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VOL. 22. NO. 11.
-The World's Desire, I haunt the lofty
Where lordly eagles poise and plume
for flight.
And hold aspiiing souls mav favor seek
And fain would win and wear the
World's Delight.
"I am a maid and therefore must he
I am a maid, and therefore must bo won.
Mv zest in lite is that I am pursued
Fiom IOSV mom until the day is done.
"Oh follow me, for I am worth th\ stxife.
M.v i'nee is /aim than the titshemiiB
Itichcs I bear and jill the sweets of life.
Oil, follow, follow, I will lead thee home.
A oul like jou should giasp the skirts
of chance.
Wliv w.ite join ho\ hood in this drear
'iise up and tiy the hazard of romance
Fair Foituno smiles on those who take
the load.
"He bold, fail outh he bold, and seek
my side.
T-ong is the wa and fraught with fieico
vou will lind in me a indiant bride,
Lite's gtieidon is imprisoned m\
'Si "k mount.tin ju.iks that tapci in thin
For on the heights alone can Tiuth be
'Ihcte Sunlight makes* her citadel and
There .s Freedom's shiine and Fame's
em hauled mound.
certain young woman from Texas
got to New York night before last.
Bright and early yesterday morning
she donned a new gray gown, made
specially for the benefit of Manhat
tan Island, and started from Fifty
eighth street to see what Broadway
looked like. It was all joy and won
der till she passed Forty-second street
and drew near to Herr Conried's song
castle. Then the young woman from
Texas suddenly discovered that every
body who passed was staring at her.
At first she thought it must be a
mistakebut it wasn't. Undoubtedly
something was the matter. Panic
stricken, Miss Texas began to revolve
like a dancing Dervish and looked
over her shoulder to see if the trouble
was with her clothes. She could dis
cover nothing to warrant the curious,
amused glances that were cast at her.
With eveij step she got more nerv
"How in the world do these people
ivnow this is the first, time I ever saw
Broad wa? she asked herself. "I'm
It will be remembered that at the
'ime of the Boxer outbreak Earl Li
was in Canton as viceroy of the Two
Kwangs, says a writer in the Chau
f.iuquan. While there he made a con
tract wiih a syndicate of native mer
chants to sell to them the privilege of
collecting the likin lax or mileage du
ties on local commerce. The terms
were one-fourth cash and the balance
'n equal quarterly installments. The
syndicate made their first payment
and then a'tempted to reimburse them
selves by collecting the tax from their
competitors in business while passing
thpir own goods free.
This resulted in riots so fierce ha
the syndicate Avas forced to abandon
its effort a to collect the tax. They
then appealed to Earl Li for the re
turn ot* their money and insisted that
he should take over the collection of
the tax. which was properly a govern
ment function The earl refused and
intimated that he would hold the
Two old farmers, next-door neigh
bor, named respectively Lou Hyde
and Dave Styles, live within a radius
of ten miles of Ossipee, N. H. They
are wont to vie with one another in
telling of their wonderful luck fishing.
One hot June day Dave helped Lou
cut his hay. Next day Dave sauntered
into the village postoffice and gave an
account of his doings the day previous
in this manner:
"Went fish in' yesterday. Luck?
Well, by snum. guess I did have luck!
Got forty beauties biggest one
weighed two pounds if it did an
ounce littlest feller quarter of a
pound, sure as God made little ap-
The audience of native wiseacres
was duly impressed. During that
same afternoon Lon Hyde drove up to
While E. C. Carrigan was in Gen.
B. F. Butler's law office a lady came
in to ask some advice. As the gen
eral was not in, Mr. Carrigan ques
tioned her, and told her he would
submit her case to the general, which
he did.
The general was to leave the next
day for Washington, and told Mr.
Carrigan to prepare a brief of the
lady's case and show it to him the
next day.
Mr. Carrigan sat up half of the
night writing his brief. The next
morning, about fifteen minutes before
Butler was to take his carriage for
the train, he told Mr. Carrigan he
would look at his brief and give his
1It aims tp publish all the news possible
2It does so impartially, wasting no words.
3Its correspondents are able and energetic
The Aspiring Shepherd and the Beautiful World's DesireAn
Allegory of the Fiery Stripling and the
Vanishing Ideal.
"A mountain maid, my brothers aie the
The sentnrels that hine without a scairu-.
My kinsmen aie gicat captains ot the
Mv aisteis aie the zephyr and the lain!
Oh, Shepheid, I have watched \ou fiom
'finding voin flock th.it frolicked o'or
the plain.
So sn.nling lang ou tender Jamb ma\
grav wolves jou with a fierce
"O'er all the world behind her flying tec.
He strained to clasp her in a close, em
And on she lured him as an angel fleet,
A milk white fawn with flushed and
rose-leaf face.
A moi king laugh and scorn from lustrous
Lent courage to the youth in sanguine
Her t.iwm tresses lined like paradise.
Her gay defiance put him to the test.
The pace grew swift, his stiength began
to fail
She (hided him with banter sweet and
"Piess on, bold youth, for yon will yet
Be not a laggard when to court you
"I spinn jour fiiit," he cried "my quest
is -.am.
"Vou taunt and mock me, though I do
Your siren charms I flount with fierce
I will ic turnthe onlv boon is Ret!
"I miss home, 1 miss the soft-ejed
Whose uppling laughtei flowed fiom lips
du inc.
Whose tawnj tresses hung In girlish
hi aids.
Foi these, and tor1
my absent friends I
"What caie I foi great captains luu
For war'fins, potts, who have sought
ou giace.
Then fame aiound the Tumbling woihl
is blown.
And siill lure us with shj iosc-leaf
Fame tinned and flung herself upon his
Ilei i\oty face flushed like a rose in
She c|iu\ied like a do\ who seeks the
n. st
Take me oh. iove. take me. for I am
Rcgistr\ Dnision Chicago Postofficc
going to stop looking up at the build-
But it didn't do an good. Still the
people stared at the little woman in
the gray dress. Her course to Thirty
fifth street wa.s. all misery and gloom.
It was impossible to get away from
those looks. Her face began to take
on a hunted expression. All at once
she was overjoyed to see the face of a
woman with whom the had dined in
her Fiftj-eight street boarding house
the night befoie. The fellow-boarder
stared at her, loo.
"What is the matter with me?"
wailed the Texan, rushing up to the
other woman. "What makes these
awlul people stare at me so?" The
other woman gurgled:
''Don't you .see all those posters?
Everybody thinks yoti are part of the
parade," she said.
There were six sandwich men, each
bearing a large placard, reading: "See
i 'The little Gray Lady.' The woman
I from Texas, in her gray gown, had
walked five blocks behind them.
New York Times.
members of the syndicate for the
other payments as they came due.
At this time the earl was called to
Pekin to arrange peace with the for
eign powers, and the syndicate, hav
ing been unable to .secure the return
ot its money, made arrangements with
a band of pirates that they should
waylay the earl on his trip up the
coast and take back the bullion paid
him by the syndicate, for which seiv
ice the pirates were to receive a per
The earl, however, heard of the ar
rangement and therefore refused to
make the trip in a Chinese vessel,
knowing that the crew would bo in
sympathy with the pirates, if in "fact
a large number of the crew were not
made up from the pirate band so he
remained at Canton, surrounded by
his retainers, refusing to go to Pe
kin until an English war vessel was
sent to convey him and his ill-gotten
gains to a place of safety in the north.
the store to get the mail (one circular
of a new brand of spavin cure and the
weekly paperL
The conscientious postmaster duly
recounted The great luck Dave had
had fishing the da\ before, hoping to
pique Lon's pride, Lon listened in
silence to the entire recital. Then,
rising slowly from his rush-bottomed
chair, he unhitched his trusty nag
from the kerosene barrel in front of
the store, expectorated carefully to
ward the court house, and asked:
"Dave caught all them, did he?"
"Sarlain," affirmed the postmaster.
"Sure, yesterday."
Lon climbed into his buggy, picked
up the reins, chirruped to the horse,
and then crushingly flung over his
"The devil he hain't been."
Mr. Carrigan began by saying:
"General. I have made a most care
ful study of this case. I have the
points all in my head, and can state
them to you in three minutes."
"Let me have the brief," again said
the general, somewhat sharply.
"But, Gen. Butler," said Mr. Carri
gan, "I had a brief prepared, and in
tended to show it to you, but I left
it at home on my table. However,
as I said, I have all the points of the
case in my head."
"Young man," said the general,
"the next time you have a brief to
prepare for me bring me the brief,
and leave your head at home on the'
Two extreme and opposite views
have been held as to the scope and
dimensions of St. Patrick's work in
Ireland. There is the old view that
he first introduced the Christian
religion and converted the whole
island, and there is the view, pro
pounded by Prof. Zimmer, that the
sphere of his activity was merely a
small district in Leinster. The second
opinion is refuted by a critical exami
nation of the sources, and by its own
incapacity to explain the ^acts, while
the first cannot be sustained because
clear evidence exists that there were
Christian communities in Ireland be
fore Patrick arrived.
But the fact that foundations had
been laid here and there does not de
prive St. Patrick of his eminent sig
nificance. He did -three things, lie
organized the Christian"ry which al
ready existed, he converted kingdoms
which were still pagan, especially in
the west, and he brought Ireland into
connection with the church of the em
pire, and made it formally pait of uni
versal Christendom.
These three aspects of SL Patrick's
work are illustrated by J. B. Bury, for
merly fellow of Trinity College, Dub
lin, and now regius professor in the
University of Cambridge, in a yoUimr
of 400 pages. ("The Life of St. Patrick
and His Place in History," issued by
the Macmillan company.) The sub
ject attracted the eminent scholar's
attention not as an important crisis in
the history of Ireland, but, in the first
place, as an appendix of the Roman
empire illustrating the emanations of
its influence beyond its own frontiers,
and, in the second place, as a notable
episode in the series of conversions
which spread pver northern Europe
the religion which prevails to-day.
Doubts of the very existence of St.
Patrick had been entertained, and
other views almost amounted to the
thesis that if he did exist ho was no!-
himself but a namesake rt was at
once evident to Prof. Bury that the
material had never been criticallv sift
ed, and that it would be nccessarv to
begin at the beginning, almost as if
nothing had been done, in a field
where much had been wrirton.
Concerning the work of Todd on the
subject, he acknowledged that in
learning and critical acumen it stands
out pre-eminent from Iho mass of the
historical literature which has gath
ered round St. Patrick, jot it lett him
doubtful about every fact connected
with Patrick's life.
Sought the Original Sources.
Prof Bury's justification of the pres
ent biography is that it rests upon a
methodical examination of the sources,
and that the conclusions, whether
right or wrong, were reached without
any prepossession. His conclusions
tend to show that the Roman Catholic
conception of St. Patrick's work is
generally nearer to historical fact
than the "\icws of some anti-papa!
The conversion of Ireland to Chris
tianity has, as Prof. Bury points out
Its "modest place among those maui
fold changes by which a new Europe
was being formed in the fifth century.
The beginnings of the work had been
noiseless and dateless, due to the play
of accident and the obscure zeal of
nameless pioneers 'but if was organ
ized and established, so that it could
never be undone, mainly by the efforts
of one man, a Roman citizen of Brit
ain, who devoted his life fo the task.
"The child who was destined to play
this part in the shaping of a now Eu
rope was born before the close of the
fourth century, perhaps in the year
SS9 A. D. His father. Calpurnius. was
a Briton, like all free subjects of the
empire, he was a Roman citizen and,
like his father Potitus before him, he
bore a Roman name.
"Calpurnius called his son Patricius.
But if Patricius talked as child with
his father and mother tho Brythonic
tongue of his forefathers, be bore the
name of Sucat. He was thus double
named, like the Apostle Paul, who
bore a Roman as well as a Jewish
r.ame from his youth up. But another
Roman name, Magonus, is also asorfD
ed to Patrick and possibly his full
styleas it would appear in the town
registry when he should come of age
to exercise the rights of a citizen
was Patricius Magonus Sucatus."
Par-tick Became a Slave.
As the son of a deacon, Patrick was
educated in the Christian faith, and
was taught the Christian scriptures.
When he was in his 17th year a
fleet of Irish freebooters came to the
coasts or river-banks in the neighbor
hood seeking plunder and loading
their vessels with captives. Patrick
was at his father's farmstead, and was
one of the victims. Man-servants and
maid-servants were taken, but his par
ents escaped. He was carried "to the
ultimate places of the earth," as he
says himself, as if Ireland were
severed by half the globe from Britain.
Of all that befell Patrick during his
captivity we learn litul, yet the little
know ledge we possess is more imme
diate and authentic than our acquaint
ance with any other jepisode his
life, because it comes!
from hi0f own
pen. For six jcars, according to tho
common tradition and ^general belief,
Patrick served a master whose name
was Miliucc. His land$ and his home
stead were in northern Delivadia. and
Patiiek herded his drqves of pigs on
ilount Miss.
While he ate the hitter bread of
bondage in a foreign land, a profound
spiritual change came over him. He
had never given much thought to his
religion, but now that ho was a thrall
amid strangers, "the Lord," he says,
"opened tho sense of my unbelief."
Tho aidor of religious emotion, "the
love and fear of God," so fully con
sumed his soul that in a single day
or nUht ho would oiLcr -i hundred
praters, and he describes himself in
a woodland or on mofintain side, ris
ing f'om his bed beffore dawn and
going lo'th to pray inMiail or rain or
snow. Thus tho jears of his bondage
wore alo the Aeais of his "conver-
sion," and he looked back upon this
stage in his spiritual 4de\elopment as
(ho mobt impoitaut aiifl cntic.il in his
The book in which he describes his
escape and strange adventures in his
journey through Gaul and Italy was
written by Patrick when he was an
old man. He rigidly omitted all de
tails which did not bear upon his spec
ial purpose in writing it.
That the land of his captivity was
Ireland, this was indeed significant
but otherwise names of men and
places were of no concern, and might
be allowed to drop away.
w Found Refugej^i^Cloister^
"Patrick found a refuge in the island
cloister of Honoratus," sa37s
the au-
From an Old Print.
thor, "where we have reason to think
that ho lived for a considerable time."
Among the men of some note who so
journed in the monastery in its early
days was Hilary, who afterward be
came bishop of Arelate Maximus,
who was second abbot and then bishop
of Reii Lupus, who subsequently
held the see of Trecasses Vincentius,
who taught and wiote in the cloister,
and Eucherius, who composed, among
other works, a treatise in praise of
the hermit's life. Euchorius had
built a hut for himself and his wife,
i Galla, aloof from the rest of th
biotherhood, in the larger island ot
"There can be no doubt that the.
years which he spent at Lerins exor
cised an abiding influence on Patrick.
He was brought under the. spell of the
monastic ideal, and though his life
was not to be sequestered, but out in
the active world of men monastic so
cieties became a principal and indis
pensable element in bis idea of a
'Christian church.. At Lerins, perhaps,
his desire, so far as he understood it,
was to remain a monk. But there
were energies and feelings in him
which such a life would not have con
tented. At the end of a few years he
left the monastery to visit his kins
folk in Britain, and there he became
conscious of the true destiny of his
A self-revealing dream convinced
Patrick that he was destined to go as
missioner and helper to Irelandto
the limit of the world. In A. D. 432
Patrick was consecrated bishop of the
Scots, as the Irish were then called.
Ireland When He Arrived.
The fourth chapter of the volume" is
devoted to an exposition of the polit
ical and social condition of Ireland
when Patrick arrived to organize into
a church the individual Christians or
small and scattered Christian con
munities which already existed there
Ireland was, the author says, "di-
Aided into a large number of small
districts, each of Inch was owned by
a tribe, the aggregate of a number of
clans or families which believed that
tliey were descended from a common
ancestor. At the head of the tribe was
a 'king,' who was elected from a cer
tain family."
The success of Patrick's enterprise
depended on the kings of the tribes
and chiefs of the clans. If a chief
accepted the new faith, his clan would
generally follow his example, and thus
on every account the process of estab
lishing the Christian worship and
priesthood in Iieland must begin from
above, and not from be]ow.
Patrick had exorcists in his train,
and it was not unimportant that the
Christian, going forth to persuade the
heathen, had such equipments of
supe'-stiM'on. He was able to meet
the heather sorcerer on common
ground, because he believed in the
sorceries which lie condemned. He
was as fully convinced as the pagan
(hat the powers of magicians were
real, but he knew that those powers
wee strictly limited, whereas the
pow cr of his own God was limitless.
St. Patrick's Place in History.
Succeeding chanters include Pat
rick's labors in Dalaradia, Meath, Con
I.aught, his \isit to Rome, +he founda
tion of Armagh and ecclesiastical or
ganization, the denunciation of Coroti
cus, Patrick's "confession," death and
burial, A. D. 461.
In describing St. Patrick's place in
history, Prof. Bury declares that the
nearest likeness to Patrick will per
haps be found in St. Boniface, the
Saxon Winfrid. He. too, b'ke Patrick
aiffT Columba, had both to drder and
further his faith in regions where it
had never penetrated. But, like Pat
rick and unlike Columba, he was in
touch with the rest of western Chris
tendom. St Patrick did not do for
the Scots what Wulfilas did for the
Goths and the Slavonic apostles for
the Slavs he did not translate tho
.-acred books of his religion into Irish
or found a national church literature
"What he and his fellow-workers did
\ws to diffuse a knowledge of Latin
ir 11 eland.
To the circumstances that he adopt
ed this line of policy and did not at
tempt to create a national ecclesiastic
al language must be ascribed the rise
of the schools of learning which dis
tinguished Ireland in the sixth and
seventh centuries.
"Ir is true," sa\s the author, "that
the Irish church moved on certain
linos which Patrick did not contem
plate and would not ha\e approved.
Tho development of the organization
which it was his task to institute was
largeiv modified in coloring and con
formation tho genius terrae. But
i" would be untrue to say that his
work was undone. The schools ot
learning, for which the Scots became
IJMHOUS a few generations after his
death, learning which contrasts with
his own.illiteiatcness, owe their rise
to the contact with Roman ideas and
the acquaintance with Roman litera
ture which his labors, more than any
thing else, lifted witliin the horizon
of Ireland."
Judged by what he actually com
passed, St. Patrick, in Prof Bury's
opinion, "must be placed along with
the most efficient of tho^e who took
part in spreading the Christian faith
beyond the boundaries of (he Roman
empire He was endowed in abundant
measure with the quality of enthu
siasin. and stands in quite a different
rank from the apostle pf England, in
whom this victorious energy of enthu
siasm was lackingAugustine, the
messenger and instrument of Gregory
the Gioaf.
"Patrick was no mere messenger or
instrument. He had a strong person
ality and the power of initiative he
depended on himself, or, as he would
have said, on divine guidance, lie was
Dot in constant communication with
Xystus, or Leo, or any superior he
was thrown upon the resources of-his
own judgment. Yet no less than
Angnstinc, no less than Boniface, he
was the bearer of the Roman idea.
"It was Patrick with his auxiliaries
who bore to their shores the vessel of
Rome's influence, along with the sa
cred mysteries of Rome's faith. No
wonder that his labors should have
been almost unobserved in the days of
ecumenical stress and struggle, when
the Germans by land and by sea were
engaging the world's attention, and
the Huns were rearing their vast
though transient empire. But he was
laboring for the Roman idea no less
than the great Aetius himself, though
in another way and on a smaller
scene. He brought a new land into
the spiritual federation which was so
closely bound up with Rome."
Special Correspondence THE APPEAL.
Washington, March 14The Illinois
Republican Association met in the par
krs of the Riggs House. Mr. Isaac
R. Hitt. Jr., piosided and Mr. R. Stone
Jackson was 'secretary. Hon. W. E.
Andrews of Nebraska, Auditor lor th.'
Tieasury Department made the princi
pal address.
All r discussing the political doc
trine* ot the founders oi the republic.
Mr Andrews said:
"Out ot the teachings ot Hamilton
fame the principles upon which Lin
coln and the Union, army stood during
the civil war. Out of the teachings of
Jetfeison came the principles of 'State
rights,' upon which the Confederate
government was established. All the
way from Sumter to Appomattox the
Hamiltcnian and Jeffersonian ideas
waged a droadful milnaiy contest, but
today the nation rejoices in the victory
ar-d the saving power of the Hamii
tonian idea oi* national sovereignty and
perpetual union under one flag and one
"In that great contest Illinois held
first place in th i person of the world's
gieatest commoner, Abraham Lincoln,
President ot the republic and com
mander-in-chief of the Union army ami
navy. In that contest Illinois also held
first place on the field of battle in Urn
person of the silsnt chieftain, Ulysses
S Grant, who received the sword oi
Lee in surrender at Appomattox. While
Illinois would justly be legarded a
rich in comparison with other States
if she had only the character and
Goods of Logan and other heroes and
statesmen, she is surpassingly rich be
cause oi the patriotic services of Lin
coln and Grant."
Representative Graff analyzed the
character of Lincoln, in which he found
uppermost that high sense of moral re
sponsibility that assumed the burdens
of the nation. The speaker also paid
a glowing tribute to the memory of
Gen. Grant.
A letter from Senator Hopkins, ex
pressing his regrets because of his
"nabili'y to be present, was read.
The Afro-Americans of the United
States will hail with delight the an-|
nouncemeiii that President Roosevelt
has reappointed Gen. James S. Clark-1
son as, surveyor of the port of New
Voik. Gen. Clarkson is ono of the
tiuc iriends of "Hie race."
Senator Cullom has returned to
Washington after a sojourn ot seven
weeks in St. Augustine, Fla., and much
impioved in health. He- was given au
o/ation bv his colleagues in the Sen
ate and cordiallj greettcd by the Presi
dent when he \i:-itod the White House
The alumni oi the Strc Ui.uii
School met at the Israel C. M. E.
Church, Mr. Grant Lucas, president of
tho association, presiding. Resolu
tions we adopted indorsing the
billi piCommibsioners.
the Disf
evented to Congress by
ri' and also
thanking the Commissioners for honor
ing the memory of the late principal
ot the school. Prof. F. L. Cordo/.o. for
whom the new school on 1 street sontlj
wost has been named.
Prof. Kelly Miller of Howard Uni
\ersity. iormerly oi the school, made
an address, in which he urged high
ideeJs of citizenship upon the grad
ates. He deplmed the fact that more
do not go through a complete course
of advanced training in order, by tak
ing pdvanfago of offered opjKvrunifie
to become educated, self-respecting
The House Committee on Naval Af-1
ff i/s yesterdav decided upon a favora
ble report on the Foss bill to establish
naval militia in the various State?,
The measure oxtends the provisions of
the Dh-k militia act to the naval mili-j
tia, but places it under the control of
the Secretary of the Navy, insiead ot
the Secretary of War. i
A' ihc la si encampn ent of John A
R-nvlin" Post No 1 Oi this dpprt-1
ment of the G. A. R.. the matter of the i
.jiopos^d monument, to be erected bv
he Laughters of the Confederacy, jr
memorj of Henry Wira, la captai"
S. A., commandant it Ahclcrscti-
"JL^ military prison, the man whe
T8- tried, convicted and ha*igej for
the murder of prisoners in hi- charge
was brought to the attention of the
post. An ar iclc was read. wheb. af
ter stating the proposed action in re
lation to Wirz by the organization
calls on Union veterans to protest
agiin-t f-uch procedure, and a com
mi te-e wa-5 authorized to vole"* such
protest on behalf of the post.
The heme w?s expressed tha', in
these latter days, when the bitterness
engendered by the war 5 so far allay
ed, and when the nation hai become
one undor oue flag, no body of persons
ro'' any organiza ion will, by such
action as that proposed, seek -to revue
such memories as are sure to be re
vived bv 'he mere mention of th"
name of Henry Wirz.
Seated in hi* easy chair in the li
brary of his home on Massachusetts
avenge, and looking the picture of
health. SenaLor Cuilom received THK
APPEAL representative.
"Yes. I am glad to get back to Wash
ington after an absence of about seven
weeks and I must say that the climate
of Florida has done me great good.
The improvement in mv health
has been very great, I feel lik9 a n3W
man and I am now ready for the
strenuous work which I knew musf be
done before the adjournment of Con
The senator cast his vote for the
statehood bill as it was reported from
A Collection cf E/vents Occurring Among
the People of The Capital of This Great
and Glorious Nation and Condensed for
the Hasty Perusal of our Many Readesr.
4-Itis the organ of ALL Afro- Americans.1
JRP SIt is not controlled by any ring or clique.
The City of Magnificent Dis=
$2.40 ma YEAK.
the committee on territories. He will
immediately assume direction of the
piesident's forces in behalf or' the Hep
burn bill. The senator belie/es the
Hepburn measure ought to be passed
substantially the same form in
which it emerged from the house.
Senator Cullom believes in the in
tei slate commerce pmmission, o*"
which lie was practi-ally the creatci.
He has watched over it witn innnue
ere and patience for twenty ear
It is understood to-lay thai as .ho
icsult of the discussion in the cabinet
Secietorv Taft will probablv accpt
the ofter of a seat on tha Supreme
Bemh io succeed Justice Brown, but
the official announcement will not be
ade until Friday.
The Chil Service Commission no
longer posts lists of applicants for civil
service appointments, in any portion
of the country.
D. H. W.
Dunbar's Will Fiied.
The will of Paul Dunbar, the- poet
has been filed at Dayton, Ohio. With
the exception of the widow's dower
interest,-the estate, va-lued at $2,(KW).
is bequea.bed to his mother. Valuable
royalties on songs and writings are
not included in the estimate.
For Whites Only.
AUo ne.y General Davidson or Texas
has issued an opinion,thai under the
new general election law, Atro Ameri
car.* and Mexicans ma.v ha ex.*iudd
irom participating in uenvcrati
jri:nari-v foi nomination of sta'c ami
local ofIi crs
Wilberforce's Golden Jubilee.
In .Line Wilbertorce Univprsitj will
celebrate her golden jubilee. The new
Carnegie Libj ir\ ane Galloway Hali
will be iinr-ho'l by that time, and tl^e
eight splendid brick buildings, witn
.he beautiful hornet, tho piciureafjue
cjmnus ai:d a
o, Ts of farm lau''
an inup'ivition.
Memorial Tablet to Lincoln.
Tha State senate of Kentucky has
concmred in the house bill appropn
ating $200 for a tablet at Hodgenville
to ih- memory of Abraham Lincoln
Hc]:en\ille is the county seat of the
county in which Lincoln was born, and
was the scene of his boyhood da?/s.
Tho governor will approve the bill.
Eight Guilty in Race Riots.
Eight were found guilt of rioting
bj a jm as the result of the rate wj.r
last week. Those convicted wen1
is o\er 25 years oid.
i- satisfied that ir presses canacii
to partorm any duties which co'igies-.
ma.v impose upon it.
Seivuor Cullom is sa isfied that th
Republicans of Illinois will indorse his
recoid and public servit-ps at the Am-j?
"I hope tha the decision in the nvi
ter shall be left t,o the people of Illi
nois. have no fear of their verdic*
said the senacor.
Senator Hopkins, as a member of
.he Senate committee on interoceanic
canals, had a talk with the President
about canal affairs now before his
When asked whether Congress will
pass upon .he type of a canal to be
1'iiilt, Senator Hopkins .said "I s!n
pose it will do so. Personally, I aiu
vith 'lie administration in thv mpltci
of a lock canal. I have reached that
opinion largely from the VIPW of Chief
Engineer Stevens, whom I regard ?s
on of the bes* engineers of the world
"I am satisfied he knows what he
talking about when he ajs thai a
lock '-anal is wV thHcounrn tMuh1
1 nild."
ly Garber, John Fierpont, George Ep
piecbt, Carl Kloebier, Glen ~n3
Frank Young, Carl V.'is-^ an 1 Kemp
of ihoso Jound guLiy
Afro-American Bank ir Memphis.
Alro-Amerjcin Bank in M^mphi-..
The So!',en Savings Bank and Trurt
Compe::j, of Memphis, Tenn.. uhich i.s
owned and controlled entirely by
Afro Americans, has made application
for a charter under the lawo of that
State, and will open for busir.es- in a
few days. The capital r-tock is $2.",
000. Among the incorpora ors is R. R.
Church, ono of the wealthi* st Afro
Aii.ericu.rs in the South.
Woman Physician Heads Hospital.
Dr. Matilda Evans is the head of
the only emeigency hospital in Colum
bia. S. C. All the railroads have con
tracts with her to care for injured em
ployes, and the white phj-^icians of
the ciJy act on her staff and consuii
with her. She was the first woman
physician in South Carolina.
League of National Scope Is Incorpor
ated at Albany.
Albany. N. Y., March 13.The Con
stitutional League of the United
States has been incorporated to "as-
sist in maintaining and enforcing the
Constitution of the United States of
American in all its provisions and
throughout its jurisdiction."
The directors are Henrv E. Tremain,
of Hillview. Warren County: William
B. Derrick, of Flushing J. E. Mrhol
land, of Lewis, Essex County Mary
Church Terrell, of Washington. D. C,
and Andrew B. Humphrey, of New
York City.

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