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MR. ANDREW A. TODD.
The. efficient assistant Deputy Clerk of the Municipal Court
of Chicago, Mason, good dozens in genral, who is a great
credit to the colored race.
other races have had word to express
our grief and show respect for those
that are worthy.
"We arc rapidly coming to see more
snd more what is expected of us to
niake our race respected-and honored
by all the world, and as "we become
stronger in the financial world we will
grow larger in the noble, conception?
of our duty to our kind. Our progress
has been steady, and w'e have overcome
many obstacles that have lain athwart
A race consciousness is getting
Btrofig in our veins, and great solu
tions are daily presenting themselves,
to thinking ones among us.
It is very difficult for men to deter
mine jnst hew fast we are progressing
Every phase of our race, life seems to
be aflame, and our eagerness to get
ahead is causing no -little anxiety
among the peoples of the world.
The Xegro has not been sufficiently
aroused to the exigency of his needs.
He has not used that Herculean
tfrenpth in his loins for himself, nt
Tflcn he does there will come o him
like rushing waters from all "human
kind a mighty manifestation of hum
equality, and the deepest brotherly
The Washington monument towering
toward the skies speaks a various lan
guage to the nations of tho world. As
re tat at tho base -of -the -Lincoln
monument years agowe were made to
feel that our freedom from the tyranny
of the Southern Christian emphasized
the importance of the massive struc
ture, and we fancied we could see the
inunensitv of the huge collossal "Lin-
cob standing thcro by the structure:
reared bv the lovers of -freedom -and
The nations of all Christendom erect
monuments, towers -and "minarets,
obelisks spires, cte-j this to give elo
quence to the lips of genius. To add
lustre to their history. To beauvy the
Mene of their beloved dead. To call
attention of unborn generations yet
to come who will stand at their base
with eves gazing heavenward tha't
Beorfre Washington Vas the jjreathero
of tho Revolutionary War, our "first
President and the Father of his country-
That Lincoln emancipated oar
fathers and mothers from slavery, and
died a martyr to the cause of freedom.
HON. E. L. BARJffiXT. t
Ex-Ass&ant State's Attorney of Cook Coeotr, We kurjpir,
kias thousands of wmtrnhkoAt m i&t (&$&
Coaaty vio wooia be Ugfy &&e to J
for Judge &e OrdaT Cpwrt t&
So when our children look upon a
monument reared and dedicated to -r
own great Frederick Douglass they may
have cause to feel that Be too was a
cullossus, though born a slave he
brought himself up to that place in
history, that dying caused the flags of
every civilized country to hang at Half
MEM0BXA2. OF KTHKI. THOMAS
Died November SO, 1919.
Though lit. Lincoln's winter breezes
Spoil thy grave of floral white
Vet we know thy spirit liveth
Tn Jhe land of- pure delight.
She had smiling face for mother,
When, she left this world of woe;
She was darling, there's no. other
Like my little girl I know.
Little flowers that she planted,
"Worth her tenderness and care
Seem to grow just-as she' wanted
Seem to be so sweet jind rare.
Could we call her back the pleasure
"Would be Jrreat. To bo alone
Today is bitter cups full measure
Life is empty, Ethel's gone.
By Mother Mrs. King Jefferson.
Eev. arid Mrs. T. L. Scott, 4543 St.
Lawrence avenue, who have been, con
fined to their residence for several
weofcs on account ef illness , are able
to be out again. ,
Ufl... 'ti;ll t. Aknui j. M-ftim f
If you tbnfb milk Is nearing- tW?
tarn a pliicli of baking soda often
.overcomes the difficulty and saves the
milk ns -well as the "day,! in the sea
son of many and nnexpectvl guests.
Trout a Cannibal.
Tjhe trmit "ls cannibalistic, feed
ing ion Its own kind wherj necessity
corupdfi, says the American Forestry
Magazine; and Jn-Jiuuierous Instances
when necessity des not -w)mpeL
m Besides, Few.Selieve.
Jud Tonkins, says a man who brags
about leaving office poorer than when
hp ratered" It rnerelyMrritates the bill
CHARLES E. STUMP, THE FAST TRAVELING CORRE
SPONDENTPORTHE BROA DAX, HAS FOR SOME
TIME BEENASKING IN THE SUNSHDC DOWN
TJt ft. I. VI -it ft
,ZT " -ri. -.n. man or not a
aaa, that, is tho question." Thia is
what concerns mj people all over this
country, and we are- - now asking
whether or not the-United States is
able to maintain its dignity and stand
uy mo uonstitution and its amend
ments, or shall they be trodden under
feet by some of our states or parts of
states. By men who declare that tho
franchise was- never intended that cer
tain of. its citizens should use.
We talk about anarchy, bolshcrism
and the like, but we are in the foes of
some of it almost in our own .country,
and let us pray tint God has placed it
so that a halt will bo ealliWl tnAnv
Let us prar that lvnehinir. m.
violence, illegal taking of human life,
Jim Crowism, segregation, and all them
other evils are now on their mr
where they belong and all over
America we will be able to exclaim
"Behold how- good and how pleasant it
is for brethren to dwell together in
unity." We pray that the time is
when man will Teeognite the" rights. of
man, and manhood will not be meas
ured by the color of the skin, nor the
kinks of the hair, but-by the heart, by
tho soul, by tho will, by tho mind, hv
the thought. Eaeh day,I am striving
to tune my mind in harmony with Cod
ana snapc my life according to God's
T do not believe that I should sit
down like a baby and depend on the
President of vthe United States, tho
Congress, the Republicans or any ono
else to tote me around like a baby,
but there are some things which T must
do for myself, and do them I wilL
I must see to it that my children arc
educated, that I inspire them to be
good ,true, American citizens exercis
ing all the rights of an American, by
using the franchise, by aspiring, to the
higher things in the gift of the nation,
and by being ready at any and all time
to die for Old Glory. "One flag, one
nation, one language, one God."
If I am not willing to doe for my
country, then I am unworthy of the
name of an American citizen, and I
should be as equally willing to dio for
all that is American. I want all that
every other American citizen wants,
and this should not be blamed. 1 have
never been in war, but my father was,
and that makes me an American sol
dier by relation. My father faced shot
and shell for his country ,and I would
have also, but will not here, and this
last time I had entirely too much
front, and had passed the age limit.
But there may yet come a time when
I will do my bit. I have done some
thing for I have all my money tied up
in war savings stamps and Liberty
Bonds. Can you expect any more of a
middlo aged "man!
There is now a great battle being
fought in our country, and I want
every Negro boy and girl to become a
soldier. It is a battle against illiter
acy and ignorance, and whenthis is
won there will be -something like a new
world. I may be too old to get .in the
army, yet X am going on the battlo
fields and in the trenches and saying
to tho young people stay on the firing
line and in the front line trenches un
til the victory is won, and you can
stand up a full fledged man with a full
developed mind, soul wilL I want my
mind in harmony with God.
Things may not be moving just as
yon would like to have them move, but
they are moving just the same, and
u nd this out from time, to
time. I have been going some, and at
the samo time I have been in a few
schools catching on here and there.
For when I wrote to you last week, I
was with that father of educators,
Prof. Nathan 3. Tpung, A. & 3L Col
lege, Tallahassee, Fla, and "believe me
.Intricacies of .a Watch.
It might le Interesting to the aver
age pntui who curries tt watch n a
matter of coursw, to know that It
comprises 175 different pieces, the
manufacture of which embraces ome
.2.400 different operation.
Do You Know Kapar?
The Borneo camphurwood or kaper
has. -a rpronounced cauiidior odor when
fresh: savs the American forestry
Magazine. It belongs to ;the djptero
carp family nearly all of ihe trees of
which are refclnous.
"" No Shortaoe
1 rented a house In the Street of
Dreams." sings a poet. Well, even, a
.poet.can pay the rent of thatklnd of
a jhousc Breton Transcript.
' '-. Concerning. Ideas,
.- An Ideai'llke a ghost (according to
tie namon,jtIoB3'jf ghosts), mast
be-".sp&n to a -Utile before It trill
T - Her Description.
-A' bright ten-year-old girl whose
.father was addicted to amatear pho
tosraphy, attended a trial at court the
other.dayf or the first time. This was
her -account of tbe Judge's charge:
TUe judge .made a lone speech to the
jory,of 12-fflen, and then sent them off
feto'.a little dark room to- develop.'
'" ' ' Oil ltl North .America.,
oilvwas inown -totha. ladlans and
-taed?iy them for meulcliml imrposes.
It was first obtained from tbe sarf ace
f creeks and as a proauct .
oralis, EdwlaXr Drake drilled: the skat
,I TjfeUJB the; 'Halted .Stales la Aagsst,
.-voica 'Ma. nn-f atr 1 h- btk iisr
everyve ell la Caaada Vas Bade la 1
ho is surrounded, by a fine faculty and
is doing & good .work. He is just do
ing things-, and he is taking his place
among tho men of the, ago in which
he lives, and will have a place in his
tory. ,Not a talker, but a doer.
It was a source of pleasure for me to
be .with tho people in and around Tal
lahasscej and it was on a Tuesday
afternoon that I toted myself down to
the 8. A. L. stablo to get started for
another part of the world. Well the
iron horse came in a little late, and
got his human cargo, and started out,
goyig but a short distance, when he
seemingly got tired of snorting so
much and stopped still. It was a long
time before he would move in fact
he just kept on pouting, and they had
to get another one, which made us
about two hours late. But the next
morning found me In Jacksonville, and
I went direct to.Cookman Institute,
and found them busy there dishing out
education. Then over to tho house of
President John E. Ford, D. D.f who
has just resigned from Leland Univer
I have told you o mueh about Dr.
Ford until it is all old now. He is
devoting his, time to Bethel Baptist
Institutional Church. He is a doer, and
I president of a convention in Florida.
But time will not permit mo to discuss
the convention just now, or church
work, for I am just as.full as full can
be, and I hope to let you have some
of tho information I ' have gathered
from timo to time. It seems that hell
has turned loose somewhere.
My people are doing somo good busi
ness in Jacksonville, but it is'nothing
to what it is going to be before we get
through with this world. I had the
pleasure of shaking hands with Major
Bamsey, who was at Tuskegec Insti
tute for so many years, but is now en
gaged in another big work in the South
Ho is devoting his time to uplift work.
Then a few minutes talk with Prof.
N. "W. Collier, of St. Augustine, Fla.,
and he is some man believe me. The
more I saw of him the better I felt.
Getting through with Jacksonville
for a littlo while for I am going back
to the place, I was soon on tho S. A.
L. headed for this place, live Oak, Fla.,
where I am to talk to the people ou
Founders' Dav of the Florida Memorial
College, with Prof. A. C. Curtright,
President. This young man came into
the world via Greensboro, Ga., and got
his education at "Walker Baptist Insti
tute, starting way back in the country,
and getting on some more at Morehouse
College, Atlanta, Ga., and then study
ing on some more at tno uni
versity of Chicago, where he will
yet get some more. He won him a
wife, and believe me he is doing some
real good work here in this place, and
his wife is right by his side.
I have met a few of our leading
preachers here. Bevs. H. K. nill, of
Orlando; L. N. Anderson, of Palatka;
H. "W. Long, of St. Petersburg; J. R.
Evans, of Miami; J. W. Fishburn, of
Jacksonville, and others. I enjoyed
being with them.
I heard the addresses, and now I am
ready to hear other things. I am look
ing forward to the meeting of the Sun
day School and B. T. P. U. Congress
in Kansas City, in June, the National
Race Congress in May, although I may
not betherc, and .then I would" like
to have the pleasure of attending the
Supreme Lodge of Knights of Pythias
in August, and may go o the Grand
Lodge in "Wilmington, N. C, in July.
These arc all great meetings. I am
going to have something to say to you
about Kittrell College, and Prof. G. A
Edwards in a short time. I am look
ing forward to many good things for
the future. Pray for me.
CHALES E. STUMP. .
Oram With Harmonics.
-Musicians find the dram an unsatis
factory instrument for lack o'f harmon
ic overtones. From India comes the
description of a drum the purchtucnt
head of which Is loaded with nirmJ
lierent composition containing finely
divided Iron. Such composition lies In
a central circle. Around tne edge a
second ring-shaped membrane Is se
cured and tbe effect of the loading Is
to produre good harmonic overtones.
Negroes Came Before Pilgrims.
Twenty negroes were brought " to
America In 1619. So. the negro baa
been an American one year longer
than the Pilgrim. ,
Chinese Water Chestnuts,
Water chestnut Is a same gives
saany times to tbe edible tnbers,-grown
la great quantities In China, that are
properly called tbe pl-tsl. and may be
eaten either raw or boned. Tbe real
water chestnut In China has the name
or Ilng-ko and Is one of the five food
grains grown there.
. Live Electric Plants.
There are In all about; SO species
ef electrical ;fisb, but the- electrical
properties oflontyave orslx Jiava
bees studied In detail. JChe best
known are various species "of torpedo,
belonging to the skate family .found la
the Mediterranean and. Adriatic seas;
the gymnotasd,, aatel Ifennd la the
regies of the Orinoco fn South Ameri
ca? the JHslapttTBrss, the jassh er
hhaaderer fisir-of e Arabia satire
ef the xne,.tbe Kiger. Seaogal and oth
er Africao rivers, aad varioas species
f skate fetesa, Jm she!
THE GIRLS1 DRESS
Young Ladles' Attire Should Be
Spotted Finery and Gay Colors Give
Appearance of Carelessness,
Fashion Critic Declares,
There Is every reason why a young
girl should strive to make herself at
tractive in appearance, says a fashion
critic In Good Housekeeping. The
trouble often is that her standard of
what Is attractive Is wrong. It Is a
mistake to strive to be conspicuous,
while It Is right to look charming,
neat and Inconspicuous. Cleanliness
and tidiness are two great factors.
The hair and bands should be Immacu
late, while great puffs of hair and
frowslness are never attractive. Spot
ted finery or gay colors give an appear
ance of carelessness and frivolity
which do not speak well for the busi
ness character of the Individual or the
work she Is likely to perform, where
as cleanliness and well-brushed and
becoming plain clothes inspire confi
dence and betoken a capable, self-respecting
There Is charm In well-arranged
hair and pretty clothes which, every
young girl should take advantage of,
jrat do not make the mistake of think
ing that exaggerated hair and fussy
clothes have charm, whether during
business hours or after. They have
not. There is a correct standard of
dress for business as well as for social
To be suitably dressed for, a given
occasion Is to be well dressed. Upon
the kind of work depends the cos
tume. If most of the time Is .spent
Indoors, tailored dresses are more be
coming than a shirtwaist and skirt.
If, on the other hand, the work Is out
of doors, a suit Is smarter. The orer
blotue now used, of the same shade
as the suit, has done away with the
bard line of demarcation between the
light waist and dark skirt, which
proved at all times unbecoming.
Whether a dress or suit, the secret of
smartness is simplicity of line and cut
Black, navy bine and brown are the
most suitable colors for business, for
they blend with their surroundings.
The epitome of good taste Is Incon
spicuous dressing. Well-dressed, well
bred women always wear plain street
clothes or tailored dresses during the
HANDSOME SPRING FUR PIECE
Stone marten of beautiful markings
and becoming color promises to be the
fashionable fur for spring wear. Jt
Will likely be worn well through the
FASHIONS IN BRIEF
Silk- envelope pocketbooks are "chic.
Paris Is pushing the cause of the
Gray organdie will be smart for
Afternoon frocks appear as lace
Paris looks with favor upon, hand
work of every kind.
Jeweled heels for shoes can be had
In many delightful designs. '
Fabrics rather than straw appear to
be the millinery success to date
Circular skirts and many side-plaited
ones make the sum total of sepa
Some of the new slippers are made
In sandal shape with .French heels
which are high and slender.
Lovely petticoats are now made of
Shetland wool. light as thistledown,
they are not relegated to the aged and
the ailing, as when In popularity for
merly. .Even the most fastidious girl
now admits them to her wardrobe. A
wadded satin petticoat is another com
bination of lightness, warmth and pret
tiness. It is wadded to about hip
length, the quilting being done In fancy
designs, such as large Interlaced cir
cles. These petticoats are popular
for motor wear.
Combinations of two and even three
materials appear In some of the pret
tiest spring, models. Bodice of one,
skirt of another, sleeves and girdle of
tbe third. If well chosen. In harmoniz
ing shades, the. final effect la simply
Chinaman Outdrsse 'Wesan, -la
China- the i-ea as a rale are jaors
ssjti i-vegnn: .'n dress this the wesaa.
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RESOURCES OVER $2,800,000.00
Highest New York Mountain.
According to the United States gee
logical surrey the highest mountain
In the state of New York is Mount
Marcy, a peak In the Adlrondacks,
which rises 6,344 feet aboTe sea level.
The average or main elevation of the
state, as estimated by the geological
survey. Is 900 feet.
Everyone tries to be clever, to cul
tivate Individuality nowadays, forget
ting to look Inwards first to see If
there Is anything of special original
ity to cultivate. A girl may. Indeed,
consider It good fortune If she finds
that there Isn't anything special, that
she will make Just the ordinary, nor
mal woman, with an Illogical fondness
for home, husband and children. It
Is really more original to be a domes
tic woman today than to be a pro
nounced specimen of any other type.
An Historic Forest.
The historical associations cuunectea
with the forest of Vallombrosa ax
very Interesting. It was founded la
the Twelfth century and given Its
name which. literally translated,
meaas "Shadowed Valley," by Saint
GlorvannI Gaulberto, says Nelson
Courtlandt Brown m the American
Forestry Magazine. It was founded
as a monastery and retreat for one of
the Benedictine order of monks, and
from its early Inception the monks
took great pride In caring for, culti
vating and replanting the forests.
Chess vs. Checkers,
Chess appeals to mature minds, and
wood supplies most of the accoutre
ments with which It Is played. Some
of the best are of ebony and boxwood,
but very satisfactory games may be
played with yellow poplar, bass wood,
walnut, maple and birch outfits, says
the American Forestry Magazine. Tbe
same holds true on checkers, but that
game usually Is rated a little lewer
than chess In scientific points, though
bo less an authority than Edgar Allan
Poe holds that as a mental exercise
of the highest and purest sort check
ers surpass -chess.
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Your Duty as a Citizen
Saving money isnot alone
your privilege and pleasure it
is your moral and civic duty as
a citizen. You should save for
a purpose, save by a plan.
Vm. Sail -uU Jactutew
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thus ou impede
Tjoar progress. N
Mang of ounoostssc
cessMcHeinsowied. tlKfr aosmite with bt
a single dollar, and
dollar is amplglai
enough for mat.
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And That Is Not Much.
Jud Tunklns says there have bees
tome specimens of propaganda that
yon couldn't attach any more Im
portance to than yon could to a val
Neither Is Satisfied,
a woman she looks like some
other woman and the chances are yon
make two women mad. the one yon
say It to and the one you say It about.
Perhaps He's Toothless.
Tbe Gotham poet, poor dull wight,
who said there Is no rhyme for "lob
sters." forgot the gustutlve delight that
eating' green corn off the cob stirs.
Removing Paint From Wood.
To rid room of bad odor give It a
coat of iMiInt or varnish. If a dead
rat or mouse cam the trouble the
odor will lust until the little creature
Is entirely dried up. Lye will take
off paint hut would Injure the wood
for applying paint to Inter. Use a
paint remover bought at a paint shop.
Japan's Floral Favorites.
In Japan the chrysanthemum Is re
garded as'the queen of flowers, being
the Imperial crest, but the cherry blos
som Is revered as tbe national flower,
representing the people
Fine Country Unappreciated.
The most singular platean In the
world Is in the Island of Papua. Tho
plateau Is elevated 0,000 feet above the
sea. and there are summits towering
6,000 feet higher, but the close proxim
ity of the equator has covered the
great plain with luxuriant vegetation.
The climate Is a perpetual May, birds
sing In every bush and the only ani
mals are a Tew marsupials, such as
ground kangaroos and opossums.. Yet
this' lovely region Is literally deserted.
The million Papuans live in the swel
tering coast jungles and only occa-'
slonally stray to the uplands.
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