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.Nt.S A. Smrithi has mioved to her
r. l uýý n West Bronadway, No. 711.
UArnScott Webb~ has beenu
(i~tv sic k this week.
Mrs. White's health is improving
quite rapidly since she gave up the
D~on't forget Mrs. Parson's telephone
No. 929 F. Will be pleased to answer
your (ails any time.
Mrs. Sadie Smith sold her property
on east Second street and will move to
her place on West Broadway.
Mrs. Lee Bell. who Is engaged !n
buosiness as a beauty doctor, Is having
quite a nice trade in her line.
Mrs. Roy and Mrs. Newman came
over from Anaconda to attend the fun
eral of Mr. and Mrs. Hocker's little
baby, which was burled Monday.
Mr. W. H. Spriggs and Mr. J.
Fletcher, recently of Chicago, are In
thee ity with the Intention or locating
here. They are at present stopping
at Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Curds on West
Baby Harold, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Hocker, died Saturday evening. The
child was very delicate all of its life
and last Saturteay mirning it contract
ed acold which seemed fatal from the
very start. It only lived just a few
hours. The funeral was conducted
fronm the Methodist church.
The Odd Fellow.' anniversary ser
mon was preached at the Baptist
church last Sunday night by Rev.
C. C. Laws. His text for the occasion
was "Let not your good be evil spoken
of." Everyone enjoyed the scholarly
Mg. C. Fiske Jonee, the mining ex
pert, is out looking after his claims in
the vicinity of Parrot. Mr. Jones says
his claims are looking very favorable
and he I. of the opinion that he will
be on top when he returns to the city.
Master Harry B. Jacobs and Mr.
William Burnside were enjoying the
fresh air at the gardens on Tuesday
with some lady friends. Be careful,
There Is to be a fine piece of Bat
tenberng to be given to the lady that
raises the most money for the benefit
of the new Methodist church. Do all
you can, ladles, you might be the suc
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Webb entertain
ed Mr. W. H. Wright of Salt Lake
on Wednesday evening of last week
. Among the party were Mr. Chris
Dorsey, Mr. Shep Merchant and J. W.
Mr. and Mrs. Webb spent Tuesday
at the Nine Mile house at the summer
home of Mr. W. A. Clark, Jr. They
elºjoyed the fresh air so much. They
report everytbi, g looking nice and
Mrs. Win. Washington was called
away by the sudden illness and death
of her mother, Mrs. Washington, was
preparing her house, expecting her
mnotber to visit her from Kansas. The
Age sympathises with her and husm
band in tbeir sad bereavement.
Mr. A. S. Webb, valet for Mr. W. A.
Clark, Jr., and Mr. C. Dorsey, valet
for Mr. F. Aug. Heinge, occupied a
box at Sutton's Grand Tueuday even.
ing to see the performance of Wil
llama & Walker's show. Mr. A. S.
Webb celebrated his birthda;1 being
his 26th anniversary in America,
Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Waldron en.
tertained In honor of Mrs. Thornton
from Indiana. The guests present
were Mrs. Thornton, Mrs. C. P .Smitb,
Miss Duileld, Mr. and Mrs. S. James,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor and Miss
Shackelford. Luncheon was served it
buffet tables. The decorations were
green and white.
Ac(ommittee of The Household of
Iut'h met at the residene; ot
Mr. andi Mrs. John lDavis to make ar
I ratigernents for a grand ball to be
Igi'.ent by their order .n conjun'tjofl
with the Odd Feltows, at the auditori
Master t;-orge Rideout, who has
been~ visiting with his father, Mr. Geo.
Ititeout. of Seattle. has returned to
Butte. Mr. and Mrs. George Rideout.
who have been coducting a lodging
hotuse in Seattle. are expecting to go
to D~awson soon.
Williams Walker's show played a
three nights' engagemnent at Sutton's
New Grand last week, Monday night's
performance being well attended bty
the elite of the colored society. A
gretat many attentded the three per
formances. This is evidently the best
colored play that has as yet played
the stage in Butte.
The programme of the Literary So
ciety last Saturday night was as fol
lows: Mrs. Jacobs read an article
concerning the Woman's Suffrage;
Miss Gladys Brown read quite a nice
article concerning negro marriages.
There was a very sinal lattendance
owing to its being Arbor day, most of
the children being at the gardens.
Mr. William W. Beckley, of New
York, Is in the city this week. Mr.
Beckley is with the Faust Co. and
states that the company has been on
the road since February. They are
now traveling east and will close their
show on reaching St. Paul. Minn.
Mr. Beckley oruered a copy of the
New Age sent to him at New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones celebrated
their first anniversary on May second.
The guests invited were as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. Reens, Mr. Thomas E.
Amos. Mrs. Josephine I. Jacobs, Mrs.
Sadie A. Smith, Mrs. Nicolls, Mrs.
Scott and Mr. Logan, Mrs. Jackson,
Mr. Charles Dumas, Mrs. C. P. Smith,
Mrs. Frisby. The dining room was
handsomely decorated with natural
flowers, being artistically arranged.
Covers were laid for twelve.
Rev. Jordon Alien delivered quite
an enjoyable discourse last Sunday.
morning and evening. The attendance
was somewhat limited owing to the
inclemency of the weather. Rev.
Allen states that his church is in good
shape and the plastering will he fin
ished in a few days. Sunday school
every Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock;
Literary every Thursday evening.
Everybody is cordially invited to at
Rev. C. C. X. Laws, preached quite
an intellectual sermon at the Bethel
Baptist church last Sunday morning
and evening to the visitors and mem
bers of his church. Sunday school
evry Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Literary every Tuesday evening.
Visiting friends are always welcome.
A grand carnival is to he given on
the 17th of June for thebenefit of the
Methodist church, to raise money to
buy a new organ. There will also be
a contest between the following ladies
for queen: Miss B. Simmington, Miles
M. Smith and Miss Anna Joned. The
contest will be decided by a vote. Each
voter is requested to donate five cents
with the vote of their choice.
Mr. James Collins, valet for Mr. C.
W. Clark. who has been on a recreat
ing tour of California. arrivea in the
city Saturday morning. From all re
ports. Jim, who usually travels the
pace of a mniliionaire, excelled himself
in Frisco and made the native sons
think there were others.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilds gave an exten
sive and elaborate dinner to a few of
the member3 of Williams & Walker's
show during their stay in the city.
The table was beautifuly decorated
in American Beauties with asparagus
profusely scattered to more perfectly
bring out the tone and coloring of
America's queen roae. The guests
were Mr. andl Mrs. Walker, Miss Jack
son, Miss Mamie Kelly of Anaconda,
Miss Eliza Johnson, Mr. Maurice
O'Brien. Mr. Charles Brown. After
the menu, which was served with
courses of wine, was over, tables were
arranged for whist. Everyone report.
e'd an enjoyable time.
Sublscribe' for the New Age.
The Odd Felljws' ball will be 01n
the 2Sth insteatI of the 29th. as stated.
MIrs. S. Evans. from Hlavre. is ink
the (ity visiting Mrs. Henry for a
We are glad to learn that Mrs. R.
Jackson, who baa been quite sick for
several days, is convalescent.
Mr. H. C. Parson, of 315 South Da
kota street, teaches all kinds of music
al instruments. Phone 929-F.
Mrs. Essle Thornton left last Wed"
nesday at 1 o'clock for her home in
Indianapolis. She requests that we
send her the New Age.
Mr. E. C. Atkinson, formerly of Butte,
who recently went to Ogden and was
employed as cook on the Union Pacific,
is again In the city for a few days.
Mrs. Sam Spaulding and daughter,
Miss Spaulding, from Havre, were In
the last week visiting Mrs. Henry.
They left last Saurday for their home
Mr. H. Williams and John Givens
arrived last Saturday from. San Fran
claco. Mr. Williams is a resident of
Butte and has returned home to man
age some horses during the races.
Mrs. Ella Bentley had an operation
performed on her foot. The operation
was successful and the patient is rest
Miss Mamie Kelly of Anaconda is In
the city the guest of Miss Eliza John
son 224 1-2 South Wyoming street.
It is her intention to remain in the
meropolls for some time.
We solicit all kinds of advertise
ments, job printing, letter heads, pro
grammes, calling and business cards.
omfce, 220 South Idaho street. Phone
Mr. Charles Brown of this cinty,
has accepted a position in the Smel
ter City, at the Montana. Charles is a
man thoroughly versed in hotel work
and we know he can fill his position
Any one who has any news of in
terest, any contribution upon any sub
ject, will find a welcome opening for
publication through the columns of
Mr, F, W. Green, who recently ac
cepted a position at Parot, is in the
city again. Mr. Green states that
the smelting works is closed down
Iand business is practically at a stand
Richard III. uttered a sylogism
which has gone down in history, "My
kingdom for a horse," but Ben Till
man would probably give his sena
torial seat for a Mount Pelee in the
Black Districts of South Carolina.
Messrs. James Collins and Charles
Smith are going over to Helena next
week to attend the graduation exer
cises of the High School and see
their friend, Miss Jessie Woodcock,
receive her diploma.
Mr. Alfred Davis, who left a few
weeks agn for Seattle to go in busi.
ness, has decided to go to Victoria,
B. C., being unable to secure a de.
sirable location in Seattle. Mr. Davis
Is an electric engineer, and we are
confident of his success wherever he
Mrs. W. M. Birthright is in receipt
of a letter from Mr. Birthright, who
left a few weeks ago for Alaska. Mr.
Birthright has been stopping- at La.
barge and has accepted a position as
cook on a Yukon river steamer. He
expects to leave Labarge on the 20th
inst. for Dawson City on a trial of a
new boat, La France.
Mrs. J. C. Thompson left last
Sunday for San Francisco, to join her
husband. who recently went to that
`city and has gone in business with
his brother. We regret to loose such
a charming and popular lady as
TNEGRO t IELODIESj
ý BOOKER T. W AStHNOTOrI I
The first request made by Prince
Henry after being received in ':'v
York was that I should arrange to
Igive him some of the old southern
melodies. if possible, sung by the
Negroes; that he was pasisonatelyl
fond of them and had been all his life
-not the rag-time songs, but the old'
Negro melodies. Several times dur
ing the trip I endeavored to carry out
his wishes, with more or less success;
but finally, at the Waldorf-Astoria.
the Hampton singers presented them
selves in one of the reception rooms
and gave him a recital of Indian andl
Negro melodies. He was charmed.
And while I was taiking to him just
after a Sioux Indian had sung a lul-I
laby, he suddenly turned and said:I
"Isn't that Booker T. Washington
over there?" I recognized Washing
ton and replied that it was, and he
said: "Evans. would you mind pre
senting him to me' I know how
some of your people feel about Wash
ington, but I have always had great,
sympathy with the Africanrae44
Iwant to meet the man Iraegr
the leader of that race." Y
at once to Washington and told bin
that the Prince wished him to he
sented. and took him myself ani
dented him to the prince. Booker Or
Washington sat down and talkedj witb
him for fully ten minutes, and it wp
a most intereuting conversation-,
of the most interesting I everher
in my life. The ease with wk
Washington conducted himseir wL,
very striking, and I only accountd
for it afterward. when I rememh"
that he had dined with the Qum of
England two or three time,, sotk
this was not a new thing for him. hF
deed, Booker Washington', m~ad,
was easier than that of almost as,
other man I saw meet the Prince , i
this country . The prince afterward
referred to President Roosevelt', w,
tion in regard to Booker Washingp,~
and applauded it very highly...ar~
Admiral Robley D. Evans in lit
Mrs. Thompson. and again we
hope her new home in the land of
flowers will meet with her desire and
entire satisfacton. The New Age each
week wilr keep her informed of the
general notes among the colored peo
ple of the state.
Mr. Henson, of the firm of Smith &
Henson, of Anaconda, was in the cite'
this week on business. Mr. Henson.
as well as his partner, Mr. C. P. Smith,
are Butteites, being no~w in the res
taurant business in the Smelter City.
There is an excellent opportunity in
this town for a first class colored
restaurant. We have the races com
ing this summer, and of course there
will be a hot time in the old town.
Some energetic person should avail
themselves of this business chance.
Mrs. Martha Ann Dedrich died on
the 5th. The remains were em
balmed at Richards' undertaking par
lors, and kept waiting until the ar
rival of her sister, Mrs. Thornton, who
is a resident of Indianapolis. Mrs.
Thornton had not seen her sister for
twenty-three years, and then only t3
see her face in death. The funeral was'
conducted from the Baptist church,
where impressive services under the
direction of Rev. Jordan Allen, C. C.
X. Laws and Rev. J. E. Noftainger
were held. Mrs. Dedrick was an hon"
ored member of the order of the
Daughters of Taber, and the services
were conducted by them in impressive
A party of seven, consisting of five
ladies and two gentlemen, made a trip
through the smelter and the mines,
this being about the first party of col
ored people who have as yet explored
the mines to a depth of 800 feet. The
trip was made in order that Mrs.
Thornton might see some of the rich
est copper mines on earth before she
returned East. The moat striking fea
ture was the ladies attired in miners'
overalls and jumpers. The under
ground scenes were no less impres
sive. Each one was supplied with a
candle, with Mr. Frank, one of the
foremen, as guide for the party. After
traveling through different avenues
a climb by ladder was made to a
height of forty feet to another level.
Many pieces of precious ore was ue
cured by the party as souvenirs. The
party consisted of Mrs. Thornton of
Indiana, Mrs. Willis, Mrs. Davis, Mrs.
Lucas, Mrs. Thompson, Mr. Dorsey
and Mr. Duncan. Each one was al
lowed to carry the candle they used
away as a remembrance of their trip
through the mines.
Does Gen. Jacob Smith, of burning.
butchering fame, come from Texas?
O'Connor is a favorite among those
who follow the dope, and many of our
boys landed on Reine at 100 to 1,
others to show.
A white man recently attempted t.
force his way into the home of Yr
Ella Cobb, a colored woman in Arks
mas, and she killed him. The wogq
was acquitted by the jury.
Captain John R. Lynch, now at 9.
tiago, Cuba, has been ordered to r.
port to the commanding omfcer of the
Missouri in Omaha. Captain Lyse
is in the pay department.
Eugene Marshall, toe only colored
student of the junior class of the UsE
versity of Michigan, has won the ore.
torical contest and will represent that
college in the Northern Oratorical As.
sociation. to be held in St. Paul no
There are 15.000 Negroes employed
in the mines of West Virginia. Thy
state is rapidly becoming the M1ecc
of thte Negroes of the South. The
climate, the great coal and coke lndia,
tries in almost every county, and the
number of railroads being constructed
furnish plenty of employment for
The Social Economics Club, one 01
the leading white club organizatioeg
of the city, admitting colored women
to membership, proposed Tuesday to
send Mrs. Ida B. Wells-Barnett u its
representative to the General Federa"
tion in Los Angeles. Mrs. Barnett de
clined to stand for election. If she
had been sent there would have bees
"something doing" out there in June.
White people are being arrested and
fined for refusing to move out of the
seats set aside for negroes on the
Mount Vernon electric railway, aid
one gentleman, after paling his fine,
stated that he intended to test the 'a'
lidity of the separate 'aw. Thus it
will be seen that the Virginia legisla
ture did not represent the feelings of
Its respectable constituents. A law
so manifestly unjust need not be ra
garded a. binding. It will fail. CoE
Mr. W. L. Irwin, of Helena, and
a member of Helena's baseball teas.
was obliged to be separated from
toe otber members of his band on 5r
count of his color. Mr. Irwin is ou
of Helena's brightest young colored
men. It Is indeed a disgrace to ass7
town to have in its borders a Deb
lic place of business refuse a straflIr
Just because he ham African blood is
his veins. If the members of his
party had been altogether of the right
stuff they would not have stood tO
see their colored brother turned MVY
without making some effort to avefl5'
his wrongs, when it is a feet that the
very best hostelry in the cIty al
commooiates gentlemen, regardless at
Card of Thanks.
We are thankful to our friends for
the kindness shown us during the last
illness of our little baby. Herald.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hocker.