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ESTABISHED 1882, MARTINS BURG, W. Va., SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1912. VOL. 31. NO. 1
Brazilian Advice
By Prof. Isaac S. Moore,
?2(i Ru a dos Capi'aes.
Bahia, Brazil.
Babia, Brazil. Dec. 30th., 1911.
.^lartiusburg, W. Va , l'ioneer Pie^s.
Martinsburg, W. Va . U S. A.
Dear Editor:?I hope that. you and all
have bad a Merry Christmas. and 1
wish you a bappy New War. Although
I do not feel myself worthy to oomph
maerit you, >et rr-av I say that the deci
eion and exactness with which you Ufa It
t with ihe Ulrich-Washington case. cet
tainly attracts nay biphest edmtration,
at lc.a6t from an individual standpoint
Jt proves that there are men, even in
the Negro lac? and in the great United
States of North America, who will not
mince at the truth when it is clear to
them, and upon such a knowledge rt sts
the inspiration of the following peneia
?Jtions, and long may such men live in all
gen^i ations and races, an well as places.
' If any race needs or ever did nted tlna
kind of tiue manliness. it i? the Ntpio
, jace. For sadly is the Negro race the
foot bad of all races, so much so that
?when ever a weakling can baiely
squeeze by. he does not hesitate in
abandoning his identity with the Nt gio.
ami eetablicl )? wh h some other race
Then to show ihat he has no sym
pathy with said race he mvatiably be
' comea more ty /ano*cai than any other
race or people to which he makes him- j
raetf the ally, Thi6 ib lh? preutest curse"
of the Negro race The greatest num
ber of the so-culled leaders only lead
them to the rnaikct that will give them
the most for the entire flock, and as
there are so many othirs on'y coveting
their chance to no the pame some day
that they -re afraid to spPhk lest, they
may spoil their own opportunity. Down
goes the poor race another notch, to dep
? xedation. Do > ou notice this in the men
?whom we would be glad to sdmire oth
erwise? I will say mos*. conspicuously
vin the two persona of Frederick Doug
?laea and Hooker T. Washington, not.
speaking about VVlu. Hannibal Thomu* |
of Everet Mass. It is only because
ihey ?o*r no rebuttfci*? frr>m tke op;*-" ^d
race, but I say thai Ne^ro<. s want t??
learn to su*p such fellows in the face,
and pive a warning to all others. The
trouble is that Negroea are trying to
bide from their very Helves to such a
degree ihat although seventy-five per
cent of the worid h population are Ne
groes, it is only the uneducated and
those direct or itidijr-ctiy connected
?with modern slavery who will allow
tberoseivee to be called Negroes not
-withstanding some of them could al
mosi spit ink if they could liquify their
color. Yet if cne should h^fpen t?j
csll bim aNepro, he jh highly indignant i
and wiil demand immediate apology
"You do nor need n o to remind *ou
bow l?r. Washington refers to his IS e
grobood. He, like F ederick houtrla^s.
openly dedicate* h-s iutelligei ce to lus
white blood, which is au insult not or ly
to the mother and her race which bore
him. but to the God cf creation as
'though be con Id not instill intelligence
into a bl> ok m*n. This has gone to
.'Such an ex'ent that men and women
dare to upbraid Gf d their cieator for
giving them a bleok skin I ask you
where is there a greater sinV Now 1
am sure that you have seen ponie of
thope remarks wh ch Mr. Mitchell has
bed the giodnese to publish in his aide
and worthy paper. The Richmond Piao
? et If I desired to know what you
thought of it, I would be worthy to be
callcd a man pleawer. While 1 do not
give a rap for the pleasure of men in
that pirticulsr, it is the riphts of men
for wh.ch I was working and for which
I live. et 1 will give you some of my
reasons for speaking against the much
agitated question of a leader f r the
race I judge that vou are a man
who has paHsed those childish thoughts
- of the masses and that sound truth will
Dot make an inharmonious jar upon
your nervea.
The truth ie, that there is not one man
in bII Ametica who ie capable of lead '
ing the N<-pro rsce successfully. I am J
Bpeabir.K from an educationol point of
view, and I def* you even to ttutbfully
.gainsay me. Here in my foundation
' for such bold aeerrtions. The educated
Negro in or out of the United 8i??tes
.knows too little about ibe actual condi
tio dh of the race to assume <o dictate its
netds. He only knows what he has
?seen and beaTd of certain districts.I
'This which he has h?ard, is tn moat
- cases f/om white men who know evrn
kea ubout the truest conditions of the
? race. Again, it is not knowledge cf the
race alone which would quality one,
but an equal knowledge of other races,
places, businesses and socinl conditions
of each comparatively. There are not
books written that give the definite con
ditions of the Nt'gro race to (lay. There
Jittle or no correspondence carried
on internalioLolly by the Negroes. The
educated Negro >s r?ot ?n extensive
traveler, and when he travels he is s ? ;
high that he never really learns or?v
thing about the conditions of his race ?
where he travel*. It i<* all told to him !
by others, and bis money is really so j
?mall. and his time eo short that how
ever interested he is. he cannot linger j
m one place. Piease tell me where is i
th<> man who has even tried to acquaint j
bin.self with the true conditions of the
Negro race to any great extent but the
on" who whs in the service of white !
men and really out of swn|athy with j
b;a uubj-ctV Without this knowledge
no one can say just what i* goi>d and
what is ba?i for the Negro t; and
I dare say that I>r. Wat-hint ton's know
ledge is about as omp'o an any other
coloied man's knowledge in America.
Doubtless you couH probably teach him
much about th-ngs which come daiiy
under >our observation. The trouble
is that he has no time to consult with
you or any other poor man, yet he must
dic'ate your rights as a citizen. E\tn
if be really knew something which
J would save you from much embarrasa
; moot he does not dare to t*ll > ou for
; fenr that be will loose some personal
I favo:S willi some of bis white fiiend^.
1 In his owr? admission about Rooeevelt
and the colored sold ie? s, \ ou see be bad
been the main instrument in disarming
you ki the polls and now bis friend
1 and ally wan to take tbe civil aims away
and nothing could he do. and lens did
b^ care. then. Iju- he will learn to care
[ if he lives much longer.
If isalmns' usele-sto say anything
about the much honor* d Prof. Dnlbua,
after the leuer which lie published l;c-t
year, but I suppose too,that be has bad
reasons to i ell.-ot more upon I lie impor
tance of such utterances, and so a ?s
on down tin- line There are too many
mem a< d ignorant dtcia'ois in the col
oie-t race, and not enough real men
who will fe^k to know how ?o b;rld it
np. If you applaud onrr a<- a public
banquet In* is out ? he r ex.' day aw a dic
tator, and what does he know fot God's
s.tke? 'J his does i.ot end the trouble;
he also Hvks to make money at the
expense of his admirers, yet he has
really done nothing. This is a thing to
be duploied You evidently want to
know then what remedy wonld I give
tor fcll t h s? Well- 1 rwjmtfd f-ay, there
is no'bine so good as regular confer
euces jo Vj'nur i?wf*?t,4*a!e districts whei e
all of the people can be heard. After
ward hold quarterly sessions wheie
only your best material wiil b^ dele
gale* and then annual meetings wher?
the ie?l b are* s? nr to represent you. J
Y?u mall no mi-'a!-e in choosing them j
because 'hey woik themselves up from i
ihe very lowest depreen, and by all j
uiiiti.B let the* press be theie always to j
tell the public ifaiiy funny tracks ar^ J
o'wyeo. In this wav you iedly mal e i
>our own representatives and give them I
confidence and sftength by practice and
association with their own. Aiain,
you should begin at once to fstablisb
nafoi al and international news corie?
poiidence bureau for the education of
Negroes to their advantage in every
past ot the woild. By ibis means you
would know \vhar yon are really wi.it h
at honie Vou see today U at Negroes
ar?- not. consider! d when any gnat or
reai business is d >ne in the financial,
politica' or commercial world. And
win? You can answer that question
probably tetter than I >egio?*s are
considered much as chattels even now,
mid if there are not nomo immediate
s ep> taken he will (ind that he is out
of?h? qu?stion altogether. Now the
first and most importy-t thing that the
foremost, men oujtht to do, is to stop
askmg pittacce^s from other races to
build np |Ji" Negro race In vulgar
language, quit pass ng ttie hat" to the
white man. Tlrs makes a coward of
any race, or person. You must really
look to build the race up to a self sup
porting i a*is. and when you men can
truly ui deist and that you are not to
have more than the race can give, you
will levin to think of augmenting the
capacity of the race to give more. That
me ns to seek v ays and means for the
race to have more to g:ye It can only
get, an appreciable amount of that
which is by entenng the fie'd of crn
merce. It is after all, the commercial
men who are the real kings of the
world, and until tlie Negro can make
bis name read up n these pages he is a
back t*umber Now there is another
thought which I wish to bring to your j
mind, and that is, how you should j
make high ranking rnditaiy officers j
among the American Negroes, which j
will add no little importance to the
race in America. Since Annapolis and
Wesf Point have refused you, you
f-hould Fetid your children at once to j
the military schools of other countries,
and when Amenct finds that, you are ;
doif g this, you'll find even the- doors of
her academies opening to you I ?ell
you that you m ?y say all you will, but
cowaidice never won a battle. A brave
heart also ptoduces mucn. and the
owner works in many wa^s. I am *
flim believer in s.ra>egy, but not in
cunning; in science, but not in scandal.
1 don't bt-lieve in yielding in a good
cause. Ijife is nothing without its
point, ai (i the at oner the Negro race
ran ieai n this, ho soon will it begin to
come to thrt front Now if you do not
1 Or 1 that I am asking you too much,
and it thia will not disgrace your col
umns. you will please give this matter
sou.e ( t your valuable ?tiuie and space.
You can bee fiom my statements above,
that 1 believe af<er all the/Nepro roco
haH go to be educated by the race jour
nals, and this should give eveiy editor
some pnde'iu seeking good and v. hole
some u atter for hm readers. He is
realiy a kind of a principal in a great
school, and if ho 1111h the people he like
wise lifts himself, and if t:.e people sink
ho likewj-e sir.ks Tile Mckiu i aro has
got io <el\ upon the .Negio ed tore for
their leadeisbip?tn?*n wh se various
moves are t pen to the public's view,
ami w ho imuhl really try a..d make oth
er nuns lives just an open h? their own
u hei e matters of tin ii r?Ce and state ts
conce; nod. 1 also think that Nejooes
shou d make themsiJves actlro m
bringing criu.e and ?*? unu.alh t<? justice
and in t>eei;ig ih .? j4 8t.ce io oon? hoih
to the slate ami ii.o r: iiiri.H1. 'J Ik*
effect thin w? 11 h.tv?? ?11 Id i- g >our and
their naiu'.rt t rum ih?? dust i* beyond
coaimo.i word?. ( 1 < xpn*-si\?n. And
: liere is sotnr t h i ng mo. e N< ir i?> ed i'.or?
luurt not t>it down ,, ml copy u hit white
papers or their piets have to n.ty about
a Ivegio oi Negnes commuting crime.
You should n;ake sure of Lhet-u thinusj
as unquestionable iucin before you
print tnem. A cane wmch c.ihnot bear
inspection by colored net*-a lepiesei ta
tives, shoulu be ncorded.it in paid buch
and such happened. The Negioes have
got to be very ctireful about what they
print in lega.d to their race, and if
iheieisa possible ch.?nce, make the
white editors < in to bo liar.- borne time
as they a e ? nl> men. and not by any
mean- infallible. Everything that hurts
the itpuiation ol the lace, hurts also
every in in g and pereoii which pertatns
to the race and vice vtrt-a, It is hard
for }ou to get your rights when you
will not heip others to get theus.
Now i know that ihi* Nt-gio is not I
treaied fniiiy either l?? h s own race or I
by ihoso of others. l? a Negic seeks to!
correct oi.e of his ?nc? wlio may be i
found in erior be seldom does it in >i j
loving way. lie more or lebh Bphnk^ to I
t-ht>j* ?or hs J-^":j;>h lte 1
him youl and body, sou the result is
worse in the end th..n in the beginning.!
'< (. .si..^actitly a jNegi%, \\vXild rathei te-l!-J
hii troubles to a white person thru to ( ne
o his own kind. Psow every colored man
or woman s ould be ashamed of this ".fact
It only proves how they theii ^mn
c.'iddreo. and then they fail to u ndeisiari.l
wh) wnde childien aie more intelligent
ivhen they grew up Now the fact i> rhal
altlicu.li the Ne^io clnld n ay tie bhsck
it is no iess a human, and it has all the
human s=c? se when it is well. It should
be tieated as such. Many people cower
their own child *. n as well as they"" do
llicir own r, ce and communities The
degrees adhere too much to the teach
ings of King boioinon. anri not enou, h to
Jtsus in their treatment of their children
and too much to Muses in treating their
race. 1 his is wrong, the best way is to
think of every one as J'ourseif and speak
or act by him or her j 12 that I gut 1 beg
to sign myself humbly yours in ser vice
and ab.*oiuie equa. social right.-. 10 a.l
under similar conditions,
neither, bui Latter
In a Crisis.
If it is to be n (;ijic'J between the
two, I prefer Koobtvelt (very ttinv.
If I could have my ol o en how< ver.
I w >ul'i have ouibir, but a new man
entirely.
That Tftft i<? no frier d to t he color
id wiin mns' b~ cl< ar to ? v<-ry think
tng man of the taoe. His turniD^
out of southern Ne? 10 ( Mice b ddea
p eoongb, to say oo?b n^ of b'fi Su
{^rtrnn (JoUft appointment**. T" U?e
mooir-d iutersts bo ba- *urely ma'ie
a gfBC' ful bow.
Rousevelt is a diflVreot sort of ?
fellow. lit? has ge-ume American
cou<&ge?he H atiaid of no man and
no tijhij or c ique of m*?n e>?u put a
collar on him. There *re ou.ers
ptrhapa of th<- (?&?'? calibre Hut hey
have not. come to itie surface as yet.
I believe that the e< m rf? national
e'?ction will (bmon^ ruio tb* po*ver
? if the col* red man to a suiprisii.g
degree. In tie c~a tt g i f his ballot
! ii *11 be shown that be bus been
slowly bat purely imbibing tbe s| irit
of independence?being unwilling to
further humiliate himself by support
ing wholly ? party that refuses topic
tint him in the rights to which hu
American citizen heisjuatly entiilod.
Can any intelligent man show a varl
id reason why this should not be? A*,
an example look at Maryland. The
governor has sent in his green bag,
carrying both state wide and county
appoint meats. Search the list with k
microscope and jou will not lind the
ntimo of a single Negro. This too,
in the faco of the fact, that there an
! more Nej.ro than white republicans
in tbe state. It does set in riasooa
? bh* that tliese faithful supporters ?uf
the party should nt lenflt receive
0' me litflo recognition.
With the rapid incense of intelli
gence amon^'oui people. i? there a
man foolish enough to believu t? ?t
the intelligent Negroe* hill contii up.
to blindly follow n par'?y that refus??
them the smallest kind of consitiera
tiOL? No there is bonnd to ci ine a
change?and it can oilv come by llu*
Negro making his power ft It, and
this can be done solely by assuming
an independent, position.
To put up a candidate who ha*
pn ven his dislike of the Negro, and
tht n to ?'Xp? ct, that self same Negro
to hi lp luiphim in powpr, is jtmt a
iit'le too large a dose to swallow.
We have been doing that very thing
right along, but it i* time to btop
R osevelt stuck to l)r. Crum and
<v t'liId tot be headed off even hy h
h?. ? il? 8 nate, but it is doUnrft to
doughnuts thai Win II. Taft will
j.f-v. r infnlt the South 1/ ? following
V
the tx<mple of his courageous and
i ri' ty predecessor.
Smnpg Wtv bmiL?*? no*../of th?s
city I find a ver3' s'.roDg Roosevelt
sentiment. I b*ve h? ard quite ?
number of them openly exf r ss their
preference for him. That the ad
vantage is larg"lv on the Hide of the
present incumbent, is of course,
cheerfully admitted but should a
popular uprising occur in favor of
Rnosfvelt, it will sweep all opposi
tion before it.
Well, I have at last seen tbe much
talked of "T?ddy Ceor I)inoe5\ and
tbe impression it mada upon rnv
mind ie b?rd to describe. I have
seen i r> al b?'ar going through hiw
dance undtr the direction of bis I'al
iiu master. It * as ju-t what one
would ?xpecl of a hear?for lie is n
cluaowy brute. But this cm be paid j
t?> bin credi ; he was as gr^ce'u! in ;
his inov? mnits as C"uUl be expected
But a young lady hugged tightly in
a uian's arms Tying to imitate bruin,
ii to mv mind one of the most vulvar
and di-grneefol exhibition* flint, i<
ban i vcr b en u?y good fortune ?o
minus Between 'h* lady nnd gen
tleman on the r?n^ Hide tho b<ar
on i be o!h? r, 'here is cf t ainl v a very
j o >r con puieou, f >r as to grace of
mov mm:, the bear, has them beaten
b mile.
I is certain y a pad enmnrtentarv
up m our advanced civil'zs'ion. r?nr
boosted en'i^liti'nment wh n we ire
wi'lmtf to silent,ly win!* at t,hfso en
eroscbm4,nls upon rtecenev and to
p rrail our sons ard daughter* who
irf to b.e the future fathers a^d
m -thers of the race to r nr/tgp in
r t?< ui. Saloor.e tn hi'dipgrecefol
dan *e before Herod could not, bnv*
x lib;'* d a worse picture than ihe?*
T m<
idy Hancwa
I would to God that, I could with
o -e stroke of tnv pt n blol tbe whole i
thing f. U- ot exisienc*'.
J. \V . Jackfj'/n.
Fro ft burg, Md,
Anecdotal
Literature
By W. U.
A True Story.
Thert was onco a roan who thought
| himself bo poor that he could give
h\U little for any good cause. One
dny h lady asked him to put his
name down for eighteen dollars and
twenty-live centa for a year tor
charitable purposes.
Ij inking at h**r in araazemont, ho
h^i.(. wom?D,I never had thai, aroount
to f_;ive in my lib, and never expect
l > hare, for I'm n poor man.'*
"Weil" she said, 4,il you really
think yon cannot afford that sum,
will you bo willing to give ^ve centa
-V d*v for this year?"
"Why, yes," he said, "five cents a
day i* only a little hit; hut if that
will do finv Rood, I can do that
much ' And ho did it and enjoyed
it, not even Mispi cting he was after
all paytug eighteen dollars and twen
ty live cents lor the year, the very
Mime sum the l?dy h?d askid him to
tutficribe.
* *
o
Smokinu Helpful.
When naked what he fonnd to bo
mr?"f lu-.l pful in h's work.M?uk Twain
replied, "smoking," pinking up a
Ultra pipe which he unokud as ho
pissed up ar.d down in the room.
"J hI ways smoke iliis when at work.
I cjuld do without it; I smoke by
necessity. I did stop onco for over
n \ e^r, but during that time I didn't
write anythng. Tho bowl of his
pipo was made from the hollowed
n,it cob of aii ear of Indian corn, lie
-'iivikfd cigars too, but his Jovo for
?yw whs greater than that
? f t><4 inor.o "pi&tocr?tic foin:.
* *
o
Why Mahk Twain Knvied Bun
yan
v^nce I LfeI* M?rk IVjfln in ? fo/
< lt?n city''said m well known writer,
"juvt ns he wuh preparing to return
to America. We wt-ro sitting in the
ballot his house, eurrounded with
i.iblei and chairp, most of them
w-p-jiiie down and disfigured with
linen covers. He w-\o disconsolately
smoking a pipe "I can't under
s*and,"-fluid he "bow a literary man
iu fool enough to move. I often
?nvy Bnnyan The best thing that
ever happeoed to him was being
'brown into prison, where be could
write in p'-ace If they ever get mc
in there, they could never get use
out. "
* *
Twain's Letter Jo Cakneoib.
"My de*r Mr. Carnegie:?I ?ee by
the p?pfrb that you are really pros
perous I went to pet a hymn-book,
11 eo*ts fix shilling*. I will bleHS
you, ami God will bless you, and it
will fin a great (leal of good.
P S. Don't fiend me the hymn
b )tj\ ; ii<1 un'. fbe *ix shillings."
o
* *
No (Joino Oveh Necesbaky.
()ov dny Twain was being ebared
by a very talkative barber, and was
forced io listen to ruany of the bar
ber'* anecdote-*.
Stopping to ?'rop hi^ razor, aod
preparer! with brush in hand to coan
m roe again the barfTer said: ,4Sball
I go orrr it agair<?''
?:;o, tbar.ks,'' drawled Mark, It's
barrlh mccsary, I think I can r^
rm-ruber every word."
& '??
O
Oh*inp Clark pai<1 this tribute to
the great liunjoriHt;MMark Twain w*a
the yre<*tp*t Misst unan that ever
liTrd. nr rl tb<- great* fit literary man
thai America ever produced.'1

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