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An Indep--" .?nt Weekly Newspaper Devoted to the Moral, Religious and Financial Development of Humanity. RATES OF EUDSCRIPTIONr 1 7%ar $1.50 ? month*; 75c. J months 40c. Pay for all advertisements is due In advance unless advertising is run by j yaarly contrAOt, In which case the ad vertiser jays every throe rrcnths. Ad vertl a lng 1 inch one time 75c. 1 Standing 50c i Reduced Rates to Club Send lo? Sample Copif i Entered In Pest Otlice at Man in burg, W. Va. io Second Class Matter. ( J U. Clihord, Editor and Proprietor. Drawer 869, and Bell 'Phone SOK, Martina burg, W. Va. SATURDAY, APRIL 4 1914. In the death of Mrs. Iionalie Hollida, daughter of Mr. John H. Blondel, thin city lost one of its best women. Sb?* was a devoted daughter, a loving wife, a tender, cart ful and dutiful mother. When the life of Hon. John C Hutzler ebbed away, as fine a man as lived in Martinsbuig ceased to move and mingle with the living. He was nature's gen' tleman. Free of prejudice, he has faced hia Maker with applauds for it The severest criticism of President Wilson ia fa hercd by the New York World, and it is the best sermon on the funeral., the death and burial of the Democratic Party we have ever read? hurry up aDd bury it. Nothing is more disgusting to ua than for some fool Negro to eell his race's rights on the plea of being true to a party. I was a Negro, and ostracised for so being before I knew of political partiea. Use parties to kill caste. It can be done. Everywhere in the North, Western and Southern part of this state where we have been, very encouraging has been the situation. Wheeling, Parkersburg, Clarksburg. Charleston and Huntington, have school houses for colored children, that iav any of Martinsburg's b-st ward and grammar schools far in the background. In addition to teaching the childien. night schools are held f;>r the aged The editor of the Pioneer Ptchs would rather, by far, live and die a Moham medan, and risk his destiny as to the hereafter with God, from the fact, it teaches the fatherhood of God. and the brotherhood of man regardless of the color of the skin, or the kink of the hair; while protestantism denies both, by. preaching their gospel and prao tiBingjwhat they preach, and considers its folk who have paler skins aDd straighter hair superior?why, God himself, only knows. 3om? years ago when this paper warned this country of J?pan, it only produced risibility. Wb. ia laughing now? Certainly not Preo'.'ant Wilson, who knowa not what to i) ? Set if. d( wn ? s * fa of ?:. a i. ftv . ? - \' ? ? ?l u curtail* fttit&ti?lt this cduiHij win |. i'h?- t>fn' " << v li&vwui wi,i ai*o bn tnhe*r> lien o. ;o California, aud all becaufu of our grneri and hatred of men because nature and climate coloiod and kinked the hair of men as has been the case with other living things The Democratic party is not broad and good enough to lira up with itfl beat men, when they take a stand for right. What has tha school teacher president done for the democratic pArty in oompariaon with Champ Clark? Tho latter is a statesman, aggressive and progressive and fair alike to all, while (be former is narrow and full of preju" dice. The stand$he is taking, in de fense of America's rights relative to tho Panama Canal will endear him to mil lions, and if left to them by a national wide primary, and Wilson would be hit) opponent, Clark would beat him worse than T. R- did Taft. Ex-Senator Joseph W. Bailey, who ?wa6 driven from the U- 8. Senate by the jNew York Journal 'a expose of his deal jngs with the Btandaid Oil Company, in a,financial way a few years ago, i? evi dently Uying to get into the Senatorial limelight once more and has adapted the methods peculiar to statesmen of hiR mental 'calibre?condemnation of the [ Negro?on general principles.expressing I fictitious fears of the Negro, and veiled ' threats of a race war, if the Negro dares avail hiuiaelf of the right to assert hin constitut ional rights The Kx Senator reminds the public that when the In dian as&KUTKI) hin lights he wan prompt" I ly put to Hleep bv the while man. and he warns the Negro not to imitate ihe red man <?r he will hp h dead man. We' henita-e to believe that Jo' Kaily voices the senium nts of the respec'able and fair minded vs lute people of this coun try It is not a d llicu'i matter for us however i ? b- 1 eve tlat he speaks for that large c aft. .n 'he South who make a pastime of h? H i g Negroes and think it no cr i'i??4 Mr Ihii!? v who i- orieina iy ff'ti'i t1 t - ,' i ? ft V j pi v. i ? ?. I \ r c I? I >t '. ? ; | ? ' WOU 1 not u ?? i pine, have I lie t ,^iM. Ht objection to lending an am y of # xteim. ination should a lace war e\er u ke place in this country lor we in det**tatid that he has had some ex per i?-ne?- m ihe busines-t of Murder in hi* I. n.e fiate. and migrated ioTe>a-* wher? he en gaged iii the Htatesn ati ho*..n?-s and went to the Senate. Th ? ?k (i d the e are not ninth .-o I * * i!.-y s m p ?wer in this land. I' is a s.ifn !>? t th ii Joe Hni ley s drram will not come line. fp S LARGE CAPITAL $100,000,000 Assured Without Regard to the Number of Institutions. ALL IN GOOD CONDITION AND MANY WERE LATE Loans and Discounts Have Increased I Throughout the Country Very Rap- i idly and Have Reached $1, 788,000, 000?Subscribing Banks Must Be gin Payments For Their Stock. Promptly. WASHINGTON, April 2.?The new federal reserve banking system will start business with a total authoriz ed capital of about $100,000,000 for all reserve banks, no matter how many institutions the organization committee decides to set up. This fact became apparent last night when figures were made public from all national banks responding to the 'ast call of the comptroller of the cur rency, March 4. The statement issued givinr; these figures will be the last of the kind before the formal launching of thf, system, unless the organization changes its present purpose and de lays the announcement of the re serve districts and cities. Tim total capital and surplus of the 7.V.) I na tional banks reporting was given at about ?1,788 000,000. Under the re serve ;ict each national bank must "I'hcpr" n : nrr nnnf r,f Uv n-i r>i< ?3 J ? r.enii/M.o. Many Were Too Late. There were only 7,465 national banks who signified in their legal time their intention to enter the sys tem, so that the total would be some wlia reduced, but the entrance into the system of state banks and trust companies, will tend to offset this, and it is.-possible that with these in stitutions figured in the capital of \W reserve banks will be near $110,00, 000. The actual working capital of the reserve banks may only reach half this amount, for the law provides mandatory subscriptions of only three-sixths of the total six per cent. The reserve board, the machine which will direct the system, how ever, is authorized to demand the payment of the other three-sirtim. The statement yesterday shows national banks in excellent condition to meet the demands of the new law Some observers were surprised by th fact that loans and discounts have increased instead of being curtailed. Loans and discounts on March 4, 1914, amounted to $6,357,525,808, ft gain over January 13, 1914, the time of the last call, of $182,130,936. Must Begin Promptly. Subscribing banks must begin pay ments for their reserve bank stock 30 days after the announcement of the districts and reserve cities, and it was believed in some quarters that yesterday's statement might show a decrease in loans and discounts be cause of this impending announce ment. The loan and discount increase taken together with the fact that in dividual deposits increase in the jsame period by more than $39,000, '00, was aid to be the best indication bmks :tro iu shaw .CUlUilin oUitliKlit .ources and liabilities of the nation .t1 banks wcr $11,564,497,260; their lock, $1,056,482,120, and their indi vidual deposits, $6,111,328,457. Tlieii eserves were put at $1,547,592,375, an average of 1!0.62 per cent and $4 7, L"t.429 above the amount required by law. The cash iu banks decreased ince January, 1914, about $14,000. <?00, but increased over April, 1913, about $80,000,000. During March 10 ?:e\v banks were authorized to begin business, and since the currency act was signed there have been 184 ap plications for conversion into nation al banks or for entrance into the new system as state institutions. JLu Are Fixed by Organization, Says a Wholesale Manager. NEW YORK, April 2.?Sugar prices in West Virginia are prescribed by the Wholesale Grocers' Association of that state through the fixing of an arbitrary freight rate, it was testified yesterday by J. P. Maxwell, manager of a Wheeling grocery firm in the hearing of the government's dissolu tion suit against the American Sugar Refining Company. The members of the organization, however, were not obliged to sell at the prescribed price said the witness, though a list sent out by W. C. McConaughey, president of the association, stated what prices should obtain. Mr. Maxwell gave it as his opinion that the American Sugar Refining Company was responsible for this price equality plan. Broke Jail. RONCEVERTE.?'David Barker and Morris Collins broke jail at Union. Collins was recaptured but Barker is still at large and it is supposed he is hiding in the mountains. STORY OF A YEAH TOT l> IN PTrTITttF,^ J\ V?'J-y I...usual pU' :K.u'. ,1 ,K ifitii iir**l> new in*s, i-, ?.ne ^"orth Amen, can's "Ilitioiy of th? Yeir in pic tures," a book that cover* with artistic photographic reproductions all the big events of 1913 that could be treated successfully in such a wnv. The book 120 pa^ftf in board covers,costs 26 cents, a nd Is a J ait bt n> inuii der of i he j ear. Nearly 500 finely puntMl halftones are made use of in telling the story of the year. The events so treated will surprise the busy man, who would find himself stumped if called upon to name a score of the great occurrences of the y-ar. The plague in Manchuria, the world's ereat inventions, the inaugura tion, the war in the bulkans, the com pletion of the Panama canal, naval ad vances, the conquest of the air. [ he puc cession of gieat ruh'is, woj??.n and . the vole, lighting disease, labor trouble* the western flcods, the Gettysburg cele bration and numbers of other events are fully and faithfully pictured and photographed The North American book is a faith ful book of reference lor young and old HLudenis of current events. It is sur prisiugly good ?nd surprisingly cheap. Price, 2$ cents; by mail, 10 cents ex tra. AN APPEAL TO THE for help while collecting materials for the International Exhibition o the Book-Industry and Graphic Arti. Le.pzig, May-October, 1914. On account of the celebration t the lOOlii Anniversary of tlie Koyu! Academy for the Graphic Arts anc 'he Hook-Industry ai__ Leipzig. Ger ? \r ?: ? .. i< -,v ?a;n.o a lit! ii'ujii eaiuca times up to these days. The plan of the exhibition shows the following 10 groups: 1. Graphic Alls; 11. Ap plied Graphics and Book-making, li lustrating; ill. Instruction, Educa tion, Schools; IV. Paper Manufac turing; V. Stationery and Writing Materials; VI. Colors, Lithographies and Copper-plates; VII. Photography, VIII. Reproduction; IX. Streotypy, Llectrotypy; X. Printing Processes; XI. Bookbinding; XII. Publishing, book-trade; XIII. Newspapers, Ad vertising, Canvassing, Periodicals; XIV. Libraries; XV. Machinery; XVI. Measures for the Protection and Welfare of the Workers, etc. These groups have been subdivid ed into about 63 classes. Each group is to be introduced by a his torieal and a technical instructive de partment. The development and thr position in the history of civiliza tion of the various branches of the book industry will be clearly dem onstrated, models and apparatus foi demonstrating purposes and therein ematographic art will be shown. Tin publications of booksellers am misic publishers will be brought d rectly to the notice of the pub'i. through the medium of libraries am reading rooms, through lecture.' public readings, recitations and coi cert irecitals. Anything in our mind will be under the banner of tin black art." Many learned societh *nd associations connected with tin book industry will have their con gresses and meet at the exliibitio CPiund. When I read the r.ews I asked my self if it would be possible to shov. at the exhibition some exhibits o; the negro people in America, ir. whose matters I am especially Inter ested. So I come to all willing tc help me in my undertaking, to ask j for their cooperation while coilec? ing exhibition matters. Any printings, writings, photop pictures out of the slavery time un til this day- will be welcome. Pupils and students, lessons school plans and pictures, photos o' professors, teachers, students anr. buildings, whole models of publish ing houses, Schools, Colleges a no Universities will be heartily accept ed. Likewise drawing' of scholars iid students. ! ?' ft i ('..jr'l' f ??/ i i !'J ??.?il'il visitor ?<?>'*?' 'Vive t;.e oppnrfunitv of ordering the exhibits through my self. Lodges, banks, societies and oth or organizations should contribute rfoine amount to cover the cost of certain matters to be bought whilt not on the market. Editors shouM sond the best they have, If possible a model of the whole business pian. Here is sn opportunity for the Colored poople of America and for those who have devoted their livss to the culture-work among thr color ed people, to demonstrate whnt they have done already and what they could do in the future. Another im portant feature while collecting e* Mfbitlon materials is that all will have great value for the future, as the great Museum-library of Leipzig will participate in the exhibits' when the fair is ove>r. vou will have no expenses to pay for the exhibition of what you send. I will care for that. But whatever you send write your nam? upon It. Please do what, you can in the ( 1:111 iter. Write about your help as possible ana seuu your ex ?iiliiis?Old or ntvv, goad and bad? to iW.SiOR PAUL o. liL'N icJCll, ouuvi'i. iij.'ait I, Lotp^ig-Lai. l!UU). Othi^r negro hi* asked to print tlie foregoing lines or Pastor ,:i i.'it.; r : e ^u.uu.iib. THIS KDITOK. iiNvtiLii'iG iii" lilt I r? P rm>? \ j 1 s \ V h K? } '' J r M? < ?' ; i r Sla 5 5 .? iUrttatlLH i" .'tuir.e A:Ti\t.-.i ;.i Washington iti.ci s *>? Pi Lie rd in . . Position. 1 he statue of Commodore Barry c-asw in bronze nom a iu.i s^e pias ter model, mead by Scjip^or John J. ioyic. ol New Work, c.nived in ?\ ash ngtcn last v.et'k ?n:l ij now in .?ojiiiuii c:i the pedestal in Franklin i'ar.v, where, wrapped in the flag' which the great Irish Naval hero did so much to establish, it will await he ded.cation and unveiling on May 10 next. That date has been fixed ? >v the Hairy Monument Commission, of which Secretary of War Garrison ;s chairman, at the suggestion of representatives of various Irish uncrican organizations interested in this movement to honor the Revolu tionary-Naval hero. In size and gen eral characteristics the statue sonie Aiiat resembles that of Rochambeau, vliich stands in Lafayette Park, op >osie the White House. Splendid Site. The Barry Monument stands on me of the best sites in the National Japital, on the 14th stieet side of ^ranklin Park, between I and K '?treats. Fourteenth street is the ;reat thoroughfare leading into the nost fashionable section of Wash ngton. Thousands of people will >ass the monument daily, and in ity commanding position it will be a con ?taut reminder of the valor of the ?nen of Ireland in the struggle for mi r can independence. THa Preparation. Since the monument has been plac id in position, the Washington Com mittees have been unusually energet ic in shaping arrangements for the coming unveiling exercises. Hpn Ireds of invitations will go out clur* ng the coming week to organizations .ind individuals throughout the coun try. Every Irish society in America will be invited to send representa tives to Washington and it is under stood that arrangements are being nade by many of them to have large delegations in the Jijation^l Capital n May 15 and HI All of the Knighty ? f Columbus Council;, bearing the .amo of Commodore Barry will also receive invitations to participate in he dedication. -P7, X j; i y i i I - >! ?iu. K'l fj.iiiH ciiu'wf* \ r- W on, their brothers of tiie National (apital will extend hospitalities to ( J e visitors on May 15, 16 ancf lr.s was decided on at. the last meet ing of Wellington Coouncil, and all the oilier councils will cooperate. Officers Rajd $tM|. .. ' CHARIJOKTON- Revenue officer's Saturday raided a moonsb ne sti*! in Mercer county, capturing a quantity of corn ? whiskey and 130 gallons of beer. The plant, of seventy-three gallons capacity, and complete in ev ery particular, is said to have been ?'n operation several years but so carefully concealed that federal offi cers were unable to locate it. Charles Mills was arrested. J. R. CLIFFORD Attorney At Law MHRTU^SBURO, WEST VIRGINIA. > Practi-ccs in all the Courts of West Virginia, the Supreme Court of Ap peal* and the United States Courts.