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l4HP!RE SHALL THE PRFSS, TDE PEOPLE 8 RIGHTS MAINTAIN, UNATVED BY INFLUENCE AND UNBRlBKD BY GAIN.' 1STABISHED 1882, MAltTINSBUKGr, W. Va., SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1912. VOL. 31. NO. 26 From Far-Sff South America Dear Editor:?I am heavy and wovo, not with the s I have With the world to gain a living per sonally, bat with thoughts of the ways of the world and the misery TinneeoBFarily heaped upon the woak. I should not feel *o he^vy, however, if this was ??1!. I>ut after sotoo re flections, T fop J that. .1 might call my Belf an observer fit the least, nod as Buch I can ere no redone for all this mercileeeaess from mm to man, only in a very technical way. 1 find that troubles commonly felt among men ?re like a phenomenal hammer, welded by some mysterious hand, to weld the much divided humanity into a solid mass of mutual love and fel lowship. For these last few days, I ha ve been constantly annoy*d with these words echoing and reechoing in my mental ears. Congress has been asked to dispense with the na tional constitution while they (cor- 1 tain of iho people) strike terror to the Npgro race. Arms and ammuni tion were sent to the p<ople who are to do the work under the guise of supporting authorized government. This authorized government is to Annul its own constitution, (mind 70a), in order to do this, so that, (as la contested), citizens cannot ask protection according 10 the lawa of constitutional government, which is now to be especially empowered to ?trike terror to the heart s of certain of its own subjects because of such a lace's difference in color. This and all such misery as I now feel can never reach the senses which lay dormant in lq ignorant, brutal, lazy Kegro. Nor does it touch those of that claims of a white man, because it is mostly the low minded, dumb sensed or unsympathetic, barely ed ucated men who promote these things. They are unable to feel the pain of tbeir weaker brother. This Is not a strange nature or condition of fueling to the lower animal by any raeaos, but is rathtr more like one not to feel the social pain of his fel low. True education and Godliness make a moat tender and sympathetic being, but brutality is and always w*a the greateet evidence of an un tcfined brain. "Father forgive them, for thev know not w h a ?. they do,'' were not, tho words cma Dating froro no ignotant, unrefined brine in human form, but to the contrary, It is what came froro a most elevated conscience, and it ex pressed the highest de^rpe of refine ment, even in prayer,for those which Divid. ttio prophetic king, clashed ?e **BuI1b of Baehen,*' whatever that meant. 1 have been informed by a white gentleman of America, that tbis woe not done to offend the rich and educated Kegrots of America, but the Iftzy, ignorant oneB instead. Ho says that he baa often invited Negroes to hie. bouse to repasts with bim, I asked this pbtdo geuileman irflfl that what hp thought I meant by social fqnalitj'/ I informed bira that sccordirp to the spirit which he secme to demonstrate by this very Statement ie 'he greatest evidence that it wjp just to the opposite, as be thought ?bat be had done some Negio or Negroes nn bonor by icvit iog bttu or Ib^m to hie prifato places ?s hie guest. This too, proved his judgment of social etiqu-1. us the ; honor is rather to the host that one ' should allow him to be the host, and I told him so in plain words after . ling Emerson to bim. Eoicrson is quoted as saying, that "When I am visiting my friends, I dn the iiiddtng of iny bt. i. *fcen my friends visit me they rou9t do my bidding-*' Thus the guBst is subservient to hie lord and bos'; while such relations remain between 1 them. Therefore I always ask f??r the honor of being host of any one whom I invite to be my guest. And I deem it sucb too if he or sbo ac cepts. Thus ;t Is that a man should ask a woman for the honor of hting her lord. And should she accept,be at once became her master. Thus while such relations exist, between them, she is his Borvant and not his equal; therefore ber ncme is at once absorbed into bis; likewise ber indi viduality and independence. I told my white American brother that no Negro with an onnce of intelligence would for a moment deem it an hon or to he his or any other man's guess*. Bat if he permitted the Negro to be his host, then the Negro had been honored. But this did not reach my idea of social equality, as man can be the social equal to man and yet. nev t-r speak to him; while seeing him every day. Social equality mean* equal recognition and equal rights to m&ke one's self bappy io every pos sible way while duly respecting those same rights of all of bis scci*i neighbors. Weighing all of th? Ba things in my mind at one time I feei myself particularly heavy and bowed, and do know that had my conception of the truth not been so keen 1 should not feel this pain any more than the unrefined white man or igoorant stupid Negro,who can wade laughingly through the blood of his dyiog brother while listening to his agonizing doath groans. I eny then, with great emphasis, that this butch | ery will never have the same tff .ct upon the ignorant stupid, brutal Ne gro, as it will have upon the most, delicate mind, even of those of the other races. It hurts the sensitive wbito man or woman far more than it does the most ignorant. Negro, ftltbou^h you had killed his mother A har?h word, a oroas look or the neighbor'* discomfort, is more se vere to an educated brain than the fire torch is to tho skin of iho igno rant. Thus it in the intelligent and refined person} which you ore hurt ing with this bu'ehory, ?n<l they exist, equally in all raceR, How o't* n is it that the pain of sympathy it grofiter to the friend ofintellecf, than ?o the wounded eoldicr upon tbo field of battle? How inony ptreonft uie there who would Puffer any kind ot bodily pain to ease that of the mine? I think upon these things when 1 remember publications such ss ore which now laya before rae, writ'.en by Clarence A. Bryan, and pnt>. lished in The Flo? id a Reporter, in Tampa, Florida, TJ. S. A , April 6th., 1013, entitled, "Are All Men Equal?'1 I adroit that the gentleman made a wonderful attempt r,t eloquence I 4 I from a display of having read certain boo!<s, but from a logical standpoint, I ho reminds mo of a grap^aphone or some eceh macbioe,ond when I thiriU of certain other men of color in the (Continued on Second Page.) Si THE ELECTION Governor Marshall's Wife Has tlie Memory For Names. ROMANCE OF THEIR IMS. The Notification of tho Indiana Ex ecutive For Democratic Vice Preai dcocy Honors a Record Breaker, By J. C. HAMMOND, Indianni>oll.s.?Just about the time thut thousands of friends of Gov. erner Thomas Riley Marshall were anxiously wanting 10 shake his hand in congratulation over his acceptance as candklnto of vice preeideut ou tho Pemocrutlc ticket a smiling womau stepped before him, and If one could toave heard what she whispered in his ear it would have been something like "Now, hurry in, Tom, and change your clothea." And Tom Marshall forgot to shako hands with the enthusiastic friends until ho had carried out tho orders of Mrs. Tom. Indiana has honored four of her sons as vice presidential candidates ou the Democratic ticket, but tho crowds that ' - THOMAS XL T7* 1 greeted Governor Marshall in tho bi? coliseum In the state fair grounds here today were th? greatest in tlvo history of the party. The wwt wanted to show the eutt ] wtiat cook! dona ha notification hoo orx. and, white Mrs, HArsJhall wa? hup- | p>\ of f'oorne? orer th* honors for hor husband, she was ateo worried, for her husband comes mighty clow to being father, husband, son an<i partner all in one. And when a woman ban that com bination on ber bauds to care for she bn s every ritrht to be worrk*d. Governor Marsha 11 will never gain any honors as a hammer thrower. lie is not built that way. While all tho country was reading the vigorous words of Governor Mar shall which told the rotors what ho expoets Democracy to do in carrying oat tbe pledges for the next four years it's worth while to know what part a woman Ik taking Id the affairs of the campaign?how Tom Marshall hap pens to be tin. the position in which he stands today. The good people of Columbia City, Ind., never thought Thomas Uilev Mar shall was a "marrying man." For for ty years he had lived with hJs parents, nursing l>oth bis father and mother, who wore invalids, which was tho rea son Governor Marshall was not a mar ryliv; man. He felt Ids first duty was to his parents. Meeting Mrs. Marshall. Alter the .death of his parents Gov ernor Marshall dived deeper It.t?.? Ids law practice, and one day an urgent case took t.iin to Angola, Ind. Ifis du ties called him to the county clerk's of fice, and there he met Miss T.ols Kftrs sey, daughter of the county clerk, who was assisting her father lu the office. From that May Governor Marshall bad more business around the county clerk's olllee in Angola than any law yer in half a dozen nearby counties. Governor Marshall was forty-two years of aye when he was married. Mrs. Marshall being; nearly twenty years his Junior. The Marshall* had been rtyirricd only a few week* when the futuro vlvc president was called to an adjoining county on a case that would consume some live or six weeks of his time. "Now. I did not want to be starting off like thnt," Governor Marshall ex plained to n friend one day, so I just told Mrs. Marshall that I thought she should go along And she did." Since then Governor Marshall has ivev?*r made a trip without Mrs. Mar shall goiitcr aloiur. They have traveled all over the country together; they go to han-jnets jind political meetings to gether ti ti( i I the friends of the Indiana executive refer to him and his wife as the "pards.'' **Toni Marshall 1-* not ovorstrong," explained oi..> of his. friends. "While not a delicate man. his constitution Ls not of the most vigorous typo. "When he gets Into ft political battle he forget* his weakness. lie gives oil that ls lu him. and that will tell on any man. Mrs. Marshall soon discov ered that the governor would become heated In making a sppech and the next day LdH voice would be husky. Che decided that he had better give up Rome of tin* handshaking and take caro of his health tlrst. So when you find him making a speech ho does not stay around to hear the applauso of the au dience. I'ather. he hurries to his room an/1 changes Ids clothing. "Some i>ooplo have said that Tom Marshall is not a handshaking i>olltl clan. lie Is not. Ills wife thinks It is more Important to guard his health than to carry out the old time policy, and she la correct, as she is in most oil other things/* "Horn* Air* Prevail*. The Marshall home Is typical of tho mistress. It Is a homo of books, and Still one does not fc*ol "booklwh." Ono of the Marshall friends said he always felt like eating when lie entered the Marshall home lu Columbia City or the executive mansion at Indianupolls. Mrs. Marshall believes In a home tlrst, and the "Ivome air" prevails. ~lf Governor Marshall ever occupied the White House people would not know that historic institution," do^ dares an admirer. "Mrs. Marshall would have Jt a real home. People would feel comfortable even In tho midst of the gold and glitter." Hut it is not only as a wife and the mistress of a home that Mrs. Marshall ?bows her abBlty* She ls a politician awl a clever ono. Sho aloo hem a re markable memory. Governor Marshall lias earned the reputation of being In a doss of sfory tellers ail by himself. lis can remem ber stork**, but ho forgets names. A name hn something to be cast ankle with Governor Marshall, and this hi one of the regrets of his life, tf Its has any regrets. The governor Is not a worrying mau. Fie is somewhat a fa taM-d. but if he could he would like to remember names; but, not having that ability, 1h? does not worry, for Mrs. M usliall Is tho ik?w rememberer of the family. S.'.e has n jM^iillnr ability along this lino. Not only dors she reinernt>er ttio last im me. I mi t any combination of names oomrs an Hwond naturo to her, arid she carries thin nhility on down to the children and cousins of any one seeking the governor. While the governor is shaking hands arid trying to remetnhor whether his callei is .Tones or Smith, Mrs. Marshall Is busy supplying the information and asking about all the relatives. Ideal Partnors. Governor Marshall has no brothers or Kisters, and his parents being dead leaves him somewhat bnrren of rela tives. (governor Marshall's friends are en thusiast i" over his home life. When he has started on talking of his wife a new light in the U.vosier executive comes to the surface. They come near t>eJng Ideal married p;$i ? ners. ?'I wns talking to Tom one day," explained one of his most intimate friends "We wer# leaning back, and Cor'.uuedt or: fourth p?ge. Anocdotal Lifarature By W. G. Prayers for Lucy Gra^t, A young minister, somewhat flhj #nd bashful, oorae info a pastorate in which there were a Dumber of persons who bred horses, and some times rode tbeui steeplechases. One day the deacoD said to tho minister,?"If yon please, air, the prayers of the church ore desired for Lucy Gray." The minister tvjinkinibu deaooo asked for pray ers for iSibter Lucy <->ruy, said "very well," and in every nervine i^Qoy Orny van rememhered, until on? morning the deacon rnehed into tbo vcH'ry, i!rid ^aid, "you needn't pray for Lucy lirrty nuy more, sho'a won the chase." "Have 1 been praying for a horse?" exolaioisd the aatoniwhed and mort ified divine, "1 shall le*ve the place." You'll do nothing of tbe sort" said the deacon, "you *ot the hearta of them ull in tbe paiidb by praying for the horse." * * o A liSKNT MIN DSD. John Ber.don Sandrrson sal at hit desk in the Uniieraiiv College lost in thought. It was noon. Besido biui lay his frugal lunch, a sand* wich, next to the sandwloh lay a frog, not dead, but motionless,?it had been tbe subject of ? carton* experiment in the leotare room half au hour before. At noon tho assistant left the pro* feseor meditatory before tbe sand v?ich and the fiog; and at one o'olock,. when the aaeistant returned the pro fetsor was meditating still. The Hundwioh was nnto??ed, but the frog ? the frt'g had disappeared. * I o Mokr Business. Client,? (To Lawyer) "yon may not get uny more business from mo. I've bought a law book." Lawyer;?"I won't worry, for in that oaee I shall probably gel more> business than ever." * * o The Chauffruu. Pat;?The Dext woo o'them of baa* feurs ae runs oyer mo will bo sorry for it." Thomas,?"And why's that?" Pat;?I've got a ton o'vitroglyoor ine in my pooket." * * A Mum my'a Toy. Thern is a doll in the British Muneum tbat is more 'ban three thousand yeara old. When some archaeologists were exploring an ancient Egyptian royal tomb they camp upon a SHTjophogus containing the mommy of a litil? princess seven years old. Sbe w?a dresspd and in* terred in a manner bcGuing her rank, and in ber arm" was found ft little wooden doll. Ii was tightly clasped in the arrae, and it was evi* dent tbat the child died with her beloved doll in her embrace. The doll occnpiea a plaoe in ? (?lap? c*se in tbp Mosenm, and many children go to gaze opon it, * * o IJrs Hejrlooms. Rm,?UM?, what iq a heirloom?" Ma,?"ft is BomeibiDtf banded down from father ?o son. and, io some instances, is highly prized." yon;?-"J'd. priz? tb'pe heirloome I'm wearing a Rood de'?l more, if they wasn't ao long in the Ujga,"