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__o___. ____ BUTTE, MONTANA, FRIDAY. MAY 30, 1l4112. N I.
WOI1AN'S CLUB NOTES
The Afro-American Woman's Club.
The club met on April 29th t the
idence of Mr. and Mrs. Parsons,
ch member was entitled to invite
e guest and all respondled. The
eeting with an address by Mrs. M.
.Davis. The next on the programme
as an address by Rev. Jordan Allen
n "'Progress of Women's Clubbs;"
bird, Mrs. Tate; fourth. Prof. Par
symphony odc~hestra; next fol
by Mrs. Parsons, accom
Mrs. Bullet; reading ny
os, subject, "Progress of
piano solo, Mrs. J. Bill
'f Moses Dixon," read by
Jones; select readiing by
Curd; solo by Miss May
ucky Babe;" selection b~y
n club; solo by Miss
t, "Because." Mrs. Jose
read a paper on "Club
said: Our position today
g, sadl and full of hope.
of today have for the moat
been slaves, but their 'on
that institution is close.
sed. that they are the legi
of most ot its unhappy
t yet we are full of hope'
because we are producing
now pressing hard upon
Whose spirit will be forever
the bliths of lprejudiice andl
portunity which has so
Med ours. We believe in
and that womanhoodl
be bound by the narrow
f[ race or creed. Our woman's"
of today believe in the elevation
-do purification of the home. In
past our women have not been able
give proper atentiot. along that line.
late census declares that nearly
sety out of evry one hutndred .c..I
,"ai women in America go out to
wort by the day or week or take work
Into their homes. btut this honest toil
aot tell more against our worth
and welfare than the' luxurious last'
and idleness of the mulltipliled thotu
we might namve. As a collec~ttv.'
ear women's clubs are inaugurating
the establishme'nt of kindergartens.
day nurseries and Indu~strial classes
which are least beginning to do some
thing to supplant lt.' tac-k of attet iotn1
which working motheris are' unabie
tn give to their children and their
homes. No ('lass of women in America
have made such sacrifices u~ndter such
impediments for the' cuiltur andd
cation of their childrten as have ours.
until today in the high schools of thet
leding cities th.rohughout the- northl and
In the leading colleges and .ini versi
tie's oif America. our sons and daught
ers are dividing honors with the befit
brain andl culture which white' women)'i
of this coumntry have been ablet to pro
du1ce throughottt thtelr generations - ft
Ilnirampled opporitunities. Out women
of today have produced types of beauty
unrivaled elsewhere in America or in
the world, a faithfulness and fidelity
unsurpassed, a sweetness of voic'e and
grace of movement seldom equaled.
We are aectumulating ptroperty. b~uild
ing characters. getting ed(uct-aion.
wealth and culture. but with all our
progress we have in America today
a race problem. The representatives
of the people sit in Washington it'3
marble halls andl make a football ouit
oIf the constitutional rights (of ten mil
lions of American citizens and free
men, with the crime of disfranchist
ehisemeut form of jim-crow ism1is,
either engrafted in constitutionts of
the Southern stales art' sustainied lI1.
a birutal public sentiment tihtre' andl
aequiesence of sentiment in lit'e north.
no less cruel and unkind. butt sonici ofl
uts remember other days when in our"'
captivity we were notliket the Baugh1
ters of Babylon. who hung their harp
"Pon the willows, we sang, and had
faith. WVe do not hang our harps up111n
the willows now. We still h~ave falith
and hope inthe future. but yeCSI lac`'V
our honor, sport and toy, of t.'llitI
in tiiolN~ored woman who seek to
stand in tlhe true strength of the nobi
lest womanhood. I confess that we
woulda mucah rejoice if the solemn
dlirge that is bornae to us through news
papers every lay of negros lynche'd
for alleged assault upon01 white white
women couaald be chanlgedi to the sweet
hiarmnyoi of the negro nen dlying in
dlefense ot the honor and protection
of their women. I say again we would
rejoice. I tear not enough negro men
are (dying or are willing to die for this
cauase. The destiny of America today
sits upon the lap of Americ'an woman
hood. For the last three months we
have been deeply painedl at wails that
have come to us through the news
plapers. baooks anal magazines from at
,most every section of this country,
from (our fair sisters who seenm ti be
sane upon almost every subject until
tthe btgabioo of the race question Is
approached in some women's clubs.
From the very nature of the case they
hay.e the American press, where their
feelings and opinions are freely aired.
We do not seek to enter clubs com
poased of white women with the hope
oat levelling social barriers, nor do we
desire to have white women come into
(lar clubis composead of colored women
in a patronaizing way. It the home life.
scale aof the moral atmosphere that
surrouands peop~le of the couantry, is not
naot what it should be. the poison pen
etrates the homes of the very best
whiite peopale oIf the copntry, many oIf
whoam disadain tao meet aapon terms of
gealeaity. for mutaual coiiference and
coo~peration toaday. It is not our ig
norance or Ilavity or deagradlatioan thatt
is so maach opplosedl throughout the
north andl soauth, it is only we come
quialifieda with character andl acultuare to
take our pllace siade by siade with the
woamen oaf this country if (last we meet
with the adoor slanamead in (oar face, bait
thac aoloread women of America. many'
of wihom are as maaah white as they
are colaored,. will resist. c'ontenad sal
vancead aaia will ((aver 'onlsenlt to an
inferior talalcea or atrms fraam those
whao ara notl likae thair ancestors anal
wiha c'annoat (c(aim suaperiority' uplon a
higher graoundl thaai the mere acciadent
oIf bairtha with faith and (c(((rage baaildl
iag upon01 thae fouandation wea are lay
iang, we will ian vyears to c'aome give our
aounltr ('tie baest fruaits of oaar woman
haaaad aaad place1 siada lay sidea withi the
v'a'av (igheast anad best that Anua-rican
waa anaaaha oat is abalae to parodu ace.
AMONG THE LODGES.
faar thea ensauing yeaar aaa firast Tuaesdaya
(eveaiaag in .Jana'.
Eastern Star L~odlge wvil haave their
instalaaltion oan next meaeting. The
oaffia'ars e~lectead are as follows:
Waorthay Matron. Mirs. W. M. Birth
Assaaciatead Matraan. Mrs. H. C. Par
Assistant Matron. Mrs. Jenkins.
('aaaalaaatress. Mrs. Salinaa Estes.
Mrs. Sam Jones.
,%ssoa;'jateal Cona(aacta'ass. Ma's. EnIs
P'a'atro. HI. P. Fagaan.
Other a'a aicars waill laa atataaiaatla fa'oni
The Household of Ruth.
Ol-glaaiza-a a loadga amnaag atha wives
anal adaaaghters of till Oala Fa'((aws. The
aafaaa'rs are as faallows:
Mosat Noblte Gove'rness.N I's. W. 11.
II ia-ll righta
Naalala (aava'rnla'5. Miss Mary Davis
Higtia Naalila (Governa'ss. Di rs. 1. S
NN'aaaila' Iia- (lalai'r Mrts. It. ('.
Fla-lat' liar. aron
ýtatal.-l I'-ý.- NI a.. S. lV-a- as.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
AND HdIS NEW HOME.
South Weymouth, Msas, Divided
Over Famous Negro as Sum.
South WVeymouth, Mass.--This town
is in a ferment over the prospect that
Booker T. Washington, the Negro
Moses, will lbe a summer resident this
season. Sentiment Is divided over the
desirability of having him as a neigh
bor. Many citizens do not seem to
like the plrospect, while others express
the belief that the town should feel
honored by Mr. Washington's pres
It has just dleveloped, moreover, that
the estate was not purchased hy Mr.
WVashington. but for him by W. H.
Baldwin. Jr.. of New York. who is
plresidlent of the Long Island railroad.
and deeply interested in Southern edu
c-ational work. A local real estate
agent was asked to condtutt the nego
tiations shortly after Mr. Washington
had been here and Inspected the prop
erty, and the papers, which were
plassed March 20, 'sere made otut in
Mr. Baldwin's name.
The C. Oliver Loud estate, the prop.
erty in question, is one of the most
dlesirable in the town. It is located on
a corner lot, andl in a very quiet and
exclusive section. Connected with it
Is a small stable and a hennery.
Is Looking for Rest.
When asked concerning the prop
erty Mr. Washington denied that he
had purchased it. He said:
,i have putrchased no house of any
--haracter whatever In Massachusetts,
am not intending to do so and am not
able to lbuy one. For several years I
have tented a small cottage In Massa
chusetts during the rummer so that I
coultd be near the work whic-h I uat
ally (devote myself to during that sea
son. There is no truth whatever in
A friend of the edu~cator explained
that Mr. Washington dlevotes nearly
all the summer to work in the North.
where two oIf his children are being
educ-atedl. andI that he (desires a quilet
sp~ot at whtichtol ( rest and where he
might tI( free Ironm newspapers. tele
phtones andl telegraplh. His suimmer
home is now be(ing refitted andl will b~e
readl) for olccupantcy by May 1.
Mr. Baldwin Explains.
Mr. Baladwin. wheni asked why he
hadt p~ur'hased( the p~ropert y for Mr.
''I bought the pro'0ertty-it is a very
sniall louse--so Mr. W~ashington. who
has to4 4' itn tite North luring the sum
mer' ' could 1 ave some4 pltace to make
his home. 11ere'tofore to has had to
goo to4 11h4 hot11s and~ (0ould not4 v'ery
welt talie his famnity with him. I am
a trust ee of Wash ington's school. Tie.
kegee. and It was onrly- to help along
Itoe good w ~or k that I have bought
this4 pla44e4. I have no t4t givent the hou',i
to MIr. \V'ashingg In. 1411 nlcl allow himt
to make his home th44(e when h~e. is in
111e Northt. I ant sortrIy thereti has lteen
s0 tetlt(h 1)41111i(ty V 40r this matter.''
Young Peter Jackson Wins.
Italt imore4. Md1.. Mlay 2.-The blout
last night be tweet) YVotng Peter lack
son and~ lacrry Walsh oif Canada was
s114toppl at 1144(4 441l of114 tenth rotund
bythe r10 4fi'ree. who1( award'4edl 1114 4e
cision1 144 .Jackson4t. Walsh was Irt'
ti ally k t0to'4'4 44(11.
New England Dinner.
andt Mts. Iluottey W\aldl444t ant Mr- andl
Nilis. lamt .14nes'5 thetai' 111'lliting 4(11114
l(44t(4s44ti4't- atrrtngi'd in Now EtIrlail I
114s14444 1414d I e('44it14' with I -UP.! 01ii
A 144gil) (nii4tsat j111il4'(' will L.' 14411
in tit) i~ttla . t;a . in I4410 Its . obj4 t
wijll i4'14 to s ale t.' I li' 44 t 'o~sill'"' 5 o4w
DANISH- WEST INDIES
Interesting Facts Concerning the Effect Upon Our
Ice teen anxiously awaiting an ex
pression fi-om the thoughtful writers
onl lilt ig issues, as touching the an
nexation1 of the Danish West Indian
Islands. tiearing upon the Negro tle
ment whic-h composes nearly the bulk
of populat ion in St. Thomas. St. Croix
and St. John. Espet-iallh have I cx
pectedl to hear fronm the West India
islanders themselves, of whom there
are not a few in this country. Failing
to be thus gi atified. my pen is dlipped
antI the following is jotted, being
based from and upon personal knowl
edge, intimate acqttaintance and cor
The American people are doing a
great guessing on this annexation
qtuestion and are anxiously awaiting
developments of the Copenhagen.
Washington negotiations, They ap.
pear to be extrenmely reticent and re
fties to express an opinion to foreign
ers, particularly to those who they
think are of West Indian birth, or
who shotuld by chance happen to be a
newespaper correspondent. It has.
however, been ascertained that the
merchants would be satisfied with the
change, pirovided St. Thomas remain.
a free port, as it is at present, and no
lines of distinction are to be drawn on
account of color.
The ratification of the treaty, ap
proved by the Senate of the Unite'd
States, in reference to the transfer,
has advanced through its first stage,
The I.ansthing. or tipper house or Dien
mark's national legislative body, has
approved] it bty the small majority of
four in a toal of sixey-four votes,
The St. Tomians.
The better informedl islanders, which
makes tup about si- en-tenths tof the
pioptulation. are Negroes; anti these
are bietter informed than any othet
mnti of color, anti they are watching
the movements in Porto Rico and
('ubs: attd in fact, all legislation in the
United States-state and national-as
affecttintg thte Negro in lifte, proprtyli .
attd generlt puristiit tof happtintess.
Her Export., Etc.
Excep~tting itay rum andI bay toil. the
txpttrts tire piratitcbally nothing. At St..
,John abouttt I itS? prttsoits obitain their
tivilihotod ft-tin titrninig thart-oal. The
thief rsottc itotf the islaitd is itt the
ti-ailing interists anl shipping ittsi
tress. TIe ii. ry dotk is owned bty a
Itritisth sytlictiteit anti dotis a goodl
titsiness. St-vt-rat shilp chanttlers itf
Negrot maniagienitn aire of tirst-tlass
rating. At irt-sint Detnmark~ is i-tnt
titt-l ii to ay a vearly ot-ttitiutioin itf
$tittititi as a supp~ly toit nake up hetr
t-lit-it. This tart no~t loitg btt enduireid.
anit thit til-lichants cottsidlir it inivi
tinle, aun intheii near fuittiri- tnic
tuinr -Anlt-ri' in itontr-ti. htut with alt
ithis, they at-i vtry tittli ii diisplttaseid
frontiht t ni I ~i-tI Startes ilirt-irruing
Ameiricati utist-sas in Itortl ltii-t. Tiit
thing iftt taiff will itivcl itt furl St
Thomtnas. liIthinig is titlhtitwn toi rte
islanudirs aim I -.mit-i art list itutitiit is
it iii sitid.1i a rn-nite tot thlit-r
tights artL mit ilt-gis andi as ill lit smut
tli et niti- iil i ist-anit - fur-. Vithl a
gir't itt'111 tlti ,- lt i fit lii ii olb }i W iltsi
The Race Qiu~stiofl.
Asit . I ll ,si 'I' liji -it 1'ttli tl.. tit lt i
lit-,- ii it 'uitti - tinnu i-n Ib'-.. I -a
at tiialt. It, ntt of t lt 1' ii t,11,
a St. Thotmian who speaks with appar
ent anti equal fluency, the English.
French, tGerman and Danish languages.
Prof. Itlyden. now in Africa, we give as
an example-a St. Thontian-edlucated
at Oxford, Cambridge, and others I
If we come under the American
flag, how will we be looked upon by
the American people especially those
of the South?" asked Mr. . a
prominent merchant, and a Negro, on
the Island of St. Thomas. in a recent
communication received from him.
"Please tell me the truth and the
whole of it. for we are anxious to
know itust what our status would be.
IWe are sending our children to Europe
to be edtucatedl. where they are re
ceived andi treated with the respect
diue them. Though we are negroes.
we have the refinement and education.
just the sanme as a whtite man, and we
feel to be his equal. We can go to
England or on the continent without
entbarrassmient or discrimination. Can
yout mention a hotel in New York. St.
Louis. Washington City or any other
of your aristocratic anti swell cities
where we would (tare register? Again,
if we were lto conme tunder American
rule, our trade mtist be with America.
Now. could we go to the United States
to make purchases withoutt being hti
miliatetd? Say, answer me:'
We know not what this country will
do. But shottld the United States ac
quire these islands. judging from the
foregoting fas quoted from the letter
teceived. she will have a more diffi
('tlt problient to solve in the race ques
tion than she has ever hadl before.
As a rule, the residents expect an
nexation. atni are prerha lug to meet
anti battle with the inevitable; but
they art' determined to kinow. anti that
at once, the oiutc-ome of the negotia
tions whitch have been tunder way for
nearly three years. It is generally
bielievedi that, should the Unitedl States
atcqttire St. Thomas anti the two other
islattdsi. thi- gtivernoir of Portot Ricot
will i- ptat-etd in tcharge with isiwer to
aplintttt stubordlinates. Thi- officers of
the gtivernmeint art- ustually Danish
subije-ts. irre-spect-ive oif rat-i itr coltor.
On t his act-ottnt they ito titt -xpeti- to
sticc-eed thei re'tiring lPanes. nor be
stiljict-tdt tot Amerit-an i-at Ii- prejudice.
Thei etnt is not yiet. "The sit-onti woe
is last. antd bhtild.ti thi- thirdi woe
l'ului .:t truly- ('. 0. Ii. THOMAS.
GRADUATE WITH HONORS.
Mis-t- It-si it Wtsitiot Ii antt Mr. Wit
haiti tttt-tt,i ta-i of thi- tptoutlar anti
eltt, w aill h'railiati- frotmt liii- High
tSih-o-uanduitu teciviti thei-ri' dipitltma Jie
'Ii -at ltt ill grtduati wt-itistr gh at tits
'-lot I is as w-i-l ktnoa-t almost itn lutte
is 1i1i It-iIa. utd htier tialty fria-ndis
hi t.-h ta Kill-t -ti- aat vlit-ie of ta11.
Niegroes Becoming a Factor in Or
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