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How Its Members Heard of Negro Problem. Decorations Both Araosing and Ap propriate. Scholarly Papers and Some Negro 'Melodies. Ttao First Open Session of the Year on Saturday. Although the "Negro Problem" at the Literary Union meeting Saturday after noon was 8?rlonely considered In the papers, the harmony with tne suoject in the decoration ot Kotzsobmar hall stage, was both amusing and tasteful. An effective trimming of red and white bandanna handkerchiefs edged the plat form; a hgme of a jolly little coon pro voked muoh merriment as a centre piece and the attractive arrangement of the stage with a background of the Hag, potted chrysanthemums, and here and there a^bar jo, made in all an exceeding ly unique and attractive stage setting. The sucoess of this deoration is due to Mrs Fred A. Kendall, Mrs U. P. Thom as and Mrs. George Koblnson of the Sa volr Fa ire club. When Mrs. Charles F. Flagg, the presi dent appeared upon the platform, two young negro boys took their places on stools on each side of the stage, seeming to intensify by their presence rbe 1’ving Issue of the question under consldiratiun. The president offered a most cordial greet ing to the large audience present In the new meeting plaoe and stated that there were now 6'.>7 members of the union Mrs. Flagg also gave a cordial word or recognition to tne “Old Home Week” commltteee which had done sucn excel lent work during that successful work of hospitality In Portland. The president then said that the members of the union were fortunate In securing the services oi so prominent a lecturer as Dr. Hamil ton Mabla and she hoped the members would feel like oo-opsratlng in making the lecture a financial as well as a liter ary success. This lecture is to take place November ^4th at Pine street church. Mrs Flagg then called ujron Mrs. Wal lace Noyes of the Ann Hathaway club, who ga7e an Interesting and full account of the Maine Federation convention at Kockianl In Ootober. Defore Introducing the first essayist of the afternoon, Mrs. Flagg gave a few In troductory words of explanation for the somewhat radical change In the various programmes for the “open meetings.” It all are as successful as the one Saturday there can surely be nothing but satisfac tion at the change. In her account of the history ot the negro race In general, Mrs. Charles A. Moores or the Agassiz club, rather took the ground that the colored people were -- .....-...1 fhun ilnnlnr. . tK.,1 they were not here by their own ohoos lDg, but now that they were here they should be treated as Americans Mrs. Moores gave a clear and excellent account of the most Important facts In connec tion with the growth and development of the slave trade and of our treatment of the negroes In the past, She paid a glow ing tribute to Abraham Lincoln for the Emancipation Proclamation, by no means glossed over tbe difficulties of tbe present situation, but was Inclined to think we were expecting too much of a race whloh bad really enjoyed little more than thirty years of freedom. Special stress was also laid by Mrs. Uoorei upon tbe assistance whloh tbe negroes had given In four of our wars, proving that they were willing to cast in their lot with the Americans In time of need. Mrs. Flagg In Introducing Mrs. Alfred T. King of the Anne Hathaway club, said there was uo question without Its bright side, so It was Mrs. King's oppor tunity to show that version of the prob lem In the work of Mr. Hooker T. Wash ington. The sketoh by Mrs. King of the work of this most energetlo and capa ble African Amerloan, was full ol Inter esting matter, with many quotations from Mr. Washington's book on the sub ject of the African In America. In Mr Washington s own life, his experience In the Industrial school at Hampton, was Invaluable, and this sort of training Is what he would at first give the negro. His Idea, too In regard to the franoblse, was that It is a mistake to allow It to either black or white without the edu cational qualification. The school at Tuskeegee, Alabama—one of the most successful schools In Ameri ca—Is the result of Hooker T. Washing ton's efforts who, with his wife. Is do ing there an Invaluable work. Twenty six trades are taught tbe boys, and oook lng, sewing, nursing and horticulture to tbe girls. Mention was also made of the Negro conferences which are held at Tuskegee with Mr. Washington as presid ing offioer. Another very helnful oonter enoe la bald at tha same time by tl taaobsrs of the other normal and lndui trial sohool* through tha United State which la vary satisfactory and far-read lng In lta results. Sira King gave a tribute to Gan. Arn strong, who stands aa the founder t Hampton, and closed by saying that b sides lbs industrial sohool training, tl university training was Just as neoe sary.as this work was being dona at var oua colleges through tha Southern State Another prominent negro, but prom nent In quite another way from M Hooker X Washington, It Paul Lawreni Dunbar, who Is making tnoh a name I a poem Ilia oharml ig and Interesttn personality was made very vivid to h< bearers by Mrs. Jf. Kernald's paper o Mr. Dunbar Mrs. Fernald raod a lett< wbloh she had received In regard to oei lain factJ in Mr. Dunbar s life, and 1 her selections from Mr. Dunbar s poem and stories, she showed a happy apprvc at Ion of the oomlo and pathetlo sides < literary work. Ih) musical part of the progtamm deserves «p-olal mention,both tor lta at proprlateness and lta quality. Mlaa ltloe ►ympathetto voice la peculiarly fltte for Ine negro melodies, and It seemed t bring the pathetlo side of the qucstlo: very feelingly before the audience. Sb sang “Old Hlack Jor'' for a plantatlo ballad; "Dem Golden .Slippers'' for a Jo bllee song; and “Don t Yon Cry, M; Honey,” for a “coon” dllty, all of wblo were delightfully given. Mrs, Abt< Smith and Mrs. Denison gave a plan duet, "Plautatlon Donees, • a most effec tlve and suggestive selection and Mis Kloe closed the programme of the nftei noon by singing "The Deserted Plants Hon." The muslo of the song was oom posed by Mr. Walter Damroscb, to tb poem of Paul Laurence Dunbar, an made a battering ending to tbe alter noon's programme. This la the brat open meeting nnde the new executive board, and the mem here are to be congratulated for Its sue cf*B§, a« wen as ior me ease sou gracw t. the^presldlng officer. FOB UNIFOBM LEGISLAT10! Thr Movement to Apply the System t< Bills and Kates. At a meeting of the Bankers* Assocla tlon held a few days ago in this city Hon Charles F. Libby delivered an addres by re quest on a subject which Is of grea Interest to the butines* men cf this state It will be remembered that Mr. Libby 1 one of the three commissioners fron Maine appointed for the puposa of confer ring with the commissioners of othe; Btatss to bring about a unltorm system o laws In the several states, of this coun try. While the laws of the several statei pertaining to commercial affairs are o the same general oharaotor they differ li some Important particulars and thl causes a great dial of unnecessary troubli to business men. For Instance an effort 1 being mad? to bring about a uniform ays 13ui of weights and measures in all th< states,a uniform system of laws relating to wllls.to dlvoroe,to marriage and man: other things, Fonr or hve years ago these commls sloners from the several states at tbel; meeting held In connection with tbi American Bar Association adopted i uniform act relating to bills and notes This act was reported by Mr. Libby to tb legislature of 18OT and referred to the ju diclary committee. Owing to the fact tha there s?emed to be some opposltloi manifested towards It by people who die not thoroughly understand Its lmportano the Judiciary committee referred It t the succeeding legislature and two year ago the judiciary committee again re ferred it to tne leglslatura which meet this year. . ., 'This aot relating to negotiable pape; has already been adopted by 15 states am by Congress lor the District of Colombia Its importance to the bankers of Malm was fully realized whsn Mr. Llbbj brought the matter bafore them and the: will endeavor to secure the passage of tb< act at the coming legislative session. Th< proposed act differs but little from th< present Maine law on the subject but li _...Inn. If la a lltt.ltt MBS. ABBBIE C. MACK. 'The friends of Mrs. Abble C. Mack wll be pained to learn of her death nea: Nagasaki. Japan. She was a passengei on board the steamer Calanda from Nag aaakl to Port Arthur, whloh was sun! just outside Nagasaki harbor by oolllsloi with an Incoming steamer. Mrs. Mach was u daughter of Copt. John W. Smith formerly of Cumberland, Maine, who died reoently at Nagasaki, where he ha< been In business for many years. Shi was educated In this country and hac many friends here. She leaves one broth er, Mr. E. W. U. Smith, a well knowt business man of Nagasaki connected wltl the nrm of B. U. Powers & Co. of thai city. EQUAL SUFFKAOE CLUB. The Equal Suffrage club will meel November 17th with Mrs. Frye,861 Spring street. Tne subject for the afternoon will be “How the ballot would affect women In philanthropy," by Mrs. Frye. Mrs. Burgess will lead the lesson from the 8th and 10th chapters of the manual. THE POKTLANl) WOMAN’S COUN CIL. The next regular meeting will be held Wednesday at 10.80 a. in.,at the residence of Mrs Ueorge S. Hunt. 106 State street. MUTUAL IMPBOVEMENT CLUB. The Mutual Improvement olub will meet November 13, with Mrs. Fisher, 3S Morning street. Boll call from 8th ohap ter of manual. Mother and Doctor Too Until the doctor comes, end for minor , < ills and accidents, the mother must > * doctor her family. Tens of thoua- 1 ands of mothers have relied upon , i JOHNSON'S ANODYNE UNI- » < MENT, and have found it always ( ' reliable. It is used both externally , i and internally and it is the remedy ' < for Inflammation from any cause. ( ' Used continually for 90 years as a , 1 household remedy, its sustained popu- 1 * larity and increasing use every year ( ' are the best possible testimonials to ' < its curative powers. > nsont ANODYNE | LINIMENT 1 is °f greatest value in treating colic, cramps, diarrhaa, cholera mor- , 1 bus, biles, bruises, burns, stings, chafing, colds, toughs, croup, 1 1 catarrh, bronchitis, la grippe, lameness, muscle soreness and pain and \ ' , inflammation in any part of the body. Said u »*» .n. battiaa, Be. ud too. Tbs , 1 larger else 1* more economical. If four dealer bcan't it tend to na. Ask first. i I. S. JOHNSON & CO., 22 Custom Houm St., Boaton, Matt. • NO RACING AT RIGBY. [l law rnnatl ClHlIoa Hwa A IT.clad !_ Thai Famous Truck. i- The time for tbe annual meeting of tbe * Maine Mile Track Association Is draw . lng near. This oorporatlon Is the noml i nal owner of Klgbj park, bnt In reality I- tbe equity In Maine's great "p»rlor >. track" belongs to President Ueorge e Burnham, Jr , and tbs heirs of Weston s P. Millikan. ltigby’s gate was not g opened tbls year, and tbe obanoes are It r won t be disturbed for at least two years a more. r Speaking of Klgby’a gloomy outlook, a well known horseman aaldi "Yon can n set It down as a certainty that there will s be no bores raolng over that track next - season. Several parties wore in corres f ponuenoe with the directors last sum mer regarding a! lease, bat they didn't b come to terms. There was a cnanoa of - Mailing a onstomer for tbe traok next s year, hut the Jig is <11 up now. 1 ’’without pjol selling it would be lro-' b Impossible to run a trotting meeting l there, and of oourss ‘Sam’ Pearson as b sheriff wouldn’t think of allowing pool i selling to be going on under bis nose. - Whatever prospect there might have been r for selling Klgby or running It next eea i son was upset when Pearson was elected 1 sheriff. It Is too bad to have suoh an ele > gant trotting oourae going to waste, but - there Is no remedy for It now." TUE L. A, W. j Result of the Mull Vote for Officers of the Maine Division. [ The mil vote for olUoers of the Maine . division, League of American Wheelmen, i oiosea saturaay. a nauiwi » tvuwna. Chief Consul, Clarenoe W. Small, Port ■ land; vloe ooosul, Herbert H, Holland, Watervllle; secretary-treasurer, Harry T. Passmore, Hath, representatives, Howard Jb. Burr of Auburn ana Leslie P. Lord ’ of Watervllle. FUNERAL OK MKS. MAHY K. KUS XIS. The funeral'of the late Mrs. Mary K. Eustls took plaoe from her late restdenoe, 80 Braokett street, on Friday afternoon at two o’olock, ltev. Hr. Asa Halton offlolat log Or. Halton s remarks described the beautiful life of the deceased. The muslo was by ten oholr boys of the St. Luke's cathedral. They rendered "Abide With Me,” and “Peace, Perteot Peaoe," In a most touching manner. Many of the deoeased’s loving friends sent a profu sion of bjautlful flowers. Mrs. Eustls leaves three sisters and a son, Mrs. Cummings of Philadelphia, Mrs. F. Anderson, Miss Jane Looney and Mr. Harry L. Eustls of this city, who have the whole sympathy of their many frlents. Interment took plaoe In the family lot at Evergreen. WINH HIU MUCH BAMAGK. The storm of Friday unroofed the barn of the HUley place on the Saco road about a mile from Cash's corner and al so damaged the barn of Mr. Libby, a little this side of the Hlley plaoe. A big elm tree In front of the Hlley place was struok by lightning, the timbers of the barn were carried several hundred feet away and burled In the ground at the end fully two feet while the boards and smaller pieces of wood were carried by the wind to a still greater distance. The Libby barn looked as If It had been struok In the middle by sWne big weight and was crushed In. The wind was of hurricane toroe and did muoh other dam age In this vlo'nlty. CHANGES IN CAR SERVICE. Today the oars on the Cape Eliz abeth division of the Portland Railroad oompany for Cape Cottage via Meeting House hill will be discontinued until fur ther notice. Commencing today, November llltb, the Belt Line car via Meeting House hill, Angell avenue and East Broadway will l be In service, first car leaving Willard . post office at eight o’olook a m , via East Broadway and nine o'clock a. m., via Meeting House hill. Passengers may reach Meeting House hill via East Broad way or East Broadway via Meeting House bill. All oars leaving Monument square twenty minutes of the hour, on the even hour and twenty minutes past the hour via South Portland and Willard go through to Cape Cottage. AN EXCITING FOOT RACE. E. W. Roberts and Spot Parker ran a foot race on Munjoy hill on Saturday. Parker had defeated Robert s about two weeks ago and Roberts wanted satisfac tion. The courss was around tbs square bounded by Lafayette, Cumberland,Nortn and Congress streets, the men running lu oppubiw UIITUIWUD. *uu uiouub ui both men were linen up all along the route to urge their favorite to greater ex ertions as he would show signs of lag ging. The men got away together, Bob erts starting with a rush and as be Is stout of legs and not used to this kind of work soon tired, while Barker who Is built on a different plan got away with less speed but had the enduranoe. It was a very exoltlng finish, Spot Barker win ning by about two feat and got the side bet of one dollar. FOOTBALL PLAYER HURT. While playing football at the Cape Sat urday afternoon Medalne Langlols, one of the pupils of the Bortland School for the Deaf, was Injured. He was removed to the city In a carriage and then taken to the Maine Ueneral hospital. It was found necessary to perform an operation. The physio tan s discovered that the left hip of the young man was dlslooated. He will be laid up for about a fortnight. Langlols Is from Westbrook and Is fifteen years of age. ST. DOMINIC'S CONFERENCE. The 16th annual oonoert and oollee parly of St. Domlnlo's oonferenoe of SI. Vincent de Paul society will be held at City hall next Wednesday evening. The Montgomery Uuards will give one of their famous drlUs tor the benefit of the coffee party Supper will be served from 6 o'clock. MONITOR ARKANSAS LAUNCHED. Newport News, Va., No verm ber. 10.— The monitor Arkansas was successfully launched here today. KENTUCKY FIGURES. Louisville, Ky., November Id— Ao oordlng to ofiiolal returns from all but about a dozen oountles In the state, re ceived by the Courier Journal up to 11 o'olook tonight, Bryan's majority will be In the neighborhood of 8U00, while the plurality of Beokham,Democratic candidate for governor, will be about 6,000. IN NEBRASKA. Omaha, Neb.. November 10—With but two oountles to hear from on the face of the unofficial returns, Dledrlch, Republi can, it elected governor by a plurality of 076 over Uov. Poynter. The rest of the state tloket la likely to be Republican, but It will take the ofiiolal count to de termine the result. _mcBmi tupti niciLUMimii ARE YOU IN WANT —Uf — IF" SO We Can Serve You. Money Invested with us gives big returns. Quick Sales Small Fronts. MONDAY SALE OF DINING CHAIRS. 50 Oak Diners, Cane Seat, at $1.15, worth $1.5C 75 “ “ “ “ “ 1.85, “ 1.75 6 “ “ Leather Seat, at 2.00, “ 2.5C 1 set Qtd. Oak Diners, Box Seat, polished finish, 9.90, “ 15.0C 1 “ “ .. “ “ “ 17.50, “ 23.0C PURITAN OIL HEATERS, best in the world, warranted odor less, $3.50, 4.50, 5.50 and 7.00. ROSCOE & DAVIS CO., Money Saving House Furnishers. J noviodst INSURANCE COMPANY Of London and Edinburgh, • Great Britain. The largest Insurance Company In the world doing a fire business. Total Assets, - - $70,325,675 insure your prop erty with our local agents. RALPH S. NORTON, STATE AGENT AND ADJUSTER. 17 Exchange St marl2M.\V&FU NOT TO BE AN EDITOR. Bry.u Rcfuiti Au Offer of 910.000 a Year. Denver, Col . November 10 —Col. W. J. Bryan hue declined an offer of an edi torial position on a Denver afternoon pa per at a salary of (10,000 a year. In bis reply, which was telegraphed from Lin coln today, he says: “I shall remain here and, In the fu ture, as In the past, defend with tongue and pen, tbe principles wMoh 1 believe to De right and tbe polloles 1 believe to be wise.’ WILL CUT OHANITE. [SPECIAL TO THE PRESS.] Lewiston. Me , November 10 —It Is stated on good authority that United States Senator Clark of Montana has purchased a granite quarry here. Jt Is said that last summer the Senator had a contraot for stone for a new house that he was building for his daughter in New York olty. Some trouble arose ovar the contraot and the oontpany sued the Sen ator for (000,000. Senator Clark then sent an agent to North Jay to look up a gran ite quarry and bonded a piece of valuable property whlob It la now been purchase!. TO THE FOUNDEKS OF YALE. Branford, Conn., November 10.—The tablet to the founders of Yale university, presented to the town by ex-Presldent Dwight of Yale, In the name of the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames, was unveiled at the southeast oorner of Branford Ureen this afternoon. After the presentation by Dr. Dwight and the ipeeob of aooeptanoe In behalf of the town by Dr. O. W. Oaylord, the assembly adjourned to Blaokstone Memorial libra ry, where President Hadley of Yale deliv ered an address. Bucklen’s Arnica Salve. Has world-wide fame for marvellous cures. It surpasses any other salve, lo tion, ointment or balm for cuts, Corns, Burns, Bolls, Sores, Felons, Ulcers, Tet ter, Salt Kbeum, Fever Sores, Chapped Hands, Skin Eruptions; Infallible for Ptles. Cure guaranteed. Only SS5o at [T. P. S. Uoola, 577 Congress street. THE HOWLERS. Progress of (he Contest In the Trixie Tournament. At Pine a alleys the Interest' in the trade tournament still continues. During the past week Twltoholl-Champlln Co have forged ahead and now lead the pr o oesslon, although Fletcher & Co. are close behind them. Mllllken, Cousens & Short have taken a brace and are up with the leaders. All teams are Improving as the season progresses and many good games are looked for this week. The third game In the match game between Pine and Trefethen and Merrl wether and Silva will take plaoe at Pine’s alleys Friday evening at eight o'clock. The soore at Trefetben’s alleys Friday evening was Merrlwether and Silva 1350. Pine and Trefethen 17E0. TRADE LEAUUE STANDING. Won. Lost. Played Twltchell-Chnmplln, 11 4 15 Fletoher & Co,. 10 5 15 Mllllken, Cousens Short, 9 6 15 Aleloher & Co, 8 7 15 Chenerles, 5 10 15 Ayer-llouston, 3 13 15 GAMES THIS WEEK. Monday—Twltchell-Champlln vs Ayer Houston. Wednesday—Chenerl es vs. Mllllken, Consens & Short. Friday—Fletoher vs. Melcher. On Tuesday, November 10, a ploked team from the Boylston alleys, Boston, will bowl at Pine's alleys. Air. Pine has arranged a novel way of picking the team to bowl against them. All three string totals will be kept during the week and the Uve highest men will con stitute the team. ELIZABETH WADSWORTH CHAP TER. The regular monthly meeting of the Elisabeth Wadsworth ohapter, D. A. K., will be held on Monday, November 18. at the Falmonth, at 3 o'clock . A full attendance Is requeste 1 as the arrange ments are completed for an entertain ment and the tickets are ready for dla trl button. FOR THE HOLIDAYS SPECIAL STYLES— "SPECIAL PRICES. Cabinet Photos, 82.00 Per Dozen TJ%>. PHOTO ETCHINGS FREE. OVAL PANELS, entirely new and the swellest thinly out, SQ.OO Per JJOZen until Dec. 10th ltexular price every where $10. Sit early for your Holiday rh to< and (jive us plenty of time to finish them. SMITH PHOTO CO., 27 Monument Sq. < KUCKLUilBOtKi We’ll Repair The Linings Or put in New ones, Fix up Button Holes And Buttons On vour Coat or Overcoat,— At the Right Price. i SIM CLOTHING CO., W. C. WARE. MYr. 544 Congress Si nov9tilf J MILLER ; I OIL HEATERS \ I The bare announcement that one ? ■oils M1LLKK HEATERS U u»u- t ally enough, hut if you are not # familiar with their «ui>erlor quail ties, step in and have a look at i' them. 2 pnioias, $4.50, $5.50^ $6.00 Ea^h j \ N. M. PERKINS & GO,, l ], HARDWARE DEALERS, Sj |i 8 Free St. #! i MONEY LOANED. Heirs and others desiring to borrow money on REAL ES TATE, NOTES, household furni ture, pianos, etc. Business strict ly ronfldential. Shawmut Loan Co., 68 MARKET ST.. PORTLAND, ME maysdtl Strong Nerves are the true source of good, healthy appearance. Persons with half-starved nerves al ways look worried and “dragged-out.” You cannot be happy without nerve vigor; you cannot be natural without all the powers which nature meant you to have. produce a healthful glow which art B cannot imitate. They invigorate every I organ, put new force to the nerves, ■ elasticity to the step and round out the I face and form to lines of health and B beauty. jjj| 11.00 per box: 6 boxes (with written B guarantee), 15.00. Book free. Pkax. B msoicins Co., Cleveland, Ohio. B For sale by C. H. GUPPY & CO.. Portland All persons holding not s or town or ders against the town of Sebago are re quested to present them for payment at the treasurer’s office in Sebago. No In terest will be paid on them after Nov. 12, 19i>0. J. P. FITCH, Treasurer. Portland, Oct. 23, 1900. oc23d3w* MACHINE SHOP, 59 KENNEBEC STREET, Next to Stove Foundry. In order to accomra date our petrous we have put in auxiliary electrlo power to enable us to run our ih >p uUhts. Adde & Co. ■waauwewi Coal! Fresh Mined and of Su- ' perior Quality, Well Screened and Prepared. All the best grades of Anthracite and Bitu minous. _ RANDALL & MCALLISTER. 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