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Copyilght 1909, bv Harris & Ewing.
PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT
The Republican platform,
adopted at Chicago, explicitly de
mand* justice for all men -with
out regard to race or color, and
Just as explicitly declares lor the
enforcement, and without reser
vation. In letter and spirit of
the thirteenth, fourteenth and
fifteenth amendments to the Con
stitution, is needless to state
that I stand with my party
squarely on that plank In the
platform, and believe that equal
justice to all men and the fair
and Impartial enforcement of
these amendments are In keeping
with the real American spirit of
fair piny.Hon. Wm. H. Taft's
speech accepting Republication
nomination for Presidency.
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 1909.
EMIGRATION TO CANADA.
Some of the farseeing newspapers
are looking with anxious eyes to the
great emigration to Canada which is
in operation in many of the Northern
states, composed, as it is, of the very
best class of citizens. The Washing
ton Herald says:
"Never before in the history of the
world has there been witnessed a mi
gration of so large proportions of men
and women of wealth, intelligence and
energy as is now taking place from
the United States to Canada."
The cause of this phenomenon is
easily stated: Canada is offering to
these emigrants far superior to any
now offered in this country, especially
cheap and fertile farms in place of the
worn-out soil of the older states, being
the greatest. Next, Canada is yet a
poor man's country, while in the Unit
ed States the barons are driving the
HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM
poor man to the wall in order to swell
the profits of the Eastern manufactur
ers, and to enable the female Goulds
to indulge in $600 dresses, to be worn
one single time.
The South offers no inducements to
the class of emigrants referred to
above, despite its rich soil and abun
dant resources, its idiotic legislators,
lynchers and night riders are everlast
ing barriers against any tide of immi
gration. On the other hand the
Northern *tate seem to be in danger
of being cursed with an excess of un
desirable immigrants. The Black
Hand and Camorra seem to have be
come established institutions, with
ramifications throughout the country.
The situation is far from inspiring.
OLD BRUTE LEOPOLD.
Referring to the action of King Leo
pold of Belgium in selling off his art
treasures, the Marquise de Fontenoy
"Of course all this does not tend to
increase the affection of the Belgians
for their King, and there are few of
them who do not look forward with
eagerness and relief to the day when
he will descend into an unmourned
grave and be succeeded on the throne
by his universally popular and respect
ed nephew and heir, Prince Albert of
Flanders, now engaged in trampinng
on foot from the Falls of the Zambesi
to the borders of the new Belgian col
ony of Congoland."
It is a fact well known to the civil
ized world that the king of Belgium
is one of the most shameless and de
praved old reprobates that ever lived,
one not accustomed to treat even his
own children with ordinary decency.
His pobcy has made the Congo coun
try a hell upon earth, and the earth
stands aghast at the revelations of the
cruelties perpetrated under his sanc
tion. We are satisfied that the death
of the old degenerate will not "cast a
gloorr" over any section of Christen
MISCEGNATION IN MISSISSIPPI.
The New Orleans Times-Democrat
highly commends a Mississippi grand
jury for tackling cases of white men
who cultivate sexual relations with
Afro-American females. It says
"Miscegnation is a crime against
both races. Its practice menaces
racial integrity and dangerously com
plicates a problem for the simpler
phases of which no satisfactory solu
tion has yet been found. It is idle to
talk in large terms of 'race instinct'
to inveigh against social equality,
while at the same time white men are
permitted to relax the color line at
will and to practice social equality on
the limited scale."
The APPEAL is inclined to regard
the mix-up as a tempest in a teapot,
which will amount to very little. The
breaking of the solid South is admit- of the white brethren, and there is a
ted to be a task of more than ordinary scheme on foot to compel him to sell
difficulty, and the South is solid in it at a sacrifice. The telephone yarn
more respects than one. is probably merely a pretext.
Illinois' Senior United States Senator, and Grand Old Man.
HON. WILLIAM LORIMER,
We notice that a leading white jour
nal expresses the opinion that Bishop
Lampton is doing great harm to the
Afro-Americans of Mississippi and
ought to exercise his talents one
thousand miles from that state. It,
thereby shows its entire ignorance of
the history of the man. Now the fact
is that Mississippi is under great ob
ligations to the Bishop for the won
derful work he has done in the way
of relieving poverty and distress
among the Afro-Americans of the state.
Through his efforts, an institution is
in operation which annually dis
tributes thousands of dollars among
the poor of the statethe widows and
orphans. Bishop Lampton has re
sided in the state for a great many
years, and his career has been one of
unceasing well-doing but it seems
that the foolish whim of a silly girl
outweighs all that among our "best
friends" of Mississippi.
SHOULD BE NO RACE, CREED OR
Prominent Jews are becoming dis
satisfied with the policy of the gov
ernment in classifying them as a dis
tinct race, in the census and other of
ficial publications. They claim to beproduced
Americans as any other class of peo
ple, and so they are.
Their case is the same as that of
the Afro-Americans of the country,
except that their status has not been
legally declared by specific enactment
as has been done in the case of the
TURKS SUPERIOR TO CHRIS-
The general impression of the Turks
is that they are a semi-barbarous
race, and their country a blot upon
the map of Europe.
But we notice that Turkey has in
vited the Jews of Russia to settle in
her borders and has assured them of
It certainly seems strange that the
ancient people of God should be com
pelled to leave Christian Russia in or
der to accept the protection of Mocurtsey
The white man's claim to supremacy
is already in a somewhat wabbly con
dition owing to the delay of Mr. Jef
fries in responding to the invitation
of Mr. Johnson to meet ihm and settle
The mattci. And, moreover. Mr. John
son asserts that such acceptance will
make him, the aforesaid Johnson, the
happiest man in Pittsburg. The
world is longing for an exhibition on
the part of these gentlemen, not ofoffense
forensic, but of fistic ability.
The expulsion of Bishop Lampton
from Mississippi has, as usual, false
reason assigned for it, so we are told.
The Bishop has some hne property in
Greenville, which is coveted by some
Illinois Junior Senator Who Took the Oath of Office June 18. JV
Jand in a trice had
ceased to dangle and was standing be
fore the god, adjuring him by the nine
forty train to Ozark to make haste
with my change, to strike the mystic
keys, pull the stop and gather my
dimes and quarters from the drawer
prestissimo, an it please him. He was
not, I must confess, visibly affected
by my objurgations. He, too, eyed me
frigidly, and performed his solo on the
cash register a tempo.
A big, puffing, assertive monster of
an engine was at that moment bring
ing a train to a stop on the platform.
As the last passenger alighted I pre
sented myself at the steps, glowing
with triumph and half inclined to wave
my handkerchief at the ticket man and
derisively to the Apollo of the
cash register, for had I not achieved
that train in the face of official cold
ness and discouragement that might
well have sent me some other way
round? In the midst of my triumph a
protesting voice fell upon my ear.
"Dis yere ain't youah train, lady.
Youah train, hit's ovah yundah som
air. Guess yo' don' need to run!"
This information, delivered by a col
ored porter, had at least one redeem
ing feature. It was accompanied by a
grin, and I no longer felt myself an
in the land. With a few proud
snorts and hisses the great engine
dragged its train away, leaving the
platform to the Ozark train and me.
I found It at lastan archaic day
coach poignantly suggestive of the
days of Robert Fulton, coupled to
Borne flat-cars loaded with cinders.
There was no engine in sight, but
one no longer wondered. Nothing now
seemed more probable than a round
house filled with engines all haughtily
refusing to draw the train to Ozark.
From time to time loose-jointed men,
and worn women with babes in arms
and fringes of them clinging to their
skirts, sauntered in and disposed
themselves about with a lack of haste
that was ominous. I vain I searched
their faces for some fixed intention of
departure. Their intentions seemed to
be in the air.
Two drummers, one stout, creased
and of slovenly appearance, the other
spare and groomed, looked as if they
had once meant to, but had given it
up, and plunged into the morning pa
pers for forgetfulness. At last there
was a final rustling of the papers as
they threw them aside, their news ex
hausted. The Ozark train remained
immovable, and they began to eye
each other with interest, brightening
as they recognized that they were of
the same brotherhood.
"Hosiery?" queried Falstaff, guided
by heaven knows what occult sign, as
he leaned toward Cassius interestedly.
Cassius shook his head.
"Just outside hosiery, one might say.
Shoes!" was his neat reply. Involun
tarily I smiledwe all smiled cheerily
until I happened to remember the dark
tradition on which all girls are
brought up, concerning strange men
on railroad trains, and retreated to the
platform to recover my dignity. A
man in a blue blouse, with a face be
smirched into Rembrandt effects, was
fussing about the wheels.
"Rusted .from disuse?" I ventured.
Then, emboldened by bis smile"I
promise to keep the secret but tell
me, new, honestly, does it ever go?"
HfiLiejHBS* IP gOBfMer,
(Copyright, by Bobbs-Merrlll Co.)
One was to come, so the letter said,
by way of Ozark, and the brevity of
the instruction conveyed no hint of
its tremendous significance, no hint of
the fact that though the stage coach
has practically disappeared from our
midst, in the bobtail train its spirit
goes marching on. Accustomed to a
world that takes a shameless pride in
Its "flyers," in trains as inexorable as
time and tide, how was I to suspect
that the bobtail train was a bit of old
time poesy set like a jewel in the pro
saic present that coming by way of
Ozark would involve a spiritual renas
cence that I should arrive at my
journey's end with a heart quickened
and purified? Yet so it was.
I emerged from the sleeper at X.
into a morning^di blue and gold spar
kle. At the ticfefc window in the time
worn station I fluttered anxiously in
the background of several overstop
ping Missourians who seemed to be
indulging a lazy zest for railroad in
formation. Stonily I watched the clock,
whose long, gaunt finger was creeping
closer and closer to the decisive hour,
tormented by visions of the Ozark
train giving a last wild shriek and de
parting without me. In the midst of
my fidgety despair the foreground
Bhifted with the deliberation of a stage
scene and I found myself next the
Even in the preoccupation of that
moment the severity of the ticket
agent's face impressed me. Why so
unutterable a gravity at so natural a
question? Had I perchance outraged
Borne canon of railroad etiquette by
asking when the train for Ozark would
leave, and, if not, what could be the
meaning of the lurking dignity in his
glance? Puzzled, but not daunted, I
There was, it seemed, time for the
lunch counter, a taste for which I
have unflinchingly preserved in spite
of tough steaks and stale sandwiches.
For me there has always been a gla
mor about them, and I was soon dang
ling happily from a revolving stool,
awaiting wheat cakes and coffee, star
ing immodestly at the god-like profile
of the youth who presided over the
cash register and humming to myself
from sheer contentment.
The coffee and cakes were hot, the
profile all too perfect. In the glow
by the three I quite forgot
that these joys were en passant until
my eyes happened to fall upon the
large, plain face of a clock on the op
posite wall. It was the sort of a clock
that one simply could not doubt. One
knew that it had always done its duty,
"Yes, it always goes, sooner or la
ter. You see, it depends upon the
freightwhenever the crew with the
freight comes down, it goes."
"And when does it arrive?"
"That depends upon the amount of
freight and how much switching their
is to do."
I turned away softly. Then I be
thought me of the ticket man.
"It is almost eleven," I remarked
with deadly calmness. He looked in
terested. "Why, so it is. Oh, well, the
crew'll be along soon now. Scheduled
for nine-forty," he added comfortingly.
Ah, well, what matter? The sky
was blue and the air electric, and
there was the long stretch of the sta
tion platform on which to practice
fascinating eccentricities of gait, could
one but manage it subtly enough to
escape the attention of the loungers.
It was well on toward noon when
the patient occupants of the train for
Ozark were startled by a premonitory
jolt that caused a weary mother who
was dozing at full length on one of the
seats to grab wildly at her infant,
uncritically asleep on the floor. The
gentleman "just outside hosiery"
straightened up alertly, and, while his
colleague smiled genially and indis
criminately on us all, murmured, "She
It was true. Some engine humble
enough and decrepit enough to draw
the train to Ozark had been found. To
be sure, it was almost time for us to
arrive, but what are schedules after
all but an expression of a railroad's
idealsstatements of what they fain
would do, rather than what they ac
complish. If my mind still played
about the idea of making up time, it
was from the force of habit. Certainly
the Ozark train never dreamed of mak
ing such an exhibition of itself as
would have been necessary to over
take its fleeing schedule.
It ambled gently through the sunlit
landscape, past cornfields all nicely
done up in Psyche knots and aglow
with topaz pumpkins past a distant
farmstead exhibiting an almost holy
propriety, doors and windows primly
closed, and nothing in sight save the
shadows on the lawn, and gradually
came to a complete stop before a "gen
eral store," where it paused for a so
cial call. Onward it went again,
through more smiling landscape, over
little brooks, beside shadowy wood
land stretches, but never failing to
stop courteously at each country
Gradually the charm of that journey
sank into my heart, never to be for
gotten. It was an exquisite pastoral,
given to us at first hand, lived and not
read. The idea of a destination faded
from my mind, the desire to arrive de
parted from me. The trip to Ozark
was like lifeto be on the way was
enough. One felt no desire to reach
the other end.
I had long since deserted the eleMent
gant red plush seat for one on the
steps of the back platform. As we
stopped from time to time to distrib
ute freight cars or cinders the men
explored the surrounding country. I
was wishful, but, being unable to rid
myself entirely of an old superstition
concerning trainsthe possibility of
their careening off at a moment's no-
ticeI remained on the steps, content
edly watching the flurries of yellow
and white butterflies that drifted
about, the huge brown beetles that
waddled along the track for all the
world like contractors out on a tour of
inspection. I smiled back at the land
scape that beamed on us all so genial
ly, and bent my ear to the gaunt
brown weeds, the burden of whose
message was, "Once I was young, but
now I am old," as they waved back
and forth in the breeze At peace with
life and time, I thanked God for tt
long, sweet dream of country ways,
indifferent whether we trundled on
ward or tarried forever by the way.Trades
Verily, I had tasted the lotus, reached
the land where it is always after
"Ozark!" shouted the conductor.
There was a proud, official ring in his
voice that seemed to say, "Didn't I tell
you?" and I began to gather up my
possessions, involuntarily exchanging
a glance of sympathy with Falstaff
and the man "just outside hosiery."
Somehow, in that 18-mile trip we all
seemed to have put out roots, and the
arrival came with a rude shock of up
heaval, provoking a passionate resent
ment at the necessity for getting off
and separating. We did not speak, but
each, I am sure, knew what the other
felt. In the turmoil of life we had
found a veritable via sacra. We were
a little bitbetter men and women
for having come by way of Ozark.
Felt He Was Nobody.
A few weeks ago, when Charles M.
Schwab, the steel magnate, attended a
meetiing of the American Boiler Man
ufacturers' association, in Atlantic
City, he, as the guest of honor, made
a very apt remark in a speech at a
banquet in his honor.
"While you are honoring me now,"
said he, "20 years ago I did not feel
that I was anybody. Now I feel that
I am somebody. In the olden days I
have worked with my hands with just
such people as those of whom I am
the guest to-day.
"An episode which happened a short
time ago seems to me to be appro
priate to this occasion. I had hired
a carriage at the railway station to
drive me home. There was a colored
man driving. I overheard a woman
at the roadside say to her little son,
'There goes Mr. Schwab in that car
riage.' And the little fellow asked
'which one, mom?'"
Mexican Mothers' Congress.
Tbe women of Mexico nave organ
ized a mothers' congress, which will
hold its first meeting in December.
The president is Signora Luz Gon
zalez Cosio de Lopez, and the object
i io aid ail motheri who jifiej pr*
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ATLANTA UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, Ga.
Ani upseotarian Christian Institution, derated
Oouave, NormaijL College Preparatory end
Mwrfal Training. Superior s4vantas*s in Musio and Frlntln*
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feservbit students. Term Wns the trst Wednesday to OcSooer.
Warn InfArtnsflAn aMMA BtMA&t^^A a_ aaaa A aaa
Information*, addresas President HORACEa
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE.
REV. W. P. THIRKIELD, L.L. D.f
Robert Reyburn,l Hi. D., Wr C, McNeill,dM.
The Oldest and Best School In Texas
for Colored Students Faculty mostlv
graduates of well known colleges in
north. Reputation unsurpassed Manua
training a part of the regular course.
Music a special feature of the school.
Sjcecial advantages for earnest students
A Practical. laterary and Industrial
School for Afro-American Woys
and Girls Unusual advantages for Girls
and a separate building. Address
Joseph D. Mahoney, Principal.
All (he advantages of (be finest and moat completely
equipped Conservatory building in the world, tbe at
mosphere of a recognized center of Artand?4u8icand
association with the masters In tbe Profession are
offered students at tbe New England Conservatory of
aiusle Thorough work In all departments of music.
Courses can be arranged in Elocution and Oratory.
6E0RGE W.4HADWICK. Musical Director.
All particulari and year toot In// be tent on afiphcalion.
willbegin Octobe. l.
a llJ? ^o
Srganited July 4, 1881, by the State &effis
Satere as/Ehe Taskegee State Normal School.
SSzempt from taxation.
BOOKER u\ WASHINGTON, Principal.
in the Black Belt of Alabama where the
Wacks ontna-mber thewhites three to oae.
ENROLLMENT AND FACULTY
Enrollment last year 1,253 males, 882
aemales, 371. Average attendance, 1,105.~
COURSE OP STUDY
English education combined with Industrial
Seai uag 28 industries in constant operation.
VALUE O PROPERTY
Property consisting of 2.267 acres of land.
buildings almost wholly built with student
abor, is valued at $350,000, and no mortgage.
$60 annually for the education of each stu.
($200 enables one to finish the course
^000 creates permanent scholarship. Students
gay their own board in cash and labor.)
,-oney in any amount for current expenses
Besides the work done by graduates as class
afoom and industrial leaders, thousands arfl
reached through%he Tuskegee Negro Confer*
^^uskegeejp40miles east of Montgomery anf1
miles west of Atlanta, on the Western Rciv
iskegee is a quiet, beautiful old So'rtV'
"^knd is an Ideal plac* for stndy. fuv i
Is at all times mild ani tn*+w:i'jr
n? the place an e/Xismaive'^AT'.'-r
Ifh School oo
Virginia Normal Collegiate
Department!Normal and Coils'
giate Special attention to Tooal
and Instrumental Music,Theoretical
Agriculture, Sewing and Cooking.
Healthy Location heated by
steam, lighted by electricity room,
board, tuition, light and heat, |60.
For catalog and particulars write
to President Virginia Normal, Colle
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FOUR YEARS' GRADED COURSE IN MEDICINE.
THREE YEARS' GRADED COURSE IN DENTAL SURGERY.
THREE YEARS' GRADED COURSE IN PHARMACY.
AN OPTIONAL FIVE YEAR COURSE IN MEDICINE IS OFFERED.
Full corps of instructors Well equipped laboratories
The New Freedmen's Hospital, which adjoins the Medical College, just completed
at a cost of $500,000, offers unexcelled clinical facilities
The Ihird Session of the Post-Graduate School and Polyclinic will begin May 9,
1909, and continue sue weeks for Medical Course and four weeks for Dental Course.
For further information or catalogue, write
W. C. McNEILL, D., Secretary
S3P Florida Avenue, Washington, D. C.
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6AMM0N THE0L06ICAL SEMINARY
AIMS AND METHODS.
The aim of this school is to do prac
tical work in helping men towards suc
cess in the ministry. Its course of study
is broad and practical its ideas are high
its work is thorough its methods are
fresh, systematic, clear and simple.
COURSE OF STUDY.
The regular course of study occupies
three years, and covers-the lines of work
In the several departments of theologicalTh
pursued in the lead-
ing theological seminaries of *he country.
EXPENSES AND AID.
men students are
nished. Goomdo board can be had for seven
Build mg heate
loansarwithout interest, an
nd l. granted to deserv-*d
W*J do their utmost In the1
need be deprived
advantages now opened
REV. J. W. E. BOWfiBT, D. D.
Fres. Gammon Theological Seminary.
CHESTER S C.
solid foun -a
and industrial. school with
graded course of study,l designed to give
a thorough, symmetrical and completeeverni
a success ann usefulness
vocation of life. Board and boarding halL
POUNDKD IN 1M1.
Fourteen teachers, .elegant and com
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pay for board, room, light, fuel
incidentals for the entire
Pe month, tuition
92 00 per term Thorough work done
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to the president
Rev. JudHon S. Hill. D. D.,
CONCORD, N. C.
This well known school, establshed
for the higher education of girls will
open for the next term October 1.
Every effort will be made to provide
for the comfort, health and thorough
instruction of students Expense for
board, light fuel, washing, 845. foi
term of eight months. Address,
Rev. D. J. Satterfleld, D. D.,
Concord, N. C.
SAMUEL HUSTON COLLEGE.
A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.
Abl and Experienced Faculty.
School CkildrenShould Drink
Methods of Instruction, Health of Stud
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taught to do manual labor as well
as think. For catalogue and other in
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R. S. LOVINGGOOD,