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The Negro Educator's Downfall.
The Washington Post says:
"The announcement, a day or two
ago, that Booker Washington, Jr., son
of the colored educator, had fied an
application as paymaster in the army
must inevitably have an injurious ef
fect upon the Tuskegee Institute and
its head. Prof. Washington is con
ducting a college in Alabama,
and is indebted to that state
not only for the domicile thereof and
for annual appropriations from the
public treasury for its support, but
for the popular good will and approv
al which make the successful pros
ecution of his work possible. If he
forfeits this moral support his ac
tivities will come to an end so far
as concerns Alabama, or. for that
matter, the whcie south. Hence we
venture the opinion above expressed."
The Post goes on to say that its in
formation from the war department
is that "Booker Washington, Sr., has
approved and formally endorsed his
son's application," and that "it is fair
to assume that he is personally urg
ing it with the president, who is his
friend and admirer." The paper
quoted therefore comes to the con
clusion that Booker Washington
"teaches one lesson with his lips and
another with his acts," and asks,
"How can he, or any one else, ex
pect that the country will longer
put faith in his sincerity or look on
him for further usefulness?" Con
tinuing, The Post says:
"As it happens, the army law enact
ed by the last congress prohibits the
appointment of civilians to the staff
corps. The ambitions of the Booker
Washingtons, therefore, are not like
ly to find realization save through
some illegal exercise of power-a
consummation not at all probable.
But if it be true. as the semi-official
announcement indicates, that young
Booker Washington has, with the
senior Booker Vashington's approv
al, applied for a paymaster's place in
the army, it will be very difficul to
make any one believe henceforth that
the Tuskegee Institute is conducted
and inspired as its-head so noisily pre
The Post is right in the above, as
it is on most questions of this kind,
but it is perhaps a little behind the
time as regards the likelihood of
Washington's loss of influence in the
south at large. The fact is, he is
largely disredited now by many
southern people wvho formerly looked
upon him as the hope of his race.
Being a negro, it was perhaps only
natural that he should fall a victim
to the characteristic vanity of his peo
pie when he was feted by the presi
dent and dined by white people at
the north. His actions in this re
spect, while disappointing to the
white people of the south-those who
wish the negro wvell at all times-wvas
not surprising. It will always be so;
that is the way the. negro was cre
ated, no matter if the one in question
does impress a man of Senator De
pew's ability as one of the greatest
men in the world. The effort to have
his son made a paa mat.ex in the army
is on a par with Washington's action
in sending his daughter to a white
school and in himself accepting invi
tations to dine with white people.
Booker Washington can never regain
the confidence southern people once
reposed in him, and his influence with
his own race is doubtless lost for the
same reason.-Charlotte Observer.
Booker Washington is not by large
odds as big a man as he was before
he dined wvith President Roosevelt.
Before he undertook to impress the
idea of social equality, the people of
the south had great respect for 'Wash
ington and were interested in his
work. which they believed to be for
the elevation of his race in those
things which will in reality help to
elevate the race. The white people
of the south, who have been and are
the best friends the negro has ever
had, are willing to do anything that
is within reason to help elevate the
race, but when it comes to any inti
mation of social equality or anything
of that kind there is a natural revul
sion and all efforts of that kind only
retard the advancement of the race
in those things which will really help
to uplift the negro. The negro today,
as he has always had, has no better
.riend than the southern white man,
and the southern -hite man will do
more to help him than any new
friends he can acquire. But the min
ute he aspires to social equality or to
politia psition that moment he is
going to find antagonism from his
If Booker Washington wants to
help his race to better their condition I
he had better pursue the policy he I
iLrst started out on, to help his race to t
uplift themselves in material devel
opment and to fnt themselves for t
The Newspaper Man.
He seldom is handsome or natty.
And has none of the charms of the
Is oft more abstracted than chatty,
And sometimes unbearably rude.
He courts us, then slights us and
As much as he possibly can;
He kisses us, loves us and leaves us,
This perfidious newspaper man.
Our mothers won't have him come
He's no earthly good as a "catch:"
His morals (they say) are appalling,
His finances usually match.
He's rollicking, reckless, uncaring,
Lives but for the hour, the day,
He's dangerous, dubious, *daring.
Not fit for a husband they say.
But somehow we girls are forgiving,
Perhaps he but needs us the more
Because he goes wrong in the living
And knows the old world to its
So we pass up the dude and the
Who leads in society's van,
And cherish the thinker and dreamer ]
Enshrined in the newspaper man.
-Marie M. Memstreet in the
Blue Pencil Magazine. t
The indications are that the min
ing industry in Gilpin and Clear i
Creek counties., Col., will receive I
fiite an impetus the coming winter
and spring. Some new discoveries
of importance have been made in
that section of the Centenial State. i
and considerable capital has been ad- i
vanced to aid in the work of devel- z
opment. This is one of the older
mining sections of the state and re
ma.ns in much favor among mining
Herb W. Edwards Injured.
Herb W. Edwards of Des Moines,
[owa, got a fall on an icy walk last
vinter, spraining his wrist and bruis
ing his knees. "The next day, he
says, "they were so sore andstiff I
was afraid I would have to stay in bed,
but I rubbed them well with Chain
erlain's Pain Balm and after afew
oplications all soreness had disap
~ared." For sale by Smith Drng Co.,
Pelha -& Son, W. G. Mayes and
Prosperity Drug Co
One of the most remarkable pris
oners in the United States is a con- 4
vict in Sing Sing who edits th epris
on paper. the Star of Hops. He is
there for burglary. but in his time
has been lawyer. reporter. confidence 4
man, secretary of a khedive of Egypt
preacher, forger, and politician. He
is an Englishman by birth.
When you want a pleasant physic
a Chamberlain's Stomach and:Liver
1blets. They are easy to take and
,roduce no riing or other unpleasant
afect. S y mith Drug Co., Pel
2am & Son, W. G. Mayes and Pros
perity Drug Co.
Yesterday being Thanksgiving
Day, many of the towns of the state
celebrated by the closing of the prin
cipal places of business.
VALUABLE LAND FOR SALE.
I have cut a part of my property,
in the Town of Newberry, into
stuitable lots for buildling residences.
I offer them at private sale to any
one wishing to purchase. I have left4
plats of same in the Master's officeq
fr inspection. The Master will
gladly give any inforamtion desired
for me. All lots not sold at private
sale before. wvill be sold at public
auction on the premises December
15. 1904. This property is very de
sirable. It lies in front of my resi--1
dence and ccnsists of Twventy lots.
all of which front streets 40 feet
wide which have been made through
Terms of Sale: One-third cash,
balance in one and two years from
day of sale. The credit portion to be
secured by bond and mortgage ofJ
lots sold respectively. Interest at
8 per cent. payable annually until
paid in full. Optional with the pur -I
chaser to pay all or any part of the
credit portion in cash.
T YV Cibreah.
The Exact Thing Required Fc
"As a certain purgative and stoma<
urifier Chamberlain's Stomach az
Aiver Tablets seem to be the exa
hing required, strong enough and sa:
or children and without that terrib
yiping so common to most purg
ives," say R. S. Webster & Cc
Jdora, Ontario. Canada. For sale I
Imith Drug Co., Pelham & Son, W.
(ayes and Prosperity Drug Co.
Statisticians find that somethir
ike 2,000 vessels of all sorts disal
)ear in the sea every year( never 1
>e heard from again, taking wil
hem 12,ooo human beings and i1
olving a money loss o f$oo,ooo,oo
Just The Thing For Weak, Pale
Columbia, S. C., November 2, 190
Dear Sirs: I have been giving D
ames' Iron Blood and Liver Tonic
ny little daughter. She was pale az
veak. and had no appetite. She h,
een benefitted by your tonic a gre
teal; and is much stronger, eats we]
nd looks healthier. I cheerfully re
mmend Iron Blood and Liver Tonic
J. J. HANDCOCK,
No. 19 S. Sumter St.
For sale by all druggists.
The best examples of old Roma
)read have been found at Pompeii,
own that was destroyed by an erul
ion of Vesuvius in the year 78 A. I
Forty-eight loaves were dug out
.he Best Medicine I Have Ever Use
Columbia, S. C., November 10,190
Gentlemen: I have suffered a lor
ime from chronic liver complaint ar
ind that Dr. James' Iron Blood az
iver Tonic gave me more relief thE
.nything I have ever used. I recor
nend it to all who suffer from const
iation. Yours truly,
J. S. SHEHAND.
For sale by all druggists.
.Japanese progress is show nin tl
act that the receipts from her stai
orests for timber. nrwood. bambc
nd other produce rose from $129.0(
n ISO to $1.204.ooo in 1903. an ii
rease of S.075.ooo.
he Best All-Around Tonic-Can
Columbia, S. C , November 5, 190
Gentlemen: I have taken one bott
f Iron Blood and Liver Tonic, and
ave just bought the second bottle,
as done me a great deal of good; I a
tronger and feel better in every Wa:
y appetite is good, and I digest ir
ood. As an all-around tonic Dr. Jame
ron Blood and Liver Tonic can't 1
W. B. TAYLOR,
Columbia, S. C.
For sale by all druggists.
PIANOS - AND - ORGANS 4
and Lots of Them.
WE SELL THE BEST MAKES
Our prices are about ten 4
per cent. under Northern prices
Every Piano or Organ we
sell is fully warranted by the 4
Smakers, and backed up by us.
Write us at once for catalogue,
~"prices and terms.4
lmIAE. SE E l HOSE 4
COLUMBIA, S. C.
WAREHOUSE COMPANY OF
Jolumbia, S. C.
STORE COTTON Ii
houses and to
~roper Cash Advance
if you desire tt
aod your cottor
details will be
if you address
ie USio WNiie Co0
Clumbia. S. C.
* RUBBER STAMPS
Are my long suit.
Le* except bad ones.
stamp and an indel
ing linen for 40 c(
other good things.
g + 1334 Main Street,
Southern Lime a
Building Material of a]
kd whiskey _._ Mo ine _ ci
IS Habit, M H abitu ei i
t Cured byKeeley histitut
1329 Lady St. (or 0. Box 75,)Columbia, S.
There is no nE
Lungs out, wh
tle of Murray'
)a lien and Tar.
A few doses of this Household
lief. A positive cure for Influi
Throat. Anti-Spasmodic in C1
diTHE MURRAY DRU
. ~colu.mr,ia, S.
Is the place to save money.
ready to buy your brand, brand i
to be selling at The Smith Co., oi
e know you and you all know ther
money by trading with them.
0 We have just put in a nice stc
and Notions. No old stock
around the door for the last twei
all bright and new, which we will
t We will continue to carry our
- We are selling full Cream Che
I Four boxes Star Lye for 25 ce
Two pounds Keg Soda for 5 ci
7 U. M. C. Loaded Shells 4Cc.
?We carry a large linesc
e sorts of ammunition.
We have the largest ar
ing and Smoking Tobac
the leading brands. in f
you need, as we have
Not those mentic
but a fresh lot jus
I Kingans Relia
hi Try our Pinac
THE ATLANTIC COAS']
At One and One-third
-Tickets will be placed c
24th,25th, 31st, andJai
limit returning to Janual
teachers and students o
tation and surrender of
ets may be sold at the al
to 24th, inclusive, with fi
For full information, ci
address H. M. Emr
I make any kind *
I furnish a new *
lible pad for mark- +
ants. I have some
Columbia, S. C.
.nd Cement Co.
ON, S. C.
I kinds. High Grade
arette _ All Drug and Tobacco
e of South Carolina.
Confidental correispondence solicited.
ed of wearing your
en you can get a bot
s Horehound, Mul
Remedy will give immediate re
anza, Bronchitis and Diseasses of
So come along and get you
iew goods, for they are going
.i the Mittle corner. They all
, so you can and will save
)ck of Shoes, Dry Goods
of stuff that has been thrown
ity years, no old stuff at all,
sell as cheap as the cheaDest.
nice and selected stock of
ese at 15c. per pound.
f Guns, Shells and all
id nicest line of Chew
co in Newberry-all of
act we carry anything
a full line of general
[T H CO.
l Bee? H ams.
First class Fares.
;e 5s Icents.)
n sale December 23d,
uary 1st, 1905. Final
y 4th, 1905. To all
colleges, on presen
ertificates signed by
nts or principals, tick
ove rate, Dec. 1 7th,
nal limit Jan. 8th, '05.
il on ticket agents or
nerson, Traf. Manage
, G. P. A.,
Wilmington. N. C