Louis
Aafijy. HjPields. EromXan8as,FTed'
J). fifaedfEansasCiU-, JJx, GraatG.i
3rofJi.efv,Wiehita and John B. Plem-j
OtBers irere Walter Brooks of Cleve-
aano, nj, uaiitr itw and Loula V.1
-.Coraish,- both -of eincinnati, O E. L.
'Curtia-of iJlles," Mich, the B6v. J. D.
IBotw iaf ontli-JBvaMTlire; tai ana
Seztfy K. Hill-of Bbuth iieadf Iha n.
C Wifea-or CamvHL, Jm h." Con-1
Jackson ef Mnrphyaijroj' Hi, and
-James jj. ny-c-SpringneldnL w
LwkidiBg- np theeTiference,"Tesolu-ition8vVe'-trjajBeiSaaBg'-Uip
;gressive 'SepaHieaa ket in a pa
JACK JOHNSON PEEFOEMED ON
HIS "BULL FIDDLE'- TO" THE
DELIGHT OP HIS MANY rPA-
Mias. Fannie Wise Entertains at The
Last Saturday, evening, Lawyer
Bcluregard PtMoseley, AJ. R,Osby,
Springfield, TH n, successful r real es-J
tate dealer, Josepn a. uonway, res-
jtaurantfirj Peoria, HI., Fred D. Gleed,
owner of the largest feed and livery
.stable in Kansas City, Han., Attorney
.EI. Barbour, of El Beno, Oklahoma,
and Julius P. Taylor, took in some of
the "Great White Way," on State
street, and before winding np, tho
jolly parjy vjsJtQd, -the Caf e De Cham
pion, 41 W. 31st street and the Mineral
Spring Club and Cafe 3517 State street.
The Cafe Do Champion, both on the
main and second floors, was crowded
to its fullest capacity and men and
women of both races were mixed in
together, and all seemed to be having
the time of their .Uv,es, while, enjoying
their luncheons, other refreshments,
the lively music and tho singing by
the five or six entertainers.
Ada Banks, who -was -for a long
time one tof tha strong drawing cards
at the Pekin Theatre, is the star song
stress at tho Cafe De Champion, and
when another fine looking lady enter
tainer, had finished singing that popu
lar song, "All Night Long," Mr.
Gleed, who is tall, largo and very
much resembles Jack Johnson, de
clared, that "He would be willing to
stav thprn all nurht Inner liatAnSntx .
her sing." But tho party finally per
suaded him that the chances were that
the lady already had a good friend,
and that coming from the grasshopper
state, he would not stand ace high in
Champion Jack Johnson, in an easy
quiet manner, and with a mild voice,
walked around in the Cafe; and cor
dially shook hands with all of his
white and Colored guests and before
sitting down he eased np in tho cor
ner of the Cafe reserved for the enter
tainers, .reached for his "Bull Piddle,"
tho very same fiddle ho practiced on
at Beno, Nev., prior to putting James
J. Jeffries to sleep, in that city, Ju'y
4th, 1910 and assisted the Orchestra,
to play several lively and catchy se
lections, mucn to the great delight of
his many patrons.
Jack Johnson, without any question
about it, is, smooth goods or a smooth
article; and he knowshow to get the
money or the "bacon" as he calls
it ana he js aoing is part in. his
own way, in helping to solve the
".Bace. Problem." - " -
jMany very, beautiful pictures hang
onhp walls in the Cafe,De Champion.
.including, thelifc size , picture ,pf ifr.
and Mrs. Johnson, wjiich i incased in
a ,nne,Ancl verjeayjjgold frame.
Washington, EvC. Sept. 26. Attor-j
n i 1TO- V 1- 3 i x.ri
aey jicaenu jXYKqrenaBi.fo-jiay J5CM30.
ftptaarfw, Genexal.HiJchcQck ft
SP.W-fpderal law Tennirjagayiy and.
weeklyewspapers and some other pub
lications to present to the Postmaster
,Gfinaral semi-annual statements of cir
culation, ownership of their- stock and
bonds and other information, under
penalty of denial of the use of the
The Attorney General upholds the
Postmaster General's .construction that
it is immaterial -whether-, subseripf Jons
are inaiviauat)orTin oujf, ana war j&c
provision of; the, law covers the number
of copies ofia publication distributed
to certain $aid subscribers by any
means. Mr,,, Wiekersham's opinion,
prepared at the- direction of President,
Taft, does not.touch upon the constitu
tionality of Uha, law,, which is part of
me posiomcq appropriation oui enactea
at the last session .of Congress.
Mr. Hitehfqek inquired whether the
law "shall beJjmited.to jaid individual
subscriptions; or. shall ineludo purchases
in bulk by nawa agents or others,jfor
redistribution, alao jrhetherr in your
opinion, the iprQvision covers paid cir
culation of daly -newspapers not dis
tributed thrqugh the mails." ..
Attorney aJaeraLWJckexaham replied
categoncallyand definitely to these in
quirics, holduig thatt
"1. It is (immaterial whether or not
the subscriptions are individual at in
bulk. The statement should include the
average number. copies of each issue
of such publieatipn..sold. oje dUtribuifta
to all persons who have subscribed;
that is, have agreed to take and pay
for one or .more copies of the publica
tion for a definito period of time and
have paid for such subscriptions. And,
"2. In, my opinion, the provision
covers tho number of copies of such
publication distributed to such paid
subscribers by any means, whether by
mans or otherwise."
"., Ifwa. onlv" over some-..tern oic.
" "173 '
dread; I don't know what. , ttr -
!,Jr.anMo.bo buried herein Chicago.
xTf r trv tn .take .mwiodv WJiemp-
stead only to be.a, mark for euri)$JfeyJ
seekers, butjtfc. motct for once.
. With are ..Always. ,the aweetest for
youC a? jonrovinj; daughter,
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HOLDS NUWSPAPJ JAW VOID.
' AlAi Wtl!'Ji' fin -.St tp
Opinion of James M. Seek to Be BaaU
oli'V .ifioT Hsrry' visa.
New York. Sept. 25.Enforcement
of the act of congress, approved Aug.
24. 1912, which, under the guise of
recnlatine tha carriaire of mails, at-'l
it popular. The many xnenas or sot.
and Mrs. Lett regret that they met
with failure in their business.
Ber. A." J. Caror IfiH leave Monday
evening ior DenverMColorado, wei.fltt,
Thursday evening, hejwiii aeuypr tno
main oration a:
1. T. Jiiiiatlnii (If thn
CkUD UOi..- -
new andic:granl Temple of LsMn), S, JUSfOIl'S SlIGCfi 35 Dq.I
j-vn, TW, Pimfaahcaior "Cft!"!-!.-
"Wo shall administer the law justlv
and impartially, as wo find it,," said
Mr. HiM'mV j.1. ttrri. opinion
by the Attorney General upholds the
construction placed upon tho law by
onicers or the Postoffice Department.
We have no alternative; we must en
"To-day we are beginning to, mail
to 120,000 editors, publishers and others
interested forms to be filled out in
compliance with the law. These will
reacn tneir destination by Oct. 1; wheir
tne Jaw becomes effective. Under the
act they must be filled out and retnrned
as soon as practicable. In the event
of failure to comply with the provisions
of the law publishers may be liable to
I the penalty provided by Congress."
Attorney General Wiekersham's opin
ion sets out with a review of the law
itself and the- questions raised br the
Postmaster General. He refers first to
the provision requiring a sworn state
ment of subscriptions and writes as
'. "The provision is highly penal in its
nature; as a consequence of failure to
comply with it is puniahed'br denvinrr
to the publication the privilece of th
"; not merely the privilege of being
"jriifr.tlyLmails as seconcLlass jnafl
matter, -but tbpcprivilege pf being' car-
?, on we mans at. all. .Being, there
fore, -in derogation of common right,
P-i"fiwniouja .not J&l -construed
tempts to regulate the press, will be
opposed by publishers of American
periodicals on the ground of unconstitu-'
tionality. This action will be taken on
the advice of James M. Beck, New
York's noted constitutional lawyer, who
has carefully reviewed the act and
found that congress exceeded its con
stitutional powers in passing it.
This act makes it the, duty of the
publisher to file with tho postmaster-
general twieo a year "a sworn state
ment setting forth the names and post-
office addresses of the editor and man
aging editor, publisher, business man
agers and owners, and, in addition, the
stockholders, - if tho publication be
owned by a corporation; and also the
names of known bondholders, mort
gagees, -or other security holders, and
also in the case of daily newspapers
there shall be included in such state
ment the average of tho number of
copies of each issue of such publication
sold or distributed to paid subscribers
during tho preceding six months."
It is further provided "that all edi
torial or other reading matter published
in. any. such newspaper, magazine or
periodical for the publication of which
money or other valuable consideration
is paid, accepted, or promised shall be
plainly marked 'advertisement.' Any
editor or .publisher printing editorial
or other reading matter for which com
pensation is paid, accepted, or promised,
without so marking tho same, shall;
upon conviction in any court having
jurisdiction, bo fined not less than $50
nor more than $500."
"TImmu. lint :.... tt -r
-.vv. r.u KVUIUi:, RUJ3 .au.
Heck, "havo different purposes. Tho
one seeks to establish "an inquisitorial
examination into tho ownership of
newspapers and tho amount of their
circulation, not for the purpose of regu
latingvtne carnage of the mans, but in
order to determine who is tho respon
sible owner of tho organs of public
opinion and tho extent of tho influence
of such organs as measured by circula
west in honor of JAbpr. Pirataahuaor
has beca1.bowcduion BevXCawy-Jn
ihis .ripest fox qJ all thevPopoJAtora-l
Uors couaVe waaftrst-toj
tblapccgsni s, gf ,. f.
One of our good, preacher fnends.
sneaks .thus of jsditors:. "To Tft,a3
editor from starvation, take his paper
and,, pay for it, promptly; t Vo hun
from-despair, send him every item you
can get-held. .of.; .to. eav.o him. from.
bankruptcy, aavertise in his paper lib
erally; to save him from profanity,
write your jorresponaenco plainly on
ono side of the sheet and send it in as
soon as possible; to save- him from mis
takes,, bury him. Dead people .are. the
only oneswho never, mako mistakes."
Interesting 8tory of How
pu f iiwnms.
Tho A. M. E. Conference closed its
annual session at Galesburg, 111., Mon
day evening and in winding up its
affairs for the year it made no changes
among the preachers in this city; Rev.
A. J. Carey was returned to the Institu
tional Church for another year,. Rev.
D. P. Roberts to Bethel Church, Rev.
W. D. Cook to Quinn Chapel, Rev. H.
E. Stewart to Wayman Chapel, Rev. E.
I. Wilson to St. John's Church, and
Rev. J. E. Brewer to St. Stephen's
on the west side. Quinn Chapel fell Off
two hundred and seventy-eight dollars
in its dollar money; Bethel Church held
its own, and Institutional Church
showed an increase in all the depart
monts for the past year.
UCarplinianrWorked His Way Fromi
wusburv roiuion 10 Pro
Influence Race Benefactor
Shrewd Business Man.
By GEORGE F. KINu
Norfolk, Va. Never before .n ha m.
tory of Norfolk has there been such
an interest manifested on the part ,
the Afro-American peopif n-sidinc b
the tidewater section or Virginia h
buying valuable real estat. n, the retl
estate records are daily revealing.
Twenty-eight years nj.i Pre came
to this city from North 1 ,ro!in, .
youth, who fopnd a vacant . in nna
Ibe local hotels, and in . oMinr ,
Job ns a waiter this w at once
realized the opportunity r r an am
After saving sufficient m.mey this
young man entered the sr'.ry j.
ness for himself and continued in bmi-
was nrat used
First Steam Fire Engine.
The first steam fire engine was made
In 1S29 In London from tbe designs of
Captain John Ericsson, tbe designer
of the Monitor. Tbe fire engine was
"Ragamuffin." says Dr. Johnson. Hs
from 'rag and I know not what else."
According to Dr. Brewer, the word
means a ragged -muff or "muffin' (a
spiritless fellow). Hut tbe original
Ragamoffyn seems to have been a de
mon In certain old mystery plays.
whose name was probably just high
cotuvJlng nonwBM. It-Ut CUrTOUB. boW
ever, that "the ragman" is an old name
for the devil.
pP 1 jfiBJfr y yiiil'tf ti TB
On- leaving thenCafeiDa Champion, lip, embrace. anything more than
the, party., headed for .theMineral
Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Morris wffl
mako their home for tho winter at .the
lovely homo of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J.
Carter, 3256 Bhoaes avenue.
Hon. Edwara D. Green returnea
home Wednesday morning from Spring
field, HI., where on Monday ho-addressed
a largely attenaed Emancipa
tion celebration meeting.
Hxs. Sandy W. Trice, 6438 Vincennes
avenue, left Tuesday for Freeport, HL,
where on Wednesday and Thursday she
attended tho annual state convention
or tne iting's Daughters, v
When a Korean meets bis wife on
the street be must by custom Ignore
her presence and pass ber by as if she
were a stranger.
Holland's Caraway Seed.
Caraway seed Is a staple crop in Hol
land. Tbe number of acres devoted
to this fragrant seed, Is 20,000. 'The
yield of baled caraway Is about a ton
and a half to tbe acre. Most of the
seeds are worked up Into oil by distillation.
DENNIS 8. ALSTON
Tho record, .soprapo .voice was Lu
crerla AgujardiX This lady, who died
la 1783, .cquld easily strike. O In alti-
itr. and Mrs. Phil Brown, of Hopkins
vile, Ky., will until the- close of tin
national election- make their .hom t
ine eiegant home of Mr. ana. Jars.
qamuei j. uarter, 3256 Bhodes avenue.
cjearly within its term-and by those
t . .-
CHAMPION JACK JOHNSON OVEB-
- JOYED;-' -- -
Springy Club and Cafe, 351X. State! terms the nanimmnrt. i? JS.
xtriut ..J t. . rt.i mni! -. .. . . . "" i'lr
,,., wu. nuipaa jjems Hnj are.iinuted.lo itho averajre of ti
xas-onuhand to extend theiriad hand' nnmber of ,een! f-....i. t .. T.
la Mt-t, -v...j. . . . i. "... V. T " o'-nea.
,. -..o,..,, a . , ,, inwwnpn soiovor' distributed to paid
The MiaeralSpring'Club ana Cafe, rtibers dnriag thpK preceding -air
Is ,t tied, an is fnut- iTi montlm.'' .... .
- .w.Ara auu- ' "- "
nerand an air of -tone ana refinement
predominates among the -guests, even
when -the-cafe -is crowded.- One hun-
ux peopie-can De served in it at!
Mrs. Bichard B. Harrison, performs
on. tho Baby- 3rsna Piano. iGsa Tan.
nie AVise, ho-was ao for .a long
time -the queen ojt song a the, Pekin
Col. Carr B. Inrr !, 1.. ...
.- , MW uaa spent
tho past two weeksat Atlanta. Ga.,
and at his old home, Louisville, Ky
wiil arrive home this evening and enter
inmucai game with aU of hi.s force
ILittle Miss Juette Eglesion, daugn-'
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cn. i-j:Pvri Zi7-? 5vr
w -ui.JHXk uau TKT .
Tha Contents of Xetter vom
-Wife's Sita Greatly PJeaaediPagiiiits
while examining., the content -
Theatre, is Urn laflf-' -- . "aPnxsJua.flrife. a mp.a......
fa Mineral Spring Club ana Cafe. ' "WWaMBeapoa a-letter whieh.
Jtrr.er Harbour, f Oklahoma, be- S7wffl?l0fa-.e0Mbtattal tiaa' r
fl-fT.npca. atteairilhnne jof,
oUj. laix entertainers and he
! 89 Ciarmfto! wita krainirinir !
r -- - -- ' j una' any-
ew.-TPT.nuch, smUtcajrithnn- . rSr """-d"thv Ita,
VFnv an hiJ a2A.il . . ..
iTErr? "v ???yunging,rtaat Mrs. w. T.9ix.r ,:::
'- -- 0Cfl AOfK
m otter. Mr entertainerslna V. 's?Bwi.sta T enaed
"W. A. Seames. 5028 Amn
avenue,.is jocovering.from the effetta
Of .falling over a 1t.. .... .t.-.v
somehow or other a.. placed In the
Btrwt at 37th and State.stxeets in the
evening about three jreeksrncn m,-
has been confined to her, hm ,
ameo and her many friends hope to see
vj.. gm 800n
As long ago as tbe thirteenth cen
tury tbe Island of Hongkong was a
piratical xtronRboId. and for centuries
the.Chlnese government was unable to
I drive tbe .sea robbers out. All craft
passing, what Is-now. Hqngkonjr harbor
wet compelled to.. pay, trte--rTbe,
y,uer,eea;onsj)r.pe mgnp served
as lookout statlpnsand no. .boat .that
approached , was permitted to leave un'
pi It had paid toll, .
Jifa. It was addressed to her rioter,
vaxtetS in .
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My Dear Mother: t- ,
atfW Joking this letter and am
gomgto ts Jackpot -.
MtJl iutytidag 6bH- Ttmv. . J
ttxe rill-be XLolaai.feBri.i vt 4
' ik5wio1en-Ai- ?
UTtkkrJ ejr,u j. v. f .
rriscuia Thmnmi f tr- 1
!Tf XT. . ----uriiio 1
v, -, a grandmother SO yearal
-.-, -iCa jjiaarrnilea tn . j
sit her grandso'n. Qmnr, f tt
j? trrt f .m
fte mpntk and aha w ..,. tVl
hr rTKt-. a .- . . u t"J.
; -nii .grand tyJa.
"All peace,s- Is the -leaning of the
name Alfred, while Arthur -menus" a
strong man. Samuel means 'meard by
.Grod.5 - ! '. w4 .,
A Natural -Soap Bath.
Timor, a .vjllage n .qpepf. the East
Indian islands, bas a 'spring jTroni
Th-ch' bubbles np" water heavily charg
ed, with radium and alkalt tt has the
appearance.of a miniature volcana -It
forms- a natural soap baUv but the
flTorat feature 4s that vegetation ifbr
mijes around Is ruined. , ft. $
The lry Ures about 200 veara. Om
.P-toQjears. tbenden SOOJ9
WVQ years, the locust tree and'the-oak
40Q years, the fir tOd to T0 Veani an
8-Ira trees-aoooto -.Oofryears. " -
a 1- - w " ' 1 1 ,. .,,
-1 - j tijr"
Charles Lett, tha -first ofC7. L.1
-'isfttopoorLand dnfl ht;S. -iJil
wlS ICZJ- J -i- A
Lir7 "r. ,tlu tow in-
720-7i Weatwort.V.Tea fiat flat,
7,.atet,i30.; a. .
fag ueustjayea. ad. baih
ftm,rar JUs,BelJift . .
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StZ J5 " -f" rtre' MravBlancfie g w r 7 wa-"i i
nes3 until the Old Dominion S'camslp
company offered him a lucrat.ve posi
tion as one of its steward:?. At tLls pe
riod Norfolk had become one of the
leading shipping ports In t'e country
and thousands of Afro-Amenms were
coming to this port to beconi" a work
ing factor In its commercial progress.
With a keen business perception here
signed bis. position with the steamship
company and entered the insurance
and real estate business in this city.
Throughout the south anion? bosi
ness pen Mr. Dennis S. A Won la
known. He furnished his office for busi
ness, and it is not to be excelled from
lie point of necessary appointments
by many of the leading firms 1 !nstb
class of business in Norfolk. Mr Als
ton Invested in farm lands and sub
urban properties In the beginning
and stimulated, hundreds of young men
tq jbuyreal es.ta.te and showed a large
number of faj-mers that were only
renting farms the great pnsMlKWes In
owning their farms. By Judicious In
vestments he sqon became the leading
Negro capitalist in this section
- -When he entered business It was not
possible for Negroes to get desirable
property In this city, but today be Is
leadlnr the vanmiard that has procur
ed xcspectablejiomes for Negroes, aad
, latest. Purchase was a piece of
Pwpgrt&ln Bisection of the city where
tb'eegro, was not allowed to reside
Fhlj i8 va!u,ed at over $7,000.
This property adds to tbe civic beafl
tJ5 of Nqrfolk and Is a arlv Ideal"
for the' race. He owns thousands of
dollars of valuable real estate in va
rious sections of the city and i reacu
ur many -of the- vonuc men of the
cly and. helping, them, .to become de
Jrabje.factars by getting home
Tbe Negro In, Norfolk Is settlns on
to he spirit of progresplvene-, and a
nmnber. of commendable entenirlsc3
axp. being operited. This Is larxe'J
doe .to Mr. Alston's unassuming way
of helping to promote any commercial
xnovemept that wjll better the .Vccro's
-He- Is president of the Ninth Ward
Civic league, which led tbe flcht f
the anneaoiDf certain iparts of the
fiooityjita'the clfv in-order to better
oaditfons jamong, Negroes, and after
annexatkMr-Alston stooc "
-for xr5aJfl, Jmprpvementa that were
ftbout tabfi denied Ae. colored section.
1 Cbpseqt?pnly ovet thirty miles of
eras are being added to the new pa"
of the'xdty, and 'the school facilities
re 100 per cent-better.
iihnrch this city.
,wlch.3- has Jxeauswuor warden
Ufpr tfjpjec -earsJutoJbeen repunj
and s,aoog4ie .cJrjTAJtKWt beaatuw
epps against evjls .tat pre proscrip
iaa too.mjtbT of tha Necro youths
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