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49 East 4th St., St. Paul, Winn,
SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1903.
The Afro-Americans who have gone
upon the theory, "Take all the world,
but give me Jesus," will be shocked
doubtless to know that Andrew Car
negie dees not pray. When making
the $600,000 gift to Tuskegee the other
day he said to Dr. Washington: "Prov
idence has been kind to me of late,
because a piece of realty I bought has
risen in value, and when I come to
think of it, I can assign no reason
for this generosity, except that I have
not bothered Providence with my pe
titions for about forty years." Of
course, we agree that #11 of Carnegie's
millions would not compensate for the
loss of his soul. However, in view of
the excellent use to which he is put
ting so many ofjris millions we hope
"he will petition Providence and have
his petition heard before he is called I
upon to cross the dark river.
The board of superintendents of the
schools of New York have dropped
Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel,
"Uncle Tom's Cabin," from the cata
logue of the class libraries of the
schools, giving as their reason "that
the book has served its purpose and
now only tends to revive-sectional feel
ing. As things now seem to be going,
we will soon need another Harriet
Beecher Stowe, another John Brown,!
another Lincoln to get us out of tlans/4 f&' A
our impending disasters more dread
ful than they were "befo' de wah."
Jimmy Britt, the pugilist, has prov
en himself to be a man, as well as^a
demonstrator of the "manly art of
self-defense." He has refused to draw
the color line, as so many of the
"pugs" do, and will challenge Joe
Gans and endeavor to wrest from him
the light-weight championship of the
world. Gans does not wish to hold
the championship on account of preju
dice. He stands ready to defend it
and will give Britt "a run for his
It seems that there is to be an at
tempt made to knock out Lily White
ism in Alabama. Last Tuesday both
black and white Republicans met^in
conference in Montgomery and decided
to endeavor to correct the wrongfloing
of the Birmingham convention. Rec
ommend that only one delegation be
sent to the national convention, and
that one to be for Roosevelt. Maybe
things will improve in Alabama. We
hope so.
One of the peculiar things about the
reports of lynchings is that the vic
tims are usually reported as having
made confessions. Of course, dead
men can't contradict such statements,
though few sane people believe them
to be true. But it is not surprising
that people who allow their prejudice
against color to make murderers of
them should try to find some excuse
for their crimes in lies.
It has been generally supposed that
the Indians were dying out, but ac
cording to the last census there has
been an increase in the last decade of
16,713. Now, as the "Indian problem"
has not been effectually settled, race
problems will continue to worry the
people of this country if Indians and
Afro-Americans do not really begin to
die out.
What has become of the Indianola
postoffice affair? We have not heard
of it for some time, but as Mrs. Cox
has several months yet before the
term for which she was appointed ex
pires, we suppose she is drawing her
salary regularly, sawing wood and
saying nothing.
Afro-Americans in Chicago are be
coming somewhat anarchistic, as the
attempt to dynamite the Institutional
R. C.
Ransom, last Saturday night, shows.
National Business League.
Editor, The Appeal:I take the lib
erty of asking the use of the columns
of your valued newspaper to remind
our people of the fourth annual meet
ing of the National Negro Business
League to be held in Nashville, Tenn.,
during the coming summer. The peo
ple of Nashville have already begun
making thorough and elaborate prep
arations for the meeting of the
League, and from every point of view
the next gathering promises to be the
largest and most important in the
history of the organization. I espe
cially desire to request that local Ne
gro Business Leagues be organized
and sustained in every community
where there are no such Leagues at
the present time and in this connec
tion, to express the wish that new life
and vigor be put into the work of the
local Leagues already organized.
It sems to be the universal verdict
of our people that since the organiza
tion of the National Negro Business
League at Boston in 1900, the busi
ness interests of our people have been
stimulated and increased throughout
the country many per cent., and all
agree that the National Negro Busi
ness League has more than justified
its existence. It is important that lo
cal organizations begin at once to pre
pare to send delegates to the national
meeting to be held in Nashville.
In this connection, I wish to call
attention to the fact that the report
of the proceedings of the third an
nual session of the League, held at
Richmond, has been published, and
that copies of the report may be se
cures! by writing Mr.' S. Laing Wil
liams, compiler. 113 Adams street,
Chicago, Illinois.
What the Newspaper Does.
Your great man shines before the
populace in vainwithout the news
paper. He spread-eagles the Consti
tution in vainwithout the newspa
per. His clarion voice wages up the
universe in vainwithout the news
paper. His most astounding financial
enterprises serve him in vainwith
out the newspaper. His scientific re
searches and achievements are in vain
without the newspaper. His wire
less telegraph would be an accomplish
ment of small meritwithout the
newspaper. His successes in every
walk of life are' in vainwithout the
newspaper. The newspaper is the
fame-maker of the age. Of course,
some of the fame is cheap, but it sat
isfies the living wearer of the cloak,
even though posterity change it.New
York Press. The Newspaper Deadhead.
Why should people ask for free news
papers, asks the Toronto Evening Tel
egram, any more than they look for
free cigars, free umbrellas, free walk
ing sticks, free collars, free cuffs or
free beefsteaks? ~Every copy of a
newspaper is a product which costs
money. The tailor, the tobacconist,
the gents' furnisher or the grocer is
not called upon to supply free copies
of the products which' they handle.
The people who are aggrieved if they
cannot get a free copy of a newspaper
would not think of struggling for a
place on the free list of a grocery store,
store, butcher's shop.
the principlr more than the
"The Night Side of London." By Rob
ert Machray. Illustrated. 8 vo. Deco
rated cloth. $2.50 net. Philadelphia: J.
B. Lippincott Company.
"The Night Side of London," by Rob
ert Machray, is an unusually interesting
book. -The illustrations by Tom Brown
are drawn with skill and enhance the in
terest one takes in it. The pen of the
author and pencil of the artist are both
used with fine effect in laying bare the
infinite -variety of human characters and
types whose contrasts are more striking
in London than even in Paris, or else
where in the great and populous centers
of human vice and virtues. So vivid is
the author's description of the human
flotsam and jetsam, coming and going
with .the nights, in Picadilly, like unto
the ebb and -flow of the eternal tides
and so picturesquely has the artist in
terpreted the author's ideas and illusions
that we fancy ourselves promenading
and parading up and down the illuminat
ed scenes of Picadilly at night, entering
the "lounges" and cafes, which stand
with inviting appearance along the
streets, and participating in the gay and
pieasure-bent pageantry of the crowds,
or watching in silence and pity the moral
and physical cripples whose names are
legion- there.
"It is a scene that stirs the fancy and
touches the imagination. A the the
atres and music halls of London empty
themselves into the streets, the Circus is
full of the flashing and twinkling of the
multitudinous lights of hurrying han
soms, of many carriages speeding home
ward to supper, of streams of people,
men and women, mostly in evening dress
walking along, smiling and jesting, and
talking of what they have been to see.
You catch charming glimpses in the soft
ening electric light of slyph-like forms,
pink flushed, happy faces, snowy shoul
ders hidden in lace or chiffon, or cloaks
of silk and satin: Diamonds sparkle in
my lady's hair: her light laughter ripples
over to you, and you smile responsive
a faint fragrance perfumes the wander
ing air, .and the vision sweeps past you,
on outside your radius. And there are
many such visions, each with its own
storv, its own revelationbut with these
we have nothing to do, further than to
say that they are all part of this pageant
of the night."
And of the London half-world the au
thor says: "On this lovely summer night
they flaunt themselves in all their brav
ery the majority of them indeed are not
badly dressed nor are all painted. Some
of them are foreigners, but most/of them
are unmistakenly English. Some have
bold eyes, some have not. They seem
one. But what a number
Of them! And-all-sorts and. sizes, so to
say, all 'fond of a kiss and fond of a
The night side of London "high life"
is on the surface extremely kaleidoscopic,
but beneath the surface and in all es
sentials it differs a little from the night
side of high'life from-what it was since
high life began. Its main feature is, as
it has always been, and always will be,
Mr. jj.'G. Well's anticipations to the con
trary notwithstanding, the pursuit of
pleasure in an everlasting Vanity Fair.
It is a merry-go-round, whose merriness
quickly or slowly, according to the tough
ness of one's physical and moral diges
tion, passes into monotony.
Sketches of club life among the work
ing people and their amusements sketch
es of the social outcasts and their strug
gle for existence in the dens of human
vice,are drawn with skill and without
comment, the author is simply painting
in vivid word coloring what he sees, and
endeavors to teach no lesson in morals.
The book ought to have a large sale.
Publications of the Mississippi Histo
rical Society. Vol. VI. Edited by Frank
lin L. Riley, Secretary. Pp. 568. Ox
ford, Miss.: Printed for the Society.
The sixth volume of the "Publica
tions of the Mississippi Historical So
ciety" is one of the most interesting
which that society has yet given to the
public. Besides giving much. interest
ing data with reference to the early
history and settlement of the state, it
follows dn-a Succinct-. anil_eararul man
ner the Industrial development of tfro.
The wars which were fought in the
early times with the aborigines therein,
and famous battles fought during the
War of the Rebellion are described, and
much information which has hitherto,
remained obscure, is brought to light.
A discussion of the Reconstruction of
the 'Southern States is elaborately set
forth from the view point of the South
and in the light of the present agitation
over the suffrage question, it will be in
teresting to note some things contained
in the chapter on Reconstruction.
"It is deeply interesting at this time,
when the passions aroused by the "Great
Civil War" have passed away, and when
in the tranquility and repose of a patri
otic and reunited people, past events can
be reviewed with calmness and fairness,
to examine the great historical events
connected with this amendment (the
14th amendment) and to draw a just
conclusion in respect to the purpose and
motives of its advocates and to under
stand the reasons why the Southern
States declined to accept the terms of
reconstruction thus proposed by Con
The criticism made by Mr. Blaine and
the Republican leaders of that time was
that the South's action was character
ized bv a lack of statesmanship and sa
gacity, and that the) attitude taken by
them forced Congress to make negro
suffrage the final basis of reconstruction.
As an evidence of the change of view
in which the South now holds Lincoln,
we find the following: "Mr. Lincoln had
contemplated a reconstruction of the
Southern States largely under the au
spices of the executive of "the govern
ment, which plan would have restored
the Southern States to representation in
the Union on liberal and magnanimous
"If Mr.' Lincoln had lived, his large
personal and political influence, united
with his tact and wisdom, might have
smoothed the way to a pacification of
the South. Mr. Johnson was lacking in
all those qualities, and with him the
differences between the Executive and
Congress which Mr. Lincoln would have
reconciled and adjusted assumed the pro
portions of an open rupture.
"Mr... Lincoln was a patriot as well as
a great statesman, and under his au
spices it is improbable that the South
would have been crushed between the
two contending forces in a political war
between the Congressional and Execu
tive departments of the government
The volume, is beautifully illustrated
and is *f very valuable contribution to
the historical literature of the eountrv
from the viewpoint of the South
"Bird Gods in Ancient Europe1"
Charles Kay. With Decorations bv
New York: A. S. Barnes & Co.
Bird Gods," by Charles De Kav.is the
rather unique titlie volume of the
evd eofca
whw? JT
"e of muchfulresearc
information relative to the
feathered1S deities of the Northern Euro
pean the older races of the earth
in this bookresearch which is exposed
narrative style at once attractive anU
COSt of the freejnewspaper idea which man is atf auspex or soothsayer ia rea-
ls repugnant tofall sound business no-1 fondly certota fronf the 'act that he
I ^eare ^the^.wnical^capn seen on^tg
The author not only tells us what birds
the ancients worshipped, but goes into
ofn such worship, and tells fabler and anecdotes
which make very delightful jnvths.
Take the woodpecker as an instance.
When we.picture to ourselves the Eu
ropean savage, noble ancestor of our
puffed-up race, finding it a matter of
deep thought how to keep a roof over
his head.- loving murder, a bloodv tvrant
to the weak, cringing before power,'sub
ject to periodical famines because of his
sloth and ignorance, to disease because
of his laziness and filthy habits, we can
understand his envy and admiration of
a bird which in addition to various mar
velous, superhuman traits, has the prac
tical side so developed that it can chisel
for itself in a few hours a neat, dry cave
in the bole of a treea bird ever gay of
heart that seems to find nourishment
where no green thing grows, right under
its busy beak.
"Mr. Woodpecker was thought to know
the whereabouts of hidden treasures
wherefore he is a special creation of the
high god Ukko of the Finns and has a
mysterious affinity to fire, also a rain and
thunder god.
The author then proceeds to tell us
of the power the woodpecker exerted
over the Romans at the time of Hanni
bal's entry Into the" peninsula. Says he
"The importance of the woodpecker in
the eyes of- the Roman .soothsayers can
hardly De overestimated. I have a seal,
scarab-like in foAn. snowing- a man seat
ed with a bird before him. which lie ap
pears to be teaching: a trick. That the
!C rtatuette with EtrUsea inscription6,n i the
early European racetfby the-Greeks,
mans, Egyptians, Awssinians and other
powerful races who ^wrought so mightily
in days of antiquity
The author further tells us that "it is
recorded of King Edward the First of
England that on a certain solemn occa
sion in the year 13)4, his investiture as
a knight, two swans' decorated with gold
nets, were brought in, and he thereupon
swore an oath to the God of Heaven on
these two swans.
John James Ingalfe. The writings of
John James Ingalli. Prepared for the
press by William Eisey Connelley. 8 vo.,
Pp. 535._ Price according to binding.
i TV/Trt 'P KA UnHcnn-TJ" i Vir* Kansas Cityr, Mo. The Hudson-Kimberll\J
The writings, speeches, and orations of
the late Senator Ingalls. one of the great
est men Kansas has produced, have been
gathered and preserved to future genera
tions in book form,1
ithis lancr- w*^#?SeaoMn -ajyotrrer ciatao. of
Vatican Museum. Then follows several are, she says, "very peaceable sort of
very interesting apecdotes anent the men they eat like other folks,
mysterious power fir good or evil clus- talk like them and behave with elegance."
tering about the litja winged god. One "is the most amiable of menj tall
The Cuckoo, Peacock, Owl and othel and genteel," whom ,the "following lines
birds have in turn ben worshipped by th* will most fully characterize:
and the collection is
authorized by Mrs. Ingalls, who has de
voted nearly two tears to the work of
collecting material for the volume. Be
sides his literary work, there is revealed
what may be called th.home side of this
distinguished man, which will make in
teresting reading for his friends and ad
mirers. Letters and fragmentary sketches
which have been included exhibit a gentle
and tender quality in the nature and
character of Senatoif Ingalls which he did
not manifest to th,e world in his public
career The country looked upon him as
a man of phenomenal brilliancy, with a
tendency to satire and keen excoriation,
which made him greatly feared by his
enemies and his cdmpetitors in debate,
and which drew to the Senate galleries
thousands of auditors whenever it was
known that he was to speak. It is prob
able that his powtjr for withering invec
tive and his mastery of language was/
not equaled by any bf his contemporaries.
But it is with Senator Ingalls as a man
of deep and responsive affection, and as
a reflective individual, alive to all the hu
man interests of existence, that the book
presented by his devoted wife has to deal.
The following letter affords an illustra
tion of the phase bf her husband's char
acter which Mrs Ingalls desires to em
Dearest Wife: I'Blue Grass" seems to
be one of those compositions that the
world will not willingly let die.
Those were happy days when it was
written, in the little cottage on the bluff,
looking out over the great river with a
roomful of babies obscure and -unknown,
waiting for the destiny* so soon to come
(that was to make me one of the con
spicuous figures of the country for so
many years) How far away it seems!
But I would not recall my life and live
it over again if 1 could, unless with the
power to improve lost opportunities,
amend errors, and correct mistakes Ho
clearly we see our folies when it is too
7 a. m., ,1._'
Slavery and Servitude in New Jersey.
Bv Alfred M. Heston. Member of the
New Jersey Historical Society. Camden,
N. J.: Sinnickson Chew & Sons Co.
This monograph is a recital of slavery
and servitude as it existed in Ne Jer
sey. The fact is brought out that slav
ery existed in America long before 1619,
when the Dutch traders came with their
cargo of human freight to Jamestown.
The Aztecs..,in Mexico ensUyved not only,
enemies taken in battle but those of their
own nation who were convicted of theft
and other crimes. African, slavery was
introduced: in New Jersey in 1680at least
that is the earliest recorded instance of
ownership of African slaves. Many of
the leading citizens engaged in the Afri
can slave trade. There is a record of one
good old elder, whose ventures on the
African coast always turned out well,
who returned thanks on the Sunday fol
lowing the arrival of a slaver into thtfe
harbor in these words "An overruling
poiaMieiice hai^^^?
benighted heathen to enjoy the blessings
of gospel dispensation."
Perth Amboy was Ne Jersey's chief
port of entry, and blacks were to be seen
there in goodly numbers, many of them
freshly imported and still bearirig their
tribal marks. Adults sold from $200 to'
$500. The system of white bondage,
known as redemptive servitude, existed,
throughout the seventeenth and eigh
teenth centuries! This form of bondage
was usually voluntary, and at the expira
tion of the term the redemptioners were
merged into the mass of white population
without any special taint of servitude.
The importation into the colony of Negro
slaves, who were found to be, cheaper
than white servants, checked in a meas
ure the trade in redemptioners.
Many white convicts were shipped to
New Jersey from the British Islands, and
were merged into the mass of the popu
lation. An act providing for the gradual
abolition of slavery was passed by the
New Jersey legislature in 1804. A fur
ther act in 182t) and still later another
in 1846, did not bring about the complete
emancipation of the slaves, although
there were but 18 in the entire state when
Lincoln's proclamation was issued. In
18S0, Hon. Garret A. Hobart, at that time
a member of the state senate, introduced
and had passed a bill which removed
from the statutes the last vestige of slav
ery in Ne Jersey.
The little book contains much valuable
Successful Advertising, How to Accom
plish it. J. Angus MacDonald. Cloth.
Pp. 400. $2. 'Philadelphia: Lincoln Pub
lishing Co.
In "Successful iAdvertising, Ho to Ac
complish It," one of the most experienced
advertisers of this country, within its four
hundred pages, has given practical les
sons on about every advertising subject.
These are in the shape of talks on vari
ous advertising methods, advertising
schemes, specimens of advertisements,
type effects, etc., as well as the princi
ples underlying advertising. Scores of ad
vertising schemes of proven worth are
given in the book- The questions of pre
paring advertisements, selecting mediums,
methods of conducting sales and other
features are carefully and fully gone in
to, and throughout the book is embel
lished with many object lessons in the
shape of advertisements and typograph
ical displays.
For over ten years the author of this
work, Mr. J. Angus MacDonald. has been
assoeja^ted in an advertising capacity with
some or America's best-known and great
est businesses therefore the plans given
in this book are eminently practical. The
difference between theory and practice be
comes a Very highly interesting differ
ence when brought into spending money
for business purposes.
To those "onjthe inside" of advertising
matters the najme of Mr. MacDonald is
well known, arid when the fact became
known that a jbook on advertising was
to come from his pen the number of ad
vance orders for the volume was so great
as to surprise the publishers. The. Lincoln I
Publishing Company, Provident Building,
Philadelphia. The facility yet concise
ness of Mr. MacDonald's style is admi
rable. Advertising would seem a rather
dry and techniejal subject, but here every
page is interesting. The scope of the
work is indicated by the table of contents,
which is:
From a bookmaker's point of view the
book is all that could be desired. It is
handsomely printed on special made an
tique paper and bound in cloth with an
artistic cover design. The exhaustive in
dex is a feature that the busy man will
Sally Wistec'd Journal. A true narra
tive, being a Quaker maiden's account
of her experiences with officers of the
Continental army. 1777-1778. Edited by
Albert Cook Myers. With reproductions
of portraits, manuscripts, relics and
views. 12 mo. pp. 224. Philadelphia:
Ferris & Leach.
Sally Wister's Journal is the record
kept by a Quaker girl of 16 during a win
ter famous in the history of this country.
The greater part of the book has to do
with the sayings and doings of American
soldiers visiting or quartered at the farm
house, to their attentions to the writer
and her friend Lyddy and to her regret
when certain of them go upon missions
of peril. He "teeth rattled" and her
"hand shook lik"e'*n aspen leaf" when
she first saw these apldiers/ but she soon
overcqmes the feeling^fchus expressed and
says to her Philadelpnia^sjend: "My ad
vice is summon up all y&Wd. resolution,
call fortitude to,, your aid. ar.d OM^Muf
fer your spirits to sink, my dear ther&sJ J?tef*
nothing like coirage '.i what I stand^S
in need of n^elf." Vott soon discov-, *&* in Amertca. Ia- o^rer 4.330,000, an
ered that,s*Uduw axLtoA *ainan.TT&
'How skilled he is in .each obliging
The mildest manners with the bravest
Another soldier. A second is "mons
.trous tall and brown, but has a certain
something in his face and conversation
very agreeable." And then, "Here comes
the glory, the major so. bashful, so fa
mous, etc. cannot be ex
toll'd. for the graces of person, but for
those of the mind he may justly be cele
brated he is large in his person, manly,
and an engaging countenance and aoT1
The Art of the Vatican, By Mary
Knight Potter, author of ".Love in Art,"
etc. Large 12 mor cloth decorative, pro
fusely illustrated with full page plates in
photogravure.and half tone. $2 net. Bos
ton: L. C. Page &-Company.
The author says in her preface:
"It has been thought better to devote as
much consideration as possible to the
most noted of the works rather than to
speak more 1 briefly of many. In this way
it is hoped that the book may be valuable
both for travelers, who wish to have
something more than mere guide-book in
formation of the great treasures of Rome,
and for the amateur who has not sufficient
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