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The Pioneer Press
Prof. Moore
Bive Us fldvics
Dear Editor:?I hope that I em
Hot too op'iroietic, yet I fc-el s.ifo in
advising you that the time is almost
at band when the ent ire tide of racial
feelings between the whites end
blacks will take a decided chance end
the tendency will be for ihe better
But that will all depend upon the
stand now taken by the blacks. You
may have noticed during last year
that I through the Richmond Planet,
(of Rich mood, A a.,) as id ninny pecul
iar things, some of which ever? one
knew, others few could possibly un
derstand, whilo i here wus ruuch
which I said hardly any of yon could
catch my meaning. However, you
eeemed to have caught the strain '.o
eotne degree, and as I must say to a
much greater degree thau what I
exoected of you, ?n<I iti this you all
have doue wel'. Now if yoa will
only do with perfection 6ome of the
thiols which 1 have advised you,
and staud firm as men, ever crying
for liberty, the next 12 months will
bring some mighty good news to the
darker races, even in America. You
know that I told yon tbron^h the
Planet that there would be an at
tempt at a wholesale torture or prob
ably slaughter. Well, may I say
that this began last year with that
international conference in L >Edoc,
England. It has all gone bo much
bet'er than was possible to celcalato
at that time, and let us thank our
God for this. But now for the next
six months or ten months, you may
Bay that the race is being weighed in
a balance to ascertain their integrity,
and though you may not think it
important, I say that the social iron
ie now hot. Therefore I say Strike!
The b*ttlo will soon be on if it is not
already. Now, this day, you must
take your stand. Stand, only as
Gideon did, and when a certain time
h?8 passed, you will find tho dead
and dying laid into tho valley, and
those who escape will baldly bo able
to stand on their feet They will dry
up as dew before a morning's sud.
The pod of righteousness has been
Challenged and he will sift them as u
Women sifis flour, until he finds his
people. You may think, however
that I mean your coming political
tost, therefore I beg to assure you
differently, and although this is a
part of the plan, it is far from being
the principal one, I say these things
bee ? use I do not believe that any of
you know from whence I speak, and
I suggest that you editors, mark the
way lor the people, and advise them
to stand only for what is right, even
when they feel that the old ship is
bound to sink. Yet I say Stand!
Yon may be "both tempted and
threatened, bullet nothing cause yon
|o alter your courRo. Stand for your
*igl> ts and those of the whole social
^orld. Now is a very paycbological
moment in which much depends
upon the interior feelings and man
lier of the man being tested. Society
is on the progressive march and
problem# will confront tbo people in
wavs not heretofore droamed of.
Take no back water, thon, but ever
contest for the rights of mon being
given to meu by mm without respect
to color, race or previous conditions
of servitude. 1 cunnoi describe to
you Tfhat I Bee and ucderstand, but
I no say beware of ttie tempter and
ho strong at rII time*, and yc?u do
very well. I feel almost bold enough
tf> L'ive to America tbo Gn?jl and
most important advice* I loci l;Ke
giving to all America a doctrine fur
greater than the Monroe doctrTre.
Although you m?y never hi?.ve
thought this suggestion possible to
your white brothers, I toil von it is
time for honest men to declare lo
honest men that the salvation ol' the
American people lies moro in the
amalgamation of the laccn now in
America than in building ureal v.r
ships and receiving the degenerate
immigrant classes from Europe. I
America now takes tlr-B. my tumble
advice, she will be saved much em
barrasemsnt later on. The thing ie
union, with a spirit perfectly Ameri
can, from point to point and side to
side of the entire western hemis
phere, and breed a unique rr.ee, Thi*
race will be wise, industrious and
strong1. We are now on tho eve ot a
great chancre in more ways than I
due to even attempt to describe.
You mi;}' he much eurprieed how
some very wise, good and honest,
white people will accept this as a
solution of the great problems whicn
are certain to confront ibem very,
soon. Therefore social equality and
amalgamation of the rac? o now in
America will be the safest- and
best solution to this great problem
which ehail poon confront us, As to
whether or not your white brothers
can see the wisdom in ibis, X loll you
that it is this or worse. And thtie
is every kind of encouragement on
behalf of the Americans, The great
political revolutiou ol the worid
demands it, which we shall soon be
gin to learn. You will fin^ tha1
great men in America will bo advo
eating this very cause within the
next ten years. Msny Americans
would rather die than consent to r.
But it is coming all right. I lei ?>
John Mitchell, Jr., and aland lor
social economy. And do your b?.s*v
for the interest of your country and
race and yon will be glad.
I. S. Moore,
Ha hi a, Hrnzil.
A solicitor for newspaper subscrip
tions mode this remark of hie per
sonal experience the oiher day:
?'Some of the keenest cruicu the
! newspapers have met ore people who
rarely bay a homo newspaper, a! |
i i
j I east, never patronize it regu'arly
They borrow it from friend?, or atet?l
j glances at it in hotels, barber shop*,
or reading rooms, if there were no I
! newspapers here, they would be the I
very first to deplore the luck of!
I public spirit."
The Dewpaper makes posuibie all
| kinds of private and public enter- j
! prise. If you want to get anything
done, whether it be your cbiidrtni
I educated, your products sold, f r
! your gospel preached, you have got, I
j to tell the people about it in some]
public way. No kind of organization!
i ie possible without public discussion !
| You can eell goods for more an:l
I buy tbem for lees, through the ex - \
change of information which the;
j newspaper makes possible.
| A newspaper can perform tb? st
great services efficiently oniy when
it is loyally supported by the public.
The man who refuses to contril.tre
his small share through u newspaper
subscription ie like one who has < :i
joyed s frant, but who dodges the
contribution box.?Wheeling intelli
^,.7 Is if ui S t! SLb ? 8 li ti E^i it*
Ffts, Woodrow Wilson Has Be
cidsd Views on St&jhti
Wife of Democratic C'.ncudato Give's
Out Letter Taking Strong Stand era J
-Smoking {Habit.
Kow York.?For the ft;: t t!i:u; ri.i'-e )
Vvoixil'OW WJ'.SOIl became 11ll? Iji o.;>- j
cr: tic presidential on'.;d!d:\b? has Mr.-,. ?
Yv iison. appeare I. She ?ii(:>nd*sl i:i j
Person in r hn/.ban i's diily i t'? - it ? n? *? * |
with reporters, although !.<*r;? t-->i?.i ?> ,
she litis made special re ;uests tint she 1
be not quoted lior written about bi th'> ;
What Mrs. Wilson wished to have j
fi:Py understood was that if she Ih>- j
comes the first lady of tiie land she '
Vr'Jll not, as lias keen said in a widely
distribute! interview, have packaged i
of cigarettes in h<*r personal desk at >
the White I ton: e and Indulge in sm>k- '
big t'i Mil with lier rubers.
Through Governor Wilson. Mrs. Wil- ;
eon asked that publicity ix> given to a j
Jotter *!:?> had written to tho editor of. i
the Stale Journal at Columbus, O., ;
repudiating an alleged interview with '
her in whieh she defended cigiroUn I
smoking for women. The Interview !
had come to h'?r in a letter signed '
"American CMtizen," whieh said:
J>jw Madam?I can sit. rrr-ly think of j
any greater calamity to tho you'ii-? worn- i
or: of the natimi ti?;? n In iva(i i?och n ?
l>reachment ns your inc-i vlow ot'iVn? th'-u. I
1 am r. \vorkln*;man. mid i sr*o mon }<>:>* i
their Jots nlmo.it every day l;u<.a'j?e th<y !
fit" Incapacitated for work by t!.e- it; (.* of ;
the cigarette. If smoking dncH thh> I't.r j
strong men "what will it do for girla and j
Ti><? "interview" was indeed a cor- j
d'a: indorsement of tho woman smok- j
er. IIe:v are somo of its assuring 1
plnr.tH<i, til! credited to Mrs. Wilson:
"A woman writer for a syndicate of i
Sunday newspapers asked Mrs. Wor-d- '
ro'.v Wilson If she agreed with Ger- ;
triide /,thorton's opinion of the srnok- j
ing of ekrarettes by women. She sndl- i
ingiy exhibited thrre cigarette !/?? e.s
piled in the corner of her desk, ail but |
" 'Why shouldn't a worn an smoko It' 1
sbo enjoys it?' she qnerh'd.
" 'W hy hasn't she just as mu< h ?.?jrrPt !
1v a cigarette as a man? ('< ttajfj';.' 1 j
witli Mrs. Atherton that any ex- .
lstin^ prejudice against women smok- j
ing to t!i" Inst Rilly and abr.itrd.
" 'Smoking cigarettes is a question I
of mnniKTs, not morals. It promotes i
~ t>otne wofoor
cnbns the4r net
brains fnto worklnp: order. IVrsonally |
ptnoking dliTuses my tinnights instca<l |
of concentrating them. I enjoy )t as. I \
enjoy after dinner cofl'f.^*. I>oth arc i
p?<'ttsnnt wmvs of oiidinc: and link h1, j
off; !?;!h ndd to conviviality aid ?! ?
fellowship.' "
" "Some women feel that a cigaretto |
miiDS th<4r nerv(.fj ai>d hok-s th"ir >
The editor of the Oili*> Slate Journal,
it was clear. hud been much Incensed
r.t the ivpologles for the cigarette habit
amoi.^ women attrlMit'-n t - A'rs. W'il
sou, >?:; h?? wrotn or. Am;-. 10 rrt '"'ito
rliil irj which ho called t -t ?he d? t
of fJovrmor Wilson < .. irj1 'i.?
from his wife |f then; '?*<' no mis
take about it, he wrot?\ "Mi >. Wo>.
row Wilson shouldn't be mistress of
tho White House."
Jf the Ohio t IJlor wnsc ;>h.ilic Mrs.
Wilson was c-rtainly n< \ h4;* so. Aft
er thy reporters had sal<l ihey wonM
frladly publish her letter to tit" Ohio
editor she ashed for rni hour's tlreo io
v/h!r:h to write one. This v ,i?< what
she prepn n 1:
J r f-'ir-I hr,. ? <w t rcc lvo<1 u copy ?rt:
tl f- Journal v.itu your editorial entitled
*Vmokl?u; W omLTi," nn<3 J. ^ 1>;iv?? to In
0J;::iantly m ny 'iio {statement lli.it J r. f>
P? . *.'? of women K.noklntr ci- r'.li< -. Tltu
i;T">n \\ iilrh ?*",.]? f<l i I or i 11 war*
based M u pure lnvf? nt Jmti. ; Int?u: ??I> tlI
liko the c-Ik ? r<< N Mnokin ' 1 bit f> i worn
t'D- in f <?' i Miofii' in f11? ? 1 ? 1't??"?ti f' .?
Kubjcet * i tit;.* I <J ? ?? ? ?? ? n
unjust .'i?.tl tMtklt>?l In ? ' t of
tiioyf w' ? ? ??< ?
1. Ut . ' .I ': : ? *. ?" !. ' '/hi i;.
hoM ov"r Ina or over will smokt?. ijuito
from l!.<- bml t.isto of it, 1 neliove
with you ili it it h ;* an oxt r?Min?Iy injwrl
011.1 ef!'?vt on t!: ? rvos.
K!.l.I'M A. Wll.SON.
(Mrs. Wooilrow Wilson.)
Oovornnr Wilson. !: 1 apprnx ini: the
lot tor sont o\,t by Mrs. \\ iisi>n. ol*t\ rod
what' ho thought ml^ht pro.j an o\
plnnntlon for tin? interview.
"I do not think it was ir.ali lor*;'
vented," he said. "There is a raf --r
well known writer who si^ns ht-rsoi;
Mrs. V/11 soli Woodrow, and sho no
douht ha.s boon eoiifused with Mrs.
M vf. WU^n Wood row was formerly
lir rriod to a relative t?i" (lovornor \\ il
soiif :.n.! if Is understood that, her views
on iho ia.itter of women who stnoUo
;t different from those hold In tho
h- usohoid of the 1 >einot ratle candidate.
j iiio ?;knkkal coNKEir.
KNTK Or i"!! K MKT 11 <) D 1ST
Mr. Editor:.?I* M.emn that t'n
c-'.lored 0i< viiln-rs <i( ' he reo?nt 'Jca
>;a! ConI'erenoe of Ihe I\1 iO.Oauuii
I.- iit in A! inr?e?. pc lis, Minnotfoi.a. are
cri tcit?e<) for the renntion of Pie
r n ucji in? n! |ara:ruph i'i the Di t i
phne. Their vote io termed a bloei;
'.??to in i t c. 1'ivnr. It ecouis k> me
l ti ?i cr wjisui is n' f \r. unwise, !
>??<! nitieh more 'c> ho comb mn? d i
hi'i ;? o block voting of the to oied
d??o<?ut<O \ thiit, question. JJhcUj
v.d.iiij) i,; nothing new nor imciin- |
rr:on If happens when men agree j
??:. a snhjt C, or when otherwise in- i
! u -no-d i r they would have voted i
tos o'her w?y. 'Die above being to,
v;e |?r?? -iiiue they txoici-ed their
?r?<<ii,n. ;rs volim* accordino; ?o their
f no*h^bje, ar.d the information tin*
(;otjf(4r?-roe cauld givo them, and an
sv- hie <hi" to net upon our own
k/i,?v/lei!c?o and nil possible knowl
ft?d a* these delegates did h<>, i
we |..ij w> tfoe. tho jiis'.netfs of the
et'-m. Te?~ae colored delegates
vote'' uj on thi-3 qneat'.on as they shw
i'. *iIh-cted their people. Tl>o white
<ieh did the same. Why then
should they criticise others for doin^
t :e fcftnie they did? lfp/1 either white
>?r colored mcirsbers done othcrwiHO
there would hnve been just ^rrinn'l
lor rritieihm. If wo do the correct
thing v.'o cannot plcaso onr white
broUier. 11 we do the wron^ we can
11(>t ph hrc him. It ecemfi that we
ran only pltu^e liim v/hen we follow
j'in diclfilions, whether they bo ri^ht
'.'t v,'roiji* Tlicu be in O. K. whether
i^r ofint or intelligent. If he i*
elected to Chicago as ft TV.ft delegate
ftnd votes occordinp to i?is election,
t".en he is read out of the 14bull
MoQoe1' convention becaufto of mor?;!
u\i(\ rnnntai qaaiitiee deHcieut to aucIj
e. doyree <o render him ULlit to bo a
member thereof. What wotihl be
i r> suit liad the colored meinbcrs
in the Ueneral Conference and the
< 'hicajio Convention voted to have
j haejed others, voted contrary to
tnrir knowledge, their inetruc'-ion
fi'ol t? ei? eor.pcience? Would they
have )>ueD criticised by J)r. JJiy and
others, would they have been read
out-ft \ L- third part>? Why not
< 'iticiie the white members of the
(7 nr.r ?.l Conference who voted to
fy ic.in f-.sir) ptiroprapb, wiiy not con
<J- i< r. the block voting at Chicago 'at
hoi;- conventions, why nr?t condemn
tr>v block voting at the Democratic
C?>> vention ir? Jialtimore?
1 !.o c lored brother in inclined
more ?itrl more to vote hh be acea
tb i?;'? l? cuu8o he eec6 that his whitr
l.in!h?'r io fallible ab well as ho is.
\Y. of e you in slavery, in rebellion,
i ? r< ronerruc'.ion, in the greenback
} nilv,Min 1G to 1," in rum traffic
V\ .. have 1 ^ confidence in you thou
v to have, pij'J whave mere in
!v , an<i more a'.d more and
uj? ?; < utq we going to act u^oti our
By W. G.
j A Beautiful Ka Til Kit.
I "Toll your inotber you havo been
j a very <2ood boy tori ay,'' paid tho
[i aeh< r to (wo little soi.olare.
,40 w plied Tommy, "wo haven't
nr.\ tr?<?Ihor'
j 41W11 ?> (ftki'8 euro of you then,"
?1 the aeher.
'lather riocM. We've pot a beau
liftil father; you ought to soe him,"
44 Who takes care of you, whon ho
is at, work?1'
"!r.? t.nIt oh nil t hn eiare before ho
? 'V i'1 'ho morning, and after bo
l(,|1||iH 1 ?-''k ai rii^ht,. lie's a house
| j:?i:n??T. l>u' ?>:< r?? isn't any work this
jt'iinuiur, hu ho'a ?? ??it?fr laboring. llo
| It y.veo us a wmm Ik? ak(ant when ho
j j/' i h of, and w ;-i to.ve hread and milk
1 l' >? 'J inner, and a good a upper when
lie ooi/H'M bono . J'};. n ho tells Ufj
j Morion ??od piny* ?>n Mi? life, and cuts
nu be-.-ii11lul tilings ti;r us with hio
j'.ek'ii V."
11 >ts children Itud no idea they
i vv< r?? b<? pour, nor ^er* 'hoy ho with
| mucIi a hero as this to li^bt thoir bat
i(!ek? (or them. He wm j* man of
I pi*iiir,co ai/(1 HubmihHion to (iod'fc
vmIi . No wonder hii children called
lum a beautiful father."
M. *
^at?uWi)ut ia yer charge for a
funeral notice in yer paper?''
lOriitor?4 Fifty cents per Inch,"
I*at?"Oehemc! fin' me poor broth*
or .v<ia six l'eet hi-jh!"
sf M
Doctor?f,Tho increasing deafness
of your wife is merely an iudication
of advancing yearn, mid you can toll
her that."
Hu?bind?"Ilurn! would yon mind
telling her lhat yourself doetor?"
* *
Dick?"f wondor why tho IOnglieh
oettJ'TS came to Lame the towu'lioa-.
son?' "
Jack?"Probably bccauso it began
with 15,"
"Dicli?"What has that to do with;
Jbck?"Well, that's the beginning
of 'jSeanfl'."
# nr
Boys A jib Boys.
A gentleman renia; k^d: "A minis
' ter'n boy ought to net a good exam
I [>le for other boys." When it omos
j to that, itgoee without saying, that
; every boy, rio matter in what station
of life, should he so raised an to be a
fcjood txauupleto oth'.fg.
Every b>y should play fa.ir, work
hard, be prompt arri obedient, and
do his doty in boy fashion with a
plad heart and a plensmt face. No
more should bo at-kod ot one man's
son than another. Every hoy stands
for himself, and must answer his
? name, when cr.lled.
* x
Husband?'My dear, if you buy
?hia (Jo*:ant. fur con', how are wo ever
tfoinii to pay for it?''
Wifr?"Oh don't let up talk about
?wo tlnri^H at onci! Let's talk about
the OOftt,"
own rcaponftihiliiy an 1 you tn?ghl re
well learn that and grt u-e lo it,
Rt* peel fully ;> oure
SvlviisUt II. Norwood.
Baltimore, Md,

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