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That California toper, who was despond
ent over not being able to quit the liquor
habit and who poured morphine in his soup
and after eating died soon thereafter,
despite of past futile efforts finally succeed
in quiting the drink habit.
It took twenty-five years prayerful con
sideration as to whether the Sunday Clos
ing Law should be enforced in Seattle, but
the law finally won out and we suspect it
will be twenty-five years more before
another change will be made.
Purify our English by eliminating slang
and profanity is the watchword in Seattle
just now and it is a good thing. The man
who stands round talking to others always
smeting one vile oath after another is in our
opinion a bit weak under the hat.
John Sharp Williams, the Mississippi
misrepresentative in Congress is still howl
ing about this being a "a white man's coun
try." If the men who own the country
come no nearer being "white" men on gen
eral principles than Williams then we pity
the country and its future.
With the hope of getting something for
nothing, only that and nothing more, was
responsible for hundreds of Seattle women
jaming a dry goods store last Monday,
many of them even risking their lives,
Better not get the thing cheap than to have
have to take a chance like that to get it.
He or she who is able to say of his fel
low men, ' 1 have their confidence and this
I want to retain, for any amount of money
is a small thing when compared with a
man's honor and good name," has found
the key to the closed sesame of public con
fidence and such a person is one of God's
The reject9d suitor, who shot himself
dead on one of the streets of Seattle in the
presence of the girl whom he wanted to
marry, but who did not want to marry him,
probaly has saved the state the expense
of maintaining him for years at one of the
insane asylums, which was something of a
consideration on the part of the young love
Mrs. Maggie Walker, of Richmond, Vir
ginia, president of one of the colored
banks, is one of the two women presidents
of banks in the United States.
It is our daily prayer that the bill to
prevent Negroes from enlisting in the army
and navy will become a law. Let the Ne
gro take some other road to heaven. —St.
Chief Yeoman A. B. Conquest is in Se
attle trying to recruit colored men in the
navy. The men are wanted as stewards
and mess attendants.
Every man has two educations— that
which is given to him, and that which he
THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
gives to himself. Of the two kinds the
latter is by far the most valuable. Indeed,
all that is most worthy in a man he must
work out and conquer for himself.—Lyn
The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
of Chicago have incorporated a company to
build a hall in that city. The capital
stock is $50,000 and is more than half sub
scribed and paid up.
Mrs A. P. Boyer who for years has been
the only woman undertaker in Chicago
died last week. Mrs. Boyer was the only
woman of our race in the undertaking bus
Dr. Daniel H. Williams, our eminent
skilful surgeon, was hurriedly called to
Tuskegee, Ala., last Tuesday to perform a
surgical operation on the wife of one of the
professors of Booker T. Washington's great
school. Word reaches Chicago that the
doctor has successfully performed the op
eration and that the lady is doing well. It
is grealy to the Negroes' credit and one of
the best signs of race advancement and
self reliance to note how the Negroes in all
intelligent cen ers are calling on well fitted
men of their own race to perform those
difficult and dangerous operations which
but a short time ago it was generally
thought none but the most skilful white
men could perform, and it is a pleasure to
know that these professional Negroes are
not disappointing those who depend upon
Dr. Booker T. Washington in a recent
conversation with an ambitious young Ne
gro of New York, mads this observation:
"My boy, if you would think less and say
less about your color, perhaps other people
might say less and think less about it. Ask
for success and advancement because you
are a deserving man instead of a desiring
black man. Think it over.''
SUCCESS IN THE FACE OF HILLS
A man never knows what he can do un
til he is put to the test, the same of a race.
Hills of difficulty have stood out one af
ter another before our race ever since
emancipation (a thing some speak of soft
ly) , but despite all obstacles we have suc
ceeded, and will continue to succeed.
There are noble men and women of the
Afro-American people whose success stands
ont in bold relief, as an inspiration and ex
ample for all those who would learn the
ways of life.
Success, what is success? Success is a
well rounded life. It may be found in the
millionaires' avenue or in the laborers'
street. Every man is a successful man
who lives for the best interest of his fellow
men. The world may not call this success,
but it is the noblest kind.
In our race we can count such men by
the thousands. They are the bone and
sinew of the race. They have comfortable
homes, happy families and make money
enough to meet their obligations.
The home is managed by a house-wife
February 22, 1907
who systematizes all her work. From
these homes come the boys and girls who
are filling trades, professions and business
houses throughout the land. Their num
ber is increasing. A wonderful race have
we to climb over the hills with such forti
tude and pleasure.—Cleveland Journal.
Dr. H. C. Faulkner, the missionary and
medical doctor of Monrovia, Liberia, Africa,
died on Dec. 11 of pneumonia. He was
city physician, coroner, college physician,
health officer and a few other things for
the city of Monrovia.
The report is reiterated and given out as
positive that Dr. E. H. Robinson has
won his damage suit against the American
Car & Foundry Co. The suit was $10,000,
--000 for the enfringment on patent rights
on car wheels.
The Negro Conference held at Columbia,
S. C, last week was a decided success.
There were 200 delegates and visitors pres
ent. The plans put in operation for the
betterment of the race are sure to help.
The speech by Booker T. Washington, was
listened to by Gov. M. T. Ansel, Judge Ben
net, ex-Gov. D. C. Hayward and other
prominent whites, besides thousands of his
More than 11,000,000 pieces of mail went
astray in the United States last year
because they were not directed even well
enough for the experts to decipher the
names and addresses. Millions of this
immense total went to the dead letter office
where a lot of it was opened, the addresses
of the writers ascertained and the letters
or packages returned. But in good many
cases the writer's address is never found
and the letter is really "dead" when nei
ther the sender nor the prospective receiver
can be discovered. Assist. Postmaster Gen
eral DeGraw wants to get people into the
habit of writing their own address on the
outside of envelopes. This, he says, would
save trouble for all hands, as the letter, if
defective in address, could be returned at
once to the writer. This simple precaution
would save a piece of mail from an early
death and burial in the dead letter office.
—Kansas City Star.
LIGHTS AND SIDELIGHTS.
"What do you think of this theory o
living out of doors ?"
' It all depends on whether you leave the
house voluntarily, or are put out."—De
ttoit Free Press.
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The Orator—l believe that the great
body of American people are gentlemen."
Voice in the rear—You're wrong. TJielast
census shows that over half of them are
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Roundsman Coogan—Stop that speedin' or
I'll have yez pulled!
The Amateur Chauffer—Wait till we
break down, cap, and you can have us