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BovotMl to the Moral, Roligious and Financial Development of Humanity. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION* 1 wr ? 51.60 ? oaoifju 7fcc. t i(&nUie> 40c. fuy .oi oU ad>?irflB omenta is duo tu advance advertising la ran by y?*Tly contract, In whfch cueo the ad wrtleea pa.va erory throe month*. ? AdvertluliXK 1 Inch one time 7&c. 50? Hedueed Ratea to Clubs. Bead fox Sample Ooplei. fltaferod in Post Office at Martlns ourau W. Va.. -iB Seoond Class Mattor. J. Hfc Glifiord, ffidltor and Proprietor. Drawer 860, and Bell Thon* COfC. ISartlnsburg, W. Va. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 0, 1915. The Pioneei Press cheerfully agrees to tin- proposition ot the Detroit, (Mich.,) Leader, that the Negro press can anil should get busy in raising the S4,00<), the amonnt of indebtedness on the Frederick Douglass home. Let a unific effort without delay be start ed. It can be done and the four thousand dollar debt be raised witfiin three months. A dispatch from Bowling Green. Mo., states that Speaker Champ | Clark and his son were recently | among a rescuing party which kept, back a mob, intent on lynching aj Negro charged with the murder ot ! a white farmer. The timely aid of the Sheriff and his posse saved the life of the Negro until justice can j be rendered by the Courts. Rev. K. P. Moon, of Charles Town, deserves the thanks and united support of every colored man and woman in Jeffeason Coun ty for his fight against separate waiting rooms and jimcrowism on the Norfolk and Western railroad. Neither is allowable in West Vir ginia, and only exists on account of the lack of manhood. Sure as sin is punishable, the most of our annoyance obtains because of our lack of manhood. What a pity for any nation to grow new generations with the blessings of the old ones forgotten. When a boy almost every country house had a spinning wheel, llax wheels, looms and splendid weaver. Cloth was woven, cut and made into clothes by a woman who had been taught to cut and sew. All the women and some of the men and boys could knit socks anil stock ings. From llax they made linen clothes, sheets, table clothes, thread <S:c. Sheep, and fowls of all kinds; hogs, horses, cows? in short every thing needed to make independent happy families. Those who owned a few acres had "sugar camps,'' and made the best of "maple sugar and molasses. Beautiful coverlets were woven, and all kinds of pretty quilts made and their carpets were woven. They are lost aits to this day, pity they are. As a man's color is not required to be described to vote or pay taxes, why should any one be icqiiired when a man wants to get a hunter's license, take up a medical life, get license to marry &C? The State Medical Hoard of Ohio, made it obligatory that applicants for cer tificates to practice therein, should state their race and complexion and furnish a photograph, but Govern or Frank B. Willis, at the sugges tion of that ardent race champion, Hon. Harry C. Smith, Kditor of the Cleveland Gazette, struck the whole thing a solar plexus blow and it died abornin.' Why can't Governor Hatfield stamp out the same things in this state. The idea of license to limit and fish having the color of hair and skin on them. Knock it out (Governor, and we'll knock down the party or parties that will try to knock von out of olfiee. The Civic League recently inau ; urated, for jjood men. has a wo?i derful field for labor. \\*e a: . however, it may frill into ruts lil: churches. It's a xtd adm: -.ion, bjut true as the Savior's parables thai a preacher, as a rule, is alter all the money he can ^et, and to be sun r of getting it he is more interested ?: 1 (|uantity than <|tialitv. I low can a leper cure a leper' Why not start it with a few of the best and add ::> it cautiously.' ( >tir model 1"! 1 tif>11 is Dr. II. ]?' (iambic. The ed itor ot tliis paper is bad enough . he is, one thin'.; lie will not do - mi.\ and mingle as ' broth* r' wiiii known church hypocrites, noi will he be a part;, in any other plan of redemtion thst has worse fellow.- in it than can be found out of it. Relative to the i5.tr Associ'itio;: some ^ood may be accompiise<l let us so hope and work. Well lieve in one faith, one baptism. ? :?* free sell''oi, one blo'od-brotlu rs, one ballot-box, one State liar Associa tion. oiie e<|Ual rights code and. out. State I 'niversiiv for (iod's children I l..u'uhil " * ? >w ?.4 v ??!.?. 4 ? I tinned efforts of the editor, the pub lic will be glad to learn that- Arthur Harden who was doomed to spend his life in the penitentiary, is a free man and with his dear old mother to whom we pledged our word and honor to give him back to her, and we have and not a penny do we ask of him or her. In turn wo ask that faithful old christian mother to take our noble Governor to God in thanks for his extended mercy and may showers of blessings reward him His letter: State of West Virginia Kxecutive Department Charleston 28" September, 1915. My Dear Mr. Clifford: ? I am pleased to inform you that T have passed favorably upon the parole of Arthur Harden, the boy in whom you have been so much interested in for a good long time. Hoping that this will meet with your approval, I am, with best wishes, Yours very truly, H. D. Hatfield. If our preachers would only stop talking so much about heaven and hell, and do their very best to teach the beauty and duty of life and its living by precept and example, death would take care of the end ing? for to all who live a beautiful and dutiful life?death can be noth ing more than a gateway of some where to some elysian fields. Whence we came and whither we go no one knows. Kvidentlv we came from something, and it's 1 I out belief that that something is susceptible to improvement and if that be done, our return carries; blessings, otherwise, otherwise. Does the average white man real- ' . I 1y believe there is a God? It so, does he believe He has favorites! because of color of skin and hair?j If freezing by ether changes black I to white, what better evidence do i you want than heat darkens, and is not this theory sustained the world over? Suppose a dozen per sons? half white and the other co' ored die, and they all be skinned, is there a man living who could tell who had white or dark skin? No! and no again!! Of course you believe in God, and pretend to worship him. but how can you rec - oncile your conscience that lie t;< vors and accepts your service when you hate his darker children to that extent, thnt you it-fuse them church association, deny them railroad rights, hotel and restaurant privi ' leges: give them the poorest school chances ?even take their taxes to help build liifcfli and grammar! schools and colleges, but refuse , colored children admission therein, j and iti death tiiey bury or have themselves buried 5 or 6 feet deep in ' 'white graveyards," from which I by law colored people are barred, and then when colored persons commit crimes they are punished j as though they had equal chances in life. Men of brain power and scientific research, can analyze all parts of man, tell whence they came and where they'll >40 and of what ma-1 teriai they are made; but what does or can lie know of the mind or soul j of man? Nothing! Is it possible) for him to know anything of it? Absolutely no, and thereon hangs tlit mystery that death alone reveals Her Turn Had Come. After twrt years he proposed to her. and sin? acceded him. "I'Iji so hnp'kXY and triad," sin- sighed. "Why, dearest?" he asked. "P>eeaust> I'm to he your husbandV" "Oh, it isn't altogether that." she an swered. "lint now ! can have the laugh 011 all our relatives who havo been saying that you'd never propose." ?Detroit Free Press. Cherry Wood. Cherry is t he wood most used as a backing for the metal plates from which illustrations arc printed in mag azines and periodicals. It Is chosen above all others heeause it holds its shape, does not warp or !*Aist. works# smoothly and does not split. H*\rr! Water. The stream*. ?<! u tor used in hy draullc mlliliu: :>!'? s.iid to bo so swift that if one tried t<? h:i<-k into them with a sword the weapon would fly to plecer. Tin* water Is moving so rapidly j that it has no time to yield beneath thr* sfrok ? inn' "i . .>u<i <nn ii',o Is like a bar of in A .*niail ' not 1 m? made to con tain what ? ? A <hort rope can not be i! \<> <iivw water from n j deep well. <'hin?,j 1'mvi'rh. SotneMiir^ Saver'. "What sneee.'.s did yon have raisin chickens?" "Very little. S<*?escape:!, thieve I stole others and a lar.re number died of a mysterious-- ti'.-^ase." "That was (ou;;li luck." "IIowe\er. I beat the jinx to the last : one." "now vVJ'S I';'!':" "Before :i!?;"'1 ? *: " r ?: 1 ? 1 !:-?.p;;cn to U I had it :,t; I pnl in.a p!.'.M?V.Jr mhnrham >.????? ? " *' ? " ? ' ~jr 1 liey CIIIMH lnt'ger, ntruiiKof, ll*o CteaCF? or il think 11101*0 clearly thaii city boys do. Besides, the majority of thcin have the right idea in view. They want to get money to buy a farm. 44 'Twenty, yes, ten years ago the ma jor league baseball teams were recrult c\l almo: t entirely from the l?rger < il ies. 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