Newspaper Page Text
The White MansIdea of Heaven
A spacious apartment, richly fur
0lshed. in the center of Which is a
magnificeflt throne, the base of
which contaiflu a stone trom every
European country in the late World.
Seated upon that throne is the White
heir presumptive, surronded on either
.;de by blue eye'i Saxons. arik of,
s d on either side of ihn thronie are
I.,?bgs of all nations (except Af lca,
vpaia1 and Hayti) hung in graceful
fr'djc about the tlhrone. lmeultliat..ly
in front of the heir presumptive and
h, a.s( iates ar company tat white
gportl, with ha-.-: s trimblei. tdifos
other heave*-,!.' inistruments tire
p: ; : ;ng for the dificatle, anql delecta
tion of the king to be-perhapa. Kip
ling's "White Man's Burden," which
has been set to music by one of the
white angels who was an instructoc'
in music when on earth. Soon this
charming selection gives place to the
national anthems of all the European
countries, and another company of an
gels. all white-five from each coun
try form a circle around the heavenly
orchestra and unite their mellifluous
voices in singing these patriotic airs.
After which a few fire works are set
oil and when this is over the heir pre
winiptive arises from the Wool sack
and waving his royal hand for silence
makes a short address in which he
takes occasion to pay a graceful tri
bute to the Anglo-Saxon race, its
prowess in war, its progress and en
terprise in peace and its great human.
The speech is received with three
mousing angelic cheers and shake the
rsfters of the New Jerusalem and
make stars twinkle. This over the
heir presumptive descends from the
throne attended by his associates
and a body guard of grenadiers-six
footers, form a line of march. The or
chestra strike up "See the Conquering
Hero Comes" and the procession
starts for the Negro departmentf
sirthaed abgou nieplagumest fromh the
foruathed aegou dieepartment whichei
camp of the white Christians. Ar
riving at the gate the courier of the
heir presumptive announces the royal
presence to Director General Brown
of the Negro Depatanent, who, after
making his abeisance to his highness.
the heir preseumptive, orders the gate
to be thrown open and taking his
place behind the heir presumptive,
conducts him and his retinue into the
square, where are gathered all the
dark races of earth. On the aproach
of the greatw hite chief and his com
pany the plack and parti colored
brethren and sisters form a line on
either side of the wide avenue and
with right hands extended at an angle
of 45 degrees, salute the great white
chief and his company of angels.
saints and arch angels. The great
chief expresses a desire to hear the
black brethren sing, whereupon Di
rector General Brown gives a signal
and about 500 black brethren dressed
in black surplices and red turbans
form a circle in the center of the
square. A huge blackboard suspend
ed in midair and within range of the
singers' eyes containing the music
and the words in all the dialects and
languages spoken by these black
Christians is lowered and the first
number on the program is the sacred
song, "Give Me Jesus," the first stan
Oh, when I come to die, Oh, when I
come to do,
Oh1 when I come to die, give me
come to diesas of which are:
Glve me Jesus, give me Jesus,
You may have all this world.
GiVe me Jesus.
All the blacks except the Indians,
Fillifpit5o5 Mohammedans, Chinese
lad Japanese joined heartily in the
sinting, When it was over the great C
White chief directed the chamberlain p
to distribute among the sable choris- p
ters 50 tlents of gold and 50 talents t,
at silver, After which he descended ii
to make a short address in which het
tomplimented the black brethren on s
their neat appearance, on the order- n
Ie and cleanliness of their depart- J
sent, their docility and meekness and P
'* excellence of their music. l
He told them that Heaven was a II
Ng Place and a nice place to live in p
tad that he hoped they would appre
tlate the privileges that had been A
liven them of taking up their abode N
ur- jwith white people. He dwelt at.
ulry on thesin of ambition and ab
ot jdthem by all that was holy to
ry beware of the tempter and be satis
Id. fled with their lot. *,Michael," he
te said, "had paid the Penalty of his
er rash ambition to become a ruler and
)r, had been ejfected'" 'I oa black breth.
re ren," said he. are the hapipiest peo
a, pie in heaven today. The magnificent
iii song You ha-, sung indicate the
iy state of Your minds and discovers
id the fact that you are satisfied to leave
te larger concerns of this celestial and
.a blessed life to us. This is well and
.E, most creditable to Your Christian pi
a- ety and character." The Indians, P11.
p. lipinos, and Morammedans. Chinese
:h and Japanese did not enthuse over
eo this speech and stood looking into va
c, cant space, but their countenances
is were a study. The blacks raised a
.e cheer at its conclusion and then sang
n another song the chorus of which was
s* Look up Yonder what I see
s. A milk White angle after me.
y Giory, glory, halleujah.
a Then the white Christians reformed
s.the line of march and returned to the 1
twhite folks' haven convincedJ that the
color line in the new Jerusalem wasi
k as complete a sucess as the most ex
e clusive white Christian on earth could I
e wish. On reaching the Holy of Ho- I
I.lies the great white chief caused his I
a chief scribe to write the following l
message to the white Christiani
churches of Europe and America:
Tenth Moon, Fourth Alvin.
To the Christian Churches of the
yuad Brethren in the Lord
yuadall our fathers' children. It 'I
hath been said in times of old that
there is an indiscriminate gathering ii
around the throne of all the various c
peoples of the earth, But this is not a
the real truth for since the Anglo
they have introduced many reforms,
and made many changes which have
beenr conducive to the happiness of
a1 the diversified peoples here abid
ing, Under our wise and beneficient
rule we have separateii the blacks
from the whites giving the former s
section of the kingdom which on ac
countof its equable climate is particu
larly adapted to their needs, Here
they are happy and contented and j
grateful for the many blessings
which .heaven hath showered upon i
These on earth who contemplate e
visiting this Kingdom may now do so re
without the slightest fear of coming it
in personal contact with the blacks
this is a white mr'n's heaven,. 01
(Signed) REX IV ri
Mike.- -Gaul, prmir
BRUCE GRIT. s
I'Special to the Advertising Business
Men of the State.
This paper is publishedj in the ln.
terest of the colored citizens of the
state. It is backed by the very
best colored men of the state and
any adlvertising matter given us will
be highly appreciated. We will guar
antee that you will be weil adver
tised. We are located in Butte and
this will be our- headquarters. Our
circulation will be extensive among
the colored people of the state and our
paper will be In every colored home
in Butte and Helena. with many sub
scribers in other cities. Its value as
a means of advertising purposes is
evident. An ad. in our paper will
reach diirectly a higher class of buy
ing citizens than can be correspond
ingly foundl anywhere.
Officers Afro-American Woman's
Club: Mrs. Arminta Jones of Butte,
president; Mrs. M. E. Davis. vice
president; Miss Signord Scott. secre
tary; Mrs. L. S. Sheets, correspond
ing secretary; Mrs. H. C Parsons.
treasurer: Mrs. John Tate. assistant
secretary; Mrs. Jurden Curd, chair
man of the Art Department: Mrs. J. J.
Jacobs. chairman of Shakespeare De
partment. with M~rs. S. Reeves and
Mrs. F. Sheets as assistants; Mrs. S.
Reeves, chairman of Literature De
Any one wishing help. advertise in the
Lun I EST OVER WILL
Colored Millionaire Bequeaths His
Fortune to the Catholic Church.
Philadelphia. Pa.-There is consid
erable gossip and commtent throughout
our city regarding the will of the bIrte
Cot. John McKee, the colored million.
aire, who died a fortnight ago at his
residence, 1030 Lombard street, this
city. Hs secretary, Mr. flarr, esti
mates his wealth at $4,000,000. hut
this is Contradicted from other
sources. However, of this vast for.
tune he bequeaths the entire amount
to the Catholic church for the pur
pose of founding a college, and names
Archblshop Ryan t.s one of the execu
tors of the will. The college that Is to
be erected he desires to be called the
McKee College. (.lnly small annuities
were bequeathed to the members of
the family, who are: One daughter,
Mrs. Sypax, $300 annuity; one son-in
law and six grandson3, who receive
still smaller annuities, Archbishop
Ryan, who was appointed as one of
the executors of .the will, did not even
know the man McKee, Mr. T. J7. Min
ton, his son-in-law, and an attorney,
is the acting attorney for the other
members of the McKee family, and is
taking active steps to contest the will.
He is a member of the Philadelphia
bar, It has been clearly demonstrated
by those who have been on most Intl.
mate terms with Colonel McKee that
he was and had been for a great many
years a member of the Presbyterian
church, and that he has never had any
connection with the Catholic church,
It puzzles both white and colored why
he should cut off his relatives and be
queath his fortune to a church with
which he had never affiliated. There
is much discussion and the members
of the family are preparing for a
,e LONNIE CLAYTON
it One of America's Oreat Veteran
sJockeys, Will Ride In Butte.
eOf the old school ofgracore
jockeys who alike made both their
s individualitystn ou
anbruh stn ou prominently
adbogttame and prestige to the
e raeras, thereoducer of great race rid.
erteeare but few who have not
oridden that grim old race horse Death
ginto the last great "finish." The days
of Murphy, Simms, Clayton and their
rivals, Taral, Garrison and Sloan, are
the historic days of the turf. The
world has produced nothing like them
since Clayton commenced riding for
E. .1. Baldwin in 1885. and constantly
fought his way round by round against
prejudice until in 1895 he rode the
great Navarre in the Brookiyn Handi
cap and was second to Dr. Rice. rid
den by Taral. In 1896 he rode Clif
ford in the same classic event and in
lone of the grandest races of the turf
was beaten a nose by Sir Walter. In
1897 he commenced his great sweep
with Ornament-rider and horse un
derstood each other as thoroughly as
an engineer understands his locomo
tive. On Ornament in 1897 he won
the St. Louis Derby. the Latonia Der
by at Cincinatti and was second in
the Kentucky Derby. aside from a
number of lesser stake events. In
1898 In the classic Suburban he did I
not have what was considered, except
by a few, a possible chance, being on
P'ilio, a 100 to I shot, but a few who
knew the horse and others who
thought there was "sometl'ing doing'
by such a famous rider being upor a
long shot, went down the betting line
on him and Fillo went to the post
50 to 1. In a grandl finish Filto c-ame
from behind in the stretch, and Clay-V
ton, riding like a dlcnon. passed Taral.
Simms. Tod Sloan. a winner by a
Clayton's re-entrance upon the turf
after retiring will be watched bty hun
dreds all over the country with nmuchi
interest, and those who will see
him rifle in Butte will prtobabtly ife a
taught ito watch hinm before the s)-a.ouk
is over, Ile will rid-e for Mi'l I'- I. i
Wilson, the genial proprietor of the
Butt,- Stables, and with Lonnie pilot
ing for him he should capture many of 0I
the principal stake e°"rt. of the meet
The Negroes' Most Distinguished Leader
a. "tiring the evlutiiton of the. negro
ºt 1from the* t hattel propt rtv days of the
:eslave lplan~tatio to h
t iapisi~,sºt today
aanipranit factor ao~l .;-ient in
Is our boily politic. many, nOtdnle men
1. have b~een produ*edii nalpio, every
it avenue of life. Men who acid;, from
,rtheimre soial recognition iavc left
r-tei mprit-i andl infiuernc.1 upon the
r*fundamental life of our nation. In
,a cholastic. circles, Harvard, Yal ?an.,
t- our leading universities now Irdutible
0 recognlze the ability of the Negro-
ehhacared off the highest honois
fthat these colleges contained - mnd in
after life have become our Richasrd T.
rGueners. our Courbougha, our Du
e boises and others; in diplomacy it has
pproduced a Douglass; inpoiisit
poiis congressmen and seantors White,
Murray, Bruce, Lynch have been felt
in almost every phase of our civic
rieognized i has evolved our Fanner,
th artcgie in that highest criterion of
1teatworld. France, as a genius; in
poetry the humor, pathos and pit'
turesque life of the piantaation Negro
1as protrayed by our Dunbar has heen
tread the world over; in muasic its
is now the sensation of
the musical world of England; in law,
Morris, Judge Stroker, F. McCouts
Stewart have all a national renown;
in science the productions of Carver:
Iin botany and agriculture; Hoffman in
biology and Fdilchrist Stewart in
dairying and bacteriology, are res.
garded as authorities in almost every
Savenue of life the Negro is forging
to the front, but of the many famous
characters of the Negro race, the one
who represents the acme of its capa"
bilities is the Wizard of Tuskegee.
born in the slave kingdom of West
Virginia. He has been entertained
1and spoken before the kings and
Squeens of Europe. Not even a college
graduate, having only graduated from 14º
the Hampton Normal and Industrial
School of Hampton, Va., he is con- I
sidered one of the leading scholars
of the country, bliowing the extent to
which a man may educate himself.
Of the vastness of his work, of its
scope, of the great benefit accomp
lished, of Its Influence upon the Negro
Iproblem and the industrial life of the
South land, there are a comparatively
few people who have the least con
ception of its great significance.
e The cardinal principle of Booker T.
e Washington's work, one which he
a early saw from the conditions in
r which he was bound and reared, was
that the Negro's first step toward the
tgoal oiT a higher plane of civilization.
culture and' standing in our nation
-mtust not lie the spasmodic produc
tion of a few Greek and Latin sehol"
ars. or a general and superficial knowi"
edge of books. but was to build( a solid
foundation of material progress: that
it is the skilled mechanic, the high
class artisan who form the backbone
and sinew of any race's progress.
*'Show me your mosses and I will
guess the future of your classes,' said
an ancient Roman philosopher. The
Negro population o. the country is to
day approximately 10,000,000. the ma
jority of whom are in the South. The
Negro problem specifically consists on
how to malke the masses self reliant.
intelligent citizens, and bring about a
proper relation between them andl the
white citizens among whom they live.
Washington founder:! his school at
Tuskegee. In the renter of the "Black
Belt of the South." where in the rural
district you can travel for mile's and
not get a glimpise of a white face, in
19R81 with abiout fifty pupils. which
was hardly an afoim of the nirmber in
that locality and throughout thi- tiiifh
'who desire'd an diii ation. liut whio arc"
hindi-red for the lack of sr huurl' t
irirties sait ite men'-is to si irlirir- in
.1 nation. For insiance, thi his~o
,iiiimissjiin i-i f (;i-iirgia ripr il d to
thi last li-gislairui that th'n -,ifi
a ppiioximate !u ~""x ""o c~hilil i
lw-cn (, and 1, i- at~ growling i .
igniiraflci in iiar statei alone. 'I . -i
Ijis si-hiiit ii, .~ll ama is :i! ni-- J
cift' wi t x h iit e' =S stuil,-nr- "i !t1
whir,- titiv, air-Ii- cr!- are liarn., I
t radlis. scurh a. -, hismlthliig. K
ter ng. lvery, harness making, brick.
laying. dressmakinug dlomestic' econo.
my. coking and almost every ton
teicable branch of the trade life. The
tenet of Washington's faith is that
the Negro is master of the Industrial
and skilled niethanical life of the
South it will axeomatlcolly, be mas.
ter of the development of the re"
sources, and reapected by the White
man in proportion to his character
and the amount of property back .,f
him. Aside fro mthe Industrial School
at Tttskegee, which is the largest
school at 'l'tskegee, which is the larg.
eat school in the world; i. e., all cf
the students roo wand board right on
the campus, anti all of the trade huild.
ings. wagon factories. etc., being right
together, with its branch schools,
bringing the knowledge of the skilled
trades to httndre~ds and influencing
thousands. The agricultural depart.
ment of his school his establis)h.d a
network of farmers' Institute.
throughoutt the South. which Is in.
stIlling habits o. economy, thrift, in
dustry, the buying of homes, a cash
basis instead of the mortgage system
and many other things which are of
Incalculable benefit to the colored
farmer and the Southland. We shall
have more to say concerning the vast
work of this man, who Is doing as
mtuch for the country as any of its
leaders or statesmen have ever done,
in some future Issue.
'Notes from the Exodus Literary So
We do not desire to monopolise the
space of your paper, but we beg leav.
to mention to members and visitors,
through the columns of your paper, a
few remarks of one of the social and
P'ntekprising organizations that haa
grown from its infancy of a half dozen
members to that of second to none of
its kind in the city of Butte, is the
Exodus Literary Society. The mem
bers and friends in their combined
Iefforts have exhibited themselves to
the entire city of Butte and state. We
have in the past, and our motto In the
future will be, to endeavor to make It
an evening of pleasure. We meet
evry Tuesday evening at corner of
Idaho and Mercury streets, at Bethel
Baptist church. Visitors and friends
are always welcome. The officers are
as follows: Jay Brown, president; Mrs.
S. A. Smith, vice president; Harry B.
Jacobs, secretary; Mrs. Enis Bell,
treasurer; Mrs. J. I. Jacobs, chairman
The Southern women have appar.
ently won their fight against the ad
mission of colored women into the Na.
tional Federation of Women's Clubs
by the adoption of the New York com
promise, which provides for local op
tion and in a general way menas a
postponement of color issues until
the next national convention. If the
south wants anything she generally
gets it. the north to the contrary, nut
For Ladies and
Tan Shoes Dyed
Open Until 8:3o p. m.
II. L. F LETCIIER, - Prop.