???G??>??. DECKMMKIt ai, IPIO.
(Continued From First Psge.)
more we whiled away the time and
then tiring of the scene we board?
ed the car to return to Los An?
se Walker had in
vited us and some friends to take
an automobile ride thiough the
etreets and suburbs of Los A:
and we returned in plenty of time
for the trip. He has been in busi?
ness as a tailor for seven?
employe 16 people, one of whom
is a Japanese, three colored a:
Otkera White Me has been mar?
ried ten years, and he pays
tal of one hundred and fifty dollars
a month. He began at tWOOd
lars per month four?? s ago.
Tin: RJ Bfl OF Tin?: MIL
?nsisted of Mr. Begone
J. T. Hill. Mr
of tl? g. The finest pat?
visited ami ? ?? occupied by
: mg air i?
? rpetual immer
was indeed boOrOQjj
we dosed our eyes to u
if tkl ion from hard work in
to easy rest In I
an unreal f
would pass away with the coming of
A QOROBOU8 ENTERTAIN ?
were here In the flesh
with colored friends surrounding us.
where we wer?? foot loose and fancy
l*ho trip ended, we found
ourselves at the residente on a cor?
ner. Tenth and Albany streets, they
saM. We got out and walked up
the eteps. An electric light shown
In the porch, and with the opening
of the door we stepped in the pas?
sage way. ?lore lound
ed for the t eg. There was
wealth and ??
The inside attinga *
hard wood. The doable parlors had
G nn Fast Indian
e, w ith its ri. h tap
mahogany fittings, its beautifully
Ohadi eOOtly par?
lor furniture, a piano that r.
I by "Hllnd
A WE \I.THV WESTERN
in a full dress suit,
ushered ns ap to a be 1-rooin, ad
Ming from a suit of under?
wear to a collar, if we <!?
? f it after our 01 drive.
of luxury in the home
?if a : man. It was treatment
ugly in wltb the mag
:t oa torte lament orktch
us by the local
white committee as a member of the
American H ? .ation of
a ??:?a??a??.?: oribtdi
We arranged our toilet and then
as the guest of the evening
e magnificently decorated din?
ing room of the Owens' mai
? we saw a table spread i:.
ing with the best rules prevailing in
ng hotels of the country
W?? ?....i bee? In these hotels and
.re la a position to know. ????
the waiter wore a full dress suit and
we were ueh-red to the right of
our host. .?oukl you believe it?
Here w.? . ?it In
accord and on a level with that ac
ed to us by the wealthy people
of this country. Here we w.
the midst of colored Mesata, nun
of proal] niture and refine?
ment, odaoatod men.
POWER BEHIND THE ???
Mrs. Owens did fur?
ther than to superintend this
i.uous repast tendered to the
colored ? .itive among that
rast gathering of wealthy men from
all over the country. At each plate
was a souvenir card, which bore the
?mame of each guest so that there
cou M not be any confusion in the
aaelgnmcnts. Those who were there
were the host. Mr. BokOTl C. Ow?
ens, Mr. John Mitchell, dr.. Mr. Ow
ens Rendn::. U?v. J. T. Hill, Ph. D..
Captain F. H. Crumbly, Dr. A. C.
Garrett. Dr. J. S. Outlaw. Mr F
M. Roberto, Mr. C, W. Wickliffe. Mr
J. W. Palmer and Rev. W. ?
A FEAST FOR THF GODS.
Each guest was served with a
whole spring chicken, and then the
courses followed. Sparkling cham?
pagne added to the zest of the en
tertainm. i.t. and the conversation
.ame animated. Eleven o dock
and then two!?.? .? ao quickly
that it seemed that an hour had he
come only fifteen minutes long. Dr.
Booker T. Washington has many
friends on the Pacific coast, and the
conversation finally gravitated to
him. Mr. Owens is a most unpre?
tentious individual of the "good
time" variety. He is approachable
and from one end of tbia southern
A Happy New Year To All ! ! !
Old Santa, Dear Old St. Nick met all the Boys and Girls at the
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2/0 E. Broad St, Richmond, Va.
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city to the other is Known as
A QUggfllON OF RICHES.
made an inquiry about his fin?
ancial condition. It was while we
conversing with one of the col
orod citizens of this locality. "Well."
said be, ''you seo Bob Owens has
made some bad investments, but he
is well-to-do." "What Jo you sup
poeo he is worth?" we queried. "I
suppose," safd he, "that he ana his
mother are worth about $800,000."
While conversing with Mr. Owens at
the table thst night, he told of an
Incident in his career.
WANTED TO BUY WHOLE
He went into a saloon kept by a
wTiite man on one of the prominent
streets in Los Angeles, and he and
his friend were refused a drink. H??
?illy said that this was not h
in? to hie credit, but the matter hail
aunrmj him that he went to the
proprietor of the building in which
the saloon was I and as?
certained the price of the place,
lb? took an option on it for
$300,000. When the proprietor of
the saloon learned of it he Was
mightily worried and lost no tune
in finding Mr. Owens, who now had
It in his power to break up his busi
nesa. It is needless to say that he
had no trouble about being accom?
modated in thst saloon again.
After enjoying that sumptuous re?
past st Mr. Owens' residence, we
were ready and willing to believe
that he was worth a million dollars.
LEAVIW, LOS ANC
Finally we were carried to our
lodRing place in the automobile of
Dr. Outlaw, and within five minutes
thereafter w'o were In the "Land of
Xod." With the dawn of Sunday
came the final preparations for our
trip to San Francisco, and at S
o'clock. surrounded by faithful
friends, who had been enthusiastic
over our stay here, we waived a
farewell from the end of the pala?
tial Pullman Parlor car as it pulled
out for an all-day and part of the
night ride to Ssn Francisco.
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