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VOLUME X. 8ENATOR The People are Proud of LECTURE OF BOOKER T. WASH INGTON. Advice, of the Great Leader of Much Value to His Race. If the NegroeB, as a whole, would accept the doctrine and advice of Booker T. Washington, great good would necessarily result. An audience of fully 5,000 Negroes greeted Dr. Hooker T. Washington in the Convention hall on Friday night of last week. The meeting was called to order by Bishop Grant. Prof. T. W. Vernon of the Quindaro Univer sity In introducing the speaker to the audience paid him a high tri bute for the great work which he has accomplished in Tuskegee, the Influence of which has Indirectly ben efitted the entire Negro race of the United States. Among other things the great educator advises his peo ple to become producers court re sponsibility, learn trades, save your money, start a bank account, buy land and become producers. "We are the only people In Amer ica today who were invited to come," he said. "The Invitation waa urgent, Imperative. Why, we were even giv en transportation here, while the whites that landed in 1492 came against the wishes of the then sov ereign people of American. Would It be right for us to pack up and leave now? Would It be grateful or po lite to do so? Never! Here we are and here we stay. "Race problem? Yes. One white man and the black one who squats down by him make a race problem. But, my friends, the problem Is not a serious one. Fair play will solve it. Stop the $150 Funeral, He Says. Mr. Washington emphasized the importance of courage, faith In the ultimate rise of his race. "Pay less attention to your $150 funerals and your burying associations, and more to the building of homes here on earth," he exhorted. "You can't live In an alley hovel here and expect to be transplanted to a white mansion above. The change would be too sudden for you to enjoy It." Commenting upon the hopefulness WARNER. the Senator from Missouri. of ever setting the Negroes apart from the whites, Mr. Washington said: "It would take an insurmount able wall to keep the Negroes on ground set apart for them; and It would take five walls mountain high to prevent the whites from breaking in upon the blacks. Absorption Is equally impossible, for this reason. It takes 100 per cent of pure Anglo Saxon blood to make n white man. One per cent of African mixture will make a Negro." On the tendency to Industrial black slide on the part of the Negro, Mr. Washington said: "Our race used to control the barber Industry until along came a white who used his brains, invented a new barber chair, made his shop artistic, furnished his patrons with papers and magazines and drove Rastus out of business." Booker Washington has ofter been asked why he did not select some large city in which to establish bis great school. His reply to the ques tion has always been that he did not enre to select a spot where a white man had preceded him. The actual results accomplished by Mr. Wash ington In Tuskeege are wonderful when all facts are con considered. Everything that exists today In Tus kegee Is the result, of a determined effort on the part of the Negro stu dents. The streets of the town were laid out by Negro surveyors. The electric light plant was established by Negroes. Architectural designs of all the buildings were planned by Negroes. When you call up "cen tral" you are answered by a Negro girl and the whole telephone system is the product of Negro skill ami knowledge. There is also a bank In Tuskegee owned and conducted by Negroes. In the course of his remarks Mr. Washington 4old of a dispute which arose In a little Negro church over the salary of the preacher. In the midst of the contention an old brother merged from the amen cor ned and declared that the preacher should not receive any more pay this year and upon being asked why, the old brother declared that the preach er had been paid for that sermon. ; i ' ' ' . for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People than any othci Paper KANSAS CITY MO., The Inference was that same ser mon had been preached during the entire year. Mr. Washington ndvlsed his audi ence that he had investigated all the prisons In the United States and failed to find a single case where an Inmate was ever a student of his school and only In a few Instances did he find criminals who had been students of other large Institutions of learning. Such a report Is very gratifying for it shows conclusively that education Is conducive to good citizenship in all races. But with all the disadvantages under which the Negro has labored, Dr. Washington declares that the future of the race Is In the South. BOOKER T. AT QUINDARO. Dr. Booker T. Washington deliv ered a lecture at the Quindaro Uni versity last Friday afternoon which for Its great worth was admired and esteemed by the students of the school. After the lecture President Ver non and wife, at their beautiful resi dence which commands an execellent view and overlooks the Missouri River and the shores of both Kan sas and Missouri, entertained Dr. Washington at a special dinner giv en in his honor, at which were pre sent, besides the distinguished world educator: Bishop Abram Grant, Hon. J. G. Groves of Edwardsville, Trustees Judge I W. Keplinger, Hons. Corvine Patterson and J. R. Ramson; Hon. George W. Jones of Hill City, Dr. J. E. Edwards of To peka and Prof. L. N. Spurlock, di rector of Industries, a graduate of Tuskegee. As the party left the grounds they were escorted back as far as the postoffice by the University Band and a number of visitors and admir ers. We feel encouraged along the line of efforts made here examplifylng the alms and objects of the Tuskegee Idea, as promulgated by the original author, Dr. Washington, who la changing the sentiment of the world. nnd bringing It to bis own way of thinking as regards the education of the races of mankind. Thus honored in the highest degree, this occasion Is significant and marks an epoch In the life and future of this growing Institution. Pigeons Mate for Life. When a pair of pigeons become mated they are practically "married." In a loft of fifty husbands and fifty I wives each coup'e attends to Its own 1 household affairs, does not worrv j about its neighbors, but goes on build ing nests, laying eggs and raisins young. They nre very devoted to each other and divide a!I labor except ing laying eggs. The Great Evil Done. In a book of reminiscences of nn Irish lam agent a TIpperary priest is quoted as having addressed his flock In the following manner: "P's whisky makes you hate your wives; It's whisky makes your homes deso late; It's whisky makes you shoot your landlords, nnd" with emphasis, s ho thumped 1 ho pulpit "It's whis ky makes you miss them." Control of Africa. All parts of Africa, except Abys sinia, Morocco and Liberia, are con trolled directly or indirectly by some Eupropean power. French Africa Is about equal In area to hulf the United States. Well, That's Only His Fair Share. When mother puts up preserves, father puts up the sugar Boston Home and Abroad. Scarlet Is Mourning Garb. Unmarried women in Brazil wear scarlet for mourning. THURSDAY, MAY 10, 190.1 PASSING OF NEGRO SERVANTS. It Is indeed sad to see so many of our colored girls out of employment and wandering around from place to place. ''Many of them are too proud to work for their own people and many of them nre too lazy to work for thn white people. Of course there are some honorable exceptions. The colored servants should remember that they can be ladies and gentle men in tfie kitchen nnd dining room as well as they can In the parlor. There are lots of young men and wo men working out as 'servants and can command respect if they respect themselves. But the condition of many of the colored servants today Is heart-rendering. Many of them are Mot wanted because they are not reliable and unclean in appearance. The jirge hotels are dispensing with the olored waiters, bell boys nnd colorfd cooks. Barber shops that have ! heretofore been conducted by colored men are fast being displaced by white barbers. The Italians have pushed the colored bootblack aside and established modern and up-to-date parlors. The Chinaman and up-to-date 'laundries have taken the place of thi" colored washerwoman, and the colored nurses no longer are seen upon the public streets. What will be the future of the colored servant is the question? The colored pulpit ha.s thrown aside religion and joined the army of money grafters. Instead of religion In the colored church being preached, begging for money to carry Into effect speculation schemes from which many of them receive a per centage. What will be the future of the colored servant is the question that ought to be considered by tho pulpit. The time Is ripe for the col ored people In this city to be look ing about them. The colored servant Is passing out of existence fist. The Bee. LINCOLN INSTITUTE NOTES. The. Board of Regents, represented by Its president, Hon. D. C. Met lung of Jefferson City, Hon. K. C. Wilson of Mexico and Secretary N. C. Burch made an official Inspection of the institution, April 20. These gentlemen were accom panied by ex-Secretary of State Sam It. Cook, Attorney Charles A. Wins ton and Col. Sam Kcllnr, Globe-Democrat correspondent. The entire party partook fir a seven course dinner prepared by the young ladles of the cooking class In tht model kitchen of the Domestic Science Department and served In Hie model dining room. The following editorial from the Jefferson City Republican Review speaks for Itself: Lincoln Institute. A party of Jefferson City men went over to Lincoln Institute yesterday to inspect the work of that school ami came away with a high opinion of Us management and teachers. They were deeply Impressed with the standards of work In all the departments, but they were particu larly Impressed with the work which Isc being done In the Industrial de partment. In that department they found young men gleaning practical information In blacksmlthliig, carpen try In all Its branches, Including wood moulding and other useful trades, and the girls acquiring the rudiments, aye more, a practical and working knowl edge of domestic science in all IU depa rtments. They were shown exhibits of the sewing, laundering, fancy needle work, etc., done by the girls, nnd they were not only shown, but ate a wholesome dinner prepared by the undents and served In the spacious dlnlng-l oom of the new girls' dor- mltory. All the men have been seen today, and while there Is not a single one of them but that ate twice as much as he should, none of them are siek, which serves to show that the girls of Lincoln Institute will never shorten the lives of the good men they will marry some day by bad cooking. President Allen nnd the teachers In the various departments nre a good lot and visitors nre always shown ev ery courtesy due them. For Information relative to Lincoln Institute's famous summer school ad dress, Dr. B. F. Allen, president. Thank God for Gifts. The Mohaninieilmm have the cus tom, when they recewc a present, of thawing God first, then the giver. If yOft'Mo them a favor, they will say: "I thank God for your kindness to We." Some may comply rather thoughtlessly wl'h this custom, which they h. vo Inherited from their fathers. But many ceitalnly say It with their whole heart. Chinese Amazoni. Women In China have the privilege of fighting In the wars. In the rebel lion of 1850 women did as much fight ing ns the men. At Nankin, la 1N,r3, r.oo.nno women, from various parts of the country were formed Into brigades of 13.0110 each, under female olllcers. Of these soldiers, 10, (MM) were picked women, drilled and garrisoned In tho city. Astonishing! It is astonishing, though, how far a good complexion will cany a girl. I verily believe that nine out of every ten men are more attracted by a really good complexion and a healthy color than by flue eyes or pretty hair, or even a good figure which Is an other valuable asset for a girl to pos sess. "Ambrosia." In The World. Woman's Richt to Be Attractive. To lie ns attractive ami as pleasing as possible is a unite hunlahlc ambi tion; and every woman, be she nat urally plain or pretty, should malm the most of such points of attractive ness us she possesses, cultivate each charm assiduously and by every leg. tiniate means seek to enhance It. Ex change. UncalledFor Night of Agony. A story Is t 1 1 of a man who, cross lug a disused coal Held late at night, fell into an appnreiitly bottomless pit. nnd saved himself only by grasping a projecting beam. There be dung with great difficulty all night, only to find when day dawned that bis feet were only four inches from the bottom. A Man in the Moon. Although the moon is not a riotous ly luxuriant ahodc, it Is iiiithlng but the lifeless orb commonly su pposcd. It may be desolate and cold; but It Is not altogether dead.-- Scientific American. Where to Have a Boil. Thomas Bailey Aldrlch. comment In if once upon the trials of Job, remarked that, the only proper place to have a boll was between "John" and "O'Reilly." Still Poisonous Snakes in Europe. The Tyrolese government still pays for the extermination of poisonous snakes. It Is the one European gov ernment which now does so. Sudan Ostrich Feather Trade. The ostrich feather trade in the Su Ian seems doomed, owing to the sue ess of tho South African ostrich .arms. Ice on Telegraph Wires. Ice forming on telegraph wires airiietlnies Increases their weight co .ess than 90 per cent. American Oysters for Shanghai. American oysters are bent as far as Shanghai. In the State. NUMBER 47 Henry Bergh's Name Honored. In ISt'.ii the late Henry Hergh found ed the American Society for the Pre vention of Cruelty to Animals, nn'd on Its Incorporation he became Its first president. He made himself the butt of much ridicule by his persistency In discovering and bringing to punish ment those who offended against 1 1 se humane purpose, more especially ns concerned horses; but when he died, In INNS, n chain of similar societies had been established throughout thr Union and in foreign countries, and he was held in honor throughout th world. New York Sun. Says She Saw Ghost of Sergius. At the exact hour of the assassina tion of the Russian Grand Duke Ser glus his goddaughter, in the Alexis palace, declares he opened the door of her room, covered with bleeding wounds, ami exclaimed: "Look, young princess!" French Soldiers Cannot Write. In order to test the quality of mind of French soldiers, a set of questions a kind of "general paper" was sent to sixty two soldiers at random. Of the sixty two, seventeen could not write, and so did not answer at all. Water for Cows. Experiments show that a cow, when In full (low of milk, drinks from 1.500 to 2.000 pounds of water a month, the average quantity, determined by test ing a herd, being l.OOO pounds lor each cow Man at Thirty. Love's young dream being once over, man Is apt to drift past one's comfortable mat rlmonlal stage. At thirty he needs to be very skilfully netted. "Ambrosia." In The World. To Color Hyacinth. By putting the stem of the flower Into a lioltle-of red ink, leiivlug It there for an hour, the hyacinth will assume a delicate pink color. "Real Comfort" Is Normal. All i' ought to expect I comfort, rtlsllc If ou choose, but complete it t all events. Thai is quite enough for anybody. When surplus wealth comes, let the comfort crow Into luxury. But to wear one's self out fret ling for nn nttalnable things, to barter honor for them. Is sheer lolly. If the world could be broughi to the point of see ing this there v.ouhl be greater Joy in living. Oldest University. The oblest university in the world Is at I'ekill. It Is called the "School for the Sons of the Empire." Its antiquity Is very gn at, and a grand register, consisting of t-ione columns, IlL'u in number, contains the names of t'lil.uun graduates. Peculiarity of Buddhism. The religion of the Hudillia Is clt"d ns nn example of recognition given by a gre.it religious teacher to the lower animals. Alone does the doctrine of Buddha embrace ,i tecogiillion of the dignity of the lower order of animals. Transforms Vegetables. M. Mollard of Purls, not satisfied with the usual grafting ndopiet, by floriculturists, has slatted to trans form vegetables. It Is said lie has succeeded In turning a radish into a potato. Polar Region is Healthful. The air Is so pure In the 1'oli.r reg ions, so free from harmful microbes, that throat and lung diseases are un known there. That section Is also en tirely free from contagious maladies. Speed of E'ectric Current. The speed "f the electric cliTent la copper wire is !;:!, .riUo,nuu meters a second. The fastest ocean steamer makes only St. 8 meters a second. True Friends. True friends visit, us in prosperity only when invited, but In adversity they come without invitation. Theo ph rastus.