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A CREDIT TO THE RACE.
Financial Headquarter of the Metho
dist Church at Birmingham, Ala.
Birmingham; Ala. The formal open-
Ins of the new financial headquarters J
of the A. M. E. ZIon church took place
In this city recently at the Metropolitan
JL M. E. Zion church, of which the
"Rev. J. F. Moreland la pastor. An Im
mense crowd witnessed the impressive
and Inspiring ceremonies. Dr. J. S.
Jackson, the energetic financial secre
tary, to whose constructive genius and
commercial courage the church is due
this forward movement in its business
management, was in general charge.
The North Alabama conference, of
which he is a member, was in session
at Bessemer, eleven miles away, with
Bishop J. W. Alstork presiding. At the
Invitation of Dr. Jackson the confer
ence adjourned on Sunday and came to
Birmingham in a body to participate in
the exercises and to give additional sig
nificance to the history making occa
sion. Bishop Alstork acted as master of
ceremonies. Hon. John C Dancy, sec
retary of the church extension board.
' representing the general officers of the
connection, delivered an eloquent ad
dress, reciting the struggles of the
church toward financial independence
and paying a high tribute to the dem
onstrated skill of Dr. Jackson as a
financier. Dr. J. W. Wood. Professor
T. W. Wallace, editor of the Western
Star of Zion. and Dr. Moreland also
spoke In praise of the work.
Representatives of the Alabama con
ferences, Florida. Mississippi. Tennes
see and North Carolina conferences
camh on to show their confidence in and
appreciation of Dr. Jackson, who, they
assert, has brought so much prestige to
Zion's great army everywhere and espe
cially in Alabama and the southwest
They declare be must be elevated to
the Episcopal bench in 1016. TbeJiead
quarters here will compare favorably
with any of the business institutions
carried on -by the whites, and it is a
credit to the city and race.
Dr. Jackson Is looking extremely well
despite the hard work he is doing. He
now tips the scales at IS3 pounds, a
jump in four years from 140. His beau
tiful home is approaching completion,
It is one of the handsomest and best
appointed residences In the dty. and
..with electric fixtures, outbuildings,
fences, etc, will cost not less than
NEW LIGHT ON
WEST Af RIGA
Research Society Hears Thrill
ing Story by Dr. Belt
KINDNESS OF THE NATIVES.
President of the College of West Africa
Gives Historical Sketch of Habits
and Customs of Tribal Life on Dark
Continent Influence of Colored
S. E. Cor. Stats and 36th Place, Chicago
Telephone Douglas 1565
WELL QUALIFIED PASTOR:
Career of Rev. J. W. MacDonald
Minister and Educator.
- ia..-rn; -One. of.. the best known ministers In
w "the AjM.Ef ZIon church is the Rev. J.
,W. MacDonald, pastor of the Pennsyl-
TaniaTegue A, M. E. Zion church in
Baltimore. He Is a native pf Plymouth,
N. d, where he was born about forty
seven years ago. Rev. Mr. MacDonald
has had several years' experience In
Ha was educated at Livingstone col
lege, Salisbury, N. C and has received
both the degrees of master of arts and
doctor of divinity from bis alma mater.
Dr. MacDonald began life as a school
teacher and only gave up the active
fcvork of that profession when he wai
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BET. 3. W. MACDOJUXD.
called to Us present pastorate In th
spring of 1911. His first Job as a school
teacher was at the normal school of hli
home dty. He rose step by step then
until he became-princlpal. He has alsc
taught In high schools and academies.
Eleven years ago he entered the minis
try and has served charges In North
Carolina, Virginia, Paterson, N. J., and
Somerville. N. J.
During bis brief stay In Baltimore bt
has succeeded Ip winning his way lntc
the hearts of the populace and the con
gregation, and collections at his churcb
have been doubled. He Is a frequent
contributor to the Star of ZIon. the of?
fldal organ of the A. JL E. ZIon church
and is frequently mentioned as suitable
timber for the editorship of that paper.
His friends say that his fine grasp oJ
questions of state and church, combin
ed with a thorough grasp of history,
English and topics of the day. admira
bly fit him for the editorial chair.
He Is a strong temperance advocate
and h'as rendered valiant service for
the cause. A a speaker be is con
stantly In demand to deliver special
sermons and addresses before social,
fraternal and political gatherings. He
has acted as private secretary to Blah
op Alexander .Walters at a number ol
Influence -of the JTuskegee Institute.
The number of students enrolled ai
the Tuskegee .(Ala.) Institute for thi
school year; of 1912-13 has reached thi
Tonkers, N. Y. The Negro Society
For Historical Research and its friends
were highly entertained at a recent
meeting by Dr. J. H. Reld of Monrovia,
Liberia, president -of the College of
West Africa and editor of Liberia and
West Africa, who delivered an inter
esting and Instructive address, in which
he sketched the progress which has
been made by the little republic since
it was founded in 1847. The first emi
grants, he said, sailed from New York
In the ship Elizabeth Feb. 5. 1820, and
numbered eighty-olgbt souls. This was
later followed with another and small
er expedition in 1821, which settled In
Sierra Leoue (Fourali bay), where they
remained till January. 1S22, when
some of them were brought to Provi
dence island, at the mouth of the Me-
Other expeditions followed so that
now there is a native imputation or
2,000.000 represent lu many Interior
tribes, notably the Mandingoes. Pes
sens. Gtvltoi's. Kmoineu. Veys. etc.
The recent aggression- of the 'French
government in Liberia, which Is seven
degrees north of the equator, has
brought that dowu from 45.000 to 3,000
square miles. The delimitation of the
territory by a foreign power is still a
subject of diplomatic correspondence,
and, since Liberia Is the last chance of
the Negro to demonstrate his capacity
for self government, it Is sincerely
hoped that no unfair advantage will be
taken of the little struggling republic
There are 15.000 Amerlco-LIberians
In Liberia, which means that they
are the descendants of former emi
grants from the United States, and
they constitute a force in the social,
religious and Industrial life of the re
public which cannot be ignored. This
contact of -the American Negro with
the aborigines of Afrira Is doing more
to bring Africa to the front than
Dreadnoughts and Mauser rifles. The
public school system of Liberia is un
der the direction of a board of nine
members, one from each county in Li
beria, While it has not reached the
perfection desired, due to lack of suf
ficient funds. It is the aim of the board
when the $60,000 fund will have be
come available to enlarge the scope of
the present plans.
The people of Liberia are still Im
bued with the thought expressed on
the tomb of an early white missionary
teacher who for many years devoted
his life and his talents to the mental
and moral unlift of the African peo
ple, "Let a thousand fall, but let not
Africa be given up." The leading men
of Africa today have, many of them.
received the foundation of their educa
tion In the College of West Africa.
Africans are not as is generally sup
posed in some quarters backward as
students. Their minds are receptive,
and they readily absorb knowledge.
The natives are remarkably quick to
loam. Particularly is this true of the
Mandingoes Kroos. who are splendid
mathematicians and linguists. They
are fond of the study of abstruse prob
lems, and their knowledge of astron
omy is wonderfully accurate.
There are many languages spoken In
Liberia, due to the presence of vari
ous African tribes from the interior
and of foreign races engaged hi busi
ness among us. The Mandingoes are
the most highly cultured tribesmen
among us, and they speak and write
Arabic with great fluency and pre
cision. It is the testimony of all Afri
can travelers that the native Africans
are the most hospitable of people. An
African civilized or uncivilized will
show the utmost courtesy to the stran
ger within their gate and give him
the best they have without money and
without price. He is the most grate
ful and the most spiritual and optimis
tic of all the races of mankind, and. It
may truly be said of us that we "write
our benefits in marble and our Injuries
The ancients recognized these quali
ties and loved to descant on them.
They seemed to regard the fear and
love of God as the peculiar gift of the
darker races. No one can accurately
estimate the extent of the material
resources of Africa. Its soil Is prac
tically virgin, and its possibilities ire
almost beyond human"'' -calculation.
There are gold and sliver and Iron and
precious stones and an lnfiniteyariety
of every species of flora and fauna1
and live stock.
Dr. Reld said that he was proud of
the .Negro Society For Historical Re-i
search, which is doing a needed work
and a good work In bringing to public
notice the achievements of .Negroes
throughout the world. When he re
turned to Africa he would, co-operate
with It gladly and Interest somo of the
leaders of thought In the 'fatherland
In Its race uplifting- work; There are
sixteen or seventeen weekly and
"Bonthly newspapers published. In Af-
3 per cent allowed on Savings Accounts
Safety Deposit Vaults, $3.00 per Year
REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT
As agent buy and sell Real Estate on commission, manages estates for non-residents,
including payment of taxes and looking after assessments. - Money to loan
on Chicago Real Estate.
Especially Invites the patronage of Chicago business men.
'Bllildillg. 3600 Wabash AYe.
Everything to eat, to wear and for the home. Beady to
wear attire for man, woman and child at lowest prices,
quality and workmanship considered. Make it a point to
visit this store every day and take advantage of the special
bargain offerings that ws give in all departments.
Telephone Yards 693
JOHN J. BRADLEY
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Fire and Plate Glass Insurance
4709 S. HALSTED ST
Telephone Oakland X787
The BELLE MEADE CLUB
Buffet and Cafe
FRANK H. LEWIS, Proprietor
The finest building ever opened to Colored tenants in Chicago.
Steam heat, electric light, tile baths, marble entrance.
Cor. 5 1st Street, Chicago
Phone Dougks 4482
Automatic Phone 74-378
La Verdo Buffet
3100 STATE STREET, CHICAGO
Imported and Domestic Cigars and Cigarettes
HARRY J KELLY, Proprietor.
'Phone Randolph 803
J. W. Casey Agent,
74 W.WA5HINQT0N STREET.
BEAUTIFUL MOUNT GLENWOOD CEMETERY
Are against all TRUSTS and COMBINATIONS organized
to increase the cost of funerals and burials.
Color! Men sad Wnua at CUcaco do sot Ut any IfafarUkan "Jim Crow"
yon into a "Jin Crow" Camatary. You an oppoaad to "Jim Crow" Can. "JimCrow"
Schoala aad Trrtiia !m tkat ia Jim Crow, ao da not daaacrata all Oat fa (acred by
nam toeh a Caxsatarr. Jrlosnt Claswood has no "Jim Crow" Sactioo. It baa Ona
Saetioa aad Oaa Eatraaca f or all. Undartalcara Profit! in Motmt Claawood to to taa Paopla.
Phone Aldine 3653
Oeo.W. Holt, Prop.
BUFFET, POOL AND BILLIARDS.
3004 Stats Street
OUR PRICE3 TO ALL
Single Grave in Single Section, (opened)
Outside Box (made of No. 1 lumber)
Total Expense of Single Burial, Only
Order Graves and Boxes direct from our Association and
save $6.00. Low Price, in Cemetery Lots of $2.00 Cash
and $2.00 per month. TELL YOUR FRIENDS.
Bart Fsaaral Tram Sarrice, laarmc Daarbora Station. PoDt Straat) at 2ri5 P.M4 47th
adWaIIac3ts.at2&5P.m463rdaadWaIIacaStsat20P.M. Waak Day aad Soaday.
MOUNT GLENWOOD CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
Phones: Douglas 5574 Automatic 71-866
3125 So. STATE STREET. OPEN EVENINGS.
ZJfUo drops la yriltr.
Little drops on land.
Make the aviator
Join the heaTealr band.
"What Is all this trouble James Eads
How Is baring with bis hobo society?"
"He succeeded In patting the organ
lxatlon on a -working basis." Buffalo
"That chap next door is having a ter
rible argument with his wife." "But I
dba't hear his voice at ail "Why
shonJd joo when he hasn't spoken?"
"Why did yon give your parrot away?
The poor bird meant nothing by Its
"I could stand Its profanity, but It
was learning to imitate my neighbor's
rusty lawn mower." Louisville Courier-Journal.
She wore so freakish skirts nor hats.
She wore so .diamonds in .her heel.
Her hair was never filled with rats.
Bat she could cook a good square ratal.
) Cincinnati Enquirer.-
""How is a good way to create a man
of pokeplaylng?" To break a man
of pofcer' playing you must break him
at poker playing." Houston Post.
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ivocb, uuouc.uieia west .ninca. ana uf -ita you. Know. I beard your family
I beria, edited by Dr. Eeld and set upTdoctsr Is a dlnsomaniscT' "No such
I thing. xHe
watermark of 1.850. Forty jsena
ate trades, and industries are taucht
1Q toe lnnuence WblCb the school x. hr atnAmatm -Vi1Ia Wa I t.t cr. n um t.i.
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"So Bates' wife turned suffragette aa
a matter of principle."
"Bates ran for office, and she felt It
was her duty to vote against him."
Elite Buffet and Cafe
3030 SUU Street
WILLIAM LEWIS. Prop.
Phone Douglas 3309
HENRY C SNEED. M'tf'r
MINERAL SPRING CLUB
BUFFET AND CAFE
3517 S. State Street, CHICAGO
HIGH CLASS INTERTAINERS EVERY EVENING
Tis leap year, and throughout the land
These timid words you'll note:
"Oh, will she ask zne for my hand
Or merely for my voter"
Judge What Is the charge against
(Policeman Holding a man up and
knocking him down, your honors Bos
Wife Why are you putting cotton In
Absentmlnded Professor I can't
stand IheV smell of the.cooklxu Satire.
WTLL NOT FA1X
WE SOLICIT YOUR PATRONAGE
Faeae Calasaat 2918.
Wm. D. Neighbor, Caahier
2728 Wabuh Ave f
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